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'ihWJ im THBOHIOAOO HJJLOLiE. STjCBCT DC JtjQ HK ere.it Itult'poutli'iKv tlobnto wns L held with dunnl tloort ntul no iw ca ord of tlio peoeli" unuK' vn kupt. because it wn Mt thnt In ciio uf the capture of tiny otic of tlic lucinWrs of the body thnt Kins tlcorKe would lime him "truin; up speedily In iw there wni written evidence tluit lio had spoken tiK.tlust the supremacy" of tin crtiuti. Tor many mouth the colonist lunl been rnrrylni; on n brave, titiciual Mrus Klo with the mother eonutry. Hut tluit stnuyle hud Wen ns loyiil subjects of the Kngllsh king. In arms only as itpiiiist ccr tain nets of Injustice Now thnt other conception, nt tirt pacd In liulied whispers from 111:111 to man nnd Inter et rinsing throush the colonies hy the elo quence of Patrick Henry mid the lojsle cf Thomns I'lilne, thnt glorious coticep tlon of Amerleiui iildppendcnce he lm: finnlly wel-thed In the luilillicc iic.llli-'t the claim of Georco 111. And jet nil knew there were crave dlHlcultleo In the wuy of Independence. Many would hnve known It holler could they hnve stood within the cast room of J the old Mntchoiiso tlinmli the lotu: hours of that hot duly day. There sat the Continental Congress, now pnlo fneed, grim nnd careworn. Up to l! o'clock In the nftemoon of that Fourth of .Inly, 177il. American indepen dence hum: in the hnlauce. llow ejes nnd thought were turneil thnt summer tiny to the old stnteliollo nt I'hlladel phial Would the liody of men -.'inhered there take the step? Would they dure to do it? At the o.it side of the chamlier on u dais snt the presiding ottlcer In hit red leather clinlr. ltefore him wan u large ninhoentiy table, on which it massive Ink ntnnd of silver held a hunch of fresh quills. A document then under dliis lon lay beIde l. The men who were to use the quills thnt day in making thnt document, "America's Magna Chnrta," wore grouped nltout In n seml-clrcle. They were not men of the nnio nation nllty, for unions them were two KtiglNIi men, three Irishmen, two Scotchmen, one OUR FLAG. Km-vhllo we lovcil our tiirry tt.ig, mid stood tivnentti It, f.iln To kit It folds, a wide unrolled It waved o'er bill ami plain: Krstwblle, with Up that Mulled, uit-11 died to keep that ling on high That ting tbat ever sectm-d to us far les of mrtli tin 11 sky, With morning's while, and evening's red, nnd noontide's cloudless blue Itopunti'd lu the glory of Us colors; tint nnd hue As (ru(!s n nre our mountain, 11s deep as nre our waves, (Irrat ting, that Dents above our homos, mid o'er our soldiers' graves. Erstwhile we thought we cared fur It, our , banner of the stars. And probably conned thut gnlnxy and those pellucid bats; nut now- we love It better, and nre thrilled with dearer Joy, And sweeter songs we're learning, mid we count It brave employ To tell our children ot the men who In the liattle vnu Hare tiorne our ting for freedom nnd the lifting up of limn: To tell them of our sailors who hae once n C.i In nt sen Hhown all the world how fearless our mari ners cnu lie; Hrst while we loved our starry tl.ig, to-day from shore to shore We stnud beneath It reverently, mid love our (lod the more. "Westward the star of Empire," wns what we used to say. nut we aie learning now to frame that text another way. Tor eastward drifts our commerce, nnd east ward sound our guns. And emtwurd we it re sending our most heroic sons. Our liberty beneath the law we'll send the ancient Kast. And the strong spirit of our West, to work live heaven's yeast; Our dag shall mean the breaking of the nge- worn fetters there, Our flag shnll carry lure and hope for hatred and despair. I'rutwhllo we loved our country's ting, Imp- 4 tlted In blood uud tire, To-day we almost worship It-flng of the world's desire! Jehovah guard It evermore, nnd keep It pure of main, Jehovah give us wisdom still, right counsel to maintain. Let every little child to-day, nnd every gruy- haired man, lie swift for tbat dear flag of stars to do whnte'er ho can; And young and old, and rich nnd poor, nnd 8011th and North together Join hands, to bold tbat banner high through all tbe world's rough weather; God hies It, wbersoe'er It floats, from mast head or from sDlre. nod guard It eYeTfflort, our flg!-flag of the world'a dtslre; lA lT- - Woman's Home Companion. &"3o WORLD-WIDE FESTIVITIES. The Olorlon Fourth Is Celebrated Orer the Whole World. The glorious Fourth la celebrated the world over. It is not conflned to the United Htntos r'm by any means. It is often said that the sun never sets upon tbe Urltish empire. It is equally true tbat it never sets upon the American Fourth of July. liveu beyond our territorial limits the day is honored ull over the world, wherever there Is an American consulur otflrer or naval ship. The latter particu larly are the kccnes of celebration well up to the importance of tbe groat holiday. r.irljr In the morning the ship Is dressed with many colored' tlags, nil iiimpcesary work Is stopped, national salutes nre tired nt noon, nini the day is largely devotrd to athletic sports, such as rowing or Milling matches, games of baseball, etc., on shore, If practicable, nnd to the mm as well ns olflcers it is n dny of goixl cheer, the ta bles being spread with ns bounteous re pasts, fore and nft, ns the markets wllb afford. The naval regulations are relaxed and it N generally n dny of enjoyment equalled by no other day of the jeur mve Christmas. Whenever ships of foreign nations nre in port ut the same time ns the Ameriinn, they nre olllclnlly notified of the lomlng holiday, nnd requested to partlclptte in Its celebration. This they Invnriubly do, decorating and saluting with the Ameri can vessels. In this connection may be mentioned a curious thing, well known to all navy men. As may easily he Imagined, the day Is not one calculated to give sen sations of unalloyed pleasure to the Urlt ish. as it celebrates the declaration of in dependence from the liritish yoke. Still, II wouio oe very uincuui ii-'jim tui i.iisiiru- men, now that they are on frleudly terms With the.Up.lted jiialeibjo VU'!fLta ,,ar" ticfpateTn the 6"ayctJeTof the. daT, so, to obviate all embarrassment, in nearly every cao It ! customary for Urltish ships to contrive to be awny from port where there Is nn American warship on the Fourth of July. Ordlnnrily, this can he managed by adjuatlng the vessels' move ments to this end, but when, as often hap pens, the American ship happens In un awares, the Urltish ship makes nn excuse for lieing away thnt day, a, for example, on the pretext of going out to sea for tar get practice. It Tery seldom has happened that a British ship has had to Join the celebrations of tbe Fourth, but when they hate done so, it has been with good grace. Similar honors to the day are paid at every military post of the United States, The day Is given over to amumnent, sjiorts and formal ceremonies, such as Kalutes, parades, etc. Soldiers, though, do not as a rule get 10 much unadulterated BATE n -- " '-- Welshmnn; the others were horn In the colonic. Not of the same occupation, either, for 'Jl lawyers, 14 farmers, II mer chant. I physicians. I gospel minister mid 1 manufacturer were theie. Not rep resenting the luleret of 11 idiiglo Stale, hut of tlilltccll sepiirnle little govern tneiits, torn by longings, fears and dis sensions. On the right of the chalrmiiu "at llctijamlu t-'rittikllu, with his soft hair (lowing down his shoulders. Further on was Thomas .lelTcrsoii, the writer of the document 011 the table, now huy 1111(111-: notes of the proceedings. Dliectly in front sat young Itlchnrd I.ee, who had risen days before to rend to the hushed ns-cmhly the daring resolution, "That these united colonies are and of light ought to be free and Independent states, inul that all political connection between us nnd the state of (ireat Itritalii is nnd ought to be totally dissolved." Here, In their quaint nttlre. with pow pleasure nut of the day ns sailors, ns one of the time-honored traditions of the day is a long p.irnde, which is anything but pleasurable In the hot July weather, espe cially when, ns Is often the case, the paraders have to stand for long periods and listen to the words of the orators, be fore taking up tho hot. dusty, wearisome march homeward. In most of the large cities of the earth there Is a goodly American colony, uud thc-o always unite lu their deference to the day. This is especially so lu London, Hcrlin nnd I'nrls where the American colonies are both large and lnllucntliil. The American legation or embassy Is the scene of a banquet In the evening, upon which occasion the sentiments of the anniversary are ever extolled, and patriotism Is tin; reigning emotion of the occasion. Year after oar, the respect shown the Fourth of July Is iiiiulo manifest, uud It is 11 pleasing, couifortnble fnct to know that this respect shows no sign of abate ment ns die j ears roll by. The spirit of the day Is ns strong this yenr of grace 11)00 ns it wns u hundred nnd twenty-four years ago, and It Is interesting to note that within the past ten years numerous patriotic societies have sprung Into exist ence anil are now growing In both strength and influence, the aims of which nre the cultivation of the spirit of '7(1. The Sons of the devolution, the Daughters of the devolution, the Colonial Dames, nnd nu merous others of the kind, are now breath ing the same patriotic utmnsphere, nnd imparting it to their otTspritig. that ani mated the men who brought tho devolu tion to a successful close. SAM'S MISTAKE. He Wanted to Know llow Illy III I'a Wns. "We wns on our wny down to Hrlstol," snld the old man ns we snt smoking 011 n log nt the door, "when my sou Sam turns to me and sez: " 'Pop, nr" yo' n bigger man than the Fo'th of July?' "Mebbo I nrV sez T, lookln' nt him outer the co'ner of my eye nn' wouilerlli' If he'd got one of his cuiituukerous fits on. "'It's n powerful big day,' lie goes 011 nrler uwhlle. " 'Flirty powerful,' sez I, " 'An' yo' nr' n purty powerful innnV "'I reckon I am, Did yo' want to sny anything beyond thnt. Sain?' " 'Jest n word, pop. Fo'th of July Is 11 powerful day, an' ju' nr' u poA-erful man, :MKm' mill it) Wk mm Wmmmmmwmf-'--mmnm Inbcpenoenc dered luiir in "cues," knee breeches and buckles, In-oad Happed coats mid bright lined wnlsieoat.s, sat the men who were to be known as the signers of the Declar ation of Independence. Inch by Inch the ground was gone over, the chuiiihci- now ringing with applause, now ttnihed In awe. a llery words pic tured the triumph of liberty or warning voice foretold humiliation mid defeat. Then came the moment when the lust word had been spoken. Hven the plen for postponement because, "the people are not ripe for a ileclarntion of inilepeti deuce" had been lllially crushed by the answer in the broad Scotch accents nf Dr. Witlierspiion: "Not ripe, sir! In my judgment we are not only i-lpc, but rot ting. Altuot every colony has dropped from Its pm-ciil stem, and jour own prov ince, sir, needs ifo more sunshine to ma ture It." It was 'J o'clock when the vote' tvn but I urn feelln' that I kin down yo' both. Yere's 11 level spot, with soft sile to full on, and I'm gwlne to tackle yo'.' "'letter keep on yo'r side of the road, Sam. I ain't feelln' any too balmy this muwiilh'.' "'Don't ernxvllsh, pop, but throw down jer hat nnd gimme the best you've got.' "Well, I seed thut lie was cantanker ous," continued the old 1111111, "uud thut I'd got to tuke it outer I1I111, nnd so I throwed down my hut mid d rawed u long brcalli and got ready, " 'Pop,' n'X he, ns he spits on ills huiicjs mid dunces around. 'Yo' needn't worry about mum, us I'll tuke good keel- of the widder. Yere I cum.' "With thut he pitched III. I was wnll In' fur him. Sum was 11 purly hefty fel ler, but he didn't weigli no ton, like he thought he did. When I pulled him out of the sile I thought he wns dead, but blllleby he opened his e)es uud sex; " 'Pop, has thar bin any wall around these jeie parts?' "Muts a leetle wnli, Sum,' '"Did the Coiitlueiiliil iil'liiy git knock ed lulu 11 cncj.cd hat?' "'No, my son; the Continental nriiiy cum out on top the heap.' '"Then I rei l.on I was mistook. I reckoned I was a bigger man than my ole pop, Fo'th of Jul.v and the Continental iirmy all mixed up, but I bit n(T too much uud hev got to spit It out. Help me up, pup, nnd ue.M lime I feci cautniikeroiis I'll tnckle 11 mounting!' " C. H. Lewis, in St. Louis llepublle. Tho Foniti in the VIII ijje. Foiuih of July lu the city Is matter of sport mid sound uud fury. Your true, Fourth is celebrated in the smaller towns. The Declaration of Independence is not 11 "buck number" lu the vlllnge celebra tion. It Is listened to devoutly. When the M'lmnl teacher or (lie pi oiliest g nr the best elocutionist lends the long recital of the w 1 oiigs uud usurpations nf tho "ptesent king of (ireat Hritnlu" Hid old patriotic tin III goes through the hearts of tl Id men uud tlio women nnd the chll- dicii. To them It Is still nn axiom that "goieriiuieutrt nre Instituted tinning men, llellvllig their Just power I'ioiii tile con sent of the goieiiied." And when the conclusion Is leuched, that grand climac teric of the sublime stnte paper, "And for the support of thU declaration ami 11 firm lellaiice nn the protection 'of divine piorl deuce wo mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes uud our sucrcd tnkeu. Secretary Thomas arose and an nounced to the assembled Congress the lliiul decision nnd sat down. Suddenly tin1 chamber, but now so full of words, of gestures, ntjlashliig eyes nnd of 'Impas sioned figures, is hushed, and those with in It motionless; nlinot the rapid heart bents can be heard. Then, In geograph ical order, the members signed the paper. The big bell thnt had been inullled. to toll on the passing of the stump net (which the people declared wns the "denth knell of liberty") now rang tho Joyous proclamation of "liberty through out the world, unto till the Inhnhltnnti" thereof," So plain .Inly 4 came to be the great Fourth of .Inly. And though the event took place it little late lu the dny for 11 full celebration, jet good use wns made of the hours that remained, nnd of several days thnt followed, too, for joy ful recognition of Independence dny. Philadelphia had the stnrX in nil this and showed her rejoicing in Illumina tions, the ringing of bells mid firing of ennnnn. Hut slowly the glad tidings crept over the colonies. So slowly It seems to us In this dny of, mpld commimlcntlon. Copies of the declaration had to be sent out by riders men tearing madly through the colonies upon liinm Is-spnttered steeds, yet unable to do in days for this grout message what n moment will ac complish for u prize light report to-dny. Hut It wns mpld work for those times, mid 11 rider stopping on his wny to de liver one of those precious copies would he. as 1111 old chronicler tells us, "at once furnished with 11 fresh horse and dis patched on Ills wny." How the dlscom- f.tpfti iif tin, limit' tiniul fitive been forirol- then by such 11 news carrier! Here mid tlieie, where the "express" stopped, he broke li'iTTir'a've assemblies, whose mem bers, putting all else aside, gave them selves itp.tO'tho great document. Then would follow great meetings In the square where to the sound of tlfes nnd drums nil the king's arms, his pictures nnd nil signs of his tyrnnulenl majesty would be hurled Into the Icaplng-tlainci nmld cheers mid ringing of bells. ' honor." 11 great mill genuine cheer goes up. To the jt.ciiiiipanlment of the church organ which is 011 the platform the choir slugs patriotic songs. The singing Is genuine uud hearty. Then lie orator Whose soul would not swell within lu lilm in tills patriotic en vlroiiliiour If he is from the urtltlclal life ofi'Tlir' clt) the genuineness of tho occasion must uiuvc him to genuine ut terance nnd his Mini llles to his lips, lie surprises himclr wltli-llic true eloquence that moves hlui, It Is culled 11 "great speech." The man who could not make 11 great speech under such lulluem-es is lit' for treason, Miiitegcni uud spoils. If there is any lovo of eonutry within him ll must come out. There are sports and Hrecrnel.orK nnd fireworks of course. Tho "new boy" is thei-K us he is everywhere. Hut there Is nn honest uud sincere celebration of the day. W111I bless the village celebrants, They nre the salt of tho earth. Des Moines News, 'J'li is lnu't. The liistiiii I r In music-Ills life I hIiiiII hnve! Ills friend Well, ynu ought to liuvn known ynu wuii'il get tlii'ow'n nut. He Is too t'leli to allow Ills daughter to tunny a musician. "All, yi'". 1 know 1 know! Hut does thnt Justify his kicking .nte down thu steps In riig-tliiu'V" -liiilluiitipnllR.N'ews. Old I.mllcs Arc I'rlvllcKt-d to Womlcr. "How long does the Irnln stop heroV" the old ludy usked tint linikeiiuin, "Stop here';" answered tho fiuicllnn nry. "Four minutes. From two to two to two-two." "I wonder." mused tho old lady, "If thnt iiiiiii thinks lie Is the whlstlo'r" Iiidlniiapolls Pi-ess. Tlio Conceit of Alan, "What 1110 you going to do with that blossom V" "I mil going to give It to tlio 1111111 I lovo toiilghl." "To-nlghtV Nonsense! Why not give It to 1110 now?" Ilnrper's Bazar. Truthfulness h a i-oiiier-sloiio In t'hnriit'tur, and If It lie not llriuly laid lu youth there will over after bo u weak Hpot In the foundatlou.-.l, Davis. ITEMS OF INTEREST For the correct hat, patronize Dan lap, the Palmer House lialter. Try "Almanarls" on the aide. It won't cost you any more than bottled lake water. . For tents, awnlnga and waterproof covers go to. 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