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OFFICERS
J. P. HAMILTON,
President
HENRY J. VOGT,
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Fall and Winter 1909-10 will be
known as a green and gray season
in men's wear, but until you've seen
the beautiful woolen samples from
Ed. V. Price & Co.,
our Chicago Merchant Tailors,
you'll have no conception of the
variety of shades and
patterns that can be de
signed in these colors.
A suit or overcoat made just as
you want it, from your choice of
fabric, at less than regular tailor's
prices, ought to interest you.
EiduWe Local Reprcientatirc of
ED. V. PRICE A COMPANY, Mercian! Tailors, CUcag*
Kraft Clothing Co.
Capital $35,000.00
Your Uncle Samuel looks after your
interest when you deposit in the Ex
change National Bank.
Vice-President
A. L. ACKERLEY,
Cashier
S. G. MITCHELL,
Assistant Cashier
CARL MONROE,
Assistant Cashier
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We have an extremely nice assortment of
Wall Paper
Which we are offering vou at
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25 per cent Discount
This stock comprises all the latest colorings
and we are offering these bargains to make room
for next spring goods.
A Big Line of
Hammocks at Cost
Help yourself while they last.
A Large Assortment of
Base Ball Mitts and Gloves
DIRECTORS
J. P. HAMILTON
H. J. VOGT
J. W. WAILES
STEPHEN VARGA
A. L. ACKERLEY
C. "W. HOFFMAN
E. G. MONROE
To close out we offer you without reserve your
Your prescription work is solicited. Our drugs
are the best in every way and are guaranted under
& Pure Food and Drugs Act. I handle all the work
myself.
P. VAN WERDEN
EXCLUSIVE DRUGGIST
LEON, IOWA
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SiTHK JLKON KBPORT1K, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 1909.
By M. QUAD.
[Copyright, 1909, by T. C. McClure.J
Inspector Graham of the postal serv
ice happened to be at Chestnut Grove at
the time the postmistress died, und he
took charge of the office and did what
he could in other directions. The de
ceased had left two daughters, one
twelve and one eighteen. Squire Davis
and two or three others scarcely wait
ed the burial of the widow before plan
ning for the postmustershlp and invok
ing the aid of the Inspector. This they
did not receive, however. He promptly
recommended Bessie, the eldest daugh
ter, for the place, and she was shortly
appointed.
For the next year the postoffice at
Chestnut Grove was the best conduct
ed of any on the Inspector's route. Not
the slightest fault could be found in
any direction. Had the Inspector vis
ited the office four times in the year he
would have covered his instructions,
but his calls were made much oftener..
Before the year was up Miss Bessie
had to admit to herself that the in
spector was showing something be
sides official interest, and the knowl
edge embarrassed and pained her. She
had learned that he was free to marry.
And why all these visits if he was not
in love with her? The girl had a se
cret It was a secret from the in
spector only, and she trembled every
time be came for fear that he would
discover it. A dozen different village
gossips could have betrayed that se
cret. but they had not been encour
aged to talk. Squire DaviB had often
had it at his tongue's end, but bad
checked himself and said:
a word from me. I- said there,
would be a scandal, and there will be."
The girl postmistress had entered
npon her second official year, and In
spector Graham had arrived to pay
one of his semi-social calls, when he
was met by a storm of excitement He
had been doing a great deal of think
ing during the past three months. He
had satisfied himself that he was real
ly and truly in love with Bessie and
wanted her for a wife, and he believed
that he had found favor in her eyes.
On this occasion he meant to tell his
love and know his fate.
"This is what has happened." said
Squire Duvis, who was the lirst to
meet him as he stepped off the cars.
"A registered letter containing $50 for
me has been lost in the mull."
"But Miss Jordon couldn't have
taken your letter," protested the sur
prised and perturbed Inspector.
"Mebbe not, hut what about that fel
ler who's been hanging around there
for year?"
The Inspector was an official now in
stead of a friend. He at once got to
work on the trail of the missing letter,
and before night he assured himself
that it had actually passed through
the office at Sand Hill, which was next
on the east. This being so. it must
have arrived at Chestnut Grove. The
night of its arrival was a very stormy
one. and there was no one In after
mail until long after it had been dis
tributed. Inspector Graham sat in the
office and thought It out and knew that
the letter had arrived and been taken.
He could not bring hlniself to believe
that Miss Bessie was the thief, and
yet it hurt him to think that It might
have been taken b.v another—by the
young man to whom Squire Davis had
alluded. The girl had had a lover for
a year past and had concealed the fact
from him. It didn't occur to him that
it was her right and that he had really
no business to know, but he felt that
an injury had been done him. There
was but one way out of the business,
and he took it. As he called the post
mistress in he was more of the official
than he had ever been.
"Miss Jordon." he began, "did Henry
Williams assist you to distribute the
mail on the eveuiug of the 4thV"
"Y-yes," she replied as her face went
white.
"And Henry Williams took the let
ter. You know he did."
"I—I can't be sure." she said as she
broke down and sobbed.
"You never told me that you had a
lover."
"N-o. .1 didn't—didn't think."
"Why did lie take the letter?"
"Oh. sir." sobbed the girl, "be want
ed to go away and find work and earn
money so that we could be—be mar
ried It was a temptation. He must
lave taken it. but we'll pay it all back."
"And he loves you?" asked the in
spector, with a lump in his throat.
"He does. I know he does, and if
anything was to happen to Billy"
When'the inspector crossed the street
to the inn Squire Davis was still In his
office, hoping to hear that an arrest
had been made.
"Well, will the girl lose her place
and be sent to prison?" he asked as
Graham came in.
"No."
"But why not? She certainly got my
$50."
"You didn't lose $50. You lost only
And when morning came Inspector
Graham went back to the postoffice to
•ay:
"Miss Jordon, that registered letter
is all right Squire Davis has received
it And now, as I shall ask to be
changed to another route and may not
see you again for years, I wish to bid
yon goodttjr and wish yon all the luck
In the worlA"
Patti Wanted Her Money.
One of Adeliua Patti's peculiaritie»
was that she never sang a note until
she bad her salary either paid or sc
[fully assured that there was no doubl
as to her getting it. When she sang
at the Academy of Music, in New
York, at one time the manager was
sorely put about to find money to pay
her, but she always stoutly refused tc
elng until she had her salary.
One night at a quarter past 8 her
{representative went to him and said:
^Madam is all dressed except hei
6hoes. She will put those on when
Bhe gets the money."
The manager, half distracted, rushed
'about the house and succeeded in rais
ing one-half the amount due the prima
donna, which he hastily sent to her.
iBut another quarter of an hour passed
and, though the audience showed great
impatience, there was no Patti, where
at the manager ran to her room.
"My dear madam, why do you uol
go on? I have sent you half the mon
ey, and the rest will reach you before
the end of the first act."
Patti smiled dolefully, exhibited the
tips of her feet and said: "You see, I
have only one shoe on. I cannot go
on the stage without the other. It
would be quite impossible."
Almost crazed, the manager rushed
out and discovered that the other
half of the money could be raised.—
New York Tribune.
STATE OF OHIO,CITT OF TOLEDO,
LUCAS COUNTY. I
Frank J. Cheney makee oath that he is Mtiloi
partner of F. J. Cheney ft Co., doing business in the
city of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and that
said firm will pay the Mim of ONE HCNDRKD
DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the use of Hail's Catarrh Care.
FRANK J. CHKNKT.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In my preaenoe,
ttiis 6tk day of December A. D. 1886.
A. W. GLKASON,
(SEAL)
NOTARY PUBLIC.
Hall's Catarh Cure Is taken internally, and acts
directly on the blood and mucous.'aurfftME of the
system. Send for testimonials free.
E. J. CHENEY ft CO., TOLEDO, O.
Sold by all druggist*. 75c.
Take Hall's family Pills for constipation.
The Penalty of Kindneee.
The man who had abeut three times
as much as he could carry felt in his
pocket for a nickel. The conductor
waited patiently while be extracted a
package of cigarette papers, four
matches, a little wad of string and a
corkscrew.
"Noshing doin'," said the sozzled one
and immediately lost interest in the
matter.
"Come, get
oft,"
said the conductor.
••Here it's Jefferson avenue. I can't
let you go any farther without pay
ing."
Just then a fat man leaned over and
gave the conductor a nickel. "Let him
ride," he 6aid, and the "con" rang up
the fare and passed on.
JVhen the car reached the end of the
line the inebriated gentleman was still
dozing.
"Why don't you get off?" roared the
"con," shaking him.' "Where do you
want to go?"
The passenger opened one watery
eye sleepily.
"Where do I go?" he exclaimed.
"W'y, Jefferson avenue!" —St Louis
Republic.
Itching, hireling, protruding or blind
piles yield to Doan's Ointment. Chronic
cases soon relieved, Anally cured. Drug
gists all sell it.
Responsive.
There was at least one responsive
hearer in the crowded little church in
an English village, and it happeued
this way:
Guests had arrived unexpectedly at
the country parsonage on Sunday
morning.
The weekly supply of butter had run
short, so the hospitable host dispatch
ed old Joe, the handy man, to his
neighbor, Mr. Paul, whose dairy al
ways boasted a surplus. The parson
proceeded to church with his well pre
pared sermon on some of the deep
6ayings of the great apostle and was
well under way with it when old Joe,
returning empty handed, concluded he
would quietly slip in and bear his mas
ter preach.
Just as he entered the minister
leaned over the pulpit, stretched out
his band with a most impressive in
terrogation in voice and manner and
called out, "And what did Paul say?"
Distinctly sounded through the church
old Joe's reply:
"He say, marster, he ain't going to
let you have no more butter till you
pay for the last you got"
Foley's Kidney Pills enre backache,
rheumatism, kidney, bladder and nrinary
trouble. Do not risk having Rright's
disease or diabetes. Bell & Robinson.
Couldn't Fool Him.
A Morris River oysterman attended
a band contest one winter night in
Morris Kiver. The contestants blew
into their great horns as if to burst
their lungs. The drummers banged
their drums with might and main.
Cheeks were red and round like ap
ples. Eyes almost started from their
sockets. The oysterman enjoyed it
all. But his attention was distracted
by a deaf old gentleman who in the
$10^ You had that sent to you hoping pianissimo passages put a large silver
It was taken, but
it would be taken.
not by Miss Jordon. Henry Willinius
is the one, and there's your money
back."
"But, sir, I demand"—
"You'd better drop it. squire. You
have lied about the amount, and the
authorities at Washington know that
you've been itching to be postmaster
here. Just spread the news that you've
got your money and let it go at that."
ear
trumpet to his ear. Whenever he
aid this the oysterman sneered. And
at last his honest hatred of anything
approaching sham overcame the man's
reserve. He elbowed bis way to the
deaf old gentleman and said:
"Look here that don't go here. Ev
erybody knows you( can't play that
with your ear. Put' it away, mister.
You can't fool us."—Los Angeles Times,
DRAIN TILE
Forprices and information write
OTTUMWA BRICK fif
CONSTRUCTION CO,
OTTUMVA, IOWA
iWM.
A. L. ACKERLEY. President
PATRICK GRIFMN. Vice-President
$50,000.00 Worth of Sale Notes
We are in the market for ali
the good sale notes we can get.
If you are contemplating hav
ing a sale this fall see us before
making your final arrange
ments, as we have plenty of
funds, and can handle your
sale notes upon the most ad
vantagous terms.
STATE SAVINGS BANK
GRAND RIVER, IOWA
Park Hotel
C. T. PACE, Prop.
N. E. Cor. Square LEON, IOWA
Rates $1.00 per day
Everything neat and clean.
Special attention is (ailed to
Sunday dinners.
our
Best meal in Leon.
fiDF AT Deman*tor b.
UKLrll C.Trained Students
WE COULD IUVE PLACED ONE HUN
DRED MORE THIS SEASON
The Great
Demand You
Know, Means
Thirtieth Year. Eleven in Facalty
rnL img okioun
GOODPAY
Modern School Nome
Write for Catalogue and Employment
Booklet.
Cedar Rapids Business College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.- 5-i0t
We have plenty of native lumber on
hands to sell. Already sawed out. No
waits. Dekalb & Smith. 24-tf
REPORTER FOR SALE BILLS.
J. C. BROTHERS. Cashier
F. E. BRENNAMAN. Ass't Cashier
Going? Going?
Going to have a public sale this fall? It
you are I want a chance to cry your sale.
Have had nine years of practical experience,
and the many saleB I have eried in Decatur
county prove that I know my business, and
every person who has employed me will testify
that they were more than satisfied with my
services.
I guarantee absolute satisfaction and 1
Bever disappoint you or send another I
auctioneer to fill my dates.
Terms -1 per cent.
Dates can be secured by addressing me at I
Leon, Iowa, or by writing or phoning to The
Leon Reporter office.
RILEY BUCHANAN
Up-to-date Auctioneer.
The Garland Range
Crichton S Son
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The hot weather is practi
cally over and you are looking
forward to the time when you
will be obliged to buy a new
range for the fall and winter.
Now we have a new line of
the best ranges that money
can buy. The Garland is
known as the best range on
the market for seveaal reasons.
It has a fine ventilated oven,
contact reservoir trimmings
are the best burnished nickel
and many other reasons too
numerous to mention here.
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Call and get prios nnd let us explain their merits
to you.
Iowa
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.
DR. W. V. ELLIS.
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