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The Fourth Of July

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It is safe to say theie was not a village, hamlet or town in all the United States that did not celébrate the Fourth of July. The celebrations were very much alike from Maine to California. The processions, the orations, the reading of the DeclaratioQ of Iniiepeudince, had all been seen and heard beiore, but servei their purpose once agam. Tammany Hall ce!ebrated the Fourth in the wigwam at New York, U13 principal speakers beins; Governor Fitzhugh Lee of Virginia, Governor Wilson oí West Virginia, and Hon. S. S. Cox. In Chicago immense erowJs attended the races at Washington park, the baseball games, and the regatta at Pullman, and in the evening pyrotechnical displays were witce sed in all parts oL the city and in the suburbs. At Salt Lake City there was an enthusiastic demonstration, in which both Mormons and gentiles ai e said to have participated harmoniously. In Cleveland 3,500 Knights oí Labor pa raded the streets yesterday, each wearing a small American flag. The Declaration of Independencs was read to them in the public square. President Cleveland spent the Fourth ol July very quietly, riding in from Oak View in the morning as usual and rejoining Mrs. Cleveland there in the afternoon. There was an old-fashioned celebration in Philadelphia, with a military parade in the morning, followed by an oration and the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Independence Square. In Terre Haute, Ind., Robert Schilling, editor of a Socialist organ in Milwaukae, was one of the invited speakers, but tbe varicus organizations refused to parade wtule he remained in the procession, and he was obligad to retire. In England a reception was held in London in nonOf of the diy in Grosvenor Gallery. Among the guests were Mr. Blaine, General vValler and Minister Ph3lps. Mr. Paelps proposed "The Fourth - No Couutiy to an American Like Home," which was responded to by Mr. Blaine, who said: "The Uniti.-d States is the only ccuntry with a known birthday. All the rest beganthey know not hovv and grew into power they know not how. Ii there had been no Fourth Kngland and America combined would not be so great as each actu Jly is. There is no Republican, no Democrat, to-day; all are Americuns." Great e.ithusiasm was i maaifested.


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