eltins who live in a fairylike nook,
And never had seen any boys,
On:-e read of our Fourth "of July in a book.
And promptly their own quiet woodlands
To share in the fun and the noise.
By the light of the moon they crept out on
the sky \
And merrily sang on their vay,
Asking politely of each passerby
rHow tar they must go to meet Fourth of
j.il! they came to the dawn of day.
\Vnat a different song these three elfins
As they limped their way homeward
They njd heard how the bells in the
steeples go "Clang!"
Torpedoes and crackers go "Rattlety
And the rockets go up out of sight.
For one little elfin by chance got astride
Of a giant torpedo nearby;
' On a huge cannon cracker the next took a
Number three to the tail of a rocket was
And all three were blown up there sky
On the way coming down each elfin declared
/He had seen quite enouch of the sky,
And promised nimse'.f, if he lived to be
He would stay there on Fourth of July.
Yet this was not all, for they met on the
OUR OWN CI
d ? "D-?
Some Noteworthy Celebratic
3? =? ?
f WHEN IT H AS F
UR first Fourth of -Jtily
| I celebration took place In '
U Philadelphia four days 11
after the Adoption of the i
B Declaration of Independence.
on July S. 1770. <
"a warm. sunshiny
morning." as one of 1
those who were present I
described the day. John
Nixon read the declaration
in the yard of the
State House, and the
great assembly of people
"gave three repeated huzzas." Tlie
king's arms were torn down from their
place, and then the proclamation was
read before each of the five battailous
on th? commons. In the evening,
which was clear and starlisiht. bonfires
were kindled, cannon were fired, bells
were rung, "with othrr demonstrations
^ of joy upon the unanimity and agree?
* r\f Mm ilo^lnrnh'nn "
4JUCTUI \Jk II1U
On July 0 Washington himself directed
the celebration which was held in
New York. The declaration was read
In the presence of the army, aud the
assembled people indulged In displays
very like those of the preceding day in
Philadelphia, although the New York
celebration went a step further, for in
' their enthusiasm the people tore down.
J beheaded and melted the statue of
' George III. in Rowling Green, "the
troops long having had an inclination
fc. so to do."
' The news was hurried forward to
Boston, and the messengers made pueli
incredibly fast time that they arrived
? on the ISth of July. The people were
dressed in their "holiday suits," ami
with the soldiers thronged the streets.
Exactly at 1 o'clock Thomas Crafts
arose in the town house and rend aloud
the declaration, and the men stood up
and repeated the words of their officers
and swore to uphold the rights of th.'ir
country. The town clerk read the dec
^ laration from a balcony to the crowd,
"at the close of which a shout, begun
lu the hall, passed to the streets, which
ran? with loud huzzas, the slow and
measured boom of cannon and rattle
of musketry." Then there was :i banquet
in the council chamber, "to which
i all the # richer citizens were invited."
R "while great quantities of liquor wer-?
' distributed among 1 lie people, and in
^ the evening there was a general iliumination
of the entire town. There was
tio statue of Kins (George to be broken.
: but the people did the next best thing,
for they tore down the lion and the unicorn
from the east wing of the State
One of the unpublished letters of
FJohn Adams gives the following do- '
ecription: "The thought of taking any
notice of this day was not conceived
until the 2d of the month and was not
mentioned until the 3d. It was too late
to have a sermon, as every one wished,
so this must be deferred to another
year. Congress determined to adjourn
over that day and to dine togetln r. The
genera! officer* and others In town
^ ; *
Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
,Tr*re invited, after tlie President and
Council and Board of War of this
State. In the morning the Delaware
frigate, several large galleys and other
Continental armed vessels, the Peun*
yl", ania ship and row galleys and
guard boats were all hauled off Into
' Inl -V
sot mix. <
^ # \J
Three cripples in pitiful plight.
They also had been there to see things ex
A tailless young squirrel, a three-legged
And a crow with tail feather turned
A very wise owl was scowling close by
As the woebegone party drew near
Remarked, while winking and biinking one
"Didn't I tell you so, that the Fourth of
Is the fooly fool day of the year?"
But an eagle swooped down from a towering
And said with talons uncurled:
"The dav is all right, this country is mine;
'Tis sad to be crippled, but sadden to
The Fourth of July leads the world.
"And now, my young friends, allow me to
That the flag you saw borne on the
Is the Hag of the free, and we celebrate
The Fourth of July, while the crackers debate,
With just as much fun as we please.
"Be careful, old owl, lest my temper you
This country cost more than one eye,
And is worth all it cost, though owls may
We invite everything in horns, feathers or
To share in our Fourth of July."
ins of the Fourth of July.
the river, and several of them were
dressed in the colors of all nations displayed
above the masts, yards and rigging.
At 1 o'clock the ships were all
manned: that is. the men were all ordered
aloft and arranged upon the top
rards and shrouds, making a striking
appearance of men drawn up in order
in the air. Then I went on hoard the
Delaware with the President and sev
LIBERTY BELL, INPEPENDI
f-rnl gentlemen of the marine committee.
soon after which we were saluted
with a discharge by thirteen guns,
which was followed by thirteen others
from each of the armed vessels in the
river, then tlie galleys followed the tire
and after them the gunboats. Then
the President and th-> company returned
in the barges to the shore, nnd
were saluted by three chews from
every ship, galley :ni(l boat in the river
The wharves and shores were linei!
with a vast concourse of piop'.e, al
shouting and huzzaing. * * * At J
r.-k illniinr nn?1 wow vei'\
agreeably entertained with excel Km
company, -rood c-lit*??r ami music fron
tlie hanu nf Ilossians captured at Trcn
ton and by continual volleys hetweoi
every toast from a company of sol
The letter then snes on to dosorilithe
professions and salutes of the sol
diers. and expresses the surprise of tlx
writer in the evening to helioid almos
every house lighted l>y candles in tin
windows, "though a few surly house!
were dark. I had forgot," lie eontin
ues, "the ringing of hells all day am
evening, and the bonfires in the streets
and the fireworks played off. Had Gen
eral Howe been here in disguise, or hi
master, this show would have givei
| them the headache."
WHEN PEACE WAS RESTORED.
The anniversaries Lad been coif
brated in the army by the discbarge o
guns, the setting free of prisoners, an
restivlties in which the wives th
generals had been very active, Jin
Knox and Mrs. Greene being esn<
cially interested. The year when pcao
was declared witnessed the introdu*
tiou of the oration. Guns and bells, c
course, continued to be very much Ir.
evldenc?, and toasts were drunk and
responded to at th<? dinners which wore
provided on every village green or city
common. "Geortre Washington." "The
Constitution," "The United States" and
"The daughters of America" came Id
for a goodly share of attention in oration
and in toast. "Squirrels, chickens,
green corn and vegetables of the sea'
son" were pilrd upon the tables, and
j were free to all. while firewater as well
as fireworks abounded. The introduc1
tion of the "oration," however, chiefly
distinguishes tlie celebration of 17S3,
and dates from that time.
The fiftieth anniversary was the "jubilee."
and was the most elaborate of
. all celebrations up to that time. Three
of the signers of the declaration were
still living, although the weakness of
old age prevented them from taking an
active part in the festivities. The struggle
of the South American countries to
throw off the yoke of Spain and the
popular sympathy with Greece helped
to inspire the American people. Bands.
1 t/\lIo ??onnnn nnrl nrn^occlnna fllmnnH.
ed, aud the oration held a conspicuous
part. Josinh Qulncy was the orator
in Boston, Edward Everett in Cambridge,
while in Washington an "honorable
member" delivered a great
speech before a greater crowd from the
steps of the Capitol. New York had
nor yet made so much of the oration as
had some of the other cities, but did
not lack in enthusiasm. A long procession
marched from the Battery to
Washington Square, and was there reviewed
by De Witt Clinton, the Governor
of the State. Ten thousand people
were in the assembly and aided in
disposing of the "ox feast" which had
been provided. The enthusiasm
throughout the land was intouse. The
"Monroe doctrine," the "liberty of
man." "the oppression of effete monarchies,"
were expressions used not
only by the orators, but by all men.
Doubtless the "jubilee" provided a
mighty impulse for the nation, then
just nnssins out from its childhood.
Ice* For the Fourth.
Fourth of July dinner will ho twice
as delicious if the dainty cold finish
be in some suggestive shape. Purveyors
of tine ices have taken this
under consideration, and here are two
of the results. The chocolate soldier
ENCE HALL, PHILADELPHIA.
. speaks for himself, and in the language
[ of the sex (according to its traduc-ers)
, is Just too sweet! This brave boy is
i not necessarily in brown. If you pre>
for lie will dou strawberry breeches
. and a bisque blouse. Indeed, he is
so accommodating as to adapt himself
to any color scheme, even if it be far
I from a la malitaire.
i Slangy ones refer to the torpedo ice
. as hot stuff. It is desirable for those
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ICES FOR 1IIE FOURTH.
who <lon'r care to have the things
1 Ilie.v eat too highly colored Yet it
boasts t lie colors. The delicious sphere
- itself ts first done up iu wax paper,
s Then comes this petticoat-upside-down
j rflfect called the torpedo. It is of
crimpled tissue paper, ribbon-tied as a
matter of course.
f A Defensive Measure.
(1 "Marietta, you had better write your
o Aunt Jane that we are coming out
5. there on the Fourth."
e "If you don't she will be writing ua
that she is coming here."?Chicago
if I Record-Herald.
'Even Bonbons Affected by
the Day We Celebrate.
you desire to make a
p Fourth of July re[1
meiuhr^j-.ce take the
y box of candy under j
consideration. It may l
make the happy re.
cipient sick, but it's j
?? safe not to cost a 1
finger, an arm, a ieg ,
or a life, as do some j
irar^r of those things that i
.^asfiy^ the carelcss always j
vbL/ find loaded too late, i
A number of the good stores have I
flweers packed away in suitably pa- !
As a rule, though, you must select ,
your box and then have it filled with j
vour favorite sweets. All the boxes ;
ire catchy, a number are very cheap,
while, of course, others run up as high :
as one desires. And whatever tfc#?i
shape, red, white and blue is the color '
scheme. Any and every possible pa- j
l<rlntlr? ninhlpm firm TPS HOW the d^
signers must rack their brains to bf
forever presenting novelties!
Old Glory is served up in as manj j
ways as the candy which it cloaks, j
FOURTH OF JULY NOVELTIES.
It is done in water colors on satiu and
Bilk, it is printed on cotton and paper.
An example in crepe paper figures in
the centre of the cut. This is a large
box (two-poundi. and a layer of cotton
under the paper gives a richness that ;
would otherwise be wanting. This if
well, as the silk flag boxes cost tiftj
cents each. Small, plain paper flaj
boxes may be had as low as eight
The silk flag also figures on a tiny
pate cup which costs a quarter, and ii?
tied on with ribbon after it is filled.
A flag is on the top of some little cigarette
boxes which are filled with candy
torpedoes, and cost a dime complete.
The same may be said of some catchy
little bonbonnieres that look like aluminium.
Lest you think the Stars and Stripes
have it all their own way. we'll take
r look at other more warlike specimens.
Naturally, the firecracker takes
first place. The gir.nts figure as fullfledged
candy boxes, but those upon
economy bent may have just as patriotic
sweets for five cents. These are
iu the shape of tiny vanilla stick candy,
strings being inserted so that the bunch
is braided together in real Chinese tirefashion.
Box6s in drum shape?iudeed. like
real drums?are to be had as low at
twenty cents, while a little roll labeled
Declaration of Independence tops somt
Chocolate figures in a number o?
ways. A good-sized square of this
favorite flavor is in the knapsack. Tiny
chocolates are also iu the little dime
packages of torpedoes.
First Firecracker?"Where's Willlam
Second Firecracker?'"Oh. lie just
wont off with that noisy crowd of his."
?New York Journal.
filiate Man Statue, Concord, Mass
THE SHAMROCK III. MIES
New Cud Challenger Made the Trio
in 16 Days 22 Hours.
NO MISHAP ON THE VOYAGE :
She "Was Towed Moit of the TVay by tht.
Steam Yacht Erin?ShatnrocV I. Blcht
Behind, Towed by a Tag ?The Llpt-on
Fleet Gets a Fine Reception in the
New York Harbor.
New York City.?Welcome to Shamrock
III. Courtesying over the white- i
capped waves off Sandy Hook with a
grace that fascinated watching yachtsmen,
Sir Thomas Lipton's cup chalien- i
ger glided into port. She was in tow
of the steam yacht Erin, but the connecting
hawser trailed slack, as under
jury rig and mainsail and staysail the
new Shamrock skimmed along.
PI?rVif Imhinrl Tint- hnlf n milo otvot- 1
came Shamrock I. Id tow of the Eng- :
lish ocean-going tug Cruiser. In comparison
with the new challenger she
looked like a fishing smack. Where (
the Lipton racer of four years ago 1
pounded and spanked the seas until the 1
spray flew the new boat swept over
them like a shadow.
The passage was made from Gou* ]
rock. Scotland, in sixteen days and
twenty-two hours, the fleet anchoring
off Tomnkinsville, Staten Island, at i
10.20 a. m. The yachts were towed 1
most of the way across the Atlantic
The 15G men who manned the yachts 1
and their convoys are all well, and
there were no accidents to mar the pas- ;
The new challenger Is a far hand- J
fioraer craft than either the Shamrock i1
I. or II. She looks not unlike the Columbia
above the water line, and her
beam seems greater than either of
those yachts. She tows easily, making i
very little broken water at the bow 1
and leaving a clean wake.
From Sandy Hook to Tompkinsville.
where the little fleet cast anchor. Shamrock
III. and her mates secured a tumultuous
welcome. Early morning ex- 1
cursion boats, crowded to their guards,
tooted their whistles like read. Their
passengers cheered and waved hats and
handkerchiefs. Outward-bound steam- -j
ers and a host of tugs and launches blew
their whistles, sailing craft dipped their
colors, while men and women crowding
Innumerable rowbnats cheered lustily.
All the way from Sandy Hook to |
Staten Island the steam whistles of the j
Erin and the Cruiser were never Idle, j 1
Grouped on the decks of the two :
Shamrocks stood their crews?lithe, active
lads, who grinned and ducked
their heads and once broke into a roar
Cannon boomed from the Stateu Island
shore and soon the fleet hove to
off Tompkinsville and dropped anchor.
Captain Mathews told a brief story of
"We sailed from the Clyde." said he,
"on May 28 at 1 p. m., and reached
Fayal, in the Azores, early in the mornins:
of June 3.
"The weather up to that time had I
been perfect, but sailing from Fayal
on the afternoon of June 4. we ran
into bad weather with strong head
winds and a heavy sea. There was
a regular southeast gale blowing on
June 12, but it did not trouble us.
"Of course, the two races were pretty j
roughly handled, but the hawsers held j
true, and there was not a bit of trouble. I
It was the usual thing, you know? j
really a most monotonous trip, quite i
dull, you know." !
At 12.30 o'clock, when the Erin was .
100 miles east of Sandy Hook, the
operator of the wireless telegraph system
on board the Erin succeeded in
raising the Coney Island station. Captain
Mathews then sent the following
message to be cabled to Sir Thomas
"Fleet arrived safely Sandy Hook.
Experienced rough weather during j
voyage. Shamrock all right. Wireless j
working well, 100 miles.
The reply to this message was received
on board the Erin by wireless j
from the Coney Island station at S.Go
"Delighted receive good now?. Convey
to all officers an?l men my best |
wishes. I hope they are nil w/>Jl and !
fit as fiddles. LIPTON."
Later Sir Tlioma Linton cabled the j
following gree'^ig to the fleet:
"Congratulations to Captains Math- j
ews. Wringe, Bevis. Walters and every
man upon good seamanshin and safe 1
As to the chai.cet, of Shamrock III. '
In the coming struggle for the Cup, !
neither Captains Wringe. Mathews nor j
Charles Bevis, who is in command of
Shamrock I., desired to he quoted.
They were encer for uews oi the Reli- j
On the following dav the two Shamrocks
were towed to Erie Basin, to he
put in thorough racing trim. Th" first
of the tunine-up races between Shamrock
III. and I. was scheduled for June j
GOVERNOR OF KANSAS WEDS.
Ceremony Extremely Simple, Without
MaMc, Ring: or Attendants.
Kansas City, Mo.?Willis J. Bailev,
Governor of Kansas, and Mrs. Ida B.
Weede were married iu the First Congregational
Church. Rev. J. F. Fifleld
officiating. There was no music, no
riug ;iihi no uueuuauis. iiik cereuiuiiy
being as simple as it was possible to
make It. The wedding would have
been a more elaborate affair had not
the recent disasters by floods in Kan*
sas made a simple wedding appropriate
from the Governor's point of view.
After the ceremony a wedding dinner
was served at the Midland Hotel.
Houseboat Capsize*: Seven Drown.
Seven persons were rdowned at Aberdeen.
Ark., on the White Iliver. by the
capsizing of a houseboat. The victims
were: W. B. Moneymaker and wife.
J. M. Clark and wife and two boys and
a girl. They were gathering mussel
200 L!vp? Lo*t nt Azoff.
The St. Petersburg Novoe Vremya
reports that 200 lives were lost at
Azoff. It was tiie result of a collapse
of a gangway while a pleasure party
was landing from the steamer Moskva.
Financial Scanilal in Hayti.
The .Minister of Finance of Haiti lina
refused to prosecute tlie inquiry into
the financial scandal at Port-au-Prince,
and has tendered his resignation, which
has been accepted by the President,
who is determined to proceed rigorously
against the accused.
Mprlm? Wheat Continue* Promising;.
Spring wheat continues in very prom.
Ising condition in the Dakotas and
generally in Minnesota. On the north
Pacific coast spring wheat, while needtng
rain, is doing well ill portions of
Hotel of Witness For Prosecution in
Kentucky Feud Case Burned.
SUPPOSED FIREBUGS CAUGHT
Vititor Offer* Witness Choice of SEOOO
or Assasiinatiou to Change His Tesil- |
mony ? Growing Belief Murderers ol j
Marcnui Cannot Be Convicted?Huest* (
(n Hotel Etcaped YFIthout Injury. I
Jackson, Ky.?Carrying out their oft- j
repeated threats, the leaders of the
Hargis faction in tho Cockriil-Hargis
feud set lire to the City Hotel, a threestory
building owned by Captain B. J.
Ewen, one of the principal witnesses
j x t-^ j nruu^ V?alr1
HgUlIlSl J ? 11 L1UU >> Hilt:, \> uu rtic Aiw.v. |
for the murder of J. B. Marcum.
There were fifteen persons in the hotel
beside;? Ewen's wife and nine children.
The alarm was sounded at 6.15
a. m., the firing of guns and pistols at- j
tracting the attention of the provost i
guard, which aroused the militiamen '
on duty here, and all responded on the I
double quick, but too late to be of any
assistance in saving the building itself. I
The hotel, which was uninsured, was j
formerly a dwelling, and it was only j
recently that a good-sized addition had I
been completed but not occupied. It
was in this dwelling that the fire was
started. The lodgers and family lost
everything except the few clothes they
were able to gather in their haste to
escape the rapid spread of the flames.
It is claimed that two men were seen
running down the back stairs Just before
the fire was discovered. Jim Haddicks
and Jerry Lunz, two miners,
claim they recognized these fleeing men
as Joe Crawford and Ed Tharp, two of
the prominent members of the Hargis
faction, and on their testimony the two
suspects were arrested. Attorneys j
O'Neil and Golden, for the Harcis fac
tion, immediately proceeded to secure
writs of habeas corpus before Judge
Redwine, which were served on Major
Allen almost before he had his prisoners
The writs were returnable at once.
Captain Maddox with a heavy guard
took the men before Judge Red wine,
and they were ordered released under
bail of $8000 each. Judge Hargis and
Sheriff Callahan were about to sign the
bonds when they changed their minds,
and Crawford and Tharp were taken
back to camp.
The fact that threats had been made
caused the insurance companies to caneel
the hotel policies about two weeks
ago and this has intensified the feeling.
So far the following cases of incendiarism
have been attributed to niemstart
of the feud in i900: J.
H. Atcherson's store and dwelling.
C. N. Bowling's store. Lee Hagin's
dwelling. Sid Johnson's dwelling,
William Comb's stable and thre?
cottages. S. S. Talbee's dwelling. William
Jett's wholesale whisky house,
Judge Davis' dwelling, John Goffs
dwelling, S. H. Mann's dwelling. William
Haskin's dwelling. Judge Ever
DUiC a U?Clllli?, JJ. U. i9 UVIC1 uuu
The burning of Ewen's hotel not only
has caused renewed fear for both life
and property, but also has increased
the general doubt of conviction of
either of the prisoners.
Captain B. J. Ewen was the chief
witness for the prosecution in the
pending trials of Curtis Jett and
Thomas White. He testified that he
saw Jett as he advanced with pistol la
hand to fire the last shot Into Marcum's
prostrate body, as it lay in the
Court House doorway. Through fears
for his own safety he testified that he
did not dare to allow Sheriff Callahan
and County Judge Hargis to know
what he had seen.
Several days ago a man visited him
at his home and proposed that, if he
would repudiate what he had related
on the witness stand, saying that he
testified to what was not true because
of the excitement which he was under,
he would be piven $<"000 by a cerain
prominent citizen, and that if lie
rliM n/%* Q nnnni- fliic? AfFar In* irAlilrl lin
assassinated. He encouraged his visitor
to return in the afternoon and
stationed two witnesses in a closet,
who* overheard a repetition of the
proposition and the threat, which was
accompanied by the tender of five
No one has doubted that Ewen was
in actual danger, but few were prepared
for a step so desperate as that
which came, and it is believed generally
that the Incendiary fire was due
to the statement made to State Inspector
Hines about the attempted
bribery as well as to Ewen's testimony.
TOY PISTOLS CAUSE LOCKJAW,
Eleven Deatb* in Pittobarsr, and Paper
C?P? Are Blamed.
Pittsburg, Pa.?Harry Weis. a fourteen-year-old
boy, died at his home
from lockjaw, tile result of a wound
sustained from a toy pistol on Memorial
f" les P. McKee, aged eleven years,
of '1, Creek, a victim of lockjaw,
was buried at Blairsville. His death
resulted from a slight wound received
while tiring a toy pistol on Memorial
Eleven deaths from lockjaw have
been reported in Pittsburg during the
past two weeks. It Is claimed by some
that fulminate of mercury used in the
caps is responsible for so many cases
of tetanus, while others contend that
it is caused by improper care of the
An Assault on Austrian Emperor.
An insane man attempted to assault
Emperor Francis Joseph while th.Kaiser
was driving at Vienna, Austri. .
Platjuo Sprcadu In Hons; Kont*.
The spread of the plague in Kong
Kong. China, has reached an alarming
stage, the worst since 1S'.)4. Two British
otHeers in Hong Kong and six men
aboard the British battleship Oceau'
have been attacked by the disease.
Lore Tie Bind* Misa Loxebond.
George L. Watson, who designed the
cup challengers Shamrock III. and
Shamrock I., married Miss Marie Lovebond
at London: Lord Dunraveu and
Sir Thomas Lipton were among the
New* of the Tollers.
Massachusetts in 18G9 was the first
State to establish a bureau of labor
Union iron molders at Dayton, Ohio,
have received an increase in wages of
five per cent.
Farm laborers In Montana hnve
formed a union and demand $2.50 a
day of nine hours.
Telephone linemen at Alexandria.
Ind., have received an increase of
twenty-five cents a day.
Quarrymen at San Francisco. Cal.,
will receive an increase of twenty-live
cents a day on September 1. .
THE GREAT DESTROYER
SOME STARTLING FACTS ABOUT
THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE.
Poem1! The Lover's AddreM to Hit Beloved?A
Pitiable Tale of a Formal
Kausatt Man. Once a Prosperous Lawyer,
Who 1? Now m Vajrrant.
Whisky bottle, how I love thee, ' j;|
Dear delight beyond compare;
Thou to heights of blis3 dotu lift me,
Bove the mists ot earthly care!
Let nje clasp thy form symmetric,
Let me touch thy lip aivine.
Whence there flows aroma subtle,
Soft, exquisite, rich and fine!
In a draught of joy ecstatic
Let me drain thy sweetness deep,
Then to all the world oblivious
I will lay me down to sleep.
Oh, the visions of softly sailing
Down full streams of fragrant wine
Unto shoreless seas of whisky,
Smooth, and soft, and oily fine!
Would I pawn my books, my treasures.
Pah! a sacrifice" too tame;
For thy company I'd barter
Health, and wealth, and friends and fame!
Hearts, forsooth, were made for breaking;
Why not break them, sweet, for thee?
VJvUU auu anvci muuc ivi o^.uuiug;
Why not spend them merrily?
As for health, when death doth beckon
With jiis cold and bony hand
Toward the darksome lonely valley.
Toward the river's chilly strand,
We will pledge him in a bumper, - >to|
Thou and I, my whisky sprite.
Ah, but heaven, what is this vision.
All these forms as grim as night?
Writhing, coiling, creeping, glaring,
Ah, they drag me to the brink!
God, oh, God. they pull me downward,
Whisky, help! I sink! I sink!
?Frank A. Frost, in The Advocate
A Sad Downfall.
The Ottawa Guardian quotes from a Tacoma
(Wash.) paper a pitiable tale of
I former Kansas man, once a prosperous and
prominent lawyer, who was given a three
months' sentence for vagrancy by a Washington
"Though yet in middle life and bearing
! evidence of the once tall and powerful
frame and imposing presence, the shattered
body seemed on the point of utter collapse
i as he sat with bowed head supported in nia
| trembling hands awaiting for the summons
I of the court?the summons to makfl his
! plea to the charge of vagrancy. And what :-M
other plea was there for him without home,
hope, health or money, with nothing in
. the world but a ruined constitution and a
I consuming thirst for fiery liquor, than that
I of guilty. Yet in years past he had been
! known as one of the best brief lawyers in
; the State. '
I "TTmaUIa ** f k/? /iall f\( 111^ na frt T?Ql?
\j iiauicy av buc \.au ui iuv juugv^ ?v ?v- TnO
i main standing more than a few moments,
' be sank, half fainting, into a chair, as he
waited the decision of the> court. Several
times before he had faced' the same court
on the same charge, or that of intoxication,
! and had been given light sentences in the
I hope that he might taste of the bitterness
of life sufficiently with the burning liquor
to throw the damning glas3 away. But
I there had been no halting place for him on.
j the downward path, though the dregs of
| failure's worst compounds were drained to
the last drops, lo the court it seemed
I frvr onfnrr^rl ahst-inenflv to nrecenfc
j death, perhaps, to give the broken lawyer
I three months as a common vag.
"Whether the word meant little or much.
I to the suffering man was not expressed in
I his listless, hopeless face, and with drag?ing
step and trembling limbs he shuffled
rom the court room, assisted by two bootI
blacks, also vaggers like himself, but with
few days of imprisonment and long years of
life before them, and still full of sympathy
that youth gives to the unfortunate."
Tho Ruin Business Defined.
It is a business which should be opposed
I by every clenronan in the country.
It is a business which every merchant
and business man should hate and detest.
It is a business which is the standing *
dread of every true mother. -,"J%
It is a business which is the constant
fear of every thoughtful father.
It is a business which is the horror of
It is the business which makes nirety
per cent, of the business of the criminal
| courts. CCS
It is the business which makes ninety
per cent, of the pauperism for which the
I taxpayer has to pay.
It is a business which keeps employed
an army of police in the cities.
It is a business which put out the fire on
I the hearth, and condemns wives and chilj
dren to hunger, cold and rags.
It is the business which fosters vice for
] profit, and educates in wickedness for gain.
Drunkenness comprises all other vices.
It is the dictionary of vice, for it includes
Drunkenness means peculation, theft,
robbery, arson, forger}-, murder, for it
j leads to all these crimes.?Religious Intellij
A Drunken Woman's Def pair.
There is something terribly pathetic in
; the statement made by Matron SchmedI
ding at the Wayne County jail, Detroit, . .'r<3g
t the other day. Speaking of woman drunkj
ards she said:
"When a woman hears the cell door
clang behind her because of drunkenness,
the chances are overwhelming that she
will come back rather than reform.
'The unhappy woman who comes here
through other causes may weep softly, vow
to live better, and on her release go -way
j to a life thereafter free from sin, but fop
her enslaved through drink there is little
"She may spend her durance behind iroa
bars in cursing the demon that mastered
her and vowing to shake off its hold, but,
once free, her troubles lead her to the bot- ">
tie again and again, and we become famil-'
iar with her face as a regular time-server,
until one day the ambulance instead of the
patrol wagon answers the officer's summons,
and she goes to fill a Dauper's> grave."
Yet all indications point to an increase
of intemperance among women.
Saddeat of Sights.
Elizabeth L. Banks, the American girl
who writes of London as she sees it by day
and by night, says that the saddest sight
one sees from the tops of the London
'buses in the evening is that of the women
in the public houses. Through the city
these women may be counted by dozens c;
and hundreds, and often as they stand by
the bar babies in arms are to be seen. The
seriousness of the drink evil anions London's
working classes was horrifying to
this American woman, as she saw it for
the first time.
The Crusiule In Brief.
The further down you can drive the siI
1 il? f..,.t-l.n? ttt-ir will rum.ire t^mtlta
It is said that S78 out of the 1000 newspapers
i:i Kansas will not accept a liquor
Saloon licenses in Minneapolis, Minn.,
cost $i000. The laws of Minnesota allow
110 seats or tables in a loons ant' \o treating.
The liquor dealers of New Zealand seeing
in the votes at the last election the han<P
v.riti:i? on tlie wall, have resolved on reforming
their ways, so far Its obedience to
the la vs is concerncd.
There is one liquor shop for every seventy
inhabitants in Normandy. Taking account
of children and abstinent women and
men it may be said that every liquor dealer
is supported by twenty-three people.
Of 325 Presbyterian ministers, '247 are abstainers.
Also out of GC533 ministers and local
preachers among the Free Methodists,
Methodist New Connexion and Bible Chris
tians, 5G02 are abstainers, and so are all the
Haverhill, Mass., under license, during
the last five years, has gained in population
'2230. Brockton, under no-license, during
the same period has gained in population
639S. The town officers of BrocKtoD
declare that its gain is largely owing to its
no-license policy attracting residents andi
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