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1 " " ... „«*, DccrnßFn AND PRESENTED TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY BY EDWARD HOME OF THE MOTHER OF JOHN HARVARD, IN STRATFORD-ON-AVON. WHICH HAS BEEN RESTORED AND PRESfcN MORRIS, OF CHICAGO. A LOWER ROOM IN HARVARD HOUSE. Id SANE FOURTH OF JULY. 'Such Is Ilappy Possibility -Some Cities Have It Xoxc. A Fourth of July without fear and discomfort, noise anil bloodshed is the glad bope h<ld out to American patriots who have suffered the nf.-\.ny of the classic celebration f<>r many years, and who have believed it their doom to with stand the festal rites until a piant cracker should put them out of misery Red-eyed and I the patriots have ris«n on the July ni^m and wondered whether the sacrifices ••( the men of ITT*', equalled those of the annual cel< brants i that <iat.'. The death list t.f the glorious daj in thos< United States for the last piv years I ■ . wounded number 21. !»M>. If :.ui«.u had suffered such casualties in a few battles England might yet be sending rice roys ovei I ma nage the country- It s<-. -us • stravagant t.> hope for a sane and Baf< Fourth, but It's i.'jninp. In fart, it has ar rived in several small cities, and maybe next \. w Yorkers will not have to Bee to the % • ifl their ears with cotton, Increase th< ir fire insurance and wond< r whi ther t!.< ir l: will lose their hair or their eyes .>r their fingers. The peace movement is >- r aitiinK ground. Explosive patriotism is on the run, ami after a wbifa people will l»- surj ris< d thai they ever rejoiced by annoying and hurting thesn selv< s. The method of attaining a quiet, wholesome holiday, as practised by Springfield, Mass.; De troit and Hinsdale, 111., is not prohibition as much as substitution. A rational public cele bration takes the place of private and individual slaughter. Then- are parades, pageants, games Hi:: exercises which delight and occupy the younger generation to a degree that eliminates the passion for blowing up things. The his torical pageants, while amusing children and grown-ups, arc highly instructive. Foreigners and natives learn far more of the meaning 1 of the day by a series of well devised floats than by the explosion of any number of squibs and bombs. However, In order to make an easy transition to th<- absolutely silent Fourth, the use of fireworks is allowed within certain hours. and there is a large, satisfying, civic display of fireworks in the evening. President Luther H. Gulick of the A lerican Playground Association is one of the many ■working for the it-form of Independence Day rites. Members of the Hoard of Education and of th. Hoard of Aldermen are int. rested in the Idea of a quiet public celebration in New York to place private orgies. They say it would be fine for the children and a blessing for every body. Alderman Mane, the noise expert of the city fathers, is willing to introduce a resolution providing for a municipal celebration, and thinks the cost would not exceed $10,<>00— a small price to pay for the boon of peace and security. It is well understood that the parades and pageants must be got up by, for and with the school children. The idea is to round lift the children bo th«y will have no desire or chance to indulge tl ■:r explosive propensities. The average youngster will be "just wild" to put on a fancy costume and pose as the Father of Ills Country While riding up Broadway on a float, or to man in a parade of feathered aborigines, or to represent a member of the Continental army. "While the public schools are closed before Independence Day. it would bo practicable to •pen the buildings and grounds for th.- purposes of the celebration. The little paraders and pi,- .-.t participants could be marshalled in the. schoolyards, costumed and rehearsed for their various parts. There need be no fear of fa- Pguing the children by a long parade in hot weather. The parade could be arranged in sec tions, the children of each school marching twenty or thirty blocks and then fulling out, A thousand rich and curious historical sub jects could be fitly represented in a New York Celebration of the Fourth. If the example of NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1000. EXTERIOR OF HARVARD HOUSE. Long known as "the old house of High «treet," in Stratford -on -Avon. Springfuld were followed, it would be appro priate to i-epresert anything, from the Dutch occupation of Manhattan to the draft riots of the 60s. Representations of the evacuation of New Toik. the Boston tea rarty. the launching of Fulton's steamboat, the laying of the Atlantic ANCIENT STAIRCASE Cable would be Interesting and instructive. In accordance with modem ideas, emphasis would »- laid on historical scenes of a peaceful and Industrially progressive rather than war like nature It is no longer considered neces sary to Inculcate idea* of blood and slaughter In R. C LEHMANN. M. P. A Harvard House trus tee who once coached the Harvard 'varsity crew. childish minds. Moreover, the pageants would do well to include home scenes and figures of New York's extrusive foreign citizenship. Ital ian, German, French. Swedish. Irish, Greek, Egyptian and Russian floats would be interest ing in themselves, and would accentuate the N HARVARD HOUSE. nature of the cosmopolitan thron* which does more or less homage to the starry flag. When this sort of a celebration has beea firmly established in New York, there probably will be one historical float which will attract much attention all along the line of march. It SIR THOMAS LIPTON. A Harvard House trus tee. MARIE CORELLI. Who interested Edward Morris in Harvard House. AN UPPER ROOM IN HARVARD HOUSE. TO OPEX HARVARD HOI Si:. Home of University Founder's 3/ other in Strut ford-on- Avon. The Harvard house, in Stratford-on-Avon. identified as the early home of the mother of John Harvard, will soon be formally opened to Am. an tourists who visit the quaint old town. The exercises were planned for Independence Day, but if the restoration is not completed by that time they will take place soon aft. For many y«irs this historic structure, just north of the famous Garrick Inn. has been known merely as the "old house of High street." and only through ISM recent efforts of an Ameri can, who Is a Harvard graduate, has th- house been identified as th. home of the mother of th. man who founded Harvard University. This American found that John Harvard's mother was Katherine Rogers, daughter of Thomas Rogers, a Stratford-on-Avon alderman, but where she lived he did not know. It was merely as an anti<ii:arian that be was one day exam ining "the old bouse of High street," when he was genuinely surprised and delighted to find under a window of tho second story the inscrip tion. "T. R. 1506 K. R. Further search among the records of the town disclosed a lease describing the Garriek Inn property as bound-*! on the north by "the dwelling house of Thomas Rogers." Here. th» was the connecting link which was held to prove that "the old houst- of High street" was the home of the woman who gave John Harvard birth. It was through Marie Cor» l!i. who lives in Stratford-on-Avon. that the house was finally purchased after having been withdrawn from the market because the bids were not high enough. She was on a summer cruise ©n Ssr Thomas Upton's yacht when she met Edward Morris, of Chicago. To him she confided her hope that the house would some day belong to Harvard University. Immediately Mr. Morris grew enthusiastic over the idea. He autborizt-d the novelist to purchase the place for him. and intrusted her, moreover, with the work of re storing the ancient building and bringing it bark to its original sixteenth century style. Her efforts and Interest have done much for th. old place, and with Mr. Morris. Sir Thomas Upton. R. C. Lehmar.n. M. P. and the master of Em manuel Coll^pe, Cambridge, from which John Harvard obtained his degrees of A. B. and M. A., she has been made a trustee of the building. will be an exhibit depicting the barbarous and homicidal method of celebrating the Fourth in the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth centuries. Schoolboys will be seen shooting pistols in one another's faces, surgeons will be operating on the wounded, and a choir of in jured youths will sins. "My Country. Tis of Thee, for Thou Hast Crippled Me- No doul t the spectators will stare hard at th. seen** a:ui wonder whether their ancestors were quite- s-o benighted or whether the Coat artist exagger ated a little. Among the met interesting of the historical revivals at Springfield's Fourth this year is a representation of John Brown aiding in the escape of slaves before the Civil War. The city was a principal station of the "underground rui! way," and the home of Brown, still standing in Franklin street, sheltered many a black mua fleeing from bondage. Slaves will be seen mak ing their way through Main street to Brown"* house, and they will be met at the door by the man of Ossavvatomie, who will assist them into the house. A lodge of Oileadites will be or ganized on the piazza, and while Brown is de livering an address to the lodge members: a United States marshal will appear, display .i search warrant and enter the house, despite Brown's protestations. The marshal will r. - appear with two slaves handcuffed, and will start away with them. A band of m. «il] rescue the slaves and send them on th«ir wav making a thrilling climax to the scene.