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•''jj 'r' ^Kfeis^^isJiSEi.ftltSite THE LEON REPORTER O. HULL,caitor. tEON, IOW* SUBSCRIPTION RATES One year $1.50 Six months -ft Three months 40 Bntered as second class matter at th» footi, Iowa, Po8toffl.ce While corn is down in the field it is up in the markets. There is a re verse reciprocal relationship. If you are not satisfied with the cold weather and want to do better, go south—if you have the mgney. .The Odebolt Chronicle suggests a reason why President Taft advocated an increase in the postage rates on newspapers and magazines. "Bearing in mind the exposure by the maga zines and newspapers of the methods by which the Aldrich tariff was forced on the people," says the Chronicle, "he would diminish their circulation by imposing higher rates of postage. Is it any wonder that the people suffer as against the "interests" in the highest tribunal of the country when appointments were made to the U. S. supreme court such as that of Judge Lurton by President Taft? It is charged—and the charge is pre sumably true—that Judge Lurton and his entire family were transport ed from Nashville, Tenn., to the Pa cific coast and back in a Pullman coach free of expense to the judge, while the Pullman Co. was being sued for violating the Sherman law, with Lurton concerned in the case as a minor federal judge at the time.— Madison Democrat. l®i&'':vv Neither the -prohibition party nor the socialists can come in on the primaries of this coming year in Iowa. They both failed at the last election to poll two per cent of the total vote, as required by the statute to let them in on the primaries. There will be but two parties—the democratic and the republican par ties. All the others will have to get in on the election by petition, as provided in the law. So none but democrats and republicans need attend these primaries. Democrats should attend so as to make good nominations and a favorable public showing. Democrats, remember this. —Des Moines National Democrat. "'It is reported that "Fall River and New Hampshire cotton mills are openly getting ready to reduce the wages of mill operatives." Let's see. The cotton industry is one of the most favored beneficiaries of high protection in the country. The cot ton schedules ot the new tariff caused something of a scandal. In tio fdce or popular demand for downward revision, -the pampered tot ton manufacturers made off with an increase of twenty-five per cent. Now they would push down still loser to the line of bare existence the wages of their employees. What hoots it that the tariff wall has been aised, that pi ices have advanced that dividends continue to soar mer rily upward? There are still more profits to be-squeezed out "of the workingmen's wages. Will nothing satisfy the greed of Big Business?— LaFollette's Weeklv. Henry Watterson, of the Louisvilk Courier-Journal, has entered into v/ager with Mr. Pulitzer, of the New \ork World. Mr. Watterson bets fine dinner at Washington that by the time lie returns to America Theo dore Roosevelt will be at war witl William H. Taft. The World insists that Mr. Roosevelt will be found ir the ranks of Mr. Taft's outspoker defenders. Walter Wellman, who is again Washington correspondent foi the Chicago Record-Herald, says tha "Roosevelt is the specter at th( Washington capital." Mr. Wellman nays: "Among the possible conse quences of this struggle between twc antagonistic forces within the repub lican party, these are much spoken o! in well-informed circles: First—Fail ure of all important legislation this coming winter, and the end of th( session coming in a cloud of inaction, bickering and discontent. Second— The Taft administration, which is still on trial before the country, fall ing into the slough of do-nothingisn and dissatisfaction, and failing tc achieve the success and popularity at which it aims, looking to 1912. Third—Popular disgust with an in effective party organization and in consequence an opposition majority in the next house of representatives, which will continue the failure of the Taft administration so far as any constructive or remedial legislation is concerned. Fourth—A general turning of the dissatisfied people to that positive, original picturesque interesting personality, the man in Africa." $-* Vow Daily Newspaper. In planning your reading for 1910 don't forget the one best daily news paper for Iowa readers—The Des Moines Register and. Leader. Every day it gives all the news of Iowa, the Nation and the World. Editorially it stands for the best interests of Iowa, ana it is absolutely free from any corporation dictation. The Register and Leader prints the best market pa.ge the cartoons by "Ding" are a famous feature. No liquor advertising is allowed. It reaches nearly every postoffice and rural route in Iowa early on the day it is published. The editor of this paper will be glad to send in your subscription, or any postmaster will send it for you. This Is Worth Remembering. Whenever you have a cough or cold just remember that Foley''f Honey and Tar will cure it. Remem ber the name, Foley's Honey and Tar, and refuse substitutes. Bell & Robinson. THE WIFE RESOLVED year In no high bonnets to appear. All costly wraps I'll now forego And do away with idle show. In husband's business I'll not mix And get him in another "fix." My shopping I'll curtail at once, For well I know I am a dunce. In scandals I shall no more speak I'll lecture only once a week. WITH 0 this new year I'll aim to please. ril do great work for little fees. Prevarication I'll eschew And utilize no dodges new. I'll advocate no unjust cause And break no wills, whate'er the laws. These resolutions are not grudged, For lawyers, too, in time are judged. THE GROCER WELL,Year's this, I s'pose, is New] day And time for me to changa my weigh. From thjs time on I'll do things clean And sell no oleomargarine. To patrons old I'll be as good As to the new ones, though my food I risk in doing so. I'll bust Or sell as cheap for cash as trust. To him who pays I shall not place The debts of those who fall from gracdf Adulterations I shall scorn, For honesty may e'en adorn A grocery, and grocers reap Rewards in heaven, heap on heap. 4? «&• THE HUSBAND IAM resolved this New Year's daly To go a new and better way. No more the lodge shall I attend The homeward road by nine I'll wend. While in the house I'll never smoke Or tell my wife a "chestnut" joke. The servant girl I'll never kiss, But be content with wedded bliss. I'll bear with patience all my ills And swear no more at dry goods bills. wo am for this new THE PREACHER A ISIO JAN THE LAWYER THE UBON REPORTER. THURSDAY. DECtMBKK 30. lOOO. this is New Year's, I may say I'll turn a leaf for this good day. My sermons now I'D shorten some No more they'll charge that I'm humdrum. The wealthy sinner I'll assail And scorn his wrath if I shall fail. My salary I shall not seek To swell, for I'll be plain and meek. ft r,\ THE DOCTOR ANOTHER year! Well, I must make In my prescriptions no mistake In 1910, for these young men In drug stores talk too much ahem! The code I'll follow close this year No advertising shall appear. I'll speak no ill of other "docs" And quit for good all throwing rocks. I'll be on hand in hours late And greet good husbands at the gate. I'll upright live as any Qyaker And spare my friend the undertaker. THE PLUMBER OH,That WELCOME, New Year's! Joyous day finds the plumber's heart still gay And full of vows of true reform. To him's ne'er dark the winter storm. For plumber's time and helper's toil I'll charge much less this year and oil My patron's fixtures free of cost (The generous yet have never lost.) And when I grease his stop and waste My bill I'll not present in haste. His pipes I'll give the proper fall And lay tkam on the southern wall To do things well shall be my mission And thus crowd out all competition.. Tis my belief that sanitation Is yet to save this periled nation, RESOLUTIONS FOR THE MEN. W HAT would I suggest? Oh. lots of things! To begin with, I'd have husbands make a cast iron resolution to spend more'of their time at home. When a man marries woman he leads her to suppose he does it because he yearus for unlimited quantities of her society, and it must strike any fair minded person a good deal like getting goods under false pretenses if as soon as the honeymoon wanes he chases off to the club or downtown the minute he gels his dinner, leaving her to solitude and the unexciting delights of her own company. It is a situation that per haps a man never appreciates, because he has never been there himself. It couldn't hnppen to him, because the moment he detected symptom of jlonesomenoss lie would put on liis jliat and go off to I lie theater or it he corner sa loon or some a ihere were light a 1 brightness and gayety. A. woman has no resources. She can't go around at night !by herself hunt ing up company, ilmt must sit at •home, no matter how lonesome and bored she a 1 e. Men are forever YOU DON KNOW W A O A TAI.KINO ABOUT." won dering why- wo men want to con gregate together in boarding houses. One answer to the conundrum is that lliey want somebody to talk to while their husbands are dowutown at night. 1 have yet to see the woman whose husband was a home keeping and home loving man who wasn't sat isfied to stay there too. There's oue thing dead certain, and that is if men were so anxious to stay at home even ings as they were to call on a girl be fore marriage and if they took as jmuch trouble and pains to try to en tertain their wives as they do their 'sweethearts the domestic millennium jwnuld be within hailing distance. I Then, it seems to me,* a man might resolve not to unload all his troubles on llie family hearth. Of course I know every day a man has to go through with enough to try the patience of a splnt. but boon us^uot ton has gojje down instead of things haven't run smoothly at rac office is no real reason for. slapping Sammy ami kick ing the cat as soou as he gets within his owu door. A man might occasion al 11.v remember that a woman has trou bles oT her own and needs to be cheered and brightened. We are coutinuaUy told that a wom an should always meet her hus band with a smile, but no woman can smile long enough or bright ly enough to raise the temper ature in a house where a man is sitting around with-a scowl on his face. It takes reciprocity, and it's just as much a man's business coon UUMOI: FOR tosmile and help IIOMIi C0NSL MPT10N K-V a.-- —St. Louis PostjDispatch. to make home happy as it is a woman's. There's al ways room for plenty of good resolu tions New Year's day and other days. He might resolve, if he really meant. ]to turn over a new leaf and try to do his "part toward making home happy, to make his wife an allowance and pay it promptly as a debt of honor: to re member that servants are mortal and [that you eau't hire a three .dollar a week girl to cook like a $1,000 chef to bear in mind that a woman uever gets too old to like a compliment or to |be interested in hearing that her hus band loves her and appreciates her, *nd. above all, to safe some of his good jiannors and good humor for home consumption.—Dorothy Dlx. Celestial New Year. According to the Chinese calendar, the new year begins on the 2oth of January. The d.ay is eelA)rated with igreat rejoicings. Processions and fes tival^ of the carnival sort are held in the principal cities. The'Chinese are extremely fond of fireworks and are ^adepts in the manufacture of them. •Many kinds are used in their New Year's celebrations. The noisy kinds are particularly popular, so that the processions move along in a hulla baloo of popping noises. The proces sions differ in the different localities. At Canton, for instance, one curious feature is the bearing aloft of little girls on long poles. The girls are garbed to represent idols. Borne high above the crowd, each girl is sheltered by a big umbrella carried on a still longer polo. They look like pretty flowers rising above a meadow. One of these quaint processions is always "a most interesting sight to the for eigner. 1 Do You Know This Man? Jim Tanks would swear off, so I hear, Every New Tear's on whisky and beer, VThlch he thought was sov great That he'd then celebrate The feat all the rest of the year. Leon s"-- E thank our many friends*- and customers for the gen erous treatment they have accord ed us in the past year and wish them one and all" A Happy and Prosperous New Year. 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