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p! |K?: ilSPw- •y 'W bPt&f ~r y\ 12 Pages.. Phone 22. ESTABLISHED 1854. THE LEON REPORTER. O. E. HULL. Publisher LEON, One year '1,l« Six months Jo 1'bree months 4° Entered as second class matter at the eon,Iouta, Poatoffice. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. The Democratic National Committee, having met In the City ot Washington, on the twenty second day ot February, 1«00. has appointed Wednesday the Fourth day of July, 1900, as tlio lime, and Kansas City, Missouri, the place lor holding th Democratic National Conven- ltlu'accordnnce V' 1*Th All Democratic conservative reform citizens of tho stute ol'Iowa, irrespective of past politi cal associations and differences, who can unite In the eflort for purr, economical and consti'U'tonal goiernment, and who favor the republic and opposed to the empire, are cor dially invited to join us in sending delegates to ine conventt'n The basis of representation in said conven tion will be as fol-ows: Two votes for each emmtv and one iiddltiopal vote for each 200 votes or $»:•' iSSfp fraction of 100 or over, cast for Fred l, wbite for governor at the general election held November 7, ltJOi). The representation to which the coutilU« will lie crt-ftled is us fol lows: Adams Appanoose Adair Allamakee. Audubon ... Denton Boone Uucbanan Butler Ulackhawk Ilremer Iluna Vista (allioun Cass Cerro Gordo Chickasaw ... lay Clinton Carroll Cedar....... Cherokee. .. Clarke Clayton Crawford Dallas Decatur Des Moines Dubuque Davis Delaware Dickinson -Emmet .... .... 14 10 11 8 15 ia Howard...... 9 Hamilton 6 Hardin 6 Ida.... -8 TOMM... in &5?£V 8S IOWA Subscription Rates: witli the above and by the direction of tlie Democratic State Central (lommiitee of Iowa, there will be a delegate convention in the. City of Des Moines at 10 o. in Thursdoy May 3. for tho purpose of elect inc four delegates at large and four alternates io represent lowa at the Democratic National ron«ent.i'in at Kansas City Missouri, July 4th,. Committ.ne recommends that each Con irressional dlsipict e'ect two delegates and iwo 'alternates al. tlie distriot caucus to bo held at 9 a. m. on the day of the convention. Jasper 17 Johnson 17 Keokuk 1ft Kossuth II Lion 28 Lucas 8 I.ee 34 I ouisa 7 Lyou 9 Mahaska 18 Marshall IS Mitchell ft Monroe 11 Muscatine 16 Madison 11 Marion 15 Mills to MOndna 10 Montgomery 8 O'Brien 9 Osceola 0 Palo Alto 9 Pocahontas 8 Pottawattamie 34 Page 8 Plymouth 13 Polk 24 Poweshiek 10 Ringgold 8 Scott.. 33 Sioux 10 Sac 8 Shelty 12 Story 6 Tama 14 Taylor 10 Union 11 Van Huren.. 11 Warren 12 ... 10 .. 13 .... 8 fi 1 1 7 ... 11 5 .." ... 23 13 13 8 9 I« 13 9 12 19 32 12 8 4 4 15 4 7 Fayette.... Franklin .. Floyd Fremont ....: ,'...13 Qreene 8 Guthrie.. 10 Grundy 8 Hancock 0 if ^sHarrttton. Wayne ...11 Winnebago 4 Woodbury 18 Wright 6 Wapello 18 •Webster Winneshiek.. .......10 worth..... I :..ia v* Jackson.. 16 Jefferson 8 Junes. 13 G. A. HUFFMAN. Chairman l)em. Stat« cen. t-'qm. 15. H. 1 ICKFOHD, Secretary. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION The democrats of Decatur county win mm. at the court house in Leon, on SA jAjRDAY APRU. 14,1900, at 11 o'clock a. m. for the purpose of selecting 12 dele gau to the democratic state conven tion to be held in Des Moines, May 3, for tho puroo'e of selecting delegates to the national democratic convention to be held at Kansas City, July 4. And for the transaction of suoh •other business as may properly be brought beforr the convention, The ratio of representation will be one dele sate for each ten Votes or fraction of five or over cast for Hon. Fred E. White for governor "l he*basts entitles the various townships and voting precincts to the following representa tion Uloomington 8 Davis 'ity 10 Terre Haute Center 11 Decatur 14 Uden 15 Fayette 18 Franklin 8 Garden Urove 7 Grand River 0 Hamilton 10 High Point 11 Leon 28 Leroy 0 Long Creek 13 Morgan... 8 New Buda 10 Richland 19 Woodland 14 Mokes Total 219 The democrats of the seterul voting pre cincts will hold their caucuses on Saturday, April 7, at 4 o'clock, at the place where the the last general election was held to select the delegates to the county convention. In the Interest of the party a full attendance is urgently requested at the township caucuses and that delegates he selected to the county convention who will attend, asit will be the opening gun of the campaign of 1900, O. E. Hn.ii, E. J. SANKEY, Secretary. Chairman Senator Davis declares that the Porto Rican blunder, if presisted in, will beat Minnesota republicans. It ought to and their allies everywhere. The Iowa house of representatives unanimously censuring the president of the United States! When such a thing as that happens something is liable to drop very hard in this country. -Hhode Island democrats have nomi nated N. W. Littlefield for governor and endorsed the Chicago platform, also de claring for free' trade with Porto Rico against holding the Philippines and as sailing trusts. Every conscientious, intelligent and patriotic man in the United States knows to day that the full success of the demo cratic party in the next election is nec essary not only to the safety, happiness and prosperity of the people, but for the very life of the Republic. Many of the republican leaders admit it practically and all know it, as do the common peo ple- vi 4 1 It was stated in THE REPORTER last week that Dr. Eiker voted against the bill'known as the "anti-pass" bill,, but we fin I upon examination of tlie Jour nal of the House that he voted in favor ot the measure, pud after the bill ^was defeated when a motion was before the house asking for a reconsideration Dr. Eiker voted in favor 'of it. A garbled newspaper report was the cause Tf our mistake, and we hasten to set Dr. Eiker's record before our readers in its true light. He Supported the bill from first to last. %tti ONLY SAFETY LIES IN RETREAT. Washington dispatches represent the republican leaders as utterly perplexed in the presence of the popular demand for the fulfillment of national pledges to Porto ltico. Instead ot showing any abatement because of the passage of the relief bill, the storm of republican pro tests against the tariff bill becomes Here er and more insistent. The popular view is that the relief bill merely proves the generous disposition of the American people toward suffering humanity with out relieving the American nation from the odiijm of injustice and bad faith to Porto Rico. ., It is gradually dawning on the repub lican leaders in Washiugtou that the Porto ltican question cannot be evaded by congressional generosity, but must be settled—can only:be settled—by the ful fillment of national pledges and duty. The moral sense of the American na tion has been aroused on this question as it has not been moved since the civil war. The people resent what appears to be the juggling with justice, duty and honor at what they regard as the behest of special and selfish and private inter ests. Twist and turn as the advocates of a Porto Kican tariff may—appeal to party complications—they cannot'divert the popular mind from the absolute and un pardonable immorality of broken faith and unfulfilled duty. The president and the republican lead ers in congress are simply butting their heads against the solid wall of republi can morality—which in this case is sy nonymus with the moral sense, of the whole American people. Princes and potentates by divine right may break faith at will, as their strength and inter ests dictate, but the plighted word of a government" by the people cannot be violated with impunity It brings swift judgment from the people. When Senators Proctor and Elkins west to President McKinley last Satur out of the Porto Rico dilemma was ^y a square retreat from the tariff bill to free trade, they merelyutated the self-evident truth. Instead of "blowing over," as the republican leaders londly believed, popular sentiment on this question has crystallized into adamant. It extends to every state and congressional district in the union. It demands that the leaders shall come back to the party, since the party has not and will not move from its plain duty to Porto Rico. It should not be difficult for the repub lican leaders to realize that there is no other course for them to pursue. Great as was Mahomed he had to go to the mountain. In tills sase the rank and iile of the republican party is as fixed and immoveable as a mountain in its belief that justice, honor and expediency all To Take Thin, pale, anaemic girls need a fatty food to enrich their blood, give color EBBS pp #f»A. S- Tt: wmrmwm* r. to their cheeks and restore their health and strength. It is safe to say that they nearly all reject fat with their food. EMI pr COD LIVER OIL! WITH HYPOPHOSPMTES orUME 4S0pA is exactly what they requir| it not only gives them the im portant element (cod-liver pi|) in a palatable and easily di gested form,but also the hypo phosphites which are so valua ble in nervous-disorders that* usually accompany anaemia.] SCOTTS EMULSION is ^a fatty food that is more easily digested than any other form of fat A certain amount of' flesh is necessary for health. You can get it in this way. We Jiave known per sons to gain a pound a day white taking it joc. ndtt.oo, «irdruggkt*. SCOTT & BOWNE, ChMikts, N«w York. Baking POWDER the food more delicious and Wholesome fcikv- ftL-^rv •QVAt EAKtWO POWPtW CO..WKWvYOIK. .. S A .. combine to demand a reversal of the I j^onJe 1 I CHAN6ES OF MIND. a'fi51 Tliat was a delicate distinction which President Hyde drew between President McKinley and William Gladstone. "Gladstone changed his mind j" be said "McKinlev allowed his mind to be changed for him." The distinction seems to be justified. "A wise man changes liis mind some times, a fool never," says the proverb, and the humorist has paraphrased it into: "Some men never change tbeir minds for. thd same reason that a penny is never changed." It is the part of a wise man to change his mind when ar gument convinces him of the fallacv of his foimer mental position. •H $ President McKinley in his message to Congress declared: "The markets of the United States should be opened to Porto Uico's products. Our plain duly is to] abolish all customs tariffs between the United States and Porto Rico and give her products free access to our mark et®." The Presidfnt ~6f the United States has betMr facilities for canvassing an American policy than any other person in the land. It is not exorbitant to de mand reasonable diligence and care in the canvass of a public policy which is deliberately and thoughtfully rtcom mended to a nation in an important document like a President's message. There is every indication, that sueb care was taken awl that the recjmmenda igafltetttatt No«r, instead of instatinfe on liis rec- ommendation being carried out, instead of exercising the: privilege of standing up for what he believes td be just, Up 1UF Ifllnl IIV UvllCVCB Iw Uv JUS If President Hyde seems to have given I a correct analysis of the psychology of the Porto Kican tariff as it relates to President McKinley.—St. Louis Repub lic. ... WHY WE STILL PAY WAR TAXES. Because the republican party desireBl to give 180,000,000 of the people's mon ey which has been collected in taxes to the national banks as premiums on bonds.' Because the republican party wants to give $9|000,000 a year to the Hanna Payne subsidy grabbers. Because the republican party wants to give $4,000,000 a year for 20 years to a private cable company to transmit a few government messages daily to the Philippines. Because the republican party has oth er schemes quite as good as these by which'the money of the- taxpayers may be drained into the pockets of the few. For this reason the republican leaders do not propose to declare that the country is at peace and war taxes should cease until they are forced to do so. In the meantime the life of each sold ier -.lost .in, the Philippines is worth thousands of4 dollars' to" them in the furtherance of their grabs and subsidies. Until pockets of illimitiable capacity are filled the burden op the necks-pf the people will not be raised.' ThePhiladelpbif Pressobserves that "(wnptugo iptoin |iUng upon the demoaracy Uiick and fast." This-is truei .lnd^ ^Prerident .McKinley's home admjtiistratlon-andibUconduct of for eign Affiura are furnishing most of them. iThestf new issues promise to unite the democratic pafty as it has hot been welded together since 1892. That they have divided the republican party the new&of the day. bears ample witness. Not one of these issues now conceded to be of such importance was befbre the people iq 1896. They will t»e. voted on nextfall asparamount questions of the day. No one pretends these new issues have not strengthened the democracy and "correspondingly weakened the re publicans: The only question is will they prove potential in driving McKin leyism out of the government? That cannot be foretold until a certain No vember day rolls around. /fj. More Light! V? and on re on a at it to a it as a Rico. prepared with all the4 improved Popular faith in American institutions 3'par8 grinding and rests on inplicit confidence in the in-1 fitting glasses. All work gliar vioiabiiity of national obligations. We anteed.Children's eves upecially, have just lifted our national currency will lit. my home above the suggestion of repudiation or Saturdays' and Mondays, debasement. Shtoll we be less sensitive of each week at mv residence. II of our national pledges to a people who you wish work done at home have accepted our protection and sover-1 notify me bv mail. eignty?—Chicago Times-Herald, have your eyes per- Dii P. F. BRADLEY, Leon, Iowa. Estateof Cliar'es Shaeffor, deceased. Notice ,}s hereby given to all persons lnter t-sted, that' on the Iflth day of March. A. D. 1900, the undersigned was appointed by the.^ district', court of Decatur county, iowa,^ Administrator of the estate of harles •4haertcr srdece»sed, iate ot satd county. All persons indebted to said estate will make pay mem to the undersigned, and those having olalms against the same will present them legally authenticated to said court for allow ance. Dated March 19, 1900. 80-3T HARLES SHAEFFBft JRAdministrator. The bluest blue makes the whitest white,that's Russ' Bleaching Blue. He fuse fraudlent imitations. Your boys stockings wear out at the knees, heels and toes. ARMOR PLATE STOCKINGS have triple knee, heel perlor yarn and dyed with A.<p></p>Pres IVO I ident McKinley allows his uoiud to be 1 QyC WKlCn changed for him by tire lobby of the sugar and tobacco interests of the main- preserves mStCSld Of land of the United States. Had new de velopments arisen,'had new arguments been advanced, the change of mind might have been justified. There have been no- new developments and no new Mr. arguments. The situation is precisely DCS MoinCS Hosiery MillS| Msilfrs., as it was when the President's message was written, except that "certain busi ness interests" have entered the field. WAST HAWKWNIT 1-:-"US. 4 I 'f.. -J Si-i LEON. IOWA. THURSDAY. MARC a 29. 1900. REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXY. NO. iii ili ft t* ft & VHt Optician. to KED nil SaM WTTUIE KOIH. WM wfth hlwirtblwB. Take Mather. Haftaaa RBaierau mm4 late -»MOfSabatltatlaMorm«4«.ii MiaiiMiklaiwtw. VruulH.^ CktekaMar Ok«*laatl jETrnT JUMMBPark.ra' EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. 4 V: 1.. ili '*n vT $ y«»r DraulH. "tottMalak "--Kxb 0# \b SOLD BY DEALERS. At COIO* DES MOINES, IA. w. vU $ Forthoughtand pocketbook. If want good food cheap ilf see iZ (HRTF' T"E Fruits, 0/ ifc hi •wl_ Fresh Oysters, Fancy Goods, Meats, Flour, w- t* LUF iri *, 4" f* 1"^' ."i ,V*J 80: W v/ W". f-I in. Groceries I V' •ST", LEON QUEENSWiRE CO. tv mm iii 'Phone 59fK- Opera House Block. YOUR BUSINESSll tAll we ask II is to look at our Rock Bottom Grocery Prices. 6c. buys I can Tomatoes two pounds. 5c. buys 1 can Pumpkin two pounds. 10c. buys glass Jell, assorted fruit. iiiif 25c. buys 1 dozen Fancy Lemons, jjj IOc. buys I pound Evaporated Apples. 20c. buys I dozen Oranges. gj 50c. buys sk. Clark's Special Flour. S III $I.OO buys I full sk. White Loaf Flour jfi none better. ifi 25c. buys 2 sks. Meal. 25c. buys IO bars Something Good $ Soap. JJ 15c. buys I lb. Golden Rio Coffee. 2 20c. buys I lb. Peaberry Coffee. & 5c. buys 5 dbzen Clothes Pins. if 20c. buys 1 pail Jell. $ ft OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. Fai'cy California evapornred peaches. Fancy California prunes per pound 2 pound can cove oysters per can No. 1 Japan Rice per pound Jam and preserves per jar or can Fancy sorplium per gallon Fancy Syrup per gallon.. tip PRICED Meat Department. Spare ribs per pound Dry salt meat fine per pound Fancy smoked plates per pound Short, fat backs fine per pound Fancy streaked sides per pound Fao.cy Ureaklast bacon per pnnud. Sir Special Price on Cooked Ham Per Pound 20c ill "4 ufa .r-^7v $ ib il/ 9S 1 Oc 6 1 5c 5c 10c 35c 25c 1 I 12 Pages. Phone 22. 5c 7c 7c 83C IOc 12c 3 TIMETABLE. C. B. & Q. HODTH NORTH iinsciigcr....B:58 a.m. Passenger:.... 2:38p. m. rcignt 1- :-J0 a. m. Freight 3:00 p. m. Passenger..11:57 a.m. Fre/glil 4 50p. m. Freight l*2:3rp.m. Passenger. ..8:60p. n. W. SOUTH. I NOItTH. Passenger 11:Ma.m. Freight Hi.Ti a.m Freight 4:50p. m. Passenger Sj4b p, in No. 17 Stock express going, north, Sunday* only. Due7:lsa. m. No. 19. Freight on Wednesday only 8~:05a. nr, Takes the place of No. 13 Coupon tickets on sale to all points. Call for them and have baggage cheeked to desti nation, A. S. THARP, Agent. Makers of Paint! White lead and zinc, keep talking about strictly purfc, no matter how bad the stuff is, "it's strictly pure."* .» Somebody getg 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 ii/doesn't do what paint is for? Paint is g°Hl for what it does, not what it is. We sell the Devoe Ready Paint"C we don't kno« whether it's strictly pure or not, and don't care. The makers say "If anybody has/any fault to find will it, make it good at our expense, we garantee results." We've not the paint and we'll make that guarantr good. To S. M. Ivier, E. J. Springer, Frank Spring er. and M. P. Springer: The Commissioner appointed to view, and if required, to vacate a highway, commencing at the North-west corner of the 28 41 •f W. E MYERS & CO. NoithSide Druggists. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Estate ol Jordan Roger, deceased. Notice is hereby given to sill persons fntd ested tl|iit on tle ail:h day of Marph. A. I 1900. the undersigned was apppinted tl tlie uistrlet court, ot Decatur (ouat Iowa, administrator of t)io estate of Jorduj Koger deceased, late of said cpunty. Ajll persons indebted to said estate will make payment to tlie undersigned, and those having claims ugain-t the aatpe will present" them legally authenticated, to said court Ipr allow ance. Dated March 30, 19'JH. WM, I.. KAC.AN Executor. HIGHWAY SJOTfCE. 8 W W of section l«, township 88, range a« ip De catur County. running thence- $iwt about 40-' thence south-east about jfl. rodii? 4,h«np« Ri foaft tnSice ^ath-ea«tlbilMai' mlnatlneat Nlekory OCOVB js£fiool-4I«u. Sec. 16, wp. (0. Range has reported lit favor ol the vacation thereof, and all objections thereto er olatms for damages must beilled in the Auditor's office on or before noon of the 89th day of March, A D. 1900, or such high wuv will be vacated without reference thereto- ii,' Quo. W. SKAHS, Auditor of Decatur I ounty, Iowa. FCVOLED\ BE ket l£*fcelng flooM The market lining flooM with worthless Imitation* ROCKY MOUNTAIN E A To protect the public we cad ecpecial attention to our trad# mark, printed on every pack* age. Demand the genuine For Sale by all Druggist* »-V Will prove the worth of our goods and the low prices offer ed here. Or Center OF -W Coffee, LOWER PRICES iMADE THAN ANY FIRM IN THIS CITY. BIG CASH STORE Corner 8th and Main, p, I. IOWA.