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Patriot Publishing- Company
15 N. Carpenter Way, Indiana, Pa.
"OLD GLORY" :
And Why the Town of Sand Hill (
Didn't Hoist Him.
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1915, by McClure News
It was Enos Hopkins who got the
idea that Santi Hill sliould prove ber
patriotism to tlie world at large by
displayin' the American flag for seven
days a week. He got the idea one Sun
day mornin' as he lay in bed, and he
hugged it to his soui and ehuckled over
it for a week before he said anything
to a livin' soul. Everybody knew by
his actions that somethin' was up.
At length, when Saturday night carne
and there was the usuai crowd at the
postoffice, he shot off his gun. He had
his speech ali prepared. He told how
the American flag was first hung to the
breeze; how men cheered for liberty
as they saw it; how it had given hap
piness to millions. Men had fouglit
cheerin' for that flag, and men had
died blessin' it. He wanted it li'isted
in Sand Hill at sunrise every day in
the year. and he wanted children to
cry for it and men and women to ven
As soon as the crowd had recovered
from its surprise and began to cheer
Deacon Black said it was a mighty
strong p'int and one worthy of a lead
in' patriot ot Sand Hill. He was heart
ily in favor of the idea, and he would
then and thore contribute 13 cents to
ward the purchase of a public flag.
Then Hosea Saunders spoke. His
grandfather had died while fightin'
under the stars and stripes. His fa
ther had fallen and killed himself
while climbin' a flagpole. His mother
had wrapped him In the flag of liberty
when he was born. It was hard times
and money -was tight, but he would go
without tobacco for a month in order
to contribute a shillin' toward the pur
chase of a flag. With his own hands,
if agreeable to ali, he would h'ist the
emblem at sunrise and lower it at
sunset durin' the rest of his naturai
The deacon said that was also a
beautiful speech, with a mighty strong
p'int to it, and the feelin's of the crowd
had got so worked up over freedom
and liberty that tears stood in many
eyes. Hosea was followed by Squar'
Joslyn, Philetus "Williams, Abraham
White and others, and thar was fre
quent cheerin' and shakin' hands.
About ten years ago Abijali David
son's dog tore the ear off a hog owned
by Joel Hardman, and the men had
been euemies ever since, but under the
excitement and patriotism engendered
by the speeches they fell into each oth
er*s arms and became brothers ag'in.
It was settled that a public contribu
tion should he takeu up to buy a tifteen
dollar flag, and then carne the question
of where it should be raised. Enos
Hopkins, who had started it ali, got
up in a modest way and said he would
go to the expense of plantin' a pole in
front of his house. It was on high
ground and the flag could be seen from
•every house in town.
"We wouldn't put Enos to ali that
trouble," said Deacon Black as he rose
up. "He's done his sheer in thinkin'
out the pian. I*ll see that the flag is
duly displayed from the roof of my
Cooper shop when it arrives."
"What's the matter h'istin' it over
my grocery?" asked Dan Skinner as
he wiped the tears of emotion from his
eyes. "It isn't as high as some places,
but more centrai."
Then everybody bobbed up and de
manded to be board. Every man pres
ent wanted that flag in front of his
house or place of business and no
where else, and purty soon they was
shakin' their fists and sayin' they'd
be durned if they wouldn't bave it
there or refuse to contribute a redeent.
There was a lively row on in two min
its, with no more weepin' over pa
Deacon Black rattled on the stove
pipe with his cane until he quietedthe
racket, and then he said:
"Feller patriots. have we no public
speerit among us?"
"We have!" yelled the crowd.
"Then let us exhibit it. Bein' my
Cooper shop is the liighest buildin' in
town and bein' the American flag has
gotto fliptìop in the breeze to be seen
and venerated, I unselflshly offerto
put up a pole and take charge of the
"So do I!" shouts every man in the
Then Squar' Joslyn made a speech.
He told how a million men had died
for that flag, how its and bars
had made tyrants tremble, how a
young nation had worshiped ..It and
made ali thè world respèct it. He
wound up after ten ininits by offerin'
to float it from his boss barn, but only
hisses and groans followed. There was
signs that three or four patriots woul 1
soon be punchin' each other's heads
when Tom Bates strolled in in that
careless way of his. Deacon Black
pounded and rattled till he got order
and then said:
"I want to hear from Tom Bates on
this matter. Mebbe he can suggest
sunthin. Tom, what place in town
would you say the American flag ought
to float from?"
"How many stars are there in the
American flag?" calmly asked Tom.
' Nobody could teli.
"Well, how many stripes?"
Nobody could teli.
" 'Pears to me," said Tom as he start
ed to wander out ag'in—" 'pears to me
that as none of you can teli the differ
ence between the American flag and a
tablecloth you'd better bang up an old
army blanket most anywhere and let it
go at that!"
And at the end of Ave minits more
there wasn't a patriot left in the post
office, and nothin' more has ever been
said about buyin' a public flag.
Counting a Score.
Twenty is called a score because it
represents the whole man, ten tìngers
and ten toes. Etymologically it means
a cut or mark. In very early times,
when men could not count beyond
twenty, or "one man," it was usuai to
cut a notch In a stick and begin again,
and so it went on, one man, two men,
and so on. This is why sheep are stili
counted by the score. Now, a tally
(French taille, cut or nicked) means an
account kept by means of a notched
stick, and until the end of the eight
eenth century such sticks were given
as exchequer receipts, accompanied by
a written document. This was also the
usuai way of keeping accounts In the
inns of the middle ages. The number
of drinks or meals a customer had
were scored against him on what wa:-
called a tally stick, and when it reach
ed twenty, or a "whole man," he was
expected to pay.
Named After the Saint.
St George is always turning up on
the Danube, from St. Georgen, In
Baden, which disputes with Donau
eschingen the claim to possess the real
source of the river, to the St. George's
branch, the southernmost mouth at the
delta. Giurgevo is one more of the
places named after the salnt. It be
gan as San Zorzo or San Giorgio in
the fourteenth century, when it was
founded by the Genoese. In modera
times Giurgevo has twice made his
tory. It was the termlnus of Rou
mauia's first rallway, the line from
Bukharest, opened in 1869, and in the
Crimean war it was defended with
stubborn fury by the Turks, costing
the Russians 30,000 mento take it.—
"Some inseets feed upon smartweed"
(There is no accounting for tastes).
"If in a hurry go around" (The more
haste the less speed).
"Live under your own hat" (Let well
"The mouth is the front gate of mis
fortune" (The tongue is a Are, a world
"AVhen the clouds gather let the
householder look to his roof."
A Practical Girl.
"Alberta, this love I bear for you is
consuming me," declared the ardent
young man with the big Adam's appiè
and the little salary.
"Well." declared the haughty dame,
"I accept you, but you know these
days the consumer has to pay the
cost."—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Thoughtful Ostrich.
The Arab has a curious belief that
the ostrich lays twenty-four eggs, but
eventually hatehes only twenty-three
of them, the extra egg being kept by
the old bird for the purpose of feeding
her young oues on.—Wide World Mag
A Hardware Talk.
"Yes." said the nut to the nail, "it
gave me - a terrible wrench to part
from him, but I knew it would be
only a matter of a few days before he
would bolt anyway."
The only way to make the mass of
mankind see the beauty of justice is
by showing them in pretty plain terms
the consequence of injustiee.—Sydney
Hope often digs its own gTave with
the spade of indiscretion.
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15 N. Carpenter Way
Traiti of the Zulu.
It is a recognlzed fact, says the
Southern Workman, that the Zulu
tribe la one of the flnest in southern
Africa. The Zulu has a sturdy fraine,
a strong chest, wonderful digestion,
magntficent teeth and fine muscles. He
ean stand hunger, fatigue and expo
While he is slow to adopt modera
methods of tillage, irrigation and fer
tilizing, he is beginning to recognize
their advanta«;es. His hospitality, in
difference to pain. sense of humor,
good temper, love of children and
trastworthiness are ali good traits in
his character. "He is a manly speci
men, not a cringing toady, and in his
naturai state a gentleman, every bit
In general be is law abiding and obe
dient. and he is not purposely cruel.
He has a strong musical sense and a
remarkable knowledge of tlme and
rhythm. His powers of singing, even
wben but sllghtly trained, are extraor
The chickens were gathered together
in the farmyard conversing with one
another, as is the custom among ali
self respecting chickens who have
been brought up by a careful and ju
dicious motber hen.
"What would home be without a
mother?" asked one little fellow, look
ing tenderly at old Mrs. Hen, who was
searching among the neighbor's fresh
ly planted seeds for some dalnty mor
sel with whieh to treat her brood.
"An incubator, I guess." answered
his small sister, who had inherited her
old man's unseemly sense of humor.—
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Oku li i di si sin li.
D. Ha ve you read the Consti
tution of the United States?
D. What forni of Government
D. What is the Constitution of
the United States?
R. It is the fundamental law of
D. Who makes the laws of the
R. The Congress.
D. What does Congress consist
R. Senate and House of Rep
D. Who is our State Senatori
R. Theo. M. Kurtz.
D. Who is the chief executive
of the United States?
D. How long is the Presideut
of the United States elected?
R. 4 years.
D. Who takes tlie place of the
President in case he dies?
R. The Vice President.
D. What is his narne?
R. Thomas R. Marshall.
D. By wliom is the President of
the United States elected?
R. By the electors.
D. By wliom are the electors
R. By the people.
D. AVlio makes the laws for the
stfte of Pennsylvania.
R. The Legislature.
D. What does the Legislature
R. Senate and Assembly.
D. Who is our Assemblyman?
R. Wilmer H. Wood.
D. How many State in the un
D. W T hen was the Declaration
of Independence signed?
R. July 4, 1776.
D. By whom was it w r ritten?
R. Thomas Jefferson.
D. W T hich is the capital of the
D. Which is the capital of the
state of Pennsylvania.
D. How many Senators has
each state in the United States
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PATRIOT "WANT ADS." PAÌ
D. Who are our V. S. Senators?
R. Boise Penrose and George
D. By whom are they eleeted ?
R. By the people.
I>. For how long?
R. 6 years.
D. How many representatives
Ai e tbere ? ..
R. 435. Aecording to the pop
ulatiou one to every 211,000, (the
ratio fìxed by Congress after eack
D. For how long are they eleet
R. 2 years.
D. Who is our Congressmant
R. S. Taylor North.
D. How many electoral rotei
has the state of Pennsylvania?
D. Who is the chief executive
of the state of Pennsylvania?
R. The Governor.
D. For how long is he eleeted!
R. 4 years.
D. Who rs the Governor T
R. Bru in ban gh.
1). Do you believe in organized
D. Are you opposed to organiz
D. Are you an anarchist?
D. What is an anarchist?
R. A person who does not be
ieve in forganized government.
D. Are you a bigamist op poli*
D. What is a bigamist or poly
R. One who believes in having
moro than one wife.
D. Do you belong to any secret
Society who teaclies to disbelieve
in organiard government?
D. ITave you ever violated any
1,-ws of the United States?
D. Who makes the ordinances
for the City ?
R. The board of Aldermen.
D. Do you intend to remain
permanently in the U. S. ?
R. Yes. i
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