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j!r« iPjsfcsl** Ky. fitsSS&. VI" /s*r Toilet Preparations. 1 JS^SS%.,*ji*i.f«, 'f- ... .. .j», v»* 4*" W. fe W -**M second in importance to are only 'Z "Drugs and Medicines with us. If either are impure, they fail in their purpose and 'produce unlooked for and undesired re sults. Our Soaps, Cosmetics, Salves and all mother articles for use on the skin are of -undoubted purity and will always do exactly as intended. The line of Perfumery and Toilet Water we carry is not equalled in the •«ity. Brushes, Sponges, etc. of excellent .. -quality. F.J.HONNOLD. HUss' Bleaching Blue at Caster's. Buy E A O Flour at Caster's. Joseph S. Snively of Lamoni, has been '.'granted an original pension of $8 per monlh. Any party wishing to purchase resi lience property in the best location in JLeon enquire of T. E. Horner. The Iowa Steam Laundry is the largest and best equipped in Iowa, J. A. Caster -ia agent. Bend on Tuesday, deli yer on 'Thursday. $1.25 per gallon for Hammar I'aint, ^fhen mixed. Absolutely pure linseed •oil' paint. A maximum of wear for a oninimum of cost. FOR SALE—A yearling and two-year old Cruickshank bulls of good size, •color and family. Address this office. 34-tf When you want a bright,lasting shine •put on your shoes in an artistic manner, •flail on Buck Peugh, at the Hotel Leon. He gives the best shine black or tan in .Leon. 160 acres of good farm land in Eden township, 140:acres of meadow and -pas 'ture, 10 acres timber. If you want a -good farm cheap see me now, "J. J. Hall, Leon, Iowa. The "Independent Driving Park Associ ation of Lamoni has announced three •race meetings for this year July 3 and 4, "September 6, 7 and 8, and October 16 •and 17. Dr. J. W. Crofford is secretary. W: Coroner and Sweet Bread, the two 'thoroughbred stallions, will make the -season of l900 at the farm of T. L. Beck '5 miles west of Decatur and 6 miles jsouth'east of Grand Kiver. To insure mare with foal $10. 32 4t -For Sale. 1 good single buggy, 1 set single har ness, firat class banjo, 1 gramophone with 23 iecords. Enquire of T. E. HORNER. It requires no experience to dye with Putnam Fadeless Dyes. Simply* boiling your good8 in the dye is all that's nec essary. Sold by W. A. Alexander and Ii, Van Werden. A singular moving outfit passed through this city on Tuesday. The party consisted of a man, woman, three children and one horse. The woman and two children were astridd the horse and the man walked along in front and carried a small babe in his arms. Across the libra* ^ras also strapped some small pieced of baggage. The horse was a fair ly good-one, and the mail was dressed. &s well as the average. The emigrants, or-whatever they were, attracted con siderable attention froni those on the street*.—Seymour Prees,^ Mmmam w- «S* .*««««««««««€ I P* 1* A* to**® The above cut represents our bottle and cake department—No retail house in southern Iowa car ries the amount of fancy bottle goods that you find in our cases. Fresh bread every morning from theMcCrew bakery. E A O Fiour is best. House for rent. $4.00 per month. Eequire of J. li. Conrev. Foil SAMS—Almost new 10 foot exten sion dining table. MKS. F. E. THOMPSON. Mrs. David Ewan. of Westeiville, was last week granted a widow's pension of $8 per month. Ladies who take pride in beautiful, clear white clothes should use Kuss' Bleaching Blue. Refuse imitations. W. F. Cowden of Seattle,"Washington, northwestern superintendent of Home Missions of the Christian church, spoke at the Christian church in this city last evening on the subjects of "Missions." You can get the best warm meal or lunch in the city at Patch's restaurant, lie carries a full line of tropical fruits, fresh oysters, confectionery and choice I cigars. Patch knows how to. treat vou I "•Chf '4 Simon Cross was taften quite ill last Thursday morning and had to be assist ed home. It was reported that he had a stroke of paralysis, but this is a mis take. He is again able to be out and is recovering rapidly from his illness. Frank Lindsey who for many years was manager of Ballew's lumber yard at Osceola, and was well known by many Leon people, died recently at Hamburg, from appendicitis, after a week's illness. His remains were taken to Princeton, Mo., his old home tor burial. Mrs. S. W. Hurst received a letter Tuesday with the news of the death of Mrs. S. P. Nott, a former resident of this place, at-her home in Cripple Creek, Colo., last Friday. Her death was caus ed from blood poisoning resulting froni an injury to her thumb which she bruis ed by a fall. The painters and decorators of Leon have joined the Painters and Decorators Association and at their meeting Tues day evening elected C. A. Ackerman president and Rolla Alexander secre tary. It is intended to embrace the en tire county and have all the painters join the union. County attorney Baker returned Sat urday evening from a two weeks trip to St. Louis, Jefferson City and other points in Missouri looking after business matters. .While gone he visited Iheria, Mo., and succeeded in getting possession of several hundred dollars worth of property belonging to Wm. Twombley who was sentenced to a year in the pen itentiary at.the last term of court for embezzeling $480 from his wife, formerly Miss Clara McCleary, of High Point township. Mrs. Mary C. Warford, wife of Albert R. Warford, residing in the south part of Leon, was brought before the insane commission last Friday, and adjudged insane., She is 54 years of age and has twice before been confined in an asylum the first attack appearing about 16 years ago. A couple of weeks ago her son died, and grief over his loss is supposed to have brought on the present attack, as she declined to eat or be consolod. The commissioners ordered her taken to the asylum at Clarinda, to which place she was taken by Sheriff Wolever Satur- dw- H. G. Myers, wife abd daughter ar rived last week from Agency and have taken charge of the New Hamilton Hotel. Mrs. Myers is well known in hotel circles having had the manage ment of Hotel Andrus at Keokuk for several years. Under their management the New Hamilton will be conducted as a first class hotel in every respect and will no doubt receive a liberal patronage from the traveling public. A special feature of the houqe will be the Sunday dinners and an effort made to have many Leon people dine there. The menu for next Sunday is printed in another col: umn and is quite elaborate. At the democratic county convention held at Chariton last Saturday, Hon. G. W. Alexander introduced the following resolutions which was unanimously adopted: ''The democrats of Lucas county, Iowa, in delegate convention assembled, learning that our county chairman, W. H. Dewey, is a candidate for delegate from the 8th congressional district of Iowa to the democratic national con vention, at Kansas City, hereby express our cbrifid.ence in Mr. Dewey and heart-, ily coiamend hi'm to the democrats of the eighth congressional district, and respectfully urge his selection for that Position."' .. .• 9ms -e Jg ft 'TP* rT»s^% t^iiXs s* *S CASTER E A O Flour. J. A. Caster agent Iowa Steam Laundry. Little Etta Clark has been dangerously ill the past week but is now on the mend. Miss Kittie Boyd of THE REPORTER composing room has been quite ill since Monday. Tolbe thrice happy, use Kuss' Bleach ing Blue, don't be deceived by fraudu lent imitations. Will Hinkle, of Davis City, has been helping THE REPORTER force the past week on account of a big run of job work. Commencing May 1st Leon will again have only one express company and the Adams will take the business on the K. & W. now held by the Pacific Co. Drs. Layton and Bowman last Thurs t'ftYi i^i'reufii^nig v£rftbrof1'"illuior the neck of Andrew township. from Sells, of Burrell H. H. Hendrickson, of Grand River township, caught a she wolf and ten pups last Sunday near the Bedier farm in Grand River township. He brought them to Auditor Sears yesterdav and will receive a bounty of $5 for the old wolf and $2.50 each for the pups, a total of $30. Jacob Helsher, who was discharged from the insane asylum at Clarinda a few weeks ago was last week taken to the insatte ward at the county farm, he having again become violent and threat ened the life of his son-in-law, Bluf Wil son, with whom he was making his home. The Leon boys Joe Warner and Jonn Hurst who are attending the State Uni versity at Iowa City, are both members of the University ball club. Last week they played! two games with the Des Moines league club, winning the first by a score of 3 to 1 and loosing the second by 2 to 1. Warner played first base in both games and Hurst pitched the second game. During the last democratic national administration the pension of Comrade F. M. Houston, of Decatur, was reduced from $12 to $8 per month. It caused quite a howl, the Leon Journal com menting quite freely on the injustice done an old soldier. But Mr. Houston now informs us that during this McKin ley administration, which the Journal lauds for its treatment of the old sol diers, his claim for an increase to what he formerly received has twice been re jected without even being ordered be fore the pension board of examination. B. F. Venn through his attorney V. R. McGinnis, has commenced an action for divorce from his wife, Mary Ellen Venn. They were married in Leon in August 1889, and lived together until April-14,1900. The plaintiff alleges his wife has been guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment toward him in the recent past as to endanger his life. He asks for a decree of divorce and the care and custody ,of their two minor child ren, Laura E. aged six years and Beulah Christian, aged two years, and for an accounting of their property. Last Monday Mr. Venn filed an information before the insane commissioners charg ing his wife with being insane, but they decided she was sane and ordered her discharged. He then commenced the suit for divorce. Mr. H. G. Myers now proprietor of the New Hotel Hamilton, Leon, Iowa, extends an invitation to the public to inspect his place of business and also sample his Sunday dinners. For next Sunday, April 29, he will serve the fol lowing MENU: Consomme Fillet of White FtsUPoint Shirloy Spiced Pickles Lettuce Boiled Corn Beef and Cabbage Roast Sirloin of Beef au Jus Stuffed Turkey with a Currant Jelly Braised Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes Fruit Salad Mashed Potatoes Breaded Tomatoes Sugar Corn Cream Slaw Baked Custard Pudding Apple Pie Lemon Meringue Pie .. Lemon Ice Cream Layer Cake. ^American Cheese Crackers Tea Milk CofTee -Never Before In This County, have you been offered such great bar gains in the Millinery line as can beT found at Sbeldahl's (opposite postofBce) whose prices are one-third to one-half lower than any attd all competitors. is A CO. gg§•:&• ./_•' i?o« REST six room house neaf square. Apply to Kate James. 35-2t FOR SALE—A good top buggy. 0. E. HULL. For Oklahonva real estate, write or call on c. 6. Jordan, Enid, O. T. ForNi)—A woolen shawl, which the owner can secure by calling at Tim HKI'OHTKR ollice and" paying for this notice. See Joe L. Warner, the north side jeweler, for all kinds of cleaning and re pairing. All .work guaranteed and prices lowest in the city. S. B. Johnson has leased the Com mercial Hotel at Mt. Ayr and took possession Tuesday. Mr."Johnson has spent all his life in hotel work anif knows how a hotel should be run. Capt. J. D. Brown, of |.eonj G_, 1'. Arnold, of Garden Grove, and S. L. Curry, of Weldon, have been draWn as Brand jurors for the Alay ierm of the United Slates Federal coitrt at Des Moines. We see by the papers that A. C. Nortlirup has had his pension in creased to $10 a month. This is cer tainly 111tie enough, considering his physical condition.-r-Garden Grove Ex press. Last Saturday Miss Lura Angel Hood received a commission appointing her us census enumerator for the Twelfth Census of United States, in the enum eration district No. 151, comprising Iiichman township and including the town ofllumeston.—Humeston Era. General manager Goodrich, of the K. AW. was in 1 eon yesierdny with his special car mid spent three hours in measuring the ground between the K. & W and tracks and I lie depot grounds. Hi11 resence adds to the rumor that the -onneciion will he made at once and hrougli trains put on from Des Moines Kausay City, via ljeon. Mrs. Mary E len Venn, of Blooming ton township, was brought before the insane commishioneis Monday, her hus band B. F. Venn, having filed au in formation before the insane commission charging her with being insane. The commissioners made a careful investiga tion and decided that Mrs. Venn not insane and ordered her discharged. The following marriage licenses haye been issued the past week. John Hutchison 25 to Cora B. Jones 20. Alfred B. Hatfield 25 to Flora Z. Pat terson 20. I. A. Chivington 25 to Edna Conwav 18. George Fesler 21 to Marv Lyons 19, W. W. Potts has been re appointed sexton of the Leon cemetery for the coming year, and it is a good appoint ment. t-inee Mr. Potts has had charge of the cemetery there lias been a great improvement made in its appearance. He has cleaned the grounds, made way with all rubbish and planted many beds of flowers which greatly beautified the cemetery. He takes a gteat deal of pride in keeping the grounds neat and clean, and to our notion no one could have been found who would have made aa good a sexton as Billy Potts. A Deserved Compliment. THE REPORTER job rooms recently printed a neat little booklet for W. E*. Myers & Co. the north aide druggists, theiii at all the houses in I^eon. So well pleased was Mr. Myers with the work that he mailed a copy lo the American Druggist and Pharmaceutial Record, published at New York City and asked what they thought of it." They wrote as follows: "The booklet you send is very neat indeed, and we have no doubt that it attracted attention and was read by most of those receivingit." Free Speech. is distinctly American, but the splen did line of up-to-date Millinery and the remarkably low prices at Sbeldahls are greatly interesting the shrewd buyers of Decatur county just BOW. It will pay you to inspect Sbeldahls' stock before purchasing in the Millinery line. Edltorf Awful Pllohti F. M. Higeins, Editor Seneca, (111.,) News was afflicted for years with piles that no doctor or remedy helped until he tried Bucklen's Arnica Salve. He writes two boxes wholly cured him. It's the surest pile cure on earth and the best salve in the world. Cure guar anteed. Only 25 cents. Sold by L. Van Werden, druggist. Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals for the" erection ,of a school house in the township of Morgan in the county of Decatur and state of Iowa will be received by any one of the undersigned in Morgan township where plans and specifications may be seen until 1 o'clock p. m. May 1, 1900, at which time the contract will be awarded to the lowest, responsible bidder. The committee reserves the right to restrict any and all bids. Dated April 1,1900. GEO. C. BRIGHT, G. W. DRAKE, J-Com. 32-41 JACOB CRUM e, The Best In the World. We believe Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy is the best in the world. A few weeks ago we suffered with a severe cold and a troublesome cough, and hav ing read their advertisements in our own and" other papers we purchased a bottle to see how it would affect us. It cured us before the bottle was half used. It is the best medicine out for coughs and colds.—The Herald, Ander son ville, Ind- For sale by W. A. Alex ander.druggist. F. J. Hronnold Sells Wall Paper f\nd Paints! THE EMPIRE BAKERY. It will be opened up about May 1st in the Bigg's building north side of square, where you will find fresh bread, buns, rolls, pies, cookies and cakes, fruits and confectionery. Ice Cream Patlori^ '•"Vfs and restaurant in conection. Try our 15c. Lun^Ii. WILKINS*J(ERRY. N.10WA^: PURELY PERSONAL. [Persohs having friends visiting thejii oi knowing of strangers visiting in the city will confer a great favor upon the Editor by informing him either in person or by note.l C. M. Akes had bu3ines9at Leroy Mon- M^enry Pitman was visiting at Davis City 8. W. Hurst bad Tuesday. business at Davis City Dr. Eiker, of Decatur, was in Tuesday. a business trip to John Hoiden! made Cresson Thursday. Bert Teale, of Lamoni, had business in this city,Thursday. Mrs Dan Stanley spent Sunday with friends at Decatur. Ed. K. Pitman jr. spent Saturday with triendsat Mt. Ayr. J* N. Gates had business calling him to Des Moliies Tuesday. D. P. Nicholson, of lamoni. had busi ness In Leon '1 ueRday. Charles Edwaids, of Oaceola,icamedown Tuesday on a short visit. Wm. Hamilton, of Bloekley, had busi ness in this city Tuesday. T. J. Knapp, of Garden Grove, bad busi ness in this city Thursday. Matt Rush, of Blvthedale, Mo., came up Monday to visit old frieDds. C. W. Hoffman had legal business at Da vis City Monday and Tuesday. Patrick Griffin, of Grand River, had business in this city Saturday. Miss Delia Still is visiting at Lineville with her brother, David Still. H. P. Smith, of Eden township, had business at Lamoni yesterday. Dr. Dudley had professional business at, Lamoni the first of the week. W.H. Young jr. of Westerville, had business in this city yesterday. W. A. Williams, of Lamoni, visited over Sunday with friends in this city. Miss Hattie Metier went to Garden Grove yesterday on a short visit. Hon. Robert McCaull, of Garden Grove, had business in tbie city yesterday. Charles Penniston returned Friday from a short visit at Creston with his sister Miss Helen Young returned Saturday from a visit with Garden Grove friends. Mrs. V. R. McGinnis returned Snturdav from a visit -,vith relatives at Grand River. Mrs. D. I.owe returned Monday from a visit with friends at Decatur and'DeKalb. H. H. Bledsoe, of High Point, returned Saturday from a business trip to Andover. Mrs. Mary Clymer went to Kingston Thursday to visit a few days with friends Mrs. R. L. Parrisb and son Robert went to Des Moines Tuesday to visit a few days. W. P. Ensley made a business trip to Corydon Friday, returning the following day. U. W. Wells, the bustling merchant of Decatur, had business in this city Tues day. Misses Mabel and Grace Horner, of Da vis City, visited over Sunday with Leon friends. Joseph Hamilton and wife returned Thursday from a few days visit in Des Moines. Buck Pugb, the porter as the Hotel Leon visited over Sunday at his home in Bethany. James McCoy returned Thursday from Kingfisher, Okla., and will remain here for awhile. ited Saturday aC the noinc* v. fjrnre. vis in this city. R. L. Parrish went to Dea Moines Mon day to look after lefiai business in the federal court. Mrs. H. J. Lapdes returned Friday from Honeville, where she attended the funeral of J. R. Cjjew. Mcdl Frank Malone and little daughter went to Chariton yesterday for a visit with home folks. Miss Maud Shelton, of Bloomfield, vis ited over Sunday in this city with Miss Nora Vanderpool. C. E. Bowman and wife, of Grand River visited over Sunday in this city with Mr. Bowman's father. John W. and Geo. S. Bowman went to Osceola yesterday to attend a meeting of the Commandery. Miss Margaret Young was down from Humeston to spend Sunday with her mother in this city. Uncle John Huffman returned to his home at Fairfield Saturday after visiting a few weeks is this city. D. N. Smith, president of the Mt. Ayr and Clearfield Telephone Co., bad busi ness in this city Friday. Mrs. Wayne Pryor. of Garden Grove _as visiting Mrs. N. Hampton in this' city the first of the wtek, T. H. Schenck, manager of Covington & Shaffner's store at Decatur, spent Sunday with his family in this city 3. P. Wharton, of the McClelland Cigar Co., came in Saturday to spend Sunday with his family in this city Misses Fannie Jackson and Beatrice Campbell of Davis City, visited over Sun day with friends in this city. E. G. Cross, of Corydon, was visiting with his brother Simon Cross in this city the latter part of last week. Sherman Pagh returned to his home at oucrujuu URLI roiurueu tu uin nome at Bethany Thursday after visiting a week with his brothers in thiscity. A A tl 'F MVAfl O VT A Pfr A ftl T11 OI ft 1 fv MVAAIV Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bassett, of Eden township, returned Monday from a visit with relatives in Wichita, Kan. U. G. Orifflth, Orvllle Frazier and G. P. Campbell, of Davis City, were attending the revival meetings in this city Sunday. Mrs. Geo. W. Custer and children, of Bethany, came Thursday afternoon to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Biggs. Mrs. James Shirey, of Centerville and Mrs. Cuddy, of Pittsburg, Pa., visited over Sunday in this city with the family of O. E. Hull. J. Wr Wailes, of Piano, Appanoose Co., was in this city the latter part of last week attending the funeral of his brother-in-law Clay Harris. Mrs. Mary E. Webb returned to her home at Vandalia, Mo Friday, after vis iting a couple of weeks with her daugh ters in this city. County superintendent Mcintosh return ed Friday from Des Moines, where he was attending the State Association of county superintendents. Court Reporter John S. Parrish return ed Friday from Osceola, where he had been reporting the proceedings in Judge Tedford's court. Frank Smith left Thursday for a short visit with bis sister at Gault, Mo. Mrs. Smith went to Davis City the same dav for a few days visit. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Teale were pass engers for Des Moines Monday, Mr. Teale having business aa bankrupt referee in the United States court. Clyde Bowman, who is working on the Democrat at Corydon, came over Satur day arid vlBited until Monday with bis many triendi in this city. Mrs. S. F. Gates, of Harvard, Kas., who has been visiting relatives in (his oounty for .several weeks, went to Groveland Thursday to visit a sister. Lawrence Hoopes, of Cedar Rapids, spent a couple of days in Leon the latter part of last week, the guest of Miss Lenna w«bdiMHMIIlin7 shire I Chartes tiebenfer, this city J. E. Doze, of Humeston, had business in this city, bf Ml, Ayf Returned home Saturday morning after s&fending a few days in this city, having been called bere to attend the funeral of his uncle, Clay Harris. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miller were called by telephone to Hopeville on Wednesday of last week to attend the funeral of Jos. R. •on of John W. and Mary A. Chew, of Richland township. E. M. Mulford jr. the Chicago manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co. was in Leon Thursday on business an1 made a pleasant call at our office in company with Mr. Ketcbam our local agent. A. G, Craig and wife who recently went to Jardine, Mont., have returned to Davis City. Grant was in Leon Friday and says be is satisfied there is no better place on earth than old Decatur county. W. P. Ensley and son Charles returned last Thursday from Blytheville, Ark., where they were running a saw-mill. They disposed of their business there not being satisfied with the country. Clair Boone returned Friday from Des Moines where he has been attending the Des Moines Dental College far the past year. He will resume his studies when the college opens again in September. H. D. DeKalb, who has been living on a ranch near Big Piney, Wyo., arrived Mon day to visit his parents at DeKalb. Harve will soon go to Texas where his father has purchased a large tract of grazing land. Mrs. O E. Hull returned Thursday from Oskatoosa, where she attended the Hull Caven wedding. Miss Mary E. Hull, of Pittsburg, Pa., accompanied her home and visited over Sunday with the REPORTER family. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Burns, of Chinook, Mout., returned Tuesday from a two month's visit at Washington, D. C., New York City and other eastern points, and will visit bis mother in this city for a short time before returning to their west ern home. W. S. Johnson, editor of the Garden Grove Express visited Thursday afternoon in this city and spent an hour in our sanc tum which we greatly enjoyed. Mr. Johnson certainly gives the people of Gar den Grove the best paper they ever had and be is enjoying a good patronage. MATRIMONIAL. UUM.-CAVKN. On Wednesday afternoon, April 18th, at the residence of Mr. aud Mrs. N. Caven, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, occurred the marriage of their daughter Nellie to Mr. J. D. Hull, of Des Moines, Rev, J. M. Baugh officiating. The bride has been one of the valued teachers in Crocker school of Des Moines ior several years, from which position she resigned April 1st. Mr. Hull is one of the traveling repre sentatives of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New York. Both of the contracting parties are well known to many Leon people, the groom being at one time the senior edi tor of THE REHORTKR, and the bride has visited in this city on several occasions. Iheir friends extend hearty congrat ulations. Trust Those Who Have Tried. I suffered from catarrh of the worst kind and never hoped for cure, but Ely's Cream Balm seems to do even that.—Oscar Ostrom, 45 Warran Ave Chicago, 111. 1 suffered from catarrh it got so bad I could not work I used Ely's Cream Balm and am entirely well.—A. C. Clark, 341 Shawmut Ave., Boston, Mass. The Balm does not irritate or cause sneezing. Sold by druggists at 50 cts. or mailed by Ely Brothers, 56 Warren St., New York. Wash Goods, Ginghams, Percales! The souih window shows a sampling of the spriu-j percales and zephyrs and dainty styles they are this spring and they are economically priced at 8c. per yard. We've plenty of them and there need be no hurrying to buy unless you w-int the choice styles. Tailor Made Suits For Dressy Women. Yesterday ahoiitno^ about twenty years old nameTT i... Wasson, died at the home of his mother? Mrs. G. K. Huntley about 2i miles northwest of Leon with what the local physicians pronounced small pox The facts in theaaae are these. Sever al weeks ago a brother ofWasson'scame from near Grant-City, Mo. Afier his arrival he was taken sick but no physic ian was called. He recovered and has returned to Missouri. A sister was also taken ill and she recovered ami later the mother who died yesterdav, •Tha family live in a small house on tne old Gardner farm owned by Dr. Howell, 2i miles northwest of Leon. No ph}sieian was called until Tuesday when JJr. .McAllaster was sent for, arid later ur. Layton. They both pronounced it a case of small pox and said the patient was dangerous Every precaution has been taken to guard against the disease spreading and when it is considered There isn't a suit in this stock that is not right up to date in cut, style and finish. There's not one that isn't well made. The prices are reasonable commencing with the durable hand some Ve&etains at $7.00 and #7.50. Better grades at -ft).00. Serges and home spuns at $11.00 and $11.50 and a few tern suits at $13.50 and $10.00. Accept our invitation t:o at them whether you are buying or not. Ladies' Neckwear Demanded by Fashion, These add much to the beauty of the spring costume are not expensive. For instance Plaited eatin .-.tocks, that a colors 25c. Pulley collars 25c. and 5tc. Fancy silk collars 50c, G5c. and up to $1.25. Pretty styles in ties at 25c, 50c and 75c and an excelbnt assortment of twice around" Windsors at 50c. ties, plaited lace ends at 25c. New Umbrellas—All New too! Our Shoe Store Place to Buy Shoesl not you are welcome here. the house is on a toad by itself away from every one it will allay the fears of many. In past years Leon has had numerous small pox scares but, thev never amounted to anv tning. We do not believe there will be any further cases, and this 'ase is so far from Leon that it cannot he said to he in Leon. There has been no .inaran lining in I .eon or the county except the house in the country where the deatii occurred. Country people will perliap hear all kinds of rumors, su wt t-ive th absolute facts in the case, and we .1 not believe they will keep a sin«le t"J son away from i^on. "111 weeds grow apace. Impurit in your blood will also grow unless prom ply expel them bv tukiii" ll„(" Sarsaparilla. FOR SAI.K—Early Amber RNRIPJ, $1.00 per bushel, delivered in~U at home. J. LMcCi n-in, 48.9'i Votes Have Been Cast The Reporter's Color ado Contest. votes were cast the past w, Miss Maude Metier retaining lirst pi but by less than MOO margin nver Bessie Moore who is second. Miss Myrtle Wells moves up to third i-ice. Commencing next week and continuing until the close of the contest, the number of votes for each candidate be printed. The following is the oi in which the candidates stand: 1. Maud Metier, Leon. 2. Bessie Moore, Leon. 3. Myrtle Wells, Decatur. 4. Mina Baker, Leroy. 5. Carrie Judri, Garden Gro- Nelle Ledger wood, Leon. Stella Hamrri, Leon. Lou Bellis, Leon. Eva Hembivy, Grand River. Mary McDaniel, Bloekley. f). 10. 11. ^JSLina Detrick, Leon. 12. MaryHhRnold, 13. Bessie Negie^TTeonTVi Plenty of the popular We show in the north window a few of the new umbi\. Can hardly attempt to quote prices here but. they commence 35c. Our 'Strong holt" is in the medium priced grades at GO to $2,00. Of course there are higher priced ones, up to $3.50, but you'll get money's worth whether you buy the low prioi1'1 ones or the higher grades. Come and see them at your venience. A.n early selection gets choice of handles. A shoe store occupying rent free space, ceding nothing light and heat and but little for clerk hire. Is it any surprise that its business grows bigger every year? This week there new slippers to show the ladies and now shoes to show the men folks. Drop in when you can and we'll be glad to show you the striking things about the shoe stocky -4f v. 14. Nancy W^rd, Deoalui. iilHSTS *5» *4i ail anl lac* rWhether Carpets and Curtains are shown up stairs. mt- you buy or I?--:.