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a* XMAS THE Mr »-Ai mt 4i IF LEON Christmas Hints You should begin early this year to select your Christmas presents as nearly all the factories are advancing the prices from 10 to 15 per cent on al most all lines and we have taken advantage of this and have bought heavy in order to give our customers the very best that can be had for the money and at the old prices. We Want Your Holiday Trade. We invite you to call early and make your selections and we will hold them until you are ready to receive the goods. Our new line of chairs and rockers contains some excellent patterns for holiday trade and you will find just the kind you want from the cheap ones to the best and in the very latest styles. Also Music cabinets, Library tables. Parlor suits, Davenports and a complete stock in all lines. C. F. MILLER LEON IOWA Furniture andZUndertaking. All calls at tended to day or night. Gin & J. W. ROWELL •vnmn. au work-*** LI tMd. OffloetatoofHoot Jewelry for Xmas Presents. A Pleasure to Show Goods. I McCORKLE & ALLEN Successors to Gee. A. Coe DR. W- V. ELLIS. 6&ADOATB VBTHBINA.RIA.N. Office «nd rwl- daaoe 2 blo»ks north ol pnbllo square in the Dr. HMtoMMe reddeooe. AUMlkiimnidtftr night. Phone ISO STORE.! Many gift seekers during the holiday season are not decid ed just what to buy. If you will come into our store and give us a little of your time, we will gladly show you our hew lines. Every thing is of the latest and newest de signs, and if quality is what you are looking for we have it. Any piece of jew elry that you may decide upon and want it laid away till later, we will take great pleasure in doing so. $ IOWA THE SECRET OUT. What made my lovely complexion I do not like to tell, (or It wag medicine, but the nicest a woman ever took. It wag Lane's Family Medicine that did It" This is a pleasant herb tea which acts favorably on the stomach and bowels, purifying the blood and cleansing the skin like magic. It cures headache and backache. Druggist* and dealers sell li,85c. .... .. .. ... .. THIS JLEOJV KEPORTEK, THOHSDAI. DECEMBER 2 CHINCH BUGS DUE AGAIN NEXT YEAH. Iowa Farmers' Warned to be R«Ady to Fight the Greatest Pest the Farmer Ever Knew. The department of agriculture has just issued a bulletin warning the farmers of the middle west that an other serious outbreak of the chinch bug is likely to occur the coming year. Iowa is one of the states in which the chinch bug has been most destructive in years past and the warning particularly concerns that state, as .well as Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio and Texas. According to F. M. Webster, who has charge of cereals and forage in sect investigations for the govern ment, no other insect native of the western hemisphere has spread its devastating hordes over a wider area of country with more fatal ef fect to the staple grains of North America than has the chinch bug. It is estimated that in the last sixty years the chinch bug has caused a loss exceeding $35,000,000 in the middle western states alone. Iowa has suffered greatly from this pest. During its ravages in 1871, the farmers of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Indiana sustained a loss of |30', 000,000. Again in 1887, Iowa was one of the nine middle western states that lost $60,000,000 worth of crops due to the outbreak of chinch bugs in that year. There was another serious loss from chinch bugs in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Illinois in 1892. For several years past these states have been practically 'immune from attacks of the chinch bug, but now government experts declare that an other outbreak is about due and the department of agriculture is seeking to instruct the farmers of the mid dle west as to the precaution they should take to minimize the loss threatening them. The dry seasons that have pre vailed throughout the middle west during the last two years are said to have permitted the chinch bug to gain another foothold in that sec tion of the country which now seems to be on the threshhold of a series of years of crop abundance and de struction owing to this pest. Drenching rains are the greatest fac tor in exterminating the chinch bug. In fact, government experts believe that if it were not for the generally heavy rains, the practice of raising grain year after year on the same areas would become altogether un profitable in the United States, ow ing to the chinch bugs. With the weather bureau failing to provide sufficient rains the past few seasons to drown out the pest, it is up to the farmers now to take measures suggested by the govern ment experts for the control of the rapidly advancing hordes of chinch bugs. The fact that each female chinch bug is capable of laying from one to 500 eggs a season shows the rapidity with which these crop de stroyers spread over the country. In the middle west, where the insect does its greatest injury, the crops suffer from two attacks annually. Chinch bugs hibernate to a large extent in old corn shocks, brush and dead leaves, therefore one of the principal measures urged for their destruction is for the farmers to burn all such rubbish in the fall of the year. The chinch bugs can be destroyed also while migrating from one field to another by tarred bar riers of deep furrows and by bury ing them with the plow and harrow. Other ways of combatting the pest are suggested in a bulletin on the chinch bug, which the department of agriculture has ready for distribu tion among the farmers of the mid dle west who make application for it. The common quail, or bobwhite, is the only bird known to devour the chinch bugs in considerable numbers and the department of ag riculture urges that the farmers of the middle west see to it that quails are protected in the states and that the laws guarding these birds are enforced stringently. In Iowa the killing of quail is prohibited from December loth to November 1st. Nebraska forbids the killing of quail at any time during the year. It is said that if the farmers would but watch the seasons, he need not be taken unawares by chinch bug outbreaks, as dry wea ther during the two breeding sea sons is usually sufficient to precipi tate an invasion the following year, provided that, at the critical period or time of hatching, rains do not de stroy the young. The general state ment may be made that throughout the middle west, a dry June, fol lowed by a dry August, is favorable for the development of chinch bugs. Rich Men's Gifts are Poor besides this: "I want to go on rec ord as saying that I regard Electric Bitters as one of the greatest gifts that God has made to woman," writes Mrs. O. Rhinevault, of Vestal Center, N. Y., "I can never forget what it has done for me." This glorious medicine gives a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of body and jubilant health. It quickly cured nervousness, sleeplessness, melnn choly, headache, backache, fainting aqd dizzy spells soon builds up the weak, ailing and sickly. Try them at L. P. Van Werden's. Don't let the baby suffer from eczema, sores or any itching of the skin. Doan's Ointment gives instant relief, cures quickly. Perfectly safe for children. All druggists sell it. Health depends, as nature showB, More on the interior than most suppose. Keep your system from impurities free, By using Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. W. C. Stempel A: Co. There is no place in any well kept pantry for family jars. This is Worth Remembering. Whenever you have a cough or cold just remember that Foley's Honey and Tar will cure it. Remem ber the name, Foley's Honey and Tar, and refuse substitutes. Bell & ^tW'*«A-* ^K,WJ SCHOOL NOTES. i4 Raymond Jenkins caKor» Minnie Harris. Life's fairest things are those which seem, The best is that of which we dream. —Whittier. The school enjoyed a two days' va cation last week. All report having had a good time. The Leon foot ball team did not go to Knoxville Thanksgiving. The Knoxville team phoned down that they were in such bad shape as not to be able to play. Our boys were greatly disappointed. Leon secured a game with Union Ridge and won by a score of 17 to 0. The Union Ridge boys have a heavy team and with a good coach no doubt could play a good game. Both school buildings were thor oughly fumigated during vacation. Prevention is better than cure. A debate was held in the 8th grade Wednesday afternoon. The subject was "Resolved, That Free Trade is More Beneficial to the American Citi zen than Protective Tariff." The negative side won. The third number of the enter tainment course is Totten, the ma gician and impersonator. fie will be at tue opera house this (Wednes day) evening. Scholars 15 cents, adults 35 cents. Buster Brown and his dog Tige en tertained the boys and girls of both schools last Wednesday afternoon. The visitors for the past week were: Arthur Cave, who will enter the eighth grade, Miss Haskell, a Latin student at Drake and Misses Ruth and Mabel Chase and Himena Hoffman. Miss Nanyne Campbell and Miss Camillis Shuttleworth, of Nauvoo, 111., visited the school Monday after noon. A number of the teachers spent vacation in other towns. Miss Fern Pryor spent Thanks giving at Chariton with Miss Kriddle baugli. Miss Moorhead spent Thanksgiv ing with relatives at Humeston and Prof. Weisley at Burlington. The December number of the Iowa Health Bulletin which comes to the High School reading table, contains an interesting article on "Observa tions of Public Health," written by Dr. B. L. Eiker, of Leon. More Danville Proof. Jacob Schrall, 432 South St., Dan ville, 111., writes: "For over eigh teen months I was a sufferer from kidney and bladder trouble. Dur ing the whole time I was treated by several doctor and tried several dif ferent kidney pills. Seven weeks ago I commenced taking Foley's Kidney Pills, and am feeling better every day and will be glad to tell anyone interested just what Foley's Kidney Pills did for me." Bell & Robinson. Some big farms are run by awful ly little men. Scrub yourself daily, you are not clean inside. This means clean stom ach, bowels, blood, liver, clean, healthy tissue in every organ. Moral, Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain T-ea, a thorough cleanser. Try it tonight W. C. Stempel & Co." A man who is a skinflint certain ly belongs to the stone age. After exposure, and when you feel a cold coming on, take Foley's Hon ey and Tar, the great throat and lung remedy. It stops the cough, relieves the congestion, and expels the cold from your system. It is mildly laxative. Bell & Robnson. lOWd Steam Laundry Co. Anything from finest sill ibre to heavy wool curtains. Dye Works in connection Send Basket Monday and Wednesday J. A. CASTER, Agent. OFFICERS J. P. HAMILTON, President HENRY J. VOGT, First Ground for Shaft Broken. Condensed Statement Last week the first ground was broken for the sinking of a shaft, when the contractors began leveling for the erection of their engine house and the placing of the big boilers which will furnish the steam for the business. We understand that A1 Dobbins has the contract for the erection of the engine house and that he expects to begin work at once: Material is still coming in some 13 cars haying arrived up to date. The material consists largely of lumber together with lime, cement, brick, contractors' equipment, etc., and the entire hillside over there seems to be pretty well covered with stuff, and from a distance looks like a big lumber yard. We understand that the ground will be broken for the shaft proper in a few days, perhaps before our next issue, and when once begun there will be no. let up, day or night, until it is completed. Keep your eye on us we're goin' some.—Cainsville News. During an altercation Saturday evening between Ben Stuteville and Chick Varney in front of the latter's grocery, Scott Varney struck Stute ville a "powerful blow on the side of the head knocking him down. In fall ing Ben's head struck the cement pavement with great force rendering him unconscious. He was taken to the home of his mother in a convey ance and has since been in a very dangerous and critical condition, either from concussion of the brain or blood clot, although his condition was reported somewhat better Wed nesday morning. Stuteville is unmar ried and makes his home with his mother, who is a widow. He was somewhat under the influence of liquor at the time the affair oc curred.—Lineville Tribune. Cement blocks are cheaper and better than brick for foundations. 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You can obtain a 50-cent or $1 bottle of the druggist, and, taken according to di rections, it will probably be all you need. It Is a liquid, acts gently, never gripes, and besides the laxative effect, contains exceptional tonic properties which tone the stomach, and that is what is es pecially needed in Indigestion. All sufferers from indigestion who have never used.Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin can obtain a free test bottle by writing the doctor. It will be sent direct to your home without any charge. In this way thousands have proven to their own sat isfaction Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin Is the very remedy they needed to cure In digestion. When once you use this grand remedy you will throw violent cathartics, tablets, salts, etc., away. jflyK answer you fully. There Is no charge for this service. •HR^i The address Is Dr. ,W. B. HBDKM Caldwell, BOO Caldwell bldg-, •HBaHBH Montlcello, III. D. A. DALE Optometrist Office North Side Square Eyes Scientifically Fitted. Latest Improved Methods lor Ex amining the Eyes. Office Hours: 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. every day except Sunday and Monday. 1st and 3rd Mondays each month I am in Davis City, at Cooper Hotel. 2nd and 4th Mondays each month at Van Wert, at Palace Hotel. Park Hotel C. T. PACE, Prop. N. E. Cor. Square LEON, IOWA Rates $1.00 per day Everything neat and clean. Special attention is called to our Sunday dinners. Best meal in Leon. Chas.Penisten Shoe Shop! West of Exchange National Bank. I do all kinds of repair and custom work in a work manship manner Is J. R. BASHAW Jeweler and Bookseller ••••••••••••••••••••mi*! HEADQUARTERS FOR Jewelry Silverware Watches Clocks Chinaware Books Stationery Toys, Etc. Remember the place I BASHAW: Jeweler «&d Bookseller DRAIN TILE For prices and information write OTTUMWA BRICK & CONSTRUCTION CO. OTTUMWA, IOWA a* If there is anything about your ailment that-you don't O understand, or If you want W any medical advice, write jy to the doctor, and he will -I M. t.