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V, CHRISTMAS TREE ILLIMINA HON BY ELECTRICITY. Wax tapers and candles are dangerous. Wo have 8 Light Electric Festoons at §4.25 1C Lights at £6 50 in red, green and white lights You need no extra wiring, simply attach it to your lamp socket. Yon can use it for many years. it's Order quick if you want une^ LEON ELECTRIC CO. Help ns make Leon the beBt lighted city in southern Iowa. The queen of Christmas gifts, an "O. V. B. carpet sweeper. Farquhar & Sons. About all the trouble in the world comes from those out of power try ing to get in. Cement blocks are the thing foi foundations and cellars. See Roe Caster, jr., about them. We have a large assortment of 18 fc&rat gold back combs for sale at the Bradley-Wasson Merc. Co. Don't miss the big sale of trimmed hftts now going on at Keller & iPryor's. Your choice of any trimmed ihat In the store for $3.00. Others at 91.00 and ?2.00. Local talent is arranging to pre sent the comedy, "A Country Kid," at the opera house on the evening of Dec. 31st. The proceeds are for the benefit of the K. P. band. Notice—The Davis City Roller Mills will grind Buckwheat Tuesday and Wednesday, December 21 and 1SSS. Wring in yonr Buckwheat. Frazier Bros., Davis City, Iowa. See that big line of trimmed hats on sale at Keller & Pryor's. Your «hoice of any trimmed hat in the bouse for $3.00. Others at $1.00 and $2.00. They are great bargains. If The Reporter is a little shy on local news this week, just kindly re member that there was a waterworks election this week, and The Reporter man was one of the boosters, and the boosters had to neglect business un til the election was carried. 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. 1 Leon Electric Co. The pupils of the high school, seventh and eighth grades were given an opportunity to vote at a school election Tuesday morning on the 'waterworks question, and in these three rooms the vote was 159 for and 10 against. Even the school children are boosters. The supreme court holds that where a man disappears from home and is gone for seven years, with no word from him, that fraternal orders in which he has insurance must pay the beneficiary under the policy the full amount of the policy, the as sumption being that the member is dead. Penniwell Bros, last week shipped two fine dressedhogs to Marie Bridges, one of the old Leon citizens, who now lives at Seattle, Wash., where he is employed in the navy yard. He wrote back that he was hungry for some good old Iowa corn fed pork, and was sick and tired of the kind of hogs they raised out in that country. Elder W. S. Bowden, of Mt. Ayr, speakes at the Leon A. C. church three nights this week and Sunday morning and evening. The theme presented Thursday night will be "Will Jesus Come Again?" On Fri day night "Will Jesus Come Soon?" Saturday night "How Will Jesus Come?" Sunday night "Why Will Jesus Come?" Sunday morning topic is "The Surety of His Promise." You are invited. Ed Cave, who recently moved from his fine farm near Decatur City, to Leon, last week purchased the opera house grocery from E. Buell, and took possession of the business at once. Mr. Cave is a gentleman of pleasing manners and is possessed of ample means to carry on the busi ness. He is stocking up the store with a great many new goods and will carry a complete and up-to-date stock. He invites the buying public to call in and see him, and he will en deavor to so treat you that you will become a regular patron of the store. The suit instituted by Mrs. Mae Laughlin Lewis, of south Lineville, against the Metropolitan Street Rail way Company for $10,000 for in juries received by the plaintiff more than a year ago in alighting from one of the company's cars, was tried in the district court at Kansas City last week, resulted in the jury re turning a verdict on Wednesday awarding the plaintiff $5,000 dam ages. Dr.vI. M. Lovett, of this place, was subpoenaed and went to Kansas City and testified as to the perman ent injuries received by the plaintiff in the case.—Lineville Tribune. Parents oftentimes wonder who or what has ruined their boys. They have been at school every day but the teacher either does not teach them any lesons of morality or else his teaching is a failure. The truth is, the boys are on the streets from the time that school closes until late at night. The street cor ner is the best place in the world for teaching vice, pro fligacy ana crime, nearly all the bad language and idle, vicious habits of boys are taught on the streets at late hours of the night. Teachers may be able to accomplish a little in counteracting these evil influences but much of their labor is in vain un- til parents co-operate .with them in keeping their boys off^he streets. See F. L. Jenkins for brick. Every boy and girl wants a pair of skates. Get them at Farquhar & Sons. Try one of those splendid meals which are being served every day at the Park Hotel. The best meal served in Leon is at the Park hotel under the new management. For Rent- -A six room house. Mrs. M. C. Mullin. All members of the M. W. A. are urged to be present at the meeting on Friday night of this week, for the election of officers. 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. Photos make the best Christmas gifts. Get them at the old reliable place. Best workmanship and fair est prices. S. E. Garber. 1 have located a saw mill on Lit tle River and am prepared to saw out your native lumber any dimension. Mr. Grant Dorsey, a farmer resid ing north of Woodland, was in town last Thursday endeavoring to get trace of his 15-year-old son, Clifford, who ran away from home about a week before. He found that the boy had been in Lineville the day he left home, but he had evidently left town the same day and no trace of him could be found.—Lineville Tribune. Christian Church. Sunday morning theme "Organiza tion With the Church." Evening theme, "Overcoming." Thursday evening theme for study "The Last Years of Paul." Remember the Bible school at 9:45 a. m., Sunday. Make sure to be there and greet the rest. Be prompt. Capt. Gooding's !»ale Dates. Dec. 20, Mat Bronson, Decatur. Dec. 21, Thos. Robinson, Beacons field. Dec. 22, W. R. Nixon, Van Wert. Dec. 23, Earl Arnold, Caledonia. Dec. 24, Chas. Eckle, Grand River. Dec. 25, Holiday. Dec. 27, Dick Baker. Grand River. Dec. 28, A. A. Hax, Van Wert. Dec. 29, Leeper, Caledonia. Dec. 30, W. B. Redman, DeKalb. Dec. 31, Frank Millard, DeKalb. Feb. 1, Ed Nichols, Kellerton. Feb. 7, Bert Ray, Lee. Feb. 9, Cyrus Crees, Grand River. Feb. 15, T. A. Sutherlin, Davis City. Feb. 22, A. Noble, Kellerton. Feb. 28, Cyrus Creese, Grand River One Dollar Bargain. The Twice-A-Week Republic, of 3t. Louis, Mo., is making a special Christmas ofTer of a three-year sub scription to their paper for $1.00. This rate will positively not be good after December 31, 1909. Any num ber of subscriptions will be accepted at this ridiculously low price while the rate is in effect, from December 1st to the 31st, but positively no premiums or cash commission will be allowed. The $1.00 price is ab solutely net. The Twice-A-Week Republic is the oldest, biggest and best metro politan semiweekly newspaper in the Southwest. You should take ad vantage of this liberal offer and tell your friends and neighbors about it. Send your money to The St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, Mo., without de lay. Infants Found Dead by Parents. The following account of the death of the three months old son of Mr and Mrs. F. W. Wells, of Ottumwa, is taken from the Ottumwa Courier of Dec. 9th. Mrs. Wells was a former resident of Leon, being a niece of Mrs. W. L. Barry, and she has many friends here who sympathize with her in her bereavement: In the death of their infant son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wells 501 Wabash avenue, were sorrowful ly stricken—in that the little child expired during the night while the parents were wrapped in sleep. The discovery of the lifeless child was made by the heartbroken mother ly ing at her side about 4 o'clock this morning and had apparently been dead some time. The infant was less than four months old and had been ailing for a day or two past. The condition of the child was such, how ever, that no physician was called and no apprehension of serious con sequences were felt by the grief stricken young parents. Coincident with the death of the Wells child was a similar death of the infant son Sunday morning of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Wells, 731 Church street. The names of the children were both Charles and both fathers were brothers and the moth ers were sisters. Suffocation is thought the most probable cause of both deaths as the children appeared in life of the average good health The funeral of little Charles Wells will be held from the residence to morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, con ducted by Rev. Jonathan Leei Inter ment in Shaal cemetery. He would Razor. J. B. Dobson. Your choice of any trimmed hat in the house for $3.00 during our spec ial sale. Others at ?l.u0 and $2.00. They are worth much more. Come in and see them. Keller & Pryor. Many ladies have been waiting for that delayed shipment of Royal Doul ton plate rails goods. They are now here. Come in and see them. Bell & Robinson. A fine ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Warner, of Here ford, Texas, on Monday morning, at the home of Mrs. Warner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wasson, in this city, where they are visiting. For nearly a quarter of acentnry this bank has stood the finan cial storms that have come and gone and is now better prepared than ever to serve its patrons. iTHB LEON liKFOKTKR. THURSDAY, DECKMBER 16. 1M09 appreciate Farquhar a Safety & Sons. A choice selection of articles espec ially desirable for Christmas gifts at Farquhar & Sons. An extra good line of table linens and napkins for sale at the Bradley Wasson Merc. Co. For Sale—Full blood Bronze Turkey Toms. Frank Hickman, R. F. D. No. 2, Leon, la. 17-tfx Christmas presents? Why not a comb or barrett? The Bradley Wasson Merc. Co. have them. We carry an extensive line of sil verware. Call and examine our stock. Farquhar & Sons. Now that the waterworks question has been carried, don't forget to do your Christmas shopping at the earli est possible date. A special free exhibit car will be at Leon on Thursday, Dec. 23rd, showing exhibits from the Milk River Valley of Montana, Regular services at the Pleasant Valley Baptist church next Saturday at 11 a. m. Covenant and business meeting. Preaching Saturday even ing at 8 o'clock. Lord's day at 11 a. m. evening 7:30. Jas. A. Armstrong. Consomme Celery Baked Chicken Leg Veal IU JOE Your Purchases made into express packages if you so desire. Buy 'em early and often. It's got to be done and "if 'twere done 'twere best done quickly. There will be a called meeting of the (). E. S. on next Monday night for initiation work. Examine our ad on page 6 and then come in and let us show you the goods. Farquhar & Sons. For Sale—My residence in east Leon, at a bargain. F. C. Mullinnix. The largest assortment of travel ingmen's combs and barretts ever seen in Leon. Prices from 10 cents to $4.00. Bradley-Wasson Merc. Co. Don't forget that the Bradley Wasson Merc. Co. have the largest assortment of fancy combs and bar retts ever in Leon. Prices ranging from 10 cents to $4.00. Notice—The Davis City Roller Mills will grind Buckwheat Tuesday and Wednesday, December 21 and 22. Bring. in your Buckwheat. Frazier Bros., Davis City, Iowa. Mr. Batrrough W. Kuder, of Kel lerton, and Miss Lillie loney, of De catur, were married at the clerk's office in this city Wednesday after noon at 2 o'clock, the ceremony be ing performed by Justice John Holden. 3E3E =)E EJE3I Try a Sunday Dinner —AT- THE ESTES CAFE From 4 to 8 p. m. MEMU: SOUP Olives ENTREES USUAL VALUES IN GIFT UMBRELLAS This assortment of silk umbrellas embraces the newest ideas in pradi cal sun and rain shades. They are covered with a fine cloth of silk and linen that will wear and look well for a long time. The handles are of 'bony, gold or silver, no two are alike, price $3.00. DAINTY HAND KERCHIEFS IN NEAT GIFT PACKAGES. Christmas shoppers will be delighted with our unusually attractive kerchief display. Two handkerchiefs, one hem stitched and one embroid eried in a neat folder for only 65c. Real lace handkerchiefs, each in a fancy folder, each 85c to $3.00. Package containing 6 beautiful embroidered handkerchiefs, by the package only $2.00. LADIES' NECKWEAR IN PLEASING STYLES. Dainty fluffy neck wear in all that is new is here. Fancy lace collars, 25c and up. Embroider ed collars 15c and 25c. Bows, all colors, 25c and 35c. Dutch collars 25c and 50c. Clearwlch with Croton VEGETABLES Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Compote of Apricot Sweet Potatoes Steamed English Peas Corn and Tomatoes PASTRIES Apple and Pumpkin Pies Ice Cream Pickles Price 35 cents. Oyster Dressing Salmon Salad If you like good bread try some of Switzer's. Corn for sale near Blockley. C. E. Gardner. For Sale—Two farms and six dwellings in Leon on good terms. See J. Cesler. 9-e w. Christmas gifts from our cutlery department are sure to please. Farquhar & Sons. Cement blocks are cheaper and better than brick for foundations. See Roe Caster, jr., for anything in this line. We were greatly disappointed at not receiving our gold fish as adver tised, but they are here at last. You get a bowl and two fish free with every 25 cent bottle of Rexall Cough Syrup you buy. Bell & Robinson. vfc it* & $ & ft HURST BROS. LEON IOWA Read this—The suggestions will surely prove interest. LOW PRICES ON CHRISTMAS RUGS. .4s has been our cus tom for years, we are giving our customers ex tra good rug values dur ing the holidays. See display over the dress goods section. Axminis ter rugs 18x27 in. each, only $1.00. Axminister rugs 27x60 in., each $2.00. Axminister rugs 36x72 in., each $3.50. Symr nas 27x54, each 97c. SUPERIOR KID GLOVES IN DE SIRABLE SHADES. Christmas shoppers find that glove wants are supplied in a highly satis factory manner at our glove counter. Look in an old glove to find the size she wears, we'll fur nish any size from 5 3-4 to 8 in the wanted shades. Glace kid at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. Suede kid at $1.25 and $1.50. HELPFUL HINTS a side belt pins, combs, hat pins, collar pins, slippers, dresser scarfs, mufflers, fancy waistings, mirrors, fancy ribbons, sweaters, pillow tops, hand bags.% See those combs at son Merc. Co. See XMAS EATABLES Brad ley-Was- Come to us for useful, durable, sensible Christmas presents. Farquhar & Sons. Telephone us and we will take a& electric sad iron out to your house. Use it for ten days without cost. You will be under no obligation to buy. Leon Electric Co. Notice—The annual meeting of the Decatur County Mutual Tele phone Co. will be held on Friday, Dec. 24, 1909, as the regular meet ing falls on Christmas, which is a holiday. The new officers and direc tors for the coming year will be elected at this meeting. By order of the board of directors. H. L. Pease. Pres. F. M. Gittinger, Sec. Bradfield & Gard ner's will have every thing in the line such as Candies, Nuts, Fruits of all kinds. and every thing that is good to eat. The best goods are always found at Bradfield & Gardner's. Remember Ferndell an W make special prices on candy and nuts to teachers and schools. Expect Bradfield & Gardner. S LEON IOWA quality at our when buying store. Come in and see Christmas pack delivered to any part of the city. ages FUR VALUES THAT ARE NOT MATCHED IN LEON This fur stock is recognized as Leon's best not only in point of size and range of style but for the true value giving. Furs from this store al ways make acceptable gifts. Neck pieces 88c to $3.00. Scarfs $1.25 to $5.00. Shawls $5.00 $10.00. to AN EXTRA HEAVY LINE of HEAD SCARFS AT POPULAR PRICES. This is a most com plete showing of ladies' head scarfs. They are of soft lustrous silk in plain evening shades or in rich Persian patterns, no two are alike and most any shade wanted is here. The prices are 90c, $1.00, $1.50, $1.75 and $2.25. FANCY LISLE GIFT HOSIERY. These stockings may be had by the single pair or in boxes contain in on ha Black lace, the pair 25c and 50c. Mercerized hosiery in blue, pink or black. Qov.