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OBAND RIVER LODGE No.
A. F. ft A. M.
HNti regularly 1st Tuesday In eael
Mth. Transient brethren cordlalU
f. R. Conrey, W. R. Moore,
(ION CHAPTER No. S3, R. A.
Meets regularly 2nd Wednesdaj
Sr. each month. Transient brethrei
rrascia Varga, W. A. Poush.
TRIPOLIS COMMANDERY MO.
Meets reguarly 3rd Thursday eaci
••nth. Transient Knights cordially
W. A. Poush. H. Farquhar,
,£ LEON CHAPTER No. 352 O. E. S.
Meets regularly 2nd Monday eack
Meath. Visiting members cordiallj
Mrs, Rozet Cash, W. M.
Mrs. Orra Gardner, Sec.
DR. W. R. WEST
Office in Biggs Block.
J. W. HOWELL
All work dene first-class and |ov
uM. Office in Long block-
P. F. BRADLEY, OPTICIAN.
Office at Dr. Wood
Will be la Leon oa
Saturday and Mon
day of each week.
$! Residence two tocks south of th«
Christian church, Leon, Iowa.
Wi-i-• W. F. WAIGHT
Physician and Surgeon.
•fecial study and attention given to
the treatment of chronic diseases.
Office over Kopp's Drug Store. 32-18
i. E. BRITTAN, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Decatur City, Iowa.
Calls answered nromptly night or da
V. R. McGINNIf
•e*M ia Ray Bloek.
Make Datee with
For Dental Work.
F. S. STEWART
Iowa License No. 48.
CADILLAC AUTO HEARSE
-I' '1' il» 4
Live Stock and Real
Charges: 1 per cent.
I Phone 271 Leon, Iowa
I gu.T antee my work.
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DR. S. C. VARNIIM
Plioie 87 or Rexalf Drug Store
E. 0. WILLS
C'* Van Wert, Iowa
Will give special atten
tion to your sale. I guar
antee satisfaction. For
terms and dates address
me at Van Wert, Iowa.
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es, soled with Blua Ribboft.
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l«ND RRANB PIUAtoW
rHE LEON RErORTER
O. E. HULL, Editor,
One year ^.Ofl
Six months l.jjjj
Oisplay Advertising, special sec
vice, per inch ... ijjc
Reading notices, per Jine .. .... Be
Cards of Thanks, cash with
Resolutions of Respect 11.00
Church, school and society no
tices, where admission or en
tertainment fee is charged
THAT BOARD OF HEALTH BOMB
The Iowa board of health has
The rules practically constitute a
in the sale of drugs and preparations
1A 4-l v*
utes were drawn by the attorney
form to its rulings, perhaps even to
the revocation of certificates to
This is a paraphrase of Joffre
is the way the British expeditionary
force fought in August, 1914, from,
Mons to the Marne, and while beat
en back every day its lines were
never broken. That is the way the
Canadian and foreign countries,
$2.50 per year.
Entered as second class matter at
the Leon, Iowa, Postoffice.
We are glad to publish any and
all chwrch or society notices, but
please don't confound news notices
with advertising locals. Correspon
dents are cautioned not to include
•aid notices with their items unless
they are authorized and paid for, and
If possible remittance .for same
should accompany the hotice.
"Our Country! In her intercourse
with foreign nations may she always
be in the right But Our Country,
right or wrong."—Stephen Decatur.
health have the force of statutes un- f0r in the first or even the second
How far they will be enforced of \Q greater blow could have been
course remains to be seen. The struck against the economic war sys
boaFd of health, if it chooses to do tem of the enemy than the blockade
so, may make serious trouble witli
may be expected in the state.— unt. They had refused to sell
Marshalltown Times-Republican. 3^0he ruling price, which was fixed
____________ !by the government, and had given
no satisfactory explanation of their
FHFIIE IJ \CKS TO THE action, although they had been^ ui^g
"With our backs to the wall,"
said Field Marshal Haig in the spec
ial order of the day addressed to ^u'nds'oT'whe'at for a"long time'and
the Britsh army in France and Flan- fhe
famous message to the French troops groun(i it has authorized the New
on .the eve of the Battle of the Mexican administrator to seize the
Marne: "The hour has come to ad-
issue again trembled in the balance.
Today it Is not merely the Brit
ish armv in Prance ana Flanders
that is fighting with its back to the
wall. Civilization is fighting with
its back to the wall—France, Great
Britain, Italy, the United States, all
the free nations.
The crisis following the great Ger
man offensive is acute, but it only
emphasizes a situation that existed
before this drive whs undertaken'
and which will continue to exist un
til the might of German military
power is broken and crushed. We
have not grasped the meaning of
tills struggle until we realize that
all the self-governing peoples until
the very end of the war are fighting
with their backs to the wall.—New
"When you hear a patriot lament
ing the fan. that' he is past the serv
ice age, remind him that those with
in that age are giving 365 days a
year to their country, suggests the
Mason City Globe-Gazette, "and that
by scratching around right lively he
might discover opportunities to em
ploy at least a part of his time the
same way even here at home. Many
other things besides flshting are to
Here are words that will live for-
even now, to discuss a fair and just
which the strong and the weak shall
fare alike. But the answer when I
proposed such a peace came trom
ourselves to live in. Force, force to
the utmost, force without stint or
limit, the righteous and triumphant
force which shall make right tne
law of the world, and cast everjr
alysis and should be taken into our.
heart of hearts. How forceful and
getfulness" to "give all that we love
taken a most serious step in the pie(jged to "force to the utmost, day is dawning, for Iowa and the na
stringent rules which it has laid f0rCe without stint r" limit" t- make tion.—Davenport Democrat.
down govening venereal diseases,
quarantine of the person so afflict-inot alone by our leader's pledge,
ed and create an official record not^ut by the voice of our own individu
only of cases of such disease but
oblige druggists and those dealing hat we have and all that we aie
ords of sales, names, sex and ad- it home with you and carry it
dresses oi persons making purchases
of such medicaments. All physic- your pillar of cloud by day and pil
SA1MMXG HER STRENGTH.
The rules of the state board of her enemies from the very first,
ii tlf An ft Ai.
The inherent resisting power ,of
der the Iowa law. These quasi stat-,year of the war few couldbe found»Aceept
general and appear to have the full three years it would be foi
co-operation and favor of the gov- Germany was even slight^
as declaring ing iier food and material
am AtvAM 1 A
BALTIMORE Secretary McAdoo has given the
(word that the American troops must
jtake Berlin. The American troops
President Wilson hfcs niade many" we willing, you cad bet on that.
great speeches since this terrible
war is on, but none of them could
eaual his effort at Baltimore on Lib
erty Day, when he clearly and suc-
cinctly stated our aims, our attitude qourage' are the ones who send in
and our purposes*—and in words letters which they ask the editors
which cannot be subject to misinter-
selfish dominion down in the dust! straight party ticket again, and that, I
These are words, the significance
rld fit for free men to live in,
right its law. We are called,
ho would agree that at the end of
on account of the cantonment con- deeply anf permanently undermined. ,irees8
venient to that city, but if so. the There is always a net loss with the TWO EACH of the SIX BEST
situation only hastened the desire of passing of each quarter. Under
the health board to create such these conditions it can be but a mat
health rules. They have been in ter of time until bankruptcy in men,
contemplation for some time and a money and materials puts an end to TWO
bill to their common effect was in- the power to resist the growing
troduced in a recent legislature. strength of the Allied forces.
the physician who refuses to con- northern neutrals. In the freedom
practice in Iowa. The department many's
enforced by America against the
mon intent to enforce the rules as ,, t. iS announced. Two
mon mieui 10 government is announced. two
laid down some shocking revelations gnVBrntnM
ed to release it in order that the
United States may maintain its pro
gram of exportation. These two
men, who were ooth farmers and
merchants, have held 350,000
ders, "every position must be held position that in withholding of this
to the last man. There must be no wiieat from the trade Kempenich
retirement." Bros, were guilty of giving aid and
vance at all costs and die where you iatj0n. These men will receive the
stand rather than give way. government price for this wheat less
It is no new experience for either
administration took the
fort to the enemy. On this
tire supply and place It in circu-
tlie cost se
British or French soldiers to be Qne can easily imagine what would
fighting with their backs to the wall happen to two Americans in Ger
against the German advance. That
French fought throughout those de- Many loyal farmers in Iowa join
nKftoainir woolrfl that PreC6U6d tllft Lj
pressing weeks that preeedea tne ied he National Non-partisan League
great victory at the Marne. It is the because tliey thought it really was
they fought at Verdun when the
izure and marketing.
who were guilty of the same
DECIiARED IT DISLOYAL.
mers' organization, formed to
do real service to the farming Indus-
try. Many of these loyal farmers
have since made an investigation of
that League. In every case these
Iowa farmers are withdrawing from
the League. Nine Hancock county
men tendered their resignation in a
bunch, accompanied with a signed
statement, as follows:
study of the principles of this
organization reveals the fact to us
that we believe it is not to tBe best
inerests of the community from a
standpoint of loyalty, unity and co
operation, and it app^rs to be dis-|
loval to the best interests of the
United States under the present ex
The most distinctive feature of the
Wisconsin senatorial election is the
vote for Berger, the Socialist candi
date, 103,431. This vote requires a
great deal of explaining, for it is a
gain of 75,585 over the vote cast for
the Socialist candidate for president
in 1916. Berger's vote stands out In
strong contrast to that of Lenroot,
the Republican candidate, and or
Davies, the Democratic »ndidate.
Lenroot's vote was 73.089 less than
that for Hughes in 191«,
vote for Davies 55,467 less than
that for Wilson. k-Z-
"The people who find most fault
t_ (am '1n/llr AT
—. with "the'newspapers
oretation or misunderstood. -They observes the Oskaloosa Herald,
are the words of an American, and _____________
they breathe Americanism. I
and honest peace at any time that f|iStriSU are going to let Him be re
it is sincerely proposed—a peace in
4= iAnJ\s truth can be read and America are doing
As long as iruin wu uc_iwu r" hoard it The American
feflpeclthey wiU^tand ^as^the em- taking his ^chance with
German govern- the rest of the
the attitude of the German
righteousness oTouTcYuse® If there to "bT good enough for any Irishman
ail still men in Germany whose anywhere.
minds are open to conviction they ... ..
cannot read them and fail to feel in wi,Jom
thp denth of their hearts, however The death of Senator William J.
patriotic they may be, that they stone of Missouri, is the seventh sen:
fight for a government and a cause atonal death that has occurred since
alike brutal, predaceous and unholy, the convening of the sixty-fifth con-j
To us of America, the president's gress. The others were: James H.
of the German challenge Brady, of Idaho, Francis G. New
must come as a call to consecration: lands of Nevada. William HUghes of
"I accept the challenge! I know New Jersey, Harry Lane of Oregon,1
that vou accept it. All the world paul O. listing of Wisconsin, and
?hall "know that you accept it. It Robert K- Broussard of Louisiana.
nnear in the utter sacrifice and All were Democrats except Brady.
self-forgetfulness with which we
shall give all that we love and all,
that we have to redeem the world "You can't fight too hard for de-:
and make it fit for free men like
of which cannot be nflsunderstood. politics again until after the war.
They bear further thought and an- fje
how true it is that we stand pledg- ilira
ed "in utter sacrifice and selt-for-
that we have. We stand
consciences to lay all
iw- Let tnat tnougni. biuti ucey. inn.® ahsohitely free, a sample bottu
to in he of at is in on it it to at on
townsni!) cieJKS. xnest utm wisll tnat is in uumui-i. n^fnincr
ials are required to order those so
by the physician of the local board judged bv the manner in which he.
of health. The rules are revolution- measures up er fails .to measure up,
ary as compared with present and to its necessities and exacting de
past custom of dealing with those niands.—St. Joe Observer.
diseases. It is also made the duty
of officers to investigate all cases of
diseases of the specific character un
der discussion and these officers are
given extraordinary powers to ex
amine all suspects.
tends to minimize its majestic
afflicted into quarantine where the proportions. The life in each one of jj iViIized countries,
patient must remain until released us is at a crisis, and each will" be
print over fictitious signatures,,
ever in the history of the countr'- jias re loyally supported President
words that it gives us just pride to y/j]mo
read: .... Illinois, although heretofore an in
"1 am ready, ready /tM, ready
than Joseph G. Cannon, of
in appreciation of
pport the Democrats of his
without a contest.
there is any good reason why
and for. Woodrow Wilson to
j£ me," ex-United States Senator
young told the Iowa democrats
dosing session Thursday af-1
rnoon. Senator Young said that
taken a vow never to vote a
jnu there would be no party
ned his auditors, occasionally,
in a seC0
nd of forgetfulness, "broth-
democrats," and they cheered
jf never in his life had he
been an 0
i,j ime, stand pat repub-
Verily, the old order chang-
eth( and is
passing away, and a new
Free of Charge.
An duIt suffering from
wherever you go. Let it be healing remedy for all lunj
invited to cali
BOSCiiee»B German Syrup, a sooth-
dicine for 50 years,
Plant An Apple Orchard
and in just a short time you 11
have apples by the barrel from your
own home orchard. Apple trees
j(j to the value of your home.
can plant them in your yard,
A A/\ .« A.
ion as was
ernor, who is quoted
that their every provision
forced. No doubt the rules were freely predicted.
hastened by the conditions at Des Each passing year, however, sees hpa/in'c'size'even sooner'than larger
Moines and the federal interference ht German economic position more ^reeaer
will be en- tead of dying or starvatic
iong the road or .fence,
offer and plant them this
Let Us Send You Twelve Grafted
Apple Trees, Postpaid
These trees are about a foot high.
They make rapid growth, and reach
trade between neutral portsi is to \^®^V,nfi^ingw^
of justice, if it chooses to do so, jast three years.
can assail the tenure of mayors anu ___________
officers under the present statute.
If the governor and the attorney
general and the board of health are
working -in harmony and with com-
THE FIRST WHEAT SEIZURE.
The firgt seizure
ermans in Ne
nd the secret of much of Ger- With each collection^we
TWO GENUINE DELICIOUS
TWO STAYMAN WINESAP
TWO WINTER BANANA
The twelve trees will grow
power during the sena simple, put complete insixuc
wheat by the
Mexico held a large
you an abundance of
tions for planting and care
We guarantee the twelve trees to
grow to your satisfaction, and will
replace, free, any trees that fail to
Take advantage NOW of Our Of
fer below, and in a short time YOU
will have a fine Home Orchard
Read SUNSET, the great Magazine
of the West, for a year and get 12
apple trees, all for $2.00.
4i Fill out this Coupon now
For the enclosed 2.00 send me
Sunset Magazine for a year, and 12
Notice of Probating Will.
To All Whom It May Concern:
You are hereby notified that there
is itow on file in the office of the.
Clerk of the District Court of lowa,
in and for Decatur county, an instru
ment in writing, purporting to be the
last Will and Testament of M. J.
Beard, late of said county, deceased-,
arid that 9 o'clock a. m. of the 7th
day of May, 1918, has been fixed for
the probate of said will, at which
time you can aopear at the Court
Hbtuse in said county and show cause,
if lany there be why said Will should
not be admitted to probate.
In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and affixed the
Mfci of said eourt at Leon, Iowa,
tMfe,16th day of April, 1918.
R. L. Rumley,
Clerk ef District Court.
36-2t Ira B. ®«cer. Deputy.
Nothing too lErig or too j"£
small for me to cry. My
work satisfies. Phone or
write for dates.
Our biggest job in Decatur County at the present
time is to find enough good Seed Corn to plant. The
writer has just had several lots of corn tested and finds
that very much that has been saved by fanners in this
community for seed will not grow. Many of the ears
tested would show only two or three grains out of six
that were good.
Stop and consider the cost of this. One ear of good
seed corn will produce about ten bushels. At the present
prices this means approximately $15. Therefore, the loss
by planting one ear that will not grow is approximately
$15. If one-half the kernels will grow, the loss will be
$7.50. It is not safe to plant a single ear of corn that
has not had six or eight kernels from it tested. One or
two kernels is not a fair test this year. It .will not pay
to plant corn that less than five out of six will grow.
Saturday we will put in the window some corn that was
saved in this community for seed. We will also have
some that has been tested that will grow. It might pay
you to take a look at this corn. Poor seed will cost De
catur County hundreds of thousands of dollars. While
proper precaution at this time means more than money,
as you know that food is the one great proposition in our
war. You owe it as a patriotic duty to your country to
test your seed corn thoroughly or have it tested.
'1 Don't Know
This Grocery Store
down and write me today.
What to Cook."
Many a good housewife makes use
of the above words at this season of the
year when her ability to prepare a good
meal Is taxed to the limit.
can relieve her ol the worry. We carry
A everything In Canned Goods, Dried Fruits,
Vegetables, Coffee and Tea. Come In and
glance over our stock. You'll see some
thing good to eat here and at right prices.
The Cash Grocer
All orders Collect on Delivery
Bring me your etfs, I pay cash or trade for them
The World Is Short
of food. Everything you eat is high and going up. There'sfSs
no better way for you to help win the war and help yourself -V.
than to raise more farm products. Thete's no better place for.
yod to do this and get started with so little money than West
ern Nebraska, Eastern Colorado, Wyoming or Montana. Clim- 5-4 i"
ate, transportation and markets are right. You can home-f-\
stead a whole section or purchase improved land on easy terms,
This is a real opportunity for renters and farm hands who ,-1
mean business and can act quickly. Tell me whether yon
1 fer to raise grain, sugar beets, potatoes, alfalfa, fruits, live stock''
or poultry, aqd I'll gl: ilv gife you the benefit of my adviee. Sit
There's no time like the present to get started.
S. B. HOWARD, Ttimlgratfcm Affst
Room 138A, Bnilding, Omaha, Neb*.
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