The State Democrat. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 121, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 4, 1894 Page: 3 of 4
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THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.
0t*fgere1 they up the hill
By cavalry msddea«cl n«l white
Into the battle nf heir* worn ttKht -
Into the bit lie of Gattyabur^:
Rallied the tro>ps anl into the fray.
Rallied till backward and broken they lay;
Rillled t ill trampled an I «round to clay—
Into tho buttio of Gettysburg! ^
Volleys of shot and shell. v
Thousands of heroe-t who fell, % *
Thousands of grave* that tell -
All of th'j battle of Gettysburg?
Out of the cannon s hot mouth
Poured flr>' an I shell of '.h • South.
Onto t ha field of thirst and drouth -
Into the buttle of Gettysburg!
Thousand* nf soldiers di id
Thousands who pillowed their head*.
Dying onoamival's * ' '
••I afraid human skill, oven tho n.atncd for houru silent and motion-
greatest, can do little now. There loss in the sick chamber of his (
are some recent symptom* which, 1 fathor.
confess, puzzle me somewhat, as Matters continued thus for two
they are not usual in a disease of tho days. During that time Paul Morton
character of that which Effects our came little into the sick chamber,
patient." I Kvon his audacious and shameless
• Indeed!" said Paul Morton, brief- spirit shrank from witnessing the (
ly, but in a tone which did not indl- gradual approaches of that death
cato any desire to continue the dis- which had boon hastened by his dia-
cussion'of this branch of the sub- hoiical machinations.
ject. "Well, doctor, 1 will not He would have tho entire control
further trespass upon your time, of his ward's property, and ho did
which I know very well is valuable. not doubt that ho could so uso it as
Good night.'' to stave off ruin, and establish hlra-
••Good night! " said the physician, Helf on a new footing Then again.
I and drawing on his gloves, ho do- there was tho contingency of tho
soended tho stops, and jumped into j boy's death; ami upon this, improb
Cannons quiverina ni.nl ami hot
Harkwaril iho.v r.ished
Urging the iron'
...v ..w.. .. .j.l ameer to stop
Three day* In the battle of Gettysburg!
Then tho foe through Liberty fell.
Onward they rushed with thundering yell,
Rushed into a deaf inn • hell
Into the battle of Gettysburg
Backward they turne I and t i v met tho
I tho carriage which was waiting for
••Well," thought .lames Cromwell,
1 omorging from tho shaded doorway
j in which ho had silently concealed
! himself -for ho did not wish to mp
\ tho risk of detection and possible
recognition by his old customer,
Met thorn with musket and saber stroke, then • wjj0m he, on his part, had recognized
Finished the .a"io ou bodios of
This is the horror of Gettysburg
••Well, I'm in
able as it was, he was continually
dwelling. After two days tho end
came. Tho nurso came hurrying
into the room of her master, and
said. ••Come quick. Mr. Morton I
think the poor gentleman is going'
••Not dying?" asked Paul Morton
with a pale face, for although ex-
pected, the intelligence startled him
Yes; you must come quick, or
luck. 1 happened here just at the j you will not seo him alive. "
iriir .i^ninnTift nmur ,"i«ht tlmo 1 know P,,otty wel1 Paul Morton rose raoohanloaily
THE MERIHAN I u unlmL, What's going on now, and I can give from his chair, and hastily thrust
i a guess a* to tlio rost It seems into his pockct a slioet of paper on
| there's a sick man inside, and that j which lie had been making
MY 1IOKATIO AI.iiK.lt. .lit.
within two or throo days ho has
been growing sicker. Maybe I could
glvo a guess as to what has made
him grow sicker. So the doctor
I expected that ho would leavt , don't understand some of his rocont
me his entire fortune, according t- I symptoms. Perhaps I could throw a
an old promise between us; but only |i111o light upon the matter, if it
yesterday I learned that he has n | w*re worth my whil«\ Then, again.
CHAPTER IV COMIM I.IV
••lie wun't llvo very long, proba-
bly. Won't he leave you anything"
• And you will receivo nothing,
then?" said his wife, disappointed
••Not so. I shall he left, guardian
of the boy, and for « ven years 1
ehall receive half the income of the
property, in return for my services. '1
"Ami how much is the property?''
••A hundred thousand dollars or
••What will ho year share of tho
"Probably not loss than four thou-
••Four thousand dollars!" said tho
lady with satisfaction. "Thou you
won't have to get ti situation as
olerk, even if you do fail. Wo can
go to a stylish boarding-house. It
won't be so bad as I thought."
••But I shan't be able to give you
two thousand dollars a year for
dross, as 1 lutvo boon accustomod to
♦•Perhaps you won't fall."
"Perhaps not. I hope not."
"Whore is this boy?"
"He is at a boarding-school on the
Hudson. I expect him hero this
Scarcely had he said this when a
servant opened the door, and said,
••Mr. Morton, there is a boy j st
come who says ho is Mr. Raymond's
•'Bring him in," said Paul Morton.
A moment later, and a boy of four-
teen entered tho room, and looked
inquiringly at the two who were wit-
ting at the table.
"Are you Robert RaymondP" in-
quired Mr. Morton.
♦•Yes, sir," said the boy, in manly
tones. "How is my fathor?"
••Your fathor, my poor boy," said
Paul Morton, in pretended sadness,
is, I rogret to say, In a very preca-
"Don't you think he will live'.'"
asked Robert, anxiously.
"1 fear not long. I am glad you
liave come. I will go up with you
at once to your father's chamber. I
hope you will look noon mo as your
sincere friend, for your father's sako.
Maria, my dear, this is young Rob-
ert Raymond Robert, this is Mrs.
Mrs. Morton gave her hand gra-
ciously to t e bo.. hooking upon
him a- her probable savior from ut-
ter ruin, she was disposed to regard
him with favor.
James Cromwell (Jains Some In-
On tho east side of tho Bowery
the sick man happens In bo wealthy.
Perhaps there is nothing in thai, and
then, perhap-. again. there i- Well,
there are strange things that hup
pen in this world, and, if I'm not
mistaken, I'm on tho track of one of
them. I rather think I shall find my
advantage in it before I got through.
I've got that man in my power, if
things are as I suspect, and it won't
bo long boforo I shall let him know
of it. I might as woll bo going
James Cromwell walked to Broad-
way, then walked a fow squares
down, until ho reachod the Fifth
Avenue hotel, bright with lights,
and thronged, as usual, in the even-
••I think 1 will go in ami have a
smoke," said .lames Cromwell.
llo entered, and making his way
to tho cigar stand, purchased an ex-
pensive cigar and sat down for a
smoke. It was not often that ho
was ho lavish, but ho folt that tho
discovery ho had made would event-
ually prove to him a source of in-
come, and this made him less careful
of his present moans.
••This is tho way I like to live,"
he thought, as ho looked around
him, "instead of the miserable lodg-
ing where I am cooped up, I would
like to llvo in a hotel like this, or at
least in a handsome boarding-house,
and faro tike a gentleman."
While ho was thinking thus, his
attention was drawn to a conversa-
tion which ho hoard beside him.
Tho speakers wore apparently two
••What do you think of Morton's
"What Morton do you moan?"
• If you want my real opinion, I
think ho is in a critical condition."
"Is it as bad as th.vt?"
••Yes, 1 have reason to think so. I
don't believe ho will keep his head
above water long unless he recoives
some outside assistance."
••I have heard that whispered by
"It is more than whispered. I*co-
ple aro getting shy of extending
credit to him. I shouldn't bo sur-
prised nysolf to hear of his failure
James Cromwell listened eagerly
to this conversation. Ho was sharp
of comprehension, and he easily dis-
cerned tho motive arising in Paul
Morton's embarrassed affairs, which
j should have led him to such a des-
i porate resolution as to hasten the
arithmetical calculations as to the ,
fortuno of his dying guest, and fol-
lowing tho nurse entered tho sick
chamber. It was indeed as she had
said. Ralph Raymond was breathing
slowly and with difficulty, and it.
was evidout from tho look upon his
face, that the time of the great
change had come.
(TO BF. < ONTINM I' I
SHF niPN'T TAKE THE RATH.
A i of Identity to Wlitrh
the Vldltrir (Mute Out Hest
"A funny thing happened at the
hospital tho other day," said 1 he doc-
tor. ' Tho principal surgeon Of our
staff called up the superintendent by
tolephono and said .
•• -I have sent Mrs. Brown over to
tho hospital. I will bo over there in
an hour to operate on her. Soc I
that she is bathed and ready.'
"Then he rang off.
••Twenty minutes later a quiet lit-
tlo woman came in and seated her-
self in the reception room. Tho su-
perintendent had been busy over
o'her matters, but as soon as she
saw the visitor she romombered tho
message. Putting aside her papers,
she stopped into tho next room.
•• 'Good morning,' said she; -I hoard
you were to bo hero. Step this way.
"The woman followed to tho ele-
vator and so to the third floor,where
tho superintendent, calling tho head
nurso aside, said in an undertone:
•• 'This is Mrs. Brown. See that
she has a bath and is prepared for
operation, and give her room I).'
•• 'Step this way.' said the head
nurse, and the quiet little woman
followed her into the dressing room
adjoining tho bath
ru« little Hoys.
I'd l.e a lifer on the Fourth
And lend the tnnrllal linn I
To tnareh through to«ri
AH up and down
Ami play on every linn 1.
I'd liko to l>e a <• N l •
Ami l ayonat tright
And soldier'* kiwq
I tl rather l e a marshal.
And ride n pranelug hor-
I'd tako the leu.I
With my tine steed
And wear a badge, of c m
till. I would he nn orator.
And where the crowd could
I'd stand up hit; i
tu the Fourth of Jul
And tnlk of liberty.
fathei «' souls,
HOLLOW HORN'S 4TH
Olll nrtKB* Tells How
lirated Many Ve#
N RKSl'oNSi; TU
an invitation from
my uncle to come
and spend the
f| Fourth of July
I with him, I sad-
died the pony and
rode down. I ar-
If* rived there on the
second, and found
the town all agog
for a celebration.
After supper, while strolling along
one of the many thoroughfares of
Hollow Horn Bend, I was surprised to
note the wonderful growth of the
place since I tirst saw it 1 counted
' liesc remarks were followed by a
giggle 1 wondered where the speak-
ers were, and to whom they bad ref-
erence. Turning my head, I saw four
young Indies, dressed for the day's
sport, standing on tho roof of the
stoop of the adjoining house, not
twenty feet from me. I fell backward
through the window, mv patriotism
Who lives next door, aunt?" 1 asked
Daniel Craig His daughter Susie
was over to see mc this morning, be
fore you came down. She has been
away, and only returned last night. I
will take you overaud introduce you,
"We will wait until after dinner," 1
said, fully determined not to come
near the house again until late bed-
When I reached the street Jerky
Tho superintendent had just rung I tvvo new store buildings, making four
for the elevator when she hoard
to you the lion. Casper M. Jenks.
Cut it as short us you can. and
give it to the boy a hot and strong,
Jenks," he whispered, pulling up his
pants and taking a seat.
At that moment tho committee l c
gau tiring a salute directly behind the
stand. The mayor had tied his mule
to the corner of tho stand, which was
only large enough for two persons.
At the tirst shot old Jerry settled
back on his lariat, and at the second
shot ran away with one corner of the
The mayor and the orator rolled
out and the structure fell on them.
When they got them out the orator
had a broken arm.
"Friends," said the mayor, the or-
ator of the day has burated a fluke;
land he says if we do not buy him
I what we agreed to, he will sue the
town an<l collect damages, llo candc
nong the hoy ,
And it strong
The whole day long,
With Hiir'' and fun
I tie lli'lln of I liter I
. i hells of llbei ty '
nt with Joys of nib Hi,
And send lit" iapt" " of yom •
Around the IhteuhiK eai th ,
King loud nud deai that nil mc
I lie fetteted and the free
'Hie voice Hint stirred
'1 he M'lee of liberty
King out, «> bell-' ring on *e ag iiu,
A pure:. holier chime,
And the echoet of \ our Htiain
Far up the hills of time;
King, ilug with clear prophetic voiee
Tho bliss that yet sh ill be, -
Say to the uarth "Rejoice, rejoice'
For love is liberty !"
King, tunefull bells, ring sweet an 1 clear
A hymn of prayer nud praise
That God will guide iih year by year
Through His appointed wnys
King, ringhmmious to his to Hh will, -
For only those are frea
Who in the love of God fitlllll
His Ihw of liberty.
:da Whipple Henliatn
ruction in tli3 bathing department.
Hurrying in she saw tho quiet wo-
man, minus hat. coat and some other
garments in an attitude of defense,
and tho nurse dancing around for an
•• *Why, what is tho matter. Miss
| Smith?' cried tho superintendent in
! •• 'This lady refuses to take a
piled tho superintendent.
•• 'Why should I take a bath? I
bathed this morning,' said the quiet
•••The rules require it \ou can-
not go into the operating room with-
out a bath,' responded the superin-
• 'But I don't want to go into tho
operating room. 1 called to see my
brother.who Is in the casualty ward.'
, , i it, for he has the cinch on us, being
busily engaged forming the pro^ iUWVer around here. It will
i || HI..i ,.,,trs brass his tail or sarcastically pointed one make a strike, 1 will shoot hire
uniform, red collar and cuff* \ „r nbl.n ,|rl. cracker burst nd he pulled,.,. 1.1.
with unusual violence in li.s .mined.-; tro„ser, on,e ,llorc, «„d walked dis
hi ate vicinity, lhe mayor was attired
in his Sunday suit, and wore a long,
tierce mustache. His signet of ofliee
dangled at his hip, a full grown Colt's
The orator of the day
.lerkv was demonstrative in the way | on a eia.v-colored broncho, who could | (,.ntious
•' . , , . I hardlv keen two feet on the ground at
of hand-grip. 1 was pleased to mett j
him, and happy when lie released ray
buttons, and a silver badge as large i
11 tea saucer, on which was engraved.
4'City Marshal." At sight of r
mouth began darting across his face ;
as naturally as ever.
"Bill, how are you?" he burst forth, ,
grasping my hand in a way that J
caused tears to fill my eyes
time, so nervous had she become
over so much noise It required all
the rider's attention to keep her in tlic
street So arduous were his efforts
that the sweat was dropping from his
When Jerky at last gave the word to
march, a fiend in the crowd threw a
bunch of lighted crackers between th«*
mule and the inafe. They began
a shabby street, which clearly enough I death of a guest There was one
indicates, by its general appearance, j thing he did not yet understand,
that it is never likely to bo tho re- ! I'aul Morton must be sure that tho
*ort of fashionable people. But in a j death of tho siek tuan would redound
large city there are a great many to his own advantage, or ho would
peoplo who are not fashionahlo, and 1 not incur such a risk.
• annot aspire to fashionable quarters,
and these must bo housed as well as | < HAl 1 Kit \ I
they mav. I ^'l0 *aC6 at tho Funeral.
Thero'stands in tlua street a shab I "Halph, hero is your son.''said
by brick house of three stories. In | I'aul Morton, ushering the bo> into
tho rear room of the upper story J the sick chamber of his father
the clerk in 1 Tho sick man turned his face
I'ro^efirtr* l«ing It, n« a
ami Ment Safe.
An "ice mine" is reported (ron. j
New York gulch. Meagher county.
Mont. In oai ly days tho gulch turned |
out f>2,0UU,ii"'i worth of gold, but of ;
lato years it has been nearly deserted. I
Last summer, says tho Northwest 1
Magazine, two prospectors uncovered j
the mouth of an old shaft and glanced j
curiously down it. They saw the
ice which reached up to within four
leet and eight inches of tho surfaco. J
side red it curious, ami I
thought what a good place it would
ome, Robert," j bo to keep their meat, butter and
| other food from spoiling while the .
Were working in tho neighborhood
They lowered the provender in tins
mine with tho best results. Nat-
urally they told of their lind t<>
other miners, with the result that
within a radius of three or f ur
miles around tho miiiers came t • tho
ice shaft, lowered the beef and other
provisions into tho tnin< .putting their
tag on it. and hoisting the t\ po from
tiino to ti mo a« provisions were
needed. It is a godsend to tho
miners, as it enables them t keep
moat fresh in tho very hottest
lontlis, fatli- weather.
The minors aro unable to give auv
stood before the house which, as we "1 do not think I shall live a week, solution of this strange phenomenon
already know was occupied by Paul Robert," said his father. "The j 1'ho formation of the gulch is shale,
Morton. Ho stood and surveyed it I sands of my lifo aro nearly run out. j reddish in color-and full of fissures
from tho opposite side of the st-eot I but I am not sorry. Mfo has lost its | |t j„ supposed that the } ii-ts of air
••Now for Twenty-ninth street." ho attfactions for mo, and my only de i from a cold cave ma hmo under-
lie descended to tho street, siro to live would proceed from the | ground connoctlcn- with tho shaft
reluctance I foci at leaving you." I and rapid evaporation near lhe top
"What shall I do without you. may explain tho continued formation
father?" asked the boy. his breast I 0f ico thoro as it Is cut away,
heaving with painful sobs which ho
was trying in vain wholly to repress, j
••I shall not leave you wholly
alone, my dear boy. I have arranged
that you may Ihi in tho charge of my
old friend. Mr. Morton, who. I am
sure, will take tho tondercst care of
cum. As tho distance was only you. and try to be a father to you.
across tho street, demos Cromwell ••Yes." said Paul, coming forward,
had no difficulty in hearing the con- -as your father says. I have prom-
versation that passed between them, isod to do for you what I can when
•What do you think of hini. doc- he has left us. I would that ho might
tor?" asked I'aul Morton, in accents I bo with ns many years, but since
Don't you ! providenco in its inscrutable wisdom
'I thought you
▼ania," I said.
"1 was a trifie rank for those chaps.
You see. 1 was not used to having
three or four men jump on me and be-
labor me with clubs when I went to
■ arrest one of their gang. They tried
Ihen they all went down.uln l)iat on d j llot a couple,,!, )ike u o( mu^try and
tliera, and marched my man to the j ^
lynch me. a "u ie^C } "1th a terrLd .nor. Hew aero,, the
i and was abo„tP to open on Them, when j tow
the mayor heardi of it and came^down hl. >«..l, « rv,
on a run. He made a l.ttic spt, started in tl,o opposite
1 telling them they had asked him to *°u
1 get a marshal that coii'd run the town; direct ion
j and lie had got one: and, furthermore, |
i be was going to buck him. They
consolately toward his office.
So ended the first and the last Inde
pendence Hay celebration in Hollow
Horn Bend In a year the name wat
I changed to the more euphonious on<
mounted Briggstoyvu and tho most pre-
sidence in tlie place i:
now occupied by Mr. William Briggi
and bis wife, Susan. A new genera
tioti has grown upand the young folk?,
think more about wheels, lawn tennis,
cricket and the like than tliein ole
How Willi* Sp«Dt nil roarth
When Willie was about five years
lid he spent his Fourth of July in the
house, lie did not like that at alL
He felt bad all day, and he was really
ylad when the Fourth was over. All
the other boys were shooting off fire-
crackers, but, alas: he waa not allowed
to have any.
Oh, how hard Willie pleaded with
mamma to go out into the street'
Wouldn't ahe let him shoot off "just
"No. Willie." said mamiha "you
. must wait until the next Fourth, and
i then yon will be old enough to look
' out for yourself I am afraid now
you might be burned ami badly hurt.
Long before the next Fourth of July
•ame around Willie had made great
preparations, lie had saved bis pen-
nies and there niust have been over ^
.iollar In his iron bunk.
About a week before the Fourth
Willie went to his papa and told hini
what He had Wcfi saving his pennies
"What! inquired papa, "do you
want to spend all that money for tire-
"Yos," said Willie; "take it all."
"Oh no!' said papa; I will buy all
11 he firecrackers you want and you can
j -ave your money for something else.'
I That evening when papa came home
lie brought packs and packs of fire-
ackers, done up iit red paper and
with i binesc letters on the outside.
Here yon arc, said papa, t
bought some fireworks too.
I'lic next day a big box Containing
Iktnait candles, sk.y rockets, pin
wheels, etc . came to the house.
There seemed to be no end to W il-
he's joy, and he talked of little r'*e
save tbe Fourth what « day it would
be' \nd the days passed quickly nn
til lhe third of July came. That night,
Hfter Willie had been put to bed, said
papa, with a quiet smile, to mamma:
' Don't you think wo "U^lit to have
tola Willie that the Fourth cornea om
Sunday this year?"
"Yes,"' said mamma, "he docs not
seem to know tin t. 1 am sure ho will
be very much disappointed."
Bright and early on the morning of
the Fourth. Willie came running down
stairs. "Where arc the crackers? l-et
me set some off before breakfast
Then papa hail to say,
day, but to-morrow."
First Willie looked confused,
then tlie tears came to his eyes.
"To-day," said papa again, "is Sun-
day. No one is allowed to shoot off
tire-crackers on the Sabbath."
The poor bov was puzzled. He did
not, could not, understand why the
Fourth should come on Sunday.
Later 011 the bells began to ring out
all over the city. Willie sayv the peo-
ple going to and coming from church,
and be went to Sunday-school himself
in the afternoon.
Now I have told yon how Willie
spent the Fourth—in the house. You
can Imagine how he spent the fifth of
"No, not to-
and found the real patient
AN ICE MINE.
yelled the mayor; but
boa,'' and was soon
lived James < 1
the druggist's store already referred
to in our tirst chapter Tho room
was small and scantily furnished,
being merely provided yvlth a pine
bedstead, painted yellow and a con-
sumptive-looking bed, a wooden
chair, a washstand an I a s non by-
nino mirror. There was no bureau,
and in fact it would have been diffi-
cult to introduce one into a room of
its dimensions Tho occupant of
tho room stood before the mirror,
arrangiug his intractable hair, whioh
lio had besmeared with boar's grease.
••I hope Hake has not deceived me.
If hohas I will twist the little ras-
lie got on board a Fourth avenue
ear, and rode up town. Nothing
toward tlio&o who had just, enterod,
and his face lighted up as his glance j They
rested on his son.
•T ain glad you have
"Dear father," said Hobert. burst- j
ing into tears, ••how sick you are |
• Yes. Hobert. ' said Kalph Bay
| mond feebly, "1 am not long for this !
; world. I have become very feeble,
; and I know that I shall never leave
! this chamber till I am carried out
j in my coffin."
• •Don't say that, father,"said Kob-
ert In tones of grief.
"It is best that you should know
I tho truth, my son, especially, as my
' death cannot be long delayed
knew the mayor was determined, and °ut of sight.
let p on the hanging bu.ln.-s,-. hut The .,1 led and then-
hey would not consen. tu ,nv I,dug ">ts. Jerk-; .purred h , horse to .he
marshal, so I pulled out and got a job front, and held up his hand.
out here, where people arc civilized, j
\Vhat are you driving at. Hill?" he
"Fcllow-citi/ens," lie proclaimed,
"wc will not follow the leaders, but
keep right up the street to the grounds
Music by the glee club. March, he
There were ladies and gentlemen on
horseback, in wagons, and on foot.
"There he is Sue. and presents quite
cur rod to intorrupt his progress, and I "You will Hvo^
in tho course of half nn hour ho ' or, will you not'."'
"That's the house that Hake de-
scribed." ho said, "but whether my j
customer of tho other ti ay lives there |
or not, 1 cannot tell. And what i- !
worse, I don't know how to find out "
While he was devising somo meth-
od of ascertaining this, to him. im-
portant point, fortuno favorotl him.
Mr. I'aul Morton himself appeared at,
tho door, acoompanlel by tho physi-
• I anion my uncle's sheep ranch up
on ('host creek for five years"
• Hill, you arc a dead man. You
will never live the time out Men
that follow a band of sheep for five
years get like posts, and stand for I Hn improv ement over his nppearancc 1 waH
hours without moving You will have this morning " method i
b sorry expression on your face, like i ••Hush, t'lara, he will hear some
an imported ape. You will lose your more .>f your foolishness."
self respect, and dodge behind rocks These remarks I heard from some ^ ^ ^
to avoid meeting strangers If youdo persons close behind inc. I did not "
not go crazy, you will get slieepy and ! have to turn my head to know who
shy in spite of yourself. I saw a I was talking. but hurried straight
sheep-herder like that once, but they H|,Cad.
said he was hone too bright to begin The may or rode in s....n after we
with. Hettcr throw it up. Hill; yon | Reached the grounds, but it was an
will become as stupid and stolid as j hour before the orator of the day
he," argued «lerky. I came in. with his coat on his arm, ami
"Thanks for your compliments
interest in my welfare, but I gui
will stay with the she
KNll of Till. « I I.HlllA rios.
time celebrations. Actually the folki
get ashamed w hen they hear of Hollow
Horn Hcnd's first celebration, and an*
glad that the name of the town wat
changed. Hut I reckon that therr
, in the new one.
The Hon. Eclat Jones (orator of tho
davi Feller citerzens, it has bean said
dat I writes my orations. I denounce
do 'eusation as falsa and alanderoue.
Feller citerzens, I kain't write"
At the llrn /lll« ii < MiiltNl.
The Fourth of duly this year will
be celebrated in grand style in Rio de
■laniero, the capital of the Hrazilian
republic. Among other things 011 the
program will be the unveiling of the
statue of .lames Monroe, tlie fifth
President of the 1'nited States and the
promulgator of the idea which lias
finally become recognized as inter-
national law under tlic name of the
Monroe Doctrine It provides that no
European power shall interfere with
lhe respective governments of the inde-
pendent American republics of South
I \inerica Kuropean powers religious-
ly up i" it until the summer of
1 -• ... when Admiral Henhain, in com-
mand of the South Atlantic squadron,
learned that there was a well under
stood plan 011 the part of the Kuro
pean powers to crush out tlieyoun^
republic. The American admiral
very soon gave the Fiiropeaus to 1111 -
dcrstand that no interference would
bo tolerated, and kept a large licet of
Aineriean warships on guard. Had it
A i.rttini Celebration.
Hilly and Nat and the other boys
were on their way to the village to buy
fireworks for the Fourth when they
saw a queer-looking wagon moving to-
ward them. It looked like a hen-coop
on wheels, but when it came nearer
they found it was a huge cage with an
eagle in it.
The boys surrounded the wagon at
once, ami fired a perfect volly of ques-
tions at the driver.
••I took that eagle frout the nest
when it was little, he explained;
"and 1 have just been carrying it to
town to sell to the show; but the show
is gone, so I must cart hliu back.'
w by you ought to let him fiy:"
cried Hilly. "Don't you know, to-
morrow is the Fourth, and I guess
ieorge Washington would not have
iked very well to see the American
eagle cooped up like a chicken!"
I'he inan laughed. "Well, now, if
you boys feci so, why don't you buy
liim and let him loose to-morrow? He
Would go np like sky rockets.
The boys looked at each other.
• That's so!" they all cried together.
So a bargain was struck, and they
carried the eagle home in triumph,
l'hat evening the following handbill
was oostcd around Merryville;
' (Ircat silly bration! the Hird <rf hie
ountry will aeream for all."
The next day Hilly ami Nat and their
eagle formed the center of tho cele-
bration at Merryville. They never re
^retted having paid the money for it.
which they intended for ti re-crackers.
It was afterwards purchased by the
town for * 100, and is still a feature of
the annual celebration-
A l)iuhl« llfmlrr,
ought to know the best course
to pursue, but I don't like to *eo you
throw yourself away, lioing to stay
une in, witii his coat on
When everything wa
mayor arose, and spoke 1
• I-adies ami gentlei
of pretended anxiety.
think there is any help for him?"
••No; I regret to say that I think
there is none whatever. I rotn tho
first I considered It a critical cast*,
but within two or throe days the
symptoms have become more un-
favorable, and his b.dily strength,
of which, at least, ho had but little,
has so sensibly declined, that I fear
there is no help whatever for him
••How long do you think he will
laft, doctor?'' was tho next inquiry
••lie cannot last a week, in my
judgment. II ho does it will sur-
prise me very much Hols wealthy,
is ho noti"'
••Yes; ho has been a successful
man of business."
••Where has he passed his I if*'
"In China. That is. he has lived
there for a considerable tim*.
•Probably tho climate mav ha.o
had a deleterious effect upon hi?
constitution. 1 will call round upon
• •Very yveil. doclor. I
upon you to do wbate • Tb'iman
tan tccoppUfih for in. sil k luturi
has ordained otherwise, wc must bow
to the stroke, aud do tho best we
Ho put his fine cambric hand ker-
chief to his eyes to wipe away tho
tears which were not .there, and
seemed affected by deep grief.
Tho interview did not last long,
for it was apparent that the excite-
ment wa* acting unfavorably upon
the sick man. whose strength was
now very slight. >0 I'aul Morton
loft the room, but by Ha ph's requ- *
i t v as ic t behind n condition
h. would not speak: 1'he I■• >•
•d his head In the bed clothes
and sobbed -eiitly In losing his
father he lost his 011I. relative, and
though he had not seen very m ich
of him in his lifetime, that little In
torco'.M'S" had b< n i.iarke 1 by so
much kiudu -s m the part of his
fathor. that apart from the claims
m duty arising from 1 '.onshlp. ho
felt a warn and jjratt 1 - ve f; 1 his
To tlie Smith I'ule.
Dr. John Murray's proposed expo
dition to the South pole is attracting
favorable attention in Kurope. It is
more than fifty years since .lames
Koss, after discovering Victoria,
penetrated to tho 7*th degree south
latitude, and sinco thou, with tho
exception of the Challenger, hardly
a vessel has gone that way. I'ho
present proposal is indirectly due to
the reports brought back by a couplo
of Scotch whalers which in 1V 1
went southward of Capo Horn in
their search for fresh hunting
grounds. Dr. Murray believes in
tho existence at tho South po'e of u
oontlnenl asS large as Australia* In
which arc to Ik; studied the two
great phenomena of glaciation and
I Iib J.11 (li«h < Irrg
The reveuues of the clergy of tho
church of England are
bit of this sum. which is not so much
;:s the clergy of America receive, al-
most nothing co.uos from the frr
will offerings of tho people
income from private benefactions |
made since 1703 amounts t Iona than ;
aking: but when it eomcs to
a'shoot, I'm in it You all know what
we are hero for. I do not suppose
there is a person present that is old
enough to take a drink, but knows this
is the Fourth of duly Wo afe here to
celebrate the glorious anniversary of
American Independence The reason
why y\c celebrate this day is because
it's a big tlay in this country. '1 lie
reason we celebrate the day is because
this is the spry est town on this line of
road Applause 1 The name of this
town has always been a dead give-
away. It was named by unlettered
men, who never gave its future a single
thought They named it after a de
fund cow that perished w ith a disease
called hollow horn near a bend in the
down to celebrate I ereek on the site of this beautiful city
fioing to have a good time ' I in For the past year 1 have been working
qUire,l. ' the railroad company to change the
"Hill, you will hear a couple of good name. They have consented, and
speeches. The mayor told me he was | from the date of this great
getting up a 'dandy' oration, and he j day it will be known on the maps
is going t< spring a surprise on tin of the world by the name of Smith
people Well, 1 must make my round j itiroans and hisses 1 NN hat ails yer 1
They are trying to kick up a row over 1 Ain't that u good name '
J to Kelsey's. but I will make it warm : after your mayor, and Sin
j for them if they do he said, walking ' this camp. Hiroaiis No
I away. 1 man that grunts will gel
j On vhe morning of the glorious ]ie Kaj,| pulling his gun
I Fourth the booming of the blsek- [ want every man to give three
smith's anvil and the prolonged yell jol smith and its mayor
! of Young America aroused 1110 from ii mother's son of you shout 1
1 lio | profound slumber and filled mv soul i a forty-five where it wil
till after th
Influence American lutie penile inr
At the birth of the American re pub
lie its deliverers had but a small con
ccption of the ultimate result of J
government by the people NN her
they broke the tyrant's chains they lit
tie dreamt that before a century
would pass the anniversary of Inde
wotiht be celebrated on tin
st as well as on the Allan
tic. All the Pacific coast was then ir
possession of Spain, France and litis
sia, friendly powers that ban
aided the cause of American inde
pcndenCC. No sooner had the Amer-
ican government been firmly estab
Hslietl than >t w
not do lo allow
1 that it would
light now be a I hill/!
s in grateful re
all aid that the
ritory not included <11 the I ni
How to wrest this territory from p<
• rs that had been friendly was a grave
question so the purchase plan
suggested and carried out and l.oiiisi
ana and Florida were ceded by
France and Snaiu rcspecti\eb
The territory of Louisiana then
included all the states west ol
the Mississippi and north of' alifornia
to Alaska. The latter owned by
Russia then extended as far north a^
Vancouver. He fore it was purchased
by the I'nited states, Russia made a
treaty with Knglaud by which all of
Southern Alaska was ceded to the
Hrillsh. That territory is now knowr
at Hritish 1 olumbia.
California, Texas, and New Mexico,
and Nevada and part of Colorado wera
w rested from Mexico bv conquest after
all other means hail failed. All the
republics of South America owe their
independence not alone to the putriot-
wooed them F\
I hirkest A friea ti
lucinbercd by the
day of a nation t.
which comes the
gives them yclb
silver for their i
all white traders
• cutral Africa t he N
highly esteemed by
form in big feast
arc held on the
Pec I a rat ion of
people, but to the
y in pa
Th® Silk !i (lu trv In < rete.
Measures aro being taken by the
authorities of Crete to revive lhe j to judge bv his uniform.
silk induttry <>f tho island, w'
was o.ico fluui ishing but which
with patriotism I hurriedly donned ; yOU „|lont" All ready' Hip, hip, hip
my pantssnd socks and passed through j hurrah! and the mtyor swung his
mv bed room window on to the roof of
the stoop, tho better to see the throng
around the anvil
' ll must be an officer of some kind
ad • • .pt to
an a bo t e p
, to te lui n hv
"Wonder if that's tlit
j d:ing hair"
| Maybe h
latest stylo of
gun and the crowd yellsd like fiends
• (ientleman. the nu n I ain about to
introduce to you as orator of the day
is a lawyer from Red Rock, and he can
talk the handlo off a 1 Mitch o* en He
will tell you all about the wars, from
>'..-1 '•attle o! Hrandy".- ine down to the
laa • 1 • 1. uij j' • •• t1 ■ ' ' -
American continent, except « anada
ha its Independence day to celebrate
The celebrations in the South Araeri
van republics are carried out much
l after the manner of those hold in tlio
! nited State■
mere is no shado-v of *bs grsve
No shro id of p l« obllvlou. uo tsar,
i >o, eonlln d pvt 1111 shall there e\er be,
l o death it uot the guerdon of t iie brave.
Who ecnq e oJdeaibaud sot their fe«t
on f *
* pon this pi «i 1" ' • immortal j
lit that tw
\\ i Ii Is of
a I w a v s
Which end do
I In: birth
both ends to make sure
I II ti
g the ti ll
ivhicli. as a rule,
f t iie
in ihe Fourth.
fatal i t ic
population low: t
either by reason
ome one else's patriot
e's nic cough,
long before there >
that family, lie
rill be a
1 that make'-1"
I whether lie i
July 'i «n«i July «
ven at this late day there is more
.ess dispute as to the proper day
for celebrating tlie Declaration of In-
lependenee. Contrary ones hold the
innuul celebration should take placc
duly ' because on that day the
duration was adopted by congress.
It was not until the Fourth of duly.
vever, that the declaration went
over there walkiug on it
"Yes, but they sre stupid snimals."
"Well, what ami? l o you take me
for a vegetable or a mineral?"
Tho national peopio's party claims
duly t as its birthduy A reesnt
proclamation issued bv its national
chairman calls upon the faithful tore
rcmbcr the day every wncre «vith up*
tuurlli uf July.
k on , he **ourtb of July u almost heie
j l he day that Ameitca holds >o tl*a
: lhe day of Hag-, aud , nunou aud bal.s
beep I patriotism lu each breast swells
! lhe day of fireworks gorgeous to view,
lhe day of burn' finger- and fares, too!
Fourth of July Is almost here
4 oil we re thankful I* romaj but ou:e
\\ nat does It tuesu to oue little maid'
'cpeorn aud peanuts and pink lemonade
What doe« R mean to two little bojs'
, and Pr^ :rankaa, racket an
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