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Wr It '., !•'1- Special No. 1 100 pair of men's shoes and ixfords, black and tan calf skins, good styles. Values ui to $10.00. EXTRA SI'KCIAL $5.00 Special No. 4 Men's and boys' good work shoes, all sizes from 5 to 10. Good solid oak sales, Values $3.50 and $4.00. VERY SI'KCIAL $2.95 Special No* FOR Housecleaning. I'd like to be an Eskimo and in An igloo dwell, and eat fried ice and scrambled snow, and go out doors and yell. The humble Eskimo is glad we see him dance and sing iiis womenfolk don't drive him mad 3»jr cleaning house each spring. He Isn't driven out of doors to hunt for frozen grub while the women scrub the floors—there are no floors to scrub. He is not chased to beat the hand, dames with brooms and mops in hand—there are no mops or brooms. Year after year he sits in peace, or lies upon his back, clothed in his wholesome film 'of grease, and no one cleans the shack. His treasured goods are not mislaid, as mine are every year and he can find his blubber spade, his cork screw and his spear. And, if he spills of ashes on the floor, .no female heart is sore. I'll go to loin the Eskimo when next a vessel starts for I am tired of all the woe that cleaning house imparts. I'm lined of sitting on the stairs, op 7 Bib Overalls. Maple Hickory Stripe Attached Suspenders. VERY Sl'KCUL $1.50 Never mind how we do it. the next three or four months you will be spending a great deal of time on your porch. Why not furnish it attractively and make a sort of second living-room of it, as many people do in the summer? We can help you with reed furniture, grass rugs, swings, shades, and awn ings. A Victrola will add to your summer pleasure, too. F. S. STEWART fell If :r -gyirojjaicEiga 3®3E SPECIALS! FRIDAY & SATURDAY Special No. 2 50 men's and young men's suits. All wool blue serge. l"!lue. green and grey flannels. Novelties. Values up to $1)0. SPHCIAL $35.00 Special No. 5 Men's and boys' fine caps, fan ov and plain patterns worth $1.50. $2.00 and $3.00. About sixty in this lot. vorit CHOICE—OMA* $1.00 Special No. 81 Special No. 9 Hoys' overalls Wabash Stripe, also plain blue. Ages 3 to 10 worth $1.50 to I $2.00 EXTRA SPECIAL. $1.25 We You can't afford to miss these nine specials. Grimes Clothing Co. Leon, Iowa rW C-y. ft pressed by fantods three, because the couches and the chairs are hung upon a tree.—Walt Mason. Land Values Increase. Improved land in Iowa is worth an average of $255 per acre now as compared to $182 per acre in 1919, according to the United States De partment of Agriculture. Iowa has .'•(•,000.000 acres of improved farm land and this increase has increased the capital wealth $1,500,000,000 the past year. In 1880 farm land, improved, was worth $23 per acre in 1900 it had increased to $43 per acre and in 1910 it reached $96 per acre and in 1916 it was worth $153. *As it now stands the overhead price to raise a bushel of corn is 30c a bushel for the average bushel raised. This is one of the big items now in raising corn. According to teh underwear adver tisements only thin yonng ladies un dress in public. E E O N S S O I A A 2 7 1 9 2 0 Special No. 3 Mini's fine dross shoes. Dark tan and black calf-skins, black kid and fine styles in English walking shoes. Values §13.50 .'0 $15.00. SPECIAL $7.50 6 Special No. 50-cent fou r-in-liand'work ties, light and dark patterns. SPECIAL. :55c, for $1.00 About 100 fine straw hats, all sizes. While they last your 3 choice Half Price have the goods. Primary Election Proclamation County Auditor's Office, Decatur County, Iowa. Leon, Iowa, May 17, 1920. Notice is hereby given to the quali fied electors of Decatur County, Iowa, that a Primary Election will be held at the regular polling places in the several election precincts in Decatur County, Iowa, on Monday, June" 7th, IK 20. The polls will be open from nine o'clock a. m. to eight o'clock p. m. At this primary election candidates are to be nominated by the Republi can, Democratic and Socialist Parties for the following offices: Two Presidential Electors at large. One United States Senator. One Governor. One Lieutenant Governor. One Secretary of State. One Auditor of State. One Treasurer'of State. One Attorney General. One Railroad Commissioner. O re id a E Eighth District. One Representative in Congress for Eighth District. One State Senator for the Fifth District. One State Representative for the Sixth District. COUNTY OFFICERS One County Auditor. One County Treasurer. One Clerk of the District Court. One Sheriff. One County Recorder. One County Attorney. One Coroner. One J1 ember of the Board of Sup ervisors, term to begin January 2nd, 1921. One Member of the Board of Sup ervisors, term to begin January 2nd, 1922 TOWNSHIP OFFICES One Trustee, term to begin Janu ary 2nd. 1021. One Trustee, term to begin Janu ary 2nd, 1922. Trustees to fill vacancy, if any. One Township Clerk. One Assessor. Two Just ices of the Peace. Two Constables. One Republican Committeeman, One Democratic Committeeman. One Socialist Committeeman. Delegates to the County Conven tion of each of the above parties'as per apportionment of the Central Committee of each of said parties. The Republican, Democratic and Socialist County Conventions will each be held on Saturday. July 3rd, 1920, at eleven o'clock a. m. (See Sec. 1087 a25.l In witness whereof. I have here unto affixed my hand and the seal of the County of Decatur, State of Iowa, this 17th day of May. 1920. G. A. MEEK. County Auditor of Decatur County, Iowa. Where Farming is Profitable. Farm lands in the South have not been boosted by speculation. Why buy a farm in a high-priced section and cripple your future with debt when you can buy a better farm in the South for one-third the price. Don't you want a farm where* dim atic and soil conditions are unex celled? It is our business to help you find just what you want. We know Southern lands and land values and it is to our interest to locate you where you will succeed and ma*ke business for the railroad. There is no charge for our service. For full information call on, dr write to, J. C. Williams, Manager, Southern Railway Development Service, Washington, D. C. 41-12t. An Ohio clergyman says the needs of this rapid age demand the ser mons be cat to fifteen minutes. But there are some in every congregation •K'\:i: Farai Bureau Notes. The past week we have held three demonstrations on soil erosion work in widely separated neighborhoods. No work that the farm bureau has taken up and fostered has met with such success at the meetings or gives promise of accomplishing so much good. The rolling land of the county is so subject to washing—that there is no estimate in dollars and cents v^ilue—can be put upon the possibil ities of stopping all washing of De catur county soils. On the farm of •Dancer Brothers, west of Lainoni— Prof. Sunderlin of the Agricultural Engineering Department of the State College, constructed a series of dams out of material that usually goes to waste on most farms. On the farm ol' Claude Ramsey west of Van Wert, he constructed another set of models —and.on the l'arm of J. \V. Walton, east of Leon a third series of model dams. If you are interested in the ., There has been more calls for the County Agent's time on this work than we tan possiblv do. We must arrange to work in groups on instead of individuals, membership is so large we cannot be on everv member's farm. There has been a "little trouble in getting lime sulphur and lead arsenate on ac count of the switchmen's strike tying up the freight. Every striking switch men ought to be forced to live on windfalls and wormy apples this winter and see how they like it. Now is the time to apply the second spray. Use six (marts of-lime' sulphur—one ami one-half pounds lead arsenate (powder) or three nounds iead arsenate (paste) and fifty gallons water. Apply to all orchard trees until tliev are dripping wet. The first \V«ek and tins week will see all the corn planted by the boy corn club members. It lias been a very strenuous time for the boys this vear. but everything will come out O. K„ in the end we hope. We have a nice bunch of boys now in this work and hope that thev carry it thiouj? li to a successful conclusion. Tlii? will fee about tli£ last veek to enroll in the pig club work afid hope to have a fine bunch of boys and girls in this work. If you wish to enroll in this club send your name to the county agent at once before it is too late. We have superintended the plant ing of the corn variety experimental plots this last week and hope to be able to have some valuable in for mat-ion on this next fall. We have also started two fields of corn treat ed with 16 per cent acid phosphate applied afc the rate of one hundred and twenty-five pounds per acre and are anxiously waiting results as to whether it will rtnv \n increased vicld. This is something that the farmers should get a line on as some time in the future we are going to be forced to do it. If you have not already done so better plant some n"" for early hosr seed and a pate! of mironkins for f«11 feed. Nothng pays greater returns. Fanner "Up Ag«iust It." Farming was pictured as confront ed with more serious difficulties than any other American industry bv Secretary Meredith of tlie depart ment of agriculture, in an audress at the annual meeting of tlie cnamber of commerce of the United States. "American farmers," the secre tary said, "not only are in competi tion with each other as producers, but they are in competition with the producers in other countries. Not only that., but agriculture as an in dustry is in direct competition with other industries for capital and especially'labor. Under present con dii.ions tarniers are losing in com petition for labor. "Farmers hesitate to pay higher wages because, unlike other indus tries, there is no opportunity for a ijuick turnover, or to pass the in creased cost along to the consumers. Not only are farm wages higher than ever before." but farm hired labor is scarce at any price, and, on the whole is said to be relatively less efficient than formerly. Farmers now are faced with the problem of deciding whether to pay higher prices for all the tilings they have to buy—farm labor, equipment, seed fertilizer, clothing and supplies —and the investment of a large part of the cost oi production in the early SD'ing months, with the prospect of after the harvest vilien thev tome to .• iket their crons. they will be com pelled to accept lower prices for all they have to seTi, or whether they shall cut down the initial expense of j.ioiiu-cnou by investing less capital !n erniininent. reducing acrcage and numbers of livestock. The latter ooarse means rminller production. The food situation in the next twelve months will depend on what answer the f. tiiers give to this- difficult uestion»" Jl'urtrat'ng the rower of the Anteriian farmers, Secretary Mere dith said '.lia: if tht-y^o all their bel^ngi.igf, inch-din'- and. crops and I've st».ek. they would be able to bay all the railroads, all the manufactur ing plants. all the mines and all the quarries in the country. Pccnl'ar Accident at Ose:l:i. who coulda't even get to sleep in away as soon as she moves into the and start a .new hreed of chickens, that time. ne*,ulttce.- a?^--Grrad River ^:'M •:7£»S!!4!. Willanl Wood, the fourteen year Md roil of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wood residing in the Groveland vicinity, while in Osceoia Sunday night met with what proved to be quite a serious accident. Shortly after o'clock he in company wnn four boy friends, Orvil .McLaughlin, Lloyd IViiller, Art Millard and Edwin Orr Mere walking along on Main street on the cast side of where the old Ettinger store once stood. Wil lard happened to stub his foot, fac ing on a piece of pipe standing in the walk, it striking him in the abdomen. He was picked up un conscioTis by his companions but through their efforts he was soon brought too and was on his way again with them, thinking nothing serious had happened. He rode to his home in one of the boys rigs that night and soon after arriving was taken suddenly ill. Dr. Hollenbeck was summoned and found that he had received inward injuries, but was getting along alright until yesterday morning when he was taken worse and was brought to the Harkeh hospital for further treat- egg. Mrs. Bryant was doing some ment. 'It was a most unfortunate!cooking and on breaking one that, and peculia- accident. The many she supposed to be a double-yplked friends of Willard are honing that nothing further will result and that he will soon be well again.—Osceola Tribune. It takes two trucks to move the thought this too good to keep and average household—one to carry the brought it down town. Mr. Hiiies furniture, and the other to convey tested the egg and found it perfect. the old clothes the housewife gives Jim i? going to out it AIRS. O. E. MOORE GAINS, 20 POUNDS. V'" Eats Anything, Recovers Strength and Sleeps Soundly Since Tak inn Tmilac. "Since I began taking Tanlac I am not only in perfect health, but have gained twenty pounds in weight," said Mrs. O. E. Moore, 1515 Harris son Street, Kansas City, Jlo., re cently. Continuing, she said: "Eighteen months ago I suffered a" nervous breakdown and became so weak I could not do my houesAvork or even walk up or downstairs. 1 hau severe headaches nearly all the time and such awful dizzy spells it was with difficulty I could keep from falling, and on three occasions did actually fall to the floor. I also had sharp pains in the region of my heart which were so bad they woukl fright- en me. 4t washing of soils, constructing dams, anything at all and could not digest terracing lull-sides, or work ot t.iat, nature, ask the County Agent, toi consequence I lost weight until I was bulletins and instructions or, better 8( arCely still, go see the work oil the above. became weaker and weaker every mentioned 1 anus. 11 you do not ge^.jay. My nerves were in an awful all. the mtorination there that you condition and it was almost impos wisli-—ask the County Agent to stai Sjbie you in the proper way. was so restless. 1 would lie awake Another pioject that, lias been ol italf the night everv ni^ht tremendous importance to all 1'r uit ..j jiafj ta]cen many differen growers is the siirnyirir, pioject. My appetite was so poor it was nearly" impossible for me to eat eVen the little I did eat, and as a more than a frame and just for me to get any sleep as I monts amjmedicines" rent treat for mv i.i ments and medicines" for my troubles, hut none of tliem did nie'any good, and as I had read so much about the good Tanlac was doing others I „!,y.! decided to try it, and had not as oui taken over half a bottle when I be gan to feel better, my appetite im proved and my nerves were in better condition. 1 continued taking it un til now 1 can eat anything I want without having the slightest sign of indigestion, my nervousness is all gone and I can sleep as peaceful as a child all night long. I never have a headache now or those dizzy spells and those pains in the region of my heart have stopped completely. I have regained my strength until I can rlo all my own housework for my house of six" rooms with the great est ease, and, in fact, 1 don't remem ber to have ever felt better in my life. I look upon Tanlac as remark able medicine and am more tnan glad to say a good word for it." Tanlac is sold in Leon by E. E. Bell, in Lamoni by .1. F. Jones, in Grand River by Fred Bone, in Pleasanton and vicinity by C. A. Craig. GET TEN YEA US AT AXAMOSA. Two Lads Plead Guilty and Judge Hunter Fixes Sentence. The two boys, Guy Miller, of Des Moines,, ahd Doyle w'ren, of Van Wert, who faced preliminary hear ing last week on charge of entering the Lucas postol'fice about two weeks ago, and taking post cards, stamps and some other supplies, were given an indeterminate sen tence Monday afternoon by Judge Hunter for ten years each at Anamosa. Sheriff Lyman left Tuesday morn ing with the boys for that place, where they will begin to serve the mandate of the court without de lay. The boys are both IS years old. They told of a number of similar af fairs in which they have been im plicated, in the majority of cases serving as tools to shield older and more hardened criminals from the arm of the law. In this particular case, they claimed, their orders were to come to Lucas and make a general survey of the situation there toward .he end of further de velopments later on. But further developments for these lads were shaped by the hand of justice, and stone walls and iron bars may per haps be in time to affect the refin ing process and make out of these young would-be criminals two desir able citizeas on whose minds there has been impressed a well learned jesson of respect for law and order, and that there is no place in society for that element. Our present standards of civilization have been achieved through the recognition of established principles of justice and all other that makes for a people deserving of the rights of American citizenship. The sooner there comes or is developed in the youth of the country a sufficient capacity to fathom this fact, the sooner will the menace of such outlawry be done away with. The sentence was fixed upon in formation from the county attorney, and no uncertain plea of guilty up on the part of the two boys. Two brothers of young Wren and one of .Miller were here at the time of the sentence.—Chariton Leader. Print Paper Conditions. The writer made a business trip to Omaha last week to look up nnoer stock to fill contracts of con siderable size. We were unable to u.et any of the stock scheduled for these jobs and were glad to take what we could get. The stock pur chased menas a waste of twenty ner cent on the original order, while the price has doubled. We were un able to get a single sheet of print paper of the size used for the Tri bune but we have the promise of jiart of a ton about the firsr of the .nth. While the newspapers are all getting along in a hand-to mouth style the condition will get botte'- or worse. If the stringency continues much longer, with the corresponding advance in prices many country newspapers in small towns are going to be forced out of business. It may not be very long until the county seat newspapers will be the only ones printed in each county. Consolidation and extinc tion are in progress. The national newspaper association reports two thousand newspaper plants went out of business last year. That the climax of this condition may be a serious menace to bus iness is expressed in the action of foreign advertising firms with whom we do business. We have been advised' that to relieve the condition so far as they may, we are absolved from the condition in the contract requiring the mailing of a copy of the paper each week as proof of the adv. has been inserted, and that a certificate of publication filed with bill be sufficient.—Har lan Tribune. Henry Bryant brought a freak egg to the Hine8 feed store last Fri day that is a most peculiar Happen stance that has happened since Heck was a pup. It was an egg within an (egg. Mrs. Jiryant was doing some egg found to her surprise that ft only contained the white portion and no yolk at all, but, strange to say when she came -to examine it, I the other egg .remained Inside. Henry under a hen U" SCREEN TOUR I PORCHES You know and appreciate the value of door screens and window screens, but have you considered how very comfortable the porch would be this summer if screened? Call and let us explain the value of the different kinds of screen wire, such as the black, the. galvanised, the bronzed. By the way, bronze wire is be coming mqre and more popu lar. The price is lower than evtr before by almost haJf. The copper wire cloth lasts indefinitely as it never rusts under any circumstances, Wm. Crichtcn & Son We Must Have $5000 By Jane first it will be nec essary for us to have $5,000 to pay bills. We must have the money by that*time and we must ask all owing us on book accounts and past due notes to make settlement by that time. Don't put this off. The settlements must be made. We must settle our bills and we must have the money to do it. Biddison Implement Company AFTER GRIP WINTER COLDS— BAD BLOOD Yoti are pale, thin, weak—with little vitality. Your liver is slug gish and the bad blood causes your stomach muscles to lose their elas ticity and become flabby and weak —then indigestion. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery, made from wild roots and barks, and free from alcohol or narcotics, is the great and powerful blood purifier of to-day. Ingredi ents printed on wrapper. This tonic, in liquid or tablet form, is just what you need to give you vim vigor and vitality. Take the 'Discovery' as directed and it will search out impure and poisonous matter throughout the system and eliminate it through, the natural channels. You can procure a trial package of the tablets by sending 10c. to the Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y. Eockford, HI.—"I was having troublo with my liver. I would have se\er© paiijs through my back, sick-head aches, and felt tired all the time. My -l mother lias always been a strong advocate of Dr- A S?8 'Yi 4'" ft Piercers remedies and it was on that account that I tried Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. One bottle restored' me to a perfectly healthy condition and I have had no return of trouble.'*—MRS. ANNA yj? BUSH AW, 1901 South Main St. NERVOUS MOTHERS Cumbered with aidless rounds of duty, the tired, nervous mother generally £nds in Scott's Emulsion tonic-help of rarest value. A little of Scott'siiker meals for a few days would do a world of good. Try it IJ ^cot^^owB&naamfetd^K^ 20-091 Tullis Bros. 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