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COSHOCTON. OHIO. MONDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 16. 1901. GRIND TO EARTH THE SERPENTS HEAD Speakers at Mckinley Memorial Services Fear Anarchism. eloquent oration tbe great men of the south were impressed. 1 saw him a few diys later in Atlanta. lie spoke to the people and his speaking made tbeiu love him. .1, be walks baud in hand with the men! brother and mine: a man who who do. | the reics of this great government "May God comfort the peopie in ; passes down through the valley their hour of sorrow and may He di- j the shadow of death siuginif, chant, reel ibis nation so that atheism will i ing "Nearer My God to is a disgrace to the nation that j be stamped out and with it that other j perhaps was nearer a man such as was William McKiniey-evil, anarchy." " aoes it mean? It means that in that should be cut down in the midst of* Judge t. H. Voorfcees Death there was a triumph. lie might his usefulness and greatness, that he . should be slaughtered by this vile Was the next speaker. anarchist. Hut it is not a new story. | He said: I feel it does credit and honor to new at attracting ski at keep lot color?, vonr bes; and and plaiu Co. GOOD DEEDS OF THE PRESIDENT His Personal Character art futOic. Worth Attested By Men Who Had Koowa And Hoaored Htm. The memory of William McKinley, late President of tbe L'nitt-d Suites, was honored and revered by representative citizens of Coshocton as they spoke to tbe great audience assembled in tbe auditorium of Grace M. E. church Sunday evening, and r.ot one of these men, keen observers of events, but what saw danger iu ibe propagation of the vicious doctrine of anarchy. The auditorium was crowded Ui its capacity. Scores of persons stood d u r- iug the services and other scores were turned from the door unable to gain entrance. It was a quiet, reverential audience, made up of men and wouieu in everv walk of life and of every religious "and political belief. But they were all of one mind. They were there to pay honor to a great man, stricken down in the height of his greatness. R. A. Powelson presided, and when the organ voluntary ended and he advanced 10 tbe front of the platform, stand ing above the draped portrait of the dead President and the emblems of liberty caught up in folds of mournful black, a hush fell oc the peopie. Great bunches of brilliant- fall ilowers gave color to tbe scene. Ele announced that K. M. Temple would read ihe first hymn, and the gentleman s'jwly pronounced the words of tbe ever beautiful -'Thy Will Be Done." A. S. Caton followed the singing with the invocation. He pointed out the great sorrow that had coine to tbe peoole, and prayed that out of it would rise relief, asking God to crush out anarchy and rid tbe land of the red-hiiided pest. Doctor Piatt was the first speaker. lie said in part: "My friends of Coshocton: I am very sorry that :ny first- appearauce before you is caused by an occasion so sad, and yet 1 am glad i have this op- ortunity to bear testimony of tbe rief and sorrow that has come to tbe atiou. Personally I have no claim, am only OL e of the eighty millions f people, but, I couie as the represen- xitive of our educational forces. As he voice of the children I bear you his message of sympathy and f eir icarts are bleeding With you. Their orruw may nor. be as intelligent, but- heir griet is as keen, as sincere and as deep as is yours. If you had been vith me as I conveyed the message of ast Friday, if you bad nooed the bosh, be stillness, to children io whom death had no significance, who had never heard the rustle of the dark angel's wings, it would not be necessary for me to say they sympathize with you. Mr. McKinley loved children. I lave never found a great character in listory who was not a lover of chil- Iren. I do not need to remind you t the greatest character who ever trod this earth was He who said. 'Sufer little children to come unto me.' lie loved children. Mr. McKinley never overlooked a chiid. How Dfteu we have read of him reaching over hree or fouV man and women to greet a child. More than once be saw ihe wiatfui expression of the iittle upturned face, and bas taken tbe carna- .ion from his coat- and placed it in lands tbat would joyously carry it away. It was not the kissing of children by the country politician. It was tbe natural sympatv-y of the lover of children, of a raiher into whose jomc bad come two of these little ones. What shall be done with these anarchists.:' The American public school bas never sent out an anarchist. You cannot point to one and say he is the product of the public school. "Tbis is a national calamity. All lines, political and denominational, bave fallen. We are ali A mericans. We are prostrate in one common impulse, but the blow has fallen with especial force upon this magnificent oodyof Christians, upon you who aie citizens of his own state. "The principal feature of his character was his intense Americanism, America is the only country that couid nave produced SlcKinley. lie is Lbe typical, the ideal, the greatest American." : Captain John SL Corapton was the next speaker. He said: "My friends, we have assembled on a sad occasion. Throughout the cir- ilized world_ there is this night mourning, ^o ccuntry has produced such a man as w« bave in William McKinJey. He was the h ; ghest type of American citizenship, and tbat is the highest in ail this world. "I remember well the first time I saw him. He was in our neighboring town of New Philadelphia in company witb James G. Elaine. I next saw Him here when be was governor of Ohio, and I was introduced to him by our friend George A. Hay. We talked wi'h hif" for half an hour, and I have often seen him since. In one campaign he made us a speech, and even his political enemies admitted his honesty and his candor. I saw him again six years age this month when we dedicated the monuments that mark the struggles of Ohio's troops on the bloody battleground of Chickamauga. On one side sat Longstreet and on the other Gordon, and when be bad finished thai «XUA VU*9*' J-PUV X U *·£» UW ** m-**^. r* if^vm j - « ( » - I U. * - *·** «JVA*VI *^_*»«.*v" *,u U^PVFU Kings have been slaughtered. A low lue jeopleofour Iituecity that tnesr him, and as such had he taken - - ' , .!·«.,«.·«.« i-- " l '"'-" wl " have been ali tbat he was politically, he might have been ah that he was iu tbe honor bestowed upon down devilish feeling has pervaded ! hearts have been touched and they j i eap in lhe dark or had ^g,, a f ra id u, rid, but we did not expected i t ' have come here to express that they " Kel nearer ^ God he would have been Three of our greatest and best I appreciate their grea fc y ; get nearer to God he would have 11 a failure. This government, then re- '3~; mains, tbe will of God remains, p °,'!of Jesus reuiaius: aud vs. while the of President McKinley comes ihe world, but we did not expected i t ' have come here to express here. Three of our greatest and best I appreciate their great men have gone, and it must cease. j " ! Kbl with piopnety it-peat the "William McKinlev was a great man, mentation of that great peop.e and his name will be linked with tbe {«"« %"- ". Uow are * he mighty greatness of history,"' Captain Comp-: !en - lhe brave soldier the wise j upou U;i as a great calamity there ton ended by reading an article that! statesman fell at the baud of the as-, may be some good come plainly showed the Christancharacter!s«tssm. It touched the heart 01 the: t i Jfc death of thss great and good man of the dead President. j civilized world, lonight every good ! snou : u te the means under the The choir s»ang -'When I Have citizen feejs that he has sustained a; bau( j of Uot j, O f stamping out wicked- cro^sed tbe liar.·· aud personal loss in the death of this good t ,ess he will not hate suffered and man. Men Frank E Ponereae Mr. Vfas introduced by Mr. Powelson. I'umerenesaid: '·We are summoned here to pay a tribute of love and devotion to the third of our martyred Presidents. In every true American home there is a gloom responsive to our grief. Men are standing in a w f u l contemplation of this national tragedy and humiliation. "For twenty years his life bas been an open book. For ten years he was the leader iu the Listory of the coun- trv. His private life was noble and true. A good citizen he was. His personal character and worth, his devotion to his invalid wife endeared him to the American heart, aud won the devotion of tbe people. His hold upon the masses was stronger than that of any other man. He took them into his confidence, and depended upon their judgment. He was not a ffghter of meu, nor was he a demagogue. He always addressed the inteilgicnce of the people, seldom appealed to their passion and never to their ignorance. This was one source of his power. 2so wonder «e stagger under the shock of this crime, a cold blooded assassination. "Some explanation for tbe taking of the life of Lincoln might be found. Garfield was snot by one wno perhaps was insane. But no apology can be found the degenerate and assassin who shot McKinley. It was the leg- itimite ()utgrowth of the teaching of anarchy by the 21 publications and SO societies in this country. With the the flash of * meteor we are brought to realize that anarchy is the greatest social force with which we have to deal. But the American people will solve this problem as they have solved other problems and greater. "Occasions such as this demonstrate the stability cf our government. We feel it to be so DOW, and while we sorrow for the loss of a truly great man our confidence in the people is so strong that- no evil can betide us while God directs. We musteline to the Ruler of all aud abide by tbe words of tne dying, statesman as he was passing through the valley and the shadow-- 'God's will, not ours, be done.' " "It seems, in ihe wisdom of Providence, that such a calamity as this must occur in order that th~? peopie be aroused to the true condition. For years we bave beard Ui is doctrine of anarchy and it bas been tolerated. Our lesson bas come. Universally will men who hold to -- - , .- -- . w*a that creed be condemned. It is not j jn died in vain. · There is another thing. I hope people of this great country will take actiiru upou the political cartoon, so villifysog and suggestive when applied to our public men, aud we wiil be nveu from thai class of literature. They kill respect tbe boys aud gins hould have for grea:. meu. 1 believe George A. Kay Said in part: "President, McKinley is dead. It was tbe message read by thousands. We in Cosbwton mourn with the nation and tbe world for a great man bas fallen. Standing with pleasant smile, his hand extended in greeting, he was shot to death by a citizen of our be- '.oved Ohio. '-We are not assembled in the bouse of God to pray for vengeance. That is for Him who has said 'vengeance is mine.' Xo mortal can find punishment that will tit, this crime. We are here to express sorrow at tne loss of our ruler, but how can we express sympathy for her whose pleasure and comfort were ever his first concern? '·It was mv pleasure during the spring of 1396"to sit in the library at tbeir~home in Canton when his candidacy was being discussed. I said -The oeople want to make your husband President." She answered, 'I don't want them to make him President, want him for myself-' '·Som« of us knew him and to know him was to love hitn.He was intensely patriotic, wise and just. His fame will last as long as the world stands. All is well with him. He is reaping tbe reward of duty well performed. May God in his mercy help his poor wife." ProfessorTalmadge sang well."Lest We Forget," the words of Kipling that only a few years ago so startlec the world.and the next speaker, J. F. Meek, was introduced. Mr. Meek said in part: '·When personal bereavement comes to one there is one source of consola tion. look to God. When bereavement comes to a nation we still have that source of consolation. God. "I am not here to utter a eulogy on our martyred President. Tbat I can not do. We look to God for the les son. What is tbe lesson we are to learn from this calamity? "It is not at all pro!jar;e that al atheists are anarchists but it is tru that all anarchists are atheists.There- fore, atheism leads to anarchy anc anarchy has deprived us of our ruler "I would teach the rising genera tion that the man who assaults Got assaults the state. I would not advocate that church and state go band in hand, but I would teach and advocate tbat the man who denounces the Got of this church and the God of Chris tian nations was tbe man who wa, sowing the seed that could end in n other way. Unless we cling to Goc we cannot succeed. Our established this government on the broad ground of every man's right to worship God as he would. They sought personal liberty hot that is not personal lawlessness. The atheist who scorns your God and mine may not believe in lawlessness, but liberty, for without government we can have no libe-'ty and protection t life and property. Tbe blow wa; struck at every individual. It will bring ti: to a realization of our danger, anarchy will be driven out. and blessing wiil come to the people. "Why should this man want the life of the President who did not know him, had never before seen h:m? He was a man of the people. He loved them all and wished" them well. His great heart went out to Cuba. He saw her suffering under the heel of the oppressor and he st-nt forth his rmy and navy that she might be free. And that was not all.IIis love extend- d to the islands of the sea. "It is a significant fact and has loubtless occurred to you tbat of our presidents. Lincoln, Garlield and McKinley loved mankind tbe most and hey fell by the hand of the assassin. We are proud this great and good man was from Ohio, but we cannot Appropriate him. He was the gift of 'rovidence to the race, and bis work ill live forever. We cannot, say why be was taken, but his last- words an- wer the question "It is God's will" and let it be so. At thnt moment he went no farther. In his great faith le murmured '^Nearer mv God to Thee.' "To ge"; the real man we must find aa in his domestic relation, and William McKiniey gives an example if devotion to which there is no par- raliel. The people should be glad to rejoice in this full and perfect, citizen William McKinley." In our common sorrow for our common friend," said W. S. iierrell announcing the last hymn, "let us not forget tbe lesson he has taught. The suddenness of death brings to us 'orcibly the necessity for preparation. Dhe beauty of President McKinley "s death brings proof of the power and .caching of tbe meek and lowly ^saz arine. He loved music and it is tit and proper that we should close this meeting in his honor with this hymn," and he read the beautiful poem that begins, "A few more itorms shall beat." Miss McCall presided at the organ. and the music of the choir was exceptionally good. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Mr. Cornell. American politics should be the science of good government, and if the death of President McKinley wiU take out lhe wickedness from politics be wiil not bave died in vain. "Furthermore.if his death will tear down the red (lag of anarchy and furnish a seat- iu the electric chair for the people who preach it and freeze them them out of existence his suffering will not have been in vain. -I have no remedy to offer, but it high time we acknowledge that we dire responsible for the conditions tbat foster and make possible these demons. "I want to speak one word for the man upon whom the possibilities of the future bave come. 1 never saw the President- Personally I know coining about him. He is President of this country tonight, and perhaps there will be fault, finding. Let the Christian peopie. the loyal citizens be true and believe that God rules. This government is sate in the bands of Roosevelt. -May God bless us and help us aiake us better because of this sad ;vent, the death of William McKiney." AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH Large Congregation Attended Mt mortal Sertices Sunday Evening. The Baptist chcrch was draped in lags and mourning when the large audience assembled for the services in memory of the late President- Rev. Mr Ebersole presided, and addresses were made by-Josepn Love. Rev. Mr. Sever. Professor Bryant. The audience was perhaps the largest ever assembled in the building, and the people heard with intense earnestness the tributes to the man they had all respected. Each speaker dwelt upon the gu..o;i's« of William McKinlev, and echoed the sentiment, in the hearts of ibe peop'.e- Xearer My God to Thee." the words whispered by the President when he was dying, was rendered by a Cartel made up of Professor Bryant, Professor Warman, Professor Swan?, and Herbert Denman. and the choir sang that other hymn so dear to tbe statesman "Lead Kindiy Liirbt." It was a service of sorrow throughout. DOCTOR FISHER'S ADDRESS Grand petit couiK ober ury listed he Mai loha Lafayette: U. Washington; J. IN OTHER CHURCHES. The Memory of the Dead President Was Honored. Rev. Dr.Kreusch. »hn occupied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Siindav, sooke feeliogiv of tue dead President He hart kcown him and his words were the words of one felt a personal loss. The reverend gentleman called upon congress to ke steps that, would immediately crash out anarchy. The church was draped in mourning. The national colors almost bid the organ and the chandeliers were somber in black hangings. Rev. Father Synon, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, delivered an impassioned sermon Sunday morning. He bore testimony to the high character of President McKialey^and eJo- queatly dwelt upon his public services. But it was the curse of anarchy and the dangers attendant upon its existence in this country that brought out the full force of the finished production. He spoke at length en the subject ?.nd urged the crush out of all anarchistic sentiment. The nu-morial service of tbe Episcopal church was used at the morning and evening service at Trinity, and Rev. Mr. Bigler spoke feelingly of the virtues of the dead statesman. Tbe church was appropriately draped in mourn ing. WILL GO TO CANTON. Many Coshocton People Will Attend Funeral. the Future id This He Found a Lesson for the Calamity. At the Walnut street M. P. churcli Rev. Dr.Fisher preached Sunday evening from the text "Wbatmeaneth the noise of ahis tumuit'r The church was crowded and the reverend gentleman spoke eloquently and feelingly. In part- he said: "What bave we left to us after we look over this great sadness? We have all that made Wiliiam McKiniey great. I want you to go with me in imagination and stand in that home in Buffalo. Let us come closer and listen to the last words of that man of God. He is breathinsr. struggling foi hour and Joseph with afternoon anti A the and the they are from who Will from the the lhe The The opening A great many Coshocton people \vil attend the funeral of President Me Kiniey at Canton, on Thursday. His liiend's in the city will attend, and is probable the Masons will go as mranization. Agent Davies has no yet announced the arrangement* made bv the Wheeling to handle crowd but he will receive orders bly Tuesday. The banks will be closed all of Thursday and no business will be transacted. Arrangements are beinir made for union memorial services to be held in the Presbyterian church. The Retail Merchants' association have decided that a)I business houses close Thursday at 12 o'clock, noon, the day. The county officers have decided to close their offices all of Thursday in honor of the dead President, and the d(vrs of the courthouse will not be cp;ned that day. And limit Ask MARRIED IN JAIL a little longer life. We hear the whis-! ternoon by Constable pered words. "The wil! of God be i lodged in the county The w'eddint Took Place Sunday. Justice Manner Officiating. A weddine occurred at the county jaii Sunday the ceremony being performed by'.Ju^ice J. H. Manner? The parties were Harry Wicken. of R«»s- coe and Miss Pearl Kapps of thiscity. Wicken was arrested Saturday af Jeffries, and jail. After done.' and I thinking about the matter over We have God's will . -, God's will in this country wiil · the young man concluded to have she forefathers keep j t aa( j prosper it. Let ynunc woman come to the jaii if she us draw yet a littlecioser and we hear 1 would and he svould marry from those lips almost in death 1 young man is only 19 years old and "Nearer my God to Thee." Oh what w 'fe s but 16. a memory that will live throughout Christendom. A man honored by seventy-five millions of people in his own country; a man who is your and A For plumbing and heating see Heiman, Balch Bldg. Phone 387.

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  2. 16 Sep 1901, Mon,
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