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'jr -V. '. x* &' -fe *^5 u** -**»M J' M.T i. v"' •4ii y.'w yyr IT IS A GRAND SUCCESS Big Crowds are in Attendance and Everybody is Having a Good i'V Weather is Fine. For once the weather man seems to be Satisfied with the rain sent to this country last week, and has apparently made up his mind to give us good weather for the reunion this week, and judging from the attendance yesterday all records will bo broken in regard to the attendance. A visit to the grounds shows a beau tiful sight, the committee having made several improvements on the grounds this year, and the heavy rains of last •week washed all dust and trash from the grounds so they are as clean and hard as a rock. The speakers stand is located a little farther north of where it was last year, and is considerably larg er. The camp ground is dotted with white tents, filled with jolly campers who are bent on having a grand good time. On Midway there are not quite as many stands as last year, when there were so many that they did not make money, and those who have concessions this year will certainly break to the good. There are several paid attrac tions on the grounds, a mechanical wonder show, electric theatre, snake show and gypsy camp, besides fakirs of ,*£•, all descriptions with little things to in duce people to spend their money. No gambling games of any kiud are allowed on the grounds. A merry-go-round ft/-" amuses the little people and some of the big ones. There is plenty of amuse inent for everybody. Hoadley's Garden Grove band of 18 pieces resplendent in their new uni forms are furnishing music each day. On Friday there will be two bands, the famous Corydon band of 24 pieces hav ing been engaged for the 111th Alaska celebration. A colored jubilee quartet from Des Moines, the best colored sing era ever in Leon, ate also assisting eaeh day with good muaie. Ball games are scheduled for each day njrrauiuls totweensoiheof the eating house conducted Dy^lie ies of the Christian church who" are serving fine meals, for 25 cents, which is a grand accommodation to the public. Yesterday was old settler's day, and from early morning there was a steady stream of teams coming to the grounds, an enormous crowd being present. The speaker of the day was Congressman Walter I. Smith, of Council Bluffs, who delivered a splendid oration which greatly pleased the large audience who gathered to hear the address. After his address the old settlers put in the time with numerous short speeches and re newing acquaintance with friends from various parts of the county. To-day is Old Soldiers day, and their principal speakers will be Rev. S. H. Hedrick, who delivers his lecture on "Shiloh" and Chaplain Jesse Cole, of Marshalltown, will speak on "Four Years to the Front." In the evening there will be an old time camp fire, stories, songs, etc. A full program of the day is published elsewhere. To-morrow, 111th Alaska day, will of course be the big day of the reunion for this organization of jolly fellows have made elaborate preparations to furnish fun and amusement, for the people who will be their guests on this big day. Governor Cummins and Mayor Brenton, of Des Moines, will both be here with out fail, and their addresses will be worth coming to hear. Many people have never heard a governor of Iowa speak, and this will be a golden oppor tunity to let the children see and hear the governor. There will be something doing all day long, including a grand parade to the grounds at 1 o'clock, and a magnificent display of fireworks in the evening. Break away from work and cares and come to Loon and have a good time for once in your life. OLD SOLMHRS 1AY At sunrise a salute of 13 guns and reveille by Bugle and Drum Corps, a. m.—Sounding of Assembly by ... ,s .V[1 Bugle and Drum Corps. War songs by Colored Glee If 9:30 Club. Music by the Band 10:30 a. m.—Address by Comrade S. H. Hedrick, subject "The Bat tie of Shiloh," illustrated by chart. 12:00 noon—Dinner. 1:80 p. m.—Sounding of the Assembly. SfJ^"Music by Band. Songs by **a-'""Glee Club. 2:80 p. m.—Address by Chaplain Jess 'i ,Cole, of Marshalltown, sub ,,' pect "Four Years to the "Front." 8:80 p. m.—Ball game, Gianien. Grove vs. Lament^ .. 4:30 pi m.—War songs'by Glee Club Music by Band. 6:00 7:30 Music by Band, :00 5:00 p. in.—Band concert. «:©0 p. m.—Supper. ^M'yM 7.-00 p. m.—Meet at opera hall to march to grounds. Band 'concept. ESTABLISHED 1854. LEON. IOWA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. 1903. p. m.—Supper call. p. m.—Sounding of the Assembly. War sengs by Gleo Club. p. m.—A grand Campflre, inter spersed with War Songs and good Music. Comrades 11:00 Hedrick and Colo will take part in Campflre. Song, "We Are Tenting Tonight" by Miss Marie Moore, p. m.—Tattoo by Bugle and Drum Corps. 111TH ALASKA DAY Salute at sunrise 111 guns. 9:00 a. 111.—Mobilization of Co. J., 111th Alaskas at opera hall to don uniforms and receive in structions. 9:30 a. m.—Baud concert, Garden Grove and Corydon Bands. 11:00 a. m.—Form line of march to meet Gov. Cummins and speakers at depot. 12:00 noon—Dinner. 1:00 p.m.—Grand parade forms at opera hall for march to grounds. 1:30 p. m.—Sou«a's Band Edwards, Bowman, Rowell, Warner, Vogt, Nugent. 1:40 p. m.—Highland Fling—Capt. Row ell, dancer Zobo band ac companist. 1:30 i*. m.—Steam Calliope Brown, Parrish, Bowman. 2:00 p. m.—Phonograph Solo—Parrish, Bowman. 2:10 p. m.—Address Hon. A. B. Cum mins, Governor of Iowa. Music by Bands. 8:00 p. m.—Hon. James Brenton, Mayor of Des Moines, with any thing he chooses. 3:15 p. m.—Galaxy of sports, tub race on lake, greased pole, box ing match between Kid Mc Coy and Jack Dainty, tug of war, sports of all kinds. Ball game, 111th Alaskas vs. The World. p. jn.—Grand Display of Fireworks AT F/nn :u Decatur County Glrl ls Badly Hurt While Attending State Fair. MissAnga Sears, daughter of J. J. Sears, who lives two miles north of Decatur City,was painfully injured at (Trie Rock Island Station at the state fair grounds at Des Moines last Wednes day, being caught in a jam by the crowd at the gates, and badly crushed and bruised, her shoulder being broken and other painful injuries received. The Des Moines Capital, speaking of the ac cident, says: "Miss Auga Sears, of Decatur City, is lying at Mercy hospital in a serious condition as the result of being caught in a fearful jam at the Rock Island su burban station at the state fair grounds. The woman was trying to board the train when she was caught in a rush of the thousands attempting to do likewise and borne with terrific force against the iron gates at the station. Her breasts were fearfully bruised and it is feared she is injured internally. The woman was brought to the city immediately and taken to the offices of Superintendent Smalley. So badly was she hurt that she was still in a fainting condition when laid on the table of the second floor of the Rock Island station. The company physician was called to attend her and she was carried to Mercy hospital. There she was found to be suffering with bruises very similar to those that caused the death of a woman in a Chica go department store rush. Her breasts had been bruised in a vital place. This noon she was said to be resting easy, though still suflering great pain. It has not yet been ascertained whether her internal injuries are exceedingly seri ous or not. Miss Sears is 21 years of age. She has many friends in the city who are caring for her. Reunion of Thirty-Fourth Iowa Infantry. The survivors of the Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry will hold their next re union at Chariton, Iowa, on the 3rd and 4th days of September, 1903. Come yourself. Notify your friends. Char iton will give you a most royal welcome and entertain you free while here. WARRKN S. DUNGAN, B. F. DORA, Secretary, President. License to Wed. A. O. Ervin ...22 Etta May Evans 22 W. Henry Sumption... 32 Carrie M. Hayer 80 L. E. Patterson 27 Maude ^Woods 19 For Oklahoma realty write call ou C. B. Jordan, Enid, O. T. formerly of Leon, Iowa. W DISTRICT COURT DOINGS Judge Parrish Convenes Court Mon day bat there is Little Business Being Done This Week. Judge R.L.Parrish convened the regu lar session of tho district court on Mon day, having adjourned the opening for one week on account of the state fair and really court might nearly as well have been adjourned for this week for with the reunion going On there is not much of a disposition among attorneys or clients to attend court. Tho c»urt officers are Judge R. L. Par rish J. S. Parrish, court stenographer S. W. Kehler, clerk R. D. Martin, sher iff Fred Martin, deputy sheriff W. II. Allbaugh, court baliff J. II. Evans, grand jury baliff G. A. Wood, clerk of grand jury. The grand jury for the term was drawn Monday afternoon with the fol lowing members: J. F. McMorris, H. F. Wasson, A. G. Craig, C. M. Akes, Tom Boyce, George Ogilvie and Willis Frost. The court appointed Mr. Was son foreman. The trial jury was originally sum moned for today1, but have been notified that they will not be required until next Monday, and this leaves only a week for the trial of any jury cases so there will be few if any trials, by jury. There are no important criminal cases ready for trial at this term of court, and this makes the term alight one. Tuesday was divorce day, and in tho afternoon the court room was yell llllod with ladies, most of'- whom were witnesses. Judge Parrish granted de crees to six mismated couples, in each the party applying for the divorce losing the wife. There are several other divorce cases on tho docket which will be heard during the term. Judge Parrish finished all the busi ness before him Tuesday evening, and court stands adjourned until Friday, except in case the grand jury get ready to make a report. This body has sub poenaed a large number of witnesses, the most important case before them being that of Enoch Burrell, of Davis pity who is charged of manslaughter for killing Frank Thompson by striking him with his fist in a quarrel over a poker game at Davis City. The following cases have been dispos ed of at the time The Rkporter went to press. J'ROBATE. Estate of Elijah Banta, order that ex ecutors pay Ethel Banta $000 per year for two years for expenses of education. Guardianship of Mollie Phipps, final report approved, guardian discharged. John Sherman guardian vs. Elizabeth and William Robinson, report of sale and deeds to Frank J. Horton and John J. Tharp approved. Guardianship of T. J. Patterson, final report approved, guardian discharged. Estate of Isaac Pugh, permission is given to purchase tombstone for deceas ed at cost of §100. Estate of John Boyd, final report ap proved, administrator discharged. Estate of S. P. McNeil, final report approved, administrator discharged. Guardianship of Ralph W. and Flor ence E. Bay. B. C-. Bay appointed guardian in place of Alice M. Bay de ceased, bond of $500. Estate of George N. Tallman, will pro bated, James Grandstaff appointed ex ecutor without bond. Estate of Thomas Waller, will probat ed, Lavina T. Waller and Sallie A. Hawkins appointed executors, bond $200. Estate of Catharine Metier, will pro bated, Samuel Metier appointed execu tor without bond. Estate of P. C. Stewart, will probated, James Stewart and Esther Stewart ap pointed executors without bond. Estate of Elizabeth J. Hawkins, will probated. Guardianship of Joseph H. Shields, James Harvey appointed guardian ad litem, sale ordered. Estate of Caroline Reed, will probat ed, Florence E. Morgan and Chas. F. Reed appointed executors without bond. CRIMINAL. State vs. Anna Hammond. State vs. T. C. Gilreath, defendant enters written plea of guilty of assault, which is accepted upon recommenda tion of county attorney. Sept. 7th fixed for sentence. State vs. L. P. Detrick, continued. State vs. Port Woodard, continued to January term. State vs. W. H. Anderson, defendant waives challenge to grand jury, motion to dismiss submitted. State vs. Jacob R. Wolfe, continuod. State vs. Oscar McCarl, continued. State vs. Amos Bell, defendant waives challenge to grand jury. State vs. Maggie Moone, defendant waives challenge to grand jury. State vs. Enoch Burrell, defendant waives challenge to grand jury. State vs. ,T. 11. Louthan, defendant failed to appear, and is held to waive challenge to grand jury. State vs. Ira Johnson, same entry. .. I,AW ANI EQUITY. Maggie Patterson vs. .las. R. Patter Sou. report of sale of land to W. F. Blpir approved. Lhtlicr E. Manchester vs. May Clark et al., report of distribution approved. Minerva C. Franklin vs. Hanna Peters et al., report of distribution approved. Gates & Keller vs. C-. E. Reed con tinued. J. T. Sylvester vs. Abraham A. Jordan, continued. Farmers & Traders State Bank vs. J. A. Dooley et al., stricken from docket. M^iy Elsey vs. James Beavers et al., C. Hoffman appointed guardian ad litem for minors. C. M. Smith vs. Judson ,T. Smith et al., decree as prayed for in petition. W. L. Andrews vs. E. D. Briggs et al., settled and dismissed. Zed Gore vs. Geo. A. Hawley et al., decree quieting tittle. Annie E. Wilson vs. John A. Wilson, decree of divorce granted. Elizabeth Kennell vs. A. O. Kennell, dismissed at plaintiff's cost. J. R. Puckett vs. Unknown heirs of Samuel Hindman, decree of quieting title. 1 Farmers & Traders Bank vs. J. M. Thompson, default and judgment for amount of one promisory note. John W. Harvey & Son vs. Emma Sheldon, settled and dismissed. Julia R. Chase vs. Fred T. Smith et al., settled and dismissed. Meda M. Hensley vs. James A. Hens ley, decree of divorce granted. Amanda S. WyckofE vs. Frank A. Wyckoff, decree of divorce granted. Mary A. Dooley vs. Jacob A. Booley, decree of divorce granted. Mrs. A. C. Beach vs. James N. Estos, dismissed, Richard Roberts Dry Goods Go., vs I. W. Sinderson, judgment -on aecount for 157.17. N. M. Engle vs. Hiram Allard, dis missed. Ada Wells vs! Travis Wells, (teeree of divorce granted. ^. N. Gates, vs. B. F. Turpin, C. W. Hoff man appointed guardian ad litem for Cora Fulton and Floyd Smith, default as to other defendants. S. E. and F. A. Greenland vs. State Ins. Co., continued. Stephen Varga vs. I. T. Evans et ux, continued. Nellie F. Kline vs. John J. Tharp et al., continued. Skidmore & Fierce vs. S. N. Little et al., settled and dismissed. Swift & Company vs. M. Grogan, con fession of judgment confirmed. T. M. Sinclair & Co., vs. M. Grogan, confession of judgment confirmed. I. N. McDonough vs. M. Grogan, con fession of judgment confirmed. Laomi Newlin vs. A. B. Newlin, decree of divorce granted. Thos. Sutherlin vs. W. S. Chandler motion to affirm judgment overruled. GRAFTERS WORK CIRCUS. They Find Suckers Are Plentiful at Nevada. Nevada, la., Aug, 27.—The outfit billing themselves as the Great Paa-American Circus and Menagerie, but which is said to be the remnants of the old Lemen Brothers' circus, which showed here the 25th, proved to be about the worst ag gregation that has struck this section for years. Possibly a score of the unsus pecting kind who are always anxious to spend their money to get on to some other fellow's game, were relieved of their surplus cash while visiting the side shows during the day. These amounts, lost on the three shells and a little joker and various other games, worked by the grafters were consider ably augmented by various sums picked from the pocket. The amounts ranged all the way from a five spot to S90. A young fanner named Lounsberry was up against one of the grafts and had his roll, amounting to $90, on display, when one of the outfit made a grab and Mr. Farmer had no more roll than a man who has been financing a Des Moines ball team. He made trouble at the head quarters of the show and while the man agement denied that the robbery was the work of any of their people, he comprom ised by giving up $C5. Afterwards Lounsberry came down town and consulted an attorney with the result that a writ of attachment was issued and placed in Sheriff's Boyd's hands. Armed with this the officer and attorney succeeded in convincing the manage ment that the balance of the §90 had better be settled and the matter^ was dropped. Maple City Self-Washing Soap has no competitor. There is nothing jnst as good. It is the best and the best is tho cheapest always. ... $/&(/ SREPORTER1 1 SERIES BURNS WINS MATCH Alldredge is Defeated in a Wrestling Match with Farmer Burns at Des Moines Last Week. The long talked of wrestling match between "Farmer" Burns and James H. Alldredge, the Leon wrestler, was pull ed off at the Mirror theatre in Des Moines last Thursday night before an audience of 000 people, and Burns won the match with ease, maintaining his reputation as champion of the world, although Alldredge gave him a hard tus sle and lie had to exert every effort to win the match. Alldredge secured one fall from Burns however, and try as he would Burns could not get away from the liusky lad from Loon. The match was three in five falls, catch-as-catch can, two points down. Alldredge seemed to be very popular with the audience, and there were men there from all parts of the state who wanted to see him win. The match was refereed by Otto Goepel, of Des Moines. It was 11 o'clock when the men made their appearance. Burns is rather an awkward looking man with a slight stoop to his shoulders, but has a wonder ful pair of shoulders and a neck which is developed as no other man has ever developed the muscles. The men did not waste any time but got down to work at the very start, Alldredge being on the defensive trying to find out the tricks employed by Burns, who is quick as a cat, it being impossible apparently for Alldredge to get behind him. Burns showed a dis position to get down on the mat, and after (U minutes of wrestling Referee GoepeJ called Alldredge down, although it was thought by many that he was a little quick with his decision as All dredge simply twisted from one shoulder to the other. The fall was secured with an English bar and hammerlock. In the second round Burns seemed to play with Alldredge, breaking every hold ho secured with, apparent ease and then securing strong holds on him, but Alldredge got away from several tight places in a manner which won him ap plause from the audience but finally went down when Burns secured a half Nelson double bar lock across the stom ach and crotch hold, time 8 minutes. After 0J minutes of terrific wrestling both aen working very fast, Alldredge secured an English cress bar lock, and although Burns strained every nerve to prevent going down Alldredge pressed his shoulders down inch by inch until finally both shoulders were flat on the floor. In the fourth round Alldredge came after Burns with renewed confidence, and several times almost secured a full Nelson, but Burns was too quick and each time got away. The fall was finally won by Burns with an English bar and double cross hammerlock, time min utes, and Referee Goepel awarded the match to Burns. Throughout the match the audience sympathized with Alldredge and fre quently cheered him when he broke away from Burns, and once in a while some one would hiss Burns. The un friendliness of the audience seemed to anger Burns and after being awarded the match he stepped to the front of the stage and said: "You have been yelling at and hissing me, but I tell you I can throw any man in the country at my weight. I am 43 years old, but will wrestle anyone for any part of $2,500." A man in the audience yelled "How about McLeod?" "You bring McLeod here and I'll wrestle him for $2,500," replied Burns. After the match Burns complimented Alldredge quite highly, especially on his fine wind, and said: "1 met a good man. Alldredge is a fine young fellow and lie puts up a clean and decent match. I like the way he goes at it. He has great strength, but so far as the points of wrestling are concerned he has many things to learn. He gave me one of the hardest scraps I have ever had." Alldredge also made the following statement, acknowledging his defeat in a manly manner: "Burns is a better man than I am and yet I believe it will not be long until I can down him. He is quick and very strong. About the time I thought I had hira I didn't have him. He puts up a clean match and I feel quite satisfied to be defeated by such a worthy opponent." Low Summer Tourists Rates. Via Chicago Great Western Railway. Round trips to St. Paul, Minneapolis Superior, Ashland Duluth and other Minnesota resorts. Tickets on sale daily to Sept. 80th. Good to return Oct. 81st. Also to Colorado, Utah, Black Hills, New Mexico and Texas points, with stop over privileges. For full in formation apply to any Great Western agent, or J. P. Elmer, G. P. A., Chicago Illinois. 1 Sept. 30. Wantbd—Lady beardei. Call on or address Mrs. M. E. AvERY, Lconj Iowa, VOL. XXIX. NO. 2 Populist State Convention. The populist state convention was held at Des Moines last week, and al though the attendance was quite small they adopted a platlorm and nominated a full state ticket. D. C. Cowlcs, of De-' catur county was a prominent factor at the convention, and there was just as much factional fight between the dele gates as at a convention ot the old parties. Tho tiekot' nominated contains tho name of Walter MCcully of Davis City, for railroad comissioner, the full ticket being as follows: Governor—L. IT. Weller, Nashua. Lieutenant Governor -S. M. Harvey, Des Moines. Judge of the Supremo court—J. A. Lowonberg, Ottumwa. Railroad Commissioner Walter Mc Cully, Davis City. Superintendent of Public Instruction —Milo Brunce, Stuart. The platform adopted is short and to the point, as follows: 1 We endorse the Omaha platform of 1892. 2 We favor the adoption of the initia tive and referendum in all elections of state and national character. 3 We demand that the right to elect, both as to what shall be the public officials and what shall be the public policy in government, shall be conserv- fr ed of the people and that all form or systems invasive of this right shall be repealed. 4 Wo recommend that the foregoing be made apart of the national platform at the next national convention. Was a Regular Waterspout The heaviest rain ever known in this part of Iowa fell last Wednesday night' and continued a good share of the day Thursday. From 0 o'clock Wednesday evening until 6 o'clock Thursday morn ing the government gauge kept by Millard F. Stookey registered 6J inehes, and on Thursday 1 inch. When it is re membered that an inch of rain is an awful rain, the extent of this rainfalf can be imagined, and it is also well to remember that a government guage will npt register as much as a tub or bucket.. Thursday morning people found crocks,, buckets and oven washtubs that wereW empty the night before running over.. All the streams were out of bank, and Grand River at Davis City was as high as the great flood of 1885, which how ever was caused by a long series of rains. All over southern Iowa the railroads suffered severe washouts. Just south ot the depot the Cainsvilleline had awash out of 480 feet ol track, and another big one down by Blockley. Between Leon and Van Wert there were numerous washouts, and the state lair excursion: train which was due hero at 2 o'clock Tlmrsday morning, got as tar as the crossing on the cemetery road about 7 o'clock, the passengers being compelled to walk to town from this point, as a big culvert was washed out so that tho train could not cross. No attempt was made to run the excursion train back to Des Moines, as the heavy rains had practically broken up the state fair, and passengers were leaving Des Moines on every train. Thursday trains got down from Des Moines as far as Van Wert, but there were no trains west or south on account ot the washouts, and the re sult was that about 1,200 passengers. were dumped off there and many of them had a hard time getting anything to eat. Teams were in great demand and as high as $8.00 was paid for a team and carriage to drive to Leon. Thursday morning No. 15, one of tho main line mail trains on the Q. camo down through Leon, making an effort to reach Council Bluffs by way of St. Joe, and this was tho last train from Chari ton until Saturday afternoon, as the Chariton river between Derby and. Chariton was several feet over the tracks. Tho St. Joe trains were operat ed between that city and Humeston. The main line of the was washed out all along the west part of the state. At Woodburn two engines and seventeen cars of meat went into a washout which blocked the track for several days, and 'k at Corning a train of 21 cars standing at I the depot was washed bodily from tho track and ditched. County bridge superintendent Leeper and his force of road men are finishing^ a big fill on the Leon and Decatur road i\ near the old Helsher place and the water on Little River west fork played havoc with it, cutting it out quite bad Iy, but the boys say not as bad as thejr expected. The county did not lose a single bridge, but the approaches to quite a number were damaged by water^ '"'My '. Vk It was the greatest fall of rain ever- seen in this section of the county with-'^M^ in the same length of time, the water l\' T* even drowning English sparrows being picked up in a small space near the light house. Cellars all over town were flooded, and there was over a footSKfe^'" of water in the electric light plant, so that it was impossible to run the lights.^ A Thursday night,, JW ,,fe* V* ~irvrt§ tf r?1i & /-I h' 1 if 'Ji ft '1 1$ iMs S.-., 'Vi'i 1 1 mm!