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TIDS MORNING ASTORIANr WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1904.
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T. .'"'THE PATRIOTIC PISTOL. .
"' Carefully eolected statistics show that we sacri
fice over 4,000 lives every years in celebrating the
Fourth of July, says the Call Most of , these are
victims of the toy pistol, an incendiary and infernal
machine for making noise and causing lockjaw.
There is a general movement to outlaw this weapon
as a means of manifesting- patriotic fervor. No
doubt it will be effectually suppressed, but that will
not end the slaughter on the Fourth.
There are other deadly contrivances, such as can
non crackers, bombs and othel fire vomiting, noise
belching devices called volcanoes and by other names
that imply destruction that will fill the void made
by the destructive pistol. The law, hand in hand
with common sense, should follow up the work, of
abolishing these disturbers of the peace and de
stroyers of life, until the anniversary of our inde
pendence ceases to be a time of terror and appre
hension and becomes a pleasant, patriotic day of
national enjoyment, as it ought to be. , Americans
have run away with the fireworks idea by degener
ating it to the service of mere noise. In this we
imitate the Chinese in all but their conservatism.
They celebrate New Year's or bring a new dragon
to town with much ceremony and firecrackering, but
they know how to produce the glad popping of pow
der without taking life or setting fire to buildings.
"We do both and feel that we have had a halcyon and
vociferous time pnly when we have scared nervous
people into convulsions, killed a number of small
boys, set fire to ladies' skirts by throwing cannon
crackers at their feet, put out many eyes by powder
explosions and burned a number of buildings on the
altar of liberty, -As the movement against the toy
pistol is general all over the country, we will await
the statistics of casualties with interest to see if it
"has diminished the slaughter of the day;
' The Spanish war was in culmination on the 4th
of July. - We were before Santiago, and beset that
last stronghold of the empire of Philip II on our
independence day. But we killed more people .cel
ebrating than were killed on both sides- in all that
war. . We did. it having fun, as some people call it,
We should learn to have fun without giving so much
employment to surgeons, undertakers and grave
diggers.'' ' .. . . . ' '" ...... '.
latter are opposed to all issues of paper currency
other than by the government, and they have a spe
cial antipathy against national banks or have had,
THERE IS BUT ONE FLAG.
There is but one flag for representation of the
United States of America, That flag consist of a
blue field with 13 stripes of red and white, alternat
ing, and with each state of the imperishable union
represented by a star upon the blue field the colors
of the heavens and the symbol of freedom and
strength, says the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
There is no other flag, and there can not be. There
fore, the design of Professor Arnett of Wilberforce,
for a flag for the negro will come to nothing. The
constitution of the United States has made the negro
au American citizen, and the flag of the United
States is his flag, as it is the flag of the whole peo
ple."" " " .., .
Professor Arnett says that "every nation has a flag
but the negro." ;IIe is incorrect in that statement.
The African nations have flags and follow them, as
other peoples and nations have flags, but there can
be but one flag for the United States. It has been
good enough for all citizens for more than a century
and a quarter and will be good enough for all years
to come. But there is another objection. Professor
Arnett would have the flag of the negro with a
staff of weeping willow, to commemorate the fact
th$ women and children once kneeled and prayed
under weeping willow trees. A black border will
be appropriate to symbolize the color. In the cen
ter will be the pictures of five representative col
ored men who stand for the enlightenment of the
people," and he believes the adoption of the flag
would "solve the race question."
There is little of logic in his belief and there is
no race question save as intemperate men of either
race may choose to force its existence. The fact is
that the adoption of the flag of the negro would
tend to raise rather than to kill the question of race.
The flag of the United States is good enough to pro
FORGETS HIS WEDDING DAY.
REPUBLICANS AND CURRENCY REFORM.
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The omission in the republican national platform
of all reference to the subject of currency reform
is' presumably, to some extent, an act of political
strategy, says the New York Commercial. The only
allusion which that document makes to the money
question is to declare "it to be the duty of the re
publican party to uphold the gold standard and the
integrity and value of pur national currency." The
republican platform of four years ago, it will be
recalled, virtually committed the republican party
to a reconstruction of the present currency system.
There can be no doubt that President Roosevelt
regards that pledge to be still binding" on him and
on his party. Only last winter, in his report to con
gress, Secretary. Shaw called attention again to the
necessity of a currency system that would be more
responsive to the. "varying needs of seasons and of
localities' and of changing conditions of business;"
and he urged, congress to take some action to this end.
The trouble has been, however, that it has been im
possible to devise a system on which all republicans
could agree; and under these circumstances it was
probably useless to try to force a currency-reform
' measure through congress. Candor compels it to
be added that there is a considerable republican
element in the west that is hostile to an "asset
currency" system, and apparently it was from fear
of offending that element that the present platform
is silent on the subject of currency reform. . , .
Should President Roosevelt be elected 'andthe
republicans secure a good working majority in the
house of representatives they will undoubtedly
have such a majority in the senate there is every
reason to believe that the next congress wil be hos
pitable to the project for currency reform and will
pass a satisfactory bill of this kind. . Certain it is,
at any rate, that no measure of this description
can be expected from the democrats. .Most of the
EARTH FIRE WALLS.
' The value of earthen fire walls separating the dif
ferent wharves and roadways ajong the water front
was demonstrated in the fire which destroyed a por
tion of the lumber yard of the Stetson & Post Mill
ing Company, says the Seattle Post-Infelligencer.
All that saved the fire from getting beyond control
was the fact that an embankment of earth prevented
its spreading under the roadways, piling and
wharves, where it could not be reached, to the prop
erty lying to the southward.
The converse of this was seen in the great fire
which destroyed the business portion of Seattle 15
years ago. The fire might have been handled aand
suppressed before it had done its greatest damage,
Were iot not for the fact that the roadways leading
down to the wharves, from First avenue, were all
pf planking on capped piling, with ' large open
spaces running the full width of the street In
these passage ways there were masses of clabs, rub
bish and other inflammable debris, on which a fire
could feed, and where it was impossible to get at it,
. . It is shown now that the sooner every street and
roadway on the tide lands is filled in with earth
solidly,, the easier will be the task of dealing with
fires that originate in that part of town. The know
ledge plight very well be applied practically to the
improvement of the safety of the manufacturing
district, wherein a great proportion of the population
of the city earns its livelihood.
The restoration of the famous Stadium of Athens
begun in 1895, with funds given by a Greek mer
chant, has progressed until they are now placing
the last of the 52,000 marble seats which the great
amphitheater contains. The seats, railings, etc., are
all of the creamy white Pentelikon marble. It is
the intention of the committee having the restora
tion in charge to build a marble propylaea, or en
trance, resembling the ancient one. Some urge the
finishing of the outer walls of the Stadium by sur
mounting them with a marble colonnade. When the
propylaea' will be commenced is not known.
Alexander Sutherland, the man who led the
charge of the famous Light brigade at Balakiava, is
living in the city of Denver, Col. He is 94 years of
age, but has expressed a desire to attend the St.
Louis fair, in response to an invitation received from
the school children of that city. As the bugler of
the brigade, Mr. Sutherland led the charge at the
command of the earl of Cardigan, and was one of
the 150 heroes who returned from the field of
Japanese soldiers carry with them kettles made
of thin paper the invention of one Daiju. The
kettle upon being filled with water and the outside
surface dampened is hung over the fire; in 10 min
utes the water is boiling. A kettle "costs only two
cents, and can be used eight or 10 times.
We find some difficulty in getting chesty over Dr.
Dowie's declaration that he prefers the United
States to either England or Australia.
With Assistanes of Sister-ln Law,
However, All It Made Right
H wit astohtahed when hit l-yer
old slsterln-law walked Into hta office
In the Townaend building.
"What I Itf ha Inquired.
"Margery," waa ber brief reaponae.
"Good heavena! Hua Anything hap
penedf" he exclaimed, jumping from
hla chair and closing the door. "She
waa all right when I left Montilair this
"YtB," with a aorrowtul ahake of the
head, "but ahe'a up. at ina'a bow try
Ing to break her heart." . , ,
"What the deuce V
"It'a the first anniversary Of your
wedding day. Tou did not YneMlon It
Tou even forgot to klaa he.
"So I did, ao I did." he remarked sor
rowfully. "But what la to be done?
Here! ! can take the day off. Tou
run home and tell her you and I had
been planning a little aurprlae; that It
waa all arranged yeaterday. Tell her,"
he continued, almost deltroualy, "that
you commanded me to keep quiet for
fear of apolllng It Get me out of thla
crape. Bertha, and that ring we talked
"Why tell her thatr aaked the de
"Don't you seer he continued, ex
citedly. "While you are going up home
and you needn't hurry I will buy a
little present on the way to the ferry.
There'a a man In the ferry-house who
sella flowers. By 'the time you get
'No use," ahe Interrupted. "She hoa
cloaed the house and sent the servant
away for the day."
"Great Jehoaaphat!" he shouted.
"Poor little Margery. I am a brute."
"I have a plan," said sweet sixteen,
"What Is Itr
"I did tell. her you and I had planned
"Tou angel! What's your plan?"
"I told her I had intended going to
your house this morning and bring
her over for a quiet anniversary little
dinner at ma's. But that you would
happen along about noon with a coach,
and that you and she and ma and I
would go to, the races."
"And I told her that Instead of the
dinner at ma's we would dine at some
nice place you knew and go to the
"No," said sweet sixteen, "except
that I think I ought to get that ring."
"I'll bring It with me when I come
with the coach. Bertha, you're a
"Margery dear," he said that night,
"you have forgiven me, haven't you?"
1 suppose I must," she replied; "we
have had such a delightful time."
"And Bertha Is a little brick, Mar
gery!" Then he confessed.
I knew it, dear," said Margery,
sweetly, "I sent her to your office. She
showed me the ring." New Tork
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