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& •ife. t# •S& Wih S&iVi i'.fe i-Kiiy.: *4 :-v: pi? 1 -«. & *1 St. M)l,tw,M N 3 i, 91 ESTABLISHED 1854.»- DAIRY SPECIAL TODAY •irliiflton's Special Dairy Train lo '.:• Visit Leon this Afternoon. You Xanaot Afford to Miss It. .... Tb© Burlington's special dairy traia^ will visit Leon on Thursday a£t«r«Qoa of «*ti is yeek from 3:30 to fc^ttfo'clock. andthe Indications are that tfaero will be large crowd in •ttfwdnnoe. The ^reports from the ttnpas wbicfi have been visited since the-dalry apeci&l started out on Feb. llithr shows that great interest is Mie taken everywhere Jthe train stops and at a'number of places the crowd numbered well into the thous afedar The fine dairy cattle which ace shown are well worth driving a Umg ways-through the mud to see, u) well as to hear the very instruc tive lectures which are given by ex perts In the dairy line. The business houses of Leon have arranged to close during the time the special is in Leon, and as a special inducement for the people from the country to come in the Clarlnda Poul try, Butte/ and Egg Co., have an nounced that on Thursday they will pay one cent a pound over the mar ket price for all poultry, butter and tatter fat delivered to them at Leon, and. will also pay one cent a dozen .above the market price for eggs on that day. So bring in your produce, •lake a little extra money, and enjoy the lectures and see the fine dairy cattle, without any expense to do so. The lectures will be delivered at t&e train which will be stationed at t&e Burlington depot. We want to personally urge all fcur farmer friends to come in on Thursday afternoon and bring your *tife and family with you. They will all learn much which may prove very profitable to them in years to come. Appointed Assistant State Veterinary. Dr. W. vr Ellis on Monday re ceived from Governor Carroll a com mission appointing him as one of the assistant state, veterinaries, which is a high honor^f and is well deserved. Dr. Ellis has been very successful in his practice and is now authorized to inspect cattle in Deca tur .county and in any other county ia the state which are to be shipped to other states. If parties ship cat tie to other states without having a ty liable to be held up before they are permitted to unload at their des tination, and it is a grept conven ie*tce to have iftn assistant state-vet feiUrlan fcerer"' :.. rr.v -V. (s^ayvj. Bryiuji -Lecture Friday Nights The illustrated lecture on the Pan- go una Canal which, will be given at the li|S 3ML B. church, on Friday evening of this week by Jas. F. Bryan, will be well worth hearing. Mr. Bryan was for many years private secretary to C&ngresgmaa W. P.. Hepburn and visited the Panama. Canal with the congressional committee, and had ex ceptional^ opportunities for securing information and views. He is a fine talker andwherever he has delivered his lecture has been highly compli mented. We are* personally ac quainted. with Mr. Bryan and can assure our readers that it will be a rare treat. Don't miss hearing htm. Beats Mike Griffin's Big Hog. Allerton, Iowa, Feb. 2.5, 1910. S Editor Reporter—While looking ®ver The Reporter today we came across the story of Mike Griffin's big bog. It was a whopper (the hog) for Decatur county, but we can beat it over in Wayne county. Roy Shetton, living three miles southwest of Allerton, a few days ago sold one to A. R. Buell to ship that weighed 750 pounds. He received 8 cents per pound, and it brought him even $60. Geo. Sapp a 1 IP' Methodist Notes. Rev. L. K.. Billingsley, of DeB Moines, will occupy the pulpit next Sunday morning, representing the :MSIowa Methodist Hospital, gpl Preaching in the evening by the Iplipastor. Subject, "The Church and the f- Social Order."- Other services at the iaaual hours. Don't forget the Bryan re Friday evening, March 4th. Capt. J. L. Gooding's Sale Dates. & Mar.- 10, Taken. Mar. 17, Frank Greenland, Grand River. The birth of three sons to Mr. and Mm George Norton, of Oceola, on Feb. 19th, eleven months and three wefeks after the birth of another son, makes a quartet of healthy boys to keep company with their' one (laugh ter who is.a little miss of six years, a-ad we doubt very much if there is N", As, cerlflcate of inspection they arfe jrtet-i «eit«mon has been in very poor health r-«s3sh.' Only One More Paper. Since notice was given that we would be compelled to cut off from our list March 10th, all subscribers who are one year or more in ar rears, many subscribers have called and settled their accounts and others have made remittance by mail, and in many instances they have not only settled arrearages ..but have also ad vanced their subscription a year ahead. We are under obligations to all these friends. If you are in arrears for one year or more you will receive only one more issue of The Reporter unless you make settlement before next Thursday. W.e have no option what ever in this matter and under the ruling of the postoffice department we must trteat everyone alike in the matter. We dislike very much to cut off subscribers who have taken the paper ever since we located in Leon, over twenty-three years ago, but it is not our fault: We do not make the postal regulations, but are compelled to obey them. The date to which your paper is paid is printed after the name tag each week, and you can tell by looking at the yellow label Just when your subscription is paid to. If the date is prior to March 10th, 1909, your paper will be discontinued after next week unless you renew. We ask all subscribers to kindly give us their assistance in the matter of complying with the postal regulations. After this the paper will be stopped on the first of each month after you become one year in arrears. We are perfectly willing to trust you, but the postal authorities say we cannot extend' credit for a weekly paper more than one year, or our paper will be denied admission to the mails as second class matter, and without this priv ilege no weekly paper can be pub lished except at a loss to the pub lisher. Look at your tag when you read this notice and if you are in arreax-s sit right down and send us your re mittance by money order, bank draft or check and then you will' be sure not to miss getting your paper. Jamieson Will Not be a Candidate. A. M* Pryor, congressional com mitteeman for this county,this morn ing received a letter from Congress man W. D. Jamieson, in which he says that he will not be a candidate for ^re-election to congress. Mr. Ja- and his physician has given him pos itive orders that he must not go through the strain of a political cam paign. This will be a sore disap pointment to the democrats of the district, who had no thought but that Congressman Jamieson -would again be a candidate, although the knowing ones have known for some time that Mr. Jamieson's health has been in a critical condition, and this is the only reason for his not being a candidate. -f- The Congo King. A musical -scream. A colored musi cal comedy in three acts, full of fun from start to finish,, with good old southern melodies, new songs and dances, telling a true story of Africa, the far off Jungle land in the early 'u'8, when an American importer went over to claim the throne of King Giblet the 72nd, and was eaten alive. Don't fail to hear Arthur Allen's famous jungle orchestra. If you wish to spend an evening of laughter, Joy and delight, don't fail to see the Congo King at the opera bouse Saturday, March 5tli. Prices 25, 35 and 50 cents. Horse Bale Was a Good One., The big horse sale held in this city last Saturday afternoon was a good one, notwithstanding the stormy weather, and about seventy head were sold. The top price was $555 for a team owned by John F. Rum ley, ^hich was bought by McMaines & Johnson,- of Derby. There were a number of buyers here who ship ped several car loads from this city and they paid good prices. Christian Church Notes. Ma* 1 Prayer meeting Thursday night will be led by J. S. Coffin. Subject, "Jesus the Life of the World." All the members are urged to be present. Elder J. S. Coffin will preach Sun day morning and evening. Morning thenie "The Wedding Garment. Evening, "A Rock in the Desert," or "A Shelter in the time of Storm." Boy Triplets Born at Osceola, Making Four Sons Born Within a Year another family in the stated of Iowa which can boast of four boys all less than a year old. Mr. Norton is a well known demo crat of osceora, and as the boys are all healthy and.bid fair to live, they will probably have the pleasure of all 'casting their first vote for a demo ^'-£rv LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY,. MARCH 3,1910. DR. CROFFORD IS FREE Gov. Carroll Finally Grants a Full Pardon Upon the Recommenda tion of State Parole Board. At last Dr. J. W. CrofTord is a free man. On last Saturday morning Gov. Carroll, acting on the report of the state board of parole, granted Dr. Crofford an absolute pardon and on Monday the pardon was personal ly handed to Mrs. Crofford by Gov. Carroll, and she hurried to Ft. Madi son to place it in her husband'jp hands. Several months ago the board at parole recommended that Dr. Crofs ford be granted a pardon, but before the governor acted on it there waB a strong protest filed, and the testi mony of Dr. A. Brown, of Des Moines, formerly of Leon, who testi fied that a criminal operation had been performed on Maude Stone prior to the time she went to Dr. Crofford's sanatorium at Lamoni, was vigorously attacked vart an ef fort made to Impeach his testimony, a number of affidavits being filed te this effect with the governor. So strong was the protest that Gov. Carroll referred the matter back to the board of parole with the recom mendation that they make further investigation in the case, and they having again recommended that a pardon be granted to Dr. Crofford, and saying in substance that they be lieved the testimony given by Dr. Brown to be true, the governor final ly granted the pardon. Dr. Crofford was sentenced to a term of thirteen years in the peni tentiary for performing a criminal operation upon Maude Stone which resulted in her death. He was twice tried and convicted, the case being reversed by the supreme court, and at the second trial which was held at Osceola he was again convicted and given a sentence of thirteen years. Dr. Crofford has always maintained that he was innocent, and his wife has stood by him faithfully and worked incessantly to secure his par don. &ince his conviction she has been working as a nurse in Des Moines. Rev. Coakwell Leaves. Rev. Chas. Arthur^ Coakwell preached his farewell sermon at the Christian church on last Sunday, and left today noon for 8t. Joe, where he assumes the. pastorate of the North St. toe Christian church.. Rev. Coafewell has .been pastor of the church in this city for the past two years. He is a fine fellow:, a feplen did preacher and a good fellow. Both he and hiB estimable wife will be missed in church and social circles. On Tuesday evening a reception waB tendered him at the home of J. A. Caster, which was attended by a large number of friends both in and out of the church. We are sorry to see Rev. Coakwell leave Leon, but the appointment at St. Joe was in the nature of an advancement and many friends here will wish him unbound ed success in his new home. Occupy Fine New Home. Mr. and Mrs E. E. Bell moved the past week into their elegant new home on Church street, which has just been completed, and it is one of the finest residences in Leon. The house is a large two story, built of cream colored brick with Bedford, stone trimmings, and is modern throughout, the interior finish being fir throughout, and every modern convenience such as hot water heat ing plant, electric motor for water system, Colonial fireplaces, etc. The dining room is finished in Mission style and there is nothing left to make the house complete in every detail. Mr. and Mrs. Bell will cer tainly enjoy the comforts of their elegant new home. Martin L. Pickering. Martin L. Pickering, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Picker ing, was born in Leon, Iowa, on the 12th day of October, 1909. He died at their home in west Leon on Fri day, February 25, 1910, aged 4 months and 13 days. Mr. and Mrs. Pickering have the sympathy-of the entire community in their affliction. The funeral was conducted on Sat urday morning by the Rev. Chas. Arthur Coakwell, minister of the Christian church. cratic president in 1932' ThYough the courtesy of the^Oisce ola Sentinel we have the pleasure of presenting a picture of the Norton boys, and it is claimed that they are the first set of triplets ever born In Clarke county. ••..-••-"i-c: Butcher—-Wheeler. Married on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.' Albert Wheeler, Mr. Orville E. Butcher and Miss Beulah Wheeler, both of Burrell township. The ceremony was performed by Justice Frank Cox. After the happy pair were made as one the guests were invited into the dining room where a grand ^wedding feast was served/ The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wheeler, and is known to all as a most accomplished young lady and will make a happy home for the man otfcfcr choice. Mr. Butcher was born Rd raised in Burrell township, and iiown by all as an honorable and ustling young- farmer and a good citizen. They were the recipients of Oiany valuable and useful presents. Tljey will go to housekeeping at once oii a farm In Burrell township where th«r,groom has a* home prepared. May their sorrows be few and their Joys as rmany as the sparkling drops of dew. ii Morgan Buchanan. jFrank H. Morgan, of Osceola, and Miss Emallne Buchanan, of Humes ton, Iowa, were quietly married at .Hotel Central last Wednesday even ing, Rev. .Boyd, 'of the M. E. church, performing the ceremony. Mr. Mor gan is a son of T. H. Morgan, of Osce ola, proprietor of the Howe Hotel. Miss Buchanan was the popular dln ing room girl at Hotel Central. They go to Herman, Neb., where they will have charge of Hotel West. Johnson—Durham. Alfred F. Johnson and Miss Nettie Durham, both of 3Iumeston, Iowa, were united in marriage at the Meth odist parsonage last Saturday after ioon, the Rev. J. L. Boyd, pastor of the church, officiating. Mr. and Mrs L. H. Morris accompanied them as witnesses to the ceremony. The happy couple will leave in a few days for Topeka, Kansas, where they will reside. Garton—*McVay. Clyde R. Gar ton and Miss Bessie McVay, of Weldoa, were united in marriage at the clerk's office in this city last Wedesdsy afternoon, the ceremony being performed by the pkstor of the Metbddist church. They are popular young people and a host of friends will Join in wishing them a long and happy ^redded life. They wjll reside on the groom's farm near Weldon. large -de?'gga*iorf of witnessee f*om Tuskeego were. In Leon last Friday and Saturday attending a law suit tried before Justice C. W.. Beck, an information having been filed by J. B. DeBolt, the storekeeper at Tus keego, charging Miles Moore, Roy Brown, John Teale and Floyd Pay ton with using blasphemous and ob Bcene language in his store. The de fendants demanded separate trials and Miles Moore was tried first, be ing defended by A. P. Olsen, while the case was prosecuted by county attorney Baker. After hearing the evidence Justice Beck decided there was no case against Moore and dis charged him and the cases against the other defendants will be dis missed. Roy Gammon, of Eden township, was seriously injured on Tuesday by being kicked by one of his horses. He was hauling a load of corn from Leon and when near the home of Will Chastain stopped to rest the team and stepped out on the tongue to. fasten one of the tugs, when one of the horses kicked him, knocking him under the team and he was trampled on. His left arm was broken just above the elbow by the kick of the horse. He was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. W. A. Allbaugh, in east Leon, and a phy sician summoned and he is getting along very nicely. There was a big crowd over from Dfecatur City Monday as witnesses in the case against William Campbell charged with- larceny, it being claim ed that he found a pocketbook be longing to John Woodard which con tained $50.70, and appropriated the money. County attorney Baker, prosecuted the case before Justice C. W. Beck and Campbell was de fended by C. W. Hoffman and E. H. Sharp. The case was continued until next Monday for the arguments of the attorneys. Seed Corn—I will have a car of extra line seed corn at Leon within a few days, and when it arrives a gen eral telephone call will go over the lines announcing its arrival. I have personally selected this corn, which was not injured by freezing and you can get no better seed. Parties want ing seed corn can leave orders at the Farmers & Traders State Bank, ?f •, E. Hotuih. Notice—The feed yard has changed hands and the prices for feeding teams hay and corn will be 35 cents, single horse hay and corn 20 cents. Open at all times. Drive in. Jesse Hatfield The Clark Millinery Co. will have their spring opening on March 17, 18 and 19th, and they will show the ladies of Decatur county the most beautiful line of spring millinery ever seen in this part of the state.j Miss Julia Fogarty, of Chicago, will be pleased to meet all who are interested in a dancing school, at the P. E. O. hall on Friday evening of this week. -7- Whatever else you do don't buy any rugs, lace curtains or linoleums until you have seen Hurst Bros', line and get their prices. ISM iSSSK ..isK ,.*.. J2 Aunt Lizzie Young, a well kno.wh old lady who lived a mile east of Grand River, committed suicide .last uursday evening by drinking carbol ic acid and was found dead in bed when her son Grant and family re turned from attending a phow in Grand River. Aunt Lizzie was about seventy years of age, and was well known by everyone in that part of the county. She had been a widow for a number of years and made her home on the farm which she owned and which was occupied by her son Grant. When Mr. Young and family returned from Grand River about eleven o'clock they were horrified to find her dead in bed and on a table was a note which she had written, saying that she was tired of life, and that there was nothing for her to live for. She was the mother of several grown children. Hter funeral was held on Tuesday, interment being in the Young cemetery. School Report. District No. 4, Grand River town ship: Number of pupils enrolled, 19 average daily attendance, 15 total days attendance, 918% aver age cost of tuition per month for each pupil, $2.66. Those neither absent nor tardy during the five months of school were Clifford Hew lett and Nola McDowell. Miss Lois Moore, teacher. Farm for Rent. Good farm, big house and barn, both good, sheds, lots and plenty of water. Railroad switch on land,sand that sells at good price. 21-tf. Ed H. Sharp, agent. Several articles are crowded out this week for lack of space at the last minute, among them an interesting account of the Iowa Picnic at Los Angeles, Calif., which will appear next week. F. R. Switzer, the baker, did not open his place of business Monday morning, and left Sunday to seek a new location. As the bakery was closed without notice there was a bread famine in Leon that day. Just received a car of new crop feed stuff, bran, shorts, wheat chop, corn hearts, etc., which we offer at a very low price. See us if y«u need any. Talbott Grain Co. A. P. Bethards, of Woodland town ship, has sold his 80 acre farm to L. C. Hinkst for $37.50 per acre, and will soon move to Newton, Kas. The Park Hotel is serving a spec ial Sunday dinner. Try them once and you will become a regular cus tomer. For Sale or Trade—A saw mill and threshing outfit in good condition. C. W. Sutherlin, Davis City, Iowa. 23-tf. Buy Ardee Flour and enter the Ardee Baking contest. Bradfleld & Gardher, Phone 236. -Our Decatur City and Orphan Ridge correspondence arrived too late for this issue. Seed Oats for sale. R. L: Chas tain, route 2, Leon, Iowa. 28-3t* If"" VW,*- «a "1 fv si 'M" J*?**-" »t\ •K,1 "l',~\ ^-f Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary MR. AND MRS. HENRY BINNING. DRANK CARBOLIC ACID Aunt Lizzie Yoang, of Grand River, Takes Ifer Life, Leaving a Note that She was Tired of Life. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Binning celebrated their golden weddiii® Anniver sary at their home in Grand River, on Monday, Feb. 20, 1910, whieh was attended by a number of relatives. It was a very pleasant occasion aatf thoroughly enjoyed by all who were present. The home was tastily decor ated in honor of the occasion, and an elegant three course dinner was.* served, after which the evening was spent with music and social conver sation, and one of the pleasant featur.es was the many reminiscences re-* lated by Mr. and Mrs. Binning of their long married life which has been A a happy and prosperous one. Henry Binning and Miss Hannah Betts were married in Delaware county, Iowa, Feb. 20, 1860, where they resided for over thirty years.' rearing a family consisting of four sons, Wood, Frank, Henry and Burleigh. •, and two daughters, May and Laura. For many years Mr. Binning was engaged with his sons in the mercantile business and in farming, and at this time they own several thousand acres of farm lapds in Iowa, Dakota.' and Wyoming. For fifty years Mr. and Mrs. Binning have lived together in Iowa, and for the last nineteen years have made their home at Grand River, being among the most honored and respected citizens of that town. Their twa daughters are both married, Mrs. N. B. Palmer living in Chicago and Mrs. L. H. Brenner at Titanka, Iowa. Two of their sons, Henry and Burleigh, live in Wyoming and the other two, Wood and Frank, are residents of De catur county, Iowa. There are only two of the guests present at their' wedding who are still living, Mrs. Sarah Baker and Mrs. John Hewlett. Mr. and Mrs. Binning have a host of friends who extend their con gratulations on this happy occasion, the goal of all married couples, and their wish is that they may be spared to enjoy many more happy years together. *,t3,t *. &. «4j^V/s VOLUME LVI NO 28. Notice of Final Report. it Id the estate of Elmore Driskill, deceased. In the district court of Iowa in and for Decatur county. No. 1357 Probate. To Harry M. Driskill, Dewey Dris- kill, Everett Driskill, Mary J. Dris kill, Walter E. Driskill, Nelson A. Driskill, Emory Driskill, David Dris kill, Jesse Driskill, Elbert jestm 1 s.-l 6' ".'i iil- id. Dri&r-Z'-Jrfxi* kill, Wm. C. Driskill, Luella Driskill. .'-xj You are hereby notified that the .•! undersigned administrator of the -•••rtvS, estate of Elmore Driskill, has filed his final report therein in the oiHee JS:*, of the clerk of thfe district court .iiv and for the aforesaid county, and--. has asked for its approval and fata discharge from further "duty or re- -v sponsibility therein, and that said report and application for discharge will come on for hearing before the court aforesaid at Leon, Iowa onv the 22nd day of March A. D., 1910, at which time and place you can ap pear and show cause, if any you have, why said final report should not be approved and the undersigned discharged from any farther duty or responsibility therein. 28-2t. Administrator. Resolutions. Hall of Emblem lodge No. & A. M. Resolved It has been the will of the Supreme Grand Master of the universe to call from our midst our beloved brother, John Sturgeon. Be it therefore Resolved That in the death of our brother we lose one of our most valued members and that we sub mit, with great sorrow, to the will of Him who doeth all things well. V". L. A. Brown, Resolved That we extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved 4 family and relatives, and that a copy --v -5 of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this lodge, and a copy d.e- ^1". livered to the bereaved widow, and also be published in The Leon gfr .r-, porter. c.-1 ^A Bert Youngs, -^$0$ W. R. Clampitt»rJV J. E. Leeper, Com: Marriage Licenses. Frank H. Morgan, Osceola. '2i Emaline Buchanan, Humeston. 23 :.i Ethel Carl Krucker, Lamoni. ?r Rose Avalee Bunker, Tingley. 24? W. E. Trisler, Leon, ... ,, 2S -'ViLj.' Florence Ross, Lerpy. .... 22 Alfred Johnson, Humeston^. 28 Nettie Durham, Humeston .i.. 22 Bert J. Gordon, Garden Grove. 28 Grace Bennett, Garden Grove. .r:2,4. Fred Wiley, Lamoni. ,v' S'£' If• Hazel Stuart, Lamoni. .^4•.•Jig: Ryan, Chihuahua 5- 'I I as jta Is is John Elmer Mexico Ethel S. Johnston, Lamoni. Frank Snoddy, Centerville. Velma Scofield, Weldon. .. William H. Isaac, Ft. Morgan, Colorado .36 Mabel Hall, Weldon .18 John E. Davis, Cainsville. ..' 4^. Etta -Burgess, Cainsville. ....:. 38 Have your wall paper all fixed up* ready to take home for 5 cents a roll at Van Werden & Kopp's. Saturday only. Sav« 4 per cent by paying cash and trading with us. Ogllvie ft Gardaev.