Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 29, 1897 · Page 14
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 14

Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 29, 1897
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THFJR SEVEN- TY-EfGHTH ANNIVERSARY. i5ntertat«s Mnny Vl^l- Fin* of JEje««tt««ii In the Key- T»b*ta««l».— R*v. Burls' A }-nnh j, t=> A O. STAN LEV President ot the Day. Bock Falls has won a bfg feather for feer fclp to-day. She is entertaining, and right royally, tbofihe OddFel- lows of this district — eomposed of WWteslde, Ogle and Lee counties —in honor of the \Beventy-eighth an. nlversary of the founding of the order in America. For a long time the preparations have been under way for thlB occa88ion»_.ani_hothing._has bgen'lefFiinHone, which woeid add to ita Buccess. A large number of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs are in the city today, and everything has passed off smoothly and in a. manner entirely creditable to the members of the Rock Falls lodge and, especially, to the Committee of Arrangements. As a preface to the celebration the Bev. W. B. Morris preached to the Sterling Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Sunday morning at the Baptist church. ,.,,. ,if M ,1 r. r;* T- j t'tr pot <-f O.t-1 F-'! 'h -iiif< T of th n diy ft'' 'hf tomorrow will ha?e that subject in his hands. tie took his test, Exodns 4:2, and delivered a very able eerraon upon the character of the leader of the Hebrews from their bondage in Egypt to Palestine, where, tor many centuries, they leld their place among the great na« ions of the world. He spoke espeaially if the self distrust that often appears n Ihehlstory of the character of Mosefe _ >f hit eventful life and of all the varl-' ety of experiences through which he )B8Bed, which, though unknown to 8KUVICES AT THE BAl'TJST C1IDKCU 'At. Odd Fellows and Rcbeknha tend tn tl}« Mornln/;. The Odd Felldws of this city to the -nnmbeLQLJQlty.-six_li8ten?d_to_their annual sermon yesterday at the Baptist church.* They were accompanied tion, consisting of twenty-thrpo members of the ladies society of the order of the Rebekabs. It waa a pretty sight when the long line wound through Cent lal Park, and as the head of the body .reached the north entrancs, the lines were opened, allowing the ladies who had hitherto followed, to take the lead into the church. • The church had been especially prepared fqr the occasion; in the rear of COL. MOSES BILLON. Marshal of the Day. the pulpit the three watchwords of the Order, Friendship.Love and Truth, appeared upon the wall in large gilt let- t*rs, while thenaltar rail was~elnQbqwer- ed in dowers and palms. The organ, to the left of the pulpit, was almost concealed in a mass of foliage anlte flowers. The large choir of twenty- four voices^occupied a raised platform in the rear of the pulpit. The church wpa never prettier and almost every seat was filled when the Lodges marched in and filled a block of pews on each side of the central aisle The services were opened by the choir which rendered the Doxology in . very good form. The Rev. W. B. Morris, pastor of the church, then invoked the Deviae blessing upon the congregation and the service, after which the choir and congregation sang the well koown hymn beginning "How firm a foundation." The pastor . followed by reading the lesson of the day, it being the twenty-third chapter of Deuteronomy. Leo Philips followed the reading by rendering a beautiful solo; comment upon this number la superfluous aa every one knows the gentleman end bis ability ; he was at his beet. After a' prayer by the pastor, a quar- tett* composed of Messrs. Daveier e, Baidwio and Williams ren- a very pretty number entitled **Wb»tiw»U JO" Harvest be?" The congregation 'and ct»oir,tben uang "He Irfi&deth Me," with much epli While the cplleetion was being taken a little incident occured that caused amusement to pasa over the It became evident j.hat wLo were p«»8^mg the trays, either by accident or Jtoign, were nut going to give the vial tosrii sis opportunity to contribute. Wibsn Worthy Master Ross Hull dis eawred this, ht* "spoke right up it na&ttog," spying, "We csme h«r0 to take part in these fpryiceg »nd we |t<po*£' .wsot to.l* sbut out Q? this pare/ %'fae Master tmd his way »ad tna offwlog. his Msrafoo by j,<-s>n p-nrtif Ina- ".v"*J dntfos? tl and fs rapM'.y coming tathfit'-pnotrh. 'The Dixon Hand did fine vorlr. It is tinder the leadership of a thorough musician, Josepli Smith. , THE LINE OF MARCH. tWtlcM Fellows and R«b*knhs BlnSre a Hplpndlrt Showing:. ' At l.-SO the line of march was formed by Chief Marshal Moses Dillon and Aides as foliowfl: Chief Marshal Col. Moses Dillon. IlEV. CA83 DAVIS. Orator of the Day. him, was thp school in which he was baing p.tepa'red for the great work the Lord had assigned for his later life. The speaker was eloquent upon the shepherd's rod which, by the will of God, filled the land of the Egyptian with plague and pestilence,which divided the waters of the sea, confused the armies of the enemy, and drew the spjttkling fountain from the flinty rock in the desert. He spoke of~lhe life work of man, as it depends upon the grasping of opportunities and using them to the very best of his ability; of the danger that,of ten comes, from self- distrusfas being aaT great and prevalent as that of over confidence, Mr. Morris closed his sermon by repeating that grand poem well known by all, "The Burial of ^Moses." After a hymn by the choir the benediction was pronounced by the pastor and the congregation dismissed. THE .\VOKK IN T1IE MOBNING. Guusta Are*Mf>t at the Trains fro „_ to Rock Falls. . . ' .'This morning dawned bright .and clear and everything augured well for the successful issue of the day's pro- BON.J.W. WHITE. gram. Sterling honored the occasion by hoisting all the large Sags in the city. Nothing of any importance was done in the the reception of the visiting Odd Fellows. 'Every train was \isitedand the visitors were taken over to the city of the hosts on a epaclal "Q" train, provided by the com mtttea. The Illinois Refrigerator Band and a large number of delegates in from the west and the Dlxon Band came down with the visitors from the east. The Polo Band ha4 been expect ed but failed to materialize,. There are about 600 visitors in the city At 1 o'clock the Keystone Baud and Aides JRollo Woods and Fisher, of Dixon, came over with an escort of tea men from the Bock Falls Lodge, headed the Sterling Lodges of Odd Fellows and Rebekabs to the scene of the celebration. In this line there were over fifty Odd Fellowa and about twenty five Rebekahs. • The Keystone and Morrison Bands both honored the occasion by appearing ia brail new white duck uniforma/Phey & fine appearance »8$ furnished Eftusse throughout the ' B,o»a. Th» old reliable jKeysloue is of Aldus . ' Edward E. Fischer 11. L. Brewer A. J. McNeil Hollo Wood ' tf.E. Bemis Jesse D. Montague E. J. Pierce FIRST DIVISION v Keystone Sixth Keglment Band : • Sterling toOgo Fulton^ Lodge -••:'•• - • ••;.-'•.'•• - BECOND DIVISION Morrison RefrlRerator Band Morrison lodge . Prophetatown Lodge. , DIVISION Dlxon Band . > . Dlxon Lodge. w : : Tolo Lodge Bock Falls Lodge _8peakeraj\nd Invited JiHeatainCarrlacea i FOUETU DIVISION Kebekah Degree Lodges Dlxon Morrison . ' Frophctstown Fulton Polo Sterling Bock Falls The procession was formed on Main street, right resting on Bridge, and moved south-on Bridge to Elm,east on Elm to Pine, South on Pine to Dixon avenue, west on Dixon avenue toTracy, south on Tracy to Washington,' west on Washington to Grey, northwest on Grey to Beach, west on Beach to Heys; north on Heya to Main, east on Main to Bridge, at which point- the procesr sion opened order to permit the : lie bekabs and carriages with speakers and invited guests to pass, when the line countermarched to the hall. All along the line the decorations were very beautiful. The patriotism and loyalty of the Rook Falls people is clearly demonstrated in the. evident pride they have taken to make their city beautiful for the memorial occa sion, The parade itself was indeed creditable. The music of the four bands was inspiring and the appearance of the marchers was impressive. The Odd Fellows of this district have every reason to be proud of the showing they have made today. The parade was , in charge of Col Moses Dillon, Marshal of the Day. A better selection could not have beep made; the colonel is famous as a leader of parades and be never disappoints the public by any mistake or bad ar rangements. As on former occasions the Colonel covered himself with glory this afternoon. The parade was dis banded at the Keystone Tabernacle where the afternoon program was, reu dered. THE PBOGKAM AT TUB HAIX. The Imuoeuae Tabernacle Filled With a Large and Interested By the time the marchers had reach ed the Tabernacle, a large crowd bat gathered there to listen to the program This was opened with a stirringielec tion by the Keystone Sixth Regimen Band. The boys, are in splendid con dition and their music, as of old, wa heartily applauded. This was fpllowec with a fervent prayer by the Rev. E Brown, pastor of the English-Lutheran church of this city. Mayor R., L. Leitcb, of Bock Falls delivered a neat address of He announced that the duty was a ou& and assured the large ea of (Md F*Uow* tissj his wori were froaa the be^rt. "TfaeJ-itcb strfog of Hwcfc *«fS«i*'"r) of irnr Jlcffc; tq fr^r the ably th« •he world. t I 3i»rST)g^f*, T«\X« fuU rtnr uttje slty by {»>** wfi ^rs> jtroort to hs» th* rpprepr>n Wires o* prob- f rftt^rn&l society of ua and w© obey; f we don't as'e ?oo right Jt will adt be ;he fault of our dispoeition.but because ,bere are eo many of you." The address was splendid!? delivered and was leud- y ch'eerfld. The response to this cordial welcome was made by the Rev. Seward Beker, pastor of the People's church of this city. The ^optilaf divine told in elo* qnent words of the pleasure he and. his visiting brothers felt Rt being thus warmly welcomed and of the honor of ;he compliment. Mr, Baker is one of ;he finest talkers in thenTwo cities and ila words were received in the spirit ihey were given, Mr, Baker was followed with a eelec- 3on by the Sterling High School Quar- «tte. The boys sang a rousing nnm- >er and were loudly applauded. Hon. W, White gave the fraternal "wel-_ T'MrTWhlte" ex(enc[ed -welcome as a brother from ,the city and the twin cities to the visiting brethren ' of a philanthropic organiza- Ion. He Bpoke on the origin of the name "Odd Fellows," and enlarged upon the objects of the institution. We., are odd fellows," said he, "in contra distinction to the rest of society. "This if a civic society, the product of an advanced State of . Christianity and civilization, adapted to the needs wants of society ,the high order of which is established, by a paclQo condition of a people that 'supports and contributes to its success; an order adapted to AmerJcaa progress, loyal in Ha ilnstincts^and teachIngB._^Civio ^sct cleties of this character promote a pa- riotic impulse which is of God's'plant-" iffgyits Beaia-tho humafl-breaBtTvheW liberty dwells and the heart where it Qnds repose instinctively defends the honor of home and preserves the integrity of its religion." '.;•' ; ", • The speaker closed with a flowery tribute to the order and took his seat amidst prolonged applause. WillianTBrierton, of Morrison, responded to this address for the brethern and Mrs. Carrie Smith for the Reber kahs. Both speeches were clever and were well received.'After this, another selection by the quartette was rendered. THE ADDKE88 OF REV. DAVIS. The Eloquent Plvlno Deliver* a Fine Speech to hlu Brothers in Odd Fellowship The orator of the Day, the Rev. Case Davis, of the First Methodiet church of th'ia.clty, was' then introduced rand to bring lit t-s ih highest and hf>sf tift- lopjneRt, T.ef} to thpwdves the natural prep*»nfiif !e« of Ttrnn grow wild and rant snd abnorfissi arid poigosoua. The worfe of frateraal organizations is to properly develop and discipline these powers and bring the social and f ratsr- nsl mature of roin to' its greatest use- fttlnesa. Like the fefellis to vine, these fraternities afford a support to which the tender tendrils' may cling as one climbs into purer atmosphere and clearer sunlight. The fraternal orders have made no small contribution to the civilization of this century. What they have done to relieve the the paint of the tick, to assuage . the agonies of the dying, to comfort the hearts of the bereaved, to provide for the widows "and orphans ..cannot be tabulated in statistical form. It is not easy to com* pute what 'they have accomplished in enriching the minds and ennobling, the hearts of the multitudes, who have passed under their Influence and teach" ~~ . Eighty years ago there landed in American a young Englishman, who soon found himself a stranger in strange lanls. He sought for fellowship that ^hould be helpful and inspiring and through .his efforts there was instituted in Baltimore in 1810 the first lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in America. From such humble beginnings the order has grown to vast proportions, extending its borders over the continents and* the seas and making the names of Wilder^ Bidgley and Colfax household words through the fraternity. Mr, Davis then told- the story of Odd Fellowship. He explained its secrecy and__cpmpare.d. H ^ith_Jkin_drejl organ izatione, Referring to the three links he dwelt at length upon the lessons of a glowing tribute to womanhood, and commented upon the grand record of woman's work in Odd Fellowship, as wrought through the Rebekah Degree] He urged all to consider Odd Fellowship- fair; and impartially and give it such sympathy and help as shall make a still greater blessing in every com m unity. .. : The program .closed with another selection by the band. > Lodges Ileprcsented The following are represented: Fulton Lodge, Fulton; Dlxon, Dikon; Grove,. Morrison; Sterling, Sterling; .Sinisslppl, Propbetatown,; Polo, Polo; W.hite Oak, Forreaton; Bethel, Morrison; Nachusa, Dixpn. The total number regl'etered is 250. ; This number, however, represents but half the num- bflrjflviBitQrfl.^TbeRebekah lodges at the following is a nummary of his excellent address: * ' ' | I bring you the greetings of brotherhood. I offer you the greetings or kindred mind34ind4oving—heartSj^—I-^ex-^ tend to you the salutations.of fellowship. We are assembled here in celebration of the seventy-eighth anniversary of Odd Fellowship in America, and nothingtould b6 more. appropriate than for us to inscribe on our banners in letters "writ large" that word so dear and sweet to every human heart—fellowship. There are natural propensities in human nature that lead man to seek the association of k,indred minds. Without such aesociations be pines and perishes. No civilized man can take delight in the selfish boast:~ " . "I am monarch of all I survey, Myrlght there Is none to dispute." ';'. He prefers to share his rights with his fellow-men, even if he has to dispute with them. The man who separates himself from his fellows, under whatever- mistaken notion or, blind passion, makes himself the victim of a thousand vulture-like vices 'that prey upon him and consume him. Deceived by his own egotism, be trusts in his own strength, forgetting the uncertain- ty.of things transitory, bids defiance to the world, and dreams that reverses will never come. Reverses come, however. When too late, he learns the need and value of true and,, helpful friendship. The drama of life closes with him in failure and he goes* to his long resting place uuwept, uncared for and soon forgotten. Man is a social creature. Instinct- ivelyhe congregates" in families and communities, tribes and nations. He naturally feels that there are ties which bind him to 'other men and that all men are his brothers.. Whatever may be the tribal differences that separate mankind into Monge) t or Ethiopian, ; Semitic - or Saxon,. *Gaul- or Germania nationalities; whatever differences" of creed may divide the race into Brahmia or Parsee, Moslem, Jew or Christian; whatever dignitaries and principalities may create aristocrats and democrats—beneath all differences and in spite of all divisions there is one common humanity that binds the race in the brotherhood of man. We are now living' in the first decade of the twentieth century. •> By the corrected calendar this is year 1901, What have we in this year of grace" to do any more with Jliiberality^ad bigotry, with greed, or lust of power, or passion for territorial domain? The common jnstiuets of humanity, properly dfeVfloped, ought to siitouce tivery uii iitiwata «y«ry awi aod in th# goldto dgy when Bock Falls, Macomb, Morrison, Prbph- etstown, Dixon, Lanark and Sterling are represented. EVENING PROGRAM,' the Tabernacle, at which time the following program will be rendered: Music, i,,^.........—...........Keystone Band Opening Ode Hesitation,....,.,.,.,., .Miss Mabel Worthlngton Vocal Solo..,. ..Miss ManieMeDeYltt Eecltation. ...MissGrace Lyle llecltatiou Miss Marlon Leltch Music ,..........,-,...Quartette Recitation. ....y,,....Mrs, T. Davis Recitation.,......:.,,,.,.,..,.,Miss Jean Atkins Vocal Solo..... Miss MamoMcDe?Ht Recitation.... —.........,Mlss Jessie 'Canning Recitation.... ...Miss Mabel Worthlngton Song. •....'.-...' :„'....:......"America JUMPED FROM A WINDOW. Olive Clark Sustain* SerloaB; Injury—1» •;>•••', Mentally Deranged. - . , On Sunday mornlpg; shortly after 6 o'cloqk Qlive Clark (colored), the seventeen year old daughter of George W. Clark, fell from a second story window at her father's home on Second avenue and sustained injuries', the res* ult of which cannot be foretold at present, ';.'•• •' • . • •' - , . . . . , For some time past the neighbors have noticed that the girl has been acting in a strange .manner, but no particular attention waa paid to it. On Saturday afternoon she visited several neighbors and acted as though laboring under intense excitement, indulging in wild talk, and appearing to be in an extremely nervous condition. There 'la hardly any doubt, but thai the girl jumped 'from the window because of her deranged mental con dition, but it is doubtful if the act was done with suicjda,! intent. ' Dr. Anthony, the attending physi clan, says that her mental condition IB still bad and that it would not surprise him if she lost her miiid entirely it ehe BurviveB the injuries .which she sue'talned. TWO ARE BAPTISED. The l)uukar<ii Hold Service* at Bock River Sunday The services at the Dunkard church Sunday were largely attended. ' A strong eermon waa preached by the pastor, appropriate to the peuasion o; the baptism which followed. Immedi ately after the eervicea the membara o: the church repaired to Rock River, ft the foot of Sixth avenue, where Mr and Mrs, Oliver Shum^ker were made cocamunieautsof the church b.y the ttdifliuisterlng of baptism in the'' Uv«r The service opwsei aud closed wit? prayer aoa eoug. A large aumbtr o to Our Cheap Hats Range from " Si,OOTO$4.00'EAI3t^ Our Select from , $5.00 TO $15,00 EACH ALICE WILKINSON, No. 5 East Third Street. We have Cleaned House, ~~ ""~And~afe~iidw prepared to do business |n better shape than.ever before." • ~ - Will have a complete line '• of » Fresh Vegetables on hand at all times, A i ' , 'Try ray Flour- None better. C. H. ATWOOD, " • ." " ' ( * r * *. The West End flrocer. > '^ FRESH VEGETABLES, 'which are received daily, — Strawberries on... Wednesdays and Saturdays, at,.. W. W. HASKELL'S, 122 E. THIRD ST. STERLING, ILLINOIS. To any person interested In matter^, or who lovea animate, will send free, upon application^ copy ' of the "ALUANCB;" the orWof this Society. la addition to |t* in* "----•*«#^™-" r -—— «—o «W*.»«*M^| tt + uumfwipfpf a list ortbe valuable and uoususit premiums given by the paper. A<fdr« THE NATIONAL HUMANE ALLIANCE; ,„ 410-4)1 United Ch«riti«« Building, New Y9fk« ^ *;*& To the .Ladies! Do not fail to take advantage ot the Bargains in ladies' & Children's Underwear 8,^ Pants and Waiits, from 5 ptmta up,. . at the L&dies' Bazaar. Curtama a aerlh ti--iL&

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