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I. Blockty went to Des Moines Wed nesday to be gtrne a couple of days looking after business in connection with his New .Store. Miss Auda Kelly commenced her winter term of school in District No. 3, Sharon township, last ilonday, where she taught the fall term. J. Burdick has gone to Chicago on a goods buying tour and expects to be able to oiler you next week, some ex traordinary "bargains, so watch out. Telephone 83. W, \V. DeLong returned from Okla homa City, Saturday, where he bought a half section of land. He will make arrangements and move down there some time in January. Lou Fiscus and family, of Douglas township, left for their future home in Oklahoma Tuesday where they expect to make their future home. We hope to hear of Lou prospering in his new home. Mrs. PLalps, mother of our efficient County Treasurer, L. D. Phelps, left for her home at Milton, Vermont, Sat urday, after spending a pleasant sum ruer'here. She returns to the hills ot her home state with many pleasant memories of this western country and western people. 1 25c 15c $1.00 10c 10c $3.50 13c 50c $13.98 E.Bilharz&Son The clerk of the district court has is sued marriage licenses the past week to the following persons: Fred Ciude and Laura Thomsen Peter H. Ander son and Karie Hansen. There will be a Dane dance at Rus sell's opera house, Wednesday night of next week. Americans will be al lowed to attend and are cordially in vited to participate in the pleasures of the evening. A. R. Anderson has put in a pair of stock scales on his farm. Abe is one of the largest and best stock dealers in the county and the amount he handles made it necessary for him to put in the scales. D. G. and I. C. Sroufe will have a public sale Wednesday, November 2t), at their place on Section 29, Douglas township. Stock of all kinds will be sold. They expect to move to the north before early spring. Will Frederickson returned from Nevada and the west Wednesday and will spend the winter here with rela tive and friends. His father, John Frederickson is still in California and is well pleased with the country. Ed. Wagner, of Knoxville, brother of John Wagner, of Ross, shipped out a line carload of horses Tuesday even ing for the Eastern markets, which he had bought the past few days at Char ley Benton's barn. It was a ..tine car load and was bought at good prices. WING to advances in many classes of mer chandise and the delay in replenishing stocks, many firms are talking higher prices, but with our foresight in buying the heaviest fall stock we have ever carried, we are able to con tinue our early fall prices which were the very lowest quoted anywhere. A comparison will tell the tale. This is a very important point to us, for we are certain that the values we offer will ob tain the patronage of all well posted buyers. Our endeavor has been to show a stock superior to any previously offered to our customers. That we have succeeded is demonstrated by the early part of this season's business which is larger by far than any we have ever obtained before. It is impossible to quote many prices here, but here are some of the prices that win trade for us. 12^0 Heavy Ticking. Will hold feath ers. Would be cheap at 15c. Y'd |2^C 5c All standard Prints, black, blues, greys, reds and fancy Comfort Prints. A big line. Per yard 5C Ladies' Heavy Jersey Ribbed Un derwear. st grade table Oil Cloth, per yd Heavy Cotton Blankets, large size 05x71' actual weight 3-i pounds. Per pair 5q Bleached Muslin, yard wide, good value. Per yard 5C Children's Ribbed Hose, fleece lined. Per pair 10C Hemp Carpet, 3*2 inches wide, Per yard 10C Ladies' Mackintosh, double tex ture, tan or blue, all sizes, Bibb's Spool Carpet Warp, the best made. Colors, per pound, 20c. White, per pound, Heavy all wool Carpets, per yard, We sell a good Sewing Machine, made by the New Home Sewing Machine Co., with 5 drawers and full set of attachments, warranted for ten years, Special ThanKsgiving Prices on Table Linens. A reduction from 10 to 20 per ct. i| below regular values. It will pay you to investigate. TRY OUR Grocery Department. E. Bilharz & Son 25c fi 15c $1.00 $3.50 I8c 50c $13.98 Gray News. Jav Bridenstine lias a new wheel. Little Allison Shelley has been quite sick for several days. The Ladies Mite Society met with Mrs. M. M. Corner Wednesday. El wood Kester has built a new barn on his farm south ot town. Sam Randies had some new wagon scales put in on his farm last week. The trains have changed time go ing both ways earlier than formerly. The city hall has received a coat of new paint which adds much to its appearance. Miss Anna Livingston is relieving Mrs. Creveling, of some of her do mestic duties. Mr. Antrim, of Guthrie Center, formerly liveryman here, paid us a flying visit last week. Miss Molhe Bridenstine is going to Nebraska to spend the winter with her sister who lives there. Miss Ilartsook, of Lincoln, Neb., is visiting at the homes of her uncles, Frank Huffman and Powell. A masquerade ball will be given by the dancing club at the city hall on the evening of Thanksgiving. Dr. Beers and wife, who took the remains of Mrs. Talmadge to Monroe for interment, returned Saturday. It is reported that a new brick ele vator will soon be erected un the site where the section house now stands. Theron Creveling is selling shoes at cost for Blackmail, of Audubon, who they say is going out of the business. Joe McMurray and wife of Sioux City are visiting at the home of her parents, James Foster and wife east of town. Albert Swaney, Elmer, Winnie and Jay Bridenstine will room over the barber shop and attend our school this winler. A number of young people from Ross spent Saturday evening at the home of Line French. They report a pleasant time. Emerson and Clara Shelley visited with the lamily of their uncle, Harry Bovairds, near Ross, Friday, re turning home Saturday. Jim Foster and Evert Smith with their families spent Sunday in the country visiting at the home of his parents, James Foster, Sr. Mrs. Clark and daughter of Ham lin, were up last week visiting at the home ot her daughter, Mrs. Os. Linn and family and other friends. Charlie Tucker and wife Sundayed at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis, south of town and Charlie attended the Oddfellow Lodge Saturday evening. By accident a cup of strychnine was given Little Ward Needles one night last week when he asked for a drink of water. The overdose of the poison was was all that saved his life. On account of the revival meetings in progress here Rev. and Mrs. Burtsch exchanged pulpits Sunday evening, he conducting the services here and she filling his appointment at Lincoln Center. The Oddfellows had arousing meet ing at their hall Saturday night and arranged for an old fashioned Thanks giving supper, Thursday evening, November 30. Utopia members gov ern yourselves accordingly. The literary committee of the Y. P. S. C. E. with John French as chairman, met at the M. E. church Saturday evening to arrange for a literary entertainment which will be given some time in the near future. Abner Roberts makes quite a sen sation among our juveniles when he appears on the streets with his goat harnessed and hitched to his little wagon. The curosity is not alto gether conliued to the juveniles either. County grading is being done 011 roaks between Section 1, Lincoln, and Section C, Cameron township. It was a much needed improvement and will be appreciated by our farmers who haul their grain from that direc tion. Miss Joan Strumbaugh, of Kirk inan, visited over Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Fred Hupp and family returning to her home Tuesday. She reports her mother who has been very ill, as somewhat improved in health although still quite feeble. Information has been received that Wilson Swaney, who fell from a tel ephone pole three weeks ago, but was thought to be recovering, has had a relapse by blood poisoning having set 111 his hand. He is improving how ever and his friends will be glad to learn that he is again 011 the road to recovery. Elmer aud Pearl Audits returned Saturday from Poweshiek county. Another cousin came homo with them for a short stay. Mrs. Audas and Dolly who have been visiting among friends in that vicinity for several weeks, also returned with them and Walter, who was getting tired of baching is happy. A rumor is afloat and it seems to be not without foundation that the bank has been sold to Asnius Boysen or that such sale is about to be made. While our people respect Mr. Creg low, yet his home is not here and it is not reasonable to suppose that non resident property owners will be inter ested in the building up of our town as would those who live among 11s and whose interests are here, and we would be pleased to have Mr. Boy sen at the head ot our banking in terests. Ross News. If you have auything to sell bring it to Ross and get the highest market price for it. Buy the North Star or Sell Shoe of J. F. Luse. They wear, they fit the foot aud the purse. The Ross Creamery will run M011 day, Wednesday ami Friday of each week from now on until spring. We sell goods cheap, but we don't sell cheap goods. Try a pair of our shoes. J. F. LUSE. Robert Henderson left^or Chicago, Tuesday evening, having in cliarye a carlord of hogs which he had sold to John Wagner. Ed Bates and wife drove over to Defiance, Sunday morning, and pass ed a couple of days with an old time friend and associate. Harry Northup and wife will give the young people a party at their home, Satuday evening. It is useless to say they will have a good time. S. F.Donaldson, of Audubon town ship, drove up the latter part of the week and visited with Sheriff-elect Anderson, returning home Sunday. What you tell helps us to sell. We strive to give the best for the least. Look at our Blankets and Lap Robes. J. F. LUSE. The joint sale held by Quimby and Gates, last week, was a good one and everything sold well. Quimby' stock brought $G00.00 and Gates' §800.00. Markets.—Wheat 50c, oats 19c, new corn 21 ic, old corn 22c, barley 27c, hogs S3.50, eggs 15c, butter 18c, spring chickens per pound, 5Jc, old hens oc. While Steve Luse was driving a fine bunch of hogs to market, Tues day, one of the finest ot the herd died, probably being too fat to stand the drive of a mile. John Rutherford and wite are hap py over the advent of a sweet baby girl at their home, last Thursday. Grandpa Quimby was so proud that he put up the price of grain one cent a bushel. The Woodmen Lodge, of Viola Center, have sent out invitations for a dance to be given at Viola Center, Friday night. They have a large lodge aud they will, doubtlegs, have an enjoyable time. Ole Nelson, Peter and Lou Hansen will leave for the scenes ot their boy hood, in Denmark, Saturday. The boys expect to return by next sum mer but will visit the Paris Exposi tion before their return. William Deist is the happiest man that came to town the past few days. No one could guess what made him so happy, but it was too good to keep and he had to tell that they had a sweet little baby girl at their house. August Nitzel is now comfortably located in his line new house and, has everything- comfortably fixed about him- He has one of the many good homes in the township and we hope to see him enjoy life for many years to come. Imau Shearman and wife have been having a pleasant visit since last Sat urday with his brother Will Shear man, his cousin, A. G. Sherman and J110. Crow, his brother-in-law, all of Jefferson. They all departed, Wed nesday, feeling they had had a very pleasants visit. George Gates will start for his new home, in Minnesota, the first of the week and Mrs. Gates and children will follow a week later. This is one of our best families and we regret very much to haye them leave but trust they will prosper in their new home and be surrounded with good and true friends. Two runaways occurred at the Creamery, Monday morning. John Somers' and M. L. Carper's teams became frightened at the escaping steam and each got away. Both wagons were broken and the milk can9 scattered over the ground and along the road. No one was hurt and the horses escaped with slight scratches. F. L. Anderson, of the firm of Anderson and Ruhs, has sold his in terest in the implement business to Charley Boers and the firm will be known hereafter as Ruhs and Boers. The deal wbs consummated last Fri day, and possession given at once. This firm has enjoyed a liberal patron age aud have an established trade. Mr. Anderson sells his interest so he may be free to devote all of his spare time to the Sheriff's ollice, after January 1st. Charley Boers is a young and energetic man, enjoying a wide circle of friends while the senior member of the firm is known for his energy and integrity. These young men make a strong firm, worthy of the patronage the old firm has enjoyed. Eighty-Acre Farm For Sale. Good well improved farm situated two miles east aud one fourth mile north of Ross. Good house, cellar, cistern, two wells, good outbuildings orchard and small fruit. A bargain if sold soon. For particulars write or inquire at premises. II. D. Bovaikd. Does Coffee Agree With You? If not drink Grain-O—made from pure grains. A lady writes: "The first time I made Grain-0 I did not like it but after using it for ouo week uotliing but would iuduce mo to go back to coffee." It nourishes and feeds tlio system. The children can drink it freely with great benefits. It is the strengthening substance of pure grains. Get a package to day from your grocer, follow the directions in making it and you will have a delicious and lioaltliful table beverage for old and youn Price 15c and 25c. 1 The undersigned having sold his farm and decided to move awav, will offer for sale at his farm 21 miles north of Ross and five miles southeast of Gray, in Sect inn 22, Cameron township, on Monday, November 27, 1899. 57 Head of Live Stock—Consisting 8 head of horses as follows: one span gray mares seven years old, weight 1300 each, one bay horse ninfc years old weight 1350, one black horse nine yeaas old weight 1300, one sorrel colt two years old, one year ing colt, one brown horse, ten years old and one pony eight years old head of good milch cows, two fresh aud others fresh soon 4 two-vear-old heifers with calf: 5 yearling heifers two years old next spring: three calves one full blooded Short-Horn •earling bull 8 head ot yearling teers two years old next spring 2o head choice brood sows. of: Farm Machinery—two lumber wagons, two buggies—one top buggy nearly new and one two-seated buggy I'M waist line, it shown to you. J. F. LUSE, We sell THE DAIN one bob sled, two sets work harness, two single harnesses, two sets fly nets, one new Jones Lever binder one Jones chain mower, one new Union Junior Seeder, one new Hayes corn planter and 80 rods wire, one Peoria Union Planter and 80 rods wire, three tongue cultivators—two new Averys and one Weir, one six teen-inch stirring plow, two three horse harrows, one twelve-foot hay rake, one 20-inch disc, one hand corn shelter, one large refrigerator and set ice tools, 5 dozen silver laced Wyan dotte chickens, four hives of bees also household furniture and other ar ticles too numerous too mention. Free Lunch. Term? of Sale—Twelve months' time will be given without interest if paid when due, otherwise 8 per cent from date of note, purchaser giving note with approved security. Six per cent off for cash. Ten dollars and under cash. D. L. Reid. R. N. Cahi*kh, Auctioneer. L. C. Milkr, Clerk. iFitoiK sw Overshoes are not all alike. There are some that are made of old rubber or low grade new rubber. They are made to sell and loo/c all right. We sell the Geo. Watkinson Overshoes. They are not in the trust but are made of the very best gum, made extra heavy, having taps on heels and toes and three ply cloth, making it a third heavier. These shoes are made to wear ancl are all right. Men's Extra Heavy Pure Oum, best and warmest overshoe made...$1.85 Men's tap heel and toe, best grade but not so heavy $1.65 Men's Jersey, best grade, opera or coin toe $1.60 Men's Old Colony black lined, dull finish $1.30 Boys' bestquality, extra heavy..$1.25 Boys' Old Colony $1.10 Ladies' Jersey best quality, coin or opera $1.15 Ladies' three-ply cloth, black lined best quality $1.10 Ladies' Old Colony, black lined.. $1.00 nisses' 80c Children's 50c Felt Boots, German Socks and Combina tions at very low prices. Cresco Captures the Corset Trade. It's an evolution that's going to bring about a revolution. No more broken side steels 110 more rigid lines clasping the form in a vise like grip. Support without com pression. Being disconnected at cannot break. Ask to have it ROSS, I0WH. DOUBLE GEARED Th* D&in Double-Q?ar^d Mill POSSESSES innumerable advantages over all others. The inside burr revolving as it does, twice to the sweep's once, gives it double the grinding surface of any mill using the same size burrs in other words our burrs being 18 inches in diameter, have a grinding surface of 36 inches per revolution as compared with 20 or 25 inches, as the case may be, in the old style mills, where the burr revolves only with the same speed the horses travel. The Dain Double Geared Grinder, while being a geared mill, is free from complica tions, yet is operated in the same manner as the ordinary sweep mill, and runs equally as steady with only the same power. The burrs are made of a special mixture of pig iron, and being chilled are very durable. They are interchangeable, and when replaced the mill is practically good as new*. Ruhs & Boers... ROSS, IOWA.