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*fl 3«V ^.,V-'- •-,:y x" ." -t- V--- 0- V.V: h€V' IS: ^rW .' *1 iP Asm WHO WILL GET THE WATCH? Naocy Frost Wins the $10 Prize— The Number of New Subscribers Larger than Anticipated. Realizing the intense interest and rivalry already created in our competi tive voting contest, we decided on Sat urday last to call in the services of a committee of award to canvass the votes cast in the contest for the piano, and also the incidental prizes. As is the custom generally, this committee was selected from the local banks, and consists of W. H. Tillson, E. J. Thomas and E. P. Farnsworth. We consider ourselves and the contestants fortu nate in securing so capable and impar tial a board of canvassers, and the of ficial Count will assure all of a square deal. Monday morning the board met for the first time and canvassed the new subscribers turned in to compete for the $10 prize offered for the period ending Saturday last. Their report is as follows: Cresco, April 26, '09. The result of the count for votes in the Plain Dealer contest for the $10 prize shows that Nancy Froat wins it with 44 new subscribers. E. P. Farnsworth, E. J. Thomas, W. H. Tillson. Lucy Christ is second on the list, Grace Patterson third and Amy Betts fourth with eighteen. That this is remarkable is shown by the fact that in a contest now running in Oelwein, the.winner of a gold watch offered for new subscribers turned in only 12 new subscribers. Gertrude Haubrick turned in eleven and the other contestants had results not quite so good. Nancy Frost's list of 44 new sub scribers, all but three of whom get their mail from the Lime SpringB post office demonstrates that she is either a champion hustler or that Lime Springs is possessed of a large amount of town loyalty. In either case we may expect to see more big results from this contestant. The total number of new subscribers, almost all of whom are residents of this county or western Winnesheik, is so far in excess of our expectations that we have decided to give a few additional prizes in addition to the $10 gold piece. To the one getting second place we will give $3 in cash, and to the others turning in ten or more we will give their choice of a nice jewel box and some beautiful pins, the girls taking their pick in order with their standing in the contest. The girls en titled to these prizes will please call for them. Now, don't think we will give extra prizes in the -balance of these contest periods—they may not be so successful as the new subscriber campaign just ended. Now for the next struggle. A GOLD WATCH NEXT. To the girl]turning in the largest nuiu ber of votes on BACK SUBSCRIPTIONS for the period commencing today and end' ing May 15th at 9 p. m., with the priv ilege of admitting remittances arriving in the 9:50 mail, we will give a Lady's Gold Watch valued at $15. To make sure that the winner of this prize will be satisfied, we have selected three watches from the stock of P. A. Clem mer and the winner may take her choice. The watches will be placed on exhibition in Mr. Clemmer's jewelry window, and contestants will be al lowed a close examination of them if they so desire—they are good enough to bear close inspection. One watch has a No. 6 size, 14-karet gold filled case with a 25-year guarantee, with Elgin or Waltham movement as pre ferred. Another has a 10-karet Inlaid Enamel case, 0 size, with 20-year guar anteed case and guaranteed movement. The third watch has an 0 size, 20-year guaranteed case with both case and movement guaranteed by the Boss Co. Remember that this watch will be given to the girl turning in the largest number of votes on back subscriptions on ballots issued and dated by us from this time until the close of the Watch Contest Period. This gives every cou testant an equal chance to win a prize well worth the effort—the best hustler and the steadiest worker will win the watch. Don't lose sight of the new subscrib ers and the renewals, as they count up just as fast as ever in the total that will win the big prize—the piano. Following is the standing of the con testants at the last count yesterday af ternoon. Every working contestant shows a big increase, but the votes are so evenly distributed that the positions of the girls in the race has not changed since last week. Grace Patterson 60785 Lucy Christ... 56635 Nancy Frost 52085 Gertrude Haubrick 38110 Amy R. Betts 26555 Loretta I. Glass 12010 Hazel Burr 8760 Florence Culver 3700 Myrtle VanSlyke 1785 Mrs. John M. Farnsworth 850 Elsie Dinger 500 Nora Enright 300 Julia Montague 210 Hattie Mantz 200 Mary Chihak 100 Mary Beaumaster 100 Susie Urban 100 Mayme Rinn 100 May me Fitzgerald 100 Katie Barnes 100 Florence McCarville 100 Cora Dormedy 100 Nellie Neeb 100 Dottie Miller 100 Clara Weers 100 Laura Haaf 100 Lera Dunton 100 Irene McGrane 100 Leone Bandle 100 Rcee Ondrasek 100 'i vpesi susrrj Cora Geaell 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. Andera 100 Mrs. John Bader 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 100 Agnes Mullen 100 Mabel Hewett 100 Amanda Lidtke 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 Mable Mel void 100 Margaret Smith 100 Dorris Brown 100 Pearle Barnes. 100 Blanche Hammond 100 After this issue we shall cease pub ishing the names of contestants hav ing 100 votes or less. Wrestline. There will be a good wrc stling bout at the Armory April 30, between M. Pecoy of Cresco and young Gotch. Pecoy to throw young Gotch three times in an hour. Frank Rink of Cresco vs. Ralph Herdman of Riceville, best two out of three falls. Don't forget these will be good bouts. Hay and Seed Corn. Good timothy hay in the barn for sale at $10 per ton also some choice white seed corn at $2.00 per bushel, at the Rev. C. A. Marshall farm adjoin ing Cresco. H. W. SHUTTLEWGRTH New Tin Shop* We have opened a new Tin Shop in the basement of the Alliance store and are prepared to do all kinds of tin work and repairing on short notice. 68w4 WATTS BROS. Call at Once. I have sent statements to all owing me, and request an early settlement of accounts due me either with cash or bankable notes. W. F. MILZ. STBAIN TOO GREAT. HUNDREDS OF CKESCO READERS FIND DAILY TOIL A BURDEN. The hustle and worry of business men, work rand stooping ol The hard workmen. The woman's household cares, Are too great a Btrain on the kid neys. Backache, headache, sldeache, Kidney troubles, urinary troubles follow. A Cresco citizen tells you bow to cure them all. J. H. Andrus, living on Oak Street, Cresco, Iowa, says: '-For five years I drove the local stage out of this town, and covered 45 miles every The constant jolting of the wagon brought on kidney trouble and I suffered ter ribly. There were severe pains across my loins, which extended Into my hips and down into my limbs. My kidneys were in a disordered condit ion, and caused me great annoyance. I tried different remedies, without any relief until at last a friend recom mended Doan's K'dney Pills highly, and procured them at the Milz Drug Co. They seemed to be just what I needed for in a few weeks they ban ished the trouble and I was restored to good health." (From statement given Nov. 7, 1902 A LASTING CURE. On July 16, 1908, Mr. Andrus said "I have never enjoyed finer health than I have since I was cured by Doan's Kidney PillB. I know Doan's Kidney Pills to be a remedy of merit, and have told hundreds about them." For Sale by all Dealers. Price50 Cents. •Foster Milburn Co. Buffalo New York, Sole Agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's—and take no other. "DONT'S" FOR YOUR GLASSES DON'T wear cheap or improper ly fitted glasses. DON'T wear your glasses when they are bent. We are always giad to straighten them for you. DON'T forget that we devote our entire time to the scientific ex amination of the eye and the fur nishing of glasses exclusively. The first glasses to be worn should be very carefully and scientifically fitted to the eye. Karl D. Fisk 73*d Visit to Cresco THE HOTEL STROTHER Monday, Tuesday, 3- aod Wednesday DAYS :—3 May 3, 4 and 5 KARL D. FISK Optometrist OBITUARY. Wlllard Morgan was lorn In Scott, N. Y., May 19,1830. His father died when he was six months old and he, with his mother and two brothers lived to endure many hardships of those days. In 1855, he married Ellen O. Kinyon who lived but one year. Jan. 1, 1863, he married Emma Smith, of Otisco, N. Y. Three children were born to this union, one dying in infancy, Mrs. Estella Millard, who preceded him three years ago, and Herbert the one son remains with the mother, also one brother, Sylvester Morgan, of Janes ville, Wis. He with his wife came to Wisconsin in 1867, settling near Whitewater, and in 1875 they came to Cresco, settling on the farm that was their home so many years stopping work only when failing health forced him to. He entered the fellowship of the M. E. church in 1886, being an earnest, consistent follower to the end. His death*occurred suddenly Friday noon, April 23rd, while sitting in his chair. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Gammons, were held at the home Sun day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Oak Lawn.. CARD OP THANKS. We wish to express our thanks to the kind friends and neighbors for their sympathy and to all those who in any way particularly assisted us when death came to our husband and father. Also for the beautiful flowers. MRS. EMMA MORGAN. H. E. MORGAN AND FAMILY. Notice to Modern Woodmen. You are hereby notified that the class adoption to be held by the M. W. A., will take place at the Armory at 8 o'clock sharp on Tuesday evening, May 4, 1909. All candidates going in with this class are urgently requested to be there on time. After the initiatory work there will be a dance given in the Armory to which all members of the M. W. A. and R. N. A. and their families are cordially invited to attend. The M. W. A. will serve light refreshments in their hall. Outsiders who attend the dance will be asked to pay one dollar. J. A. CUTTING, Clerk. Elect New Superintendent. The school board met last Friday evening and elected a superintendent to succeed Mr. Roberts at the begin ning of the next school year. Homer L. Nearpass, now of Wapello, Iowa, is the man selected. He is an eastern man, a graduate of the Western Reserve College of Ohio, and has been at Wapello for the past two years. He was a Cresco visitor on If riday and Saturday meeting with some of our people and created a very favorable impression. He will arrive in Cresco with his family some time in August. School Report of District number 3, Vernon Springs township for the month ending April 23. Total number enrolled 12 Average daily attendance 11 Those neither absent nor tardy are: Raymond Yarrington, Hazel Yarring ton, Grace Mackenburg, Florence Yar rington, Roy Willson and Frances Judd. Leslie Mitchell will be a member of the class of '09, graduating from How ard county's rural schools in June, having successfully passed the March examinations for county diploma. KATHRYN DALEY, Teacher. Short-Horns for Sale. I have some young stock of both sex es also cows, all recorded animals The young cattle are sired by "First choice," a $1000 bull, weighing 2200 pounds, and one of the finest animals in Winneshiek county. Will sell them right and it will pay you to look, over my herd if you want to get some extra good Short-Horns. Write or Phone PETER T. HOVEY, R. F. D. 6, Cresco. What Lightning Rod Haye you On Your Buildings. All those having the Dodd & Struther rod can now obtain a reduction of at least one-half on their insurance. Call on us in regard to the insurance. A. SMITH. West New Oregon. Representative Kull was seen on the public highway Saturday for the first time since his return from Des Moines. Miss Theresa Adams is going to stay with Mrs. Frank Rink this summer. Little Cyril Herold feels very proud of his new auto car. Miss Pauline Chyle has been the guest of Frank Panock's family. Adam Schneider was in town Satur day on professional business. Henry and Maggie Rink were Cresco shoppers Saturday. Bessie Buffton is the new pupil at the Miles Henry school. John Volkering hired Alfred Adams to put in his crop. Jim and Ed. Svoboda attended the Big Five meeting at Calmar last Fri day and Saturday. Mrs. Joe Baker called on her folks at Howard Center. Miss Sophia Panock ia working for Mrs. Chas. Derr near Schley. Lucy Herzog was a guest at her grandpa's, Joseph Schaefer's. Joe Buri was at Charley Gerber's Sunday. Barbara and Marguerite Schneider entertained company Sunday. Miss Mary Hosek helped Mrs. Ed. Dunneman clean house. Art Hoppie is the owner of a new disc seeder. Joe Samec Jr., is the hired man at John Wendle's. Mr. Schlingermade a business trip to Cresco last week. WESTERN BELLE, gswywa(|w«M'»a»» *2) West Vernon. (Too late for last week) day Seeding is now the order of the when the weather permits. Albert Fye called on Frank Bouska Monday. Miss Loretta and Earl Glass were pleasant callers at the F. A. Miller home Sunday afternoon. Fred Fish called on Eld. Booth Wed nesday afternoon. Mrs. Henry Wilson entertained com pany Tuesday evening. Miss Ellen Hanson sewed for Mrs. Barker the first of the week. Mrs. J. E. Doolittle called on rela tives in Cresco Monday. James Miller called on Arthur Ruck er Wednesday. Miss Auringcr called at the Syl Barnes home Monday noon. Mrs. Booth called on Mrs. F. Glass Wednesday morning. F. A. Miller and family entertained company Monday evening. Mr. Cummings spent Tuesday and Wednesday with S. L. Barnes. The latest in fishing is to use a gun for a pole. Ed. Booth, Willie Hayes and James Miller called on Walt Dell Sunday afternoon. Miss Loretta Glass is assisting Mrs. Ben Brierly with her house work this week. Margaret and James Miller spent Wednesday evening at the Ed. Booth home. Mr. Sebastian called on F. A. Miller Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Reinhart entertained company Monday. Rollo Doolittle called on his father Monday. Mrs. F. Glass and daughter Loretta, called on Cresco relatives Friday after noon. Mr. Ben Brierly was a caller in our burg ounday afternoon. Mrs. Fred Fish spent from Wednes day until Friday with relatives in Cres co. Mrs. O. D. Lovejoy returned Satur day from her visit at Dyersville. Mrs. Rollo Doolittle underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hos pital Monday, and is reported doing nicely. A number of our young folks gath ered at the F. A. Miller home Wed ensday evening and surprised Miss Margaret, it being her birthday. Willie Hayes is working for Walter Dell. Mrs. F. R. Bouska called on Mrs. Mike Slifka Tuesday. Mr. Hill came Monday for an extend ed visit with his daughter, Mrs. Booth. Mr. Lovejoy took dinner with his daughter, Mrs. Wilson, Monday. Mrs. Maggie Glass was a pleasant caller at the Frank Miller home Tues day afternoon. Lime Springs. Prof. J. R. McAnelly and the Misses Belle Pettit, Marie Thomas, M. Olive Nash, Agnes Mullen and Harriet Owens nf this city were among those who attended the Big Five at Calmar the latter part of last week. Miss Harriet E. McCuloch was an over Sunday caller at Cresco. Miss Erva Hasting of Chester visited visited her friend, Miss Mabelle Hall Sunday. Quite a heave thunder shower here Saturday evening Richard Valentine departed for Pre sho, S. D., Saturday evening. P. M. Woods received news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Henry Smith, Friday. The Misses Petrena Thornton and Lizzie Kleibore were Chester callers Saturday evening. Mr. Charles Hall is a victim of the mumps. F. M. Stevens accompanied by his daughters, Helen and Rita, were Cres co callers Sunday. Miss Effie Sanborn and brother Phil of Bonair called here Sunday evening. Mrs. A. C. McCulloch and daughter Harriet and Thelma, spent Sunday at Cresco. Miss Ina Sanborn spent Sunday at her home in Bonair., Miss Lucy Conklin returned to her home in Minneapolis last Tuesday. Services were held in the M. E. church Sunday evening. Jack Owens returned to his home at Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Howard Center. (Too late for last week.) Fred Hanneman was a Calmar tor Wednesday. Miss Jones has returned from her Luana visit. Miss Elva McKee visited with rela tives at Chester Saturday and Sunday, Jake Derr was a Davis Corner caller Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Printz spent Sun day with the latters mother, Mrs. Hanneman at Cresco. Will Stone visited Monticello rela tives last week. We understand Will was looking after a location. Elsie Dinger returned home Satur day from Cresco, having sewed there for two weeks. Deputy Sheriff Blaess of Decorah took breakfast with his brother, Sam Dinger, Tuesday morning, having been called to Cresco on legal business. Mrs. Phoebe Clark and baby were pleasant visitors at the Albertson home the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker are enjoy ing visit from their daughter Elsie and baby, from Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Fred Leffler and son George, spent Tuesday at the home of his siB ter, Mrs. Dave Maurer. A neighborhood dance was given at the home of Jim Long Friday evening. A large crowd and a good time, with Fitz and Dinger as musicians. Guy and Harry Pollet was shearing sheep for Orville VanSchoyck, p$?sg fS (CORRECT FIT, KORRECT STYLE KORRECT PRICE, KORRECT WEAR READ THIS GUARANTEE FOR SALE—Tame hay at $10 per ton at farm two miles north of Cresco. ELMER BATEMAN. Phone East Albion 13. Come and see the great War Drama at the Family Theatre, Friday after noon and evening. Benefit of Ladies' Relief Corps. Admission 10c. FOR SALE—TWO good houses in Cres co—Bargains. Address W. E. DOAN, BURT & PACKARD CO., Makers, Brockton, Man. SOLD BY Hopkinton, Iowa. Careful attention given to drawing of wills and all kinds of legal instruments by Cutting & Pergler, lawyers. Office over First National Bank, Cresco, Ia. Come and see the base ball game be tween the Cubs and Tigers at the Moving Picture Show, Friday after noon and evening. Benefit of Ladies' Relief Corps. Admission 10c. AT A BARGAIN IF SOLD SOON—80 acre well improved farm, 1J miles from Court House, Cresco, Iowa. See me. E. M. STOCKMAN. Office over Sobolik & Peterson's Hardware store, Cresco, Iowa. John Blackburn brought in an old wolf, dead, and four pups about 10 days old, yesterday. Elton Fessenden bought one of the pups and the others were killed, the whole aggregating $18 in sales and bounties for Mr. Black burn. 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. The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church will meet with Mrs. Roberts, Thursday, at 2:30 p. m. After the meeting a picnic supper will be served to which both ladies and gentlemen are cordially invited. All ladies are asked to please furnish something for the supper. 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 Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Surprise yourself. Tea or Tablet, 35 cents.—Wm. Connolly. 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. For the latest eye glasses and the new invisible bifocal lenses see Karl D. Fisk about them. The new fused Kryptok bifocal len3e makes you young agai n. That is what they say who use them. Cresco, at the Strother Hotel. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3d, 4th and 5th, Cresco friends of Dr. Price have re ceived news of his being badly injured about a week ago in a runaway at Hill City, Tenn. While out driving, his horse became frightened and ran into a telegraph pole, throwing him out and inflicting severe bruises and cuts about the body and head. Mrs. Minnie Barfoot, of Harrisburg, Neb., a sister of the late Thos. Mason, who was called here recently by his death, herself passed away at Decorah, where she was taken ill while visiting relatives. Her death occured on Fri day last and her remains brought to Cresco yesterday for interment New Oregon cemetery. There will be a basket sociable at the home of C. A. Wells. Friday even ing, April 30th. The pupils in the Dar row district, with Miss Grace Fuller as teacher, have been studying birds and will give an interesting program about their little feathered friends. All are cordially invited and each lady is to bring a baske t. Proceeds to purchase an organ for the school. Preliminary work was commenced yesterday for the erection of a new central office building for the North' em Iowa Telephone Company. It will be erected on the site of the former office and will be built of brick one story in height, 25x45 feet on the ground, with a basement high enough above the ground to afford ample light for shop and storage purposes to which it will be devoted. The exchange and business office will occupy the ground floor. Geo. Gill has the contract, se' cured on a competitive bid with outside parties. Shape Shoes A SMART OXFORDS I cPn c/wn, l3tack^Ke/n cmd PaCvrit\ THE HUB, Cresco, Iowa Encyclopaedia Britannica. Thirty-one volumes, in half morocco and just from the Company, A chance to get the best at about half cost. Inquire at this office. 68tf For Sale or Rent. Our store building and fixtures in Schley. Enquire of MALEK BROS. Label Retr. US.Pat.Of. OUR GUARANTEE If the upper breaks through before the first sole is worn throuth, we will replace with a new pair. All Burrojaps leathers coma under this guarantee. Cow Owners Read This. I want to take in 50 town cows to pasture and will guarantee first class feed and water. I use three pastures, so when one is fed down the other two are getting ready. This ia what makes I one cow give more milk than two. We can show you the Largest Assortment in the city including Independents, Crowns, Permanent Cloth Duplex and Oat meals, Varnished Gilts and all Special Designs in Papers for Special Rooms. iv Following area Few of Our Bargains Ceiling, Border and Wall for room 12x14, Fine Silver white Blank, complete, only Ceiling, Border and Wall for room 12x14, Fine Silver white Blank, 18-inch border, complete onlv Ceiling, Border and Wall for room 12x14, Finest Var nished Gilt, 18-inch border, complete only COME IN AND LOOK OVER THE PAPERS P, A. CLEMMER, DIMS and Jewelry Is It Your Money? In these days of fierce competition, the ability to save is as necessary as the ability to read, write and cipher. If you spend all, somebody else deposits your earn ings. We want you to deposit the monej' yourself —in this bank— THE BANK OF CRESCO JOHN FARNSWORTH, PR. This is The Time —of the year to feed your hens— DR. HESS' POULTRY PANACEA IT MAKES THEM LAY l'/alb Package ,25c 51b Package 60c For Sale By A. STERN DAVIS CORNERS, IOWA Dr. JohnJ.CIemmer DENTIST Martin Building TH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN -PRICES- Gold Filling $1.50 up Silver Filling 75c Cement Filling 75c Gold Crowns.... 5.00 up Porcelain Crowns 5.00 Bridge Work $5 a tooth Plates 7.00 MEVERDEN Pnnlftr Furniture. Carpets and Matinss Undertaking in All its Branches ,4$ I 3 SI *£3 M. P, LYDON. N. I. Phone No. 99. Wall Paper 75C $1.05 $2.25 i# liSU J* fsM Mi'