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THE ROCK XStAND AUGUS. SATURDAY, JTJNE 17, 1911.
Tho honor mast tb nattoa'a ajoal djrT
Not he wb, ereka our ears with noisy
Mot fa who talks, with Tiotfctxx BMh to
Asosultlnc htctiMt hoavw-OJid tb
Who flfffcto tho wrone AlA bit aire, i
Who feela tho paoaloa of ecaaUty. J
Ho honors moat the atarry baanor o'er
Each aro baa Ita owa erlais. Tboy mot
And made tbo nation and the world their
They started s new Are we. their!
Content to bandy words and praise our
Have wo lnborHod alone their names
And not their tore of freedom and their
Shame on our praises! Liberty proclalma
Her call for men. Are we too dull to
J. A. EDOERTOK,
By GEORGE WAUGH ARNOLD.
!N recent year a w rood American
folka have been burning up $10,
0M00 In fireworks every great
and rlortoua Fourth, of July. If a
all very noble and very patriotic, and
It stirs the boaom of veteran and
prospective soldier to the bursting
point, but It also meant last year tho
death of nearly BOO of our budding
f-Ehting men and the aeriorna maiming
f about 4,000 mora. There fa no way
of calculating auch minor accidents aa
a loat finger, a powder scarred face) or
a nasty burn.
An Interesting Fourth of July report
la that of the American Medical asso
ciation a few years ago, showing that
ail over the country the total of deaths
ad serious Injuries was 4,449.
The toy pistol, with Its accident
ensuing gangrene, claimed 408 death
victims, and other vehicles cf noise
killed fifty-four, while among the seri
ously Injured were ten made totally
bllr.d. aoventy-fl-r who loat one eye,
fifty-four who lost an arm or leg or
both and T?4 who lost hanSa or feet.
Parenta, Raad Thsae "Dsn'te."
But, If tho fireworks must continue
to be, here Is an ultra sensible list of
"don'ts" complied by one of the largrest
manufacturer a and lmportera In the
The Fly and
Mary T. Knowlton writes in the
Rock ford Star:
No fly has yet teen found that could
be taught good manners. He just
loves to come and wipe bis feet oa a
delicious piece of cake you are about
to put Into your mouth. This is a dLs-
ousting fact to contemplate tvhen we !
have been taught tho history of theo
annoying little insects. It was former
ly supposed that flies were useful
scavengers and harmful only from the ;
annoyance. But the fly has been found
cut, great scientists have studied his
history, his life and his habits and
pronounce him not only a nuisance but
a positive danger, not only to peace
but to health. The person that we
honored because he was so gentle that
"he would not hurt a fly" is a person
to be honpred no more, but the one;ing their recent struggle with Russia
who can assist the niost in preventing I took scientific methods to protect its
his breeding, is the person we should ! soldiers. As a result out of an army
honor. of about 1,000,000 men they .lost lss
Dr. L. O. Howard, chief of te Na-jthan 300 by typhoid, -while Russia lost
ington, has made an extensive study
of th! pest and of the simplest meth
ods of preventing his breeding and
destruction afttr'he apptars.
Dr. Howard says the fiy performs no
useful service; he is Indefatigable in
his appointed task of conveying dirt
and disease germs from hi3 foul sur
roundings where he is born and lives
to the places where your food is pre
pared and eaten.
When I examined the fly under the
glass, I was impressed how fearfully
and wonderfully he is made.
The gauzy wings, the thousands of , streets and sidewalks. If properly ta
facets or lenses on the head forming j forced the law wi! not only work a
the ten compound eyes, the thre j revolution in the appearance cf our
f iruple eyes that look like little black j streets but in the general health of the
buttons, the feelers that look like pea-j city. Here is a great work for the
cock feathers, all impressed me with ! health department.
wonder. The feet arc the part of the Last December the fly formed the
fly we fear. These feet are spongy j subject of one of the sessions pf the
come from errors in diet, from too little exercise or from the mis
takes we commit without thinking of consequences. These
sicknesses may be slight at first, but they hinder work, prevent
advancement or bring depression and spoil enjoyment. What
is worse, ther lead to serious physical disorders if not checked in
time ; but you CAS check them easily and quickly. They will
EaturaBly- Yield To
such a safe, simple, reliable family remedy as Beecham's Pills. In every
household where this famous and unequalled medicine is known,
th whole aspect cf life is changed for the better. Be ready to help
yourself and your family to overcome trouble and to regain, and
keep, good bodily conditions by having on hand for immediate use
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The little tots enjoy themselves parading with soldier clothes on, tho girls
boy wants hie pistols, his firecrackers and his
country. It is well worth, tho careful
perusal of every parent:
Don't use toy pistols of any kind.
Xon't use matches in setting off fire
works. Tho good slaed (lame that
matches giva is apt to ignite. Instead
of the fuse, the paper or even the ex
plosive powder Itself of a cannon
cracker or of a skyrocket, and hence
a premature explosion. Besidea, match
es break, and their lighted or smolder
tag ends, dropping her and there, per
haps among- a litter of fireworks, may
do untold harm. Us punk Instead of
Don't bend directly over a cannon
cracker in lighting It, for If Its fuse
should be short and it should go off
too soon the explosion might blind you.
In lighting a cannon cracker keep the
and when a fly alights on any object
it causes more or less of that mater
ial to etick to bis feet and when ho
alights elsewhere he leaves particles
on the object on which he alights.
From the swill pail, from the sputum
of a comsumptive, . who has been
thoughtless enough to expectorate on
the street, from the tick room of pa-
' tieuts ill of most any disease to your
kitchen to deposit this filth on the
Iood 3"ou vour children are soon
to take into your system is not a pleas
ing situation to contemplate. No fly is
clean; he is born in filth. Flies are
more deadly than snakes because of
the subtle methods they use in distri
buting disease germs.
The Japanese government under
stands the dangers of the fly and dur-
Illinois has a new bill which passed
the house and awaits the governor's
signature. The bill is most compre
hensive and far reaching in the pr
tecting of food stuffs from dirt, which
includes flies, they being first named
in the bill. This will or should make
a decided difference In the appearance
of our markets and streets. No fruits
or vegetables or other foods should be !
exposed unless protected by wire or
other screens. It should also prevent
the exposure of food from contanima
tion of animal's or the dust of the
boxea 10c aad 25c
body at least two feet away and tit
Don't hold a skyrocket in the hand.
Skyrockets' sticks should be planted in
the ground firmly.
Don't set off one piece of fireworks
in other fireworks' vicinity. Many ac
cidents have been due to this sort of
oarelessnoss. The danger of an explo
sion from flying sparks can only be
avoided by keeping under cover tho
stock of fireworks not fen use.
Don't bring a romaji candle closer
than three feet of the fao. In setting'
it off it Is safe to hold it In the hand,
but the hand should be extended at
arm's length, for the sparks from a
roman candle are apt to burn holea In
the clofhlog, if not to do more serious
American civic association at Its con
vention in the city of Washington.
This association has a "fiy fighting"
committee, which gave a most inter
esting report, followed by a series of
moving pictures giving the history of
the fly from the egg to maturity.
The danger'of the fly Is a subject that
conies home to every family, especially
every family where there are children.
Not until whole communities are
aroused, however, can thi3 nuisance
be abated. The good housewife be
comes thoroughly aroused and very
active if she is unfortunate enough to
discover bedbugs, cockroaches or little
red ants Intruding in the home. When
the orderly, cleanly housewives of our
city are convinced that the housefly !s
a far more filthy, more dangerous, as
well as more subtle enemy and will
feel it is a disgrace to have files In
their homes, they will follow the fol
lowing admirable instruction or rules
which the American Civic association
has given to the public in a recent
This bulletin Is so good that I sug
gest we cut It out and put it in a con
venient place for reference when our
fly season comes:
"Flies breed in horse manure, de
caying vegetables, dead animals, and
all kinds of filth.
"Not lesa than 95 per cent of the
pests are bred in the stable.
"All stables should have a manure
bin with a door at the side and a wire
screen on the top, that the larvae de-
Posited in the manure before it was
placed in the bin will ber screened when
hatched, and as files seek light and
come to the top of the bin, they can be
easily killed by burning paper or some
"The fly has a thirst only equaled by
his hunger; place a dish of poisoned
water in the stable and the greater
part of the flies hatched will be killed.
"Flies are natural scavengers, ful
filling the same functions that some
bacteria do, but become an intolerable
nuisance and danger when entering
human dwellings and by contamination
"The presence of flies fs a direct evi
dence of careless housekeeping and of
the existence of filth in some form
about the premises and are more dan
gerous than the good housekeeper's
terror found in the bedrooms.
"Remember that wherever absolute
cleanliness prevails there wSl be no
flies. Look after the garbage cans.
See that they are cleaned,. sprinkled
with lime or kerosene oil and closely
"Remove all manure from the sta
bles every three or four days, and
when removed keep In a tight pit or
vault eo that flies cannot breed in It.
"Lye, chloride of lime, or blue vitriol
water, carbolic acid, or any kind of dis
infectant may be used.
"Keep flies away from the kitchen.
Keep flies out of the dicing room and
away from the sick, especially from
those ill of a contagious disease.
"Screen all food. Apply this rula
not only to food prepared at home, but
to foodstuffs offered for sale, and es
pecially fruits, salads and all of the
things which do not require to be
"Prevent consumptives from expec
are satisfied to march In boawtifwl now whit dress anal havo everybody say,
rockot, and, do pit ail effort for noiseUs Fourth, if a safe wager that hVII
Don't hurry back: to a firecracker or
a skyrocket to see If it has nt gone
out. Let at least three minutes pass
before returning and then keep the
face averted and shield It with the
Don't bold a cannon cracker or even
the smallest flracractier In the band to
light it. The custom of lighting- crack
ers in the band and then tossing them
In the air to explode is a dangerous
custom, for all fuses are uncertain, and
the premature explosion of even a
ama.ll cracker ia a serious matter.
Don't stand near a plnwheel. To
light It hold the punk at arm's length
and then jump away before the sparks
begin to fly.
Don't set off roman candles without
taking note of the wind's direction.
torating where flies can feed upon it.
"To clean rooms of flies carbolic
acid may be used as follows: Heat a
bowl or any similar article and drop
therein 20 drops of carbolic acid. The
vapor kills the files.
"A cheap and perfectly reliable fly
poison, one which is not dangerous to
human life, is . bichromate of potash.
Dissolve one dram, which can be
bought at any drug store, in two ounces
of water, and add a little sugar. Put
some of this solution in shallow dishes
and distribute them about the house.
"Sticky fly paper, traps and liquid
poisons are among the things to use
in killing flies, but the latest, cheapest
and best is a solution of formallm or
formaldehyde in water. A spoonful of
this liquid put into a quarter of a pint
of water and exposed in a room will
be enough to kill all the flies.
"To quickly clear the room where
there are many flies burn pyrethrum
powder In the room. This stupefies
flies, when they may be swept up and
"If there are flies in the dining room
of your hotel, restaurant or boarding
The Proof is
in the Flour
The Test is
Op to You!
Your Grocer Has It-
Stand so that the wind will blow the
parka away from you.
Don't cease to whirl a roman eandre
till you are sure that all lta balls have
gene off. Even then don't look into
the extinguished candle. Such aa. act
would be as foolish as to look into tit
muzzle of a gun.
Don't lean the stick of a skyrocket
toward any house or building, for the
falling sparks might cause fire. Bee
that the stick is so pointed that the
sparks will come In contact with noth
ing inflammable when tme rocket de
scends. In the United States the fireworks In
dustry seems to be the only one which
Is busy ail the year in preparing some
thing that is to be consumed in a stn
gle day. The retail trade necessary to
house, complain to the proprietor that
the premises are not clean."
SUPREME COURrS WORK.
Great Amount to Be Done When
Judges Return From Vacation.
Coincident with the closing of the
term of the supreme court of the Unit
ed States and the departure of the Jus
tices for their summer vacations has
been the planning of an Immense
amount of work for the court when It
meets again next October.
Thirty-five cases, some of them of
farreaching importance, have been ad
vanced for hearing on the first day of
the next term "or as soon thereafter
as practicable." The quoted phrase Is
estimated to mean a month, for It la
said that it will take at least that time
to hear the arguments in all these
Among the cases advanced are those
involving the validity of the Indict
ment of Charles F. Munday and others
growing out of the so called Stracey
coal lands claims in Alaska and of
the indictment of James A. Patten and
others on charges of violating the Sher
man anti-trust law in "cornering" the
cotton market. The review of the trial
of Frederick A. Hyde and others on
charges of land frauds on the Pacific
coast will be another prominent case.
In addition to these the court will
have under advisement during the
summer about a dozen cases which
were argued in the term Just closed,
but not decided. Probably the most
important of these la that Involving
the constitutionality of the federal
employers' liability act of 190&
According to a summary by Deputy
Clerk Maher of the work done by the
court during the term just ended, fJOO
cases were filed and were disposed
of. These included 1G6 opinions. Dur
ing the preceding term 503 cases were
filed and only 395 cases were disposed
of, Including 176 opinions.
JEFF DAVIS PRAISED.
Captain de Leon Declares Confederacy
President Was Lincoln's Superior.
That Jefferson Davis, president of
the Confederacy, was superior to Abra
ham Lincoln in every respect and that
bad the positions of Lincoln and Davis
been reversed Davis would "have
crushed Lincoln in one week" were the
assertions made by Captain P. M. de
Leon in a speech before the United
Daughters of the Confederacy at
Washington at exercises in honor of
Davis' birthday. Captain de Leon said
that in his opinion Davis had never re
ceived proper recognition for his tal
ents and work.
"Mr. Davis," said Captain de Leon,
"has been made a scapegoat for the
hate of some radicals. He has been
held up by some lying historians of the
north as an arch traitor, an agitator
and a cruel man. No fouler words
were ever spoken, and no man ever
waged war on as high a plane of hu
manity as did Davis. The American
world bows down to Lincoln, but he
was sot the man he is said to have
Captain de Leon was an officer in the
Confederate nary and later was consul
at Guayaquil, Ecuador. lie resigneti
from the consular service following a
controversy with President Roosevelt.
"How perfectly lovoly," but tit- big
snanage ttjis enormous output does not
become aetlv until a few das before
the dawn of Independence day. and be
fore midnight of that anniversary the
business relapses Into sonnolenoe. On
the following day the dosen or more
fireworks) factories in th United
States begin to prepare the stock for
the next year.
It is now that Inventive genius is
racked for Ideas that will win daring
the few moments that they glow and
illuminate the heavens. All the cbaosres
that can be rung upon the old time
foundation of shooting stavs, revolving
wheels and showers of colored fire are
made effective. If there has been a
new president, a new war, a popular
subject of Interest of any kind, the
counterfeit presentment Is ingeniously
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ALWAYS SAFE AND SANE
Old Glory floats e'er mead and mala
Aad never run In a noise.
It's always safe and always , -
So eheer ta banner, boy!
The rocket whistles threegh the atr
And oraoktea In the sky.
Its failing stick may sing your hair
Or sink lsrto your aye.
The giant cracker makes a sound
As 'twere a cannonade
Aad strews its victims on tae green A
If they are net afraid). '
The yesVf pistol pops and peps 1 -
Till all aroand the land
The eager undartakera abops
Are muchly in demand.
Old Olery floats aeren and stilt
O'er town aad mead and mam.
Tbeu eheer the banner with a wflL
irs always safe and sane.
T. SAPP. JR,
sheltered ta aa lnnooeot looking paste-
beard cylinder until eoh time as tt Is
sent out to spread Its glories en the
Safs Movement Qrowtog.
Mow as to the spreading efforts for a
safe and sane Fourth that will stop our
horrible slaughter of the innocents.
Fifteen or twenty years ago tt would
nofhave been possible for any body of
city fathers to have undertaken to
have suppressed the noise of the chil
dren on the Fourth ef July. The chil
dren would have been up In arms in
no time, and even the parents weald
have declined to stand for such aa In
novation. Gradually, however, the work ef the
daily newspapers In exploiting the
horrible chapters of accidents has had
Its effect People began.to see to what
an extent the annual sacrifice of life
and limb had grown, and they com
menced to be Impressed by the fact
that it was a sacrifice that was abso
lutely unneceasary. The explosion of
se many tone of powder made a great
noise, but It did not redound ene Iota
to the honor of the brave men to whose
patriotism we owe our national exist
once. The only sad Ihlng abont the sane
Fourth is the feeling that will be ex
hibited toward parents by Toung
America. "Old frumps' will be about
the mildest term. V
si ken .
1808 Third Avenue.