OCR Interpretation

The Leon reporter. (Leon, Iowa) 1887-1930, June 13, 1901, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87057096/1901-06-13/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

12 Pages
Phone 22.
O. E. HULL, Publisher. •,
Subscription Rates:
One year fl.60
81* months 75
Throe months 40
Entered as second class matter at the
Advertising Rates.
Yoarlv advertisers 8 cents per inch per issue
Occasional advertisers 10 cenls per inch per
Locals cents per line each insertion
Locals set in black face lype 10 cents per
line each insertion.
Legal advertising at legal rates.
Church and other notices where an admis
ion fee is chdrged, will be charged for at the
ale of 5 cents per line.
The Centerville Iowegian, one of the
leading republican papers in the state
says: "The unprecedented Cummins
boom that is sweeping over the state is
simply a revolt from the power that has
dictated nominations in the past. It is
possible that some of the effects of this
revolt may be wiutered over and make
a showing in the next year's politics."
YVfiat wlll become of our while people
who go to the Philippines? It was the
witty liigersol who said that the de
scendants of New England preachers
and Yankee schoolma'ms who settled
there would in the third generation be
tiding bareback to the Sunday cock
tights. Let us hope that we shall pull
the Filipinos up and not be pulled
down by them.
The Baltimore News points out the
effect of consolidation. President
Schwab is said to be making out a list of
the steel mills that are to be closed
owing to consolidation. The increased
facilities and economies secured by com
bination may reduce the price to the
consumer in time. But it will have to
"be very materially reduced to get with
in the purchasing power of the people
"V Twlio have been thrown out of work.
Northwestern Association of Plow Man
ufacturers met and concluded, in view
of the prices of agricultural products,
that the farmers ought to be made to
pity more for their implements. And
action to this effect-will accordingly be
taken. Still it is maintained by many
people that combinations do not bring
higher prices. *,
In New York the state department of
health has requested all the local
health boards to make a list of the per
sons afflicted with consumption in their
respective communities, the purpose
being to learn in what parts the disease
is most prevalent and the conditions
under which it exists. There will be no
little difficulty in -getting the required
information. Recently medical men
have urged a system' of sanitary- inspec
tion and-even the isolation of consump
tives^rid most patient! will' fear that
if they shall confess to the .disease they
may be subjected to great annoyance.
The Springfield Republican, one of the
most conservative journals in the coun
try. declares, in speaking of Jthe insular
cifoes, that the fact cannot escape atten
tion that through the comment on the
decisions, legal and otherwise, there
runs a note of amazement and depreci
ative criticism, and this is true of opin
ion on the side of the ail ministration as
well as of opinion opposed to it. The
"8in»!ul(ir cross divisions of the court by
which the result was reached, and the
entire absence of any clear, united and
commanding argument leading up to
the result, do not and cannot serve to'
enhance the public respect for this great
tribunal. Since the days of John Mar
shall, whose masterly character and
luminous mind and exalted purpose
never once bent to the political needs
of the other departments of the govern
ment, or the demands of class interest,
there has been retrogression in the
power and dignity of the court."
——. 'j \r
iglt is not generally known, but it is a
fact that John Murry Dowie, for more
than a year a resident of Essex, is the
father of Jtfhn Alexander Dowie, the
notorious fake divine healer of the Chi
ca^i Zion, who wa,s recently indicted on
Jiarge of causing the death of a
an. The father was formerly as
ited with his son but his Scotch
|tyterian principles were so often
that he finally gave up in dis
and bis son kicked him out. He
Dt entirely, friendless, however,
'March 28 he was united in mar
ine with Mrs. North, a wealthy widow
Residing at Essex, who ha'd taken up
gith the Zion crowd. She was shrewd
lough, however, not to let loose of her
|operty. They removed at once to
psex where they are now highly re
fccted members of the M._ E. church
Dowie is reraefcenteJl as being a
old man wttb perfectly egpsibje
p.—Red Oak LAureus.
Thirty-nine republican county co'nven
tions have now been held, and 688 out
of the 1,641 delegates who will sit in the
Cedar Rapids convention are selected.
According to the best information the,
distribution on fiist ballot among the
several candidates of the delegates
thus far selected is as follows:
For Cummins, instructed—
Boone :...
Buena Vista
Hancock 12
Ida 9
Kossuth 17
Sac ..
Sioux 16
$tory 21
Winnebago.. 11
Woodbury 36
For Cummins, uninstructed—
Grundy 11
Humbodlt ... 12
Marshall 25
O'Brien 13
Total for Cummius 378
For Harriman, instructed—
Bremer 12
Butler 16
Dubuque 26
Harriman, uninstructed—
Hardin 20
Blackhawk 26
Total for Harriman
Herriott, instructed—
Guthrie :...
Total for Herriott
For Trewin—
Linn 40
For Conger, instructed—
Madison 14
An association of western furniture
^manufacturers inetat Chicago last week
i&Jpk-and decided to ad yance prices 10 per
cent. At the same time and place the
TotafZI"! 1^33:
No conveutions thus far
Taylor............. .,
.... .. 12
have been
held in either the First, Second or
Fourth districts. In the Third district
conventions haye been held in five out
of the nine counties in the Fifth dis
trict conventions have been held in
three out of the seyen counties in the
Sixth district but one convention hat
been held—in Poweshiek county: in the
Seventh district all the counties have
held conventions except Marion and
Warren in the Eighth district, out of
the eleyeo.counties, eight have held con
ventions in the Ninth district conven
tions have been held in three out of the'
nine counties in the Tenth conventions
have been held in,six out of fourteen
counties in the Eleventh conventions
have been held in all the counties ex
cept Cherokee, Monona and Osceola.
Congressman Boutelle's belief that
both Canada and Cuba will eventually
be annexed by the United States is not
a new thought. It was forseen a long
time ago, and frequently commented On.
where it is hot all the year round'
[Scott's Emulsion!
sells better than any where ebe
in the world. So don't stop taking
it in summer, or you wUI lose1
what you have gained.
Send for a free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemiuls.
409-415 Pearl Street, New York,
sac, and Si.00: all druggists.
It's Drinking
Don't wait uutil you're
thirsty. Thirst isn't'neces
sary for the, enjoyment of
our soda.''7.-Extra good
soda is good any time.
There's satisfaction enough
in its deliciousness.
mi Our soda isn't ordinary
soda—it isn't made from
ordinary materials. It's
the kind of soda that that
requires the best grade of
fountain supplies, lota of
ice, skill aud conscience in
the making. It's the kind
that aftords little profit
and makes friends.
Time is-extended on
free soda cards until June
The official census figures have been
given out and they show 76,203,387 per
sons, inclusive of Alaska, Hawaii, In
dian Territory and the Indian reserva
tions. The increase in population from
1890 to 1900 was 20.7 per cent. Iowa's
population is 2,231,853, ranking tenth
in population among the states. The
following table shows the population of
Iowa in the various census years:
1840 43,112
1S50 192,214.
1860 674,913
1870 1,194,020
1880 1,624,615
18&0 1,911,896
1900 2,231,853
The following is the increase in popu
lation and the per cent for the seyeral
Increase. PerCent.
1830 to 1840 43,112
1840 to 1850 149,102
1850 to 1860 482,699
1860 to 1870 519,107
1870 to 1880 430,595
1880 to 1890 287,281
1890 to 1900 319,572
These figures are not wholly satisfac
tory to Iowans,—especially to those who
associate all progrebs with increase in
population and who regard a decrease^:
implying a stagnatioa which.ir^ra!bfeiMt
able. Yet the plain facts of contempor
ary Iowa life imply probably not as
great an increase of population during
the next ten years as there baa been
during the last ten years. Unless there
is a change in Iowa industrial conditions,
by developments of which there is now
slight sign, the population balance sheet
for 1900 is not likely to present as good
a record of increase as the one of 1900.
Iowa is now well out of its sensitive
salad days and these things can be said
without encountering accusation of lack
of proper slate pride and aflection
As has been said before, Iowa is
chiefly an agricultural state. There is
nothing,in the present state of agricul
ture to indicate that a much larger num
ber of persons will be employed in the
fields in ten years than now. On the
contrary, with the improvements in
labor-saving devices, a process which is
not yet complete, it is likely that it will
not take as many units of labor to raise
a bushel of corn in 1911 as in 1901. In
fruit, in intensive farming, in market
gardening we are likely to haye some
increase in agricultural population, but
probably not much.
•to*' V.
number of
The following shows the
inhabitants to the square mile in each
of the states forming the north central
Ohio.. -v .... 102.0
Indiana 70.1
Illinois 86.1
Michigan 42.2
Wisconsin 38 0
Minnesota 22.1
Iowa •.*&'. 40.2
Missouri 45.2
North Dakota 4.5
South Dakota 5.2
Nebraska 13.9
Kansas 18.0
These three tables are worthy of
study. It will be observed that Iowa's
increase in population in the last (en
years was 16.7 per cent, whereas the in
crease for the entire country was 20.7
percent. Again it will be observed the
rate of increase in the Iowa population
was smaller in 1890 1900 than during
any previous decade. The number of
inhabitants per square mile, however,
has increased to 40.2.
much for the
country proper. What of the townB?
It is obvious that they can expect
growth only in one way, and that is the
development of manufacturing indus
tries. There are now about as many
lawyers, doctors, insurance men, store
keepers, traveling men etc., as will be
needed, and if Others crowd in it will
mean that some one will be crowded
out. It is only in recruiting the tin
bucket brigade that Iowa and Iowa
towns and cities can really hope to grow.
We have reached practically the limit of
growth so far as the growth is depend
ent on agriculture and the things first
related to! it. Iowa has coal, Iowa has
capital, Iowa has material out of which
the most skilled labor can be made.
Iowa is close at least to the matket of
her own people, and has an equal chance
with others in supplying manufactured
articles to the far west. The point
which remains to be demonstrated, is
whether Iowa capital is willing to back
Iowa manufacturing enterprises.—Des
Moines Leader.
The Mt. Pleasant News ejaculates:
"Well Bftyl is not that man Gammina
getting a little frisky? He has had the
audacity to invade the sacred precincts
of the first district, a district that in
politics has for twenty years been a
unit on everything good, bad and in
different, and has actually, has this man
CumminB, carried the first primary held
in the district. Cotter township of
Louisa county instructed its delegates
to the county ..convention to vote for
Cummins. Now this is getting close
enough home to become interesting
There are hundreds of Iowa republi'
cans who would give a w(hole lot to
know which of the candidates fa going
to posses ths band wagon,'so that they
might climb in early.
MsottaVtfft* BawaU Wltk OaMaNtk
iS'lSP °.ur8 constipation forever.
HC. q, Ptbgli Arujf tatjpif una (MM*
GovernorMcSweefley gives Tillman
1 and McLaurln Time to THlnk
Jhe Situation Over.f
Governor McSweeny has rejected the
resignation of Senators Tillman and
McLaurin to give them-time to consider
their action.
In returning the resignation of Sena
tors Tillman and McLaurin, Governor
McSweeney, in part, whites:
"1 respectfully return ypiir r|iigna
tions that you may-hive time tik seri
ous consideration of the eflr«cts t^on the
people of this state of this action on
your part. The commission* which you
hold is the highest compliment and. tes
timonial which the people Of the state
can pay to one ot its citizens., It is pos
sible that you have taken this stipp has
tily in the heart of debate and: without
due rellections of the consequences to
the people who have so signally honor
ed you."
'"It was only last year that our people
had the excitement and turmbil incident
to a campaign and in another year we
will be in the midst of further political
strife. The people are entitled to one
year of peace and freedom from po
litical battles and bitterness. The indi
cations are that a campaign such as
would be precipitated by vacanies in
these two exalted positions would be a
very acrimonious one and personal
rather than a contest of issues, aiid from
such a canvass our people should be
spared. In fact it wonld be a calamity
to the state to be torn assunder by a
heated canvass in this 'ofi year' in poli
tics. There can be no possible good to
come from it|^£
"It is not my purpose in thus writing
to prevent the fullest and freest discus
sion of all public questious and the edu
cation of the people along all political
lines. On the contrary, 1 heartily favor
that and believe it can be best accom
plished without the bitterness and the
personalities which would be iqseparable
from a campaign during the coming
"Holding these views and looking to
the "interests of the people ofi the state—
their peace, prosperity and happiness,
I respectfully decline to accept your re
signations and beg to return them here
The president's thinl term boom has
been fairly launched and until he sees
fit to deny that he wants a third term,
the presumption is that he wants it.
Buy RUBS' Bleaching Blue at Caster's.
Underwear! Shoes!
Scotch Lawns abso
ly Fast Colors Only 5c.
There is but one place for
It is reasonably certain, of
that the United States Supreme Court
will in October render a decision in the
pending Philippine tariff case which will
uphold ,#s did the Porto Rican decisions,
the right of Congress and the adminis
tration to deal at discretion with our
subject peoples.
There is now no basis for a belief that
American institutions will be allowed to
secure the peoples of the Philippines or
of Portu Rico in their citizenship rights.
It is plain that'they are to be regarded
and governed as inferior and dependent
peoples, entitled only to such considera
tion as we may think proper, certain
only, as were the American Indians, of
wrong treatment, of carpetbag despoli
ation, ot final extermination.
It is clear to all consistent Americans
that, if we propose to maintain in hon
esty what may just now be termed the
pretense of American regard for the
rights of man, and especially for those
of men liying as citieens under our own
Hag, a constitutional amendment cover
ing the case of the Philippines and
Porto ltico is absolutely necessary. The
American Constitution must be made to
reach the people of those islands and
shield them in certain of their rights.
It must not be possible for an American
President, cpntrolling an American Con
gress through patronage, to govern col
onies with even a higher band than is
possible to any crowned bead of Europe.
It is dangerous—even more dangerous
to ourselves than to the peoples whom
we may thus wrong.—St. Louis Repub
If-'popular government be not yet a
failure and if the transformation of the
republic be only begun, then the people
may yet express their will through con
gress and amend their constitution by
the action of congress and the state leg
islatures so that not evert tbe supreme
court can mistake its mandates, or by
misinterpretation make the country a
"judge governed" one instead of one
governed by the popular will.—Buffalo
Cou r.
The constitution up to Monday, May
the twenty«seveilith of the, twentieth
century's flrs^ yejr, was, thj supreme
and inviolable law of the "land. $ow
tbe eupfetB^laiw m'the will' oF' a Con
grass which can beras it has been lor
four years, controlled by the executive
branch of the government itself govern
ed and directed by a close combination
of capitalists and monopolists.—Wash
ington Times.
Ladles' Fancy Vests 5c 6ood line of ladles' shoes ....... 50c
Ladles' Tape Neck Vests .... 61c Ladles' tan, Strap Oxfords.... $1.00
Men's Balbrlggan 25c Children's red lace shoes
Child's Nazareth Waists all 2 to 5 ... 50c
sizes -15c Child's 6 to 8 75c
Ladles' Vesting Top Oxfords
Patent Leather Quarter.. 75c
Zephyr Dimities at
the Low Price of
L/VDIFS' SHrOES Sfoe?*°,r
Our stock of Plow
price from
1 gallon can of apricots
gallon can of peaches
1 gallon can of apples
31b can No.
'Phone 42
everybody is looking for. We are make this store a place where you can save that almight dollarS
and you know a dollar saved is a dollar earned. We want you to come here and inspect ouiv^
S29_®ilearn our pnees. We know that we can please you, both In prjeeand quality of goods.%
This store is headquarters for almost everything you want to buy, and we assure you that we*
ask smaller prices for good goods than elsewhere.
a President. Vice President.
Owns 3,800 acres ofTand In Decati
ties amounting to over taOO.f
time deposits-
L. Douglass shoes are just what you want, AA 4.^ cfcO CA
1 Patent Leathers for TO vpO.OU
They are very stylish, just the thing for this season's wear,
shoes is complete. They range in $1.00
HIt will pay you to investigate this stock bofore buying as we can save you money. -4'
Come To-Day, Come To-Morrow,
Come anytime, but do come and see these shoes for yourselves* Best repair
Decatur county. Bring work to our store.
Canned Fruits! I
table peaches
21b can raspberries
21b can blackberries
2 cans white cherrries 25c
2 packages Lion 4x coffee 2bc
Try our Tone Bros. Coffee p?
Once Used, Always Used, pound"
Ice Tea Season!
ili We can save you mone
amiiiiinniiminiiiHHiiimiiimiHinnuHiiiiiiiimiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiniiMiiiiiitiiiii
Ladies' Parasols! Laces, Embroid
eries, and
26 inch Gloria Silk, Steel rod
Paragon Frame 89c
Fast Black Serge Cover, Steel
Rod 75c.
Fast Black Sateen Covers, Steel
Rod goc
Qi "alcyon Batiste in Andita Corded Batiste
83C the Popular Shades 10c in Popular Shades 15c
V(om®n ourfeet, ybur fancy and
they look it. They are made in the very latest styles.
*J Tu-
12 Pages
^5 /v:
Phone 22.
and give you the best goods.
Our line,of uncolored Japans, Young Hyson, Imperials
and Gun Powders are complete.
Original Cream Flour -$1.00.
Grand River Nursery, Albany, Mo
Leon Home Nursery, Leon, la
Will have in a full line of firat-claHS nursery
inspection aud spring trade at Leon Home Nursery
this spring. Come and see us and select some good
stock at reasonable prices. 27-tf
Free Delivery.
stock for
rnte.^st pa
F. A. & F. 8. GARDNER. 10. W. TOWNKEND. 2
Finest line and lowest prices.
per yard and up.
at the right price

xml | txt