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Adams County Union (Newspaper) - December 26, 1895, Corning, Iowa NUMBER 1326 i 111 i H MEYERHOFP Attorney At Law Collections and all legal business promptly attended to Office over National Hank of Corning BHOWN AttorneysatLaw Practice In State Supreme and UnltedSUtea Conrti First Natl Bank DOHNINO EOW A H BHTANT X D Offloe MannsBlock Corning Iowa Residence 7th Strootj 1st door north ol O T Cole W7 O M1TCHBLL AttorneyAtLaw Special attention given to Offlce Second door north of poat office IOWA KINDRED 1C1 G ATTORNEY Af CORNING IOWA peolal attention given to collections Offloe over Manns Block TITALTBR NKWCOMB 4CO In Lumber Lath Doors Saab Blinds Lime Paints Cement Etc Etc Estimates gladly fornlihed Turds corner Bemton Aye and Sixth street Corning Iowa HC BAKNHART CORNING IOWA Graduate of Philadelphia Dental Col lege ALL WOKK GUARANTEED TXT 8 JOHNSON M D PHYSICIAN SURGEON Office 1st door south Davis law office Residence just cast of Academy O X QLOVKK L Surgeon Office over Andrews Clothing Store 111 attend promptly all calls day or night m city or counuy Residence corner lOst and Lomis ave i EWING o OPPOSITE DEPOT IOVVA H K Evrtso Manager V E Polte M D R AY Selby M D eouihlot of square opposite Baptia F H SCRANTON DENTIST Office over 1st Natl Bank Corning la NeV methods for extracting teeth without pain Crown and brlnpo work a specialty Reasonable prices foillratclass work No charge for examination 9 Fays Interest on Deposits of and Upward Same as Any Savings Bank CAPITA tSO000no SURPLUS Transacts a General BankingBusiness W 8 HErMNO President OFFICERS A L WErLS VicePresident B T COIE Cashier Headquarters for Farm Loans RALPH NEWCOMB Sitcmorto BudliCKttr tit Lath Doors Lime Sash Mfigles Pickets Cement And Everything Desired by the frailo CORNING ADAMS COUNT Y i THURSDAY DEC 26 1895 VOL XXIII NO 52 for Fays Manilla Roofing Bradley Vroomans Mixed Paints Leads and Oil Judge Sentencing the Hop The Court In the case of the State of Iowa versus George Beabout Is the defendant ready for sentence Mr Martin Yes your Honor The Court Mr Beabout you may stand up You have been indicted Mr Beabqut by a graad jury of this ounty upon the charge of rapo You filed your plea of Not Guilty to the charge You haye been tried by a jury of your own selection and have seen found guiltyHave you anything o say now why the judgment and sentence of this court should not be pro nounced against you Mr Beabout Ne sir The Court Mr Martin do you de sire to say anything in behalf of the defendant Mr Martin No sir The Court I want to say to yon Mr Beabpat that I do not desire you o think in this casethat you have not been justly convicted You have been ried by a jury that has given as fair careful and attentive listening to your case as in any case that I ever Searly all those men were men who knew absolutely nothing about the and these who had heard of it had heard of it only curiously They came here with no prejudice against rou certainly none because of them knew you They sat as it seemed to the qourt with a full reali zation of the solemnity of the charge against you and I think that they xad a more complete realization of those facts than you yourself did the trial Of the jury yon cannot complain You have been de ended by as able counsel as I think t would be possible for you to have procured Mr McCoun an old ex perienced practitioner at the bar of state acknowledged perhaps to be the leading criminal lawyer in southern Iowa You have been de ended by able and brilliant counsel ofyour own selection from your own state and they have done everything hat it was possible to do for you dur ng the progress of the trial of this jase I want to say to you that in so ar as the conrt is concerned it has certainly endeavored to give you every right guaranteed toyouby the WiT I i I hope that yon will not feelthat you have been unduly convicted The which you are charged is one of the most serious known to the criminal law I am told that if you had boo1 onvicted in your own state under your own law you might have been sent to the gallows Under our aw the punishment is little less severe The court might send you to the pen of this state for your natural things merely jn which the an or You have ho court committed tTjis cc was no sudden impulse that causedybu to act in this manner You are not a oung man at least not so young as plead that you hud not yet arrived at the years of discretion and experience It was no sudden temptation that was offered to you ihe proposition as you yourself ac knowledge came to you was con sidered by you deliberately Jo ruin those girls If you had only done what you yourself acknowledged thai you ntended to do you would have been guilty in the eyes of God and in tho eyes of men so far as its moral quali ties is concerned of just as terrible a crime as if you had bean guilty of the crime of rape It is no extenuation for you to say merely that these girls con sented to the act To aay of girls of that age that they will yield to seduc tive arts and promises and tompta ions is not a lessening of the guilt from a moral stand point If these girls had only been a few months younger the law would have said that they would have been incapable of consent To say that at that age giria who have not yet arrived at the age of discretion shall not be subject to the protection of tho law in other words tbat the pro tection of tho law shall be made for those who deliberately seek to ruin girls of that age is to say that the in nocent shall not lie protected while the wicked andoriminal ahalll You deliberately sought on your own showing and on your motion to ruin these two girls You could not have committed a worsa crime upon them if you had doliboratoly laid in wait to have murdered them To have done what you did or intuiided to do would be worne for them than death because n life of prostitution and crime which yon were seeking to usher them upon by your course is ten thousand times worse than 1 do not 30Bk to call attention to those facts for the purpose of harrow THE PRICES AT Great Aidhr Sale of CLOTHING ST JOE BANKRUPT STORE THE The people are surprised at the Excellent Qualities and Astounding Prices we are making Even1 our com petitors are astonished that such superior goods should be sacrificed and say that prices are utterly demoralized by us Look along the streets and see the flags of distress and the confessions of exorbitant charges everpwhere We aveithe peoples friends and evidence is plentiful that others listen to our music and imitate us inasmuch as men can who pay for suits that we own for 50 cents on the dollar means a saving of on a purchase on a purchase and on a buy Kockford H Hose 7 pair Childs Suits Childs Knee pants Mens Wool Jeans Pants Mens Half Wool Pants worth Mens fine worsted and cassimere pante worth to Mens Dnek Lined Ooats MensBlack Duck Blanket Lined Coats Mens Waterproof lined Duck Coat 25c 69c 10c 75c 85c 79c 125 200 Mens Suits for business 189 MeusSuits good business ones 325 298 Mens Suits Extra business ones worth 8 to 475 237 Hens Suits Dress worth 10 to 550 247 Mens dress worth 1250 to 675 273 MensSuits Ex fine dress worth 1650 to 875 161 MensPrince Albert Suits worth 20 to to 1350 Mens Overcoats as low as 150 Overalls 25 Cat Im Mali In fact we we seU you CLOTHING AT 50 CENTS ON THE The Instructions are SELL EM REGARDLESS OF COST The only diflerence between success and failure is the seeing and the seizing of the opportunity which comes to every man This your opportunity to own fine goods for less money than the regular merchant owns them The Great Firms Made the Sacrifice You get the Benefit The Leaders and Price Breakers We Cut Any Hans Price A few days bnly XXN ST JOE BANKRUPT STORE Corning1 Ia North of Bacon Hotel up your feelings but to make you realize Uie crime you have committed and to understand fully aelf to be considered with yVur sions inflamed by intoxicating liquors ihere might have been possibly aonie excuse or extenuation for you But n this case you deliberately left a wife your own innocent wife and your own ihildrcn ut home and came up here or the purpose of ruining theie girls Whatever punishment this court can inflict upon you ia a light punishment compared to that which will be suffer ed by those whom you ought to love and cherish And that is the worst thing about matters of this kind the juilty do not receive the worst and the most severe punishment It ia the moat painful thing for the court to con sider that however much you may mer it the condemnationand the punish ment that this court will give you your wife and children will suffer a worse punishment than any you will receive AH this you have done deliberately I can hardly conceive how a man ap parently as intelligent as you are and who apparently been brought up in as good society as you have I can not conceive how you could have been so regardless of your own wife and your own children You yourself left your own wife and your own children under the protection of the law and yet you carno away deliberately to violate the law You left your own children there at home expecting that no man would Hft a linger against them and yet you took what were little more than children deliberately and under false pretenies with if not a lie upon your lips with misrepresen tation and fraud in your heart and committed the vilest crime against them that a man can think of That ia your crime given to you without any passion and without any prejudice The court has folt all the tiino more in sorrow that iu indignation against you as must every man It is absolutely incomprehensible how a man under those circumstances and with any de gree of intelligence can so deliberately not only violate the law hut wreck such terrible consequences as must lecessarily follow this act wrecking your own life and happiness j happiaegS those de make their lives unhappy e it is well for men g good can ever a criminal career It is wefif to understand that there is no safety in following a criminal life You cannot escape the punishment of it Some men may escape for a time the punishment of some criminal act but the punishment that God inflicts that comes inevitably from every wrong done whether of thought word or act is just as inevitable as are the causes and the effects of the forces of nature If you had succeeded in es caping this crime and had never been found out it would have been just as it ia now Evidently this terrible pun ishment must have come upon you and upon others There is no possibility of evading it Sooner or later it comes No man can enter upon a life of ain and criminality and escape the punishment That is inevitable i want you to thoroughly understand that and I want every one in the court room to understand it I do not believe that you would ever have acted as you have so absolutely reckless in your conduct in regard to the rights of these girls if you had not first stimulated your passions and taken awayyour discretion by the use of intoxicating liquors It seems that just as soon as a man onters upon a course whereinhia acts are dictated and governed by the inspiration of liquor that just as soon as the restraint that comes from sober judgment un influenced by the passions inflamed by intoxicating liquor just as soon Hathat judgment and restraint is takon a way thon all the evil passions of tho mans life arc let foosu And yet we attended promptly day or night Office at Snavelys Furniture Storel Scaidence wwt ot 1st National Bank FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMER CORKING IOWA Graduate of Clarks School of Embalming TWENTY YEARS J L SNAVELY A P 6 2B FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS KEPT IN A CLASS HARDWARE STORE East Side Davis avenue Corning ny uart sure and reliable 37omale PILL ever offorad to Ladies especially 3ecomznend Ued to married Ladies For sale by WILL A DAVIS cannot use that as any excuse for tho not Tho law will not allow a man to stimulate his passions to bring him self into condition in which he will have no reason and no judgment and then say he shall not bo responsible for hia acts This you deliberately did The nvidencR in this case shows and I hplinvii it ia trim thixl YOU worn wijintrht up tr a hisjh piroh of passion and of recklessness and of criminality by the use of intoxicating liquors in which you luul no thought of restraint and no judgment and no reason I hopo this will be n lesson to you and to others It is the judgment and sentence of this conrt that vou George Beabout bo at hard labor in the state panitmliruv at Kort Mndlson for a porioil of tivoiiy yrvuv licit fho cost fthis suit Iv you and eutennl mid execution is sue accordingly
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