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"By th rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April's breeze unfurled, here once the embattled farm era stood and fired the shot heard round the world." FREEDOM OVER ALL THE EARTH Due Recognition of Human Rights Now the Aim of Mankind. Independence hall Is holy ground at the entrance to which, like Moses at the bush of fire, one should re move Ms shoes; but It pales Into insignificance be side Interdepend ence hall which someday we must build across the street . from the "birthplace of American liberty." One hundred, two score and three years ago, the ... federation of the thirteen colonies into a federal, union was a political event of prime import ; today it is overshad owed by the thing of which Tennyson" - dreamed. "The Federation of the World.'' The Declaration of Inde pendence is a state paper of such sig nificance as to stand in a class by it self. It immortalized every man who : signed it. "These united colonies are .and of right ewght-to be free and in dependent states; absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and . all connection between them and Great " Britain, is and ought to be totally dls ' solved." So run the words of fire the idealism of which was to be made real if need be, by the lives, as well as the . property and sacred honor of the sig- natorles. But the Declaration of In terdependence of all free peoples will overtop that of July 4, 1776, as the oak overtops the daisy. Great Patriotic Aim. But at that time independence was the biggest and best thing the fathers could purchase in a war of seven years. They could not enjoy the un nliennble rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" while ruled by Great Britain, for to be subject to England meant to be robbed and ex- plotted, Jailed or hanged at the tfehest of a hulf-mad German, George III, who wore the British crown, , And so the patriots proposed to stand alone, to be independent. They , proposed an equitable self-rule on lines more liberal than ever had been tried ; there were' to be neither kings nor kinglets but rather a stale of human 'quality. . Across the water It was a dark day for human rights. In all Europe 1 Lb- i city wnB eclipsed; there was not one free people. Monarehs were supreme t.T.l r.'.oi'ti or Ida tryitnnlcal; and so, J When the , 1 , iff f ,1 ' Mi r xwt hi tMt But I was never surprised, at any re-i semblance that appeared when your boys and ours stqod side by side In the trenches'. The mlnuteman of Concord Is the ideal pf the young Englishman of to day, who flung himself over the top. giv ing away his comforts and risking his life for every man In his company. We long to see England rich in just such young men as your mlnuteman, and you make the same prayer for America, so that in this, as in all the things by which men live, you and we have the Bame aims liberty and the service of our country and our God. - , I saw a very beautiful expression of the feeling between us on Memorial day last year, says a writer in Scrlbner's. I went early in the morning to the Old North bridge with flowers for the mlnuteman; a Southern friend was with me, and the two lost causes, British and Confederate, were alone on the bridge. We laid flow ers before the mlnuteman and on the grave of the two British soldiers whose fate so moved Hawthorne. His spirit may have, joined us as we passed the Old Manse; but no one else was to be seen, when suddenly a ghostly procession came through the mist six old veterans just risen from their graves; four tiny boy scouts hardly yet born; and two young men of the present carrying a bugle and a flag. They went first to the British grave, and for the first time In history they laid on it England's flag and a branch of New England apple blossoms; they saluted, blew a bugle call, and passed on to do the same for the mlnuteman and his flag. Then they stood in line on the bridge each of the 12 threw a flower Into the river and saluted, while the leader said: "We Balute all the sailors who died in the Civil war." Then after a last ghoBtly bugle call they melted away Into the mist. Was It the mist of past or future? for they had saiutea the three great facts of past, present and future history the birth of democracy, the friendship of Anglo-Sax-onlsm, and the future peace of the world which will surely spring from It , to stand alone and even aloof, as Washington counseled, was to be pru dent. No alliance was possible save with that which they had Just 1 re nounced kingcraft. Old Order Abolished. But "the- old order changeth, giving place to new." Today, In 1919, the proper social desire of the individual Is to "live In a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man." And similarly, to live in the crossroads of the nations and show vital interest in all that pertains to humanity Is the proper attitude for the nation. The" setting for the next act on the world stage must be big enough for Inter dependence and internationalism. In terdependence Is life and opportunity for both. "We must hang together or we will hang separately." By maintaining independence and aloofness the fathers hoped to suc ceed; Isolation spelled safety, and so they trusted that a deep, wide moat at their front door, the Atlantic ocean, would keep their foes at a distance of 3,000 miles , while they should gain numbers and wealth and experience in governing themselves. They minted coins bearing the inscriptions, "Let Me Alone" and "Don't Step on Me," the latter beneath the figure of a colled rattlesnake, and cutting themselves off from world politics and world inter ests they became a self-contained, self sufficient people, enjoying free assem bly, free speech, free press and free Declaration Was Signed 1 if &3 Concord religion, but making Americanism dan gerously near a big provincialism. We helped no other people to gain our glorious liberty. All was well if we were let alone by the political and warring world. Autocracy In Rout. But a new world order has come in. The western hemisphere is all free. China has astonished the world by electing a president. " "The bear that walks like a man" becomes human for a fortnight and is free until his lib erty, mistaken for license, enslaved him to the bolshevlkl. France and Portugal are free; Great Britain, our ancient oppressor, is free and is our friend. ' The British empire Is free, a galaxy of great self-governing peoples Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa all free, even though a figurehead king is its nominal head; but Lloyd George, democrat,, not George V autocrat, is the real ruler of the British empire I Now for "Peace on Earth." Free peoples do not menace the tran quility of the world ; they are not bent on conquest; they seek not to impose their will on their neighbors,, even though the neighbor be weak and small. They covet nothing which is their neighbor's. They stand for peace on earth and good will among men. The considerations alike of safety and ethics demand the observation of the golden rule among nations. On July 4, 1776, the old Liberty bell rang out in order to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the in habitants thereof." Suppose that on another July 4 it were. -permitted t&4 raise its cracked and wheezy voice to do a bigger and far nobler thing : Pro claim liberty to all the oppressed of the world ! Where is the man who would not wish to live in that good world? Surely not one would pray with Simeon, "Lord, lettest thou thy servant now depart In peace." Let all the free peo ples of the world send representatives to meet In Independence hall. Let them create and sign a nobler document than that which the fa thers made and signed; nobler and larger for one reason only the new document will be the Declaration of In terdependence. That declaration will enable all free peoples to stand against the aggression of autocratic spoilers. It will assert the solidarity of all who stand for freedom and who-Jove their fellow men. It will set forth the grow ing sense of human brotherhood. It will express in larger measure the high political ideals of our time. It may not ring in a thousand years of peace, but it will herald that dawn When light shall spread, and man be liker man, Through all the circle of the golden year. :i :ml i - k. mi via rinm Slav I ' ' I B M CfflLHOWEE EYEHY FSOHD AY ABIE; Ladies And Children Will Be Admitted Free I At The Gates Until 6 P. M. (War Tax 1 cent) A Smashing Vaudeville Bill Next Week At The FREE OPEN AIR THEATRE ALL NEW ACTS THREE REELS NEW MOTION PICTURES ALL SEATS FREE SHOWS AT 4.30 AND 8,00 P. M. BATHING ROLLER COASTER --MERRY-GO-ROUND- THE PERENNIAL FAVORITES FISHING.- BOATING ON THE LAKE- BAND CONCERTS. SHELTER FOR 10,000 IN CASE OF STORM The Price of Admission to Chilhovveo Park is Never Changed Always 10 cents Children 5 cents War Tax 1 cent - S& Will Be DAY BEACH WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK Everybody Appreciates the Enjoyment of k Plunge into the Lake Every Safeguard W:ll Be Provided For Patrons DANCING PAVILION Now the Reeognized Resort For Ladies, Gentlemen and Children. 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