The Echo register. (Echo, Umatilla County, Or.) 190?-1909, July 09, 1909, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6

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This li my country' natal morn. My
hrart with rupture thrills.
I'm bought a run (r little John, the
kind that nmetlmra kills.
And Rtialo him a plitol, too. She'll burn
herself. fear.
Hut what's tha illfTerenra If oh iloet? Ifa
only once a year ;
That I In patriotism lk It never shall
be said.
Tht baby baa some crackers now that
might blow off his head.
They're somewhat dangerous; they'ra
filled with dynamite, I hear.
But tixrt them off, my darling child;
'tia only once a year.
I't heard that rockets hare been known
to put out cuildreri'a eyes.
Of course In every childish sport some
dimger lurking lies.
We'll have to taka our chanc of that
they mustn't srand too near
For we must celebrate the Fourth ; 'tis
only once a year.
Ho, though the baby's blown to lilts and
Jo'inny'a lost his sight.
Though Susie's hair is all burnt off by
time that it Is night,
I'll sing "My country, 'tis of thee," In
agents loud and c!ar,
For I have kpirt the glorious Fourth,
which coiii' but once a year.
I? The Flag of
District Seven
Naturally It iva.' d.irk and at III
bout OlHtrlct K'.'hool Numliir Seven;
why not. wiit'u tin? cl;;'it day clock on
the wall IiiH.dc marked nliio forty-live
p. tn , unci wu.i tii kiiu; on toward ten
at fan! aa It could ii. "Time for all
honct folkn to bo In Iwd," tho hoc
tor; Kratidfaih'T would hnva told
hint. T!m l)nctor w.ii aipinacd to
have Kotio thorn an hour und a half
Hut the lioctor had a matter on
hand which he felt required caution
and the Hhnde.i of nlhl; therefore he
ud Jlmiiiy crept stealthily nut from
their renpectlve honie.t, met where the
road forked, and Ktolc acroaa lota, tak
ing iidvantae of every bush and
clump of weed i. though It was as dark
a the Doctor's pocket. At last they
were crourllliiK ni'alnst the
aouihern wall of the brick school
holme. , .
SaM the lioctor In a atat?e whUper:
"Thin here shu'ler Isn't really Mliut.
1 at nek a wod of jwimt In the IiIiikp.
and Mlea Colwell ptiMcil like forty
tryli.K to book I'. It's the only win
dow where the lock doesn't cntch.
Now. I'll l:oo,it you up, and then you
can haul me."
"No. nlree," h,i!I Jimliiy promptly;
"I'll bnuxt and ynu haul."
"I!ut y.iu'r-' the heavMst," uracil the
Doctor, "it's hi i r to boost than to
"I diu't care. I don't k In there
flrnt. You're the fellow tint's dolus
thl. I j'.iHi Dune nloiiK for coiu
uany." "You're an old 'frnM cat."
" "Fra'.d cut yourself."
"Will, here booat away." ttnhl the
IbH'tor, mid up he went. It wan dark
oulHldc. but as lie nitride the win
dow will Hotlleliow it looked a Kod
deal darker within.
"(live me the Iniiiern." It was tin
lighted, but the speaker wan well pro
Tided wi:h timtchcH. "Now, catch hold,
quick." lie reached hi arms out of
the window, making a hero'r effort to
rotnpu r the ijuccr. creepy fcellm; that
Somet Ip'!!; I'.nht reach out of that
awful I'lai kiii-Hn behind and catch hold
of hi in.
"It won't net d two of us to go up
Into the loft." wax khlpcrcd from lie-
low. ' You Juxt ll.i;ht the lantern and
put It on the window hIII, mid I'll
wait lore till you come down. Ouch
For the IKictor came down then and
there, luinliiii; kijuarelv mi top of him.
and tlim'nh .1 linli. y mlcht weltch a few
pound.') more, owrylxMy knows that
momentum coutiia for morit than
wvIkIi!. Tha IKictor ha I momentum
to spate.
'hay. are you cotnin' like a
hit." man. .ifti r promlsltiK and prorn
JhIiik kj 't 1 wouldn't a. it any other
fillou? tiy, are mi mii you, Jim
Iny Ni Id ."'
li.t off 'ii pic" TV';.
choclli hi e w.-ti .1 ) Iil, iiii.; t. t!ic
1 . i.-1 r a Mi itivc o.i,- JiiniMv vfii
In tl i -it tii.i! titie'. I'll' h. spi-i.-d:ly
J.-r'.id tli" !o,-tir In after him. and
tiie l:iti r ; daniK mi l r.vk
fuiiuli to i!i"e tile nliti"tT befme !ie
M r.; n a m.i'i !i
Tl e i;: ' K't Hi load, tli' Kceml
apu' r. d nd . rut !M t'.itr.l II
' ! .: - did t In- s,:me. 1U Vw time
l;ic : l'.me rhr-'W ' t.vl
ii i'. t -. i .'in.:. i.,i.i!i !ie e'l'!:n:.
l..i !i .t!i ; r- i"c :u a ijulwr
T.ii r. nuthiiiit and In re,"
t.ud Ji:ii;ny. ie.An; l-arfislly a:out
Woo n.iid fiire Ir.ive'v
h-o.T. .1 the I ..-: .i r " No f. r the iv
l.i I.!, r ''
It Meed in the eloet whole the
phi hurS t!ie!r h.f a:ul c'.o.t(.!i. Th.
two Irme'it t! out. s-miewlut hinder
ed lu Ihe.r priKn -as. not only because
the ladder was heavy, but because
they aecmed to feel obliged to carry
t!i lantrrn with them wherever they
went. When th Udder was at latt
trinly I hinted under the trap dor
leading u the loft. th Doctor, with
a air of being nonchalantly willing
to ahar the honor of the eipedittoo.
Inquired: "Well, who goea upf
"You." Jtmlny replied with prompt
maaa. oaaaljr unuiovtil b anibltloa (or
hip. Tha Doctor gave a con-
temptuoua anort
"All right. I'll take tha lantern
with me then." He snatched It from
the desk where It atood, and was half
way to the celling before Jlmlny got
hla mouth open to remonstrate. The
Doctor shoved the trap aside, swung
the lantern slowly about hla head aa
he took a .omprehonBlve survey, then
net It down, and drew himself up. The
Inatant he cleared the opening Jim
Iny'a head popped through It, hit legi
swiftly following.
The loft was the store room for dis
carded books and wrecks of furniture,
piled about In disorderly fashion. On
a box near the trap lay the object of
their quest; a package carefully wrap
ped In burlap and brown paper. Aa
the Doctor laid hands on It, Jlmlny
snatched the lantern and dived down
Jo the ladder. He thought he aaw
something stir back In among the
piles of books. It might be a rat. It
might be almost anything. At the
foot of the ladder he cried, "Hurry
up!" The Doctor was Just emerging
from the trap, and although not anx
ious to linger, he took time to drop
his burden carefully on Jlmlny's up
turned face. It pleased him to hear
Jlmlny Bneeze, gag. and try to spit
out the dust.
Hut his smile only lasted until he
had untied the package, when it
changed to a prolonged stare, accom
panied by a melancholy whistle. "He's
got It after all, Jlmlny," he said;
"he's gone and got It after all."
"You've got the wrung bundle" The
Doctor shook his head In somber and
an. -uirvd negative. "There wasn't any
other; there never has lieeti. And
how do you s'pose these got up there
If he didn't pm 'em there to cheat?"
Ho held up on object that threw Jim
my back In lotivulxlons of mirth.
"Breeches his old work breeches!
Oh, Moses and we've been thinking
It was the flag! Oh. s'posln' we'd
tried to run them up to-morrow morn
ing when the folks were all hire!"
and Jlmlny rolled on a desk quite
The Doctor did not laugh. He re
garded the garment with his chin
resting on his hands, while a perplex
ed frown drew his brows together.
"Tlint's what he was up to. Let's see;
this Is how hn said It: 'We've got to
have your flag for the Fourth.' Not
May we have It?' civil like. But
'We've Cor to have It.' And I tells
him: 'Our flag's going up here on the
morning of the Fourth of July, be
cuiiJie here's where It belongs.' says I.
(ilve you a treat all round for he
use of it,' says he. 'No. air.' says I.
'Ice cream, cuke and lemonade,' nays
he. 'No, nlr. says I; timybe you can
have it In the afternoon, for you did
give a couple of dollar. toward pet
ting It. but we gave the nio."t and It'
ours.' 'All tight; keep your old flag,'
Hays he, but I knew by the twinkle In
hl.i eyes that lie to bound to get ll
somehow, If we didn't hide It away
from him. but I didn't '.spect he'd be
after It before tonight. I've been up
here "most every day, and It kmikk.k
all rii:ht. Just his ninarttit to stick
his itbl breeches there mid make iih
think 'twas safe till we started to run
It up; I Hay It's mean of hi in if he Is
my uncle."
"Dad says he's Trlckey by name
and trlckey by nature." Jlmlny was
venturing on delicate ground. Uncle
and nephew were not so many years
apart In age, nor altogether diverse
in disposition.
The Doctor scarcely heard him; he
w;n doing some hard thinking. The
lantern light shone on his red hair,
and revealed gathering resolution in
each freckle. Keil hair and blue eyes
can be trusted to take care of them
selves, red hnlr and brown eyes to
look after other people, red hair and
gray eyes beware! The Doctor had
gray eyes.
"Jlmlny," he said, pounding the
desk he sat on wsh his fist, "we'll
have our flag on our own flagstaff It
we bae to chop theirs down. Now.
you lib oti. He and Ntek FicldiU!; and
Joe Strayer und a lot of the other
fin-hoy '11 stay up till midnight to
blow off the anvil you know they al
ways do. Then they keep up a racket
for a while, run up the tlai; and go
home fur a tinp. When they g. home
fi.r u nap ibis tlni", Jlmlny, we'll Jerk
our flag down In a hurry."
"Moses! we'll hive t hai'g round
hi, I wat. h th. in nil til:ht."
Who's i.Him".' I'd iicuT stay up
tn 11:4V tii.i't have Harry Trlckey
; our flag on hi old ile."
I don't heliov we can haul 1;
down by ourselves."
' I'shaw, U s Just like pulling I'
dow n here, only the ropes are long-
rarthuUriy dear to the heart of
the Doctor was District Seven's now He had been the originator of
'ho plan to purchase It. the most p. r
sis cut bri;4ar of contril i;tio!is. an I
d. -pi!.' r.Ki'.ed object ions to
labor, had even dug and delved to add
to the fund Therefore he felt a ;-
la! proprietary right In the banner
that was to float oxer the school house
dmii'K certain patriotic exercises on
the morales of the Fourth.
Hut the Ullage of Amadan. near
the outskirts of which th school
house stood, had a park, a flag po'.e
and a tire brigade. The park was a
pretty shaded green where the Til
lager and people from the surround
ing country were wont to gather on
high days and holldaya. The fire bri
gade was composed of youngsters at 111
la or just out of their teens, and
Harry Trlckey. the village mischief,
was assistant foreman. Tha pole was
tn the park, and the flra brigade were
responsible for It, and for tha Hag
that usually floated frost tu
On the previous Memorial day this
had been ruined by a sudden fierce
storm, and as the Fourth drew near
Mr. Trlckey suggested that the brig
ade borrow District Seven's for the
Amadan celebration. He argued that
"the kids" could forego Its use, as
they and their parenta would come to
the park at the close of the school
exercises and remain there for the
rest of the day.
The soui of the Doctor flew to arms.
In vain his youthful uncle urged rela
tionship, contributions, the larger
teeds of the village, and eren offered
bribes. It was a case of Greek meet
ing Greek. Young Trlckey mentally
determined that the flag should fly
from the Amadan pole; the Doctor
that It should float over District
"Twill be awful tejus hangln
around In the dark all night," Jlmlny
repeated with a cavernous yawn.
Indignation made the Doctor'a eyes
snap and his freckles stand out In
bold relief. "I wish to goodness
that I'd asked some feller that Is a
feller to come 'long o me." he ejacu
lated. "I bet you'd never catrh Phil
Thompson, uor Dick Stebblns. nor
Phil Jones whining 'bout the dark end
stayln' out all night."
"Who's whining?" demanded Jlm
lny. bringing his Jaws suddenly to
gether. In a silence that was eloquent the
Doctor dragged the ladder back to Its
place In the closet and made his exit
through the window. The only con
cession made to the fact that he hid
a companion was when ho permitted
Jlmlny to hold the lantern, while ho
pulled down the sash and closed the
"What you fjolng to do with It?"
Jlmlny referred to the bundle from
which iii! Doctor had never relaxed
his hold.
"Never you mind what I'm going
to do with. It." The Doctor extin
guished the lantern by a sudden sweep
of his arm. took a few steps forward
and turned to say Impressively:
"If you akk going with me. Jlmlny
kCeebles, you've got to promise "deed
and double, honest Injun, crosa your
heart, that you'll never open your
head about what we do. Harry
Trlckey'U be fit to mop up the earth
with us If he finds out."
"Who's going to open his head?" de
manded Jlmlny, and the Doctor was
satisfied. Jlmlny had his faults, but
he was a boy of his word.
Had the assistant foreman of the
Amniian Fire brigade been less busily
engaged the night and dawn of July
third and fourth, he might have
noticed that in the outer ring of faint
est light cast by the bonfire In front
of the smithy, he sometimes cast three
shadows Instead of one; that wherever
he went ho was as closely watched
and followed as ever any foredoomed
captive of Sleuth or Sherlock Holmes.
One df the shodows, with bands in
pockets, yawned cavernously and
olten, but it stumbled doggedly on
in the trucks of the other, that, armed
with persistence, an unliglited lantern
and a bundle, never fur one Instant
faltered in the pursuit.
Having begun the celebration of the
Fourth early, and Intending to con
tinue It late, Mr. Trlckey sought his
couch 11 n hour or so before dawn, and
slept long past the breakfast hour of
the rest of tho family. In truth he
did not witkeii until half the villagers
were mirthfully cognizant of what wa;
announced by him by a shout under
his window.
"Trlckey. Hai ry Trlckey. come down
and Milute the ilag! Trlckey, Trlckey.
Tticki y! come and see what's happen
ed to your flag!"
"What Is It -what's up?" the os-ist
ant foreman asked, rubbing his heavy
eyes. He was answered by adjura
dons to come to the park and see foi
Lung before he reached the green.
however, an uma.ingly transformed
standard fluttered into view. The bi
furcated garment he had folded care
fully into the wrappings of Dlstri.t
Seven's Hag. chuckling meanwhile at
the dlscotutlttire of a certain "big
headed kid'" nephew, kicked gayly at
him from the top of (he flagpole.
"The little cum!" muttered Trlckey.
rei'CRni?.lng at ence the fine hand of
the Doctor. And when he reached the
foot of the flag stuff, iiml the laughing
.:od pointed out the
fastened on the top of a! tie--where
only some one. lighter of wcl.chi
but as dating as himself, could h.i.e
tied them, he muttered again with a
reluctant grin. "The little cuss'"
On the stroke of tea that morning
amid the cheers of the pupils drawu
up In a lin, (iiitsl.le, the flag of Tl
trlct Number Sewn ruse !ua;et!oally
to the top of the s. hoc! flagstaff. The
Hi tor. urey!r.g It proudly after
..iindMng the b.tliiards with consum
mate skill, chaiuel to latch h!s young
uncle stineylng him snd turned aside
with an embari asslng cough.
Not until the exercises were over
did Harry kt Uh!n speaking distance
of his nephew. They with a
gravity tefiiling the occasion.
"Well. Mr. Monroe." said the assist
aud foreman, and to the twinkle tn his
eye the Doctor presented and expres
sion of almost wooden innocence, "are
you willing to lend your flag to the
village of Amadan for the rest of the
Tht Doctor took time to deliberate.
After a suitable pause, he rejoined: I
don't car, tf the rest of em are win
ing. You fellows gave two dollar.
'Course you'll be responsible for any
"Of coarse," assented hi uncle, by
thU Urn la a broad grta. Tha Doctor's
face remained unmoved. Ha throat
his bands Into his pockets and strolled
away to join the admiring Jlmlny.
"Don't gawk so," he muttered, In
Oerce. admonitory whisper.
tamatra Ielaad Caaalbala Have LIU
rafare Strictly Mcalral.
Cannibals especially those of tha
Island of Sumatra, whose primitive
and only article of clothing has given
to our language the familiar tens
"Sumatra wrapper" have a bad repu
tation as feeders, and are generally
classed as low-down savages. Yet, as
the London Lancet says, it Is only
fair to these despised people to point
out that they possess a literature, and
that their literature Is medical. Doubt
less they have rook books, also, which
will make mighty Interesting reading
when deciphered.
The Battack manuscripts, of which
there are a few specimens In the
Maraden library at King's college
d'nlverslty of London), are curious
examples of the most primitive form
of book. In his classic work on Su
matra, published In 1811, William
Marsden thus refers to this literature
of the cannibals: 'Their books are
composed of the Inner bark of a cer
tain tree cut Into long slips and folded
In squares. Their contents are little
known to us. The writing of most of
those In my possession Is mixed with
uncouth representation of scolopendra
and other noxious animals and fre
quent diagrams which Imply their be
ing works of astrology and divina
tion." M. Clalne. reporting In 1992 on a
Pattack manuscript, of which the late
Dr. fJ. W. I.eltner reproduced a copy
in photogravure In the Imperial Asi
atic Quarterly Review (1892). de
scribes It as referring to some plague.
The book was submitted to Pundit
Janardhan. an eminent Yaldak phy of Lahore. The writer of this
article was at the same time busily
employed In unearthing the Rattak
manuscripts In the Marsden library at
King's. These, with Capt. Cook's orig
inal diaries and other treasures of
prb-e. were soon found In a large box.
which had never been lost, hut which
had suffered neglect- owing to Its
very obviousness. In no long time
the learned Pundit doctor of Ijthore
replied In the pages of Dr. Leltner's
Medical scientists In England had
been possessed by the Idea that the
Bnttak bark books contained a definite
adumbration of the theories of Pas
teur. The little twiddles, painted In
some black pigment on the bark, were
held to lie what were then called
"germs." Dr. Janardhan entirely con
firmed this theory, but he pointed out
that the Bnttak Illustrations were bor
rowed from ancient Hindi books, from
which the Rattak cannibals copied
with nn Infinite neatness: "Whatever
peojde may choose to say about the
discovery of bacilli and microbes as a
new thlni? (In 1S2) In medical
science. It Is quite evident that the
principle of this discovery was many
ages ago given In the Sanskrit books
of medicine. Hnd the details, elaborated
and tabulated, ran lie produced to
prove this statement."
Rut the Sanskrit Illustrations In
question really refer to worms, not to
germs. In India diseases are often
traced to a "klra" or worm, and the
Rattak pictures really depict a num
ber of these.
(uaeeileil hy Mrbular lo lie Ike
;rafpt lllsltirlral Work.
Although the Idea was conceived
when Gibson was 27, he was 31 before
he sot himself seriously at work to
study his material. At 3 he began
; he composition, and he was 39 when
in February. 1776. the first quarto vol
umtf was published. The history hud
an Immediate success. "My book." he
wrote, "was on every table and 1
most on every toilet; the historian
was crowned by the taste or fashion
jf the day." The, first edition was ex
hausted in a few days, a second was
printed in 1776 and next year a third
The second and third volumes, which
ended the history of the western em
Hire, were published In 1781, and seven
yars later the three volumes devoted
:o the eastern empire saw the light.
The laNt sentence of the work, written
In the sumni'T house at Lausanue, is:
"It was among the ruins of th cap!
!ol that 1 first conceived the idea of a
work which has amus-id and excrcUod
near twenty years of my life, and
which, however Inadequate to my owu
wishes, I finally deliver to the curi
osity and candor cf the public,"
This is a brief account of one of
the greatest historical works. If in-
JeJ it is not the greatest ever written
says James Ford Rhodes in Scribner's
Let us Imagine an assemblage of En-
Sl'sh. German and American h!stor!
oal schV.ars called upon to answer the
question. Who Is the greatest modern
historian? No doubt c.-.n exist that
Gibbon would have a large majority
of the voices; and I think a like meet
ing of French and Italian scholars
would Indorse the verdict. "Gibbon's
work will never be excelled." devTared
Nlebuhr. "That great mister of us
all," sa!J Freeman, "whose Immortal
tale none of us ran hope to displace."
Bury, the latest editor of Gibbon, who
has actually criticised and carefully
weighed "The Dally Decline and
Fall." concludes "that Gibbon Is be
hind data la many details. But in
the main things he Is still our master,
above and beyond date. His work
wlas plaudits from those who believe
that history in Its highest form should
be literature and from those who oold
that tt snoald be nothing mora than
a acle&Uflc narrative.
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