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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - November 1, 1900, Corning, Iowa All Home Print Corning Adams County Thursday November 1 1 90O Vol XXX No 44 CPESTON DISTRICT CONFERENCE The Semiannual Srslon Held in Corning This Week Local Preachers The twentysixth semiannual meet ing of the Orestbn District Local Preachers association was held in this city Satueday and Sunday opening with a prayer meeting lead byUev J A Lovejoy From the very inception of Ihe meeting the spirit of God was manifest The sunrise prayer meeting Sabbath morning was an inspiration in spite of the rain The love feast was held at followed by a sermon by Rev C S Stryker of Creston from 1 John RewStry leers inspiring words lifted his aiudience near to the throne of the Father and its effect will long be felt in Corning The Sabbathevening service was well attended VV A Wells preached from Acts The business session of the associa tion was neld Monday morning in the 6f the church Localpreachers present were J A L6vejoyJ 1J Campbell j K George Win Yockey B T Elliott C S Stryker Willis A Wells Rev j AvL6yejoy was elected presi dent for theensuing year and Rev C S Stryker secretary The meeting thenbecame a love feast and ail hour was given to reminiscence and hopeful outlook for the advancemeet of Christs kingdom 1 From the evidence of earnest and consecrated purpose and from the spiritual inspiration and uplift every where manifestthroughout all the ser vices surely the Jocalpfeacher is still a factor in the deyelopmenl and spiritual growth of Methodism District Conference The fiftyseventh semiannual session of the Creston District Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church opened on Monday evening October 29that Rev W W Bellinger of Massena conducted devotional services after which RevGeo W Winterbourne of Prescott preached from Eph The following is a brief resume of the sermon JGospel means good tidings What ever mates the heart happy is a gospel The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of CJod unto salvation unto everyone that believeth and tb refore isto be proclaimed boldly by all both preachers andIaymen The minister is put to the front to proclaim this gospel and because of this not only needs but de serves the prayers of the church Tuesday Horning The conference session convened at aim The opening devotional ser vices were led by Rev L F Brown and at m Presiding Elder Rev W S Hookers D D took the chair and ministers and lay members liOB Harvey was elected conference reportefand Rev Willis A Wells was requestedKit o furnish a report of the Local Preachers Convention held just Sprierto i tlie District Conference A committee on nominations consisting of llev C L Xye llev T J Ream and Rev Willis A Wells was named and permitted to retire to prepare their report The name of FloydC Morley a local preacher of Villisca was called and on motion his license to preach was renewed Dr Hooker was invited to address the conference on The State of the Church in the District He reported the outlo9jc as Hatiermg in the extreme OR all lines A spirit of hopefulness pervades the church and pastors and people alike look for a spiritual and temporal advance The literary program was taken up and Rev W 11 Ship man addressed the conference on the topic How May Creston District Method ism Secure Its Quota of Two MillionConverts His vry able speech was followed by a general discussion llev W 11 Ship man and F M Byrkit were appointed members of the Conference Commission on Twentieth Century Revival Movement and invited cor respondence on tlio subject from all the pastors and lay miinbers present The committee on nominations pre sented a report nominatiiig members of the following committees Simpson College the Des Moines Methodist Hospital Periodicals Epworth League District Missions Preachers Aid Society District Methodist Apportion ment of Benevolences Resolutions Temperance Twentieth Century Move ment RevFletcher Brown fieldagent of the Preachers Aid society was intro arid addressed the conference in tho interests of thecause herepresent ed On hiotioii the conference opened all its pulpits to Rev Brown to present the claims of the netedy superannuated ministers arid widows of ministers Several pastors came into the dis trict lasb annual conference were introduced and conference adjourned with the benediction Tuesday Afternoon oOpevptional services were conducted by IleVA LBates After reading of the morning session the program was taken uy and Rev W AV Bbllinger paper on How to Securdthe Attendance of the Uncon vertedjSt Revival Services This was followed by RevR E Tlarvey on the to Meet ing a rReyival Agency Rev W G Hohenshelt spoke on the topic How Use the Epworth League in Revivals andiRev 0 L Nye on How to Use the Sunday School as a Revival Power These papers were followed by a gen eral discussionyin which many of the pastors and the laymen par ticipated Massena was selected as the place of holding the next session of the District Conference ReV L B financial agent of Simpson college was introduced arid spoke briefly of his work by way of prelude to his longer address in the evening Conference adjourned and after the benediction the various standing committees hold their meetings and prepared their reports Tuesday Evening The heavy ram diminished the at tendance at the evening services but those present enjoyed the meeting very greatly Rev E Nolle conducted the devotional services after which Rev L t Wickersham delivered an excel lent address m the interest of Simpson college This is the Conference educa tional institution it has an attendance of over this year The educational work done is of such qual ity grades are accepted at their face value by Harvard Yale and all the other leading universities of the coun try At a leceiit examina tion for a government post at Manila a graduate of the commercial department at Simpson carried ell the laurels securing tho best markings ever given to a candidate in that branch The Tuesday evening prayer meetingof which Rev Wickersham is leader has an attendance of H50 and on a recent occasion 13 students rose fpf prayer in one meeting A newadmin istrative building to cost is under headway and other structuoes will be erected as fast as means can be secured btate colleges get their sup port by taxation religious institutions by consecratidn religious one dollar thaii the state college willi tea Wednesday Devotional services were conducted by liev J A Ross Minutes of Tues day afternoon were rdart and approved The standing i ommittees were called reported reports were discussed in some instances amended and adopted The literary program was taken up and Ruv J K George spoke of the Rela tion of All Laymen to the Revival Rev W M Dudley spoke on the Rela tion of the Pastor to tlio Revival Rev A II Collins spoke on How Wo May Sucure the Holy Spirit in the Revival The minutes were read and approved llev M 11 Harried in formed the conference that he had received funds to purchase a home for llev L W Gary of Foutanelle a desti tute aged local preacher who has labored many years as a supply on poor charges There is still 833 unpaid for which Rsv IIarned is personally re sponsible A number of contributions amounting to Si2 or 815 were handed to him to apply on this worthy object Conference adjourned with the benedic tion Following are those who attended the conference Ministers W S Hooker D D Presiding Elder A Jl Collins Bedford IT C Johnson Brad dyvilly J A Ross College Springs A L Bates York town L J Smith Sham bangh M G Kambo EmersonW G Hohenshelt Red Oak M H Rambo Red Oak circuit C W Brewer Elliot E S Menohor Grant W M Dudley Villisca K S Duling Brooks W II Shipman Lenox Geo Wintarbourne Prescott C Carl 3S Tennant Kevinville CE Coe Crom well C L A M Elliott Lorimbr F B Dunn Macksburg L F Brown Hebron MR Harned Fontanelle W W Bellinger Massena E Xolte Cumberland D Maatin StantonR E Uarvey Orient A A Thompson Jlearfield J G Bourne Carbon Lay Members F M ByrUit Red Oak C J Bnrdette Spaulding C Wetzel Iveyville JMLyonsVillisca Mrs G W Wiriterbourne Prescott Mrs C W Brewer Elliott E K BolJngefBridgewater Visiting Clergy men Rev Fletcher Brown agent of the Preachers Aid society Rev L B linancial secretary of Simpson College We are under obligations to Bev It E Har vey for tills complete and satisfactory report PLAYED A STRONG GAME Tile Corning High School Team Has an Easy Time with the Red Oak Boys The football game in this city Satur day af ternobn between trie high school teams of Corning and Red Oak was easy for the local eleven the score standing 23 to 0 in its favor At no tiine was there any danger of the visit ors scoring whileour boys would uii1 doubtedly have increased their score had hot the last half been cut short to enable Red 0ak to catch the train It jtvas agreed that the second shpuld end at and this left the playing time eight minutes short The halves were to be minutes butthe second one was really less than seventeen At the time the ball svfls in possession and closeta Red Oaks goal There was sdmexlelay in getting the game started owing to the fact that Gj who acted as was detaineddowu town by the teach ers meeting It was when Davis kicked off for Corning and the ball was jreturned to the 20yard line Cormng got the ball on downs and in three plays Shupe was shoved over the line fora touchdown Davis kicked goal and the score stood i to 0Only twp minutes time had elnpsed Red Oak kicked to Cormtigs 10yard line arid the ball was carried back to the 35yard Hue By good steady playing around the ends and through the liue Corniug advauced the ball to Red Oak 20yard liue and Davis went through the line for the distance to the poal Hokicked goal and at the end teu minutes play Corning had 12 to 0 Red Oak kicked oil ami after a number of plays our boys carried the ball over the line fora touchdown without ever losing possession of it Davis missed goal and the score stood 17 to 0 Red Oak kicked off and sent the ball over the goal line It was returned to the 2j jard IHe and our bojs kicked it into theiriopponents terntorv Red Oak theirdidtheirjonly oUonsn e playing of Hires cimea for the requited distance They then lost Hie ball on dosvns but seined ib again a minute later and then tried for a goal from the field The oltort was a failure and the time was up before the ball could be placed in play Red Oak kicked off and tho ball was carried back to the 30yard line by L Lawrence Corning took the bull rapidly up the field and after a iew minutes play McAuley took it over the line Davis kicked oa the score standing 23 to 0 On the next kick off Shupe carried the bail back to tlie20yard line The boys took it toward the enemys goal never failing to makti the necessary gain one of the sains being a line run of 25 yards around the endby McAuley Red Oak began to play for dolay and in every scrimmage one of their men pretended to geC hurt Giving to the agreement to stop at these dilatory tactics kept the score down as our boys would have made at least one more touchdown and probably two had the full time been played As it was the Corning team has reason to feel proud of itself The score it made against a team supposed to be one of the strongest in this part of the state is proof that wo have a team that is up toward the head among the high school teams The boys played good steady ball all the time and their goal iino 1ms not been crossed by a high school team this year With one or two exceptions the Red Oak boys acted as gentlemen and they had no cause for complaint at the treat ment they received IT Houghton oujht to have been put out of the game for slugging He spoiled the otherwise good record of his team and should be left at home hereafter or learn that a friendly game should not degenerate into a prize tight Following is the line up Albert McAiiIoy Lloyd Tliomiis tliiiry IJrowu Uock Lawrence Ed Stanley iy La It G It T K E 0 L E KED OAK Pryor Epps Honglitou J C Casey H H Jloberts Iringle Clark Throw IloiiKliton IL Koous Leonard Lawrence Ernest Conaway Seth McAuley Harvey Davis Curl SlmpeF U FUTURE GAMES The high school team is negotiating for games with Missouri Valley Des Moines and Mary ville Mo but no dates have been absolutely decided upon it is the intentionwe understand to have a game on Thanksgiving and we hope their efforts in this direction will meet with success A game at Osceola has been arranged for Nov 9 The town team will meet Bedford at the fair grounds in this city on Thurs day of this week The game will un doubtedly be a fine one and the lovers of football expect a treat LAID THE CORNERSTOISE Public Exercises Attending the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Library Building rThe cornerstone of the Corning Free Public Library building was laid Pri day afternoon and a short impromptu program was arranged for tne occasion Superintendent Elliott presided over the exercises After the invocation by Rey J A the high school double quartette sang a song and P S Jurikin thrn made a short speech exprfesive of the gratitude felt by the people Qf Corning to the late Dr Raw son andto Mrs Rawson whose gen efbsity and public spirit were responsi ble for this giftto theLibrary On be of Mrs llawson be gave to the president of the board of trustees of tfiife Library Mrs IL M Towner the deed to tlie building and Mrs Tosvner responded briefly butmost appropri ately A duet by Misses Semnions and Thomas was followed by an address by Biirg JJrowh on behalf of tlie public sciiopls Mr Brown paid a high tribute to the late Dr A A Rawson and told how the school building had been in because pi his devo tion to the interests of education and culture in the community Another song by the double quartette followed and the benediction wasprpnpuuced by i BeVy Mr Lovejoy vjln spite of the short notice andthe iriipmial nature of tha dedication a largo number of our people showed the they felt in the Library by attending The school children were present in a body and the occdhion was a rileasant one It is the bope and the wish of all that the Corning Tree Public is to uppnaperiod Of the community fident that the steady giowth of the past will be riiore than maintahred and that it will become more and more an inihience in the formation of a taste for good literature In spite of many handicaps it is such an influence now md thiit this intluence will grow cannot ba doubted by those who know the interest takou in it by our people and especially by the ladies to whom it already owes so much Our people aro indeed grateful to Dr Hawson for tho boqnest he made and not less so to Mrs Rawson who volun tarily carried out liis wishes and upon a more liberal plan than he had contem plated Both be hold in crateful remembriiuce by everyone in this com munity who is at all interested in the cause of education and culture M Shuman invites all in need of lard beef or pork steak roasts boils sau sage bologna oysters cheese meat sauce or in fact anything in his line to call or phone at anv time and he will be there to serve you Corning phone 85 Try a sack of Puritan Patent flour at Lyons 43 See the Estate Oak Heater before buying They have an ash pan and are uptodate W J Kellogg buys poultry and pays the highest market prise in cash or half a cent more in trade at any store Piedmont Smithing Coal at W S Lyons 43 But when it comes to the showing of new goods priced light we lead To miss reading our ads is throwing away good money You will find us talk ing to you every week but never the same talk twice so say again Read onr ads aud keep posted The wonder ful success of our new strai ght front short corset at 50c leads us again to point to the many advanta ges to le gain ed by patroniz ing our corset department In the goods we carry all sizes and styles the celebrated guaranteed Civseo At aOc we offer our own Fishers Special in all colors lengths and styles Campaign Caps to close 5 Cents We would call your attention to onr line of waist fabrics silk vel vets German plaids and the new French flan nels with embroidered dotts which are shown exclusive ly in Coruimr all priced at yard i The 20th Century Pulley Buckle j no sewing required use all of your ribbons and only a buckle The newest and best in the belt line four styles each We have bought to AILive and have on Saturday a v laige Line of WOMENS UNDER TrftiitHiisisj wrmi Wo m e n es1 1 v dreus Bo57s aud Girls Hosiery aud other useful articles Tor women aud children at f i i IP i Tfc iALF THEfi REtiUiAS PRICES Watch the next weeks issue of this paper for more complete details regarding this money saving department at P carry the most com plete assortment of wet weather shoes and rubber goods to be found in Corning Sfc BIG i RUBBER GOODS ARE W IN ORDER i We handle the MISHAWAKA BALL BRAND RUBBER BOOTS KNIT BOOTS ARCTICS ETC a make we can recommend to our trade Also a good line of flackintoshes Mackinaws Slickers Etc 1
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