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THE LEON REPORTER
O- E. HULL, Edlto'J
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READ THESE FIGURES—THEN
You fellows who are going around
howling at President Wilson because
he will not get into war—ranting and
tearing your hair because there is not
"enough backbone" to the adminis
tration to suit your noisy self—bab
bling like a red-headed polly because
"national honor is being trampled
upon," as you view it in your feeble
•way—tearful because you cannot
have American boys killed off while
you stay at home and sell supplies
to the government at your own price
—you fellow, take this leaf out of
•war's account ledger and read it—
then after you have digested it, will
you still howl for war?
And these statements and figures
are authentic and correct to a cent,
for it is the statement made by Chan
cellor McKenna to the British house
of commons last week and on which
the house fixed the budget. In view
of McKenna's statement, it is not to
be wondered at that England is here
Chancellor McKenna estimated the
expenditures of the British govern
ment for the current fiscal year at
$7,950,000,000, and the revenues at
*1,525,000,000, leaving a deficit for
the year of almost six and a half bil
lions of dollars. The total debt at the
end of the year he estimated at elev
en billions. To pay merely the inter
est on this will cost the people of the
United Kingdom some $500,000,000
a year, or about $1,360,000 a day.
In order to raise the amount of
money required for interest and cur
rent expenses, and to keep the deficit
from rising higher, the government
proposes to adopt the sternest meas
ures of taxation ever resorted to in
a modern civilized land. Income tax
es, already the highest in the world,
will be increased 40 per cent. The
limit of exemption will be lowered to
1650, so that the workingman earn
ing as little as $13 a week will have
to pay $1 a month income tax. Great
er incomes will pay immensely more
in proportion. An income of a half
million will pay at least $170,000 to
the government—or one-third of the
But the increased income taxes
will not be nearly enough. The total
new revenue to be raised by taxation
the chancellor estimated at more
than $500,000,000, of which income
tax increases will provide only $187,
000,000. Other methods will have
to be employed, among them the fol
Special tax on profits that have in
creased on account of the war
amounting to 50 per cent of the sur
plus above $500.
Fifty pef cent increases on tea,
coffee, tobacco, cocoa, chicory, dried
fruits and patent medicines.
Tax on sugar increased from 45
cents a hundred weight to $2.33.
An ad valorem duty of 33 per cent
on motor cars, bicycles, spirits, mov
ing picture films, clocks, watches,
musical instruments, plate glass and
An increase tax of cents a gallon
on gasoline and other motor spirits.
Increased rates for postage, parcel
posts, telegrams and telephone mes
Chancellor McKenna estimated the
cost of the war to England for the
current year at $25,000,000 a day,
and if the war is prolonged the cost
will mount rapidly. New debts will be
piled up on which additional interest
must be paid, larger armies must be
provided, and the cost of maintaining
armies is increasing enormously for
each soldier in the field. If Roumania
and Greece enter the war on the side
of the allies, they must be financed.
If Russia is to be rehabilitated im
mense funds must be provided for
All in all, it is toward the bottom
less pit of financial ruin that England
is rushing, and not only England but
her allies and enemies alike.—St.
WOULD HAVE BEEN IN SAME FIX.
Have you noticed that every neu
tral country in the world, except the
"United States, has had to issue bonds
to tide them over the crisis in finan
cial affairs caused by the war? liad
the administration and congress lis
tened to the republicans, who were
-opposed to "a war tax in time of
.peace," for political purposes, our
country would not have been the ex
The Davenport Democrat notes
that the Iowans now are invited to
«pend several dollars for a 1913 sup
plement to the code—"just out"—
and a 1915 supplement to the supple
ment Instead of 50 cents for a vol
ume ,of session laws, and remarks:
"This seems to illustrate the idea of
•spee® and economy as developed by
the administration at Des Moines."
"You mny say for me, and make it
as strong as you like, that I cherish
no ill feeling toward anyone, and
that with malice toward none and
charity toward those who have sin
ned against me, 1 am standing with
my shoulder to the wheel for demo
cratic success in every part of the na
tion," said Champ Clark, speaker of
the house, orator par excellence and
idol of the Missouri democracy at the
big democratic meeting of Missouri
democrats at St. Joe last Thursday
The speaker was standing in the
corridors of the Hotel Rabidoux last
night when approached by the in
terviewer, and with that urbane smile
which has become famous, he com
mented briefly—very much so—upon
conditions which confront the nation
and his party in particular.
"I believe," said Speaker Clark,
"that the re-election of President
Wilson is so far assured that any
comment by me or any one else on
that question is superfluous and rath
"The people everywhere are strong
for the administration. There can be
no doubt of it. We have done great
things and when I say we, under
stand me that I am including my
self only as a very small part of the
administration at Washington, mere
ly as a humble member of congress.
"They tell you, do they, that the
Missouri democracy is divided and
that failure stares us in the face.
Well, let me tell you something
when the votes are counted next year
the democrats of Missouri, as well as
of the nation, will be in power strong
er than ever before. The disgust with
republican misrule of years past has
not ended by any means. The peo
ple realize that they are now experi
encing the greatest prosperity of all
times, and any talk to the contrary is
"God bless Woodrow Wilson and
the level headedness which has kept
us out of the great world war. I
thank God that we had a democratic
president and I thank Him still more
t* cause we are going to keep one
there for some time to come.
"1 have absolutely no comment to
maie upon W. J. Bryan or his poli
THE DAY OF MIRACLES IS PAST.
The advance copies of Senator
Weeks' address at the republican
banquet contained a passage in which
he warned his hearers that the Fed
eral Reserve System could not be
given credit for the stability brought
on by the advent of war last year,
for the reason that it was not then
The senator is wholly right of
course it was not the Federal Re
serve System did not begin to be ef
fective until it began to operate. We
are wholly unable to believe that any
democrat of standing ever said that
it did—or dreamed of saying that it
Why, then, should Senator Weeks
think it worth his while to utter so
empty and foolish a truism? Be
cause it is o,ne of the pet beliefs of
rep 'blicanism that the Wilson tariff
act of August, 1894, was responsible
for the panic of June, 1893. The St.
Louis' republican organ has declared
this repeatedly Gov. Hadley, in a re
cent letter to The Republic, reiterat
ed it. Now in view of the fact that
republicans loudly assert that this
particular tariff law operated might
ily before it was born, Senator Weeks
is but wise in serving notice on demo
crats that the day of miracles is now
past that it ended somewhere be
tween 1893 and 1914 that laws do
not now operate until they exist and
that any attempt on the part of
democrats to invoke the magic of the
republican medicine men for their
own partisan purposes will be resist
ed to the last trench.
The prenatal activity of a federal
statute is not part of the ordinary
operations of political history it is
a special providence, to be invoked
only for the benefit of the republi
can party. It worked mightily in
the case of the Wilson tariff in 1894
and the panic of the year before, but
it would be sacrilege to invoke' it in
favor of the Federal Reserve act.
Where democratic fortunes are con
cerned, nature remains pitiless
things refuse to act before they exist,
and the procession of cause and ef
fect moves ruthlessly on its prede
termined way.—St. Louis Republic.
There will be a pathetic parade to
day in Washington of the remnant of
the Grand Army.
Perhaps it will be the last of the
street demonstrations with which the
country has been familiar for more
than a generation, for the men are
old and most of them can march no
more, but for many a year to come
there will be reunions of these ven
erable Americans, and, as was the
case with the revolutionary ancestors
of some of them, the survivors will
be 1 onored to the end.
If as a result of existing compli
cations at home and abroad any of
our people are inclined to question
the nationality of the United States
or to be unduly disturbed by vexa
tious foreign influences, let them
consider what this Grand Army was
and what it did.
Made up of soldiers of every race,
nation and creed, but all American in
faith and spirit, it defended and
preserved the Union. It settled for
ever the quibbles, the jealousies, the
doubts, the conspiracies, the trea
sons of those who hoped to prevail
against a divided people. It re-estab
lished a nation to the end that "gov
ernment of the people, by the people
and for the people shall not perish
from the earth."
We also have a Fatherland.—New
The banks of the country report
the possession of a larger amount of
gold and a greater amount of money
than they havejiad on hand for many
years. The task of Ihe republican
campaign managers hi- set them
selves of talking hard times will
present increasing difficulties in the
face of this remarkable show in?.
'NO ILL FEELING,' SAYS CHAMI* NO PA11TY DARES REPEAL GOOD
CLAT.lv, SEES VICTORY IN 1010.
"The Wilson war taxes are any
thing but popular with the people
that pay them," oracularly exclaims
a republican exchange. Of course.
'Tis true, and pity 'tis, 'tis true. Did
you ever hear of any kind of taxes
that were popular with the people'
that paid them And as for the
IS ROTH RIGHT AND PRESIDENT.
It is slowly, but surely, beginning
to dawn upon the people of the Unit
ed States tliat the present adminis
tration clearly illustrates the fact
that man can both be right and be
"Four years ago the progressive
party made serious trouble for the G.
O. P., but its ranks have dwindled
down to such an extent that it will
hardly make an impression in the
next election," says the Fontanelle
No wonder the packers are protest
ing over England's stealing their
$15,000,000 worth of products. And
still they are willing to help to make
that country a war loan.
In the District Court of Iowa, in
and for Decatur county.
October Term, A. D., 1915.
Aura J. Miller, Plaintiff,
Asa Prescott, Mrs. Asa Prescott,
his wife Jacob Allen, Mrs. Jacob Al
len, his wife Eli Henson, Mrs. Eli
I-Ienson, his wife Willis Dickerson
John A. Fisher, Mrs. John A. Fish
er, his wife John Gore, Mrs. John
Gore, his wife John Sylvester, Mrs.
John Sylvester, his wife Mont Syl
vester, Mrs. Mont Sylvester, his wife
Deliah Frazee, Cicero Frazee, her
husband Cliff Frazee, Mrs. Cliff
Frazee, his wife Finley Frazee, Mrs.
Finley Frazee, his wife Harry Fra
zee, Mrs. Harry Frazee, his wife
Lulu Sharp, Ed Sharp, her husband
Arthur Sylvester, Millie Sylvester,
his wife Walter Sylvester, Mrs. Wal
ter Sylvester, his wife Mrs. Cliff
Clark, Mr. Cliff Clark her husband
Gertie Sylvester Julia Norman, B.
A. Norman, her husband Ellsworth
Sylvester, Mrs. Ellsworth Sylvester,
his wife Lillian McClaran, Horace
McClaran, her husband Carl Syl
vester, Mrs. Carl Sylvester, his wife
Ralph Sylvester, Mrs. Ralph Sylves
ter, his wife Cora Hunt, Mr. Hunt,
her husband John Sylvester, Mrs.
John Sylvester, his wife John Fra
zee, Mrs. John Frazee, his wife Elza
Frazee, Mrs. Elza Frazee, his wife
Jehila Frazee, Mrs. Jehila Frazee,
his wife Fred Frazee, Mrs. Fred
Frazee, his wife Mrs. Thomas
Sparks Emma Robison John W.
Robison Arthur Robison, Mrs. Ar
thur Robison, his wife Cindrella
Robison Esther Frazee Major Fra
zee Tlieo. R. Frazee Margaret Syl
vester and the unknown heirs of each
of the above named defendants, if any
be dead, their wives and husbands or
devisees, and to the unknown claim
ants, to the folldwing described real
estate situated in the state of Iowa,
Decatur county, to-wit: The north
60 acres of the west one-half of the
nw*4, of section 5, and the north 60
acres of the east one-half of the
ne%, section 6, all in township 67,
range 25, Decatur country, Iowa, De
To Said Defendants: You are here
by notified that there is now on file
in the office of the clerk of the dis
trict court of the state of Iowa, in
and for Decatur county, the petition
of the plaintiff, claiming to be the
owner in fee simple of the following
described real estate, to-wit:
The north 60 acres of the west Vz,
of the nw'A, of section 5, and the
north 00 acres, of the east Vfe, of the
ne1^, of section 6, all in township 67,
range 25, Decatur county, Iowa.
The petition further states that
plaintiff and his grantors have had
open, notorious and adverse posses
sion under claim of right for more
than ten years last past. The plaintiff
asks that the title in and to above
described real estate be quieted in
him, that you and each of you and
all of you be forever barred, estop
ped and cut off from claiming any in
terst in and to said real estate ad
verse to plaintiff.
You are also notified that unless
you appear thereto and defend be
fore noon of the second day of said
term of the district court of Decatur
county, Iowa, to be held on the 25th
day of October, 1915, default will be
entered against you and judgment
and decree rendered thereon.
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1915.
son war taxes, nobody is grumbling
to any extent save the fellows that
the income tax hits, and they might
as well be getting used to it, for no
future political party will have the
temerity to repeal the income tax
law. We had a long hard fight to
get the income tax on the statute
books, and it is there to stay.—Hen
ry County Democrat.
C. W. HOFFMAN,
6-4t Attorney for Plaintiff.
In the District Court of the State
of Iowa, in and for Decatur County.
October Term, 1915. ..
Rebecca J. Wheeler, Plaintiff,
Sherman S. Wheeler, Defendant.
To Sherman S. Wheeler:
You are hereby notified, that on
or before the 10 th day of October,
A. D., 1915, the petition of plain
tiff in the above entitled cause, will
be filed in the office of the clerk of
the district court of the state of
Iowa, in and for Decatur county,
claiming of you a divorce on the
grounds of drunkenness and inhu
man treatment. The plainiiff will
ask for $1000 alimony, also she asks
the custody of their minor child,
And that unless you appear there
to and defend before noon of the
second day of the October term ,A.
D„ 1915, of said court, which will
commence at Leon on the 25th day
of October, A. D„ 1915, default will
be entered against you. and judgment
ED H. SHARP,
6-4t iiiSd Attorney for Plaintiff.
Roberts Bros, Garden Grove
Beavers & Lane, Woodland
E. Lockwood, Wt'idon
Ross Fulton, High Point
Our idea is that flour is the staple which sets
the standard of quality for the rest of our lines.
That is why we make aleader of 2BS3S—the
flour in whose uniform goodness we've so much
confidence, we'll cheerfully refund all your money
if it doesn') prove the best you've ever used.
That is Ae best guarantee we
know of and the strongest
Stop at the store for a trial sack,
then you'll wonder whv you
haven been using it always.
E. L. HUTCHINSON
Every individual, firm or corporation
should have a definite object or purpose
and work for its accomplishment.
It is our aim to run this bank in the
interest of all the people makihg it pre
eminently the peoples' bank.
are the cardinal principles upon which we
are building this growing business.
We are not so large that we cannot
give the smallest depositor personal con
sideration, yet large enough to meet the
requirements of Leon's biggest concern.
YOU WILL FIND
lots of other good things at this store
which you will want to purchase besides
H. L. McClaran, Davis City
B. F. Manley, Van Wert
Overton & Davis, Pleasanton
Reynolds & Teale, Tuskeego
Will make his 56th regular visit to,
Leon, Hotel Leon, Thursday, Oct. 7,
and return every 28 days.
Office Hours, 8 a. m. to 0 p. m.
I TREAT ALL CHRONIC DISEASES
If you or your family are so afflict
ed call and see me. Consultation and
examination costs you nothing. I
treat successfully the-cases I Under
take and accept no fee from those
that cannot be successfully treated.
I have a special treatment for dis
eases of men which I would like to
explain in person.
Piles, Fistula and Fissure treated
successfully without the use of the
knife or detention from business.
.Address Dr. F. M. Trimmer, 7AO
Oakland Blvd., Chicago, 111., or Knox
Big Type Poland China Male Pigs for Sale.
Sired by the following bcais:
King of Wonders Big Ben, Col
cssa] and A Big Orange.
Will sell them worth the change less public sale
1m GEO. GRIFFIN, Pleasanton, Iowa.
REPORTER FOR SAL? BILLS.^ REPORTER FOR JSALE BILLS.
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Above lumber to be No. 1 common-.
Douglass Fir S4& Prices bid to be
F. O. B. Leon, Iowa, for delivery not
later than November 15, 1915.
Each bid must be accompanied by
a certified check made payable to the
auditor of Decatur county, for an
amount equal to 5 per cent of the
amount bid, which check will be re
turned to the successful bidder upon
the execution of a contract, and to
the others at the time of award.
The bidder to whom the contract is
awarded must be prepared to enter
into contract and to furnish a satis
factory bond to the apiount of 50 per
cent of the contract price within 10k
days of the notice of award.
Payment will be made in county
warrants drawing 5 per cent interest.
The board of supervisors reserves
the right-to reject any or all bids.
Notice to Bidders.
Sealed bids will be received by the?
auditor of Decatur county, Iowa, at
his office in the court house in Leon,,
until 1:15 p. m., October 8, 1915, for
the following bridge lumber:
200 pieces 3in.xl4in, 16 ft. long.
250 pieces 2in.x 6in. 16 ft. long.
750 pieces 3in.xl4in. 18 ft. long.
100 pieces 2in.x 6in. 18 ft. long.
400 pieces 3in.xl6in. 20 ft. long.
150 pieces 3in.xl6in. 24 ft. long.
150 pieces 2in.x 6in. 24 ft. long.
150 pieces lOin.xlOin. 18 ft. long.
200 pieces 4in.x 4in. 16 ft. long.
100 pieces 2in.x 6in. 20 ft. long.
7-2t County Auditor.
Notice of Appointment of Adminis
In the District Court of the State of
Iowa, in and for Decatur County.
In the matter of the estate of Lar
ken McDaniel, deceased.
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been appointed and has
qualified as administrator of the es
tate of Larken McDaniel, late of De
catur county, Iowa, deceased. All
persons in any manner indebted to
said deceased or his estate will make
payment to the undersigned and
those having claims against said de
ceased or his estate will present them
in manner and form as by law requir
ed, for allowance and payment.
Dated this 24th day of September,..
A. D. 1915.
A. T. WELDON,
7-31 Administrator of said estate.-
Steam Laundry Co.
Anything from finest silk
fibre to heavy wool curtain
Dye Works in connection
li. Caster,, Agent