The Largest Assortmenr of the Best Goods at
f" the Lowest Prices.
1 In Fancy China
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
and Novelties of All Kinds for
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
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You Can Afford To!
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
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ware ever offered for sale. Come in and look over my stock. Don't
forget that in the
The harvest is great "and you
will have money to spare. Go
and look over the fine things in
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.
!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.
Having Made Arrangements to Change
$ 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
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way, St, Paul, Minn,
oiTored to men wltli capital
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mills, oatmeal mills, feed mills, llox mills, paper
mills, stnrch factories and creameries in new
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Northwest. Address A.
WHITE, 1020 Pioneer
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Farms on Hie Crop Plan.
you want lo buy lands In the tar-famed
fllatrlrt of the Kod Klver
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Mio best wheat hmds on earth. Write to us and
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take pay from a Mun of the ci op.
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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
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In Jewelry, Hair Ornaments,
Hand crclieifs, Lace,
Glassware and Notions of all kinds
Hero are a few of our every
Hand erclieifs up from lc
12 yards Lace 5c
24 sheess Shelf Paper 5i:
Lamp Chimney 3c
Belt Pins fte
Stick Pins 5c
Also agent for the Automatic
J. M. BARR & SON
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
Owner and Proprietor of a Set
of Howard Co.
Real Estate Fought and Sold, and
Office over Geraty & Terry's Store
J* 4* r*
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.
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
C. A. McCULLOW, Proprietor.
Bug il Passages.
Senses of Taste
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
Office over Johnson Brothers' Store.
0 B. Bowers, li. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON,
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
Booms 3 and 4 Berg Block.
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
Old Gentleman (emphatically)
There must bt !—Truth.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
gold men for a majority of that impor.
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.
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From her eyes the 'prisoned sunbeama.
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
As underlies the sweetest song
The saddest strain.
—C Lewerem, In Detroit Frse Press.
'nifr ,i)- jntfyi»~
WILL DON THE PURPLE.
Imposing Ceremonies to Attend
Date of the Erent Chanced to January S,
Owing to the Delayed Departure from
Home of Marquis Sacrlpantl, the
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,
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
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
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
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
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 has 77,000 white people and:
£7,000 red people among her population.
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
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