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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - March 1, 1900, Corning, Iowa All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday March 1 19OO Vol XXX No 9 CO K MUSTERED IN The Corning Company Takes Its Place Again in the Iowa National Guard A FULL MEMBERSHIP FortyOne Mn Signed the Rolls Al most the Full the Members of the Old Com pany Here Have Joined Ever since the return of Company K from its service with theFiftyfirst Iowa in the Philippines the question of re organization has been agitated For several weeks everything has been in readiness for mustering in but Adju tant General Byers has been unable to be present Last week however he notified the boys that he would be here Saturday evening The company was mustered in at that time the members being as follows Adams 1 M Iovelctt Fnink Iteutz Geo Loo Wells E Bacon Harvey Monosmith 1 Conaway J A McAutoy Jus Conaway Ben McAuley Arthur Uawson Ira Moriniu Walter Dunn H W 1eairs E C Devore Lewis 1ealrs Krank Elliott J A Itussoll Frank Elliott van B Itouinson lolm Gilbert Edward C liicker lessu Gautliler Edward F Itose Axel Gray FrauH Stanley Carl w Gordon Albert Staples Artlhir Harlow Hiram Stepheusoii Walter Hoxie Herbert O Stanley K V Irwln Albert Stanley Claud Jackson frauk Turner Dan W Karns HG Wltlner Ifalnh Kindred Win Walters Jos After the oath had been administered by Gen Byers the company proceeded to the election of oflicers II G Karns was chosen captain by the unanimous vote of the company and 13 W Turner was elected first lieutenant in the same manner After a spirited contest be tween W B Stephenson II L Harlow Jesse Ricker and Claude Stanley the latter was elected second lieutenant The noncommissioned oflicers who are appointed by the captain will be announced soon The company starts out under the moat favorable conditions Captain Karns is not only a competent consci entious map but his service as second lieutenant in the Philippines will be of great value to him The same is true whowas a cor pora dur in g the foreign serVi ceV Of the fortyone members seventeen were members of thepldcompany and most of these were with the regiment in the Philippines The company is com posed of a fine lot of young men and THE UNIONREPUBLICAN congratu lates the town upon being the home of such an organization Requisition has been made on the state for the neces sary equipment and it is expected to arrive soon The armory will not be available for a but it is prob able that about the lirst of April the company will be back in its old quarters LETTER FROM NED TURNER Rev E B Turner Missionary in Hawaiian Is lands Writes Interesting Letter Home I suppose the object of my writing this letter is to tell you something about these islands I doubt not but that you have heard a great deal more of them since Co K got home than you ever knew before Before I thought of com ing out here to work my knowledge of the whereabouts of these islands was very indefinite 1 had a general idea that thev were a group of islands some where in the midljacilic but of the number of the islands and of their peot pie and of their products I could have said but little 1 had always heard that the Hawaiian islands were among tho most delightful places of the earth but I had never dreamed that the garden spot of the Pacific was onehalf as beautiful as it really is If you would here allow the bomiletical instinct to crop out I might say that there are also some garden spots of life which are not fully comprehended or appreciated until one is allowed to sit under the cooling shade of some ivy covered bower With the temperature 10 be low zero you may not sympathize with myreference to a cooling shade But I do want you to know that whatever yovi hear about the beauty of this land of practise it can not be exaggerated Strategically these eight stands are of the utmost importance to the United States and from the days of my Whig Hall debuts in Princeton college I could never understand why the United States were so slow in annexing them These islands occupy a central position in the commerce of the Pacific Ocean Hono lulu the capital city of the islands with its safe and commodious harbor is ex actly in the track of all steamers sailing to Australia from San Francisco Pugct tJound or Alaska Imagine the impor tance of these Islands when the Nicara gua now seems a certain completed Hawaii will be a very important link in tho chain which con nects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific From the Marquesas to the Aleutian Islands Hawaii is the only land in that tremendous ocean expanse west of America where a ship can call within a apace of 4500 miles from San Francisco and 6200 miles from Nicaragua Hence Honolulu is the only port where steam era can replenish their coal bunkers on their long journey across the Pacific Naturally these Islands are the most favorable as the interesting point for telegraph cables across the Pacific Not the least important is the relation the Hawaiian Islands bears to the gigantic commercial interests of the awakening countries of Asia and our own beloved America Of the Islands Hawaii is the largest and it is on this island that our k old friend Miss Darrow is to become a teacker in a Toung Ladies Seminary It is on Oahu the third largest island in size that Honolulu is situated Perhaps the one thing which attracts people to these islands as much as any otheristhe excellent climate Doubt les there is no place in the world where the climate is so wonderfully equable as here The thermometer ranges between and Fah the annual mean temperature being 75 Fall Being within the trade wind belt the group is fanned by pleasant breezes forthe greater part of the year arid an abun dant but not excessive rainfall that gives life to a luxuriant vegetation of the most varied beautiful character It has been rightly said that there are few if any communities upon the face of the globe that afford such a cosmo politan population proportionate to their size as do these Islands Daily while I am hearingin one ear si doncfier know in the most English of English tones in the other 1 catch the BonJour of the Frenchman Perhaps the sweetest tone of all is that which emanates from the gentle darkeyed natives with their soft voiced alohas On the Islands there are about five thousand white peo ple eight thousand Portuguese twenty five thousand native Hawaiians twen ty thousand Chinese and about thirty five thousand JapaneseTen thousand of the latter have come to the Islands since I have been here The Japanese have come in large numbers to work the sugar and rice plantations It is very hard for those of us who live here to understand the reasons of the United States in restricting further Chinese em igration to the Islands and at the same time permitting the Japanese to come in in such large numbers As a matter of fact the Chinese here are a much su perior grade of people than are the Jap anese Whereas the larger part of the former are of the merchant class the great majority of the latter are of the coolie class who have come here to work on the different plantations The actual moral life of these Japanese is at a very low ebb To those of you who have gotten your idea of the Chinese people from a hurried visit thro the Chinatown of San Francisco or New York the Chinese of these Islands will appear an entirely different people But much as I should like it 1 havent time to enter into an extended argument in the de fense of the Chinese people As my work is wholly among these people I might be expected to champion their cause Many of the Chinese have in termarried with the native Hawiians and the cross has been a first rate one The child such parents combines the energy and economy of the Chinese and the happy disposition of the Hawiian To the American eye the native Hawiian presents au interesting ligure He is of ten a man of magnificent physiqe weighing pounds aud over xf eet tal T trayTfeveal ways lived a Hand to mouth existence and have rarely known what hard work means Their indolent mode of living is no doubt due to thfe tropical climate in which they have always lived It is a sad fact that these natives are rapidly dying oft The white mans whiskey and their own loose livesare proving too much for them It is a funny sight to see these natives in their shirt sleeves and bare feet being driven home after their days work in a two seated rubber tired carnage They will work all day for a dollar and then spend fifty cents of it for some fish anduse the other fifty cents to be driven home often a dis tance of only a few blocks These peo ple will wear shoes if necessary but they seem to think that nature made ample provision for their shoes when they lirst saw the soft light of these lux uriant islands In going to church they sometimes carry their shoes in their hands and put them on just before en tering Too much could not be said in favor of the natural and artistic beauty of Honolulu and the surrounding country Today Honolulu is a city of 30000 in habitants with well kept public build ings miles of macadamized streets lighted by electricity about twenty miles of street railway on which the horse cars are already being supplanted by electric cars thirteen hundred tele phones three hundred hacks and a steam railway with palace cars running along the coast line for forty miles The only possible drawback I find in a tropical life is the great prevalence of mosquitos They will tell the malohina or tender foot that ones blood will soon become used to them and their bites wont be noticed So far I could not be called an immune for their bites take every time Above every bed there is sus pended a large mosquito net which is dropped over the bed while one is sleep ing Perhaps you will agree with me that I have dealt at quite sufficient length upon the glittering generalities of these islands and perhaps you would like to know more about my specific work I am one of the three teachers who are helping mold the Chinese youthful mind to higher thinking and nobler living We are with a Mr Damon and his family who is perhaps better known personally to more missionaries than any other one man living His home here is a perfect Mecca for all mission aries going to and from the Orient He makes it a point to meet every steamer and he brings the missionaries here to entertain them Many a sea sick mis sionary remembers with great joy his days sojourn under the hospitable roof of Mr Damons house The whole year round we take all our meals on an open lanai as the word has been anglicized from the native Ian guage I have a balcony surrounded y palms which opens out of my room Tts here that I spend most of my spare tjme In study and in reading I am very fortunate in having two of my old college and seminary friends with me One of these whom some of the Corn ing people met MrErdman has charge of a chapel among the natives When all is in good running order we have eightyfive boys with us Yon must not think these almond eyed youths are the same phlegmatic Celestials you Concluded next week VERY FINE CONTEST High School Contest Developes a Number of Good Speakers THIRTEEN SPEAKERS Program Was Long But Not Tire some the Speakers Holding the Attention of the Audience Present A year ago the Corning high school entered the Southwestern Iowa Ora torical association Last Friday even ing the fiaal contest was held to select a speaker to represent Corning at the meeting of the association at Bloom field in March One from each class oratorical dramatic and humorous was chosen It is not known yet in which class there will be a vacancy for Corn ing to supply and of course neither of the three successful candidates knows to whom the honor will fall of repre senting the Corning high school The judges decided that a representative from the dramatic class should be en titled to first choice but if this class be full then thechoice falls to the candi date from the humorous class and should this be full their choice from the oratorical class will be the favored one The names willbe sent in to the managers of the final contest and the successful one will be notified soon Never has Corning had a more satis factory contest The entire program was given without a change The ex ercises were opened by the high school orchestra which deserves more than a passing remark Under the direction of Miss Anderson it has made rapid progressand plays in a very ing manner Much credit js Kelly and his assistants for the able manner in which eachof the thirteen contesterits gave his or her selection on the program The teachers have taken a lively interest in the contest from the very beginning and their pupils cer tainly reflect great credit on these earn est instructors Ecu Stanley was the first speaker in the oratorical class Notwithstanding the handicap of bis position on thepro gram he gave the very difficult selec tion Spartacus to the Gladiators with fine effect The speaker was entirely at ease confident He g5vingem phasis at thedifferentplaces with a fine distinction The manner in which he worked up to the climax was par ticularly good and was appreciated by the audience Lester Morris followed with Regu lus to the Carthaginians He has a good voice for such selections and had it in good control His appearance on the platform is good he is very easy in manner and spoise with much force and emphsis Lloyd Thomas was at his best in Spartacus to the Roman Envoys One especially noticed his voice the deep resonant tones being well adapted to such a selection as his His gestures while few were natural The speaker entered into his speech and carried it up to the climaxwith somuch vigor and force that all who heard it weie carried with him The last speaker in the oratorical class Harvey Davis recited The Boy Orator of Zapata City During the first half of this selection he spoke in a moderate voice with suitable gestures and a slow articulation At the climax however his talent as an orator was plainly shown He forgot himself in his portrayal of the prisoner begging for mercy and as is always the case the audience under the influence of his voice his emphatic gestures his earn estness was jn close sympathy with him until the end was reached James Van Wagenen won the honors of the evening in telling How the La Rue Stakes Were Lost In his imper sonation of the little English jockey the speaker was very happy indeed in the character of the bluff good natured master he was very good but these were both forgotten when he gave tho vivid picture of the race One could almost see the horses as they came down the course neck and neck His action was full of life and vigor and transmitted itself to the audience with such force that one and all listened impatiently for the climax Miss Jennie Thomas gave Marys Night Ride with much force Her voice was clear and well modulated her enunciation perfect She is very easy and graceful on the platform and her gestures are good Charles Houck the third speaker in the dramatic gave a vivid picture of a battle in Si and Shorty He began slowly and gradually got into the lire of the speech He has a good voice and a pleasant manner while his gest ures are both natural and easy Miss Anna Davis gave a pleasing finish to the dramatic class In Lillie Servosses Ride She is very easy and graceful her gestures are unstudied and she has good control of her voice She has a good appearance on tho plat form Wesley Hutchinson in his imperson ation of Columbia Cram led the humorous class His voice is good and has a very happy way of changing it without a moments warning Jle is a very charming spinster and an equally good old man The speaker carried out his part with no apparent effort even when interrupted by applause the hardest test of a speaker his actions were those of a coy bashful maiden Speaker and selection were nicely suit ed to each other and the result was highly pleasing ROM Kenyon followed with Arte mus Wards London Lecture The speaker was cool collected and easy in manner He gave this speech in a droll manner that was most entertain ing Miss Lynnette Harris was the next in the humorous class and recited Away Down East in a charming manned She was very natural and her gestures charming She had her voice in perfect control and her manner is of one accustomed to appearing before an audience Miss Lulu Lqwery in Aunt Melissy on Boys was full of life and humor Her voice although pitched high and given with a decided twang was held in gooa control throughout She was easy with perfect composure before her audience Her actions and gestures were all realistic and in places decided ly emphatic altho frequently interrupt ed by applause she kept her character perfectly throughout Mike Barry was the last speaker of the evening His rendering of Shamus OBrien was very good indeed He kept the difficult Irish brogue all through the selection vdthout faltering He was confident and spoke in a well modulated tone This closed the list of contestants and while the judges consulted together the high school quartette sang a pleasing selection The members of the quartette wefe Ross Kenyoo Miss Jeanetto Thomas Miss Pearl Semmons and J R McComb The judges Miss Grace Beymer Miss Ida Okey and Theodore Turner then gave their decision as to the winner in each class as follows Lloyd Thomas of the oratorical class James Van Wagenen of the dramatic class and Wesley Hutchinson of the humorous class Of these three James Van Wag enen is first choice Wesley Hutchin son second and Lloj d Thomas third as representative from the Corning high school The evening closed with selecr tions by the high school orchestra A DELIGHTFUL BANQUET The Second Annual Banquet of the Q Club Last Thursday Evening The annual banquet of the Q club which was given at the Academy chap el last Thursday evening was one of the most elaborate and delightful social events in the history of the city The Q club an organization composed of twenty of the business and professional men of the town and whose object is the investigation and discussion of such subjects as suggest themselves to the members gave the first of these banquets last year and it was so suc cessful from every point of view that it was decided to make it an annual affair The banquet was preceded by a re cepttpnat the home of Dr Ewing and it the members and their tfieir places at the tables The latterwere arranged in the form of a hollow square and were tastefully decorated Covers were laid for eighty persons A short invocation by Rev T J Ream pre ceded the service of the banquet which was in charge of Caterer Wilson It was most capably planned and carried out The service Which had been un dertaken by a dozen or more young ladies was perfect The courses were served quickly and deftly During the entire evening music was rendered by the Corning Mandolin club and was by no means the least pleasing feature of the entertainment provided Follow the menu Blue Iolnts on the Half Sliell linked Trout Turkey Saratoga Haucc Mallanl Duck Ioln of Beef Cranberry Siuico Celery Olives Salted Almonds Sherbet Chicken Salad lee Cream Neapolitan Cake Fruits Nuts Italslus CoHeo After thecoffee had been served Hon I M Towner assumed charge of the further proceedings He was very happy in his remarks as toastmaster and announced the following Only the Brave Deserve the Fair T D Ewlnpf After tho I1 Clark Js a Noullullglons Kilueatlon Benellclal to r II Mason Things to All 13 M Kelly Mo Little Love Me Grace E lloymer Patron Saint the nev E C Moulton Nature the Best Dr K 11 Gregory The Q A 11 Wells George and His Kev M V From first to last the responses were enjoyed by all It has never been the writers fortune to listen to a more de lightful program of responses and the only regrettable feature was the ab sence of Rev E C Moulton and Rev P II Mason It may be said in expla nation of the formers toast that the patron saint of the club is Benjamin Franklin The gathering was one of the largest of its kind that has occurred in Corning and if we may judge by the remarks of those in attendance it waa one of the most enjoyable throughout A VERY LIGHT DOCKET Little Business in Sight for the March Term of the District Court Even in this county of small dockets and little court business the docket for the term which begins next Monday is very light There are five criminal thirty continued eleven new and twelve probate causes a total of fiftyeight Judge Tedford will preside The grand jurors are to appear the first day of the terra and the petit jurors on the third day The list of petit jurors was pub lislxd in these columns a couple of weeks ago Expect n lot for your money in tin ware at The Overflow 9 Frog in your throat Call at Dr Henrys drng store 46 The line of neckwear at The Over How The ribbon store of Corning will be The Overflow 9 Makes the food more delicious and whoSesome ROYAL BAK1HQ POWDER CO NEW YORK CRONJE SURRENDERS The Boer General Finally Recognizes the Helplessness of His Position MADE A BRAVE STAND Three Thousand Prisoners Fall Into the Hands of the First Victory the Brit ish Have Won London Feb war oflice has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts Paardeberg Feb 27 a eral Cronje and all of his force capitu lated unconditionally at daylight and e is now a prisoner in my camp The irength of his force wili be communi cated later I hope thaj her Majestys government will consider this event sat isfactory occurring as it does on the anniversary of Majuba Nearly 4000 Prisoners London Feb 27 p is now announced that Lord Roberts has noti fied the War ollice that the number of Boer prisoners approximates 4000 of which about 1150 are citizens of the Orange Free State The remainder are citizens of the Transvaal Twentynine Transvaal officers were captured and eighteen Free State ofli cers were made prisoners The guns captured from the Trans vaal forces were seven 5centimeter Krupps nine 1pounder ant1one Maxim guft From the FreeStaters the British captured one 5centimenter Kruppand one Maxim gun DR A A RAWSON DEAD His rJeBirfOcoSrreifSSdSjeriiy Hdmcih Corning EarlyMonday Morninjr DrAlleri A Rawson one of the best known of the pioneer settlers of Adams county died suddenly at his home in this city early Monday morning Aside from a slight indisposition he had been in his usual health this winter and on Sunday he appeared to feel even better than usual lie walked down town in the afternoon and in the evening was engaged in wriling an obituary of William R Evans an old settler who died near Brooks last week He and Mrs Rawson retired about 1Q oclock and in a short time he complaiifei of being too warm and said he would get up He attempted to do so but fell back and wnen Mrs took hold of him to lay him down in the bed he was unconscious Medical aid was sum moned but the patient never regained consciousness passing away about 2 oclock Death was caused by apo plexy Dr Rawson had frequenc Ijr predicted that death would come to him suddenly and had told many of his friends that they would be surprised to learn of his death some time Dr Rawson was born in Ohio March 14 1831 After bis graduation irom Rush Medical college he came to this county locating at Quincy and began the practice of medicine During the period of nearly half a century that has elapsed he had been engaged in the practice of his profession Or late years he had riot been in active practice al though be never gave up the work en tirely He was married in 1869 to Mrs Mary H Johnson whose death oc curred in 1877 There was but one child who died in infancy Dr Rawson rer mainedin Quincy until the removal of the county seat to Corning and was one of the first to follow it here In October 1891 he was married to Mrs Mary A Ricker who survives him Dr continuous residence of over forty years in the county the pub lic spirit he has always shown and the manner in which he has identified him self with the interest of the community combined to make him one of the best known residents of the county He had always manifested the warmest interest in the public schools and was also active in the affairs of the town His office holding was confined to service on the schooCboarcl and on the town council Bfe wasa member of the school board a t the time of and he schoota J Inspitelof Tsrajibac particle of his interest in ters and his zealaiid liiscounsei willvbe greatly missed The whole community mourns Dr Rawsons death He was an earn est honest capable man a man wht had taken his part in the development of this county and up to the lionr of his death was still ready to take part in any movement of public interestThereV is no one whu can fill the place he otcu pied in public affairs or in the hearts of tbe many he had benefitted by kindly counsel or in a more substantial way He was a man of considerable fortune and it is generally understood that the library the public schools and other in stitutions and organizations in which he had manifested an active interest have received bequests under his will The funeral is to be held this after noon at 2 oclock from the house It will be in charge of the Masonic lodge of which deceased had bien a leading member The services will be conduct ed by Rev P H Mason of the Congre Rational church assisted by Rev J A Loyejoy Great prices on granite ware at Overflow cj Dont forget Wescott foi meals Only 15 cents 34 FISHERS SOLE AGENTS FOR Cresco Corsets the only com fortable cor c set that Cannot Break at the Waist Line Service and Lorna Ladies Kid sixes and all price JL FITTED AND GUARANTEED Dr Hess Stock and Poultry as good as any at onehalf the price of others Guaranteed THEY ARE FAST GUARANTEED FISHERS WVVi ;