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UNITED STATES IS DRY
Nebraska was Thirty-Sixth State to
Ratify Constitutional Prohibi
tion Amendment last Week.
Washington, Jan. 16.—Ratifies
tlon today of the federal constitu
tional prohibition amendment made
the United States the first great
power to take legislative action to
permanently stop the liquor traffic.
Nebraska's vote gave the neces
sary affirmative three-fourths ma
jority of the states to make effective
the amendment submitted by
ress in December, 1917. It
ollowed by similar action in the
legislatures of Missouri and Wyom
ing, making thirty-eight states in
all which have approved a "dry"
Affirmative action by some of the
ten state legislatures yet to act, is
predicted by prohibition advocates.
Biff Surplus on Hand.
Under the terms of the amend
ment, the manufacture, sale and im
portation of intoxicating liquors
must cease one year after ratifica
tion, but prohibition will be a fact
in every state much earlier because
of the war measure forbidding the
manufacture and sale of alcoholic
beverages after June 30. until the
demobilization of the military forces
is completed. Under the war time
measure, exportation of liquor is
permitted but the great stocks now
held in bonded warehouses will have
to be disposed of before the federal
amendment becomes effective.
Discussion as to whether the new
amendment becomes a part of the
constitution now that thirty-six
states have ratified it or whether it
becomes a part of the basic law only
when each state has certified its ac
tion to the secretary of state led to
day to a search for precedent which
showed that the only two amend
ments ratified in the last half cen
tury providing for income taxes and
•direct election of senators were con
sidered 'effective Immediately the
thirty-sixth state had taken affirm
Senator Sheppard, author of the
prohibition amendment, held that
national prohibition becomes a
permanent fact Jan. 16, 1920.
Only fourteen of the states have
certified their action to the state de
partment. The vote of the Missis
sippi legislature, the first to act, has
not been received at the state de
partment. The Mississippi secretary
of state &rA£ today at Jackson, thaC
thf certificate had been mailed to
Washington immediately after the
legislature acted, and that a dupli
cate would be sent if the original
had been lost.
West Took the Lead.
Western and southern states took
the lead in prohibition. In the west
-only California and Wyoming still
license~the sale of intoxicants, and
in the south only Louisiana. The
remaining wet states form a belt
through the Mississippi and Ohio
river valleys to New England, the
states including Missouri, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Maryland Delaware jJew Jer
sey, New York, Rhode IaBBd, Con
necticut, Massachusetts, ^Pvermont
and New Hampshire.
Farm Bureau Holds Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Deca
tur County Farm Bureau was held
at the court house Monday, with a
good attendance. County agent
Walter Osborn presented his annual
report showing the work done the
past year and the plans for the com
The following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year:
President—G. E. Metier.
Vice President—Frank Cox.
Secretary—E. H. Sharp.
Treasurer—Geo. T. Ogilvie.
The following were elected as
Bloomington—C. T. Rhodes.
Burrdll—R. E. Jones.
Center—W. H. Snyder.
Decatur—A. E. Cotterill.
Eden—J. W. Frost.
Fayette—W. D. Lesh.
Garden Grove—W. G. Barbour.
Grand River—Elba Shewmaker.
High Point—A. H. Aten.
Leon—W. H. Filical.
Long Creek—Alvice Ramsey.
Morgan—H. R. Perkins.
New Buda—John F. Hagan.
Richland—F. S. Bone.
Executive Committee—W. H. Sny
der, A. E. Cotterill and J. W. Frost.
W. H. Snyder was chosen as dele
gate to the state federation.
Captured Italians With Booze.
Sheriff John Fulton made another
booze haul Tuesday afternoon. He
was at the depot and noticed a
couple of fellows get off the St. Joe
train with four big suit cases, and
his suspicions were aroused. He de
manded that the cases be opened for
inspection, and when they demurr
ed, he promptly opened one for them
and found it filled with booze. He
arrested the two fellows, Italians
who gave their names as Nick Teller
and Frank Viola, of Des Moines, and
put them in jail. Judge Fuller
came over yesterday morning and
both plead guilty and were each
fined $150 and costs. The liquor
will be destroyed. Teller said he
had recently been discharged at
Camp Dodge, and Viola claimed not
to be able to speak English. They
were arranging to get money to pay
their fines from Des Moines when
we went to press. Teller vehement
ly denied they were bootleggers, and
said the liquor was for themselves
and a few friends in Des Moines.
The four suit cases contained 140
Supreme Court Reverses Case.
The supreme court on Monday re
versed the case of Town of Decatur
Tl J. C. Gould. This was the case
where Gould was fined $25.00 and
costs on the charge of speeding with
his auto. He appealed to the dis
trict court which affirmed the may
or, but when the case was taken to
the supreme court it was reversed.
The grounds are supposed to be the
fact that the town's signs were not
properly. placed. C. wJ.
and Marion VbnOH
for CkmML. v-v*•.«,
Gospel Team Meeting.
The Gospel Team will meet at the
M. E. churph Sunday at 3 p. m. with
William Kimport as leader, and he
invites all interested in the meeting
to be present and help make the
meeting what it should be. The elec
tion of officers will take place at
this time. Last Sunday's meeting
was well attended and a good meet
ing was the result.
Sunday school at 9:45. C. E. at
6:45. Public worship at 7:30.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 on Thursday
evening. The deferred Thanksgiv
ing offering for home missions will
be taken up on next Sunday at the
evening service. Those who have
not contributed to the fund previous
ly should hand their envelopes in at
that time. Those who cannot come
can mail their offering or hand it
to the pastor.
The hours for the regular serv
ices Sunday—Sunday school at 9:45
and morning worship at 11. Even
ing, Epworth League at 6:30 and
evening service at 7:30. Prayer
meeting on Wednesday evening at
7, and choir practice at 8. Good
music. Mr. Wright is prayer meet
ing leader this week. Theme for
Sunday morning, "Prayer the
Foundation of the Kingdom of
God." A most cordial invitation is
extended to all the services of the
Sunday school attendance reach
ed apother high mark last Sunday.
Let's keep on boosting. Morning
services at eleven o'clock. Interest
ing sermon. Good music.
In the evening the service will be
"John Barleycorn's Funeral." Ev
erybody* is invited. We were de
lighted to have had Mrs. Louise
French with us last Sunday, who
sang a fine solo at the morning
service and assisted in the special
music in the union service in the
evening. We are glad to have Mr.
Ralph Petty with us again to direct
our choir after a long illness. Al
ways good music.
Do Yon Want Any Oil Stock?
We are i£r receipt of a letter froia.
c«fi*old friend, Willartf Young, gen
eral sales agent of the Todd Pro
tectograph bales Co., with offices in
the Flat Iron Building at Fort
Worth, Texas, in which he says they
recently had Billy Sunday in that
city, and he was one of the secre
taries of the meetings. In conver
sation with Mr. Sunday he told him
he was from Leon, Iowa, where he
held a meeting some years ago.
Sunday said yes, he had some good
friends in that town, and mentioned
Cal Hoffman, Wm. Biggs, Dr. Lay
ton and Judge Harvey. At the Fort
Worth meeting a purse of $14,000
was presented to Sunday for his
Willard also sends us copies of
the Fort Worth daily papers, show
ing the activities in the oil fields,
which are claimed to be- the largest
in the world. He says he is not in
the oil game, but if any of his Leon
friends want to invest if they will
pick out any stock with a second
and third choice, he will buy it for
tlieni without any charge. If you
are interested call at The Reporter
office and see the papers.
Some War Experience.
Relatives here have received
word of the war experiences of Les
ter Dale, son of Sherman Dale, a
former well known Decatur county
resident, now living at Brier Crest,
Canada. Lester enlisted with the
Canadian troops, and while being
transported overseas, the boiler on
the vessel exploded and he was
badly scalded. He was returned to
a hospital and recovered, and start
ed over again, and this time the
transport on which he sailed was
torpedoed and sapk the second day
out of port, but he escaped and was
picked up after being in the water
several hours. He is now in a hos
pital in France sick with scarlet
fever, and has sure had his share of
war experience even if he did not
get to go over the top.
Bought Texas land.
The bunch of Decatur county men
who went on the land excursion to
Brownsville, Texas, returned Satur
day. They all report .laving had a
dandy fine trip, traveling about
three thousand miles, and were evi
dently favorably impressed with th'2
country down there, as it is report
ed to us that nearly all of them con
tracted for $300 an acre land down
there. John Hardin took 160 acres,
Gurley George 100 acres, C. M.
Akes 8 0 acres, Marion and Bert
Woodard 40 acres, Isaac West and
Dr. W. R. West 40 acres, and Luth
er -Basin 160 acres.
Paid Out Lots of Money for Hogs.
Few people realize the amount of
money which is paid to the farmers
of Decatur county for hogs. Dur
ing the month of December C. M.
Akes, of Leon, shipped hogs for
which he paid the farmers $160,
860.79 That's some money to pay
in one month, and it is a record
which very few stock buyers can
equal. This amount was just for
hogs alone, and does not include
what Mr. Akes paid for cattle.
Soros is Club Dinner.
The members of the Sorosis Club
and their families were entertained
at a six o'clock dinner at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Osborn lait
Friday evening, after which the ev
ening was spent with a splendid
musical program and other amuse
ments. TheSorosis Club always
has a good time at their dinner
parties, and this was an especially
Albert Biddison came up from
Gainesville Saturday and visited ov
er Sunday at his home in this city,
returning. to 'Cainesvilla Monday to
complete- the InToice of his Jmpte
store whitih he has sdld to
ireen and J. D. MeOluktjr,
near Woodland. Mr. McClaskey ac
compMtfed^hlm to CU«WTill«. and
aspect* 16 wit there shortly to
All of the Pure Bred Angus Sold at
Record, Sage & Campbell Sale
Bought by Local Breeders.
There was a fair sized crowd in
attendance at the Aberdeen Angus
sale held at Leon last Friday, at
which forty-six head consigned from
the herds of J. A. Record and G. L.
Sage, of Leon, and W. H. Campbell
& Son, of Grand River, sold for a
total of $5,875, an average of $128
a' head. .There were no bidders
from outside Decatur county and ev
ery one of these good cattle will re
main in Decatur county. The cat
tle were not fat, but in good breed
ing condition, and they will all make
money for their buyers. Clarence
Osborn paid the top price of $200
for a cow. The following is the list
No. 1. Cow, Oscar Peck,
No. 2. Bull, C. A. McKern,
No. 3. Cow. W. H. Akes,
No. 5. Cow, W. D. Ben
nett, Leon 120.00
No. 6. Cow. W. Akes. 130.00
No. 7. Cow, W. H. Akes. 155.00
No 8. Cow, W. H. Shields,
No. 9. Cow, W. H. Akes. 155.00
No. 10. Cow, O. H. Reynolds,
No. 11. Cow, W. H. Shields. 140.00
No. 12. Cow, Euritt Bros.,
No. 13. Cow, Euritt Bros... 135.00
No. 14. Cow, Euritt Bros... 135.00
No. 15. Cow, Euritt Bros... 135.00
No. 16. Co-w, W. D. Bennett 65.00
No. 17. Cow, L. C. Overholt
zer, Van Wert 105.00
No. 18. Cow, W. D. Bennett. 65.00
No. 19. Bull, W. H. Shields. 100.00
No. 20. Bull, C. A. McKern. 85.00
No. 21. Bull, L. L. Richard
son, Leon 65.00
No. 22. Cow, Frank Chas
tain, Leon 125.00
No. 23. Cow, Walter, Evans,
No. 24. Cow, W. H. Akes. 155.00
No. 25. Cow, A. B. Saylor,
Van Wert 155.00
No. 26. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 150.90
No. 27. Cow, Clarence Os
born, Davis City 200^00
No. 28. Cow, Clarence Os
No. 29. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 150.00
No. 30. Cow, Clarence Os
born ... £5.00
No. 31. Cow, Clarence Os
No. 32. Cow, Clarence Os
No. 33 Cow, A. B. Saylor. 145.00
No. 34. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 70.00
No. 35. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 150*00
No. 36. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 145.00
No. 37. Bull, Robert Pear
son, Leon 100.00
No. 38. Bull, John Piper,
No. 39. Cow, O. H. Reynolds 135.00
No. 40. Cow, W. J. Stout,
No 41. Cow, W. D. Bennett 135.00
No. 42. Cow, O. H. Reynolds 150.00
No. 43. Cow, Walter Evans,
No. 44. Cow, A. B. Saylor. 155.00
No. 45. Cow, Oscar Peck. 100.00
No. 46. Cow, O. H. Reynolds 120.00
No. 47. Cow, Clarence Os
Death of Mrs. O. E. BlspUngholT.
Leon friends were shocked last
Friday when a message was receiv
ed that Mrs. O. E. Bisplinghoff was
dead at Bismarck, Mo., where she
had gone a couple of weeks previous
with her husband to visit his par
ents. Soon after reaching Bismarck
she was taken with the flu, and
pneumonia developed. Her mother,
Mrs. A. E. "Hatch started Thursday
for BismarcK, but did not reach
there until several hours after her
death. Mrs. Bisplinghoff was form
erly Miss Ethel Hatch and had been
a resident of Leon fgr many years.
She is survived by hef husband and
eighteen months old daughter.
Funeral services were held on Sun
day, interment being at Bismarck.
Her brother, Burr Hatch, of Des
Moines, left Saturday to atend the
Mr. Hart is a two-fisted American
clean cut, incisive, powerful and
forceful. That is why his pictures
are the success they are. His latest
photoplay, "Selfish Yates," which is
to be shown at the New Theatre
Friday and Saturday is a big broad
theme treated in a big broad way.
The patrons of the New Theatre,
who see this picture will agree that
Mr. Hart has never done a better
thing than this, and like all his
pictures, it teaches a splendid moral
But there is rough play, fighting,
thrills, all that the lover of a Hart
picture demands. There is nothing
to disappoint and much to gain the
plaudits of the world of film patrons.
And Mr. Hart is getting better all
the time. One wonders where his
advancement will stop. It would
seem that the limit must be reached
H. P. Brothers Dead.
H. P. Brothers, father of Mrs.
John Dale, of Leon, and one of the
oldest and best known citizens of
Decatur county, died at his home in
Grand River Monday night, at the
advanced age of 85 years. His
funeral was held at Grand River
Wednesday, under the auspices of
the Masonic lodge, W. A. Poush, of
Leon, being called to conduct the
services. A fitting obituary will be
published next week.
Ford Prices Not to Change.
Attention is called to the big dis
play announcement by Estes & Co.,
the local Ford agents, with the auth
orized notice from the Ford Motor
Co. that there will be no change in
prices of Ford cars. If you are
contemplating buying a Ford,,-you
might just as well place your tfrder
now .and. have it when you want it.
Among those who. went to Des
Moines Tuesday morning to attend
the John McCormack concert that
evening' were Mr. and Mrs. \W. H.
Shields, Mr. aid Mrs. C. Ai Cher
rington, Mrs. J. A. Caster,%Mrs. O.
Huli, Mrs. Jas.W. Hui*, Geo.
Jteoniweli and Thomas
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LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1919.
ANGUS CATTLE SALE
Motto—"Small faults indulged
a^e little thieves that let in great
Everyone is getting ready for
the Semester examinations next
The study center which waB held
at the High School Saturday, was
Miss Cecil Evans visited over Sun
day at her home in Des Moines.
Plans are being made for the de
clamatory contest which is to be
held about the first or second week
in February. Mr. Gass is tnping to
get a trainer.
The fourth and eighth grades re
ported perfect attendance last week.
Winnie Cooper is back in school
Lew Coverdale has been absent
from school on account of sickness.
Mrs. Wagoner and Mrs. Long vis
ited the second and third grades
one afternoon last week.
Celebrated Golden Wedding.
On Friday, January 10th, Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Showers observed their
golden wedding anniversary quietly
at their home in Weldon. They
were born, reared and married in
Muskingum county, Ohio, near
Zanesviile. Immediately after their
marriage in 1869 they left their
native state to build a home in
Iowa. They settled in Clarke county
near Osceoia, where they continued
to reside until the spring of 1881,
when they moved to the new town
of Weldon. They claim the distinc
tion of having lived longer in this
community than any other family.
They are the parents of two living
children. They became members of
the Weldon Christian church on the
25th anniversary of their marriage,
and they have always been workers
in »the different departments of the
church. Physical fortune favored
them so they have always lived ac
tive lives, never had much sympathy
for the one who goes about with
bowed head looking for trouble.
Mr. Showers is a veteran of the civil
war and was severely wounded at
the battle of Missionary Ridge. In
spite of his army life he has until
tho past year, enjoyed almost- per
fect health. Mrs. Showers' sister,
Mrs. Tbooaas C. G»netc uad her
husband wr.o live in Westervllfe,
Ohio, observed their 50th wedding
anniversary three weeks ago. The
husbands of the,sisters were army
comrades, having served as soldiers
in the same company, the 97th O.
V. i. The parents of the sisters en
joyed more than 60 years of wed
Memorial Service for True Myers.
In the passing of True Walter, the
only son and last remaining child of
Mr. and Mrs. VV. W. Myers of this
-place, a deep loss has been sustain
ed by them.
He was born at Deloit, Iowa, May
1, 1896. Baptized into the Reor
ganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints on November 6,
1910, by W. A. Smith, of Independ
On April 26 of last year he enter
ed the service of his country in the
army, and was killed on the field of
action in France on September 26,
1918, just five months from the
time he left his home in Lamoni.
He was a devoted lad, fond of Sun
dav school, and a student at Grace
land College the past three years.
The community has thus lost in
the great world war another bright
young man it could ill afford to
spare. The sympathies of all go out
to them in this sad loss.
A memorial service was held at
the Saints' church in Lamoni, on
Sunday, January 12, at 2:30 p. m.
in charge of Elder E. D. Moore, with
a sermon by Elder R. V. Hopkins.
A gold star on the big service flag
at the church is a constant reminder
to the community of the supreme
sacrifice made by this respected
young man.—Lamoni Chronicle.
Lloyd McCutchan Badly Injured.
With one foot caught in the stir
rup of the saddle, the unconscious
and almost lifeless body of Lloyd
McCutchan, the ten year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. McCutchan, liv
ing one mile north of Amidon, was
dragged to their door on Thursday
morning of this week. With one
arm broken and the boy's head and
face battered almost beyond recog
nition by the horse's hoofs and the
frozen ground, the little body has
remained in an unconscious condi
It was impossible to get telephone
connections and so cars were sent
out in several directions. In the
afternoon Dr. Robinson of New
England and Dr. Wormshuis of
Marmath attended the boy. An op
eration performed on his head, his
wounds were dressed, the two phy
sicians working with him for hours.
Up until a late hour the boy had
not "recovered consciousness.
Lloyd, who was a good little
horseman, had started out on his
little saddle horse to round up a few
head of cattle. No one'saw the ac
cident but it is thought that per
haps in turning on the icy ground
the horse fell.—Slope County, North
On Saturday evening, Jan. 18th,
at 8 o'clock occurred the wedding of
Mabel Foland and David Acton, at
the home of Rev. E. C. Vanderpool.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Harrison Acton and Mrs. Ira Foster.
The bride is the only daughter of
Sanford Foland, while the groom is
a son of Silas Acton, and is an in
dustrious young farmer. Their many
friends extend congratulations and
best wishes for their future happi
ness and prosperity as they travel
life's pathway together.
Chai. lH^:Cer4eai Jereey City,
Wynne it. Cash,: Leon -.. i.. .If
David Acton, Grand Rtfer
Mabel Foiand, Leoa ...........SO
bad ft MelBn, Leo* .. .1#
TWENTYFIVE YEARS AGO
Items Taken from the Files of The
Reporter Published a Quarter
ot a Centiry Ago.
The mercury was 24 degrees be
low zero yesterday morning.
James Phipps, of near Decatur,
died on Jan. 20th, and was buried
on Monday by the Masonic lodge.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
O. E. Tullis yesterday morning.
The following marriage licenses
were issued the past week:
Chas. L. VanNostrand 22 to Edith
E. Blakesley 20.
Aaron Allen 32 to Nettie Cave 25.
Norman W. Smith 60 to Mary
Byren Loom is 26 to Susan Are
R. B. Curry died Wednesday
morning after an illness of several
weeks with typhoid fever.
Miss Jennie Parrish went to Des
Moines Tuesday to visit at the home
of her brother, J. L. Parrish.
Elliott Benefiel, the democratic
constable of Franklin township, had
business in Leon last Thursday.
Mr. Tim Grogaa and wife, of Ne
braska, are visiting relatives in this
county, being the guests of his sis
ter, Mrs# P. F. J3radley.
E. W. Tift, formerly a resident of
this city, now residing in Harrison
county, Mo., was visiting with
friends in this city the latter part of
Mrs. H. K. Evans, of Corydon,
stood fourth in a class of 35 law
students before the Supreme court
at Des Moines last week, her rating
being 95, and she is now a full
fledged lawyer. Mrs. Evans is the
daughter of The Reporter's corres
pondent, H. M. Belvel.
The Andrews Opera Co will pre
sent the comic 'onera "Dorothy" at
the opera.house next Tuesday even
An effort is being made to have
the Narrow Gauge run an excursion
train to Osceola next Sunday to en
able Leon people to attend the ded
ication of the new Christian church
in that city.
County Superintendent's Notes.
This week frpm January 20-25,
inclusive, is enrollment week for
the Boys' Working Reserve. The
nature and purpose of this organiza
tion may best be given by experts
from a letter sent, out by Federal
State Director R. K. Bliss.
"The United States Boys' Work
ing Reserve was formed for the pur
pose nf helping to win the war by
establishing a iwfb for farm and
other work from whit-ft may be
drawn workers not ordinal xJ^^vail
able between the. ages of 16 ana aq.
inclusive, to meet a shortage of la
"The government realizing the
value of this labor in food produc
tion, a*d in training for the boy,
the past year, decided to make a
permanent organization, having for
"1 The production of more food.
"2! The larger education of the
boy that comes through getting in
touch with productive work.
"3. The building for better citi
"The first object of the Boys
Working Reserve is easily under
stood when we think of the millions
of people of Europe to be fed, and
the certain labor shortage for the
"The second object of the reserve
is to see that every boy not only
completes his school year and re
turns to school again at the begin
ning of the year, but the Boys
Working Reserve will help him
through the co-operation of the
school organization to secure pro
ductive work of some kind durinr
vacation. Every professional man
knows that large numbers of boys
get 'Blind Alley' jobs that do not
lead to a permanent occupation.
"The third object, the building
for better citizenship, will surely re
sult if the boys can be kept in school
the year and when out of school are
engaged in a productive occupa
Through the virtue of my office I
am to act as enrolling officer for
the rural districts. The question
naire and pledges are in the hands
of the rural teachers who will co
operate in this enrollment work.
Boys between 16-20 years of age de
siring to enroll may do so with their
The study center of January 18.
was unusually well attended. Miss
Rice presented history in a manner
that would appeal to any American.
While Miss Rait gave some very
helpful suggestions to teachers on
reading. The interest manifested
by the teachers would lead to the
conclusion that they felt amniy re
paid for coming.
The regular uniform county ex
amination will be held January 29,
30 and 31.
New Court Cases.
Luella Woodard guardian vs. J.
F. Hamilton and F. R. Flora. Suit
is on a promissory note for $^27.7.5.
Marion Woodard attorney for plain-
Grimm vs. Elba Grimm et
al. The parties are the heirs of Geo.
W. Grimm Jr., and ask that the
shares of the heirs be confirmed, the
real estate sold and the proceeds
divided. C. W. Hoffman and E. H.
Sharp attorneys for plaintiff.
S. Varga vs. R. W. Pray et al.
Suit is on a note for $150. Francis
Varga attorney for plaintiff.
Maud Biddison vs. Leroy Biddi
son. This action is for a divorce on
the grounds of cruel and inhuman
treatment. They were married on
August 1, 1907. Plaintiff asks for
the custody of their two minor sons
and be awarded $500 as temporary
alimony and such sum as the court
may direct as permanent alimony.
McGinnis ft McGinnls attorneys for
E. Brlner et al. vsj Sarah
E Briner et al. The parties are
the heirs of W. M. Briner afed ask
that the shares of the heirt fe con-
Vr?£^JW"5'ijp'1r v,,' y?v
VOLUME LXV. NO. 24.
AT THE THEATRES.
Program for Coming Week at N«r
Theatre and the Idle Hour.
Today, Thursday, at the New The* 4J
atre, Jack Pickford in "Mile a Min
ute Kendall." Speed .and action
New Yorkers call it "Jazz"—lift
picture into the class of a master
piece. You simply cannot afford te
Fridav and Saturday, Jan. 24th.
and 25th, the attraction at the New
Theatre is an all star cast headed
by Clara Williams, presents "The
One Woman," by Thomas Dixftn,
author of the "Birth of a Nation."
Do you believe in socialism? Yes
or no. See "The One Woman." It
is a genuine master photo play.
At the Idle Hour on Friday and
Saturday, Wm. S. Hart in his latest
Artcraft picture, "Selfish Yates," a
real old fashioned "thriller" that
will make your blood run a little
faster and send you home treading
on air. Matinee Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
At the New Theatre Monday, Jan.
27th, the ever popular Tom Moore
in "Just for Tonight," a Goldwyn
At the New Theatre Tuesday,
Jan. 28th, that great actress Norma
Taldmadge in "By Right of Pur
At the New Theatre, Wednesday,
Jan. 29th, that dainty little favorite
Marguerita Fischer in "Mantle of
Notice of Final Report.
In the District Court of Iowa. In
and for Decatur county. No. 1966
In the Estate of G. H. McAlister,
To Sarah McAlister, Harry McAlis
ter, Roy McAlister, Mont McAlis
ter, John McAlister,^ James Z. Mc
Alister estate, Lawrence McAlis
ter, Mrs. Lennle Muir, Harvey L.
McAlister, Ray McAlister, Jane
McAlister, Nellie McAlister, Mabel
McAlister Warren, Myrtle Wiley,
Grace Wiley and Calvin Wiley:
Yotf are hereby notified that the
undersigned Roy McAlister, Admin
ister of the estate of G. H. McAlis
ter has filed his final report therein
in the office of the Clerk of the Dis
trict Court in and for the aforesaid
county, and has asked for its ap
proval and his discharge from furth
er duty or responisibility 1 herein,
and that said report and apr'iration
for discharge will come on for
ing before the Court afor 1 at
Leon on the 11th day of Ftlvnarv,
A. D., 1919, at which time and placjg*
you can"" appear and sl.ow s&ttisCit
any you have, why said- final report
should not be approved and the un
dersigned discharged from any fur
ther duty and responsibility
24-2t Roy iueAlister, ^Administrator.
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(capital over $1,000,000.00) waiits
ambitious man in this locality to Btiii
direct to consumer nationally known
brand of groceries, teas, coffees,
spices, paints, oils, stock foods, etc.
Big line, easy sales, values beat any
competition. Earn big money. No
experience or capital required. Com
plete sample outfit and free selling
instructions start you. Long estab
lished reliable house. Write today.
John Sexton & Co., 302 W. Illinois
St., Chicago, 111.
We want men and women to per
mit us to care for their clothes.
We don't scorch, burn or gloss any
garments while pressing them. In
stead we make them look like new.
The difference will delight you. G.
Mrs. S H. Orfield and son Arthur,
of near Decatur, were visiting in
Leon Monday, Mrs. Orfield having
accompanied her mother, Mrs.
Thomas Wellington, part way on
her return to her home at Maitland,
Kansas, after a visit at the Orflqjd
Mr J. P. Witter, of Des Moines*,
came Saturday evening for a few
days visit with his brother, W. L.
Witter, and sister, Mrs. Matilda
Rumley, in this city. He was ac
companied by his daughter- in-law
Mrs. Rachel Witter and baby, of
Fred Ticknor, of Garden Grave,
was in Leon Tuesday on his way to
Grand River, being called there by
the death of his father-in-law, H.
Brothers, who died Monday
night Mr. Ticknor's neice, Miss
Gladys Dale, of Leon, accompanicd
him to Grand River.
Lieut. Brown Caster departed
Tuesday morning for a few days
visit with friends at Des Moines and
Iowa City, after which he returns to
New York City to resume his law
studies at Columbia University,
which he gave up when war Was de
clared and he volunteered.
Capt. H. H. Wolfe and wifelaml
ed in Leon last Wednesday for a
visit with his sister, /Mrs. G. T.
Ronk. Capt. Wolfe has been sta
tioned with the hospital staff at Aw
lenstown, Penn., but has received
his discharge, and from here will go
to San Francisco, California, where
they will probably locate.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pryor who
are visiting with relatives at Dnvis
City, returned to that place Thurs
day after a visit at the nome of her
sister, Mrs. C. B. Simpson, in ttis
city. Mr. Pryor was recently die
charged from the Marines at Gal
veston, Texas. Mrs. Pryor was form
erly Miss Katie Burrell, of Davis
Miss Martha Hoffman returned
Monday from a few days vteit with
Monday from a few days visit at In
dianola with her sister, Mlsa
othy, who has been dangerously ill
for a number of weeks. Miaf Da**
othy is slowly improving and to new1
able to sit up a snort time each day,
and hopes to be able to return kont
It's a pleasure to see a man with
well pressed clothes. It —ana
much'to him and more to as to b*
thy jbettar tl^an^they
it to yonr