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Phone 22.
THE LEON REPORTER
O. E. HULL, Publisher.
LEON, IOWA
SnbnoriptUm Rates:.
On* year.......!
Six months JJJ
Three months........
The end of the war is now promised,
but it has been promised ip every morn*
lug bulletin for some two years or so.
Reading between the .lines of the
President's message, Americans learn
that they are in for four years of im
perialism and trustism.
The people at the last election de
clared in favor of a big standing army
and McKinley and his congress will
take them at their word. More taxesl
Mr. McKinley's message to Congress
declares, in eflect, that be shall con?
tinue working-{2^ empire and the trusts,
and that he believes the people at the
polls in Noyember sanctioned such ser
vice. ifiifll
The president's message contains
about 18,000 words. Take a week of|
and read it. It was not written for
busy people or democrats—the former
has not time and the latter can't.
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VO. *"r"i
Mr Lease is happy. His wife has
sued for divorce. 8he has cut loose
from her populist associates and has
consorted withUha republicans of late.
She may apply for a divorce from the
.grand oldT»arty.ere JQI!K on tHev gp
of non-support.
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Bntered a* teeond elatt matter at the
Leon ,/owa ,Po$toffiee.
Iowa ranks fourth in railway mileage.
Illinois comes first, then Pennsylvania,
next is Texas and then Peerless Iowa.
Gov. Iind, of Minnesota, hasappoint
ed Charles A. Towne to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator Davis.
Attorney 3aiieral Griggs, the New
Jersey lawyer whom in a moment of
weakness Mr.McKinley placed at the
hfead of tbe department of justice* de
clines to stay longer. Mr. Griggs can
make more money serving the trusts
as their regularly hired lawyer than
he can earn serving them at the small
salary the government pays its cabinet
officers. sA
a
"tbeMisaouri stated election was most
gratifying to democracy. They have
hot only increased the number of coun
ties under democratic control but they
have incye^sed the number ofcongresfc
mett ftani |.2Vto 13.. The democratic
-majority onjjoint ballotin the legist^
lure has' increased from 40 to 5tt.' These
are facts of which the party may well
feelproud,
•••y- a.
r~"
Tbe next time an amendment io the I
constitution of Iowa is proposed it
might not be a bad idea toijave a com-1
mi^tee of bright women look it. overl
witb a view of pointing out its errors I
and informalities. Such a committee
couldn't possibly be less efficient than
the men who have been bungling things
in the state legislature in recent years.
—Gate City.
Thirty-four of the states of the union
have declared through their legislatures I
in favor OF the election of United 8tates
senators by popular vote of the people.
Tiere is not a valid argument. against
tSe method. The lower bouse of con
glfens wlllf lwaysvote fot such a ineas
ura, but ttie stump is met in the eenate. I
The people of thestates should instruct I
their United Stateaeenators to vote for
a, measuMfarr thei*: election by popinlai
.•Vote.'""'
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The Boston Herald urges that the ar
rival, in. this country of objectionable I
immigrants in droves should stimulate
pongrpssto the early adoption of a re
stirtbtive measure. Tbe inadequacy of
the existing laws to keep out 'people
who am"/not wanted in the United'
States has been visibly demonstrated.
Itis a notorious fact that among the]
neWcomere are some of the worst crim
inalsin Europe. It appears in the
light of a public menace that such peo
ple should be allowed to land in this!
eouQtry and make their homes with us.
The ceiuup returns of Texas present
3Us facts. For instance, Bail
inty baa but four residents Cock
has twenty-five Andrews has thirty
pnr Lynn has seyenteen, and Daw
iias thirty-six. Twenty-five other
Jes have populations ot less tban,
'.each. Some counties have bo run
ping stream within their borders, sotbe
jiundreds of miles from a rtdlroad,
ttth^rs are almost wholly inbaUted
,*-ie
dogs, jack'rabMts and rattle
Tom Green cpunty, the largest
Tstate, larg^ than tbf whole
Ohio, «nd ba« »t i^SOl inhabit-
v.,-
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Msoumnr PURE
THE PROHIBITION' VOTE.
Full returns of the November election
from all the states give McKinley 7,238,
514 votes, and Bryan 6,860,796 McKin
ley's plurality, 877,718. In 1896 McKin
ley received 7,107,304 votes and Bryan
6,533,080 McKinley's plurality, 574,224.
McKinley's vote was larger by 131,210
than four years ago. Bryan's not as
large by 172,284, and McKinley's plu
rality was larger by 303,494.
The prohibition vote has been report
ed officially from thirty states, includ
ing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, but
ouitting New York. In the thirty
states Wooley, prohibition candidate
for president, received 157,690 votes.
Bidwell received 264,562 voles in 1892
Fisk, 249,937 in 1888, ami levering and
Bentley, 144,663 in 1896.
There was a falling ofi in the prohibi
tion vote in Connecticut as compared
with 1892, again in Florida and Geor
gia, a loss of 7,000 in Illinois, a gain of
690 in Indiana, again in Iowa and Kan
sas, a loss in Maryland, Massachusetts
and Michigan, a loss of 15,000 in Ohio,
again of 2,000 in Pennsylvania, and
loss.of 3,000 in Wisconsin.
Altogether Mr. Wooley will be disap
pointed in the claim that he received
half million votes. But he is justified
in claiming a large increase over the
prohibition vote of 1896. Tbe full re
turns from all the states will be awaited
with interest.
Another flaw has been discovered in
the Titus amendment wbich will proba
bly result in knocking the whole thing
out.* It is claimed the now famous
amendment was not recorded in tbe
house journal of the 27th general as
sembly, and therefore it is void, as the
constitution requires that an amend
ment shall be entered upon the journals
of both -houses. It-will be remembered
that the prohibitory amendment W»8:
d'ecidM tb'be unconstitutional because
the same bAanot. been fully and cor
roctly recorded in the journals of the
two houses. Tbe constitutional pro
vision says, "Such proposed amend
ment shall be entered on their jour
nals," meaning the journals of both
houses. In tbe decision overthrowing
the prohibitory amendment in 1883, the
Iowa supreme court held that "The
general assembly acting itself under a
power granted by the constitution, can
only change the constitution in the
manner provided by the constitution."
The Titus amendment passed the house,
March 18, 1898. «On March 22 the com
mittee on enrolled bills reported that
the joint resolution had been correctly
enrolled.
For Oklahoma real estate, write or
call on C. B. Jordan.: Enid, o. T.
You have used all
sorts of cough reme
dies but it does not
yield it is too deep
seated. It may wear
itself out in time, but
it is more liable to
produce la grippe*
pneumonia or a seri
ous throat affection.
You need something
that will give you
strength and build
up the body.
SCOTT'S
EMULSION
will do this when everything
ejse fails. There is no doubt
about it. It nourishes,
strengthens, builds up and
makes the body strong and
healthy, not only to throw
off ihis hard cough, but to
fortify the against
further attacks. If you are
rundown or emaciated you
thouM 'certainly take this
nofffidthtg food fledkine*
-lOw-Ydck.
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Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
*OV«t BAWMtt POWOCW CO.. WW YORK.
POWDER
THE RURAL DELIVERY.
Rural free mail delivery is an innova
tion coming along with tremendous
strides and unquestionably accomplish
very great good. It brings into
closer association peoples and commun
ities it is an educational influence' of
unmeasured power it stimulates corres
pondence, brings the daily paper with
the market reports and other valuable
information to tbe farmer's door fresh
from the press and in countless other
ways performs its enlightening mission.
In his estimate for the forthcoming
fiscal year'the postmaster general sets
aside |he sum-of 13,500,000 for the ex
tension and maintenance of the systepa.
While it is essentially a losing venture
is nevertheless a convenience of very
broad scope and fully justified in most
cases by tbe circumstances of its crea
tion. The year about to close baB
brought nearly 4,300 rural routes, and
plans now formulated' contemplate the
establishment of about 4,500 more dur
tbe next year. Increased stamp
sales are an incident of no little impor
tance obseryable in connection with the
service and their rapid augmentation is
not a matter of any doubt whatever.
Farm life is popularized by the scheme,
and that circumstance alone, by keep
ing the boys away from the cities, is
worth a considerable portion of what
the innovation costs.
CANAL COMMISSION'S REPORT.
The report of the commission appoint
ed to examine into thefeasibility of sev
eral routes for a proposed canal across
Central America, between tbe Atlantic
and Pacific, has been laid before congress
by the president, and indicate# an ex-1
haustive discbarge of the duties requir
ed of tbe commissioner?.
The most important feature of tbe re
port is that sbowing the superior ad van
tages of the-Nii^iiguan over tbe Tana-J
Aithoiigb a cS^^lai^g '^is^tei^'^j
be competed, according to the eistimaties
made, for $58,000,000 less than the form
the difference in coBt is' discounted
by numerous disadvantages attaching to
the Panama route.
A comparison of routes, as present
ed in the report, shows that distances I
between Atlantic and Pacific ports are
shorter by the Nicaraguan that by the
Panama route. This is in part offset
by the increased time in getting through
the Nicaragua canal. The latter route
more favorable for sailing vessels. It
also regarded as more advantageous
on account of its development of the
country through which it passes.
Tbe Panama concession, now held by a I
French company, prohibits a cession qf|
any rights to any nation or foreign gov
ernment. Being limited to ninety-nine
years, if the United States should ac
quire tbe cession, it would have to turn
over the can«l to the Colombian govern
ment at the end of that period. There
could, therefore, be no absolute owner
ship on the part of this government.
Beside, the Nicaragua route is healthful I
and holds out inducements .to settlen,
while the other is extremely miasmatic
and devoid of agricultural or mineral 1
resources.
While the commission estimates tbe
cost of the Panama canal as much
cheaper than the Nicaragua, it says, in
concluding its comparison of routes:]
"Even if tbe new Panama Canal com
pany be able and willing to sell there is I
reason to believe that the price would not
be such as would make the total cost to
tbe United States less than that of the]
Nicaragua canal."
The commissioners estimate that tbe I
total cost of the ^icarauga canal will be
11200,540,000, and'the time' to be occu
pied by its construction at ten years.
The enormity and cost of this under
taking would seem to make" it of tbe]
utmost essentiality that it should be
absolutely owned in perpetuity and
controlled by the government that fur
nishes tbe money, labor and skill to
build it. Yet tbe republican party iB
determined to'make, as a prerequisite
of legislation authorising the construc
tion of this vaflt waterway at an ex
pense Of over $^00,000,000 to tbe taxI
payers, that England, by the terms of
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, shall be)
permitted to. fix the conditions under
which the canal shall be operated.—
Kansas City Times.
Tbe bill of Representative Shafroth,
of Colorado, for tbe adoption of tbe
metric system of the United States was
favorably reported by unanimous vote
of the house committee on coinage,
weights and measures. The bill was
changed so as to make' the system go
into eflect Jan. 1, 1903. OfficialS of
tbe treasury were present and express
ed approval of the measure. Mr. Shaf
roth stated that all tlte civilized nations
except Great Britain and tbe United
States bad adopted tba metric system,
Bussia b^ng~the last to do so a few
weeks '$gpe
ESTAB1JS HED 1854. LEON. IOWA. THUBSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1900. REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXVI. NO. 16
Standard Oil qtock is' still kiting.
Nothing unusual for it'"to advance
thirty pointji in otie day. The com
pany's capital of $100,000,000 now has
a market valne of more than $800,
000,000. Last January the stock was
quoted at 475, and now it is 810. As
John D. Rockefeller owns 43 per cent,
of the stock, one can see how immense
ly wealthy that gentleman is. The past
year Rockefeller's Share of tbe dividends
has been more~than 920,000,000. And
all his eggs are nojb In one basket. He
has big.uests in other lines of business
and they are all full of eggs. Rockefel
ler never permits an addled egg in his
nests.
11 ad a democratic legial'ature in Iowa
passed such a bungling piec#- of legisla
tion as tbe Titus atttendment the repub
lican papers would have roared theit
heads ofi. But its diflerent when tbe
o.-p. makes a blunder and holds t!
whole state up to the ridicule of the
country.
,! a The Best Plaster.
A piece of flannel, .'dampened with
Chamberlain's. Pain Baiu'i and bound to
tbe aflected parts iB superior to any
plaster. When troubled with lame back
or pains in the side or 'chest, give it
trial iand you are certain to be more
than pleased with this' prompt relief
which it affords. Pain Balm also cures
rheumatism. One application gives re
lief. For sale by W. A. Alexander,
druggist.
ffoliday
Sense!
"...
•i
Each succeeding holiday
time more and more buyers
come to our sundry de
partment. In a large ma
jority of cases,, especially
for family giving, such
common.sense gifts as hair
brushes, cloth- brushes,
fancy climbs, hand mirrors
toilet
»rtjclesj,%|b.x
usefuT,"
cap be
tieeded and appre­
ciated. Buying thesie things:
here helps a lot at aifecison
when there is never enough
money to go round.
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PERFUMES.
Perfumes you will give of courfe. Al
ways in good taste, always acceptable
if the quailiay be rigbt. We carry tlfe
best goods made, and supply them at
most reasonable prices,
W. E. MYERS.
Druggist.
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Favorites pfer can ,f::.nri'v:.v..
Standards per can
Extra selects
New York Counts
J. A. Harris&Bros
Manufacturers of and
Daalera In
and toil
LEON, IOWA.
We carry a magnificent line of monu
ments. The workmanship is unexcelled
and material used first-class.
We buy our stock in car load lots
direct from tbe quaries in the
thereby enabling us to make
eaBt.
than firms buying in small quantities
Oi}r business is run strictly on a first
class basis and we
all our work to give perfect satisfaction.
J.A.HARRIS ft BROS.
CUT
Can be had daily from
BLAIR—THE FLORIST
DES MOlNESj IOWA.
Postoffice Box 283.
A Large Stock of All Flowers in season
kept on had—shipped loose in boxes, or
made in
jm
Tlx Kind You HanJUmn Bought
lasll"ta
SMM Boauets or
Doslgn£,
promptly on short notice. Enure time
given to
FLORAL WORK
JOHR A.ST0UT
Livery Feed and
Sale Stable.
Fresh Teamsl.^
^_New
a iN
Special alttention given to
commercial men. Your patron
age solicited.
Phoa*
20. John A. Stout.
NOTICE.
I
DID
still on hand to cry sales in De
calur and adjoining counties.. Twenty
years experience fits me to do tbe work
to tbe satisfaction of every one. I war
rant my work. All. that is necessary is
todrop a card to Decatur. Iowa. Box
^'r. 'WtMER,f AndUoseeh
J. H. MERRILL,
Auctioneer.
CROWN, IOWA.
16 years experience. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Charges reasonable. Best
of references. Give me a chance at
your sale.
FARM-FOR SALE!
160 acres, 100 A. in cultivation, house
*24x24, 4 rooms, small orchard, 3 wells, 2
miles southeast of Spring Valley. Terms
reasonable.
S. J. RICHARDSON.
$SFW|Hp
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''iSS:
Strictly
a-ouiu Di«rr«r? covmt.
tji
JpiB
LEON.
Come to the only house, in the city that can furnish you with
everything you want in this line.
Mi
NUTS OF ALL VARIETIES AT LOWEST PRICES.
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ANB
White Grapes, Bananas, Oranges, Cranberries, Apples, Celery, Cabbage, Potatoes,
Onions, Turnips, and Sweet Potatoes.
Peaches, apples, apricots, raisins, plums, currants, prunes.
Package coffee, 2 packages for.....'.
Table peachra peeled per can.
Gallon Good peaches apricots, plums and berries
Whitt Loaf Flour per sack
Cream of. Dakota per sack
Queen of Kansas per sack.
Pride of Kansas pier sack
Blue Ribbon
Corn meal, Graham, Buckwheat and Feed. Do not buy anything
in our line until you get our prices. T^jwill i^l^e
special prices in large lots.
CORNER 8TH AND MAIN, LEON, IOWA,
12 Pages
THE UP-TO-DATE 5 AND 10 CENT
NOVELTY
Phone SKSL&'I
WE ARE NOW GETTING^READY FOR THE
and will have a milch larger assortment
an be or
Toys,Games,Dolls, Stationery,
Notions, Etc., Etc.
Specials For This Week.^
10 quart tlii dlslr pan
lO^iuart enameled dish pan
18 Inch White Seml-porcelaln meat platler were $1.00
Willow clothes ^basket
1 lotmen's laundrled bosom shirts
R. CONR^V.
fapi
The Tailor!
Zowa.!
WARNER BLOCK.
Real ^jstate aivd Loaii Argent.
SmtfcwMt Maia and PiMwsrdsl Strsata,
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Bell, or Tr«de
REAL
tine Titles
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