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AN OLD TIME FOURTH
IT IS NOT 8UCH A CELEBRATION A3
IT USED TO DE.
AaIU at riunrUa nnilCrotutii All IIh) Ohl
Sotttrrauml lllc riunlllcn KlrvworkH In
tha Kvnnlnii Tlio lltirnt 8mrU !!
!IM13 wiw when
tlio Fourth of Ju
ly wjih tlio ono
day (n tho ciilcn
tlnr. It niiuu aft
er corn wimiihint
wl iiml wifely hmi '
(Umhttul stiiKort '
nfter liny linrvert
mid often aftoi
wheat wiih in tho
hock. It cuuto after tho sliwp had loeu
washed and after tlio busy Mieariiij;
tlino, nml there really was no nrison
why tho family shouldn't enjoy Itself
Add to thiii tho coiiiIuk of that event on
a Saturday, mid you linvo every reason
for n big celebration In every county
town in tho country.
In tho dayn of militia and muster nud
tminiiiK mid all that it was miro of a
Rrand recognition. Uut latterly patriot
tsm hnsbeon permitted toescaiHithronijh
ft vent called Memorial day, and thero
Isn't enough left over with which to
"lick tho DriUan." Juvonilo Anioricii,
that used to learn horoicH and exoiciso
them, now han a day of its own, and
cltildrcn'tt day Is their cajwcial jiresorrcr,
ven tho bad boy joiiiii.g in tho fesav
ities, not n whit Kauctiticd by Hh connec
tion with a ijunday school. Then there
Are tlio count Uwcxcursious ami jiicnlcs
and jtho journeys, nono of whicn was f
fttteApted by tho fathers. And of cmrso j
croslsn t ginger enough to eltorvcbco
tho entire year.
All that mailo tho hucccss of tho colo-
bration at Woodvillo tho moro remark
ble. A now lawyer had come to town
ftlong In March, und tho first thing ho did
'Van to move for a good Fourth of July
iMlobration. It was stratigo, having tho ;
management of tho affair in liU own
1 bands, if lie didn't deliver tho main ma
tiou, and it was stranger still if after
giving them that taeto of his metal lie
fdld not win a fair huro of their casea in
court. Ho conceived the happy idea of
offering a money premium for tho lar
gest, delegation from any ouu township
And his has become m much an ago of
'monoy getting that it did what patriot
ism could not und fnirly filled Wood
villo vith countrymen by 10 o'clock in
tho morning. Each of tho townships
brought u band of Its own. Uy baud tho
rural reader always understands u com
pany of iuuitfiiiiH And tho collection
displayed at Woodvillo was a marvel. ,
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a wild exriiOsioN.
lo'ordw to avoid nil professional jpal
-.iansiciaus are proverbial quar -
n or fLAi Ml 1 5 1 ' T "
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Mtm Lawyer Wuite ynivfi each, town "Long may our Innd bo bright,
SMp')p,lace in the order' of its'iirrlving hrompted tho tenor, with his book bo
JWHOi. m4 fttell delegation; beaded by fore him and his ringer on tho lino. And
' wabb4.-fiiii-HldtW, principal after tbatthe master of ceremonies weut
Mil warctMaotmiayijrtotiMitirwtnmiagiy tnrougu to tbe end, tie
J V TWP"w
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WhltCM'iUo was entitled to u foromojt
placonot only lii'cntiso U enmo (irst to
town, but becaiiM) Eli Plaisaiico.who had
It in chargo.wiis'plaintili lit u larger mini
ber of lawsuits t linn any oilier man. and
Counselor Wntto wanted him.
But theso wero only u fowof tho many
thinga that went to m:il:o Woodvillo
great. Tho oldest settler In the county
was hero a totally rjxiei"'tablo but do
llciously comical old fellow, who had
drank to repletion from every jug m
tho grounds, mid who Insisted on Inter
rupting every conversation with tales of
tho Indians ho hud slain mid tho deer ho
hud outrun on the dry grounds whem
tho bet buildings of Woodvillo now
lifted their galvanized Iron cornices.
Tho first woman M'ttlcr waa alto pres
ent. She came down in u chair set in
tho common wagon box and was a pei
son of Interest for tho first tlinoin years.
Shu had been snubbed and browbeaten
o many times by her son-in-lnw that
sho took unstinted revenge now In re
ceiving the attentions of tho populace
and in telling how sho uted to "swing
an ax as good as any man" in those old
days b-'foro tho wilderness had learned
Tho man with tho biggest family was
then' a w.ary, wiry, aguish loohlng
chap with it progeny himply appalling
and it wife who slipped ol? her shoes an l
sat in stockinged comfort most of tho
day. Nino of tho children woro gar
A MILD INTOXICANT.
ments mado from tho bituio pieco of "do
mestic." In tho c.iso of the girls it took
the shape of gowns called dresses in
Woodvillo. On tho boys tho same figure
nud fabric appeared as shlrtsthough for
tho youngest not enough tin had been
allowed, and his collar was pinned on
to his great annoyance and occasional
agony. Tho rest of tho children wete
either small enough to wear the eastoiF
clothes of their elders or large enough tc
wear purchases of their own Of eourst'
tlio man with the biggest family had a
money premium, and of course he mo
uopolized it, as if tho bearing ami rear
ing wero all results of his own fair hand
iwork Squiro Stradley had eonseitd to read
tho declaration, and ho did so with a
strength and judgment which showed
that ho at least was as good a patriot as
tho first man who ever "held thee
truths to bo self evident." Then came a
prayer by tho most daring minister in
the place a man who lived In hope of
fcomo time being hauled up before th?
conference on a charge of heresy. When
ho concluded, tho glee club t-aug "Amer
ica." with the tenor perpetually wander
ing about in the vocal clouds that circled,
above tho ba?H and air and woude-'ng
what had become of tho chord.
"Now wo will all sing that Int verso
together," said Lawyer Wuite. rising iin
presslvely, "and tho bands will accom
pany us. 1 will recito it;
Our fmluTsMitKi, imiat), '
Author of lltxrtr.
-yx, To lltfo Ho slug cr-er
Ana- there lit stopped, for ho couldn't
remeiiilter the succeeding words to save
1 his life,
A. . "I J-
ory, but mi ono minded tho break. Ev
cnthluif was forgotten In tho song that
Tiicu came tho oration. Tlio mastet
of ceremonies was tlio orator and Intro
duced hlmuelf, IJuattncl.'eil tho original
foo of Amerlcit'M caglo mid vainiiilshed in
i. .,... i,,r L.r ...!.. -I, .1 ti...i '
overbad threatened. Then hoaniioiince.l , lo Mf' Nul" wil1, ho comniittwl in
that dinner was nadv, and tho shifting ''' """" ' IiliiiuiliiK of tho
throng BUirouiidcd tiio two long tablet iiimuul lenion approprirulon bill nml
or lost Itself In llttlo groups about the ' -! f tho Democratic party In the
grovo und ato from ImsUets that had been W'1 yer tho pension iiuestion. Iniag
liayn l.i filling, but which stood depleted I"' "vigorous man about 5 feet 0. clear
after an hour's feast. ' cut fro"1 lm' Kro,,," "I broad shoul-
Other sports foliowed. and when tlit ,1U'rH- k"-,l) vUl'M' ,jl hones-as compact
interest fi.1g3.sl tho sun was down, and ', I'"-, l " "trotig shoulder I. tter.
every ono took it good position for low-. " '"'lr " coarse, dark colored, wit 1 a
lug tliu fireworks. This had been H,( , faint suggest on of re.ldlshness. His
grand eirortofthiiconiinitteo. and nearly' ' is smooth shaven: features clearly
0101) had been raised-through tho hard - ljlliil. His i.iouth is largo, but It Is
cut coinlng-for the ptirchnsc of roel.et) ' '' ll,)S0 "" wonUl Hlhigulsh him any
mifl itiiiilliij mill ttltiu'liitolrt Mint Wntitil Wllt'lO.
show all tho colors of, tho rainbow. II
was unfortunate that tho committee
didn't l;nov as much about firing as it
did about buying, for 0110 of tho first
things done tvtts tho dropping of 11 light
ed torch in u heap t.f explosives, and n
volcano resulted It was tho wililo t
sceno ever known in Woodvillo. Ham
Gill was burned i:i tho t.ico, and Charley
Fallen hail tliu skirt of hl.i coat scorched
a ciiiniiino.i brown before tht'y could es
cape tho misdlriVted funllhulo. Then
tho air was red and blue and smoky
from tho cracking, snapping, roaring
box or fireworks and that was tho end
of tho day's festivities.
While It was admitted tho law frowned
upon tho sale of l!iuor on tho Fourth, it
had been noticed ever hiuco noon that
some 0110 had a Umi.less supply of mild
intoxicant, and ly tho tlino tho day was
done tho men were as wild and Inebri
ated as wero their sires on training day
But It wan Fourth of July, and no one
nlt'ifiri'il U tin fitrntiit thom Tint w-ttir.
Vtl(ltf "" " " "- ...-.-
ens wero tilled with farmers and their ,
families; tlio buggies which 11 later gen
eration had chosen, instead of tho spring
hs. comfortless chariots for lumber
crowded the narrow streets and hurried
out into tho country roads. There were
Rongs and jokes and a world of fun, and
then the all pervading night ttwallowod
and silenced i,U hcritngo of day.
A Minirnfiil liny.
Algy What are you dwessed in blacli
Wcjy You evidently lorget. Alg'
Unit this is .! Fourth of July
THE PENSION ujuSTION.
Hon. Jo.ciili II. tl'Nt-lll Will l.fail
1'1-jlit ill 111" .Nl'M M-ikIiiII.
tiH'l'llll CuI'IVrillUllellt u.
Wasiunoion, June Oil. All move
ments of widespread interest necessarily
Iiavo to bo propelled into public nutlet
by siiiiio person and some definite propo
sition. Sometimes in the growth of tin
movement tho initiating force is almost
forgotten, and tho movement seems as it
it grew of itself.
It is so with the present agitation in
favor of pension reform resulting in tin
Faruham post trouble In O. A. It. ranks
It was not until in tho houto of repre
sentative last February, when several
amendments to tho pension laws wen.
brought hi as "riders" to tho pension
appropriation bill, that concrete form
and impetus wero given tho puiision tjues
Hon. These amendments proposed in briel
j that no alien living outside of tliu United
States tdinuld continue to receive n pen
sioiii Hint no widow who married mort
than live years after tho war should bt
pensioned, and that under tho depend-
' cut and disability act of ISiM) no person
should be pensioned who is not disabled
from manual labor and is in receipt ol
f an income exceeding ijl'iOO a year. These
amendments failed, as it was Uuowu
they would fail, but had just tho effect
anticipated by causing a two weeks' de
bate that started tho present movement
The propelling forco of tho nmei
ments was .lu.-eph 11. O'Neill, nieiiib. f
of congress Ironi Doatou. The groin .
was probably fallow for at least a dls
cu"ion of the imontion whether pension
allowances hud gone too far. Had he
himself not thought tho time ripe and
that ho could Kifely strike the blow
their author would not have presented
the amendments. Mr, O'Neill is not tin
man to rashly throw" himself into 11
breach, That may bo heroic: but, as he
himself would say, it is not politics. Nc
moro distinctive type ol tho Ynnkeo
Irishman could be imagined than Joe
O'Neill, as his iiiti.uates know him He
is not the mercurial, devil-may-care
Irishman of the novelist. Ho is lioue-t,
industrious and warm hearted, but cleat
headed. No moro cool, calculating mem
ber sits on the llnor of tho house. John
Sherman is Iturulya more complete mas
ter of tho knowledge when to act and
wheu not to
Mr. O'Neill is just turned into his for
tieth year Originally from Fall River,
ho located in South Dostou and plunged
actively into silitics. Ho has always
had to light for success, but lias always
succeeded. As there aro In South Bos
ton a number of hrnht young men llko
himself, ambitious for a public career,
tho fact that Joseph O'Neill has nlwuys
succeeded si eaks for it cf him aa an
adroit uoliticiuii. Uy on. slon he U a
3rr.f apjSi -wH"' r4';,
and 1io practices Imt neMoui. Ills public
career began in IB7 as a member of the
Boston school committee. From 188
to 1831 ho was in tho .MaxKachuxetts
Iioiiho of representatives. Ho was city
clerk of Boston for two years ami was
then sent to the Fifty-first congress to
begin hla promising national career.
It is large, long and points straight
out into tho nlr not 11 curiously iuipiis
itlvo iukc, hut 0110 that pokes itself into
anything It thinks it lias aright to know
about and measures things by tho cold,
hard facts of its discoveries unbiased by
cutliiiL'iiUil considerations such as usu
ally weigh strongly with an Irishman
lie does not speak often In tho house,
and when ho docs drives squarely at the
matter under discussion in a sharp, rather
harsh voice set off by no gestures save a
straight propulsion of tho right arm. II j
is a line stump speaker. Though a young
man, he is not of the (jiiinuy wing of the
Massachusetts Democracy. Ho was not
a Cleveland num. and in the last speak
ership contest was not a Mills man, but
adroitly masked his Hill feelings under
n boom' for young Uovtirnor Uusell. nud
as ho hail kclared on the stump he
would voto lor no free silver man he
threw his voto away and cast It for John
The shrewdness characteristic of a
Scotchman nither than of an Irishman
wuhhIjowii bj an Incident in tho deb
vor tho pension bill. Pickler of D.ik
and lllnghani of Pennsylvania wer
charging uivagt ly into it. I was on thy
tloor, and meeting Mr. O'Neill, who wa
walkingabout, hesaldionio: "Thosotwo
men were gallant lighters. They are
not tho men I'm after. I know what all
their records are. I've looked them up.
and some persons may find it out."
He had examined the war records of
every probable opponent of the bill.
What will come of tho movement ho
started remains for time to tell, but it
will give Mr.O'Ncill t ational prominence.
C. H. Mr.mi.i..T.
Miss Summit Wlrit ntmle you stlrk it
clo-e to Mr I'l.ld ""-k all last i-vt-i:!iie
when you saw I wasdyhut to talk to hlmf
Miss Pallsutie Don't bhmiumu, myde.ir
He liogiii-d me to do It. Truth.
Papa See here, str! The policeman tells
me you are one of the boys wbo jump on
ami 11IT of railroad trains at the eroding.
Small Son Ob, that's real iiiiproviu ex
ercise. When I grow up, mehhy I can get
on an otT of street cars without Kettln
killed. Good News.
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