I H II II I I - 1 .'I 3 I -
ir. nr ii i a 4 n rax a J rn n rut
Fourth of July
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 :
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
which bUiim ex
ploded fur my boa
fill "I like the I'li'll
of the Fourth with
thi! ex.-eption nf
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
' Wi, hail a nice. (ir,i't tit
ou tin' Fourth. John. With
! at home
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'
"1 arl;m.wl.,(li;cM iv r' i Ipt by fall
ln off thn front Ktoi and barkliiK in
"Von should always roni' m'o r. John,
that the Fourth Is the day wln-i jour
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
"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
"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
" e bad n very
quiet time at
home. John, on the
Fourth, with the.
exception of your
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
"Full of the spirit
of liberty, your In
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
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
"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
"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
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
Mn,t of our
miles in I'-.ery di
rection haxe sunt
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
"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
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
Met Gen. Shafter at Santiago,
Art. Gen. Toral to Gen. Shafter.
He Jabbers, old niau, now phat ars
And Gen. Shatter i07.t "Phat d'yon
And gave hliu the slyi st sort of a
I'll get hat I'm after,' sei Gen.
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
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
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.
Let him go. It is a part of a boy's
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
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
ALL FOR HOME, SWEET HOME.
With Jok.tr In tha Pack.
DUE IRAN'S EXPERIENCE
IN WESTERN CANADA,
There Are Thousands of Opportunities
In the Land of Opportunity.
To tho Editor.
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.
"(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
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
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.
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
Dr. Chas. F. Simmons Ranch Just South of San Antonio or,
Took a Long Creath and Fell c One
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
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
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
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
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.
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Dspartmtnt M, Wlnston-Safem, N. C.
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