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Memorial Day Exercises will be Held
(ft Tuesday and Graves of Vet
erans Strewn with Flowers.
The regular Memorial service will
be held on Monday afternoon at the
opera house at 1:30 o'clock by the
G. A. R. and W. R. C. The Post and
W. R. C. will meet at the corner of
Main and Commercial streets. All
friends having flowers to donate will
please bring or send them to A. R.
Warford's office early Tuesday morn
Invocation by Rev. Henry Esch.
Muisc by High School.
Reading of orders by adjutant.
Ritualistic service by Post.
Address by Rev. Duling of Garden
March to cemetery.
Decoration of graves.
George Foreman, Co.. C, 3 3rd Iowa
Jesse B. Garrett, lieut., Co. A, 17th
David Garrett, Co. C, 9th Iowa
Garrett Gibson, Capt., Co. C, 5tli
William Graham, Illinois Inf.
John Gunter, Co. M, 3rd Iowa Cav.
C. A. Gilham, Co. D, 4th Iowa Cav.
William Gray, Sr., private Iowa
William Gray, Jr., private Iowa
Caleb Gray, Co. C, 33rd Indiana
James Goin, Mexican war.
Robert Good, Co. A, 18th U. S.
A. S. Gardner, Co. I, 34tli Iowa Inf.
Capt. John W. Harvey, Co. G, 18th
Wm. W. Holden, Co. I, 51st Iowa
Wm. Hawkins, Co. D, 4th Iowa
John C. Harrah, 84th Illinois.
W. C. Hebener, lieut., West Vir
Francis M. Huston, Co. K, 9th Mo.
Geo. R. Hall, lieut., Co. I, 5th Ver
Jas. G. Harris, Co. B, 5th Kansas,
John Holden, Co. B, 5th Kansas.
Robt. H. Johnson, corp., Co. C,
179th Ohio Inf.
Ed John, 76th Ohio Inf.
G. W. Jenree, Co. A, 1st Iowa Cav.
J. W. Keeler, Co. G, 115th 111. Inf.
Henry C. Knapp, Co. D, 4th Iowa
Madison Low, Co. M, 3rd Iowa
A. C. Lockwood, Co. A, 34th Iowa
Norris Lorey, serg., Co. B, 7th
L. S. Lunbeck, 5th California Cav.
Reuben Lawhorn, Co. F, 17th
H. J. Landis, Co. C, 9th Iowa Cav.
J. W. Laney, Co. L, 7th 111. Cav.
W. H. Mills, Co. H, 5th Kan. Cav.
I. P. Martin, lieut., Co. C, 23rd Mo.
George Mills, Co. C, 35tli Mo. Inf.
Samuel Miller, 100 day service.
Gorwin Martin, Co. C, 9th Iowa
Amos Martin, Co. H, 5th Kansas.
Uriah Mitten, Co. F, 142nd Ind.
Bryant O'Neal, Illinois Inf.
Marion Oney, Co. K, 7 th Mo. S. M.
Wm. Pace, Co. I, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Ed K. Pitman, Co. K, 7st Mo. S. M.
John Piper, 140th Ohio Inf.
Leander Powell, Co. G, 14th Iowa
W. W. Potts, Co. K, 86th III. Inf.
J. A. Ray, Capt., Co. D, 18th Iowa
Ira B. Ryan, Co. H, 6th Mo.
I Henry Rex, Mexican war.
Green Stanton, Co. C, 82nd Ohio
Orr Sang, lieut., Co. G, 4th Iowa
John Shaffer, Co. M, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Robert Shaffer, 9 th Iowa Cav.
H. C. Sanford, surgeon, 18th Iowa
L. H. Bales, lieut,, Co. .A, 17th
WILL HONOR DEPARTED
By order of Committee.
The following is a list of the sol
diers buried in the Leon cemetery:
Capt. A. J. Allen, Co. B, 19th Iowa
Asahel Allen, Co. I, 91st N. Y. Inf.
Isaac Blunt, Co. B, 18 th Iowa Inf.
W. A. Brown, Co. L, 3rd Iowa Cay.
Samuel Burnison, Co. B, 43rd Ohio
John Bennett, Co. G, 33rd Mo. Inf.
Joseph C. Boyer, Co. B, 16tli Iowa
L. M. Bright, Co. K. Mo. S. M.
Creed Bobbitt, Co. C, 5tli Kan.
J. P. Bobbitt, Co. C, 9th Iowa Cav.
H. B. Burns, Co. D, 4th Iowa Inf.
D. T. black, Illinois Inf.
Samuel Benefiel, Mexican war.
F. F. Bedier, Co. G, 1st Mo. Inf.
C. W. Beck, Co. C, 5th K^n. Cav.
J. C. Bullard, Co. H, 102nd 111.
Abel E. Chase, serg., Co. D, 39th
E. W. Curry, Co. L, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Joshua Carmean, Co. K, 14tli Iowa
Samuel Coover, Co. C, lltli Ohio
J. M. Combs, 26th Iowa Inf.
I. N. ClarK, 7th Mo. S. 11.
Charles Carroll, Mo. Vols.
Allen Dunn, Co. A, 17 th Iowa Inf.
A. J. Detrick, Co. L, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Tip Dilsaver, Co. G, 4 6th Iowa Inf.
James Earley, Co. L, 9th Iowa Cav.
Elbert Ernest, Co. C, 9th Iowa Cav.
J. P. Finley, surgeon.
James Finley, Co. D, 4 th Iowa Inf.
John P. Finley, Jr., Co. D, 4tli
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Lenius Simpson, Co. I, 34th Iowa
Cyrus Smith, 4th Illinois Cav.
F* M. Smith, Co. M, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Daniel Thurman, 18th Ind. Bat.
Lorin Tittle, New York Inf.
A. S. Ward, capt., Mexican war.
Joseph Warner, lieut., Co. D, 4th
John H. Walker, California Inf.
W. C. Wheeler, Co. E, 76th Ind.
James A. Wakefield, Co. D, 51st
Major J. L. Young, Co. A, 17th
George Zimmerman, Co. B, 6tli
Len Zimmerman, Co. K, 51st Iowa
Some Excitement at lecatur.
Decatur City was considerably
worked up last Friday over another
reported attempted burglary, as
there have been several burglaries in
that town recently. A few weeks
ago C. R. Meeker's general store was
entered, and more recently R.
Little's drug store was entered and
robbed of about $165.00 in money
and checks, the burglar entering
through a rear window which had
been opened during the day, and it
was a window which was never open
ed, being fastened with a catch, and
the tracks in the dust showed that
was the manner in which the burglar
entered the store. Last Thursday
night S. H. Campbell heard someone
in the rear of Creal & Son's hard
ware store, and lie arose and went
out and notified the nightwatch and
several parties heard one or more
persons leaving from the rear of the
store. On Friday a bloodhound was
secured from Creston and used on
the trail, and it is reported that the
dog made several trips direct from
the rear of the hardware store to the
home of a resident of Decatur City,
who when questioned said he had
been there the previous evening pick
ing up boards for kindling. There
have been no arrests, but consider
able talk has been indulged in by
the people of Decatur.
At the joint caucus of the demo
crats of the three wards in Leon held
at the court house last Thursday ev
ening John Woodmansee and C. H.
Holliday were nominated for jus
tices of the peace and .Louis Elwell
and Cliff Wood for constables. The
delegates to tfte county convention
which were selected were:
ist Nvard—I. T. Evans, Jap Stat
zell, Floyd Cozad, Frank A. Gardner,
Li. Stubbs, Thomas Wallace and J.
2nd Ward—C. E. Hurst. Orr Stout,
J. A. Caster, Geo. M. Hamilton and
J. R. Conrey.
3rd Ward—E. J. Sankey, F. A.
Bowman, O. E. Hull, S. E. Benefiel,
M. Woodard, A. M. Pryor, W. C.
Stempel, Bert Woodard, Charles
tiorn and Ward Blackburn.
Leon Gun Club Organized.
A number of the sportsmen of
Leon have recently organized an as
sociation known as the Leon Gun
Club, and have leased grounds on C.
W. Hoffman's farm just north of
Leon, where they can enjoy trap
sl'ooting. The officers of the organi
zation are Carl Monroe president,
Walter Osborn vice presiuent, C. E.
Stuber secretary, Dr. J. O. Woodman
see treasurer and Jas. W. Hurst field
captain. They have made arrange
ments to hold a big trap shoot on
their grounds on the afternoon of
Decoration day, and are trying to
arrange to have Fred Gilbert, the
champion crack shot, give an exhibi
tion of trap shooting on this date.
llouglit Another $85,000 Farm.
S. C. Bradford, of Des Moines, who
has been investing so heavily in good
j-»ecatur county farms, closed up the
deal for the purchase of the 892 acre
farm south of Weldon, owned by ex
governor Frank D. Jackson, and bet
ter known as the old Sam Hingston
farm, the first of the week, the con
sideration being $85,000. The sale
was made by A. M. Pryor of Leon.
Mr. Bradford is now one of the larg
est, if not the largest owner of farm
lands in Decatur county.
Has Taken a Claim in Wyoming.
We are in receipt of a letter from
F. E. Osborn, son of John W. Os
born, of this city, who went to Wy
oming a few months ago, in which he
says he has taken a claim out there
and expects to remain, as he has a
fine claim, lying on a small creek,
one-fourth of a mile from the Bel
fose river, where there is an abund
ance of water and coal. He says it
rained and snowed three days last
Appreciated Our Good Roads.
Everybody knows that C. M. Akes
keeps a dandy good road up from
Leon to his farm just south of town.
One day last week a tourist who was
driving across the country in a big
car, happened to be passing just as
Bob Akes Was doing a fine job of
dragging, and as he passed he tossed
Bob a dollar and remarked that this
was the best road he had struck in
Davis City Commencement.
The commencemeht exercises of
the Davis City High School will be
held at the opera house in Davis City
on Thursday evening, June 8th.
There are three graduates, Maude
Teale, Dorothy Brant and Dorcas
E. Coffin, Decatur
Lucetta M. Kyle, Grand River
Frank G. Mallette, Leon
Isabel FreeBtone, Decatur
Was Organized for Decatur County
Last Saturday, and will Meet
Again on Next Saturday.
The court house was filled last
Saturday with representative farmers
from all parts of Decatur county at
the meeting held to organize a Deca
tur County Tax Payers ^eague. C.
Mahaffa, of Des Moines, correspond
ing secretary of the United Tax Pay
ers League of Iowa, wrote Mr. Ed C.
Smith, of Center township, and ap
pointed him as temporary chairman
to see about organizing a League in
Decatur county. Mr. Smith was in
terested in the work and sent tele
phone line calls all over the county
notifying the farmers of the meeting
to be held in Leon last Saturday and
the big attendance shows that the
farmers are taking a decided interest
in the matter.
The meeting was called for 2
o'clock, but as Mr. Mahaffa had to
return to Des Moines on the 2:30
train the meeting opened at 1:30 in
oruer to give him time for a talk ex
plaining the object of the League,
and he said it was necessary that
something be done concerning high
taxes. After the conclusion of his
talk Frank VV. Dusey, a retired civil
engineer and laud owner of Creston,
made quite an extended talk on the
doings of the legislature and the
highway commission, in which he ad
vocated the abolishment of the com
mission, and objected to the state
college at Ames teiling the farmers
how to farm and how to build roads.
He said lie was dead against the
Ames bunch. A number oi those
present propounded question to Mr.
Dusey in regard to permanent roads
and other questions which he answer
ed as he saw them.
The work of perfecting a perma
nent organization was then taken up,
the following officers being chosen:
President—Ed C. Smith, Center.
1st Vice President—John F. Gar
2nd Vice President—Homer Town
Secretary—Ralph L. Rumley, De
Treasurer—Dr. O. W. Foxworthy,
On motion a committee on resolu
tions was appointed consisting of
capt. J. D. Brown, John F. Rumley,
J. E. Drury, Mike Griffin and L. G.
Jamison, but the resolutions present
ed and adopted will be reconsidered,
and a committee on resolutions and
by-laws consisting of L. G. Jamison,
John F. Garber and Ed Griffin are tp
draft and present them for adoptioif
at a meeting to be held at the court
house on Saturday of this week at
Everybody in Decatur county who
is interested in lower taxes is re
quested to be in attendance Satur
day afternoon. The meeting will
commence promptly at 1:30 o'clock.
Took Corydon By Surprise.
The Leon Knights of Pythias toi
Corydon by surprise last Monday af
ternoon. The district convention for
the 26th district was held at Cory
don Monday, and twenty-three autos
filled with Knights left Leon at
o'clock for Corydon, accompanied oy
the K. of P. band. On arriving at
the outskirts of Corydon the band
alighted and the Knights except one
man in each car to drive formed in
line and marched to the square, and
they broke up the convention for the
time being. The Corydon boys did
not know the band was coming and
had no idea such a large delegation
of the Knights from Leon would at
tend, but they were equal to the oc
casion and the Leon boys say they
were entertained in royal fashion, a
fine banquet being served by the
Corydon ladies in the big rest room
building in the evening. The boys
all returned home that night, but a
few were caught in the shower be
fore reaching Leon.
Can Shoot Ducks in Iowa Next
Iowa hunters who enjoy duck
shooting are rejoicing over a change
made the past week in the federal
migratory bird iaw, which will per
mit them to shoot ducKS in the
spring. For the past two years fed
eral law prohibited any spring shoot
ing, and any hunter will tell you
there is not much fall duck shooting
in Iowa. The change in the law will
permit shooting ducks in Iowa from
Feb. 9 to March 11, and the fall
open seiason is from Sept. 15 to Nov.
Lost One and Won One.
The Leon city base ball team won
one game and lost one this week. On
ounday the Osceola team played on
the Leon grounds, defeating the
x^eon team by the close score of 3 to
2 in a fine .game. The rain just pre
vious to the game kept many from
attending and there was only a small
crowd present. Monday the Leon
boys went to Corydon and defeated
the Corydon team by the score of 8
Eighth Grade Commencement.
The eighth grade commencement
will be on Thursday, June 1st, at
2:30 at the High School building in
the assembly room. A musical pro
gram will be given by the members
of the class, also a class history. The
address to the class will be by Hon.
V. R. McGinnis. The presentation
of diplomas will be by Capt. J. D.
Brown, president of the school board.
We want your business and will
give you every reasonable banking
courtesy and accommodation. Loon
TMT*.vijfjffr-•'"-T- .A a.?'**«*
HE LEON REPORTER.
LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 25,1916.
A TAX PAYERS LEAGUE
Decatur County Sunday School Con
The annual convention of the De
catur County Sunday School Associa
tion will be held at the Methodist
church in Leon on Tuesday and Wed
nesday, June 6tli and 7th, and plans
are being made for a great time.
There will be a big parade in which
the schools from all parts of the
county will march in a body, with
General Secretary W. 1. Stem
of Des Moines
baners, auto floats, etc. Free enter
tainment on the Harvard plan has
been arranged for all accredited dele
gates, and a big basket dinner will
be held both days. There will be a
splendid art exhibit by L. E. Gibson,
of Des Moines, and Sunday school
exhibits by various publishing
The following are the officers and
State Officers—president, Rev.
H. Beachler, Waterloo General sec
retary, W. D, Stem, Des Moines State
worker, Walter Hutton, Des Moines
State treasurer, Grant McPherrin,
County Officers—President, Rev.
B. F. Jacobs Vice President, Dr. C.
H. Mitchell Secretary, Mrs. G. T.
Ronk Treasurer, E. W. Townsend.
John Sell, Mrs. F. G. Hume, Mrs.
Geo. W. Sanger, Mrs. V. R. McGinnis,
Miss Minnie Hand.
Reception Committee—Misses Fay
Benefiel, Maud Ogilvie, Cuba Hayes,
and Mr. George Garber.
Parade Conimitte—Dr. C. H.
Mitchell, Dr. F. G. Hume, C. M. Rich
ardson, Sam Garber and T. W. Colby.
Music Committee—Lloyd Smith
and W. E. Kemp.
The complete program for the con
vention is published elsewhere in this
Won Honors as High School
The Fonda High School debating
team won the championship of Iowa
at Iowa City recently when it defeat
ed me strong debating team of the
Independence High School. The
Fonda team has what is believed to
be the best record ever attained by
debaters in Iowa, Out of twenty-one
judges who heard the team during
the season, twenty voted for Fonda.
Joe B. Tye, son of J. B. Tye, of Pleas
anton, who attended school at Fonda
the past year is captain of the team,
and his brother, Prof. Charles H.
Tye, who teaches in the Fonda High
School is the coach of the team. De
catur county boys make records
wherever they go, and the Tye boys
have many friends who will be
pleased to hear of their success.
Will Speak Against Woman Suffrage.
There have been a numoer of
speeches made here in favor of wom
an's suffrage, but none against it, but
on Friday evening of this week, May
2 6th, Miss Lucy Price, a Vassar Col
lege woman and a noted Chautauqua
lecturer, will speak against suffrage,
and tell why ilrs. Simon Cassady,
wife of the well known Des Moines
banker, and other Iowa women have
organized to protest aganist suffrage
for women. The meeting will be held
at the court house at 8 o'clock Friday
night, and a cordial invitation is ex
tended to every man and woman in
Leon to come out and hear the other
side of this question which is to be
decided at the polls on June 5tli.
Butler's Jiew Location.
C. E. Butler, the jeweler and optic
ian, is now nicely located in his new
store room, the building formerly
occupied by the office of the Leon
Electric Co. He has a cozy room
which has been nicely painted, and
has added considerably to his stock.
He has also fitted up an up-to-date
optical room and is prepared to fit
any one with any kind of glasses, be
ing a graduate optician.
The commencement exercises for
the Leon High School will be held at
the opera house on Thursday even
ing, June 1. The speaker for the oc
casion is to be Prof. C. M. Wassam
of the State University. There are
thirty-four to receive diplomas—fif
teen boys and nineteen girls.
Gospel Team Meeting.
The Sunday afternoon services of
the Gospel Team will be held at 3 p.
m. at the Christian church. See an
nouncement of special program later
in the week.
Accepts Call to Oklahoma.
Rev. Ralph Gardner has accepted
a call from the Church of Christ of
Hydro, Okla. Rev. Gardner is a son
of Mr and Mrs. George O. Gardner
ftnd an able young' minister.—Hum
eston New Era. vo
TWENTYEIVE YEARS AGO
Items Taken from the Files of The
Reporter Published a Quarter
of a Century Ago.
F. J. Close and Frank Bedier have
purchased Capt. Gammill's farm of
514 acres in Hamilton township, the
consideration being ?5,500.
Mr. Wesley H. Hand and Miss
Prudence E. Strong were married at
the home of J. S. Bright in Leon on
Saturday, May 23rd, Rev. \V. C. Ho
Mrs. Samuel Burnison, living about
3 Va miles southwest of Leon, fell and
broke her hip last Thursday.
Among the four graduates from
the Humeston Normal College this
year are two Decatur county young
ladies, Misses Helen and Lillie De
Kalb, of DeKalb.
The Knights of Pythias of Leon
will go to Bethany, Mo., next Monday
to institute a lodge in that city. A
large attendance is expected, and
lodges from St. Joe, King City, Mc
Fali, Albany, Mr. Ayr and Grant City
will be present.
At the close of the evening servic
es last Sunday, Rev. M. Noerr read
his resignation as pastor of the Pres
byterian church in Leon. He feels
compelled to take this step on ac
count of his health again failing rap
John Leeper, of Burlington, was an
over Sunday visitor in Leon.
Miss May Robinson, of Chariton,
is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Mary Ray.
Miss Carrie Young, of Denver,
Colorado, is visiting with friends in
Mrs. Maggie Goodrow is lying dan
gerously ill at the home of her sister,
Mrs. H. C. VanWerden.
Miss Hattie Drake is home from
Broken Bow, Nebraska, where she
has been teaching in the public
schools the past year.
Mrs. Eva Silvers and two children,
of Butler, Mo., are visiting at the
home of her mother, Mrs. F. F.
Thompson, in this city.
John C. Newton, owner of the Nar
row Gauge railroad, was indicted last
Thursday by the United States grand
jury at Des Moines on the charge of
conspiring to defraud the govern
ment by shipping a large amount of
ficticious mail over his road in order
to pad the weight of the mails so he
wouia receive a larger sum of money
for carrying the mails.
Billy Coffin, of Wymore, Neb., is
here for a few days visit with his
A. "L. Weatlierly of Lincoln, Neb
raska, an lowan by birth, who was
a member of the Ford Peace Party,
accompanied by Mrs. Craighead and
Miss Grace Ballard, two earnest help
ers in the Equal Suffrage cause, are
to make an auto tour of Decatur
county, next Saturday, May 27th, in
the interest of Woman Suffrage,
speaking on streets from cars as fol
Grand River at 11:00 a. m.
Van Wert at 2:00 p. m.
Garden Grove at 4:30 p. m.
Leon at 8:00 p. m.
Everyone is requested to join this
party at Grand River, with their cars
decorated with white and yellow and
continue with the run as far as pos
Every district in Iowa will have a
series of auto tours this week, and
let everyone in Decatur county help
the cause by going with this tour.
lieal I toad Boosters.
Wednesday was road dragging day
for a bunch of the live wire road
I workers living along tlie Jefferson
Highway. These men started at the
McWhinney corner ten miies south
west of Lamoni and dragged the road
clear to town, not satisfied with this
after they reached Lamoni they went
over the main streets of the town.
The following farmers made up the
party: D. P. Steckel, Wm. Hart, Robt.
Hart, Lee Martin, S. P. Young, Harry
Garland, Lioren Truman, Roy Stol
berg, C. Daley, Harrison Jamison,
Harry Hart, Charles Hart and olaud
More "War Prosperity."
A Leon automobile company has
'sold 100 automobiles this year, and
the season has hardly started. Deca
tur county has a population of 17,148
and this auto company's territory
covers just one-third of the county.
In other words they have sold 100
cars in this period of democratic hard
times in a territory inhabited by less
than 6,000 people. Doutless other
brands of automobiles have been sold
in the same territory, which makes
us suspect that these Decatur county
people must also be getting rich off
the European war.—Bloomtield Dem
A White Black Bird.
C. W. Hoffman tells us he has a
curiosity at his farm just north of
Leon. Each year a number of black
birds make their home in his trees
and tmcng them this year is a white
blackbird, which is quite a rare thing.
The bird has a coal black bird for
its mate, and has been seen by a
number of persons.
Electric Lights for LeRoy.
The officers of the Leon Electric
Co. were conferring with the citizens
of LeRoy last week relative to fur
nishing them light and power. The
company would have to build only a
little over a mile of transmission line
from the Downing Shaw corner north
of Garden Grove, to connect up Le
Roy, and more than likely, if the
proposition is brought, to a vote it
W^ill carry.—Garden Grove Express.
*'Meet me at Charring tons."
VOLUME LXII, NO. 41.
SPECIALS AT THE IDLE HOUR.
Victor Moore in "Cliinimie Padden"
Friday, and John Mason in "Jim
tlie Penman," Monday.
Two big Paramount specials aro
on the bill at the Idle Hour theatre
for Friday and Monday. Friday Jesse
L. Lasky presents the inimitable
comedian Victor Moore in a picturi
zation of the world famous Irish
American comedy, "Chimmie Fad
den," the most famous Irish-Ameri
can character ever created. It's a
rollicky comedy and you'll enjoy it
from start to finish. On Monday
Daniel Frohman presents the eminent
star, John Mason, in the internation
al dramatic triumph, "Jim the Pen
man, Mr. Mason portrays with
great force and dramatic discretion
the title character, the man whose
clever pen works so much harm even
to his most dearly beloved, and
which finally writes, with his heart's
blood, his own punishment. Matinees
at 3 o'clock, first evening shows at
7:15. Admission 10 and 15 cents.
At the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M.
in Decatur township, there was a
quiet home wedding last evening at
6 o'clock, the contracting parties be
ing their daughter, Miss Isabel, and
Mr. Frank G. Mallette, of Leon, the
ceremony being performed by Rev.
Allan Judd, of Des Moines.
Only the immediate relatives of
the parties were present at the cere
mony, after which a fine wedding re
past was served.
The bride is one of Decatur coun
ty's most popular young ladies, lov
ed and respected by a very large
circle of dear friends. She has been
engaged in teaching for several years
and was very successful. The groom
is the popular county engineer of De
catur county, and prior to coming to
Leon resided at Garden Grove, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Mallette
being among the most esteemed citi
zens fthat town.
Mr. and Mrs. Mallette wii. go to
housekeeping at once in the cottage
just north of the Brethren church
in this city, and a host of friends ex
tend their congratulations and best
wishes for their future. Among those
from a distance
A very pleasant and quiet wedding
took place last Wednesday afternoon,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
McCullougli when Mr. Albert Stol
uerg and Miss Louise Moore were
united in marriage. Only a few of
tlie immeuiate relatives of the con
tracting parties were present to wit
ness the ceremony. They were made'
one by the ring ceremony, Rev. E. F.
Partridge officiating, after which the
hostess served a delicious luncheon.
The bride was formerly of Leon
but for the past year has been teach
ing school at the Thompson school
house west of Lamoni. The groom is
well known to our readers, being the
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stol
berg of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Stolberg will begin
their married life on the groom's
farm near Mt. Zion.—Lamoni Chron
The Catholic Mission.
The Catholic Mission with Fathers
Byrne and Ostdiek as missionaries
opened at the opera house in Leon
Sunday evening, and good audiences
are in attendance at each meeting,
it is announced that the mission will
continue until June 4th. The follow
ing is a list of the subjects of the
sermons this week: Sunday, "Who Is
My Neighbor?" Monday, "Is a Sou^
Worth Saving?" Tuesday, "The One"
Only Evil." Wednesday, "Divine
Faith." Thursday, "The Christian
Family." Friday, "Who Can Forgive
Sins?" Saturday, "The Blessed Vir
gin Mary." Sunday, Infinite Relig
ious Worship." The sermons are
free to everybody, and begin each
evening at S o'clock.
See Mary Page Today.
The. tenth episode of the serial,
"The Strange Case of Mary Page,"
will be shown at the popular Idle
Hour theatre today, with the usual
5 cent matinee at 3 o'clock and three
shows in the evening. As this inter
esting story draws near the close the
climaxes are even more thrilling, and
many are guessing at the solution.
Don't miss the tenth episode, as it
contains some new features.
Baccalaureate services will be
held at the Christian church on Sun
day evening, May 28, at 8 o'clock.
Rev. R. R. Moser will deliver the
I am prepared to make long time
farm loans rt low rate of interest.
35-4t A. M. Pryor.
Tuesday of this week Sammy Pal
mer, living in the Tennessee neigh
borhood, met with a very severe acci
dent. While sawing wood his hand
became caught between the stick he
was sawing and the saw and the re
sult is the loss of two fingers on
the left hand. Drs. Mitchell and Carr
were called and rendered the neces
sary medical and surgical aid and
Sammy is resting as easy as a fel
low could under the circumstances.
This is certainly a hard streak cf
luck for Mr. Palmer as it will put
him out of commission on the farm
for several weeks—right when his as
sistance is most sorely needed.—
Grand River Local.
ceremony were Mrs. Lena Appensel
ler, a sister of me bride, from How
ard, S. D., the bride's brother, E. W.
Freestone and wife of Perry, Iowa,
and Mr. and Mrs. C. u. Maliett, of
Garden Grove, parents of the groom.