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HEROES OF ALAMO
truggles of Crockett and His
Spartan Band Will Be Recalled
by the Great Celebration San
^Antonio Has Prepared.
FIFTEEN THOUSAND MEN
]OF THE NORTH TO ATTEND
Texas City Will Devote One Week
to Festivities Commemorating
.State's Independence Thou
sands of Homeseekers Coming.
By HERBERT VANDERHOOF.
Most states of the union are satisfied
with one Independence day. Texas is
not. But then Texas is the biggest state
of the union and didn't happen to be a
part of it during the stirring times of '76,
Bunker Hill, Monmouth, Yorktown and
several other places that are deeply im
planted in every American heart. Texas
does not overlook the glorious Fourth by
any means. The state is not only a big
one in size, but it is big in patriotism,
Sand they burn as much powder down
i here, make just as much noise, and de
liver just as many spread eagle speeches
ron July 4 as they do anywhere else
i throughout the domain of Uncle Sam.
Texas is so large, however, and has
such a thrilling national history *f its
own, that it takes two national days to
'.commemorate matters properly. One of
these days is to be celebrated this month,
I and already the state is on the qui vive
jjfrom one end to the other with the prep
jaratlons that are going on to celebrate
the anniversary of the day that saw the
shated thralldom of ^Mexico thrown off,
and the independence of Texas as a free
and sovereign nation proclaimed.
Naturally and properly enough, the city
of San Antonio is the scene of the prin
cipal oelebration in the state, because it
fwas the scene of one of the most gallant
-'fights that was ever waged in the history
of mankind. Here a force of Texans,
^numbering not over 190, under the com
'znand of Colonel Travis, Lieutenant Col
.onel Bowie and David Crockett, were be
jsieged in the Alamo on Feb. 22, 1836, by
\a force of fully 6.000 Mexicans under the
=command of Santa Ana.
From Feb. 22 until March 6 this gallant
Texan band successfully resisted every
attempt of the Mexicans to carry the po
sition. Then, as the reinforcements they
|had been looking for failed to appear,
ithey prepared to die. The thought of
^surrender, despite the overwhelming odds,
never entered the minds of any in that
"They fought like devils," says a
schronicler of the combat. "It was at
sshort rangemuzzle, to muzzle, hand to
!jhand, musket and rifle, bayonet and
jbowie knife, all mingled in confusion.
t* The Texans defended desper
fately every inch of the fort. Overpow
ered by numbers, they would be forced
j!to abandon a room they would rally in
Ithe next and defend it until resistance
No Messenger of Defeat.
None of the garrison engaged in the
Siege escaped. It has been said: "Ther
mopylae had its messenger of defeat
the Alamo had none."
But heroes never die in vain. The
story, of the gallant struggle of the Alamo
only inflamed the ardor of the Texans,
and when Santa Ana's victorious army
met the Texans under General Sam Hous
ton at San Jacinto, April 21 of the same
lyear, the Alamo was avenged, the Mexi
cans overwhelmingly defeated, and Santa
,Ana taken prisoner. This ended the war
and gave Texas its independence.
San Antonio and Texas celebrate this
'event every year, but this year the fes
tivities are, if possible, to be on even a
fgrander scale than is usual. It is, for
one thing, the Seventieth anniversary of
the battle* Then, again, San Antonio is
I growing with such rapidity that it feels
lit is better able to do big things than it
'was a few years ago. It has reached
tout and practically invited the country to
join with it in this year's celebration,
i and the latter has tak&n on a truly na
tional air. From every part of the union
visitors are coming to take part in the
'festivities and to view the glories of what
iits citizens claim is the most beautiful
I city of the south. From the. north alone,
it is asserted, there will be 15,000 visit
ors, and San Antonio has prepared to
lenjtertain them royally. The whole week
of April 16 to 21 is to be a gala week,
and hospitality of the true southern or
ider will be showered on the strangers.
This is a part of the program that has
Monday, April 16Omala street page
an and welcome to King Selamat at
'might. Masked revelers on the streets.
Tuesday, April 17Baby carriage pa
rade, concerts, various conventions in
i session, and illuminations,
i Wednesday, April 18San Antonio day.
Trades and civil display by San Antonio
merchants and manufacturers. Opening
Of the state saengerfest.
Thursday, April 19State saengerfest's
first grand concert symphony orchestra
of forty-six artists, four renowned solo
ists, grand mass male chorus, and mixed
chorus of 200 voices.
Friday, April 20Great homeseekers*
convention, saengerfest concerts, other
conventions, and free concerts.
Saturday, April 21.Patriotic exercises
in forenoon, grand flower battle in after
noon, saengerfest convention and con
certs grand eerie of Eagles in conven
The Invasion of Homeseekers.
Most of the visitors from the north who
will attend the San Antonio celebration
will be down here not only to see San An
tonio and its beauties, but will also have
the object in view of looking over the
cheap and enormously productive lands
that abound within a short radius of the
'city. For this purpose, the city and the
railways have co-operated and cheap
rates and a mass of literature giving all
possible information that the homeseeker
may need has been provided. Agents of
the business men and of the railways
will attend to the strangers, and every
facility will be afforded them to obtain
exact and unbiased information of the
boundless possibilities that await them in
in this wonderful state.
I was talking with a former northern
man, one who had lived for years in the
state of Wisconsin, about the coming cel
"Do you think many of these homer
seekers will stay here?" I asked.
'I should reckon on a low estimate
that out of the 15,000 northerners who
will be here at least 10.000 will be so in
love with the country, its balmy air and
cloudless skies, that they will decide to
come here and live. Why, look at me,"
he remarked, energetically. "I came here
six years ago without the slightest inten
tion of remaining just wanted to take a
trip and see the country. But, like evei*y
one else from the north, I fell in love
with the state. We don't have to freeze
here six months out of the twelve. There
Is not a month of the year that you can't
work out of doors. We can grow every
thing they do in the north and a great
^many things that they can't, and we get
a bigger yield to the acre than they ever
thought of up there. And on top of all
this, you can buy four or five acres of
landyes, even more in some placesfor
the same money that you would pay for
one. acre up north."
How Men Are Judged.
"How are the people?" I asked. "Are
they as sociable as in the north?"
"Much more so," was his reply. "They
size a man up down here, for what he is,
and not by the size of his bank roll. If
he is honest and industrious, that is
enough for them. If he is not, they don't
care to have any truck with him. Wa
have the best of schools, good churches,
every advantage that you will And in any
northern community, and in addition, this
glorious climate, the healthiest and most
enjoyable in the union. We don't have
to go to California or Florida to escape
the cold months of winter, and our sum
mers are most enjoyable. I tell you there
is not a state in the union today that of
fers the advantages to the man of small
means or to the capitalist seeking an
investment for his money that this state
does We are all making money, and in
tfolng so we are enjoying living to the
Mrs. John E. Mills, 36 Mulberry St., Lynn,
I have been troubled with catarrh since I
was 10 years old. At times my head troubled
me so that I was obliged to stay in a dark
room. Nothing helped me and my physician
said I could never be cured.
I began taking Peruna this spring and
find myself greatly benefited by it. I have
not had an attack since I took my first bottle.
I think in time it will cure me. It has already
improved my appetite and my general health
and I have gained twenty pounds in three
I have recommended it to several of my
friends, who also find it very beneficial. I
advise any one troubled with catarrh to use
Almost every one has come to believe
that spring is a season that brings de
rangements of the body dependent on
This belief is an old one, is nearly uni
versal and has arisen, not as the result
of the teachings of the medical frater
nity, but has been learned in the bitter
school of experience.
Depression of the nervous system at
the approach of spring is a fertile
source of blood impurities.
There are general lassitude, dull,
heavy sensations, continual tired feel
ings, with irregular appetite, and some
times loss of sleep.
THAT TIRED FEELING.
That tired feeling which is the nat
ural result of the depressing effect of
warm weather immediately after the
invigorating cold of winter quickly
disappears when Peruna is taken.
MAI HAYE ELOPED,Minnesota
Journal Special Service.
Freeland, Pa., April 14.Sixteen-
year-old William Kemble is missing
from his home here. So is Jennie
Eeinsmith, 15 years old. They left on
separate trains, both having tickets for
Mauch Shunk, buj their present where
abouts are not known to their parents.
The youngsters worked in the local
silk mill and were devoted to each
other. Several weeks ago, they planned
to elope, it is said, but Kemble's
mother blocked the game by filing a lien
on her son's pay.
Both families are worried over the
disappearance of the pair, but in view
of the fact that their known resources
are $35, they think the children will
Would Scratch and Tear the Flesh
Unless Hands Were TiedWasted
io a SkeletonAwful Suffering for
Over a YearGrew Worse Under
DoctorsSkin Now Clear.
WOULD HAVE DIED
BUT FOR CUTICURA.
"My little son, when about a year
and a half old, began to have sores
come out on his face. I had a phy
sician treat him,
but the sores grew
worse. Then they
began to come on
his arms, then on
other parts of his
body, and then one
came on his chest,
worse than the
others. Then I call
ed another physi
Still he grew worse. At the end
of about a year and a half of suffering
he grew so bad I had to tie his hands
in cloths at night to keep him from
scratching the sores and tearing the flesh.
"He got to be a mere skeleton, and
was hardly able to walk. My Aunt
advised me to try Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. So great was her faith in
it that she gave me a small piece of
Soap to try and a little of the Oint
ment. I took it home without any
faith, but to please her I tried it, and
it seemed to dry up the sores a little.
"I sent to the drug store and got a
cake of the Soap and a box of the
Ointment and followed the directions,
and at the end of about two months
the sores were all well. He has
never had any sores of any kind since.
"He is now strong and healthy,
and I can sincerely say that only for
your most wonderful remedies my
precious child would have died from
those terrible sores. I used only one
cake of Soap and about three boxes
of- Ointment. (signed) Mrs. Eg
bert Sheldon, R. F. D., No. 1, Wood
Vflle, Conn, April 22,1905."
Complete External and Internal Treatment for JSrtry
Humor, from Fimplei to Scrofula, from Infancy Age,
consliting of Cuticura Soap, 25c, Ointment, .ieiol-
wrt,fiOc.(In form of Chocolate Coated MI B, JI5\ yer vial
of OS), may be had of all druegirts. A tingle eto*
THE CORRECT REMEDY.
Spring with its lassitude is also
fruitful of catarrhal diseases on ac
count of its sudden changes so apt to
cause inflammation of the mucous mem
branes of the respiratory organs, in
volving either the head, throat or lungs.
Peruna's beneficial action upon the
mucous membranes is a thoroughly es
tablished fact, and this explains why
Peruna is the correct remedy at such a
time. DO NOT DELAY.
Get a bottle of Peruna when the first
languid feelings make themselves ap
parent in the spring. Take it accord
ing to the directions on the bottle. Con
tinue this treatment through the first
months of spring.
This course* of treatment is no ex
periment. It has helped thousands.
Why should it not help yout
A SPRING TONIC.
Almost everybody needs a tonic in
spring. Something to brace the
nerves, invigorate the brain and cleanse
the blood. That Peruna will do this
FEARS FOR KENNEDY
at Man Drops from Sight
Winnipeg, Man., April 14.Laurence
Kennedy, who came with four other men
from Graceville, Minn., has disappeared
and his friends fear foul play.
Kennedy and his companions, B. H.
Trainer, Dave Kridler^ Tom Gavin and
A. Seeley, came* west to purchase land.
Wednesday evening th&y visited Immi
gration hall to arrange transportation.
When they left the hall Kennedy and
Gavin were, together, but became separ
ated. Kennedy failed to appear at the
Honest People Tell Their Experiences.1
Mr. J.Q.Oraig, a well-known athlete, whose home
address is Bridgeton, N. J., writes from the Hotel
Donavin, Delaware, Ohio, as follows:
"1 can say of Peruna that, ada tonic for the spring
of the year, it is the best for athletes, and as such I
can give it a hearty recommendation."
Peruna does,, not fail to prevent the lassitude and
languor incident to the approach Q* W
is well established. Everyone who has
tried it has had the same experience as
Mr. Warren M. Taylor, 1216 8th Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., who, in a recent let
I suffered from general feeling
of lassitude, with occasional4
hotel and nothing has been heard of him
since. He had about '$300.
regained over to^ look
after his friend -aflfl the police are work-
ing on the case.
TRAIN KILLS ROBBER
Dynamite, Fuses and Mask Found, upon
Bbzeman, Mont., April 14.An un
identified man, about 25, was struck by
a Northern Pacific engine in the yards
here yesterday, and so badly injured he
On his person were found twenty-five
1) 'a3-MAPT,J I i VIVNM'TM.v
atarrh Restored to Health
Spring,the-?. Time to I Cure Catariii.
chills, followed sometimes by fever and
"These symptoms manifested them
selves mostly in the spring and fall.
I suffered this" way for about sev
"Last spring I began using Peruna
and followed the instructions as set
forth in one of Dr. Hartman's booklets
which I picked lip in a drug store and
to my great joy I noticed that within
a week I was nearly cured.
"At the end of two months I was en
tirely cured and feel as though I have
a new lease on life."
Spring is the best time to treat ca
tarrh. Nature renews herself every
spring. The system is rejuvenated by
Anty Drudge and tKe Next-Door Girl.
NexUdoor girl'"Such a wash as I do be havin* this Monday. I'll
not be through till night, and me back is broke already."
Anty Drudge "Don't work for anybody, Molly, that won't sup-
ply Fels-Naptha soap. It does the work in less than half the
helps the clothes last longer. Here i^,
started a same you did this morning and I'
faking my wash off the line before you get yours out." &
Mr. Wienand Houseman, a prominent and aged
citizen of Seneca Falls, N. Y., is the inventor of a
number of implements of modern warfare. He
"For several years past, I and my family used
your Peruna as a tonic and for the purification of
the system in general and find that it is an excellent'
medicine to restore weak nerves to a healthy
spring weather. This renders medi
cines more effective.
A short course of Peruna, assisted by
the balmy air of spring, will often re
lieve, old, stubborn cases of catarrh that
have resisted treatment for years.
A WORD OF ADVICE.
To those who have been afflicted with
chronic catarrh we wish to say that the
spring season affords you a splendid op
portunity to get rid of your disease.
It may be you have been afflicted for
several years you may have tried dif
ferent remedies. Perhaps you have
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
This failure was during the winter
months. But now is your opportunity.
Nature comes to your assistance at this
Just help her a little and she will
bring you out of the quagmire in which
you have been floundering so long. Give
Nature a little assistance, lest her
struggles be in vain.
A TYPICAL CASE.
Geo. M. Fillmore, formerly 1st Lieut.
3rd U. S. Artillery, writes from 909
pounds of dynamite, fuses, caps, two re
volvers and a black mask.
He was struck near a water tank, and
it Is thousrht that his Intention was to
hold up the transcontinental train when
it stopped there for' water, and dynamite
the express car.
BIG- BRIBE FOR CUPID
New York Man Offers $300,000 to Wom
an He Marries.
Washington, April 14.Henry Stark,
a globe-trotter and the possessor of
$500,000 according to his modest
claims, has announced that he would
Every wash-day, more and more women are changing from other soaps to
No woman evef changed from Fels-Naptha to another soapunless she used
Fels-Naptha in hotivater.
In hot-water, Fels-Naptha is little if any better than ordinary soap.
In cold or lukewarm water, used according to the directions printed on the
wrapper, Fels-Naptha is twice as good
as the best other soap ever made.
The point is that Fels-Naptha
soap must be used Fels-Naptha way
in cold or lukewarm water.
We want to make it as plain as
If you'd just as soon as not
boil your clothes, and have the heat
and steam and suds-smell through the
house if you're perfectly willing to
take twice as long as there's any need
of to do the wash if you've got the
strength and to spare to do the hard
rubbing if you don't care about the
clothesdon't care how much the
I boiling weakens their fibre, how much
the hard rubbing wears them^out
why, then-pdon't use Fels-Naptha
FELS & CO.. PHILADELPHIA
St. N.W., Washington, D. C, as follows:
I brought forward from winter into
spring a sickening case of catarrh
which was making existence miserable
for me until I was induced to try a
bottle of Peruna.
An immediate improvement gave me
hope, if not relief. I kept up taking
Peruna and it has 90 strengthened and
relieved me that I am now confident of
a cure. I heartily indorse Peruna for
catarrhal affections and as a tonic for
their weakening effects."Geo. M.
A short course of Peruna now will
he Just in time. During the month of
April you will find the strategic time to
rid yourself of chronic catarrh, one of
the most persistent, stubborn diseases
in the whole list' of human ailments.
After you have tried it you will say
Peruna is positively the best spring
medicine you have ever used.
A great many years of extensive
trials of this remedy in this class of
derangements have demonstrated its
willingly settle $300,000 upon any wom
an whose beauty and talents would in
spire in him the love necessary to mat
Stark says he made his, money 03y
lucky mining strikes in the Klondike
gladly send you one. Then show the formulas to your doctor. If be does
not approve, then do not buy if he approves, then buy, and keep these stand-
ard familyjnedicinesonhand. iySSSSSfrarill*.
All grocers sell Fels-Naptha soap.:
Mrs. A. S. Bueker, 1824 Cedar street, Nash
ville, Tenn., writes:
*I wish to tell you what Peruna has done
for me. In the spring of 1902 I was very
sick and so weak I could scarcely be up. I
was alarmed at my condition.
I had a bad cough for some time and I
tried several cough medicines, but grew worse
all the time. I knew if I did not get relief, I
would soon go into consumption.
"So I decided to try Peruna. I had con
fidence in it before I took it and found it was
just the medicine -I needed, for in a short
time my cough ceased and ^my strength re
I have enjoyed better health sincfr taking
it than I had for several years previous.'?
Thousands of cases might be quoted
in which Peruna has rescued people
from the ravages of spring catarrh, and
put them on a good, solid foundation of
We can give our readers only a slight
glimpse of the vast array of unsolicited
indorsements Dr. Hartman is constantly
receiving. Very few physicians in the
world have received such a volume of
enthusiastic letters of thanks,
For a number of years requests hav
come to me from a multitude of grate
ful friends, urging that Peruna be giv
en a slight laxative quality. I have
been experimenting with a laxative ad
dition for quite a length of time, and
now feel gratified to announce to the
friends of Peruna that I have incor
porated such a quality in the medicine,
which, in my opinion, can only enhance
its well-known beneficial character."
"S. B. Hartman, M. D.
and in speculations in Brazil diamond
mines. Now he is tired of knocking
about the world, and will settle $300,-
Qung, eligible won|sn who
pleases his faj
nc and is
We have nothing to conceal! No secrets to
hide! We publish the formulas of all our medi
cines. You will find these in Ayer's Almanac
for 1906. If you do not have a copy we will
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