THE UEON REPORTER
E. HULL, Editor.
One year 1.50
Six months 75
Three months 40
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Leon, Iowa, Postofflce.
Democratic National Ticket.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
JOHN WORTH KERN
Democratic State Ticket.
For United States Senator
CLAUDE R. TORTER
Of Centervllle, Appanoose County
For Presidential Electors at Large
JOHN E. CRAIG
Of Keokuk, Lee County
C. C. LOONIIS
Of Des Moines, Polk County
FRKD E. WHITE
Of South English, Keokuk County
For Lieutenant Governor
I). A. RAY
Of Humboldt, Humboldt County
For Secretury of State
Of Carroll, Carroll County
For Auditor of State
C. E. MUNROE
Of Oskaloosa, Mahaska County
For Treasurer of State
JAMES S. CUNNINGHAM
Of Knosville, Marion County
For Attorney General
CHARLES A. ROGERS
Of Eldora, Hardin County
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
CAP E. MILLER
Of Sigourney, Keokuk County
For Clerk of Supreme Court
(to fill vncnnov)
GEORGE R. WHITTEMORE
Of Sioux City, Woodbury County
For Railroad Commissioner
MACK J. GROVES
'iWv' Of EstUerville, Emmet County
For District Presidential Elector Eighth District
!§g| W. H. DEWEY
Of Churiton, Lucas County
Democratic Congressional Ticket
For Member of Conress, Eighth District
W. D. JAMIESON
Of Shenandoah, Page County
Democratic Senatorial Ticket
For State'Senator, Fifth Senatorial District
DR. FRED A. BOWMAN
Of Leon, Decatur County
MISS SUSIE SEARS
For Clerk of Courts
J. L. MENDENHALL
Of High Point
W. C. COZAD
For Countv Attorney
CEO. W. BAKER
for Countv Superintendent
For Members Board of Supervisors
13. T. RAUCH
Mr. Bryan will open the Iowa cam
paign for the democracy by a speech on
the tariff at Des Moines on August 21.
y' Most of us are saved a lot of embar
rassment by the fact that the man in
the moon is not connected with the
local telephone switchboard.
The New York World has about de
termined to support Mr. Bryan. It
heartily endorses the national demo
cratic platform and decidedly prefers
Bryan to Taft.
No man has the right to try to defame
a man because he does not see all ques
tions as they would have him see them.
Every man has a right to his opinion
regardless of whether it suits the other
fellow or not. wvj
Augustus Haviland of New York City,
who was not long ago one of the chief
advisors of the Independence League,
says: "I believe the action of the inde
pendence party in this campaign is sui
cidal. Mr. Bryan represented and
represents nearly all the things the
Independence League demands. I feel
that it was almost absurd for the inde
pendence party to place a nominee in the
field. If Roosevelt had been renominated
I believe the vote would have been
quite equally divided. Republicans of
the league will stick by the new ticket
and the democrats will cast their vote
for Bryan. In this case I feel that Taft
and the league will suffer by the new
ticket placed in the field."
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican
thinks that the Bryan plan of insnring
bank deposits is likely to prove more
popular in Pittsburg than in some other
places. Something like $10,000,000 has
been lost by the banks there within a
year or two by the speculations of offi
cers and employes, and popular confi
dence in the banks has been so impaired
that bankers themselves are consider
ing the advisability of having an insur
ance scheme adopted. One plan which
is being drawn up for introduction at the
next session of congress provides for an
assessment on the dividends to stock
holders of national banks, to create a
fund in the United States treasury from
which depositors in failed national
banks would be able to haye their claims
satisfied in full. ..
Leaders in the democratic party in
Iowa expressed perfect satisfaction with
the political situation after having
viewed it from every point in an ex
tended conference held in Des Moines
last Thursday at which a vigorous cam
paign was mapped out,
says the Register
Fred E. White, democratic candidate
for governor, said last evening that he
was confident that if the election were to
be held now the democrats would sweep
Iowa easily and he sees no reason for
materially between this time and elec-
Our leaders in the party expressed
the most sanguine anticipations with
respect to the outcome in Iowa this
year. Reasonably well satisfied before,
their confidence has been redoubled
they say by the apparent controversy
imminent in the republican party over
the senatorial succession.
The conference yesterday was for the
purpose of securing the views of the
candidates and leaders and to perfect
the organization for the democratic
campaign in Iowa this year. It contin
ued all the day at the Savery and was
followed by a state committee meeting
at which definite steps toward perfect
ing the organization were taken or
It was decided, practically, to hold
the deinocratio state convention for the
purpose of nominating a candidate for
supreme judge to fill the vacancy either
September 17 or September 24. The ex
act date has been left to State Chairman
Clint L. Price and Secretary Jack Dal
ton of the committee, but it was stated
last night that it would be one of two
dates given. It was left indefinite be
canse of the desire not to conflict with
any other important meeting.
Judge M. J. Wade, of Iowa City, the
national committeeman of the party.
was at the conference yesterday and
conveyed words of encouragement with
respdct to the national view taken by
democrats and expressing the most
cheerful and roseate estimate of the
outcome in the country at large. His
declaration that the democrats of the
nation expect the demociats of Iowa to
do their share lent encouragement to
the democrats present.
Many speakers of national fame will
be brought into the state for the cam
paign and to co-operate with Fred E.
White, Claude R. Porter, Jerry B. Sul
livan, Judge Wade, General Weaver and
the score or more of other prominent
Iowa democrats who will be active on
the stump from the start to the finish
of the campaign.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota, Gov
ernor Haskell of Oklahoma, Senator Gore
of Oklahoma, who started the Bryan
demonstration in the Denver conven
tion, will all come into Iowa, following
the Bryan meeting in Des Moines on
Vice Presidential candidate Kern will
also be brought into the state for sev
eral democratic speeches. Other men
of national reputation will be drafted
in the Iowa campaign.
This is on the theory, of course, that
there is a chance to carry Iowa for
Bryan and to elect a United States
The organization is being perfected
to this end. It is stated that a closer
organization has been made under the
management of Chairman Price and
Secretary Dalton than ever before in
the life of the democratic party in
Iowa. Every county has its chairman' jaw?
and secretary in direct communication'
with the state headquarters, and in
every county the precinct organization
has been perfected. 11 is not the in
tention of the democrats, they declare,
to go into this campaign hit or miss.
But the work will be done carefully, in
detail and according to the rules or
At the meeting of the state committee
yesterday an executive committee
composed of J. J. Hughes, E. R. Moore
and J. W. Reynolds were given charge
of the literary or press bureau of the
democratic campaign. The committee
has not yet selected the superintendent
of the work under its direction,
Chairman Price, Secretary Dalton
and Treasurer N. F. Reed, of Ottumwa,
were given authority to organize the
speakers' bureau of the headquarters
and they will soon select an eflicient
manager to have charge of that work.
Chairman Price was given full author
ity over the state headquarters and
will secure such assistance as he may
need to conduct the campaign.
At the conference yesterday were
many of the leaders in the democratic
Claude R. Porter, candicate for sen
ator, and Fred E. White, candidate for
governor, were two of these. They left
last evening for Council Bluffs with J. J.
Hughes, the Ninth district committee
man, M. H. Schurz, of Council Bluffs,
George B. Whittemore, of Sioux City,
and other western Iowa democrats who
were at the conference. Mr. White will
speak today at the Chautauqua at Oak
land in Pottawattamie county and Mr.
Porter will go to Glenwood where he
will speak at the Mills county Chautau
qua. These speeches are to be on the
democratic days at the respectives as
Mr. White has many dates already
made for the campaign but after Sep
tember 1st he will be in the hands of
the state oommittee. He speaks at Oak
land today, at Hoi brook in Iowa county
August 17th, at Rippey in Green county
on August 19th, at Maquoketa in Jack
son county August 20th he will attend
the Bryan meeting in Des Moines Aug
ust 2lBt and will speak on that occasion
and he speaks at Centerville August 29.
Mr. Porter also has many dates and
he will spend the week of the cam
paign making speeches largely in Iowa.
He speaks at Glenwood today and will
go to Carroll August 20th for an old
settlers' meeting he will speak in
Crawford county the next day unless
he is able to cancel the date for the
Bryan meeting in Des Moines which he
wishes to attend.
National Committeeman M. J. Wade
was one of the conspicuous figures at
the conference. He declared that the
chance for democratic success today is
extremely gratifying, both in Iowa and
the nation. His remarks, taking the
broad view of the situation, created
much enthusiasm among the democratic
Most of the democratic candidates
for congress were present, including
Walsh of the Second, Hamilton of the
Sixth, Holly of the Seventh, Jamieson
of the Eighth, Spencer of the Ninth and
Hakes of the Tenth. All of these men
addressed the conference and gave
THIS JLEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20. 1908.
on which they base estimates of the sit
uation in their ownbaliwicks. Specially
prominent emphasis was put on the
Firot, Second, Sixth and Eighth dis
tricts in their remarks to the confer
ence. All of them, however, expressed
the belief that the factional quarrel
among republicans would result in the
possibility of democratic success all
along the line.
Practioally all of the members of the
committee were present. They had not
perfected their organization until yes
terday. The election of Chairman Price
and Secretary Dalton was effected at
believing that the situation will change!
Sioux City convention, as was
the real steps toward committee
were taken yesterday.
Many of the members of the state
ticket were present, also, including Mr.
White, Mr. Whittemore, who is a candi
date for supreme court clerk, and
ch0,ce 01 t&e executlve
A large number of enthusiastic
democrats attended the conference also.
Well, let us ask you a few questions.
1. Do you candidly think it is just
for the millions of farmers to have the
prices of their billions of dollars in pro
ducts determined by a few men?
2. Do you candidly think it best to
have a tariff so outside competition is
shut out, and the trusts given control
of about all the necessities of life, so
they can fix the prices at which they
sell to the people?
3. Do you thoughtfully believe it is
fair to have to put your money into
banks for bankers to use, without any
security, when you are required to give
security for what you borrow?
4. Do you seriously feel that it is a
"square deal" to be compelled to state
fully all your property and its valu
ation, when railroads refuse to do so?
5. Do you think it safe to have great
corporations setting the example in
business, of seeking every technical ex
cuse to avoid the spirit of law and the
will of the people?
C. Do you think it good for the
people to have the trusts compel local
merchants to sell at prices they fix,
when local dealers can furnish the same
goods for a much less price?
7. Do you thing it wise on your part
to pay more for machinery made in this
country than the people of Europe pay?
8. Do you always feel happy when
you buy a bill of lumber and realize
that you could purchase it for nearly
half the price if the tariff did not give
the trusts full control to fix the price?
5). Do you think it good business
management to trust your affairs in the
hands of any combination of men you
do not know?
10. Do you think it to be for the
people's interest to have a gag rule in
congress to shut out petitions from the
11. Do you think it is right to be
creating a great national debt in times
of boasted prosperity for your children
12. Do you think it good finaitceer
ing to prepare beforehand for an emer
gency debt of $500,000,000 based on
bonds of corporations? That is basing
our national money on the debts of cor
porations. Does that seem to you like
13. Do you think the future looks
promising when a president of the
United States is defied during two terms
of office by the corporations, and is then
unable to secure justice to enforce the
14. Do you think the people, or the
corporations, should rule this country?
A REPUBLICAN BRYAN CLUB.
A few evenings ago at the Crawford
hotel in Ft. Dodge twenty-one traveling
men were congregated. The gentlemen
had been discussing the political ques
tions of the day, and the discussion cre
ated such enthusiasm that it iras sug
gested that a ballot be taken to ascer
tain an expression of sentiment. Six
teen republicans and five democrats
composed the company. The ballot
was taken, and the results stood seven
teen votes for Bryan, the other four
holding out for Taft. As a consequemce
these seventeen men have taken it upon
themselves to organize a Republican
Each was given a paper to circulate.
And one of the papers was circulated
for signers last Saturday evening at the
Wilson in this city. As a consequence
five republicans out of the number of
seven signed the paper, as also did
Richard P. Hobson, the hero of Santi
ago, who is a democrat.
Matt Potter, well known in this city,
stated to a well known local man that a
ballot was taken on a train upon which
ten republican traveling men out of a
number of fourteen voted for the "Peer
less Leader"—William Jennings Bryan.
Probably no man comes in closer con
tact with the sentiment of the country's
political situation than the traveling
salesman who daily meets all different
views. A traveling man, and a republi
can, selling paper for an Omaha paper
company, states that he is startled by
the expressive change in the politics o!
many men whom he has known for
years to be republicans. He states
that the sentiment is decidedly strong
for Bryan in both the little towns and
big cities.—Webster City Herald.
Good reporters hardly ever go to the
lower regionB, but once in a while an
unregenerate gets there. One unfor
tunate recently visited the infernal
regions and while there found out
something new. Seeing a lot of fellows
strung on wires before a huge fire, he
asked his Satanic Majesty why this was
done, and was both amused and edified
to be informed that "They are Western
fellows, who voted the Republican
ticket and are too green to burn, so I
am drying them out."
John Temple Graves asks, "What is
Democracy?" If he will take the
trouble to write to Governor Haskell of
Oklahoma, he will have no difficulty in
Having permanently located at Leon
in the piano tuning business, parties
desiring my services can leave word at
W. A. Alexander's. Best of references,
Satisfaction always guaranteed.
BRYAN WILL WIN, BECAUSE
For twelve years he has stood the
best loved and the most cordially hated
of any man in the public eye.
As his friends have advanced from
love to worship and their numbers in
creased, his traducers have become less
virulent and their numbers have de
In his sincerity, honesty and manhood
he has won the couftdence of mankind.
In the fight for public decency and the
elevation of governmental standards he
has stood the invincible tribune of the
Despite the most intolerant opposi
tion he has risen with new honors and
a faoe as serene as the dawn.
In his eye there gleams the glance of
an honest man, whose heart beats in
unison with the noblest aspirations of a
great people, and whose head is preg
nant with high ideals and great hopes
for the economic emancipation of man.
He visited the crowned heads of the
world, and through the force of his ex
alted personality demonstrated to them
the grandeur of a free citizenship and
the divinity of true manhood.
He is the mouth of the oppressed, the
heart of the benefactor, the head of the
leader and the conscience of humanity.
He has dared to. challenge the hosts
of privilege and through his daring and
honest manhood forced the malefactors
in the open, where the light of day has
withered their hopes and made them
The people are crying for deliverance
from the hosts of special privilege. He
has heard tbat cry, and with the de
votion of the Spartan mother, the
strength of Hercules and the courage of
the gods he has championed their
The conscience of the nation is at
last awakened, and he is the voice of
If in this man the people of America
have not found a champion, where may
they hope to find him?—Omaha Chancel
Do you hear any opposition to" the
democratic idea of a bank guarantee
fund for the protection of bank depos
itors? If so where does the objection
come from? If you are a bank depositor
you are interested. You may think
your bank is safe, and we believe all
our banks are. People generally think
banks are safe or they would not de
posit their money in them. If they did
not they could put it a stocking and let
some other kind of a thief steal it. The
democrats propose that a fund shall be
raised that will protect every depositor
in case of a failure. They propose to
pay the depositors and take the assets
of thd bank and make what they can out
of them. Then the assets of the bank
that should go to the people will not be
used up, very largely, in court costs
Oklahoma has the guarantee law. One
bank has failed since the law went into
operation and there was posted on the
door a notice that the depositors would
be paid in full. Come and get your
money. No waiting for years and have
a large portion of the assets used up in
the courts. The banking board examines
all the banks and if the banks cannot
pass a satisfactory examination they are
not admitted. Over thirty banks in Ok
lahoma could not pass the examination.
The banking commission is composed of
men who are posted in the banking busi
ness and all the banks are taxed a small
per cent for the payment to the guar
antee fund. "Wild Cat" bankers have
a hard time getting in.—Corning Free
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THE TRENCH DRAFT STALLION
Will make the fall season of
at the farm of Henry Akes southwest of
Osceola Champion is a pure bred
horse, weighs about a ton and is regis
terd in the French Stud Book and with
the Iowa State Department at Des
Moines, as provided by law.
stand and suck.
The Imported Prize Winning Hack
Imported by Truman Bros., of Bushnell,
111., will make the fall season of 1908 as
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday at my farm 2 miles west
and one-half mile south of Leon.
Saturday in Leon at Mitchell's feed
Hockwold Bordeaux is a magnificent
Hackney type of stallion, weighs 1400
pounds and is perfect in every respect.
TERMS—fin.00 to insure colt to
stand and suck. Mare and colt will be
held for service fee.
W. H. AKES,
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Bell & Robinson, Druggists,
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large line of foreign and domestic dress goods,
waistings, trimmings, etc., among friends, neigh
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When you need any shoe repairing done
the best man tti do it is
He is located in the new shop at rear
of Exchange National Bank. All work
guaranteed to give satisfaction.
I have rented the Mitchell
Bam in Leon and will keep
during the present season
The Kimport Saddle
J. W. Mather's
I am prepared to do a gen
eral feed stable business and
will give all courteous and
square treatment. Call and
Get your furniture repaired by James
Qrandstaff at Wasson & Boone's store.
to insure colt to
saw mill outfit
with 20 h. p. engine and corn burrs for
sale cheap on account of my health.
27tf D. A BRIGHT.
Cement^ blocks are the coming build
ing material. 1 make them any size and
will be pleased to quote you prices.
ROB CASTBR JR.
We have plenty of native lumber on
hands to sell. Already sawed out. No
waits. Dekalb & Smith. 24-tf
We have a fine line of lawn mowers
ranging at reasonable prices at our
WM. CRICHTON & SON.
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All work.done first-class tad guaran
Office in Long block.
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Office in Woodland, lewa.
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hours 11 to 12 a. m.—1:30 to 3:30 p. m.—7:30
to 8:30 p. m. Leon Phone, Office 7—residence 38.
Farmers' Mutual, Office 6—residence 11. Special
tudy and attention given to Bectal Diseases.
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Jeweler and Bookseller
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Jeweler and Bookseller
THE BLACK JACK
Will make the season of
1908 at Leon.
good boned, and a splendid
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AL CRAIGO, Keeper
Steam Laundry Co.
Anything from finest silk
fibre to heavy wool curtains.
Dye Works in connection
Send Basket Monday and Wednesday.
J. A. CASTER, Agent.
A few full blood bulls for
sale. Only good ones here.
Investigate if interested.
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