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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1903.
THE FOURTH AT BOSHVIIXE
Account of an Old Fashioned
From the Columns
of the Bosh County
Grandest celebration ever known. Thou
sands of citizens and visitors thronged
body out and stirring.
daughters w earing
sashes red, white and
blue. Faces betray
ing patriotic interest.
Sight pleasing to gods
and men. Great com
motion. Band begins
to play. Boshville's
famous Silver Cornet
band. Benders Yan
kee D o od 1 e. Un
Semper Paratus Hoc
company in lead.
with flowers and rib
bon streamers. Company A, Boshville
Utiles, nobby uniform, Capt. Julius Caesar
Runaway commanding. Evolutions superb.
'Peers of Kaiser Wilhclm's grenadiers.
.Everybody applauds. Fair women wave
handkerchiefs. His Honor, Mayor Smithy--smith,
aldermen, city officials, in carriages.
Knights Errant with plumed hats, swords
flashing in bright summer sun. Two hun
dred Queer Fellows, full regalia. Two hun
dred Workingmcn. Other orders. Nine
hundred men in line. Unparalleled suc
cess. Boshville outdoes nil competitors.
Greatest town in state. We are the peo
ple. Don't forget it.
Thousands gayly drcsed
children at fair grounds.
relied, by Boshville
, Silver Cornet band
Tribune vn center of
grounds Music ceases.
Genial mayor declares
speaking in order.
I r a j e r, Rev. Mr
(Declaration of Inde
' pendcnci?, Mis Birdie
O'Bourke His honor
introduces Hon. Tim
othy Bellowhard, M
C , 'steenth district
glorious people, glo
(( heers ) Land of the
free, home of the
brave Liberty of
speech, free press, free
pulpit, free every
thing. K Pluribus
'L'num I'm servant of people. Your serv
it, fellow citizens. Tariff must be revised,
ellowhard will do it. Tariff must not be
meddled with. Bellowhard will tee to it.
Uellowhard is your servant. Command
3ellowhard. Bellowhard knows everything.
(Prolonged cheers.) Wonderful country.
Give me liberty or give me death. (Cheers.)
Bellowhard favors public building for Bosh
ville. (Tremendous cheers.) Bellowhard
will introduce bill for public building.
Tloshville's all right. (So's Bellowhard.)
Election next fall. Bellowhard is not elec
tioneering, hence will stop. Bellowhard is
modest, hence will close with three cheers
for Boshville." (Hip, hip, hurrah!) Exit
Bellowhard. Exit gay throug. Exit empty
'.lemonade tub. Exeunt omnes.
The Small nor.
Youth enjoyed itself. From early morn
to dewy eve boys enlivened community.
ehaers evcryw here.
Timid ladies stuffed
ears. Made no differ
ence to boj s. Enjo ed
themselves all the
more. Johnny Green,
son of respected
Green, Main street
grocer, fired toy pistol
all morning. Sad ac
cident at noon. Lost
two fingers. Sam
Smith, son of Tonsor
lal Artist Smith,
Bcllevue avenue, shot
off giant firecracker
and right hand. Oth
er calamities numer
ous. Sadden of all'
Little Georgie Peck,
only child of Widow
fcclma reck, corner
.,Mullcrry street and Hawthorne avenue,
found lamented pa's pistol on shelf in
closet Thought it was unloaded. Played
with it. Sudden explosion. Funeral Sat
urday, two p. in. Unhapyy widow. Public
sympathy goes out to her. Poor little
Ceotgie. Sad talo of woe.
G. W. WEIPPIEUT.
Tun acme ov nr.itoisM.
Yell 0. Dog They talk about the hero
ism of the man behind the gun. Why, he
ain't in it for heroism with the dog in ft out
of the firecracker.
lie Wna I'rontl of It.
Mrs. Goody-Good Aten't you ashamed,
little boy, of tying a tin can and ufireci acker
to that poor dog's tail?
Little Boy No'm. He's an English bull
pup and this is tho Foiiit' o' July.
He Ll'tetl the Nulae.
"So you enjoyed hearing the man reading
the Dechrution of Independence, Johnny?"
"You bet 1 did. The guy roared it
through a megaphone and made a deuce of
T7HE republic of the United States
may be said to date from the adop
tion of the Declaration of Independ
ence. Until this time the 13 strug
gling colonies, rent and torn by internal
jealousies, without a cleaily recognized
leader and having no treasury or mint,
scarcely knew what they desired of the
A very obstinate king and a decidedly
shortsighted prime minister dented the
very reasonable demands made by the
patriots. Two or three battles had been
fought between the royalists and revolu
tionary troops, but a very strong and in
fluential party within the colonies still be
lieved that all differences might be har
moniously adjusted and that the former
status could be restored. In the number of
representatives in the congress at Philadel
phia were several members who had hoped
for a change of heart in George III.
The declaration, when adopted, changed
everything. As soon as it became the unani
mous expression of the representatives of
the people, who had full power1? to act for
their constituents, not a doubt was left
in the minds of any. It was understood
thenceforth that the war was to be one
of subjugation, or thatitshould end in the
independence of the colonics.
The subsequent events were secondary
to this great and heroic action on the part
of the congress. The, article?) of confedera
tion, the adoption of the federal consti
tution and the election of an executive head
were necessary and logical results of the
casting" off of allegiance to Great Britain.
The leaders in the movement, Adams,
Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock and the oth
ers, understood. fully the gravity of the act.
They knew that from the standpoint of
the crown every representative who signed
that document was guilty of treason and
might be hanged for the offense. They
knew that in the day of the adoption of
the Declaration of Independence a nation
was born, or that humiliation and degra
dation vffuld Tie the lot of the participants
These brave men did not act hastily.
They had counted the cost. They had no
precedent for action, and no encourage
ment of success from the pages of history.
Similar struggles for release from typranny
usually had resulted in the forging of heav
ier chains. They lacked harmony in do
mestic affairs; they needed money, cloth
ing for their troops and money to pay them
their due. In effect they had no capital ex
cept a sense of the righteousncs of their
raue and an abiding faith in the loyalty of
the colonists to the cause in vhich they bad
The words 'liberty," "independence"
ami "free" must have sounded strange in
th ears of the people of Europe in that
day. In Great Britain the prrss was muz
zled effectually. The common people of the
German states were scarcely more than
slaves; Russia was a despotism; Italy was
composed of a number of petty sovereign
ties, each vicing with the other in crush
ing out the liberties of its subjects; Spam
and Portugal had not heard the words be
fore, save in derision. Poland was then
engaged in a dying struggle against op
pressors from without. France was in the
mire of ignorance and tyranny.
Xowhere in all of the world could the
framers and signers of the Declaration of
Independence see the light of that liberty
which "they sought to give to their people'.
They were as people groping in the dark
in a country that was strange to them. Yet
nowhere in this immortal document is there
a suggestion of doubt or fear. The justice
of the cause is set forth in words that burn,
and the determination of it is left confi
dently to the issuer of battle.
The declaration is a great light rising out
of infinite darkness. It was the first prom
ise of a rule of the people by the people,
where no tyranny might be found, and
wncre the highest distinction awaited the
worthiest, without reference to the acci
dent of birth or the power of wealth. It
OHCE more I seem to hear the tread
01 those who faced the foe in red,
Heroes to Freedom born and bred,
la ragged regimentals;
The drums of Concord beat once more,
The guns of Trenton flah and roar,
And Marion sabers as of yoro
Where stand the Continentals.
TWATCII the madly charging line
Where shouts arise and bayonets shine
About Columbia's earliest sarin;,
A tyrant's mandates scorning;
Hurrah I hurrahl tho Held is won,
And proudly in tho soaring sun
Unfurls tho flag of Washington,
And greets the glorious morning.
1HEAR the bells that far away
Proclaim the Nation's natal day,
From mount to mount, from spray to spray,
From broolc to rushing liver ;
The deeds of sires we proudly claim,
They rest within the Hall of Fame,
Their battles lire, each nobis name
Our heritage foreverl
UWFURL the flag they gavo us when,
In years agone, deep in tho glen
Fair Freedom heard the tramp of men
In mottled regimentals ;
Of men who in their auger spoke
And at the forge of battlo broke
A tyrant's chain, a tyrant's yoke
The grand eld Continentals!
M w aari irrmim nil norm mi j rimiiarTiiiir nxMMMUMr riiiinaia a y
was a new gospel of government, the like of
which had not before entered the hearts
of men a gospel of peace and good will,
of non-oggression and of highest possible
development for the individual man.
The Fourth of July, then, is the birth
day of the great republic. All honor to
the fathers who had the sublime courage
to frame and to sign the declaration. From
the hour of the signing of it liberty had a
new name and a fresh sweetness. The exe
cution of the document signed and scaled
for all time the divine right of liberty of the
person and of a people to govern them
selves by laws of their own enacting." May
the anniversary of it always be hailed with
joyous acclaim and by every outward mani
festation of enthusiasm.
TIIC INGLORIOUS FIFTH.
"I wish, dec, they'd never signed that
declaration at all."
HnroIil'K Ample I'ntrlotlnm.
Willie Shoot (lighting firecracker) Say,
Harold, ain't you glad when the Fourth
Harold Pop (lighting pinwheel) Ain't II
Gee! If I had my way, we'd have a Fourth
of July every month.
Miss Oldgirl Yes, I refused him lest
Fourth of July and he got drunk and stayed
drunk for nearly a week.
Mi:a Fljppe Well, he carried the cele
bration to a greater extreme than I thought
Hml a GlorloiiH Time.
"Well, sonnj, did ou have a good tlm
on the Fourth?"
"Best I ever had. Our barn caught fire
three times and a fireman broke his leg."
mETHIHKS I hear that grand debate
Where, in the mighty scales of fats,
Trembled the fortunes of the Stats
To bear at last a Nation;
They signl tho old bell to and fro
Flings out tho news to all below,
Aad soon tho waiting world shall know
Of Freedom's Declaration.
TIND there, where drifts the dark smoke far,
H The bannor of the stripe and star,
Above tho ruthless fields of war,
Flutters in all its glory;
Behold! where yonder scarlet 11ns
In silence stands and mikes no sign
The sunbeams of October shine.
And Yorktown tells its story.
TLIKG out the flag our fathers gavel
Fling out tha flag they died to savel
Fling out tho flag that loved the brave
Who wore Right's regimentals ;
Remember Saratoga's plain,
Remember Quebec's leaden rain;
They fought and fell, but not in vain,1
The glorious Continental).
JT floats to-day from sea to sea
The banner of the brave and free;
Its Btars and stripes mean liberty
And tell t all their story
How years ago our patriot sires
Amid the battle's furnace fires
Saw in that flag their hearts' desires,
And crowned its tolas with glory,
T. C. HARBAUGH.
"n ise 55&,w
Inmnonl Pill 1.
TRIBUTE TO LAWTON.
Monument to His Memory Erected
in the Philippines.
It Wim llullt by the Soldier of tli
American Army In Honor qI a
(iiilliiiii Soldier anil Krlcnd
ol the Native.
In a lonely rice field hi the Philip
pine islands n monument hns been
erected to the memory of Mnj. Gen.
Henry ". Law ton, whose widow Is
now living nt Pew ee vnlley, near Louis
ville, Ky. It was built by the boldicrs
of the American army in the Philip
pines in honorof a soldier. It is sit
uated about in miles from Manila,
near San Mateo, and Is the only evi
dence to show that a battle was oer
(ought at that place. It was here thnt
Gen. Lawton wns -killed, on the morn
ing of December 1, 1S09, while In front
of his men, lending a charge against
the breastworks of the insurgents. .
The monument was built by the en
listed men of the Second United States
infantry, under the supervision of Maj.
H. L. Bailey. It is in the shape of a
pyramid, 15 feet high, and mounted
upon the topis an old Spanish cannon
surrounded by four modern shells.
Adjt. Gen. Corbin has just received
from a friend in Manila an account of
the unveiling of this memorial on Feb
ruary 22 Inst. The ceremonies were
simple, yet very impressive.
That Gen. T-awion was loed nnd re
spected by those who served underhim
wns attested by the presence at the
ceremonies of a large number of Amer
icans who had served with him in his
Indian campaigns in this country.
Conspicuous also among those present
were the Lawton post, No. 1, Veterans
of the Army of the Philippines, and a
number of native Filipinos.
When Maj. Gen. George W. Davis,
commanding the division of the Philip-
THE LAWTON MONUMENT
(Located In a Lonely Rice Field in the
pines, with his staiT, escorted by troop
15, of the Sixth cavalry, arrived on the
field where the ceremonies took place,
he was saluted by 13 guns from the
Fifteenth battery. Three troops ol
eaalry, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
batteries of field artillery, two com
panies of coast artillery, four compa
nies of the'Second infantry and two
companies of the Fifth infantry par
ticipated in the ceremonies.
The exercises were opened with n
prayer by Chaplain Silvers. When the
monument, which was draped In an
American flag, was unveiled, a major
general's salute of 13 guns was fired.
Mnj. Gen. Davis followed the chap
lain in a forceful speech. "His monu
ment," said Gen. Davis, "built, as It
is, of solid and enduring materials, will
In time crumble into dust and disap
pear, but the memory of Lawton will
endure for ages."
The commander of the Veteran
Army of the Philippines, Gen. McCoy,
also spoke. He paid a high tribute to
the dead general, declaring that the
Filipinos would one day "come to the
spot where T.awton fell, as to a shrine,
and shed their tears oerifr."
Chaplain Silver, in a tribute to the
dead general, said, in part: "This
man, whose name we honor to-day, is
great, not because he died, but be
cause he lived, and utilized in life
those endowments of our nature which
tend to better things. His memory :
speaks, and is a stimulus for action
and courage to all who contemplate
it. That a man should so rite from
an humble station to a position of na
tional importance and honor bears w It
ncss to the fnct that he was a glnnt in
moral character. Hciwasi loved by hU
soldiers. He" wns the ideal soldier..
Fearless, courageous, cool headed. An
inspiration in battle!" ,
llelle of the Wnr of ISia.
A relic of historic interest was dug
up In Detroit recently by a. workman
excavating upon the site of old Fort
Shelby on Shelby street. A pocket-
knife of gigantic proportions, with
handle of horn, brats mountings, heay
brass rivets, all hand wrought, bearing
on onct side in boldly caned letters,
the name of Gen. Hull, who commanded
the forces at Detroit during the warof
1812, vividly recalls those st It ring days.
Although it has been buried for nearly
a hundred years, it Is in a line state
of preservation. And, whilu this for
midable looking knife may not be n
thing of beauty, yet, for streiigth'und
durability and general usefulness the
latter day phyhlcul degenerutes of
knives appear puny and wen Is by coin-
pnrlson. The unnppreelathe laborer
whj) picked It up afterwards told the
knife to Harry Hollands, who linu
added it to bib extensive collection of
curios and Indian relies.
Only Church or IIn ICIiiiI.
The Church of the Holy Ghost nt
Heidelberg Is the only one In the w oriel
In which both IVotestant and Itomnn
Catholic services are held at' the snmi
time. A partition wall in the center
separates tho two contn ("utter"'
BETTY things are bloom
ing every hour this sum
mer. Even such garments
as were always pretty ftre
this season unfolding a yet
more lavish loveliness.
Take, for instance, the tea gowns to
which we have become luxuriously
nccustomed to its beauty, comfort
nnd coolness in tho heated months,
and yet the new models of these now
indispensable garments give a fresh
thrilf of delight to every woman who
ces them. We show two of the lato
That conspicuously useful, na well
as conspicuously dainty and attrac
tive, white flowered batiste, with its
every scam open hemmed and lace in
serted, and its beautiful stylishly Indian-patterned
embroidery in waved
insertions, its fluffy Valenciennes
frills, and charmingly shaped nnd en
hanced cape collar and sleeves, is
quite moderate as well as quite love
ly. Futherniore, it detaches easily
from its pale blue washing silk slip,
and both it and the gown will arise
from the prosaic laundry as fresh
and delightful as you see them now.
The second model is more elabo-
inis for Home Dressmakers
OK the benefit of the home
dressmaker I offer the
following suggestions for
the use o net or point
d'esprit in the manufac
ture of dainty summer
garments. Many a valuable dollar
might be saved from the dressmak
er's bills if the home seamstress was
but given nn idea, and this is my ex
cuse for offering' these:
Figure 1. shows a long cloak of net,
which can be used either as an even
ing or carriage wrap, and nt last, but
not least, as a peignoir in the au
tumn, or the overdress of a tea-
fIM.! ..1,1 .!.. 4 1.. Ofl
gOWn. J.I11& WUU1U UiUJ IUIVU fc74
yards of 45-inch net; the frills are of
a liglit guipure lace, which is very
efftcthe, aud can be obtained in this
width at Is per yard; 14 yards would
You could substitute frills of the
net for the lace if you prefer the
former, or you might have frills of
the net with a length of luce down
the front. There are various wuys
of trimming this coat. I urn only of
fering you "suggestions." A lurge
fancy clasp, button or any antique
ornament you may have In your pos
session is a chic finish to the drapery.
How pretty is the river or garden
hat bhown in Figure II.! Quite an in
expensive net would uo to make this
hat, but it should be fairly soft. Two
yards of nut will be bulilcient. There
is u bandeau with a bow of vleux rose
velvet (IVi yards of velvet), which
can be replaced by a bow of satiu
ribbon, a wreath of foliage, or almost
any other simple decoration you
please. The possibilities of this hat
for summer wear ure many. Lnce,
of course, wc.ild be even more effec
tive, out my aim la economy.
rate quite a dinner teagown, in fact
though hardly more lovely than tho
washing batiste. Fashioned of palest
opalescent bluo crepe do chlno, it
hangs with all the unchallenged
grace that the finest sun-ray plaiting
insures. As for the wonderful fairy
work of its adorning, how can brusli
or pen paint the effect of tiny folds
of crepe latticed through each other,
and held in place by elaborate stitch
ing and wee French dots of white
silk, clear set over ivory silk Curano
lace, or of lace inserted and applique,
and agnin ns motifs and entredeux,
and still less of the semitransparent
grace of that cleverly draped piece
of crepe, which just suggests the
waist line with such entire success!
Foulard, the dear, old-fashioned,
practical foulard which wo all love,
has given place to voiles and a still
softer make of fabrics. Then for dull
days cloths, trimmed with taffeta, as
well as a firmer make of canvas, and
spotted voile, are greatly to the
Altogether,, fashion is at its bright
est nnd best just now. The only
trouble is to get a sufficiently large
dress allowance. The temptations to
buy are manifold, and we all feel
inclined to overstep any moderate
I Figure III. you see a pretty little
cravat and bow of white or cream net
inserted and trimmed with line black
lnce. This would be a becoming fin
ish to any simple blouse or can be
worn Inside n coat. It would take
about l'2 yards of net, five yards of
narrow lace, aud ly, yards of lace in
sertion. In Figure IV. we have a quaint
design for a blouse with the new
pelerine or bhnwl-llke ends. For
this I would suggest a ring-spotted
net, in white or ecru, at 3s lid
per yard. In piece lace this
blouse would look equally well. It
would require 3Vi yards of net
or lace, 45 inches wide, and you may
put us many lace insertions as you
like, or even dispense with them al
together. Three-quarters of a yard
of very thin panne or soft oriental
satin would make the wide belt.
Figure V. shows what is termed a
tea or coffee coat In inexpensive net,
trimmed with frills of soft lace. Two
and a half yards of net and 14 yarda
of lace would mi like to make, that
very attractive little coatee.
Figure VI. gives a simpler blouse io
net, inserted with motifs of embroi
dery or lace. Thequautltles required
would be 2 yards of net, 2tt yard
of insertion, and about nine motifs.
In Figure VII. I am giving you a
rather more elaborate coatee or tea
jacket. This agalu could be hi string
colored or white net trimmed with
white satin ribbon and lace inser
tions, and edging, and any satin choti
you Hkei This Eutin ruehed ribbon
you can buy by the dor yurds and
druw up according to tho length re
quired. Three yurds of double width
net would biillice, mid about n doen.
yards of laco. EI.LKN OSMONDS.