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STARK COtTNTY DEMOCRAT, CANTON, Ov
FRIDAY, NOVEMBEn 80, 1W.
1'hanksgiving Sermon at Union
Meeting In Trinity He
BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSED.
Common -1'lcns Court Adjourned Till
LEGAL HOLIDAY OBSKRVIM)
Hut Not III tlio Same Way That the l'nrl-
tana Observed It III tlio (loud Old
Dnjsljonc Ago-Ktv. C. A.
Thanksgiving day customs and ob
servances In Canton are not what they
used to bo. Were the Iron-Blnewed
pioneer to appear today at the celebra
tion of almost any holiday, he would
express surprise at the marvelous
changes which have been effected Blnce
lie was a boy. Thanksgiving day is
pre-eminently a native one, and at first
It was religiously and piously observed.
The first Thanksgiving day proclama
tion to the people. Issued by President
Washington, In 1783, recommended
that the day be spent In prayer, wlh
grateful hearts to the Almighty for
their deliverance and for giving them
an opportunity to establish a peace
able form of government.
A STIUKINO CONTrtAST.
The last Thanksgiving of the nine
teenth century will offer a striking con
trast to the first Thanksgiving da
which our forefathers observed so sol
emnly In their faraway New England
home, or even the flist Thanksgiving
day of the century. In those days the
religious spirit was strong in the mind
of the Puritan settlers, and although
the occasion was beginning to take on
the holiday aspect, religious observance
was its chief characteristic.
But now at the close of the nineteenth
century and at the threshold of the
twentieth, the solemnity which sur
rounded the day, remembrance of the
hardships endured Ja the -nllds of a
mew country, amid hostile bands of
(savages, real heartfelt thanks for
deliverance from the horrors of war and
the bondage of despotism, praise for
the blessing of freedom and the
bounteous gifts of Providence have
,aded, and the day that a rentury ago
was held sacred as the Sabbath is -now
one great holiday all over this broad
country, given up to sports and amuse
ment and revelry that would make a
Puritan father weep could he but look
upon the desecration.
A DAY OF PltAYEU.
In the olden time it was a day of
prayer when the pious New England
father. In his broad hat, knee bteech3
and blouse, set out early In the morn
ing, Bible in hand, accompanied by Ms
good wife, in her plain gown of gray
and Quaker bonnet, for the little
church on the edge of the settlement.
As the little family passed along, some
times through heavy Bnows, the dis
course of the parents wasonthose topics
most befitting the occasion, and was
characterized by the deep religion
fervor that had led to setting aside of
a day of thanks by the early colonists.
Across his shoulder was slung his
trusty flintlock, and as he told' his
sturdy boys of the privation and dan
gers from which God had delivered
them and 'bade Ihero raise their hearts
In thanks to Him,he kept sharp look
out for red-skinned enemies lurking in
the shadows of yonder wood.
Nearly all the day was spent in re
ligious services In the meeting hous,
and the early shadows of a November
night were falling when the little
family trudged back to the log cabin
In the clearing of the forest. Some
times the home coming was one to
make the heart grow rhll, for the cun
ning red man, the sworn enemy of the
whites, never relaxed hla vigilance, and
his gleaming eye and brlght-hueJ
head feathers might be seon behind
some rock or tree, always-near the cab
In of the white man. Frequently; this
was his opportunity, and on the return
of the family to their home they found
only a smoldering ash heap to mark the
spot where they had cast their hearth
stone A FAR DIFFERENT WORLD'.
It is curious to note the objectsthat
have taken the place of the ,bopk of
prayer with which our forefathers set
forth at early dawn through the fsnow
to the little meeting house, the 'sub
stitute for the sou? of praise and ttvs
pulpit nud sheaf of wheat which the
Puritans laid on the altar, a thank of
fering for abundant crops.
Instead of the Book of Prayer Is tha
plgBkln ball -which lusty long-haired
youths kick over the football gridiron,
while grace and beauty wave frantic
npproval of every polnt In the game.
Instead pt the song of praise the land
resounds with the "Rah, rah, rah," of
tho college .boy, the pulpit has paitly
given way to the footlights and 'the
stutfs, and the modest sheaf of wheat
to tho luxurious bloom of tho chrysan
themum. The members of the Business Men's
association observed the day by closing
. their shops and stores
, At tho court house, Judge Amblr
had excused his Jury till "next Monday
Thanksgiving was observed by the
t church members throughout the city
' by Attending the union services at tho
' -Trlnly Reformed chuich, beginning at
8:) o'clock In the morning. These
services Wevo largely attended, the
i'Tj rirhurch being: taxed to-Its utmost en
t parity. The'jlnvocatlonwaa by Ilf.v Q,
N. Church, pastor of, the Simpson
Methodist church. Thl.i was followed
by the niithein, "A Sons of Thanks
giving," by Parka, ,ftnd U'fr reading of,
the president's proclamation by llnv. .T,
I. Frederick, pas'o.' of the V. P. church.
Then followed the rsvllug of tho aeilu
ture, by Rev. C. E. Manchester, pastor
of tho First M. E. church, and a prayer
by Rev O B. Mllllgan.
Tho Thanksgiving sermon was do
llvered by Rev C. A. Hill, the eloquent
pastor of the First Chtlstlan church,
whoso theme was, "A Nation's Fortress."
Rev. C. A. Hill selected his text from
Psalm 33-12: "messed In tho naMvn
whose Clod is the Lord, and the peo
ple whom he hath chosen for his own
Inheritance;" Proverb 11-34: "Right
eousness cxaltcth a nation, but sin
Is a reproach to nny people.'
"A nation's perpetuity, he said, de
pends upon Its relationship and har
mony with Illin who was. and Is, and
ever shall bo. As we traverse the high
way of the world's history our vision
Is constantly attracted to monuments
In memory of nations once living but
now dead. We search In vain to find
where we might truthfully nlllx to
their epitaph the words of John, when
he said. 'Blessed are the dead that die
In the Lord.' Of the many mighty na
tions that have fallen, destruction
came not to one when It could be said
of them, 'Their God Is the Lord.'
"The nation that was God's own
chosen people give a most stitklng ex
ample of what God can do for a nation
when It serves Him nnd follows His
divine guidance; or, what overwhelm
ing disasters come upon It when It gives
Itself over to worldly lust and unholy
ambitions One moment exalted by
God's hand to fume, glory and power,
the Queen of the South travels many
weary miles to -see such splendor. She
exclaims, "the half was not told me,'
'Blessed be the Lord thy God, which
dellghteth In thee, to set thee on the
throne of Isiacl.' But alus. In the
shadow of the very temple where God
manifests his presence to Israel arc the
temples for heathen wives to worship
other gods The very first command
ment Is broken nnd a nation's power Is
broken with it. Glory fades, a nation
mourns, the song of liberty is drowned
by the clanking chain: of slavery.
God's mercy yet holds out until hel
sends the Loid to save Israel and
gather 'other sheep' Into the 'one fold.'
but when He came unto His
own His own received Him not.
Then did the generations of
Israel cease and the Jewish
nation was no more. Truly, we can
say 'Blessed Is the nation whose God
is the Lord.'
"I wish now to make an application
of these words that perhaps will In
crease our Interest In the theme be
fore Tin. I know I shall touch a re
sponsive cord in every heart when I
say that I believe that America Is God's
Israel today. America does nnd of right
ought to belong to Go,
"It was a religious thought that In
spired Columbus to undertake his west
ern voyage. He sought a passage to the
Indies for the purpose of rescuing Jer
usalem and the Holy Sepulcher from
the Turks. When he landed on a
strange shore, of which he had not
even dreamed, he kneeling with his
companions In the sand, prayed, 'Loid
God Eternal and Omnipotent, who by
Thy sacred word has created the sky
and the earth and the sea. we bless and
glorify Thy name, we praise Thy Maj
esty. How honored are we. Thy hum
ble servants, that through us Thy
name may be known, and Thy Gospel
preached In this, the uttermost part of
the earth' '
"The same religious sentiment seemed
to actuate nearly all the early ex
plorers and founders of our country.
Virginia, the first of the original
thlrteon, will bear testimony In such
men as Blr Humphery Gilbert and his
step-brother, Sir Walter Raleigh. Gil
bert, who lost his life on his return
voyage in a shipwreck, shouted as hl3
last cheeijIngmessaKO to his compan
ions, 'Wq are as near to heaven by sea
as by land.'
"Hew York was settled flrst by mem
bers of the.Dutch Reform .church.
"The Catholics, seeking to offset the
losses sustained through the reforma
tion of Luther and Calvin, sent their
explorers along the Great Lakes and
the Mississippi river and settled the
colony of" Maryland.
"Massachusetts was settled by the
Pilgrim Fathers, Connecticut by the
Puritans, Rhode Island by the Baptists,
Pennsylvania' and Delewaro by the
Quakers, New Jersey by Covenanters,
the Carollnas by Frejich Huguenols.
Georgia -was a benvolent asylum for
the oppressed of every nation, kindred
"In the moment of English oppres
sion there was one, common thought
that bound the colonies together for a
decisive struggle for liberty. It was
the 'Fatherhood of God and the brother
hood of man.' God heard their cry
'and delivered them out 'of their dis
tresses, It was such men as George
Washington who, on bended knees,
In tho snow at Valley Forge, besought
the God of armies to assist an op
pressed people. To them we owe mucn
gratitude" of greotful remembrance,
" 'Blessed Is that nation whose God
Is the Lord.'
"James E. Murdock, who was a guest
at the White House at the time of the
second battle of Bull Run, was so rest
less he could not sleep, and being up
after midnight he heard low tones
coming from a private room near where
President Lincoln slept. Going to tho
room an Impressive sight met his eyes.
Mr. Lincoln, with his back 'to the door,
was kneeling before an open Bible. Mr.
Murdock. was silent for a moment and
then heard the president break forth In
this remarkable prayer, 'O Thou God
that didst hear Solomon In the night
when he prayed for wisdom, hear me.
I cannot lead this people; I cannot
guide the affairs of this nation with
out Thy help. I am poor and weak
and Sinful. O Ood, who didst hear Solo
man when ho cried for wisdom, hear
me. Save this nation.'
"If Ood ever Interposes In the affairs of
nations, has he not done so In our be
loved land? With David we say; 'Ho
hath not dealt so with nnv nation.'
"How fitting that our cllef executive
should proclaim a national Thanks
"It Is sald'that In a tlmo pf great
despondently amonsr the 'first settlers In
New England,, if wnjs jjropjsmMnonl
of thelrjpubilc assemblies to proclalnf
a fast. An old furmer arose, spoko of
their "provoking heaven with their com
plaints, reviewed their measure, showed J
that they had much to be thankful foi,
anu moveu tnat insteau oi appointing n
day of fasting they should appoint a
day of thanksgiving. This wob done,
nnd the custom has been'contlnuecrbvor
Blnce. , " '
, With such a rich legacy, oMIborty,
advancement and 'opportunity, 'greater
responsibilities have been laid upon us
ns never before. This1 Is not 'simply a
national responsibility which wo can.
pass by with no thought or concern, but
It Is nn Individual responsibility.
"Righteousness exnlteth a nation."
In this lepubllc, as Mr. Smith said In
his lectute, 'We, tho people.' Then wo
the nation, we the government. We
have demonstrated that we have no
foreign foe to fear. Our most dendly
foes shall rise In our own midst. A
man's foes shall be of his own house
hold? As christian people, we should
pray as never before. Our thought
should continually be, 'Praise God
from whom all blessings flow.' If our
nation Is not reproached by sin It will
be because you nnd I ever walk. In the
fear of our God. We should do so for the
sacrcdncss of the home, the dearest
earthly namo to man. France may
sins her 'Marseilles;' Geimany,
'Me.n Vnterland"; England, 'God Save
the Queen'; Americans, 'America.' But
the world will sing "Home Sweet
"The preservation of our nation will
take men who can face public opinion
and dare to do the right. In the many
state building at the great world's
fair at Chicago, they exhibited their
minerals, their fiults, their grains and
tlmbeis, nnd said, 'These are my
JewelB.' Ohio placed before Its building
a monument upon which were three of
her generals, this Inscription: 'These
Are My Jewels.' y
"So In the everlasting kingdom, orjly
grand nnd noble men and women will
bo presented to the Father by the Son,'
Jesus Christ, who can truly say, 'these
are My Jewels.'
"Not out of this nation only, but out
of every nation he that feareth Him,
and worketh righteousness Is accepted
"May God hasten the day that above
every national flag there may float the
one white banner of purity, bearing the
one lone star the star of Bethlehem,
emblematic of the unity of God's peo
ple and the universal reign of our God
and Ills Christ.
Now, the question is what can; I do
being such a small factor In this grcax
world. When we stand beside the
mountain we view Jt with wonder, we
climb to a dizzy height and look at
yonder river winding Its way In and
out until It looks like a silver ribbon
blowing In the gentle breeze. We
cast our eyes upward, and consider the
heavens, the sun, the moon and the
stars. Then we look at self, ohMso
small nnd insignificant compared to all
these things and our hearts sink within
us as we say with one of old. 'O what'
Is man that tholr'drt mindful of hfm.'
Again I look at jtjbe, mountains .and
remember tha't ttfeY shall Tnelt tfltli
fervent heat, thejr.jyers shall be tutped
out of their couises, the heavens shall
be rolled back like a great scroll, the
sun, moon and stars shall be no more.
But man, Immortal man, shall live "with
God forever, and I cry out again, 'Oh
what Is man that thou are unmindful
"Your power when stayed In God Is
unlimited. Every true Christian Is un
limited power for thTe- exaltation of a
nation Upon you, my christian brother
and sister, depends the nation's good.
'Blessed is that nation whose God Is
"Let us thank God then
'For the day when nothing happens,
For the cares that leave no trace,
For the love of little children, l
For each sunny dwelling-place,
For the-alters of our fathers, .
And the closets whero we pray.
Take, oh gracious God and Father,
Praises this Thanksgiving day.
For our harvests safe In-gathered,
For our golden store of wheat,
For the cornlands and the vlnelands
For the (lowers upspringlng bright,
For our coasts from want protected
For each Inlet, river, bay.
By Thy bounty full and llowlng
Take our praise this Joyful day,
For the danger to the nation
Warded here by sovereign love,
For the country strong and hopeful,
Songs arise to God above,
Never people called and chosen,
Had such loving kindness shown,
As this people God defended,
Therefore praises to the throne.
For our dear ones lifted higher,
Through the darkness to the light.
Ours to lovo nnd ours to cherish.
For our kindred and acquaintance
In Thy heaven who safely stay,
We uplift our psalms of triumph,
Lord on this Thanksgiving day
For the hours when heaven is near us
And the earth-mood does not claim,
For the very gloom oft broken,
By our looking for the King,
By our thought that He Is "coming.
For our courage on the way,
Take, oh friend, unseen eternal.
Praises this thanksgiving day,'
Freeburg, Nov. 30.
Tho regular quarterly council of tho
a. B. church was held lust Saturday
In the Freeburg church, beginning at 9
a. m., at which tlmo Rev. Joseph Hover
and S. B. Stuckey were installed as
Miss Dlllle Domino, who has been
employed at Alliance the past six
months, Is at home; sick.
Oliver Ooswller, while tusscllng at
school last week In some manner In
jured his back. The ambulance had to
be called to convey him home. Ho Is
at present slowly Improving.
Bon: To Mr. and Mrs. O. Y. Ander
son on November 21, a daughter and
to Mr. and Mrs. Waltor Cartwrlght, on
November, 24, a son. If this increase
is kept up for the next ten years there
Is some talk of forming a new county
and making Freeburg the county seat.
- Mrs. J. H. Sanor, whojias bea vUlt-
ntf-. -Kirx-foiif, jftAii, -Mf
DAVID ZOLLARS &
vvc ai c uaujr
this is a good store to trade at. Good merchandise rightly J
bought and honestly priced always finds a ready market. J
Newest and best of the season's products here, all priced with W
absolute fairness. t
Some Garment Specials.
We have been successful in reducing our stock of Suits! 4
and Jackets since our advertisement, and yet our lines of these J
goods are larger than they should be at this time ofjjthe year, J
caused by the unfavorable weather. We have concluded to J
make further reductions in order to bring the quantity to the 5
nroner si7fi. it will
We desire to call your attention to our large and elegant
line of Kid Gloves in Black and Colors.
William, Foster Lace Fastener at .$1.00 pair
Fowler, " ' " $1.00 pair
Verona Clasp Fastener $1.00 pair
Alexandre Clasp Fastener $1.00 pair
One lot Kid Gloves at 65c pair to close, former price 85c.
(ALL GLOVE3 PITTED )
A large stock of Ladies' and Children's Kid and Woolen Mittens at all prices.
Ladies' Wool Hose 25c, 35c, 50c pair
Ladies' Fleeced Hose 10c, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c pair
Children's Wool Hose , 15c, 25c pair
Children's Fleeced Hose,.. ; .'. .....-. 15c, 25c pair
Ladies' Cotton Hose ; . . 6c, 10c, 16c, 20o, 25c. 50c' pair
We have an elegant variety of Ladies' Fancy Hose 'at 25c, 50c pair
Ladies' Fleeced Underwear at ; 25c, 35c, 50c pc.
Ladies' Wool Underwear ; 85c, $1.00
Ladies' Union Suits 50c, $1.00, $1.75
Children's Union Suits 25c, 50c, $1.00
Men's Winter Underwear 25c, 50c. $1.00
A. complete line of Corsets, all the latest styles, from 50c to 1.75
Cotton Blankets r 1 50c, 60c, 75c, 1.00 pair
Wool Blankets from $3.00 to 7.00 pair
Tennis, FJjftmeL ....-.... 5c, 7c, 8c, 10c
Cotton Baiting 8c, 10c, 12c, 15c
Prints. .'. 4c, 5c, 6c
Unbleached Muslin '.. 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c
lng friends In Minerva for tho past
week, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Comfort, of Mapleton,
have moved onto the Sprote farm,
south of town.
Rev. Wymer, of Wooster, preached
from the G. B. pulpit, Sunday even
ing. Infirmary Director Iteeese conveyed
an aged German, who had been making
his home at B. E. Loner's, to the In
Miss Ida Ruff, of Masslllon, is visit
ing during her vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ruff,
During the storm, last Tuesday, the
telephone line between the station and
town was disabled, but was soon put
In order by our local expert lineman.
NEW FRANKLIN NOTES.
New Franklin, Nov. 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brlcker, of Mis
souri, are the guests of Jacob Brlcker
and family, r Mr. Brlcker wont west
about 40 years ago and tho brothers
had not seen' each other since. A (very
happy meeting was experienced by
Mrs. Emllle Mooore, of Alliance, and
her sister, Mrs. Thomas Bowman, of
Plerceton, Ind., nro spendllng a week
with friends in New Franklin.
'O. C. Biftes and family, of Alliance,
spent a few days with their parents,
Mrs. Nettle Slontz Is visiting at tho
home of Oliver Slentz.
Mrs. C. K. Vanllorn.'of Carrollton, Is
the guest of her parents for a week.
Tho M. E. Aid society met at Mrs.
John Unkefer's on Thursday, The
financial report of the treasurer, Miss
Bert Hawkins, was highly gratifying
to tho members.
Dr. Bell went to Jefferson county last
week to see his mother, who was seri
ously 111 with heart failure. He re
Mr, nnd Mrs. Charles Martin burled
their three months' old babe Wednes
day, last week.
Mrs. Mellnda Bowman, of Homo
worth, and her son, Dan, of Alliance,
were tho guests of William Nelswang
Jtev, George Chenot will preach at the
St, Paul's Reformed church at Osna-
burg on Sunday evening, December 16.
Subject, "Come and see." found In Bt.J
John's gospel.. JU1 are cordially- Inylt-
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uciiiuiioli aiiug tu ino
oav vou to can.
-A Itr.oiirt'.lal Woltr.
A very rich but talserly gentleman
was In tlio'linblt'of dining dally at a
certain rostnurnnt, but be never tip
ped the waiter who Attended to bis
wants. One day the Ions suffering
waiter asked tho gentleman "If ho
would condescend to accept bis (tho
waiter's) photograph ?"
"What for?" was tbo query.
"I thought it might make you re
member the waiter, sir," was tbo quick
reply. London Tlt-Blts.
A notice which attracts tho" attention
of many sojourners In a Nov Hamp
shire town is posted on tbo wall of tho
little railway station. The paper on
which It Is printed bears evidence of
long and honorable service:
Notice: Loafing cither In or about
this room Is strictly forbidden, and
must be observed.
Tho rrust of tlie earth under Jnpnn
must bOfCoraparatlvelythlu, Judging
by tho number of earthquake shocks
In that country. They average 600 a
Threo chief feasts during whlph tho
Chinese take legal holidays aro those
of the dragon, tho moon nnd the year. ..
FARMS FOR SALE Seven acre tract,
with excellent house, good bank barn
and all kinds of outbuildings, fine fruit
and beautiful location on public road
bordering Congress lake. Will be sold
at a great bargain for cash.
Five acres land near corporation lino
of Kent, Ohio, on Ravenna roaa; two
acres fine orchard, all level, no build
ings, $625 cash.
Over three acres, 6 miles caet of Can
ton, with good buildings of all, kinds,
plenty of fruit, 1800; 1400 cash, balance
1 and 2 years,
Good farm of 80 acres, good 6 room
house, and fair outbuildings, plenty
iruu anu water, near scnooi, a miles
from Minerva, Ohio; 2,C00, It sold noon.
Eighty acre farm, with good bank
barn, fair 7 room house, rich, rolling
land, near Wllmot, Stark county, $2,800.
Good farm of over 120 acres, three
miles southeast of Louisville, Ohio, good
buildings of all klnls, no hills, rich
innH, $48 per acre.
" .Y01 want to buy, sell or exchange
!m,1J ""."ft. r"rm . "r cy Properties,
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ELY BROTHERS, C8 Warren St , NewYork
Harry A. -Wernet, l
'' ,420 Mnubhing St. '
Dealer in Steel Ranges,
Stoves.- Spouting, .-Tin
and Felt Hoofing and
Administrator's Sale of Real
Dy lrtue of an order of the probate court
of Stark County, Olio, the undersigned will
offer at public auction on Saturday, tbo
Wth day of December. 1900, at 10 o'clock a.
in,, on the premises on the road leading
from Canton to Masslllon, about 6 mllei
west of Canton and known as the Jacon
Fisher premises, located Id Genoa, O., tho
following described real estate, to.wlti X.
partpf the south nest quarter of section
No. ti, township No, 10 (Perry) and ranee
No. 8, and containing about thirteen add
one i fifth acres of land more or less, and
said premltes aro fuiiv described bv mot,.
salapreraliesaro fully desci
and bounds In the petition oi
of action In probate court of
Ohio, to which petition refer
etltlon Died In this cause)
3 court of fttarlt Pnnnt
tietltlon referenrn la hrkJ
mart fni a fnll anA .i.Imi.i..m .&.. .,.,-
Terms nf salA
One-third cash, balance
In one and two years from day of sale with
lnterett and mortc are security. ,
ViMi ?&! E"JfR. Attorney.
Said tract of land Is appraised at M.odl. . ',
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