History of Story County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

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S. J. Clarke publishing Company, 1911 - Story County (Iowa)
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Page 13 - He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and of Phi Beta Kappa.
Page 108 - A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty, Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Page 13 - Lawyers," received sixty-four votes in the consideration of names for a place in the Hall of Fame, New York University, October, 1900, and was accorded a place with those of James Kent and John Marshall. He is the author of : Tlie Power of Solitude, with Fugitive Poems...
Page 31 - ... Collins Township in 1848. On June 23, 1876, Parker set down in writing a description of his first home : " In the fall of 1848, 1 came to Story County and built me a log cabin, size 12 x 14 feet. April 12, 1849, I came to my cabin. It had no opening for door or window. I cut out a door with my axe, so I could carry my goods in, and moved into the pen, without roof or floor, I cut a tree for boards to cover the cabin, took my wagon bed apart to make a floor in my mansion to keep the two little...
Page 352 - The plan of organization seemed to him to commit the college " to the promotion of two great and salutary educational reforms." "One of these," ho said, "is the withdrawal of the ancient cla>sirs from the place of honor which they have largely held in our college curricula and the liberal substitution of those branches of natural science which underlie the industries of this beautiful State. The other is the free admission of young women, on equal terms with young men, to all the privileges and honors...
Page 277 - O Absalom, my son ! my son Absalom ! would God that I had died for thee !" — there is no fact in the ecclesiastical God's consciousness which corresponds to that.
Page 330 - The jury found the plaintiff in error guilty of murder in the first degree, and he was sentenced to be hanged.
Page 44 - Interior, it is hereby ordered that the east half of the northwest quarter and the west half of the northeast...
Page 180 - ... alive with feathered game. Deer and elk were occasionally killed, and as soon as the spring floods subsided fish were plenty and of the choicest quality. Enterprising frontiersmen who had gone out beyond the settlements to make themselves homes always gave them the heartiest welcome. Such settlers were hospitable to all comers, but especially so to these parties whose work promised to open up roads and place them in communication with populous places. But it not only became apparent that this...
Page 330 - Weighing the evidence before us most cautiously, and considering it all with great care, we are thoroughly satisfied that the jury were authorized thereon, without a reasonable doubt to convict the prisoner. The grave duty is imposed upon us which we discharge with a due sense of our responsibility to God and the state, to pronounce the decision of this court confirming the judgment of the court below, condemning the prisoner to suffer the extreme penalty prescribed by the law for the heinous crime...

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