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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - January 25, 1900, Corning, Iowa Vfif All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday January 25 190O Vol XXX No 4 FARMERS INSTITUTE WHI Be Held at the Court House in Corning February gth and 6th PROGRAM IS EXCELLENT The Comtn ittee in Charge Say It Will Be the Best Institute Ever Held in Adams Spec ial Interest to Ladies The executive committee of the Far mers Institute met in this city last Sat urday and made out a program for the institute o be held in this city on Mon day and Tuesday February 5 and 6 The sessions will be held at the court house and all farmers are urged to be present and to take part in the discus sions While the program is an excep tionally good one the officers are anxious to have the impromptu talks and discussions even more valuable and helpful than the prepared papers if this be possible Everyone is invited to attend and to do his share in making the meetings successful and profitable The personal experiences of practical framers are more helpful than theoriz ing and it is hoped that the attendance will be large and the participation in theprpgram general We are requested to call especial at tention to the addresses of Miss Col burn and Prof Atkinson The iadies are particularly invited to be present Miss Colburn who is professor in do mestic economy at the State Agricul tural college and Prof Atkinson who is assistant professor in field work at the same institution come with the highest recommendations from the au thorities of the college The ladies will be particularly interested in Miss Col burna address and should attend in large numbers Following is the pro gram MONDAYAVTEHNOON 1 Presidents Address Potato Culture GeoVfilJlIss Corn Growing for Advaotjige of JJotation IB ifeld Crops CrS DOINGS ABOUT TOWN TUESDAY MOIINING Production and Care of Milk i o V SamlHiiteiilsbn Some Facts for Farmers to Consider Adjourn TUESDAY AFTEUNOOX The Proposed Change In Our Road Laws r T Eckles Jas Lvnam and Care of Farm Machinery 2100ituraV Delivery of MaiiY Young People A crowd of Academy students had a party Fri day evening at Miss Nettie Twihings All sorts of games were indulged in refreshments were served and the even ing was spent very Formerly Lived Frank P Mor gan who was station agent at Corning a number of years ago and who later entered the mail service has been ap pointed chief clerk in the railway mail service at Des Moines His friends here will bo glad to learh of his promotion Is Around J D Ballantyne who lives five miles northeast of Corn ing was in town Saturday for the first time in six weeks or more He fell from a load of hay early in December and wasbadly bruised and has been kept in the house most of the time since the accident Lincoln and Washington A table devoted to literature pertaining to Lincoln and Washington will be found at the public library during February Teachers and pupils will find much that will be helpful in preparing for the observance of either the 12th or 22d of February in the way of special articles biographical matter and recitations Booker Washington at Red Oak Booker T Washington will lecture at Ked Oak next Tuesday evening The people of Red Oak are to be congratu lated upon the opportunity to hear the greatest living negro the man whose earnest purpose no less than his ability as an orator has made him so prominent FAIR ASSOCIATION Annual Report of the Officers of the Business for the Year Just Past ij PERSONAL MENTION C A Monday Shafer was a Creston visitor IS IN GOOD CONDITION The Fair this Year Wll Be Bigger and Better than Ever Are Enthusiastic and Already Planning for the Big Show in this country the numbers on lecture course The lecture is one of the Young Peoples TUKSDAY EVENING Male Quartette AddressProf Kelly JooperatloAllrof VMlh MuslcrMnlo quartette ISAAC liROKAM Executive A j KKNXOX G H RU89BLL Hecretary JsiiOMK SMITH Irosldeut OOLDEN WEDDING rirj Thos Hell Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Their Marriage Thomas Bell Sr and his wife couldnt understand how so many of their sons happened to arrive in Corningat the same time last week There was a gathering of their descendants and they could not imagine the cause until they were informed that it was in cele bration of their fiftieth wedding anni versary that their sons and other mem bers of the family had come together It was a complete surprise to them and both of them were absolutely happy Of their descendants thirtythree were present those irom out of town being Hon Thomas Bell and wife Mrs FrankBell Miss Florence Bell of Fairfleld W R Bell and family of Creston W G Bell of Greenfield J E Bell of Carthage Mo and Mr end Mrs E E Bell and child of Omaha Four generations wore represented The anniversary was on Friday and the celebration was an all day affair After a splendid dinner had been enjoyed tho ola couple were escorted into tno parlor where they received the congratulations of the members of the family Letters were read from the absent sons and Sen ator Bell in behalf of the entire family presented them with 850 in gold as a slight token of love an affection The balance of the day was spent in a good time in an informal way Uncle Tommy as everyone in Corn ing knows him was born on tho ocean in 1818 and came to Americafwhen nineteen years of age Ho was married twice tho second marriage occurring in Pittsburg January II 1850 He re moved to Iowa in 1857 tailing up his residence at Burlington He and four sons served their country during the re bellion he himself having organized and drilled three companies in Kossuth county Eleven sons and one daughter were born to him of whom nine sons are now living There arc fortyfive grandchildren and seven great grand children Mr and Mrs Bell came to Adams county in 1805 and have since been among our most highly respected citizens That they may enjoy many returns of the anniversary their many friends sincerely wish Headache is very frequently caused by defective vision and can bo relieved by properly fitted glasses Wo guaran tee satisfaction Ankeny Carmichael W Ii Ankeny Optician 3t2 Preparing an Corning Improvement association will give an oratorio Tfie Story of the Cross early in the spring The first rehearsal will be held next Monday evening at oclock in the music room of the Acad emy More than fifty voices have al ready been secured and Miss Grace Beymer under whose instruction the oratorio will be presented thinks that this number will be considerably in creased Are Closing the movement in favor of closing all the stores at was not successful some of the stores are shutting up early any way Several of them have closed with out agreement as to time and we notice that Scott Biggar and C F Andrews have placed notices in Che windows that they will close at until farther no tice It is probable that for a time iiearlyrall the storeswill have the lights outatanearlyhour L Exchanged H Dem orest has traded his forty acre farm two miles west of town to Henry Griilin for the latters dwelling house on Eighth street Mr Demorest will occupy his new home soon after holding his sale next week and Mr Gritlm will remove to the farm We understand that the house valued at 82000 and the farm at fortyfive dollars per acre Mr Demorest will sell the Acme stock food Woodmen Modern Woodmen of America installed their oflicers Wednesday evening As we go to press the samo evening we are un able to Rive a full account of the exer cises The following1 oflicers were in stalled II II Harris V G Z T Witlener W A W W Runyon bank er W J Wilson clerk Milo Kellogg escort W J Withrow watchmanJ W Locke sentinel A F Shinn mana ger R II Gregory F E Potter C A Hillweg Congregationalists Will Congregationalists of Corning expect to expend about this year iu the erection of a now church W B Ank eny and IT E Westropo were in Yil lisca Monday looking at the churches in that city for the purpose of getting ideas The church will be a frame structure and the present building will be utilized as far as possible Work will bo begun early in tho spring Corn ing church buildings are not a matter of price to her citizens and the erection of such a structure as is under consid eration is a cause for congratulation Another Business A Crooks of Greenfield lias leased the south room of the Mann building and will open up a stock of goods early in February He will run a department store and is now in the markets buying his stock Mr Crooks has boon doing business in Greenfield and still retains an interest in tho store there Ho liked Corning as a place to make his home and came here for that reason and because he thought it was a good business point Ho is said to bo a first class business man and will be cordially welcomed He pur ciiased a residence property on Seventh street blocks west of the First At the meeting of the board of di rectors of the Adams County Agricul tural society last week Secretary West rope submitted his report The prin cipal features of the report were given by TILE UNIONREPUBLICAN several weeks ago but for the further infor mation of pur readers we give the re port in full The total amount of premiums offer ed by the association as shown by the premium list was divided as fol lows Premiums Horse department Cattle department 358 twine department 175 heep department 115 Poultry department 203 Machinery department 71 Grain deartment to Hoot Crop and Vegetables 33 Domestic and Pantry Stores 75 Fruit department Flower department 34 Dairy department 10 Fine An department 109 Apiary department 20 Education 27 Speed 1285 Total Entries Outside Speed Ring Dorse department 90 Cattle department 29 Swine department 99 Sheep department 35 Poultry department so Farm Implements i Harness and Sacllery 3 Grain 74 Root and vegetables 124 Tantrj Stores coo Fruits 100 Flowers 45 Dairy 5 FaacjMrork and painting ilary g ucational 17 Total Receipts Balance January 11S09 Gate Receipts Quarter stretch anil amplilthoatro Priyeleges Stall rent 547 1753 as 437 50 no Entrance speed department 4 Other Entrances 73 10 Collection American Troting Assn 3 20 Rec of Lcriox rent of tout 11 00 Collection Fat Steer prlzo 37 rl0 IroIHs on List 124 so State ojjo 00 go Expenditures Tald freight postngo express and drayagcS K so Klbbun uauor nous etc 11 oo Lumber hardware anil 41 ir Itevenuo tux IltliOKranhs streamers and advertising 97 IostfiiR bills Paid American Trotting Assii live col American Trotting Assn annual dtiiis Salary to President ami Secretary Music Judges and meals for Supts Telephoning Gate keepers and ticket sellers Hunt of tent If E expense Cliariton and Vllllsca C F A expense Des Albinos etc Sprinkling track Labor on grounds fi uii 1ollco 75 Straw and feed 25 ss Iahl purses speed1217 ig Paid premiums 842 ti Paid attractions 250 oo Geo Mahou expense 21 20 00 Cost of Speed Rinjr KiCKiris Itecelvcd Entrance S9 Kecelveil stall ront speed liorses 00 Quarter stretch and amphitheater 318 40 u or 29 20 lii uo iflo aioo 24 W 2 7r 2J5 75 05 oo n s in o Total SOS 29 Paid purses is Soliciting 21 2G Total 3J Net cost of speed 435 na Treasurers Report The following is the report of E F Miner treasurer 5 47 20 oa 9 75 ai 759 ut 40 190 10 417 ro BO 50 Cash oti hand January 4 1S99 s Halo of ctfs stock Kent for Any In Premium list Admittance 1 Amphitlioatro and Quartur Stretch liitraiicu fees Privileges Stall rout Collection for sptiial premiums 1710 Statu appropriation 20fl oo George W Dobbs spent Sunday with his parents in Kent Wiiliarn Cramer of Carl was a courl house visitor Saturday C C Hull who has been quite sick was able to be out Sunday Mr and Mr A R Wells will have a whisfc party Friday evening Miss Lottie Belknap is visiting with friends at Prescott for a week Miss Linnie Swindler was a visitor in Prescott Friday and Saturday Bev T D Ewing filled pulpit in the Presbyterian church of Cromwell Sunday Mrs P H Bevina went to Des Moines Monday to make a visit to her daughter Mrs Charles Cole A B Turner jr was able to bo out yesterday after a severe sickness of a few days duration Esther Lewis came from her home in Hopkins Mo last Thursday to take up her studies at the Academy J M McGrath returned Friday from a trip to Chicago He visited relatives at Mendota on his way home Joha Strawbaek a prosperous farmer of Carl township accompanied by his wife was in Corning Tuesday John Holman who has been here for some time receiving medical treatment left for his home in Kent Monday i W Fleming the Burlington night operator went to Lucas Thursday to make a ten days visit with his parents Ben who has been visiting with his parents for the last two weeks returned to his work in Chariton Friday Mra Mary E Homan Miss Eva Hom an and Frank Homan of Carl were guests of Mr and Mrs John Falconer the first of this week L E Humphrey will leave this week with his family to take up his residence on a farm near Elliott Their friends good wishes accompany them Dr F E Potter received a message Tuesday informing him of the serious illness of his sister at her home in Block ton and left for that place the same eveping A Baker and Mrs J W Ellen wood of Tenville were visiting from Sat urdSyVtJbi Monday with their daughters Miss Matie Bakor and Miss Beatrice Ellen wood Mrs A M Bayraer returned home Sunday after an absence of several months She visited relatives in Ohio and Indiana and also stopped for a time at Madison Wis where her two sons are attending the University S E Norton has beon quite sick for a number of days but we are glad to say that his condition is improving He had a bad fall last Thursday and while there were no direct injuries the shock is thought to be the cause of his injuries Will McCoy recently in the employ of 0 L Snavely came in Sunday from Council BlulTs where he has been work ing for somo time He is on his way to Ues Moinea whoro he will stay a week He has been studying embalmingat tho Champion college of Omaha and has re ceived a diploma from that school as an undertaker Massena Echo A F Okey president of the Barmers Savings bank came up from his home in Corning last Friday evening to look after business interests ROYAL dtRSOUJTEnrtouRE POWDER Makes the food more delicious and wholesome HOYAL BAKING POWDER CO NEW YORK in this city Mr Okeys large experience in many lines of business particular of building makes his advice and co operation valuable to those of our busi ness men who contemplate building H B Cochrane went to Glenwood Saturday where he will enter the em ploy of C W Wellman the gentleman who has been engaged in this county in unearthing personal property which had not been assessed Mr Welman has a contract with the board of super visors of Mills county to do the same work there Wholesome Minstrel Show Shepards Modern Minstrels literally delighted a large audience Wednesday evening at Hawleys opera house The company is a big one and richly de serves the public patronage because each of its members is an actor of merit and its aggregated work exceedingly meritorious The entertainment was excessively funny throughout and the fun was all wf an innocent sharp clean character There was sufficient divers ty to prevent monotony and all the features were good The company car ries an unusually fine band and orches ra It is so far superior to the average minstrel company and so worthy of success as a giver of happiness that it s entitled to large audiences and abund ant cash receipts which the Journal is Hunter not surprised to learn it is having TrTits townshTD The f uneTal will Yllir f rna nonnf TTT I A Obituary The funeral of David Cochran whosa death at his homo in Quincy we men tioned last week occurred last Thurs day The widow and seven children two sons and five daughters surviFe him The funeral was in charge of the Quincy G A R of which deceased had been a member and was conducted bjr Her Bourne assisted by Key Cupp Many friends of the family will extend sympathy in the loss of a lovinghus band and father The death of Mrs ElizabethGary oc curred last Wednesday at the home of her daughter Mrs Wm Tindall near Carbon Deceased was nearly 87 of age The funeral was held from home the services being conducted by Rev A Y Cupp Interment was mads in the Quincy cemetery Deceased an excellent woman and the family baa the sympathy of the community The infant daughter of Mr andMrs T E Cochrane died on Sunday funeral was held on Monday the re mains being interred in Walnut cemetery Eev P H Mason of Congregational church conducted services The parents have the sympa thy of many friends Mary A wife yesterday at her J H home tour of the Journal The above company will appear at he Corning opera house Wednesday ivening January 31 tomorrow at 2 p m I have some choice clover hay for sate 4t2 A GERARD A Grand Opportunity to obtain desirable clean new goods at a great ly reduced price Next week we do not wish toinvoice anr remnants nor short lengths of any must all go To this end we have given over a whole counter in the best lighted section of fact everything we have in short lengths at a Price Far Below Cost of Hanufacture We also offer for sale our entire stock of over 100Carpet Samples com prising all qualities from 25c to 8125 per yard Just the thing for rues doormats threshold coverings etc etc if you are thinking1 of biryinga carpet this spring uot biry it now It is a matter of dollars and cents Until February 15 we will guarantee to sell carpets at the same old prices Our much talked of and long anticipated Linen take place the weakof February 12 to 17 inclu sive It is no idle boast when we say that we shall have on exhibition tfcHss Largest Best and Cheap est line of linens e ver shown in Corning FISHERS C I A National bank and his family will bo hero within two weeks Miss Nellie Applegato of Greenfield who will be employed in tho storeaccompanied Mr Crooks while ho was hero last week 1 A New Ilrick will have a new brick hotel within a few months F C Reese will have it built on his lots on Davis avenue half a block north of tho Part of the excavating has been done and this work will soon be finished The con tract for the stone work has been let to Robert Law who will begin as soon as the in finished The build ins is to bo a brick sixty foot deep with a frontage of fortyfour feet Thore will be two stories with a basement under tho whole building and pressed brick will be used for tho front There are to be twentytwo guest and wo understand tho house will be sup plied with all modern conveniences in tho way of boat plumbing etc Tho structure will cost in the neighborhood of Top buggy and double harness for sale JJoth are in good repair Cheap as dirt T E COCHKANE 32t Total White Goods Sale were conditions the lt coo Cash paid out on orders drawn liy Cash on hand January i 73 The following committees and su pcrintendents of departments were selected COJIMITTEEU Gill Mathow Dilirail A I Tvinhim II KaTJuo A J Salts ieo W Morris V Myers W J Drcnnan I Drokavv Tim Sullivan Mrs A J Salts Mrs A L Wolls F Myers Ilarrali II Iimlum W Malion HUlKHINTKNOHNTS W Day J Dronnan F Hcttannlor Kennedy Morris O ISeod IS Canlleld W Hounds Domestic II C Moore tirokaw TaokDevoro Fancy A A Rawson Jerome Smith F rttcliards I H Kelly C U UoskJosoa as they exist decline in the market struck higher relation with one of the LARGEST VANUPACTurTERsYn the east we were enabled to improve our opportunity and bought unsparingly hv case and noss lot TOXS pp MERCHANDISE which will enable us not only to duplicate lastT but sell cheaper than ever Today we are going to inauourate a year s prices WHITE GOODS 5ALE Muslin Underwear and fresh goods latest and now open for your inspection most chic pafc CoversISc and ftobes49cand Drawers23c and Skirts50c and lot Table inch Damask up up P up unbleached 72 39c 1 lot Table Damask unbleached 72 iucl149c 1 lot Bates Fancy Check Table Lin en at 42C 1 lot Lockhart Fine Brown Shooting5c 1 lot Trim Loom Fine Bleached Sheot A B TURNER Come and Be Convinced CORNING IOWA ;