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Give Us a Call ????iiii ibwwmh?? ?oocxxx;(xxxxxxxxxxxxx>cx)ooorxxmxx;ooocxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) "THE LAND WE LOVE" Paper by Mrs, Lydia Simpson Poffenberger oo<xxxxxx>QoooQoooooooao?' ooooooooooo<xxxxxxxxxxxxxk>< One of the interesting features connected with the entertainment yesterday by Mrs. William Burdette Mathews of the Daughters of the American Revolution, at the Coun try Club was the paper by Mrs. Ly dia Simpson Poffenlbereger on "The Land We JLove." It follows in full; Love grows with the spending of it. It is not surprising that, as our Nation has enlarged her domain, the love, loyalty and devotion of the people have grown with it. llence Coin m/bia's heartthrobs are as strong as ever thoso that pulsated in sympathy with the land to whom we owe allegiance. The motives that shaped the des tinies of the United States, as we see it today, in the formative period of the infant colonies, were varied in docd. Tfre down trodden- and op-~ pressed, the adventurous spirits and those seeking political and religious liberty, turned their faces hopefully to this, the land of promise as if by inspiration. It was the "Divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them as we may." Not withstanding the trials and hardships of the earliest explorers, nothing but praises were sung of the Vineland, later called America. Tiie record preserved by the descen dants of the eariest navigators was handed down from father to son in song and story. This the adven hi rous Christopher Columbus heard in Iceland, confirming his theory of the earth's form. Colum-bus and those following continued to carry back naught but glowing descriptions of America. That land whose wealth of mines, fertility of soil and exuberances of climate promised the acme of man's idealistic condition. It was not until arter repeated at tempts at colonization that at last, was planted at Jamestown the first ?permanent V'irginia Colony, 1(>07, the oldest settlement, in the United States, as originally formed, and closely following the Colony at Ply mouth Rock of date 1620, was founded. St. Augustine, Florida, now a part of the United States (ac quired in 1810), antedated them both. - The "Spaniards funded a fort under command of .MenenVlez. as ?both. The Spaniarls founded a fort was replaced by the old and commo dious fortress of San Marco, com pleted in 1756, that, had been more than a hundred years in building. Between the three interesting set tlements mentioned, came other founders and ?builders, until, today THE I /AND W K LOVIO stretches j from ocean to ocean, from the great lakes on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. It encom passes a vast domain of fertile vol leys, broad planes, towering hills, GARRETT AND HAZLEWOOD ?UNDERTAKERS ARTHUR L. GARRETT, LICENSED EMBALMER Why pay largo prices whon wo ran furnish you with the name quality of service and goods for less money. We carry a largo stock of goods. Prompt ambulance service. Open day and night. Bell Phono JJilO. fMM) Summer Htreet. Home Phone 328. Chnrlcston, W. Va. lofty mountains, expansive lakes and lone: rivers, into whose deep beds are poured the streams that inter lace the continent. These rivers form, as it were, the very arteries and veins that vitalize and invigor ate that great body whose flesh is the soil, whose, frame is the miner al wealth of the rock ribbed hills, while the deposits of gas and oil are the sinews. Into it has been breath ed the life of splendid citizenship, pulsating throughout its broad ex panse, tingling yet with youth, the very heart of the nation, whose brain is that .patriotic zeal, inspiring genius and solving problems that make the United States the Alpha of the Nations of the JCartli. The hope and light, the joy and liiberty of our nation is symbolized in the Flag. Tt matters not wheth er its folds be expansive or minia ture, whether its texture be of shim mering silk, substantial bunting, or of coarsest cotton. Its red folds are not suggestive of bloodshed and war, but typify the vitalizing heart's ?blood of the nation. It is red with iron, warm with love, buoyant with hope. It is broad enough to pro tect every son and daughter, wheth er native born, or American, hy love and adoption. It is elastic enough, not only to shelter her citi zens at. hOnYerbuT on every sea, and the islands thereof, and unto the uttermost parts of the continents of earth, if they there abide, insuring life, liberty and the pursuit of hap piness. It demonstrates the father hood of the nation. Nor would it be complete without its compliment of white. At its birth tiie mother heart of the nation gave to the flag its baptism of free dom. The sponsors and handmaids were truth and knowledge. Tt was a sunburst of popular government, wherein superstition, intolerance and oppression ceased: a nation whose corner stone is liberty and whose canstone is virtue The white of the flag is indeed exfpresslve of Americanism. As It floats on the air. kissed by the sun and breezes of Heaven, we should retnemiber that.. white is the blending of all prismatic colors, and recall the forebears who came to this land looking to better their condition. Tn the mingling and commingling of the nations of the earth here represent ed, we behold such a blending of humanity, that, no longer are we English and French, German and ! Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese, Aus trian and Russian. As the prismatic colors revolved by nature's hand are white, so the Divine Master lias touched us and, behold, the highest type of citizenship, all bowing al legiance to the United States, all AMERICAN'S, ready to uphold the principle of the greatest personal liberty, consistent with good goveni-t meht. - ? The red and white of the'. flag would be Incomplete without its Held of, blue strewn with Its stars of white, as would the earth without its dome of heaven's blue whose one great eye of day gives way at night fall to the stars in the Infinite mead ows of Heaven, the "forget-me-nots of the angels," save they be the eyes through which the martyrs to liber ty look down approvingly, at night, or smile through the sun by day, In approbation of the growth of the liiberty tree they planted in America, whose branches are broad enough to shelter the world. As the canopy of Heaven encom passes the earth, the blue of the flag and Its stars are emblematic of that security, unity and peace be stowed by the God of Nation*; who watches over us, while angel choirs chant Allelujahs. it matters not whether it be the thirteen colonies that blazed the path for freeman and placed upon the field of blue the white star of allegiance or, as time went on, other states came to join the galaxy of the union. Each star has been a recognition of state hood, and, of the "Fatherhood of God and the Hrot.herhool of man." God sifted the nations of the world, and the seed transplanted stood the test of years on American soil and was found fit to. replant, that it might yield (he great Amer ican Republic. Over it shall for ever float the loved banner of all of her people. You ask whence came this flag? Verily, "All its hues were born in Heaven." The progress along all lines since the declaration, throwing, off the > yoke of the mother country was en forced, has been unsurpassed in the annals of nations. The inhabited strip, lying between the mountains of the East and the Atlantic, prior to the Revolution, -with great rapidity, reached the Pacific. Alaska's area of 580,000 square miles, with its wealth, has been obtained. The acquisition of the Philippines has demonstrated not! only the military and naval genius j of the nation, but the justice, hu manity, the civilizing and uplifting power of American principles. Cuba lifts her smiling face fo Heaven, and, with shackels broken, gives thanks to America, who has set the gem of the Antilles in the diadem of freedom. Tt is now the proud boast that the sun never sets on the Republic of the United States. It Is equally as true, her natural advantages are not surpassed. Tt seems thai when God created flip earth and pronounced it good, He lodged in our hills and moun tains the richest of His minerals. In the bowels of the earth He stor ed the wealth that, would eventually revolutionize the methods of human activity. The longest ri vol's, the 'broadest and most fertile valleys He dropped 'betWeen our mountain ranges. The sfca coast. He indent.od with magnificent harbors and then He adorned the land. While the winters of the north are long and rigid, that but adds to the elorics of springtime, to the fruit ful summer and abundant autumn. In the extreme southland, is per petual spring, fanned by the breezes of ocean and gulf, fruitful beyond the dream of avarice. It needed but that the hand of man should pluck and eat. Behold the middle range of ter ritory in its native grandeur, when first the colonists stepped foot up on it! As yet by no vulgar name known to man was it called, but balptized by them, as the banner of England was set up, "Virginia." Not Virginia, known as the mother of states, but Virginia, boundless in territory. Its .northern and south ern limits undetermined -by rival claimants of the nations. "Bounded on tlie east by the great barrier, the Atlantic. On the west, by the ut most bounds yet to be discovered . Such was the country baptized Vir ginia, called for Elizabeth, the Vir gin Queen of England ? Virginia ? not only musical to the ear, but sig nificant. of the heart of the Virgin mother who gave the world the priceless gift ? Virginia, land of 'beauty, theme for song. "When it is recalled that the first explorers came not seeking homes, but. gold, and left disappointed and unrewarded, one is surprised that nature's more lavish wealth was ov erlooked. Picture, n you will, the country ?before the march of civilization ami colonization had entered, when the splendid native forests were un touched by the woodman's axe. It was magnificent in winter. The great arms of the forest with delicate tracery of twig and branch stretch ed out as though protecting the Vir gin whiteness of the snow covered ground, where smoke of chimney, factory or locomotive had never touched, where the foot of white man had never trod. The stillness 'unbroken as the deer bounded un molested in its journeys of delight, unmindful of the juicy steaks, or rich hide, that commercial civiliza tion would contemplate and pursue once if touch Virginia's shores. The bear, forerunner of the Virginia ra zor back, was frre to roam the mountains and valleys, carrying his wealth of food and furs, unmolested by huntsman or archer. The finny millions darted here and there throughout the lazy rivers. The quail and rabbits were neighbors and friends and feared not the crack of the rifle, rnmolested the squir rels played amid the trees. their tails uip. as though a-sail, (o carry them safely to port, where were stored abundant nuts. "When all thp natural inmates of the forests were fed and care free, why should not man feel safe and | Hdo^re^'riiafn who knew the promise J that "not even a sparrow shall fall on the ground without your Father." If winter were not desolate, what of the springtime? Everywhere were song birds, swelling throats In al-| lelujahs, that again the earth was j born. The opening buds proclaim ed the spring time. As r glorious batton the great branches of dog wood blossoms defied their knarled 'branches and stunted trunks and kept time to the music of the uni verse. The changing panorama from faintest tinting of green to the rich er greener hues was proclaimed from tree top to trunk, whose base was planted amid the native grasses. The waving branches nodded neigh borly to feathery ferns and budding vines. The wild cherry and crab a;pple blossoms gave promise of abundant fruit. Star-eyed the wild strawberry looked on as in approval, not envious of the more stately rasp berry and blackberry that stayed not close to mother earth, but disported their beauty on graceful boughs, swinging to the breezes. Every where were to be seen festoons of vines. The air was laden with per fume of the sassafras and winter green, wild honeysuckle, native pink roses, crab apple and cherry "blos soms. If spring time were a delight, an Eden, as yet uninhabited by white man, what of the summer? The wild plums were abundant, as were the crab apples and mul berries. The raspberries and straw berries were so widespread as to superstitiously stain the feet of the passing Indian, and but awaited the cultivation of the white man to bring it to the perfection we see to day. Nor was the forest lacking in its contribution. Wild turkeys but fattened upon the insects that peopled the forest. They added to their meal the delicacies of i>erfected fruit and ripened seed. The rivers afforded a wealth of fish, while the game in tho forest roamed at will. As summer days but ripened into autumn it saw the beauty of nature enhanced in the wondrous Virgin land. Autumn touched at first hue lightly, the leaves of the forest., and was ripening the delicious persim mon, mellowing the pawpaw, whose heart is golden, whose delicacy of flavor rivaled its southern cousin, the banana. It touched the burr in whose heart the creamy chestnut or chink-a-pin. , As the leaves grew glorious in color from mingled reds and greens to brown, the red bud and sumac the golden rod and black-eyed su san, added sythm to the harmony of color. The hulls of the walnut, but ternut and hickory nut were prepar ing to drop by their own ripened weight. While hands were not then to receive them, the squirrels were, and nuts not garnered went back, that, in time made richer the soli, already a\v untqucfced^mhnc^of w^al tl) only awaiting the genius of the white man to set in motion all its lament, treasures. I(, is with wonder, as wo viow the early settlement period of Virginia, that the colonists endured such hardships and famine that the dark days have been recorded upon the pages of history as "The Starving! Time." Agriculture, while not as intensi P.ed as in older countries, has, he- ( -ause of the vast territory, been most extensive. Conservation has now, i [however, become an American watchword along all lines. Manufacture of our own raw ma- j terials have made ours the most formidable rival In the markets of the world. Towns, cities, villages, hamlets and homes have sprung up as if by magic. We are the arbiters of the earth, and every - oppressed nation looks hopefully to protector ate America. The glory and Honor that have come to the United States have come, it is true, by the costliest sacrifice. The trials and privation of the early voyagers in quest of discovery, the settling of the Pil Igrim Fathers upon the bleak New England shore (uninhabited save by Indians), made the establishment of an English colony, at a risk of fill that life holds dear, save liber ty, -The -per lis en d 11 r e d? by? t-h e ( Uwa liers of Virginia, when related, are more thrilling than romance. When the colonists arose in their puny might, to throw off the yoke of the mother country, history records the legion of brave men who shed their blood or wrecked their lives | in that struggle for liberty. 'But what of those mothers who kept alive the fires on the heart hsst.ones. the very heart of THIS LAND WfK 1/OV1C? Who can measure the heart aches, the tears, the anxieties, the bitter sorrows, of the wives and mothers, the sisters and sweethearts at home? Yet they sorrowed not without hope. They tilled , the fields, grew the flax, picked and carded, spun and wove them both. They not only fed and clothed the little ones at home, but largely fed and clothed the army. The names of the soldiers are preserved so far as possible upon the honor rolls of the nation they founded, honor never surpassed in the annals of nations. Those other names, heroines of the Revolution, while not visible to the eyes of a grateful Republic, have beautified and enriched Heaven's records. As the sons of the nation died to atone for the sins of humanity, so the daughters' sneering was the very blood of atonement . How great, then, is our responsibility to preserve that heritage obtained at such n sacrifice. As t he spiritual life of man needs renewed baptism, so again and i again has our land been bathed in | SLID your feet into a pair of j . .t ? M RALSTON OXFORDS rVi;, ' & \ ? :A?C ? . |e? and you'll find they neither bulge at the sides nor sli il.^ 1 1_ ml i"i " V:v'^ ?r ? ? ^ %?? VI1V U1UVI9 1IUJ at the heels. They fit as though made-to-your-mea % Come in and try on a pair. .<? ' < ' ' '. ?.??f'' 4^. ? : ~ti 708 Kanawha Street ? v'; . ... .---t I blood. To determine the ntatus of the in fant colonies, to* settle forever the relative rights of the United States and Great Britain, we find following close upon the heels of the Revo lution, (not determined at Yorko-wn as we have so long been taught, but transferred to the western frontier and not concluded until the closing of the year 171)4, whose treaty of 1795 made the frontier secure, that war, known in history as the War of 1812. Engaged in it were many of the veterans of the War of 1771?, aided by the new generation, no less patriotic than their sires. They arose in their might and again planted upon our battlements the flag of THE LAND WIS LOVE. With the American army again victorious, with hostilities ceased, the new nation went on to achieve ment and advancement, pushing! civilization and colonization ever to the westward. When In 1 84 8, the imperative knocking at our door of Texas, the War with Mexico was fought by the sons of the yet new republic. Again white winger! peace perched upon our banner and were heard the triumphant hussahs of victory. And yet, had not. our land b< en purged to make it the idol of the. nations. As of old, the best ?blood must be offered as the sacri fice. The (?od alone who holds in His land tiie destiny of nations could, in these stormy days of 1801, have foreseen why brother should be ar rayed against brother in fratracldal strife; but out of it has otmie a 'big ger, a broader, a freer and better land to love. As time heals the wounds and ef faces the scars, there has sprung up that new brotherhood of men, who with united hands are not. only push ing the destinies of the north and eapt, but they have lifted up the p.'ostrate and bleeding south. A I eople rich in heritage of the blood of heroes of former wars, and men of letters, eloquent, with men whore oratory has been hoard around the world. Men who then turned their faces homeward, in many instances, houseless and homeless, with only stout hearts as a patrimony. Then it was, the brother heart of the common mother, America, applauded their bravery and fidelity to home, and were ready to join not only their hands, but their fortunes, that many thereafter followed to the Southland. Thus the South today understands the North better than ever before and recognizes their breadth of brain and depth of heart, and. together, the united North and South with clasped hands, standing as a solid phalanx, are marching steadily to the Wesr and have been joined by the northwest, the south west end the Middle West. With this splendid army of American cit izenship with its face, planted toward the goal of a perfect and united country, all newlv acquired territory with its splendid citizen ship has fallen into the line of! progress. From Maine to Califor nia. r'lom the northern boundary, where Canada, our neighbor, holds ou< her hand inviting reciprocity, to tiie routh. where America throw.* open her door w^y through tiie creat Panama Cailal, the very thrpsh hold of the nation. Columbia invite;-: tie world to enter, looking to tint universal peace and reciprocity thai will form a siiilendid triumphant archwnv of tiie nations, whose key- j atone shall lie: THE T AND WE LOVE. I DOCTOR WllilOV AM) TIII'J RttMSKN C *11 KM 1ST RY HOARD ( Washington Times. The Ueniaen hoard, so-called, of chemistry appeals in pure food mat ters ban novo.' Htoort very well with the public. When it way established, by Executive order and without, au thoiltv of statute. It wan generally regarded a^ having no excuse for ex iPtence, unless that excuse wore to be found in a desire to be more lenient toward the makers of food preparation*. Dr. Wiley, as chief chemist, ha.; put the screws on with vigor. He had the confidence of the people, who. knowing all about his long and determined fight, consid ered that the pure food act, left in his hands, would be enforced witr? an eye single to the interest of. the people. ' When Dr. Wiley decided that zoate of soda was an undesirable i ~V "* ? V "J /<Y preservative, lie brought down Upott> his head all the vials of wrath ?thdt&fe the benzoaters could uncork. Thej* wore going to be ruined forthwitl The cost of prepared foods was gc^.v;^ ing to be advanced. The producer^ .V was going to be injured becautfij '???$? much of his output would bo wasted! for lack of the privilege of saving ^ and preserving it. Dr. Wiley would have to be oyer-* ;? ruled if the manufacturers werei to-.; get. their way; and so the Remsejlp board was constituted. It. conduct ed elaborate experiments to deCidf* what effect ben/oate actually had ' when used in connection with foods. In connection with this investiga tion, which was handled by the "poison squad" method, it was not** * ed that there were curious and wide discrepancies between the general conclusions of the board and the de tailed testimony as to effects of the benzoate diet in particular case^.;^?; The dhferent squad managers ported a long list of instances which effects were produced upon the physical functions of persons untfer^ study which were decided departures^ from normal and which could notM.f. possibly be set down as indicating ^ anything except a bad effect from the preservative. s Yet. in reaching the conclusion I that bertV.oate was harmless . in reasonable quantities, thp Renisen* board brushed aside all this evidence from its investigators, paid no at>:V^ tent ion whajtever to it, and decided! kf1' as the food-preparin sired. Comes i nterests de-# y^| ? ? ? fa, now the announcement U that the Prussian pure food author!- '3 ties, after a like study of the ^ame;^ iubject, have reversed the Remfcett^J board and completely sustained r*r. Wiley! They find benzoate should"' not be used in foods. It Will IfOt hereafter, in Prt'ssia. It. occurs that an appeal from our T" supreme court of chemistry needs to be revised if the pure food law is to TO ATTI4NI) Kl'CHAIUSTIC <X>NGKESS New York, June 15. ? A large par- w!? ty of Roman Catholic pilgrims, rep-7 resenting many parts of the country, sailed today on the steamer La &a~ vols to attend the International Eucharist ic Congress, which is soon to convene in Madrid. IIA I ?T I S 1 Ml SS I ON A R Y CONVENTION Providence, R. 1., June 15. ? The New England Baptist missionary! convention met in this city today for its t hirtv-seven th annual session. Mayor Fletcher welcomed the dele gates at the opening session and re sponse was made by Rev. Samuel J. Comfort, of Boston. This after noon the convention listened to an address by president R. D. Dlggs, of the l>ynchl?urg, Va., Seminary. The sessions will continue until Monday. ? M '/ /) ? 'c;i | ?v5n LEARN THE ART I OT CANDY MAKING % I Teach You Ho a! OVER 7000 WOfflS Ml* IKFf- 1 mien ;s;;;s| . r . f 25 lessons in the confection art, and where to Ret uten sils and supplies, all for $1. Send today or writefor pftf. ticulars, including 2c stamp | for reply, to ;?h| P. J. Blackburn, | 215 East 10th Ave., '/ % HOMESTEAD, PA. |