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STABK COUNTY DBMOCHAT, TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1900.
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OLD LANDMARK MO. 14, 8Y JOHN BANNER.
Reports Made That Indicate
That There Will he No
THE COMMITTEE MEETS
And Hears What Those Having Clmrgc
Have to Offer For Their Work.
The two-story frame building that
has been the home of the AHhouse
family for many years, located on the
northwest corner of Tuscarawas and
Wells streets, and which Is so promi
nent In our illustration this week, is a
building qulto familiar to all our old
citizens. This building was erected
about 1830, by the Iato William Christ
mas, who was one of the pioneer mer
chants and bUBlness men of Canton. It
was with htm that the late Isaac Har
ter clerked before he entered Into bus
iness on his own account. The Christ
mas store was a one-story frame build
ing standing where the present eastern
entrance of the court house Is. Mr.
Christmas was a moBt excellent man
and quite enterprising. He was one of
the first and most substantial suppor
tern of the Presbyterian church In Can
ton. The large brick building a few
hundred yards northwest of o.ur water
works power house, and that has, In
later years been used as a brewery,
was first built by Mr. Christmas and
used to carry on the tanning business,
which at one time was quite extensively
carried on there. The largo body of
water now In Westlawn cemetery was
originally built by Mr. Christmas' as a
dam to supply water for his extensive
tan yard. Marks of the old race that
conveyed the water from the dam to the
tan yard may yet be seen there. That
old dam was the place that we boys
often resorted to In winter for skating
and in the summer for fishing.
The old homestead we first started
out to speak of haB undergone as little
change as any house I know of In Can
ton for Its age. The contractor to build
said house for "Mr. Christmas was Hen
ry Barnes, who at that time carried on
the carpenter business In Canton quite
extensively. Mr. Barnes' first wife
was one of the Shorb girls, daughter of
old "Grandmother" Shorb, as she was
familiarly known, and Bister of Joseph,
Adam A and John Shorb. She died at
an early age, and Mr. Barnes, after his
second marriage, settled on a farm a
few miles south of Canton, and lived
there until his death several years ago.
The Christmas family consisted of
four daughters and two sons. The old
est daughter, Mary Jane, married a
man by the name of Rhodes, and moved
to California; Caroline, the next oldest,
married Mr. Cantwell, and also went to
California. Rebecca, I think, never
was married, and died at her grand
father's, Mr. Bell, near Wooster, Ohio,
when a young lady. Emma, the young
est daughter, was married to a Mr.
Gilbert, arid settled in Mlllersburg,
Holmes county, Ohio. She died some
years ago. It is postilblo that a repre
sentative of the family is still living
In California, but am not certain. I
feel quite sure there are none In Ohio.
Wlllam H. Christmas, the oldest son,
was a young man at the outbreak of
the Mexican war. He enlisted In the
U. S. army and served until the close
of said war, but died before again com
ing to Canton. Edward Christmas was
the youngest of the family, and by a
fall In trying to slide down the banis
ters of the stairs, was crippled for life,
and died before he reached the age of
Mr. Christmas died in the prime of
life. A few years after the widow mar
ried Dr. Hall. It was not considered
at the time a wise thing for her to do.
The children no longer felt the endear
ment of the old home and soon became
Wm. H. Chapman, whose parents had
died In Kendall, was taken Into the
Christmas family to be raised and fin
ish his education. He was a very gen
ial and excellent young man. He en
tered the ministry In the Presbyterian
church, but very soon thereafter went
to Germany and other parts of the old
country. Have not heard anything con
cerning him for many years. I there
fore doubt If he Is still living.
The long porch bock of tho main
building and the wood-house beyond
that, served good purposes for the boys
to meet and play. The wood-house in
those days was twice as long as now,
and two stories high. The upper story
has since been taken off and the length
of the original building reduced at
The brick house north of the old
Christmas property, northwest corner
Fifth and Wells streets, and now occu
pied by Geo. Fornes, was built about
the same time that the Christmas house
was built. Adam A. Shorb built and
occupied said house for a number of
years. His business was that of a pot
ter, making stoneware. About 100 feet
west of tho residence stood a two-story
brick shop, where the crocks, jugs, etc.,
were formed ready for tho kiln. The
kiln stood a short distance west of the
shop. Deacon Daniel Grace worked for
Mr. Shorb for many years. He was a
most excellent man. Ho died 25 years
The parents of Adam A. Shorb, with
their family of three sons and two
daughters, moved here from Baltimore
In the- early settlement of Canton. The
family were Catholics and all most ex
cellent citizens. The father was one of
th,e prime movers In the erection of the
first house of worship for the St. John's
Catholic church, northwest corner of
McKlnlcy avenue and North streets,
and while said building was being built
bv the falling of a timber, Mr. Shorb
was so badly injured that It caused his
death. The widow, "Grandmother"
Shorb, lived to see their house of wor
ship finished, and was a most devoted
member of said congregation. For
years she followed the occupation of a
midwife, and all the citizens loved and
respected the old lady.
The old barn and two-story frame
house, 719 West Third street, where
Miss Harriet A. Shorb yet resides, were
built by the Shorbs fully 7C If not 85
years ago, and are among our oldest
landmarks yet to be seen.
Adam L. Shorb, cousin of Adam A.
Shorb, was also a potter by trade. He
had his pottery and residence on a large
lot on Fulton street, near where George
W. Irwin now resides. In later years
he built the two-story brick residence
where Dr. Arter now lives, southeast
corner of Tuscarawas and Dewalt Sts.,
where he lived for some years, when he
moved to the two-story frame house
west of Joseph S. Saxton's, on West
Tuscarawas street, where he and his
wife died. Henry H. Myers bought the
two-Btory brick on the corner of Tus
carawas and Dewalt streets, and much
enlarged and Improved the building.
Adam 'A. Shorb was quite a tall man,
while Adam L. Shorb was rather be
low the medium height, and a common
way the citizens had of designating the
two Shorbs, of the same given name,
was to speak of "Big" Adam and
"Little" Adam. These terms are yet
familiar to many of the old citizens.
The Shorbs have quite a number of
descendants yet with us, but of the
Christmas family there are none. A
few short years produce great changes
in this world. None stood higher and
of more general Influence In this com
munity at one time than the Christ
mas family, and yet there Is not one of
their number left to tell the story. Thus
closes this century. What will the rec
ord of the next century be? Truthfully
can It be said, "The places that know us
now, shall soon know us no more for
ever." JOHN DANNER.
Will be Left Kntlrcly to the National Com
mittee, the Sab-Committee Feeling
That It Ought Not to Hake a
Snggeatlon That Slight
News-Democrat Leased Wire Servl'o.
Kansas City, June 30. The sub-committee
of the national Democratic com
mittee appointed to have charge of
arrangements for the convention held
a meeting at the Baltimore hotel today.
Those present were. Chairman J. K.
Jones, of Arkansas Vice-Chairman W.
J. Stone, of Mississippi; Secretary p.
A. Walsh, of Iowa; J. G. Johnson, of
Kansas; B. J. Campau, Michigan;
Adair Wilson, Colorado; J. M. GufTey,
of Pennsylvania; II. D. Clayton, of Ala
bama, Reports were submitted by Secretary
Walsh and Sergeant-at-arms Martin,
regarding provisions made for dele
gates and the progress of work on the
convention hall. The latter will
certainly be ready and the committee
approved everything Its officers had
The question of recommending to the
national committee a name for tem
porary chairman of the convention was
casually mentioned but no action was
taken. It was felt that the decision of
that question rested entirely with the
DIDN'T KNOW LENTZ.
Columbus, June 30. Richard Croker,
the Tammany leader, Btopped ten min
utes at the Union depot here this morn
ing enroute to the Kansas City con
vention. In an Interview he said:
"New York has no candidate for vice
president and will work to secure the
strongest possible running mate for
Croker was asked how Congressman
Lentz would do for vice-president, and
"Lentz, Lentz? Who Is Lentz?"
"Why, a congressman from the capi
tal district of Ohio, who Is being push
ed for Bryan's running mate."
"I see. I don't know him."
ON JULY FOURTH.
Kansas City June 30. Vice Chairman
Stone, of the Democratic national com
mittee, said today he thought Bryan
could and should be nominated July 4.
Scene, Canton, O. Time, July 12,
"Mr. Cortclyou, mcthlnks I hear a
violent ring of the bell."
"Yes, your excellency, the door yard Is
full of folks. Wonder what the want 7
"Might bo well to go and find out. If
they are tramps send 'em around to the
back door. The hired girl has a good
supply of left-over apple pie In stock."
"Yes, yes. What is It?"
"I've been at the door and I find that
your old chum and side partner, the
learned and Intellectual Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge, craves a word with you."
"How strange. Wonder what Hank
can bo after? Ah, here comes the sena
tor." "I represent the great commonwealth
of Mnsachusetts In the United States
senate, your excellency. I am chairman
of tho committee to"
"By the way, how are all the folks
In Nahant, Henry?"
"They are enjoying the topnotch of
prosperity, Mr. President. But the
business which brings me hither Is to
lnfom you that at the convention In
"Was there a convention at Phila
delphia? What was It all about?"
"As I remarked before, at the con
vention you were nominated to"
"I nominated? You surprise me, In
deed." "Yes, you were nominated to again
lead the Republican party to victory."
"Wellf well, well! Who would have
thought It? I never expected to hear
Buch news today. This Is the most
"The committee Is without to confirm
what I have Just told you. We were
asked to break the news gently, foi even
good news Is dangerous at times, your
excellency. A lot of the boys are on the
steps, waiting to be Invited In. There Is
Chris Magce, Jack Owens, Leslie Ward,
Tom Kearns and a bunch of others.
Shall I ask the push to step In?"
"Why, certainly, certainly. Is my
friend Mark In the crowd?"
"No, your excellency. I fear Senator
Hanna has not yet been Informed of
the good news."
"But, Henry, why didn't you wilte
you were coming? You know I can't
stand surprises. Of all the things In
this world, I never dreamed that such
a thing would happen. Why didn't you
come and tell me sooner? The Idea of
waiting three weekr. Tell the. boys to
come In and make themselves at home.
Ask them to keep off the grass. 1 ex
pect to need It In my business, soon.
"Aye, aye, your excellency!"
"Order the chef and butler to bring up
some ginger cookies and root beer. Tell
the Republicans that I appreciate the
high honor, but this Is bo sudden, don't
you know, that I shall have to take a
few days to reflect whether I should
accept the Job."
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH
IS A QUES1ION OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.
The best Informed physicians advise
the use of dnmur Dyspepsia Lozenges,
which arc not a patent mcdnclne but a
favorite prescription that we found
from years of experience In prescribing
for stomach troubles to be wonderfully
reliable. We flncj In treating great
numbers of cases of chronic diseases
that this combination Is Indicated In at
least four out of Ave and 1b the foun
dation of the most successful treatment
that has over been devised. . We can
do no better for persons who cannot
come to the sanitarium than to rec
ommend a thorough trial of this pre
scription which Is put up under the
name of ADAMUR DYSPEPSIA LOZ
ENGES simply to designate or Identify
If you have ill health, look to your
stomach for the cause. Do not suppose
that Its tho heart, or the liver, or the
kidneys, or constipation, or plies, or
the nerves. It Is a deranged digestive
function that causes tho heart to palpi
tate, that causes liver troubles, that
wears out the kidneys, that causes pllec
and constipation, and distracts the
nerves. When our stomachs are restor
ed to their original or natural condition,
we arc well.
Nine out of every ten cases of chron
ic disease originate In a deranged di
gestion. No matter whether It be rheu
matism, kidney disease, constipation,
nervous troubles, scrofula, or any other
form, they all begin with some form
of Indigestion. The formation of gas In
the bowels Is an Indication of Indiges
tion, but It Is generally unheeded until
a more serious form of the trouble oc
curs, and so with many other symp
toms. Some of the most' Intelligent and suc
cessful physicians In the state of Mich
igan use and prescribe ADAMUR DYS
PEPSIA LOZENGES. We have thous
ands like the following to substantiate
South Hcti.eii, BiiANcn Co . Micil
Jaa. IS. I WW.
ADAMUR SANITARIUM CO.,
Gentlemen: lam glad to say that Adu
mur Dyspepsia Lozenges have helped me
more than any medicine I have ever taken.
I have doctored with different doctor for
about three years and could get only slight
relief for a short time. Have only taken
three boxes of Adamur Dyspepsia Lozengcx
whatever. Mus. NlttieCauet
and feel perfectly well.
i want wunoui leeun
i can cat anvtblne
any distress frnm It
Massillon Hospital Building
Was In Danger.
NOTES FROM THE HOSPITAL.
Matter of Interest That Occur at the In
stitutionAcademy of Medicine
Sooa to Meet ,
Special to News-Democrat.
Massillon, June 30. Tho dance at the
asylum last night "JttincU'J the usuil
large' number of people. After the rain
the evening was comfortable for danc
ing. The evenings this season have
been agreeable to dancers and the dan
ces have beep continued later In the.
summer than was possible other years.
Steward Latimer, by his keen nose for
smoke, saved the administration build
ing yesterday afternoon from a bad
scorching, to say the least. In the base
ment of the building a barrel is kept for
rags and! paper used in the cleaning of
the place. Several of the rags were
oily and spontaneous combustion caus
ed a Are. The barrel was in the base
ment under the office of the steward
and he detected the smoke. He went
Into the cellar and found the barrel of
rubbish burning fiercely. He picked up
the barrel and carried It out Into the
yard where It burned Itself out.
The arrangements for tho Fourth of
July picnic have been oompleted. There
are entries for all the, events and the
Fourth will be a blg"day4ai the Institu
tion , All of thai attendants and the
employes of the place wM'haVe1 to stay
and help make the day a pleasant one
for the patient. . ,
The force, of i tho jandRcaPe gardener
Is hard at work on the improvements)
J of (the roads tO(thewet of the.bulldlngs.
The main drive to the'Navarre road has
1 bqen cleaned up and Is in very 'good
shape. The men aro' doing considera
ble work on the Hikes that will be con
structed In the hollow west of the cot
tages. These will be "three In number
and will be built one above the other,
so that there will be a small fall be
tween them. They will bo of fairly
good flo and will be stocked with
fish. After a few years, when the fish
havo been allowed sufficient time to
grow, the patients will be permitted to
fish In the lakes. This Is done at the
Toledo institution where there are ten
or twelve lakes of considerable slzel
and an average of forty or fifty pa
tients fish during the season. The
lakes are probably trfc most popular
things around the place.
It Is expected that the latter part of
next week tho two new cottages will
be ready for occupancy. The wire for
the electrical work which has caused
the delay to the finishing of the build
ings has now been shipped and will ar
rive In a day or two and will at once be
placed in position.
Two new attendants havi ben uddod
to the force and will be used in the new
cottag"B. They are Miss Francis Taylor,
who comes from Columbus, and Miss
Nina Clark, of Sanalac, Michigan. The
former arrived on Thurnd.iy and Miss
Clark came to tho Institution last
On Tuesday afternoon the Stark
County Academy of Medicine will meet
at the hospital. Paperi relative to the
work In the Institutions will be read,
as follows: Dr. H. P. FIndlay will read
a paper on "Paresis;" Dr. W. C. Man
chester's subject Is "Melancholia;" and
the suiviintendent, Dr, H. C, Kyman,
will give a clinical talk on forms of in
sanity. LOUIS J. BLAKE.
reunion at Mogadore, It being the
eightieth anniversary of the doctor's
W. P. Theobold and family of Canton
were the guests of Miss Emma J. Holl,
Mrs. J. O. Krelghbaum, Miss Emma
Metzgar, Mrs. Geo. Sponseller, Mrs.
Lee Roush and daughter Esther, Mrs.
Sadie Breen, Mrs. John Stormfeltz,
Mrs. Henry Pfoutz and John C. Sheets
and Wife spent Wednesday at Idora
park with the Trinity Reformed church
Base ball game Saturday afternoon;
New Berlin vs Massillon.
Saturday night a week, July 7th,
there will be a festival hero under the
auspices of the New Berlin athletic
Miss Agnes Blankenhorn, of Beach
City, attended the Alumni picnic here
Mr. Walter B. Shanafelt nnd Mr.
Leonard Y. Price spent Saturday and
Sunday at Detroit.
Mr. William C. Croy of Canton spent
Friday afternoon visiting with New
Berlin friends. ,
Mr. John J. Shook, Jr., with Mr. Isaac
Harter have gone on a few dayB fllsh
OPENED THE CHEST.
A Lad Arrested on a Serious
Charge Preferred by a
Tony VIscoco was apprehended for the
third time by Special officer Joe Smith,
of tho W. & L. E. railway company,
Saturday morning and taken to the
police station. About a week ago a tool
chest In a car on tho railway In question
was broken open and a pair of rubber
boots, a hatchet and a post-hole digger
were carried away. Tony stated that
he knew tho man who opened the chest
and directed tho officer to tho village of
Waco. The lad's story could not be con
firmed, as the man could not be located.
However, a man who witnessed the
crime committed, told the officer that
young Tony and a companion had done
the Job and that he saw them carry
away the stuff. It was afterward learn
ed that the boots had been stolen by
Saunlo, the man who Is now In the
county workhouse. Tho officer accom
panied the boy to other places and It
Is possible the remainder of tho stuff
can be located.
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OIL CO. JA
If a person has a coated tongue, bit
ter taste In the mouth, regurgitation of
food, sick or nervous headache, consti
pation, offensive breath, heartburn, un
natural craving for food or lack of ap
petite, feels Irritable, anxious, or appre
hensive, eructation of gas, nausea after
eating, weight or fullness In the region
of the stomach, the use of ADAMUR
DYSPEPSIA LOZENGES will allay the
symptoms and produce that sense of
comfort, contentment and courage that
only a person with a good stomach Is
permitted to enjoy.
Dr. Wlngate says: "No harm can re
sult from the use of this valuable pre
scription. I have been surprised and
delighted by the prompt and lasting
benefits derived, and cheerfully recom
mend It to sufferers from the various
forms of Indigestion."
To persons whe cannot come to the
sanitarium, we suggest a trial of this
For sale at drug stores at DO cents for
a large size box. Accepts no substitute
for there Is no other remedy as good.
TO QUICKLY INTRODUCE thlc
marvelous xemedy, we will, for a limit
ed time, send one full sized 50-cent bor
by mall FREE upon receipt
of 25 cents; or, five boxes for $1.00. As
soon as the lozenges have been adver
tised, the regular price of 50 cents will
be restored. Send today. Correspon
dence solicited from persons suffering
from any form of chronic disease. Con
sultation free and confidential.
ADAMUR SANITARIUM CO.,
Rattle Creek, MlchlRitn.
THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS.
NEW BERLIN NEWSLETS.
Pithy and Pointed Paragraphs
From Plain Township's
New Berlin, June 30.
The Alumni held Its annual picnic at
Turkeyfoot ,lake Thursday. An en,
Joyable time was had. r
Mr. Jas G. Wise Is home from Indian
apolis university to spent the summer.
jjeriwin Jteemsnyaer, a graduate or
Heidelberg, Is home for the 'summer.
May G. Steele Is home after a week's
visit with Akron friends, ))
Dr. Steele and family attended a
Disturbed the Peace.
Valentine Bambeck, who was arrest-.
ed and charged by his father with
disturbing the, peace, was released by
tho mayor Friday afternoon on the
payment of a fine of SI and costs.
Bambreck stated to the mayor that
he did not causo his father any
trouble at other times at home. He
said that he was constantly employed
at one of tho local shops and became
sick a vfew weeks ago, and was unable
to work. Since that time, he states, he
has been at home. He arranged to
pay his fine and costs;
Hicks, In his weather forecast for
July, says: "The Glorious Fourth will
not be as red hot In all central und
western sections as ,1s often experienc
ed about that day," Everything Is In
readiness here but the weather, and
no Cantonlan will stop to enquire into
German newspapers declare that the
people of Germany have no confidence
in English leaders and the London pa
pers declare that the co-operation of
the Germans In the Chinese affair has
amounted to little. The French are
"a basing" everything that hasn't a
French flavor, or uniform. Meanwhile,
Russia evinces a disposition to go It
alone. Tho greatest crisis the world
ever saw Is thus seen to be approaching.
It must not be overlooked, In reading
the long list of dead and wounded sent
In by the commander at Manila, that
all of this could have been avoided If
only the single promise had been made
to the Filipinos that they would even
tually obtain 'their liberty. They sim
ply declined to help whip one manter
In order to get to serve another.
-BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT.
GOOD WIFE I YOU NEED
Whatever tho Democratic platform tc
be adopted at Kansas City says, It
will mean, In that, whether the ratio
Is In or out, It will have the advantage
of the Philadelphia platform, which
General Grosvenor, the mouthpiece of
the administration, says Is "drivel."
A "' " Irl TL.49M. vi 1
The sheriff was observed making
soundings about the exterior of the Jail
last night. It la believed he is going to
the pedigree of the prophet, Just bo we et a lot of bear traps to catch the fel-
get the proper kind ot a day.
lows as they go out.
The National Educational As
sociation meets at Charleston,
S. C, July 7th to 13th, 1900.
Queen & Crescent Route
makes one fare the round trip (plus $2.00 membership
coupon) from Cincinnati and all points North. Full
Btop-over privileges and choice of routes enable one
to visit Chickamauga and its battlefields, Asheville
and the "Land of the Sky," Atlanta, the Chicago of
the South, and to return, if desired through the old
battlefields of Virginia.
Charlcttoii-by-tlM-SM ii full of hlttorta Interest and Southern chain.
It Trill prove the moat popular meeting pUoe the Annotation haaertt
known. Write to W. O. Klnearaon, Q. V. A., Ctnctnnatl, O.. for free books,
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