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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - January 11, 1900, Corning, Iowa 1 All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday January 1 I I9OO 1 XXX No 2 SCOTT BIGGAR The First Business in the Coujaty To make our store the recognized leadeh so all must acknowledge its position to conduct an aggressive uptodate business on business principles tp make our store as nearly as possible what its many patrons would wish it to be is our constant aim ONE PRICE and that the lowest obtainable Our Hobby Winter Goods at decided reductions during January Sample Items Chosen at Random Many Others That Are Equally Attractive Mens Overcoats and Ulsters reduced Mens 750 Overcoats and Ulsters reduced to 625 Ladies 1000 Jackets and Capes reduced tor 800 750 Jacketsand Capes reduced to 600 Ladies 1050 Collarettes reduced to 750 Ladies 750 Collarettes reduced to 600 Ladies 150Muffs reduced to 115 Ladies 200 Muffs reduced to 163 Ladies 300 Muffs reduced to 225 300 Blankets reduced to250 350 Blankets reduced 290 400 Blaiikets reduced to 330 375 Shawls reduced to 310 50c Dress Goods reduced to 75c Dress Goods reduced to 100 Dress Goods reduced to PLAIN HENRIETTAS AND iOc Fleeced Dress Goods reduced to 7ic Fleeced Dress Goods reduced to IOc Tennis Flannels reduced to Tennis Flannels reduced to 50c Gloves or Mitts reduced to 25c Gloves or Mitts reduced to 50c Underwear reduced to 25c Underwear reduced to 50c Caps reduced to 75c Caps reduced to CASHMERES NOT REDUCED 42ic 8c 6c Sc 7c 42c 21c 21c 40c 60e We believe these prices should prove attractive and will be the lowest prices obtainable in fact we think so so much that we are willing to let goods out for comparison and returnable if you can do better of the World the Encampment Install New Ofllcera early all of the lodges in this city d their installations last week ac counts of wbjeh were published in this paper The last of the secret societies to perform these ceremonies were the Woodmen of the World and the En campment an auxiliary to the I O O F Thenew Woodmen officers were installed Friday evening and are Carl Stanley C C A W hillock Ad T Joshua Decker banker Fierce Metz cleric Richard Cox sentry Peter Lynctj watchman F E Potter and R H Gwgory physicians David Boyd manager the new officers lor the yeav were seated Monday even iag as follows J J Zeigler H P C N p T B Fisher S W W J Wilsori j w C L Rogers scribe JN E Wilbur D D foP The appointive officers are as folios J L ingrahm I sentinel Al guide P P Humbert first to tent EE Myers second guarMo tent After the installation the loW adjourned to Wilsoas restaurant ad enjoyed an excellent banquet V TheG A R and R c will install their officers next Saurday even ing andan interesting piwram has been prepared The officers ere elect ed at the December rjQe Grand Armyofficers are as i T Hbmarii commander J S KVnsS V CC D Cooper J VCT A Lovejoy chaplain Dr James Wioerj Mohosmith Q to j J Elliott O D A C Conaway Or The officers of the Relief Corps Mrs MB Wilson president Mrs ginia Belding 8 V P Mrs Loulsk llrie J V P Mrs Orrie H Saltsv treasurer Mrs Mary Burgan conduc tor Mrs Ella Young assistant con ductor Mis M E Cooper guard Mrs Maggie Lawrence assistant guard MM Mattie Bristow Mrs Sarah Davis MrVCarria Hill Mrs Vinnie Peairs color bearers Jv Library Notes The trustees of the Corning Free Public Library held their first meeting for the year Friday evening January at the home of Mrs A L Wells The most important matter considered wasthe election of a librarian for the coming year Mrs C H Bryant a member of the board of trustees offered her services as regular librarian with out salary with the condition that the money which would otherwise be used to pay the salary of a librarian should be expended for books This very lib era offer waa gratefully accepted anc Mrs Bryant duly elected The library thus secures without expense the aer vices of a librarian with exceptiona qualifications for the work and through her generosity the number of books added this year will bo much larger thanit could have been otherwise s Plans for increasing the efficiency o the library were discussed and It J hoped during the coming year to ad I materially to its value to the commun r Since last October aboul sixt worth of new books have bee ied and others are expected soon I traveling library has altio been re 1 recently T the residence of the bridesxparents near Hayes la January 3 1900 by Rev A T Cupp assisted by Rev Menor Mr G H Frederick of Briscoe and Miss Bessie E Ilouck of Hayes The bride and groom entered the parlors to the sweet strains of the wedding march executed by Mrs Oliver Frederick of Corning where some sixty guests were in wait ing Mr Frederick is a young man of excellent character and the bride is one of the successful young lady teachers ot the county well known and beloved by a large circle of friends Both par ties are members of the M E church the bride being the organise Special mention must be made of the inscrip tion on the brides cake which was as follows Bessie January 3 1900 A sumptuous feast was served and a largo number of costly and useful presents were made the happy couple John Eiten miller of Pekin Ills and Miss Sarah W Stevens of Corning were married in this city Thursday January 4 by the Rev T J Ream Tho young couple left at once for Pekin where they will make their home I T Iloman and Mrs Mattio E Mooney were mar ried Wednesday January 8 by Rev J A Lovejoy at the home of the bride in Douglas township The couple are old residents or Adams county having lived here many years and have hosts of friends who extend congratulations FreemanHerbst Wednesday Janu ary3 at the brides home occurred the marriage of Miss Anna Ilerbst to Mr John Freeman Key J A Ross of eseottofticiatlng Only a few of the ire immediate relatives were present witness the ceremony Immediately w congratulations an elegant dinner Mr Freeman is a thrifty farmer living near Prescott His naMjss Anna rierbst is a most es vmai young lady widely known and community of Mercer Cen er i vbeat wishes of many friends re extend to thia happy couple Qlrl T From Chili Joseph JVers The Girl From Chili jompany nS headed thia way js an nounced by press aa the brightest comedy qrgaution that ha8 Vi8ited his section season Everybody i who has seen well of it and the press throj5nout the country is oud in its play and play Girl chili will appear at the opera housert Monday even ng January 15 T play is to b he most laughable ever written outclassing those oitne Charleys Aunt order and entirely new phase of humor th entire piece there is not in it There is fun in evi Bpeech am a whirlwind of Judging from sentiments our es teemed contemporaries seeing The Girl from Chi vS will miss the brightest evenin and humor of the seaaon V The management takes plev recommending this company theatre going people of Corning cinity A firstclass performance SI anteed ignres Prove That the Poultry la Adams County Is Profitable A good many people are of the opin on chat raising poultry isinnocent astime for the farmers wife which nly goes to show that they have never gured the thing out Duringthe year 899and it was not an exceptionally good ear either the two local poultry and gg houses shipped eases of eggs lach case holds 30 dozens which would make a total of 337890 dozens or 4054 80 eggs The average price paid was bout 11 cents showing that fur eggs lone there was paid out to Adams ouuty women 83716790 The total number of pounds of live poultry ship iqd from this point was 190214 The verage price paid can be estimated at cents the total amount reaching 548t Tho business of which speak efers only to the poultry houses of the Jorning Produce Co and W J Kellogg he shipments from other towns and by ther buyers not being taken into con ideration Country butter was another means of distributing United States urrency among Adams county people he two firms mentioned shipping 18 81 pounds the average price paid be ng 10 cents a total of The poultry egg andbutter business in this ioupty is enormous judging from the usiness of these two firms who alone lave paid out nearly The years shipments of the Corning Produce Co were Ii3l3 cases of eggs 12328 pounds of butter and pounds of poultry Those of W J Kellogg were 4950 cases of eggs 5853 pounds of butter 39641 pounds of dressed poultry and rounds of live poultry It would seem is though the Iowa hen in Adams jaunty was a paying institution Annual Business Meeting The annual business meeting of the ongregational church of this city held on Monday of this week was one of unusual interest and the action taken means much not only for the church itself hut for the community as anyone may see who reads thlj report through The attendance large and the meeting was from beginning to end by a spirlHf harmony and strong enthusiasm The session began at in the afternoon and con tinueduntil in the evening At 6 oclock a recess was taken tables were brought in and a picnic supper was ser ved from the well laden baskets which those in attendance brought with them and everyone decided that a picnic is picnic anyway The usual official reports showed the prosperous condition of the church anc were full of hope and encouragemen for the future The following officers were elected for the ensuing year Trustees A R Purdum and Henry Westrope the firs in place of Jacob Thompson whosi term had expired and the second in place of J J Ziegler resigned Deacons AF Collman reelected and M C Fisher in place of James Bell who has removed to Carthage Mo Third mem ber of the Presidential committee Mrs F M Munns Treasurer L E Stanley Clerk Mrs W B Ankeny The two most important matters t come before the meeting were the par sonago debt and the new church Tn araonage debt for several Tyears Jias efujfangtag over thoAchurcn a lack cloud A proposition was made o refund if possible at a lower rate of interest After considerable discussion M Davis suggested immediate pay ment and offered two hundred dollars n condition the balance shouldbe rais d in thirty days This generousoffer ould not be allowed to go by default The Ladies Aid society immediately ook up the challenge and subscribed ne hundred and twentyfive dollars Mien followed individual subscriptions o the amount of one hundred and four een dollars There remains yet to clear liedebt about one hundred and thirty ve dollars and this amount the ladies ropue to secure by soliciting subscrip ions With so large an amount already ubscribed and with the enthusiasm whicn thishas inspired there can be no oubt but that this burden will be clis iosed of Jong before the thirty days are ip After svtpper a report was made iy ihe pastor of the church us chairman if the building committee on the mount of subscriptions already secured or the new church The amount of ubscriptions was so large and the out ook so hopeful that the committee was authorized by a unanimous vote to se ure from some reliable architect at the earliest possible date complete plans and specifications for the new building o that work may be begun as soon as ipring opens The committee will also arrange immediately for the hauling of and Poor schoo houses and poor church uildings give a town a bad reputation ood school houses and good church uildings give a town a good reputa ion and enhance the value of every mans property This shows the value vhich men place upon education and religion Hence the building of this new church is a matter of interest to he whole community PERSONAL MENTION Brant one of Potters clerks eftFnday for Iowa City to visit his L Will Clark was an Omaha visitor yes terday D H Moyerhoff was in Villisca yes terday on business Chas Carothors of Hoyt was in town Saturday on business Mrs E Walters from near Brooks was a Corning visitor Monday Frank LaRue jr waa on the sick list the latter part of last week Ed C of Tho Froo Press has boon quite sick for several days Claude Smith from Des Moines came Friday a short visit with friends D W Baker of Chicago was A guest of the Turner family a couple of days ast week Mrs Frank Widner is enjoying a visit rom her mother Mrs G A Averill of Malvern x Mrs John Brown and Miss Bernice 3elding went to Villisca Saturday for a short visit Miss Bertha Shumaker from near hariton came Wednesday to make her lomo hero Miss Lillie Stone of Villisca is making a two weeks visit with her mother Mrs R E Richards A G Kelly of Creston was here Fri day attending to his work at the tele phone exchange Mrs Cora Anderson and baby return ed to her home in Prescott Friday after a short stay here Mrs W B Crewdson left for Des Moines Wednesday for a visit with rela tives and friends Miss Amelia Worth left for her home at Lenox Saturday after a short stay at Dr F E Potters Anson Frost and family left for Mon tana Saturday where they will make theif future home Mrs Frank Hood of Creston came Tuesday called hero by the death of her mother Mrs Manrose D C Merrick from Kossuth county camo Tuesday for a short visit with friends iu the county Miss Jennie Simons went to Creston Saturday for a short visit with her sis ter Mrs John Kees Mrs A M Maiiran of Creston camo Saturday to make a visit with Mrs J W Weed andfamily Frank Calkins is home from Des Mcines whore he has beon attending school for G W Anthony returned from Okla homa Monday where ho has beon for Bomo Says on business Ralph Ankeny and Richard Purdum returned to Chicago Sunday after spend ing their vacation at homo Miss Bortha Lee returned the first o the week to Fairfleld to take up he studies at Parsons College Mrs Emma Ankeny wont to Kingaley Friday to resume her duties of teachinj music in the schools of that city O R Hoaton Elmer Heaton an Tom Roid arc in Omaha attending a convention ofImploment Dealers Rev E Diltz of Nebraska came Sat urdny to take up his charge at Jasper Bon Darrah who is working at Chari ton for nia brother is home for a short IV Weed loft Friday evening for Wisconsin whore he takes up his work again v F Dale who has been Vjv court returned to Des Moines Mrs Emma Purdum went to Oma ha Saturday to itmko a two months visi with a daughter who resides thore Miss Amy Ellenwood of Villiscn cam Wednesday to make a short visit wit her sister Miss Beatrice Ellenwood Senator Mitchell want to Glenwoo Monday to Attend to some matters be the district court in session there Mrs Charles Arthur and childro r Brooks came Tuesday to vis wit Misa Millie Heaton returned to ome lends J B Bender Van Pelt arnfc eorge Montaldo were all last week on business returning on uriday Malvern Van Houten returned Tues ay to his home in Prescott after a short isit with his grandmother Mrs Mary lUsaell T J Glover went to Carthage Mo aturday alter spending a week or eo ith his numerous friends and relatives n Corning H A LongmoreofMt Etna went to lalispel Mont Saturday He is con emplating going into the stock raising usiness at that point Miss Ella Day has returned from Kan as City where she has been for some itne past and Misses Beulah and Wyn na Bird accompanied her home Miss Josie Greenwalt who has been isiting the last two weeks with her unt Mrs G W Anthony will return o her home near Massena thia week A J Rose welcomed his wife and hild to Corning last Thursday and they ire now comfortably settled in rooms on 3en ton avenue Mrs Rose has been pending the winter with relatives in Yaokton S D Walter Newcomb ef this city and Bradford Newcomb of Prescotfc left on a trip to the south their lestination boing BeaTille Texas where heir brother Frank lives They will away four or five weeks and their rietfds hope they may havethe good imo which they anticipate During lor husbands absence Mrs B New irab will visit her parents at Malvern SS Scott returned last week from lendrick whithor ho wont some jeforo to attend a familyjrouniou onor of the fiftythird he marriage of his parents All tfie children wore present olovon in number the youngest was 28 years old Mr Scotts parents are hale and hearty and for many years yet His father has seven brothers and sisters living and the youngest is 03 years old For Bent An eighty acre farm two and one half miles from Villitica la Inquire of or write to J L McCreary Quincy Iowa for terms 23t Thoroughbred sale at a bargain a fine individual Jowa Shorthorn bull for Three years old and A 8 Fife Corning Five Per Cent Farm We will extend all farm loans now coming due made to T A Wilcox or yEtna Life Insurance company at five per cent interest and one per cent com mission Mo abstracts needed All loans optional Will make new loans at above rate DALE BISOWN W S UKKMNO 502t Each package of Putnam Fadeless Dye colors either Silk Wool or Cotton perfectly at one boiling Soldby S K borey Mt Etna Iav i ;