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1 If Old Ways Were Always the Best The world of business would have stood still if old ways were always the best. It is the new things that have made for progress and prosperity. We recognize new ways and ideas in our drug business as soon as we believe they mean for better service for our cus tomers and our policy in that direction proves itself right by a drug service not surpassed else where in the state. BELL fe ROBINSON 1h« True Druggists West Side Square Leon, Iowa Copyright 19. 9, by C. K. Zimmerman Co.—No. 53 thing gets wrong with it. would be honest with yourself and with others you may have a watch that you can rely upon regardless of the price. We guarantee every watch we sell to keep perfect time and we are right here to make good McCORKLE & ALLEN Successors to Geo. A. Coe If you like good bread try some of Switzer's. See Roe Caster right new if you want cement building blocks. Save 4 per cent by paying cash and trading with us. Ogilvie & Gardner. For Sale—Eighteen or twenty shoats weighing from 60 to 100 lbs. George Stephens, R. F. D. 3, Leon,la. Don't miss seeing that big line of trimmed hats which are on sale this week at Keller & Pryor's at only $2.00 each. Rose Comb White Leghorns, 1st at Seattle. Utility cockerels 50 cents to $1.00, until Nov. 20. Phone or come. Mrs. S. P. Rogers, Pleasan ton, Iowa. Strayed—About a month ago, a two year old red and white spotted heifer. If you know anything about her please notify Akes & Housh, Leon, Iowa. An extra freight while doing some switching in the depot yards at this place last Friday morning, got four heavy loaded cars off the track and gave the section men considerably work to do in repairing the track. Harry Bradley, the popular man ager of the big Bradley-Wasson store was struck on the head by a heavy casting which fell from the top of the awning at the store Monday, and he had quite a gash cut in the top of his head, a physician taking sev eral stitches in closing the wound. The board of supervisors got ahead of time in meeting last week, as the law has been changed so they meet on the second Monday of No vember in place of the first. They finished up all the business of the term on Saturday and adjourned, but had to come back again this week and ratify what business they transacted last week. See "A Pair of Country Kids" Co. at the opera house next Tuesday, Nov. 16, and forget your cares and enjoy two hours of a good popular play, excellent acting and some good singing and dancing specialties. Popular prices will prevail for this ^engagement and you will receive amore than your money's worth. II THERE is grave danger in a watch that does not keep accurate time. Time is our form of space measure and if you if any IOWA For Sale—A good Chester Jenkins. cornet. See See Corn for sale near Blockley. C. E. Gardner. For Sale.—My residence property in south Leon. l-13t Wm. Ogden. The Clark Millinery Co. are this week offering a line of trimmed hats at $2.00 and closing out all their street hats at $1.00 each. W. H. McCalla, of Eden, presented us with a twin or double apple, and also brought in some samples of vari eties he does not know the name. I want to buy canners and butcher stuff and anything on the hoof up to as good as they grow. See me and let me price your stuff. C. M. Akes. I have a supply of the Victor two minute churns. Can fill all orders either at my residence on 7th and streets or at Conrey's grocery store. J. M. Chastain, Leon, Iowa. For Sale—Rose Comb Rhode Is land Reds, Buff Plymouth Rocks and Rose Comb White Leghorn cocker els. Also a few Buff Rock pullets. Mrs. P. C. Morgan, Leon, R. F. D. 4. F. L. Jenkins' new residence in Southeast Leon is to be heated with a Round Oak Hot Air Furnace and fitted with a modern system of Plumbing. Farquhan & Sons will do the work. We are anxious to make the street lighting system perfect. If you will notify us by telephone or otherwise as soon as you discover a street arc or incandescent not burn ing we will consider it a favor. Leon Electric Co. The High School band gave the final concert of the season last Sat urday evening and a large crowd was on the street to hear them. The boys have furnished some excellent music the past season and will keep right along with their practice dur ing the winter. Quality and not quantity has al ways been the aim of the Manager of "A Pair of Country Kids" Co., and has placed this popular play and Co., among the class welcomed every year yb our theatergoers as an old friend, Remember the date, one night., only, Tuesday, November 16. -V For Sale—Cheap, a good sewing machine and a dining table. Inquire at this office. Wiggam, the second number of the entertainment course, at the opera house, Nov. 11. Keller & Pryor are offering a big line of trimmed hats this week at 12.00 for your choice. Dollars and sense is not lecture. tou will like it. miss it. Thursday, Nov. 11. You can get your choice of a big line of trimmed hats for $2.00, and of the street hats for $1.00 this week at the Clark Millinery Co. You don't see loads of pumpkins this year on the streets, most of the yellow fruit falling a victim to the hard freeze in October. Pumpkin pie promises to be a dear commodity. O. T. Conrey brought us down a sack of potatoes from Conrey & Son's store Tuesday, which beat any thing we have seen for a long time, as to size and smoothness. They secured a big shipment of northern potatoes for their customers. THE LEON REPOR1ER THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 11. 1»09. a dry Don't Get a new hat this week at Keller & Pryor's special sale of trimmed hats at the low price of $2.00. They are worth much more. For Sale—My residence property in Leon. Will also sell household goods at private sale. Mrs. W. R. Ellinwood. I am ready to resume dressmak ing. Rooms east of Dr. Rowell's. I kindly solicit a share of work. 12-2t Ella Preston. For nearly a quarter of a century this bank has stood the finan cial storms that have come and gone and is now better prepared than ever to serve its patrons. Friends of Mrs. J. J. Peterson, who formerly lived in this city, Mr. Peterson being the superintendent on the construction of the new court house, have received word that she is now a patient at the State Sana torium at Oakdale, Iowa. She writes that she is improving daily and the physicians assure her that she will be discharged completely cured of tuberculosis. If you find a few mistakes in this week's Reporter kindly pass them over without sarcastic remarks, for it is under great difficulties that we have issued a paper at all. Our lino type operator, Claude Beck has been confined to his home since Saturday with the mumps, and the editor has been coming to the office for several days when he should have been in bed, so kindly overlook any errors or other mistakes. Dr. J. N. McCoy, of Corydon Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, visited with the lodge of this order in this city on Monday evening, and addressed the members present, making a good speech Judge Towner was also present and gave a delightful impromptu speech After the meeting at the lodge room the members all repaired to Estes Cafe where they had an oyster sup per. Mrs. Matt Pullen fell through an elevator shaft in the rear of Keller & Pryor's millinery store last Satur day evening, and was quite severely bruised up. She had gone to the store room from the hotel and did not notice the elevator was up at the second floor, so walked right into the shaft and fell a distance of eight of ten feet. She was carrying her little daughter, Margery, at the time, and she was not injured, but Mrs. Pullen sprained her ankles and it is feared one bone is broken. The publication of unpleasant facts give pain to those concerned, but it goes with the business much as the amputation of a diseased limb goes with the business of the sur geon. The facts about the arrest and conviction of any person who gets caught in the meshes of the law cause pain to some, but what would become of a newspaper that would withhold every news item of that kind? Then how should we dis criminate? Who is to say what mis deeds are to be published and what ones are to be withheld for the sake of the feelings of the friends? When the records of the book of life are made up what standard of discrim ination will be made? Will the rec ord base the discrimination on money or influence or power, or will charity for the poor, almost friend less mortal caught in the toils of the law draw the veil of silence over his misdeed? The thirty-second annual session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Iowa was held in Sioux City in the Auditorium Oct. 27 and 28, with over (1,000) one thousand delegates present. Mon day evening the Sioux City Chapters entertained all delegates and officers to a theater party held at the Orph eum. Tuesday evening a reception was held in the fine Masonic Tem ple. The Grand Secretary reported (377) three hundred and seventy seven Chapters in good standing with a membership of (28,769) twenty-eight thousand seven hun dred and sixty nine. The next annual session will be held at Boone where the Eastern Star Masonic Home is located. The Home contains (80) eighty acres of ground. The buildings and grounds are valued at ($35,000) thirty-five thousand dollars. There are now seventeen inmates in the Home. The Trustees recommended addi tional improvements to cost about ($4,000) four thousand dollars. The General Grand Chapter O. E. S. of the world will hold its thirteenth triennial session, September, 1910, at Jacksonville, Florida. Iowa has two officers of the grand assembly. W. M. Morris of Man chester who is Most Worthy Grand Patron and Mrs. Harriette Erean brack of Anamosa who is Right Worthy Grand Treasurer. The O. E. S. is found in every state in the Union excepting Delaware. For Sale—My residence and acres, in west Leon. 5tf Dan Alley. 10 The best meal served in Leon is See that fine line of street hats which the Clark Millinery Co. is closing out this week at $1.00 for your choice. For Sale—Four well bred, extra good butter cows. Three fresh. Also one male hog. The Reporter editor was the grateful recipient of a basket of de licious Missouri persimmons yester day, Mrs. J. W. Rush, of Sedalia, Mo., having sent a basket to her brother, J. R. Penniweli, with in structions to see that The Reporter editor was not overlooked, for which she surely has our thanks. A puzzle, try it: The other day a man provided a puzzle to a merchant which made that wide-awake young gentleman feel that he was dealing with a wizzard. The puzzle is as follows: Take the number of your living brothers double this amount add to it three multiply the result by add to it the number of living sisters multiply the result by ten add number of deaths of brothers and sisters subtract 150 from the result. The right hand figure will be the number of deaths the middle figure will be the number of living sisters and the left figure will show the number of living brothers." The meetings that have been going on at the Baptist church for the past two weeks will close next Sunday. Much good has been-accomplished in the meeting but local conditions has kept the meetings from doing all that could be expected, yet the inter est is intense and the house filled every service. The meetings have been in charge of Evangelist Chas. \\". Reeder of Leon, Iowa, ably as sisted by Prof. C. M. Huggins as singer and director of the large choir. The work done by these men is ot' the right sort. The evangelist does not resort to a lot of vile talk nor sensational methods, but good forciful gospel preaching, with an earnest desire to help—just the sort of work that ought to be encour aged. and our town is made better by having iliese men with us. They will lea.-e many friends in Massena The meetings have been free from denominational strife and for the good of all the churches. All converts have free choice to church and one church has fared as well as the other. There will be baptismal services on Sunday. Everyone ought to turn out the rest of this week and work with the evangelist that more good may come of the meetings yet. These men go from here to the northern part of the state where they are en gaged for a series of meetings, and they have the hearty good wishes of all Massena.—Massena Echo. Ileal Estate Transfers. From October 3 0 to November 6, "1.909, as reported by Stephen Varga, Mary J. Miller et al. to S. D. Miller, 40 acres in Long Creek $ 2100 L. W. Gibbons to W. H. Roush 160 acres in Burrell 8000 Steer & Thompson to A. H. Simmerman, lots in Van Wert Idia McKern to L. E. Gassett, lots in Leon A. R. Switzer to Ed Gale, lots in Grand River Willis Hine to S. P. Wiley, land in High Point 1200 John M. Hamilton to E. T. and John W. Long. That J2.00 line of trimmed hats which are being sold this week at the Clark Millinery Co. are the prettiest and best hats ever offered in Leon for the money. Telephone us and we will take an electric sad iron out to your house. Use it for ten days without cost. Yon will be under no obligation to buy. Leon Electric Co. 150 260 550 Landphair, 40 acres in Hamilton 1900 John M. Hamilton to S. L. Craig, 150 acres in Ham ilton 7280 L. B. Young to John Hamil ton, land in Hamilton... 57i9 L. B. Young to John Hamil ton, 7 acres in Hamilton Charles C. Carrithers to Bert J. Gordon, 10 acres in High Point H. A. Hart shorn to Ada L. 300 250 Fox, 70 eracs in Burrell. 5000 C. M. Akes to John C. Sprect, lots in Leon 12000 George South to Susan I. Greenland,80 acres in Long Creek, 2935 J. Switzer to J. A. Crees, lots in Grand River A. M. Spray to J. A. Crees, lots in Grand River J. M. Spray et al. to J. A. 600 1500 Crees, lots in Grand River 3000 L. F. Powers to John M.Have ly, land in Bloomington. 13000 Albert Hamilton to Sara M. Hamilton, 60 acres in Eden 3000 Capt. Gooding's Sale Dates. Nov. 16. John Blubaker, Ting ley. Nov. 17. Will Stevens, Beacons fieiu. November 24, John Duffield, Kel lerton, Iowa. November 25, Holiday. Novebmer 26, A. Noble, Kellerton, Iowa. December 1, J. S. Terrell, Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Dec. 2. A. M. Waters, Tingley. Dec. 9. John MoEer, Caledonia. Becember 15, John Scott, Black moore, Iowa. Holden Stays In Iowa. The statement has been widely published that Prof. P. G. Holden the corn expert of the Iowa College of Agriculture at Ames, is going to Idaho to live. This is a mistake. Professor Holden was in Des Moines recently and stated positively that he will remain a citizen of Iowa and remain in his work at Ames. He has no intention of giving up the work of advising the farmers of Iowa how to grow bigger and better corn. MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION. at the Park hotel under the new 1909, from 8 o'clock a. m. of said day, to 7 o'clock p. m. of said day, for the management. Public Notice is hereby given, that a special municipal election of" the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, will be held in wards one, two.^ three, in the said City of Leon on the 14th day of December A. D., purpose of voting on the following questions: Shall the City of Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, erect and establish a Water Works system, in and for said city? For the issuance of Bonds in the sum not to ex ceed $35,000 for Water Works purposes, at 4 per cent interest, for twenty years one half of said bonds to be redeemable after 10 years. Against the issuance of Bonds in the sum not to exceed $35,000 for Water Works purposes, at not to exceed 4^ per cent interest, for twenty years one half of said bonds to be redeemable after io years. Those in_ favor of erecting and establishing a Water Works system, in and for said City will put a cross "X" in the square after the word "Yes." Those not in favor of erecting and establishing a Water Works system in and for said City, will put a cross "X" in the square opposite the word "No." Those in. favor of issuing bonds for Water Works purposes will mark a cross "X" in the square opposite the "For the issuance of bonds." etc. Those not in favor of issuing bonds for Water Works purposes will mark a cross "X" in the square opposite "Against the issuance of bonds," etc. At which election all legal voters of said City are hereby notified to appear at said time and place. Dated at Leon, Iowa, this 4 th day of November, 1909. S. G. Mitchell, Clerk. S. A. Gates, Mayor. "This, My Dear, is a Tungsten Lamp" It looks like an ordinary electric incan descent, but it is nearly three times as brilliant The wire filament inside the bulb is made of Tungsten metal, capable of radiating much more Sight and much less heat than the ordinary carbon filament. Housewives should try the G.E. Tung •ten 40-watt lamp instead of the 50 watt carbon lamp now in general use. Costs one-fifth less for electricity and give* just twice as much light* LEON ELECTRIC CO. Help us to make Leon the best lighted city in southern Iowa. Yes No YOU! Mr. Shoe Buyer, you are not getting all of the style, comfort and service out of your shoe money unless you are wearing Selz Royal Blue Shoes. We stand ready to prove every word of this and will do so if you will only give us a chance. Here's a neat looking shoe for dirty weather—1791 men's box calf blucher Amherst last, panel stitched quarter, outside backstay, Viscolized heavy double sole, at $4.00 a pair. HURST BROS.