OUR PERSONAL MENTION
Persons having friends visiting them or knowing of strangers visiting in
the city will confer a great favor upon the Editor by informing him either
in person, by note or telephone.
Bert Teal, of Mt. Ayr, had business in
this city Monday.
A1 Woodaril, of Decatur City, was a
Xeon visitor last Friday.
Clint Nally, of Bethany, was an over
Sunday visitor in this city.
W. B. Ingram, of Mt. Ayr, had busi
ness in this city last Friday.
Dr. Mary Gates had professional busi
ness at Garden Grove Monday.
Miss Aggie Shell, of Decatur City,
was a Leon visitor last Saturday.
Master Harvey Kern visited over Sun
day with relatives at Ridgeway.
Orr Fletcher, of Decatur City, had
business in this city last Friday.
Albert Biddison returned Saturday
from a business trip to Cainsville.
"Walter J. Bassett, of Decatur City,
had business in this city Tuesday.
C. B. Townsend, of Decatur City, had
business in this city last Thursday.
Horace Farquhar had business call
ing hitu to Des Moines yesterday.
H. C. Watson and wife, of Decatur
•City, wero Leon visitors yesterday.
Marion Woodard had legal business
calling him to Grand liiver Tuesday.
Constable E. J. "Warner had business
at Ridgeway and Lainoni last Friday.
»''', Mrs. James Acton was visiting at
"Pleasanton the latter part of the week.
P. F. Bradley had optical business
calling him to Saline, Mo., last Friday.
Mrs. S. J. Fluke returuied Monday
from a visit with relatives at Mt. Ayr.
Attorney F. J. Horton, of Davis City,
had legal business in this city last Fri
so F. M. Rhoades and family, of Lamoni,
visited over Sunday with friends in this
County Superintendent Eli Hutchin
son had school business calling him to
J. N. Gates, the well known banker of
Davis City, had business in this city last
Oscar Judd, of Weldon, passed
•r through this city Monday on his way to
M. W. Spargur left Monday for a few
days visit with friends at Davis City
Capt. Garrett Gibson was visiting
friends at Decatur City the latter part
of last week.
Deputy Clerk John Burns returned
Saturday from a flying business trip to
Rev. Heck%thorn, pastor of the Deca
"tor City M. E. church, was a Leon visi
tor last Saturday.
W. W. Powers, the well known black
J- smith of Pleasanton, had business in
this city Tuesday.
Clarence Jenree, of Chariton, was
Visiting his father and many friends in
this city last Friday.
W. C. Stem pel went up to Garden
•Grove Monday to attend a Masonic
•school of instruction.
Miss Eda Anderson, who is teaching
near Garden Grove, was visiting with
Xeon friends Saturday.
D. Scott and wife, of Davis City, visit
ed over Sunday at the home of Norm
Morgan, near this city.
Ed Lane was a passenger Friday for
"Weldon, where he had business detain
ing him for a few days.
Nate Craigo went to Osceola last
Thursday and visited a couple of days
with friends in that city.
R. M. Black, one of the prominent
farmers residing near D.ivis City, had
business in this Tuesdav.
Jj'? H. M. Kern, who is traveling for the
Blue Valley Creamery, spent Sunday
his family in this city.
Mrs. Henry Leiglity and Miss Lois
Royal, of Garden Grove, were visiting
.Leon friends last Saturday.
./• C. M. Corrington, one of the proini
fnent citizens of Decatur City, had busi
,ness in this city last Friday.
Vr Miss Opliie Clark left Tuesday for
Des Moines to visit until Saturday with
her sister, Mrs. J. L. Parrish.
Sharp Chamberlin, the hustling insur
ance agent of Decatur City, had busi
ness in this city last Thursday.
A. D. Fransham and wife went to
Hidgeway Friday and visited over Sun
day with relatives in that city.
Frank Gardner, of Decatur City, was
Tenewing acquaintance with his many
friends in this city last Friday.
Mrs. A. P. Olsen and daughter Nina
went to Lamoni Saturday to spend a few
•days with relatives in that city.
Rev. C. W. Reeder left for Lucas, Kas.
yesterday where he goes to conduct a
series of union revival meetings.
Steve Radnish, the genial banker and
^',H^all around good fellow of Davis City,
'.had business in this city last Friday.
J. W. Bledsoe, the Des Moines real
-estate agent, was looking after business
in this city the latter part of last week.
Miss Cora Harp, who resides west of
p^."Weldon, returned Saturday from a
-week's visit with friends at Davis City
Miss Bessie Rowell, of Afton, came
Tuesday for a short visit at the home of
her brother, Dr. J. W. Rowell, in this
.•••. V. R. McGinnis and son Ralph were
passengers Tuesday for Grand River,
•where Mr. McGinnis was attending to
Mrs. Julia Duncan was a passenger
for Clearfield last Thursday after spencF
Ing a few days in this city at the home
of J. M. Marvin.
SSaan Stover, one of our bright young
friends who resides in Hamilton town
ship, spent a couple of days in Leon the
first of the week. „.
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Miss Minnie Keeler was a passenger
last Thursday for Des Moines, where
she visits for a time with her friend,
Miss Anna Kirwin.
Senator Marion F. Stookey returned
to Des Moines Thursday afternoon after
spending a day in this city looking after
some legal business.
Miss Edna Crawford visited over Sun
day with her sister. Miss Albena Craw
ford, who is teaching school six miles
northwest of Van Wert.
Marry Shumway, who recently engag
ed in the drug business at Beaconsfield,
caiue in Tuesday to look after some bus
iness matters in this city.
Miss Etta Piercy returned Monday to
her home at Tuskeego after visiting a
a few days at the home of her aunt, Mrs.
S. F. Gates, north of Leon.
Miss Josie Holland, of Osceola, passed
through this city Tuesday, being on her
way to Eagleville, Mo., where she visits
at the home of "Tal"4)urry.
Mrs. Eliza Shepard and daughter
Nora, of Decatur City, spent the latter
part of last week in this city, visiting
her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Hughes.
Roy Buchanan, the well known banker
at Beaconsfield, spent a couple of days
in this city the latter part of last week
a guest at the heme of P. F. Bradley.
J. E. Vail, the Garden Grove capital
ist and real estate man, who has engin
eered a number of big sales recently,
had business in this city last Friday.
Miss Agnes Fransham returned to her
home at Ridgeway, Mo., last Thursday
after visiting a few days in this city at
the home of her brother, A. D. Fransham.
Mrs. Hoyle Gilreath came down from
Grand River yesterday evening to visit
a few days at the home of her parents,
Marion Woodard and wife in this city.
Mrs. Harry Shumway went to
Beaconsfield Saturday and visited over
Sunday with Mr. Shumway, who re
cently purchased a drug store in tkat
Mrs. C. E. Roberts and son Leo re
turned Friday to their home at St. Joe,
after a month's visit at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Mitten in
Judge J. W. Harvey had business call
ing him to Mt. Ayr Tuesday, in connec
tion with the failure of the Dunning
bank, representing several of the larger
E. D. Dorn left last Thursday on a
business trip to Macon, Mo., where he
went to look after his big farm which he
received in exchange for his hotel prop
erty in this city.
Elder W. H. Kepheart and wife re
turned Tuesday to their home in Lamoni
Elder Kepheart having been conducting
a series of meetings in the L. D. S.
church in this city.
Court Reporter John S. Parrish went
to Creston last Thursday to attend a
ceremonial of the Elks, among the class
of candidates who were initiated being
Judge W. E. Miller.
R. B. Drake, of near Pleasanton,was an
over Sunday visitor in this city. Mr.
Drake is nearly laid up with a badly
sprained knee which he received in a
fall one day last week.
S. P. Carpenter and wife, of Toma
hawk, Wis., were the guests of W. E.
Myers and family a couple of days the
first of the week, Mrs. Carpenter being
a cousin of Mrs. Myers.
J. C. Atz, freight clerk at the depot,
was called to Ottumwa last Friday to
attend an examination of operators on
this branch. He returned on the early
train Saturday morning.
Miss Marie Watsebaugh left yester
day for Kansas City where she will
trim a few weeks in a wholesale millin
ery house before going to Kansas to
accept a position as a trimmer.
Elder J. A. McKenzie, pastor of the
Christian church at Grant City, Mo.,
arrived Monday and is conducting a
series of evangelistic meetings at the
new Christian church in this city.
Miss Maggie May Brown who is clerk
of Senator Stookev's committee at Des
Moines during the session of the legis
lature, came down Tuesday to spend a
few days with her parents in this city.
Frank Jcnks wiio is traveling as ad
vance agent for the Steelsmitli com
pany which is appearing in this city,
this week, went to Bethany Tuesday to
arrange for their appearance in that
Rev. A. E. Elmore, of Eagleville, Mo.,
arrived in Leon Saturday for a few days
visit with relatives and friends in this
vicinity. On Sunday he held services
at the Eden Prairie church, which were
Mrs. Isaac Fisher returned Friday to
her home at Decatur City after visiting
a few days at the home of fier mother
in this city. Her sister, Miss Pluma
Stanley, accompanied her home for a
few days visit.
Rev. I. N. W oodward and wife went to
Clearfield and visited over Sunday with
friends in that city,Rev. Woodward haV'
ing been invited to preach the anniver
sary dedication sermon at the M. E.
church in that city on Sunday.
John W. Wasson returned Thursday
from Des Moines, where he was attend
ing the banquet tendered by the Cent
ral Life Assurance Co. to its field
agents, and John said the company cer
tainly entertained its guests in a royal
Mrs. CarrieS mith who has been visit
ing her sister, Mrs. J. W. Hurst in this
city for several weeks, returned to her
home at Newton, Saturday being joined
by her husband, Charles Dupree Smith
who was returning from a business trip
A. M. Pryor returned Thursday from
Des Moines where he spent a few days
visiting the legislature and attending
the big banquet tendered the field
agents of the Central Life Assurance
Co. He reports one of the finest times
he ever enjoyed in his life.
Miss Ethel Croiekshank went to
Chariton Thursday, and after spending
a day with friends in that oity, proceed
ed to Chicago, where she will trim in a
wholesale millinery house for a few
weeks before going to Hastings, Neb.,
where she will trim this spring.
Henry Johnson who is an inmate of
the Soldier's Home at Marshalltown,
returned to that place Tuesday, after
visiting a few days with his brother in
this city. Henry served in the war with
Spain and was here on business con
nected with his application for a pen
T. E. Cummins, of Davis City, had
business in this city Tuesday. Mr.
Cummings had the bad luck to have the
house on the farm which he owns near
Davis City burn a week ago last Sun
day, but is congratulating himself on
having it partially insured.
John S. Parrish went to Mt. Ayr Tues
day having been appoirted official sten
ographer for the hearing of the credit
ors in the bankruptcy proceedings fol
lowing the failure of the Dunning bank
in that city. The hearing was com
menced yesterday and will occupy
Capt. Thomas Ward, that genial old
veteran at Decatur City, had business
in this city last Friday and made this
office a pleasant call. Capt. Ward is
one of the few Mexican war survivors
residing in this part of the state, and
has many friends in this city who are
always pleased to see him.
Rev. Scott Jones, the "Cowboy Evan
gelist" of Decatur City, was in Leon
Tuesday, being enroute to Albia where
lie will hold a series of meetings. Rev.
Jones is making a great reputation as
an evangelist and always succeeds in
securing a large number of converts
wherever he holds a meeting.
Mrs. James W. Hurst and Miss
Margaret Hnrst left Tuesday for a visit
of several weeks at various points in
the south. They will stop for a few
days in Kansas City, then go to New
Orleans to witness the Mardi Gras, and
wind up at Magnolia Springs, Alabama.
It will be a delightful trip for the
Superintendent's consolidated report
for month ending January 29, 1904:
No. enrolled 4SU
Average daily attendance 305
Average number belonging 402
Percent of attendance 9Q
Percent of punctuality 99
No. cases of tardiness 143
Not absent or tardy 200
The following is a list of those neither
absent nor tardy for month ending Jan.
Jessie Artt, Amy Benefiel, Janie Evans, Arta
Forbes, Pearl Ford, Mae Sell, Blanche Woodard, Bes
sie Witter, Mabel Wright, Gussie Lane, CUve Alex
ander, Willie Bradley, Clyde Bernard, Charles Housh,
Clinton Shumway, Helen Gardner, Llnnie Gardner,
Anna Owens. Marian Woodard, Tom Artt, Clair Longf,
James Owens, Charles Shumway, Josephine Chase,
Edith Eats, Winnie Housh, Dot Ruinley, Melliq
Brown, Luclle Alexander, Lucie Garber, Madaltne
Ghormley,. Josie Cooney, Sidney 'Artt Floyd Coder,
Raymond Little, George Williams.
EIGHTH GRADB. 5
Lillian Bipley, Martha Young, Fay Benefiel, Nellie
Shumway, Mae Epperley, Joe Osborn, Roland Al
SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADES.
George Clark, Ansel Barry, Norborue Crowell, Park
Mullinnix, Ralph McGinnis, Edna Harp, Lulu Bene
iiel, Olive Beneiiel, Bessie Benefiel,. Ethel Beck, Ethel
Caldwell, Blanche Gill, Jessie Smith.
FOURTH AND FIFTH'(1RADRS.
Pearl Kehler, Charley Biddison, Leonard Perdew,
Brown Caster, Oran McKern, Harry Metier, Earl
Frazier, R*y Phillips, David McHarness,. Olive
Bright, Faunie Ha/Jet, Grace Bowman, Grace Mc
Harness, Mabel Dorn, Grace Ghorinley, Lola Smith,
1) ck Gillhanit Blanche Kehler, Willian Brown(
Bertha Frazier, Delia Phillips, Alonzo Caldwell,
Alice Kookstool, Edith Mciiarness, Edgar Perdew,
Ralph Pickering, Jlmmle Hoffman.
Robbie Beardsley, Lester Gill, Chester Bowman,
Ralph Duuhain, Horry Van Ostrund.
SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADES.
Hazel Gatton, Ethel Gatchell, Earl Epperley, Roy
Still, Lettie Ellis, Edgar Hines, Clara Caster," Ruth
Ford, Iva Briggeuian, Ida Briggeman, Edgar Ketch
am, Neil Brown, Bernard Fulton, Tina Still, Clair
FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADES.
Karl Yount, Frank Powell, Raymond Epperley,
Fred Kentuer, Earl Akes, Aden Fames, Blanche Wil
son, Beulah Tharp, Ethel Hatch, Esther Henry.
Burt Hoffman, Robert Combs, Henry Butler, Leland
Lutz, Chester Jenkins, Vernon Wakelield, Fay Hatch,
Ellis Cain, Furn Bennett, Hazel Collin, Mildred
Avery, Mae Hines, Mabel Still, Nellie Cain, Eugene
Russell, Fred Bigley, John Gatchell, Pearl Kentner,
Freddy Epperley, Cecil Wright, Leland Albaugh,
An Offer to Iowa Schools.
Through the State Superintendent of
Public Instruction in Iowa, Hon. John F.
Riggs, of Des Moines, The Youth's
Companion of Boston makes the follow
ing offer: To the 500 schools in the
state of Iowa showing the greatest in
terest in the setting out of trees, shrub
bery and vines, and in other ways im
proving their grounds during 1904, The
Youth's Companion will present a set of
six historical pictures, namely: "Wash
ington," "Layfette," "Signing the Decla
ration of Independence," "The Consti
tution," "Surrender of Burgoyne," and
"The Landing of the Pilgrims." To each
of the ten schools of the 500 in the state
doing the best work over all, the pub
lishers of the paper will present a large
American flag. State Superintendent
Riggs is co-operating in this movement,
and will make known this offer through
out the state.
Iowa republicans may cry "peace,
peace," but there is no peace. The
West Liberty Enterprise sounds 'the
tocsin, and ejaculates: "Lay on'Mc
.Duff, and damned be he who cries
That is a guileless lawyer for the
government who expressed surprise
that a federal official on a $3,500 salary
could lay up $20,000 a year. The public
service is full of men who. poor npon
entering, are now rich and they are not
all mere subordinates either,
THE LEON REPORTER. THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 1904.
FAVORITE HOME PAPER.
Why the Twlce-a*Week Republic
Has Achieved Wide Popularity.'
Established for nearly a century and
read regularly by more than 500,000 per
sons in the West and Southwest, the
Twice-a-Week Republic, of St. Louis,
can justly lay claim to that enviable
distinction, "Favorite Home Paper."
It is groat because it has always aim
ed to inform, instruct and entertain its
readers on all matters of public and
home interest. In 1904 it will be espec
ially interesting and valuable. Here
are some reasons why you should sub
scribe for it:
This is campaign year and you will
want to be informed of the movements
of party leaders, reports of the great
National and State conventions, the
progress of the campaign, reports of the
You will want to know all about the
World's Fair, to bo held in St. Louis
from April 30 to December 1,1901.
You will be interested in and kept
well informed by the Farm Visitor, a
regular supplement of the paper, pre
pared especially for the farmer and his
You will want to know what the
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and through the unsurpassed news and
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In short sketches, choice bits of fic
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Twice-a-Week Republic easily leads
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If you want the Twice-a-Week Re
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It costs only §1 a year.
Four states, New York, Massachu
setts, New Jersey and Connecticut, have
in the past ten years spent about $10,
000,000 as state aid for building wagon
roads. About §6,000,000 has been added
to this sum by the counties and towns
where the state roads have been com
pleted in these four state roads. Wher
ever state roads have been built the
selling price of farm lands has been in
creased from 20 per cent, to 50 per
cent., and even more in some cases.
The 2,500 miles of state road already
built have been of such benefit to the
farmer that they have caused a great
demand for mord' good road. Five
states found it good to aid in the build
ing of wagon roads by state appropria
tions. Why should not the national
'government aid in building roads in
every state in the 'Union? Congress
man Brownlow of Tennessee has answer
ed this question by introducing a bill
appropriating $24,000,000 as national aid
for building wagon roads. This sum is
available at the rate of §8,000,000 a
year for three years, and is distributed
to each state according to its popula
tion, except that no state shall receive
less than $250,000. The states or
counties receiving this money must add
a like amount. This appropriation will
build from 7,000 miles of splendid
national road, and will build from 100
to 500 miles of hard road in each state
of the Union. It seems to many farmers
that it is time for the national govern
ment to aid then!, and they hope the
bill will become a law.
Representative Martin J. Wade of
Iowa introduced a bill that is aimed
particularly at the Chicago packing
houses. It prohibits the transportation
of cattle, hogs and other animals be
tween the various states of the Union
for the purpose of destroying compe
tition by selling them or their product"
at such low prices as to drive competi
tors out of business or by selling them
to one dealer to the exclusion of others,
or by the establishment of a temporary
retail business to sell such goods at less
than the fair market price, or in any
other manner aiding in the maintenance
of a monopoly or trust in restraint of
trade. Violation of the prohibition
shall be deemed a misdemeanor, punish
able upon conviction by a fine of from
$1,000 to $5,000.
A bill has been introduced into Con
gress to pension every Union soldier of
the war of the rebellion who has attain
ed to the age of sixty-two years. We
are heartily in favor of the measure and
sincerely hope it may become a law.
The government has been lavish with
corporations and with manufacturers
and has thrown favors into the laps of
men until they have become many times
millionaries, and it is time to provide
fully for the last man who- bared his
breast to the missies of death in defense
of his country, and who now is approach
ing old age. Such a measure is wise
and beneficent and should have univers
al support.—Osceola Democrat.
A six foot channel in the Mississippi
river at low water, from Saint Paul and
Minneapolis to Cairo, a distance of on®
thousand miles, is a project advocated
before the House committee on rivers
and harbors. It is desired that t.hia im
provement be made by the time the
Panama canal is completed. Prominent
men from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Illinois^ and Missouri appeared before
the cotnmittee to advocate the measure.
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hope to buildup a good business on square and
honest dealing. You may send your children
to trade with us and we will take especial care
with them. We will at all times have a com
pie line of -.0
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My entire line of queensware to go at less than
than cost. Be sure and see for yourself.
I solicit a share of vour patronage.
jF. M. CODER
Richard Olney of Massachusetts will
be 69 on Sept. 15.
Grover Cleveland will be 67 on March
HOW OLD THEY ARE.
Alton B. Parker of New York will be
52 on May 14.
Arthur Pue Gorman of Maryland will
be 65 on March 11.
David B. Hill of New York will be- 61
on Aug. 29.
George Gray of Delaware will be 64
on May 4.
William J. Bryan will be 44 on March
President Roosevelt of New York will
be 46 on Oct. 27.
John Hay of Ohio will be 66 on Oct. 8.
Marcus Alonzo Hanna of Ohio will be
67 on Sept. 24.
William H. Taft of Ohio will be 47 on
Washington was 67, when he died
John Adams 90, Jefferson 83, Madison 85,
Monroe 73, John Quincy Adams 80, Jack
son 78, Van Buren 79, William Henry
Harrison 68, Tyler 72, Polk 53, Taylor 65,
Filmore 74, Pierce 64, Buchanan 77, Gar
field 49, Arthur 56, Benjamin Harrison 67
and McKinley 58.—New York Sun.
If you are peeking' a location for any
mercantile business, for the practice of
a profession, or for the manufacture of
T$iif article, first communicate with the
undersigned, who will inform you in re
gard to opportunities on the line of the
Chicago,Great Western Railway Co., the
most progressive railway traversing the
most fertile section of the United
States. Maps and Maple Leaflets mail
ed and more specific information given
as requested. W. J. Reed, Industrial
Agent, 604 Endicott Bldg., St. Paul,
Minn. April 1.
Having purchased the stock of groceries of Hamil
ton & Gardner, I will continue the* business at
the old stand and will endeavor to give my
IAN UGLY Boss
is not a pleasant sort of chap'
to work for, but if you've a
family dependent upon you,
and no money to tide you over
for a while, you'll have to put
up with his ugliness.
A real man loves independ
ence. Dollars make him that
way. A small weekly deposit
and four per cent interest will
soon give you a start towards
independence. Start tb day
if it is only a dollar.
Only bank in county having
special savings department.
STATE SAVINGS BANK
Grand River, Iowa,
A farmer in Hardin county who owns
80 acres of land planted most of it to
pop corn last year. He raised 1200
bushels for which he received $2 pfer
bushel. He was so pleased with the
result that he is intending to plant pop
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