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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - May 31, 1900, Corning, Iowa All Home Print Corning Adams County Iowa Thursday May 31 I90O Vol XXX No 22 NATIONS HOW DAY Observance of Decoration Day and Memorial Sabbath in This County TRIBUTES OFRESPECT Tire Various Communities of the Coun ty Show Respect to the Heroes Who Their Lives for Our Country The days dedicated to the old soldiers of the country were properly observed throughout the county Memorial ser vices were held at almost all the churches on the Sabbath and Decoration day itself was observed at a number of places As we publish Thursdays it has been im possible to get complete reports from all the towns Corning memorial sermon was preached in the U B church by the pastor Rev J H Moyer The services were well attended and the sermon was listened to with pleasure lie took for his text Behold how good it is and how pleas ant for brethren to dwell together in unity Mr Moyer said Dear are assembled at this time for the purpose of holding re ligious services in commemoration of the war of 180165 an event that goes to make up many dark pages in the history of this country of ours This is a great and good country but its recorder has had to dip his pen in the inkstand of blood several times to chronicle the deeds of her sons Great and import ant questions have come up before the American people and they have been settled as nearly right as any people on earth have been able to settle them Those lives given to the cause of the rebellion were among our greatest The fathers of the colony days had fought for representation God had given them freedom the fathers of the civil war sought to maintain freedom and to pre serve the Unionand the old saying was just as true then as before or since United we stand divided we fall and the principles incorporated in the issues of the rebellion were principles upon which the nation stood or fell The war was a mighty conllict be tween two mighty armies The char acteristic of the American soldier is his ability to fight he is trained to aim and to shoot where he aims The war of 155 was fought between two American armies trained in all the tactics of war thenknown to the world and armed with implements of war One lighting to maintain the Union the other fighting to dissolve it One fight ingto maintain the principles that had made this country what it is the other to destroy those principles There may be some who will take is sue with me on the things that caused the rebellion and you have that privi lege But I give it as my opinion that the cause of the war can be summed up in one word and that word is slavery I know that the question of states rights was the agitated question and when Carolina with six other states se ceded and formed themselves into a Confederate government and Union men enlisted to bring them into subjec tion to the United government this was said to be the cause but there was something back of that or related to it as the main root is related to the branch and the branch would not have been had there been no root I have thought that a brief review of the slave question would not be out of the way today To begin at the begin ning we will have to go back to the year 11120 thirteen years after the founding of the lirst permanent English colony in this country when the first slaves were owned in Jamestown Vir ginia There were twenty sold at first but as the tobacco and cotton industry grew the demand for slave labor in creased until in 17JO there Were 700000 slaves in the United States and six sevenths of those were south of the famous Mason and Dixoa line In 1861 when the rebellion broke out there were 4000000 in the south The evils of slavery poisoned the whole south It divided churches some of them remain ing divided unto this day it crippled schools and at last gptinto politics until it became the main if not the only issue In 1848 there were thirty states in the Union senators and representatives I being equally divided on the question The halls of congress were the scenesof many disagreeable strifes During the ten years following 48 fhere three free states admitted to the Union viz California Oregon and Minnesota This gave them a majority of the senators and representatives and in the election of Abraham Moses of the people of the south bad no more hope of regaining their power It seem that the south foresaw the election of Lincoln and had planned in that event to withdraw from the Union 1 Before Lincoln was inaugurited a con I vention was called at Charleston where resolutions were passed declaring the union existing between the states dis solved Other states soonfollowed and on February 41801 delegates from the seceding states met in Montgomery Ala and organized what they were pleased to call the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as president and Alexander Stephens as vice president They then proceeded to take possession of all the military supplies and fortifications Buchanan was president of the United States at that time and hesitated about interfer ing and thus the Confederate States unmolested withdrew from the Union The decisive movement came on April 12 18151 Major Anderson had charge of Fort Sampler and General Beauregard was in charge of the Con federate army at Charleston Beaure gard asked Anderson to surrender tbe fort but Anderson refused to do so without the consent of his government Beauregard opened fire on the fort and continued it for twentyfour hours un til Anderson becoming half suffocated by the smoke and burning buildings had to evacuate Within three days after the evacuation of Fort Sumpter Lincoln issued a call for 75000 volun teers Men left their plows their of fices their schools their counters One of the great and best known character istics of this country is that her sons are ready at any moment to defend her As necessity demanded it other calls were made until there were 2000000 in the employ of the government with 1000000 in actual service Pen cannot describe nor can tongue tell the true experiences of those sol diers We can read of long matches the battles the prisons until we can tell all the details of war as well per haps as those that experienced them but to know the horrors of war we must go with him in the march lay down at night on the damp ground with per chance a blanket around us and the starry heavens above us forour only shelter We must be awakened with him the next morning and go with him to battle under a shower of bullets and amid the roar of cannonpress our way over the dead and the dying listening to the groans of our own companions as we pass them dying and have no time to even give them a cup of cold say we must do all this be fore we can know what the soldier has been through May God grant that our country may never have such another experience Such battles as Chatta nooga when 750 lost their Jives the battle ot Gettysburg where there were 75000 men on each side with 200 cannon sendvng their death blows for three days where they fell by the thousands as sacrifices to their country say such battles may serve to give us a faint idea of the awf ulness of war For five years two great armies mar shalled under the best trained oilicers of the world were engaged in a bloody contest There had been 1000000 able bodied men mustered into the army on both sides that did not answer the musteringout call One million able bodied Americans lost in the conllict One million sons never to return home to their loved ones But there were 4000000 slaves set free the union was welded together with a bond that I trust may never be broken and now one Hag lioats over all To apply my text it may seem a pe culiar one to lit such a subject but we think it has come from the pen of Ladles1 Wardrobe IS not complete unless several Shtitwaists ave to be found in it The cheapness of cotton goods when the material for this sea sons waists was contracted for the exquisite models gotten up by high priced designers and the good fitting qualities of the 1900 Shirtwaist make this summers showing far superior to that of airy year heretofore and nowhere in Corning have you a better chance to get the newest and best for we did not carry over a single Shirtwaist from former seasons Special values at 48c 70e and FISHERS King David during the time the twelve tribes who had long been divided came together and made him king I think we saw and learned the full value of it but a short time ago when our country was called upon to settle a difference between our neighbors when the north and the south the east and the west alike answered to the countrys call The sons of the old veterans proved themselves worthy sons of their Amer ican fathers and were as ready to de fend the old flag and this great country of ours as were their fathers This spirit of the American volunteer is what makes us stand among the fore most nations of the world Yesterdays ceremonies were wit nessed and participated m toy crowd all the communities nearby in which there were no special observances sending large delegations The weather was almost perfect In the morning the members of Llewellyn post G A II and of the Helief corps gathered at the armory where the ladies gave each old soldier a bouquet and a wreath Company K was also formed in line and shortly after 10 oclock the march to the cemeteries was made Those who went to the north cemetery were in charge ol Commander Homan with llev J A Lovejoy as chaplain while the other delegation was in charge of Senior Vice Commander Karns with Airs Karns as chaplain Flowers in abundance had been provided and the decoration of the graves and tbe ceremonies attending it were simple but impressive A salute was fired by Company K at the close of the exercises In the afternoon the exercises which were in charge of the public schools were held in Central park Commander Homan called the assemblage to order and after he had expressed the gratitude of the old soldiers and others to those who had arranged the program and trained the speakers the following pro gram was carried out MusicHJftli School Orcliestrci women IB War Jloyrt Thomas School Orchestra Van Wageaeu ttijnls under direction of Miss Sash Unknown Harry lirown Music Hteli School Oreliestra American Kdgiir Stanley Music High School Orchestra Fallen Uavis MusicHlcli School Orchestra There was also a song by some of the pupils of the north school who had also rendered music in the morning Those taking part in it were Edna and Mable Craft Edna and Beulah Bender Elsie McCunn Pearl Glougie lidna Daggeht Fay and Maud Snodgrass Kittie Bel knapVera Johnson and Pansy ITosel ton The whole program was rendered in a pleasing manner and those who took part in it are to be congratulated upon the siiccessful manner in which it was arranged and carried out The closing speech was given by Comrade Diltz who served in the 128thJndiana The speech was well received and was enjoyed by all The exercises closed with the benediction by llev J A Lovejoy Nod a way The services at Nodaway were un usually good The ladies band from Villisca was present and Hon James P Flick of Bedford delivered the address In the forenoon a procession was form ed at the meeting of the roads just south of the cemetery consisting of the G A 11 Post the W It G the S of V aud the dilterent schools of Kodaway township Under the charge of Com mander Bullock they marched to the cemetery where the order of service was as follows MusicXoilavivy Kami Decoration of T A U MusicNoilaway naml Recitation Blanche Bullock SOUKChildren ot District No 3 Song Cliiklreii of District Xo 4 Closing Song America In the afternoon the program was even more elaborate and was as follows MusicNoilaway Hand Hand of Vllllsea Invocation Kev Mr Driver AddressHon Jas Flick ofliedford MusicNmlnway JiniKl Music Ladles Ilanc SOUK d Children of Dist Ao 4 fit Etna The Memorial sermon was preached in tha morning at the First church by Key G A Bryant who said in part The human race is an endless pro cession its full ranks generations fol lowing each other in unbroken succes sion as an army after a Lattle a seige or a wearying march seeks restful en campment so each generation at the close of the campaigns and battles of life bivouacs in the grave One gen eration passeth away and another gen eration cometh How brief and monotonous the obituaries of the pa triarchs of the lirst generation as told in the book of Genesis yet the same un varying record might suflice for the obituary of all rulers families and races of later ages he died they died the solemn refrain of a song sung by the ages all over the earth celebrating this universal and irresistible mortality of man All who are born die none sur vive Soon it will be said of the last of this mighty generation and he died Every life is a thread shot by a shuttle in a divine hand through the warn of family social and civil histories If this thread is feeble it weakens if dis colored by sin and crime it effects the beauty and pattern of the fabric In the war of 01 to there were those who by their deeds of daring and brav ery added much to the strength and beauty in the warp and woof of this nations history which time and change can never obliterate One of the great est preachers standing in the presence of the remains of the greatest king of the age and the court and representa tives of France overwhelmed by the sense of the national beraveicent point ing to the bier of Louis Mth exclaimed in Lines of tender solemnity Only God is great As the swift ship q iickly disappears on the horizon so every form of human power and glory will pass away The great Spanish Armada started out in its pride to subjugate England but as England says on the medal struck to commemorate the Bargains on Taj AH the Time 3 We are still buying goods about 1 O per cent under our competitors and marking them order to give you the benefit of low prices on good goods and us the benefit of the BIG trade We List These at Random 500 yds Victor Black Twill Shirting at9c 600 yds heavy Southern Cheviot Shirting atSc 300 yds Scotch Lawn at4c 200 yds Plaid Linen Homespun 10c 150 Ventilated Corsets oOc goods at 30e each 200 pairs Mens Heavy Deuiiu Pants at75c each 100 pairs Gemiine Moleskin Pants at55c each 50 pairs Boys Bib Overalls at25c 100 pairs Mens 9oz Blue Overalls at50e each 100 pairs Mens Soz Bib Overalls at50c each 100 Mens Black Twill Shirts double in front and behind at50c each 100 Mens White Laundered Shirts at50c each f airs ofSelzJEnterprise 250 Shoes g at 150 Think of this a moment 100 pairs Ladies Kid Shoes lace and button solid as a rock at99c 75 pairs of Mens Substantial Plow Shoes at 99c 50 pairs of Mens Genuine Russian Coltskin Shoes 250 value at 189 50 pairs Childrens Kid Shoes size 6 to 8 at49c 50 pairs Misses Kid Shoes size 8 to 12 atT9c 36 pairs Old Ladies Kid Shoes very comfortable and durable at129 4 rolls Agate Carpet per yard29c And For Next Week 50 Mens Gen uine Washington Clay Wrstd Suits in grey tan and black 16oz best in the market at These Suits are elegantly finished and we doubt if they have eyer been less than 1250 or 1400 on any retail market moor 1 1 V event The Lord blew upon them and they were nol God has said Those that honor me I will honor Let us I berefore go to the services next Wednesday to honor the dead relatives friend or comrade who have long since been laid to rest and let us not forget to honor Him to whom all those who still remain with us belong bearing in mind that it is even better to show kindness aud re spect to them while they are yet alive than to strew ilowers over their graves after they are dead and let ns not for get that the greatest victory and the greatest reward for service comes to those who live not a sellish life but have the uplifting of humanity and the advancement of truth and righteous ness among our brethren The attendance at the services yester day was very large The program al though quite long was very successful ly carried ont The Prather post G A R met at the Dunkarcl church in Mt Klna yesterday morning at Thegraves of the soldiers were beauti fully decorated the services being car ried out according to the post ritual In the afternoon they met at the First Church cemetery which had been dec orated in the morning by friends and relatives Here near the monument erected in memory of the soldiers the first part of the program was given This consisted of a number of recita tions by the dilTerent classes inusic by the choir and the reading of the G A K ritual service At the close of this service they adjourned to the church where a more extended program was given After music by the choir and the invocation by Kev G ABryant an oration was given by Mr Dnsenbor ry entitled A Tribute to the Dead This was followed by special music by the Jit Etna choir and an address by Rev G W Palmer Rev G A Bryant spoke the closing words Qulncy The memorial sermon at Quincy was delivered Sunday afternoon at i o clock by llev Mr IJourne The meeting was held in the Methodist church and was well attended While there were no special services yesterday the graves wtrp appropriately decorated In the morning a procession was formed of the school children old soldiers and others and the march to the cemetery was made A salute was fired in honor of the departed heroes Prairie Rose Cemetery Thoro was a large attendance at the ceremonies at Prairie Rose cemetery on the Sabbath It is estimated that the crowd numbered about 2000 Short addresses were made by llev 7 W Mc Curdy of Brooks and Rev T C Diltz of Fairview church Both were appre ciated and enjojed by those present There is not a cemetery in the county on which more attention and care is be stowed or in which its supporters mani fest a greater interest and these annual exercises are always carried out suc cessfully Cromwell The services were held in the after noon at Cromwell At 1 oclock the John A Adams Post G A R the W R C and the citizens formed in line at the pnrk and marched to the cemetery under the direction of Prof Hunt marshal After strewing ilowers over the soldiersjgraves Kev Mr Fawcett made a few appropriate remarks and the salute was ired Then forming in line again they marched to the Congre gational church which had been beauti fully decorated aud the following pro gram was given py the Audience InvocationUov Mr Faveett Four Vowell Decoration Means to a Soldier Krom tlin Sheets noilfMale Quartette DielamationMyron lyinan Mediation liesslH Kscliel lioy rive Little Hoys Kcultiitlon Kita Marcus Tim Harlier Int Xo Flowers On My Iaims May Martin noriiMalu Oiiartrltu Prescott Union memorial services were held in the Christian church this year The day could not have been better except ing only the intense heat The people promptly gathered at the appointed hour The house was crowded to its utmost capacity but notwithstanding the great heat and the crowded condi tion of things Elder Lakes discourse on The Voice of Our Heroes was listened to with rapt attention from be ginning to end The music for the occa sion rendered by aunion choir was well received and added much to the beauty and power of the services The church was beautifully decorated with a pro fusion of lowers Slags and bunting llev Mr Hoss who conducted the ser vices dismissed the audience in a touch ing benediction after which Uie people scattered to their respective homes glad in this religious way to pay tribute to those who died for one country and our countrys Hag There were no exten sive preparations for Decoration day but a procession was formed and with the drum corps at the head proceded to the cemetery and decorated the graves A SCOUNDRELS ACT William Oorn After Dcsrting aWlfe Lenox flurries an Adams County Girl May 18 a marriage license was issued by Clerk of the Courts Stanley to Will iam Corn and Miss Mary Taylor It has since developed that Gorn had a wife living in Lenox from whom not been divorced lie is now a fugi tive from justice and it is sincerely to be hoped that he will be apprehended aud that the severest punishment pos sible will be given him It is evident that he is a fool as well as a scoundrel or he would never have committed big amy within a few miles of tht town where his other wife was living For several months Corn had been working at Groenway Bros livery sta ble in this city He was in double a few weeks ago about a team he had hired in Villisoa and which ho kept longer than he should have He is a young fellow giving his age at 22 His latest wife is the daughter of a well known Xodaway township farmer She is highly spoken of and is entitled to sympathy in her unfortunate situation It is said that this is Gorns third marriage and that he has a wife in Illinois although it is also stated that they have been divorced For Sale I have two bulls for sale a Shorthorn and the other a Jrorefprctaucl both are bign gradeand line They can be seen at anytime in tjo pasture on the west side of the road near the Carbon mills Jos Hotrcic Carbon Iowa Drinks Our fountain is now running and we will try as in the past to provide the best drinks in Corning Vou know those delicious ice cream sodas we had last year y They are just aa good this year J WILSON For Sale Acme Yellow Dent seed corn heavv cropper tipped and shelled for 75cts a bushel 129 WESTKOPK OK GEO BLISS T 0 Tleid sold a surrey to John Shaw of Mt Ktna last week It was one of the finest vehicles that over went ont of Coining 22 W If Thompson has just finished painting tho outside of K Ilellens house As usual Mr Thompson has dono an excellent job and the house presents a pleasing nppoaranco 22 ti ;