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Holiday iV3 Ti m. t1 FELLOW'S 'viUt? 5 St* i:&i «r Y*J The Largest Assortmenr of the Best Goods at f" the Lowest Prices. vt $.-f 1 In Fancy China k^l I ff •pi| stSv ^V v* IN TEA SETS, DINNER SETS AND CHAMBER SETS ."'I liave the most complete line in the city aud will sell yo any size set you waut at Bottom Prices. and Novelties of All Kinds for GROCERY LINE I have everything that the heart can wish from common groceries to the nicest canned and bottled Fruits, Pickles, Sauces and Iielishec ever offered, and the best Dried Fruits of every description. Remember my Queen Tea aud Combination Coffee—they beat all others. Come and look ouer my good3 whether you buy or not. Put on a Little Style Around the House You Can Afford To! G. MEVERDEN, aawwTmwwTwrwwTmnK 7 1d 4A-f GROCERY Christmas Presents My stock is the most extensive and the goods arc the handsomest ever offered for sale in Cresco. In fact, if you want anything: in the crock ery line from common stoue ware to the most elegant China and Glass ware ever offered for sale. Come in and look over my stock. Don't forget that in the KELLOW. JR. The harvest is great "and you will have money to spare. Go and look over the fine things in FURNITURE At (JT.'MEVERDEN'S. lie will make the prices to suit your pockot books, lie can do it because he knows where to buy the best goods for the least money. Cresco, Iowa. 100 LOTS !ii Cresco and Its Additions S O 1 5 0 3 $ 100 will buy any of them. $126 will buy a lot 90x300. $100 will buy an acre of land ad Ih joining Cresco. AUG. BEADLE. Having Made Arrangements to Change My Business .• $ I el to ha is us 6 in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoos, Blankets, Comforters, and one of the best assortments of Dress Goods in town at wholesale prices. These goods wore bought within the last year when goods were the cheapest ever known this country. I have a large assort ment of Cloaks, Jackets and Capes both fur and cloth, a full stock of Geuts, Ladies and ehildrens Gloves, Miltens, Hosiery and Rubber and they must bo sold at such prices as thoy will bring. mean bus iness. For 30 days I will sell all goods at cost "t J). PL ATT. .AvSS»«' HHEHIU'S STIBDUBfl lEtR-BOOIL Bigger and Better Than Ever Before. 584 PAGES. 1,500 TOPICS Telia Everything Yon Want to Know When You Want to Know It. |A VERITABLE CYCLOPEDIA OF UP-TO-DATE FACTS. An Invaluable and Unrivalled Political and Popular Hand-Book. READY JANUARY 1st, 1896. P*iCB 25 ceilTs. (Postpaid Dy Mail.) THE WORLD, Pulitzer Building, New York. ta't Without ItTkU PraidMtlal Vw According to Greeley: tifin Woct But. before you go, write «JU VV CM. ,0 j?_ Whitney, O. P. & T. A.O.N. Hy„ St. Paul, Miim., (or printed matter descriptive of the Northwest country, which otTeis &o many inducements to neiv sel lers and Investors. A Business Proposition. THE owners of a large body ff land on \Vliid by Island. in !'u«er. Sound, Wash., will ill vide ID luio tracts to suit buyers and sell at, $lti and upwards per acre, on long time, uud no payments the Hist year. Produces all stable cops has olosc markets schools and churches 1,700 population mild climate. Fot further in formation address It. E. WKHKMAN, Seattle, Wash. "Where Are We At." THIS question perplexes the whole business 1 world. People interested in the Northwest can find where they aro at. by consulting an at las containing tine up to date maps and mueli valuable reference and descriptive matter sent to any address for lj cents in stamps by F. 1. WBITNEY. 0. P. & T. A., Great Northern Itnil way, St, Paul, Minn, Business Chances. INDUCEMENTS oiTored to men wltli capital and experience to Inuld and operate Hour mills, oatmeal mills, feed mills, llox mills, paper mills, stnrch factories and creameries in new towns on the liieat Northern Railway in tile Northwest. Address A. A. WHITE, 1020 Pioneer Press Uullding, St. Paul, Minn. Farms on Hie Crop Plan. Dogruln-grmvlnir you want lo buy lands In the tar-famed fllatrlrt of the Kod Klver Valley of Norm Dakota, lieiuember they arc Mio best wheat hmds on earth. Write to us and got particulars. We can sell .vou a farm and take pay from a Mun of the ci op. GKANPIN & EDWAKCW, Mayvllle, N. 1. Flathead Valley, Montana. CARMINO lands producing nil the staple crops without, lri(gallon. Forests of pine, tir and cedar. Mines of precious metals and coal. Hellglitful and healthful cllmaie. Adapt ed to live stock and dairying. Unexcelled water supply and power. Noextroines of tempera ture. Market facilities. Homes for all. For further information, address v. E. CONMIAH Kallspell, Hunt. In Jewelry, Hair Ornaments, Hand crclieifs, Lace, Hosiery, Glassware and Notions of all kinds call the RACKET^at STORE Hero are a few of our every day prices: Hand erclieifs up from lc 12 yards Lace 5c 24 sheess Shelf Paper 5i: Lamp Chimney 3c Belt Pins fte Stick Pins 5c Fan Also agent for the Automatic Washing Machine. J. M. BARR & SON ELMA, IOWA Give prompt attention to all kinds of Wood and Iron Worfc, heavy or light. WOOD AND IRON TURNING Am prepared to do all kinds Heavy Iron Work, Wagon Work of all kinds, Horse Shoeing ant General Llacksmithing. Shop one b[ock ea6t of ave., ijsuElma. 50 B. R. Thompson Cresco, Iowa- Owner and Proprietor of a Set Abstract Books of Howard Co. Real Estate Fought and Sold, and Loans Placed. Office over Geraty & Terry's Store «r •4^ I* r* •%. J* 4* r* an&ei4 —"JR? KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement nnc fends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ier than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to liealth of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in "the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative effectually cleansing the system, "spelling colda, headaches and fevers id permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug gists in 50c ana $1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will no* tccept any substitute if offered. Miss Lauraine Mead Piano Pupil of Miss Clara Mott, of St. Paul. New England Conservatory, Boston Lewis C. Bison, Theory George E. Whiting, Harmony. ItHFKltENC'E: Frank M. Davis, Professor of ftano and Violin Hie Boston l'ralnlns School of Music, says Litir.ilno Mja I studied in Boston nd my immediate instruction in branch of pi no Miss Mead Is veiy studious, and her prog es was very satisfactory. She Is apt and has nd i'perlenco in teaching, and it affords me pleas ure to recommend her HATES OF TUITION: Per term of SO lessons of 45 minutes each, $10 Use of instrument- for practice, one hour per ay, one dollar per month. Elma Cooper Kliop [n the Sirco building, first east of the Opera House. Pork Barrels, Butter Tubs, Flour Barrels and Firkins made to order All work needing coopcrage re paired promptly repaired at reasonable prices. C. A. McCULLOW, Proprietor. Catarrh HWFEVER KLY'S CREAM BALM fffAM BfcW! Cl'ansog the Bug il Passages. All.iysPain »nd Inflammation, Uenlsthe Sores. Koa'orfa the Mi Senses of Taste and Smell. HAV-FS¥E:g»T,,y t,lc Cur A particle Is applleilfiito ouch nostril aDdia agrerable. Price50 cctasat Lrugirl8ts: by ocuil rcglHtorcd. GOois. 41 ELY DUJTlIKItS, 5G Warren St., New Yoik W. h. THIson Attorney and Counselor-at-Law Cresco, Iowa- Office over Johnson Brothers' Store. 0 B. Bowers, li. D, PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON, Cresco, Iowa. Oftlco ami HosMcneo corner of JVok an Klin Streets, opposite the Haptist Church. 1 rofossional calls will have prompt attention. Willard L. Converse Attorney and Counselor At Law Booms 3 and 4 Berg Block. CRESCO, IOWA A DIAGNOSIS. 1 C'hollle—Vouuh daug'liter hns con sented to niuwy me, niul—er—I'd like to lmow if there in any lntsunity in youah family? Old Gentleman (emphatically) There must bt !—Truth. .. •i-\. I .. rf •V "AM ck. J- •?, mrtmm FLFTY-FOUETH CONGRESS Organlvatlpn of the Sonata and Housa of Representatives. The RcpnbUcmni Will HATS Thing* Their Own Way In the Houae, Hat In th* Sonste Thnr* M»y Be Deadlock. Speotal Washington Letter The organization of the senate and house of representatives will attract universal attention. Every two years, according ti constitutional provision, the terms of all the representatives ex pire, and the terms of all newly elected members begin. The constitution, however, provides that only one-third of the senators shall be elected every two years. Therefore, although the terms of 356 representatives expired on the 4th day of March, and the terms of 35C new representatives began the VICE FBE819ENT STEVENSON. same time, only one-third of the sena tors closed their terms at that time, and two-thirds of their number contin ued to hold commissions. It is because of this constitutional arrangement ihat the senate is called "a continuing body." The house of representatives, as a body,expires every two years but there are always two thirds of the senators ready for legis lative di\ty. Each state is entitled to two senators. There are now 44 states in this union, and they are entitled to 88 senators. Cut, inasmuch as the state of Delaware failed to elect a successor to Senator Higgins, there is a vacancy existing, and therefore there are only 87 senators entitled to participate in the delibera tions of that great legislative body. Usually, when the house of represen tatives convenes, there is a spirited con. test over the speakership but on this occasion there is no contest. Every, body concedes that Big Tom Iteed, who was called the "czar" during the 51st congress, shall be the speaker. In organizing the house of repre sentatives the first business is the elec tion of officers, consisting of the speak er, the clerk, sergeant-at-arins, door Keeper and postmaster. Although there will be no contest over the speakership, a lively canvass is going on by the aspirants for the other offices, Kx-Congressman Henderson, of Illi nois, and McDowell are after the posi tion of clerk of the house. That office pays $5,000 per annum and it is a place of power because the clerk makes the appointments of numerous assistants. The candidates are both good men, aud their friends are booming them along in an interesting manner. There appears to be no prominent candidate for the office of sergeant-at-arms, position with a salary of $4,500 per an num. This is because of the generally admitted fact that Henderson and Mc Dowell are looked upon as the coming men for the best offices and the one who shall be defeated for the clerkship will be made sergeant-at-arms. It looks to me as if Henderson will be made clerk and McDowell sergeant-at arms but the reverse may be the re sult. It is impossible, even a few days before culmip-ationa in Washington, to predict conclusions. This is because of the humanitarian fact epitomized by Shakespeare in the little line: "Lord, how this world is given to lying." The doorkeeper is usually an ex-con gressman and that rule will probably be followed in the selection of a man for that office. When the people of con gressional districts make changes in their national representation, the fel lows who get left usually seek places in Washington, because they are accus tomed to living in this beautiful city and because they do not like to remain at their old homes after suffering de feat. There is a bond of sympathy ex isting between statesmen, and they usually give some good office to the best fellows who get left in the political shuffle and scuffle for position and power by the people. The position of doorkeeper is a good one, and there is considerable patron age connected with the office. The doorkeeper appoints a score of assist ant doorkeepers. He also has charge of the folding-room, where many men are employed folding public documents to send to the constituents of congresc men. By the way, you know that hundreds of thousands of dollars are annually wasted in printing and mailing publio documents? It is a fact. Bills, pamphlets, speeches and other matters are printed and paid for out of the pub. lie treasury, and sent to the people by their congressmen, when they ought not to be printed in large numbers at all. The people do not need them but their publication is authorized in order to enable congressmen to send docu. ments to their constituents to create the impression that the statesmen are doing something. It is an abuse of power, but it has long continued, and will long continue. If discrimination were used, the printing and dissemination of public documents would be a good thing for the people, in an educational way. If the money were wisely used, only the best documents would be printed and distributed. Only the best speechts should be printed. But every member of congress makes one or more speeches, and sends them to his constituents. As a matter of fact very many of the speeches are never delivered. Some members of congress arise and say: "Mr. Speaker. I do not desire to take the time of the house at present, and will ask leave to print my remarks in the Congressional Record." In compliance with that request, per mission is granted, and on the follow ing morning the Congressional Eecord appears with an alleged speech by Hon. John Doe, although the Bpeech was never delivered. The members of con gress do not read such printed speeches, and there is no excuse for their publica tion, Mcejs^ to mislead the veeslc. A •R- V, vST^y--' upeecn thus published in the Congres sional Record may be sent through the mails, at government expense, and thousands of people receive copies of a speech which they suppose their con gressman delivered in Washington when, as a matter of fact, their con gressman never made a speech at all. When you receive such speeches, you may ask your congressman whether he really made a speech, or whether he had "leave to print." Of course only the obscure congress men resort to this trick but there are many obscure men in congress. The real leaders never ask "leave to print." They speak, and are heard with great respect by their colleagues. But to return to the organization. After the speaker and other officers are elected the house transacts business under general parliamentary law. Within a few days the speaker appoints a committee on rules. Very soon there after the committee on rules report a set of rules for the guidance of the house, and when the rules are adopted all debate and procedure must be in ac cordance with those rules. The next thing is for the speaker to appoint the committee of the house. This is an arduous and difficult task, and the speaker usually takes three weeks to complete it. Then, and not until then, is the house completely or ganized and ready for the transaction of publio business in an orderty man ner. The organization of the senate is an entirely different lnatter. The vice president is the permanent presiding officer of the senate, and is elected by the people every four years. A'dlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, is now vice pres dent and presides over the senate with discretion and decorum. The rules of the senate are seldom changed. The senators are men of dis tinction, and great courtesy prevails in that body. The hurly-burly, noisy and exciting scenes which are frequently enacted in the house are never duplicated in the sen ate. The rules of the senate permit unlimited debate. A senator may talk every day, and as long as he pleases, upou any subject. Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, talked for ten days on the Blair educational bill. Senator'Al len, of Nebraska, talked 15 hours con tinuously on the silver purchase repeal bill. In the house of representatives the rules limit debate, and no man is permitted to talk more than one hour without unanimous consent, a thing which rarely occurs. The speaker appoints the committees for the house but the senators them selves, in caucus,appoint theirowncom mittees. Every two years, when changes occur in the senate, the committees are revised and places made for newly-ad mitted senators. Great interest at taches to the reorganization of the sen ate because the two leading political parties are so evenly divided, and they must reach some harmonious conclu sion concerning committee member, ships. This can only be done by mutual concessions. A great struggle will be made over the membership of the finance committee. It is to be a finish fight between the silver men and the COL. UENKT A. DUP0XT. [Will seek admission to the senate from the state of Delaware. 1 gold men for a majority of that impor. taut committee. In the present senate of 87 members •14 will be a majority. There are 42 republicans, 39 democrats and 6 pop ulists, and thus it appears that the pop ulists hold the balance of power. It is questionable whether or not the secre tary and sergeant-at-arms of the senate will be changed. If the republicans and democrats can come to an agree, ment, there will be a republican secre tary and a democratic sergeant-at-arms, If the republicans should unite with the populists, both of those great offices wiM be changed. I am unable to make any prediction of what will be done. One thing is certain, and that is that neither the democratic party nor the republican party appear to be anxious to assume control and responsibility for the legislation of the senate during the months preceding a great presidential contest before the people. It may seem strange that there should thus be ex. hibited a shunning of responsibility by public men, but they are great men. wise men, all of them good politicians, and they are playing a great game for national supremacy. You are as able to guess what they will do as 1 am for, although you are far away from the seat of political controversy, you read the papers and thus learn almost as much of the drift of sentiment on such matters as a man may learn right here in the midst of the melee. SMITH D. FBT. Free Medical Reference Book (04 pages) for inen and women who are afflicted with any form of private disease peculiar to their sex, errors of youth, contagious diseases, female troubles, etc., etc. Send 2 two ceDt stamps, to pay postage, to the leading specialists and physicians in this country, Dr. HATH AWY & Co., 70 Dearborn "Street, Chi cago. lltl3e.o.t HER EYES. From her eyes the 'prisoned sunbeama. Shining bright, Send their message to the dark soul, Through the eight, Till the encircling gloom Is pleroed. And there Is light But within the deep recesses Ot those eyes, Beyond the sunbeams' realm, A shadow lies. To lotlng ones a sad Yet sweet surprise. For sympathy Is deepest *. Where the pain Has passed from soul to soul, And back again The oomfort like the sunlight After rain As underlies the sweetest song The saddest strain. —C Lewerem, In Detroit Frse Press. 'nifr ,i)- jntfyi»~ vfrsw-qamgwwmw"" WILL DON THE PURPLE. Imposing Ceremonies to Attend SatolU's Elevation. Date of the Erent Chanced to January S, Owing to the Delayed Departure from Home of Marquis Sacrlpantl, the Pope's Messenger. What will doubtless be one of tho most imposing church, ceremonies ever seen in the United States will take place at the cathedral on Sunday, January 5, upon the occasion of the elevation to the cardinalatc of Mgr. Francis Satolli, papal ablegate in America. It was intended that Mgr. Satolli should don tlie purple on December 15, and arangements therefor had bcen.K made, but a postponement has been made necessary as a result of advices from Home. Marquis Sacripanti, the noble guard bearing the zuecheto to the future cardinal, was delayed in his departure from Home, and the date of '-. Mgr. Satolli's elevation was therefore' CABDIXAL-ELECT FRANCIS SATOLLI. postponed and the first Sunday in tlfe new year selected instead. At the ceremony the United States government will be represented by a lumber of the president's cabinet, the state by Gov. Frank Brown and the city by Mayor Alceus Hooper, to each of whom special invitations have been extended. Visiting prelates, it is. thought, will include a representative from nearly every see in the United States, and possibly some dignitaries from Canada and Mexico. The eccle siastic procession will precede the cathedral ceremonies, and should the weather be fine will be the most impos ing seen in Baltimore since that attend ing thel elevation of Cardinal Gibbons to his present dignity In June, 1886. It will include, in addition to representa tives from Catholic societies from Washington and this city, students and professors from the Catholic univer sity at Washington, seminarians from St. Mary's and numbers of the clergy from this and other archdioceses In the United States, who will attend upon Mgr. Satolli's invitation. The proces sion will be joined by the visiting, prelates as it passes the archiepiscopal residence en route to the cathedral. MISS DAVENPORTS GENEROSITY The Actress Will Found an Institution for Retired Actors. Fanny Davenport is at present nego tiating for a site in Westchester county, or near New York city on Long Island, upon which she proposes to erect a building to bo known as the "Davenport. home," says the New York Press. It will be on the same order as the Forrest, home in Philadelphia and will give to the retTrecTt en-trifla^ profession .t^jjjlCe in which to reside after they have left the stage. The For rest home is one of the most noble Insti tutionsof thekindin the world,but For rest left a will in which he limited the number of inmates, and there are a hundred applicants or more who are waiting to gain admission to this insti tution. The home that Miss Davenport in tends to erect will have many novel fea tures. As an addition to its being a place where retired members will re ceive first-class care and good apart ments, it will also include a school fos the children of actors and actresses who desire to adopt, their parents' profes sion, but are unable to properly educate themselves for the same, to teach them the art of acting and give them as much practical experience (by actual per formances) as possible. To do this Miss Davenport will ex pect that the actors and actresses who reside in the home will act as tutors to the children and give them the benefit of their stage experience. MUSICIANS TO GO ARMED. Provision In the Army for Providing Them with Rifles and Revolvers. Hereafter musicians in the army will be provided with serviceable firearms, and the use of swords by band or com pany musicians of foot troops has been abandoned. An order issued by the secretary of war provides that ordnance officers of posts will issue to officers in charge of bands or of company mu sicians, rifles or carbines, according to the arm of the service they are in, am munition and equipment therefor, which will be kept in barracks for use in case of emergencies. In like manner revolvers will be supplied as side arms for company musicians when they take the field. Cost of English Elections. In 1808 the cost of the election inj England was £958,522—an average of little over four shillings a vote. In 1874 each vote cost 14 to. 15 shillings, und in 1859 over £1. 1 £$ •Mr I. :wi li Wilberforce's election at Hull in 1807, the cost liest that England ever saw, is said to have cost altogether £500.000, which is doubtless an exaggeration. Is It a Hoodoo? No less than eight persons have com mitted suicide in an old Brooklyn build ing since 1S56. The house has recently, been torn down. Arizona's Population. Arizona has 77,000 white people and: £7,000 red people among her population. Cruel l'uuItthiueuU Magistrate—You ure charged with rushiug up to this young lady, and kissing her against her will, and I sen tence you to— Prisoner—The charge is true, y'r honor but she had been eating onions. Magistrate—Then 1 sentence you to kiss her again.—X. Y. Weeklv. Electrlo Flows In Germany. An electric plow is now being used with considerable success in Germany. The cable to the motor is carried on a number of small trolleyB running overt the grouad. V'