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F. R. Porter who has been visiting
at the home of his son Fred at Des
Moines was in Van Wert last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hawkins drove
up to Des Moines in their car last
Miss Margaret Warrener spent
Wednesday with her friend, Miss Vel
ma McJimsey at the home of Mrs.
Miss Gladys Hoadley stayed at the
home of her grandmother, Mrs. Anna
ierce and attended school.
Orbin Hanks of Des Moines came
last week for a visit with old friends
Miss Lenora Price who has been
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Ralph
Thompson and family returned home
Paul Thompson of Fairview is here
visiting with his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. C..J. Price for a few days.
The business men of town met last
Tuesday evening and decided that
Van Wert should have two big days
of celebration. The After Harvest
Carnival which has been talked of
for so long is really going to be and
Friday and Saturday, October 1st and
2nd are the dates set for it. The
business men are going to see that
there are amusements enough fur
nished so that everyone will have a
line time and "can truly say that Van
Wert knows how to do things.
Orbin Hanks of Des Moines and
Burbank Halstead were Saturday
night and Sunday visitors with Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Hanks.
Mrs". Ella Branscomb spent Friday
afternoon with her friend, Mrs. Ber
Mrs. Martha Gibson who has been
quite ill for the past few months is
slowly improving and it is hoped that
she will soon be well again.
Miss Virginia West of Chicago is
here for a short visit with friends and
Miss Helen Fierce took dinner with
her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Fierce.
Miss Velma Spencer was visiting in
town Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanks spent
Sunday with Mrs. Hank's grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs John Gibson.
Newt Thompson of New Virginia
is here visiting with his brother, John
Mrs. A. B. Cornell is very sick at
this writing. Her many friends join
in wishing for her speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Spencer and
children were Sunday visitors at the
home of J. A. Smith and wife.
Mrs. Conn was assisting Mr. Avery
with his restaurant work last week.
Miss Minnie Hand of Leon spent
Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Laura
Miss Kitchener of Decatur is visit
ing at the home of Mrs. Anna Fierce.
Miss Rosa Smith was a week end
guest of her mother, Mrs. Sarah
Miss Christia Lantz spent Sunday
in town with her friend, Miss Lena
F. E. Smith returned last week
from Parnell, Mo., where he had been
working a short time.
Effie Cornell," who is teaching
school at New Sharon was called
home on account of the serious ill
ness of hep mother, Mrs. A. B. Cor
Mr. Tiedje of Davenport came last
week for a visit with his sons, Will,
Henry and Herman.
Mrs. Henry Thompson and grand
daughter, Miss Hazel Baxter were
Sunday visitors at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. J. Price.
King Cornell of Creston came Mon
day to visit with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Cornell.
Inez Skidmore went to Leon for a
farewell visit with her grandmother,
Mrs. J. L. Gardner. Miss Skidmore
will leave next week for Chicago,
where she will be a student at the
Mr. and Mrs. Garber and daughter
and soil of near Crown were Sunday
visitors in town.
White-hand washer, $10.00.
The White Way hand washer, $12.00.
The White Way hand washer with belt at
The White Way power washer with
Call and look the line, over before mak
ing your purchase.
Wnifl. Crichton &Son
J. E. Holt and wife are rejoicing
over the arrival of a fine little girl,
who has come to make her home with
Miss Velma McJimpsey spent Sun
day at the home of her friend, Miss
Harry Wilson of DeKalb was a
business visitor in our town Monday.
Our town was shocked Sunday
noon to hear of the sudden death of
Mrs. W. F. Blair, a very estimable
and highly respected lady of our
community. Mrs. Blair had been ill
for some time, but she was not
thought to be dangerously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Price and Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Price attended the
funeral of Mr. Machlan Monday af
Mrs. Fannie Lamoree and sister,
Miss Helen Blair were business visit
tors to Leon Thursday.
Miss Fannie Easter and daughters
Nellie, Flossie and Lela were visitors
in town Sunday.
Miss Mertie Price of Clearfield was
visiting in town last week.
Subject for Endeavor Sunday even
ing is "Shields against Temptations."
Misses Christia Lantz and Margaret
Hanks are leaders.
Mrs. Mattie Imhoff and daughter
Mary attended the funeral of Mr.
Will Machlan of Van Wert.
J. C. Hull and daughter Georgia
called Monday at the home of Ralph
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Eivins and
family visited Sunday at Harry Plum
Clyde and George Imhoff were
Lere Leon callers Saturday night.
Albert and Orlo Harger spent Sun
day with Willie Bright.
Tom Cox and Lee Butts were Deca
tur callers Saturday evening.
Misses Helen Imhoff and Thelma
Woodmansee visited Saturday and
Sunday at home.
L. E. Cummins and sons John and
Orville spent Sunday evening at the
home of F. M. Cummins.
Rosa Harger visited Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bright
daughter Helen and Mr. and
Henry Quigley and daughter
spent Sunday at A1 Vanpelt's.
Cora Cummins spent Saturday and
Sunday at home.
Walter Palmer, Roy Bright and
Lester Case visited Sunday with Law
Mrs. B. C. Melvin and daughter
Lois spent Sunday with Mrs. Lee
Dale Case spent Sunday with Amzy
T. W. Vanpelt spent Wednesday at
Mrs. Mattie Imhoff and daughter
Mary attended the funeral of Mrs.
Blair at Van Wert.
Will Bright, Payton Hull and
and Harry Plummer were Leon call
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Springer went
to Des Moines Sunday to visit with
Will Bright and son Roy attended
the sale of Frank Miller Tuesday.
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KEPOKTRlt FOR SALE BILLS.
IT IS THE
Of Washers that we sell*
The Washer that runs easy and is guaranteed
against flaws and imperfections in material
and workmanship for five years. Defective
parts furnished free of charge, transporta
Quite a few from this vicinity at
tended the dedication of the new park
on last Thursday.
Mrs. Hazel Plummer spent Tues
day at the home of her parents, Will
•tiffiVSi.iiiTiii. W'i'' i'I N'I'7'1I'V«wii HIH'"1-
Thursday, Sept. 9th was the birth
day of Mrs. F. M. Ricks and her Re
bekah sisters planned a surprise on
her and they invited her many
friends outside of the order and a
great number attended. They had
three tables spread in our lovely park
and they were loaded with good
things to eat, prepared by her friends
and a fine time was enjoyed by all.
Earl Newton returned Friday
from a trip to the coast, attending
the fair at San Diego and also the
exposition at San Francisco and then
went to Portland. Earl is one of
our rural mail carriers and is a
worthy young man and he certainly
used good judgment in spending his
vacation in taking this grand trip.
He says likes all others that the trip
alone was worth the money without
any expositiqn in an educational
Mrs. S. A. Parker is visiting at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. B. C.
Sears of Leon this week.
Lyman McClain and wife return
ed Friday from St. Joe, where they
had been buying their fall stock of
goods for the firm of Goble & Mc
Mr. and Mrs. Art Teale made a
business trip to Jefferson the past
week, returning Friday.
Mrs. Eunice Easter left for Cres
ton Wednesday to be in attendance
at the Advent camp meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. George Henderson
returned to this city after a two
weeks visit with brothers and sisters
C. A. Marble made a business trip
to Decatur City Wednesday.
Arthur Cummings and wife and
daughter of Wyoming are here visit
ing home folks this week, and made
a trip to Chicago to visit at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Dr. Jeffries.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Marvin and
little daughter were visiting at the
home of Mrs. Frank Ricks Tuesday.
Marion Hullinger returned from
Dakota Saturday where he was visit
ing his brother the past two weeks.
The Church of Christ is erecting a
neat little church in this city. They
put in the foundation and will soon
be ready for the carpenters.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Judd returned
last week from a several weeks visit
in Wyoming and other points of in
terest in the west.
Mrs. Arthur Frakes and little son
Roy of Buffalo, Wyoming, were visit
ing her aunt, Alice Marble and her
counsin C. A. Marble and wife Sun
day and Sunday evening, Mrs. Frakes
will be better known by the name of
Minnie Bay formerly of Grand Riv
Mr. and Mrs. Matteson of near De
catur autoed to this city in their new
touring car they just purchased -last
Monday evening. Miss Myrta Marble
who is teaching at Jack Oak school
and is boarding at the Matteson
home accompanied them.
Miss Helen Wailes left for Indian
ola Tuesday to attend school this
A very pleasant surprise was plan
ned on our leading restaurant man,
Charles Thorp's sister and neices.
They were invited to spend the even
ing at the Macy home. Their many
friends got busy and took possession
of his hall and baskets filled with
the finest delicacies were quickly
brought from all parts of town when
the table was set and everybody seat
ed in the hall. They were called to
see a friend. When they came they
met with 135 friends, who partook of
an re as re pa re in on or
his sister and neices. After supper
was over the old and young were en
gaged in games of various kinds af
ter which the floor was taken by the
younger folks and music started
waltzing and two stepping, which was
enjoyed by all, the rest of the even
ing being spent very joyfully and all
will long remember it.
School is progressing, the enroll
ment being unusually large. Perfect
attendance is reported. The teachers
are Prof. Ralph Shelton principal,
Mrs. Vena Edwards assistant princi
pal, Miss Margaret Perkins inter
mediate, Miss Dorothy Tye primary,
Rev. Fair occupied the pulpit at
the C. U. church Saturday night, Sun
'day and Sunday night and will be
I with us again in two weeks from that
time. Come and hear the pure gos
Mrs. Millie Gentle came \ip from
Cainesville last Friday and visited
her sister, Mrs. Spence Moore.
Mrs. Hattie Cozad and Miss Veta
McClaran departed for Minnesota
last Wednesday to visit the former's
son, Frank Hutchinson and other
Pierce Miller took an overland trip
to Chariton last week to visit rela
Mrs. Joseph Swift and daughters,
Lillie arid Etta who have been visit
ing the former's brother, Charles
Thorp for the past month returned
to their home in St. Louis last Sat
John Mitchell and wife of Des
Moines and Miss Lida McGrew of Den
ver, Colorado, came down last Fri
day to attend the burial of Mrs.
Mitchell's and Miss McGrew's father,
Mrs. Dobson of Blockley came
down Sunday and visited her sister,
Mrs. Huston for a few days.
Ruby and Edna Huston entertain
ed the Bay View club last Tuesday
evening. Light refreshments were
Misses Mabel and *Nadine McClung
went to Cedar Falls the first of the
week where they will enter the State
Mrs. S. Horr who has befell here
visiting at the home of her sister,
Mrs. S. Spence and family, returned
to her home at Deloit, Iowa, Monday.
Misses Lena and Olive. Morris and
Cora Pollard, of Derby, were here
Saturday, visiting at the Lloyd Mor
Henry French who has been visit
ing at the home of his brother, Rob
ert French of this city returned to his
home in Newton Saturday.
Miss Harriett Brown of Chicago,
came last week to visit at the Joe
Culver home and with other rela
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1915.
Ernest McCleary and daughters of
(ioodwell, Oklahoma, are here visit
ing at the John McCleary home.
Mr, Howard of Des Moines came
ltisi week to visit at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Cooper Scott and
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Stearns nvho
have been in Ohio the past summer
visiting at the home of the former's
father, returned home last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hoadley who
have been in Helena, Montana, the
]ast throe months visiting at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. Claude
Wood and family, returned home
Tom Brown of Chicago was here
last week visiting with his sisters,
Mrs. Northrup and Mrs. Bartlett.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cherry of Leroy
left the first of the week for Califor
nia to visit with relatives and attend
Mrs. F. L. Smith and son and
daughter who have been visiting at
the Sam Spence home returned to
their home at St. Joe, Mo., Saturday.
John Woodruff of Humeston was
here on business the first of the week.
5, 6, 7
two year old
McMains & Hasbrouck, Auctioneer
Miss Marian Jennings left Mon
day for lndianola to enter Simpson
College for the coming year.
Mrs. Burkhart, of Des Moines, who
has been visiting at the C. T. Smith
home returned to her home Monday.
Mrs. E. E. Rumley and daughter
and mother of West Grove who were
visiting at the.Clxas. Oflleld home, re
Mr. and Mrs. John Drury spent
Sunday with Mrs. Drury's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Woolsey.
Air. and Mrs. Jim Drury and daugh
ters, Fleeta and Forna called at the
Charley Graham home Sunday after
Miss Esther Graham went to spend
a few days with Mrs. Eva Easton of
Akron, Mo., Saturday.
Edith Spargur spent Sunday after
noon with Page and Grace Drury.
Page and Grace Drury took dinner
with Edith Spargur Sunday.
Several from here attended church
at New Salem Sunday.
Mrs. Martin Hendrickson and son
Big Auction Sale Of
At Decatur, Iowa,
Saturday, Sept. 25,1915
Sale commences at o'clock.
Twelve Big Lots, each 98^x175 feet
all located on the principal street from the public square to the depot, with an
abundance of fruit trees, and will make ideal locations for residence properties.
These twelve lots which will be sold to the highest bidder are lots i,
in sub-division of outlot
and lots 1,
the-east half of outlot 5, of the Original town of Decatur City, Iowa.
Some Facts About Decatur, Iowa
Decatur is situated in one of the best farming and stockraisinit sections of Iowa, desirably
located, has at present a population of over 500, and will be a city of thousands in the near
future. The population is composed of educated, courteous and refined people, who wear the
won't wear off and are ever ready to extend a favor to friends and strangers. The
business houses of the town are modern in every respect, enjoying a splendid trade and it is
growing each vear. There are two hotels, two exceptional strong banks, the town is
with electricity, the railroad and shipping facilities are good, and the Decat-u High S"hn-1
one of the best accredited High schools in Southern Iowa. If you want an investment or a
home where you can educate your children and have the best of social .surroundings, you will
make no mistake in buying lots and locating in Decatur City.
TERMS—These lots will be sold to the highest bidder, one-fourth of the purchase price to
be paid on day of sale, and the balance in three equal payments, due in six, twelve and eighteen
months, with 6 per cent interest. Vender's lien until notes are paid. A reasonable discount
011 deferred payments for cash.
I John Woodard and wife, Owners
I Tullis Bros., Auctioneers. E. W. Townsend, Clerk.
CLOSINfi Oil SALE!
Two miles west and two miles south of Garden Grove, Iowa, on
Tuesday, September 21,1915
Commencing at 10 o'clock, the following described property, to-wit:
134 dead of Live Stock
24 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES—Consisting of 3 coming 4 year olds, 4 mules,
a pair of 3 year olds and a pair of 2 year olds, 7 brood mares, from 4 years old to 11. All
good stock and in good flesh. Three suckling colts, 6 yearling colts. Also one grade Nor
man stallion weight between 1700 and 1800.
65 HEAD OF CATTLE—Consisting of about 15 milch cows, some with calves at side,
steers, 8 yearling steers, 10 two year old heifers, balance yearlings and
45 HEAD OF HOGS—Consisting of 6 brood sows, balance spring shoats.
HAY AND GRAIN 70 or 80 tons hay in the barn, 25 acres of good corn in the field,
250 acres of pasture.
FARM IMPLEMENTS—Binder, spreader, sulkey plow, cultivators, 5 sets of work har
ness, cider mill, 2 shellers, 2 big water tanks, new wagon, new carriage, top buggy, and a
whole lot of other implements too numerous to mention.
Lunch on the Grounds
TERMS 12 months time at 6 per cent from date, 8 per cent from date if not paid
when due. Sums under $5.00 cash in hand. 2 per cent discount for cash.
Clerk from C. S. Stearns State Bank.
Eros went to Creston Thursday to at
tend the camp meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Davis spent
Monday night with Col Walker and
Mrs. Frank Hollister spent Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. Ed Still.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Spargur and
jasper Spargur were calling at the
Seth Davis home Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale are the
proud parents of a nine pound boy,
born Sept. 9th.
Mr. and Airs. Homer Davis and
children spent Thursday night at
Mrs. Julian Spargur and grand
daughter Edith called on Rosa and
Esther Graham Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. James Davis called at
the Seth Davis home Thursday.
A nice rain visited this section last
week which was needed very much.
Mrs. Miller returned to her home
Monday after a few days visit with
her son James Drury and family.
Vine Oak school commenced Mon
day with Miss Fay Linden as teach
HEPOKTEIt FOIt SALE BILLS.
2, 3, 4,
in sub-division of