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Boyer's Gliding
Most Comfortable Lawn Swing on the market.
Pleasing Design.. Red, green and natural finish.
Having level motion will not cause dizziness. Only per
fectly safe swing for children. See itN. Try it before you
Sold by
YOUR trade will be ap
preciated by us. We
have the stock of LUM
and COAL at live and
let live prices
We Solicit Your Business
No Watch or Clock will tell correct time if it isn't cleaned and overhauled
occasionally if your watch/or clock hasn't been cleaned for a year it's
pretty certain that it needs attention. As I give this my personal at
teption aud use only the best material can give you the best work pos
sible and we guarantee satisfaction of all our work. Bring in your clock
or watch and have it repaired right.
When apiece of Jewelry gets out of order it is highly important that
the repairing be done by an expert iq his line. We do all onr own re
pairing right here in the store, so you get it sooner, and in fact ..better
work. All engraving FREE on goods purchased at our store. EYES
.Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets and Matines
Undertaking in All its Branches
Dr. John: J. Clemmer
Office over Sobolik's
.Hardware Store.,
Jg** Cresco, Iowa.
For shorts and low grade flour, call
on F. A. Class.
All the new soda fountain drinks at
H. T. Williams Palm Cafe.
N. A. Blackburn, Lawyer office
opposite the National Bank.
CORN FOR SALE—Enquire of J. Jin
derlee, R. F. D. No. 1, Elma, Iowa.
MONEY TO LOAN—on real estate.
E. R. THOMPSON, Cresco, Iowa.
Dr. Hunt, OSTEOPATH office in
E. R. Thompson building. Phone 317}.
Dr. W. T. Daly, physician and
Burgeon office over Lomas' Drug store.
George Bateman and wife left yester
day for a visit at Postville and Cler
Dr. J. W. Jinderlee, physician and
suigeon office, Rooms 1 and 2, Luers'
The Chicago Sunday Examiner, now
sold by Robert N. Claggett at 5 cents
per copy.
Choice Silver Hull Seed Buckwheat
and Pure German Millett, for sal* by
F. A. Glass.
John Finegan came down from St.
Paul yesterday afternoon. His family
will return later.
The best ice cream to be had any
where can always be found at H. T.
Williams' Palm Cafe.
If you want a farm loan at a low rate
of interest, see American Loan & Trust
Company, Cresco, la.
Vern Caswell and family drove' to
Spring Valley Sunday for a two day's
visit with his parents.
For the best 25c meal in town'call on
H. T. WilliamB at the Palm Cafe.
Everything first class.
150 Duroc-Jersey and Poland China
pigs ready to ship. Joseph Bouska, R.
F. D. 2, Calmar, Iowa.
Mrs. Mary Huntting and daughter
Louise left yesterday for a visit with
Frank at Fairmont, Minn.
Charley Long came up from Elkader
Saturday for a few day's visit with
Cresco relatives and friends.
J. H. Beadle, Doctor of Veterinary
Science office over "White's Livery.
Office phone, 313} house, 313}.
If you are lobking for the best flour
in town, you will find it at the Flour
and Feed Store of F, Av Glass.
Mrs. O. C. Cole came up from
Fayette, Saturday, for a visit with her
relatives, the Libbeys, east of town.
wheat for sale at the Vernon Mill.
FOR SALE-I-Household furniture, in
cluding piano. Enquire at
TENTS TO RENT—New and all ready
to set up. Will be rented reasonably.
class companies.
E. R. THOMPSON, Cresco, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Painter came
up from Decorah for an over Sunday
visit at the Klaffke and Knoke homes.
Try 0. A. Stinger's Restaurant (the
old Genshow Stand) if you want a first
class meal. Good cooking and good
Miss Genevieve Glass and Miss Net
tie Walsh left yesterday for Minneap-
olis to take an examination in type
A fine 7 room house for rent, across
from High School. Good well and cis
tern. Enquire of ED. THOMAS at Har
ness Shop.
If your eyes or glasses are troubling
you, see Karl D. Fisk about them.
At Strother House,. Cresco, July 15th,
16th and 17th.
Henry Knoke returned yesterday to his
home at Decorah after a visit of a few
days at the Fred Woelistein and C. E.
Knoke homes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Donahugh .left
on Friday evening for Chicago to join
a party of friends for a trig, to various'
places in lower Canada,
If you want correct abstracting done,
and cheap prices too, it will pay you to
see the American Loan &, Trust Co.,
before ordering your abstract.
Karl D. Fisk, Optometrist, will be
at Strother House, Cresco, three days,
July 15th, 16th and 17th, for all those
needing proper glasses or are having
eye difficulties.
F. E. Erler has the agaiicy for the
Wickless- Blueflame Oil Gas Stove.
For heating power, economy wd dura
bility it has no equal. See him for
prices, or phone 293.
Dick Cooper one of the freight, con
ductors running through here was run
over by the cars and instantly killed at
Rose Creek, Minti., yesterday morning
while endeavoring to make & coupling
of the airirake.
The handsome new catalogue of the
Oelwein Business University is just off
the press. The President of this Uni
versity is desirious of having every
young man and woman, who is interest
ed in business education, send for one
of these catalogues. 89tf
-i*C ''"T *.
L. L. Hagen, who is in the employ
of the* Interior Department as govern
ment tailor, has been recently trans
ferred to Washington from Governor's
Island, New York Harbor.
Mrs. Alexander and son Arthur, of
Richmond, Province of Quebec, Canada,
a sister and nephew of A. L. Went
worth, arrived Friday, July 5th, for a
visit with relatives in Cresco.
Ethel Marcy, an experienced mani
curist, is permanently located at Mrs.
Harvey Mitchell's Toilet Studio, and
desires the patronage of ladies and gen
tleman wishing work in that line.
LOST—A ring set with pearls and
anethysts, upstairs in the Alliance
Store on the 4th. Finder will leave
either at this office or with Abbie
Rathert at Bonair, and receive reward.
G. N. Libbey came up from Cedar
Falls last week for a few days visit
with relatives in this vicinity, and to
see his brother, N. B. Libbey, who has
beien [somewhat indisposed for some
A. D. Patterson has the .agency fax
the best line of Pianos and Organs on
the market If you aye thinking of
buying, it will pay you to call and see
him. Also, if your piano needs tuning,
call up 86 N. I. 'Phone.
A. E. Halweg has purchased 16 head
of regular export steers which will be
placed on the block at his south side
meat market. If you want a fine piece
of beef, give the shop a, call and you
will not be disappointed.
Mrs. Peter Breen, of Butte, Montana,
is visiting among relatives arid friends
in Howard County, coming here from
Sioux City a few days ago. Mrs.
Breen will be remembered as a daugh
ter of the late Patrick Griffin and is a
sister of Joe Griffin, the-Elma attorney.
The^Philadelphia school for nurses
with central offices at 2219-25 Chestnut
street has made provision for taking
a number of young women in that
school and giving them two years' free
training in nursing. Should there be
any in this vicinity who desire to avail
themselves of such an opportunity, full
particulars may be had upon inquiry of
the school at the above address.
A 160 acre farm situated near Lime
Springs in Howard county, belonging
to August Hempeler, of fearnavillo, and
listed for sale with Jim Growney, of
this city, has become the property of
C. .Meyers, the furniture dealer at
Farmersburg, he having exchanged his
store building, lots and stock of. furni
ture for same. The deal was closed
Monday by Mr. Growney. Guttenberg
On our second page will be found an
interesting article entitled "the Elec
tric Interubari—Wonder Worker" which
contains special reference to the pro
posed M. R. & D. Traction Co. line
which is now being surveyed through
Cresco. As it contains considerable in
formation in regard to electric roads in
general as .well as the plans and aims
of the Dan Patch line and a map of its
projected' route, it will prove very in
teresting reading.
Postoffices everywhere have received
an order from the department to begin
the weighing of all mail matter on
July 1st. The weighing will be done
in accordance with the act of Congress
passed March 2nd of this year. All
mail matter originating at the local
office must be carefully weighed and a
record of the weights made and monthly
reports made to the department. The
weighing will continue until Dec. 31st.
The mail will be sorted into classes
before weighing.—Ex.
The Preston Band played a dirty trick
on the Cresco 4th of July committee,
and an explanation of their failure to
bo in Cresco that day is due to thepeo
pie who expected their .presence as ad
vertised. The Preston Barid solicited
the job and were engaged srt their own
figures, $90. Afterwards, Wtien all other
bands were hired they sent word that
owing to the absenoe of two or three
of their men they would
be unable to come Just how honest
this excuse was may be judged by the
fact they were hired,, at-( the time of
writing this, and played at Harmony.
Beit Mertlclne In the World for Colic and
"I find Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy to be the best
remedy in the world, "says Mr. C. L.
Carter of Skirum, Ala. "I am subject
to colic and diarrhoea. Last" spring it
seemed as though I would die, and I
think I would if I hadnt taken Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. I haven't been troubled with
it since until this week, when I had a
very severe attack and took half a bot
tle of the twenty-five cent size -Cham
berlain's Colic* Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy, and this morning I feel like a
new man." For sale by lililz Drug Co.
For Sale.'
240 acre farm with r^ojjgrn improve
ment Protection of 400 evergreen
trees, some maple and willow, also a
good orchard on jplaoo distance to
Cresco market 8 miles, school 1 mile,
cheese factory 3 miles, store. at Davis
Corners 4. miles 3 miles southwest of
Howard Center. For price, write to or
call on FRANK DRTINA,.
R. F. D. No. 3 Box. 62: Cresco, la.
-The Chicago Sunday Examiner, now
sold by Robert N. Claga/ett at 5 cents
per copy.
ChaiUi Aldrlob*
Is it the Green Bug?
Within the past few days a good
many oat fields in this vicinity have
been showing unmistakable evidence
that something was wrong. Some
have attributed it to rust, others
to the after effects of frost, while a
good many are inclined to the belief
that the damage is caused by the
dreaded green bug which paused such
devastation in the southwest earlier in
the season and which is now reported
to be at work in Ohio and Indiana. In
search of information as to the local
crop conditions we called on Will Hunt
ting, who informed us that in a drive
over a considerable territory he found
a good many fields of oats which in his
estimation were considerably damaged,
but that barley and flax were in good
shape. He also showed us some of the
little louse like bugs which many are
claiming io be the genuine article of
green bugs. Mr. Huntting is some
what inclined to doubt that they are
and has sent a few of the bugs to the
state entomologist for identification.
Mr. Huntting says that the bugs may
be found as thickly on barley as on oats
and the barley still be all right, but in
the southwest the bugs made, no dis
tinction in the destruction of the differ
ent kinds of grain. Mr. Huntting has
also been in correspondence with the
officers of the Huntting Elevator Co.
and they write him that the reports of
the green bug in Iowa and Minnesota
are without foundation and that in
every instance the bugs sent to the
entomologists for examination prove
to be a harmless member of the aphid
family to which the green bug belongs.
The'Minneapolis Journal of the 6th
contained an editorial on the green bug
scare from which we quote as follows:
"Professor Washburn, the state en
tomologist, with the succient accuracy
of a man who has been intimate with
bugs all his life, calmly declares that
there are no green bugs as yet in north
western wheat fields and that there
are likely to be hone. The devastating
green bug of Oklahoma bears so strong
a resemblance to his harmless brother
aphid that has lived hereabouts ever
since wheat was raised, that it takes
an expert and a magnifying glass to
detect the difference. But there is a
decided difference in the habits of the
green bug and our own harmless louse.
A Destructive Hailstorm.
This vicinity was visited by a hail
storm Sunday evening which, while not
so destructive as the hailstorm of last
yearr passed over much the same ter
ritory. The damage extends in vary
ing degree
from west of ..Howard Cen
term a southeasterly, dir-ection to the
river at Vernon Springs. West of town
considerable damage was done the crops
Geo. Lybert, Jacob Wilde and J. A.
Wilmot, all of whom, fortunately, car
ry hail insurance. Considerable dam
age is also reported at the Will Web
ster, Henry Wilson and A. W. Isbell
places. The storm extended eastward
past the Will Church farm. It seems
to be the general opinion that the
small grain in the path of the storm
sustained more damage than did the
W. B. Perry was again a victim of
the hail which smashed in the neigh
borhood of 500 lights of glass at his
greenhouses, which loss is partially cov
ered by insurance.
The Elma-Cresco Game. 4
Quite a number of Cresco base ball
enthusiasts accompanied the* Cresco
team to Elma on Sunday and were re
warded by witnessing one of the best
games of the season, Cresco winning
by a score of 7 to 0. The game was
very fast, being played in one hour and
fifteen minutes. Cresco had everything
their own way and at no time was
there any possible chance for Elma to
Scheutz and Chapman were the
Cresco battery and received first class
support from the local players.
Elma did not succeed in getting a
man past first until in the ninth inning,
which'was the most exciting part of
the game. First and third bases were
occupied and the man at the bat had
two strikes when he hit an infield ball
to the shortstop who played to first
and shut off all runs.
A return game will be -given Elma
Horticultural Meeting^
Mr and Mrs. A. E. Bents have issued
invitations to a summer meeting of
the Winneshiek County Horticultural
Society at their residence on Saturday
of this week. Following is the
10 ft. m. to 12 m.—Arrival of members and
renewal of acquaintances. x-...
12 m. to 2 p. m.—Dinner.
2 p. m.—Kutertalument at residence.
Music r—. :Kakac'« Orchestra
Invocation. A. Jacobson
Music "Those Two Maples By the
Oiate".... ... .Mr«. A. E. llents
Address of Welcome... A. K. llents
Song: "LctteV to My Papa"
.....Vllola Shlnclelnr
Response ,hj. Blakeiuan
Duet. ,'Mloses lieuts
'•\yhnt Benefit llerlved from Horticul
ture?" C. P. Gardner. Usage, o. c.
Upton, Cx'obco,Hev. McVettle, Decorah.
Music.,.. Mrs. Bents
Short Speeches A. Jacobson, J.
Cannon, J. n. Mitchell, atev. C. Marsh
all, O. O. Lonien.
lCKsay Mrs.. V-. A. Smith, Cresco
Music ..The Shlndelars
Bean tk» _y^Ttie Kind You Have Always
Cresco—Her Past, Present and Her
Future Prospects.
Mr. Editor
Please allow me a small space in
your paper to express my views of the
natural and steady growth of our beau
tiful and widely spoken of Cresco, Iowa.
Just forty-one years ago, the sum
mer of 1866, the foundation of Cresco
was first laid by those many good souls
who are laid away in our beautiful cem
etery. Our first stores and dwellings
wvere mostly moved from New Oregon
and Vernon "Springs. A few of the
dwellings still remain, but the primi
tive country store had to give way to
Cresco's fine brick business blocks
which adorn our Main street.
What a contrast between our first 4th
of July celebration and the one just
passed. The few of 'is left can well re
member our flat car excursion to Con
over—our Pullman's had planks for
seats—with tree branches for sun pro
tectors. Our girls were out in their
sun-bonnets, decorated with our prairie
flowers, their mothers made suits (not
tailor made), the men and boys wore
their cowhide boota- and straw hats,
but we were a jolly party. Our town
was packed with teams and wagons—
carriages and automobiles were not in
it. We had a jolly 4th and only one
big knock down.
The question has been often discussed
what made Cresco what she is today,
and the true answer is, her fine farm
ing surroundings and thrifty farmers
with her wide-awake .business men,
who were always on the lookout for the
good of our city and their patrons. We
then had no combines or department
The few old settlers left to wander
over our beautiful city of today and see
her fine houses, beautiful lawns and
well kept gardens and her miles of ce
ment sidewalks would say with many
strangers who visit our town that Cres
co and her people are progressive.
It's not her fine houses and lawns that
Dresco people feel proud of, it is our
fine schools and churches. Well might
we be called the city of churches, and
the question generally asked by the
homeseeker how is your town fixed
for schools and churches? Cresco can
answer with pride, we have all you de
The future of Cresco looks brighter
than the past the price of farming
lands will go up, city property will be
in demand, more business blocks will
be built, our electric road with her car
shops will bring to Cresco' many fami
lies who will find us- ready to receive
them. Many of our farmers will re
tire and make their homes with lis as
we can offer all who wish to be one of
us, a cordial welcome to our ideal city.
Thanking you for your kindness for
space in your widely circulated Twice
a-Week, I will close with that house
hold song of John Howard Payne
Home sweet home,
There is no place like home.

For Sale. IflllSt
The east half of Section 16 in Paris
Township. Will sell in one piece or
will sell either quarter. Good improve
ments on both quarters. 4 miles from
Lourdes, 10 from Lime Springs and 11
miles from Cresco near Catholic church.
Also a residence property in Elma—
good home, barn, well, etc. Wr prices
and terms enquire at this office or of
the owner, MRS. C. P. RICB
F. D. No. 3, Cresco, Iowa.
Dad Burn Quickly Healed,
'I am so delighted with what Cham
berlain's Salve has done for me that I
feel bound to write and tell you so,"
says Mrs. Robert Mytton, 457 John St.,
Hamilton, Ontario. "My little daugh
ter had a bad burn on her knee. I ap
»lied Chamberlain's Salve and it healed
for sale by Milz Drug Co.
beautifully." This salve allays the
1 1
of Cresco, or of C. A. Wells on the
farm in Albion Twp.
Most Mocha and Java coffees
are spurious. You get the gen
uine article if you buy White
Star Mocha and Java.
*-.vj-cts -igy
£4-. $1 PER YEAR
Cresco Home Coming Festival.
.. The Lawn Tennis Association have
enlarged the seppe of their proposed
fall entertaiement so as to include a
home coming and reunion of the early
settlers of Cresco and Hqward Couuty.
Forty-one. years ago the city of Cresco
was platted and it was thought desire
able to arrange for a reunion, with a
suitable program, of the survivors of
the early residents.
The lectures and entertainments will
be given in a mammoth tent which will
be erected presumably in Gillett's
grove in the east part of town. This
location is easy of access and affords
plenty of shade.
The three big days will be Aug. 30th
and 31st and Sept. 1st, although the
tennis tournament will commence one
day earlier. The attractions for the
three days will be as follows:
August 30th—William Jennings Bryan
Prof. Vernon, the ventriloquist,
Carolina Jubilee Singers, base ball and
August 31st—Governor A. B.
Cnmmins, Le Roy Boughton, the ma
gician, Carolina Jubilee Singers, base
ball and tennis.
September 1st—Father Francis
Kell£y sacred concert.
Make your plans to be present during
the three days for a rich intellectual
treat awaits you in addition to the rest
and recreation that you will enjoy.-
The following transfers were filed
with the county recorder for the week
ending July 6, 1907:
Eveline Darrow et al to Job
Darrow, 5-6 interest in ne sec
36-100-11 $ 8000
Albert Bridges and wife to Hen
ry A. Skinner sw sec 24-100
B. F. Davis Exec., to C. D. Hor
ton, lot 4 irreg. survey se
sec 3-98-11
Maggie J. Hall to II. L. Spauld
ing, lots 1, 2, and 3, blk E,
tain of a burn almost instantly. It is
i. L.. T*.
For Sale!
At Orchard Corner Farm in Albion
Twp., a full blood Polled Durham bull
and some high grades als!o a chojce
Polled Angus. Enquire of
E. Wells,
For Sale.
A few good, improved prairie and
timber farms in central Minnesota at
from $25.00$35.00 per acre. Good
water and plenty of wood with modern
Real Estate Transfers.
Hughes, lots 5 and 8 blk 29,
Lime Springs 40
S. S. Culver, Sheriff, to S. A.
Willson, ne sec 24-100-14 1603
fresco Market.
(Corrected twice a week.)
Wheat gQ
Shelled Corn
Robisons add to Elma 500
C. D. Horton and wife to Wm. J.
Markham, lot 4, irreg survey
se sec 3-98-11 827 .V?
Chas. G. Marshall and wife et al. ,,
to'C. A. Marshall"h 50 ft. lots5
and 6, blk 16 Cresco, also
swisec 20-99-11 13000
Mary C. Davis to Owen J.
55 ,jV ..
Timothy seed per cwt 3.25@
Flaxseed i.oo@
Clover seed per cwt [email protected]
Live hogs [email protected]
Beef on foot.... 3@3j
Butter per lb 20
Eggs per doz 12@
W v'V
Corn for Sale, I
Ear or shelled, in any quantity. Gold
en Link flour, no better made, $1.30
per sack, or 4 sacks for $5.10. It's
waranted to give satisfaction or money:
refunded. All kinds of feed at Dad's—
that's me, S. PECOY. 87w3
A PIKE, Cresco, la.
the trotting bred Stallion, will make
the season of 1907, at Donaldson's Barn,"
Cresco, on Saturday of each week.
TERMS:—$10 for live colt.
A. E. FULLER. ...
For Sale.
136 acres of grass, 90 acres seeded to
timothy and the balance wild grass
located near Bonair. Enquire of
S- A-
Has the Exclusive Sale of
White Star Coffee
in the City
will make the old fashioned
cup of coffee—'the cup that
was so good you have never
been able to forget it.
It is this excellent quality
which has made it possible for
them to be known1- as "The
coffee with the flavor you can
not forget."
-Sold at-
New Cash Grocery

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