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g&p3f- v1* fx :u- Wk 1 WM, WOODARD, 5-. President. •3*1 HAMILTON & 6AHHILL yt t£:+: With the beginning of the year 1901, we offer 19QI new inducements to trade at our store. Nineteen hundred and one articles at It .V •ft Witfi the beginning of the new year we begin a new effort to clear out our stock.- Don't pass our storewhen you w'&nt a bargain in anything in our line. We yet have a complete line of under wear of all kinds which must go Regardless ei\rV Men'' COMPOUND it first, send us your name and address and we will mail you. a free sample bottle. Mention this paper and write Mt. TAKER HT6. CO., Peoria, III. fuwi ul Irate U'lU. "lT,' SgHt LEON, Capital and Surplus 'Jh We Solicit a Share of Your Patron^^fer" JOUN WJ1ARVEY.Presl 1eat. TllOS.TEALE, Vise President. FRED TE1LE Cashier T. S. ARNOLD. Assistant Cashier. ItHIMIIIIHHIIIHHIHillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUllllllllllllllllllllllllllliniilllllllllllllllllllllllllS JAME8 CRE8WELL.,, Vice President. THE CZTXZSXTS BAXTS. S Owns 3,300 acres of land In Decatur County and other securl ties amounting to over (300,000- interest paid on E S time deposits 3 MORE LIGHT glasses. "ii P. F. Bjl .JLEY, Leon fowa. (U SM •M* and drawers and cotton fleece lined shirts and drawers. Same for ladies' and children. A complete line of hos iery and mittens. Overshoes of every kind and size. A few pairs of blankets at a bargain. 4 „t W'Wi1 ,u -if- vi. SWSHP Vi "%$%£"* 's wool union suits, wool shirts -•,$£ & ft z?xp£f k&* sw. V'C \90Y. ii, iter t# Contains Pepsin, Bismuth, Nux Vomica, Diastase and, other, valu able remedies tor the cure of Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Headache, Heartburn, Sour.Stomachi Loss of App.ctite, Constipation and all Stomach and Bow el Troubles. 4* rings bj^ck rosy cheeks and youfh/ir/ spirits. It is not a patent medicine—formula is" on every bottle. Buy one bottle, and if not satisfied, the druggist will refund your money—or,"if you want to try f~* ~trt 2 IOWA. ft' $38,500.00. "mii Does a general banking business. Pays Interest on time deposits. ,f -4^ rnsj'l HI E- W.TOWM8END, Cashier. 9TOCZSOZ.PXSB 1 WM. WOODABD, JAMES CRJE6WELL, J. HENRY HILL. I O. BRAZELTON, C. M. CORRINGTON. "i W. H. COLTER. F. A. & F. 8. GARDNER. E. W. TOWN8END. 5 SUHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIimilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlin I The young as well as the old should hay# their eyes tested and the errors of the eyes corrected by the use. of I am prepared with all the modern, tests to correct all errors of tbe eyes. I guarantee all 'my work. Lenses changed, free of charge. If you desire work done at your home notify me by mail. I will cajl without extra charge. I will be at my residence 2 blocks.east of ^nblic square, Saturday and Monday, eacty week. The Tailor! WARNER BLOCK. -a riitu. 'Jijy•••**'.X'!* fa*V-i:,.'„.,y?ili.-j. .ftli 4.T 43»SRS tfrfiirii-.ti'iT Md&i There in 68l incorporated cities, towns And .villages in -Iowa,. according to the last census. ••Be, er, Chattanooga, Tenn. Guaranteed to cure throat and lung troubles. Saves hundreds of these little ones every year. MoGratb 6 Htlll, Wood) And. Mr. B, F. Venn, of Tuek'eeuo, started Mondav for Oklahoma. He will locate near Pond Creek, something like 35 miles from Black well where A. F. Lam bert, W. D. McKnlght, and the Stoddardsare located.—Lamoni Patriot. Don't risk the lltte ouo'a life croup is a dangerous disease. Mts. H, Orogg, Dundee, Kas„ says:—"My little daughter had been troubled with croup since she was three months old Beggs' cherry Cough Syrup cured her." Children like it, Guaranteed, Mo Graih &. Still, Woodland, The Villiaca Letter tells of a good lady of that ^county who has lived in three-centuries. It fa Grandma Wheeler, bom July 24, 1800. She celebrated her 100th birthday last July, She is reported in Ber usual good health and happy and cheerful. "With one bottle Beggs' Cough Cherry Syrup my cough and soreness entirely disap peared."—Ernest Whipple, Davenport, Iowa. UitAbahtkdd to cure all throat and troubles,—has lung Mo never failed 3rath & Still, Woodland. try it! Probably the largest sale of corn ever made on one day in Lamoni,^ to visit was made last Thursday by the firm of J. R. Smith & Son. They sold that day on the Chicago market 30,000 bushels, or three train loads of 20 cars each. This was actual oorn and not options, —Lamoni Chronicle. Mrs. CbftS. Hudson. Denver, Colo., writes "Both my children had bad cases of whooping cough and nothing seemed to help them Beggs'Cherry Cough Syrup effected a qulok cure." That's what it's oUahantbep Section 5971. Any person who shall wiliully wear the badge or button of the grand army of the republic, or the insignal or rosette of the military order of the loyal legion of the United States, or use the same to obtain aid or assist ance, unless entitled to wear the same under the rules and regulations or constitution of such organization, shall be imprisoned not to exceed thirty days, or fined not to exceed twenty dollars. Purifies tbe blood—ill Is tbe system with life, bealth and vfgorj—Beggs' Blood Purifier. "It cured me of dyspepsia and oostiveness, and other diseases arising from impure blood. think it's a splendid medicine" says Mrs. Alice Reed, Butler, Mo. MoGrath & Still, Woodland, Mise Cara Bailey was married Tues day at Grannis, Arkansas, to Mr. Geo. Moore. It was a church wedding, held in the D. L. S. chapel. The bride is well known in Lamoui circles, haying lived here for many years. ShgH^fjf alumnus of our hieh schofll^n^fnr a ?Ji™uHtr_°/jear^^^ion on the "?bf our schools, resigning pring to accept a position in Gran- teaching last i« s? We extend congratulations to tbe young couple, and trust that their united life may be most pleasant, and happy, with a maximum of the good, and just enough trouble to season tbe felicities.— Lamoni Chronicle. lxair falling out! "Erysipelas re' entire loss of my bair two bottle Stop your suited in en Beggs'. Hair Renewer gave me a fine growth.1, John A. Under. Editor Advocate, Humes tons la. Guaranteed for all scalp diseases re-' stores natural growth and color. McGralh 4 Still, Woodland. The railroad fever is reported to be running high in the neighborhood of Spring Valley and real estate prices are going skyward. We learn that Ella Gammiil, who has been offering his fine farm north of Spring valley at ¥30 per acre was offered bis price last week by a shrewd looking stranger who was supposed to be locating stations and townsites for the railroad company. Ella backed down squarely and raised the valuation on his farm to $40 an acre and the only obstacle now in the way of getting the road at Spring Valley is the high price of real estate in that vi cinity.—Lineville Tribune. For all sores, ulcers, wounds, burns and skin diseases—Beggs' German Salve, the fam' ous pile cure. .C H. Lldell, Nevada Mo., says: 'It gave me immediate relief from, piles. and efTeeied a permanent cure." A remedy, guabantbed endorsed by physicians. McGrath A Still, Woodland, Dug Higgins, of Kellerton, tbe well known democratic politician, came nearly meeting his death in a railroad accident in Mt. Ayr yesterday after noon. He came over on the freight, and remained in the way car, talking business with Willis McGuire, the ship per. When the train, started on, he stepped down to the ground, but his coat tail caught on the plaftorm railing and held him. Mr. Higgins was drag ged nearly a quarter of a mile, his feet and knees being bumped along on the ties. His coat gave way and let him loose just before reaching the large bridge at the west end of the yards, the train having reached by that time a good rate of speed. He rolled down the embankment without serious injury, but to-day has a good many scratches and bruises to show for his adventure. Mt. Ayr Friday News. "I strongly recommended Beggs' Cherry Cough Syrup it cured me of a throat and lung trouDle of many years'- standing,"—Mrs. J. Bremen, Rifle, Colo. Cures coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, la grippe, pneumonia, whooping-oough: croup and consumption, McGrath & StQl, Woodland. Bert Boydston arrived home Sunday morning about 5 o'clock, direct from Manila, spending £ne week at San Fran cisco. He was as much surprised. at" getting the opportunity to spend this Christmas in the United States, as we were to have him here. He was detail ed on the night of November 14th to report to Headquarters Department Northern Luzon as non-commissioned officer to take charge of deported prison er* to the U-nited States, and on thelSth hie received bis prisoners and was aboard the United States transport Hancock enrouie for this country. At 4 p. in., after four days'sail, they reached Na gasaki, Japan, where he spent four days viewing the sights. Tbe next stop was at Hong Kons, China, for a night and day. They arrived at San Francisco, Dec. 11th, and he was honorably dis charged from the service on Dec. 18th, per 'iG. O. No. 11, H. Q. A. Department California." Bert justly feels, very proud of the fact that he turned over the* roster at San Francisco of all prison ers-present—the first transport that had arrived without having some prisoners escape during the voyage. He—had twenty-four prisoners—two of them to serve twenty years in the military pri son at Leavenworth, Kansas. "Bert had an experience few ever enjoy for lack of opportunity—that of having two Thanksgiving days jn one year-rrcroas ing tbe 180th meridian on Nov. 28tb, He is in excellent health' iand spirits, and weighs about .208 pounds.—Monte zuma Democrat. Pepsin Syrup I Gents:—I Caldwell'i haafbeei] 8oldbd Bui fha historic citv oT snvoo, tttradk,: haa now only a population of 1S72«, Fifty years ago tt is said to have bad twenty thousand* Lamoni, accotdii the official .census -has 1,540, or 168 liibre' than the population of Nauvoo. where'lias thaf^jSO and?w6ver 'gonerto? from Lamobl? We^haa at ojletime according to unofficial figures, over 1,869. Our whole township including the town of Lamoni, has 2,025. Decatur, county has 18,115. The population of Davis City is 617 Decatur City,: 867 Garden Grove, 651 Pleasanton, 164 Leon, 1,905, Van Wert, 306 Grand Kiver, 326.—Lamoni Patriot. The Mother's Favdrlte. 4 Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the mother's favorite.. It ie pleasant and safe for children to, take and always cures. It is intended especially for coughs, colds, croup and Whooping cough,,and is the best medicine made for these diseases. There is not the least danger in giving it to children for it contains no opium or other injurious drug and may be given as confidently to a babe as to an adult. For sale by W. A. Alexander, druggist. At accident occurred at Gtoveiand, Tuesday, January 1st, which resulted in the death of one of Clarke county's most prominent citizens, Wm. Ford. Mr. Ford was intending to come to OBceola on the evening passenger train rs. George Smith. He had been in the Groveland store awaiting tbe arrival of the train and had started across the track to the depot, when he was struck by the north-bound freight, sustaining injuries from which he ueyer rtcoverra. The engine struck Mr. Ford, throwing him about thirty feet, then dragging him about twenty, severing his leu foot about the ankle, and bruising him considerable about the back and head,—Osceola Democrat. hiB daughter, to do. Cures coughs, oolds, orou P, laerlppe, pneu monia and consumption. MoGraih ft still, Woodland. Commander Davis, of the Department Of Iowa, G. A. R., requests the publication of the following section from the code of Iowa: The case of State vs. certain packages of liquor taken from the C. B. & Q. station a week ago Saturday was tried here' yes terday. 8. H'. Amos appeared for tbe state and C. C. Mclntire, of Ottumwa, for owners of the liquor. The case was quite warmly contested and was listened to by a large crowd of interested spec tators. Justice Wheeler decided the liquors should be bestroyed. We do not know much about the law in the nana hilt «r» upo wfjiahv puTwRere it can do no harm. The costs were taxed to the consignors, who threaten to. appeal and also to bring suit for damages. The decisive point was the fact that it was a C. O. D. ship ment and. tbft the packages were not labeled.—Garden Grove express, To Whom It May Concern:' We wish' to notify the citizens of this county tbit we have secured the agency for Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, the great cure for indigestion, constipation, sick headache and stomach trouble, and guarantee it to do as recommended. We always keep the best drags on hand and solicit a call, promising tbe very best of every thing. Yours truly, What Shall We Have for Desert? This question arises In the family every day Let us answer it to-day. Try Jell-O, a deli elons dessert. Prepared in two minutes. No baking I add hot water and set to eool. Flavors:—Lemon,Orange Kagpberry and Strawberry.. At your grocers. lO.cts. COWLES-GBIFVIN. Married at the residence of Mr.' and Mrs. II. A. Cowles, Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 o'clock a. m., tbeir oldest daugh ter, Laura E. to Charles A. Griffin. The bridal couple marched into the parlor to tbe strains of the wedding march yed )yr Mrs. Lucy Keshlear, where Dy impressive words, Bev. O. S. Fair, of Milo, made them husband and wife. After the ceremony the guests repaired to the dining room, where an elegant wedding dinner, was served, .after wnich the couple left ior St. Joe on a wedding tour. The bride was attired in an elegant traveling dress of blue broadcloth and carried a boquet of bridal roses and ferns. The groom is a son of Mr^ and Mrs. B. A. Griffin, of Mercer county, Missouri, and is a prosperous young farmer and exemplary young man, Mrs. GriiBn is well and favorably known here having been born and rais ed in Decatur county. She was a suc cessful teacher for fifteen years, the past six years having been spent in the goyerhment schools of South' Dakota, at Crow Greek and Pierre, she having been principal of the Pierre schools ior two years,, returning fro% there last March. May their voyage through' life lie happy and prosperous is the wish of their many friends. They were tbe re cipients of many handsome and useful presents. This wedding marks an epoch the history of the Cowles family,-' as it was the 21st anniversary of the birth of their youngest son, Otis, and Winnie,, another son, departed on tbe. same day for California to make his future home, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. Griffin as far as their destination on his way. Re5onsMerel. A Topeia man lost a small opal Bet out of his ring and went to the jeweler's to have it replaced Returning,-home be found tbe lost set and, putting it in bis mouth for safe keeping, hurried back to the jeweler's to have that set usedijMtead of tbe new opal, -fiusl intothe stot^be said: "Say, 1'vefounc the old set, ~so don't use that new one.' He attempted to remove tbe stona from hi8 moqth gave a gulp, looked sheepish, and said: "I guess you'll haye to use the new atone." That man nfeeded a bottle of Dr. Cald ifeU's Syrup Pepsin. Sold by L. Van Werden. &homa real estate, 'write or Jordan. ^.'rafvv rBut Of Beat Out of an Increase Pension. A Mexican war veteran and promi nent editor writes: "Seeing the adver tisement of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol era and Diarrhoea Remedy, I am re minded that as a soldier Mexico in '47 and '48,1 contracted Mexican diar rhoea and this remedy has kept me from getting an increase in my pension for on every renewal a dose of it re stores me." It is unequalled as a quick cure for diarrhoea and is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by W. A. Alex ander, druggist. L. VAN WKBDKM. Last Friday evening Mr. Arthur Per cells tied his teaminfront'of Mr. Brown's near Akron, and while at the house some unknown person unhitched and drove bis team away. When Mr. Percell found it was gone he started to find it. He first went to a debating society held near there but on not finding it there he drove to Pleasanton in search of it as he heard of a dance here and finding it hitched to the public racks here.be then found the authorities and when the dance waa over a-young man by. tbe name of Melvin Maroney untied the team to drive away when Marshall P. W. Mitchell arrested him.. He was under arrest here until Sunday p. m. when he was turned over to the consta ble of Hamilton township *o await his trial.—Pleasanton Index. 'aT Enid, o. It '***}/. & i. -teLi" A Line of rati-.' -''if'h' v. S-1 J? ». S .y UiMJ&Srk ».^- r, ft* i® ^7 jc- Lij, fyO' ni »t- if,I lu? if«v i!j -b, y* rm jr'S'sX NOTICE-PROOF OF WIL1 State of Iowa, Decatur County, ss. To all whom may conoern: Notice 1b T. Kind Von HOT Mn« Bought hereby Riven that an instrument 1n,writing, purporting to be tbe last will ana testament of ^arah Swan, deceased. waB tbl8 d#y produced, -opened and read by the undersigned, and that I have fixed Monday, the 28th day of January, 1901, as tbe day for hearing proof and relation thereto. Witneas my omolal'siRnature, with the seal of said coitn hereto afllzed, this 31st day of December, 4900. J. V. Stockton, 19-St Clerk of District Court. H. ALBA UGH. Lawyer. Office pvet.Alexander's Drag Store." Can-be iiad ^uly from BLAIR—THE FLORIST DB8 MOINES, IOWA, J: PoatoflleeBoz 283. A Lu«e Stock of All Flowers in season kept on bad—shipped loose in boxes, or made in Wfif'yr- 9^ BoqLU^tsor D«si«n0,i promptly on sliort notice. Entire timfe given to p. FLORAL WORK, Jj HQ*-V* z, 36 pair ladies 50c Kid mitts, pair 35c. 21 pair men's Monarch arctics, worth $1.00. pair 76c. rt 72 parr mens Colonial arctics, worth $1.15, pair .DO. 24pair ladies Wales Goodyear Alaska worth $1.00, pair66c. 125 pairs ladies shoes worth $1.50 to $3.00 all small sizes pair 50c. Heavy Camel Hair all wool $1.00. Ji 5 Heavy Fleeced Lined 35c. Heavy Wool Fleeced 50c Extra Quality 10-4 'Blankets 65c per pair.' Extra Quality 11-4 Blankets $1.00 a pair. Fancy Plaids 11-4 Blankets $1.15 a pair. ill f.?» -T5 Laaies Underwear. Heavy Natural Wool 5He. Heavy Ribbed Fleecer5(Jc. and'25c. Union Suits 25c, 50c, 65c, $1.00, $1.50* $2.50. J— !•. Children's underwear 5c to 25c per tfarilient. Blankets.^ 1 I""- V\ t. DRIED FRUITS! olf ft «. I iiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiimtiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Extra fancy California peaches, pound 15c Fancy California Crawford peaches pound 10c Raisin Cured California Prunes, pound 5c Raisin cured California Prunes large, lb 10c California Muscatel Raisins, new, pound. 10c California Muscatel Ralslhs, seeded pkg.. 10c New Patros Currants, cleaned, package 15c Fancy Cured Citron, pound 15c Fancy Lemon Peel pound 20c California Apricots, Fancy pound 15c IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIillllll USE MALTED BREAKFAST FOOD THE NEW DRINK: lllltllllllllllllllltlltlltllllllllllHI Remember we sell the original Cream Flour at the popular price of $1.00 Sack! •IIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIItllllllllllllll Will be at Leon every SATURDAY. Bring your.borses in early as I ship in the afternoon. fie 7 tt" that is hard to beat and Cannot be Excelled! G. B. DAUGtafcTY. Dr. D. R. Dudley, Dentist. £"V''£ GARDEN GROVE, IOWA. 1st Door East of Post Offiee, l||ARION F. STOOKEY, Lawyer. OFFICE IN IONG'8 BLOCK. Money to Loan on improved farms at 6,7 and 8 per cent,interest for *a if 'i. •w t? i. J-'ic- art Y'-m -i 7 "Us .a S ij- J- r* jr t, _• 4. k, "J* V1- 'pf J.V® t3v" ?4 V: 1? GVX3JTS3.. dL Tzq TTR 932 -yet •''S TZ'S'--rjfi! Tisrrt '^Yf- *V» 1 REMEMBER THE PLACE HARRY vyOGT & CO. AT THE LITTLE STORE AROUND THE CORNER. -J HORSES WANTEDi I'i- \vfSP 4 K.UTSOV, 6.6 Physieian and targtm. OfiSoePlums7. Keaideioe yhtsif. T^RED A. BOWMAN, M. D. Phyddaa aad Surgsom. Offlo* ahoBe 7. Resideaos pk«M N Offloa with Dr. Lijtoa. Offlce koors 91« 1—1 to 4—7 to 1 A•Brown, Physician anfl Burgeon OFFICE IK WABDttV SUXOL K. MeAllaater, Phyalean aad S« *e war W. f.C^ark 4 pe.'s TIT F.Waliht, wv Physician and I JJr. J. W. OVVKJB I• L0K««] One tank heater ,v«ry low, T. E. Horner. to 10 F. Vama A Son.