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FINE PARK DEDICATED
larvey Park, the Gift of Mrs. E. E.
llarvey to the City of Leon, for
mally Dedicated Thursday.
The beautiful Harvey Park, pre
sented to the City of Leon by Mrs.
E. E. Harvey, as a memorial to her
husband, the late Judge J. W. Har
vey, was formally dedicated with ap
propriate ceremonies last Thursday
afternoon and the enormous attend
ance testified to the appreciation of
this magnificent gift.
The dedication program commenc
ed at 3 o'clock, all of the business
bouses of Leon being closed during
the dedicatory ceremonies. The K. of
P. band marched to the park and
rendered some fine music, and one
•of the prettiest sights we ever saw in
Leon was the marching of all the
children from both the schools to the
park, each pupil carrying a small
flag. Jas. F. Harvey, president of
the Park Commission, presided, and
after music by the band and the
High School, chorus, the invocation
was delivered by Rev. Geo. E. Mitch
ell, of Weldon. Gen. D. J. Palmer,
of Washington, Commander in Chief,
of the G. A. R., made a short talk, in
the course of which he spoke of his
years of acquaintance with Judge
Harvey, and to his sterling worth as
a soldier, a citizen, and a jurist. He
especially mentioned the spectacle of
the school children attending and of
their carrying flags, and said it was
the most beautiful sight he ever wit
nessed in his life. After another song
by the schools, Congressman H. M.
Towner, the speaker of the day, made
the dedicatory address. Judge Town
er is always a fluent and eloquent
speaker, and on this occasion he was
at his best. His tribute to the mem
ory of Judge Harvey was a beautiful
one, covering a personal acquaintance
of many years, and we heard many of
our citizens say that it was the best
speech they ever heard Judge Town
er deliver. The large audience enjoy
ed every word of his address. After
everybody joined in singing "Ameri
ca" the services closed with the bene
diction by Rev. Chas. W. Reeder.
Harvey Park is one of the pretti
est little parks to be found in the
state of Iowa, located conveniently to
the business center and comprising
more than two city blocks, which is
amply large enough for a park in a
city the size of Leon. The park was
presented to the city of Leon by Mrs.
E. E. Harvey as a memorial to her
husband, the late J. W. Harvey, be
'ing turned over to the city last year,
and it is in charge of a park commisr
siori composed of Jas. F. Harvey,
Capt. J. D. Brown and Dr. J. W.
Rowell. No work was- done on the
park until this spring when a com
petent landscape artist was employed
to make plans for beautifying the
grounds, a beautiful pergola was
erected, walks laid out, much shrub
bery planted and the grounds grad
ed up. A huge red granite boulder
weighing between five and eight tons
which has laid on the farm of Capt.
J. D. Brown, north of Leon, was
hauled to the park and on this boul
der a bronze tablet has been placed
with the inscription: "Harvey Park,
Presented to the City of Leon in
Memory of John W. Harvey, 1840
1913." The state geologist visited
Leon last week and on seeing this
boulder said it was the finest boulder
he had ever seen in the state of
Iowa. In another year or so many
more improvements will be made at
the park, and everybody in Leon is
proud of Harvey Park.
Among the distinguished visitors
who were in attendance were Con
gresman and Mrs. H. M. Towner, of
Corning Gen. D. J. Palmer, of Wash
ington, Commander in Chief of the
G. A. R. Mrs. Sarah A. Fox, of Mus
catine, Past President of theW. R. C.
Gen. Guy E. Logan, of Des Moines,
Adjutant General of Iowa Capt. T.
H. Brown and Capt. James E. Wilson,
of Lincoln Post G. A. R., Chicago
Dr. rt. L. Chase, of Des Moines, and
many of the old soldiers from differ
ent parts of the county. The Leon
G. A. R. Post and W. R. C. attended
in a body, and a martial band com
posed of veterans from Weldon and
Leon, assisted with the music.
In the evening the ladies of the W.
R. C. served a splendid bean supper
at the M. E. church, the visitors and
many of our citizens enjoying the ex
cellent repast. This was'followed by
an old fashioned camp fire held in
the auditorium of the church, at
which the visitors and local veterans
told of amusing stories of old army
life. This was followed by a smoker
.1 held at the Commercial Club rooms,
where General Guy E. Logan made a
fine talk, explaining about the Iowa
j- State Militia, and its equipment, and
how application should be made in
order to secure a company for Leon
when the first vacancy occurred, and
plans have been started to secure a
local company. Several very pleasant
hours were spent, with songs by Gen.
Palmer and Capt. Wilson, while oth
ers told stories.
The dedication of Harvey Park
will long be remembered by our citi
zens and from the attendance the
giver of this beautiful park, Mrs. E.
fE. Harvey, knows that the gift is
&?•"[ A committee representing the citi
1 zens of Leon, the G. A. R. and Leon
& Commercial Club was appointed to
I prepare suitable resolutions, and
they reported the following
'ifi Whereas:—Mrs. E. E. Harvey has
generously presented to the City of
jt$- Leon and its citizens a beautiful park
4 -u,-,r kndwu as Harvey Park, as a .memor-
J«| to her husband, the late Judge
W. Harvey, who for 4I year#
.tfrvpa an honored and highly respected
wsident of Leon, a man wlio was, aslster of the late J. W.-McLaughlin,
ery movement for the betterment of
Leon and Decatur county.
Therefore: Be it resolved, that
we as a committee representing the
Leon Commercial Club, the G. A. R.
Post and the citizens of Leon desire
to publicly thank the donor of this
beautiful park which has been dedi
cated under such auspicious circum
stances, and to assure her that the
memory of her beloved husband will
ever remain green in the hearts of
Resolved, that we desire to thank
Hon. H. M. Towner, who made such
a splendid dedicatory address Gen.
D. J. Palmer, Commander in Chief of
the G. A. R. Mrs. Sarah A. Fox, Past
Department President of the W. R.
C. of Iowa Gen. Guy E. Logan, Ad
jutant General of Iowa Capt. T. H.
Brown, Capt. Jas. E. Wilson of Lin
coln Post, Chicago Dr. R. L. Chase,
of Des Moines the G. A. R. Post of
Leon the W. R. C. of Leon, the vet
erans from various parts of the
county, and the citizens who attend
ed the dedication of Harvey Park,
thus showing thei,r appreciation of
this magnificent gift.
Resolved, that we express our
thanks to the teachers and pupils of
the Lpon public schools who attended
the dedicatory services anT assisted
with the music.
nesolved. that we tender our
thanks to the Leon K. P. Band and
the Martial Drum Corps for the
Epiendid music furnished on this oc
casion and to the ladies of the W. R.
O. for the bountiful supper which was
served in the evening.
Many Going to College.
An unusually large number of De
catur county young people will attend
various colleges the coming year.
Eleven members of the class of '15
of the Leon High School, just one
third of the class, are going to col
lege this year. Those from this
class who have gone or are going
within a few days are: Misses Nina
Bowman and Nina Olsen to Drake
University Misses Elma Forbes and
Dorothy Hull to the State University
at Iowa City Miss Margueritte
Daughton to St. Joseph's at Des
Moines Miss Margaret McKlveen to
Rockford College at Rockford, Illi
nois Bryan Robbins to Ames Edgar
Rowell to Lake Forest University at
Lake Forest, Illinois Miss Lola Braz
eiton to the State Teachers College at
Cedar Falls Miss Martha Hoffman to
Simpson College at Indianola Miss
Gretchen Hurst to the University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Entertained Distinguished Visitors.
Capt. and, Mrs., J. D. Brown enter
tained iMPPf^^^^sts at a dinner
party gi*en at Hotel Leon last Friday
noon in honor of their distinguished
guests who came to attend the dedi
cation of Harvey Park on Thursday,
Gen. D. J. Palmer, Commander in
Chief of the G. A. R. of Washington
Mrs. Sarah A. Fox, Past Department
President of the W. R. C. of Iowa, of
Muscatine Gen. Guy E. Logan, Ad
jutant General of Iowa, of Des
Moines Capt. T. H. Brown and
Capt. Jas. E. Wilson, of Lincoln Post,
Chicago, 111. Dr. R. L. Chase, of Des
Moines. A delicious dinner was serv
ed, Capt. Brown officiating as toast
master, and every guest present was
called upon to respond to a toast. It
was one of the most pleasant social
gatherings ever held in Leon, and
added another jewel in the crown of
Capt. and Mrs. Brown as entertainers.
G. A. It. Post Granted Use of Jury
The board of supervisors on Mon
day passed a resolution authorizing
Leon Post No. 251, G. A. R. to use
the grand jury room in the court
house as a meeting place, it being
understood that their meetings would
not interfere with the use of the
room by the grand jury when they
were in session. The G. A. R. Post
has been meeting for many years in
a room in the Harmon block, but as
they are growing few in number, and
in order to decrease their expenses,
asked for the use of the grand jury
room, and we don't believe there is a
single person in Decatur county who
will object to them doing so.
Court Adjourned Friday.
Judge H. K. Evans adjourned the
August term of the district court' last
Friday at noon and returned to his
home at Corydon on the afternoon
train. Several days ,were occupied iV
hearing the testimony and arguments
in the case of J. F. Cesler vs. City of
Leon, in which Mr. Cesler appealed,
from the paving assessments made
against his property, and in hearing
the arguments on the case of Bow
sher & Bowsher vs. Thomas Suther
lin. The court took both cases un
der advisement and will not make his
decision in them for a couple
Visited the Leon Schools.
Last Friday forenoon, General
D. J. Palmer, General Guy E. Logan,
Capt. T. H. Brown, Capt. Jas. E.
Wilson, Dr. R. L. Chase, Mra. Emma
A. Fox, and many of the local veter
ans marched to the High School
building and spent several hours with
the school children. The visitors were
called upon for short talks. General
Palmer of course had to sing a num
ber of his famous songs, and the visit
was enjoyed alike by the visitors, the
school children and the faculty.
Death of Miss Jane McLaughlin.
Miss Jane McLaughlin, an old time
resident of Decatur City, died at the
home of her neice, Mrs. F. M. Euritt,
Tuesday, where she had been visiting
for a few weeks. Miss McLabghlin
was about 90 years of age. and was
I'Tr .v:r ,i 1
A NEW M. E. PASTOR
Rev. Raoul R. Moser, of Dallas Cen
ter Comes to Leon, Rev. Guy
J. Fansher Goes to Ogden.
Rev. Guy J. Fansher, who has been
the popular pastor of the Leon M. E.
church for the past three years and
a half, has been assigned as pastor
of the M. E. church at Ogden, in
Boone county, for the coming year,
by the Des Moines Conference, and
Rev. Raoul R. Moser, of Dallas Cen
ter, will be the new pastor at Leon.
Rev. Fansher has been a very effici
ent and popular pastor during the
time he has been in Leon and is
recognized as one of the splendid
young preachers in the conference,
and his appointmnt to the Ogden
charge comes as a promotion, the
salary being $1,300 a year with par
sonage, while at Leon he received
only 11,000 and parsonage. Rev.
and Mrs. Fansher have both been in
trumentai in doing splendid work for
the church in Leon, and have made
may friends here who regret to see
them leave. We can commend them
to the good people of Ogden as a
most welcome addition to their city.
The Leon church this year raised the
pastor's salary from 1,000 to $1,200
Rev. Raoul R. Moser, the new
pastor assigned to the Leon charge,
REV. RAOUL R. MOSER.
is one of the brightest and most elo
quent ministers in the Iowa, confec-
ence. He has been pastor or the M.
E. church at Dallas Center the past
year, and in addition to having a
splendid reputation as a pastor, he
is a lecturer of considerable note. He
was born in Switzerland, where his
childhood days were spent. His fam
ily consists of his wife and one
son, and they are expected in
Leon on Saturday evening, and will
jreceive a cordial welcome by the
church people and citizens generally
of Leon. We have seen a number of
press notices which speak highly of
his ability as a preachcr and lecturer,
as well as a good mixer, one of the
kind who is not a believer in long
He can laugh,
joke and have a good time as well
as anyone, and is the better for it.
Here is one comment taken from the
Woodbine Twiner: "Rev. Raoul R.
Moser is a preacher, but he doesn't
look it. You'd be more apt to pick
him up for a common place piano
tuner or a box office man in a good
moving picture show. We've known
him for years and can depose and
say that he is a preachcr from his
toenails up. Another thing, he would
never be shot for his good looks, and
at times he makes ugly faces at you
when h.e talks from the platform, but
he doesn't mean it. Nevertheless, he
will keep you looking at him while
he is speaking, you can count on
The following are the appoint
ments of the Chariton District:
A. A. Thompson, district superin
Allerton, D. J. Shenton.
Beaconsfield, to be supplied.
Benton and Thayer, B. C. Lyle.
Blockton, William Mercer.
Cambria, E. A. Place.
Chariton, E. E. Ilgenfritz.
Corydon, Edward Pruitt.
Dallas, W. H. Larrick.
Davis City, to be supplied.
Decatur, F. H. Perkins.
Derby, F. B. Warner.
jJiagonal, C. M. Edmondson.
El is ton, V. H. Henderson.
Garden Grove, J. G. Duling.
Grand River, to be supplied.
Hopeville, to be supplied.
Humeston, N. V. Wilson.
Jamison, to be supplied.
Kellefton, B. R. VanDyke.
Lacona, C. E. Bennett.
Lamoni, E. T. Partridge..
Leon, R. R. Moser.
Liberty Center, to be supplied.
Lineville, E. E. Jervis.
Melcher, C. K. Cork hill.
Millerton, to be supplied.
Milo, Victor West.
Mt. Ayr, R. M. Shipman.
Murray, L. E. Ripley.
New Virginia, G. W. Koser.
Oakley, to be supplied.
Osceola, William Hints.
Promise City, H. E. Copeland.
Redding, A. M. Eastman.
Russell, E. L. Stone.
Seymour, J. F. MtiKay.
Tingley, Peter Parker.
Van Wert, O. W. Morrow.
Weldon, E. J. Laird.
Woodburn, W- S. Weyrauch.
Other appointments in which our
readers are specially interested are.
Setter Hill, 1. N. Woodard.
Denlson, J. L. Boyd.
DECATUR COUNTY NORMAL
Saturday Session Will Not lie Held on
Account of the Corn Picnic.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
September 23, 24 and 25 have been
announced as the dates for the com
bined session of the Decatur County
Normal Institute and Educational As
sociation. Since the announcement
was made it has been learned that
the annual Corn Picnic will be held
Saturday, the 25th. This is the regu
lar time for this event. The conflict
is due to a report circulated during
the summer, to the effect that the
Corn Picnic would not be held this
year. We know that verx many
teachers in the county look forward
to this event as one of the holidays
of the year. We believe that such
activities make for a greater Decatur
county and should receive every pos
sible encouragement. Therefore we
are attempting to so readjust and
combine the divisions of the program
so as to bring all essential matters
within the scope of two days and ev
enings thus leaving Saturday free for
those who desire to attend the Corn
All teachers are required by law to
attend this institute. All Normal
Training students and others expect
ing to teach are advised to attend. All
patrons and friends of the Decatur
county schools are most cordially in
The session will be one of unusual
interest. Practical methods of teach
ing the new subjects, agriculture, do
mestic science and manual training
will be presented by J. E. Prather,
Dorothy Scott of Cedar Falls, and C.
B. Woodstock. This work will be
supplemented by a conference with
Supt. F. P. Reed of Osceola, who rep
resents the extension department of
Iowa State College.
The High School interests will be
especially served by Dr. John E. Stout
of Cornell College, president of the
Iowa State Teachers Association last
year, and J. C. McGlade of the State
Department of Public Instruction.
Macy Campbell, director of Rural
Education, in Iowa State Teachers
College, will be in charge of the rural
school conference, Miss Julia Grady
who has spent the summer in study
at Chautauqua,' New York, will pre
sent methods in some subjects that
are not generally welj taught. Miss
Mabel Carlile will present concrete
plans for the teaching of music and
drawing, President George Briggs of
Graceland, who has recently return
ed from the Philippines, where he
was the head of the colonial educa
tional system, will deliver an address
d&fipg the session.
The ladies of the Parent-Teachers
Association Will serve a cafeteria lun
cheon in the dining room of the do
mestic science department both
Thursday and Friday at noon. The
ladies of the Christian and Methodist
thurches will serve six o'clock dinner.
For the convenience of the teach
ers who desire to engage lodging for
the session, all persons who can ac
commodate guests at this time are re
quested to leave their names at the
office of the county supeintendent to
gether with a statement of terms.
Mabel Horner, County Supt.
They're Very Fine.
We refer to Lowney's celebrated
chocolates, which are sold in Leon
exclusively at Cherrington's, of
course. And everybody connected
with The Reporter office will testify
to the above statement after sampling
boxes of Lowney chocolates which
were presented by Charles Cherring
ton this week. Cherrington carries
Lowney candies in a special refriger
ator case, and they are always fresh.
Try a box of Lowney's and you'll
agree with us.
Mexican Cut in Fight.
The Mexicans employed on Isaac
Gatton's section filled up on bad
liquor Sunday and had quite a fight,
one of them receiving a deep cut
about six inches long on his right
arm with a razor, and he lost a lot
of blood. He was brought up town
and his wound attended to, and is
getting along all right. The Mexican
who did the cutting picked up his
grip and started out of town and has
not been apprehended.
Sudden Death at Pleasanton.
Mrs. Emma Sneathen, wife of Leo
Sneathen, was found dead in bed at
her home in Pleasanton Tuesday
morning. She had retired the prev
ious evening in apparent good health.
Mr. Sneathen who slept with her
spoke to her in the morning, but she
did not respond and it developed that
she had passed away without a strug
gle, her body being still warm. Heart
trouble is supposed to have caused
Will Gravel Road to Cemetery.
J. E. Leeper, one of the best road
builders in all Iowa, commenced work
grading up the road lead
ing the Leon cemetery, preparatory
to covering it with gravel, and we'll
guarantee that when he completes
the work it will be like a boulevard.
Barns Destroyed by Lightning.
beorge Redman, of near Delray,
lost two barns by fire started by
lightning on Wednesday of last week.
LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1915. VOLUME LXII, NO. 5.
had some hay in them but
no stock. His loss will be about
$600, only partially (insured.
Modale, J. A. E. Cunningham.
Woodbine, J. F.' Gibson.
Hastings* W. H. Shipman.
Stuart. Geo. T. Roberts
Bedford, J. ..W. Goedsett.
urday etffrfar' ftfrP CtaiPftidlfe
TWENTYf IVE YEARS AGO
Items Taken from the files of The
Reporter Published a Quarter
of a Century Ago.
Mr. Ben Huston and Miss Mattie
Bryant were married by Elder JoneB
at his residence in Leon on Sunday,
Sept. 14 th.
A one armed tramp printer was a
caller at The Reporter office Tuesday.
Morgan & Reed are training a
number of horses at the fair grounds
track. They have quite a number of
promising steppers, one of them be
ing capt. J. D. Brown's fine stallion,
and two well bred colts owned by Dr.
J. B. Horner, of Davis City.
Searight Zornes died at the home
of Uriah Acton in Leon on Sept. 11
at the age of 24 years. He was bur
ied at the Funktown cemetery on
Sept. 12th, the funeral sermon being
preached by Rev. J. H. Edwards at
the Pleasant Valley Baptist church.
Dr. Will VanWerden and Dr. C. C.
Cone amputated Tommy Royal's leg
last Friday. He lives near Leroy and
is getting along nicely.
Grandfather Jenkins, father of W.
H. Jenkins, of Center township, died
on Monday at the age of 90 years.
Miss Helen Wood returned from a
visit with relatives in Nebraska.
Marion F. Stookey departed Mon
day on a business trip to Portland,
Samuel Benefiel returned last
week from a visit with his children at
various places in Nebraska.
Mrs. E. M. Sanford and children
arrived from the west to visit a few
days with old friends in this city.
Miss Maud Creighton returned last
week from a visit with relatives at
Winterset, Des Moines and Osceola.
Charles Edwards is going to Chi
cago soon to take a course in voice
culture. Charley Sullivan will fill
his place behind the counter of our
popular clothier, M. Mayer.
Mrs. T. E. Horner and son are at
Albia this week attending the wed
ding of her sister, Miss Grace Arnold
to Mr. Judd Devereaux. C. E. Hurst
and Samuel Bowman are also in at
tendance from this place.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
John Stewart, of Center township,
Corn Picnic, Saturday, Sept. 25th.
Great preparations are being made
for the annual Corn Club Picnic
which will be held in the fine park
3 milfts northwest of Garden Grove
on Saturday, Sept. 25th. The princi
pal speakers of the day will be J. W.
Jarnigan, editor of the Iowa Farmer,
and H. M. Havener, of Marengo,
Iowa. There will be the usual big
list of premiums offered for the best
showing of corn and other farm pro
ducts. The Garden Grove band will
furnish music for the occasion, Gar
den Grove and Leroy will play base
ball and there will be other good
amusements. The corn show at the
annual picnic has already attracted
a great deal of attention, and there
will be a splendid exhibit this year. A
cordial invitation is extended to ev
erybody to attend the Corn Picnic.
The following is the program for
11 to 12—Music by Garden Grove
band and address by H. M. Havener
of Marengo, Iowa.
1:30—Basket ball, Garden Grove
2:00—Music, band and Garden
2:15—Address by J. W. Jarnigan,
editor Iowa Farmer, Des Moines.
3:00—Music and drill by Garden
Grove school girls.
3:15—Reading, J. G. Duling, Gar
3:30—Auction of exhibits, J. J.
.3:30—Baseball, Garden Grove vs.
•The ladies will have a display of
fancy work. Everyone is asked to
bring some. The committee will dis
play articles but owners are asked to
get their property at close of show.
Any one having articles to sell put
name and price on.
A Big Surprise on Chas. Thorp.
On Thursday, Sept. 9th, the many
friends of Charley Thorp assembled
in the opera house at Pleasanton,
where a sumptuous banquet had been
prepared to and in honor of him and
his sister and two daughters of St.
Louis, Mo., who wore visiting him.
The people of Pleasanton took this
occasion to show their appreciation
of Mr. Thorp's endeavors to build up
the community and help his fellow
man whenever opportunity presented
The number of friends served at
the banquet were one hundred and
twenty. After supper they were en
tertained by Mias Etta Swift, one of
Mr. Thorp's neices, who is an accom
plished musician. They were also
favored by several vocal solos and
quartets by different ones, after
which the many friends departed
wishing Mr. Thorp continuance of the
success which he now enjoys.
Bought the Osceola Democrat.
We have received the first issue of
the Osceola Democrat under the
management of Gerald W. Dou^hett,
who purchased the paper at the re
ceiver's sale on Saturday, Sept. 4th,
paying $6925 for the property, and
if the first issue of the paper is any
criterion Mr. Douthett is going to
give the people of Clarke county a
mighty good newspaper. There is a
splendid field at Osceola for a.demo
cratic paper, and we welcome
Douthett to the mnks of the new»pa
per„ fl|en of jouthfrn Iowa. He, la -a
young nan who Jias a' chatice to
iliftfce «oo4, «M we believe he wi|l
RINGLING l)AY ALMOST HERE.
Itig Circus Bound This Way on Five
Great Trains Loaded with
Children are now on their best be
havior in anticipation of a real holi
day treat on Monday, Sept. 20, when.
Ringling Brothers' World's. Greatest
Shows will exhibit in Centerville. It
is expected that this city will send
more than its usual number of "saw
dust fans" to welcome this popular
Ringling Brothers promise many
novelties and innovations and a "big
ger and better everything" is the
slogan. Preceding the regular circus
performance the new spectacle of
"Solomon and the Queen of Sheba,'*
will be enacted on the largest stage
in the world. This mammoth 1,250
character pageant cost$l,000,000and
the costumes, scenery and stage prop
erties are said to be a revelation in
gorgeousness. Among the 385 arenia
acts, are scores of equestrians includ
ing the Lloyds, famous English rid
ers the Borsinis rolling globe ar
tists the Josephson Glima troupe
the five highest perch acts ever pre
sented Big Bingo, the biggest living
elephant five herds of trick ele
phants 50 clowns, 20 families of
aerialists and a magnificent horse
show and speed tournament. The
menagerie is larger and more com
plete than ever and features many
animals never before exhibited in
America. A free street parade will
be given on the morning of show day.
Purchased Puritana Cafe.
G. B. Rook, who sold his cafe in
this city several weeks ago, last week
purchased the Puritana Cafe owned
by Tom Wright and took possession
last Friday. Mr. Rook and wife af
ter disposing of their business in this
city visited a number of towns seek
ing a new location, but did not find
any town which looked as good to
liiem p.s Leon, and their many friends,
will be pleased to see them locate
here again. Mr. and Mrs. Wright
who have conducted the Puritana
Cafe for some time have built up a
nice business, operating one of the
neatest and cleanest cafes in this,
part of the state, ami the business:
was getting better all the time, but
Mr. Wright, who was formerly a con
ductor on the Canadian and North
ern R. R. running out of Winnipeg,
B. C., concluded that railroading was
more to his liking, and they will re
turn to Winnipeg to make their
Special Teachers' Examination.
Because of a scarcity of teachers
over the state the department of pub
lic instruction has provided' for &
special teachers examination to b*
held September 16 and 17. Provision
al certificates only are issued on this,
examination. Candidates are admit
ted without the 12 weeks normal
training required for admission to
the »egular examinations. The schools,
of this county are all filled at the
present time. However, there are
but few unemployed teachers in the
county, and it is likely that vacancies
will occur which will open positions
to those who pass this special exam.
ination. The examination will be held
in my office, September 16 and 17.
Meeting of the Parent-Teachers' As~
The regular meeting of the Par
ent-Teachers' Association will be held,
in the high school assembly room on
Friday, September 17tli, at 3 o'clock.
Business of importance is to 1m
This will be the first meeting for
the new school year, and you are
cordially invited to come and make
the acquaintance of the new patrons^
and the new teachers.
"The Goddess' Tonight.
Chapter eight of the fascinating:
serial, "The Goddess," being shown,
at the popular Idle Hour theatre, will
be shown this afternoon and evening,
the popular five cent matinee at 3.
o'clock, and the regular 5 and 1®
cent shows in the evening, the first
of the three evening shows commence
ing promptly at 7 o'clock. There ar»
some thrilling scenes in this week'*
chapter, and you should not miss see
ing it. ____________
Ralph Gatton, Leon .20
Mary A. Boyce, Lamoni 2(1
Ray Elmer Blinn, Leon 28
Bertha Irene DeWece, Leon 21
Arthur A. Epperley, Leon 22
Cecil L. Guthrie, Leon 22
Death of Mrs. W. F. Blair.
Mrs. W. F. Blair died at her home
in Van Wert Sunday noon, her death,
following an illness of some weeks,
but the final summons come unex
pected. An obituary will be publish
ed next week.
William Machlan Dead. ,1
William Machlan, who has been ly
ing very low at his home near Wel
don, pawed away last Saturday, his
funeral being held on Monday. A fit
ting obituary will be published next
A Leon nurseryman advertises:
"Do my own prolifigating." Pretty
good. More than likely other nur
serymen will be wanting this fellow
to come and do "prolifigating" for
them.' By, the way, just how does he
"prolifigate ?'Knoxville Express,
Oq account of school being lh se»ri'
sion, the matinee at the.IdJo Hour
ti^atre next Tueqday pf J'The Meltt-n
ta|TP»V' wfll .be given a*