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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - August 16, 1900, Corning, Iowa Q V All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday August 16 19OO vol xxx NO aa FUSION CONVENTION net at the Court House Saturday For the Nomination of Co Officers DIVIDE THE OFFICES The Silver Republicans and Populists Are Rewarded With Two of the a Large Crowd Was io Attendance fusion forces iof Adams county Eeld theiri couity convention ip the court house Saturday AnguBtJl The democratic gathering was well atterid ed bnt the populists andsilyerrrepubliv cans were not visible to the naked eye The convention was conducted upon the sameplanas that fat City ivjt demdnstrateU again thatthe massea iof the democratic are governed their consentandhave hoth ing to say about who their nominees shall be and that notwithstanding all that they iniay say about Hanna and is a partyfroin top to bottomi Uptothehour the nominations were made nonevof the delegates bad any Idea to whom they were to vote for rltvvas known that the four of live men who djctattj the nominees of the party had been iai frequent consultation dni iBgtheweelr and their behest was awaited with the usual deferentialre spect It waagenerallyunderstood that the democratic leaders badr ordered a hew deal all Heretofore the democrats have nominated the clerk andthe county leaving theif allies theauditor andVrecorder But two years ago all calculations were dis turbed whenthe present county clerk Stanley the strongest man among the fusion forces and it was evident to all that he cannot ibis year In view of all these facts and with their Customary generosity these democratic bosses gave it out some time ago that the populists would he accorded the honor of nominating the clerk while the democrats with be coming modesty wouldaccept theau ditorship withthe patronage that goes with it The ring evidently expected the populists to swallow trte dose for them as theyihaye so often done in the past For yearsevery pop ulist on thefusion ticket Biit theplp ulists have at Iastseen a greatflighti INot one of the leaders ofthe populist party the men who arepopulists frorfl principle and because they believe ia what that party stands for was present at the convention absence of these men was the most noticeable feature of the convention Indeed when the conference committee was sent out by the democrats in the after noon it had considerable difliculty in locating the populists and a recess of an hour was taken to give thescouting committee time to reconnoitre In marked contrast to the republican gathering of the week before the con vention was a tame affair The nomi nations had been made outside and although several of thefaithful were anxious to make the race not a ballot taken on any office The affair was shrewdly managed and the pro gram of the leaders was pot announced time for the nomination came An was madi to induceWGAMc Cleltynd to accept the nomination for auditor bvit he declined Thenomi nation was then llitchey of Douglas but he gave the rather par adoxical excuse for a democrat that he wasmaking too much money under the present administration ana could not afford to run for office These re buffs were surprises to the bosses and the hominatidn was stillin the air convention met in the morn ing Just before the adjournment for noon Burg Brown requested the com mitteeon resolutions tomeet In his oflice as he had someBother things to the same time When the convention met in the afternoon Coun ty Treasurer Shinnwas seen circulat ing amongvthe delegates giving confi dential advicerto a few men aad it was evident thatlthe other things had beenrattended to The vote went through without opposition the ma jority of the delegates net knowing until his name was presented that S M Kirkpatrick of Carl who had want ed the nomination all the time had finally beeri selected by the leaders CarlWy Stanley was renominated for county attorneyand a recess of ah hour was taken to allow the conference com mittee to populists and silver republicans Considerable pressure had hear by the democratic managers to Cooper of Carl to accept the nomination for clerk MrCooper has on the altar of democracy several times before and each time has been betrayed by thesesame offer ing another nomination Mr Cooper but emphasized his determination by remaining away from convention populist conven tion jWaa finally held in a jury room and consisted ofDr James Widner the cquntyichairmanand S D Mercer The county chairman called the meeting to order and no opposition appearing in the convention S 13 Mereer was unarr imously nominated for clerk by accla mation Thesilver republicans held a mass conyentioh in therauditors ollice The mass was composed of Auditor Bel knap James and Ira Dawsori of BrookB organized and a majority of the party in the county being found present Ira Dawsoh was nominated for recorder The only con test where the leaders were not able to control Iwas that for the nomination for supervisor in the first district W A McKelyey and W M Peterson both of were candi datiesand the delegation weeOiVthemx Iwhichtwas eoncSiedto that towhship withdraw and all ef fbrtstohaye the contest settled by the AVashingtoh delegation failed It finally resulted in an open row and the Corning managers were called oh to settle it They decided in Peterson and the Carl delegation ini return for favors deceived at the hands of the republicans in the nomination of Kirkpatricktcast its vote for Peterson nominating him 1 The convention organized in the fore1 noon B JLJones of Car bon as temporary chairman J H Man trey of Union and G W Hardesty of Jasper as secretaries The temporary organization was made permanent ex cept that E A Trimmer was elected secretary instead of G Hardesty The following committees were ap pointed ComirilVtee on JI Ham ilton Union i Looney Colonyt William Kelly Alercer Skinner tresoott J M Abrams Carl Frank Steele Jasner Dan Haley Brooks Olias White Qnlnoy J WHanna Corning H F HullWashington P H Balllir Korlaway Madison Koss llpuglas JSJ Darnott Lincoln Commttte on permanent Mr Slilmmers Union Tlobert Bell Colony W A Williams llorcer Frod Brown Frescott 1 rHUtbi B Deusenbury Jasper r Slahr Brooks WH Mentzer Qulnoy James Borilen Corning John lUoliardson washlug touT Jblm Jolmson Nodaway JlSKnee Doug lasJ MUarr Llnceln Frank Stewart Committee on F H Cress well Union J W Gibson Colony Jas Kos ler Alercer H JTaylor Prescott J M BeM lug CarlIxiuNiKOii Jasper George Harrtesty Brooks Danl JlcCarty Uuihoy A Ueviue teprnlnff Burg Brown W V Waller Nodaway B WTSliearburn JJouglas S L itltchle Lincoln William Drennan It was suggested that the committees meet during the noon hour to make up their reports It was moved that tlie committees meet Im mediately carried On iimtion convention adjourned until oclock p m p m Convention calleil to order by temporary chairman BLJodes Comiiiittee on creilentlals reported that all the precincts wero represented and fully empowered to act several dutiesOn motion re portacoeptedandcommlttee discharged Committeeon permanent organization re ported B L Jones lor chairman EA Trlin meraailS H Manntrey On Jiiptlonreportwas accepted and adopted and committee discharged i Committee on resolutions reported as follows AVe the committee JQU resolutions appointed fiy yourconvention Ifereby rejiort and jecom mend Hie following resolutions to tills conveu pledge support to tlie principles eniinclatefl at the convention held at Kansas CltyV Mo July 4 1900 and also plejlge oiir hearti to the homliiees in ttiats con vention William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson for president Hud vice i are opposed to present HahnaMcKlhloy theory and practice of imper lallsm as danirerotrs to thb foundation of 9iir government and believe the same to be an at tempt to tear down Hie institutions established under the constitution and establish therefor au Imperial government and we therefore op pose the same Shoes Slext Week are selling shoes all the time but it is uot often V fcliat we offer such astonishing reductiousas we shall Aext week to close the summer footwear We fiud it bet ter to clean up each season at a decided reduction than to carry over and be trying to sell you merchandise a year out of date 1 Mens Chocolate vest ing top Vici Shoes all sizes sold at nowv now Is Chocolate Vici lL only al left sold at 50 Lot All Mens and Plow dig Shoes now LiOt 4 Childrens Oxfords sold at T A11 Childrens Colored Shoes the famous Uf Little Giant sold at SI 25 and IJ now All our Ladies Oxfords all sizes and styles 1 50 pairs to select from sold1 afc db and now FISHERS d proport thegovernmeut and udvoeate the same and pledge the voters nominated at this convention to carry out such a theory We are opposed to a colonial policy such as lias beeii advocated by the repufaliean administration In the past four years and be lieve tlieir policy ofPorto lllcan tarlif h taxa tlon without representation which was the prime cause of the revolutionary war and con trary to our present constitution hereby our to tlie Hon V it MctUnnis nominee of the democratic party for congress in the Ulshtu con gressional district We arraign the republican party of Adams county for tlielr attempt In their county nominating convention to dodtje every living issue la their resolutions SEVKSTH We endorse the actions of our present democratic officers in theory of trans acting theeounty business On motlou the report was accepted adopted and discharged On motion the convention proceeded to the nomination of a candidate for countyaiuUtnr As therewas but one candidate named S M KIrkpatrick ho motion nominated by acclamation For county attorney Carl Stanley the present inCHiuuimfcwns tliooaly candidate presented oninutlourihe wasnomHiated by acclaina OF THE WORLD First Annual Lng Rolling to be Held at Lake Edgewood Wednesday August 29 The lirst anmial log rolling of the Woodmen of the World will be held at Edgewobd Lake Wednesday August 29 Elaborate preparations have been made for the celebration and it will probably be one of the finest affairs of the season Sovereign Commander J C Koot will bo speaker of the day they will have four bands and numerous ocher attractions The railroad will piye reduced rates for the occasion and it is expected that a very large crowd will be present There will be a street parade in the mornitig followed by a basket dinner at the lake In the after noon the program will be given after which there will be numerous contests some of which promise to be unusually amusing Following is the program Street Viirailo to ironmls Biislcet Dinner AKTERSOON Music Call to Order by Consul Commander Stanley Weleomo Address Mayor D H Meyer v hbff Eesponsoto Address of Welcome Music Address by Sovereign Commander 1 C Hoot Sports lee Uouse Steepla Cliaso Chopping Contest Land TOK llolling Contest Teams oJ Five Men Log or Boat Knee With Only one Fail tile Water IOK llolllnft Contest Baseball Game Fontaqelle vs Nodaway Camp winning greatest number of points in above contests wins prize WILL CLOSE EARLY Stercs to Close at Seven Thirty During Taber nacle Meetings the undersigned business men of Corning Iowa hereby agree to close our places of business at oclock p m except Saturday evenings during the meetings to he held in Corning from August 17 1000 to Au gust 27 iaOO inclusive Glliot Bros 2 T WIdenor Wostroiie Dcaman M C yishor Knlnli liussell A E Hall flmch Bros Anderson Co 8 E Kenyon Hill Son W S IVOHS E R Morgan Son O A Tease Lewis Knowles MetzSi McAuley Ajikeny Carmlcliael 15 Harris A n Turnar fleo IHontaldo The Overflow H 1C Hill 1 L Snavely J Wilson Co C F Andrews N S Church At the price the low shoes are selling at M C Fishers it would pay one to lay in a supply for next summers use in addition to the ones needed for the two months of hot weather yet to come Farm For Kent 320 acres of grass land for rent House barn granary good water and cross fences Onehalf mile east of Eureka poatofllce Call on or address 1 331 W C KLLENWOOP Eureka Iowa To thef individual worth 8250000 one little 25cent piece is a quarter of a mil lion If you do not see the pojnt im mediately think it its there i ROYAL BAKING POWDER Makes the lightest most delicious ROYAL Baking is indispens ai lu able to the prepara f tasty 9 tion of the finest u hot blSCUlt rolls and muffins Housekeepers are sometimes importuned to buy other ponders because they are cheap Housekeepersxshould stop arid think If such powders are lower priced are they not inferior Is it economy to spoil your digestion to save a few pennies Alum is used in some baking powders be cause it is cheap It costs but a few cents a pound whereas the chief ingredient in a pure powder costs thirty But alum is a corrosive poison which taken in food acts injuriously upon the stomach liver and ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO100 WILLIAM ST NEW YORK Mlii DeicribM1 Her trip irom 1 DutchlliirbortolNonieV Alaska left DutchHarbofJuhe 10 early in the spotii found oufr selves in the Behring sea north of the AUutian Islands we found the weather radically different tOvthat which we had sank into ob vi t of ou gh t of our promised land ome and first glimpse wassumcientremuneration for all efforts put forth in reachin At anchor was dropped here niijes from Nome The sunyfas shining uUlDiCUU brightlyand as we that city experienced south of the islands much made of tents extending more than 10 colder and yet the sun shone brightly Pllts the coast and could hear and cheerful Crowds of seal whale the distance the unearthly howls oE the many dog teams one could not but and sea gulls were seen on all hands which gave us plenty of excitement as we watched them playing about the mighty waters Xight came on wittt all its beauty and there is no nightso beautiful as one iu the Arctic sea with the large full moon smiling down upon the vast extent of water All retired in due season and were dreaming of the loved ones at home when about 3 arm we were suddenly awakened by a crash and a uiighty vi bration of the machinery as the ship reversed This commotion at once broughti us to our feet in our state rooms and women soon began i their well known role of screaming and ing For what We xhad struck ah enormous ice berg and our steam ship injured to such an extent thatmany feared wewere lost However the ex citement soon subsided for the women cried so vigorously they were soon asleep and the only noise out of the ordinary that could be heard was that of the pumps working below in order to keep the water out even this noise gradually died away the damage done the ship being repaired A sister ship soon came along and pulled as off the ice and we continued our journey northward Sometimes we would pass severalmiles without meeting any ice then we would come upon great fields of icebergs rolling and dashing in such a manner that they woild crush the most substantial vessel then we would coast along 1 he side of the ice until a crack was found large enough for our vessel to pass through and then steam up and charge through the opening to the clear seas beyond often we were among ice piled up much higher than any of the rigging of the ship and just a move of a hairs breadth might have started the ice and crushed us instantly Once we were froxen fast in the ice again we were partially lifted out of the water by two great floats of ice closing in slowly from either side Hun dreds of our passengers would leave the ship and walk out on the floating ice for a mile or more to take pictures of the ship I sent my camera out once but never tried it myself for I had seen such ice start to roll in the water and felt quite sure that an Iowa girl could pot run fast enough to keep on tppof it and having no particular desire to go on the under side of the ice I felt muph safer oti board the boat We continued our journey in this way and nothing in the world is half BO beauti ful as this trip No words can describe or artist paint the panorama of pic tures that came to quick succes sion The sun shining brightly not a cloud in the sky in every direction miles of snow and ice as the sun play ed upon the ice all the colors of the prlavn are thrown about in various di rections Seal are playing about birds lying through these colors and far off in the distance is the mirage To me nothing could be half so beautiful With these beautiful pictures in mind feel that certainly they had reached a very very strange land Never before in the annals of time has such a con dition existed as in Nome forthe last 0 weeks 30000 people have come here from every vocation in life and have formed an indiscrimate mass of hu manity that goes surging hither and yon In the streets have no def inite purpose herebutaresimply follow ing the crowd others want to work but can rind nothing to do thousands are making lots of meney from their claims buildings go up by the hun dreds daily no one can describe the confusion that exists but the thing that confronts everyone just now is the development of the country This country has not been prospected thor oughly yet but according to the opinion of the ablest mining experts that have viewed the surrounding coiantryj rivers and creeks during the past 30 days are that the country isvery richin alluvial gold and undoubtedly that great and sensational developments will be made in the near future A number of min ing men express themselves that the next 30 days would prove the country to either be rich or merely a prospect camp The rich creeks that were opened up last year Anvil Snow Gnlch Dexter and Lillian arp all inactive ow ing to the fact that so far this season there has been no rain while at this time last yeir Ehey had had maay days of continuous rain thereby affording a sufficient amount of water for sluicing I will not attempt to describe the pos sibilities of this camp as gold is found in a prospective way wherever a pah of dirt may bo washed but all men of ex perience claim that there will be many creeks that will develop as good or bet ter than Anvil and this creek had an output of i millions of dollars last year 1 hope to be abe to give you a variiica tion of these statements as soon as the prospectors return There has been many samples of quartz brought in by the prospectors within the last 10 days I am reliablyjinformed that these sam plea assay from S3 to 816 while many samples of very rich ore which is be lieved to be float of fabulous value and of unknown quantity or permanency but many believe that there vvill be discovered many rich quartz mines in this Country during the summer and fall There are many destitute people here I think the government will have to take some action to aid them out of this conritry because it will be impos sible for them to walk out and the des titution will be simply awful if this nxxmber stays in here through the long cold dark winter HAKNATUOMAS Another Cut Send 8c in postage stamps to Lafe Young Des Sloines and receive the Weekly Iowa Capital until after the November election Sunday colli3 is per to Hnship S iinday School cbnyeri tibn to be held SundayAugust IraiseServicoleU by Mr Seeking Uoils Blessing and The Puriinso of This Convention C It Matliius Why Am I JI Wliiit Is the Uest Method fur Securing Competent Rev Ira F Clark Dues tlie Average SuniUiy School Succeed Jr T D Bwluii What Is tlia nest Way for a Teacher tffi Interest a Listless Class MrsVreiL Uenison Teaching 1oiver of Personality Cltasv Knsket Dluiier Praise Service leil by Mr Fersusouv Xlie Sunday School Lessorrof the Day the Good Shepherd Jesus as n Shepherd John Eckels His Special Iove for Each MIsa Ida Olcoy Kiunvlug the Sheep Mrs P H Subjects a Sunday School Teacher Should Study llev l F Sink The Home Department Work What Is It Christian Why do the I iler AlBinhors Retire from the snhbatli School and How dm Wo Ketaiu Kev J A Ross TeacliiuK tliu Lesson by Blackboard and Objects Kev Theodora Tur ner Missionary Work In the Sunday Jasper Woter Our Excuses Will They Staml lloforn 1 GoJ Kev P li iMurch Prulse Service led by Arthur Eckels Lecture lievM V liiuee Committee on arranging for dinner Mrs Alice Riley and Mrs llosa Boylen and on caring for teams J J Mercer Come bring your Bibles and friends and stay all Died Mrs Frank Seimahorn died at the home of her husbands parents last Thursday at the the age of thirty years Mr and Airs Scimahorn formerly resi dtd in Atlantic but removed to Com ing some two months ago that Mrs might have better treatment ment The change for the better was only temporary and after a lingering illness she finally passed away The funeral was held from the home onPri day afternoon at two oclock conducted by Key J f Mover and interment was made in the Walnut Grove cemetery At his home in Coruiag ou Saturday August 11 Win II Stutchel died agetl fiftythree years The deceased leaves a wife one daughter Miss Ada and a stepson Will li Smith of Lincoln Neb to mourn him The funeral ser vices were conducted from the home Monday afternoon at oclock by Rev Clark and interment was made in Walnut Grove cenietery Kel atives out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mrs N P Morris Mrs F P Hugh Mrs George Webster Miss Jessie Byera and Mrs Will Pettit friends of the family were also present Mrs Bertha Trobridge died at net home near Carbon Tuesday at the age of sixty years The deceased had ill for some time and her death was not entirely unexpected The f unerai was conducted from the Methodist church at Carbon yesterday afternoon at 2 oclock by Rev A Y Cyipp anrt the in lertnerit was made In the Oakland cem etery at Quiucy The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement ;