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The burly cannon crs
little flag
8aid. "How arc y<
I* day?
You never make a ?ii
not jump nor si
" , And where they put
to stay."
The rockets, roman or
m racy wheels
IK^ "With patriotic zeal
rAl " 1 -
* Mtncy j
- Dadbfitcrof;
? J? v c^v !z!Jja
^ Duke of Ormond,!
"*#* ?\ / H l>.. ,1 ? ? .1..
' ' w 11 h h 181 o r y I
making i"
^\y \{jj ^' (lays when Crom''
? ^ wc" ruled- England,
and It lias
? ? v"**. often been said that If t ho (
latter had heeded the
/V' duke's wise counsel all
* i,"\ would have pone better
with the Protector.
?? That the duke was a
brave man Is well known,
and that bis courage was inherited
by many of bis descendants the history
of our country truly testifies.
My story, however, has to do with
the courage of a young girl. Her father,
James Hutler, it namesake of
his ancestor, the duke, came to Amor
ica wnen it was really a new world,
and settled with his family in South
Carolina, lie had a wife, many stalwart
sons, and our heroine, Nancy,
a black-eyed girl of sixteen.
The country was in a state of revolution,
and, while it was a time that
tried men's souls, and women's too,
it was also the opportunity for bravery,
hardihood and loyalty. James
Butler and his sons were said to know |
not fear, and were such "terrors" to !
the enemy that it was considered a
Cl'PUt flood tn onntiirn rif lrill ufnn I
of them.
One day a notorious Tory named !
Cunningham, suspecting that Rutler }
would visit his home to see his wife, J
who lay very ill, waited in ambush
with n l/ifgc partj of Tories to take
I him tknn\Vares. The English soldiers !
4 were many in number, for they dared
! ^ not venture on this exploit without |
overt.helming odds. As Rutlor, two j
of lift sons find a few soldiers v.ero |
making their way toward Ru'.ler's I
woodland home they were surrounded
by tin Tory band, fired upon and then |
imcKPii ro pieces with satires. The
I Americans made a bravo defence, and
Butler li i in vol f fought desperately,
even after both of bis bands were
cat off. Hut when the Tories were
doflp the little band was nothing but
a mangled mas'-. The Tories then
bid in the thickets, hoping more of
the family would appear, but James
Butler's othrr sons were far away,
with the army, and there was none
to come save Nancy.
Nancy Butler was my grandmother's
grandmother, and my grandmother
has often told mo what her
grandmother told her, and this was j
how it was. The massacre happened
near enough to the homo for Nancy j
to hear tlie shots, and fearing she
knew not what she made her way
through the swamps and forests to
the scene of carnage. When the enettiios
saw that it was only u girl, they
taunted her, telling her how hard her
father was to kill and how ho bounced !
beneath the .sabre strokes, and all this
in such Insulting tones that Nancy's i
black eyes flashed fire, and she said:
"Yes, make your boasts to a girl,
you cowards! but If my father and
* brothers were living you would lie In :
icker to the slcmler U
>u to celebrate the
iRle sound, you canyou,
there you have I I
indies and the giddy, ja 1
began to brag mVj
id ban^ and ii/.z and UlH
e silent Hag.
is done, the crackers
were clinging to the
;re lying prone; but.
fruliickcd with tlic 111111
tfic RecJo/uf/on.
/ Lifejcotyh. Vshiding
if you did not have double as
many men. Here lie brave men, and
you are dastards, and you know it!"
1 Inr front 1/iqq /I !"? ; ?
different to her own safety; hut her
words made the men astyamcd and
they troubled her no more.
It was almost impossible for Nancy
to identify her dead, but hor shrewd
and loving eyes at last saw soino familiar
articles of attire that helped
For wcoUh wc were acli nin:r and plniutiiig,
I'.lit keeping it cl:ii-l;, jur-t t in- saint.*,
Ht?\v to beat tin* old sexton. I * 111 Manning,
Wiio trit'tl to net t>nto our |>anic.
Tin* hour for the deed was tin; midnight
When nolioils near lis should spy
Who climbed tin* tall steeple ami startled
the people
By ringing the Fourth of July.
her In her sad .and terrible search.
Then she went homo to return with
their "old soro hark" horso and
"wheeled sled," and a Mrs. Smith, tho
only neighbor, and together they carried
the bodies home, dug the graves
unu uuriuu mem.
Grandmother used to say that her
grandmother's Revolutionary experiences
were not all so sad as this one,
and once she was so thrilled at a
story that she exclaimed:
"Oh, grandmother, I wish I could
be In a war!"
Then Nancy Butler Brooks, as she
was then named, was very angry.
"You wicked child, hush! You
don't know what you are wishing!"
Anyway, poor grandmother had her
foolish whim gratified, for she lived
through the Civil War, and wo have
her portrait, painted after she was
ninety years old. We also have a
manuscript history of the Butler family,
written by a descendant of Nancy's,
In which the deeds of this rare
Sirl are told.
The 1'lilted States King.
Your stripes of red throb with the
life blood of thousands; your stripes
Of White Kitfl) With Itwi liiii<#lAti
women's tears; your field of blue
breathes the steadfastness of a country
firmly united; and your stars sing
of a union that is welded together by
the mighty hand of an Almighty Gud.
A Famous Flag of
Only a fow of the flags borne In the
American army during the war of the
Revolution ure still In exlBtenee. One
of the most noted of these was carried
by the Maryland troops, according
to tradition, at the battles on
Lonp IfllnnH nnrl TTnrlnm '
~. ....v WU>.?>U "Siftiua ?JJU j
the several subsequent engagements
in which the Maryland regiments participated
in the upper part of the
State of New York. It is positively :
known to have been carried as the
regimental flag of the Third Maryland '
March 2 8. 17 81. the fla? remained in
awnwiurn iIM ii iiiii Mi i >mnn?tn>n.inKiM niTm
Regiment undor John K. i
I Howard at the battle of Cowpens. S. \
' V., in January, lTT^, the color-bearer
j being William Ii:i?*1m-1-?> . Bachelor j
j was wounded and -. : 1? to his home i:i
i Baltimore, brin^lir.; with him the j
j (lag. After the death of Bachelor, on
j his family, and when the British inj
vaded Maryland in INI 4 it was again '
j carried at the battle of North Point
j by Bachelor's son. William, a tneinj
her of the Twentv-seventh Regiment 1
of Maryland militia. This William j
! Bachelor bore the ling in all the parlades
of the Twenty-seventh Regiment i
I up to about is to, when the regimental
organization expired. Bein;; a '
Ap'I iliil v.\is a ; . xv <>1'! t'ullow,
His purple was sc'tKvl .m<l grim.
Willi a temper that never got mellow,
For b'i\ > \v;t?* not buys to him.
(Mi tin- T11iv?I lit' just took out the clapper,
\\ itli ill ?< 1 iih bovs standing by,
Aii'l he "hi; -?t':l that would hold us," lie
said as he told us
We'd rung our l.ust Fourth of July.
To the Star-SpaiiRh'd.
The Lily <>t Franco may fatle
T lie Thistle ant! Sliamrock may wither,
| Tin* Oak of Knglaml may soon ilflcay,
15ut the Stars will shine on forever.
the Revolution. -^T~
member of the Old Defenders' Association,
ho carried tho flat, In all parades
and functions of the association
as long as he was able ti> take part,
and died In lSKTi, aged ninety-nine.
The flag remained in the possession
of his family until 1894, when It, was
presented to the Society of the War
of 1S12,- the successor of the Old Defenders'
Association, and was preacrvr
.1 by that society until presented j
to tlie State of Maryland, at Annapo- :
lis, on October 1!), 1907. It is one
of tbo Stnto's most valued relics.
? ? I
i liuui'; > Ih Kl.Mj Jill'j '
?Mrs. C. It. Miller.
J'oivrast For .July I 'mirth.
If I on: i!i of .July In* warm ninl lair,
. *? U> .-11.141 I r\cr\ WIII'I'U.
! rain comes down and wet us through,
I. >! ; out tor bands 111< 1 processions, t o.
If the sun shines bright ami t'.ic sky bo
The balloon may go up ;it half-past two.
If clouds there ho on tin- I mirth o' July.
I'll.' crackers will ,><>] mi l rockets will fly.
If tlie wind blow nortli. south, east or
Morns, drums and trut:i;>i;s will got no
Whatever the weather iv happen to be,
The Fourth o' July i< Mm- day for mo!
Hut he l>!iillv I'ii-ttonk us ; v nappei'S,
.\iiil fur taint In tito<l n well,
J-'ot1 linnimci-M wore lie(iet ? clappers,
Su long .is he li :t it- ! ( 1 -.1.
\\ ' tlm-w a stone tip tin u/h t'ie bolfry
W Iticli enrtieil i t ??|??- i n t:u liy;
ii<l in spiti' ni |till M iiiinii;/ n(l all of
his planning
We rang in tin- I' liirih ni" .July.
- Die II ii>fln>lil l.edger.
When "America" Was Sung.
"On one Fourth of July in Boston,"
writ*; Dr. Halo :n his "Reminiscences"
in Woman's; Home Companion,
"I had spent all my allowance
for July and all my ' 'lection money*
on the Common possibly for a sight
in the camera obscura, though I doubt
if I had money enough for that ?
certainly for raw oysters, three for
a cent if small, two for a cent if large;
probably half a glass of spruce beer,
ono cent, and two or three checkerberry
medals- die now lost and
make what allowance you please for
tamarinds, cocoanuts, sugar-cane and
other foreign delicacies. I was returning
penniless, and had to pass
Park Streeet Meeting House, when an
event of historical importance took
place. Loan columns of boys and
girls were going into meeting. The
spectacle of a procession of children
going to in< '.rig on any day but Hun- ,
day was a.> wonderful to me as a volcanic
eruption from the Blue liiiis
would have been. Of course, 1 joined |
the throng. So is it that I am one
of the little company who heard the
national anthem sung for the first
'M\ count i \ . 'i i-s t>f thee,
Sweet 1.1 in I i f liliertj
"I hope 1 did not join in the sing- |
ing. for at that time do was to me ]
even as re and mi, and I am afraid j
I should not have improved on tho j
harmonies of the occasion."
Professor Adams, of the Mount
Wilson Observatory, has been making
a spectroscopic study of llalley'a
comet. Ho finds the head to be sur
rounded by cynnogcn t;as and the j
tail to bo composed of hydrocarbons,
?Scientific American.
Sir Ernest Shackelton rceclvcd a
gold medal from the Geographical Society
of Philadelphia at a dinner
given In his honor on April 22d.
Anions tluisc who spoke in praise of
Sir Ernest's achievements were such
famous Arctic explorers as Hear Admiral
George Melville and Amos S.
Bonsai.?Scientific American.
T!nu r Ar " ? -
.. x. .. VI'. 'I >i. ?P"~
retary of t':e Philippine Weather IJureau,
has prepared, at the request of
the Insular government, a paper on
"The Return of Hnllcy's Come* and
Popular Apprehensions," for distribution
throughout the leland.u, with
the object o!" reassuring the natives,
who, it is ::ukl, are already a prey to
many wild rumors on this subject.?
Scientific American.
Tn an article published in Light,
Mr. Robert E. Livingston sta' s that
the first man to v-e ga : in New Vol ':
City was Mr. Sar.-.uel Leggct. who
lighted his V.ou: at No. 7 Chen v
street with it. \ neonle Icent .it m
respectful distance from the house,
fearing an exnl jion. Newport,
Ilhocle Island iiii-' Baltimore, Mil.,
soon followed Xo\. York.?Scientlllc
I American.
The American Philr> -ophlcal Society
(>t Philadelphia ha; (jccifled to nsslst
in the movement for an oxpedli
tion for south polo e<pl )i-ation. Tho
| project was urged in 1 11 when the
following scleutific socio?: united in
a appeal to Conirress: The American
Academy of Arts and Sciences,
American Oographical Society, California
Academy of Sciences, Xcw
York Acsdei y of Sciences, Fr .1,
Institute, (; graphical Society cf
Philadelphia, V. crican Museum o"
Natural Scienc . G -ologlcal Soci
. of America, A. ion of American j
C ur;* 1 iiers, a:: '. American Al- 1
pi:: Club.?ScicniilW American.
[n a looturo delivr; ; before tho
Ro.vat Society of x?;>! . . Professor .v.
Piutti called attenilon l > ih^ discovcry
of 1'almleri in 1 ^ > 1 of a characteristic
lino of helium i:i 11 a mo
spectrum obtained by h :ui:'.L, in a
flame "an amorphous. buttery substance
of a yellow color which was
found as a sublimate on the edire of
i a fr.marole near the mouth of Vesuvius."
This i-j generally accepted a.;
the lir:' discovery of terrestrial hel!
ium, although Xaslnl and Andelinl In
: 190i>, on examining the flame spoej
train cf a lar.se number of volcanic
i i:>eni-t .ti<>'.failed to recognize the
presence ? f helium in any of tho
r.'.c in.ens they examined und r the
condition c'.-v-c. ibotl by Palr.iiori.?
Scientific America?;.
i:i.r.( thic m.voi.x int. ?juor.*.
Muter operated and SH in Mi ti n '>y
i'resing :: Hulion.
Tn some buildings of : oml-pul 'i
naturo in which revolving doors aro
| installed, as bonis hnd stores, th
Keep a man a; (lie entrance to In. lp i
operate the doot* for iho greater con*
; vonience ;:?:> 1 comfort of percoiis ^r.toring
ami lavitig the hniiding. 'I "its
i::a 11 ;\:ii> i!i ' (! .<u in n. >l!on, thus
making i? - r ;'<> the \ crso'i oniering
i > . .. !i 1 ! t iif ih" way.
i?u! tiio -it! :.<!nnt, :.( ( irdlng to Ms
i r.athra! . t :.v.; :i or Lis mood lit tTVO
i ioni"i l, u:. ' : t i door s\\ iftly
or :;K>wiy, t h-i ' .. ii:<>i retarding
fho iiHOMii . An.I ' ? :? a p*r.?o::?
nIIy opiMT.ii'd (' > ; < .. nan In Ilir?
1oi>r. impatient, l . ty j.inli th< ir
f ~ . 1 i - ' * '
liioi. it 11 ii Hi.11^ I tK* I ? '. ill I i'V.T Ot 1
himself against the to col mi" ih man
in tlm compartment ahead, ikin.g
him pccvi.sl). All those varhv i - and
uncertainties in the movi intents of the
door are eliminate! by operating .t
with an electric motor.
The electrically operated rev lving
door has a motor attached t<> tin- upper
end of the shaft from which the
leaves extend. The motor is quite out
of sight above th horizontal sheathinn
at the top of the doorway From
the motor and also quite o n of sight
I wiring extends to a push button s?t
in tho wall at the side of the doorway
within the building, where the door
. attendant stands.
With a door thus eqnipi ed tin i"
n.) reaching out and grabbing a leaf
and pushing or pulling on it to start
| it. The attendant simply presses tho
button and so turns the current into ,
tlio motor, and the motor does th<> j
rest, starling the do.?r gently and then !
hooping it going with :i motion ?ha is |
steady and uniform. -New York rf in.
I'arly Habits.
"That 1 a: speaker," said the -t ;
guest at tin banquet, "was quite on- j
tor to it. lit:,"
Yes," ftp!led tho othcr? "and lie's j
a self-made man, too."
"I can't though, that I liked
his delivery It was rather slow."
"Oh! natur..ll: . Ho began life as
a messenger buy."?Catholic Standard
Sinre its establishment in 1ST1 to
June :?0, last, year, tho. HI'o saving service
of the United States has been
the means of saving property valued
til $221,931,732,
Fully n Million Dollars a Week In
Foreign Gold Comes to This
Country to Pay For Standard's
Product That is Peddled to the
Doors of Hut and Palace, Accord Ing
to the Rockefeller Plan of
International Barter.
This Itockefpllor Foundation to
make ,i story of it, is in reality .ills'this?it
is the dream of a poor boycome
true. it Is the happy ending
of ati American novel of real life, it
is the climax of one of the most dramatic
and Impressive careers that
this country, or any other, has ever
The dream?or the novel or drama,
whichever you like -began more
than half a century ago. It began in
a shahhy little boarding house in
Cleveland, in the brain of a bid of
eighteen who was clerking for a
shipping and real estato company.
There were at that time about a
million other American boys of the
same ace, and not many of them had
received fewer privileges than this
oik lie had Ikimi educated partly
in the public schools, but mainly at
home, l>y his mother and father. His
pay, at this tin:", was sixty cents a
day. II hour of labor were from
hrcakfa until boltlmi*. For his
room a: metis he was paying $1 a
iiucn, > mat ill- p"t iin >!t!the
basis of his dream ?>r lnrtui o ; ;:<! philanthropy
was not more than $l"5
a year.
Kven at this time, and with this
income, lie built a tiny little founlation
of liis own. Oi:t of the sivty
cents a day. he set aside a few pennies
for the church, or for some hungry
family, or to drop into sotno hat
that was passed around in the office.
The notebook in which tlnse little
philanthropic entries were made is
still in existence It is known by
the name of "Ledger A" in the Rockefeller
family. it is a completely
worn out little notebook, with broken
cover and tattered pages of
faded writing, but it is one of the
mo t precious treasures In the Rockefeller
vault;-. It ha- more than a
personal interest now. It has stid
uimii.v iipcomc aistoric. because it records
t h? origin of "the mo t comprehensive
scheme of benovob- ico in
the whole liistorv of hi'" iriit; "
The managerial Ih-tinct was so
strong ia this hoy that ) e \v:: not
atl- fled wit h merely pa\ing hi. share
111' ' the coatrlhation box's Ily the
tit > lie was nineteen he had ri;?en'-<1
i i (< i an organizer of bene volet. re.
11" was a member of a mission
church, which was fast breaking
down under tiie weight of a $2000
mortgage. Thi- sixty - cent - a - day
youth undert ">k to collect the
money, and lie did it.
"That was a proud day," he said
in later years, "when the last dollar
was collected."
Little as he knew it. the boy was
i urn ai worn upon tlie 1111 n111 of
his dream to heroine perliat s iho
::n atest setter, and the gr<atcs; gtver,
of liis generation.
I.aic!', when he became a prosperous
man of business and large affairs,
he still retained the habit of
organizing his giving as well ;is his
getting. He even went so far as to
organize his family into a sort of
foundation. At the break'., table
he would distribute the various appeals
for help among his children,
ro<|uesiing them to investigate < aeh
case and inakei a report to him on
the following day. in this \\n\ h s
children, arid especially his son :nl
name, a lie. who i dest i v.. | to -t ;>ute
the revenue ot tWo Hoc ! clt ller
for! line, received a Spartan : g
In "the dilllcult art of -iv.
The whole bent < : t !. 1. :. ll r
tr.ind seems to h ive I . u . lined
from tlirst toward '' > ' i.ii;g
0':t i I this pi tliii'in t'! 11ioii.
Tin- 1 us Sin s i.i t i >' ! I oil
C' :r. :!!:> it elf i tit- t ' . matter
lit dis-t ribn:! ' t' 'i : :n : ion.
11 was tina- ? a ' t ?oihpany
that ui' i i in
t diri ct 1 v ' ? tho ii .
\v; !< ~citlo. !'()! t: ' ts ' t n-r, il !<>1
i\ i ; > .t ( !. : >: to \ . -:il.>. ?> ,]
in . .1! !i, ' :! \ > ? ?' ':! v 11. 11
l)ii 1 lis it, w i! ! .t ' ti ') o 1 '11 it .!
S'at>? cr i:i t:.' lit ' most pn >!
t .if I'M!" '1. It litis, t i: ill 111
fcWi'i :;.: 111 Mji. tank \*;r.?on- t'. !ii.
; ' 1!:: )i; r t(i i!oo: i .
cniiii: :>-s ot' lOui'o po, - li:n : ;
quarts "t' liquid '.i : r to w h
demands it. Full > 1
w ? ( k. in lnrol;::i 1
lent, ?-oine.-> to 11 i - 1 > . ,
t!u' oil that is ;??*ii(l 1- I,. ,.
ot lint iitnl paliui>. ;ii i . to flu
Kofkofcllor plan of iiatio: ;.! 1. stribution
Consequent|v'. botli l>y nntur;:! aptitude
and busings* exnerieiiro \tr
Horkefelii r was v.e!i pH :>}ir< i! t>
work out 'he pioir.i in of c!i nil ,t: ^
the .siirpl i n ones of the ri? i. :i
systematic ami ellieiont 11 ann< : lis
now foumla: <.:? is no aftr:th< lit
It is no suction rliaiiKo >i mi: <1 nr
en im>.'?* df heart. It is ti e natti* >! >>. suit
oi fifty ycarjh of evperi." e m<!
etporinient What ho in nan t in .is
a pool i)(>y ill a Clpvolaml boa' !
house. Ik; is now about in < i
on an international scale t!.v
explanation of t h new pi in that Ki
exeitetl so mm h Comment ami so
mm h curiosity.
Money Saved.
Sineo Infrm!': ;ng the ";>av wl'h :i"
ears In Phi la 1<j! ;>! i th?> t im >er >>f
a< identa !o ;> .riss has <le ! VI
pi r rent. Thi - l< " r ! ::? <! U??
arrangement of t:,? - 1 ' ami
s'opri, making it |jr.;?i 'i 'or |????
s'lnjers to . < .. or oil v. .ion '1.
of.rH are inovln;;.
N'ewt'lleli "S.i v. i i. <
.'on a .>! \\ i . Y c, r I
am will in * to \v< -,k ovr: i,-h if is
for a mori' pi?sat " N i . i h
"(lit out' The nono of >oti. onllin"
mo a nnntc III n that!" ('It'vcland
I .oador
"Pardon mo, ^ >v< n or " hoqnn th?
ptroot hopKar 'Vo: snitilv, <!r.ir follow,"
answcrorl the Rontloman from
Tennessee "What are yon guilty
of?"?Duffoio Express

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