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Furniture and Fixtures
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Jim Traupel returned from lndian
ola Saturday after spending a week
with his sister, Mrs. Perry Truitt.
Mr. and Mrs. Prank Mendenhall,
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Warrington, and
Mr, and Mrs. Louis Traupel visited
Wednesday at the Will Morton home
and assisted Mr. Morton with his
Mrs. Anna McCleary's sale Thurs
day was well attended and things
Mrs. Lyman Parsons and baby,
and Mrs. Grace Gordon, spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Frank Mendenhall,
also Mrs. Traupel, and Merl and
Lena visited at the Mendenhall
Mr. Maimer Skinner and felste* Miss
Tttith, visited Thursday with their
coiisin, Orreh Skinner ahd Wife.
Mr. atad Mrs. Will ftbberts enter
tained relatives tihriBtmas day.
Mr. and Mrs). C. P. Brant spent
fchritatmdB with Mrs. Brant's sister,
Mrs. Ross Judd, near Weldon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woolley and
daughter, Alice, spent Xmas with
Mrs. Woolley's sister, Mrs. John Aten
at Garden Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Judd and son,
Joseph, of Pleasanton, spent the hol
idays with their parents and other
relatives near High Point.
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Make Our Bank Your Bank.
We desire to announce the opening of the most
centrally located General Real Estate, Farm Loan
and Insurance office in Decatur County. Located
in the spacious ground floor room, first door north
of Post Office in Leon. We can assure the public
that our connections enable us to render a superior
service to our patrons in each of the departments of
Just now we are compiling a list of Decatur county
farms to be circulated extensively. If you have a
farm of any sijse or description for sale or exchange
don't fail to see us at once before this list is pub
lished. We have excellent connections wi theastern
buyers and can promise our patrons quick action.
Call, Write, Telephone.
The Lucas Realty Company
first Door North of Post Office
U. S. Bonds
Stocks and Bonds 483-30
Cash and Exchange
Capital, Surplus and Profits...#
Bills Payable 5,000,00
Bank furnishes its
Thanking you for your- patronage
ASK TO SEE OUR CHECK REGISTER.
To make our accounting system perfect we keep in a
special Check Register a complete record of each individual
check drawn upon the EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK since the present
management came into control. This register gives the date
of payment, and the name of the party to whom the check was
made. Thus check payments, when drawn on this bank can be
one of the special
Yours very truly,
Mr. Elmer Sandy, of Rose Hill,
Iowa, and Mrs. Roxie Sandy and
daughter, Gretchen, of Weldon,
Iowa visited relatives and friends
around High Point from Thursday
Mr. and MrB. Frank Roberts, of
Rose Hill, Iowa, returned to their
home Friday after spending the week
with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Minor entertained two friends
from Motor, Iowa, over Sunday.
Mesdames Woolley, Warrington,
and Aten entertained the C. C. Club
at the pleasant home of Mrs. Aten
Friday, Dec. 29th. An elegant din
ner was served. All report a pleas-.
Miss Dorothy Miller, of near Wel
doiii entertained the following young
pedpife from High Point at a house
party Saturday and Sunday, Miss
Lennie and Ora Konklin, Nell Lane,
Marie Bumgarner, and Messrs. Dick
and Tom Bumgarner, Everett Konk
lin, Isaac Smith, Ernest Sears, Mrs.
C. P. Brant, also Miss Bertha Young,
of Garden Grove, they making the
trip in a bob sled. All enjoyed them
selves immensely. Mrs. Miller proved
to be a charming hostess.
Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, of Leon, spent
the holidays with her children at
One of the heaviest snow storms
of the season fell Saturday night, ac-
EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK
companied by wind drifting so the
roads were nearly impassable for a
The teachers and pupils of the
Brant and Sponky Ridge schools en
joyed a week's vacation.
Mrs. F. E. Warrington and son
Harold, were quite sick the past
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts, of
Rose Hill, Iowa, came last Saturday
to visit his brothers Will, Jack and
Dug Roberts, also his sister, Mrs.
Dr. Piersoa, of Wichita, Kansas,
visited Friday night with his niece,
Mrs. Minor and family.
The evangelistic meetings which
have been in progress during the last
three weeks closed Sunday night.
Evangelist Maloy, of Albion, Iowa,
left for his home Monday where he
will hold meetings. The doors of the
Friend's church were opened and 24
became members. Several expect to
go into the M. E. church. It is the
best revival meeting held since Bro.
Goodsell's meetings four years ago
this winter when there were 75 con
versions, 65 going into the M. E.
church at one time.
Mr. Todd McCleary and his son,
Emery, came last week to arrange
for the sale which is to be held next
Mr. Frank Mendenhall and family
attended the golden wedding anni
versary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mc
Caull, of Pleasant Ridge Christmas
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Mrs. Jennie Smith and brother vis
ited Friday afternoon with their
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912.
and past favors, we
ter, Mrs. Ed Fest and family.
Mr. and Mrs. James WoodmanBee
were Kellerton rollers Saturday.
Dusk Gentry was a Lamoni caller
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and
Freddie WJon were Lamoni callers
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wion were
Lamoni visitors last Saturday.
Ed Fest, Frank Noftsger and Will
Rhoades were visitors at Lamoni
Miss Jennie Smith and Mr. Noah
Green were married on New Tear's
day at Decatur City.
Mat Ryan lost one of his best
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R. F. D. No. 8.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fulton en
Joyed the company of their grand
children and greatgrandchildren at
a Christmas dinner, it being their
sixty-second wedding anniversary.
Mrs. George Cox and daughter,
Mrs. Milo Lee, visited over the holi
days with John Stewart and family
at Yates Center, Kansas. Mrs. Lee
remained for an extended visit.
Tom Crago, of Garden Grove, vis
ited o.ver New Years with his cousin,
MrB. Harve Akes.
Mrs. Ned Campbell and son Frank,
of Jimmy Creek, are visiting with
her sisters, Mrs. Pete Hoover and
Mrs. Upton, this week.
Manchester Bros, received by ex
press a prize winning Poland-China
hog from Donkey Bros., of Sioux
City, Sunday. By the way, the Man
chester boys have the best herd of
Poland-Chinas in southern Iowa.
We are pleased to announce that
Mra. Daisy Stephen is slowly recov
ering from her dangerous illness.
Walter Campbell leaves today for
Lancaster, Mo., where he goes in
training as a bareback rider with a
circus. He rode a part of last sea
son with the Coulter show.
A fine Bledding snow, and the peo
ple are making use of it. The best
we have had for several years.
Several from these parts attended
the phone meeting at Leon last
Thursday, at which the old directors
were re-elected. The company ran a
little ahead in cash the past year, be
sides making improvements on the
system at a cost of $1,500. It could
have been worse.
There are some families in this
vicinity who will have to be helped
if this snow stays on much longer.
The school boys shout when it
snows, the widows moan over pic
tures from the other side of life.
Hurrah for Leon's waterworks.
The deep well is proving a success.
If all the farmers would patronize
Leon merchants instead of sending
to mail order houses, it would be a
still better town. Try it the coming
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Pleasant Valley No. 2.
William Warrick and family, of
Clarke county, spent Christmas day
.with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foland.
Mrs. James Holmes, who has
been taking care of her mother in
the north part of this state, returned
home and brought her mother with
her for the winter, so she could be
at home with her family.
Grandma Brammer was visiting
with her daughter, Mrs. John Acton,
Those who took dinner at Marion
Brammer's Christmas day were W.
F. Wadsworth and family. A. Pence
and family, Mrs. Louisa Wadsworth,
H. L. Brammer and family, Mrs.
Sarah Wycoff and son, of Grand
River, and Mrs. Ellen Ladd.
Those who called on John Acton
last Friday were Leonard and Dav
id Acton, of Sand Creek, and Allen
One of the worst snow stormg
for many years struck this neighbor
hood last Saturday. The snow is
drifted so badly that the roads are
Harrison Brown died Saturday at
the home of his son, Ransom Brown.
He Mad been sick for the past year.
The funeral was held on Monday at
Pleasant Valley church, and he was
laid away in the Young cemetery.
He is survived by six sons and two
daughters, as well as a host of dear
Mrs. Fletch Browning's son died
the past week, but we did not learn
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jimmerson
railed on H. L. Brammer last Sun
Edward Brown, of Topeka, Kas.,
came Monday to attend the funeral
of his father, Harrison Brown.
A Hero in a Lighthouse.
For years, J. S. Donahue, So.
Haven, Mich., a civil war captain, as
a lighthouse keeper, averted awful
wrecks, but a queer fact is, he might
have been a wreck himself, if Electric
Bitters had not prevented. "They
cured me of kidney trouble and
chills'" he writes, "after I had taken
other so called cures for years, with
out benefit and they also improved
my sight. Now, at seventy, I am
feeling fine." For dyspepsia, indi
gestion, all stomach, liver and kid
ney troubles, they're without equal.
Try them Only 50 cents at Bell &
Everybody is sleighriding in this
Mr. Tom Cox is on the sick list at
Jkfiss -Fern Melvin spent Saturday
and Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
John Baker had business in Leon
Those who spent Tuesday evening
at James Phipps' report a jolly good
Mr, T, M, Akers is on the sick list
at this writing.
Alvin Muse had business in Leon
James Gammon spent Monday
witb John Baker.
Lone Star school is having two
weeks of vacation.
Oakie Mine returned home Mon
day after an absence of a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marvin spent
Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Hull.
V«r Ialhats and Ghildxio.
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Frank Gittinger has a new sled.
Willis Frost has a buyer for his
Pierson and son came Saturday
with two loads. Thursday he pur
chased agricultural implements.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Wasson came
out Saturday to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Wasson.
Hiram Bunch met a lot of his
gentlemen friends at Leon Saturday,
McCrystal Realty Co.
Diamond Edge Axes and Saws
Will give you the best satisfaction of any
& make and they are handsomely finished too, ana
then the price is always reasonable. Gome in
and let us show you this line of tools. It will in
JL terest you. The workmanship is warranted and
the tools are also warranted against flaws and
Wm. Crichton & Son
and he was liberal with ten cent
The new baby at Clyde Stephens,,
as well as the mother, are getting,
Mrs. Hazel Reynolds has a sister
from Mt. Ayr visiting her.
Mrs. Ben Chastain and Mrs. John
Myers were business callers at Leon
Joe Leeper helped Clabe Brazelton
butcher a beef.
This is the beginning of the New Year and we wish you all
much happiness and prosperity. Among other things kindly re
member that we can always fit you out with good paying invest
ments in real estate. Keep in mind that no firm sells better
property than we do, at reasonable prices with terms to please
you. Of course, we believe in a certain amount of self propriety
but disbelievers in selfishness and vanity shows. We always
prefer to act and appear simple and not crazy. Likely you have
dealt with people sometime or other that had no trouble in
making you feel uncomfortable from start to finish, all because
of their kingly pride that seemed to fill the verv air in whi/.h
same courteous treatment in every transaction with us in the
Tuture the same as in the past.
T. U. McCrystal, Mgr.
Decatur City Iowa
Diamond Edge Tools
The Hardware Dealers
The Reliable Grocery
REPORTER FOR SALE BILL8.
is where you should trade to get
the Best goods, at the right Prices.
Cheap goods are high at any price.
To insure good health you must
eat good wholsome food. My spec
ialty is good pure goods and honest
profits, no goods sold under cost.
If you are not trading here, come
in and be convinced of the quality
of my goods. Yours for business
Pure Food Grocer 5
Diamond Edge Tools
are the best you can
buy and we guarantee
every article to give
satisfaction. If you
find a Diamond Edge
Tool that is defective
in any way just bring
it back ana we will
replace it without cost
to you. Now is the
seasoi* when axes and
saws are especially in