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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - March 21, 1900, Corning, Iowa All HomePrint Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday March 21 19QO Vol XXX No 12 to the Saster Stush Let us whisper a few woyds in your ear which you will do wellto heed Since coming here five years ago it has been our constantendeavor to bujld up a business on the satisfactory plan to carxy nothing but dependable merchandise and sell it afc as low a figure or a little lower than our competitors i If an article of particular merit is placed on the market we try to have itfirst and if wecan arrange for the exclusive agency we do it In this way we are enabled to offer incompar able values iBpur CorsetUnderwear Hosiery Glove Carpet and Shoe departments 9Zext Week 3ress Soods Opening Showing and selling all the new shades and weaves No music no sou venirs but an entertainment Of PRICES Just as sortment of the popular Crepe Plaids new designs for waists 6Kn and childrens dresses per yd set Offers the ua breakable Cresco in all styles white and drab long medium or short Sizes above 30 For Those VVho Wish a Cheaper we recommend our own Fishers Special which we carry in white drab black and fan cies in the lonpf waist mediuin waist aridthenew short waist high bust low bust also nursing in drab at each New Idea terns fit each IOC Meet Me There FISHERS Last Week Tag Sale giving is not confined to special sales butevery business day in the week every week in the year Magnetic attractions in latest cashbought merchandise will fill our counters high and 4 THE OVERFLOW DEPARTMENT will prove that the longer it goes the better it grows Get our prices always compare quality and then buy where it pleases you best Embroderies AH the conceits in these goods at from 2 cents to 75 cents per yard Good values in all Overs and Yoking Muslin Underwear White Aprons and Summer Gauze Underwear in Abundance A Good Thing 1000 skeins Rope sold at 5 cents per haye the choice of selecting any color or any amount for per skein THE OVERFLOW Your moneys worth or your money baek You will wonder no doubt where we get our Umbrellas to sell them as we do but theyll look and wear just as well as though they had cosb you fullprice You can buy them here at 15 Cents to Each Jackson The Corsetthat gives grace and eleganse to the form and one that everybody knows Ask to see the Corn ing Belle made by the Jackson people Our of these worth 50c for 32c Shirt Waists They are here they are beauties and youmay feel sorry if you dont see them before getting yours Handkerchiefs In time well prove to you that what wtf give you in Handkerchiefs are truly bargains Crash and Linens We give a pice showing on Crash and Linens having everything from that handled by the peddlars to the very fin est Our prices are what builds up a department like this Ladies Silk Capes for spring These come in tasty trimmings and beauti ful effects and in prices ranging from 8350 to THE OVERFLOW Comings Progressive Store MURDEROUSASSAULT Dan Sauce Makes an Unsuccessful Attempt to Kill Wm Binning HE USES A SHOT GUN The Trouble Occurred at the John san BHHard Hall in This City Saturday Sauce has Left the Country Clay Staples spoiled a first class story for TUE UNIONREPUIVLIOAN Saturday afternoon but wo have no ill will toward him since his action saved a mans life He was watching a game in Johnsons billiard ball on the west side of the pub lic square when Dan Sauce appeared in the doorway with a double barreled shotgun in his bands and announced his intention of killing William Ben ning a colored man who was standing near the stove Staples closed with Sauce and tried to take the gun from him while Benning seized a poker and started for his assailant Staples did not know whom he might hit in the struggle and concluded to let them fight it out In the struggle that ensued be tween Sauce and Benning both barrels discharged one charge striking the pool table and the other a back door Fortunately the crowd that was in tho hall when the row began had made a hasty exit and no damage was done In the rough and tumble contest Benning was the victor and after taking the weapon from his opponent choked him almost to insensibility The quarrel started at the Butler bill iard hall near the depot Sauce who was drunk and quarrelsome resented the fact that Benning a negro should be wearing a grejen ribbon in honor of Irelands patron saint He made his ob jection known and in the trouble which followed he got the worst of it Ben ning lefthe place and went to the othor hall while Sauce disappeared swearing he would get a gun and and kill the ne gro He secured the gun and would probably have succeeded in carrying out his threat if it had not been for Clay Staples Sauce remained in the vicinity of the hall for some time and theofllcers had him in charge for a time but carelessly permitted him to escape He is sup posed to have gone to Missouri and it is probable that he will be apprehended The trouble has called attention to the undeniably bad character of these billiard halls While it would be unjust to condemn or criticize all the visitors of these places it is undoubtedly true that the tough characters and loafers of the town frequent them It is also true that they are frequented by boys and young men and that the influences and associates are of the worst nature Par ents who do not gee to it that their boys stay away from them are neglecting their duty The billiard halls should re form qr shut be shut up The Johnson hall U closed at present The Art Exhibit which Is to be Given Thurs day Friday and Saturday of Next Week Aside from the fact that its object is a worthyoiiethe art exhibit which is to be given in this city next week should be visited by all who enjoy good pictures The exhibit will be given un der the auspicies of the art committee of the Federated clubs of Corning and is in charge of Miss Myra LaRue of Omaha whose interest in matters of this kind is as well known as her suc cess in givintj them The exhibits which will be given in the room imme diately west of Z T Wideners will con sist of Copley prints Durer prints and Copley sepias and many of the works of the great masters will be includedIt will be a display of reproductions which none should fail to see The exhibit will open Thursday afternoon at at which time a reception will be ten dered to the Federation of Womens clubs Friday will be childrens day the hours of the afternoon being given to them A cordial welcome will be given to all visitors at alt times from the opening hour to the close The ex hibit will be open all day Friday and Saturday as well as during the evenings of the three days TAKE YffDtf CHOICE Four Tickets the City Election Have Ben Filed With Clerk Day ONLY ONE CAUCUS HELD All the Tickets Were Placed on the Ballot by Petition No Partic ular Issue is In volved becalise company is composed 6f home people but also because the rates for telephone service will lowered Married the Congregation al parsonage on WedoesdayMarch 14th Herbert II Sickler and Miss Bertha Olson were united in marriage Rev P II Mason performing the ceremony The groom is one of the sterling young men of Sciola Montgomery county and the bride is one of the most popular young ladies of Strand Their many friends wish them happiness March 18th Miss EvaSwim and Mr Wm Tatman were united in marriage Rev J A Ross performing the ceremony Both bride are residents of Pres cott and are widely known both in and around Prescott They are the reci pients of hearty congratulations and good wishes from all the home of the brides parents near Prescott Wednes day March 14th Miss Adda Porter was united in marriage with Mr Wilfred Nash The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of friends Rev J A Ross ofliciating Both young people are well Jcnown in Prescott and have the good wishes of a large number of friends They left Monday for their new home at Crocker Iowa See Place Jones for street hats Dobrys Guaranteed Cure for hoj cholera Sold by Greenway Bros 5226 Get your bill of garden seeds ready to send to some out of town dealer and bring to me and I the bill for less and give you more in bulk 11 RALPH RUSSELL Go and see Mrs M A E Thompson Co and get a new hat Mrs Olive M Bixby is the trimmer that can please you Ralph Russell has made arrange ments to supply all of the county in bulk seed Anything for your garden in bulk Northern grown 11 The city election which is to be held next Monday promises to be an inter esting contest in spite of the fact that no particular issue is involved Four separate tickets have been filed with the city clerk The Jirst one is that nominated at the caucus held 1 uesday evening of last week It is called tho Citizens and the candidate for mayor is D H Meyerhoff for councilmen H CJiarnhart and E H Sheppard for clerk SE Day fortreasurer H E Westrope for assessor Charles Nelson The Labor ticket was filed second and the candidate for mayor is D E Lewis for councilmen J E Anderson and W SIIall no nominations being made for clerk treasurer or assessor The Peo ples ticket contains the name of George WMahon for mayor Andrew Down ing and Joseph Drennan for council menand Frank Andrews for treasurer The City ticket is headed with the name of Pierce Metz for mayor W J Wilson and C C Hull being the nom inees for councilmen and Walter Sjtephenson fortreasurer A voter ought to be able to suit him self next Monday None of the tickets represent any special issue and little effort is being made by the candidates o secure votes although we under stand that one or two of them are making a canvass On behalf of one of the tickets it is urged that the coun cilmen now serving and those nomi nated at the caucus all como from the same part of the town and while they were not chosen with that in view the argument vwill gain votes for those using it THE UNIONREPUBLICAN desires to urge upon all citizens the duty of voting for those candidates who will look after the interests of the town most ably and faithfully There being no issues involved it does not feel im pelled tb give its support to any set of candidates The question is one of men and not of issues and we do not presume to give advice in a case of this kind So heres to a pretty fight and may the best man win Voters should remember to express themselves on tho proposition to grant a franchise to the Corning Telephone company This company proposes to establish an exchange in this city and as the rates it promises to make are much ower than the Bell company asks we presume there will be no opposition to thoXsphlse We have heard of none at Ai te and we hope the vote will be Died The death of Andrew Law a resident of Corning for many years occurred Sunday morning He was sick only a few clays death resulting from an at tack of pneumonia Thus passed away calmly and gently another one who has lived worked gone in and out among us from the early days of the town Deceased was born in County Antrim Ireland April17 184i He came to America in 1871 and located in Corning the following year He was a stone mason by trade and a most capable and conscientious workman His life was a life of toil persevered in fromhabit and choice tip quietly did he pass the time of his sojourning here so modest and retiring was he in disposition and life that only those nearest to him by re lationship and the intimacy of friend ship realized the many excellencies of his character He was pure and clean in his speech and while a man of strong convictions was so kind and gentle so void of offence in setting forth his opinion whether in politics or religion as to disarm his opponents of malice and change them into friends He was reverent toward God and his ordinances believing firmly in the truths of His Word in which he had been faithfully instructed Hewas faithful to his friends and no acl of treachery is placed to his record in this particular Deceased had never married and his only near relative here was a brother Robert Law at whose home the funeral occurred Monday afternoon at 3 oclock The services were conducted by Ira p Clark Mrs Susan B Pease passed away at her home North Oak street Cres ton Iowa last Thursday evening Susan Bean was born at Jay Maine on May 1817 where she lived until the death of her husband Asa Pease in June when she came west and lo cated at Corning Iowa where her son O A Pease lived Ten years later moved to Creston with her daughter Jessie with whom she has since resided The funeral services were held Friday morninfe at 10 oclock at the home in Creaton conducted by Rev Mr Breed The remains were brought to Corning and interment made in WalnutGrove cemetery the services here being ducted by Rev P II Mason of the Congregational church of which church Mrs Peasewas so long a member The deceased was well known in both Corn ing and Creston She was a kind and noble woman her presence a benedic tion She was one of those mothers in Israel that win admiration and respect A devout Christian she secured content ment from her religion while for all she had a kindly look and a word of advice and counsel She has truly fin ished her course on earth and gone to inherit that reward thatis promised to to tho faithful She leaves a daughter and son Miss Jessie of Creston and A Pease of this city to miss her George Bristow died at his home in this city Monday afternoon after ah ill ness of several weeks He had been a resident of this county since 1865 hav tng located on what has been known as ramcy an excellent maaami bore the respect of many fflends among the older sel tiers He left three sons and two daughters his wife having died a number of years ago The funeral was held Tuesday at the home the services being conducted by Rev T J Ream The little daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben Brown who live south of Ivey ville died Saturday The funeral oc curred the following day interment beinpcmade in PrairieRose cemetery Thelittle one was in her second year and her death is a severe blowx to the parents and the sympathy of many friends is extended to them Death was caused by scarlet fever A strict quarantine has been maintained and we understand that noother cases have developed Mrs Sarah Updike died at her home near Prescott March 15 Miss Sarah Barkley was born near Lexington Ky November 30 1824 She united with the Baptist church in Rossburg Ind at an early age and has beena consist ent memberever since She was mar ried to John Updike on September 4 1847 The funeralservices were held at the Prescott Saturday March 17 conducted by Rev F A Wing and in terment was made in the Cromwell cemetery Mother Updike leaves seven children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss ThePostal Dsptrtmunt Will Soon Sell i f 1 JOINT AUCTION SALE Thos George and J W Weed will sell their Household Goods at Public Auction Saturday 24 The undersigned will sell at auction at the CalkingBlock Coming Iowa commencing at 1 oclock p ro sharp on SATURDAY MARCH 21 Furniture and household goods con four bedroom suits couch wo gasoline stoves two cots bedsteads kitchen utensils parlor suit six pieces bookcase cupboard one large coal oil tank andpumps mattresses chairsdin ing table and chairstwo kitchen ranges four heating stovesone large gasoline tank dishes and silver table ware and sundry other articles See bills for terms Tnos GKORGK J W WKED COL E B PIPER Auctioneer Back Again I amback again at live old stand in the Widener basement iind ask my old friends and patrons to call on me when in need of carpet weaving 12lt R J MAIIE Dress Making Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Church have opened a dress making parlor three doors south of Hotel Madison Ghethem a call 105 for Sale Aeme Yellow Dent seed corn heavy cropper shelled for1 Tacts a bushel i2j HENRY WKaTnorE oit GKoi BLISS Watch for Place and Jones spring opening ad It will pay you The postal authorities have arranged iv for the providingof a Jong fe2t wane iri the way of postage stamps putfUJvin book form The books will bo sblcLat so slight an advance that it is expectefl that the public will gladly pay ference in exchange for the greatvcpsi venience it obtains Mr Maddenthira assistant postmaster general is respon sible fpr the innovation which promises to be the most popular thing connected1 with his administration Fora Jong time tlie office of the third assistaffi postmaster general which has charge of postage stamps has been considering a means whereby the great annoyance of stamps stuck together could be over Shortly after General Madden came into oflice this subjectwas called to his attention and realizing its im portance to the people he proceeded to perfect his plans He thought a modest cover of thick black paperwith alternating leaves of stamps and par affin paper would answer all require ments Since that time the details have been slightly changed so as toper mit printing on the cover of the book a succinct statement of the postal rates in the United States and foreign coun tries The book will be of a convenient size to carry in the pocket and will contain stamps to the amount of 2i cents 48 cents and 96 cents An ad vance of one cent on each book is all that is to be charged the general public and if onetenth ofthe stamps now sold in loose packages are distributed in book form the government will real ize a handsome profit on the invest ment1 The government will pay S2 a thousand for these books and they will be sold for a1 thousand in advance of course of the face value of the stamps they contain It is believed the bookcontaining 24 cents in stamps and costing 25 coats will be the most pop ular Buy your violets at Place Northern grown seeds in bulk or two packages for five cents at Russells Hardware Store n Place Jones spring opening soon In this issue T C Reid has an ad calling attention to his new line of farm implements Read it IjL Mrs M A E Thompson Co lar gest and most complete stock of mUli nery in Corning Millinery from East and West at Mrs M A E Thompson Co Display of fine millinery March 30 and 31 at M A E Thompson Co You should see tho flno patternhats at Mrs M A E Thompsons T C Reid has now on hand his new stock of farm implements Read his ad in this paper 11 If you want the latest style photo graphs and the finest finish call Tinsley 47s Seeds in bulk at Ralph Russells ft When in need of Hour and feed call at the Corning Mills feed store east of Kenyoas grocery 8 ;