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Adams County Free Press from Corning, Iowa • Page 2

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Letter from Idaho Edgar Smith kindly permits us to publish the following latter from his daughter, Miss Grace. It will be of interest to our readers in -this county. BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, Oct. 2,1005, DEAR FATHEU: I think you would be interested to hear of our southeastern Idaho fair of laet week, BO will write you today. Naturally I took a great interest in this fair because Sec.

Stufrlebeam of the fair association asked me to visit St, Anthony in the interest of securing a good exhibit from that place. The association includes all the towns along this branch from Pocatello, "Tho Gate City," up to Market Lake and St. Anthony, so you must know that this includes considerable territory aa Fremont ceunty alone would contain thirteen the size of Adams county. Then with Bannock, Bingham, Fremont and Blaine counties, including the Indian reservation (for the Indians are well represented always) you see that we have an attractioa worth while. I think I never enjoyed a fair of this class more than I did this one at Blackfoot, "The GrovoCity." Blackfoot is well located and is the cleanest, shadiest and best developed town of all ao we are, with our wealth, well founded.

The State Insane Hospital also must be mentioned aa contributing fine agricultural and fruit display from their farms, which is not entered for prizes. The fair grounds are well furnished with the eeceaaary buildings and a race course graded up to the latest and best known methods. The horses are brought from Salt Lake, Boise and Butte and a few are owned here. A circuit of the northwest is arranged ao they must be good horses. Right here, as I am speaking of the track exhibit, will tell you about the Indian races.

The Indians have good horses for running. 'Naturally, they are born riders and understand the horse as well as any jockey. Very few of the Indians though own horses of the best blood because according to their natures they are disposed to sell anything they own for a little money. But they can take any horse you ever saw and make him a racer for they are swift riders. The Indian races differ from- the professional races' in that the horse is scarcely ever distinguished by name but it is the rider's name which is posted on the bulletin board aa the winner of the race.

The novelty of all the different Indian races was tha three-mile-relay, changing horee? every half-mile. You would get Bo excited as the ludiau got urouud, slid off his horsp, and scrambled to gain the back the horse waiiiug for him. About six Indians entered for the race and, like firemen's hose coupling race hinged upon the skill of mounting the horse and barring accidents, he won. The riders mount the bareback horses and away they fly before they are barely mounted and leaning forward upon the necks of the horses and digging their moccasined or hare ftet'in the iides of the steed they remind, you of the old Indian legends and the Indian songa, "Blue Juanita" and "Speed Away." The riders wear overalls and shirt with the high topped felt hats, banded with beads or ribbons and decked with colored feathers or other ornaments. Sometimes they leave off the hat and wear only the usual bright silk handkerchief tied over their heavy black hair, which is braided down the back.

Each Indian had a string of three horses and with six entries the group made quite a sight before the grand stand. It was amusing to see the race when they became distanced equally all around the track. -The winners were Jim McKle, Albert Mi- jMau-a, Albert Ke-w'an-a and Oliver. Teijon. The puree was The greatest Indian feature, was rthe Indian dance.

There thirty families of Indians quartered on- the grounds iiring in their own wickl- 1 upa. Some very noted chiefs were present to laad in the dance and were gorgeously dressed! You never saw brighter colors or more of them. There were eighty Indians who dressed for the dance. About fourteen belonged to thb band and played the tom-toms or drums. There were about eighteen squaws dressed velvet sacques with shells and teeth sewed over them, a few papooses and all tbe rest dressed either for the dance or to be seen.

ID the dance there were several chiefs with painted bodies, bells at the ankles and feathers highly colored around their heads and hanging in tails down their backs. This is the war bonnet. Some wore the horns en their heads and some wore scalplocks with their foreheads livid with red paint. Besides the common dances they gave tha "Sun dance" which is performed by forming a.semi- circle and then with the nide step they keep going until they have formed a circle upon the ground. The old "medicine" man, or high chief, began the dance by arising frooi his squatting position at one side and flourishing a stick with streamers tied with jingle bells toward the group of bucks, who began severally and a few at a time to give short little jumps forward twist the hody in different shapes at the game time.

The jingle of the bells, the dull thud of the drum and the ki-yi's of the band made you dream of primitive man and savagery. Well, tbe Indian display was greater than I saw at any uf the great world's tairs, so you may know it waa no small attraction. Speaking of the regular exhibits you would be surprised at the quantify of agricultural and horticultural products exhibits and here they are much larger than any grown without irrigation. As a judge in the floral'department I did not find it hard, for the selection of different species was not great. And it was only in this and the school department, which I also judged, that I found work not up to the average.

The fine stock exhibit was not nearly BO full as you have in Iowa, but the quality was here. The ladies art and embroidery department display waa the largest I ever saw and some siy that the work was better and of a greater variety than we had at Portland fair in the state building. They are great for encouragement here and when nice things are entered even if the catalogue does not list them they make a special premium for them. For instance! I sent a hand painted parasol and received a first prize special upon it. Another thing, they secure special prizes from the business men of town on certain things which the merchants wish to encourage.

A go prize is offered for the best sofa pillow. Ana they have a standing offer from Tkayer Chandler the Chicago art house, to give large piece of burnt wood for the best piece in pyrography. You will be surprised to learn that I. won this prize which is this year, a $12 ladies writing desk. Besides this I received $13 worth of premiums for work in crayon, water color and photography.

Another honor was the fact that Sac. Stuftiebeam presented me with a superintendent's badga took me everywhere within the gates. Every day was a special day, Tuesday was opening day, Wednesday was Indian's day, Thursday was Elks day and there were several hundred risking Elks from neighboring towns decked in their purple and linen. The Elks band This Couple is Happy Because they bought their Furniture Up Street in the Opera House Furniture Store where they always buy the best furniture at the lowest prices, quality considered. We have the largest stock to select from, the best grade of goods and always right up-to-date in styles too.

Say, let me give you a tip, if you are looking for good quality of goods at a right price come in we have them, but if you are looking for some cheap, shoddy stuff we haven't got it at all. Don't keep it you know. Could name you a number of couples just as happy as these. ifours for Furniture Business, W. P.

COY. came up from Pocatello and tbeit music waa fine. We had over 3000 that day. Friday waa Baglea and Children's day, also a great day, How I that you and mamma could have been here 'and enjoyed the fair with me, Write and tell me all about your New York trip. Am as usual very well and happy and you surely know I love the west.

Lovingly yours, GRACE E. Letter from Constantinople. The following letter from Oscar Heizer at the Bible house in Constantinople, to his mother, Mrs. D. B.

Heizer in this city, IB very entertaining reading. Oscar's many friends here will be pleased to hear from-him. BEISEK, Sunday Evening, Sept 24, 1905. DEAR have just returned from a long walk with the children and they have had their supper and gone to bed very tired and sleepy We started out immediately after tea and got back at 7 o'clock after dark. We started out to go to what the children call the "Monkey 1 Up in Roumeli His- sar just below Robert college there lives a Greek family who have a pet monkey that the children have been to sea a number ef times.

We started from Bebek about 4 o'clock and went along the shore of the Bosphorus on the carriage road; as ws were walking along we were passed by many boats, caiques and skiffs going up the Bosphorus to a river running tbe Bosphorus called "the Heavenly ter." It is a beautiful little river and on Sundays and the Turkish Sabbath, (Friday) it is crowded with beautiful boats of all descriptions and beautiful women. The Turkish women'are very fond of going there and carrying on a kind of silent flirtation with the young men as the caiques pass up down the narrow stream. The meadows oh the banks of the river are crowded with the classes who sit "on rugs or straw mats 'and watch the rich people moving up and down the stream-in their beautiful caiques, some of them rowed by three or four men dressed in bright blue ot red silk plush'jackets with trimmings of gold embroidery. Now and then 1 there w.ill bean Englishman rowing bis light English built skill with bis at the rudder. As we were valking along we were passed by Angus Swan rowing his mother over to he "Heavenly Waters" in bis beautiful ight skiff.

Mrs. Swau inquired about da and Beatrice in her motherly way. he is very dear friend of ours and we re very fond of all the Swans and Mia. wan and her daughter Lily Swan Have Iways been very good to us. They on the waters edge; plashes up against the foundation of aeir house.

They have lived in Bebek. many years. Mr. Thomas Id white bearded man, came to Oon- tantinople in 1850 and has lived here ver since. He is a ship agent and when is ships pass up and down the Uos- horus on their way from Liverpool to Odessa or to tbe Danube ports tiiey Iways whistle furiously whether it is ay or night when they pass bis house.

Last night I was awakened by the deep echoing whistle of a large steamer pass- ng from the Black Sea through the iosphorus and I doubt not it waa one bis boats. We walked on by the astles built by Mohammed and passed he Turkish guard house with the entinels pacing to and fro and then truck up the steep path to the Monkey house" but the people were way and the house locked, so we rbssed the valley and went to the ome of one of the translators at the Jible house, Kev. Garabed Keropian, who has a son and. a daughter. The on is attending Kobert college and the laughter is a graduate of the American ollege for girls at We could not stop long, for we wished to return lome ever the hills and see the sunset, so after a glass of lemonade and cookies all around (the natives here always give guests Turkish coffee or lemonade or some refreshing drink) we started back up past llobert college and on by he Tekke of the Dervishers on the summit of the ridge from which spot we obtained a magnidcent view of the 3ospborus both up and down as far as the eye could see.

Tbe sun had already set and the clouds were very beautifully illuminated by the last rays of tbe sinking sun, We were now joined by a young Englishman, Jim Gatheral, of our village, who with his dog was returning home after a long tramp over the hills, and we walked on Pauline taking his big hand, for Gath-' eral is a strapping big fellow, and Helen chasing his dog, trying to brush it with a goose feather she picked up by the road side. When we came aown Into Bebek valley It was quite dark but we knew, every step of tbe road through Mr. Schorr's hillside with its winding, zigzag paths down the steep hillside, but when we came to the lower gate we found it shut and bolted; but a few raps brought Mrs. Dr. Greene, who lives In the upper Schorr house near the gate and now we were near home and the children tired and hungry.

As we passed Mr. Schorr's fiah pond In front of his bouse where tbe children always stop and stick their fingers io to attract the gold Qsh and sometimes get a bite, Pauline remarked that the fishes bad all gone to Rand now became very much OFFER Des Moines Capital (The Newspaper of Iowa) The Regular Price for Both for 1906, $4.50. Our Special Offer BOTH FOR THE YEAR 1906, FOR S3. This is the most extraordinary clubbing offer we have ever made to the readers of The Union-Republican. In a word it is an offer to send you your home paper and the leading daily of Iowa for about the regular price of the Capital alone.

Everybody should be a subscriber to some State Daily. Everybody should be a subscriber to their Home paper. This Offer is Withdrawn After December 28, 19O5. concerned because our Sunday flag bad not been pulled down, and he was afraid it would get wet with tbe dew. The children concluded they had had a very nice time and that we had better go again next Sunday and perhaps we would find the monkey at home and also that we had better take some mats along, with us next time.

Uncle Will will probably be back next week; be has been gone six weeks in Asia Minor and I have been overwhelmed with work, working early and late, returning home by the" last steamer at night and bring work with me to do at night. But I could not keep up this pace much longer and shall ask for a vacation, I think after his return or perhaps 1 will wail until November or December and then go off with our custom house man on the wild boar hunt, I have long wanted to take with him in Asia Minor, up near the Black Sea. He is a great hunter and almost always brings back plenty of game- wild boar and deer and grouse. He is a fine shot as I have seen while hunting wood-cock with him. He seldom misses a bird on tbe wing.

Ida and Beatrice are getting on nicely. With love to all. OSCAR HEIXER. SIMPLE REMEDY FOR CATARRH Just Breathe Hyomei Four Timea a Day and Be Cured. If a few years ago some one had said youi can cure catarrh by breathing air charged with a healing balsam, the idea would have been ridiculed, and it remained for that eminent investigator, It.

T. Booth, to discover in Hyomei this method of cure. Hyomei-has performed almost miraculous cares of catarrh, and is today recognized by leading members of tbe medical profession as the only advertisad remedy tbat can be relied upon to do just what it craims. The complete outfit of Hyomei coats 81.00, and consists of an inhaler, a medicine dropper, and a bottle of Hyomei, Breathe Hyomei through the inhaler for a few minutes four times a day, and It will cure the worst caie of catarrh. It Boothes and heals the mucous membrane of the air passages, pi events Irritation and effects a complete and lasting cure.

In Corning there are scores of well known people who have been cured of catarrh by.Hyotnei. If it does not cure you, Potter's Drug Store will return the money you pay for Hyomei. This is the strongest evidence that can be offered as to their faith in the remedy. A GBEA.T BARGAIN. A Daily JTewSpaper Purn.igh.cd to Union Bepublican Subscribers for Only 5O Cents a Year.

Every UNION-REPUBLICAN sub-, scriber ought to read a daily newspaper. We offer a good daily newspaper to every UNION-REPUBLICAN subscriber at the remarkably low rate of 50 cents per year! How can we do this? By special arragement with tbe Chicago National Daily Review we are enabled to offer that high-class daily and THE UNION REPUBLICAN for only $2 per year. The regular price of THE UNION- KBPTBLICAN is $1.50 per year. The regular pr'ce of the Chicago National Daily review is $1 per year. Cons'e- quentty the Review will only cost you 50 cents a year if you are a UNION- REPUBLICAN subscriber.

This is' only a temporary arrangement. don't know bow long the offer, will be open. The publisher of the Review reserves the right to withdraw it at any time. So if you want to take advantage of the proposition ever made by daily newspaper, call at this office without delay, This offer is open to new UNION-REPUBLICAN subscribers who pay a year inadvanceand to old UNION-REPUBLICAN subscribers who pay up arrearages and a year in advance, In no instance will the Review be furnisbad at tbe reduced rate to subscribers who do not pay a year in advance. The Chicago National Daily Review is tbe only daily newspaper published at theJow rate of $1 per year; and yet we offer it for half that figure.

It is a high-class, four-page, seven column paper, containing tbe cream of all the news worth publishing, a special magazine article every day written by a noted writer, a good short story in each issue, a reliable market report, department for women and children, an abundance of poetry, humor, scientific, artistic and miscellaneous matter, household 'receipts and many other desirable features. Tbe Daily Review reaches Corning in the morning and its readers in thin vicinity the markets of the previous day, together with the cream of that day's The Daily Review has thousands of subscribers now and it intends to gather in 50,000 more within the next few weeks, When it gets them the foregoing clubbing rate will be withdrawn. Therefore, don't wait too long. "Sow is the time co subscribe. Sale bills printed while you wait at this office.

Southwestern Iowa Teachers' AMO- ciation. The Iowa Teachers' association will-meet in Council Bluffs Thursday, Friday end Saturday, November 2, 3, 4. It is hoped tbat Adams county will be well represented at tbat meeting. I would suggest to the school boards of Adams county that they give their teachers Thursday and Friday to attend this meeting, allowing them their pay for these days if they will attend. This is customary with the city schools, why would it cot be a good plan to establish the custom for the rural schools? If it is good for the one, and I am certain that it is, it would also be good for the other.

No teacher could attend such a meeting and not return to her school and take up her work with increased enthusiasm and many new ideas that will greatly increase the efficiency of their work. A. B. LEWIS, County Superintendent. An Daughter Cured of Consumption.

was hourly, expcctedi all remedies' tavhij H. James waa experimenting the muuy herha of he aceldenUy a iireriaralfnn'wlilcli cured only child of Consumption. Ills child ia now in Una country, free, only oakjng two tBtampAopnyerpenKs. This hrrb cures Night Sweata, at tha aiidwUI break up a fresh cold in twenty- four hours. Address 1MB Sato Philadelphia, naming thlfl paper.

Sewing Machine oil, needles and repairs for all makes at The Fair store. Many of the young people are learn-- ing habits of tbrift and economy by placing their earnings in the First National bank, where they will draw interest. ,42 2 Crackers 6c pound by tbe box at The Fair store. Private Sale. One dining table and dozen chaira, nearly new; cook and heating etoves and several other articles.

Enquire at 41- 3t pd THOMAS WILSON'S. 3Se Boh art's Perfection cake and pastry flour at Westcott's. W. F. McCoy, Funeral Director and F.mbalmer.

Phone 108. Your negligee shirts will look better If dona at tbe Corning Steam Laun-.

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