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a# w®- r5 LEON REPORTER «•©. E. HULL,Publl»her. LEON, Sntered IOWA OHO yflKTliiMMaa.tilia Utini nt.ifl'50 BU QKOntlMi.. '.•••' 4 76 "3?hree months......,....0.................... 40 at aeooiui oiotf beon,Iova,Bo*totte«. matter at the California-will be thefirst of the states toehold an ekctionthisyear. it is usual ly republican, itsriiojority running oc casionally as Irigb as pretidentlai years. 14,000 or 15,000 in William R.^Uearst, recently elected president to the. national. association of democratic clubs, puts Itthisway: "Tbe great question vliieh wijl be decided at the polls this year is whether this coun try is to continue to be republic con trolled by the people or pn empne con. trolled by the trusts." 'the war cry two years ago was "Cuba *lib|» j"-but no movement apparent to tbe American iteople is being made by ^iithe republican administration to turn &£Qujm over to the Cuban#. We hear of no troubje over there except of our own making. It seems- inconceivable that our government should lend itself to a Vr- scheme for ah indefinite military occupa tion ofOuba, atleast unliiall the good things have been taken in by the syn •Js~ dicates.—St Paul Globe. %!, Lon Boydson, publisher of the Monte zuma Democrat, offers hit plaid for sale on conditions. He will^sell th* plant foi $760, full payment if Bryan is nom inated and Elected, or $1500 if Bryan is nominated and elecfed.—Albla JC«CS.: Jtot Union A gold democrat newspaper plant can afioirdto be sold cheap at any time, isproperty about on ft par With the Q-i'J' famousMelodeon which Loii tried so hard to. sell, while a jjre^dint of Leon. At the recent anti-impcuipl Meeting in New Ywkj^ disUngdlshed for its' great earnestness, Geof^e 8. Boutwell broke with the Mckinley administration and with the republican party ifit rapport* himin imperialistic policies,. a| it will. He has bedn prominent infreesoil and republican .politics for over'50 years, andi in that tim&JuuH$«Bd goyernor of aas* aenator 'in iqdaeq •re Oefteral Italian? m^rican peopl pire, and that otliers. He and mfiintaine the'president will pursue "this policy until it is reyersed by the iHypeople. "It is a vain hope," Governor intwell declares, 'Hhat the republican patty, as an. 6rgani«atioi», can reverse the policy of the president. The hope is as vain as-was the, hefpe in 1861-1866 that the democratic party, as an orgaA ization, would aid in the abolition of slavery." These are strong words from a consistent party man and a founder oi the republican party. Tens of thousnds of that party "believe with bin? COME INTO CAMP. 'Anyone has the right to call a nation al convention and, if delegates respond to the call, the convention may frame a platform, nominate a ticket enter upon a campaign. Votes, however, are necessary to success. A convention whicli does not represent a considerable section of the voters would better not Jie held. The Gold democrats have issued a call lotion on July 25. They have ift perfect such a conven vention, but it niustBe"»l8in to them, as it is to everybody efee*. tfcey are practically without supportei s. The delegates who attend the convention will constitute the whole voting strength oftheir- party. Their ticket, if they nominate one, will not be beard of on election day. But that is not all. Thpre is nothing in the situation which calls for tbe nom ination of a ticket by the gold demo crats.. The designation ''gold" demo crat is- this year -without significance, the currency question is not this year an issue. Four, eight or twelve y^irs hence there may be a re crudescence of this question. For the present it is not debatable, In calling a convention and nominat ing a ticket, therefore," the gold demo crats wonld bt entering upon a combat very likd tbat of Don Quixote with the windmills Tbey would be fighting an iuiaipnary foe. By aligning themselves withtbe national democracy they will be fighting a real foe—the foe of true democracy, bf constitutional principles ind of all the traditions handed .down bythe fathers of the republic, ^fl it is a time for democrats to get to [tWr. They never have bad a better portunity to meet the enemy upon brable ground. JS^penicy io-day Kda for every principte'lhat ie cher lwi,by loyers of republican institu fons." Its opponent stand* for "every jbing that is.odious, politically and onomicaUy.^ In jinacb 'a: epiitest^ there QO'room for third party. There are twi) sides. he gold democrats should get into !e. They are needed, and they will Welcome ft the Jeffe^scniKn: camp.. 'They cannQt afiord toat^oot in tbe air. --Ohicagp CBroni$i«^ Assouivciy^vRc Makes the food more delicious and wholesome WHAT THEY SAID OF TARIFF. Here are some republican opinions on tariff trusts complied by the New En gland Free Trade League. Governor Mount, of Indiatia Decern ber, 1899, speaking to the Indiana hotel keepers: "I emphatically favor remov ing all tariff protection from every in dustry that belongs to a combination formed in restraint of trade." Chicago Times-Herald, March, 1899: "Most certainly it should be the duty of congress, in both branches of which the republicans have a majority, to abolish or suspend the protective duty on the products of any industry which has been organized into a trust and which has arbitrarily raised tbe prices of such products." Hon. John Sherman in United States senate, October 15th, 1899: "When ever this free competition is evaded or avoided by combination of individuals or corporations, the duty should be re duced and foreign competition properly invited." :-rV 8t. Paul Pioneer Press, April, 1900: "The whole list of protected monopo lies ought to be brought within the pur view of a tariff reform which would en able foreign competition to put a limit on their ability to raise prices." Ex-Senator Washburn, of Minnesota, •aid in an interview in the New York Tribune of September 11, 1899: "The republican party, whether justly or. un justly. is associated with trusts in the minds of tbe masses. As a party we have reached a crisis where we have got t.i call a half. The republican party has got to disconnect itself froai trusty It has got to do something more than adopt platform planks against trusts. It wetas'jto me, after giving the Matter, a grist deal'ofthooqght, that the repub* licans in congress will: haye to examiner the subjectohoroughly, awi wto.i|eve* a trustisdependioc for it» fluaa it will be tbe dttty jf.'ijjp co&PBwmen and senators to (ubo^b now fr«*ofS^Ptbe dtftles at once. We cannot stop ifjftfo* em-1 short of that. The duties must be re it must supersede all pealed when it is shown that the trusts holds the president res-1 are betiefiting by them. This should be posrittle for the bloody and destructive done with the duty on steel rails and on consequences of our Philippine seizure, the tin plate." Minneapolis Journal, October 2, 1899. Tbe senator is so eminently correct in his position that tariff duties which en able trusts or any other kind of monop olies to raise prices above the point at which tbey could otherwise be main tained should be lowered in the public interest, that we must range ourselves beside him on that proposition." New York Commercial Advertiser, in thefall of 1899: "The time will soon come when public opinion will no more tolerate protective duties on trust pro ducts, for ^protection should logically promote home competition, while trust organization destroys it." Portland OregOnian, March 1900: "Be cause the paper trust has put up the price of printing paper to unconscion able figures, Representative DeVries, of California, has introduced a bill to re' peal the duty on printing paper and tbe material of which it is made. It is very well but there are about 40 more big trusts that have help through pro tective tariff, and should be dealt with in the same way." Senator Plumb, of Kansas, opposing the McKinley tariff. August 26, 1891: "There are dozens of lines of manufact ures covered by the terms of this bill which are controlled by trusts. I do not know of any better way to start in at least to reduce the exactions of trusts than to cut down the shelter behind which trusts are created." Philadelphia Ledger, February, 1899: "What is imperatively required is a re yiBion of the tariff such as will modify the subject of domestic monopoly." The Republican Club of Harvard Uni versity, on Wednesday, May 16, 1900, Rockford Republic, (111.), January 29, 1900: "At a meeting a few. days ago at Denver, the Colorado Editorial Associa tion adopted resolutions demanding, the repeal of tbe tariff on wood'pulp and all oth^r materials entering into the man. never stop* bedme the weather bwann. Then whyatoptakkij sootts mmuumoH cimply because ifa wmmer? Kttp taking M. Hwffl heal your tun^. and make them ifaonj tot anoflitf.-tiiyMcr. Baking POWDER ufacfure of print paper. There are many other trusts entrenched securely behind tariff duties which 9hut out foreign com petition and enable American monopo lists to rob consumers. There should be a sweeping repeal of piotection which* is made the opportunity for such mer ciless exactions as the print paper trust has laid on the newspapers of the Unit ed States." Hartford Courant, December 1899. This paper declared that the president should have closed his trust discussion in his message, "with a straight-from the-shoulder recommendation fbr |the immediate repeal of any and every pro tective customs duty behind which a price-raising monopoly is squatted.' Dubuque Times, (Iowa), January 20, 1900: "The paper trust is making hay while the sun shines. xhe simple remedy lies in the repeal of th? tariff used to suppress competition and to rob the publishers and through them the public. Congress should lose no time in wiping it off the statute books and should not stop until every other duty which operates to suppress com petition or enhance the value of the bounties of nature in private hands repealed." Tfiie-'woman qtufction, whi been touohiad ahd evaded by previous general conferences, oime to a vote in the adoption of the new constitution, Which, if ratified by three-fourths of all the members of the annual conferences, will become the organic law of the church. The political question came up in a section of tbe report of the com mittee on temperance censuring the president. This section was stricken out. The amusement question provoked one of the stormlest'debates of the ses* sion. There has been in the church membership a growing hostility to a par agraph in the discipline, specifying theater-going, dancing, card playing, and attendance at circuses as peculiarly sinful acts. At the twenty-second con ference, which met in Cleveland in 1896, a motion to revise the discipline and omit this reference to amusements was voted down without ceremony. But the inclination of young persons to re sent the supervision of ministers over their amusements, and the growing res tiyeness of parents under the possibili ties of clerical censure, gave the move ment for revision more strength in this conference than ever before. The re' cent conference fibally voted to lay on the table tbe minority report of a com mittee against any change in the dis cipline. This leaves the question open. TRAVELING MEN OPPOSE TRUSTS Subject Considered by the National Association In Session at New Orleans, S—h New Orteans, La., May 23.—The busi ness cpnV^nitotf»f the National Travel ers' Prbtfcctlfe association opened at the Ath6naeum todi»y. Delegates were pre the rates, or better still, place upon the 18®nt ^om tj|ei|ty |6ur States. Illinois, free list all foreign goods, whether raw I Louisiana, material or finished pioduct, that are I Virginia asked for adopted a platform approving various evil effect upon trade. Concerning trusts mc^sures/atnong them the fallowing: ""^ublicfty of the affairs of trusts and removal of all -duty on commodities controlled by. trusts." LEON. IOWA. THURSDAY. JUM1C 14. I0OO. is THE METHODIST CONFERENCE. The twenty-third general conference of the Methodist church, just adjourned, settled the question of lay representa tion, removed the time limit on pastor ate which has been maintained for near ly a century, decided to admit women as lay delegates, and rejected a prohib itionist proposition to bring politics in to the ch'urclr Three of these questions, as the Inter Ocean p^qt&.qut, had been under/incuiaion for years 'in annual well w- general conferBncet.xhe lay delegate* elected provlslonall/were admitfctfat tbe4rst sesrfonoftb^ icealmost without mu£Uuut^»s~rauiuT the two. Tennessee and additional delegates owing to increased membership. The report of the executive committee was devoted: largely to trusts and their' the report, which was. unanimously adopted, saj^ in part: The dark clouds of monopolies and trusts still hover over us and since our last conventiito many commercial trave lers have lost their portion and to use the language' of an authorized agent -o trusts who has boasted in a New York paper that 360,000 commercial traveleis have been thrown out of employment by the concentration ofmercantile and com mercial industries in the trusts that $3,000,000 daily is thus saved to tbe trusts by the conseqent withholding of advertising patronage from, country newspapers—in other words, the trust" in these two items alone save to them' fKslves 96,000,000 daily, all of which is withdrawn direct from the people^v^ ••=H-«h====S=9-' The talesj of suffering that .couie from I India are enough to make tbe blood loT all cfrijitsed Rations ran cold. The I monisy Enlgland Jias spent indestroyiog I tbe DiAch republic would, have fed all I the t&rUagamlton of «»fertunate India. CHAPTER. AN UNWRITTEN Many sails of hope were spread on the passing of the+Dingley tarifl. The bill prssed into law But the sailing was not as free as had been expected, and plenty of snags were met in the current. The six months from January to the end of June were not? neglected by importers. The importations of cloths from England i^to New York during that time were, in the higher grade of goods, $4,702,668, and from all other countries, in round nam hers, $1,200,000. In the lower-rated goods, $2,477,120 were brought from ling land, and $986,000 from all other coun tries. The total imports for the whole country in all clasps of cloths for these six months were .$11,000,000, which is $2,200,000 more-than the Imports of the port of New York. Still,.in order to ''fill the American market with immense stocks," the Euro pean centers of production, where goods are not piled np in expectation, but are produced only on bona fide orders,, were entirely cleared'out of all available stock. But these stocks, along with other sur plus.importntion that had found slower sale than anticipated, proved for a long time a thorn in the flesh. Neither tbe manufacturer nor the importer could reap the expected fiuit. The prices of American goods-get the pace. Up to last spring, the prices.- of worsted and woollen Were with few Shimon-lived spurts of im provement barely above' the average of prices of the spring of 1896. If the price of wool Is considered it is doubtful whether the net result was as advantage ous. lmmenBexfUantities of raw wool as had been 'imported by manufacturers which they owned at free-trade prices. But American wools used for mixing with Botany, arid other southern wools Were higher. American wool on the oured basis had been worth only 28 to 10 cents it was now worth 37.50 cent?. The foreign wools were not imported by manufacturers only, but also by speculators. The pressure soon came from the holders of these wools. Banks that had advanced on them asked for the return of loans. The use of cotton am! shoddy in the place of wool, as a consequence of the existing high tarifls, was not without its ea«jt.-Jacob Schoen hof in Forum,.-'? ,1* f«oe Eighty per cent.|of the war tax is'on the life necessities, thus directly burden ing the poor people. Out of the entire amount the poor are required to pay 60 per cent., while 30 per cent, is paid by those in moderate circumstances and only 10 per cent, is paid by those who own and control 80 per cent, of the wealth of the country. Dain'and Acme bull rakes at BOW8HER & BIDDISON'B. The Small California 1Qa hams, pound ip'- Tl I* ft tii ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 1VU Fish-Same Price. FAXTCV California Evaporated 1 Qp Peaches, pound V'1- TTTWI 'F California Evaporated Cp tprunesvpound ltt?r-r LEON QUEENSWARE ft V- X. 1 'Me 'Phone 59.' Opefa House Block. YOUR BUSINESS. All we ask is to look at our Rock Bottom Grocery Price. ft 25c buy 1 gallon syrup Of '5c buys 2 packages oat meal ft 20c buys 1 dozen oranges ft 25c buys 2 packages coffee ft 10c buys I large size bottle ketchup 45c buys 1 pail white fish 1900 catch ft I5c buys 1 pound fancy Rio coffee ft 15c buys I glass berry bowl worth 25c Your Produce Wanted. ketpriWl.^ Butter, Eggs, Vegetables, iti OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. Cannons Roar in Africa! 1 We intend to have a little "roaring" at home, so to start the thing off, we offer Salt aiid Smoked Meat—Fish! Breakfast Bacon 1Q1 pound Heavy Fat Bacon pound 8L FLOUR. FLOXJR. FLOUR. To close out what Flour we noiir have on hand, we will pffer. Clark's Special QOf Patent, sack California Evaporated Prunes, large, pound California Raisins new and line, pound COBHeB 8TH AMD Com« in and get our prices on goods and see the difference. We buy in large quan ties fbr cash and give our customers*the benefit. WE PAY CASH FOR BUTTER, EGGS AND POULTRtl ".. .]§§ and pay you just what we get for them in CASH or MEpCH ANDJ Corn, Hay, Oats,Bran, Shorts, Chop, Millet and Cane/Secd,Wood. REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXY. NO. 42 high?St sit 8^C TIMETABLE. C. 0. it Q. SOUTH NORTH Passenger....5:53 a.m. Passenger 8:36p.m. rcight 10:^0 a. m. Freight 8:00 p. ml Passenger.. 11:50 a.m. I Freight 4:30. p-«l. Freight 11:80p.m. Passenger. ..8:40p. mil K. ft W. GOING NORTH. Wednesday35 m,_Dally Sunday excePt Sunday"3^1' 4-0:00 ft a mar"§ Sunday and m-—^Passenger Dally except No. 17—7:00 a. m. Freight—stock express Sunday only. 19—S:05 a. m,—Freight Stock express Wednesday only. GOING SODTH. Sunday"" a 11,1—Passenger—Dally ifwjDruggists. except P' m--Frei8bt-»r.!l^,.ex'oept' No. 18—11:45 a. m.—Freight—Sunday only ,2"1)0 nts west and north.-Weet,. our train,No.,l makes direct connection at. Osceola 'p.V over there at all, making this best con nectlona for points in that territory.' A. 8. TIIARP, Agent: Trusses Are either a blessing or an injury according to construction and the manner in which they are fitted. If they are the kind THAT are constructed on scientific prlnci cipies, that can be properly adjust ed, that hold firmly without irrita tion, they will 1 SAVE suffering, and may save life. A rightly constructed and fitted truss should exert a pressure identical with that of the band." Many who luoBt of their LIVES have worn trusses have compli men ted us on the high character of our stc^k, and upon the carefulness of our flitting. If you need a truss we want to show you what|we can W. E. MYERS & CO. j. A.Harris&Bro? Manufacturers ofand leon magnificent line of monu *1? I m8Ht8r-^ne workmanship is unexcelled and material used first-class. We buy our stock in car load lots direct from the quaries in the east, thereby enabling us to make than firms buying in small quantities Our business is run strictly on a first class basis and we all our work to give perfect satisfaction. J. A. HARRIS & BROS. Fancy Streaked lOp Bacon, Pound Most Close Out Clark Bros. Suc cess, sack Evaporated Apples special price, pound 1 Mrttafr 80c Laundry Soap severalOC^ brands, 10 bars FYWF-IJ.