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"i sC&^" ft .&i\ *,*$• JlV* tt fT r~ 4 4 Don't 4 4 4 Ties, West Side of Square. XMAS (FURNITURE Furniture, Carpets and Rugs There is nothing more acceptable and nothing more desirable for a Christmas present than a nice piece of furniture whether it be a library table or extension table, a buffett, sideboard, bookcase, or a nice davenport might be acceptable or a fine parlor suit or chamber suit. 1 »u will find the selected quartered oak, mahogany and Cir cassian walnut suits. ou will also find the best select ed line of rockers from the child's up to the best Haring ton spring rockers and at prices that will please you. Your friends and relatives realize that a piece of furni ture from our store means goods that are right in price and quality. Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, Everything bright and new. No goods carried over. wait but come in and select what you want. You assure fifld .what you want for the. .father ajidt mother, sisters or brothers, aunt and uncle, and /rom ithe youngest to the oldest. Don't delay but make your •money count by selecting from the cream of our stock. Leon, Iowa Cal's Promptly Attended to Day or Night n.MceiNNis AWYEB. Successor to Curry & MoGlmiis. Of -fioeM ha K»j block. t:. FRED A. BOWMAN, /VI D. Pi.1 Y9ICLAN AND 8UHGEON ,Leon, Ion. Odlot hours 11 to 12 h. 1:30 to 3:30 p. u,—73C to 8:30 p. m. Lacm Phone, Offloe 7 resldenoe 18 Farmers Mutual, Office 6—residence 11. Spaolal •tad? and attention jiren to Bectal Diseases REPORTER FOB SALE BILLS. J. 0. WOODMANSEE kfiTBOPATHIC PHYSICIAN O STEOPATHIC PHYHIUIAH. uoasnltatton and •zauiluuthMi free. Offloe at Woodm*n»e« Sonne one block north of square Pbone Offl» hours to It a. n. and 1 to 4 p. ID 5? tt. U. LAYT'TI rvHVSIOIAN AND 8UBGBOK. OffiMOTtrJ a Oder's dru«r store. Phone 7. J. S. COONTZ M. D. OtBee Id Garden Grove, kn. .4 ®/""C THE LEON REPORTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16. 1909. The house had been charmingly decorated in gold and white with magnificient golden chrysanthe mums as the predominant flowers. The bride was lovely in a gown of creamy white and the flush of happi ness on her cheeks and the sparkle of love in her eyes she did not look her age by at least twenty years. The groom was, as he looked, the happiest man in Iowa. Of the four children all were at home except the youngest, Neal, who was hindered by a recent illness from which he had not sufficiently recovered to under take the long journey from Chey enne, his present home. Dr. J. W. Rowell, the eldest son, with his wife and son, Mrs. Helen Wharton and daughter and Miss Bessie Rowell, to gether with the parents formed the immediate family group. But many others present were so closely asso ciated by ties of blood or by ties scarcely less strong of closest friend ship that the family seemed much larger. In the receiving line stood three witnesses to the marriage of fifty years ago, J. E. Ownby, Mrs. Julia-Cherry, a sister.-of the groom, and ~Mrs. Joseph' Draper, a life-long friend and cousin of the bride. Throughout the hours of the re ception refreshments were served to all callerB from the prettily laid table in the dining room where the daughters of the household, Mrs. Wharton, Miss Rowell and Mrs. J. W. Rowell assisted by several lady friends presided. When festivities were at their height quiet was called for by Mr. B. T. Nix. who on behalf of a large circle of friends, made a feeling and beautiful presentation speech of a purse of gold as a token of love and a souvenir of the happy occasion. To this Judge Rowell responded in a speech which not only expressed appreciation and thanks, but which was an uplift and inspiration to all who heard it, for it embodied the most loving tribute to the friendship of his neighbors, to the love and helpfulness of the best of wives and to the faithfulness with which they both had tried to make of their home such a one as should be worthy of the name. He Baid it had not only been a home to their own family but that many othere had found a home under their roof when the circum stances of their lives had made it UP TO THE MINUTE! In Quality and Styles we are always Foremost The following for "Him." Hosiery, Gloves, Supporters, The Leon Clothing CELEBRATED GOLDEN DING. WKD- Judgv ami Mis. X. W. Howell, of Af ton, Celebrate This Hare Event in. a Pleasing Manner. Dr. J. W. Rowell, wife and son Edgar and Mrs. A. L. Curry return ed laBt Wednesday evening from Af ton where they attended the golden wedding anniversary of his parents, Judge and Mrs. N. W. Rowell, on Monday. Fifty years ago N. \V. Rowell and Miss Anna E. Ownby, were united in marriage at the home of the bride in Decatur City. After spend ing a few days with relatives they went to Afton, where they have since made their home. When it came to celebrating their golden anniversary they decided to invited everybody, so issued no indi vidual invitations, but by a publish ed card in the Afton papers invited all their friends to call at their home at any time from 1:30 to 5 p. m., and from 7 to 10 p. m., and several hundred guests were entertained at their pleasant home in Afton during the afternoon and evening. Many others sent loving greetings by tele phone, telegraph, mail and express, beautiful floral tokens poured in up on them in such a profusion that the house was a veritable bower, in marked contrast with the bleak win ter outside. XV Collars, Jewelry, Mufflers, FT 1 W^' If it comes from here its new. necessary until they now had chil dren scattered all over the United States who, when they turned their faces toward his roof said, "I am going home." During the utterance of these words, tears were seen to course down the cheeks of some of these "children" who had come back to celebrate the day, not less than five such being there In person while many others sent loving greetings. Another thing uttered by the speak er .was this remarkable but true" statement: "I want to say to you, my friends, that in all the years of our wedded life not one harsh word has ever passed between us." At the conclusion of this speech some one began singing the hymn— "Blest be the Tie that Binds," which was taken up and sang with feeling by all. An hour more of sociability was enjoyed when the guests took their leave, all having thoroughly partak en of the sweet spirit of the most happy occasion. Judge Rowell, as he is familiarly called, was born in June, 1836, in Athens county, Ohio, and came with his parents to Wapello county, Iowa, in 1847. Graduated from the Ohio University in the fall of 1856, was admitted to the bar in 1858 and came to Afton in July of the same year. Here he has practiced law ever since, and been one of the foremost lawyers at the Union county bar. and still a very familar figure at each term of court. Judge Rowell is con sidered the best authority on probate matters in this part of the state. He lias served his city and county in most of the important offices. Both municipal and county. He repre sented Union county in the Twelfth and Thirteenth general assembly in 68-70, and was one of the leading members of that body. The fact is, Judge Rowell never followed any. one. He was a leader, and still up holds that dignity. Prominent in the Methodist church and one of its leading members for many years, a faithful attendant, never missing a service unless com pelled to on account of sickness, should he fail to attend the mid week prayer meeting, inquiries are at once made as to why. Liberal to a fault, always ready with his share or more. When a deficiency exists he is one of the members to make it up. While of a nervous disposition he never gets rattled and everything hums when he is around. Although he is 73 years old he is as active as a cat, and few men at fifty years ac complishes more than. he. Mrs. Rowell, whose maiden "name was Annie E. Ownby, was born in Franklin county, Virginia, in 1841, came with her parents to Indiana in 1849, to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in the ame year, to Knoxvillc in 1851, and from there to Decatur City in 1855, being married four years later at the age of 18. Here is one of the dearest women God ever created. A man that couldn't be good and happy with a woman like her is beyond hope, and at the age of 68 years she doesn't look a day over 55, and few are they that celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at her sweet age. She possesses one of the sweetest disposi tions in the world. The writer has known her for almost thirty years, and never heard her raise her voice againBt a single person, and what a delightful world this would be if we all would practice this. Mrs. Rowell has always been active in church work, being one of the leaders. She has been president of the ladies aid society for a number of years, and the society has grown in numbers and in strength under her super vision until now they have one of the strongest societies in this part of the state. The Rowell family have probably mmwmiw* Suit Cases, Boys' Overcoats, Night Robes. Know all Men by these Presents: That at a meeting of the stockhold ers of the Decatur County Mutual Telephone Company, a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Iowa, held at the office of the company in Leon, Iowa, on the 28th day of September, A. D. 1909, after due and legal notice had been given to the stockholder thereof in conformity with its articles of in corporation, and the laws of the state, at which the requisite major ity of the stock of said corporation was represented, the following amendment was adopted, by a 2-3 vote of the stockholders present, of the stock interests of the said com pany, as shown below: Total number of shares of stock outstanding, one hundred. Total number of shares of stock represented at this meeting, 35. Total number of shares of stock voted in favor of amendment, 31. Amendment: That the word Eleven appearing in the first line of Article Six be stricken out and the word five in serted in lieu thereof, and that the words from their number be inserted after the word Treasurer appearing in the second line of said Article so said Article Six shall read as follows, the affairs of this Corporation shall be Managed, by a board, of five Direc tors,- "Who shall elect a '-President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treas urer, from their number, and such other officers including an Executive Committee as it may see fit or as may be provided by the bylaws of this Corporation. Article Seven. That Article Seven of the Articles of Incorporation be amended by in serting after the word Vote appear ing in the last line of said Article Seven the words for each share of stock held by him, and the remain der of said article stricken out so said Article Seven will read as fol lows, the annual Election shall be held on the last Saturday of Decem ber of each year, until the first elec tion .which shall be held on the last Saturday of December the following persons shall be directors. E. J. Horney Leon Frank A. Garber Leon G. A. Smallwood Leon Sam GaBsett E. B. McClelland Leon C. P. Beavers Leon J. K. Campbell Leon John Elliott Leon J. W. Osborn W. H. Hazlet.. O. H. Reynolds Decatur it Co.Th,7!,rwit.havewenewit'sifAnd entertained more people than any other four families in Afton. Their latch string is always out, and they rarely sit down to dinner alone, when any old timers visit Afton they go to Rowell's, they are always wel come. They are most excellent cooks and we all like to go there. Judge and Mrs. Rowell have made many happy by their generous hospitality, numbers are they who have had a home with them as one of the fam ily. As neighbors they excel. No one was ever turned away from their door hungry. In sickness they are the first to respond, and no one re gardless of their station is left until they are provided with everything comfortable, and for those good deeds God has prospered them. Eight children were born to this couple, four of whom are dead. Those liv ing are Dr. J. W., a popular dentist at Leon, Iowa Mrs. Helen Wharton and Miss Bessie at home and Neal, a railroad engineer, located at Chey enne. Wyoming. Amendment to Articles of Incorpor ation of the Decatur County Mutual Telephone Com pany. 3 and the following shall be officers, President Frank Garber Vice-president William Hazlet Secretary E. J. Horney Treasurer Sam Gassett All officers of this Corporation shall hold office for the term of one year or until their successors are elected and have qualified. Everj director shall be a stockholder and it any director shall part with his hold ings in this Corporation he shall at once cease to be a director, a board of directors may fill vacancies oc curring in its membership between annual elections, by the appointment of qualified persons to hold office for the remainder of the term. Special meetings of the stockholders may be called at any time by the President, upon giving ten days notice in person or in writing to the stockholders, and shall be called by him at any time upon request of stockholders, representing one half of the stock, and in case of his neglect or refusal to call a meeting the parties owning stock to the amount of one half the shares may join in a call of the stockholders, which meeting shall be the same as though called by the President. At all meetings of the stockholders, each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock held by him. (Article 8.) That Article Eight of the Articles of Incorporation, be amended so as to read as follows, the highest amount of indebtedness to which this Corporation is at any time to subject itself shall not exceed two per cent of its capital stock, after the present indebtedness is paid off, and the directors shall be placed un der bonds which will make them liable for all excess. The President and Secretary of the Company were duly authorized and directed to sign, acknowledge, re cord, publish and do all things which are by law required, to execute, com plete and carry into effect the above amendment to the articles of incor poration of said company. We, H. L. Pease, president, and F. M. Gittinger, chairman and sec retary of said meeting do hereby cer tify the above to be a true and cor rect statement of the proceedings of the stockholders at the above named meeting. H. L. Pease, Chairman, F. M. Gittinger, Secretary, In conformity with the above reso- 1 lution we, the President and Secre tary of said corporation, have exe cuted this instrument, and do here by sign and acknowledge the same, r' -for and in behalf of the said corpor. ation, this 30th day of October, D. 1909. H. L. Pease, President. rl\ F. M. Gittinger, Secretary, State of Iowa, County of Decatur, ss. Be it remembered, that on thiti 30th day of October, A. D. 1909, before me, a notary public in and for said county and state, personally ap peared H. L. Pease and F. M. Git tinger, each being to me personally known, who being by m© duly sworn did say, that they are the President and Scretary respectively of the De catur County Mutual Telephone Co and that said instrument was signed and sealed in behalf of said corpor ation by authority of its stockholders, and that they acknowledged said in strumem to be the voluntary act and deed of said corporation, by them voluntarily executed. Carl Monroe, Notary Public. Never can tell when yoti wllfr mash a finger or suffer a cut, bruise, burn or scald. Be prepared. Dr. Thomas Eclectric Oil Instantly re* lieves the pain—quickly cures the wound.