Newspaper Page Text
WILL GIVE CASH PRIZES
Will be Given for the Best Colts and Calves which are Shown at the Coming Farmers' Institute. The Decatur County Improved Stock Breeders Association met in the Leon Commercial Club rooms last Saturday, and while the attend ance was not as large as was ex pected, the interest shown was extra good. Mr. Fred Woolley was unable to be present, but sent an excellent paper on "What Influence Environ ment has on Live Stock,' and a most interesting discussion followed the reading of his paper. The same sub ject will be up for discussion at the next meeting of the association on December 3rd. The association also decided to offer the following premiums for live stock at the annual session of the Decatur County Farmers' Insti tute which will be held at Leon about the first of December. For the best draft horse foal, $5, for second $3, for third $2. For the best draft mare foal, $5, for second $3, for third $2. For the best bull calf, any beef breed, $5, for second $3, for third $2. For the best heifer calf, any beef breed, $5, for second $3, for third $2. For the best heifer calf, any dairy breed, $5, for second $3, for third $2. The rules are that exhibitor must be the owner of the dam of the foal or calf at time of birth, and the foal or calf shall have been born since Jan. 1, 1910. Entries will close ten days before the institute. The owners of stallions, following the example set by Truman Bros., who will give a silver cup for the best foal from any horse they have sold in Decatur county, are going to give premiums for the best foal sired by their horses, and there are good prospects of getting premiums from two other horse companies. We would be glad to hear from any other owners of stallions who are willing to give premiums for the best foal from their horses. Anyone in tending to enter stock in the classes for premiums should notify the sec retary as early as possible, so ar rangements can be made for barns. The Leon Commercial Club will fur nish barns for stock entered for com petition free. This will be a good chance for the boys to get a little Christmas money, as well as some valuable experience, by taking their best colt or calf, giv ing it a little extra care, and break ing it to lead good. Bring them to the institute and have an expert judge from Ames College pass on them. A. E. Cotterill, Sec'y. Shorthand by Mail. Before a body of about one hun dred and fifty members of the Nation al Shorthand Reporter's Association at Denver, last week, Mr. Clyde H. Marshall broke the world's record by writing accurately and correctly 267 words per minute for five con secutive minutes. Mr. Marshall uses Success Shorthand in his work, a sys tem that embodies the practical ex perience of the large body of official Shorthand Reporters of the United States. The demand for instruction in Suc cess Shorthand is rapidly increasing, and with this end in view the two official reporters of this district, have associated themselves together to teach that system. Mr. S. S.Wright, of Corydon,served seven years as private secretary to Hon. Lewis Miles, United States Dis trict Attorney, and was afterwards appointed official reporter to the Third Judicial District by Judge Evans, vwhfich position he has occu pied for the past four years. Mr. w. M. Hyland, of Osceola, served during the first session of the Forty-Eighth Congress as assistant to the official reporter of debates in the United States House of Repre sentatives. At the close of the ses sion h« came to Iowa, and was ap pointed official reporter for the Third Judidial District, and has held that position, without interruption, for for twenty-five years. It is the purpose of these gentle men to give instruction in Success Shorthand by mail. They enter into an agreement with all students tak ing the course that if they are dissat isfied with the instruction and desire to discontinue the course at the con clusion of the twelfth lesson (one half ef the course) to refund to the student all money paid for tuition, except the sum of $4.00, which is retained to cover the actual expense to that point. The Reporter editor is well ac quainted with both Mr. Wright and Mr. Hyland, and believes that they are qualified to give instruction in Success Shorthand, and recommends them to the favorable consideration of their patrons. The advertisement of the new school will appear in a near number of The Reporter. 1-"' Baptist Church. Preaching at the Leon Baptist church next Sunday at 11 o'clock by. Rev. Jas. A. Armstrong, subject of the sermon, "The King's Marriage Feast." Evening service at 7:30. Subject of the sermon, "The Faith ful Saying." Come to the gospel meetings at the Baptist church. Presbyterian Church, Preaching at 11 a. m. Subject "The Gospel." Sunday school at 9:45. The postponed" illustrated! sermon on The New Birth will be' given at 7:30. All who desire to know what Christianity is ?re invft to come, ESTABLISHED 1854. THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1910. What is a Human Life worth? The building of a Public Hospital for the use of the people of Decatur County has already been delayed too long. In the fifteen years just past the lives of many unfortunates in this county have been sacrificed for want of a modern near-at-hand hos pital. In nearly every case, the dreary and strength-taxing journey which patients have endured to reach the nearest hospital have tremend ously increased the risk of simple and safe operations, and have de layed recoveries where the results were most favorable. When an- ac cident occurs,' the delay of only a few hours may mean the loss of loved one, who might be restored to life and health and usefulness with prompt and skillful attention, and careful nursing. Except as a last resort, surgeons hesitate to operate unless the work can be done with thoroughly steril ized and ante-septic surroundings. They know that the danger of the operation itself is ordinarily very slight, but should the wound become infected from the germ-laden sur roundings in our homes, and else where, the case becomes serious at once. It is practically impossible to destroy the noxious germs which in fest in incredible numbers every dwelling house and habitation of man, so modern surgeons insist upon an operating room which can be made absolutely free from these sneaking enemies of human life. Smallpox, Diphtheria,Scarlet Fever, and that dreadful scourge, -the White Plague, and other contagious di seases, cannot be treated outside of the walls of a hospital without im periling the health of the neighbor hoods where they exist. Under pres ent conditions as the unfortunates who are afflicted with contagious diseases cannot be removed to dis tant hospitals, they must ba cared for in their homes, thus endangering the health of their relatives and friends and neighbors. Or if re moved to some makeshift or tempo rary quarters it is usually impossible to give the patients the careful nurs ing and proper food necessary to their quick recovery. How about the cost? Well, the matter of the money cost of a hos pital for Decatur County is just about as important, when the benefits to the whole county are considered, as the money cost of a dose of anti toxin administered to the little suf ferer struggling with diphtheria. What—in dollars and cents—in cash money—is one human life worth? If it is the life of one of your loved ones what is it worth? If Decatur County's Public Hos pital saves the life of mother. If it restores to us—and to his family— one afflicted citizen. Even if it should drag back from Death's Door only a single, tiny, suffering little child to cradle in a mother's arms, and fill her heart with joy and thank fulness it will be worth a million times it's cost. What is One Human Life worth? One Who Knows. Fred A. Brown. Fred A. Brown was born in Deca tur county, near Tuskeego, Iowa, Sept. 30, 1879, died at the Clarinda hospital August 29, 1910, aged 30 years, 10 months and 29 days. For the last eighten months he had been afflicted with that dreaded disease, tuberculosis, which brought him to his death. Fred was known as a good boy and a noble young man. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Brown, near Tuskeego, on Saturday morning, Sept. 3rd, at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder J. S. Coffin, pastor of the Leon Christian church. The remains were taken to the Kellerton cemetery for interment, followed by a long procession of friends and neighbors. He leaves a father and mother, two brothers and five sisters to mourn his departure. Mrs. Nancy Parsons. Nancy Lookabaugh was born in Pittsburg, Penn., January 24, 1842. Died at her home in Leon. Iowa, Aug ust 31, 1910, aged 68 years, 7 months and 7 days. Her father died when she was quite young. At the age of twelve years she came with her mother to Indiana. In 1861 she united in marriage with Green M. Parsons. To this umion four child ren were born, one "of whom died in childhood. The other three, Mrs. Mollie Tullis, Mrs. Jennie M. Atha and Milton Parsons, together with her husband still survive. The fun eral services were held at the house Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Elder J. S. Cof fin, pastor of the Christian church, after which the body was laid €o rest in the Leon cemetery. Homer Leroy Akes. Homer Leroy Akes was born near Leon, Iowa, Oct. 20, 1891, died at the hospital in Clarinda, Iowa, Sept. 1, 1910, aged 17 years, 10 months and 11 days. The remains were brought to Leon on the evening train Friday, Sept. 2. The funeral services were held the same evening at the Palestine church, conducted by Elder J. S. Coffin, pastor of the Leo* Christian church, and were attended by a large company of sympathizing friends and neighbors, after which the body was laid to rest in the cem etery adjoining the church. Th« family have the sympathy of the em tire community in their bereavenient. The millinery event of the season will be the grand fall opening at Keller & Pryor's on Tuesday, Wed nesday and Thursday, Sept. 2D, 21 and 22. It will be a gala time for the ladies and the display will be worth going to see, for all the l&tegt crea Wprs will l»e sbpwn, COURT IS NEARLY DONE Only One Jury Case Tried During the Term. Will Probably Ad journ on Thursday. District court convened again Mon day after a ten day recess. The grand jury is still in session but will prob ably finish their work today. The trial jury reported for duty Monday afternoon and a jury was selected that evening to try the case of John Teeters vs. G. M. Lowe, a suit on 'a promissory note. The case is still on trial Wednesday morning. This will be the only jury case tried at this term of court, and the indications are that the business of the term will be finished so that court can adjourn on Thursday afternoon. The following cases have been dis posed of: Criminal. State vs. Horace Zimmermen, plea of guilty, fined $25 and costs. otate vs. Ed Craig and Earl Hul linger. The defendant Ed Craig en ters plea of guilty and fine of $i0 and costs of $49 imposed. Case against Earl Hullinger cancelled. Law and Equity. Marion S. Hullinger vs. Elizabeth Downey et al. Final report of ref erees showing distribution approved. Ora Black et al vs. Emma Black et al. Settled. Iantha Bracewell vs. Cecil Ford et al. Report of referees showing par tition approved. Alexander Hamilton vs. Wm. P. Piercy et al, decree quieting title. J. W. Wailes vs. Julia Baker et ali Report of sale and deed to Caroline Stover approved. Mahlon Moore vs. George Hinds et al. Judgment on note and account for $136.36. Dr. W. F. Wa'ight vs. Sarah C. Spurgin. Judgment on account for $38.45. W. A. Kirkpatrick vs. F. A. Green land. Deed of A. S. Tharp clerk, approved. Probate. Guardianship of Earnest Wilson et al. Final report approved. Estate of Irene Woodard. Order authorizing administrator to purchase monument at cost of not to exceed $200. Estate of Richard Black. ClaimB of Ora Black, A. T. Black, Ivo Welch and Richard.Lloyd settled. Estate of Henry Keller. W511 pro bated. Laura B. Keller appointed executrix without bond. Estate of Luey B. McGary. WTil probated. Charles H. Barrows ap pointed executor without bond. Estate of Alexander Smith. Wid ows allowance fixed at $500. Estate of J. F. Binning. Widows allowance fixed at $500. They Like Mrs. Woodbury. From the Newton Daily Journal we clip the following notice of Mrs. An na Woodbury's work in that city as a music instructor. Mrs. Woodbury's home is at Garden Grove, bat for a number of years she taught music in this city: Mrs. Anna Woodbury came to New ton in the early spring as music in structor and has proven herself to be a most capable teacher. This is her first year in the Jasper county Noi' mal and her work is proving vary successful and it is what the teach ers will be able to take away with them and in the coming year will do more with music than they have ever done before. Mrs. Woodbury has had eight years' experience in public school work. Last year she took a special Normal course in music in Chicago. She has a diploma from the School of Methods and a certificate from the Murdough System. She believes in teaching the child, from the first, to read music. She takes up the subject of ear training, notation, rhythm, musical expression and all the fandamental heads and presents them fo the teachers so that she can give them to their pupils. THE TWO ORPHANS. The production of that world-re nowned melodrama from the French of D'Enery will be an event of inter est in theatrical circles. This great play will be presented at Van Wer dens opera house Friday evening, Sept. 9 th. The plot deals with the adventures of ttvo young and beauti ful girls from Normandie, who make their way to the French Capital. One of them is blind, the other one is ab ducted soon after their arrival in Paris by a procurer for a dissolute French nobleman, of whom there were a great many during the time of the French Revolution and the period of the Louis. The blind girl is picked up by a treacherous old hag a*d made to beg in the streets of Paris. The many trials and tribulations which beset the paths of these two young girls, who retain, through all the pit falls that surround them, the naive innocence that made them so attract ive to their captors as well as the manner in which they are finally res cued, furnish extremely strong situ ations which fix the attention of the audience until the drop of the final curtain. ^ae love story skillfully interwoven in the plot, relieves the play from too great pathos and adds to the strong heart interest whiich has caused "The Two Orphans" to be called the great est of all melodramas. %y«Hereford Steers For Sale. 500 head of 2 and 3 year olds, off my brother's ranch in Wyoming. Sold 100 head to W. H. Colter. Charley Akes and Eleck Heush have been on the ranch. James Cr-esswell, Decatur, Jowji. Mrs. Samuel Lindsey. Eliza Tomlison, daughter of Jesse and Catherine Tomlinson, eldest of a family of twelve children, was born in Pickway county, Ohio, May 30, 1823. She departed this life at her home in Leon, Iowa, August 30, 1910, having reached the advanced age of 87 years and 3 months. Her early life was spent in the county of her birth. On Oct. 30, 1845, sne was united in marriage to Samuel Lindsey. Seven children were born to this union, two sons and five daughters, five of whom are living They are Mrs. Mary J. Martin, of Leon, Mrs. Sarah Woodard, of Omaha, Neb., Milton F. Lindsey, Mrs. Harriet Sulivan and Wade Lindsey, of Leon. For about ten years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey con tinued to reside in Ohio. In 1856 they moved to Washington county, Iowa. Here they remained two years and then came to Decatur county. With the exception of about four years spent in Council Bluffs and in Great Bend, Kas., this has since been their home. So that for nearly fifty years Mrs. Lindsey was a citizen of Leon and Decatur county. She heroically endured the hard ships and shared the toil incident to pioneer life. In those days the early settlers were much to each other. By her cheerful disposition, her kindness of heart and benevolent spirit, she contributed her full share to the so cial life of the community. During the pastorate of the Rev. G. P. Bennett she made a profession of religion, and united with the M. E. church on probation. During the later years of her life, while in en feebled health she often expressed to her daughter a deep interest in spirit ual things. For fifteen years or more she had been a sufferer. Through it all she was most patient, and thoughtful of others. Her death was but a falling asleep. The tired body, worn with the weight of years, could retain the spirit no longer. "She was not—for God had taken her." Besides the 5 children there are left to mourn her departure, 14 grand children, 23 great grand children, 3 brothers and one sister and many old friends and neighbors, who held her in high esteem, The funeral was heid from the Methodist church Wednes day afternoon, the pastor of the church conducting the services. There was a large attendance. In terrnnt in the Leon cemetery.. John Aten. The news of the sudden death of John Aten on August 22, 1910, at his home in this eity, cast a deep sor row over our community, although it was not altogether unexpected, Mr. Aten having been in ill health for some time. John' W. Aten was born in Fulton county, Illinois, May 22, 1845. He lived there and in Stark county until 1869, when he removed to Garden Grove, Iowa. On March 1, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliz abeth Woolley, and to this happy un ion were born seven hildren, Benja min F., Harry E., Willis B., Mrs. Nettie E. Bruce, Mrs. Bertha Eve land, Fred and Claude S. Aten, all but the latter being present at the funeral. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Aten lived on a farm in High Point township until 4907, when he purchased a home in Garden Grove, to which they moved, residing there at the time of Ms death. Besides the sorrowing widow and children, Mr. Aten is survived by three brothers and three sisters, Rev. T. G. Aten, Farragut, Iowa, E. D. Aten, Chicago, 111., A. K. Aten, High Point, Iowa, Mrs. Ellen Robinson, Victoria, 111., Mrs. Martha Robinson, Humeston, Iowa, and Mrs. Lou Rilea, Allerton, Iowa. Mr. Aten was a faithful member of the M. E. church for the past thirty two years and a zealous worker in the-Masonic order for thirteen years. He was a man of many admirable traits of character, of sterling worth and integrity, a man whom it was a pleasure to know and whose friend ship was appreciated by all who pos sessed it. He was quiet and unassum ing, of a friendly disposition, and well liked by everyone. A prominent, substantial farmer, as long as he was a resident of High Point township, he became a valued citizen when he removed to the Grove and was identi fied with the best interests of our community. In his death our town regrets the departure of a worthy man and citizen, his family mourn an affectionate, indulgent father and brother, and to them all is extended the tenderest sympathy in their be reavement. The funeral services were impres sively conducted at the home by Rev. Goodsell, the Masonic lodge taking charge afterwards. There was an un usually large concourse of friends and neighbors who paid their last tribute of respect to the dead.—Garden Grove Express. Lowell Audrie Westv Lowell Audrie, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos West, was born July 7th 1906 and died August 27th, 1910, at the age of 4'years, 1 month and 20 days. Death was due tO' gangrene in the mouth resulting from decaying teeth preceded by anemic condition of the blood. The case was most peculiar and baffled the skill of the physicians and the tender nursing of the parents. Funeral services were held Monday at the Tennessee Christian church conducted by Rev. Craven, and the little form laid to its last rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Attention Knights-—Regular meet ing of Tripolis Commandery No. 60, Thursday evening, Sept. 8th. J. A. Caster, Recorder. THE LOCAL HAPPENINGS Some Interesting Items of Local News Gathered on the Run During the Past Week. Hands the Bunch a Lemon. There is a little country town in Decatur County, about thirteen miles south west of Garden Grove at the junction of the C. B. & Q. and K. & W. railroads, by the name of Leon. It has a bunch of enterprising citi zens, first class good fellows, among them C. M. Akes, A. L. Ac.kerley and C. M. Keller, who have been deal ing in horses etc. the past year. They gathered a bunch of colts last spring and trained them to play ball and they were getting along nicely until in the absence of Mr. Akes at the State Fair. After he warned Keller and Ackerley to be sure not to open the gate until he got back, the boys got busy and the colts got out and shied off to Garden Grove last Sat urday afternoon and were attacked by a bunch of prairie wolves, this be ing the third time the colts have been attacked by that same bunch of wolves, Keller learned of it and he and A. M. Pryor jumped in his car and went after them. They found them in the care of the best veterin ary surgeon we know of, Dr. McNay. "Doc" said that aside from a few scratches, sprains, and injury to their eyes they were uninjured and would be alright in a few days, but they can't play ball. P. S.—We forgot to mention two of the most active members of the firm that of J. R. Bowsher and Dick Pace. When the smoke cleared up some, Leon had 7 scores to Garden Grove's 12. It was reported that Mason's long drive over center field in Saturday's game with the "Boosters" was seen rolling along the road east of Osceola that evening about sundown and the news came later that Charley Akes picked it up on the State Fair grounds Sunday afternoon.—Garden Grove Express. Great Corn. The Reporter office begins to look like a regular corn palace, for we have a number of fine specimens of corn on display. Among the best is a fine lot which was brought in Monday by J. W. Poush, of Davis Gity, who raised it on a part of the Oscar Judd farm. The corn is extra heavy and every stalk has two big ears on it, and they are down low on" the stalk too. Good judges say that Mr. Poush's crop of 35 acres will go over 100 bushels to the acre. If you can beat his samples bring them in. Will Chastain, of east of Leon, brought in a mammoth ear of early mixed corn, full thirteen in ches long, well filled, and matured. Just glance at it in our window and you will say it's fine. Oats are Heavy this Year. We knew that the oats crop was threshing out extra heavy this -year, but Ed Griffin, the well' known Eden township farmer seems to have over looked this fact, and the result is that he has a nice mess on his hands. He finished threshing last week and had just hauled the last of 1900 bushels ef oats to his barn when the weight of the oats caused the barn to col lapse and the oats went to the base ment. The team had just driven out side the barn when the building fell. Fortunately there was a good cement floor in the basement, so that the oats will be saved. Ed needed a fine new barn anyway, and this accident will cause Mm to build one. Building Second Kilo. Last year W. H. Haziet, of F.den township, put up a silo as an experi ment, and after using it one season is so well pleased with the returns in feeding his stock that he has the con crete foundation in for a second silo, which is expected to arrive this week. The farmers are just- beginning to learn that ensilage is the very best feed they can give their stock, and it means a great saving of feed which ordinarily goes to waste. Within the past two years quite a number of our most progressive farmers have built silos, and all are more than pleased with the results obtained from their use. Special Bill at Electric Theatre. The management of the Electric Theatre, have engaged a special fit traction for all next week, a big bill of vaudeville and a trained dog show, which will be given each evening in connection with the regular picture show. It will cost them a big sum of money for this attraction, but Sheets & Co. are sparing no expense to make the Electric Theatre the most popu lar place of amusement in southern Iowa. Lose Again to Garden Grove. The Leon. Boosters seem to be un able to break that Garden Grove hoo doo. They went to Garden Grove again Saturday and were defeated in a close game, the score being 3 to 2. The batteries were Butcher and Mor ris for Leon and Mozinger and Still for Garden grove. Marriage Licenses. Bryon W.- Hart, Omaha, Neb. 28 Hazel E. Blair, Omaha, Neb. 25 Wm. F. Willis, Blythedale, Mo. 29 Rosa M. Shafer, Blythedale, Mo. 15 The Order of the Eastern Star will meet in regular se§Bion Monday even ing Sept. 12th. There will be in itiatory work. Mrs. Bdith Biker, W. M. VOLUME LVII NO. 3." ADDITIONAL PERSONALS. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McKenzie, of ,*s New York City, were in this city Tuesday on their way to Cainsville^i to visit relat/ives. P. H. Mitchell and wife left Tues day for a visit at Beaver City, Kas.,^ and from there will return to their home in Oklahoma. Prof. A. C. Voelker and family re-"\y? turned last Thursday from spending a couple of months with relatives atj-i Detroit and other points in Michigan. John M. Saal, of Creston, and his,l sister, Mrs. Hester Hughes, of Wayne,*' Neb., arrived Tuesday to visit their* sister, Mrs. S. W. Wallace, at Line-'"- ville. Brown Caster returned last Wed-^r nesday from Culver, Indiana, where he attended the Culver Military School, taking the summer naval course. J. A. Caster returned last Wednes day from Culver, Indiana, where he'"' went to visit his son, Brown, who was *, attending the Culver Military School. He also visited in Chicago and Sayan-* nah, 111. Mrs. Charles Wheeler, of Pleasan ton, came last Thursday afternoon for, a visit with relatives in this city. She was accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. W. W. White, of Des Moines, who had been visiting relatives at Pleasanton. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Wallace re- .•£ turned Saturday evening from Des Moines, where .they visited at the"'* hom of Mrs. Wallace's brother, Will Kirkpatrick. Mr. Wallace was one of the police officers at the state fair. Mrs. Stella Duvall, of Denver, Colorado, arrived last Saturday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tatman, of Woodland township. She had just returned from an ex tended trip to the Pacific coast with Mr. Duvall. Mrs. Mayme Throckmorton re-^ turned Friday to her home at Derby after spending a few days in this*"g city at the home of her father, J. F.~fv, Penniwell. She was acompanied .\,Z home by her sister, Mrs. J. W. Rush, W of Sedalia, Mo. Frank Murphy, of Omaha, Neb came in Saturday evening to visit at the home of his brother-in-law, Jas."„ Grogan, southeast of this city. Mrs., Murphy had been here for a shorty, time previous and they will return' "j home together. •tSj. Mrs. M. J. Massart returned Fri-r^ day to her home at St.Joe, after vis iting a few days in this city with her husband, who is foreman on the con struction work on the new depot. -/i Miss Ida Wallace accompanied her home for a visit. Mrs. Mary Poland and sister, Mr^ Lou Lutz, of Bethany, Mo., who had. been visiting with relatives at Millers-^ burg, 111., stopped off in this city on -J Tuesday to visit a few days at the home of their uncle, Harve Morgan, of Eden township. Ci Mrs. O. W. Foxworthy and Miss Ollie returned Monday from Coon" Rapids, where they had been visiting vj relatives. They came home by train," leaving- Dr. there with their auto to" wait until the mud dried up so he could bring the car home. j, Dr. J. W. Rowell returned Tues-'? day from his tPip to Cheyenne, Wy oming, where he accompanied his mother, Mrs. N. W. Rowell. They visited his brother Neal Rowell at Cheyenne, and were there on Frontier^ Day, and saw ex-president Roosevelt. Miss Josie Johnson returned home Tuesday of last week from Medicine Bow, Wyoming, where she had beeq. visiting for several months with rela* tives. She was accompanied by her uncle, Bert Bishop, of Humeston, who is now visiting at the Johnson home west of Leon. Jesse Still and son Fred, of Wood» land, took the train here Monday for a trip to Timber Lake, S. D., where Mr. Still drew a claim some months ago, and wpnt up to see if he could pick out something which he thinks will justify him in leaving good old^ Decatur county. C. M. Akes returned Friday even-^k ing from Des Moines, where he was chief marshal at the state fair. And they do say that it would be next to' impossible to run the fair without Charley Akes, for he is the right man in the right place and everything' goes off right under his direction. John Hurst, of Philadelphia, who was doing some special work in Chi cago, came in Saturday and made a short visit with his mother and many friends in this city, but the real object of the flying trip was to enjoy a day's chicken shooting on the old hunting grounds, something the boys who go to the big cities sad ly miss. M. F. Springer and wife, of north west of Leon, and Mrs. Springer's mother, Mrs Margaret Stone, of Leon, left last week for an extended visit. to the Pacific coast. They will visit Will and Jack Stone at Portland, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brown' at Grant's Pass, Oregon, and then take in all the sights they can see in the west. They will be absent for several weeks. Christian Church Notes. The regular services of the'church will be conducted next Lord's day with the pastor in charge. Now that the union meetings are over we will again settle down to our own respec tive places of worship. The themes for next Lord's day are as follows: Morning sermon "Wljy I believe the Bible is an inspired record." Eves ing sermon, "How much more is a man worth than a sheep?" The Bible school and the C. E. meeting will be held at the regular- hours. The next regular meeting of the O. E. S. will be held on -Mondays evening, Sept. 12th. 'All member^/ are requested to be present.