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Democrat. LLENTOWN JL JoUCj VOL.. 77 NO 1. ALLENTOA PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1900. WHOLE NO 3.953 StateL,ilrir A Allentc wn Democrat. emoerat Newspaper, publinhed tve Wednesday by O. F. H.UNES Estate. Office, Law and Chestnut streets, or No. 544 Hamilton street, Kramer's Music House. Tibmi. TWO DOLLARS per annum payable In sdvsuue, two dollar and fifty cents at the end of the year. A paper way be discontinued at any time by paying arrearages, but not without. New subscriptions to be accompanied with the cash. Hingle copies live ceuls. fciecutors, Administrators, Assignees and Auctions Notices 93 each. Yearly cards, not exceeding six lines. $5. Business aud special notices, society resolutions, Ac. , 10 cents per line lor each insertion. J-Subscribers wishing their address changed must also state where the paper is now forwarded. JOD PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION EXECUTED WITH NEATNESS AND DESPATCH. I BLANCHING CELERY. Planting: In Double Rows mad the Board System. Tbe following plan of making double rows for the early celery Is a good and economical oue, according to a writer, lu Farm and Fireside, who says: ,1 have secured most excellent results) from it and saw It practiced success- KLINE BROS. KLINE BROS. MAKE UP YOUR MIND the next time you are on Hamilton street Hint you will try Kline's for your dry goods wants. Thousands have done so and found satisfaction. Let us have a share of your trade. We cio all in our power to serve our patrons with the host merchandise at the time they want it and at the lowest prices. The small store with its small expenses, needs little profit to runit. Therefore, we can sell cheaper than others, and we do. The difference in the prices between here and elsewhere goes into your pocket, not into ours. AVe also share our savings with you. On many articles we could get just as much as others do, lut we BUY i'or less aud prefer to SELL it for less. That's Kline's way. Try Kline's for Anything from Pins to Ladies' Suits. CELEB Y IN DOUBLE BOW. fully year after year by large commercial celery growers. We hardly ever Lill the early celery, preferring to blanch it by means of boards. ; It will be seen that by the same manipulation and tbe same quantity of boards we are enabled to blanch double the amount of celery that we could If the plants were set in single rows. The late celery we hare usually setin BLAJiCHDtO WITH BOARDS. a single row and blanched by means of lllllng, but It ra entirely feasible to make double rows also in this case. and the labor of billing will be but slightly greater than for single rows. INFANTS' CAPS Just now we have a sample line of childven's caps ranging in price from 7c to 98c each. All pretty styles anil worth from 35 to 50 per cent, more than they are marked. All summer t-ffects in lawns and silks. Could the baby use a new cap? LADIES' WHITE UNDERSKIRTS Very wide and full lace insertion used on a deep flounce, many effects, every one pretty and different. Also some with fine embroidery ruffles. Most of them are $1.25 values. Choice of any, only 98c. AH lengths. LADIES' SILK GLOVES Kayser double finger tipped in black and white, all sizes and warranted pure silk. These are 49c and 75c a pair. If about to buy silk gloves, this kind will give longer wear than any others made. See them. BLACK SHIRT WAISTS for folks in mourning. Plain . tucked waists of sheer lawn at 69c each. Sizes up to 46. Black lawn waists, with black embroidered front, 20 styles, 98c. Black china silk waists, plain or fancy, 9Sc and $2.98. CHILDREN'S WHITE DRESSES Very pretty styles, but somewhat soiled in handling. Worth from $2 to $5. These- prices should make them tempting, $1.39, $1.98, $2.49 and $2.98. MEN'S NEGLIGEE SHIRTS for summer wear, to wear with white collar. In shirt madras and percales, neatest designs, worth all of 50c. Choice of them at 42c and 44c. All sizes. CHILDREN'S HOSIERY Grades that wear and colors that do not fade. That's the kind of hosiery we sell and charge you the same prices as inferior goods cost elsewhere. See that excellent hose at 12c pair. White, tan and black. I MB! LADIES' WASH BELTS at 7c, 9c and lie. Plain styles, narrow and wide effects, from 21 to 36. Fancy effects- at 11c, 14c and 21c. All in the latest embroidered designs. Satin and sil kbelts also at 21c each. CUSHION TOPS, 14c Just nice for these cushions that make the porch seats so comfortable. Fast colors and excellent designs. All 25c ones at 14c. College colors in cushion covers at 10c yard. Silk mercerized. DOOR PANELS In very neat worked designs. Nottingham lace effects at the low price of 21c each. Irish point effects on bobinette at 39c, 44c and 49c each. These are very reasonable. NEW LACES This stock is constantly being replenished. New styles and designs we were temporarily out of received. Get acquainted with our laces; it will be of mutual benefit. SHEPHERD PLAIDS MERCERIZED FOULARDS 28 inches wide and in three different size checks, all black and white effects. Looks like silk and wears better than silk. 'Very special at 21c a yard. LADIES' GALATEA SUITS in the hair line check effects. Black or white grounds. Pony jacket style, flare skirt with stitched bands around bottom. Never less than $5. Our price, $3.98. PLAIN COLORED LAWNS, 14c in the usual 19c grade. Pink and red. which we have just been temropariiy out of again received. Also see the fine mercerized Eoliennes and Eping-line selling at 17c and 23c a yard. DRESS LINEN, 14c I nwhite, tan, green, Alice blue, etc., all the shades now worn and each one will wash. Also the new hair line checks received to sell also at 14c a yard. His Celebration By JAMES HAZEN .J Copyright. 1!W5, by R. B McClure.J UGH COVINGTON sat on the bank steps and watched the rockets and bombs rise above the trees from Powers prove and thought miserably of what a different Fourth of July ho had anticipated. It was to have boon one of the old fashioned Greenville celebrations. The lire company would parade in the morning, and by noon they would all be at the grove. Squire Kinsman would have made the opening address and would have introduced Hugh ns "our rising young attorney." and he had liked to think how a little whisper would run through the crowd ns he rose to read the Declaration of Independence, for it was known that he was soon to become the old squire's son-in-law, and this linking of names on the platform would have set tongues clacking. Then there would have been the picnic dinner, the boating on the lake, the stroll through the woods with Dorothy. n 807 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa. Tlie Store for Thrifty People CLOVER HAY. 3p Securing the Crop In Best Condition. Early Cutting Advised. ' The raising and curing of clover hay Is oue of the most Important things northern farmers have to handle. No little difficulty Is experienced In getting a good crop. In fact, If we succeed one year In four or five In securing a good crop well cured It is about all we can expect In this climate. The jinan who manages to secure the crop Ij- l. i .111. ,11.1,... i.li .ml.l Ka hie to forecast the weather conditions A special 5ale of Women s Outer Garments. equal to any weather oureau in me That "will make this week one of great interest, we have marked many large and small lots at unusual reductions to make immediate cleaeance, shirt waist dresses in while and United States. The old adage, "Make Lay while the sun shines," Is all right and a good rule to follow, writes a Js'ew York farmer to American Agri culturist When the crop is ready to harvest be ready for it. More clover is Injured colors, bllirt waists 111 LaWU, SWISS, Jap Silk and net, Mack fashioned Fourth BOTTOM HELD THEIR BANDS TJP WHILE HUOH BOUND THEM. little supper, and all would have come trooping back to town to see a few dozen pin wheels set off in front of the fountain in Courthouse square. Hippie had changed all that, even the engagement, for in the quarrel over his refusal to further the changed ar rangements Dorothy had given him i back his ring, he had told her to marry ' Hippie if she wanted to, and both had been utterly miserable ever since. Hippie Gregory Hippie had opened a clothing store in the bank building about six weeks before, and already there was talk of making him town clerk In the f .-ill, so popular had he become and so great an interest did he show in local affairs. It was he who had ridiculed the idea of old fashioned Fourths. It was he who had circulated tbe subscription paper for the fireworks, and the "Anony mous, $100," that topped the list was more, conspicuously his than if he had signed his own name. The spooohinaking and the reading of the Declaration had been set aside as time worn. Instead there were to be races for prizes, a greased pig and all sorts of sports on land and lake in the afternoon, while In the evening $100 worth of fireworks were to be set off from a float anchored in the lake, and there would be a concert by the cornet band. It seemed to Hugh as if lie, of all the town, had remained at home. Across the square Harvey Dwight was mak ing up the mail in the tiny postofllce. and Hem Vincent was waiting to take the single bag up to the station. Of course Turner, the station agent, was at his post, but the rest were at the grove and had been most of the day. Rem Vincent came over and sat down on the steps beside him. "(Join' out to the grove?" he asked enviously. "Dwight's goin' as soon as he gets the mail made up." "Not me," said Hugh. "I like an old There was one tiny window at the rear, anil to this Hugh made his way. He almost betrayed himself by a cry I as he glanced in. The vaults of the bank were In the cellar to save the expense of building 8 pier to raise the structure to the street level. In the wall on the store side was a breach, and on the floor lay the doors to the vault, blown off with dynamite. Three men were working over tbo contents of the safe, storing suit cases with the spoil, and from the leisurely fashion In which they worked Hugh was satisfied that they intended to take the train. If anything were dona It must be done without much assistance, for the people were nil out of town. Dwight would be of little use. He might get help at the station. He brushed the dirt from his knees and strolled over to the postolhce. Dwight was standing lu the doorway, "Drat that Rem Vincent," he scolded "Seen him. Hugh?" "Gone to the grove." explained Hugh. "1 told him I'd take the bag up to the statlou and see that it got on board all right." "Jump in, and I'll drive you round that way," offered the postmaster. Hugh shook his head. "I want to use the phone a moment." he said. "You hurry up. They've been at it almost an hour now." Dwight unlocked the door and jumped into the buggy. "It's a spring lock," he explained. "He sure aud shut it when you're through. Giddap!" And the buggy sped off down the road Vincent had taken. Hugh called up the station and chat ted for a moment, then he hung up the receiver and flattened his face against the front window. It was an hour before the three men emerged from the store and carefully locked it after them. They set out up the street, aud Hugh, shouldering the mail bag, started after them. They turned at the sound of steps, but the sight of the mail bag reassured them, and they went on. The bag was an excuse for Hugh to take it easy, aud he kept .them in sight until they en terod the station. He set the mail bag on the baggage truck and went inside after the men. Tumor nodded to him as he entered, and with a sigh of relief Hugh sank into a seat in the corner. Presently Button, the baggagemas-ter, came in and approached nugh. Apparently he had been drinking, and they were soon in wordy warfare that presently passed to blows. Button drew a pistol, and Turner came out of his office with another weapon. Button, suddenly recovering, faced the three men with Turner and held their bands up while Hugh bound them. It was all over in a moment, and the three were locked In the baggage room while Hugh and Button set off for the grove to capture Hippie. Hippie had promised the sensational close of the evening for 11 o'clock and had meant it to be a set piece showing Squire Kinsman, as president of the village, surrounded by flags. The real sensation was his own arrest and the tale of the wrecked bank, but to Hugh the best part of the evening was when Dorothy slipped her hand in his and begged forgiveness so prettily that he could not even make pretense of debate. That kiss atoned for his not reading the Declaration. His celebration came last, but it was by far the more sensational and satisfactory. HIS NICE, QUIET FOURTH. A Woodland Idyl Told In Allegorical Laiieunfe. Now, it was the custom in those parts to gather themselves together on the fourth day of the seventh mouth aud to make much noise and go on a picnic and have a high old time. Accordingly James Dunstan Dasho arose about the first watch of the morning and went Into an inner court of his house, where slept his sons and his daughters and his bird dog. Aud when be found them slumbering he cried out in a large voice: "Arise, you young coyotes! This Is the Fourth, and man must needs get up early and chase himself, lest the night come and find him sober and un-mutllated." So they all got busy. And James and his sons straightway yoked up his mules and attached them to the spring-less wagon. And they all got In and went a long journey Into a far country, where there was a lake no larger than a man's hand. And with them also was a small keg which contained neither molasses nor nails. And there were also many other people gathered together at the lake, aud to each other they murmured, "Isn't this lovely?" Then did James go forth with a friend and slay birds. And they dragged a ten pound shotgun over a plowed field about twelve miles, and they said they were glad they didn't have to work that day. And after they had crippled two jack rabbits they return ed and sat upon the ground aud ate very lustily, partaking without fear or favor of chicken, chowder, tarantulas and terra firma. And, lo, about this time the keg be gan to get busy. And James Dunstan Dasho began to dance before the people, and he spoke many strange words, the like of which had never been heard before; and. lo, a red faced man with a wart on his nose awoke and remarked that James was not pleasing unto him. And James and he straight way rushed together with much en thusiasm. And it came to pass that James presently looked like a bale of loose hay, and he said he had enough. And every one believed him. Then he slept, and when he awoke he found that his mules had wandered off about three days' journey. Then he gather ed his family together, and they hot footed it to town. And he and his fain lly brought back all but three of the red bugs in those woods, aud those three were young and would not leave their mother. And the following day his neighbors questioned him bow he had spent the Fourth. And he answer ed: "Oh, we had a nice, quiet day In the woods. You ought to have went." Judge. f Making the Flag j T REAL INDEPENDENCE DAY. THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC. C.F. RITTER & CO., 635 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. liv Into enttlnir tlinu earlv I have round that before the first signs of and White wrappers, Dressing sacques in white" and colors, iieads ripening and while the largest oortlon of the crop Is In bloom Is the all at reduced prices. Ijest time to cut. Select If possible a clear morning, without dew, and start one mower, or two If you can, and down what can be handled to put lu cock between 2 and 6 p. m. If good weather continues do the same the following day. The second day draw In and pack firmly In the mow what was cut the first day. If this plan can be followed up until the crop Is secured without getting wet the hay will come out bright and green. It Is fit to feed any stock from the work horse to the pigs and hens. Milk cows will return from 10 to 20 per cent more profit, other things being eaual. on such hay than they would on overripe or hay that has been wet after partly cured. I have had no ex-1 perience with a hay tedder. My object In putting the clover in cock before fully cured Is to allow It to sweat out partly. By handling and packing close ly In the mow the curing process Is completed without very much loss by shelling. It Would Seem So. Miles DeRauter, the actor, lost $500 speculating lu sugar stocks last week. He says it has cured him of the gam bling habit. Giles Ah, he's a sugar cured ham, as It were. Chicago News. Best Potato Soil. i The best soil for potatoes Is a rich :sandy loam with plenty of vegetable matter and with a constant supply 'of moisture. The moisture question Is a very Important one with the potato crop, and at the same time it is one of the most serious drawbacks. Pota toes will not do well In wet soil at all, but unless tlfere Is a constant supply of molBture, especially In the middle of the summer when the tubers are developing, the crop will be lessened very much Indeed. One wants a well drained soli, retentive of moisture, a warm soil and one also rich In plant food. Dear OirlK. Eva You were playing whist with lack? Were you playing for money? Edna Xo, for kisses. Eva Ah, how I admire a cheerful loser! New Orleans Times-Democrat. The Thing II In Mailer Conld Not Do. Garden Troubles Met. i The striped cucumber beetle was held In check by repeated applications of bordeaux mixture containing pads green. A species of very small bluck flea beetle attacked the eggplants soon after they were set out. The In sects appeared In Immense numbers June 15, were sprayed with bordeaux and parls green that evening and caus ed no further trouble. However, as a precautionary measure the eggplants j were sprayed whenever the bordeaux and parts green mixture was applied ito the vine crops for the striped beetle. -John W. Lloyd, Illinois. Sheep and Thistles. In this age of experiment the report ed performance of a Michigan farmer Is worth trying. lie was working his sheep lu connection with an effort to kill Canada thistles. lie put some salt as near the crown of each thistle as possible. In this way the sheep were Induced to eat the thistles close to the ground. It Is seldom necessaiy to deal .with tie case the second year. The Gardener (tendering his reslgna tion) No, sir. It's the missus I can't abide. She's got inter the 'ubit o' talk-In' ter me Jest like wot she does ter you. She fergits I can leave when I wants ter. Pick Me I'p. It Wan a Hint. " 'The curfew shall not ring tonight' " He gave the line a swing. "I hope you are not like the bell," She cried, the lively thing. "What do you mean?" he gently asked. She smiled, "Without a ring." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Quieted the Barber. A distinguished senator from the northwest strolled iuto the barber shop in the senate wing oue day for a shave. The chairs were all occupied. The statesman, seeing this, started to go out, with the idea of returning a little later, but the head barber of the tousorial parlor sought to detain the senator. He called after him in a rather strident tone: "You're the next, senator!" The northwestern senator wheeled about, assuming a sad smile, placed a hand over his fast pulsating heart as though the throbbing there pained him and said to the head barber. 'Be good enough not to remind me of that any ofteuer than you can help. I understand fully that I am tabbed, but permit me to enjoy what peace I may until the blow falls." And the occupants of the chairs chuckled under their soapy masks.- American Spectator. A gleam of hope sprang into Vin cent's eyes. "Say," he begged, will you take the bag to the station? It ain't heavy, just a few letters, and I can get out to the grove with Dwight. AH the good stuff is on the float. Them rockets just tempt you out. Hippie bet he'd have the whole town out at the grove, and he's done it." Go ahead," said Hugh. "I'll tell Dwight." And he watched Item make off down the street. Somehow his words kept ringing through his head. Why should Hippie want to get the whole town to the grove? Was it pride or was there some other reason? As if in answer there came a muf fled explosion, and the step on which he was sitting shook slightly. That must have been a big bomb. Hugh look ed up, but the sky ut that moment was lighted only by the stars. Suddenly he understood. The store wan next the bank. Could the whole celebration have been arranged to get Kie people out of town so that a raid might iio made at the bank? Hippie had announced that the best thing of the day would be the set piece. This was to be fired at 11 o'clock. The train went through at 11. He had read of such schemes. There was no way of getting into the bank, and no watchman was employ ed. The solitary police officer parading the square was thought sullicient, and tonight even he was out at the grove. A Fourth of July Oration by Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver. The truth is that the great and admirable epochs in the history of the United States are not to be found lu the remote past. They are in the present, just behind us and all around us. It is an Inexcusable disparagement of our own times to attribute to other genera tions what ,does not belong to them and to take away from our own its just claim upon the confidence aud gratitude of mankind. The history of a nation Is only a statement of its preparation for its part in the progress of the world, and, while the Revolutionary era must al ways be cherished and the men and women who wrought its groat achieve ments commemorated with honor and pplause, it ought not to be forgotten that their work required infinite sacri fices before it grew into permanent strength and became a part of the fixed order of things, a permanent fac tor in the course of human events. Our fathers began the work of build ing the American republic; they left it to their children to finish it. It is at least as important to live as it Is to be orn, and this patriotic anniversary ought to be put to a better use than to spread the gospel of discouragement and fear in the public mind, as the ieople participate in this historic me morial of the life aud times of their ancestors. Senator Jonathan P. Dolll ver of Iowa. The Ostrich. Instead of being a stupid bird the ostrich is one of the wisest and most wary. About the dwellings of white settlers, who have neither the time nor the inclination to disturb him, he becomes so tame that he unconcern edly mingles with the poultry and milk cows as if he, too, were domesticated. He Is always fearful of men on horseback, but is not at all disturbed by the approach of people on foot unless they are followed by dogs. These lie great ly fears. On the plains he often asso ciates with the deer or the guanaco, and an alarm of any kind will send them rushing away together. FOREST SERVICE. Adopt n Line and Keep It. Breed from the best stock or tlio best your means will furnish and keep at it. Have a purpose. Breed to a line. Breed type. Keep at the head of your herd a male that you can point to with iirldn ns vour chief sire. Itaise him if you can. Buy him if you must. Introduce new blood by the purchase of females. Develop your young stock by goner.lus feediiig, kind treatment and careful attention. Grow them so well that they will be objects of attraction and admiration. Holstein-Frlesiaa Register. Planting on Roneli I.nnds and Over Coal Deposits. A variety of causes are awakenin. nn interest in forest planting ou lands owmtl primarily for some other pur pose than the use of timber, but caps: bio of yielding an added revenue from crops of trees. In IVnnsylvania espe cially large forest plantations are actu ally under way. There art enormous areas in Pennsylvania from' which the original timber has been cut and whic! are too rough for proiitalue farmiii In the coal regions inueli of the lam overlying the coal is useless for farn ing at any time. Both tluse classes land may be planted to trees with ad vantage and tlie timber used in tl mines, the old fields on which fannii has been uttcmpted being particularly desirable for planting. Water shed .I owned to prevent fur ther denudation and the containlniitioi of streams and reservoirs rarely yield direct returns to water companies, but if properly planted their water conserving power would be Increased, and at the same time future revenue would be lu prospect. July 2 Has a Valid Claim to Being Celebrated. On the 3d of July, 1770, says Paul Leland Haworth in Harper's Maga zlne, John Adams, then one of the rep resentatives of Massachusetts in, the Continental congress, wrote to his wife Abigail: 'Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America, aud a greater, perhaps, never was nor will be decided among men." In a second letter, written the same day, he said: "Hut the day Is past The 2d of July will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliver ance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and Illuminations from one end of this con tinent to the other from this time for ward forevermore." When tlie resolution was taken up on the 2d, all the states except New York Voted to accept it. Thus on the 2d day of July, 177, the independence of the thirteen United Colonies from tbe throne of Great Britain was definitely ,l,.,.i,l,1 nnnn Tl,t. Oil Ond Tint tha UCLIUUU Ul'VII. 1UI. 4.VB, UUW OV, l"V , 4th, may be called the true date of the separation. HE RANG OUT LIBERTY. HE largest American flag lu the world, herewith Illustrated, was exhibited last year for the first time In Denver. It was design ed as an ornament for the building ussd for Grand Army encampments aud other great meetings, and It cov ers almost the entire front of the hugs tructure. It Is 115 feet In length, 55 feet In width and has stars two feet across. I he stripes are four feet two Inches in width, and there are 1,450 yards of bunting Id the Has, The In tention at first was to have the flag float from a staff In front of the building, but no pole of sufficient strength could be obtained, tbe bunting weighing 450 pounds. You may be Interested In learning how such big flags ar made. The bunting conies in hugs rolls of solid colors, and the first step Is to cut It Into strips, some red, others white. Experienced hands do this work. These stripes are then passed 'to the bands of girls, who sew them on machines of special manufacture that are unlike those of tlie patient housewife. The lock stitch at the rate of 2,400 a minute Is the rapidity with which they are 6ewed, the thread being fed from spools that hold 24,000 yards. There is no stitching more faultless than that on the silk flag, even though It is accomplished faster than any other sewed by machinery. There are no "skipped" stitches, a fact proving that the ingenuity of the machine is aided by tbe skill of the girls, whose duty it is to see that the stripes of the flag never stray from the straight and narrow way that crosses the table, on which thousands of yards of silk and bunting travel annually. The stripes of the flags now being sewed together by the aid of electricity, the ends of the flag are hemmed, not a broad hem, but a narrow one, so finely done that It would take the eye of an expert to distinguish it from a selvage. Now the flag Is ready for the union. a blue field upon which sparkle forty- five bright diamond-like stars, "a star for every state." The stars are five pointed, and each point is precisely like the other. No hand can ever become so skilled as to have every point a counterpart of the other, and for this reason the stars are cut out by dies The Crave ot William Harry Added to Patriotism's Landmarks. The grave of the man who first rang the Liberty bell has been found. For many years all trace had been lost of .the bell ringer who obeyed the injunc tion lettered on the statehouse bell in Philadelphia, by ringing It vigorously and "proclaiming liberty throughout the laud and to the inhabitants thereof." It was known to few historians In a vague way that his name was William Hurry and that he was a man well advanced In years on that Immortal day, but the familiar poem, "The Liberty Bellman," with Its thrilling lines "Ring I" he Bhout3. "Ring, grandpal . Ring, oh. ring tor liberty I" And straightway at the signal The old bellman lifts his hand And sends the good news making Iron muslo through the land, had surrounded Hurry with a legendary atmosphere that made many persons regard him as a 6ort of myth. Antiquarians and historians had made frequent searches for the body to prove his reality, If nothing more, but these were all In vain Until recently the graveyard of the old Tine Street Pres byterian church, Fourth and Tine streets, Philadelphia, was discovered to be the last resting place of the famous Revolutionary character. Credit for this discovery goes to Ja cob Low, sexton of the church. When Low came upon nurry's grave the headstone was sunk almost out of sight Only two letters, "It" and "Y," of the name Hurry were visible. Low's curiosity was aroused, and, raising the stone with careful precautions against breaking it, he cleared it of the moss and mold and was overjoyed to find that .It marked the grave of the Liberty bellman. An examination of tbe stone shows that at the time he rang the bell Hurry was a man of fifty-five years. He was born Oct 22, 1721. Hurry's activity In the cause of free dom did not stop with the ringing of the old bell, now next to the original drafts of the Declaration of Independ ence and the constitution of the United States the most prized relic connected with the birth of the nation. He volun teered for service In the Continental army and served with distinction in a number of battles. His signature on call for volunteers Is still in possession of the old church. It Is a somewhat pathetic circum stance that Hurry did not live to see the complete triumph of the colonists over Great Britain. He died In 1781, two years before the surrender of Cornwallls. Washington Post H f S Glorious Fourth v j ERE it is, the Fourth ag'in I Saket alive, how time does spin! Don't seem like it's sixty year Since 1 first begun to hear All the loud, tarnation noise We stirred up when we was boys, All ot us 'Wishln' powder Vat lots cheaper and lots louder I Recollect with what delight Used to bt up hall the nighl Heipln' fire the anvil or Makin' other sounds of war I Used is wish the earth was drilled Out inside and powder filled Ar.d that I could somehow just Touch her oil and hear her bust! THE FOURTH AT BAM BANG. Bow llcnjnniiii Harrison's Advantage, John Adams, viewing in Faneuil hall In his later years Trumbull's painting f the "Declaration of Independence," recalled that when engaged in signing it a side conversation took place between Benjamin Harrison, who was remarkably corpulent, and Elbridge Gerry, who was remarkably thin. "Ah, Gerry," said Harrison, "I shall have an advantage over you In this act." How so?" inquired Gerry. "Why," re plied Harrison, "when we come to be hung for treason I am so heavy I shall plump down upon the rope and be dead In an instant, but you are so light that you will be dangling and kicking about for an hour in the air." Tie the Thumbs on Little Willie. Tie the thumbs on little Willie As he wanders forth to play. It may look a trifle silly. But h'll need the thumbs some day. He may chafe at the restriction And protest against the plan. But you'll have his benediction When he gets to be a man. Chicago News. The possibilities of forest planting have been realized by several large companies which have applied to the forest service for assistance. Detailed information and application blanks for assistance of this kind can lie secured by writing to the forester, United States department of agriculture, Washington. Oar Unexampled Republic. The world has but one republic that has Illustrated constitutional freedom in all Its beneficence, power and grandeur, and that is our own priceless inheritance. As a government our republic has alone been capable of and faithful to representative free institutions, with equal rights, equal justice and equal laws for every condition of our fellows. All the nations of the past furnish no history that can logically repeat itself in our advancement or decline. Created through the severest trials nud sacrifices, maintained through foreign and civil war with unexampled devotion, faithful to law as the offspring and safety of liberty, progressive in all that ennobles our peaceful industry and cherishing enlightened and liberal Christian civilisation as the trust and pride of our citizens, for our government of the people, none but itself can be its parallel. Colonel A. K. MeClure. Ron Firecrackers Are Made. In former times all the crackers used on the Fourth of July came from China. Now nearly all of them are made right here in America. The work Is very simple. Strips of soft pasteboard are saturated witb some explosive material and rolled closely around a bit of "composition" that is, powder mixed with sulphur so as to burn slowly with a hissing noise, which is terminated with the sharp crack from which the "cracker" gets its name. A "primer." or a cord soaked with saltpeter, is included In the rolling process, a red cover Is added, and the joy of the boy and the misery of the dog Is ready for use. TBB LARGEST AMERICAN FLAQ la EXIST ENCE. that never make mistakes. The white cloth is folded in forty-five thicknesses and placed beneath the die. Every time the ponderous press comes down the sharp steel cuts forty-five stars, a whole constellation. The rapidity with which the stars are created depends on tbe agility and skill of the workman In removing the cloth. Long rows of girls at each side of long tables, covered with blue cloth, are always ready for the stars as soon as they are handed to them. It is the task of these people to place the five pointed emblems of statehood on the familiar blue fields, a feat not so easily accomplished as might be imagined The position of the stars must not vary even a sixteenth of an Inch. The stars differ in magnitude to correspond with the dimensions of the different flags, and each size has Its ratio of position. The stars of the union on every are arranged in six rows alternating eight and seven. After they are placed In position the basters are summoned, who after ac compllshing their task pass the stars and cloth to the girls, who sew them firmly in place with an artistic stitch at the same rate of speed that the stripes were linked together. The un ion, as the field with its starry clusters is called, passes to the trimmers, who remove the basting threads and the stray pieces of silk and wool. After the unions are properly dressed they are given to another set of workers, tvho unite the stars and stripes. The flag then passes to the finishers. who sew strong canvas bands across the headings, in the corners of which are placed grommets, or eyelets, that are clinched together by metal teeth. In the large flags rope passes through the canvas. Thus is the flag comptetod and ready to be mounted on a staff or to float from halyards "from the dawn's early light to the twilight's last gleaming." Los Angoles Herald. They Celebrate Independence Day In the Philippine!. The Inhabitants of 'Nueva Eclja did not neglect to celebrate the Fourth in a substantial way at Bambang, as the following programme indicates, says a Manila American of last July. The fiesta almost rivaled that in the capital. The programme follows: National salute at sunrise. 8 a. m. Grand military and civic, parade. Eleven thousand school children were in line In class formation, followed by floats, the band of the town of Solana. the in sular and provincial otflolala. the officials and prominent citizens of Solana, tne band of Bagdad, officials and prominent citizens of Bagdad, the Bambang band, officials and prominent citizens of Bambang and Dupax and then the general public. A special feature of the parade was a float representing; a steamboat, with the full complement of officers and crew, and another float with forty-five Filipino girls representing forty - five states. There were American eagles, wild Igorrotes. llongotes and Pulajanes dano-lng war dances and other spectacular features. 9 a. m. Public speaking In the plaza. 10 a. m. to Noon. Formal guard mount by the constabulary of the province, pa triotic songs by 100 school children, an opera by the crew of the steamboat and athletio sports, including a foot race, po tato race, sack race, hurdle race and three legged race. Noon. Grand dinner to the general pub lic. This was an elaborate affair, five deer, numerous wild hogs and one large beef being served In barbecue style. 2 to 8 p. m. Bicycle and horse races. Forty horses were entered for the "anillo de hlero" and running races. The afternoon passed oft with great enthusiasm. fully as great as that which greeted the morning's festivities. 9 p. in. Grand ball at the presldencla. HEXPIN' FIBE THE ANVIL. Weren't no cannon crackers then. Kind o' wish there had 'a' been Then they would V sounded sweet Now they lift me off my leet. I've begun lo think that noise Was invented just lor boys. Fourth o' July don't seem lo me T all like what it used to be. Just as patriotic, still Somehow I don't catch the thrill Oi the loud, tumultuous joy Like I used to when a boy. Nothin' doin' then but I Had a finger in the pie, But that finger, as you see, Cot blowcd off eventually. -New York Tribune, FOURTH OF JULY FUN. arlesaae Clrres Featare Wincoaeia City. Every year for a long time the Fourth of July has been celebrated by Janesvllle (Wis.) citizens in a unique manner. In place of the , old time games, with speeches and fireworks In the evening, a burlesque circus is given, known as the Circus of the Nonesuch bros. Everything Is a "takeoff ou a regular circus parade, and clubmen, golfers, society leaders, business men, laborers and mechanics unite for the one day in making tbe circus a success. A fund known as the Nonesuch Bros.' circus fund is raised and turned over to a committee' to expend. Bands from all over the state are hired, and the press committee bills the circus as Is -done with the genuine article. George McKey, a rich lumberman. Is the leading spirit in the creations and directs the arrangements. Lawyers, brokers, business men and all dress in fantastic costumes for the day's enjoyment. So popular have become these affairs that all tbe railroads run special trains Into the city to accommodate tlie crowds that come to see them.-New York Tribune. Dairy Talk of Today HniKi"K n Hny Door. There has been great trouble in finding a suitable method of hanging doors for unloading hay with fork or slings from the outside of tlie building. The HAY DOOn IN BABN. method shown by my diagram we think the very best, says a Rural New Yorker correspondent. Tlace your track on an incline with the roof and put on rollers on tbe doors at the same Incline. They will open very easily and shut bard, but they can easily be managed from iu- Are you feeding a cheese cow trying to get butter? Use your scales aud Rabcock test and find out for sure. The Better Dairy Fnrmtnar. It is known of all men that it Is far cheaper and more economical and better dairy fanning to grow your protein on the farm than to buy it at the store evcu though tbe purchased ground feed is bringing a fertilizer on to tlie farm to counteract the depleting effect of selling milk off tlie farm. Especially according to Home and Farm, does this stand true for those dairymen who live below the Ohio river and in tlie extreme south, where tlie lugumes grew so freely and can often be fol lowed by or follow another crop on the same land. The Nervous Cow. A cow will nearly always give more milk when she is milked by a person who has been accustomed to milk he than she will when a stranger takes her in hand. Some cows are more nervous or sensitive about being ban died by strangers than others, but those nervous cows are usually the best milk producers. Frequent changes of milkmen are not desirable. Real Dairy Slaves. The day is most surely coming when we will see that it Is real econ SnBSeatione For Fireworks. No matter how warm and wearied a man may be a firecracker oroppea down his shirt collar will stimulate him. One of the latest quips is to paint a small bomb in imitation of a golf ball and let a friend take a whack at it One of the most propitious places for a firecracker is a fluffy hat, or, better still, the back hair. One of tbe capital diversions of an evening entertainment is to fasten a pin wheel to a lace curtain, touch a match to the fuse and see what the Bremen do. Some may prefer a plate glass win dow for a skyrocket target, but the best authorities agree that it Is seen at Its best In a crowded dining room. New York Herald. The Stars aad Strlpea. When the stars and stripes went down at Charleston in 1801 they went up immediately in every town and city in the loyal states. Four years later they went up again on Fort Sumter. Major Anderson lowered the flag In 18G1. Major General Anderson raised the identical flag again four years later. Three hundred and fifty thousand Union soldiers had given up their lives that he might raise it The south was in ruins. Three million slaves had lieen made free. All that that little piece of bunting might be at the top of tbe staff once more. And when the American schoolboy and schoolgirl see the flag on the schoolhouse they thould be taught to remember all this. Washington Tost Fourth of July Qnestlons. I know that you cannot reply When you are asked questions like these: Did you ever try On the Fourth of July To eat firecrackers and cheese? The interrogation beneath To scientists learned and gray I kindly bequeath: W'hv are there no teeth In the mouth of a cannon, I pray? And then you can answer this, too It's foolish I know you'll declare. Hut easy if you Think a minute or two- Why doesn't a hair tringer have hair? New York Tribune. A Patriot's Praphecy. But whatever may be our fate, be assured that this Declaration will stand. It may cost treasure, and it may cost blood, but It will stand. and it will richly compensate for both. Through the thick gloom of the present I see the brightness of the future as the sun in heaven. We shall make this a glorious, an Immortal day. When we are In our graves our children will honor it. They will celebrate it with thanksgiving, with festivity, with bon fires and illuminations. On its annual return they will shed tears copious, gushing tears not of subjection and slavery, not of agony and distress, but of exultation, of gratitude and of Joy. John Adams Before the Continental Congress. How to Fire a Caaaoa Firecracker. The most impressive way to discharge a cannon firecracker is to hold ft tightly between the thumb and forefinger. The effect is heightened In an Inverse ratio with the age of the holder. In the very young it is sometimes possible not only to lose the hand, but part of the arm. omy to cut down the number of our herds and get better stock. Then we will get out of the bondage we are now In. The real dairy slaves are tbe ones that are keeping so many cows that do not begin to pay for their keep Farm Possibilities. No use talking, a good garden is the best part of the farm. We can step into our garden and help ourselves to the following: Sweet corn, potatoes, .,...!tci K,iAta limn IkalinQ Ktrln? llCanS. lug. At least that is the opinion of I toniatocSi ,ettuce, peppers, cahhaee. cauliflower, carrots ana on ions. With all this and eggs, milk and cream and a hundred or more broilers waiting for the pan, we are not going to starve at least. It docs make me weary to see a farmer living on potatoes and cabbage or serving other vegetables in little dishes smaller than the palm of your hand when such wonderful possibilities for food are to be found right in the back yard.-H. W. Collingwood. Squire Little. A I.nrure Ilodr of Ignorance, There is a largo body of dairy Ig norance in the world. It seems to be moving a little, so let us be patient one with another. You know how large bodies move. Demonstration. One man kept a record of bis cows a year. One cow yielded a profit of $3.00; another, $51.40. In Brief. Cream Is cash. Keep the calves growing. Don't mix warm and cold milk, Dairy farming is cash farming. A good cow is a sure money maker. The calf Is the beginning of the cow. Test the cows. Do It now. Don't wait. One test won't tell the whole story eltheF. A good motto for dairymen: Get results. Any cows in your herd testing 7 per cent? Are your cows grafters? Test them and see. Grade cows are often all right. Grade bulls never. -Kimball's Dairy Farmer. POPULAR GARDENING Medium early and late varieties of tomatoes follow nicely after early radishes, spinach aud crops of that sort. Good strong plants set in place early In June, when danger of frost is past usually give a very satisfactory crop. A ligiit sandy loam high and well drained is perhaps ideal for tomatoes, proviied It is well prepared and enriched with a quick acting fertilizer concentrated within reach of the roots. Fertility in too great amount or too widely distributed tends to growth of vine greater and more rapid than is de- The Firecracker aad the Torpedo. Said a Jolly firecracker to a little plump torpedo. "If you were patriotic, you would wear a suit of red And stand up in the window Just as straight as we do!" And this is what the smart torpedo said: "I am Just as patriotic, though I wear no scarlet Jacket, For I'm no such blooming little firebrand as you. Tomorrow you'll be learning, when you hear the racket. What a little plump torpedo then can do!" New York Herald. slrable. One must put up a good fight against weeds at this season, and the ground should be kept well stirred. To hurry up the fruiting of the tomato apply a little uitrate of soda around the plant Owing to the small bulk of the nitrate It Is well to mix it with dry soil to Insure even distribution, and care should be taken to prevent Its immediate contact with the roots of the. plant. Ictelierg Is a very satisfactory lettuce, because practically every plant makes a good, solid bead. Improved Hanson, next to Iceberg,' is one of tbe liest of the curly leaved types of heading lettuce. New York Cabbage and Market .Gardeners' Frivate Stock are two of the best of the plain leaf lettuce. It seems pretty certain that bordeaux mixture applied thoroughly and in season will greatly check the early blight of potatoes, and Its use by those who are growing fine potatoes In the home garden looks advisable. Why not try it this season If early blight is troublesome? St on cuttint: asparagus about June 21, but keep the bed free from weeds the rest of the season. Eggplant will succeed best where summers are hot and dry. The plants should not be set till the ground Is well warmed up, which In many sections Is not before the 10th of June,

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