Apteasant surprise was tendered
Thos. Craigo by his young friends Wed
nesday evening of last week, at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Craigo, the occasion being his
twentieth birthday anniversary.
E. O. Lovett is quite seriously ill. A
physician from Ottumwa was called
Sunday in consultation with the attend
ing physician, Dr. Doolittle.
Ralph Brant, who has been in Col
bran, Colo., returned last week to visit
his brother Charley, he having sold his
interest in the mercantile business
Nora McNeil, who has been in Chica
go taking treatment returned last week.
The weekly mite social was held at
the home of Mrs. Zichy Saturday eve
ning and all spent a very pleasant time.
Next Friday evening it will be held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Adams.
C. O'Brien held services at the Pres
fcyteiMan church Sunday morning.
The Presbyterian ladies served
supper in the G. A. R. banquet hall Frl
R. C. Hoadley returned from Chicago
Monday morning where he has been on
Guy Doolittle, of Chariton, spent San
day with his parents.
James Crowley and wife, of Chariton,
were here the first of the week attend
ing the funeral of Mrs. Peyton, Mrs.
Crowley's sister, who died Saturday and
was buried Sunday afternoon.
We are informed that F. D. Baker has
sold his stock of goods to G. M. Russell.
J. Gleason went to Mt. Ayr on busi
W. C. Stempel, of Leon, was in our
city Monday and Tuesday on business.
Henry Wells returned to his home
at Pleasanton Friday.
Will McGahuey, from Council Bluffs,
is visiting friends and relatives here,
Harry Baker is visiting John Sellers
Mr. George Smith died on Friday,
Feb. 5, being 82 years of age. Funeral
services conducted by the Rev. Hecka
•r thorn, of Decatur. Interment was in
the McGahuey cemetery. Deceased
leaves a wife and seven children to
mourn his death. He was one of the
first settlers of this county.
Mr. Gardner placed anew wheel on
Mr. Brown's 40 foot tower wind mill.
Mr. Orfield's son is working for Cap
The correspondent of Burr Oak Ridge
From Our Correspondents :i
Tom Quick and wife and A. E. Finch
and wife ate dinner with Sant Mc
Joe Mullen and brother Will, went to
Jack Oak after posts Monday.
Dr. Eiker was in our vicinity Tuesday.
J. Mullen and wife called at Decatur
Mr. Warner and family moved from
Missouri tojhis farm up by the Euritt
Otto Quick and wife went to Cains
ville, Mo., to visit relatives Wednesday,
S. McGahuey went to Djeeatur Wednes
_• day.' gp
Ed. McGahuey and wife are' visiting
her parents, Mr. Smith's.
Quitej a lively time at the meeting
Joe Mullen went to Ringgold county
Friday after Ben Smith.
rHam Houdesheldt. called Friday to see
his father who is on the sick list.
C. P. Shaffner is still on the sick list.
R. S Forkner hauled a load Of goods
I for Mr. Warner Wednesday.
Dell Euritt made his regular call at
J- the home of J. Lantz Sunday evening.
Frank Wells called to see C. P. Shaff
I. N. Brown hauled a load of goods for
Mr. Elwell to Leon, Friday.
Mr. George Gore was a Lamoni caller
.Mrs. James Pierce visited at R. S.
i. Forkner's Friday.
good many years as a faith-
ful itemizer for THB REPORTER. NO
doubt those dark eyed children of hers
Will all be reporters.
Mrs. Kate Strong's contributions to
Tnfi REPORTER are wit and wisdom in
realisrn personified. Her characters
are real and more satisfactory than
W a a at to a in
Wm. Field had business at the Leon
depot last Saturday.
Lillie McGinnis, of Fremont county,
VV is visiting relatives in Center..... .?
CAp Brown received a car load of com
Mite'' Garber made a short, visit in
Centfer l'aSt week.
Birds work for man from the first glim
m$r of light.
Rbpky Mountain Tea works for man
kind both day and night,
That's \vhy it is famous the world o'er
j, £}nd o'er,
I It SadU iiOt let you turn over-aiid take
another snore. W. C. Stengel &
^Fw«qxl Arkansas farm lands write
D. L. Bobbins,
Mr. and Mrs. fit. Brown are on the sick
Clara Davis, who has been an Index
employee for the past two years, has re
signed hpr position on account of her
parents moving to Missouri.
J. C. Early, who has been sick with
pneumonia for the- past month or more,
was able to visit his store a short time
Wm. Horn returned from Kansas the
first of the week.
W: B. Owens was a Lineville business
J. E. Leeper had business iu Lineville
Mrs. Harper, of Cainsville, Mo., is
visiting at the home of David Ball and
Ed McNeil was a Leon business visi
John Griffin returned from Kansas
Saturday, where he had been to see the
Nick HaTstead and wife, of Morgan,
were business visitors here Friday.
Revival meetings are in progress at
the brick sclio61 house east of town.
Dan Greehwo6d, of Akron. Mo., was a
business visitor itt our city Saturday.
Dr. floyktr.'of Sihip
son College, Ind
ianolaj fdWil1,' Milt preach at the M. E.
church iifcxt £rihdd§ at 3 o'clock.
Prof.tt.'' A. MfetBrtfifeh, ex-county super
intendctH,' was a visitor in our city Fri
Attdrifi^_,vy: McGinnis, of Leon,
had profe^ional'b'uKiness here Friday.
Thoil' riiiinfcei'ejl' \Vith the sick are
Mrs. .f. ft fitee frtS rs. E. C. Macy and
Little Bessie Tye.
Alice Ball, who sprained her ankle a
few weeks ago, is slowing recovering,
David Davis and family moved to a
farm in Missouri near Adel, last week.
We wish them success.
Jeff Kizzire, of Davis City, was shak
ing hands with old acquaintances one
day last week.
Harry Croy and family, of near Cains
ville, were here a few days visiting his
mother, Itf rs. S. Croy.
Mrs. C. Millsap and child,' who were
burned last week, are getting along
Mrs. George Virden and son were
Leon visitors Saturday.
Mr. McLaughlin closed iis school at
the Valley school house last Friday.
Ora Black and wife were Leon visitors
Mrs. James Hill visited Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Henry Quigley visited her
mother, Mrs. Davenport, who is very
Mr. Bruner and family visited C. Mill
W. Virden went to see his best girl
Sunday night, and on going home his
horse slipped and fell with him hurting
George Virden was a Leon visitor
C. Millsap returned ^Saturday after
being away two weeks.
Rev. ^.®W. Smith filled his regular ap
pointment at'the Baptist church Sunday
morning add evening, and will also give
bible leetures tlie coming week.
Howard Spurrier spent Sunday with
Mrs. A. A. Pie'rcy and, daughter Eva
and Mi*s. Jesse Dunbar and Baby Lester
visited Firiday ^vlth Mrs. Clem Crevel
ing, elist of Lamohl.
Minnie Vanderflugt was an over Sun
day visitor at her home in Lamoni.
Maud Switzer spent Saturday night
and Sunday at Ike Payton's.
Several from this place attended the
United Brethren Quarterly meeting at
Elk Chapel the past week.
toward Dickinson and family, of La
moni, spent the latter part of last week
at Cyrus Jacobs'.
Marion' Marshall, of Decatur, was
shaking hands with old friends in these
Clarence Needles, the agent at this
place, left Thursday for Ackworth.
Robert McLease is agent now.
Mr. Downey, of Decatur, shipped a
car load of Iiogs from this place to Ot
A Piercy'aiVd family spent Sunday
evening kt Ike Payton's.
Mrs. Piercy and daughter Eva visited
Thursday'with' Mrs. Ella Dunbar.
Our postmaster, Luther Bason, spent
Sunday with his parents.
RdiS McLease Was an over Sunday
La^ri Striftghain, of Kellerton, was
seen on our streets Saturday.
'1 Ed Scott and 3'. M. Smith were passen
gers for Kellerton.Saturday evening.
George Wion and family will leave
Bbon for Okl£hom&
Pretty Miss Nellie Hascomb, Omaha
"I o"vi& my gaodijooks and ealth to HJqJ.
lister's Rocky'" Mountain TteA. JSaVe
fully regained my health." Ti^a or
tabl^K&.""U5 c&n~tb.~ WL C. Stempel & Co.
A. E. Poole js recovering from an at
tack of the grip.
A. W. Davis purchased some corn of J.
M. Harmon. J"
Charley Bledsoe attended meoting at
Davis City Thursday evening.,
A sled load of young people from this
place attended meeting at Bethel Thurs
Charley Millsap, of Decatur, spent
Friday night at M. Linden's.
J. W. Lillie is quite sick.
Alma Poole delivered hogs to Leon
A. C. Dale and A. J. Woolsey visited
with J. W. Lillie Sunday.
Marion Davis lost one of his large
Harry Stover sold Homer Moorman a
horse last Saturday.
Orle Dale and R. B. Drake had busi
ness in Leon Thursday.
Allie Woolsey got mixed up with his
team and is somewhat knocked out.
Master George Clark, who has been
attending school in Leon, has returned
home and is enrolled at Vine Oak.
M. Linden had business in Pleasanton
Attorney L. B. Jackson and wife, of
Leon, were callers at It. 13. Drake's last
Harve Pitman came over from Davis
City last Wednesday evening and is the
guest of A. IS. Poole and wife.
R. B. Drake had the misfortune to dis
locate one of his knees last Wednesday.
Ed Stanley, of Nebraska, and a former
boy of this place, was visiting his old
friend, A. W. Davis, last week.
Elsa Dale and Lesta Linden spent
Sunday with Lulu Harmon.
Mrs. J. H. Stover and son Harry visit
ed with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Mcintosh Hill, last Thursday.
M. Linden and wife spent Sunday
with O. M. Pace.
Herman Harmon and Tom Wynne had
business in Pleasanton Saturday.
The many friends of Miss Perry Dale
will be pleased to learn that she ranks
first in the voting contest in the Des
Moines Daily News.
Sam Stover spent Monday night
Walter Inman was on the streets of
Floyd Dale and wife, of Oklahoma,
and sister, Lenna Graves, of Kansas,
who have been visiting their parents,
A. C. Dale and wife, returned to their
respective homes Wednesday.
Letha Newlin, of Leon, is visiting
friends here this week.
Dennis Daughton and Charley Norton,
of Leon, wer0 in to\vn' Saturday night.'
Rev. Rupert ..filled his regular ap
pointment at the A. C. church Sunday.
Quite a number' from here attended
the horse sale at Lineville Saturday.
Miss Knapp, who is teaching at the
Jennings school, gave a spelling bee
last week, Ed Knowles, of the Wood
land school, carrying off tlie honors.
Henry Coontz sold a pair of horses at
the Lineville sale Saturday for §290.
Willie Mullin, of Weldon, visited at
M. C. Grogan's last week.
Mrs. I. N. Beavers returned from Clio
Satufday, where she had been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Roy Beavers.
J. S. Keller and wife visited" at Jesse
Clint Lewis and family "moved over on
the Hinds farm last week, Mr. Shankle
moving to Missouri.
Mr. Paxton, our mail carrier, was on
the sick list last week, Relix Wilson
taking his place.
Cale Browning has purchased Eugene
Massey's farm and will take possession
soon. Gene has not decided whero ho
will go yet but we hope he will locate
L. D. Rose has purchased the Andy
Adair house of Jim Gochenhouer and
will move there March 1st.
Quite a number of young folks from
this vicinity attended the dance given
at Mr. Sage's Friday night.
Milton Manchester returned home
Tuesday from Lincoln, Neb., where he
has been visiting friends and relatives.
Clifton Mills called on his best girl,
who resides in this neighborhood Sun
Will Alldrcdge returned home a few
weeks ago from Pender, Neb., having
been absent from home nearly three
years. He is now visiting with his'
uncle, Mr. Cain. .'
Elder Kepheart, who is now preach
ing at the L. D. S. church at Leon, visit
ed at the home of B. D. Alldredge
J. H. Alldpedge- and wife visited over
Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs.'
Mrs. B. D. Alldredge who has been oh
the sick list for 'the past two months is
now on the road to recovery which is
the hope of her many friends. 5
Cora Fulton.. stayed over night with
Vera Cox one night this week.
Mrs. George Rogers is on the sick
Quite a number were present at the
birthday'dinner given by Mr. Sales last
Wednesday in honor of Mrs. Sales' 46th
birthday^ A nice time is reported.
FOR toy? choice Plymouth
Rock Cockejrelg. F. C. MULLINNIX.
the home of !Nir. and Mrs. C. A. Walker
Saturday evening Jin honor of the form
er's 48th birthday. The evening was
spent in playirig "panic", and Mrs. Lena
Shrivers played some very pretty in
strumental piec«s on the piano. About
8 o'clock Mr. Walker arrived from his
store, it being a complete surprise to
him. About 10 o'clock a long table was
spread with the good things which the
guests had prepared. Those present
were: Messrs. and Mesdames John
Shriver, Steve Easter, Chas. Evans, M.
Phelps, Ike Skidmore, Frank Clanton,
T. M. Craft, Traupel, and J.N.Easter.
Mesdames J. T. Thompson, Filia Crano,
and Geo. Woodard. The Misses Ena
Traupel, Ida Thompson, Leila Clanton,
Leva Crane, Inez Skidmore, Janie Craft,
Meda and Clella Thompson, and Gertie.
Walker. Messrs. Bert and Ben Easter,
Raymond Allison, Earl Craft, and l.edrue
Chapman. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Walker
and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chapman.
Misses Ida, Meda and Clella Thomp
son and Mary Rhoades spent Sunday
with Alice Sims.
We understand that Rev. Ward will
fill the pulpit at the Christian church
James Jenkins and sister moved into
the house recently'vacated by Mr. Fry,
The "400" met with Frank Cooley and
Miss Nellie Walter Saturday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Castor, in
honor of Miss Marguerite Walter of
Des Moines. The evening was spent in
playing games, and at a late hour they
all departed for their homes, all having
spent a very enjoyable evening.
Mrs. Temple Craft spent Friday after
noon with Mrs. J. L. Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson visited
Friday with their daughter at Green
Mrs. Smith, who had her hip broken
some time ago, is able to sit up now.
There was no church at the M. E.
church Sunday night as Rev. Tennant is
holding a revival at Lacelle.
Mr. Reed was a Leon caller Saturday
M^'. Shears fell olt from a box-car one
day last week and is unable to work for
a few days.
T. M. Craft has traded his farm one
half mile south of town for the Palace
hotel recdntly owned by Marion Fuller.
He also purchased the livery barn and
the building which is occupied by An
derson, the jeweler.
Geo. Johnson,returned Tuesday from
Maggie Jenkins returned Saturday
fjrjin Ccnterville, where she has been
-c-[The Grammar Room will give their
jjgxt literary pragramine Friday, Febru
Gr,andpa Easter is about as handy
\yith the shot-gun as any of the boys.
He went out in the garden Friday and
killed A tfabfclt.
Miss Sims of Leon was in this city
Mrs. Samson is still quite poorly.
There was a birthday party given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Farrens
Friday evening, in honor of the former's
birthday. Quite a number were pres
ent. The evening was enjoyed by all.
Foley's Honey and Tar cures the
cough caused by attack of la grippe. It
heals the lungs. For sale by L. P. Van
Wallace Bayltfr returned Friday of
last week from a visit with relatives at
We are glad to say that Mrs. Sherman
Robbins is greatly improved.
Miss Burnis Launtz spent Friday with
Miss Susie Euritt.
Grandma Black is quite feeble at this
Miss Belle Cash went to Mt. Ayr Sat
urday for a visit with friends.
E. II. Peck has purchased the proper
ty east of town owned by E. J. John of
Harry Corrington was a passenger for
Centerville the first of the week where
he went for a visit with relatives.
Miss Zetta Springer spent Saturday
and Sunday at home.
John Sells and wife spent Saturday at
Mr. Henderson's north of town.
Miss Susie Euritt spent Friday night
at Geo. Woodmansee's.
The meeting closed at the M. E.
church Sunday evening.
Miss Rennie Beasley is visiting her
sister, Mrs. John Benton, at this writ
James Young, a former resident of
this place, has purchased the Smith farm
souih of town, and will take possession
,of same the first of March.
Bill Roberts spent Sunday at W. Hr
There was no preaching at the M. E.
church Sunday morning, as Rey. H. O.
Hechathorn was, called to Burrell to
conduct tlje funeral services of Mr
Richard Black of Davis City was
town the last of the. week.
Frank Dobson, who lives south of
town, is on the sick list.
JuliuS^Gfitfy, dentist, Will-b®'iK
River every fourth week, n&xt date- be*
ing Feb. 17th to 20th inclusive.
Van Werden QpferaTHouse
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Knobs 0* Tcntifesec
James Fry, of Van
in these parts last
There was a gathering of young folks
at Lon Adams Friday night a.nd they
were highly entertained with Frank
Archbaugh and his talking .Machine.
wife were Grand
Mr. Gibbons and
Riveir visitors Thursday and Friday.
Otto Pritcb'ard and sisters, Iva and
Bessie, called on Helen and Maggie
Whisler Wednesday evening.
Ora Eaton and wife were Leon callers
Eddie Pritchard was the guest of his
friend, Clyde Pryor, Thursday.
Frank Springer and wife were over
Sunday visitors at the home of Jim Gib
Pearl and Ruby Pryor spent Saturday
afternoon with. Helen and Maggie
Charlie Akes has been working for
Harve Akes tho past week.
Miss Rock has been visiting the past
Week at the home of her uncle, Mr.
Elmer Gibbons made a business trip
to Grand River-Saturday.
Pearl Woods spent Monday night at
the home of Mr. Beers.
Cleo and Edith Bryson entertained a
few of their friends Monday evening.
Mergie Hatfield visited over Sunday
with home folks.
Quite-a number attended the dance at
J. O. Earner's Monday night and all re
ported a fine time.
Clint Lewis has moved into the house
vacated by C. M. Shankle.
Fred Potter visited over Sunday with
his uncle at Lamoni, who is very low at
Oda Dale was. in these parts,last week
getting subscribers for the Des Moines
». "by I/. P. Vag Werden.
Beautiful scenery. Electro and Mechanical
Effects. Specialities Change Nightly.
The Society Event
3 The Power of the Cross
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A Very Funny Rural Comedy Drama
Popular Prices 15c, 25c and1 35c
Burr Oak Ridge.
Elder Elmore preached a few inter
esting sermons at Eden church this
School closes at East Eden Friday.
Miss Edith Bryson and Mattie Clark
called at D. Shira's one evening last
Mr. and Mrs. E. Horney, Alma Kim
port and Elder Elmore were Sunday
visitors at W. H. McCalla's.
Mrs. and Mrs. C. E. Chastain visited
Will Qhastain last week.
S. J.^and rfoSiA' Little went to Okla
homa Tuesday for a two week's visit
with their brother, R. W., who has re
sided in Oklahoma for three years
Lou and Georgie Funk went to De
R. S. Kennett transacted business in
Van Wert "last Thursday, returning
home Friday morning.
V. H. Fry, wife and children spent
Sunday with Mrs. Fry's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Little.
John Lcdgerwood. of Leon, Sundayed
at R. S./Kennett's.
C. M.:' Grififn and
Wert, were calling
A blockade of ice near the state lino
has caused Grand River,to overflow at
this place. Further south it appears to
be worse as several families have moved,
onto higher ground.
John R. Allen and wife left last
Thursday for their future home in
Cherry vale, Kansas. The going away
was most sad as they buried their only
child Sunday before last in our ceme
tery. They have the heartfelt sympa
thy of the entire community in their
'"Chick" Kimball is reported as dan
gerously ill. v.,
Mrs. Musser is on the sick list.
The revival meetings at the M. E.
church continue, with increased inter
est, If they persevere it will look as
though Davis City is becoming con
The removal of Mrs. John McLaren to
the insane asylum was a sad event.
The husband,, and little ones have the
deepest sympathy of .everyone.
Perry Ewing returned last Saturday
to his work,on: the C,.i.G. W. railroad,
having been called here by a telegram
to the death bed of his nephew, little*
Clill Clark, .wife and baby, of Omaha,.
Neb., are visiting Mrs^C)ark's parents,.
Arthur Sylv6$G^nd \yifo.
Fred Jay efiine honiie Ifist Sunday.
A Night Alarm.
Worse than an alarm of fire at night
is the brassy- cough of croup, which
sounds like the children's death knell
and it means death' unless something is
done quickly. Foley's Honey and Tar
never fails to give instant reli^ and
quickly cures the worst form of croup.
Mrs. P. L. Cordier, of Manning, Ken
tucky, writes, "My three year, old girl
had a severe case of croup the doctor
said she could not live. I got a bottle
of Foley's Honey and Tar, tne first dose
gave quick relief and saved her life.""
Refuse substitutes. For sale by L. P.
The reason tha.t h'eus lay eggs in the
day time is said to be because they are
roosters at night.
FOR SALK—Small house and four lots
good location, cheap. Mits. M. E. TJI.AIU»
NOTICE OF FINAL KETOIIT.
In the District Court of the State of Iowa, in nodt
for Decatur County. Hart-h term, 1904:
In the Matter of the Estnte of Isaac Peugh, de
To Belle Carr, John PeuRh, Ethel ,Peii|fh, Alpha.
Peugh, Alice I'eugli, Willie l'jugh, Marlon l'eijgh.
James Peugb and Uar^ Poan: .'
You and each of you are licreby notified that fa. E
Peuga, as Executor of tlie estate of Isuac lVuRb/de
ceased, has Hied his final report which shows flhat
there Is no money or other property in his hauiU ind
asks that he be discharged and that his bond be
That the hearing of .said report vrlll lie/at
March term, 1904, which conreneo on'the Wat dav off
is sure to
Foley's Honey and Tar is best for
crcmpfynd whooping cough, fcontains no
opiates, and cures quickly. Careful
mothers keep it in the house. For sale
C. E. PBVOH,
The above .notice to be published two weeks in tlie-
and Is the only notice to be given.
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Ifcleauses, soothes- nnd
iieals the diseased mem
brane. It cures Catarrh
Mddrives away a Cold nAI A III"
iu the llead aqlckl^
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Is absorbed. •Beals 'i
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Smell. Pi)1 size.
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