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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - August 23, 1900, Corning, Iowa All Home Printi Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday August 23 1900 Vol XXX No WAS A HOOD GAME East and West sidis Have a Close and Exciting Game THESOOBE WAS 8 TO 10 Warren Ankenys Home Run Puts the Finishing Touches on the Large Crowd At of Fun Tommy Bell caught the enthusiasm of the crowd andj every thing else that came his way Hes all right behind the bat Bobams sure catches proved the of nutting good men in the put field Spec Downing made a hit every time and Bert kepY throwing strikes whether there were any1 batters in the box or not a circumstance which caused Jackson to become visibly rat tled and imagine himself a bat War HeroDan surprised the knowing ones into the conviction that he must have seen a ball before fOur short stop was O K and our general fielding far that oi the other side Of course the latter did the best they could Their battery WellsStanley and Jackson was very efficient and is entitled to whatever credit their side deserves It stiould be remembered that most of their players have seen s their best days Hoary Barnhart may have played well once but the ease with which he was thrown out at 2nd indicates that it must have been some time In his youth Funny that a city alderman should make any bones about But it seemed like Harry was all bones andwell he didnt have the heart to do it Somebody ought to tell Doc that aes getting old Blue Jean Shaw is anoth er star thats on the wane Some think that he may have played ball up in trie dim past He was oft his base more than once wandering around the field At one time becoming absent minded running babes he went over to ar gue a point with the Umpire and was fairly put out hy being touched with the ball But his courteous opponents consideringhisgreat age and conse quent childishness did not insist upon obtaining a decision on his childish act but permitted him to be led back to his base iAnkenys fowl made a home run andbrought to roost four kidnapped the kid pressureof the people was unable to get out of the way of the third base mans attempt to ciatch the ball and againjust as our SnjilingAgustus was about in a little pop fly he was compelled to turn a complete som ersault over a beautiful lady seated on the firing line proved one of their fancy players Didntseem able to hit any thing let alone a Downing curve which the pretty much all W hen pitching Arts political instincts Jed him to cajole the umpire so that the latter several times first1 base for the home plate and dalled strikes that were way out6f reach even of the long armedAgnstus But Warrea an old tinier And that foul That was in deedtoomuch We all think Downing had just shown his ability to strike out the third man while the bases were full and then just as he was on the point of repeating ttiis brilliant act even as his victim stood before him to have all the good playing of the clay checkmated by a work de cision It wasnt baseball but it won the game Gate rceipts 82700 The Other Games The Aftpn vs Corning game was a farce five innings which were played in the rain The score was 14 to 4 in fa vor of Corning The Afton boys are nice young fellows but they ckmt play ball any Corning goes to Lenox Friday to play Lenox It is Old Settlers reunion day arid itis hoped that a goodly num ber of rooters will go with the boys FREE PRESS SOLD Stock Company Will Now Operate The Demo cri The Free Press has been sold to a company composed of Adams county citizens and R G Weisell of Neasho Mo The paper will remain democratic and will be in charge of Mr Weisell who will bring his family to Corning as soon as a suitable location can be se cured i Badly Scalded The six months old daughter of John Talty living near the fair grounds was badlv scalded about the feet and limbs last Wednesday by boiling water from the washing machine While playing about the machineorie of the little ones pulled the plug from the tub to the ma chine and the hot waterwas precipita ted upon the infant with the above mentioned effect i Criiciqo Aug attireto lUchigher natiVes twit on saleto ANKENYS FOUL was napping East side played ball West side got decisions Even close of and7th innings arid the final count of 108 tells the tale of a closegame that might easily have gone the other way Umpire Hayes meant well but proved ilayesy indeed on fine points his close decisions at critical times gave West side the game but this paper is proud of its Situation on the East side We out played our opponents at every point and it will without doubt be a different score if another game is sceduled We understand however that the West aiders are not anxious to jeopardize the reputation chance has given themit is said they would a little rather not which wont say they are afraid know whatit means The eagerness of the crowd frequent ly worked to the disadvantage of the East when Okey was called ou the plate because Boham owing the feeders cows t38aO430 balls 450 calves Teiiifid steers 600 Texas erasssteera Texas bulls today 25000 to morrow 18000 estimated left orer 2000 mixed and good choice heavy rough heavy f49ftS600 bulk of 80000 lambs 2Ua8Uc low er good to choice wethers fair to choice mixed W40SS8J western sheep 410 Texas sheep native lambs western lambs South Omaha Live Stock SOUTH OMAHA Auu t600 BO per cent western rangers strong to lOc lusher native beef steers western ateers lOc higher 142X9490 Texas steers cowu and heifers slow to lOc lower canaera utockers and feeders lOc higher J37oOH93 calves t8OftSB50 bulls staim etc HogsReceipte 2400 5 to lOo higher heavy mixed light pigs1 I4KXS49J bulk of Mies Receipts I8UOO 15 to 2So lower year lings weathers stock J30ftt850 lambs aji City Live Stock Jirv Aug to lUc lower butclieracows and heifera can ners etocliers and feeders 460 fed westerns Texans OH007 calves 2200 6to lOo higher heavy mixed light plga none slow to 15c lower muttons Summer Snaps SUCH AS YOU SELDOM SEE 25 Ladies fast black 20 inch sun Um brellas Paragon frame extra spec ial covor 115 silk threads to the inch wore 8100 now to close 5dozen Shirt Waists good assort ment of sizes and good clean pat were 70c 90c and SI now to close 5 dozen Ladies apd Misses Chnmbl Sunboanets blues reds and pink madelull in shape and best ma terial wore 25c now to O close i 350 lOc and I5c wash goods tho new bluea etc to close fn yard OO Try Us With Your Next Grocery Order Corning Telephone No 57 cccccxxxxxx FISHERS WRITES A LETTER Miss Franc Wilson Sends a Good De scription of the Chinese Trouble SHE IS NOW IK JAPAN Tells About Her Escape From the and the Rest of the Party Had Several Narrow inJapan 1 TIENTSIN CITINA JUNE 23 My Dear will haye heard a great manyl rumors about the war before Obis reaches yoiLbufl know you will want to know the particulars War is upon us On Sunday last the troops of the different natipns eight in all took the forts at Taku which meant a declaration of war This hap pened on Sunday morning We went to Chinese meeting as usual I mean we went to our chapel across the street OnThursday and Friday nights before thisali of the chapelsin the city were burned bythe of our jmis sions two of the Londpn missions and one of the American Board missions and the Catholic cathedral This was done by the Boxers During those days the troops wereon the look outfor the Boxersand ready for1 them but they did riot venture into the foreign con cession ilhe afternoon of Sunday the Chinese troops began shelling the city that is the foreign concession Some of us were at home and others at Sunday school and the cannonading was terrific About 4 oclock three gentlemen came to our comppund with orders for us to run to the city hall where all foreigners be protected We had been somewhat prepared for several days had a few things done up in a handbag so in cafe we had to ran we would have afew things to take with us We all snatched ourlittle bundles and in the midst of the tremendous cannonading or shelling westarted for the city hall Dr Smith of the London mission met us and asked Drs Stevenson and Bonn if they did want to stop and help care fortheiwbundedto they of course gladly responded Misses Jloveri Shockley Croueherandmyself went on to the halLwhere there were crowds of people gathered together for safety We went to the basement atidstaidier a till the shellingceased some arid two be Bug my aiissShpekley fwehtinto ithehall to see she anybna to inform iis about getting a jittie to eat when she met Mr Cousins a gentle man who is in the employ of one of the shipping companies a very line man a Christian in every sense of the word iri vited us to his house a short distance from the city hall We gladly accepted and came finding Dr Stevenson and Dr Benn already here MrCousinsi had sent his family out of Tientsien on Saturday and quite a number of fam ilies had gone So here we are 32 of us in all The cityhall overflow ing and we are so much more comfor table here than we could be there if I had have written each day I could have given you more of the details but so much of the time the shells have been bursting about us so we did not feel1 much like writing Today is Friday The shellsare quiet inow so lam try ing to pen a few thoughts Mr Cousins has a cellar so we haye gone there each day when the shells got very near We haye been busy when there has been quiet making pillows for the wounded soldiers cap covers for the troops who find that their white hats serve as tar gets for the Chinese I wish that 1 could tell you everything but you know it is impossible for me towrite so much On Tuesday afternoon when we were working busily a shell struck the house and of course we were all greatly frightened We have heard them burst allabout us but did not realize what it would be to have one burst directly upon us It struck the verandah immediately over where two of the old missionaries sat and the bricks came tumbling down giving Mr Lees four slight wounds and Mr Hinds one so slight that they did not amount to much Dr Stevenson and another missionary were standing in another part of the verandah and of course there was a general uproar for the noise of the explosion of the shell was simply terrific especially those of us who nave never known from expe rience war sounds The verandah looked like a hurricane had swept throughit Several of the window panes were broken and onehad a per fectlyround hole in it so round that it looked like it had been done after a pattern We all went Immediately to the cellar for safety and tired to calm our nerves Mr Lees and Mr Hinds small wounds were dressed and cared for and after the shelling ceased we alt came to view the wreck and such a sight It is simply miraculous how such an explosion could take place and no one bo hurt seriously It was only the power of our Heavenly Father that prevented it Thispart of the city has just been peppered with shells but no foreigner hurt This morning one burst into the hospital among the wounded men and did not explode This seems another miracle for had it exploded what un awful thing it would have been among poor wounded men There are eight nationalities of troops American British French German Russian Japanese Italian and Axis trian So when the Taku forts were taken they hoisted eight flags one for each nationality I wrote to you in a previous letter that over 2000 troops Strongest purest most economical and healthful of all Iqayeriing agents There are many imitation baking powders sold at a 6vv price Theyare made frptn alum a corrosive acid which is poisonous in food ROYAL BAKING POWDER1COl 100 WILLIAM ST NEW YORK had been sent to the reliefofPeking A message comes this morningthat the Pekinatoeople left there onthe is theSsnd They saythat ingtitiiigis aeard not far in the distance toward fcking so we think1 the people and iroops are not far away The guns iiave been turned from us tojjvardthem evidently We arei tryingriot tocibe jyer anxious for them but it willin deed seem a miracle if theyall come unscathed Thereare aboutiSOO refu jees on the Chinese Oue was silled instantly Avithshell the other day One wounded by a bullet i was killed haft his he jhatpositipn mt to carry the ittie babies Mr Cousins rgiyesthem rice all they want and they are made as comfortable as it impossible to make them but of course they are greatly and they with us think that war s unspeakably dreadful Wevsee wounded men carried by do not know yet what our loss has been so far By bur we mean all excepting the Chi nese Burning and foraging rare spme of the results of war Dr Stevenson says that there are 80 wounded in the lospital across from here and she does lot know how many arein the French lospital The Chinese troops of course lave no care I suppose that most of their dead are thrown into the river You see it is hot like war in a Christian country where the enemys dead are uried and wounded1 cared for Xo one mows what the Chinese loss is so far The troops our troops are only sufli cientto hold the city but new forces TomTaku have been expected for 2 or 3 days When they do arrive they will e able togo and capture theirguns Chinese are using so merciless y trying to destroy us all have had my dinner and anap so I will begin again It leems such a strange life that we are iving now and it also seems that dur ngthe last week we have lived a year A policeman was killed on the street ust before dinner by the explosion of a shell anative of India There are ibout25 of them here I saw them laul him past in a cart Poor man Shortly afterwards one of the refugee women of the American Board of mis sions was killed with a bullett while cooking her food just at the back of the house here night was quiet not much snelling and this morning we got up with hopes of encouraging news of our troops being able to get in today lowour hearts have been rejoiced to see the troops They came having had a weary tramp from Taku overland as they had to foot it After the Taku orts were taken the Chinese tore up he jailroad in places and so they could lot come by rail The troops many of them marched by here in squads and we cheered each squad and when the Americans came by we waved our American flags They all looked so weary and tired The loss on the way f all the different nationalities was ifteen killed besides several wounded TheChinese were badly slaughtered We do so rejoice at the arrival of the roops Now a force is to be sent out o meet the Peking troops that are coming and theforeigners which of course willinclude our missionaries We do hope that none have lost their ives that is of the missionaries and Jther foreigners Of course we know hat some of the troops must fall We hmk we will have an opportunity to send mail so I hasten to finish this and will write again soon There is no news but war that is all we talk about now is war I have not time to look over this and errors I said here were 200 people here Chinese ref igees but there are liOO instead We lope to be able to go to our homes to morrow The American troops hope tb be stationed hear us missionaries are planning to go to our homes as soon as it is perfectly safe Keep all of these the war as I mayvwanlthem We are going to send a cablegram to let youall know that we are safe You will have gotton it about hve weeks be fore this you i will tell you more in my next but we are safe thank God This will be old by the time it reaches you We hope that the war may be over soon Love to all one has called for the letters so I am r goingc tp write Canotherline Rail thiflot in losing boat fihere send Just Kussians are firing on ttieieastarsenalgqing to blow it up Thetroops fight togettier as one man We feel very loving toward all of them coming to us in ourtime pfneed The Itussianshave the greatest numbers and they fight like heroes We owe so much to them Thunder after thunder vcornes the sound from the east arsenal Chiua will be conquered without doubt1 They say that Tientsin looks like a total ruin most of the French cohcesr sion has bien burnt The Chinese vil lages adjoiningthe cily here havebeen burnt Chinese stores looted eral devastation prevails Of course we have not been off this street for a week Our thoughts now go outfor our weary Peking people who are oh the march here and we do not know in what condition but we trust that they may come to us safely One of the troops that just got in was shot kown with a bullet a few minutes ago There is so much of that kind of thing going on among the Chinese but it can not last long We are perfectly safe now from harm Praise be to our Heavenly Father Lovingly FRANC OLD SOLDIERS REUNION The Reunion at Brooks a Highly Successful One The reunion beld on Tuesday Wed nesday and Thursday of last week at Brooks was one of the most successful of late years The attendance was very large considering the intense heat Qn the first day the out of camp visi tors were estimated at over six hundred while there were probably about two thousand in attendance on Wednesday Owing to the heat the program was cut short on Tuesday but the part giv en was excellent On Tuesday evening a terriric wind and rain storm partially destroyed the camp and made it impos sible to hold the exercises as scheduled on Wednesday morning On both even ings a camp tire was held that was en joyed by all The severe rain on Thurs day made it necessary to break up the camp early in the morning Despite the abrupt ending to the reunion the successful manner in which it was con ducted elicited praise from all Those taking part in the program did very creditably the music was fine and ev erything passed off in a delightful man ner All the soldiers seemed pleased with their treatment and the order was well preserved Following is a complete roster of all the soldiers in attendance AFTON FlRclns Daniel Co H Ipdlana Infantry lusllco IlenJ Ponrce Hiram 4tli Iowa Infantry Rofters Jims isth Infantry ANITA Kelly John C Co 11 43th Iowa Infantry Jlavidj A EUlrldie J Hi Freeman J J Ilelzer DU Heailinger F Joliuson J iCaros I S Kurtz D J Kiriiii John Lowerjv Win Iucas John IMonosniilli Jos JlUoheil O rrputorjJolfersoQ A J rurdumA 11 Pea Irs F 1rescotc A linacli J A Slsgle K Slieppiird E 11 Snoilcrass K ThomHs Lewis Vau Pelt U 11 WIdner Jis AVllson Thomas Young TU Black F M Brown D I Cameron W F Dawson 1 W Flowers DM Fuller CM Gordon W A MoMlllon T A Newton Peregrine J 3 Co A 124th Indiana Infantry Mth Iowa InfAntry D 23rd Infantry I autli Ohio Infantry I 77th Infantry E 78th Infantry A 18th Wyoming Cavalry II 4111 Iowa Infantry K 37lli Illinois JnfBntry II Uli Iowa Infantry Schaffrbtli Fred EiUGtliOliio f Ihfniitrr ScitiCL 0 Hltli Petiri Infantry j Triylor Henry K mil Illinois luhujtry f Wood W C 1st ling WcBtMiBsuiui J BBISCOE Mathevrs 1C Co M 4tu Illinois Cavalry ftf Uiltz A iHliliul Vet lofiuitrv CVUI tSniliiim A M Co E Cavnlry Barker Hoinan I T Beldins M lUirKHii eT Co F 23rd Iowa lH U C Illinois Ihfautry B 7Stli IniUana Infantry Adj Milan Uti K Illinois Infantry Co H ith Iowa E 1st IqiC mh Wwa 7 ivsist lafaatry Infautry Infaiitrv SCinuilry IhfKiitry and K ilCtlVuhl li 2nd IllliK I 75tltOhlo p Tist ouio X Y Jf Art nl 4ta lown Cayalry A yiitliloira Infiisitry Diiiil Ohio CaVylrjr 0 13th lowV u 33rd Iowa1 fr intlija K102 D 7Sth Ohio A7tll Mo C Sotl Ohld A 174th Ohio E lull Kail Infantry5 Infantry Infantry Infiutry D 103 111 lufantry Oth Wls Cavalry A 30th N J Volunteers H 4th Iowa Infantry 111 Infantry lovvn Infantry M it H 104 U 27111 CltOAI G 27th eiuss G S9th lotra Infantry 111 Infautrjr HeuiRht 0 Lawrence C ioldsuiith K P Picket Clias Williamson K Foote Chas A Ktone Win C 32nd Iowa H Jth Iowa 1VBYVILLK A ISC JJel C Wth Wls 1ORI3IER A 1st Iowa HTth Mich A 124tll III Infantry Infautry IT 4tl ailcll NODAWAV I 22ud Penn D Ohio asth Iowa C 40th Ohio I 54th Ohio 15 32nd Wls F issth Ind DSOtu Ohio H llth Iowa E 4Dth Va II nthlowii 12th N Y II 4th loiva PRESCOTT M4th Iowa K 39th Illinois at oth Ohio foun linn OAK 1 Soth N V STHAND D 2Dth Iowa VILIISCA Gilhert K H E 2nd W Va Prelim 1 J A 1st Wash Sheiiliord JerDmlah H Iowa Wilson W II D LOth Iowa Beljce A M Agnew I B liulloek H 1 Ciisteel W A Heller r B Hart J Kennedy Ed KirK James Alliiert John W 1 Shifter W K Hhlller W V A Carson John iiKldis J I Keever Ieo Miner lleiiry 1 Kinney A T Ensifin 0 S Infantry Battory Infantry Infantry Cavalry Cavalry Infahtry Infantry Infantry Infantry Infantry Infautry Infantry Infantry Infantry Infantry Infantry Infantry Cavalry Infantry Cavalry Infftmfy f Infantry j Infantry Cavalry Cavalry Infantry Infantry 3200000 behind Hamrnar Paint guar antee tor five years of satisfaction Most economical Best protection to house owners A Rare Opportunity The new country In northwest Nebraska and Wyoming opened up by the Burlington Uallnwd offers a great opportunity for hotel men Jlotelu aro wiintcrl in a number of stood towns The district Is extremely rich tn agri culture and minerals For particulars mldress W K FarnhamIndustrial Commissioner CB U 200 Adams street Chicago The pathway of the reformer is gen erally all up hill 1 Many a woman who screams at sight of a mouse can look at a surgeons knife end set her teeth ;