Last night as I lay a-sleeping
A wonderful ream came to me.
I saw Uncle Sammy weeping
For his children from over the sea;
They had come to him, friendless and starving.
When from tyrants’ oppression they fled.
But now they abuse and revile him,
Till at last in just anger he said:
“If you don’t like your Uncle Sammy,
Then go back to your home o’er the sea,
To the land from where you came,
Whatever be its name,
But don’t be ungrateful to me!
If you don’t like the stars in Old Glory.
If you don’t like the red, white and blue,
Then don’t act like the cur in the story
Don’t bite the hand that’s feeding you!”
You recall the day you landed,
How I welcomed you to my shore?
When you came here empty-handed,
And allegiance forever you swore?
I gathered you close to my bosom.
Of food and of clothes you got both.
Come on with your letters. They are
very interesting, especially the soldiers’
and sailor boys’ letters. Would like to
hear from all the Cousins. Will come
again. – Bertha Woytek, Holland, Texas
From the Reverse Side of the Clipping:
Soil sandy loam, clay subsoil, produces heavy
yields grain, grasses, etc.; ten months’ growing
season, year-round grazing, located in Hasting
Potato Belt, richest general farming section of
These lands we offer in tracts of from 1,000 to
20,000 acres at $10 to $20 per acre, depending on
location and value. Prevailing prices on similar
lands in same vicinity, two to four times as
Will sell on small cash payments, carrying
balance purchase price for one, two and three
years at 6 per cent interest, or will take cattle,
subject to shipment to Florida, at market prices.
Wire or write for further particulars.
C. E. McLeod
Reference, Florida National Bank or United
States Trust & Savings Bank.