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BIG LOSS TO CRESCO.
F. Freehauf's Mill Completely Destroyed by Fire. Shortly after eleven o'clock last evening fire was discovered in the Cresco Roller Mill and at that time had so good a start that saving the building was out of the question. As two or three had passed the mill about a half hour before the fire was discovered, it is surmised that the fire originated from heating of the grain in the ele vators and consequently was concealed from view till an explosion of the gases released the flame. There had been no fire about the building since Mon day. so the fire could not have origin ated from the stove. By hard work, the firemen succeeded in saving the warehouse north of the mill which was filled with oatB, which however were damaged by water. •In addition to the machinery and building, the loss includes about 1200 bushels of buckwheat, 200 bushels of wheat and a large quantity of corn, meal and ground feed. Mr. Freehauf was insured in several mutual companies but this morning did not know the exact amount. He will doubtless sustain quite a loss but not more than will Cresco if it is not re built, for the mill drew custom to Cresco for many miles around. Commencement Week Program. The last week in May will be com mencement week in the Cresco high school. The Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Rev. Gammons in the Methodist church on Sunday evening, May 23d. On the night following the class will present the fine comedy, "The Maneuvers of Jane," ..under the direction of Miss Marjorie Vance of Decorah. On Tuesday, at 2 p. m., the class day exercises will be held in the high school room. A real treat is in store for the lovers of good music for on Wednesday evening the Carle ton College Glee Club will give a typi cal college concert under the auspices of the senior class. On Thursday a fast base ball game will be played be tween the Calmar and Cresco high schools, and in the evening the annual junior banquet in honor of the senior class will be held. The activities of commencement week will come to a close on Friday evening, May 28th, when Professor C. P. Colgrove will de liver the commencement lecture and the diplomas will be presented to the members of the class of 1909. The board will be out at Lomas & Farnsworth's for seat reservations for the class play and glee club concert on Wednesday, May 19th. Will Visit Cresco. The Cedar Rapids Commercial Club will make a visit to Cresco on May 28th, being scheduled to arrive at 12:25 p. m. and remain until 1:20 p. m. For ten years the wholesalers, job bers. manufacturers, accompanied by bankers and other Cedar Rapids inter ests have been making annual trips throughout the territory tributary to Cedar Rapids in a commercial way, calling upon the business men in the various communities visited. These trips have covered in the neighborhood of 5,000 miles, and in do ing this have visited hundreds of Iowa cities and townB. The object of these excursions is to give the business men of Cedar Rapids a chance to meet their customers and people in their lines of trade in the various cities and towns visited. The party carries with it the Fifty third regimental band, which furnish es music during the stay in each place. All the excursionists wish is that they may be able to find the business men in their places of business during the time of their visit. To Whom It May Concern We note quite a number of dead an imals of different kinds at different places, which have died during the winter. Please be kinu enough to bury them properly in due season for if it is not done we are obliged to en force the law as set forth in Sec. 2573 of the Code of Iowa. This shonld be done within ten days. It is for the benefit of your health as well as others. By order of the Board of Health of HOWARD CENTER TWP. Stallion Service. The Clydesdale Stallion, "Govern or," insures a living colt for $10.00. Makes the entire season at home one mile south of Cresco. THE CONVERSE STOCK FARM. 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. Notice to My Pupils I Come to the PLAIN DEALER office at your respective hours on Saturday of this week for your lessons. W. J. MEAD. 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 German Lutheran Church. Cresco—Sunday school only, at 10 in the morning. Davis Corners—Services, Ascension day, at 10:30 a. m. J. PLKSS. For Sale or Rent. Our store building and fixtures in Schley. Enquire of MALEK BROS. DeWitts Little Early Risers, gentle, easy, pleasant, small little liver pills. Sold by Edward T. LomaB. A Chapter on Wrestling. The Riceville Recorder has been greatly wrought up conce ning their man, Herdman, and the part he has tiker in various matches, and last week contained an article entitled "A Case of Sore Head," from which we make extracts as follows: "Certain parties in Cresco are get ting very much wrought up and some in Mclntire a little bit, over the status of the Riceville wrestler, Ralph Herd matt. Some fellow in Cresco continues to make allegations and cast out slurs regarding his ability as a wrestler, say ing that he is a 'dub.' whatever that may be, and that he could not throw a farmer over there last Friday evening and that Pecoy can throw him 10 times in an hour or 3 times in 15 minutes, and that the Bucknell match was 'fixed.' As to wrestling the 'farmer' at Cresco last Friday: Pecoy invited Herdman over to go in a prelim inary with one Rink, whom he repre sented as a farmer with but little knowledge of the game. It developed that this man Rink is a professional wrestler, [Don't this make you feel big, Frank?] with a number of years' experience, and in fact went through a wrestling campaign last winter. Herdman, with practically no training, wrestled him to a draw after an hour's effort on the part of the 'farmer.' As to Pecoy: He has a case of sour stomach. He is a good wrestler and he ought to be he has been at it long enough, surely. But for some reason he has an attack of "grouch. We don't know what has been done over here to stir up his risibilities. In a let ter he has written—not over his own name, however—he says he can throw Herdman 10 times in an hour, Un doubtedly he can throw the kid, and perhaps he can throw him 10 times in an hour, but there is a bunch of fel lows over here that would like to be shown. As to the Bucknell match being "fixed:" Anyone who had witnessed both matches would have been firmly convinced that both boys did their level best. The idea itself is absurd and an injustice to McMillan and Bucknell both. What advantage could McMillan hope to get in permitting his man to lose both matches when there was no possible show for a third. We don't want to get into a contro versy, but we do like to see people fair, square and above board and put things as they are." Just to put things as they are we will state that Pecoy has offered to throw Bucknell 10 times in an hour or 3 times in 15 minutes for from $50 to $500, and placed his offer on paper and sent it to Herdman's backers, but can get no response from them. As to the Herdman-Bucknell match being fixed. Pecoy tells us he has a letter from McMillan stating that the first match at Riceville was fixed. If this was the case is it not reasonable to suppose that the second was also? Mr. Pecoy also tells us that McMillan wanted him to give Bucknell a show in their match here, but that in response to an inquiry from McMillan as to what he proposed to do replied that he intended to throw Bucknell three times in as short a time as possible. The Mclntire Monitor writes as fol lows concerning the last Herdman Bucknellmatch at Riceville, and of a match in Osage in which Herdman par ticipated: A number from this place went to Riceville Saturday night to attend the Bucknell-Herdman wrestling match at that place, and a mad crowd they were. All whom we have talked with declare that the match had every earmark of a "frame up" and all were unanimous in declaring their belief that had Buck nell so desired he could have thrown Herdman as fast as the latter could get on his feet. Herdman wrestled again at Osage Wednesday night with an Osage man. Reports from there say that this match was so frightfully bad that the audi ence decided that they had not had the worth of their money and by a vote of the house decided to give the wrestlers ten dollars each and to turn the balance of the receipts after deducting the hall rent over to the high school baseball team." Herdman is a good athlete, and may develop into a good wrestler, but he is unfortunate in the wrestling company he is keeping. Fine Program by Skovgaard. One of the real concerts, that is the kind that really has music in it, was given at the Lyceum last night when Skovgaard, and his capable support, gave their recital. How he can play the violin! He did just what any great artist can do, and what nearly all of them won't do, subordinated technique to melody, and from the great range of musical, and at the same time, difficult compositions, selected those which were tunefud, and then played them magnifi cently. This is not saying that Skov gaard is not a master of technique it is merely a testimony to the fact that he does not insist upon "showing" off. Long live Skovgaard would there were more like him.—Duluth Tribune. At Cresco Opera House, Saturday, May 15th. Simplified Spelling. There is a farmer near Henry, along the Illinois river where fishing and hunting are good, who is mighty tired of having his farm tramped over by hunters. A few days ago he com pose a notice on a couple of barrel staves and nailed them to a tree where they conveyed the following startling information: "Notis—Trespassers will be persecuted to the ful extent of 2 mongrul dogs which aint never ben overly soshubel to strangers and 1 dub ble-barl shot gun which aint loaded with sofy-pillera. I'm get'n blamed tired of this hel-risin' on my property." Geneva Republican. OBITUARY. Rosetta Anna Walter, daughter of August and Amelia Walter, was born in Albion Township, Howard County, Iowa, on the 26th day of November, 1882, and died in her home, May 8,1909. She was married to Paul Bigalk, Sept. 5, 1906, and settled on the home farm where she has since resided. Her married life was short but happy, last ing but 2 years 8 months and 3 days. How quickly it passed. April 30th, a bright little boy was born into their home and their joy was now complete, but this joy was sudden ly replaced with bitter grief when the mother passed away a few days after the birth of her child who is left to be comforted and cared for by someone else. Rosetta, as we loved to call her, en joyed the privilege of a good education. A course of training at the Iowa State Normal School which she had gained, fitted her admirably for the position of teacher in our public schools, which vo cation she pursued very successfully for several years. At the age of 14 years, she conse crated her life to God and His services, and became a member of the Evangeli cal Association. In the line of church work she became very active and efficient, filling various offices in differ ent branches of the church. She served several years as superintendent of the Sunday school as well as teacher. She was also an officer and faithful worker in the Women's Missionary and Ladies' Aid Societies. She was a willihg worker, doing service not unto men but unto God. Whatever she did was done with a will. This in some measure accounts for her success, and because of this she was sought for on every hand. With crushed hearts and tearful eyes, we stand and ask: Oh God, why was she so soon taken from us? The answer however comes softly: "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." Again we say Ros etta, our sister, sweetly rest in Jesus, We will never forget you. We will see thee again. We as a society have lost much, even more than we can now realize, but our loss is her eternal gain. Deceased was 26 years 5 months and 12 days of age at the time of her death. The mourners, who have the sym pathy of the entire community, are her sorrowing husband and the little babe Samuel, her father, mother, three sisters viz: Mrs. John Keune, from near Cresco, Mrs. Herman Miller and Mrs, Albert Bigalk, both of Albion, an aged grandfather and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral which was very largely attended, occurred on Tuesday after noon at 1:30 from the Albion Evangeli cal church, conducted by her pastor Rev. J. C. Schwab, who was very ably assisted by the Revs. L. W. Bock,[of Des Moines, and W. F. Mether, of Alta Vista. Weather-Crop Bulletin. Des Moines, Iowa, May 9, 1909.— Six days of almost uninterrupted sun shine has given a more cheerful tone to the reports of correspondents. The week opened and closed with tempera tures near or below freezing, but dur ing the middle of the week the weather was unseasonably warm. The maxi mum temperature on the 5th was near or above 90 degrees, and the highest ever before recorded, this early in the year, at many stations in the northern part of the state. The average for the week was, however, about two degrees below the normal and the rainfall was deficient in all districts. The only rainfall reported was in the form of light scattered showers on two days in the eastern counties. Farmers have' made the best of their opportunity and field work has progressedi-agidlyj Seeding of oats in districts heretofore too wet is about finished and much ground has been prepared for corn. Considerable corn has already been planted in southern and some in the central and northern districts, and, with favorable weather, planting will become general in all parts of the state during the coming week. Grass and small grain, though growing slow ly, are generally in good condition and give promise of good yields. Fruit trees are in blossom over the southern part of the state and do not yet show any injury by frost or freezing weather. WANTED—GIRL AT STROTHER HOUSE. PANTORIUM N OW you can get vour suite pressed every week at the rate of PER MONTH kPl*vJU and also a shine every day Up stairs, fifth door north of the Post Office Cn^~TTPAYNE PROPRIETOR M. 0. SWENSON E N E A PLUMBING AND HEATING SHOP UNDER POSTOFFICE Let us figure on your job. Orders for repairing promptly attended to. Call Northern Iowa Telephone No. 120i. West Vernon. Mrs. John Stevens and baby called at the M. O. Mitchell home Friday. Misses Helen Bouska and Hazel Bur nikle called on Mrs. Mike Slifica Sun day. Miss Loretta Glass and a gentleman friend, were callers in our burg Sunday Mr. and Mrs. George Kirshbaum and Mrs. Jones and daughter Maud, were entertained at the Fred Fish home Sun day afternoon. Miss Celia Miller spent Sunday at home. Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz, spent Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Adolph Peters. Mrs. O. D. Lovejoy departed Friday for Dyersville, called there by the seri ous illness of her sister. Ed Booth and Frank Miller called on Will Cummings Sunday afternoon and report him slowly gaining in health. Mrs. Henry Wilson called on Mrs. Mitchell Thursday evening. Misses Kathryn Lickteig and Mar garet Miller, Messrs George Mackin burg, Charle Fish, James Barnes and James Miller and Mrs. Mike Slifka and baby spent Sunday afternoon at the Frank Bouska home Joe Burnikel and sons, George and Willie called on Ed Booth Saturday, Miss Ruth Fye called at her home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wilde and Mrs. Maggie Glass and children were pleasr ent callers at the Frank Miller home Sunday evening. Mr. Lovejoy called on his daughter, Mrs. Willson, Sunday. Mr. and Mrt. Reinhart and family entertained company Sunday. Mr. Hauck and sister, of Davis Corn ers spent Sunday with Leslie and Cora Sebastian. Mr. Haubrick and daughter Gertrude were callers in our burg Monday. Mr. and Mrs. John Slifka and family and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moravec and family and John Jarosh spent Sunday at the Frank Slifka home. Miss Jessie Bouska called on Mrs Mike Slifka Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fish and son Charlie spent Sunday evening at the Ed Booth home. Clarence Booth was reported quite ill on Wednesday. Mr. Place was a business caller in our burg the first of the week. Misses Elsie and Clara Peters called on Miss Regina Glass Sunday. Emmett and James Willson are spend ing this week with there aunt, Mrs. Will Woods. Their mother, Mrs. Will Willson underwent an operation for appendicitis at the hospital Tuesday morning. Some of our young people attended the dance at Ben Logsdon's Tuesday night. All report a good time. Earl Willson spent Monday and Tues day with his grandpa, Mr. Lovejoy. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Mackenburg and Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz and family and Mr. and Mrs. John Macken burg spent Sunday at the Charlie Shultz home. Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Booth and Niles Jenks called on Mrs. M. 0. Mitchell, Tuesday evening, Frank Slitka called on his brother Mike Sunday evening. Miss Regina Glass spent Saturday with Miss Helen Bouska. John Barnes of Schley was a caller in our burg Monday. Mike Slifka called on F. Miller Mon day evening. Mr. Holister of Cresco called on Rollo Doolittle Monday. Misses Ellen Hanson, Jessie Bouska, Margaret Miller and Anna Korbet, Messrs Henry and Lou HanBon,] Char lie Schultz, James Miller andEd Bous ka, were entertained at the Leonard Sebastian home Sunday evening. NORTHERN STAR. Chester. Christian Volunteers were Chester callers Saturday. Miss Copeland of Cresco attended the S. S. convention Friday and gave a reading of "Patsy," which was very very nice and well rendered. Miss Brown's class of boys did splen did and showed they had a very suc cessful worker for teacher. Rev. Hinman's address on Paul's first missionary journey was very in structive to all. Mr. Fitch and S. B. Nichols of Mason City attended the convention. Will Murray, Dr. Lyons, Walt Hun gerford, and Loyd Sweet left Satur day evening for Waterloo, returning Sunday with Murray's new auto. Quite a few attended the party at Will Lucas' Saturday evening. John Blackmer of Le Roy and Blan che Willhelm drove to Chester Satur day evening, and Mr. and Mrs. George Conklin and Mr. Heigh, all drove to Joe Willhelm's near York, returning Sunday. Hazel Larson was a home visitor Sunday. About 25 of the little girls helped Virgina Hatch celebrate her 8th birth day. The community was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Rosetta Walter Bigalk. She leaves a baby 10 days old. We sympathize with the mourners. Judd Baldwin and Oliver Welsh are drilling a well one mile east of York. Quite a number of farmer are taking cattle to the Bagan pasture. A car of hay in Chester Friday helped the farmers, for there was no hay to found. Mail carier on No. 1, has been on the sick list for the past week, and Ray Winslow is taking his place. J. B. Jones was a visitor at Granger and Greenleafton, Monday and Tues day. Quite a number from Chester attend ed the Bigalk funeral, at Granger Tues day- Mat Elliot and family left Saturday morning for Alberta, Canada, where they will make their future home. Mr. and Mr. Ed Dugstad and son Donald were Ostrander visitors Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Willie Halver visited near Ostrander Sunday. John Bratrud of St. Paul was call ing on Chester friends Sunday. Burdette Spear and family visited a brother near Ostrander, Sunday. E. M. Jones came up from Cresco Saturday, returning Sunday evening. Mildred Conklin returned from Le Roy Friday. Miss Share visited over Sunday with Le Roy friends. Mrs. A. Fairbanks, of Le Roy was a Chester visitor Saturday. Protivin. J. J. Lukes was in Jackson Jc. last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John Fencl were Cresco shoppers last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Davenport, of Cresco, were in Protivin, Friday. County Superintendent Fallgatter was in our town Thursday and Friday, and visited our public school on Friday. Charles W. Chyle made a trip to Jackson Jc. last Friday. Miss Albina Pecinovsky visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prochas ka last week. Cresco will have a Chautauqua this summer, which will commence July 5th. The Chautauqua will be a very interest ing event and everybody from Protivin and vicinity should attend. Ed Lukes went to Jackson Jc. for a load of goods Friday. George Vachta was at Spillville on business, Saturday afternoon. We are having very fine weather, but look out for the frost. Sister Pelagie, of Fort Atkinson, was a guest of the Protivin Sisters, last Saturday. Thomas M. Novak was at Cresco for a load of goods last Saturday. Paul Landa, who works near Schley, and Joseph Landa, who works near Jerico, visited at the home of their mother Mrs. Mary B. Landa last Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. L. Ptachek, of Cresco, spent last Sunday visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bouska. Miss Mary Lazma, of Oxford Jc., is visiting at the Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bouska home. The post office inspector visited the Protivin post office last Monday. Robert A. Klimesh, John Bakken and two International Automobile ex perts made a trip to Spillville in an automobile last Monday. Some of our people went fishing last Sunday and most of them report having had good luck. We understand that two merry-go rounds have been bought by Protivin people. One of the merry-go-rounds was purchased and will be run by John J. Mikesh and John A. Dostal. We understand that they will set up and run the machine in Protivin for some time and then move it to other towns. The other merry-go-round was bought by John Shindelar and Robert A Klimesh who will set it up and run it in Protivin during the season. These will make amusement for our people. Ferd. Lukes had his store moved on to the Commercial street road just north of where it Btood, last week. The moving was done by Mr. Despard, of Cresco. In the place where this store stood, a new store will be erected by Mr. Lukes. Klimesh & Shindelar received their merry-go-round, Wednesday. James Andera and Charles Vachta brought it from Jackson Junction. Lourdes. The weather has at last began turn ing springlike. Rev. R. Lakomy of Protivin, Rev. Gunn of Elma, Rev. Jungerman of Alta Vista and Rev, LooBebrock of Cresco assisted Rev. J. J. Norris with the Thirteen Hours Devotion Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. We are glad to report that Mrs. John Brophy is improving nicely from her recent illness. John Vokaty was seen touring the country on a bicycle Sunday. Wonder what attraction. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubik spent Sunday at the home ot the latter's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. 1 rank Capouch Sr., near Protivin. Miss Clara Falada is assisting Mrs. C. Conley with her household duties. Mrs. John Viebrock of Saratoga vis ited at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joe Neubauer. T7"suxiecL iLssorbrcioxit We carry the Robert Graves Co's Selected Wall Paper in VELVET HANGINGS INDEPENDENTS CROWNS EMBOSSED PAPERS MONEY IS A GOOD FRIEND. A FRIEND IN HAVE IT IN A SAFE PLACE NEED ANDA FRIEND INDEED. "I once had money. I had friends. I lent my money to my friends. I asked my-money of my friends.1 I have no money.^|I have no friends." —Sol. Smith Russel in "A Poor Relation." Let us suggest a bank book for you. We pay 4 per cent interest on Savings accounts. Cresco Union Savings Bank Capital $100,000. Miss Mayme Dugan of Cresco was a pleasant visitor in our city Sunday. Mr. Foley sister, Miss Lucy of Elma, were also seen in our town Sunday. Mrs. Dr. Jinderleeof Cresco is visit ing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Urban. Miss Emma Capouch is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joe Komarek. Mr. and Mrs. V. Kubik entertained company Sunday. Joe Michal and Miss Annie Kobliska were Protivin visitors Sunday. Miss Louise Jinderlee, who has been away teaching school, is home for a visit. ROBERT THOMSON, Cashier. THE BEST FRIEND Mr. W. J. Falada attended church at Protivin. Frank Maruska called on Anton Ku bik one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Valvoda weie Elma callers last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shock entertained company last Sunday James Hruska bought some corn of Joe Lipa. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubik and sister, Miss Abbie, spent last Monday even ing at the John Lundak home. Mrs. J. Novak, Mrs. J. Kamarek and Emma Capouch were Cresco shoppers last Monday. Mrs. Joe Lipa and son Joe were at Elma Monday. Gordon Stander and sister Mini ie were in Cresco Saturday. 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 is what makes one cow give more milk, than two. N. I. Phone No. 99. IMITATION LEATHER, &C And a Full Line of the Cheaper Grades. All Prices, from 7c to $2.00 per Double Roll. Come and look over our Stock and be Con vinced that we carry the Cheapest and Best Line of Wall Paper in Cresco. FERGEN'S PHARMACY (SUCCESSOR TO) W. F. MILZ QRUG S. Nursery Stock Bargains. Now is the time and ours is the place. We want to cut down our stock and are offering some great bargains. Get yours early while our assortment is complete. At Oak Lawn Nursery, east of Oak Lawn Cemetery. iBt •s. 'if1 .$• M. P. LYDON. UPTON BROS. EPERNON. 'i" The French Percheron Stallion EPER NON will be found at Dr. Button's Barn, during the season of 1909. LEE BLOOMENRADER, Groom. rJ 4$ "(A *3 •t jg&