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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - June 7, 1900, Corning, Iowa I V All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday June 7 190O Vo rfas Aldrictj st Dept of Iowa 23 KILLED BY A HORSE John Stephany Terriably Injured at His Near Qulncy Sunday LIVES BUT A FEW HOURS Mr Stephany Was an Old and Highly Respected Citizen and His Death Was a Shock to the Commun on Tuesday Sunday evening John Stephany who lived half a mile north of Quiney was killediby a horse Sunday evening He went to the barn to do some chores and soonafterward was heard crying for belpvHe was found by members of the family lying on the ground outside the barn terribly crushed just above the hips and suffering intense agony lie was carriedto the house and Drs John Coakley were summoned Theycould do nothing however except in the direction of affording relief from his sufferings and he passed away early Monday morning He was convinced from the first that his injuries were fatal and only asked that his agony be eased Hevwas conscious during most of the time and from his story it appears that he went into the stall of one of a team of colts andwas leading oyer the man ger when the animal became frightened and jumped against him The eolt was a heavy animal and Mr Stephany was literally mashed where the manger caught him acrpss the body That he succeeded iii getting out of the barn at all with his awful injuries is a marvel John Stephany was an old resident of Adams county and washeld in the highest respect He was an old soldier and at the battle of Shiloh received in juries which entitled him to a pension of 838 a month As a father husband and neighbor he was an exemplary man He was an excellent citizen always un assuming upright and strictly honest He was 71 years of age Besides his wife there are six children to mourn his death all but one of whom lived at home They are John Joe Minnie Stenie Emma and Mra Kate Lamboley The funeral services were conducted Tues day afternoon from the M E church in Quiney and interment was made in Cemetery They were con ducted by Hey A Cupp and were held under the auspices ofjthe G A R the post fromOprningattendingiDa THB GREAT HOLIDAY Prescott and Carbon will Celebrate the Fourth of July ft THE UNION REPUBLICAN made a partial canvass of the business men of Corning this week and found few of them favorable to the plan of celebrat ing the Fourth of July this year Most of them think it is better to have a cel ebration every other year We believe are safe in saying that the day will not bo celebrated here this year and that our people will do all they can to make the celebrations in other towns in the county successful Nodaway the hustling town in the southeast corner of the county hasde cided to celebrate She has a progress ive lot of business men and we have no doubt that the affair will be success fully carried out Carbon hag also concluded to observe the day and she promises to make it one long to be remembered The Land of that town is a splendid organization and we presume it will dispense the music We have not been furnished with the details of the celebration in either of these towns but will be made later The citizens of Prescott have taken hold of the project of celebration and an elaborate affair is promised We have received the following report At a meeting of the enthusiastic citizens of Prescott Monday evening at the opera house it was decided that the Fourth would be celebrated in Prescott this yearThe following committees were appointed On grounds and G II Currier S E Fackler W Marl ing John Stahl and John Knoll On M Cooper J Davis K C Spurgcon and Silas Ervin On speaker Huffman On amusemontsrL IMlollins S Wynn J H Comstock F W Humphrey and Edgar Keever On W Humphrey Marion Keever E E Davis A E Booth and L Bryan On W Spur aeon S Ervin W C Timmons and IT J Abraham President of the w Huffman Marshal of the Keever AOOOD JOB Morris CiptUrea William Corn Who Wu Wanted for Bigamy At the time THE UNIONREPUBLI CAN was issued last week with its ac count of the bigamous marriage of Wil fem GornSheriff Norris was on his way lomefrom Lincoln JJeb whither he had traced the criminal While he did not succeed in capturing him at the time he left instructions with the offi cers thure which resultedin the capture Thursday evening Wife No 2 was lot informedof Gorna crjme and it was ihrough a letter sent by her that his ar rest was effected Sheet ft N orris de serves credit for the prompt and effect ve measures he took for the arrest of his man Gorn admits hisguiltand has little o say in his own justification Hesays le thought his first secured a iiyorce but he is evidently lying when le says this as he has never been more ban ai few miles distant from her since heir marriage His story to the reporter for TheLin soln Journal is as follows I married Sertha Burke one year ago at Lenox a We went to Corning la where 1 vorked Six months ago my wife said she wanted to go home I let her go and have not seen her since 1 did not d back to Lenox but I heard after yard that she had moved out to Ne iraska andwas living near Lincoln iVhere she is now I dont know While was working in Corning 1 met Mary Taylor the daughter of a welltodo armer living near Villiscawho was go ng to school there We went together or a while and Mary went home We were married one week ago last Satur day I stayed around her fathers place for a few days and then made up my mind tocome to this part of the country ind tind work 1 found work for my ielf and wife and was expecting her to come here any day I came to town day to see if she hadarrived Tgota etter from her telling me to sendher he money to come on I was picked ip shortly after I got the letter Her ather offered to give me work but I vanted to come to Xebraska I sup ose I am in for it but I am going to ell the truth about it When he secured his license to marry dary Taylor Gorn gave his age to Clerk Stanley as 22 but he appears to be older and is probably about 28 He denies he story that he has a wife in Illinois 3e has committed a dastardly crime and has brought trouble and undeserved lisgrace on a respectable family He should be punished to the full extent of he law and that years n the too light A Union Picnic The schools of Douglas township will have a union picnic at Carbon next Sat urday Juno Oth The different schools will meet at the Carbon school house at 10 oclock and will then form in a pro oessidn led by the Carbon band arid march to the grove east of Carbon where the program will be carried out As there will probablybe twelve or fifteen schools represented each schoo will have only about fifteen minutes or not to exceed thirty minutes for their program Immediately after arriving atthevgrove the exercises will com mence with the program from district No J and will continue until 12 oclock when an hour will bo devoted to the basket dinner In the afternoon follow ing the program of the different schools Prof Kelly will deliver an address on school work The Carbon band wil furnish music for tho day Everybody ia urged to attend as a good tune is promised the program will be good nnc the address by Prof Kelly will bo es pecially good iKOK IX M KEIIV Itctlrlng Sniierliitcnilent Corning Schools COnMENCEAlEINT NEXT WEEK The Corning Academy Will Graduate a Large Class This Year The thirteenth annual commence ment of the Corning Academy will come next week and the largest class n the history of the institution will be graduated The names of the class were given two weeks ago The com mencement week exercises open with tho baccalaureate sermon which will be delivered Sabbath morning in the Presbyterian church by Kev T D Ewing The annual sermon to the class will bo given by Itov Daniel E Jenkins D L president of Parsons College at the Methodist church Mon evening comesthe dosing exercises of the literary societies in the chapel and at their close Kev S M Johnson of Austin 111 will deliver an address Tuesday evening is the annual prize contest willbe held in the ehap el It will be followed by an address by Kev Daniel E Jenkins Wednes day tho annual meeting of tho board of trustees win be held and in the even ing at 8 oclock comes commencement proper This will be followed by the annual alumni banquet The Swine and Sheep Premiums For the Exhibition to be Given in Sep tember are Liberal Enough to Warrant Good Competition THE UNIONBEPUBLICAN has already published the horse and cattle premi ums for the exhibition to be givenby he Adams County Agricultural society September 101112 and 13 Their great iberality has attracted attention every where and the new plan of offering hem has receh ed favorable commeat This week we give the swine and sheep remiums In the swine department jremiums are offered for the three reeds that are extensively raised in his part of the country There should je and no doubt will be a large num jer of competitors in this department and visitors will have an opportunity to jompare the points of the different reeds In the sheep department the premiums are also liberal and the indi cations are that the exhibits in thisas veil as in swine will be larger than usu al Both hogs and sheep have been money makers lor the farmers of Ad uns county and if the exhibition next all shall result in improvement in the tock or in indicating to farmers the most profttible breeds it will be a suc cess Following are the premiums Best pen of five barrows or splayed ows over one year second S10 Best pen of live barrows or splayed iows over six months and under ear first Slo second 810 Best pen of five barrows or splayed sows under six months first S10 sec ond Best exhibit of Poland China hogs Best exhibit Chester White hogs Best exhibit Duroc Jersey lied hogs 320 Special premium for the best barrow n thoishow Best pen of fivesheep ewes or weth ers over one yearfirst Best pen five lambsi under one year Btest Sheep shearing contest Besfr leece of wool and nicestaheared sheep n least time to govern the award KILLED BY THE CARS Will Sandall Instantly Killed In the Yards at Crcston Tuesday Evening Will a Burlington switch man was instantly killed in the yards at Creston Tuesday evening Ho was helping shift sorao cars when tho acci dent occurred A Cter turning the owitoh and signaling the engineer ho attempted to mount the step on Die front of the engine slip of some kind threw him on tho track and tho engine passed over him The left leg was almost sev erod from the body which wns terribly mangled Deceased was a young man and had boon married only a ohort time Mrs 0 D Gidloy of this city was a sister of tho unfortunate man and she and Mr Glclley went to Cres ton Tuesday evening GET READY FOR IT Should Be Gettiug Their Stock in Shape THE ADAMS GO FAIR HIGH SCHOOL COrjMENCEHENT Thirteenth Annual Commencement of the Corn Ing High School Occurred Last Week Last Thursday evening the regular lommencement of the high school was leld in the Methodist church We iiblish below both orations in part The recitation by Charles Houck was good and Miss Eula Anderson layed with exceptional force and ex pression The piano solo by C M Jeregrine was of his own composition and merited much comment He re ponded to the encore with another of his own composing which reflected high credit on his talent as a musician 3urg Brown presented the diplomas vith appropriate remarks We give he program below as carried out Ow ng to the absence of the accompanist he orchestra was unable to take its part nvociitlon 1 ra 1 Clark Iliiiio Solo Jcllersouliia C jr Peregrine Oration Fuller Eecltutlon llouck Violin Solo Miss Knli Andursim Oration Stars mid Stripes Lester H Morris resontatlou of Diplomas and his whole young life stretched out before him in bright promise Yet from all these he turned away and came to crusade for freedom in freedoms Kbly land He not in the day of successful rebellion 3sTot when tho new risen sun of independence shone brightly He came when dark ness curtained the hills when the plow stood still in the field of promise and the briars tfrew rank in tie garden of beauty He came when the horrors of Valley Forge began to snap the enthu siasm of its brave defenders Long and doubtful was the conflict But at last the invaders were driven away Crowned with benedictions he turned gladly to his longdeserted home The everlasting flame Of liberty shall guard his memory carefully Generation after generation shall read the name reported there the beloved name of LaFayette But there were other brave defenders TBien who gave their lifes blood on the ot honor Many are the homes of toil and obscurity from which the right hand of support has been taken They bore our nations emblems bravely through the fire and the smoke of the battlefield at Bunker Hill at Gettjs imrg In every northern graveyard Asleep the victims of this strucgle Many whp are remembered as children playing amidst the clover blossoms of our north era fields now sleep under nameless mounds with strange southern wild flowers blooming over them or their bones are bleaching away down there iiricared for unnamed unknown But these unknown fallen have names arid riches of solemn tender memory What aristocratic legend refers to a prouder fact than that which shall soonbe re cited still summer field where he labored and by the winters fireside where his place is vacant He fell in the great war for freedom and for union dead on the field of honor Oneof those who guarded the stars and stripes from overwhelming peril at iTorktowh at Palo Alto at Xew Orleans and away off there at Alanila bay Though cli mate and strange insects did make life burdensome once more the guarantee that all men are born free and equal floated to the breeze Once more a vie tory was scored for a flag which has I never known defeat whether dictating j terms to an Algerian pirate king or put ting down Indian outbreak What a glorious record gained by the volunteer soldiers and sailors of the Best families of American Though never in the European sense a great military power yet the potential force of this flagwas and is more in spiring than the mightiest armies of the world With a word and a gesture Napoleon 111 was convinced that dis cretion was the better part of valor and withdrew his armies from Mexico England wagi f or canntryihaslltt lundredyears ofexisteffcX yet it is no1 ixaggefation to say that it is arid has jeen for years the subject of profound thought of other nations It hasno need to scrawl its name across a page of listory in the shrieks of dyinp soldiers and the blood of mankind 2so it has a nobler better object It gives the world examples of disin erested patriotism of political wisdom of public virture of learning and of eloquence and of valor never exerted jut for some praiseworthy end Immediately following the commence ment exercises the high school alumni leld a reception for the incoming mem bers in W CChubbsyard The natural beauty of the yard was enhanced by rows of Japanese lanterns and electric ights and tables were arranged among he trees with covers laid for nearly 100 A short program was given consisting of a piano duet by Misses Bess Ankeny and Margaret Sheppard an address of welcome to the class of 1900 by Miss Nellie Hrittan a response by Lester II Morris ISliJO and several songs by the male quartette Following are tho ora Lions The Stars anil Stripes LKIfTKH H MORRIS Freedom now and forever May it always be by the stars and the stripes as it has in the past A past which brings with it memories of Washington who drew design and Uetsy Koss who put the designs of tho starspangled banner into practical form originally thirteen stars in a blue field together with the now familiar thirteen stripes Instead of tho thic tocn stars there are now fortyfive rep resenting tho enormous growth of a nation that stretches from ocean to ocean Fortylive stars and thirteen stripes always triumphant whether out on the burning plains of Mexico or in the wintery blasts of the Dakotas whether defended by fearful odds by Paul Jones or other hardy men with nervesof steel Among those men of iron daring there was one a young and gallam stranger who left the vineclad hills ol his native France The people he came to succor were not his people He knew them only in the melancholy story oi their wrong He was no mercenary wretch striving for tho spoils of tho vanquished Ho ranked among nobles and looked nnawed upon kings His kinsmen anJ his wife were about him he presidency The country was on he verge of civil war where brother ought against brother and father against son Through all those years IB bore his heavy burden with a cheer ulnessthatno other could have done fastening to everyappeal to his kind ness and bearing the sorrows that came nto his life witn a compassion that we wonder at A ad when the straggle wits over and lifers path seemed easier then came the Hand of the assassin and I struck him down Could we by look ng at that boy by the fireside imagine im to be the same man y Surely in the ives around us there is something good and true that we may never know And it is with us as it was the boy the man Abraham Lincoln our martyred president Standing by the seashore with his lands folded behind him is a small boy He often comes here and stands watch ng the restless ocean seemingly ab sorbed in his own thoughts and heedless f all that is passing around him He UOV FULLER A few decades ago clinging along the eastern shores of America was a small mtion which had just severed itself rom the mother country But this had not been accomplished without a long and bitter war Weary and worn with he struggle the patriots returned to heir desolated homes It seemed as hough those years of Avar had been in vain unlocked for difficulties came up and disasters threatened on every hand This condition could not last ong The nation was on the verge of anarchy They were one nation today and thirteen tomorrow The form of overnment must be revised and so in that Quaker town there met Washing ton and his comrades Profiting by former failures they made the new con stitution as strong as had the old been weak and with wisdom and prudence laid the cornerstone of our republic There was never an assembly of men charged with a greater or more arduous trust who were more pure in their motives or more exclusively and anx iously devoted to the object committed to them than were the members of the constitutional convention of 1787 to the object of devising and proposing a con stitutional system which should supply the defects of that which it was to re place and best secure the permanent liberty and happiness of their country Little by little us the years went by as the oak grows from an acorn so did our country grow Pursuing the paths of peace except when haughty England or proud Mexico dared insult our Hag the years were full of prosperity for Columbias sons and daughters But deeply rooted iu the life of our country was an awful curse of slavery When the time came to free our black bonds men then treason clutched at tho throat of the republic and for four years our country was deluged with tho blood of thousands of her bravest heroes At first a weakling among the nations now a world power respected and feared by the old world monarchies Columbia stands today for all that is fair and just The position of America amongthe council of nations when at tho peace convention caused the representatives of the nations to look to us as the one that might be lirst and best We have proven our might in war Und in thearts of peaco we are gaining the position of world supremacy At an Indiana1 fireside a boy is read ing by the flickering light of a pine torch Ilia life has been a hard one full of toil and poverty As we see him lying there wo wonder if this boy will not be something more than a more toiler like Ihuso around him A few years pass and wo see the nation giving him the hightest honors it ctin Our Bicycle Department is again under the personal supervision of Mr H S Fisher which is a guarantee of the same prompt and efficient service which this line enjoyed heretofore IMPEKIAL BICYCLES are theequal of any wheel made and are so acknowl edged by all experts Their riders say that they are the BEST WHEELS MADE Our prices are beyond the competition of any catalogue house Grade for grade we sell for less money besides saving you express post age etc We have the wheels in the store for yon to see also the largest line of sundries iu town at bedrock prices 1900Model Ladies or Gentlemens Imperials 19iO Model Ladies or Gentlemens Imperials on the installment plan to responsible parties82500 18J Model era Frapce iHere lifeysl le His seems to apart from his other cpmpanions and added totheir taunts hemust bear the pain and hunger of poverty Up in an ld attic he hasa little room and here ishis little brother Often he goes with out food that his more tender brother may not suffer Struggling on and lighting the battles of life alone his life is ended Leaving the school and getting a commission in the army iiis career commences Step by step he mounts the dizzy heights of fame until the splendor of his name dazzles the world And then the star of his glory joes down forever at Waterloo and at last on a lonely little island far from his beloved France he spends the last of his days That little boy standing by the sea shore Xapoieoh Bonaparte rising from the lowest rank to the highest is the most prominent character of modern times He may be called a represeuta tiveqf those qualities and tendencies wbiqriareat work in promoting civiliza tion And to this character he adds the rude aggressive personal force that be longs to trie age of barbarism rather than to an enlightened age Coming from barbarous Corsica he became the master of proud enlightened France It was by innate genius not by a freak of Dame Fortune that he reached this Alexander he did not conquer merely to destroy but gave civilization a new impulse promoted arts and sciences and established an order that has survived his personal des tiny In a personal character there may be unknown force and energy that per haps only some great crisis will bring out Deweys name was an unfamiliar one to this nation until there came an event which served to bring out all the strength in his character We perhaps would never have known the courage that llobson possessed hud it not been for the Merrirnac incident And so it is in the lives around us Although our companions may never be a Lincoln or a Hobson yet there is in them goodthat we may never know and strength that circumstances may never bring out We in lifes short journey think too much of our own hopes and ideals and do not see the beauty that lies nround us And if we have more charity for our fellowmcn remembering in their lives may be some unknown sorrow or trouble that we know not of we would see more good in their lives and more to adrairo As we journey toward our final goal let us not think only of our selves but of others and we will see unknown beauty around Famine Fund Previously reported Walter Morgan i1 li Tohil M KemlUeilto Iiulln 51 Balanci In treasury 2 Do not forget that hundreds of peo ple in India are dying daily for want ol something to eat A single dollar may be sulliciont to save a life P II MASON Treasurer When in need of Hour and feed call at the Corning MillsUeed store eist of Kcnyons grocery 8 Legal Blanks at this ollice We have just added largely to our stock of watches in the var ious grades of move inents and cases Wejcau iV X II Ui1 l1 i fine line of bothIadr ies and gents gold a ad gold filled Are you interested Jail and us Ankeny Carniichael MENS COOL FIXINGS FOR HOT WEATHER i I WElinvc thn Ujlit Siiiniiior Viispciulcrs tlio llml tliiit Is uinliloas not tiidii Alsn tlio AtwooO kind loos not slip oil ovir tinshorWiT in flats Shirts tndonvom Cool Clothingwe liiivo you want imil onv prints sUIMy Andrews Clothing House ;