An Unusual Honor.
Last Tuesday evening the .members
•f Lodge St. Barnabas had an. honored
guest with them in the person of Mr.
Robert Thomson of Crenco, Iowa, U.
S. A. Since we had the pleasure
a few weeks ago of dealing at some
length with Mr. Thomson's successful
career in the land of his adoption, he,
with his son and daughter, has been
traveling in many parts of the Conti
nent. An* enthusiastic Freemason,
Mr. Thomson had the' honor of work
ing the third degree on Tuesday even
ing, and an enlightened member of the
Craft tells'UR that it was done ii"a
moat.impressive and in a most master
ly fashion." Mr. Thomson was him
self afterwards made a honorary mem
ber of St.. Barnabas. When the busi
ness of the evening had been brought
to a fitting clofee an hour or two were
Spent in harmony. Our friend's con
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY?1
tribution to the programme was de
scribed to us as being the piecc de re
sistance of the evening.—Cumnock
(Scotland) Chronicle, July 29th.
The honor above mentioned accorded
Mr. Thomson Is one seldom extended
and coming as it does, from what is re
puted to. be the oldest lodge in Scotland
and one which was attended by the
great Scottish poet, Robert Bums, is
greatly appreciated by- Mr. Thomson.
St. Barnabas" Lodge is located in the
same district in which Mr. Thomson
The WSaVer & Monesmith poultry
and egg firm" have moved their place
of business to the Pecoy building ad
joining IIunting 's Ware House on
the westj where they will be pleased
to meet all oldi*and.new customers.
VOL. UP^NO. 1. CRESCO, HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1910.
Real Estate Transfers
The following transfers were filed
with the County Recorder for the week
ending August 27, 1910.
F. D. Elwood and wife to Lars
Nelsen,'e ne ne and aw
ne 1 ne Sec. 13-97-14, and
60 As 1 ne Sec. 8-97-13..... .$7,000
Chaa. H. Clark and wife
Daniel Whitinger, w} se Sec.
23-99-14 .- 6,800
John P. Klemme et al to J. W.
Klemme, lots 9 and 10 blk. 41
L. Potter's Div., Elma, Iowa..
Sophia S. Brink to John A. Mar
tin, fr. nw 1 Sec. 11-100-11,
also strip of land 40 rds. wide
off ends nw Sec. 11-100
Mahala E. Copeman and husband
to Geo. Brink, lots 1 2, 3 and
4 blk. 13, and lots 1, 2, 3 and 4
blk. 25, Florenceville, Iowa.... f'?~-
Weliow have the "greatest selection of Boys' School Suits ever carried in Cresco. Come
in and see them, jg Prices reasonable—from $2.50 to $7.00. The Society Brand for young
dressers is now here, pi If in want of a New Suit don't fail to see what The Kraft has before
you buy. We certainly are the leaders.
PLUCK, PROGRESS, PERSEVERANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS
When our genial dmjggist, William
Hazelton, left last Week there was
some mystery as to his destination and
purpose, but as further light was
throvyn on the case and the mystery
cleared, there was the same old story
"a woman in theVcase," Will having
taken a partner for life. The happy
event occurred Saturday, Aug. 20, '10,
at Fountain Prairie, Wis., the bride
being Orlina Lee Field, the esteemed
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Field. The bride and groom went to
Lake Okaboji on a wedding trip. The
worthy couple have the hearty good
wishes of their many friends.— Calmar
^Residence for Sale.
My residence one block east and half
block south of P«b% school house.
Mr. Thomson and His Trip Abroad.!
Next Friday evening Mr. Rob't.
Thomson will relate some of the ex
periences and observations of his re
cent trip abroad. He will speak in
the M. E. church, the address, begin
ning at 7:30 p. m.
Mr. Thomson is always interesting
and this address will be listened to
with profit by his many friends in
The admission is free and a cordial
invitation is extended to everybody.
Delay is Dangerous I
Don't wait until lightning destroys
your buildings and all their contents,
but call on A. SMITH at once and have
him install a set of lightning conduct
ors which will make your building ab
solutely safe from the lightning flash.
His work the past eight years has
iprw ^1 .^ .?•-
was over from Elma
C. G. Lake was down fron Chester
on Saturday last.
Vincent Kapler was a Charles City
visitor last week.
N. A. Blackburn, Lawyer office
opposite the National Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Edwards are vis
iting relatives in Mason City.
FOR SALE CHEAP—A good organ.
Enquire of Mrs. Wm. Fitzgerald.
Finest iine of box stationery just in.
M. M. GRAF.
The New Hospital on post cards.
Salt by sack
M. M. GRAF.
or. barrel at the City
GILCHRIST & Co.
All kinds of school supplies.
M. M. GRAF.
An endless variety of pen and pencil
tablets. M. M. GRAF.
Tablets, pens, pencils, erasers,
water colors, etc. M. M. GRAF.
Mrs. Huessellmann left last Satur
day for her new home at Osage, Iowa.
Dr. W. T. Dfly, physician and
surgeon office over Glass's restaurant.
John Malek and family, of Schley,
returned Saturday from a trip to Du
H-trry Gardner wa* called to Oelwein
yesterday by the serious illness of his
Aurilla May Evans is visiting her
cousin. Goldie Millington, in Orleans
FOR SALE OR RENT—A Square piano.
Enquire of Mrs. C. A. Marshall or
P. H. Lickteig and family returned
Saturday from a visit with relatives at
St. Lucas, Iowa.
If you want a tarm loan at a low rai
of interesting American Loan A Tru*
Company, Cresco, la.
Cass Porter arrived yesterday from
his claim near Buffalo, S. D., and will
remain here about a month.
John Finegan arrived yesterday from
St. Paul yesterday to commence the
fall campaign of auction sales
Mrs. Wm. Schaal and her daughters,
of Saratoga, left yesterday for a visit
with relatives at Postville, Iowa.
Mrs. Sanstad came down from
Kenyon, Minn., Saturday evening
a visit at the F. C. Blandin home.
If you want to buy or sell Real Estate
call on Milz & Owens. Office over
First National Bank. Crcsco, Iowa.
200 bu. of Turkish Red winter wheat
for sale at.$1.00 per bushel.
We now have the new Hospital on
hand colored post cards.
M. M. GRAF.
J. E. Peters was down from Oak
Dale on Saturday last. He has recent
ly sold part of his farm to outside
Mrs. W. B. Lent and Miss Rand re
turned Saturday from a trip to the
Chicago and St. Paul millinary
Mr. and Mrs. John Mackenburg are
rejoicing in the 'arrival at their home
on Saturday last, the 27th, of a fine
Mrs. Carrie Lord came down from
Prior Lake, Minn., .-unday evening
for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Stella
Mrs. John Haima and two children
were down from Line Springs last Sat
urday transacting business and calling
The ladies of the Baptist church will
hold a market in the basement of the
church Saturday, Sept. 3rd, beginning
at ten o'clock.
Chas. Breckenridge, a former Cresco
boy, ."rrive 1 in Cresco Sunday to join
Frank E Long's company in which he
will play comedy part*.
Mrs. A. H. Burnett came down from
St. Paul last Friday for a visit with
her grandmother, Mrs. Collins, and at
the J. J. Van Slyke home.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Mor
gan church will meet with Mrs. J. T.
Gaskill for a picnic supper, September
1st. Everybody invited. Price 10c.
Owen Murray, of Lourdes, was called
to Decorah Saturday to attend the
funeral of a nephew who met death as
the result of an accident in Montana.
The Big Bend 210 acre farm for rent
or sale on easy terms. Would consider
in part payment western land.
JOHN F. MURTHA, Cresco, la.
LOST—In Cresco, last Saturday, a
small pocketbook containing $15 in
cash, a gentleman's watch chain and a
gold ring. Reward for its return to
Mrs., W. R. Ashley (nee Eunice
Rutherford) passed away rather un
expectedly Sunday forenoon, after an
illness lasting but one day, although
o-fcqs been in failing health for sev
eral months. The funeral takes place
this afternoon at the Ashley church at
PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
$1.00 PER YEAR
Miss Julia Byrnes left yesterday for
New Hampton to resume her former
position as manager of the millinery
department of one of that town's large
Have you decided to enter the Oel
wein Business University Sept. 6th,
the opening of the fall term? It is the
mqst successful school in the state.
Send for catalog.
On Friday afternoon last, Aug. 26th,
Justice of the Peace Cutting united in
marriage Charles J. Manning, of
Charles City, and Miss Eula F. Finch,
of Bonair, at his office.
Rev. Mother Pius apd Sister Alphon
sus came up from Dubuque Monday
for a few days' visit at the Wm. Flem
ing home and also to look after the
building of the new hospital.
WANTED—Twelve first-class carpen
ters at once to work on new brick and
tile plant. Thirty-five cents per hour.
Address Farmers' Co-Operative Briclc
& Tile Company, Mason City, Iowa.
Everyone is invited to attend the
Grand Labor Day Dance that will be
given in Mikesh's Hall, Protivirt, Mon-,
a in S 5 a re re
of enjoying our nation's greai: holiday,
by attending this dance.
In some manner, the names of the
following teachers were omitted from
the list of attendants at the recent
teachers' institute: Stella Plopper,
Gena Forthum, Amelia Moen, Gertrude
Moen, Mae Harris, Julia McDerinott
and Lucy Herzog.
A Labor Day dance will be given in
Mikesh's hall at Protivin on Monday
evening, Sept. 5th. All are cordially
invited to attend, and they will be
more than pleased with the fine time."
First class music will be rendered by'
the P. B. B. Harp Orchestra.
To anyone wjio would like to rent a
240-acris farm in Minnesota at much
better rate than here, call on me.
Good black loam, clay sib-soil. 200
acres plowed for spring crop. Good
well and fair buildings.
N. B. WHEELER.
Supt. Nearpass and family returned
to Cresco last Saturday morning. The
fall term of the public school com
mences Tuesday, Sept. 6th, and Mr.
Nearpass will give an announcement
regarding it, and also a correct list of
the teachers, in our next issue.
The WomanB Home Missionary So
ciety will meet with Mrs. Dr. Allen
.Friday afternoon Sept. -2d, at 2:30.
Topic: Young Peoples Work. Leader,
Mrs. Lizzie Webster. After the meet
ing asocial tea will be served to which
all the ladies of the church are invited.
A. Granahan of Chester was a wel
come caller at the Plain Dealer office
yesterday, and although 79 years of
age is active and alert loth mentally
and physically. He is one of the old
pioneers of the county and but few of
his friends of the early days still re
P. S. Barker is preparing to move
to South Dakota and will hold a sale of
his personal property on on the E. I.
Barker farm 4J miles northeast of
Cresco on Friday, Sept. 2nd, to dispose
of six head of horses, 27 head of cattle,
35 hogs, farm machinery, corn in field,
hay. straw, oats and barley, all on the
usual terms. Finegan is the auction
eer and Tillson the clerk. Free lunch"
requires the services of a representa
tive in Cresco to look after subscrip
tion renewals and to extend circulation
by special methods which have proved
unusually successful. Salary and com-
mission. Previous experience desir
able but but not essential. Whole
time or spare time. Address, with
references, H. C. Campbell, Cosmo
politan Magazine, 17S9 Broadway, New
The toilet line of the American Drug
and Press Association is the result of'
extensive investigation and experi
menting—the assembling of the very
best products of the best chemists of
the country—adopted by the associa
tion for sale by its members only be
cause of the peculiar excellence of each
preparation. The most fastidious are
enthusiastic in praise of the entire
Meritol" line. See it at C. T. Mc
Williams & Co., Chester. Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Clyde Hammond,
607 South Walnut street, will leave
Crawfordsville in about a week to take
up their residence in Hamilton, Ohio.
Mr. Hammond has taken a position
with the Oliver Chilled Plow Co. and
his new work necessitates his change
of headquarters. The many friends of
Mr. and Mrs. Hammond will regiet to
learn of their departure from the city
but best wishes will go with them to
their new home.—Crawfordsville
Weaver & Monsmith wish to an
nounce to their customers that they
will take poultry any day, delivered to
the Pecoy building or the car, the rest
of the season. Highest market price
How Cheap You
could buy a barn of N. B. Wheeler!
Come and see me.
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