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I $%*• W* if I. Sh fr I* Sh er' &»_ ^«i«, Mtlrivh BSTABLISHED 1854. WILL DROP CONTEST Republican Congressional Committee Decides it is Useless for Hep born to Make a Contest. Hepburn's contest of Congressman Jamieson's election is to be dropped. At a meeting of the republican congres sional committee held at Creston on Tuesday afternoon this decision was reached after the committee received a report from its sub-committee on the advisability of making the contest, and this decision has been forwarded to Washington for Col. Hepburn's approval. After the committee had an opportunity of inspecting the ballots in Clarke aud Taylor counties during the recount in the contests over county offices, it was seen very clearly that there was no bal lots thrown out which should have been counted for Hepburn, and that the claim that a large number were thrown out in all the counties was groundless, and judging from the count in the two counties a recount would increase rather than diminish Congressman Jam ieson's majority of 310. Col. Hepburn from the first insisted that he would not try to secure the of fice through technicalities, but foolishly allowed a lot of federal office holders who secured their appointments through his endorsement to start a contest with out any grounds for doing so except their desire to continue in ollice. The people of the Eighth district have said very plainly that they were tired of Hepburn representing them and his defeat in the face of a republi can majority in the district of over 9,000 is all the more bitter after the vain attempt to unseat Congressman Jamieson through a contest. The dis trict will now have a real representa tive in Congress. He made a gallant ight and is entitled to all the honors tke office carries. Sankey Gets Busy. lion. B. J. Sankey, the democratic representativo from this county, and one of the best men who ever ocoupied a seat in the legislature, wasted no time in getting in action when the legis lature convened Monday, and intro duced a resolution providing for a busi ness session of the legislature this term, as well as the retrenchment of a num ber of useless employes whose services are not necessary. Tuesday's Register and Leader says: Just before the houso in the Thirty third general assembly adjourned yester day noon, Representative Sankey, of Decatur county, a democrat, who had the habit in his former service in the assembly of offering 2-cent fare and biadred bills at what his colleagues ap parently regarded as inconvenient, if not inopportune times, proposed a reso lution requiring the committee on retrenchment and reform to report "the necessary number of employes of the house at the beginning of this session, so that unnecessary employes may be dispensed with." The bouse has a rule known as "Rule 34." It is the bane of the active legis lator. It requires resolutions to lay over for a day at least. Sankey's reso lution is due to eome up today, if he desires it, and can get Speaker Feely's eye. The committee on retrenchment and reform consists of the chairmen of the committees on judiciary, ways and means and appropriation of both houses. The members will not be definitely known till Thursday. The Sankey idea is understood to be that this committee can recommend to the houses a definite and specific pro gramme for a business administration of the clerieal and other service of the legislature. Exchange National Bank Officers. -V Elects The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Exchange National Bank, of Leon, was held on Tuesday, and an ex animation of the business disclosed that the bank is in a very prosperous condi tio tion, the examination committee pass im ing upon all securities and they now have the cleanest and best lot of paper gv of any bank in southern Iowa, all doubt §6- ful and overdue papers having been -p. withdrawn when a change was made in |L the ownership of a large block of stock p.- a few months ago, and the stockholders -j expressed themselves as highly pleased with the condition of the bank under Cashier Ackerley's management. life' It was decided to increase the nuin '|p' ker of directors from five to seven, and Wt* the old directors, J. P. Hamilton, A. L. Ackerley, flenry .1. Vogt, S. Varga and Dr. J. W. Wailes were all rc-elected, the new directors being C. W. Hoffman and B. G. Monroe. At the meeting of the board of direct ors all of the present officers were rc elected, J. P. Hamilton president, Henry J. Vogt vice president, A. L. Ackerley cashier, S. G. Mitchell and Carl Monroe assistant cashiers. X-v Within the past few months the de ij1- posits of the Exchange National have nade a big increase being nearly double gUwkat they were and the business is con ijf\,,stantly increasing. The future for this |L bank looks very bright indeed and it al |r'ifi'eady enjoys the reputation of being "«ne of the best financial institutions in jtbis part of the state. License to Wed. Alex B. Ramsey, Van Wert 22 Maggie Sim merman, Weldon... Ollie J. Blatt, Leon Nora Bos well, Davis S EL Barrett, Leon Florence Garten, Leon 18 19 19 City IP ®sSi Barrett-Garton. Mr. 6. H. Barrett, of Deleran, Wiscon sin, aBd Miss Florence Garton, of Leon, were married at the office of the district clerk in Leon, Friday, January 12th, •Justice C. W. Beet officiating. '::X *-\£S!l \tf'?v -f- n|» The Commerclal^Club 6.U Busy The Leon Commercial Club at its reg ular meeting last Friday night took up several matters of considerable public interest and they will push them along. In the past the Commercial Club has accomplished a great deal of good for Leon and it is to be hoped that the good work will be continued. Among other things which were dis cussed was the question of a new de pot, and a committee consisting of Harry J. Vogt, C. W. Hoffman and Marion F. Stookey were appointed to prepare a petition addressed to the State Railroad Commissioners asking them to visit Leon and inspect the depot facilities, and the committee will get to work at once. We feel that if we can get the commis sioners to visit Leon and make an in vestigation, that they will not hesitate to order the improvements desired, and if they succeed the Commercial Club will receivo the profuse thanks of all the citizens of the city, as well as the general traveling public, for it is a well known fact that the present depot is eutirely inadequate for the needs of this station. Another matter brought before the club was the electric light service and a committee was appointed to wait upon the city council and ask that they in sist on better service, that the plant be run up to midnight each night instead of being turned olT before that hour, that regular morning service be given and that the street lights bo also turned on in the morning, as many people arrive and depart on the two passenger trains which leave this station at 0 o'clock in the morning. It was also decided to hold an annual banquet of the club some time within the eoming month, and a committee con sisting of Dr. F. A. Bowman, F. M. Coder and Claude Robinson, was ap pointed to make arrangements and it will be made an annual feature of the club. A committee was also appointed to secure new rooms up town, as the present location on the east side of the square is to far away from the business district of the city. A Successful Revival. Evangelist C. W. Reeder has had great success in his meeting at the Baptist church during this week. Over forty conversions and still the good work goes on. This is the greatest re ligons awakening that our community has experienced for years. Evangelist Reeder's congregations are only measured by the capacity of the church, many having attended that could not get into the building to hear tke sermon. An overflow meeting is arranged for next Sunday evening should the weather be favorable and no one need hesitate to attend as room will be pro vided for all that may come. Every christian should come and by your presence assist in Tag Day Receipts. Last Saturday was tag day in Leon, the ladies having adopted this method of raising funds for furnishing the rest room at the court house, and nearly everybody in Leon wore a red tag. The tags were sold at ten cents each and the total receipts were $56.85. The ladies bad hoped to raise a larger sum bat were disappointed in the number of people from the country who bought tags, as only a few could be induced to do so, notwithstanding the rest room is mainly for the ladies and children from outside of Leon. However about !p45 which was left over from the court house remonstrance fund has been turn ed over to the ladies and §10 left from funds raised to entertain the Third Iowa last fall, so they have a little over $100 to invest in the furniture for the room. Death of Dr. 6. W. Baker. Dr. G. W. Baker, one of the oldest citizens of Decatur county, died at his home in this city Sunday morning at the age of 87 years. He had been quite feeble for some time and his death was due to a general breaking down from the infirmities of old age. He had been a resident of Iowa for about sixty-five years aud of Decatur county for about Vifty-seven years. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church, being held until that time in order to allow his son, James I. Baker, of St. John, Wash., to reach this city, he being expected here to day. Prior to the public funeral at the church, private services will be held at the home. The casket will be open at the chureh from 1 to 2 o'clock. Horse was 35 Years Old. fi|RL thiB great work that is being accomplished for the good of this community. The men's meeting on last Sunday afternoon was one of the best and greatest meetings of men ever held in this town. The church was filled to overflowing. Mr. Reeder complemented this congregation on the general intellectual appearance of his audience and followed with one of his characteristic sermons. The comments on the sermon by the audience were highly complimentary to the preacher. —Udell American. The oldest horse in Decatur county, and probably the oldest in the state of Iowa, died last Friday on the farm of John T. Caster near Garden Grove. The horse was Cola, owned by Lawrence Caster, of Leon, and until a few weeks ago was used every day on the delivery wagon at Caster's grocery in this city. Thirty-one years ago this spring Mr. Caster's father, the late Uncle Jake Caster, bought the mare from Thomas Fenton who raised her and she was 27 four years old when he bought her. The 80 mare waa always a favorite among the family, and before Uncle Jake died near ly twenty years ago, he requested that •he be always kept in the family, which was carefully done, and while she was worked at light work she never did any heavy work. It was pretty much like one of the family dying when she passed ""•"^Srl $• Miss Cecil Eckhart, a Lamoni Tele* phone Operator, was Burned to Death on Tuesday Morning. Another disastrous accident, result ing in the loss of a human life by Are, and the third accident of the kind which has occurred at Lamoni, all being ladies, happened at Lamoni Tuesday morning a few minutes before seven o'clock, when Miss Cecil Eckhart was so terribly burned that she died a few hours after. Miss Eckhart was nineteen years of age, Monday being her birthday. She had been employed as an operator at the Lamoni Telephone exchange for sev eral months, and lived in a house which she owned, a widow lady named Mrs. Lylie occupying a portion of the houso. A gasoline stove in the kitchen vias the cause of the terrible accident. The stove was known to be leaking the evening before, but no particular atten tion was paid to it, and evidently the gasoline'had been leaking all night, and when Miss Eckhart arose in the morn ing and dressed, she took a lamp and went to the kitchen to prepare break- fast !:efore going to her work. As she jpened the door of the kitchen the lamp set firo to the vapor in the room and in an instant her clothes were all on fire She ran screaming to Mrs. Wylie's door and when she opened it the girl ran into the room and jumped on the bed, which was set on fire and before any of the neighbors could reach her, her clothes except her shoes were prac tically burned off her. Mrs. Wylie had screamed an alarm and neighbors rush ed in and extinguished the flames and did everything to relieve the terrible suffering of the girl, two doctors being in constant attendance. She remained conscious until eleven o'clock, and died at one o'clock after untold agony. The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. O. E. Green, of Lamoni, and was a young lady highly respected and had many friends who deeply denlore her horrible death. The funeral was held at Lamoni on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The house where the accident occur red was not damaged much by the fire, but considerable of the furniture and clothing was damaged considerably by the flames. Eula Bessie Quiett. Eula Bessie, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Quiett, was born in Ringgold county, Iowa, May 27, 1801, and diied at the home of her parents 2i miles northeast of Leon on Jan. 8, 1009, iged 17 years, 7 months and 11 days. While still quite young she moved with her parents to Decatur county, where she. has since made her home. Only a few days before her death she was stricken with appendicitis, and de spite everything that medical skill could do, she was called. Eula was a beautiful character, much loved by all who knew her, and was a student at the Leon High School. Her modest nature and pleasing manners made her a general favorite. She was a member of the Leon Christian church, and as such was faithful and loyal in every way. She fully enjoyed her re ligious associations and her Lord. Her death has cast a gloom over the city and community. Many are the hearts sorrowing with the parents and loved ones. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church in Leon on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 10th, the sermon being by her pastor, Rev. Charles Arthur Coakwell, and interment being in the Leon cemetery. Mrs. Chastain's class in the bible school, of which Eula was a member, formed the chorus. A great profusion of floral tributes be spoke the love and esteem in which she was held. Weddings In 1908. There were 104 marriages in Decatur county during the year 1908, ranging in number from as low as four to as high as 24 in a month. It is generally sup posed that June and October are the most popular wedding months, but dur ing the past year they did not prove so, March and December being the banner months with twenty-four in each month. In July there wero but four weddings and in January but five. The following is a list of the number of marriage licenses issued by the clerk of the court during each month in last year: 5 19 24 10 12 17 January February March April May June July August September 15 October 14 November 7 December 24 Total 164 Methodist Notes. Preaching next Sunday both morning and evening fey the pastor. A11 other services as nsaal. Farmers Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,: Your agents, Pease & Pease, of Leon, Iowa, sent me a draft today for $300, being the full amount of insurance on school building that was destroyed by fire Dec. 9, 1908, in Dist. No. 2, Grand River township, Decatur county, Iowa. I certainly appreciated the prompt set tlement and recommend the Farmers Insnrance Company to my friends. 1 LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14. 1909. JQ S. A. MILKS. Thanking yon again for yonr prompt settlement I remain yours very truly, 8. A. MILES, 'v'i:,••Silpjj Pres. school board.: The irfta library will not be open un til next f&tarday ^t the nsoal time. ths* 4- Death of Dr. A. Hamilton. Dr. A Hamilton, of Des Moines, died at the home of his son, W. M. Hamilton, at drittenden, Mo., December 27, 1008, at the age of 78 years, months and !5 days. He was born in Hendrix county, In diana, August 24,1835, and is survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons, being Mrs. Hamilton and daugh ters, Mrs. Ella Rehmneller and Mrs. Lucille Miller, reside in Des Moines, W. M. Hamilton at Crittenden, Mo., Charles A. Hamilton at Chicago, lit., and Frank Hamilton, at Shreveport, La. He was burled at Versailles, Mo., under the anspices of the I. O. O. F. lodge, this being his request and it was faithfully carried out by his son, W. M. Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton was for many years a prominent citizen of Decatur county. When the war of the rebellion broke out he shouldered a musket and re sponded to the call of his country, be ing mustered out in 1803, when he returned 'to his homo at Centerville, Iowa. Shortly afterwards he went to Keokuk and attended a medical college, after which he formed a partnership at Cincinnati, Iowa, with Dr. J. M. Sturde vs^nt, which continued until 1807, when he moved to Pleasanton, Iowa, and was engaged in practice there until 1880. He spent the summer of 1880 with his fan u|y at Centerville, returning to Do catur county that fall and moved on his fine farm in Eden township, near Block ley. lie remained on the farm for three years and spent one year in Leon, re turning again to his farm. About this time the old D. M. & K. C. It. R., then kiiown as the Des Moines, Osceola and Southern, was building through Decatur cdunty, and through the efforts of D\ Hamilton and his son, W. M., a station, stock yards, postoffice and store was secured for the new town of Blockley, the son, W. M. Hamilton, putting up the first store building and was appointed as the first postmaster, as well as mer chant of Blockley in 1854. The deceased was for many years a member of the Decatur county pension board, during which time more pensions were granted the deserving old veterans than during any four-year term of the board since it was organized. He held a number of positions of trust under the government aud always proved himself efficient and worthy of the trust reposed in him. His health and age not being sufficient for all the duties imposed upon him, he concluded to sell out his farm business and locate in Des Moines, where he had previously provided a pleasant home for his family. At the time of his death he had #10,000 to §12,000 invested in Des Moines property and had held for forty-five years his land and coal i'^tireRts at Centerville, without any encumbrance, which is a very unusual occurrance and shows the character and determination of the man, and these properties are quite valuable. Dr. Ham ilton was a plain, matter of fact man. admiring men only for their moral and intellectual worth and not for the clothes which they wore upon their back, or the money which they carried in their purse. He was a gentlemen in every sense of the word, never forgot a favor or a friend. Here in Decatur county, where he resided for so many years, there is a large circle of warm friends who are grieved at his death and extend their condolence to the family. Mrs. John W. Chew. Mary Anna Rilea was born in Brown county, Ohio, February 12, 1840, and died at her home in Decatur county, Iowa, January 6, 1909, being 68 years, 10 months aud 24 days of axe. She moved with tyer parents to Iowa in 1854, having resided in the same neighborhood 55 years, with the exception of the last two years which they lived in Grand River, Iowa. She was united in mar riage to John W. Chew, December 20, 1860, and to this union were born six children, four of whom are living, Had ley, Lewis, Wesley and Bert, who were present at the funeral. One daughter died in infancy and the third son Joseph preceded his mother to the better world about nine years ago. She united with, the M. E. church at the age of 12 yoai's, aud has lived a consistent Christian life since. With scarcely a struggle she closed her eyes in that bleiised sleep which knows no awakening. She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother. Her friends were numbered by her ac quaintances. And while she has gone from us her life will continue a blessing and her prayers for those who were near and dear to her will ever be a help and comfort in the time of need. She leaves a husband, four sons, seven grandchildren, four sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss while her's is an eternal gain. A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved i* still, A place is vacant ID our homo Which uever can be All d. The Smallpox Situation at Keller ton. The smallpox situation in Kellerton appears to be no worse than it was last week and is now und»,r control. There are thirty eases quarantined in town and a few in the country. Dr. B. 6. Eiker, a member of the State Board of Health, exa nined twenty-throe cases Tuesday and said that all were getting along nicely. The local board of health is doing everything possible to stamp out the disease and the members ask the oo-operation of the people in their efforts to do so. All persons who were known to have chicken pox or smallpox have been quarantined. Somo of these had the disease in sush a mild form that they were sc'arcely ,eick at all, but it was thought best jp quarantine all of them and stop the spread of the disease as soon as posnbte."? School, church and other public gtttft^ings will be discon tinued for a few'Weeks, when it is hoped all kinds of business can be resumed. —Kellerton Globe. .• Presbyterian Notes. Morning tijeme for next Sunday will be "Tfi«tfSigns of the Times." Evening, "ThafclrreffROnsible Female." '.,:t $Y-f7v.,* A VERY SUDDEN DEATH Mrs. Hortense Horner Dies Sudden- ly at Akron, Colorado while En route to Boise, Idaho. Friends in Leon will be shoiSked to hear of the ssdden death of MM. Hor tense Horner, which occurred this (Wednesday) morning at Akron, Colora do, while she was enroute to her former home at Boise, Idaho, after a visit of several months in Leon with her mother, Mrs. Esther Dilsaver and sister, Mrs. Horace Farquhar. Mrs. Horner left Leon in company with her two daughters Esther and Josephine Tues day morning, to return to their home at Boise, Idaho, and was in as good health as usual, although she has not been well for several years. Early this morning a telegram was received saying she was dangerously ill at Akron, Colo rado, and this was followed by a second message received at 11 o'clock,' saying she was dead. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Farquliar left on the first train for Akron, and it is probable that her re mains will be brought to Leon for burial. Only a year ago her husband, S. S. Ilorner, died at Boise, the result of accidentally shooting his foot off while out hunting. New Court Cases J. X. Machlan vs. Mary Machlan. The plaintiff brings suit for divorce. They were married in this county Dec. 19,1880, and lived together until June 1, 1U08. He alleges she has been guilty of crui'l treatiih-nt to liiin charging him with being lamiiiur with other women and trying to goi posession and con trol of his property, and without any reason instituted insane proceedings against him, but at the hearing he was promptly discharged. After this he temporarily w.ent to Illinois for about three months and she started action to have a guardian appointed over him. They have eleven children, seven being minors, and they have entered into an aggreement as to the custody of their children and the division of their prop erty. V. R. McGinnis attorney for plaintiff. E. A. Fluke vs. W. S. Brannainan et al. Suit is brought for a balance of $175.66, due on a note for §500. G. W. Baker attorney for plaintiff. Bowsher & Bowsher vs. M. F. Pullin. Action is on a note for $297.95. C. W. Hoffman and E. H. Sharp attorneys for plaintiff. St. Joseph Plow Co. vs. Frank Osborn. Suit is brought on a note for $S7€.65, dated Aug 29, 1903, on which, there is now due $650. C. W. Hoffman and E. H. Sharp attorneys for plaintiff. An appeal has been taken by the de fendants in the case of S. A. Gates vs. C. B. & Q. R. R. from a judgment render ed in favor of plaintiff by Justice John Ifolden for $25.06, for shortage on a number of cars of coal shipped in by plaintiff. S. A. Gates attorney for plain tiff. Harvey & Son attorneys for de fondant. Bank of Van Wert vs. N. Gould. Suit is brought to foreclose a mortgage given to secure a note for $2,500. John W. Harvey & Son attorneys for plaintiff. J. H. Dusenbcrry vs. John Heinz at al. Suit is brought asking that an order be made allowing plaintiff to redeem a claim held against real estate by de fendants. Ira W. Anderson attorney for plaintiff. State vs. George Boyce. Application is made for an injunction restraining defendant from selling liquor in a cer tain building at Garden Grove. Geo. W. Baker attorney for plaintiff. Nancy Roberts vs. T. R. Roberts. Suit is brought asking for a landlord's lien of $240.69 due as rent on a farm owned by plaintiff. S. Varga attorney for plaintiff. BAKER FAMILY REUNION. Remarkable Family cf Six Sons 6ath Beneath One Roof. The reunion of the Baker family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gratton Baker, on New Year's day to celebrate, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Baker, one of the pioneers of Eden township, brought together a re markable family, which were gathered beneath the same roof for the lirst time in 22 years. Richard Baker was born on Jan. 1, 1809, and emigrated from Steuben county, N. Y., to Eden township in 1835, where he acquired the farm now owned by his son, Gratton Baker. He depart ed this life Feb. 15,1889, at the age of 80 years. Of his six sons all are living. Silas is the eldest aged 71, and Richard, Jr., the youngest aged 50. At one time the combined weight of the six sons was over 1200 pounds. All were present at the gathering on New Year's Day, in eluding SilaB Baker, of Abilene, Kan., Frank, of Chicago, Joseph, of Sycamore, Ralph, of Leon, Iowa, Richard, Jr., of Melmore, and Grattan, of this city. There were also present William and Guy Baker, sons of Grattan Baker, and George Stearns, of Republic, a cousin. P. J. Wilson and Rev. W. B. Slutz, of this city, also called during the after noon. One of the features of the enjoyable occasion was the reading of a beautiful letter from Mrs. Jane Goss Smith, of Eden, Williams county, who came into the Baker family in 1847 and who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Baker as their own child.—Tiffin, Ohio, Daily Adver tiser. Sale Dates. W. J. Stout, miles southwest of Leon Thursday, Jan. 28. T. M. Walters, 2J miles north of Davis City Tuesday, Jan. 26. ,:--c Grand niver.rf^'v.i^ rt.-Vj-f' v-t\: V'iv-f Owing to my office being destroyed, 1 must ehanee my dates at Grand River to one week later, Jan. 18 to 22.. DR. W. O. WARD. *t$ I REPORTER!___ •,* 9ESIES fVOL.. XXXIV, MO. 21 HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. «. I WTKMI CASH ULA mo*inlet I JEdllorR. ors. Donald Doss, of Osceola, and Wallaoe Lemm&x were High School visitors-last Wednesday. The Juniors have elected new officers^? for the ensuing half year Ralph Me-r* Ginnis, president, Minnie Harris vice-' president, Ethel Beck secretary and: Victor Ogilvie treasurer. Lanelle Mullinix, of Mies Rmeha?t'« room, who has Keen very sick with pneumonia fever is better at this writ ing. Her teacher and schoolmates hope she will soon return to her work. We are \ery glad that Maarice Gro gan and Will Rhoades have returned to" school. The Zoology class are the possessers of a tarantula which was given to Mr. Volker. We do not know the name of the giver, but should this come to her notice we wish to thank her. The band boys presented their in structor, Mr. Voelker with a $20 gold piece as a Now Year's gift. This shows hew greatly the boys appreciate Mr. Voelker's working with them. The seniors are reading the book en titled "Making the Nine," before the high school. It is very interesting and enjoyed by teachers and pupils. On last Friday morning the pupi!iS_p/'3^ the high room listened to a fine plan* solo by Eunice Long, also a very inte! estiug talk on "Luther Burbank and h.' Gardens." The theme was a very inte esting one and bandied well by Wynn Cash. There are many pupils of the loite.^ grades who are coming to school Vet"" poorly clad, and we are sure you coul put your outgrown clothing to "no betfe use -than by giving them to those whl need them. If you know no one yo can give the clothes to notify one of those who act on the committee for the needy. Mayor S. A. Gates, chairman. Norborne Crowell, of Mt. Ayr, and Leland Hebener, of Denver, Colo., were high school visitors Monday morning. Vivian Beard a former Leon boy, who is attending college at Ames, vias a visitor at the rooms of the north build ing Monday. Through the kindness of some of the ladies of the town who agreed-to use Gold Medal flour for one year, we have received an Educational Flour Exhibit, from the Washburn-Crosby Co. of Min neapolis, Minn. It is sure very interest ing and we wish to thank the iadiea who so kindly assisted us. A great cloud has settled 6ver„ the school room, as well as the community, causcd by the death of one of our most beloved and dearest members, Bala Quiett. Eula was of a quiet disposiHoii^l and always willing to help everyone." She died last Friday night and her funeral was held on Sunday, the high school attending in a body and her pall bearers being selected from among her schoolmates. There is not one among us more prepared to go than was Eula, and although we will miss her, •ur loss is her gain. On Monday fore noon memorial exercises were held in the high room. Marjorie Tomlison, of Miss lliuehart's room, has returned to Leon again to at tend school. Her parents having re turned from Severy, Kas. A temporary schedule has been pre pared for the high school and we are commencing to prepare for the second semester. Don't f»rget Prof. Patty's lecture this (Wednesday) night at the opera house. As this is the last of the first semes ter the editors of tlie school notes will give up their business to new ones. We wish the new editors the best of success. ROLL OF HONOR. Those Neither Absent Nor Tardy From the Leon Schools During the Month of December. XniiTH HriLDlNCi. 111 (.'• SCHOOL. ANH Ogilvie, Samuel Harvey iSwausou, Jirown Caster, ictor ia»r (Jatton, John Kvans, John Fulton, wamuei""? Hamilton, JUmald Monroe, Ralph Thompson, Mctlurness, Joseph Board, Roy Cummins, Earl Dohv ster Gardner, Morris iiisc Gardner, Ethel Oatctol' ras kcIa ltanaf'inl fttlwA Raymond Kpperley, Lester Nellie Richardson, Louise Blanche Marshall, Bessie Benefiel, OH re Bright^-^ Sylvia Kill liner, Olive (111111), llax^l Moore, Heleil^l?^ Norton, Winnie Shira, Wilnia Caster, Mabel Dorii, Aliee (Jrngun, Anna Peters, Zeta Bobbins. KIGHTfl (litAl12. Mildied Avery, Nella Onino. Hazel Coffin, ltuth]Dui ell, Maiva CJroyran, Nelson 11 1IIker, Jenu Lane, Le**i!p land Lntz, Klsle Milrholl, »uy Mc.Nf«irris, Madge Met Morris, (Maude Osjilvie, Delia Phillips, Lyda Stephens.. SIXTH SDVKNTII GKA1KS. Nellie Ruppert, .Jo Waight, Robert Beanlsley v.' ?al Buehanan, («eorge Reidew, Neal Quiett, Clar--''. ene.e Boherts, Ehna Forbes, Martha HoDinan, DorothV- Y Hull, Kdith McHarnesj*, Nina Olsen, 1'earle PliIIIJpstl,\.£ Vietor Slmlt/., Robert Combs. Dirk illharn, Fay"^ Maey, Kdgar l'erdevv, Charley Scott, Bertha iff Lucille Darr, Ollie Foxworfhy, Ruby Gardner. KOl'KTH AND FIFTH GUADRH. Lilliau Combs, LaNelle Mullinnix, Coldle Km'lth, Manda Johnson, Lura Ruppert, J)ewey Lon^r, John Gates, James Davis, Ethel Connolly, Hazel John» Beulah Pottortf, Lela Musselman. Marcia Wallace, Mabel Smith, Barbara Peimfwcll, Harry Muck, trvlnif" Little, Harry Davis. TUIKD tilt.VDK. Fred Rusaell, Ralph iUck, John Ckinrev, Dewey Board, Ralph lMjrg*, Roy Elwell, Willie Phillips, Madge Pickering, Klla Mui'row, Hattle Johuson, Pearl Gammon, Kdna Biggs, Marjorie Mul.Muaix, Marjorie Hoffman, Boro.by Hoffman, Irene- JJu« chanan. riltHT AND SK(.'OKI) GHADKS. Horace Bcurdsley, Wiliard Brown) Fi-edMushelinan, Teddic Smith, Leo MeCntcbeon, Harold Bears, Luoille Buchanan, Maurine Pennlwell, Merl Pickering, tilady*:-c Muck, Inez. Marshall, Clara Ruark, Bertha Rnark Slina Bliaw, Sarah McKeriv Dorothy Beardslev, enee Gates. SOCTJI BClLDlNGi ... SIXTH AND SKVKKTH CUIADE& Bertha Blatt, Lola Braze!ton, MabelBlatt, Frnncis Boyd, Margucritte Daughton, Edith Girens, Theda Hinds, Reba Parsons, Edith Parsons, Pear! Kentner, Leland Allbaugh, John Gatchell, Cecil Wright FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADB8. Ret ha Blatt. Lester Lorey, Orval Weaver, Jofte phine Coder, Mary Armstroog, Gordon Kunz, Ralph Rhoades, Harold Wrighfc, Teresa TulHs, France* Keufcner, Marion Slade, Cecil Rhoades, Glenn Walker, Nellie Gloekler, Edna Gatchell, Gladys Lutz*. Elizabeth Daughtou, Bessie Armstrong, Pearl Evans. THIRD GRADE. Tracy Bigley, Louis Boyd, Lula Girens, Maude Gunt-er, Boy Gunter, Burr Hatoh, Miriam JKunz, Hazel Marrln, Martin Penniston, Pearl Perks, Mar* Stlcklond, Charles Van Werden, Edith Coffin. FIRST AND SECOND OltADIS. Gladys Martindale, Ophie Armstrong, .Robert Grouse, Mort Perks, James Daugbton, Hartio Cesler, Mariorle Cesler, Hejen Gatamill, Maurine Turner, Mildred Walker, James Haosell, tJtiniey'Hatch, Leland Statzel, Clarence Swanson, Frankle Slade, Dick Brooks, Enid Bboades, Hilda Moore, Lotha Perks, Edwln Moore, Russell Wood*, Curds Hlelej." Carl Mtlcklnnd, Robbie Rex.