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Davis City.
Mrs. iL it of ton and son John left last
Wednesdayfor Kadclifi, Iowa, to visit
her ton, Dr. F. L. Horton. They will
r.tafce in the sights at the State fair aa
Freeman was in oar city a few days
|||||tba:pMt week. He came to see tb load
"ilfng the remainder of the iron left from
fthe new railroad bridge built here this
s#unamei?,^^|pj tr-
Chesterhna Floyd Severe are visiting
4tbetr aneto'a 8. B, Frazier and family at
)es Moines and seeing the State fair
at pes Moines at the same time.
£r. W. 0. Wheeler, R. Graham, and
^k^Keed left for the U. A. K. encamp-
Bot at Chicago last Saturday.
Mrs.E J.Shriner,and Mrs.Lem Thomp
|son left Saturday for Chicago to buy
«t|itheir8tocksof fall and winter goods in
^Mchicago that great western metropolis.
.F,. M. Freeman, J. C. Keshlear. K. P.
gpv Shirley, Dr. Laney, Tip Stevens and
about all the good democrat brethren
attended the Leon convention last Sat
l|||orday.-" $4*
Sam Uinkle atfd wife spent Sunday
with friends niear Decatur.
Ike Toney bought J. II. Kling's house
and lot on Bridge St., used bv Mr.
Kling as a law office. Consideration
#250 for lot twelve feet front.
Mrs. Oliver Bailey left for Cold water,
Michigan, last Tuesday to visit her sis
ten she had not Been for twelve years.
Carter Bcott and family left for a
month's visit with his parents in In
Lawyer Horton and Mr. Dorn bad
business at Leon last Monday.
Mrs. Fannie Post visited relatives at
Latnoni last Monday.
John Merritt had business at Kansas
City this week.
Hitch Boger and wife and Jobn Lov
ali and wife left for Des Moines last
Mrs, Maud Perkins, of Kellerton,
visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. John
Lee over Sunday last.
J. H. Kling had business at Leon the
fore part of the past week.
Art Teale is taking in the State fair
this week at Des Moines.
MisSes Mert Howell and Helen Rad
nish are visiting friends at Des Moines
this week.
Miss {Helen Valentine returned from
a visit at Tyrone, Iowa, last Mopday.
Charley Poush left for Des.^ Moines
last Monday.
Miss Arline Turner, of ulythedale,
Mo., is visiting her grand parents, John
Lee this week.
Mrs. S. J. \^e
callers on Davis City friends 'last Tut*
Ladies Favorite,—Morley's Little Liver
J^illS for bilious people are the ladies'
-'^vfavorite, because they are small, easily
taken, and do their work quietly,
but effectually. One a dose. Sold by
Vfra Wprden.
,'U Decatur.
W. D. Moore is on the sick list.
A. little daughter arrived at the home
of Mr. *and Mrs. Geo. Henner last Fri
James Laney has gone to Chicago to
attend the soldiers' reunion.
Quite a number of people from here
have gone to Des Moines to attend the
state fair.
Clarence Townsend returned Tuesday
from Des Moines where he has been
spending a few days.
Calvin Coffin and family have moved
to Missouri, where he has accepted a
position as teacher in a school.
Oscar Creal returned from Des Moines
Mrs. Peck is sick at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C. Watson.
Mrs. Hill is very sick.
Rev. Douglass, of Murray,,was on our
Streets Tuesday.
Clarence Gardner was in Leon Wed
Moore Bros, the nursery men are do
ing a lot of budding getting ready for
fall and spring trade.
Mr. and Mrs. Brazelton have gone to
Colorado on a pleasure trip.
Mrs. Cherringten is suffering from a
seyere fall.
Beggs' Hair Renewer oures dandruff, stops
hair falling out, and will grow hair on bald
beads, Beggs Mfg. Co„ Chicago. "Your hair
Renewer removed all the dandruff from my
eoalp and stopped my hair
out In two
-weeks." Mrs. Ella Marshall, Joilet, 111. Mc
Grath&Htill, Woodland,
Rayn Bros, are boreing a well for D.
A. Robinson.
O. W. Peck and wife spent Saturday
night with Mrs. Peck's father, M. L.
Hatlie Poland spent last week at
Mrs. Massey and daughter Jennie, of
Woodland, visited in this vicinity one
day last week.
L. K. Gozad, of Randolph, has been
visiting in this vicinity the past week.
Chas. Bledsoe has a new buggy.
Miss Alta Dale visited with Miss Ella
Campbell Sunday.
Mrs. W. C. Cozad and daughter Lottie
and Perry Barr returned home Friday
after a three week'8 visit in Oklahoma.
Oscar. Peck and wife are attending the
fair at Princeton this week.
was an apple paring at J. 13.
i's Tuesday 'evening.
ije and daughter Neliie called
ear New Salem Mondav.
owing the.
by secret orders
nevolent societies. His undis­
puted theory on the pork question has
caused a great panic on the Chicago
Board of Trade, as it leaves no reason
able doubt about pork eaters having a
Swinish temper. Five new applicants
took on the degree of baptism at the
C. B. & Q. pond Friday.
A number of Van Wert boys are at
tending the State fair this week.
Messrs^ Cal and Ira Price, formerly
of this place but late of Oklahoma, have
sold their Oklahoma farms and other
interests and purchased farms in the
best of all states, Iowa. Ira Price pur
chased the farm known as the Sampson
80 1} half miles south-east of Van Wert
and Cal bought a one fourth section ten
miles north of Mt. Ayr.
A "nigger and a white man" enroute
from some Missouri point to Des Moines
camped in Van Wert Saturday night.
The Caucasian who showed such good
taste in choosing companions claims
to be a brother to Mark Hanna. Some
of the Hanna worshippers here tried' to
convince him that the relation did not
exist, but were compelled to drop down
when be wished to bet the team wagon
and tent that the relationship did ex
Mrs. and the two Miss Blades, Mrs.
W. F. Blair and Mrs. Shaw attended the
Old Settler's reunion at Garden Grove.
A. J. Daniels and wife, of Cedar Rap
ids, are negotiating with our real estate
dealers for a farm.
It is rumored about the town that
Floyd Blades and Oren Fuller will soon
deny allegiance to Van Wert and take
up their abode in Weldon.
Fred West and family removed to
Grand River last week.
Mrs. Blanch Bullard boarded the
train for Oklahoma Monday where she
join her husband at Waukomis, Ok.
Washington, D. C.
Genesee Pure Food Co., LeRoy, N. Y.
Gentlemen:—Our family realize so much
from the use of Qrain-O that I feel that I must
say a word to induce others to use it. If peo
pie are interested in their health and the wel
fare ol their children they will use no other
beverage, I have used them all, but Grain-O I
have found superior to any, for the reason
that it is solid grain.
Yours for health,
Charter Oak
wagons at
Bowsher & Biddi
Garden Grove.
A great many Garden Grove people
have gone, or are going to the state
fair. They will have the pleasure of
seeing two Garden Grove horses go in
the races. One belonging to C. S.
Stearns and one'to E. P. Hamilton.
Both have been making fast time and
earning good money this summer.
At tiie meeting of the school board
held Monday evening it,was voted to
annex 40 acres from districtv*5lov 4, be
longing to Richard Young, the boar3--©f
that district having given consent. We
understand however that some patrons
of the school are highly indignant over
it and a lively fight may result.
The old set tiers meeting this year
was highly successful. The rain the
first day kept mpny away so that the
crowd was not so large as usual, but the
second day there was a laarge atten
dace. The address by Rev. Woodward
of this place and Rev. Wright, of Osce
ola were excellent. The talks by old
settlers were above the average. The
crowd was orderly and no arrests were
necessary. No gambling was permitted.
C. B. Fraze left Friday for Detroit to
attend the Supreme lodge of Knights of
Pythias and Mrs. Fraze left the same
day to visit relatives at Rediield, Iowa,
Mrs. Dodd and Miss Nielson, of Chi
cago, both former residents of this state
were visiting in town Sunday.
Willis Hines and wife, of Sedalia, Mo.
visited here between trains.
Geo. Zika, of Prescott, Arizona, was
in town last week visiting his brother.
Everyone is glad to see Alda Stearns
out again after a two months illness.
Wm. Randall, wife and daughter and
Miss Ella Davis, of Decatur, Ills., visit
ed last week at the home ofG. S. Sams.
If you want a beautiful complexion, a
bright eye.a good appetite, an active liv
er, bowels regular as clock-wOrk and
vigorous, healthy body, use Morley's
Liver and Kidney Cordial, the great
system renovator. It cures all diseases
to which women are subject, such as
weakness, debility, melancholy, nervous
prostration, etc. Sold by agent in everv
town and by L. Van Werden.
The Leon Commission Co. will pay
you highest prices in cash for poultry,
eggs and all produce.
You Can't Catch the
Wind in a Net."
Neither can you cure ner
vous diseases by using drugs
or compounds that only stint'
ulate or deaden the nerves.
The delicate nervous system most be fed
and sustained by pure, rich blood, and the
one medicine to purify and vitalise the
blood is Hoofs SarsaparOla. That is the
prime object for which it is made and
it has won success unequalled in the his
tory of medicine. You should know by
actual experience what it wUl do for you,
Ntrvous "I was weak, always
fired and nervous. After taking five bot
tles of Hood"s SarsaparitU could steep
felt cheerful and could do my
tuork." Mrs. Emm* Smith, 68 E.
*&cfua Street, Oswego, N. Y.
_^ reeiniti U8tl Miss Bertha
.. an were married At the home of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Jane Dingman
in Lean oil Friday, Aug. 34, at o'clock,
the tjei-Sihony being performed by Rev.
yf-C, Williams. Many friends extend
copighttulations to this worthy young
couple and wish them along and pros
perous life.
Two quiet weddings have occurred at
the Presbyterian parsonage the past
week, the first was on the afternoon of
Ausrust 2lst, when Mr. David B. Guthrie
"of Davis City and Mrs. Dora C. Lewis
also of that city, but formerly of Leon,
were united in marriage. These parties
are well known here and have the con
gratulations of many friends.
The second was an early morning
wedding which occurred at 6 a. m., yes
terday, Wednesday. The parties were
Mr, Ira L. Smith and Miss Grace R. Scott.
Miss Scott is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Scott,, living in Center
township, eight miles northeast of town.
The newly married pair took the early
morning train for Des Moines," where
they will spend some days at the State
On their return they will make
their home, for the
bride's parents.
present, with the
Mr. M. H. Cochran, of IowaCily, and
Miss Grace Kelley, of this city," were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride's brother, Charles W. Kelley, in
south Leon, on last Thursday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, the ceremony being per
formed by Rev. R. W Castor, pastor of
the Christian church.
The groom is a hardware merchant
and one of the leading business men of
Iowa City. His bride is a beautiful
young lady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Kelley, and during tier residence
in this city has made many warm
friends among her acquaintances.
Many friends extend hearty congrat
ulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cochran, and
wish them much happiness. They left
the same afternoon for Iowa City, where
they will make their home,
Yesterday, at Leon, la., occurred the
marriage of M. H. Cochran of this city,
and Miss Gracil Kelley of that place.
They have already returned to Iowa
City, and will immediately, establish
their home.
The happy groou) is one of Jowa City's
most prosperous business men, who has,
by his fairness and business integrity,
won a host of friends.
The bride is one of Leon's most es
timable ladies, whose graces have won
tor her a warm place in many a heart.
She will be welcomed to our city's so
cial circles, and The Republican wisbeB
the happy couple every possible hap
piness.—Iowa City Daily Republican.
The soothing and healing properties
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, its
pleasant taste and prompt and perman
ent cures have made it a great favorite
with the people everywhere, For sale
by W. A. Alexander, druggist.
Reduced Rates on Certificate Plan.
Buffalo Bills Wild west show Chariton
Sept. 15, rate one and one-third for
round trip, tickets on sale Sept. 15,
Limit Sept. 10.
M. YV. A. and I. O. O. F. Picnic. De
catur City, Sept. 5 and 6, tickets on sale
Sept. 5 and 6, rate one and one third
fare, limit Sept. 7.
Annual Picnic I. O. O. F. Osceola,
Sept. 11, tickets on sale Sept. 10 and 11,
rate one and one-third fare,limit Sept.12.
Ohio and Indiana Home Visitors Ex
cursions via. C. B. & Q. Rate about
one fare for round trip. Tickets on sale
Sept. 3, limit 30 days. No stop overs
allowed. Tickets must be deposited
with agent at destination within 24
hours after arrival.
Home Visitors Excursion to Ohio and
Indiana destination tickets on sale Sep
tember 4. Rate one fare round trip.
Limit 30 days.
If additional information is desired
please call on or address me. Prompt
tatention is giyen to correspondence.
Joint Agent C. B. & Q.
Monday Bowsher
I will sell at ray farm 1} miles west of
High Point, commencing at 10 o'clock
a. m. on Tuesday, September 4, 190,
the following property: 5 head
of horses—2 brood mares, 2 yearling
colts and 1 sucking colt 33 head of
cattle—9 cows, 5 two-year-old steers,
and 1 two-year-old heifer, 9 yearling
steers and heifers, 9 fall and spring
calves, 1 thoroughbred bull 30 head of
brood sows and shoats farming imple
ments—new McCormick binder, new
6:foot McCormick mower, aulkey plow,
disc harrow, steel harrow, bobsled,
wagon, cider mill, plows, 2 jack screws,
ana numerous other articles also one
cook stove and one heater and other
household goods. One Dain corn cutter
1 seeder. 500 bushels of oats, and 85
bushels of wheat, hay off the farm.
Terms—12 months.
Jos. JONES, J.
Auctioneer. Ci S. Stearns, clerk.
The prosperous man doesn't use white
lead, It chalks off too soon. Hammar
Paint is guaranteed for five years' wear,
and there is !200,000 behind the guar
The large and increasing circulation of
The Iowa Homestead in this county is a
matter for congratulation to the publ
Ushers and to good farming, for, of al
the papers of its class in the country, it
is easily the be^t and most helpful. Its
Special Farmers' Institute editions, is
sued with the regnlar edition Itbe first
week in each month, have been for
years the admiration of all practical
farmers. Written wholly by farmers,
they are full of actual experience and
smell of the soij. We have been fortu
nate enough this season to secure terms
for The Homestead and its Special Farm
ers' Institute Editions, together with
the Poultry Farmer and The Farmers'
Mutual-Insurance Journal, four of the
most valuable farm publications in the
country, that enable us to offer the four
in connection with our o^rn paper, THE
LEON REPORTER, for fl.70 for the entire
five, one year. 'Ibis is emphatically a
good thing, and no farmer in this coun
ty should fail to take advantage of the
ofler. For a large line of thoroughly
practical farm reading nothing has ever
b^een offered before that equals it. A
ounty paper, a farm paper, a poultry
iaper, a farm insurance paper and the
pecial Farmers' Institute, all for $1.70.
ome in and order them.
Said head or an untidy condition of the
causes more unhappjr hour*, than any
ber condition of life. Avoid these by using
km1 Hair Renewer. It cures all scttp dlg
stops hair falling out and gfows hair on
ds. Guaranteed to give salulaetion.
District feourti
Jlldge Tedford cOtitened the dis
trict court Monday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock. The officials of the court are
Geo. Wolever, sheriff, Spence Kehler
deputy sheriff, J. C. Stockton clerk,
Lacon Stockton deputy clerk, J. S. Par
rish stenographer, John Burns court
bailiff, J. J. Evans grand jury bailiff, B.
D. Johnson petit jury bailiff.
The grand jury for the term Was
drawn Monday afternoon as follows
G. P. Arnold, foreman, Arthur Forbes.'
tf. E. Stevens, Richard Trower, L. A.
Brown, W. C. Cozad and J. J. Sears,
The court appointed G. A. Wood clerk
of the grand jury. The grand jury ad
journed at noon yesterday until Mon
The trial jury was summoned to ap
pear Tuesday and as fast aB they report
ed were discharged for the term, as
there were no jury cases to be tried on
account of almost everything being con
tinued. Judge Tedford adjourned court
noon Tuesday until next Monday,
when he will hold court a couple of
days to dispose of some equity cases.
The following cases have been dis
posed of.
Estate of Cortez Pyle, final report ap
proved and administrator discharged.
Estate of Gilbert Blue, final report
approved and executor discharged.
Estate of J. F. Evans, petition to sell
real estate granted.
Estate of Wm. K. Hensley, final re
port approved and executor discharged.
Estate of Martha and Joseph A. Rey
nolds, final report approved and ad
ministrator discharged.
Guardianship of David A. Dancer,
guardian ordered to allow $300 a year
for support of ward.
Estate of Howell Chandler, adminis
trator ordered to purchase monument
at cost of $!&,.widow's allowance fixed
at $250.00.
Estate of David Stuart, resignation
Df J. H. Kling executor accepted, J. N.
Gates appointed executor, bond of
Estate of Elizabeth Hensley, final
report approved and administrator
Estate of Martha A. Shirley, admin
istrator ordered to purchase monument.
Estate of J. Koger, claim of Frank
Greenland allowed in sum of $90.*
Guardianship of Joseph C. Sell et al.
Ed, Sharp appointed guardian ad litem,
sale of real estate ordered.
Estate of Samuel H. A ten, will pro
Estate of Ignace Hainer, will proba
Guardianship ol Alberta P. Dancer,
final report approved, euardian dis
Estate of David Dancer, administra
tor's deeds to Wm. Anderson and W.
A. Hopkins executors, .T.D.Briggs, Anna
A. Dancer, Day id A. Dancer and How
ard M. Dancer, approved and adminis
trators discharged.
Guardianship of Matafny Kslly, per
son unsound mind, C. W. Hoilman ap
pointed guardian ad litem, judgment
as per decree, ...
State vs. Mae Brenner, indicted foi
assault with intent to commit murder.
Defendant pleads guilty, which plea is
accepted by the court. Defendant fined
$50 and costs, and upon failure to pay
line to be imprisoned 15 days in the
county jail. Sentence suspended dur
ing good behavior, and no writ to issue
until ordered by the court.
State vs. Frank Sutberlin, charge ig
nored by grand jury, defendant dis
charged and bond exonorated.
Lew H. Youiur ys. Ellis Fleming, dis
missed at cost or plfintifi.
C. W. Walker vs. Eli Dodd, stricken
from docket.
Albert Willis vs. Samuel T. Emmons,
dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
Bertha Boughten vs. Frank Bough
ten, stricken from docket, judgment
against plaintiff for costs.
Mollie C. Wise vs. John W. Gibson et
al., default and deciee of partition.
T. B. Daniels vs. J. Hensley, settled.
P. L. McDowell vs. John W. Gibson
et al., final report of distribution ap
proved and referee discharged.
Sadie Merritt vs. Sarah Koger, settled
and dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
Belle Anderson vs. Allie Gardner,
settled outside of court, defendant's
attorneys object to dismissing the case.
Wm, Woodard vs.-H. C. Watson, set
tled and dismissed.
L. A. Brown vs. H. C. Watson, settled
and dismissed.
D. F. Nicholson vs. Thos. L. Koger et
al. settled and dismissed.
Jessie Gilbert vs. Wm. Gilbert, dis
B. F. Venn vs. Mary E. Venn, strick
en from dockets
Piano Mfg. Cp. vs. G. B, Sams, cost
bond of $50 ordered.
L. M. Mann vs. J. R. White, et al.,
Sarah A. Gardner vs. Bert Gardner et
al., V. R. McGinnis appointed guardian
ad litem, decree of partition.
Wm. S. Dooley vs. T. W. Silvers, de
cree quieting title.
John Carter vs. A. L. Grinstead, V.
R. McGinnis appointed guardian ad
litem for minor neirs.
Maggie Patterson vs. James R. Pat
terson et al., Marion F. Stookey ap-
ointed guardian ad litem for minor
Application of E. L. Armstrong for
permit to sell intoxicating liquors at
Grand River granted for term of five
Francis White vs. Milton E. Lee et al.
decree quieting title.
Application of W. H. Stiles for per
mit to sell intoxicating liquors at Gar
den Grove granted for term of five
D. D. Bethards vs. Thomas McCloud
et al. motion to transfer sustained.
Bevis Bros. vs. Chester Pullen et al.,
default and decree of foreclosure.
Application of F. J. Honnbld for per
mit to sell intoxicating liquors with
J. C. Stockton vs. L. F. Roberts etal.,
settled and dismissed.
J..C. Stockton vs. L. F. Roberts, de
fault and judgment for amount due on
ope promissory note.
Wm. Woodard vs. L. F. Roberts et al.
defaplt and judgment for amount of
one promissory note.
Application of W, S. Bear for permit
to sel) intoxicating liquors at Decatur
Are you running.for office this year?
No, you durn fool I'm runnin' to L.
Van Werden's for a bottle of Dr. Cald
well's Syrap Pepsin to cure this indiges
See Joe' L. Warner, the north side
jeweler, tdr all kinds of cleaning and re
pairing. All work guaranteed and
priceslovrest in the city.
Girls Wanted.
JBteady employment will be given to
twoy.ouwr ladies who desire to learn
type setting in THE REPOBTEB office.
Application^ should be made at onee for
the position.
For tprenly years Beggs' German Halve" "Ma
beenouringblind, itching
where have fSnli
Rev. Mrs. Flora, of Des Moines, filled
her appointments at Crown Chapel last
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Laura Mason, of Burlington,
spoke at the Baptist church in the
interest of the Home Mission Society
Preaching at the Baptist church next
Sabbath morning and evening at the
usual hours. The ordinance of baptism
will be administered at one of these ser
The Sunday Schools of Decatur town
ship will meet with the Palestine school
the second Sunday in September at the
Palestine church. A grand good time is
expected. Everybody invited.
..i R. G. BKNTON, Supt.
Satuiday, Sept. 1, at 10 o'clock is the
ordination service at Palestine chuic'i
and at 2 o'clock, is regular covenant
meeting services. Regular services on
Suuday at 11 and 8 o'clock. This meet
ing will be continued for some time con
ducted by Rev. N. B. Sill assisted by
the pastor. CHAR. W. REEOBR,
j* Pastor.
Owing to the close of the summer's
park services, regular preaching services
will be held at the Presbyterian chuich
next Sabbath morning and evening.
The pastor especially desires that, right
at the beginning of this new year's work,
all the members of the church and con
gregation should unite in a hearty effort
to make all the church services as profi:
able as possible to themselves and
others. Especially does he desire that
each Bhall contribute, by presence and
by cordial greetings, to make all our ser
vices attractive to strangers. Strangers
in the city, and others not attending
elsewhere, are cordially invited to .wor
ship with us.
The Evangelistic Services now in prog
ress at the Christian church will be con
tinued from next Lords day as indicated
Sunday morning—"The Words of
Jesus at the Cross."
Sunday evening—"Which is the True
Monday evening—"Judgment after
Tuesday evening—^"Lessons from the
Fifty-first Psalm."
Wednesday evening—"The Rich Man
and Lazarus."
Thursday evening "How can one
Know that he is saved."
Friday evening—-'The Forgivenness of
fvm 4
-Monday afternoon—"The Book of the
Prophet Amos."
Tuesday afternoon—"The Revival
Book of the Bible."
Wednesday afternoon—"Questions in
the Bible about Salvation."
Thursday afternoon—"The Epistle to
the Hebrews."
Friday afternoon—"Barnabas: A
Character Study."
Everybody earnestly requested to
come. "R. W. CASTOR.
Your best friend can give yon no bet
ter advice than this: "For impure blood
bad stomach and weak nerves take
Hood's Sarsaprilla.
Tki Prlot Taraad tha Join
They (ell a story of Father O'Shea,
A priest who WM well known in Wash
ington county, who had some local
note for his qnldc wit One of his
Presbyterian frianda was fond of havr
ing a Joke with him. They met one
day at the poetofflce, whire there was
quite a crowd waiting for the distribu
tion of the mall which had lust ar
"Nice day, Father O'Shea,'' said the
"It la a nice day, indeed, air/' replied
the priest.
"I suppose yon read Hha news of the
queer doings Sown la Texas 7" said the
Joker Interrogatively.
"I dlfr not," replied rather O'Shea.
"What's going en down there?"
"They are hanging all the priest* and
Jackasses In the state," replied the
"Well, well,'' commented the priest,
"It's lucky for n% Isn't It that you
and I are not down there?"—Pittsburg
PH Ida* •f'tha Oomalaa.
''Why do you Insist on making all
this trouble about laying down your
arms?" asked one Cuban soldier.
"I don't object to laying them down,"
answered the other. "But I'd like to
keep them in reach, ao that I can pick
them up and lay them down again If
there la any benefit to be derived from
the proceeding."—Washington Star.
Mother (hearing Ethel aay her pray
ers)—And let us all live to a good old
Ethel—I'll not pray for aunty to lire
to an old age.
Mother (astounded)—Why?
Ethel—'Cause she's ashamed of her
age now.—Puck.
Trulaf It.
—'.*grhgtif„ftlf yyp flgfng with the
'Tpi gplng to wel4 It on my law?)
jnower. Then I'll always know which
fit my neighbors feas ^"-nOUrrelanj}
A School Sale of Black Cat triple Knee stockings for boys and girls.
A stocking that's made for business, that's the reason
f°r the Triple Knees,a stocking that's popular in price
onco bought, you'll always buy.
Sale Going
The hosiery counter is loaded with Black Cat
tiiple kuee leather stockings. The price is 25c, per
pair, any size and a Black Cat souvenir button goes
with each pair. Come and meet the Black Cat and
we 11 show you the best boys' and girl-s stocking you
ever saw.
"The time has come," said Nicotine
to the group of friends who were
around her, "to prove the usefullness
nf my so-called 'fad.'" As Nicoline
ipoke she spread her long, white hands
ipen before her.%*'
"My dear Miss Sargent," drawled
vit a voice from the further corner of
the fireplace, "pray elucidate your lit
tle theory. We're dying of ennui and
this beastly weather."
Miss Sargent smiled rather scorn
fully and shrugged her "pretty shoul
ders, but went on addressing her re
marks to the company In general.
"I have one request to make," she
went on, "and that a very simple one—
that I may glance at the hand of every
person in this room."
Every one smiled Indulgently, and
Kate Grant, the hostess of the country
house party, said In. a mock tragic
tone: "You don't-suspect us of any
thing criminal, do you, Nicoline? And
what shali you do with me If I am
found guilty?"
"Now, that's too bad," said the
drawling voice in the corner "Miss
Sargent's dead In earnest abd If she
believes in palmistry I say It's cruel
to make fun of her belief. I for one
am willing to be examined," and Dr.
Denton held out a pair of firm, manly
"You may rest assured," said Nlco
Ilnei very gravely, "that I shall con
vict no one on my evidence. This in
vestigation Is simply for my own grat
ification and tajsatlsfy a very tronbled
Mrs. Grant and her guests-were very
well accustomed to Nicotine's moods,,
aa they termed her sudden and unac
countable caprices, and regarded this
as one of them, not to be taken seri
"I am trying to discover." remarked
Nicoline, as she held up Dr. Denton's
hand to the light, "the thief's cross."
Ugh! How grewsome!" exclaimed
a pretty little blonde, who was admir
ing her dimpled fingers.
Quite exciting," murmured an In
sipid Individual by the pretty blonde's
side, who was admiring the same pret
ty lingers. There were a dozen or.
more people in the room. It was a
rainy night, and conversation and
games had flagged, while pretty Mrs.
Grant, driven to her wits' end as to
some form of entertainment for her
guests, had begged Nicollne's assist
ance. Nicoline was a clever girl, quite
too clever for ordinary people, who
could never quite tell whether she
were In fun or earnest, as the Insipid
man and the pretty blonde could tes
Nicoline examined each hand with
grave attention, throwing out pointed
remarks suitable to the character of
each. When she had finished she
paused a moment before the fireplace.
"Well," Investigator of the future,
which is the Judas among us?" asked
Mrs. Grant.
Dr. Denton, who was sitting nearest
the fire, glanced at Nicoline Just then
and saw she was very white and was
trembling. "Oh, I say," he exclaimed
hurriedly, "let's have a game of cards
in the other room. I'll arrange the
tables. Miss Sargent's tired, and be
sides she couldn't give us away in that
shapie, you know," and the company,
ready to take up with any new sug
gestion, proceeded to the next room,
amid much laughter, at the Impromptu
Jokes, which Dr. Denton was contriv
ing to fashion. Nicoline was left alone
aa she thought, but turning away from
the fire she looked straight into the
eyes of Paul Sinclair.
"Nicoline," he said, very gravely, bis
handsome face flushed with feeling,
''you can not imagine for a moment—"
He stopped and looked searchingly
Into her brown eyes.
"Yes," was the elow reply, "I do Im
agine—indeed, I think I know—I never
saw your hand before tonight, and that
horrible cross in the palm, at Just the
exact spot. They say it is Infallible."
''You suspect me, then, of robbing
yoq of your necklace, Nicoline?" the
map said in a strained voice. "Why,
Nicoline, you are wronging yourself as
well as me. by such a thought. Why,
we've been trusted friends for years,
and lately I've thought that you—I
know that I have cared for you in
quite a different—*'
"Oh, stop, Paid," cried Nicoline, turn
ing away from him. "You and Kate
were the .only ones In the house who
knew I had the necklace. It was
mother's and very valuable. I know
lt'a terrible to accuse you' of a crime,
but your hand, Paul, your hand and
the cross." Nicoline shuddered and
hid her face in her hands.
"You foolish child," said Paul in his
deep, tender voice. "You haven't even
given me a fair .trial! iLook at both mjr
hands and see if the cross Is In each
He helfl out both hauls to her!
te&Vsllt Then 15 the.'
& C'V'if
palin was a deep cross, but the other
was perfectly smooth. Nicoline,locked
at him Incredulously, hesitating.
"Do you remember, little doubter,
that years ago when we were skating
on the ice we fell down and I cut this
hand on a Jagged bit of stone?. You
said at the time it would leave aav
ugly mark. Have you forgotten, or
has your love for palmistry overcome
everything else In you?"
Nioollne was trembling more vio
lently than before, and her eyes veere
on the ground.
"I beg your pardon, Paul. Oh- I'm
so sorry. I've been very foolish. Can
you forgive me?"
"On one condition," answered Paul,
taking her hands and drawing her to
ward him, "that you will look Into my
eyes and tell me plainly what, you
read there."
And Nicollne's answer was written
in her
"But the policeman thraatened to
run you In If you didn't refrain froiu
riding on tlhe footpath?"
"Yes, and I threatened to run Into
him If he didn't, get out of the way l)*
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Now, how do you like, say, th* nama
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Cook—Shure, mum, lt'a not me that's
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Bold and GUARAOTKKD by.
State of Iowa,
Vss. District Coniiln
Decatur bounty
To U1 Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that an iaatMi
In writing, purporting to be tbe last wir
Testament of Phillip Miller Deoei
thta'day produotxl, lopennd and
underslgned.'and that I have fixed,
the Mb dav of November, 1800 ag 1
hearing proof In relation thereto^
e»8 my OfBclal sliroaturej
Court hereto aflUea.

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