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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COU UV
Dealer in Farm Implements
Headquarters for 11 that is Beet
Machinery, Buggies, Wagons,
We carry the Mo.-t nip ete Li ne to found in any retail s!ab
a Ganjr, Suiky 1 W alking flow, we wll
Bell you the Best Goods for" the Least Money..
fL de speak fi tlicnaeelves,
Call and look over our complete line of Surrevs, Spring Wagons
Buggies and Koad Wagons. All styles to suit the trade and
Prices that Se 1 the Goods.
You will find that we navo the most complete line of Hand and
chine Made Double and Single Harnesses in the county..
1*1 ash and Fur Uobes in great variety, of 6uperitr quality, at moder
ate prices. Al6 Ivst cjunlity of Stable Blankets at prices
''that will warran• iM isult r.g tho comfort of the horse
a'so have Mime \6 HOUSES F»R SALE at Bottom
to charge more
HAS THE QUAUTC
Sold by N. Graf & Co
IS THE ?LAC£ TO GET THE BEST.
NO SECOND GRADE GOODS IN STOCK
Call on us when you want
\n\tninc First Class in Groceries,
Goods, Flour, &o. .vj
Tit Larpst and Best Selected Staci of Crncterj in tie City
An examination of quality and price will demonstrate
our leadership in thiB line.
WM. KELLOW, JR.
A I O E A E S A E
HEART." JOY TRAVELS ALONG WITH
Charley Sawyer is reported quite ill.
B. J. Woods made a business trip to
New Hampton Tuesday.
Christy Webster's father is reported
very low, as we go to press.
Mrs. W. Richards wil entertain
friends at luncheon Saturday.
160 acre farm west of Cresco for rent
J. M. CANNON.
3zu acre farm in Chester
for rent or sale. See J. M.
WANTED—Girl to do general house
work. Inquire of the Mabon Land
Miss Mapirie Mullen went to New
Hampton Tuesday for a visit with rel
Miss Edith Harare came up from
Decorah Wednesday for a visit with
Wanted—A girl for kitchen work at
once. Apply to Mrs. Riley at the
Save money by buying lumber, storm
doors atd sto ishes of Copeland
Miss Pora Rummel went to Chicago
Wednesday noon to upend Thanks
giving with friends.
R^v. Gammons little son Earle is
improving rapidly and is now on the
fair road to recovery.
Portable corn-cribs cheap and bandy
capacity 400 bushels. For sale by
Ccpeland Lumber Co.
Miss Maud Holcomb went to Oresco
Saturday to visit friends for a few
Dr, W. T. Daly.
... *«*n and sur
uu. Office over "••'lelds Furniture
store, opposite postoffice.
Miss Clarice Slasor came down from
Lime Spring Wednesday to spend
Thanksgiving with friends.
Miss Virginia Bush left Tuesday for
Elgin, Iowa, where she will spend
Thanksgiving with friends.
John Clemmer came home from
Chicago Wednesday morning to sp^nd
Thanksgiving with relatives.
The ladies of the Congregational
churcli will hold their am ual fair at
the church, Thursday Dec, 11.
A few fine Poland China boars for
sale by W. J. Webster, one mile west
and half a mile south of Cresco.
Call on Mabon Land Company for
bargains In Western or Iowa farm
lands or city residence property.
Miss Helen Chapin entertained
frieDds Wednesday evening in honor
of Miss Addie Dow of Red Wing.
Jack Mara has been laid up for the
past week with a very bad cold, but
we learn that he is getting better.
For rent. 200 acres three miles east
of Lime Spring. No buildings. See
JOHN M. CANNON, CBESCO, IOWA
FOR RENT—My store building and
dwelling at Protlvin, Iowa.
T. M. NOVAK, Cresco, la.
Miss Hattie West is so much im
proved that she is able to get down
town, her friends will be glad to learn.
Ben Brown came Saturday night
from Carroll Iowa for a short visit
with his mother Mrs. J. J. ulemmir.
Splendid 160 acre farm, south of
Lime Spring. Price 845 per acre. A
snip.—JOHN M. CANNON, CRESCO
Mrs. Tony Albo and two little girls
went to Oeiwein Wednesday for a visit
with her husband who is at work
Mrs. Z. Gardner and daughter who
have spent the past two months in
California, returned home Monday
If you want a wellbred, heavy boned
Poland China pig of any, age or either
sex, call on M. P. Lyd.in, one mile
east of Cresco. ltf
Albert Amundson came Wednesday
morning for a home visit. Albertbas
been quite ill the past few weeks, but
is now much better.
Dr. Morton has rented the upper,
floor in the new Thompson building
and will occupy it with his dental
office early in December.
Miss Addle Dow came Wedaesday
to remain over Tbank^ivlug with
Cresco friends. She will be the guebt
of Mrs. Strother while here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williams and little
daughter Rose' went to Lime Spring
Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving With
her parents Mr. and Mrs. Uoso.
Wm. Owen and son near Maple Leaf
sold from their farm $350 of cattle to
A. G. Darey who will feed them and
lit them for market in due time.
CHESTEH WHITES for sale, male and
female, eligible to record.
Jan. 1903. J. P. QKLMEB,
W. R. Owens will com aence buying
chickeus, ducks and ge :se. We are
paying 6c for old hens, 7c for young
roosters, 7c for geese and 8c for ducks.
Hold your turkeys for t) to 10c later
on. Wo will buy turkeys about Christ-
V" PLUCK, PROGRESS, PERSEVERANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS
CRESCO HOWARD. COUNTY, IOWA, FRTDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1902
Miss Bertha Derr came from St.
Cloud Minn., where she has been since
last March, Tuesday evening to make
sunshine at the family home of Mike
Dr. N. J. Lowry of Ossian stopped
on his return from Rochester where
he had been on proffesional business,
to spend Thanksgiving with his
Mr.and Mrs. Frank Guyette are
having a store building erected at
Lourdes and will soon be occupying it
with a new and complete stock of
Wrinkles are smoothed away by its
healing touch. Brain
pressed people will iind a cure in
Rocky Mountain Tea. 35c. For sale
by Wm. Connolly.
Miss Addle Epps, accompanied by
her two brothers Nonie and Jimmie,
left on Wednesday last to spend
Thanksgiving with relatives and
friends at Fayette.
Several city residences in Cresco,
for sale at a reasonable figure. This
is the time to purchase, before places
are rented for the winter.—J. M. CAN
NON, CBESCO IOWA.
Licenses to wed were issued during
the past week to John Leslie and Lena
Elliott, Jacob E. Burkholder.and Jen
nie Bryadwater and Emll Reutlinger
and Florence Bartholomew.
Mrs. James Cannon and son John
M. Cannon, went to St. Paul Tuesday
morning to be in attendance at the
wedding on Wednesday of their son
and brother, George Cannot},
t'uao every bride has many
friends, but in a few years, they dwin
dle down to one. That's R'leky Moun
tain Tea. Makes and keeps her well
35c. For sale by Wm. Connolly.
SALESMAN WANTED to look after
our interests in Howard add adjacent
counties. Salary or commission. Ad
dress THE VICTOR OIL COMPANY,
A big haul by highwaymen! substi
tutes and others who steal the good
name and fame of Rocky Mountain
Tea made famous by Madison Medi
cine Co. 35c. For sale by Wm. Con
The cooking-school conducted by
Mrs. T. B. Wheelock of St Paul, was
largely attended the first and second
days, and was full of good practical
tbouKht as well as useful cooking in
The Northern Iowa Telephone Co.
has ordered a new- 500 drop Switch
board for the Cresco exchange, having
the old board completely filled. The
new board will be modern and com
plete in every particular.
Sam R«inhart having rented his
farm will have an auction sale on the
premises Dec 4, commencing at 10 a.
m., consisting of cittle, hogs, horses,
farm implements and other articles
on the usual terms as to time.
Hon. Geo. L. Bas9, one of the plon
errs of McGregor, prominent there in
business, social, Masonic and political
circles from 1851 until a few years ago,
died at McGregor, Friday evening
Nov. 21, aged 78 years and 5 months.
Mr. Pike having severed his connec
tion with this office, we now have no
representative in the country. All
parties wishing to list farms or city
property, or wishing to buy western
lands, will do well to call on us as we
are thoroughly acquainted with all
lands we represent. Offloe opposite
postoffice. MABON LAND CO.
The Chicago Great Western has or
dered from the Brooks locomotive
works at Dunkirk N. Y., twenty new
passenger locomotives and the same
number for freight. All1 will be
equipped with automatic pneumatic
bell-ringers, an invention of H. A
Ferguson assistant superintendent of
its motive power. Its railroad shops
at Oeiwein have been enlarged to 1030
feet in length adding 75 per cent to
Ever since William Owen presented
"David Garrlck" as the vehlole for
bis starring tour there has been
growing demand for blm in some
other comedy production. Listening
to this voice of the public be has
chosen this season the well known
comedy "The School for Scandal" rec
ognized as the best and wittiest plav
in the English language. Supported
by J. W. McConnell and a company of
twenty he will be at the Opera House
Cresco, Dec. 3.
Clyde L. Aikin Dead
A. Anderson received word Sunday
that his son-in-law, Clyde Aikin had
died that morning at the home of his
sister in South Omaha, Neb. The re
mains were taken to Olarlnda, Iowa,
where the funeral services were held
Mr. Aikin has been in fpeble health
sometime, and though his death
not unexpected It as neverthe
less a great shock to the many friends
hero which he won for himself during
his residence in Oreson. He leaves to
mourn his loss a young wife and an in
fant ohild, besides other relatives and
A Record of "Well Done."
To have lived for more than forty
years in a community with a business
acquaintance not only co-extensive
with the county, hut likewise with
adjoining counties tributary to Cresco,
actively engaged in business for an
other, making sales of thousands of
dollars in implements and dying with
out having made an enemy or one to
speak an unkind word to his memory,
is the record left by William. J. Welch.
For fully twenty years he was the
faithful and trusted agent of D. A.
Lyons, handling thousands of his
money and honestly accounting for
every dollar. He made himself famil
iar with the construction of the most
complicated implement kept by the
house and was an expert much In de
mand in putting machines at work.
His anxiety for the interests of his
employer brought him to the office be
fore office hours, and he was the last
to leave at night. He was the most
successful salesman in this section of
Iowa, which largely accounts for the
large sales every year by Mr. Lyons,
who was fully cognizant of the value
of bis services. His social nature and
congenial friendship with associates,
not always wisely chosen, were bis
only enemies. May we all remember
and imitate the good that was bis and
avoid the error. We have known him
from his his infancy,and are glad that
Mr. Lyons, in whose employ he has
been for so many years, endorses our
opinion of him as expressed above.
Services as usual next Sunday.
Preaching services at 10.45 a. m.,
Sabbath school at 12 m.
Junior Union at 3:00.
B. Y. P. U. at 6:30. Regular month
ly conquest meeting. Roll call and
collection. Leader, Abbie Watson.
Sunday School teachers meeting on
Tuesday evening at 7:30.
A cordial invitation to attend our
services is extended to those who have
no other church home, and especially
to strangers who are in our city over
W. Peck St.
Services next Sunday both in the
morning and evening. English ser
vice in the morning and Norwegian in
Services as usual at 10:30. All mem
bers are cordially invited, it being the
hrst Sunday of the new church year.
Service at Davis Corners at 2:20 p.
m. Sunday school after the service.
Anna Nast is visiting with Chas.
Miller's family near Granger this
Addie and Henry Viebrook left
Tuesday morning for Lake City, Minn,
where they will visit with friends and
relatives several weeks.
Addie and Charles Rsilly left Tues
day for Waucoma, where they were
called to attend the funeral of their
Mr, and Mrs. Kliem entertained
company last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs Stopperan and family
have moved onto their farm recently
biught from Chas. Halweg, and Wm.
Hannman has voved onto the farm
vacated by Mr. Stopperan.
Our city was surpresed by afire
Wednesday noon in Mr. Stein's ice
house. There was but little saved as
it was gone to far when discovered.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nast spent
Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Chas
Miller near Granger.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Vlebrock enter
tained comsany Thanksgiving day,
To the qualified electors of Ward No.
Two of the City of Cresco, Iowa:
You are hereby notifiad that there
will be a Special Election in said ward
on Tuesday, Dec. 9tb, 1902, to elect a
councilman to fill vacancy causcd by
the removal of J. O. Webster from
said waid. Govern yourselves accord
Dated Cresco, Iowa, Nov. 25, 1902.
[SEAL] S. S. CULVER.
House For Rent-
Good seven room bouse, newly plas-1
tered and pointed and papered, good
barn, room for six head of horses and I
several tons of hay a good well of 1
water, large orchard, grapes and other
small fruit three acres of land. For
terms Inquire of the Mabon Land Co.
You will find me at the Brick Yard I
with a good stock of coal, which is for
sale at competition defying prices.
Coma and see me.
C. A. MARSHALL, Jr.
JOHNSON—O'RIELY—By the Rev. H.
J. Loesbrock, Monday Nov. 24 1902,
Mr. ClArence A. Johnson and Miss
Maggie O'Riefy, both of Cresco.
For Sale cheap.
A 12-horse power traction engine
and tender. Enquire of P. Noonan,
The career of William Owen is a
demonstration of what good American
pluck can accomplish. Immediately
upon graduating from the High
School at Albany, New York, he en
gaged with the late Frank Cbaufrau
to play the smallest part in his "Kit,
the Arkansas Traveller." He showed
so much ability and earnestness of
purpose that before the end of the
first season he was promoted to lead
But Western melodrama was not to
the taste of this aspiring young Thes
pian. Nothing but Shakespeare would
please him, The next season he be
came a member of the Daniel Band
man Company playing fourteen per
formances a ween with a rehearsal
every morning. The repetoire includ
ed fifteen plays all classical or stan
dard. So well did his talent mature
under these strenou conditions that
at the age of nineteen he was entrust
ed with the star role, Claude Melnotte
In "The Lady of Lyons." Julia
Arthur, who afterwards became one
of the most brilliant lights of the
American stage on that occasion
played the "Widow Melnotte."
Others might have been content to
rest upon their laurels, with so much
gained in so short a space of time.
Not so with young Owen. He recog
nized that schooling was what counted
most in an actor's work. The next
season we find him a member of the
Rhea Company studying the methods
of that excellent French actress in
such plays as "Adrlenne", "Lecdnover
"Camille" "Frou Frou" and other
Leaving Rhea, he was engaged to
play "Faust" in Lewis Morrison's
production, and the opportunity to
test himself, young as he was in the
most subtle and difficult part of
After playing '-Faust" the first
night of the season, he was sent for
and informed that the star was taken
very ill and unless he went on for the
star part, the season would have to
•close. It was a proposition big
enough to frighten another actor, old
in experience, and an appalling one to
a young one, but as he says himself,
"Whatcould I do, if'I refused it
would simply mean a season of idle
nessvperhaps for all of us, I had to do
With the feeling of a soldier, lead
ing a forlorn hope, on the. outcome of
which depended the fates of all associ
ated with him he accepted the part.
All night long he paced the room at
his hotel, hammering the lines into
Night came and with it the battle.
No word had leaked out about the
star's illness for fear of its effect upon
the business. The public came to see
a performance of long years of reputa
If the public or the newspapers re
cognized that a substitute was playing
the part they never gave any sign.
The performance was treated as if
nothing unusual had happened and
star and actors pronounced the
achievomsnt a wonder. Owen's next
engagement was with lulia Marlowe,
returning thereby to his favorite stan
dard dramas. With Miss Marlowe he
remained for a season.
His next engagement was with
Creston Clarke, Edwin Booth's nephew
after which his starring tour com
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Economical habits become like
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A Saving's account is t.he best pro
tection against misfortune.
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
$1 PER YEAR
THE SCHOOL BEPORT.
KEPORT FOE MONTH ENDING NOV. 21, IMS
Miss Helen Chapin...
2nd and 3rd Ward:
Hiss Inez Harmon
Miss Eme Siekmelr
Miss Vrda S. QraUam
KOOM 1, FIRST WARD.
Frank Croxtou, Elgle Eespard
lie rnardllucli land
Hattie Van Slyke
ROOM S. FIllST WARD,
Leone Eaton, 7
BOOM 8. FIRST WARD.
Josie Thompson ..r
Myrtle Van Slyke
Fi Ml Fish
Rollo Bly ..
••"I' Vance Brooks,
BOOK 8. %T
Ruth Brooks rS?JW
Dawn I latter,
1 Roy While
"Advise not what is most pleasant,
but what is most useful.0
Florence vv heeler
I clias While,
,t Ida Norton
1 Leslie bteiiiuiau,
Zlua 1' escenden,
A rile McMillan
Mabel Flth 'te:
Tiios. Mabon, .:
Leone W est,
Arthur 1 onverse,
Sure this world 1B no account to a
man when his wife is a widow. Also
the one that buys Boft corn makes a
big mistake, when he can get feed
from old corn, oats and barley, or old
corn meal. Bran like your Grandpa
used to make, at DAD'S, 22-20 Market
For sale, three high grade Duroo
Jersey boars. Call and see or address,
CHARLES LEMON, 3i miles east of
Miss Mary A. Tate'
I Miss M. Hieber
Grand Total.... 267
Principal l. E.A. LINO
Drawing and Penmanship Miss Blair.
Music Ella .Treat'
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