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T55 I H II II I I - 1 .'I 3 I - ir. nr ii i a 4 n rax a J rn n rut MlrrTmi ByOtORGEVfOBW. Two Fourth of July Stories T'NCI.K rKTi:it passed the 1' ourth of July at Ills old liimii' in Ohio. I III II sl.oW Villi R lctfr v wrote tin a few il.'.vn after tliiil I j j J .- V event : ar.lohn: We ha, I a nlie, qnli't t I in (i n n the Fourth. Willi 111" exception of my ankle, wlili h was HOIlll'W llilt 1 I 8 1 o- catcd because tny (out stepped "n Infant bombshell, which bUiim ex ploded fur my boa fill "I like the I'li'll of the Fourth with thi! ex.-eption nf till IluiStv I h' ll.'vo that If our fore fallows hud s" i"'cti-l that their jrntit Kraii'li liildi'-n would i.ialo un it an luminal racket nn Hi"' Fourth of July they would liavi- ;i i t r I for a Miciw:'!"nn mi Hi" Kt!i of l.oi'iuy In, fun, .-.a-niio; t .it-tr J. !in i.iin-. . ! i an tin-n It u.iuld In, to Ill to i I l liri'f: arl.'TS uii'h r youi in-oili Imi's lnows vli''a l.i' least peels It. ' Wi, hail a nice. (ir,i't tit ou tin' Fourth. John. With ! at home tl..' ccep tlon that Hit!'' Oscar Mti-ldv, who llwv next ih or. 'ii'. i'H'imI mo wi'h a romaii candle which joined ni"' between the third button on my waistcoat ami th' solar plexus. "1 arl;m.wl.,(li;cM iv r' i Ipt by fall ln off thn front Ktoi and barkliiK in tihoulili't'. "Von should always roni' m'o r. John, that the Fourth Is the day wln-i jour patriotic voire? should rlinib out of your thorax and make tin" welkin rlnc. hut It Isn't really necessary to net up a row be tween a atn k of dynamite and a lioi; nf gijitit pow der tu prove that you love thecaiiso of liberty. "You will find that s mie of our b".it citizens -men who love llb'-rty with nn cverlast liit; love are bbl Iiik In thn collar with hoih hands over their ears from July 3d to July alb. "We ha I a nice, quiet time at homo on the Fourth, John, with the exception that your second cousin, Randolph, tried to ex Iilodo n toy cannon and removed the apex of his thumb and about half of tbo dining-room window. "It may lie necessary to celebrate the birth of frcdoui by Dtirs'.lnR forth Into nol .e, hut my Idea, John. Is tha; Did Glory would like it much better If we were more Kub'luod anil kept our children on the earth Instead of IoUIiik them rci "I' l the. air In small fiusr.ietuE. " e bad n very quiet time at home. John, on the Fourth, with the. exception of your ditUint relative, 1'ncle Joseph I'ar berry. I'nelo .!' annexed about six mint juleps and then went to sleep on the front porch with five packs of firecrackers 111 his coat pocket. "Full of the spirit of liberty, your In teresting cousin, Kaudolph, set flro to your uncle's pocket, and when hist seen your Un cle Joe wiis rush Iiik over htil and dnlo In thn gen eral direction of Hartford. Conn., with the firecrackers cheering him on. "Liberty, John. Is the only real thins In this world for a nutlon, but Just why tho glorious cause of freedom should be sli'pprd In the face with an ItnitntiMi of the bombardim nt of Port Arthur Is somelhln which I must have misconstrued. "We had a very quiet time here at home on the Fourth. John, with the "veoptl"!'. thnt another Interesting toiislu of yours, my young namesake, Peter Grant, tied a Riant firecracker to the cat's tall, and the cat went to the kitchen to have her explosion. "It look two hours and ieven nelih bora to get your good old mint Maggie out of the refrigerator, which was the flace selected for her by the catastro phe. "The stove lost nil the supper It contained; little Peter Grant lost two eyebrows and bis Duster Brown fcair, the oat lost seven of Its lives, and tho glorious cause of fteedotn got n B nd oir that could be beard 11) miles. "We all m'.ssrd you. John, but may be It is better you were not at home on the Fourth, because the doctor Is occupying your room so that -ho can be near th" wounded - otherwise, we am all well "I think. John, that when freedom was first Invented by George Washing ton the lib a was to make It something quiet and mode it which be could keep about the house and which he could look at once In a while without getting nervous prostration. "Ililt George forgot to leave full In structions, and nowadays when the birthday of freedom rollii around the Impulsive Xnierlean public wakes up at daylight, shoves up the window and begins to hurl torpedoes at the house next door, because a noise in the air Is worth two nol'es on the quiet. "We had a very quiet Fourth at the exception of your second er In. Hector, v p a t r i otieally Milled hl!!l.s'-lf a hot air hallo m, and when last ''a liii ho.e rr; nvr F.rie. I' a . a n d lu.ikiiiit sl-fis foi lils parents not to wait s ipper lor liiin. Mn,t of our neighbors It miles in I'-.ery di rection haxe sunt and daughters missing, but what could they expect ...I ..I, ,1.1 u ill try to put a pound EJTv i f powder In four inches of itaspipe ami then light the result with a match? "The Four'h Is a great idea, bin i mum mm I,,:- it. loo far. as the little boy said when be went over the top of the liniise on the handle of a sky rock'-t. We bad H veiv quiet tlt'ie lit home on the Fourth. John, with the exception of our parlor, which took lire when vour enthusiastic cousin. Randolph. tried to iniike smile Japanese lanterns i... j. niiv lire to the lace curtains. 'Th.. firemen nut out tho fire and most of our furniture. "Vour cousin was also much put out when 1 spanked him. "xv hone to recover from the ex cii..mr..it before the next Fourth, hut your aunt hopes that nomehody will o,m Invent l new Stvle llf hOlSO WHICH will not bo so full of concussion. Yours with love. UNC'I.K PK I Kit. tCiW) right. t'-O" M W I"! '"Ktl-"" L'"l us- I i'V- V-.j Ml v. vV7.; By Gen. William R. Shafter. Wholesome aiithuslasm, whether firod by tho battery of words or gun powder, U hound to creuto courago and stir our brave men to greater deeds of valor. I feel that we cannot celebrate too much for tho glorifica tion of the greatest day ill the his tiny of our union. When I was n lit tle boy I looki d forward to the Fourth of July wllh all of the pleasurable an ticipation of childhood, and saved mr pennies from Christinas time to Inde pendence day to buy the wherewithal lor the lilting and noisy celebration. I think, hov.i'ver, my most exciting; Fourth was In the Cuban campaign of ) S'jS. The morning after the Santiago battle an ord.-rly brought me a pi per containing original doggerel In seven heroic vers-s They were en titled. "Phut Gen. Shatter Wlnt At ther." and the first stanza began: "Now, when Gen. Toral, a Spanldh dago, Met Gen. Shafter at Santiago, Art. Gen. Toral to Gen. Shafter. He Jabbers, old niau, now phat ars ye, after?1 And Gen. Shatter i07.t "Phat d'yon think ?" And gave hliu the slyi st sort of a v Ink I'll get hat I'm after,' sei Gen. Shatter." I think tit the Fourth of 1i:iR was the only c. . b:a'io:i I e,i r took part in tl. at lii.si.ii t'J the imue, for which I a:u grateful. By C;n. Charles A. Woodruff. vVI at promised to b" the drearint Fourth oi July In my lite ended In be ing on" of the most unmslng. I wns sent to the Indian country on M!!k liver. Moi!t;,:ia, to d 'liver s uue annu ities, and bad to wait s-veral weeks lor the Indians to come In from their hunting expedition. The A isii.iboino Indians came strag gling Into (limp fine by one, and hung around my camp with undis guised curieslty. I bad a headache, and took a quart bottle of ammonia from my medicine chest and sniffed at the cork. I knew how to mystify the Indians, and I did a couple of side steps, roiled my eyes, Jerked my body, and pointed my finger to the cardinal lolhta b -fori) taking the dnso. CANNON CRACKERS Let him go. It is a part of a boy's education. It. does seem to the small hoy that ho should have one day to spend un hampered by rules and regulations. What does your hoy care if you did only have one bunch of llrecrack crs for the entire Fourth when you were a boy? lie knows that the world was slow and sleepy then anyway. One reason why this country has a population of nearly SO. 01.000 is that so many glorious Fourths have been rainy. A Chinaman Invented tho firecrack er, but It was some other fool who made tho first toy pistol. If there had been cannon crackers when George Washington was a little boy, this country might never have had a father. As usual, we start in the day after determined to have a sano Fourth next time, and henceforth to use no other. t ALL FOR HOME, SWEET HOME. H2 V0 With Jok.tr In tha Pack. l Jt0 - ii , DUE IRAN'S EXPERIENCE IN WESTERN CANADA, There Are Thousands of Opportunities In the Land of Opportunity. To tho Editor. Dear Sir: The following experience of an Illi nois man who went to Western Can- nda six yearB ago Is but one of tho thousands of. letters that could he re produced showing how prosperity fol lows the settler on the fertile Innds of Western Canada. This letter was written to the Chicago agent of the Government of the Dominion of Can ada Slid is dated lit Evarts, Alberta, April 8th, 1907: "It is six years the nth of this month since I and .'amlly landed In Hod Deer, family sick and only $73 In my pocket, nought a JI'J lot, built a 12x11 shuck ai d went to work ns a carpenter. Next .May sold for $ 100 (had added li'.xIS building to shack). Purchased two lots at $70 each and built a i:!x'J8 two story building and sold for $!ifi0. Filed on n quarter section 23 miles X. W. of Ited Deer and have spent three years on It and am well pleased. Quarter all fenced and cross fenced, wire and rail. 24 miles of fence. House 211x31 feet ou stone foundation. Last year was my first attempt to raise grain, IVi acres of fall wheat, yield grand, hut was frosted August L'nd. was cut August lflth and mudo good pig feed. Had 1V4 acres fall rye that I think could not bo beat. A farmer from Dakota cut It for me; he said ho never saw such heavy grain anywhere. Straw was 7 feet high. I had 4 acres of 2 rowed barley on fall breaking that did not do so well, yet It ripened and gave me all the feed I need for stock and seed for this riuing. I did not have grain threshed, ro can't give yield, but the wheat would have gone at least 25 bil. to tho iicre. Have a log stable aix.i.i leei, broad roof and two smaller buildings for pigs and chb-kens. "I have lived In Harvey, Ills., and 1 now tiomethlng about It. I have been hungry there and though able and willing to work could get none to do. (me Saturday evening found me with out any supper or n cent to get It with. A friend, surmising my situation, gave me a dollar, which was thankfully ao cepted and later paid back. Wife and I uro thankful we came here. We wero living near Mt. Vernon, ills., as perhaps you remember visiting me there nnd getting mo headed for the Canadian Northwest, nnd a happy day It has proved for me. I hnvo not grown rich, hut I am prospering. I would not take J3.000 for my quarter now. The past winter haB been a hard one, hut I worked outside the coldest day (a2 below) all day antj did not Buffer. We nro getting a school started now that Is badly needed. "Our P. O., Kvarts, is about 15 miles; there Is another oiilco 0 miles, hut it Is not convenient to us. Wife and I would not exchange our homo hero for anything llllnolr, has to offer. "Yours truly. "(Sd.) E. KMHKHLKY." Bheer white goods, in fact, any nn wash goods when new, owe' much of their attractiveness to tho way they are laundered, tbta being done in a manner to cuhance their textile beau ty. Homo laundering would be equal ly satisfactory if proper attention was given to starching, tho first essential being good Starch, which has suflicient strength to Btlffen. without thickening the goods. Try Defiance Sturch and ,you will he pleasantly surprised at the Improved appearance of your work.. The Magnetic Sort. "He Is a wonderfully Impressive man." "Yes. He Is one of these peo ple who will say 'It Is a beautiful day' In such an impressive manner that you like giving hlui personal credit fur the weather." With a smooth Iron and Dcuanro Starch, you can lnunder your shirt waist Just at well at borne as tun i steam laundry can; It will havo tho I proper stiffness nnd finish, there will i be less wear and tear of the goods, ! nnd it will be a positive pleasure to ! ipm a Starch that does nut stick to the iron. To convince mny woman ttiut !. tine Antl ptlc u(t) Improve Iter iicnUli anil do all w cUlm fur It W will Bend her abvluiHy froo a largo trlui box of Fax'.ine with hook of In t mo tion ami fTfiiulne titimonlM. hond your tutino auU iuldres uu a puatai card. PAXTMH fwtlons, mirh nn tinM catarrh, ir1vlc catarrh and InflanimaUun caused by (unit nine UU; aoro eyi. nnre throiit and mouth, by diwt lo.-:il treatment It cur ative' powiT over tlfse troubli la extra ordinary and (rlvci Immediate rtMh-f. TIimitwri of wniwn art using and rec ommending It every riny. Co cents at druMiM ur by mat!. Hp member, hnwitvr, IT :8TH Ytr NOTHING TO THY IT. THE H- I'AITON CO., ltoitoo, Mnm. OP AHTDC of thU r?r d IXLtlXU kMAJ tlrinf to buy ny hmmmmmhb thins advtrttMd in it columnt should lntt upon harlrif what they atta tor, reluiing all tubaU tutea or imliaUont. The Farmer's Opportunity 95,000 Acres In the "Garden Spot of the World" is Now Being Opened Up to the American People. Dr. Chas. F. Simmons Ranch Just South of San Antonio or, the Market. Took a Long Creath and Fell c One Dead. The Indians were dellRhted nt my pantomime of war tneillrlne. 1 told them that whoever took that medicine could never ho killed In war. but that I was afraid they would Join fore, a wllh the Sioux and lisht against me If 1 gave them that dose. I knew them to he the greatest foes of tho Sioux, but of counie 1 had to h-j coaxed Into giving away my wonder ful charm. Af;er much persuasion I finally agreed to do It. hut harpalned that It must not be taken In tho presence of others. It was so powerful .that no novice could tnlto tho white man a medicine with others watching htm. Of course that mndo a hit with tho Indians at onco, and there were many volunleerB to he number one. 1 selected the chief, lie walked Into my tent, and I began my mysterious pauses at him. In the meant line I had two quart bottles before me. Ono contained water nnd tho other am monia. I mndo hi in understand thnt nt the end of my speech, when I clap ped my hands, he waB to tako a deep breath and Inhale the war medicine as soon as I removed the Rlasi stop. per. I don't believe a motion was lost on the Indian; they are good Imftu- tors. I gave throe war whoops and made my extenipornneous speei-h. Then I clapped my hands, pulled the cork, and thrust the ammonia under the chief's nose. lie took a long. deep breath as directed, and fell back ward as one dead. When ho revived there were tear rolling down his checks, and I ex pected to have no more fun that Fourth, but here I had not reckoned on the Indian's sense of humor. That chief went out and was ns dumb as an oyster about his treat' ment. and so close did they keep the secret that every Indian In the rnin' came Into that lent singly and too tl war ncclne without a uuio: You will never get another chance like this: J210, payable 110 a mouth, without interest, buys two lots nnd n farm of from 1U acres, for truck und fruit raising, to a ClO acro farm In balmy south Texas, where the people are prosperous, happy and contented. Where the flowers bloom ten months In tho year. Where the farmers and gardeners, whose BoaHons never end, eat home grown June vegetables la January, und busk In nild-wintcr'a balmy air and glorious siiiishlnc. Where tho land yield Is enormous nnd tho prices remunerative. Whero something can be planted und harveBtod every month la the year. Where the climate Is so mild thnt the Northern farmer hero aavo practically all his fuel bills und three-fourth the coat of clothing his family in the North. Whero tho country is advancing and property values rapidly in creasing. Where nil stock, without any feed, fatten winter and summer, on the native grasses and brush. Where the same land yields tho Bubstantlnls of tho temperate the luxuries of the tropic zones. Where the farmer does not havo to work hard six months In tho year to raise feed to keep his stock from dying during the win ter, as they do in tho North and Northwest. Where there are no aristocrats and people do not hnve to work hard to have plenty and go in tho best society. Where tho natives work less and hnvo more to show for what tbey do than In any country in the United States. Whero houses, barns and fences can bo built for Iobb than half the cost in tho North. Where sunxtrokes and heat prostrations are unknown. Whero sufferers from Asthma, Ilronchitls, Catarrh, Hay Fever and Throat Troubles find relief. Where, surrounded by fruits and vegetables, which ripen every month in tho year, the living is better and less expensive than in tho North. Where the water Is pure, soft and plentiful. Where the taxes are so low that the amount la never missed. Whore Public and Private Schools and Churches of all denom inations aro plentiful. Whero pence, plenty and good will prevail. Where it In so healthy that there are few physicians and most of them, to make a living, supplement their Inconio from other bus iness. Write today for full particulars and beautiful views of the ranch. DR. CHAS. F. SIMMONS, 215 Alamo Plaza. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. FLUE CURING IMPROVES TOBACCO LIKE ROASTING IMPROVES GREEN COFFEE New in Wall Paper. A new deslKii In fancy wall paper patterns comes from Kansas City; also n way to utilize cancelled cheeks. A flnn has had all its offices papered with old cheeks, placed neatly edite to edge. The face figures of the cN'ckH vary from :'.0.0"0 to $1,000, and the total for one room Is JS.OOO,- Ono. As a gilt moulding runs around the oilites of eai'h check-panel, the general effect Is rather pleasing. It doesn't take a man long to find out how different married life is from what he thought It was gilng to be. Flue Curing Develops the Stimulating Aroma and Taste Found in Schnapps that Satisfies Tobacco Hunger There arc three ways uscd.by farm ers for curing and prepaing their tobacco for the market; namely, sun cured, air cured and flue cured. The old and cheap way is called air cured; the later discovery and improved way is called flue cured. In flue-curing the tobacco is taken from the field and suspended over intensely hot flues in houses especially built to re tain the, heat, and there kept in the proper temperature until this curing process develops in the tobacco the stimulating taste and fragrant aroma found in Schnapps tobacco, just as green coffee is made fragrant and stimulating by the roasting process. Only choice selections of this ripe, juicy flue cured leaf, grown in the famous Piedmont country, where the best tobacco grows, are used in Schnapps and other Reynolds' brands of high grade, flue cured tobaccos. Hundreds of imitation brands are on sale that look like Schnapps; the outside of the imitation plugs of to bacco is fftic cured, but the inside is filled with cheap, flimsy, heavily sweetened air cured tobacco; one chew of Schnapps will satisfy tobacco hunger longer than two chews of such tobacco. Expert tests prove that this flue cured tobacco, grown in the famous Piedmont region, requires and takes less sweetening than any other kind, and. "has a wholesome, stimulating, satisfying effect on chewcrs. If the kind of tobacco you are chewing don't satisfy, more than the mere habit of expectorating, stop fooling yourself and chew Schnapps tobacco. W. wMl .hip SCHNAPPS direct from factory ts ratall dealm In Iota of IS tba. and avor, t tho ootabll.tiod lobbing prlco of 40c par pound, axpro.. or fralght prepaid to naareat point to which a publiahad through rate la obtainable from point of shipment ( er mail to any adoreaa a, sample Jc cut of SCHNAPPS and a camHric tobacco pouch, upon receipt of So in poataae. i R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Dspartmtnt M, Wlnston-Safem, N. C.