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ft •gay tity: ft'' fC" P&f §t lr will buy any overcoat in our house worth 6.00, 7.50, 8.00 and 9.00. We have fifty-eight coats to go at this price. $10.35 This lot will include every coat in our stock worth IB 50 to 16.00. You'll miss it if you don't lok them over. 8-tfi fcf A Br oloso^ at qnly ISi-i if Scs' r» Vv And inspect the great variety of our rich and exclusive selections. A Beautiful Souvenir iSw&C ,v IT LOOKS IE SPRING DON'T IT? Well, that's the reason we have decided to make a Grand Closing Sale of Overcoats.. We don't want to keep a coat over if we can get half-price out of it now, so just coine in and see il we have your size. Money is scarce and business dull, so we make prices that will warm up the atmosphere and increase the circulation (of money.) EVERY DAY UNTIL APRIL FIRST. $4.85 Appreciating the liberal patronage accorded the Cresco Department Store by the ladies of Cresco and vicinity, wo feel warranted in supplementing our efforts by the addition of a Fine Millinery Bcpar'teicii't Showing all the newest ideas of Paris, London, and New York. By continuing the same liberal policy and principles, we hope to merit your further favors and consideration. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend our Inaugural Opening, Tuesday Afternoon and Evening, March 31st Our iiiillinerj department will be under the supervision of Miss Nellie Sims, who has had several years experience in the largest millinery houses of the East, and a glance at our millinery display in our large windows will convince you of her ability as a milliner. Will be presented to every lady who attends our opening, afternoon and evening, March 31st. $7.85 We Have 17 Fur Goats This price will take in all our 10.00,12.00 and 12.50 Box Coats and Ulsters. There are coats in this lot good enough (or anybody to wear. that wiH be offered during the sale at prices to correspond with the pries for oats. A big lot of $1 and $1,25 QLQVIJS and MITTS are being N. B. These Prices are for Cash Only. $14.85 In this lot we offer an unlimited choice of any coat in our house worth 18.00, 20.00, 21.00 and 22.50 The greatest buying opportunity ever offered the peoale of Cresco, 9 75c 1L E. choir concert March 27. Dr. F. C. Eastman, at M. E. church March 30. Plenty of money to loan at First National Bank. Mrs. Stimpson left for Wisconsin Tuesdry afternoon. Household goods for sale at Congre gational parsonage. Jerome Roper, of Chester, was seen on our streets yesterday. Shacklock will malce your time piece come to time. Try him. Mrs. L. T. Woodcock received her friends Thursday, at 5:30 p. m. Oats are cheap so is oat meal, 10 pounds for 25c at A. H. CA WARD'S. tieoree Fifield returned Monday afternoon from Brainard, Minnesota. Corn Starch and laundry starch only cents a package at A. H. Caward's. N. M. Jewett of Riceville, made a pleasant call upon this office Thursday Church and Dwight's Saleratus is now only 6c., at CAWAKD, the Grocer. Special prices on silverware, watches and jewelry until further notice at Dr. Connolly's. Thos. Kakac and (Jhas. Siegler, of Saratoga, were Cresco visitors on Wednesday. Martin P. Lydon of Lourdes was in town Wednesday night, returning home Thursday. W. B. Ousley, D. D. S., in Cresco, 1st to 16th. All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. -15tf Special prices on silverware, Watches acd jewelry until further notice at Dr. Connolly's drug store. John Daskam went to Mason City, Wednesday night, where he has a situa tion in a grocery store. Mrs. W. B. Webster delightfully entertained twenty lady friends Wed nesday, at five o'clock tea, Mrs. C, A Cpawford is packing their household goods preparatory to an early removal to Sheboygan, Wis. Best county sorghum 35 cents per gallon. In 6-gallon lots. 30 cents. A. II. Cawaud. Dr. Preston, Eye, Ear, Nose and ThroatrSpeeialist, at Dr. Kessel's, Thursday, April 2. Here fa a bargain Mr ycu\, hest home made eo.rghum 35q. A gallon lots 30c-. A. H, CAWAHO, the Grocer, & Peter 'I'ass, living near Granger, died the first of the week after a long illness and wa» burled on Wednesday If at the M. E. church next Monday night, Dr. Eastman will make you laugh and cry apd say you hud a aood time. Admission 25 c§nt8i John Watts oSfai\j) residence for sale, lotiated in Baldwin's addition. ife\Y house and barn and close to busi ness part of town. Enquire on the premises an to tertae. i-- P. F. Proprietor House to rent, enquire of O. G. Wanless. Special prices on silverware, watches antf jewelry until furthor notloo at Du. CONNOLLY'S. Mrs. Spafford, at the Congregation al parsonage, altera her household goods for sale, tarfd will make her future with relatives is Michigan. Most eiegant llpe of pattern hats ever shown in Cregeo all to be sold at cost. Mus. A. H. BUEEDLOVE. On account of poor health I will dote out my entirestock. of millinery and lancy goods afc'-cost. Mus. A.' II. BREEDLOVE. Alice and Ruth 'Hess are visiting with their uncle, J. F. Hess, at Rice ville, leaving for there Wednesday I morqing, and will remain for quite u' visit. And J. B. Caward will hkve a millinery opening, too. Their-'a will be Tuesday and Friday of next week. The announcement appear^ upon thft pa 7 v' The elocutionary entertaiumea* in the Baptist church by Miss Han-' I Baker demonstrated to th« Cresco publio tha high character «bf Mis9 Baker as an elooutlonist. Wm. Roche will have an auction sale of household goods no Saturday afternoon o» Main' sWet, weather permitting otherwise af. the house, two doors east of the Shiters School. There is to be a sala of Short-Horn stock belonging to J6)in McIItigh, on Wednesday, April 8 'at public auction. John don't advlrtisa his sale as liber ally as he did when a. congressional oandidate, John Grler, o* Lake Geneva, Wis., Is visiting his brother-in-law Mr. Strayer, and we are indebted to him for a brief call and for information of name sakes and distant cousins at Hebron, Illinois. John M. Field hadibeibisfb^tune to lose his granary by fire Taesdayjnorn in^lhe SWh, the fire being discovered about 1 o'clock In the morning. He sustained the losa of: 100 bushels of oats, a quantity of millet seed, a buggy and harness, aggregating about $400, with $73 insurance. The Relief Corps and Post of this plaoe, assisted by Jda Ferris Water man, will give an. entertainment in Lyric Hall, April 1& which will be sure to please. Mrs. Waterman will have charge of the program and will be ably assisted by tlio members and friends of the Corps-Post. W, B, Perry, proprietor of the Qawjen Green Houses, Cresoo, was in town yesterday making arrangements to looate a branoh green house to this pla)Q. Having oompleted the arrange ments he will looatfe three doors south of the post offloa In April. Miss Carrie Cutting will have charge. RlcavilU Recprd«r. Gentlemen's Department. A. H. Felkey, of Cresco, the noted champion light weight wrestler of Iowa, is visiting his trainer Bruce Miller, and he has consented to give an exhibition at Armory Hall on Saturday evening next. He will stake $10 that any of the local wrestlers cannot stay fitteen minutes with hiin without being thrown. Waukon. Democrat. The following persons have credit for the white metal 1C to 1, on their T\VIOE-A-WEEK PEE DEE: (J. O. Calla han,- Lourdes W. E. Woodward, C. W. Dawley. John A. Anderson, Greg| ory Marshall, Nelson Lathrop, W. H. Roche, P. M. Ilerold, John Porter, Cresco John F. Dayton, Waukon Wm. Frost, LeRoy Orige Burish, Jas. W. Bates. Chas Sigler, Saratoga Henry Knippling, Frank Duebeck, Kloia S. L. Barnes, Jerico H. O. Serfling, Florenceville, John Mulhol land, Bentonville. Ark. Dr. J. 11. Dacisy, North wood Thomas Kelloy, Cftestor C. J. Vance, Cresco John jBouska, Protivin Lawrence Shields, Kuckford, 111. 3^ In conncction with our fine millinery opening we will have displayed for your inspection all the Novelties in the Dry Goods Line TTe have the finest line of fancy dry goods west of .Chicago. Fancy lJimities, Organdies, Royal Cremyll Lace, Tulle Chatelaine, Brilliants, Linon, Batiste with Embroidery, Insertion and Lace Collars to match Ladies' and Misses' Shirt waists, Ladies', Misses' and Children's Mnslin Underwear. "We have purchased of the manufacturer 140 dozen Ladies' and Children's Black Hose, to sell at 15c or two pair for 25c they are superior to any 25c hose ever sold. 0"cl±» OloaHs: DeTartm'nt Is complete, and we are prepared to show yon the LATEST STYLES IN SPRING CAPES AND JACKETS. Our clothing stock is larger and more complete than ever. We have the exclusive sale of the celebrated "Gordon" Hat. Positively no goods sold during this Opening, the afternoon and evening of next Tuesday, March 31. We will be open for business Wednesday morning, April 1st. 1 gig yV\5TI?irjery D'spTay ffihu.rsda.ij and ffiriday, -pril 2nd and 3rd Our rooms will be overladen with the newest things and latest conceptions from the world's greatost fashion centers. To make this doubly interesting we have selected specially fine lines of Ladies' Spring Wraps and New Kid Gloves to be exhibited for the first time on tne above dates. Come to this open ing by all means you really can't afford to miss it. CAWARD & CO. R. S. Coward's Old Stand. T.Here will bo a debate in Normal Hall next Tuesday evening, commenc ing it 8 o'clock, on the subject of silver and gold at a ratio of 10 to 1. I The E Urer cause is championed by A. R. J'fcCook. of Riceville, and F. E. Howard* ot Cresco, and the gold ad herents are M. P. iliwer, of Elrna and E- A. Johnson, of Chester. These I young nen have debated the question several times before and an interest ing time may be expected. ,To ,-eoyer expensi »s, gentlemen will b9 charged I an adlii ission of 10 cts ladies 5 cts. Our I brunt page this week is occupied by the large advertisement of the Cresco Department Store, announcing the Ion looked-for millinery opening at that popular fitoro. All the late styles jtnd Ci),y ideas are exhibited un der thoi charts of Miss Nellie Sims, an experi entced mit.'jner of the east. Tues day af tesraoon next is the date set and on tli: it afternoou and evening, no goods wiiH bo sold. Judging from their alret' dy Surge and increasing patron age, they may expect a store full and overTuuaiag at this opening. W II. Roche and family expect 1o remove to California in the near fu ture. Mr. Roche has lived in Howard county about forty yeaite and Mrs. Roche we think was born in the coun ty if net, she was a mere child whoa her papents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brady came to the county. They are very worthy estimable peoplo and we sincerely trust they may find what they go for—health for their children J'he PLAIN DE.VEEK calls Cresco's water works a "ponderous load." Re operating expenses $1,400, interest on bonds $919. Ex penses, in excess of income $1G33 to be met by taxation. This is a large load, but has the works not paid as g, tiry protector?—Dccorah Republican. It certainly has, but too largely at the cost of that portion of the public who derive no individual benefit from their use. 1 hero were"two errors in providing our city with water works: lirst, an inadequate water supply and and a too limited territory to be 'bene fitted if the supply ig adequate.