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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1012
THE FOURTH OF JULY IN 1912
Probably in no previous year in the last half or three-quarters of a century has the celebration of the Fourth of July been so quiet, so orderly or so worthy of the dignity of a great nation as it was in this year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twelve. And probably in no previous celebration has there been so extensive and general a display of the national flag as this year. Irresponsible rowdies with their giant firecrackers, their blank-cartridge pistols and their reckless shooting of firearms, instead of being tolerated in our large cities were promptly arrested and fined in most instances. This year, instead of the usual pandemonium of earsplitting and nerve-wrecking noise,
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1912;LIX(10):804–809. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090048017