OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY
v* SO. 67
NEW SUBSCRIBERS GALORE
Voting Contest Brings In Bunches of
of Them—A New Candidate in
the List This Week.
Grace Patterson 47585
Lucy Christ 41595
Nancy Frost 39855
Gertrude Haubrick 20390
Amy R. Betts 15165
Lorettal. Glass H210
Hazel Burr 4150
Florence Cutter 3700
Myrtle VanSlyke 1785
Mrs. John M. Parnaworth 850
Elsie Dinger -. .500
Nora Enright 300
Hattie Mantz 200
Julia Montague .180
Mary Chihak.. 100
Mary Beaumaster 100
Susie Urban 100
Mayme Rinn 100
Mayme Fitzgerald 100
Katie Barnes 100
Florence McCarville 100
Cora Dormedy 100
Nellie Neeb 100
Dottie Miller.. 7. «..100
Clara Weers 100
Laura Haaf 100
Lera Dunton .100
Irene McGrane 100
Leone Bandle 100
Rose Ondrasek 100
Cora Gesell 100
•Minnie Stender 100
Lizzie Rethamel 100
Carrie Malek 100
Cora Citek 100
Mrs. Robt. Klemish 100
Mrs. T. M. Novak 100
Bertha Chyle 100
Mrs. F. J. Snopek 100
Mrs. R. B. Anders: 100
Mrs. John Bade'r 100
Mrs. H. Lukes 100
Mrs. J. R. McAnelly 100
Mrs. Ben Morris 100
Mrs. W. H. Plummer 100
Mrs. J. J. Jones 100
Hattie Owens 190
Agnes Mullen 100
Ma^el Hewett 100
Amanda Lidlke .100
Mrs. W. A. Sanborn 100
Mrs. R. J. Hughes 100
Mrs. Jessie Miles 100
Mrs. A. Miles 100
Mrs. Henry Buresh 100
Miss Gena Erbe 100
Mrs. Chas. Halweg 100
Rose Sigler 100
Grace Hardy 100
Anna Kakac 100
Pearl Roberts 100
Mable Hamilton 100
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Read our GUARANTEE.
If the upper breaks
through before the first
•ole it worn through, we
will replace with anew pair
AU Burrojapa leathers come under
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There's life, color, swing.
snap—Everything that «|P^
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Mable Melvold 100
Margaret Smith 100
Dorris Brown 100
Pearlo Barnes 100
Blanche Hammond 100! would win, you must hustle.
Bad weather and worse roads have
conspired to make difficult work for the
girls wiio ate hustling for the piano
and incidentally for the $10 prize to be
given to the girl securing the most
votes on subscription for the period
ending April 24th, but in spite of these
handicaps, the vote has shown a steady
and consistent increase so distributed
among all the workers that their po
sitions in the race remain exactly as
they were a week ago.
We are most agreeably surprised in
the number of new subscribers being
turned in, and the conclusion is inevit
able that the contestants are just now
paying more attention to securing new
subscribers than they are to getting
back subscriptions and renewals. The
girl who wins the $10 prize will have
to hustle for the race is close and the
number already turned in large—the
one who leads has nov more than gen
erally wins this prize 111 contests in
neighboring towns and with good
weather and a week's work a large
number of new subscribers will be
added to the list by Saturday night.
In this week's list appears a new
name, that of Miss Myrtle Van blyke,
of Cresco, who enters the contest with
a very nice vote. We understand that
she will make an active canvas and
without a doubt her vote will grow
After the announcement of the vote
111 the issue of Tuesday,. April 27th, we
will omit from the list the names of all
contestants having 100 votes or less.
We have had several of our subscribers
tell us that they intended to vote for
some one of their friends 111 the list of
candidates. If you intend to do so,
come in and vote at once and give your
friend a boost that may give her a
good start on a winning contest. The
aggregate vote of a half dozen friends
is mighty encouraging to a candidate.
The contest is only one-third over—
the real work has just commenced.
People throughout the county are just
beginning to realize that there is a piano
contest 011111 the county and are pick
ing out their candidates and voting
and working for them. The candi
dates are leaving the towns and get
ting out in the country and by the end
of the second month everybody in the
county will be interested in and talk
ing about the Plain Dealer's Big Vot
ing Contest and the candidates will re
ceive more voluntary votes than they
can get now by hard work- but re-
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-member girls that no one will help you
if you do not work yourself and show
that you are worthy of help. No one
will help a shirk or a quitter, so if you
Ma's New Husband.
That merry, romping, musical farce,
"Ma's New Husband" will appear at
the Opera House on Tuesday evening,
April 27th. From all accounts it is one
of the big laugh makors of the season,
and the management has been obliged
to promise return dates in nearly evety
city that it hfcs played in order to satis
fy the popular demand. The company
has been receiving glowing press not
ices for clever, rapid fire work and for
the singing and comedy merit of. the
Much of the success of "Ma's New
Husband" is said to be due to its plot
and to the dextrous handling of a maze
of side splitting situations. The scene
of all the mirth and melody is laid in
the Chicago home of a rich old sport
bachelor, Culpepper. His cousin, Ma
ria Longfellow, has recently lost her
husband, Culpepper has loved her in
the old days and writes her to come on
from New York and take charge of his
home. His letter arrived in the nick
of time to save Maria from visions of
starvation, as she has just been eaten
out of house and home and furniture
by a lot of impecunious actors. One
of these actors, Herbert Short by name
has captured her heart. They arrange
to marry just as soon as there is mon
ey in sight to tide over the honeymoon.
Maria brings Short to Chicago and as
Culpepper has never seen her little
boy, Willie, a lad of fourteen, it is
agreed that Short will impersonate
that youthful darling. It is needless to
state that Short is 111 the center of
mirth and laughter. His escapade
with Dorothy, the housemaid, with
Mrs Dickies, a gnest, with Madam Hal
liday, a vocal teacher, with a venerable
tutor and old humbug, Mr. Hooker,
and indeed with every character 111 the
play afTord little time for sanity or
straight faced demeanor. The musical
numbers include all the new and popu
lar songs together with pleasing dan
cing numbers. :."t
For the month ending April 10th, in
District No. 5, Howard Center Town
No, days taught 20
Total number enrolled 18
Those neither absent or tardy during
he month: Esther Henke, Elfrieda
Hauck, Amil Mohs, Emma Mohs and
Tina Stopperan. IDA A. WALSH,
PLUCK, PROGRESS, PERSEVERANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS
CRESCO, HOWARD OOCNTY, IOWA. TUESDAY. APRIL.20. 1909.
Married at CedtiT Rapids.
The marriage of Miss Ottie Clair
Johnson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
O. Johnson of Cresco, to Mr. Hollie H.
Boyson took place in this city Thursday
evening at seven o'clock, at the home
of the groom's oldest brother, Mr.
George H. Boyson, 209 Park Court.
It was a small wedding, attended
only by. relatives. Most of those from
out of town being here for the wedding,
the night before, of the groom's broth
er, Mr. Adolph Franklin Boyson and
Miss Alice Wingert.
The home was prettily decorated
with ferns and carnations and the cere
mony was performed by the Rev. Wil
son Denney, pastor of the First Con-,
gregational church. The weddirg was
followed by a supper at Hotel Mont
rose, to which all of the guests were
invited, with the bride's father as
The supper was served in a private
dining room, where the table was in
the form of a "T." The decorations
were Easter lillies, white carnations,
smilax, ferns, and colonial candlesticks.
The favors were pink carnations.
Covers were laid for twenty-five and
the supper was served in eight courses.
The bride has been in Cedar Rapids
since last September and has been
studying music at the Brazleton con
servatory. She is a charming young
woman and made many friends during
her residence here.
The groom came to this city seven
years ago. He was jeweler for his
brother, P. H. Boyson, of this city for
five years, and has spent the last two
years in Peoria, 111., where recently he
was graduated from Bradley Horologi
cal institute. He has accepted a posi
tion as j'eweler with a firm in Paducah,
Ky., to which place he will take his
bride. They will visit relatives in this
city until Monday, when they will leave
for their new home, stopping a few
days in St. Louis.
Out of town guests' at the wedding
were the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O. Johnson of Cresco the groom's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Boyson of
Cedar Falls the groom's brother-in
law, sister and niece, Mr. and Mrs. E.
L. Larson and Alpha Larson of Water
loo the groom's cousins, the Misses
Christine and Laura Larson of Cedar
Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Franklin
Boyson returned from Iowa City to at
tend the wedding and left early Friday
morning for the east, 011 their wedding
trip.—Cedar Rapids Republican. SR:
Hawkeyes Growing Rapidly.
Surveying for a mile tract extending
from the Westfield line of the W., C.
F. & N. railway to the Hawkeye Oil
plant was started yesterday morning.
This firm does a large amount of ship
ping over this line with which the rapid
transit connects and the additional
track has been found necessary. The
Hawkeye Oil company is about a year
old in Waterloo and is rapidly branch
ing out throughout the state. Many
large shipment of raw and finished pro
ducts have been made from this plant,
which adds much to the yearly output
of Waterloo factories.-Waterloo Times
The old reliable Conhecticut Fire In
surance Company of Hartford, Con
necticut, have added a hail insurance
department for growing crops.
I have the agency for Howard and a
part of Winnesheik county. I want an
agent in each township and would like
t? have the farmers call on me -and I
will explain the plan and terms.
Straight insurance, no assessments
can tell you just what it will cost you.
E. M. STOCKMAN,
Office over Sobolik & Petersen's
hardware store, Cresco, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. McCook Reelected.
A. R. McCook and his wife, Mrs.
Edith McCook were reelected by the
School Board at SheV Rock Monday
evening, Mr. McCook as Superintend
ent and Mrs. McCoojc as Asssistant
Superintendent. Thejf have been very
successful in their work in that school
and the present year is one of the most
successful the history ot the school.
The total enrollment in thr» high school
is 76, 42 of them being tuit in students.
The total number of .tuit students
in the school is 68. —Elno dew Era.
The following marriage licenses were
issued last week by clerk Blandin:
Wm. Hoffman, 24, Riceville..
Clara Hickey, 21, Cresco.
C. W. Jones, 23, Mclntire, Iowa.
Maggie M. Hanson, 21, Mclntire, la.
Levi Costello, 28, Cresco, Iowa. .. ..
Delia Klomps, 19, Cresco, Iowa. :,
John Lukesh, 23, Protivin.
Emma Fisher, Protivin. '.r:w.
Arthur Casey, 23, Elma.
Julia Keefe, 23, Eli^a. •».
Car Load of Horses Wanted.
Will be in Cresco Saturday. April
24th, to pay the highest market price
for good horses. Will buy 3-year-olds
thin. LIPMAN $ SOUKUP,
The men who pay the price,
-tf'i Milwaukee, Wis
House to Rent.
10-room house with barn. Enquire
of GEO. BUCHANAN, Bonair, or at this
Potatoes for sale. AS. COSTIGAN.
T. P. Logsdon came up from Decorah
John F. Powell arrived yesterday
from Luana. Ia.
W. E. Haven came up frotn Charles
City last Saturday.
E. R. Thompson went to Decorah
Alvin Nash was down from Lime
Springs last Friday.
Clyde Mitchell was a visitor to the
Twin Cities last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Palmer spent
Sunday in Lime Springs.
Mrs. V. N. Zender visited over Sun
day with Austin relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford were
Decorah visitors last week.
N. A. Blackburn, Lawyer office
opposite the National Bank.
W. L. Converse came down from
South St. Paul Saturday evening.
Oak posts for sale. Enquire of
Furnished rooms to rent. Enquire of
MRS. L. J. GLASS.
FOR SALE—A gang plow with two
set of lays. Price $30. L. G. KRUMM.
Dr. W. T. Daly, physician and
surgeon office over Glass's restaurant.
Joseph Glass was down from Albert
Lea, Minn., a couple of days last week.
Mr. Earl Graf returned from Cedar
Rapids last week where has been at
If you want a tarm loan at a low rate
of interest, see American Loan & Trust
Company, Cresco, la.
For strictly high grade Timothy and
Clover seed, call At the Flour and Feed
store of F. A. GLASS. 59tf
A three burner gasoline stove with
oven in good condition, for sale cheap.
Inquire of John McHugh.
Miss Laura Gillmore returned Satur
day noon from a two weeks visit at
Bluffton, Calmar and Decorah
Theodor Halwege and H. H. Jones
went to Lime Springs yesterday to at
tend the funeral of Mrs. Owens.
If you want to buy or sell Real Estate
call on Geo. H. Owens. Office over
First National Bank, Cresco, Iowa.
Fred Eckstein came down from
Chester yesterday on a business trip,
the first one to Cresco in some time.
Pure bred Pekin Duck eggs, 50 cts.
per setting of 11. Phone Eureka 1.
MRS. W. H. OWENS.
EGGS FOR HATCHING—From pure
blood Plymouth Rocks. 50c for 13.
W. J. WEBSTER.
GIRL WANTED—For work in cigar
factory. Enquire of
E. L. DAVENPORT.
For pure Early Ohio seed potatoes,
call at the Flour and Feed store of
F. A. GLASS.
Thorough bred Pekin Duck eggs, 50
cents per setting. Phone Rumsey 18
MRS. GEO. S. BARKER.
DRESSMAKING—One and a half blocks
west of Park Hotel corner.
Phone 268 MRS. W. H. MILLER.
FOR SALE—A 7-room house, all in
good repair. For price and terms, en
quire of L. J. GLASS.
Drop in and see. one of the Wagon
Box Spreaders. C. C. MCINTIRE,
A cushion tire runabout with auto
mobile seat, used but two years. For
sale cheap. Inquire of John McHugh.
GIRLS WANTED—1st and 2nd girl for
wyk in private family. Will pay $5.00
a week to the two. Enquire at this
The late general assembly enacted
one j'ust law at least, increasing the
per diem of j'urors from $2.00 to $2.50
Miss Catherine Canfield returned to
Cresco Monday after several days visit
at the home of her aunt, Maggie Can
field.— Lawler Dispatch.
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.
Mrs. Arthur Booth, accompanied by
her sister, were in Lime Springs last
Friday in the interest of the
Silverton Company of Chicago.
T. H. Jones has bought from J. H.
Beadle the fine trotting bred stallion,
Christoval, No. 32624, and he will be
kept at White's barn this season.
PASTURAGE—For horses and cattle,
3 miles west of Vernon. Plenty of
shade, and water. 'Phone East Vernon
27. ED BOOTH.
FOR SALE—Two good houses in Cres
W. E. DOAN,
Builds up ybur whole body. Regu
lates the bowels, clears the blood, aids
digestion, makes you well from head to
feet. That'B what Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea will do, greatest spring
regulator. Tea or Tablets, §5 cents.
J. H. Duxbury & Bro. of Preston1
will stand a young 1800-lb. Clyde stal
lion at the White barn in Cresco this
season. Watch for further announce
The late legislature enacted a law
making it illegal for clerks and judges
of election to serve on grand or petit
jurors and such a law seems right and
Social under the auspices of the Ep
worth League in the basement of the
M. E. church, this evening. Every
body invited. Program and refresh
Albert Hess and family will move to
Cresco next week. Mr. Hess will have
steady employment over there in his
brother's pool hall and bowling alley.
Elma New Era.
Mr. and Mrs. Griff Owens were call
ed to Lime Springs test Saturday by
the death of the fornfer's mother that
morning. Her funeral took place yes
FOR RENT—Room under Family
Theater, formerly barber shop. Also
a 6 room house on West Park St., good
well, cisterh, barn and garden. Apply
to MRS. S. B. CARPENTER.
Mrs. Wm. Fitzgerald left last Satur
day for Spokane, Wash., to see her
mother, Mrs. P. Connolly, who is ill.
Mrs. Fitzgerald was accompanied by
her brother, A. C., of Minneapolis.
FOR RENT—The brick house on Vern
on road with 1J aces pasture and gar
den. Write Lorens Swenson, Long
mont, Colorado, or on J. S. Swenson
at shop adjoining City Waterworks.
I will stand the Will Hruskas stal
lion the season of 1909, beginning April
10th, in the vicinity of Protivin and
Schley. Look for bills later.
LOST—In Cresco, Saturday last, an
express package from the National
Cloak Co. containing a lady's suit.
Finder will please return to
MRS. JOHN STEINMAN.
FOR SALE—An extra well bred,
Registered Holstein bull, 15 months
old, from the well known North Star
Herd, St. Paul, Minn. Address
C. S. MULKS, Riceville, Ia.
FOR RENT—The S. M. Cole property.
7J acres on the Howard Center road.
House will be newly painted and pa
pered. Enquire of
59tf HAM BROWN, Cresco.
Th$ ladies "Kensington" of the
Baptist church, will meet next Thurs
day, April 22d, at the home of Mrs.
Geo. Champlin, in the rooms over the
bakery. A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all.
Mrs. Julius Kaatz and little grand
daughter returned from Chicago, Sun
day morning, April 18th, and while
Mrs. Kaatz was absent she attended
the funeral of her mother who died
Thursday, April 8th.
The C., M. & St. Paul railway have
added a train which makes connections
at Calmar with the train leaving Cresco
at 2:02 p. m., enabling passengers to
leave in the afternoon tor either
Dubuque or Mason City.
Robt. Knopf has his new vacuum
carpet and rug cleaner in first-class
working order and is prepared to
thoroughly clean your house without
removing coverings from the floor and
without raising dust or dirt.
Mrs. Davidson, ot Algona, Iowa, a
sister of Thos. Morton, accompanied
by her daughter, Mrs. VanNess of Ma
son City, Iowa, arrived the latter part
of the past week for a visit at the
Thos. and Dr. Morton homes.
Permanently relieves constipation
and indigestion. Regulates the bowels,
builds up waste tissue. Makes pure
blood. You grow strong, healthy and
robust. Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea, the safest, nicest Spring tonic.
35 cents.—Wm. Connolly.
Oscar Schuetz left for Peoria, 111.,
Saturday, where he joii^ the Peoria
Base Ball team in the "Three I"
League. The first game will be in
Bloomington May 6th. Oscar is a fine
pitcher and will make good in the
league, we predict.—New Hampton
Grace: Pimples, blotches, rough,
shiny skin are from the blooa and stom
ach. A simple and never failing reme
dy—one that makes clear, healthy com
plexions, pure blood, perfect digestion,
is Hollistec!s Rocky Mountain Tea,
Surprise yourself. Tea or Tablet, 35
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Foote of 682
Canton St., St. Paul, mourn the loss of
their second daughter, Lucile, who died
Saturday morning from a complication
of diseases. Mrs. Foote is a daughter
of Mrs. E. S. Millington of Orleans
township, and her friends here will
be sorry to learn of their loss.
GOOD SEED CORN—Yellow and white,
all grown on my ground and saved
right. test 97 and up. Also extra
early Pride of the North at $2.00 per
bushel, at my residence just ^north of
hospital, Cresco, Iowa. N. I. Phone,
East New Oregon 1.
J. B. MITCHELL.
PRINTER WANTED AT ONCK
All around main "oiftce-steady
job. Write or phone today.
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
#1 PER YEAR
TTfott & Co.
SUITS FOB ALL AT MOTT
All the Newest Cuts and Col-
Prices $10.00, $15.00, $16.50,
$18.00, $20.00, $22.50, $25.00,
$26.50, $27.50, $23.50, $29.50,
$30.00, $32.50, $35.00, $40.00.
Colors—Blues, Grays, Tans,
Browns, Old Rose, Wisterias,:
Blacks, Greens, Etc.
on suits for altering if necessary
We want vou to see our line.
It will pay you.
WASH GOODS AT MOTT
Splendid line of the very stylish
Crepes and Seersuckers on hand.
Zephyr Ginghams and all the
new different Imitation Linen
White Goods of every kind and
description and at all prices.
Ladies' Skirts and Ladies' and
Misses and Children's Jackets at
Mott & Co's. Also -a beautiful
line of Rubberized Silk Rain
We carry Nemo & Warner's
Corsets. Long and short hip.
We consider Warner's the best
cheap Corset made and the Nemo
the best high priced Corset
made. Warner's from 50c to
$2.00. Nemo's from $2.00 to
Mott & Co., sell all Calicos at
Some more of those Aprons
Gingham remnants going at 5c. 5
New Collars and Neckwear at
Mott & Co's. New Bags and:
Combs. Mescaline Satin Rib
bons and Plaid Ribbons, Belt
Pins and Cuff Links, all new.
Another Bale of that' 5c Un
bleached Muslin at Mott & Co's
this wjeek—splendid value. It
won't last long.
SHIRT WAISTS AT MOTT
Messaline silk, Ecru and White
Net, tailored and fancy white,
ones. All new goods and in the
latest designs at all prices.
Mott & Co., carry the largest
and best selected stock of Dress
Ruff—satin Silks and Satin"
Messaline Silks are the latest in^J
Silks at Mott & Co's. A won-V' i'v
derful range of colors. Better^
look them over. wsr*
House cleaning time is close
at hand. You will need curtains:^*.®
and curtain nets, swisses, mad
Also portieres and couch covers
Mott & Co., have a splendid
See Mott & Co's line of bed1
spreads from $1.00 up and in
plain, hemmed, fringed and em
LACES, LACES, LACES.
Best values and handsomest**^
patterns you ever saw at Mott -fv
Also a beautiful line of Em
Notice In Probate.
To Whom It May Concern:
You and each ot you are hereby notified
to appear at the Court House In Cresco,
Howard county. Iowa, on the 17th day of
May A. 1). 1909, nt 2 o'clock p. m.to attend
the probate of an Instrument purporting to
be tlie laHt Will and Testament of Uerhardt
Klvei'B, late of Howard County, Iowa, de
ceased, at which time and place you .wl",
appearand show cause, If vfrtv
should gat to^Jmlited to probate.
Ill Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto
subscribed my name and afflied the seal of
thelDlstrlot Court this 19th day ot April lWU.-
I\ C. BLANDIN,
[SEAL,.]' Clerk of District Court.
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