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COURT IS IN SESSION
January Term of the District Court
Convened Monday for a Busy
Term of Three Weeks.
The January term of the district
court convened Monday evening upon
the arrival of Judge H. K. Evans
and court reporter S. S. Wright from
their homes at Corydon. For the
first time in a number of years all
the court officials are new men. In
the clerk's office Ralph Rumley and
deputy Ira B. Officer are in charge,
and are getting along fine. Our new
sheriff John A. Fulton and deputy J.
W. Osborn, are kept pretty busy
serving papers, and Leroy Shelton of
Decatur, is officiating as court bailiff.
The grand jury for the term was
drawn Tuesday morning, Wayne
Gammon being appointed foreman,
the other members drawn for duty at
this term being M. E. Skinner, Frank
Boyd, M. E. Davis, E. R. Outhouse,
L. C. Brooks and W. A. Foush. In
the case of Wm. Carlan, who is in
jail charged with murder, a chal
lenge against Frank Boyd acting as
grand juror was sustained, and A. F.
Place was drawn to serve 011 the
grand jury while the Carlan case ^s
being investigated. L. M. Hill was
appointed grand jury bailiff and Mrs.
Edith Ferren clerk.
The term will be a three weeks
one, several minor criminal cases be
ing set for trial next week, and a
number of law and equity eases will
be tried. The trial jury was noti
fied not to appear until the second
week of court.
The following cases Jiad been dis
posed of up to the time of going to
State vs. Jack Adair. Dropped from
State vs. C. M. Akes. Dismissed
on motion of county attorney.
State vs. Earl Cox. Defendant en
ters plea of guilty of assault and bat
tery anu is lined $35 and costs.
State vs. James R. Perdue. Dis
missed on motion of county attorney.
State vs. E. Albertson. Dropped
State vs. Jacob Wylie. Defendant
by his attorneys waives challenge to
State vs. C'orwin Foster. Defendant
by his attorneys waives challege to
State vs. Wm. and Agile Carlan.
*rand juror Frank Boyd challenged
for cause as to Wm. Carlan and A.
F. Place drawn to take the nlace of
Boyd in hearing of this case by the
LAW AND EQUITY
Thos. A. Sutherlin vs. Roy Suther
lin. dismissed on motion of plain
O. T. Beavers vs. Alice M. Beavers
et al. Report of sale and deed to
Samuel L. Vandel approved.
Mrs. C. E. Critchtield et al. vs. W.
A. Knight et al. Settled.
Aurelia P. Robertson vs. Mary
Jane Bason. Report of sale and deed
to Luther Bason approved.
Cora Mullinnix vs. Nellie Morgan
"et al. Settled.
Moorman Mfg. Co. vs. J. S. Wag
Moorman Mfg. Co. vs. C. S. W heel
S. Varga vs. M. E. Newlin et al.
-Decree of foreclosure.
D. M. Hall et al. vs. Elizabeth J.
Smith et al. Decree quieting title.
W. A. Alexander vs. L. S. Sutlier
lin. Judgment on promissory note.
S. A. Gates vs. T. B. Callison. Sei
lied and dismissed.
W C. Davis vs. John Muse. Set
Leon Electric Co. vs. Aaron Good
man. Settled and dismissed.
Velnia Poland vs. Dennis Poland.
Decree of divorce.
Gammon Bros. vs. Charles Sanders
et al. Settled and dismissed.
T. S. Arnold vs. Melissa J. Shock
ey et al. Dismissed on motion of
Wm. McNelly vs. Lamoni Coliseum
Co. Decree of foreclosure.
Joseph Tharp vs. Ralph and Mabel
Perdue. Judgment on two notes.
G. E. Smith vs. F. L. Grimes. De
cree of foreclosure.
A. Sutherlin vs. Henrietta and
C. J. Norman. Temporary injunc
tion granted with bond of $1,000.
Estate of E. H. Lewis. Final report
approved, administrator discharged.
Estate of Dale Hamilton. Final re
jjart approved, guardian discharged.
Estate of Rhoda M. Frazier. Final
report approved, administrator dis-
Orel Estes vs. G. W. Adair. Set-
R. W. Braden vs. Charles Girdner.
Norman L. Chase vs. S. C. B. Wil
liams ei al. Decree quieting title.
Onita Peniston vs. Charles C. Pen
isten Dismissed on motion of plain
Cynthia A. Shaffner vs. Amelia
Faber et al. Defendant to answer by
March 20. March term to be trial
R. A. Sliular vs. T. U. McCrystal
et al. Dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
S. Yarga vs. Jessie Ricker et al.
Dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
A. T. Black vs. J. C. Gould. Dis
missed on motion of plaintiff.
J. L. Mitchell vs. Bedford Oney et
al. Decree quieting title.
T. M. Riddle vs. R. D. Lock wood
et al. Settled and dismissed.
Lydia A. Stuteville vs. Samuel
S. Varga vs. Samuel Smuleson et
al. Settled and dismissed.
Ben A. Hall vs. J. F. Irving et al.
Decree quieting title.
Earrett Norris vs. Pearl Norris. De
cree of divorce.
of Jacob Crum. Adminis
trator authorized to expend not to ex
ceed $200 for monument.
Estate of R. D. Chapman. Final re
port approved, administrator dis
Estate of T. Allbaugh. Final report
approved, administrator discharged.
Estate of W. A. Machlan. Claim of
S J. Clark Pub. Co. Settled.
Guardianship of Willie and Harley
Erts. Order to sell real estate.
Guardianship of Mabel and Dor
othy Anderson. A. P. Olsen appoint
ed guardian ad litem, order as pray-
Estate of W„ A. Kirkpatrick. Will
probated, W. A. Ramsey appointed
executor with bond of $2,o00.
Estate of Byram Stout. Will pro
hated, Wm. J. Stout appointed execu
tor without bond
Guardianship of Melissa Thoma
fson. Fred eale appointed perma
nent guardian with bond of $3,000.
Guardianship of Wayne Crees et
al. R. B. Hawkins appointed guar
dian at litem, .order for sale of real
Estate of Geo. G. Smith Final re
port approved, administratrix dis
The World's Biggest Photoplay Will
be Shown at Idle Hour Theatre
Friday, Jau. 26th.
.ivianager Lindsey, of the Idle Hour
theatre, has booked the greatest
spectacle ever conceived by brain of
man, "Civilization," for one day at
the Idle Hour theatre, on Friday of
this week, being able to secure this
date on account of the cancellation
in another town. This production by
Thos. H. Inces, is the most astound
ing and stupendous picture ever
produced, critics pronouncing it as
much bigger and better than "The
Birth of a Nation." Nothing has ever
been seen on the screen which equals
this stupendous production. It is
mysterious and tremendous, thrilling
and inspiring, and nothing better has
been offered in pictures. This pic
ture has been showing in the larger
cities to long runs, and everywhere
the press has praised the production.
The seating capacity of the Idle Hour
is going to be taxed to the utmost
at this production, and we advise all
to have their seats reserved at
The matinee performance is at
2:30 o'clock, prices 25 and 50 cents,
and the evening performance com
mences at 8:15, prices 25, 50 and 75
Reserved seats can be secured at
Cherrington's without extra charge.
County Judging Contest at Ames.
A silver trophy valued at fifty dol
lars will be awarded to the county
team of five boys, scoring the highest
in stock and corn judging. This
trophy shall be competed for annual
ly until one county has won it three
times, when it shall become the prop
erty of that county club organization.
The contest shall be held during
the regular winter short course at
Ames, which for 1917 will be Jan
uary 29th to February 3rd. Those
boys are eligible who were enrolled
in the 1916 club work even though
they did not send in their final re
port. This includes forty-six boys in
Decatur county who are eligible to a
position on the team which will rep
resent the county in the contest.
Any boy contemplating on. attend
ing the short course at Ames next
week shoold notify Neal Campbell at
Grand River, immediately by tele
phone, who ,is county leader of this
county and who if arrangements can
be maoe for a team, will accompany
them to Ames. Parents should urge
their boys to attend the short course
as in no other way can they for the
expenditure of the same amount of
time and money secure so many
practical and fundamental ideas rela
tive to farm efficiency.
The tiir" left before the short
course hijgins i? short, thus making
it necessary for the boys who expect
to attend to notify the county lead
er right away, if arrangements are to
be made for a team to represent De
catur county in the contest for the
Mrs. t". I'!. IJutler's Father Dies Sud
Mrs. C. E. Butler of this city, on
Sunday afternoon received a message
with the sad intelligence that her
father, Mr. G. M. Barnes, had died
suddenly at Pittsburgh, Penna., his
death being due to heart failure. Mr.
and Mrs. Barnes recently left their
home in Omaha, Neb., for an extend
ed visit in the south, reaching Pitts
burgh, Penna., on Saturday, where
they stopped off to visit a few days
with their son, Dr. Gilbert Barnes,
who is connected with the Carnegie
Institute in that city. Mr. and Mrs.
Barnes were well known in Leon,
having frequently visited at the home
of their daughter in this city. Mrs.
Butler and sister, Miss Annie Barnes,
who is teaching a school near De
catur City, departed Monday morn
ing for Omaha, to attend the funer
al of their father, which will prob
ably be held today.
Struck a Heiler with Auto.
\\. H. Shields of this city had an
other auto accident last Friday,
while driving near Elston. He met
a man driving a bunch of cattle in
the road, just as he came over the
top of a hill, and in spite of his ef
forts to miss tliem a fine lieifer got
in front of his car, and when the,
heavy car struck the heifer two of
her legs were broken. Air. Shields
sent butcher out from Ellston and
had the heifer killed and saved
something in this way from the sale
of the meat and liicle, but it cost
him about twenty dollars more to
settle for the heifer. Will says he
can strike more things with his auto
than anv man in seven counties, but
always comes out fairly lucky.
Study Outer at Grand River Satur
day, Jan. -7tli.
The regular study center work in
manual training for teachers in the
northwest pnrt of the county will be
held in the shop at Grand River 011
Saturday, January 27. Regular work
with tools on the bench will be giv
en. This is work closely relatea to
the boys' club work of the sthte, and
will be continued at the special
study center to be held in Grand Riv
er two weeks later, Feb. 10. For this
and other reasons a full attendance
of rural teachers is urged. Unless
more teachers attend at Grand River
this manual training oenter will be
taken to another point in the county.
CHAS. B. WOODSTOCK,
Manual Training Instructor.
Decatur County Boy Making Good in
O. B. Marble, an old Davis »City
boy, who has been agent for the
Southern Pacific Railroad at Sanar
do, California, has been transferred
to the position of agent at Soledad,
California, where he is receiving a
salary of $170 per month, having
three operators and several other em
ployes under him. His many friends
in this county where he resided for
many years will be pleased to hear
of his success. His brother, W. T.
Marble, is also employed in the same
office with him at a good salary.
Want three good hands to work on
farm, must be good with horsse and
must come'recommended. Will pay
$30.00 per month. Write VV. M.
Hamilton, ,Glendive, Montana. 23-2t.'
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HAD AN ODD COMPACT
C. S. and F. E. Stearns Kept Profits
of Garden Grove Bank in Com
mon Fund for Many Years.
An agreement, similar to the extra
ordinary Fleming Brothers' compact,
was revealed in federal court today,
says last Thursday's Des Moines Cap
For eleven years two Iowa broth
ers, C. S. and F. E. Stearns, operated
the First National Bank of Garden
Grove, now out of existence, without
compensation or salary. The alleged
agreement provided that each part
ner should draw from the profits
such sums of money as were needed
for living expenses.
Stockholders today applied for an
order of court restraining C. S.
Stearns from paying himself a back
salary of $2,50u a year from October
1. 1900, to April 6, 1911. According
to the petition, the bank was a sort of
Plaintiffs are Fred Stearns of Chi
cago, 111., Mary E. Stearns of Los An
geles, Co., Lena McFuen of Chicago,
111., and Nellie Stearns Sims of Union
county, New Jersey.
When one of the brothers, F. E.
April 6, ]911, the
stockholders decided that the bank
should go into voluntary liquidation.
C. S. Stearns was named liquidating
There was some difficulty over a
settlement as a result of which Fred
Stearns, as administrator of his
father's estate—F. E. Stearns—
brought suit for an accounting in
district court. The action is still
C. S. Stearns, the surviving broth
er, who controlled a majority of the
stock, then called a meeting and
voted himself a back salary of $2,500
a year and compensation as liquidat
ing agent. The latter was to be five
per cent on all cash collected and all
notes held by stockholders. C. S.
Stearns then organized the C. S.
Stearns State Bank of Garden Grove,
transferring to the new institution
the good will of the former one, it is
Plaintiffs contend the back salary
voted Stearns is exorbitant and that
the good will of the retired bank is
Leon Grocers Adopt System Delivery
Commencing next Monday, Janu
ary 29tli, a new system of delivering
will be installed by the Leon groc
ers. for years each grocer has had
to keep a delivery wagon and driv
er, and it has been a big expenbe to
them, and a source of great annoy
ance on account of many people send
ing several orders to the stores for
groceries each day, which required
special trips to deliver them. Under
the new system all deliveries will be
made by auto truck, and at stated
times, one delivery being made to
patrons in the north part of towfi in
the forenoon and another one in the
afternoon, and the same to south side
patrons, and no deliveries will be
made by the grocery stores at any
other time. The four, grocery stores
of J. A. Caster, L. P. Craig, Harry
Bradfield and Gillham & Fulton,
ive contracted with Vern Hull and
Gillham to do all their deliver
ing, and they .will deliver for all four
stores on the same trip. The first
delivery in the morning to the south
part of town will be made at 8:30 a.
m., and to the north side at 10:30 a.
m. A second south side delivery will
be made at 2:30 p. m., and the sec
ond one to the north side at 5 D. m.
The dividing line between the north
and soutn sides will be the south side
of the public square. Patrons should
commence to arrange their orders for
the new service now. If you want
your groceries delivered in the morn
ing, you must place your order in
time so that they can be put up for
the delivery trucks before the hour
for leaving, as the system will be run
on time, and on account of serving
four stores, the trucks must leave on
time. This system has been tried out
successfully in many towns.
A New Homestead Law.
A new homestead law was approv
ed by act of congress on Dec. 29,
19IB, which makes provision where
by stock-raising homestead entries
may be made for not to exceed 640
acres of land which are chiefly valu
able for stock raising and raising
forage crops. A former entry of
homestead land does not bar another
entry under this act. Instead of cul
11 on' 1
wumn mree vears 01 uaie oi «i.u
E. C.—H. Farquliar.
Gen.—F. A. Gardner.
C. G.—Dr. J. W. Rowell.
S. W.—Dr. H. R. Layton.
J. W.—Dr. F. A. Bowman.
Rec.—W. A. Pousli.
St. B.—H. L. Long.
Sw. B.—O. E. Hull.
1st G.—Dr. O. W. Foxwortliy.
2nd G.—J. A. Caster.
3rd G.—D. A. Buell.
Sentinel—A. M. Brady.
thViSild. CwtaV this
Knights Templar Install Officers.
At the regular meeting of Tri
polis Commandery No. 60, Knights,
Templar, last Thursday evening, the
following officers were installed for
the coming year:
A New Grocer in Town.
A new grocery man came to town
yesterday morning and is stopping for
the present at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. tester Hutchinson. He is a
very lusty youngster, but will not
attend to the grocery business in
person for several years. Mr. and
Mrs. Hutchinson are receiving the
congratulations of their many friends
over their first born. A message was
received by Lester yesterday morn
ing telling of the birth of a girl baby
at the identical same hour to his sis
ter, Mrs. Charles Donald, of near
Seymour. Grandpa E. L. Hutchinson
says not qaany men. become a double
grandfather within an hour.
THE NEW THEATRE.
Splendid Program at Popular'-Picture
House for Coining Week.
An unusually good program is on
the boards.for the coming week at
the New Theatre, and prices for all
the attractions the coming week are
placed at 5 and 10 cents.
This Thursday evening will be
shown "Hop, tfie Devil's Brew," a
live reel Bluebird feature play, wor
thy of your patronage.
Friday there is a varied program,
including the two reel feature play,
"The Good Woman," a reel of Uni
versal Animated Weekly and a one
reel comedy, "The Burglar."
For Saturday, with a matinee at
2:30 o'clock, there is "Stumbling," a
two reel drama, ''Love and a Liar,"
a one real comedy, and "Windsor Mc
Kay and His Jersey Skeeters," a one
On Monday, the big five reel Blue
bird feature, "Behind the Lines."
Mary Rider's story formed the bas
is for the scenario Walter Woods
provided for Menry-McRae to direct
from and the result promises thrill
ing entertainment for lovers of ex
citing photoplays. "Behind the
Lines" is a military melodrama of
tremendous force and interest. The
battle scenes are awe-inspiring and
the riding and horsemanship in this
Bluebird feature have seldom been
excelled. There is suspense created
in the action and love-interest, which
grows in its intensity in a manner to
keep the spectator on edge until the
final movement. Harry Carey and
Edith Johnson play the leading roles,
t'fi'ey taking the part of an Ameri
can surgeon employed to discover a
relief for much of the suffering in
military hospitals, and Miss Johnson
as a Mexican spy, is Carey's associate
in the guise of a nurse. Of course
the girl's double role is discovered,
and the suspense is intensified
through her sacrifices in self-impos
ing her system to the test of a serum
which has been discovered by her
surgeon-sweetheart. The girl lin
gers in the hospital between life and
death and when she finally recovers
is immediately delivered to the fac
tional firing squad to be executed as
a spy. In this intense situation a
troop of United States cavalry pro
jects itself and the exciting drama is
brought to a stirring finish.
Members of G. A. II. Get Transpor
tation to Famous lJattle Groniul.
During the past week Billy Wil
liams received and had signed ac
cording to order, a number of blank
forms provided by the department
at Washington which when duly
filed may entitle those who signed
them to transportation expenses to
Vicksburg at some date during the
coming summer. This favor to the
members of the G. A. R. is the result
of a special act of congress and it ia
a privilege that should be greatly ap
preciated by the veterans who serv
ed under General Grant during the
famous siege around the old town on
tiA., u£tfala- -of tlie Mississipptsansthe
Iowa veterans on to Vicksburg.—
Grand Peace Jubilee at Vicksburg
National'Park.::—Legislature to help.
—Next General Assembly will be ask
ed to make the necessary appropria
tions.—"Vicksburg is the greatest
military park in the world," says
Col. D. J. Palmer, Past Commander
Comrades: Doubtless many of the
veterans of the Civil War now living
in Iowa are not aware that a mo.ve
ment is on foot and well advanced to
wards completion, to hold a grand
peace jubilee on the Vicksburg Na
tional Park, Oct. 16, IT 18 and 19,
1917, at which every veteran living
in Iowa no matter from which state
he served, who took part in the cam
paign of the siege and capture of
Vickburg will be entitled to attend.
Veterans, Union or Confederate,
no matter as to the place of service,
are eligible and will be entertained
while in attendance, for which the
government has appropriated $150,
000, but if they did not participate
in the campaign they will pay their
own railroad fare.
The plan devised by the Council
of Administration of the association
of which Comrade E. J. C. Bealer of
Cedar Rapids has been appointed by
the governor a member, is to go to
the legislatures of the different
states who had organizations in the
campaign and petition them to make
appropriations to pay the transpor
tation of the veteran from his home
to Vicksburg and return. To accom
plish this it is necessary:
Kirst—To learn liow many veter
ans are residing in the state who took
part in the campaign, from which
state they served, their names, post
Vlr'inn*office address, the organization thev
stead law the person making the belonged fn and tlu nrohabilitv .of
entry must make improvements on
the land, tending to increase its
value for stock raising purposes, of
not less than $1.25 per acre, one-half
of such improvements to be made
within three years of date of filing
belonged to and the probability of
Second—To properly present the
matter to the legislature and ask for
the necessary appropriation the
above required information MUST be
wew homestead act nuiy be figured ,l1 A?.- Intenflent
by writing Congressman H. M. Town
er, at Washington. D. C.
The chairman suggests that the
Post take the matter up
ehgibles, comrades are urged that
when notice of this matter comes to
their attention, and-they hope to at-
tend, to immediately notify the sec-
in many Iowa cities. One of the ob
jects would be to protect the busi
ness men from subscribtion papers,
getting caught on fake schemes and
such like. Let the Leon business
promoter of the "Go to Church" si®'"
LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1917. VOLUME LXIII, NO. 24.
TWENTYflVE YEARS AGO
Items Taken from the Files of The
Reporter Published a Quarter
of a Century Ago.
Miss Viola Wasson, of Morgan
township, is the guest of the Misses
Lulu and Harriett Young for a few
The building formerly occupied by
Acton's restaurant is being remodel
ed, and next week Fuller Avery and
Arthur Tharp will open a new cafe
in the building.
Frank Clark went to Des Moines
last Thursday and may conclude to
locate in that city. Frank is one of
Leon's best boys and the firm that
secures his services will be in luck.
The following marriage licenses
were issued the past week:
David E. Gatchell 26 to Emma
William P. Gittinger 2 7 to Ella
Mrs. James Stewart died at her
home west of Leon on January 22.
She had been gradually failing for
over a year. She was 58 years of
age, and was buried in Palestine
Mrs. Timothy Moore, who was
thought last week to be fatally in
jured, is recovering rapidly from her
wounds. Fourteen wounds were in
flicted on her head and face. The
old man is in jail and trying to play
Again has the shadow of death en
tered the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. F.
Bradley, taking away the life of
their little son Leo, who died Satur
day night at 12 o'clock. He was bur
ied in the Catholic cemetery in
Woodland township on Monday.
J. G. Early and son T. R. Early
have purchased R. W. McConn's lum
ber yard and his residence and Tom
Early will run the McConn yard
while John Wood will manage the
old Early yard. Mr. McConn will
start a new lumber yard at Harvey,
a suburb of Chicago.
Mr. David E. Gatchell and Miss
Emma Varga were married at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Varga in this city Tuesday
evening, the ceremony being per
formed by Rev. Samuel Ollerenshaw,
pastor of the P.-esbyterian church.
They left Wednesday afternoon for a
visit with Mr. Catchall's parents in
Washington, J). C., after which they
will go to Denver, Colorado, where
Mr. Gatchell will engage in mercan
setter From Representative Giirber.
Des Moines, Jan. 22, 1917.
Editor Reporter—The legislative
mill is grinding now at its full capac
ity. The principal business being the
introduction of bills. We are making
a great attempt to save\ the country
or our own political" hides, 1 don't
know which. A great variety of bills
have been introduced with the usual
number of freaks.
I think on the whole the- members
of the Thirty-Seventh General Assem
bly are a line bunch, Judge Crozier,
of Marion countv is the oldest mem
ber and the only civil war veteran.
Bob Johnson is also an old man, and
Kowiey, of Van Buren. is the author
of the capitol extension bill. J. B.
Weaver jr. is a line man, but no such
scrapper as his illustrious father,
Wn- ne. Clarke and Union counties
are represented by Krouse, Lewis
and Coakley, all democrats.
Among the bills introduced may be
mentioned a bill to repeal the pri
mary a bill to repeal the insurance
law/'a bm to repea, the law in re
t°r transportation yet developed, and temperance mea-
at their meetings, and ^Jso requests keen introduced. 1 am sti|l
the press throughout the state to working on my taxation bill, which
give the matter as much publicity as
Aauress all applications to J. O. present form and will welcome sug
Stewart, secretary, Cedar Rapids, gestions and criticisms from the tax
i°wa- I payers. 1 think if I can succeed in
Why Not Have a Business Men's Or- my money.
eanization. I Bills to increase the number of
district judges in the third and eigh-
The business men of Leon should teenth judicial di^'cts, and a bill
get together and form a business to build a building for the Supreme
men's association for their mutual Court and law library haVe been in
p.rotection. The idea is not a new. troduced.
one, and is being successfully used Respectfully,
scheme struck that city the assoc:
tion refused to endorse the. scheme
and the merchants were not taken in,
as they were in Leon and nearly. »-,r
every other-town in Iowa. Let's getf ^nd, V.—Dr. W. R. West.
together and form a~»Leon Business: ^rd y.—-G. L. Star*.
Men's Association, f*' Brady.
Sherman Hey.lt, a boy fifteen
years old, but tmall for his age,
walked from Davis City to Leon
Tuesday and tellr a pathetic story.
He formerly lived rt Lawrence, Kan
sas, where his fatht" was a butcher.
His father died about a year ago,
leaving the family in destitute cir
cumstances. The little fellow rustl
ed around and supported his mother
and himself by working ai. anything
he could do, but in a few months hie
njother also dUfflr-Hmmst ia tmrn^oir
his stock back to Illi- for all the make* of cars in general
nois, atfd hired to him to work on
his farm. When they reached Davis
City the man wanted him to steal
corn to feed the stock, and upon his
refusing put him off the cars and
left him. Then he hired to a man
near Davis City who kept running
horses, and has been working for
him since last September, but has
never received any pay except his
board. 'He left, tlie place Monday
and went to Davis City, but as he
could not get work there he walked
to Leon, stopping at farm houses on
the way inquiring for work. Mike
Mayer heard his story and sent him
to Fred Niece's restaurant to stay at
his expense until he could get work,
ne seems to be a good boy, very
anxious to work, and would make a
splendia hand for some of our farm
the house, except in regard
constitutional amendment, have
wiU tage awav
possible through their papers. To gcutive council to change valuations
5A Vrocurmg die names of
the power of the ex-
passed upon bv the county boards
far aif it
effects countv and
reasonable, and will not in
it until I am satisfied with
it majj you a copy Gf
it in its
I a a
F. A. GARBER.
New R. A. M. Officers.
men organize, and then every man installed^ the following as officers for
refuse to sign a subscription paper, the coming year. The Chapter is
aonate any money, or take space in flourishing these days, having nine
any of the fly-by-night advertising candidates on the way:
schemes, .unless they have been en-x H. P.—vv. A. Pousn.
dorsed b/ the executive committee of
the association. Centerville hasl
Chapter No. 33, R. A. M., has
S.—F. A. Gardner.
P. S.—F. A. Wagoner.,
C. H.—Win Cash.
R. A. C.r—H. L. Long.
1st —fc. W. Farqnhar
such an organization and when the
AT THE IDLE HOI
ISiu I'rograin Including "Civilization"
for the Coining Week.
The coming week the Idle Hour
theatre will present to their patrons
one of the greatest programs ever
tion," will be shown at matinee and
evening shows, and reserved seats
sale at Cherrington's
Matinee prices are 25 and 50 cents,
and night prices 25, 50 and 75 cents.
It was only by accident that "Civili
zation" was secured for tins date.
On Saturday Valeska Suratt in
"The Immigrant," a Paramount fea
ture will be shown with matinee at 3
o'clock, and first night show at 7:15.
Few actresses are so well known in
America as Miss Suratt. She appears
in this play as a young peasant wom
an from a foreign land who comes
to America and fights and wins her
wav to success. There is a detailed
narrative of the trials and tribula
tions of ilie newly arrived foreign
er and the hardships which she un
dergoes and the simple happiness she
obtains from the association with her
own alien people.
On Monday, Geraldine Farrar, in
"Carmen," with 5 and 10 cent mati
nee at 3 o'clock, and first night show
at 7:15, prices 10 and 15 cents. Ger
aidine Farra ris the most famous of
all women artists of today. Her
characterization of "Carmen" is' an
absolute revelation of power, skill,
and subtle delineation.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, will be
shown Cyrus Townsend Brady's "The
island of Surprise," a Vitagraph
Blue Itibbon feature. 3 o'clock mati
nee, 5 and 10 cents, first night show
at 7:15, prices 10 and 15 cents. This
Tnis is a thrilling story with many
scenes of a yachting trip and the in
trigues of women. It is a play which
will please everybody.
Will lUuld Fine New Garage at De
A number of the enterprising busi
ness men of Decatur City, have form
ed a stock company under the name
of the Decatur Motor Co., with $6,
000 capital, and have purchased
ground from the Wm. Woodard es
tate lying east of the Odd Fellows
building at Decatur, and will at once
commence the erection of a large
brick garage building, expecting to
have it ready for occupancy by March
1st. The new garage will be a fine
addition to the town, and something
which has been badly needed. The
front part of the building will be
3 9x80 feet, with a work room 56x80
feet, in the rear, which will give
them ample garage room for storage
and displaying their stock of new
cars. They have taken the Stude
baker agency for all of Decatur coun
ty, except the four west townships
and will also handle several other
makes of cars. They will maintain a
first-class repair department wnicli
will be in charge of the best auto
mechanics obtainable., and will cmt
use in this locality.
Mr. J. B. Dobson has been elect
ed m-esident of the company, and
Archie Havens will be general man
ager. Tne auto owners in that part
of the county will be mighty pleased'
to see a first class garage ana repiir
shop in Decatur City, and the new
company will do a good business.
Change in Jefferson Highway South
General Manager J. D. Clarkson of
the Jefferson Highway Association,
recently made a special trip to Lamo
ni to settle the controversy and lo
cate the Jefferson Highway between
Lamoni and Eagleville. The old In
ter-State Highway used the west road
running south of Lamoni ta Eagle
ville, and what-is known as the east
road or State Highway, on which a
great deal of work has been done,
contested to have it selected as the
official Jefferson Highway. Manager
clarkson made two round trips over
the two roads, and a big bunch of
boosters for both-roads attended a,
meeting held at Lamoni and present
ed their arguments. After going over
the two roads manager Clarkson de
cided the contest in favor of the east
road and the route will be changed
providing- the backers of the east
route agree to accept the conditions
imposed as to some improvements to
be made in the road, which they will
no doubt do.
In response to the agonizing ap
peal just sent to America in behalf
of the Belgian children who are ac
tually starving by the thousands and
who must be rescued immediately or
perish, the Associated" Charities ol
Leon and Decatur county will hold
atf exchange at Otten's meat market
next Saturday. All contributions
from town or country will be wel
it to be effec-
wrestling match for a
ea purse, winning
.your own bounty
and be sure your'store will be inr
creased thereby. Committee.
J, H. Alldredge Won Wrestling Match
at Beatrice, Neb.
.T. H. Alldredge, of this city, re
turned Thursday evening front Beat
rice, Neb., where on Wednesday ev
ening he dfeated Adolph Furnist, in
in seventeen minutes. Mr. Alldredge
has not been doing much wrestling
the past few years, being busy with
his nirm work, but he always keeps
in condition and can go on the mat
with the best of them on a minute
Gospel Team Meeting.
Gospel team meeting next Sunday
at 2 p. m. at the Christian church. A
short meeting beginning promptly at
2 p. m., after which the Gospel Teani
goes to Decatur for a mens meeting
at 3 p. m., and a night meeting at
7:30. V. R. McGinnis speaks at the
Decatur night meeting. All Gospel
Team men come.
We Got The Papers. ii
We advertised last week for a few
copies of The Reporter of Januanr
4tn, and afe under obligations to afl
our friends who brought and sent-Us
papers of that date. The papenrre
ceived came from half a dozen differ
gtfe* to show that
The^ Reporter is saved in many
Sea iW-toflLBros.'^for fa
and faJrm muled.