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Sung nt the Completion of the Buttle Monument, April 10. 1830. By the rude bridge that arched the flood. Their flag to April's brcone unfurled: Be once the embattled farmer otooa And fired the (hot heard round the world. The foe long !no) n silence slept; Alike the ronqvjjror silent sleeps; 'And Time the rurncd bridge has swept Down the dark itream which seaward creep. SO THE CONTINENT AX SOLDIER. On this green bank, by this soft stream. We Bet to-day a votive atone; , That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our aires, our aons are gone. irit that made these heroes dare To die. and leave their children free. Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. By Katharine Bell Tlppette. i ATIIAN BEA- MAN was a pa triotic boy who lived near the village of Shore ham. Vt, 125 years ago. His father was a farmer. but Nathan didn't like to work on the farm. Ho loved to rove through .tho forests, marking ills trails by cutting the bark from trees along tho way. He set traps for the foxes and raccoons, which abounded, anj his winter coat, cap and leggings were all made of the fur of those animals or of the soft brown pelts of tho beaver which be trapped. , ' The little country boy was stout and vigorous. He often spent the short winter day upon Lake Champlaln fish lng through holes which he had cut in the ice. As he sat holding his Hues be used to watch the doings of the gnrrl son of Fort Tlcondoroga, on tho oppo site side of the lake. The boys of tho fort, whose fathers composed the garrison, bad fine times on tho ice, sliding and playing games, which Nathan longed to Jolu in be cause they seemed so dllerent from the sports be knew, no became great ly Interested In a contrlvnneo tho boys bad for sliding on ice, and one Cay plucked up courago to ask how the strange iceshoo was made and put on, and there and then bad his first lesson In using skates. Tho uncouth looking llttlo fellow, half animal In drcst, became tho tar get of their jests, but he bore them so well, laughing with the others at his "lOCB FATHXB SATS YOU KNOW EVBM BI BAT-HOLES IM TH3 VOBI OrPO UTS." I .i own expense, that at last the boys al Hwed him to take port to their sports. When spring cams Nathan not only jJsysd under tbe walls of the fort, but the wont Inside, Ms ready wit no amusing the soldier that he was permitted to stay. He taught tho soldier many things about hunting mid flslilnff they Imd not learned with nil their long marching through the American wil derness. Ho was also nhlo to give thorn historical lnforinntlon n limit their own fort during the days when the Indians lmil claimed the stony height on which the fort stood, nnd had nnined It Che ondcroga, moaning the place of mnny mellow sounds, because here they heard tho musical roar of tho falls of the Horlcon a mile beyond. Now, the Fort of Tleondorogft hod cost Great Britain mnny million dol lars. It contained 120 cannon, besides the largo military stores, so you may be snrc Nathan had wonderful tales to tell at night by Ills father's fireside. It was after one of these firelight talks that Nathan climbed the ladder to his bed In the loft above. Ho could not sleep. Tho cold wind came through the cracks of the rudely built house, Jfe THE GOipra fOURTH. JgU,- p'iomiat irf(VcomZftSft7 be here prefljfrMcJrr ' :,J? I Though the hour" artrawUn awful, awKH'tloJ; JP Cut' it takes away second tYrry time th clock goek "tick.Viy'' AKNlI. "So'fwill really be the Fo)hfithikh yo tfrW'" "7i ' jJhVM ') I've got ten pack of crackers. yes,Gno WlWbi't itoalncj: flr? I w' )And his ma'sgoin to "Jef hifasjeefi-fyithm ,' LJ$j lU-N I L ymYC let my toe stick olt el fceV an hitch it to a tin TjT t.iA?V--l, r-r ZjH IF! A' teerfemh'yrwe'U wf jrtfteTlffl Sj yyJJ&iTMl V '; to ' fbe bli ,ehoot'1,eute rKy-fel AM0" ' "t bjhA4el':tnia rod. and get la louCaejnlft trri: 1 fM V-j yAnlUfa Jfvai lirtiy as you pletseA . sftS ' -XllA VrW aj J uff UUytody. and we'll have dead loads ot fim. Jk raagL V V I y( .j ulWj btc toj link nil it s day. SAar-Jl ' n-v-HU. witi If si ' likne for tGnkJast. why. the racket isc't done,") 'YtSZfjCSjT.' wu 1 W" comoGcedVh 'you might say.t MrfsW" .Ml f xirs. a 2SK Thera'll be - tAiirf Uni te son horseback i ,Cu31'A 2. wf Mile ric if vva " w-" . "Wlih'erlef and coat all trimmed wit And Sisjs gointo be'dressed up Cause the Columbit stanaio She'll be on top a great, high . ; . And thaft Jest buUy-ce He'll tell AJo aSflSM An . 'o-it.. . put ouiy Like ..-w, for, although It was May, tho nights were raw and chilly. In the winter the snow sifted In also, powdering the coverlid over him. All was quiet In the rooa below, where his father nnd mother were sleeping. Suddenly a rnp sounded at tho door. Ho heard his father ask who was there and then open the door. Soon -some ono began to climb tho ladder to his room. His father ap peared above the open trap-door with a candlo In his band. "You aro needed, my boy. Make baste," was all Farmer Beamau said. When Nathan stood below ho saw several men standing by the fire. . "This is Colonel Ethan Allen, Na than," said his father, pointing to an alert-looking man. Colonel Allen laid bis hand on the' boy's shoulder. "Your father says you know even the rat-holes in the fort op posite. Wo must capture it to-night Will you guide us there?" "I'll go, sir," returned Nathan, who had been reared to serve his country at all times and sacrifice. When the lake had been crossed nnd the patriots stood outside tho fort Al len said quickly: "We're ready. SIiow us the way to the sallyport!. The startled sentry snapped his fusee-lock and fled as the "Green Mount ain boys" dashed up the bank. They followed him into the fort Then arose cheer upon cheer as the British soldiers came rushing from the barracks and were taken prisoners. Colonel Allen followed Nathan to Captain de Lapluce's quarters, where that surprised commandant surren dered hastily, "In the name of Jehovah and the Continental Congress." Ha found time to exclaim, as his eyes fell upon the boy, "Whatl You here, too, Nathan? That explains our capture!" This happened In 1775, and to-day only the ruined walls and half-filled magazines remain of Fort Tlconder oga. The name of Nathan Beaman Is almost forgotten, and of the thou sands of tourists who come each sum mer to view this historic place very few think of the boy guide whose name at one time was on every pa triot's tongue. Woman's IXomt Companies. flv .Qfc vV.; ; (XTdWAfrc's theh$Ufi aTas efruzm) V X &&? WHEN the first Fourth of July ceh'bration waked the echoes of old Phila delphia 123 years ago It was the signal that tho United States had opened for bnslucs. The colonies had been fighting their king for a year; General Washington was In the field with a ragged and poorly equipped army of not over (1000 men; 17,000 Hes sians (German soldiers) had been hired by King George to subdue the Ameri can patriots, and tho king's forces In tho United States amounted to over 30,000 men. At this time, when a large to wAite oo aboul our "ma men u come ujc yrci Thankioiv'in'a' miAiiv 2i. b&tincessToTttnd or pit ff S .W withswoA A A, . -J&K doesSln ttitWimHipfi. ' r5:l nSX&VgSVlk, fi r rMmmmsM i w riWme.m W alwaildoes.;f ThL0h: temthow. thiv aiitt quite the" be:'est - j hlwnla a nlice tSai't miiv ijj .j..v - r- . Chriitma? 'and thh Foirth tolled into one. ' " ... Jl HrJOE.UNCOLK. proportion of tho colonists were op posed to tho war ond ruin stared the Revolution in the face, a fierce desire for Absolute freedom seised upon tho colonies. Through their representa tives to tho Continental Congress they urged some notion that would declare their Independence of English rule. On tho 7tu of June, 1770, Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, offered a reso lution in Congress declaring that "these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." A furious discussion fol lowed. . John Adams, afterward Trccl dent of the United States, was the most powerful and active supporter of the resolution. On the 2d day of July the resolution was adopted, all of tho thirteen colonics but New York voting In favor of it. Thomas Jefferson, af terward President of the United States, was delegated to draw up a declara tion of American Independence. Mr. Adams and Benjamin Franklin read the document before it was submitted to Congress, and they made a few mi nor changes in it. Otherwise it Is the work of Jefferson. On July 4 Congress adopted the Declaration of Independ ence, and tbo new nation was wild with Joy. All day long the aged boll rlnger,nt the Stat,e House in Philadel phia had remained in the steeple, wait ing to ring the bell when the act of separation from tho mother country was officially declared. As hoar after hour passed and no word came from Congress his spirits fell and he mut tered: "They will never do it they will never do it" But suddenly a boy came running from the hall and shout ed "Ring! Ring!" So the liberty bell rang as It never bad rung before. And the citizens gathered in the public square,' shouting, firing off muskets, beating drums and making every dem onstration of delight Instantly cour iers were dispatched on swift horses to carry the news in every direction, All the cities snd towns faithful to the patriot cause Joined in the celebration, In Philadelphia the king's arms were torn from the Court House and burned In the street. At New York the cltl sens polled down the great lead statue of King George and melted it into bul lets. Everywhere there were bonfires anjl illuminations, am there was a car nival or noise. Tsui iu the Fourth of July tradl tlon established, and even to this day we have Inherited the nolso and reck less rejoicing of that distant first Fourth. It Is an Interesting coincidence that John Adams, the chief advocate of In dependence, and Thomas Jefferson, the writer of the declaration, died on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. They died July A, 1820. Chicago Record-Herald. t'lilMlih Fun. "Open your tr-mt' nn' shut yer eyes, , illie, an' I'll gib yer aomefin tcr make yer wie!,r New York Journal. funf all the time Wall Street In 17TO. An exciting scene In Wall Street was tho rcadlug of tho Declaration of In dependence, by order of tho New York Congress, July 18, 1770. The ceremony nt tho City Hall was an emphatic ex pression of New York in particular, aud tho more notable from the fact that the ships of tho enemy had actu ally arrived aud anchored In tho har bor, aud for twenty-four hours prior to tho event women and children and infirm persons were, through Wash ington's advlco, being hurried from the city in anticipation of a bloody con flict. The newspapers of the day chronicle the presence of thousands of listeners to tho reading, who filled the air with huzzas of Joy and then burned the King's coat-of-arins is a huge bon fire kindled for the purpose, having torn the tablet from the wall of the old structure. Magazine of American His tory. Literature, Political orators and writers largely influeuced tho literature of that day, some English critics even admitting that some of these writings rivaled the masterpieces of antiquity. But the Declaration of Independence outranked them all. When Flnt Read ! Voltsn. The Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston, amid great rejoicing, from the balcony of the Town House, on July IS, 1770. Getting ready for the Fourth of July at the boo, Life. WeWsVcMrte; Efrrlme. tV j? ' Now York City. Dainty, filmy ma ferial, lnoe-trlmi:iod, nre a feature of the season for young girl ns well ns for tholr riders. The charming little MISSES' 'WAIST. May Manton waist Illustrated is Pliown In dotted Swiss imixlln with trimming of Ynlenoeuntos lace and yoke of Inserted tucking, but Is equal ly well suited to batiste, dim It .v. lawn nud nil similar materials as well as to nlbatross, veiling and the like, aud simple girlish silks. The foundation Is a fitted lining that closes nt tho centre back. On it are arranged tho round yoke, the full waist and the bortba; but, when pre ferred, the lining material beneath the yoke can be out away, or sm-h tblu material as white batiste can be used. STYLISH Tho sleeves nro full and soft, with elbow puffs that terminate lu frills o: lace, but they cau extend to the wrists if so desired. Palo pink Liberty rib bon Is tied above the elbows and the same ribbon Is used, for belt aud ro sette. To cut thlj waist for a miss four teen years of ago, four and a half yards of material tweuty-oue Inches wide, two and a quarter yards thirty two Inches wide, or two yards forty four inches wide, will bo required, with half n yard of Inserted tucking and four aud a quarter yards of lace cUcluc to trim as illustrated. IVoinan'e Una Coot. Tho box coat makes a most desira ble, serviceable aud stylljli Jacket for all round general wear. The May Manton model shown in the. large drawing Includes tho latest features aud Is mado from tnn-colorcd broad cloth, but covert cloth, cheviot, mel ton and both blue aud black broad cloth are appropriate. Tho regulation box fronts extend well under the arms to meet tho seamless back in shapely cr.rvcd seams that arc left open a few i.iches from tho lower edge. Tho decves are two-seamed. In regular coat style, cud are stitched to give a cuff effect. At the neck Is a roll ever collar of velvet that meets tho fronts In pointed revets. To cut th'.3 coat for a woman of me dium size, one and three-quarter yards of material fifty Inches wldo will bo required, with one-quarter yard of velvev for collar. Tli Fairy Cobweb. Surely fairy fingers have been em ployed to spin the dainty tissues of finest drawn thread or sewing silk which composes the modern veil. It is well to try a veil on some one else say, the shop attendant before invest ing In it Avoid, If you can, the in volved patterns, snd largo splashing designs, which disfigure some veils. Unless you are ambitious of rivaling the "tattooed lady from the South Seas" you will not assume such a fantastic mask on your face. Cobweb veils have delicate tracery, but be ware of too much pattern on a face veil. Very Good Form. Bewildering In niynbers, size and styles ar the silver or steel shoe I Ssprpl buckles, no commonly worn with low shoos, slippers aud ties. Consequent ly It Is rather a relief to the eye to see n dainty lady In her tnllor-mado gown of peril linen, with a foot peeping out heueatli the hem, and a Utile shoe In nocent of buckle. The ties are balf low nnd are Ineed tip with narrow rib bon of blnek ribbed silk. They aro stout and strong, aud finished with neat butterfly bow. , , A French Fad. The plan of hooking dresses up thef back feeins to be ona of tha French1, fads Hils season, moot of the French1 gowns being fastened In this way It does away with many of the dlfll ciiltles(whi('li tho dressmaker encoun tors In trying to. arrange the compli cated fronts, but lu nine case out of ton It ruins the effect of the back; which Is perhaps the most noticeable line lu the gown. ,- u I Organdr Turn-Ofera, Broad, soft collars of white organdy or white lawn are a highly becoming substitute for the stiff little linen turn overs, which are ton severe for beauty. A broad, soft collar of lawn or or gandy edged with laee or bordered with Insertions of needlework or em broidery Is n far more becoming piece of lingerie than n linen baud. Those new collar launder to perfection, and so need not bo considered expensive. A Variety or flout. Boas of every conceivable kind are worn this season. They are made of feathers, and flower petals, mousse line, not aud lace, It hardly matters BOX COAT. which, so long ns they ore full and fluffy enough to ruin qulto the pretty contour of the neck and shoulders. ( Clilltl'a Apron. Drossy, pretty llttlo aprons that cov er and protect the frock of the playing child serve tho double purpose of mak ing a most attractive effect and serv ing a practical end. The stylteu May Manton model illustrated Includes many desirable features and Is cut after tho latest model. It completely covers the skirt, leaving only the sleeves exposed, and can, when desira ble, be worn with the gulmpe alone; or, for still greater coolness, over the petticoat, leaving the throat nnd arms bare. As Bhown, the material Is fine wblto dimity, with ansh of the same and trimming of needlework; but In dia linen, cross-barred muslin, lawn nnd other whlto materials can be sub stituted for the dressy sort, while ma. dras, gingham aud the like can be used for tho aprons designed for hardast usage. To cut this apron for a child eight years of age, three yards of material child's afbox. thirty-two inches wide will be re quired, with five-eight yards of wide., nnd one nnd three-quarter yards of narrow Insertion to trim as illustrated.