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NORTH PARK UNION.
SI: m.hMKNT Til Issl HU- JIM V 1001. WAI.DKX, COLORADO. VOI.U.MI: V The Fourth at Walden. The glorious Fourth of July at WuMi'ii—that is tin* one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary— was a very quiet affair. The da\ was bright and breezy, and towards evening grew cool. All the celebration had; was in the ehureh at 8 o'clock p. in. Kev. C. H. Wilson was master «>t ceremonies and the following pro- j gramme was rendered. Song by choir, Columbia. My Coun try. Kev. John Oliver, of Hebron, lead ■ in prayer and followed with a short appropriate talk. Mamie Kiggen related The Sol-1 dier’s Cradle Song. Mama has good self control and always speaks well. The choir sang. For Freedom, Hon or and Native hand; after which the | Declaration of Independence was read by the editor of the I sion. The choir then sang. A Song of Liberty; after which lion. 11. C [ Chcdscy made a short patriotic ad dress. Being limited in lime he! could not amplifx lie thought if the poiicx of the government required j it flu* literal language of ti e Declnra lion of b dependence might nc re laxtd to some extent, lie did not | see any danger «*f our nation becom ing a military power, hut looked fori the dawn of heticr days. Mrs Sturdev.ant sang The Ked, i White and Blue as a solo, flu* choir ! joining in the full chorous. Kev (’. B Wilson made amusing remarks about our great country a id told of a wonderful and awful speeeli he made at a celebration two years ' ago—wonderful for what he didn't say, and awful for what lie did say. Kvery body joined in singing Amer ica and adjourned. The audience j walked out into the cool bright moon j light and ice one fourth inch thick was observed in the morning. Of: course tin* freeze did not conic as a consequence of tlie* want of patriotic warmth observable in the celebration ; of the previous evening, hut it just came any wav. The picnic at Spicer. July 4th. is i reported to have been a big success, ending with a dance at night in a 1 large pavilion near Larson Bro’s i ratios, where the people enjoyed j themselves immensely. A considerable number of our pen- | pie went out to Liramic. some to j Srratoga, a few to Pearl and still f others to various other places to spend the Fourth. We hope they all enjoyed themselves and came home! * better Americans than ever. Pearl, our new mining camp, to the I northwest, celebrated on tin* Fourth si with a\ game of hall between the !■ NOTICE! To all persons interested in making proof on ditches and water rights: The Referee and attorneys for this purpose will be in Walden Ju ly 16th. For that reason it will be to the interests of each ditch owner to be on hand and make a date for each individual ditch, in order to not delay business, as the Referee and attorneys are all engaged by the day; it can be readily seen that to keep the Court in idleness is ex pensive, all oi which must be paid by those making proof, pro rata. Committee. Xeversweuts of 'Walden :md the I Pearl team, which was won In the Wall fen boys There wen also three horse races and a big d nice at night. Pearl starts out in true western style. A very pleasant picnic party was had at Ked Canyon Falls on the West Sub* yesterday, about two dozen friends and neighbors participating Refreshments were served at the Falls, and a few hours were spent in innocent :|inuscineni on the mountain ■ side. Notice to Ditch Owners. 1 will be in my 011 l in Walden from July 23rd to the 31st, prepared to transact business In*fore tnt f Re feree in tin* water adjudication in dis tricts -II• and -IT. I.m "ut 2(5 11. F Stfitnr.vAnt. Items From Higho. By Our Spue in I Corrosiwniloiit. Mr. Wat ten berg pulled in with a load of supplies Sunday* evening. Mr. (’apron and Harry were West Side visitors the first of the week. Mr. A. Norell and family returned from Laramie Wednesday. Miss Daisy Norris, who teaches the Higho school, has her fifteen scholars all satisfactorily graded, and it now looks promising for a good school. NT MR HR 47. • ! Mr. Ward, with Mr. Hinges. Mr. • Keed and Mr Wiitiner. were visiting • the We.ll Side last week. Mr Keed . I is a mining expert, and is in tin* Park for llu* purpose of 'hiding out what . we have here in the wav of mines, i Mis- Helen Heavers from Ft Col i ; lins. is added to our list of young la dies for a few weeks. • Mrs C. ('. Fliniau returned from 1 Ft. Collins Monday, accompanied l»v I >li Fliniaus mother and brothel Morris. Once upon a time many years ago i three little barefoot toys brothers, went to it 4th of July celebration, all ' I riding on an old black marc. The distance was five miles. They heard Judge 0. C. Noursc of lowa, make tile principal oration, and * Hail Co luinhia" was played by three men. on clarionets. A big dinner was served iin the woods— the glorious woods | Impressions were made that day on I I the mind of one of those little hoys that death only tain end. Nearly half a century afterwards two young sons of one of tln.-e little hoys went to a celebration in the Rocky Moun tains on bicycles all decked in red. white and blue. Times have changed since, then, hut patriotism remains . the same.