Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on July 4, 1903 · Page 1
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VOL Yl MO 21i. WnOtE NUMBER 1897. lOLA, KANSAS, JULY 4, X903~SATURDAY. SIX PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS THE FOURTH ATjBOSHVILlE: Account of an Old Fashioned Celebration, Condensed , From the Columns of the Bosh County Clarion land f Vindicator. TI:c I'rocenalon. Grandest cclfbtation ever known. Thou- fcanda of citizens and visitors thronged busy thornaighfare's. Jk'.iutiful decorations everywhere. ^ Every- boily out and stirring. ]i<)sj}iville'B fairest dauglilerc! w earing sa:i)ics—red, white and blue. Kaees betraying patriotic interest. Sight jileasing to goda and men. Great commotion. ]?and iK'gins to [ilay. Bo.shville's fanious Silver Cornet band. Kenders Yankee! Jl o od 1 €. Un- buunded enthu.«nasm. l'ru |Les >ion moves. .^eihi>er I'aralus Hose cuniiiany in lea d. Truck cnibellislied . , ' with flowers and rib- Iwn streamers. Conii'>'>''y -A, Boshville llifles, nobby uoiftirin, Ciipt. Julius Caesar liunaway cummntding. Kvolutions superb. Peers of Kaiser WiHielni's grenadiers. Everybody apiU»ui!»>. Fair women wave handkerchiefs. IIi.-< Ildiior, ^layor Smithy- smith, altienncn, city oflicials, in carri .Tges. Knights Errant with plumed hats, fiwords flashing in liright summer nun. Two hundred t^uf'cr EelliATs, full regalia. Two hundred \\'orkingraL'n. Other orders. Nine hundred men in line. I'niiarallcled suo- cesp. ]?()shvillo outdors all Cdmpelilors. (Jreatpst town in .«tate. Wo are the people. Don't forget it. •.\::.: <' r.-'" .1 11 y i 1:. ii;< ;;!iit,cis, Uicrt •.l..-v:" ft w.n^ ElVr :' •:)••'. ;:i r f:!ivJilte.- :i'; ,1 . I' , : .11. at j.iin t'r'^ii! t!f ' ••Fali:<r. f .it; Kivc my {:!•.:;••: ir;!>;::^e jih-ji'-.- > •::) thV'ii'i-'a 'r!it> trncriiy <•' Lff.TC ti-fir i; ]ial(-,i cvrvy il- The Oration. si^ed arcs grounds. mm, women, JIufic, unex- Thousands gnyly children ;at fair eclled, liy Boi-hvillc Silver (.'ornet band. Tribune in center of grounds. Mnsic ceases. Genial mayor declares vpeaking in order. Prayer, Rev. Mr. Smallpay. Heading Declaration of Inde- I>endence, Miss Birdie OT?ourkc. His honor introduces-Hon. Tim- otliy Bellowhard, M. C, 'steenth district. "Glorious country, glorious people, glo- r i o u 8 punicipnlity. (Cheers.) Land of the free, home of the brave. Liberty of ppeech, free piess, free pulpit,' free everything. E I'luributf Unum. I'm .servant df i>po]rk-. Y(iur servant, fellow citizens. Tariff must be revisfd. Bellowhard will do il. Tariff must not be meddled will). Beliuwliiird will sce to it. Bellowhard is ynur seriMnt. I'onwnniid Bellowhard. Bi'lluwhnrd know.* everything. (Prtdonged ciieers.) Womlertul cmmtry. Give me liberty or give nie dcatli. (Chofrs.) Bellowiiard favors jmiilic lMiiI .Hiip< for ]{..•!•.ville. (Tremendous ciieei--.) Bi-llowliaid will ^"ntrodnrp bill for public Imiliiint;. Boshville's all riglit. (S.Vs Bcn.iwliaici.) Election next fall. I'.'Howiiarii is init cloi.-- liimeering, liencc will slop, lielluwiiard is modest, hf -lice will rj .'-c Wit'i t!:n>' <1M''I .I for Bosiivill.." (Hip. |,ip. liuiriii!) K^'t Belluwliard. K\il u.iy t.'^niiij.'. K\il empty Jemoiiai'.e tub. Exeunt mniies. Tlie .»ini:ill Hoy. Youtli enjoyeii il-ilf. K!i .;ii early iiicrn to dewy eve buys t!i!vi>icd comiiuuiity. Eirivrarkcrs, iii;:nir ii;fi -|!is every wiitrr. •I'lniid biiiiis stuiied <-.us. ^I.ide nil xlilFir- . j< Mi'f t > b.i\ S. Iu:ji\vi(! t !i<'iii-i I\ <-s all t 11 e ii'.cre. .Iiiluiny tireen, soil ijf r e s p e (• t e cl t.i\vii...:ii:i;i. ElK-nezer Creeii, Main street unuer. fwvl toy pistol .ill nil rnitij.'.. Sai ac- ei.ii nl ;it IK.DU. Lost ; u •( li n g e r s. .'^am SiMhii. s ..n of 'J''iiis"r- Fourth of July Pete HIS LAST BIRTHDAT CELEBRATION MADE QIS NAME IMPERISHABLE By CHARLES EUGENE BANKS TIE had been christened Peter Dan' ie'.s. but owii'g lu ti:e lael of his liavitig bi-en b.irii on the great da>' of iialicii.i! inilependciiic iiis comrades earlyi (".ul.bid i.im .Fi iirth-oi-.July Pete, anil by ilial name he i^iinu to be known througiiout the village. • Whcthrr ^liir., - ^-,,11.1 cvbUe c.nnec- j lion between his n;.;::e and the character he developed must l>c left to tlie .-peculations of those vcr.-ed in tho mysteries of l»syr!io!cit:y. It is i-.rtain t:ic villagers n( vcr c.iiried their logic so far. ]!ul true it is that Pete-fiegaii to cr!>L:j'.e his indl- vii'.nal iiii'.cpciiiiiiice so'iiar ti:;in most boys and kept it up willi a ptr.-istcncc Worthy of a better i.ui)io>o. Hi^ p-iieiits ] Were anion'.; tiie fou!;iIers of M.i;.livilie ami j as such lull! ,1 .•'(ireiiio-t i'!:i<e in the .social I lifi- of t!.e settlement. Had they been inclined to luiast of theic line.ige ll-ey might have douL- ^o wilh<u;t excuse. For botli father and nioth.er came of good old New Knglanii stock. . But ihi-y wi-re sininle, hoiJieiy-mimied iieoplc. content-to toil to- I ward a competence, und to servo the T.<or»l ni'conliiir; to the teaeliiogs of the Scrij>- tur- -•. Hail I 'oiiifh of .Tuly I'cte been content to I'OIJOW in ' IK' foo;.;,],^ i,f J ;i.g wi-rlhy pariTits he mi;;ht have iui.! froi;!'r.iiik in the comnr.iniiy. .A... a yiiili he iva.-a g<-ii- t'lal favorite ai:'! t):.' ;:.i--.n< il. rlr.rn! that h.- and I!l!en M.i.sV.v.iy. ..r.Iy ilav^'iiter of tiie le.:i;:iiu' nicii':ai't if 1!. t..Mi. v.eie snii- to n.ike a in;i!r!i. Knt PiN^ii.ii! li.- inelin.itioii 'to Wotk. .il;.! little :inie f.'t ^tuci.^•. He :siient wiiole in ti;i- w.o,;, or on the liverV- b.-!i,l;. li; w.:- ;;.(• ).. -1 Wilig shot, ti.e eleVi'lrst li-i e! MiU:. .111'! '• I- Furt'^t cuide in al! tint 'i.iiiitiv loj,!. H • W.|.> (he li.'V of '•lic|.-"' i:-." ] [ l>l.iy the (iilille V. ith .1 i';i-'i -.ii.! •{ :i't , eny tiial m'.giii. ir.ivf mnu' to tum v.tui *to the church. Tiiis did not seem to trou- 1 Lie P^'te in the least, i F--eontinuec. to MUX i him.-;e!f on tiie river bank. t<) give a-.\;iy ! bis catch and to .-pend w.'iat little niotiey he cart.cd ;.t odil times at the ill-sip.eliing bai's o; tile t'.»ivii. I ihu ('lie thinjc Pete would not pnr* witli. I -About hris neck linnp a fnail cli.iniois -kin i bag wliich he guanicd with the i-tentoit I care. He h.ad worn it si::ci' hi- sixticnth ! birti'.Jay. On that occasi-'n Ei'en ^by! bury had. presimted iiim with a small silken 1 fl-ig. "It is the most nppn^j.riaie i>rc.-. nt." 1 the ii:id raid with a light laitgh; "you are i Fourth-of-.Iu!y I'ete, you know, and siiould !wve a tii^ all of your own.' Pete accepted the token, stammered his tii.anlw ai:d hurried away. But the gift waij pricious in liis £yed aji'i ht Lung it about h.is neck to l.iok at it often as the ycar.s went by and wonder wh.:t m;.:}it have happened liad iie been stiong eiiotigh to have kept sober and f made hin!=elf woithy of her. « • « ! Fourth of .Tnly was being celi'bra'.cd in ^M.ipleviHe. Ti.ere Jl-id been ,1 h t:- pio- ees-ion of fliisi;;. represeiitim tiie diii'eient ] iiii'.ustlies of t!ie town, wjth ol'; L rs on whicii j vuunu girls i:i be.-...juirig e.i.->tMiies had ini-' I-,:-.-mated liie virtuts. or ileei.iied the s;ates of the ui.i'n. The one c'tidi nxuil (annen, whic-i tia- ropresi i.tative of tiie district ii.iii sueece.Ied in gettii.g 1 he g<i%'- ernmeiit to lu^tow on his p; opk-, sti!! , boomed at irre.'ul.ir inteiva'.s. like a great ^ hoiir.-i; l.ouftd, and gu:.s und crackers like j :• A.'id nil uj'pc .! l':ii\> ef hei T :C )I.:r;:e- jl^e 'ower s!. : ;c- \::'. t,) uac; riiet was ill po-.-iMe. '-} e etii'.:;: ••«'> ill no or.( '." Tiiero V,;:- a moir.oiit o AVh) coiihi 'r.r-^ip to re.-.:-' .1; :e.\r e:' tiaiiie 'ird .= ri' '.• ! '••.-'.-•^ a liunian being I'erisi, ' e,- u-jt'iout hrpc 1.'' sliec-ol vk. stilled evffy lie.irt. 'J'.'ier a cahn voice liio!;e the st illness. "Stand re:!ily. men. t > take him wh«n hf is liiwerei!," was the ordrr. andi a man, pushing hii way t'lronijli ilie c-.iwd. spraii:' acro-< the snacc clc^ied by t'-ie heat and tisrouiiii ih" door ..j't",,. bsirniiiu store. "It i-; Foil: •.!: • t .lii'v Pete." cried one "lie is m^'d." .-!:out..itiot !o r. Ti.e crowd stoo-; bieathli--i. w::i!::;g. At t!ie rear o' hii:: .-torcioom stood a n^k on whirl Avin' we-.niil coils ff rope. S;-,.itehii;g r.r< of**'e spit'iiles fron, t i:c frame. Pete thrcw it over liis tho-ldcr and. foi-ght his waj to a slaii w.iy tliat led to the .'ecor.d floor. A l:j<jan.!i: i.r.er he le.ippcaied 1HS:::V the old uiaii at i;;e window, lie thii:>l out hii tanE.ei'. face with its frame of blown lucks, w.'.vtd u liier.-,i;.:e of hope to tlie-ill stand- iiig below, ].ale with fright ami imoiion, p'i.'ited to ti'.e roi't and di^aiipeap.-d villi the old ni.in in hi.- arms. A i.-uioent later he was on t!o j.eak of the roof, n'liininq back and foit'li. si ckii.g a jihiie where hi.s burden I'ould be safely lowtieil. 'J "lv,ere 13 one )io:nt ii' t yi-'. reaci.c:! by tiie iianirs. Here he .stands, and, making the rope fiisf about the oh! mill's body, low^-rshim ovel the caves. BcIow, men rush into the biirn- ing air to ciieh and bc:!r him away iu safety the monui.t he .-l.all come within rcieh. S'ow he i- in ti.eir aims ami tliey strif/cle liaik. But the lope on the body ibtaiiis tiicm. "Cm the roiic!" cries the man on the ruof. but tiiey either do not iiear hiiii <ir .-i.'t^ unable to 1 luy. Then tin- man leans ftirward and ti-.-es the ropt- from him. Tiiev lu-li bi. k r.ud the o'.ii m.in is out of dan^'er. lint the rop^- that niigh.t h:ive Foived a siu'.iiar i'i:-p.>-e for his ]ire.-(rv<r Ttail.- u-eh>s a<:T.-s tiie du.-ty street. Tiiey look .;!. It. 'i'hiy st.f the v.-lgab-md, P<te, take from i.is ne-.h a small blown sorae- lith. ill .\ r t i s f I!.•Ill', lie avrnue, shot oil gi.u.t lirccracker and 1 i.;!il hand. Ul.'i- er ;cai,:-m:ties -numerous. Saildest of all: Little t-eoigie I'eck, only child of Widow Scijna Peck, corner Mulbei'ry Flnxt and Hawthorne avenue, found lamented pa's jiistol on shelf in closet. Thoiiu'iit il was unloaded. Played with it. Sudden explo.Ji,111, J-"nner I .Sit- urday, two p. m. fiiiiappy wi;! iw. Piibho symjiathy goes out to lur. Poor little Georgic. S»d taie of woc. G. AV. WKIl'PIERT. THE ACMK OK IIICKOISM. idiout the herp- at I I Wlllllll sC!, tile lulls of the ,.M(.-I L-ol! bi;! he did none of the-e " ;t': .n.\-. j ri: to himself. 'J"l;e c.iii.e „i.,\ :',.]• .. e gave away, and hi- -^f i\ii e,. wi;l, ..i .vi;';:- oilt his llihlle. -.vere .is free a- <1 ii,' . He was sooii kiio-.Mi ;i. .1 .:-i.! ti.- ing." and socie'y. wi ieh i- nui!--.ir.i. be it in a -..'ountiv lu-e . v .1 rr.-1 r. .j . ! est I,••(••.-.•.'. him; I:o| I", .ir-e i.e w... ill., but because he neglci te 1 to eii!;'. nil !• cu-tom. Peter D.inicl- was one y.cr?:'r\ and I'l rrlV- ofjuly Pete was an^'lhrr in !i;e e.Ms f il:-. LESSONS OF PATRIOTISM i^AUCENTLa .4!:.! WITH A ON THB RIVERS BANK. i • I Grund>i Once a man has become' a vagabond there iii nothing he way do tint is nat evil. However innocent may be his in- Xentioni*, his acts are fure to be condemned. Pete drank liipior, too, a great deal of ii(]uor. At such times he grow despondent, morose, sullen. Once he nieu EJIen Slay- bury wlicn his eye« were dull .and hi^ legs unsteady. He stood for a inomcnt, as if waking from! a dream, i I. .-cr .:;i:.: l-atl e.! d.. ut it. ..11.111.- i .iv.= :..ii !ei ;: c I ••isn't I.ie.-.-. i;o: -e -t-, I >eiy V. .,v 1 e bra-- b.ir.i. M..; h P.tri. ri., a..; ;.. :> .•];;._- .. :i 1 • 'i.' 1 y • biiiliiiii;.'^. v. .1- ^;.iy ui.v: w .• .-1 • :i:i !i ;i; II'. a pa eii 'J 'here a try l.id- an.: ! i>-< s. e,:g and j.. t.ro ...1, the biiie of t tie I.e vdli- w.is I .t hi!.:-' i; tiiis i;.i\ 1! u.ivi- \i lesdVe. I'hc h'i..;. by two ami ihiie-rt with b.im-.e! - v-'i 1 i:i.'ii '.r ov. t tiie stars a;.'! str.; • • ; I'l -i? .it.v; lioir.'.;i\ .i;:;ie h.i ;;i,; i!..:;;,,: u; tiie s.'.ad.i- • f 1 :i'.--; .•..)..v..id coi-.i.ti;. y. :it!.i .Hid tii^ir I'll.- ir.-: ;..i- ::er.- pr":i:ei.-i.!. .1 tiiloUiTh the iiaiks or .Ir.'ii.k cooiing driiik.- y- b ".(!:- on lie . oinifs of tie street-; Voung Men Must Learn Them or the Republic Is in JDangcr .i at till' sh.^utimr aid 1 under t tie feet :ii;:s; ir.J over . 'I'his c-otne of .-^tli!!,' b. liu-i! of .'.orsOS hiteJlc •lai 1 1 : • rsps hitetie i t 'l i.iil- 1 ';i I ' ..Mi: -mint r sim p.itrir.;.- inerihiuiit v.,ir tiirricl to constert .atioii n.- the cry of tii-. rang oiit like a trumpi't ali ive the din .liiii chatter of the .is.-i":-:bit.'. [. .piil.iee. It r-Wt;,: the eiowd as a iiuriie.ine ^^'.eeps a praiij.. and sonu-s and bai:ter were clianged t. siiouts of con>.tri n.ii ir.j;. The ^il..ybury store,.the tnost jiret.-nti'.u* buihiing of tii^e town, was at once tin' centtr of all eyes*, l.'p to the ehar blue sk.v woti :id a colinnn of stnokt'. vrrnwitv^' in volume with every pa-simr s.-eoiid. Men oinu- rnnrirg with axes, bucket- of wat*-r and li-ngtie» of paid..n hose, caiigiit up,is they niigi,! b,-from anywhere. The vojiinteir hook and ladder e.iuipany, ti.e i.nly tite orpini/vttioi, ol whieii the town could boast, dnigged their machine out of the'riiy hat! and came rat- tlinj; down the *tre.>t. But l»ofore anything could be tioneAhe big wooden rti-i^eture wji wrajlped • in flamei?, and. all, cfrorts were turnied to tmyiiig other bilild inga and hold ; ^ VEUY citizen of tiiis gteat repub- he ov.es it to )iim>ii: and thelanvl of hi^ bi:t:i to vl.velop ai, liml.Ja b, .-^t m) him, siin <• it i-- ciaaracter that is iiee.iid il tiie ni.: .oil i.s"lo j;;:..AV iato It, lii.est pi'.--.b:;ilii.s. 'll.ls ihoiifj..; le.liis iiie W'eih-pi ii.g to ibsiixe that l.'iefc-rial ;u.-:k leivie liie bcj.- Jctilig me;, v.ho .i:e now ab-jiit pa-sii..; tLfju^;;. Fourth of .liily tervoi.- i.- lo m li.c j:.i-n ol li.iin-eivLS. Tiiat re.dly:is A;..it v.ejile iicie - not to g.iiLir moiiiy, to d'j a tew iJin.j.-. l.iige or small, to w:u l«;iie, tu aeiiieve j)o'.\er, but to grow into Worthy iiianl:i...ii. h lie is a bcuel.ic'n-r who makts tv.o iuades of gra.-3 iTiow w.'ieru t.'.eie wa.-- i.t.iy ui.e gr<i«ini.> before, he iS UiUeii nioie a benefactor wh.j ai'ds rjme new ijuality to ids own character, making himseh a fomewiiat better man. Patriotisiu demands of young men the very bti.-t nianhood tliey can build. Ttiey should, be true. Truth is-one of the foundation ^t•oIle.•. in every fabric of wi.rlhy character. J: is not euouglr'^to be truthful in speech, never utti rii.g any f.il-e word. One lu.iy eonf.jnn to t.ie law of trulli in tiiis Way and yet lack truthfulness in other ways, t-truiglli js dnoti.er ijiialuy of patriotic nianhuod. It ia not ca-y to be good in the bu5..ness world, m politics, lu socety. One iic-eds to be strong in older to live out noble ;i"incip!es and to do the tiiinga which a »ii3n must do if he would take, hi^ place uiuung men and live iigiitvou^ly. He muat be able to etand in, the Uce of all nittuner of opposition and temptation and of all subtle iultueiiee. Then tvbile the patriotic'roan most be Iruc and strong, he muat ako be [e.u. fiijitlenen i>*the;fiQvef o( noUe oilier es:?eTitiai ciemeut m maniiriess. Courage is not merely a ([uality by itsidf in a noble life—it ii a necessary idemenl in .all other ipialitics. It takes couri-ge to be true, and to iie .stryn-g, and even to be gentle in a wor'.jiy »cnse. Anotlier duty of patriotism is int'rest in all that belongs to the life of the cjuntry. Ever.v youn.2 man should train hiin.<elf in the attairs of good citizenship. Yiiting is not merel.v a jirivilcge—It is a sacrnl duty as well. Tlie voting should bo iuteiligeut. Young men should learn to tiiink .ind to iiniuire, not ca.-tiiig their ballots blindly and llioughtlessly with the jiarty tc which they are attaclicd, but making-$u "c, thnt liiey are casting them for men -who are wj)rtliy. The twentieth centur.v jiatriot ouglit to be independent enough nevir to be canipfli'd by party rules to votcjfor an unworth}' caiidiiiate. V-jp -JHM republic of the Unitcdi States I ir.av be .-aid to dale from tti'e;adop- ti.iu of the Declaration of In ciue. l"ntd this lime the K' iepond- ^t rug- Id been revolu- iind in- tiil bc- le harformcr: ghiig cdonies, rent and torn by internal jealousies, without a clearly rceignizcd leader and having no trea.-ury iiiint, scaricly knew what they de^^ited bf the mother country. A vi'i-y ob.-tinate king and a dciidcdly short^ig:ltc(l prime minister deniMl the very reasonable demands made l.v the ji.itriots. Two or three battles h; ' *^ foiicht between the ro.valLsts and ttor.<«T troops, but a very strong lliiential part.v within the colonies 4 lievi-d that .ill difleienees miglit moidons'y adjusted and that the status could be restored. In the number of: repre.-entatives in th.e congress at Pliihldel- pliia were .sevcrnl members who had hoped for a change of heart in Crcorge lU. Tiie declaration, when adopted, changed everything.. As soon a .s it became th<-tmnni- mmis ex]iression of the representa ives of the jie.i.ole. who liad full powers to art for their constituents, not a doubt vas left in the minds of any. It was uniLerstood thorn eforth that th.e war was to be one of sniijucration. or that it ?hoidd end'in the indf-jicndence of th.e colonies. The subseiiiicnt events wore secondary 'to this great and heroic action on ihcTuirt of the cungicss. The. art iclesj of confederation, the ndojition of the f.ileral constl- tittion and the election of an executive head •were nece -.s ;iry and logical residts of the casting off. of allegiance to Great Irifnin. Th« leaders in the movrment. Adams, Franklin, .TefTerson, Hancock and the others, understood fiill.v the piTivity of the act. They knew tiiat from the st.indi oirit of t!i«- crown iveiy representative who ^Ijr.nc.l that doe;:m'iit was guilty of tre.iMUi and misht be l-.anged for the ofTcn^e. They kmw that in the day of flie adoijition of th.e Declar.-'tion of Tndepen^ience ;\J nation was b.irn. or that humiliation am^ ilc;:ra- d.-.tinn v.ouhl be the lot of the part in ir. These brave men did not act They Ii.id counted tiie cos't. Tiiev cept a .sPn=o rr The rigliteousne.ss of their fianse iijii! an abiding faith in the loyalty o( tlie coh.miits to the cause in which they had .engaged. .'.The "word? "liberty," "independence" and "free" must have sounded strange in t^ie ears of tiio people of Europe in that day. In Great Britain the press was mtiz.- rlcd eflectunlly. Tiie common people of the German states were scarcely inore than slaves; - Pu.ssia was a ilcspoti.sm; Italy was climpo.-cd of a number of petty sovereignties, etch vicing with the other in cjiuh- ijie out the liberties of its subjects; .^pnin a-nd Portugal had not heard the wonls be- f;ire, save in deri.sion. Poland was then ^ engaged in a dyin.sr struf*le against op-' .press<irs fr.'m without. France was in the • in ire of ignorance and tj'ranny. '. Xowheie in all of the world could the frnmer.^ and signers of the Dei'laration of Tndeperi'.ence see the liixht of that liijerty \V'hich th.ej- .-ought to give to their petiple. They were as jieople groping in the dark in a coiintrj- that was strar.ge to them. Yet ifowhere in this immortal document is there a suggestion of doubt or fear. The ju.stice of the ("aiise is .<et fortii in words that burn, and the determination <>f it is left confidently I o the issue.-i of battle. ;TI-.e declaration is a great light rising out of infinite ilarkness. It was tiie firrt jijom- iie of a rule of the jieople by the people, w'here no tjranny might be found, -and wliere the highest distinction awaiteiFthe leorthicr-t. wit limit reference to the accident of; birth or the jiower of wealth' It was a new gospel of goveriinjent, the like of which jiad not before entered the heart.i ('f men—a gospel of peace and good will, of non-aggrosion and of iiighest possible develo]Knent for the individual man. • The Fourth of .lul.v. then, is tiie birth- dfl.v of • ti;ejjrrt-at republic. All honor to t^ie father.sSvho had the .sublime courage tj) frante ati^ to sign the declaration. From tlie hoi:r of the signing of it liberty had & new name and a fresh sweetness. Theexe- eJition i.f the document signed and sealed far all tine the divine right of liberty otih» jjerson and of a people to govern tl^m- si?U-es by laws of their own enacting.' May the anniveL-ary of it always be hailed with ]l>.v.-.i!s acelairii and b.v every outward mani« fislatioh of \ entlnisiasm. ilLI.IAM ROSSERCOUBE, T Mrs. . pie viio away tin Fourth 'have . "Sir. Home iier re.'=jjrt i Miar to year cijiants jhastily. Iiad no oiirage- li-tory. WAVED A MESS.^GE O? HOPE. thing and. tearing it open, lift out th« . .siikei! tl.i;;. lie h.ol.i., J; ;;!,.t': iind waves il [ pillant'.y the I! i!.;--'iit air. TI M 11 lie fold; j h,is arms ai!'-.'-s his bici..-:. and stands trcci l)e;we.-u e.::t!i and ;-ky. .\ ^reat sob gi,e.- up.from the crowd, bif. iiis head b.iws not his gaz0 never wavers. T.heii tliero is t' cr.i-h. a great wnve of smoke and flam< siioots liiu'h'aloft. :!T;d liip wi 'll.- of tiie buihi­ ing totter a:i.! fill. Foiirt h-of'j.Iiily Pet( had celebrated h's l.isl birthdayj on earth In a little graveyard on the'hill over ; looking the town there is a mildest fton£ 1 j on which is 11 scribe.!: '".•^.icred to the j j memory of I'cter I>,;iiiels. Her.'." and every | Fourth of .July an tidetly woir.an niay In j j seen kiueliiig bc-iiie tlie in'iUrrd v.atcringi ti.e ihV.vers -.\i;h her le.irs. And el-ten sh. j .•:iys. as she sto .ips aboVe the sri<r<d du.-t: 1 I ".V greater glory than this no man may j ' know." jircceilent for action, and no em nientof success- from the pairesof Siinilir struggle,s f.ir relea.-,e from t.%pranny usually hid restiltcd in the forging <jif heavier c|iaiiis. Tliey lacked harmony mestie tilT.iirs; thr.v, needed money ine for tlicir tro'ijis ami money t'o p; their line. In eifei t they had no eaij in do- clot h- y tliem ital ex- Somrthiimr Quite Unnnnal. :Mrs. Peek pen to K'r.ir ^- Mrs. .JoiK. \vere not iiiji|ire(i A "Are y. 1: ; Fourtii.' Sili > ^-Xo' on y home." ,. ".lohniiy." ''have .vo.i a <J ciicbrjti. ICoI>I>ea RiKht and Left. cTol-ed JuR. tii^ULfipuscsanii went summer resorts to spend, the been robbed. -lay—That's so. Tlie.«e siim- icu are becoming bolder from -Did anvtliing unusual hap- )oys' on tlie Fourth'^ -Sure. .Tohnny and Sammy i at all. Day of Unril Work, ling to lake u day off on the •••r?" -.iir life; I have three kids at sV.t t p in Date. .s.Lid tiie ui.-e old gentleman. :y idea who made this a tiaj ms the firecracker trust." O KClv more I seem to hear the tread Of tho83 ^'ho faced ttie foe ia red, Hcroos to ]^reodom ttom and bred, In ragged regimentals; The drams of Concord beat once more. The guns of Trenton flash and loar. And Marion sabers as of yore Where stand the Contin( ntala. T WATCH the madly charging line V/bere shouts arise and bayoacts s use About Coltianbia'8 earliest shrine, • A tyraat^s mandates scorning; Hurrahl hurrah! the fisld is won, i And proaaly in the soaWtig sun TJniurls the Hag of Washington, And greets the glorious piornlag. T BBAR the bcUs that far away Proclaim the nation's naUI day. From mount to mount, from spray to sbray. From brook to rushing i^er | The deeds of sires we proudly claim. They reit within the Hall of Fame, Their battles live, each noble name Our heriUge foreverl U ITPURL the flag they g?7e. us when,. In ypais agone, deep in the glen Fair Freedom heard the tramp of msi In mottled regimsntals; Of men who in their anger spoke And at the forge ol battle broke A tyrant's chain, a tyrant's yoke— ; The grand old Coatiaent41iH m ETHlifKS 1 hear that grand debate • .Where, in.the mighty scales of fate, ^embled the tortunes ol the State ' '-to bear at lust a Nation; They sign! the old bell to and fro -Flings out the news to all below. And soon .the waiting world shall know Of Freedom's Declaration. TIIfD thfcre, where drifts the dark smoke far, ' "Ji *The banner of the stripe and star. Above the rathleoS fields of war, , Flatters; in all Its glsry; Seh'ildl where: yonder scarlet line ;in sileiice stands and maies no sign •irhe sunbeams of October shine, And Yorktown tells its stoiy. T LinC oot the: Hag onr fathers gave! Fling out the flaj they died to savel F'ing out the flag that loved the brave : Who wore Right's regimental* t ' Remember Saratoga's plain, Sememb^ Quebec's leaden rain; They fought and fell, but not in vain. The glorious Continental*. ' • i ' , ' '. F floats to-day from sea to sea The l^anner of the brave and free; Its stars jmd dtripes mean liberty \ lAnd teU to all their itory— f ow yeao ag<t oar patriot sires mid the;battle's furnace fires l?aw in tftat flag their hearts' desires, jAnd crowned its .folds with glory. T. C. HASBADGH.

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