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r~ •h .. 0- 3 '•ITt Lonesome Valley. Lars Walker, EarLGoins, John Rickey, Allen Pence, Roy Young, Claude Rani ^.seywentto Lacelle, Sunday to play %JJiall against the Clarke county boys, ^but the: Tennessee boys came back Jjjjiwith jbheir heads hapging down. Maggie Dillon is tip in Clarke county 'working. Fred Ramsey and Laura McConnell v.,"Were seen buggy riding Sunday. Lester Foland called on Mr. Gill's Sunday. .Mrs. Nance Walker was called to Grand River, on account of the illness l)f her father. ,,,, Jim Cole was seen going towards Foland's Sunday. W Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ramsey "were "seen in these parts last week. Allie Woods and wife made a flying trip to D. T. Wood's Saturday. The ball game at Rickey's "afternoon was well attended. port a good time. R" J. 'JS Vj~. h" 1 1 rom Correspondents Arthur Wycoff called at Allen Ram- v#ey's Sunday evening. Ella Hopkins, Millie Rickey and 3Trank Adams attended the ball game at (-)Lacelle Sunday. r' Earl Goins and L. Walker made a fly .^ng trip to Van Wert, Saturday. *»C: Ben Grimm, of Andover, Mo., was ^Jhpme on a visit a few days. Saturday All re- Burrell H. T. Rauch took his fat cattle to De •catur Monday to ship to Chicago. Jas. Harmon had the bad luck to get a fish hook caught in his finger which Dr. Wailes, of Davis City, had to extract. H. Houdeshelt is doing some carpen £ter work for Thos. Williams. A. B. Finch, wife and Geo. Ellars call ®ed at James Harmon's Monday evening. Elder Coffin, of Leon, .the Watkins medicine agent, was in this vicinity "Wednesday and stayed over night with Squire Finch. Geo. Woodmansee and Will Euritt Vwere in this vicinity Wednesday and bought seed corn of H. T. Rauch. Jas. Harmon and family visited with A. E. Finch Wednesday. MMrs. A. E. Finch visited Mrs. Johrf Sellers Thursday. Mrs. Gertie Sellers visited Mrs. Mc Gahuey Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Sellers were Leon call ers Friday. Mrs. Mnllin visited Grandma Butcher Thursday. Thos. Williams and wife were Deca Ijtur callers Friday. H. T. Rauch returned from -Chicago •Friday. Six persons were baptized at the Sel lers ford by Rev. Harvey, of Tuskeego. S. McGahuey and family, Henry Rauch jr. and A. E. Finch and wife ate dinner at Jas. Harmon's Sunday. A Ed Williams and family, Dan Williams and family and Geo. Williams and wife ate dinner at the home of Thos. Will- jams Sunday. S Orphan Ridge. O. Blake is working for T. Griffin lathis summer. J. M. Barlean was a passenger for if, 'Happy Hollow Monday. Roy Blake is working for L. A. Dar jiell. A. C. Brazelton had business in Leon Monday. .Albert Wheeler has rented the Win. Biggs farm. Wm. Barlean is working for R. D. Martin. A Mr. Norton, of Leon, was on the Ridge Monday buying horses. Lon Fulton moved back on his farm. He got tired of city life. T. S. Jennings is working for Jap Ces lcsr.: .T. L. Miller was in our village Satur day and gave us a pleasant call. The O. P. will give a dance and oyster supper at the hall on next Saturday night. Everybody invited. James Wakefield is sick at this writ "~s ing. A. Fulton was in these parts Sunday, N John Blake had business calling him to Leon Monday. Charley Brewer and better half went ''to Grand River last week and brought back some of the finny tribe. Ye correspondent had business in De catur City Monday. .,_„r #ws®3fe Tusfeeeoo 1*2: ---v .* Rev. G. W. Smith preached at Davis City Saturday and Sunday. Maud Switzer, of Lamoni, spent the latter part of last week at Ike Pay ton's. Rev. Harvey filled his appointment at the Wion school honse Sunday and ad ministered the ordinance of baptism. Mrs. Harvey and the babies accoropan ied him. Perry Scott and family visited his brother Ed Sunday. Tom Allen and family called at Hacl Scott's Sunday. Wes Piercy and family and Eva Piercy took dinner Sunday at Ike Pay ton's.* Warren Moore and wife spent Monday with his parents. Hal Gates and Clyde Pickering, of Leon, were Tuskeego callers Monday morning. Several from this place attended the party at W. C. Rhodes' Saturday even ing. Chas. and Effie MShornay and Etta and hva Piercv were callers Sunday evening at, Wes Piei-cy's. Gail Ballinger and Etta Piercy visit ed U'unoui friends the latter part of last week. Mrs. A. A. Piercy called on Mrs. Ed Scott Suuday evening. Robt. McLease and wife called at Ike Payton's Sunday evening. Millard Spitznogle was a Lamoni .caller Monday evening. Several from this place attended the commencement exercises at Lamoni Fri .day evening. Our town is being improved by our merchants painting their stores, G. W. Smith painting his house and Mrs. A. A. Pw|py having a new fence and walk F£y Rhodes Sundayed with Lulu Pay ton*. I Fyr Oklahoma realty write or call oh C. Jordan, Enid, O. T., formerly of Leoa, Iowa. Decatur O. E. Hamilton and J. P. Garmojpg gave a stereoptican lecture at the Christian tjhurch last Thursday,evening to a well filled house. Prof. Will Cash, wife and children, of Gravity, Iowa, are visiting here and in the county. W. S. Bear and little daughter, Lucile, were passengers for Beaconsfleld Wed nesday. Will J. Eden,' of Des Moines, traveling salesman for Patrick & Luthe Hardware Co., was in town Wednesday. James Fitch, of Ft.- Dodge, was here last week looking up a location. Mrs. W. H. Colter returned the last of the week from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Scott Jones. J. H. Hill and wife were in Leon Tues day. Marion F. Osborn, of Leon, was in town Thursday Little Clare Young, of Pleasant Valley is visiting her cousin, Hazel Riddle. Mrs. Fred Cash, of Elk, was in town Wednesday. Sarah Price left for her home in Kel lerton Thursday. Mrs. Alley Walker is having the upper rooms of her millinery store fitted tip for an office, which, when completed will be occupied by Dr. D. R. Spring steen. Elder Coffin, of Leon, will again occupy the pulpit at the Christian church one week from Sunday both morning and evening. Riddle Bros, have the foundation laid for their new store building. Winfleld Cash, of Leon, was in town Thui^day. Mrs. Stewart, of Scotland', was in town Saturday and expects to start back to the old country the first of June. Mrs. David Negley is reported worse at this writing. Edna Hill spent Tuesday with Ida Creal. Dick Jones spent Sunday the guest of his mother, Mrs. W. H. Colter. Mary Tullis is on the sick list. Mrs. ^Mary James and children, of Murray, came Saturday for a visit with her father, Capt. Thos. Ward. Dr. D. R. Springsteen and wife are visiting relatives in Murray. Ed. Con well, of South Dakota, was visiting friends here the first of the week. Mrs. Samuel Grayson, of Creston, spent several days last week the guest of Mrs. Benj. Huston. Clark Fierce, of Van Wert, was in town Friday. Andrew Ross* wife and baby were Leon visitors Monday. Mrs. E. Gore and granddaughter, of Leon are guests of Mrs. Allie Walker. Mrs. Geo. Haven and daughter Mabel were Leon visitors Friday. Mabel Euritt spent Friday the guest of her grandparents, John McLaughlin and wife. Ida Creal spent Sunday at the Briggs home. Sarah McGrew returned the first of the week from a visit with 1'riends near Kingston. uarie Tullis spent Sunday the guest of Bessie Creal. Lola Shelton spent Sunday with Carrie Townsend. Geo. R-enner and family were guests at W. S. Bear's Sunday. Lola Brazelton spent Sunday with Carrie Huston. Earl Riley spent Sunday at home. Walter McLaughlin, wife and baby spent Wednesday with John McLaugh lin and wife. Hazel Moore is visiting friends here. J. H. Hill, wife and daughter Edna were Leon visitors Monday. Benj. Daniels and wife were guests of his parents Monday, Thos. Daniels and wife. Elm Grove Lottie Tabler is in this vicinity visit ing her sister Anna who is teaching the Elui Grove school. We learn that Mart Hopkins is very sick at this writing. Billy Zortis was called to his haven of rest last Thursday night. He has spent his allotted time on earth and God has called him home. This may be the day °f judgment. Be it so or hot we only know our duty and our Lord's command to occupy till he comes,where He in His providence has set us. Let us choose to meet him face to face, not faithless servants frightened from our task, but let us be ready when the Lord of the harvest calls. And He will say to us, "Well done thou good and faithful ser vant. Thou hast been faithful in small things I will make thee ruler over many. Enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." Allen Ramsey made a business trip to Leon jast week. A pleasant evening was spent at Virgil West's Wednesday evening. Those present were: Bessie Blades, Grace Heather, 'Millie Rickey, Lottie Tabler, Anna Tabler, Clyde Blades and Byron Goin. The evening was spent with music, recitations and many jokes. All report a good time. V. West, wife and little son £nd Anna Tabler spent Sunday at Oscar Bold's. The road men have been busy the past week putting the bridges and curb ings to right, which were washed out by the recent rains. There will be an ice crean supper and program on the night of the last day of school at Elm Grove, June ninth. The. proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school. Everybody invited. A large crowd of friends and relatives gathered at Aunt Catherine Warner's Sunday to help her celebrate her birth day. A splendid time was reported and the guests departed well sat isfied with the pleasant time, and wish ing Aunt Catherine many more such happy birthdays. ", Advertised Letters. Remaining uncalled for in the post office at Leon, Iowa, for the week end ing May 20,1905: M. G. Cosine, Nelly Glenn, Mr. C. t. Norman, J. W. Raymond, Miss Jenttie Gutnmell. When asking, for the above letters please say "advertised." .•$ PJOHN LEDGERWOOD, WANTBD—Agents Postmaster. for our new State Map an4,Booklet. Good territory vacant. Iowa Pub'4 Co., Davenport, Iowa. 43 Burr Oak Ridge. W. H. McCalla and wife returned from Powesheik county where they had been visiting relatives. Perry Chastain, of Leon, visited Ahe first of the week on Eden Prairie. Mrs. Emma Grogan is staying at Tade jGriffin's during Mrs. Griffin's absence. Mrs. John Johnson is quite sick at this writing. Willie Hazlet had the misfortune to step on a rusty nail Monday which made a very sore foot. Miss Lide Chastain is visiting friends and relatives in Leon. Mrs. E. A. Adams returned to her home at Van Wert after a week's stay with her parents. Vivian Meek spent Monday night with Clara Gammon. Mrs. Chas. Chastain called at Chas. Clark's one day last week. Pleasant Valley Mrs. Bibby and family visited her daughter at/Terre Haute Sunday. .. Mrs. Geo. virden and children visited her sifter, Mrs_.E. Housh Sunday. Mr. Dingman's little son is quite sick. Dr. Springsteen, of Decatur is attend ing him. Mrs. Huffman aud daughter visited at Davis City Sunday. Mrs. Fred Milsap is reported ill at this writing. Laura Milsap is doing her house work. Mrs. Geo. Virden called on Mrs. Ora Black one day last week. Levi Virden visited Walter Oiler Sunday. Tom Shy was in our vicinity Sunday evening. Mrs. Sarah Quigley. is in this vicinity visiting relatives. Josie Huffman's school will close Fri day. Ora Black was a Decatur visitor Mon day. Mr. Huffman has gone to Illinois to look at a farm which he is talking of buying if it suits him. Lamoni. The Y. P. C. U. meeting was not as well attended as usual on account of the rainy looking weather Sunday eve ning. Marion Nottsger and wife took* dinner Sunday with their son Frank. Charley Payton spent Saturday night with J. F. Wion. Effie Gentry and Mabel Lloyd spent Sunday at home after spending several weeks in Leon. Solomon Smith is visiting his sister, belle Smith. John and Philip Smith took dinner at home Sunday. The party at Will Rhoades' was well attended Saturday night and everybody reports a good time. Rev. S. Harvey filled his regular-ap pointment at Elk chapel Sunday eve ning. Mr. McGahuey and wife are the proud parents of a big baby b.oy. Grandma Hoffman took dinner with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Smith. Mrs. C. M. Bedell has 40 little turkeys. Franklin Center. Verda Young closed a successful term of school at the Lillard school house Friday. There was a picnic dinner at the residence of T. P. Boyer on the old Lillard -farm. Quite a number of the neighbors were present. The men were all busy planting corn but those who were near enough cable and par took of the generous bounty with which the tables were loaded. Among the number was Dr. Foxwortlry, of Leon, who happened to be in the neighbor hood that day. Mr. Yoiyig and family, of Garden Grove, were also present. After the dinner was over and the tables cleared the men returned to their work and the ladies followed the children who marched to the school house just a short distance and a very interesting program was rendered by the school. Merl Wood received the prize-in the reading class and Frank Stafford in the spelling class. Miss Young also gave each of her scholars a souvenir card with the date, place and names of scholars and teacher print ed on them. After the exercises all re paired to their homes feeling it had been a day long to be remembered. lyie ladies of this vicinity have a reading club which meets every Thurs day afternoon at each other's homes. It has been a little over a year since it, was organized. Mrs. Sara Norton enter tained the club at Jier home last Thurs day evening. An interesting program was rendered by the ladies, ice Cream and cake was served and an enjoyable evening was spent by all. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Frank Lillard Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Lillard, pres. and Mrs. BoyCe, sec. Most of the farmers in this neighbor hood are through planting corn. Weldon. Miss Rilla Eddy went to Leslie Mon day to visit her brother J. W. Eddy and family. C. H. Morris will preach at the Lil lard school house next Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Williams and the Misses Clara'Hodges and Bonnie Garris nttended commencement at Osceola Friday evening and visited relatives until Saturday. Mr. M- A. Qritchfield closed her school at Gospel Ridge last Friday. C. A. McCartney has purchased the Oren Ruffcorn residence. Metta Robinson closed her school at Green Bay Friday. She and the pupils bad a picnic in the woods which was much enjoyed by all. A. J. Davis went to Melton, Nebraska, last week to ibake an extended visit with his daughter. He expected to at tend the commencement exercises of Melton High School from which his granddaughter, Miss Clara Daniels graduated. Miss Daniels' many friends in Weldon aro glad to hear of her suc cess. E. E. Harrold went to Blythedale, Mo Saturday for a visit with relatives. Children's day will be observed at the Christian church next Sunday evening. A merry crowd of young people went out northeast of town last Thursday where they picniced all day and report a splendid time. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McCartney left Wednesday for Wyoming where they expect to spend the summer. Messrs C. H. Robinson, Fred Wallace' Will Beattie and Ray Lockwood and the Misses Gerda and Neva Kline, Cecelia Coffee and Mabel Hodges attended com mencement at Osceola Friday evening. THE LEON REPORTER, TfitJpSDAY, JUNE 1, 1905. 6rand River. We learn that Dr. W. C. Ward, of Kan sas City, has purchased Dr. Guffy's interests at Kellerton and will make regular visits to Grand River, his next visit being June 12 to 17,1905. Maggie aud Ed Conwell are home froth Volga, South Dakota, where they taught the past year. They return next year at an increased salary. Ida Bdyd is home from Kansas where she has been teaching for several years. Miss Nora Boyd goes to Emporia, Kas., this\veek to be present at the com mencement exercises, Laura Boyd being olie of the graduates this year, having finished a course in music and voice. Mrs. J. E. Beard has shipped their household goods to Pella, where she will join her husband on the Baptist Herald W. A. Poush, our genial county corder, returned to Leon Monday after a week's vacation. Mrs. Steele, of Steele City, Neb., sis ter of Oscar Shields, came in last week for a visit with relatives here. '"Helen Bradshaw went to visit the family of B. C. B^y at Clio Monday. The Union Sunday school will give an ice cream supper at the council room, tbfe proceeds to be used in painting and papering the church. Everybody is ex pected to spend ten cents. G. W. Drake, of Ta'rkio, Mo., is here this week looking after his farm. The home talent entertainment at the hall Saturday night was a success. Carrie Edwards returned home Satur day from Clarke county where she is teaching. She returned Monday morn ing. Three new brick buildings with mod ern fronts will go up soon. Each will be 25x80 with entire basements. The excavating will be finished this week. The contractors say these will be the best buildings for miles around. Minnie Bay, of Clio, is here visiting friends. G. W. Miller, the tank man, was in town Monday. Sheriff Wallace was here Monday. Mrs. Henry Stanley died at her home southwest of town Monday afternoon after a lingering illness. Mrs. G. W. Riggs came home from Diagonal Saturday, returning Tuesday. T. P. Edwards showed us a patent water wheel his father invented, for which he was offered one hundred thous-" and dollars and did not take it. It was said to be the best ever patented. The model is of brass and surely is a beauty. He had one made of German silver. Mr. Edwards gave John Hukill a third inter est in the water wheel which he traded for a mill and then traded the mill for the Boyd farm north of town. Mr. Ed wards never realized much out of his share of the patent. J. S. Davidson, our mayor,- has re quested all citizens to remove the rub bish from the adjoining alleys. Vernie Sloan returned Monday from a week's visit with her aunt, Mrs. Reason er, near Elston. Bert Rdasoner return ed with her for a few days visit. Uncle Billie Zorns died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Combs, last week, after being sick but a short time. He was 83 years old. Mrs. Bush, of Murray, was here visit ing her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Travis, last week. Welcome Ridge Elmer Harris, of Leon, visited at R. R. Trower's Wednesday. Cora Ross, of Leon, is visiting with her sisf er, Mrs. R. F. Hewlett. Mrs. Stanley is very low at this writ ing. Roger Reynold's, of Kellerton, is visit irig at H. B.Treanor's. Mrs. J. Binning visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. Trower. Harry McDowell visited at Frank Bryant's Sunday. Ella Bronson called on Mrs. T. Hem bry Sunday. Uncle Tom Harris and wife took din ner at-F. Bowning's Sunday. Jim Morrison called on Fred Trower and family Sunday. John Bryant visited his son Frank Sunday. Helen Brammer, of Grand River, is visiting her cousin, Hattie Trower, this week. Ella Bronson. is helping Mrs. Acker ley clean house this week. The Union Sunday school is practic ing for Children's Day. Elmer Harris, of Leon", was out and sold Sam McCrumb a monument for his little daughter's grave. Grace Andrew spent Sunday with Pearl Dale. Lizzie Treanor was a Grand River visitor Monday. George Trower and George Chick each sport a anew buggy. Van Wert. Chas. Grimm and children of Andover Missouri came Saturday for a visit with relatives. BMrs. Carrie Sanders arrived Thursday from India for a visit with her father Rev. S. S. Sam8om. Misses Meda and Clella Thompson visited Thursday amd Friday with Mrs. Delma Chapman. Misses Phipps and Knox of Beacons field visited over Sunday with their cousin Ida Conner. Edd Samson of Des Moines visited over Sunday with his father Seth Sam son. Bell Landis and Nina Cashman of Green Bay were in this city Sunday. The Cnildren's Day Exercises will be' given at the Christian church Sunday evening Jnne 4. Class number 6 of the Christian Sun day school will give an ice cream sup per in the park Saturday evening Jnne 10th. Joseph Hollingshoad came Friday from Kansas for a visit with friends and relatives. Misses Ethel Fierce and Frankie Harper left Thursday for a visit with friends in Shenandoah. Gilham Gardner spent Sunday at J. T. Thompson's. P. S. Boyle spent Sunday in Des Moines. Mrs. A. O. Kennel went to Leon Mon day on business. Mrs. Charles Weiss left Monday for Chicago after several weeks visit with relatives in this city. Mrs. Tom McClelland and Mrs. Kehler of Weldon were in this city Monday. Mrs. Lew Gardner of Leon came Mon day for a visit/ with relatives. Poiteaux Halstead left Monday for Kansas City for a visit with relatives. Mrs Delma Chapman visited Monday evening with Mrs. J. T. Thompson. JVelie Buggies. Center Sol Pahniwell has been helping Len Hamilton some this spring. Wm. Martin has painted his house and barn. Cap. Brown has put out a wind brake of pine trees near his feed lot. Messrs W. A.' Albaugh and Thos. Konklin lost two valuable mares. Several farmers are replanting corn. Messrs Sim Evans and L. Garber have but one more trip to make with their daughters to the Leon school before va cation. The coat of paint helps the looks of the farm house at Ocean farm. Sears Bros. have-U nice lot of hogs about ready for market. Court Adjourned Friday. Judge H. K. Evans finished the busi ness of the May terta of "court on last Friday and returned to his home in Corydon. This is the last term of the year except one -which convenes on October 28.. 1 The case of Marion Wqodard vs Town of Leon was tried last Wednesday and Thursday, and Judge Evans took the case tinder advisement. Mr. Woodard had appealed from the decision of the town council acting as a board of re view, in placing the assessment of his residence property at §2,148, alleging that while this was what he paid for the property, it was an injustice to him when the assessment of adjoining and andvsimilar properties were taken into consideration. Numerous witnesses tes tified a's to the value of the properties, and Judge Evans announced that while there was no question about the equity of Mr. Woodard's contention, and that discrimination had been shown by the council in raising his assessment, the question which worried him was how he could remedy it, it appearing that under the present law, there is no provision made for reducing an assessment after the board of review had raised it unless it could be shown that it was assessed at more than its cash value, the legis lature having taken away the equaliz ing power of the court in the matter. The case of Miners Bank of Joplin, Mo. vs. Strahorn, Evans, Button Com mission Co., which it was expected would occupy several days in trial, as it involved the title to nearly 4,000 acres of land known as the Ingram ranch, was settled just before trial was commenced, the plaintiff securing title to the property and agreeing to pay the defendant S3,500 in ease the land should be sold for more than this sum over and above the amount of the bank's claim. Another case which was settled was that of Mrs. Emma C. Lanning, of Davis City, who sued for personal damages for injuries sustained by being forcibly ejected from a passenger train at Gar den Grove by the brakeman. The rail road company paid her S600 and her doctor bill in full of all claims for darn damages. The following additional cases were disposed of: PROBATE. Estate of George Hall, claim of John Hall for §78 allowed. Estate of Wm. R. Fessler, administra tor ordered to pay over money in his hands belonging to all minor children of Wm. R. Fessler to W. H. Foulke, foreign guardian. Estate of A. D. Sears, administrator authorized to expend §75 for monument for deceased. Estate of Peter Lewis, administrator after paying preferred claims ordered to make pro rata distribution of money in his hands Estate of Abraham Q. Bibbey, report of sale and deed to A. W. Deck approved. Estate of Robert Booth, widow's allow ance fixed at §200. Estate of Louisa Stuart, will probat ed, Thomas Stuart appointed executor on giving bond of §1,000.' Estate of John Hartnagle, will pro bated, V. R. -McGinnis appointed ex ecutor without bond. Estate of Caroline Ellars, E. W. Ren ner appointed guardian. Guardianship of Ardeta Edwards, Mrs. Nelle M. Edwards appointed guardian with bond of of §500. Estate of Marcus L. Ifubbard, con struction of will submitted to court to be decided in vacation. CRIMINAL. State vs. John Hayden, hearing on pe tition for new trial and objections thereto had, and petition refused. LAW AND EQUITY. Earl E. McKeehan vs. E. J. Teale, mo tion to set aside judgment overruled. F. A. Greenland vs. Sam Covington et al., settled. Hattie Drake vs. R. B. Drake et al., report of sale and deed to Hattie Drake approved. Miners Bank of Joplin vs. Strahorn, Hutton, Evans Commission Co. et al., settled and dismissed. Lucetta Dunn vs. Geo. W. Dunn et al., final report of distribution approved. George Stone vs. F. A. Greenland et al., motion to set aside judgment and for new trial sustained, on defendant Wm. Greenland giving cost bond of §200. Wm. Woodard vs. Ellen Fisher et al., settled and dismissed. Mary Gore vs. John Gore, dismissed on motion of plaintiff. Assignment of Bank of Pleasanton, re port of sales and*deeds to Martha Rich ardson and H. A. Cowles approved. Mat tie B. Wright vs. L. Dean Wright, report of sale and deed to L. J. Barr ap proved. Sfl,rah C. Kirkpatrick, adm. vfi. Mer chants Life Association, demurrer to petition submitted to be decided in va cation. Valley Bank of Davis City vs. L. Sutherlin et al., default and decree of foreclosure. Josie G. Amos vs. A. C. Mintoyne et ux., Mrs. J. C. Hull intervenor, default and decree of foreclosure against Min toyne and wife,, demurrer to petition of intervenor sustained. Emma C. Lanning vs. G. B. & Q, R, R., settled by the railroad company paying plaintiff $600 damages and her doctor bill of 148.90. a I O a Take LAXATIVE BBOMO QUININE Tablets. At druggists refund the money if It fails to cure. E. W Grove's signature on each box. 25c. 7?lyr Pasture to Rent. We have 120 acres of first-class pas ture to rent on the Fry farm near De Kalb. Good water at all times, good fence and men on place to look after stock. Will rent whole or take in by the month. Rates reasonable. Phone on farm. See parties on farm or thei undersigned. ED H. ma MORTUARY. William Zornes. At his home in Grand River oh last? Thursday occurred the death of one of the familiar characters of the northwest part of the county, Uncle Billy Zornes, as he was called by everyone, at the age of 82 years, 6 months. The deceased was a native of Ken- '1 tucky, having been born in Montgom ery county, Ky., Nov. 26, 1822. 'He was married in early life to Miss Lydia, Cloyd and to their union were born twelve children, seven being living at this time, and five of them were present, at his bedside when he passed away. Mrs. Uriah Acton of Leon, Mrs. Reuben Sheldon of Kellerton, Mrs. Mary Combs. Of Grand Rivert John Zornes of Jameson,. Mo., Levi Zornes of DeKalb, Aaron, Zornes of Van Wert, and Mrs. Emma Smith, of Salem, Neb. His wife preced ed him in death a number of years ago. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Combs, at Grand River, on Friday, May 20th, conducted by Rev. Cox, pastor of the Grand River Methodist church, inter ment being in this Oak Hill cemetery by the side of his wife. O, father, thou hast left us, And thy death we deeply feel But 'tis God who has bereft us, And He can our sorrows heal.. Mrs. Geo. S. Bowman. Catharine Ann Burk was born ir& Columbiana county, Ohio, April 5, 1834,. died at her home in Leon, Iowa, May 24,. 1005, aged 71 years, 2 months and 18 days, her death being caused from dropsy of the heart and other compli cations, following an illness of several years. The deceased was united in marriage to George S. Bowman in Washington county, Ohio, December 28, 1854. They came west the following spring and set tled in Marion county where they re sided for a year and in the spring of 1856 removed to Decatur county and settled on a farm in Eden township, where they .resided unHl a few years ago when they went to Oklahoma for Mrs. Bowman's health. After a resi dence there of two years they returned to Iowa and she made her home in this, city until her death. To Mr. and Mrs. Bowman were born eight children, four boys and four girls,, and she is survived by the husband and f?ur children, Harrison, Aaron, and Mrs Ellen Brazil reside in Oklahoma, and Alfred S. Bowman resides in Leon. Mrs. Bowman united with the Baptist church in the summer of 1866 and until her death lived the life of a devoted christian. Since moving to Leon she affiliated with the Christian church. She was a loving wife and affectionate mother and made a heroic effort to raise her family in the right way. For a number of years sh'e had been an invalid, but she bore her sufferings with great forti tude,, never murmuring. She wasj ready and willing to die, as her suffering was so great, and she was prepared to meet her master. She passed quietly away sur rounded by loving relatives. So ends the life of a faithful companion and dutiful mother. Funeral services were held from the? family residence on Thursday afternoon,. May 25th, conducted by her pastor^ Elder H. H. Hubbell, interment being in the Leon cemetery. Letter from W. B. Gilreath. May 29, 1905. EDITOR REPORTER:—This is a fine country and crops are looking fine corn:, nearly all planted aud some of it large enough to plow. Wheat and oats are a. splendid prospect for a crop. It has been raining three days. Hundreds of acres of flax are being sown on new breaking and promises a good crop Much more new land would be turned over but the "breakers" are scarce Some are using steam to break with. People who come here seem to like the country. Chas. Ensley, who used to live in Leon or near there, was in town today from Armour. Any person who has never been in this part of South Dakota will be' the most greatly sur prised person imaginable if they will visit Charles Mix county. Our qoil is as good as there is in either Iowa or Illinois and will produce as good corn and better wheat and oats than either of those states. The country is too new yet to know what tame grasses will do except blue grasS and alfalfa which, both do well. People who have alfalfa sown cut it three times a year. It will only be a short time until blue grass will be all over this country the same* as it is in Iowa. Our town is only four miles from old. Fort Randall, which is an interesting place. Most of the-grounds are beings used for farming purposes now and last year 75 bushels of corn was raised where 30 years ago the red man -pitched, his "tepee" and received his rations from Uncle Sam. The old parade ground with its stately row of trees surround ing it is still there, carpeted with a mat of blue grass. Nearly all of the build ings are gone. But two of the fine buildings, built for the officers in com mand of the fort, are still standing,, in good repaid and occupied by the peo ple who own and cultivate the land on which they stand. Also a stately church is there yet which was built by the government. It is now used by a flourishing 1. O. O. F. lodge. It is built of stone procured from the banks of the river nearby. Also the 6 inch artesian well which the government put down 40 years ago is still doing business. Wishing you and THB REPORTER perity, I remafn yours truly W. B. FOR RENT—150 SHARP. pros-^ GILRKATH, Lake Andes, S. D. $12.25 to Niagara Falls and returni Via Nickel Plate Road, June 18th, 19th and 20th, with return limit of Jnne 24th, or by depositing ticket limit of July 14th, may be obtained. Through vestibuled sleeping-cars. Three through daily trains. No excess fare charged on aqy train on the Nickel Plate Road. Meals served in Nickel Plate dining-care, oh American Clnb Meal Plan, ranging in price from 35 cents to $1.00 also service a la carte For further information, write John Y. Calahan, General Agent," 118 Adams St.," Room 298, Chicago, IU. Passenger. Station at Chicago, corner Van Buren and La Salle Sts,, on the Elevated Loop. Chicago City Ticket Offices, 111 Adams St. and Auditorium Annex. June 20. acres good pasture on Bacon farm, 5 miles east of Leon. Cat tle or horses by the month at reasona-' b}e prices. 38tf W. T. WALLER.