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DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1800.
A BARREL TPUST.
On the Fourth a yotuiff man with a whomo
Thought hu'J nit on a burtvl and dreum,
Shows thai I Mnpi arc ma Jut what they seem
4 rOfriTII OP JI'l.T KTllllV IIV MliS. M. c
(tipyri:llt liy American I'o-ss Assoclat!.!.
At lliu railway htm ion of n certain tnlg
nillc'Riit mm t ti'mi'iit ln-yond (Ik U.x'klin n
nuinlwrof men were waiting the liiMrilui
tlnn of the limit out' lirlght day In April,
1HM8, There hih no csiiecliil reason for ex
cltoment; but (lie iii'wly eMnlilUln-d fact ot
dully bull of lliu train nnd n stollico nl
their own was enough lu attract llm ex
pectnnt as well ua tluwu to whom lliu re
ccltit of letter wiuilil lw n surprixo.
Among I ha rant y supply nf lei ten-
brought liy the eastern mull was n dainty
aquaro envelope addressed to Mr. J. Lucas,
which the postmaster held it fur inliiiiru
tlou, with the remark lliut it would have
to go to Its own fiinurnl ill the dcod letter
ollloe, for there wna no one of that inline In
that nrt of the country.
"Reckon It' for me," enld un elderly man
on crutches, moving slowly through t he
"Well, I never thought of your having
ny name but Uncle Jerry," auld the sisl
niaater, handing him hU property, "hut I
'POMVOII kllOW iHHt."
Air. Lucas laughed, then niH'iieil IiIh let
tor anil nail it through. "hoys," said he
soberly, "It's from my mvrv. she's a widow
huabnnd dliil 'fore they'd been mnrritil a
year, (he wiuiIh to mine on and live w it h
m awhile. 'cause hur little trlrl'e
broken down after acnrlut fever. The iloo
tor' lending hei' nut here In get toned up.
Uut, gissl Isird, what shall I do with a wo
man bum, wli. ro there's no iiccuininoil.i
tioui for themr"
DAUY'I IIKAI) OX JACK'l IIIOULDKIL
"Would you mind allowing me the let
tart" (aid Jack Dluainoin, rather hcsltiit
Inglyi "soinctlince I can get quite an Idea
of a person by a letter, and mitylw I could
auggest something to help you out."
They were nil oHlclou. lit uggostlons,
but Uncle Jerry waited nt lent ly for Jack's
opinion, hellovlng, lie most of tbo com
niuuity did, that whatever senso and wla
doni bt did not hmww wna not wort li tnou
tiuuitig. He handed back the letter, say
liiKi "Uuu't worry about her, Uncle Jerry,
but let her come, bhe dou't write like a
Kut the lmrn'1 won ilirlit
Ah a drum, and lib UUlit
24 BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE
woman tlmt'n bound to h1ip on rosulcnvcs,
mill ninieinln'l'," softly, "if there miiuvy
wanted to mako hur comfortable, I've a
UKflcsH pile of It nil ready for you to dip
"1 (rtimawu'll have enonj;li of It. You
notice DaiHy Niiytt Nhe'e collecteil a life in
Hiirnufw, ami won't lie u burilou tu noboily,
Aud lately I've Iwon doing pretty well with
that stoiiu post inrvntion 1 put hoiiic money
Uncle Jerry was almost hulpleBK with
rheuniatlaiii, hut Jaek whh a mot uble
coiwljutor, mid by iiubliiHlitnu brllx-ry mid
corruption Huireeded in bucuHmh the two
tuoat decent rooniH in the tall alianty tailed
by courti'Hy tliu hotel, for the tine of the ex
pecttnl (jue.sts. There waa much excite
nient BiuoiiK the rcalilunU when the ap
pointed day cnine, and the pretty, xracef ul
woman who tttepped from the cam might
well huvu been torrllrud at the apuo
tiu'lo of ' a platform crowded with
uiuil who oauerly wntolied her every
moiloo. llut bIio had no thought for any
thiim but the bleunlnu child beneath whose
wi'luht her own slender frame suemcd al
most liemliiuf. Huoh men as those who
watched her were too ohivalroun to wait
for Vnclu Jurry's slow uiiproaoh, aud lmU
ado.en HprmiK forward with an entreaty
to lie allowed to help her. And lu a mo
ment the lovely 8-year-old baby's blonde
curly head was reatiUK ou Jaek Dlusinore's
shoulder, the Hleepy blue uyiM ojieued for a
look lit hlni, then cloned iiKniurontcntcdly,
anil the little mother, wit h a Kratcfiil, con
llilluij glance, turnetl to look for her uncle.
"It's a Kuuywiue trout to sue u liral cIiias
loily out hem, mid a real live baby, even If
It's kinder weak and sickly," said one of
thopmgof olMcrvera a they slowly dis
(terned after enjoying thciilVectionate meet
ing iH'twetn iinelenntl niece.
It Mils a feeling they all huiiiviI, rind the
gent le, womanly iiilliieuco ho swayetl tliu
crowd of men who II I lei I the long tables at
the hotel that they were no longer the
rccklfHH set who hail been sitting thure for
months. Changes in dress were not prac
ticable in every case, but snap, ra.ors nml
coinlm exerted their constant anil Ituumnia
lug power. a
The Imhy givw- stronger every day, and
the mol her was w ildly happy in watching
the change in her darling, who soon Ihi
came the idopnf every otic.
Tiie long hotel piaz.a, devoted to smok
ers, was not a lit place lor a wouiaii, nuilat
Jack's iusi igat ion some of t he men ran out
a rough balcony, or gallery, in front of
Mrs. Idine's riMiin, ami there like a iiieen
she held a little reception every even
ing, with I'nclu Jerry us cliaH'roii. All
her new friends wiirshiiHil the bright little
woman, and several who had no home ties
to hinder fell madly lu love Willi her.
Sime of these modestly renli'd the hope
lessness of their fancy mid soon drew otT,
watching wil h tliu others tliu wooing of
two, wlio, whet her hopeless or not, were in
dead earnest. Oliu of these aspirants was
Jack Di'i-morc, I he other a less popular
man, niikiianieil for obvious reasons
His reiiiarkiibly handsome faeeand grace
fill uinuuers did not win baby l.ily to his
cause, lor tliu child never swei visl in her
championship of the tirst man her sleepy
eyes full iikui wlieu the cars brought her
to hur present home. And Jarknilnrcd the
child os-iily. but shyly concealed, or
thought he diil, the passionate love lie felt
for her mother. 1'ncle Jerry guessed his
secret, and one day said to liiiti suddenly,
"Women don't likcdiiinh lovers, man; if
you want her, s'lcnk out; you have my con
sent full and free."
So, ou this hint, wlili'b half kiiidltil n
Iiojn', ,la-k tried to sieak one balmy twi
light when he hap's'licd to Is. on licr IhiI
eouy lUoiic with Ills adored, while l.ily,
wrapH-d in a warm shawl, slept on n
ruMic b iii-li. - "There was u iii.-in," he lie
gan, lircakiiigasliorlsileiiifthat had fallen
between tliem, nml ssakiug ill a cou
I. allied tone that told Ids listener of a
ili'irth of tcclinu Ih-Iow the coiuiuiiiipliii-e
words, "a man who'd iicvit had anylsMly
to care for him since his lather mid mother
died, when he wasn't mm h loorv than a
baliy, and lett liim to Ihi looked after or
not. Just as it liaps-uisl."
"U'S MVsHI.K I'M T.M.KtMl OK."
"I'iMir Utile laildle; what iH-cameof hlinf"
"lie was sent to IsNinling i-IiihiI while
lliu money lasted; then that went, Just as
orphans' money generally dis'S go, and the
fellow was left, to shift for himself. He
had rather n rough lime for a while, but
he rntue out wist and struck luck in pros
IHs'tiug iH'fori' he was very old."
"Oil, is lie old)'" said Hie listener blank
"Oh, no, not really, but he feci kind of
old and forlorn. SoiiicUiiich, when lie hears
other fellows talking iilsiut their mothers
and sisters, and w ives," he lluisliud very
"I'.KirfeJIow!" said Daisy pitifully.
"Yes, he is n snir kind of fellow," pur
miii I .lark humbly, "with no education or
briauiug up, or iiiiwhing to recommend
him to a woman, except Just a whole heart
full of line lor her, and and -oh, Mrs.
I Mitf. It's myself I'm talking iilsiut, mid I
know I can have no ctiaiiee with you."
And piNir.lack, lu an agony of sliauie and
fear thai his avowal had lost him even the
uicri'st tolrrnlioa' Iroin tjie hulyof his love,
rushed from the risiiu, ll he had Issaicoui-
Hiscd I'liough to takeout' hsik. he uiiglit
have gatlieniil hoisi Iroin tliu le'tglil oltisii
licit siiliuscil Daisy's face ami the lender,
happy light that sprang to her eyes.
The Is'iiullful color had not left Her race
Is'fore Moidauiit's soft, well modulnlcil
Voice at the door sought M'riuissiou to
leave for l.ily u pretty, scentiil grass cradle
of Indian tiiiiuiifacliiie. "Made from a
drawing of my own," he told Mrs. line
with n smile, that brought out. ull the un
eommoti licauly of his face. Daisy resisted
all impulse to decline Ills gift, Is'caiise It
woulil Isi siH-li ii pieiiMin'e to 1 .1 iy, so sue
thanked lilin prettily and .expressed her
admiration for the Ingenious toy. Then
till! conversation drlllisl on, till at last he
mentioned Jack's name. Im.kliig steadily
it her as he did so, nml catching n look of
iKelwl that Infuriated 1 1 1 ill. "Jack wi'ins
.-cry solemn lately, bill that's natural for
'el low situated like lillil."
"Why, what's Hie peculiarity of Mt
Dlnsmoiv's sit mil Ion "
"Ob, ha, l;a! Haven't you henrdf And
t thought you were such friends."
"Heard whatr I really don't know what
you ure talking nlmut."
"Well, if Jack hasn't told you himself, I
don't know as 1 have any right to," laughed
"the lieauty." "Hut every one knows that
he's untangled soino way with one of the
girls over at the fort. Some of the boys
guess he's married to her, i know ho sends
her money often. Then, having planted
thu scuils ot mischief, he bow ml himself out.
UK SIIAI.I. Ill-; SAVKI If I HIE Foil IT,
As he li ft the little parlor he muttered
to himself, "All's fair in loveauil war, and
tills will 1st both, If Jack don't keep his
ugly face out. of my way. I'll have that
woman If I have to go through a ma nf
lies, ami it's well I struck in time, for she
looked pretty haggard when I told that
yarn, I wonder If she's idiot enough to
care for that fool of a fellow when there's
Isttcr men round." He Inul not thought
him a fisil once when he staid ImIuiii1
their party at the risk of his life to siend
days nml nights nursing bim through a
brain fever, hut one fnrwt favors In lovo
and war. Then ip pursiiauccof Ids t'ictlcs,
he sought an early opportunity of putting
a thorn in his rival's side.
"Don't the course of true love run
smooth, oh" lie said, mockingly, at their
"I don't understand."
"You're conveniently stupid, old Isiy.
Well, never mind, I was a little soft thai
way myself, till I found out. in time by
great good luck that I wasn't first ou the
Jack turned very red, wondering for one
wild moment, if he was thought lo lie the
fiii'tunal one w hn had made tint innings.
The next remark enlightened him. "A
pretty woman like that don't go long with
nut soiiiu one getliug a mortgage ou her.
Daisy Initio was engaged licforc she came
out iiere. It's so, but please don't Hsnk ut
It yet." It was true, as Monlauut said to
himself, and a huge Joke, for of course she
was engaged Is'fore sho was married, lis
poor Jack might have guesses I if he had
not lieeu tisi crushed by the bluw to see the
silnt of such wit.
From the fort, twenty miles nwny, lind
coiiiu mi invitation to most of the settlers
to celebrate the glorious Fourth by a bull
and Hie lint grand display of fireworks
that part of the country had ever seen.
The col lift Ions had Iss-n very munificent,
and the amount of patriotic tinder was so
large that two wagons were required to
tniusHii't the well boxed pnekages from
thu train. There was great enthusiasm
among the invited. Kvcry wagon lu the
settlement wan supplied with Imurd seats,
mid thu big stage, w hich wasnneof Hie
fort prills-rill's, was Isirrowcl for the con
venience of Mrs. I.ane and thu only other
two womeii In the place whoso nosltlon en
titled them to an invitation. Jack was to
drive the ciuicli, in which, nf course, Uncle
Jerry had a place, l.ily was now so well
that Iter inollier smiiiged to leave her In
the care of a trusty Irish woman. The en
tertaluiucnt was to lsgin and end early,
for only on condition of returning the aiime
uight, would Daisy Isj persuaded to leave
When t ho morning of the Fourth came
Daisy, for the llrst time since her arrival,
was at the station when the train came lu,
and Jin k anil .Monlauut, sauntering up,
saw with astonished eyes her pretty little
llgure lost to sight for a brief spaco in the
fervent embrace of a duster clothed young
man who sepsH from a car. Monlauut
had tact enough to turn tlio incident to ac
count, and, calmly remarking, "The chosen
one, I tttipsse," walked olf, leaving Jack a
pruy to wis).
Thu ncwrmnrr was widely lutnsluced as
Dr. Ilrueeniid made one of the parly driven
that night by .lack, who bad no heart to
join the merry conversation of his paascn
Thu ball was delightful, the fireworks
iiiiignlllccut, but Jack was thankful when
the arewefis were sain. 1 Here was a gray
ticsslu Hie sky which remotely presaged
dawn as I hey reached home, and all but
Jack promptly retired to snatch such short
lengths of shsip as remained to them, lie,
after caring for his horses, sat. down mum
an Inverted barrel Just within thu stable
door, mid gme himself up to dreary
thoughts, which were sisin Invaded by the
consciousness that the freshly rising brec.e
w as carrying a strong motit of burning
Upon its w logs. Instantly alert, he ran to
the house, lllidtug it bundle of oily rugs
stuffed under the pln.wi tlisir, tie tore
nwny the muss, stiuus-d out the fire, nml,
running around to the front, found the In
cendiaries had put In Is ticr work. Htnokt
and lire er. starting from several points,
and the western corner, tight under Dal
sy's room, was already bursting Into
Ixiudiy rolling "Fire!" to arouse the
sIcos'rs, w lio would not have too much
time to get thwn front the tips'r psmni he
cllmlssl up to Daisy's luilcony and pounded
at her window. Shu had wraiHsl a shawl
nlsmt her ami lain down without undress
lug. Shu sprang to the window white as
death, but uiiilerslauiling Just what he
wanted her to do. "I sit me in and I will
carry the baby down stairs," he cried hur
rlcdly, fur Hie wind faliued Haunts weir
making ipiiek headway with the light
boards. "Follow me close; don't stop for
anything; 1 will couiu back for your
llut nil her HsuH'sslons had logo with
the rust, for the tire gullied force so rapidly
that Jack hud Ut work hard to assist some
of the others to get out alive. I'm j Jerry,
sleeping on the ground lh sir, was one of
the llrst out, and, w ith Daisy and the trem
bling little one, sussl at a safe distance
sadly watching the destruction. Suddenly
Daisy darted forward crying: "tlh, waore
Is Alali'olmf He has not come downl" As
she spoke, a cry from alsiv drew every
one's tym. Frontons of the highest win
dows a white, Isiwllderuil face looked out.
"Oil, Malcolm," act-earned Daisy, "you sbnll
be saved1" And she Hew distractedly to
ward the fiery place.
"UolMick," sternly cominnutlod Jack, "he
ON THE DATE ! Wednesday,
Loughran's Great Land Sale !
shall be saved, if I die for It." He dnubed
Into tliu burning doorway, mid for an
awful moment the spectators waited. Then
with u ci aah the roof full in ou one side,
cutting oil the stairs. llut Jack wits seen
the next Instant, at the window bv the doc
tor. Home of the men were strappiiig two
short, light laddurs together with frantic
haste and steadying them against the wall,
where they nearly reached thu window.
They shouted to Jack cheerily, flinging him
a roM', which lie was seen to fasten around
the other mini's waist. He lowered htm to
the top rounds, then stood quietly waiting
for him to ileseciiil the ladder, which woulil
hardly Is-ar thu weight of two, swinging
himself out, whim the llames, which bad
burst Into the room, seemed to chase him.
ho dropped upon thu ladder. As Ills feet
touched the ground a crowd of m.'U sur
rounded him, nil eager to clasp Ids hand.
Uut they f"ll back to make a way for Mrs.
Imo, wlio ran up Willi pale face and eyes
shining like stars in the early light. There
were eloquent wonla on her tongue, but
not one could she speak. She could only
put her two little hands in his and ga.o up
at his sail, honest- eyes, wit Ii lug tears fall
Ing from her own.
It was a hard moment for .lark, and to
relieve his embarrassment hu murmured
"I was so glad to Ik; in tiinu to get him
down safely for yon.'
"For my sister, that luc'ius. You kuow
ho Is my only sister's husband."
"Then he is not the ono you are engaged
tor" (dispell Jack.
"F.ngngcd! Whnt are you talking ahoutf
t am not engaged to any one, but I hear
that you an'!" said Daisy, retreating tu
gn'iit disonler from the rapturous embraco
with which Jack, made Isild by something
hesnw in her face, nuuteil the statement.
Monlauut joined a vigilance committee
that nide olf at ouca to search for the in
cendiaries, capturing them, as thoy bad
reason to hope froiu,past exiericiicn, at a
gmupof miserable huts which sheltered a
gang of reprobates; but instead of return
ing with the party Morihtuut tisik n train
for Hie east mid has never oome back,
Jack and Daisy, with hearts made kind by-
love, forgive ami forget, and have sent him
cnnls for their wedding, which, lu celebra
tion of tiie eventful Independence day of
last year, t hey have appropriately apiiointei!
for tiie I'liurlliof Julv, IN).
WHEN I WU2 A BOY.
8"M"lH'H nitluT Niimm r inn
Tit Koiirih ain't wimt It uwil tortus.
M.iy tn Iimvn I'm irmw tu' hM -)-
IIii'm (r. tihi' kliHli-r
Intuitu what ii im. Ikvuhv,
Attt'tnmt-ii llkr It hiik, ihtlmw
Vlnn t mm a I my, jrlufwhi:
On ttier F'oiirtii my K1rtlHriz,
Hi, in Iill.il lull..' j,.y;
Thnt K ulit'ii 1 Mtuti lMy.
I-dIkd' fun rlifin tluyH wimt 'ntilT
liinciT m 'ml .it 'U'l Ktuff.
I tolly: Ihii tlir tl'.'hiH wi tuil!
TlilnUiii' iff Vin nuiki-M mo ttui.
When I win a !' n I nin
'ltninil Iwin'fi. t 'ml full t" fitti,
('link up full ii fun 'i.'l f.imk;
Wo iiiMtl -XkX full then !i- iinli.
Thny muikihmI i'11'nu'ti th-ni inv;
Now llioy'vpK'it nw fMiictitl Hiiyn.
Tlif'y'vtt k ln who'l thing's 'in I nitvl)
Fly all ovtr wln-n ym loncii.
Tuki- ViiiaJl, eliy H.-uMirt N-ut
Tliul ol I (pin wim mvmil l.v 1'fM.
Wlti-n the Fmifili t'liitic r.'itiitl wm'J hHI
(iiit o Itml 'ml ilnwii thi'r dill,
'Nl wt'il Mil 1V.:'h kmii u. lumli:
Mnkt vr nolm Wr Pi-orl. iIi.t liinih.
Ono Fminh tmk K'ni tl lli'W
fiun wont iir. ml P' tf u.-nt, ().
Tlicti Km it Tiirl.rr, Ii ttmM nta
'Nil tell im Hhril IMIM .ill lmt
Ham ul iimki Uut mhI' M-nvti
Whfti he ut! tT iimtti' it .(otH'U
TImmi thiT vII1ok KiihI il l I'tay,
'I, it it (rUtiit tln-r vl- if Any,
'Nil tin tlntirln' wuli 1
AH w Ixiyii Jnt ittt'iiiit in.
W.Im'H I wim n Imy, whtf
Tin-in win Mimn m oi'lrilr rU'
Spokesiuiiii (of town coniinltteio We
a iv going to have a little Isixlng exhibition
III the town hall Is-foiv Hie II reworks conic
III aud wo want to know if you can help us
on the pnigraniiiic.
ntraugcr uuiiilcsi Ivt -1 Ihink so, uciille
men. I lauglil selusil in a country district
for thnsi years.
Two lnlins of Liberty.
Is uniformity of opinion de.-.lral.lef No
mom Iliaii of fitcc and stalun.
I have sworn imhiii tiie altar of HihI etsir
mil hostility against every form of tvmiiiiy
over the iiilnil of man.- Thomas Jefferson,
- ' l- TXt
OLD TIME CELEBRATIONS
THE METHOD HAS NOT MATERIALLY
CHANGED IN A CENTURY.
The Forefathers Thouiflit July II Would
Be the The Original Declaration
of Independence Is ILost tats of ran
at the Karly Celebrations.
The thing which has been Is the thing
which will Isj, says Solomon, and tills Is
certainly truo of thu Fourth of July cele
bration. It Is an Interesting fact that no
other American holiday has renin I lied so
nearly the same through all changes. The
TtHdKS' JUlMiMKNT l.V.
flint rupnrt extant of hnw they cnpbrntd
(hu iluy wmilil, with minor vHrlurlmn und
wiiiitt nniiliil(aattnii, tin for luM ytir'it re
(Mtrt. All thi'lrttlls ninunil wlilstlcN Iiuwm1
to iiKhnr In thi lny, th tnllitm went out by
tliu inMille of tint forenoon, thu urvlvor
of thu war wore Klven the lnv of honor
theuKvlainl cripplen in ciirrlimea nml the
ciiunou were Hit! oncf for eaeh Mtnte; then
ranuMllnnHr. unl Hfhrthal the oration and
a few Impromptu njmhm'Ihh.
Hill more lutercHtliir It In thut MM-try
iiml Hentimettt havo oiitth'tiu fart in form
Idlc history. Iii(leHnlene wan renlly
voteil July itiHteail of 4th, and the
miic-h pM'timd Incident of all the inemherN
going up to hixn in turn never happened.
MontiiH piiHHi'il In-fore the roll of nttftiMurm
whh complete; hut the other view wu
dramatle. it whh fur more limplritiK. and
the iHtipIn naliirally preferred it. On the
7th of June Mil liard Henry Ie Introduced
the rt'Moiitiin deehirlmx that "thene unltml
riil.mli M are and of ritiht ought to le free
and iiiili'iHMidi'iit. Mjiten." On the 2d of
July all thu rolonicH votinl for It rxrejit
N't-w York. The dchtateM from that eidoiiy
wimv compelled to wait for liiNtriietlona.
nml ko i-nme In Inter. Some of the other
eolnidul di'li-gatiotiH were not iiiiaiiimotta,
Ou the -4th thu completed Declaration wan
preHeiiteil. re.id and hiKUi by Prcttideiit
John i I uncork only.
And herein Ik a mv-Mtery. That orlKluul
Declaration cannot he found, and It la an
ojH'ti ipiextioti whether It wan tmt or pur
jmim'Ij destroyed. An enunmHed nipy on
parchment wan laid iH'fore correHH on the
M of AngUHt nnd nlmied by all thu mem
lien present. How many then nlgned is
not known, hut thu ninin went ou for
Home time an iiu'MiInth nturneil, nnd
ThomiiH AfeKeau, of lhdawan iifterwnrdh
teMtilUil that he did uot inu It till J Hi nary.
1777. lie also made the aMonlHhlng Ht-ate
liieut that at leant six wIhihc tiauiun are at
tuehiN) were not memlM'rn of congmu hi
July 177(i, mid that they Mncd the next
winter u a nort of "test oath." When the
natneM hud reaehe lift y-Nix, engroHHeil mp
ie were Kent to the M.itc leuilaturea and
( he kIuuIuk wua at mi end.
All the same the name are to tie honored.
Johu AdaiUH thoiitfht the 'M t f July would
bethedny.ftnd on the .Mil he wroethat "uc
neiliiir KuiieratioiiH will M.lemu
im It with (Minip mil jwirnde, wllh hIiown,
uauieH, KMirtt, In ml In and llhtinluatloiin
fnitu one end of the continent tollie other. M
1 1 Im propheay h:ui aided in working It own
ftilllllnient. ThatUjimt the way the day
ha lmeu ivlelinitN ever elitce, but thu 4th
instead of thctM. The rackei" Ugun at
once. There whm an Impromptu at riilU-
lelpliln on the a r ten mm mi aud evening of
the 4th, mid on the th h formal rat I flea
lion, John Xlxon reading the Declaration
lo the people from the Walnut Mreet front
of thu at ufc llOMNT.
Ou the Mh Washington received a copy
nt New Vork, nnd had It rend at 0 p. in. nt
the head of each brigade. I he regulation
hnrxanaiid iHMillreH followed, nnd the peo
ple ton down the leaden Maine of the king
and chopped It into hit, uiort of which
TiillK IHW TIIK I KMlKN ST.VTt K.
Mere afterwards molded Into bullets On
Hie tHi t'ol. Crafts rend the Declaration to
a vast crowd In front of fallen 1 1 hall, llos
ton; all the Isittcrlcs then roared toother
for thirteen rounds and Ismflrcs lllumlmil
the streets. Kvcry city nml village fid
lowed suit as fast as they heard the news.
and the celebration started with the char
icter and vigor It still retains.
llut our forefathers had one sort of fun
Alileh we lack. Tim time was Jis-ularly
1 1 lid "Tories' .iiiilgnicnt Dav," and no
metier how generally these gentry were
ignored during the rest of the year some
trick was apt to ls played on them each
liiileis'iiilence day. In old letters preserved
mining thi'lrtloM-cniliints in Camilla, the vie.
i bus relate cuis-rldiccs tilth ludicrous and
iiithetle. In many nciglilsirlussls they
found ll rxH-illcnt to retire to secluded
duel's from the Hd to the .'ith, for n general
license prevailed, and, ns one of them test I
Ihii, "the children were more to lw drentlisl
I hull their parent " Home old ritliens of
New Jersey ran still rsinoinla-r playing
tricks on Tory ucighlsira In their youth,
for the war of 1HIU-14 revived Hie old mil
luisiltlcs to a very serious extent.
Down to inn each state bail Us own flag,
nnd these were not entirely dlsplsced till
long after the national Hag of that year
wim adopted. July 4, sH, the present
itmerlcau ling Is-gan Its olllelal existence.
and thenceforward all state and lis-al flags
took an Inferior place, ami lu ninny suc
tions there was a sipular iipsislllon to ills
iilnylug them nt nil. When, however, the
states of the Mississippi valley were fairly
well settled the broad humor nf the
erners bmka out lu all sorts of ludicrous
displays, especially such as advertised the
products of the auction in an exaggerated
way. In mora than one county whtoh
boosted of Its blooded stock the "prise
bull" was led In the procession with au
old Revolutionary soldier on his hack, and
If the managers could get some old can
non they lals'led It "Captured at York
town" or New Orleans or some other place,
and the manses were "enthused" accord
ingly. From ISIS to 1W0, or thereabouts, the
great event of the day appears to have been
the "sham battle." It was a dangerous
amusement Indeed. Whisky was very cheap
in the west, and noonedi-eumedof restrict
ing Its sale on "big days," and when sev
eral hundred young men nnd boys got full
of patriotism and other incitements they
vere not always careful to "aim high."
"The Hritlsh" did not always surrender on
time according to programme, and many a
vetoran can renieinlsT how the "sham lint
tie" was followed byanuinlwr of ri al ones.
Thestrnngust fact to a journalist Is that
the papers of those days gave such scanty
reiorta of Independence day's doings.
Three or four "stick fulls," to the effect
that the day was fine and the crowd large,
or otherwise, are all one llmls in most of
the Jon nulls; aud In the same Issue very
often was a page or two of "solid" giv
lug a recant speech by some mamlsir
of congress. The old lllcs of The New
Vork Tribune, for Instance, are sur
prisingly -meager. The Issue of July 4,
1H4II, contained no referanoe to the day:
but was full of eliciting news from I'nll
fornia. On the fith no Tribune was issued.
That, of the fith contained a bare mention
of tho procession and speech, but several
columns about California aud thu cholera.
Prom Hie flics of July, 1KV), one might con
elude that the aoplo cared ten times as
much nlsmt rrofessor Welstter'scunfessiou
of the murder of Dr. I'arknmn as about
the Kourth. The Washington letter, how
ever, contained nn clutmrnta resirt of tho
lsying of Hie corner stone nf the Washing
ton monument and the "brilliant and
scholarly oration of Seward." Of the city
cclebrat inn tliu entire report filled less than
liy IKVl The Vlbiine bad Is-guii to make
a "feature" of I he day. The exhortations
to celebrate were badly ssitted with poli
tics, and the issue of July t) contained a
nine column roHirt of the "Oration of Kd
ward Kverett at Dorchester, .Mass." On
that Fourth President I'ien'e ssiko briefly
at Caie May. In sDI nil the papers of the
country devoted considerable space to the
day; hut It was In )miui that tho July S Jour
nal flowered out all at once in that gorgeous
garniture of wonls which we all loek for
today. There were wonderful celebrations
almost everywhere. Kvcry orator of note
in the Country wnsengaged fur In advance,
and the Anierh .is in 1 anion, l'aris, Mex
ico city mid various Siuth American capi
tals rejoiced with exceeding great Joy and
an immense amount of noise.
1 Ilk SHAM IIATTt.K.
One s -arcely knows w-hcthcr to smile or
sigh nt the caricatures of the time. Jef
ferson Davis, of course, figured In ninny of
them, lu nil sorts of female toggery; many
an "orator of t he day" referred to him in
savage language and many a ss-t tried his
hand at satirical rhyme on the fallen chief.
For many days ta'forc the siiers atsmnded
In not In and exhortations, nml on tho.Mh
and nth the city dallies were tilled with
elalsirato reports, esiectally of the doings
nt (n'ttysburg, w here lien. O. O. Howard
was the principal ornUir. It is not easy to
Hud any place which did not celebrate with
all Its might on that day.
In 1711 there was another tremendous
outburst of siiiilnr enthusiasm, not so
easily counted for as that of 111. as that
waa practically a Jubilee In two thirds of
the stall's over the courlututi of the war.
lu 1H7U the most noted celebration, per
hssi, wasthat at Wisslstock, Conn., which
waa atu-mli-d by I'rcsident (iraut, reus,
llut lor, Wisslfonl and Haw ley, Henry
Ward lleecher, Cntacasy, the Kiissiuu min
ister, and ninny other eminent men. The
celebration waa universal, north and south,
east and west; tho populur instinct seemed
to recognise thnt the year was one of pe
culiar glory for the I'nltcd States, all the
illlftciiltlcs with Knglnud Is-lng In fair
way to satisfactory adjustment and all In
dustries apparently lu a most promising
Wnce the war dally piiM'rs Issue on July
5 the same as nuy other day, aud nil other
deiarfmrnta nre reduced to their smallest
to make risen for report of litilcpoudenca
day. Aud yet, save for sixc nnd recent In
ventions, the ceremonies are Identical with
those of a hundred years ago. The thing
was done so well at the start that even
Yankee Ingenuity has found no way of Im
proving It. J. II. IlK.MU.K.
Thrv fourth nf July Thoughts.
The only ftccurif y for all la a free pren.
We owe itratltmlv to Franco, Justice to
KtiKlaud, k,hhI will to nil, ftulHervlcme to
The execution of the law M more ttn
port an ( than thu making Iheiu. Thuiiuui
tlf l.lmttrd NtHi lty.
He -It Mstu to me (twna) title Fourth
(Itang) the boye (bniiMl are won thaa
iieunTdtauifi, hnhic); one can ecarutdy thiua,
there In nuch a nolrie (hanni.
Bhe Does It really dtsturh youf
.IiiIh Ifi at
UUIJ IUI Ut
MAIN AND VALLEY STREETS.
WHAT SI1 .VLL WE WEAK?
NEW AND CORRECT STYLES FOR
THE SUMMER SEASON.
I French Tea Unn-ii Thut Combines
(.race, Htyle ami Comfort Illustrated
ami Ui'M-rl'ieil It Is ot Pencil Colored
Chliiil Crepe ami Hllk.
The Parisian made tea gown here Illus
trated can hardly fail to plcasu, It Is so
graceful, so suggestive uf comfort during
warm summer diiys.
A KMIATII TK.V liOWN.
The princes Id' nine and loose hlcovn are
in peach eulored China crej. The Jacket,
with under pari of slit-vi-s mid warf lielt,
tu in jM-arli eolored Hilk, IlKured with fern
leaveH In their natural tints. There U a
frllliiiK of luiv aroiiuil the neck, the Jacket
and Hiwh. The Imiw at the throat In In
plaited muslin. The overHklrt of China
crtiK whleh is aeeordefin plaited, In made
over eoft iHaaeh lined Hilk. Thin ((own
would also he ex'-ewlinyly attractive made
in noft Hliot hllk in the new mixtures, with
pa-weiuetiterie to correspond.
The New I'nriMoln.
Many of the new parasols are in reality
thiim of U-auty. "Itujih" 1h the numt
IX I veil to niie tylc. This Ih composed of
kilter I Indi in uuu.e or soft Milk, with n
douhlu frill caught up at distances around
the eilnu aud a rosette eliiHteriiiK around
the ferrule. In white it in delightfully cool
and dainty, hut it is to ho miMi in all cd
ont. "Ietty Llnd" nuneH next, and la
forme! of three llouues of acconleon
platted Hllk, with a small one reversed, and
clustered round the ferrule, lu red the
paruNol rcsemlihuH larie poppy, in hhtck It
could Ik used for mourn im;, and in n new
Hhndeof eopMr ore and piilu hellotrojmit U
lovely. Another variety hu the founda
tion of noft silk, with a festooned accordion
flounce of an.e rounil the file, aud frills
of the same up ?ach rih, meeting mid clutt
teiint( at the top. In plain and fancy My
m.n- Hilk tiie punisid-. an in-ide to order to
mulch any costume, and soure the en ihm.
enn iu fancy Araliiau cich soft tinted
ii owe red nuiliu and M lrneil eottont;
tla-stt Inter I'l im or ed (ed with a frill.
liiilflUh st vie.
)resMs have um !;re.vn much wider,
nplleof the f.e t tii.il dfip,ry lias Ini'U re
vival. Limp. kiinp I" ihinn skirts nre
vanishing The new divs.se arv not nl
lowed to eliny. Tiie he. a very iiiueh
s(ilTens, mi tlru the dres-stati l uut well
ull round, Stiull stsd- are also liciiiii In
tr.leed into the lucks of dn4Hei. They
re worn atwei: half way down the skirt,
.'lid an lot s.uail to assert theiiisve.
I The Mraiuot, steep line that add o Mind.
to the lieiuiil have iv ! lit pie im. Kvetl
the hide;1 "tdeul I dlor fit i le dresses have
a tiered theirloiieroiisidere.hly lately. They
an lieiiux UriM'd alMi.it Ti-e hijt. and hi
straight hues from waist to hem. l'ull Mall
In the cut here presented 1 shown some
I hi nisi tjuite new In way of h ran -let, ueek
lace nnd wateh ehaiiis. The novelty con
ists in the sucessinii of u dd haIN In
4 roit in tf four, and mi tdaivd that the nr
tlrle these form in plialde. uuiHuui In
weiuht and without any chain rnnuinx
through lo lux.ik.
r.y sir. '. .
NKW lltlMHI.r, NKIhl.AlK AMI WATCH
To this novel and attractive style has
Usui ghen, very appropriately, the nam.
"Is fjiiatrcfoll." It asars in Istth pol
ished mid lloiunn finish and furnishes a
showy ornament at a reosouiililn cost.
I minks are due to The Jewelers' Circular
for the very comprehensive rut which In-eliiili-s
a liriifclct, tiis-k chain, a vest chain
and a lady's iiiccn chain.
liaiiU- fans, hand (minted and most dell
entely inouiiliil, are Msaxiual'l luaurlsa.
Silk Isigs lined with sntlu are sold with
wiiiic of the fans. These Iwgs f almost sa
long as the fans, and bang from the arm
liy silken conls.
With other heart shapsd Jewelry ar.
A iuts'ii chain lias as a pendant a gold
Im-kel hlliil with egg-, the latter Isilng
.luiiilatisl h) ts'iirls.
Silk is'itleoals are richly trimmed ltli
lace, tine of gray and white hrocadr,
iiiade with long talKiit the hem falling
oer liic' lloiinces and terra cotta silk,
ss'tnisl to huvu lloiinces rouuil Hi. feet
swat IhiI lu lin-e.
The seaiiilixs I m Hit hisiks iiuiler the left
arm mid Is tlnl-hiil at the mili with a
nIiiiss1 liainl covvnal uilh cmhri'idery.
There arc large leg-of inutloii sli . .es
11 ft PI
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