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Volume 24 LEWISTON, IDAHO, MAY 28, 1900. Number 72 1YTEXT WEEK We will Change lv— Our Ad. THIS WEEK we are too busy arranging our New Store....Come in and we will show you through it................................. Main Street Dent & Butler 'TVWVTrVVVVVWWl 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 < 4 4 < 4 4 4 4 < A LITTLE HOME TALK Did it ever occur to you, in building a home that the judicious expenditure of a little money in Artistic Hardware would yield more lasting pleasure than can he procured at equal cost in any other way. If handsome, appropriate, and in harmony, rhe knobs and plates of a door always attract attention ? We pride our selves on our line and our ability to furnish a house complete at a very little cost. 2S6, Main St. __ FLETCHER IURDWARE CO. lAAAAAAAAAAAA A A A a. i Kid Glove Sale ; f OUR EASTER GLOVES Just Arrived TUT ANY of our patrons are cognizant of the fact that the Easter Gloves we were to have had did not arrive....But they are here now and the finest line and best assorted lot ever in the city...The very latest styles and colorings...'..We have been instructed from the importer to place the goods on sale at a 20 per cent, dis count, owing to the long delay—that is the reason you can buy these goods at such prices : O. A. KJOS. Wholesale and Retail 52.50 Gloves, Colors anti Black $2.00 f2.n0 (»loves, Colors anti Black $150 51.65 Gloves, Colors and Black $1.25 fi .25 Gloves, Colors and White $ 1.00 f 1.00 Gloves, Colors and White 75c 51.25 Lamb Skin, 75c fi on Chamois Gloves, 75c J. O. VASSAR, Manager: F. B. WILLIS, Sec'y and Treasurer LEWISTON I Furniture and Undertaking Co. Coffins, Caskets, Robes, Embalming Everything in the housefurnishing line Complete Stock Wholesale and Retail I Odd Fellows' Building. I It s a Good Time NOW To Buy a Ham mocks* We have the Finest Line that has ever j * been in the city, without question $1.50— ' to $8.00 Thatcher & Kling Stationers IWin - ~ ^ . ve '-y-^WWWWWv PVVWVWW'" Your Summer's RECREATION VACATION SIGH 1-SEEING j should NOT be planned without thought of a pbo tographic outfit. You cannot move mountains or bring bits of scenery home with you but you can bring pict ures of them. Il Joes not cost much either—not if you buy the outfit of us. $J and UPWARDS The Owl Drug Slore Wholesale anJ Retail J } J I 5 < < THE MEMORIAL SERMON. Rev. Walton Skipworth ot Ike M. E Church, Addrcastd the Member« af the 0 . A. R. Yesterday Evenlag. The special memorial sermon was de livered at the M. E. church last evening. The G. A. R. veterans met in a body at their hall and marched to the church. Special music was prepared for the oc casion, ami Rev. Walton Skipworth preached an eloquent sermon. Following is that part of the discourse referring to the history and sentiment of the American flag: "The captain of their Salvation."—He ews 2: to "Captain" is a military word. It means a man skilled in war or military affairs; a military leader; a warrior. Hence its pertinence at this hour—on this memorial. Captain! the sound of that word, just now, under the present auspices revives in memory a great prin ciple espoused, sufferings for a righteous cause, brilliant exploits in defense of the right, achievements that preserved a na tion's honor, and which have perpetuated a glorious republic. But to whom are these reflections so vivid, and who can so fully appreciate them as those noble uien in our midst who risked their lives and who did hard service in the country's ktern conflict? The spirit and sugges tions of this occasion, now so honored by America's freemen, have already sent a thrill of enthusiasm through their hearts and the fire of patriotism in their souls re kindles the flame in ours. "North! South! East and West? Rise and join your hands, Native born ami brother's drawn From many fatherlands, Rise! ye nation of the morn, Land where Liberty was born; Ye who fear no ruler's nod, A'e who only kneel to God, Rise! Salute tile flag. Stars upon its azure throng, Stars for states that stride along; Stars of hope that make men strong; Blood-red liars for battles done; Snow-white liars for peace well won; North! South! East and West! Bring your tribute there. Treasure give and grain enough To feed earth's starving men. Ye who tent on distant shores, Ye whose deeds the ocean roars, Ye who toil in mine and field, Ye who pluck the cotton's yield, Rise! Salute the flag. "North! South! East and west! Rise and'jojn your hands, Native liorn, and brothers drawn From many fatherlands, One ye stand in common cause, One to break oppression's laws, One to open Freedom's gates, One! ye re-united states, Rise! Salute the flag. Stars upon its azure throng, Stars for states that stride along; Stars of hope that make men strong; Blood-red liars for battles won; Snow white bars for peace well won." Yes, let us pause this beautiful morn ing, with the fair light of the twentieth century about to fall on us, to bless God that we are a strong, commonwealth. Our flag itself is beautiful, and its history is interesting It has come to us in its present form and glory from a marvelous evolution; and, although it is only- aliout 123 years old, greater age is claimed for it than for the national emblem of any of the great powers of Europe. The present Spanish flag was hoisted in 1785; the French tri-color was recognized in 1794; the flag of the German empire was introduced in 1871; that of Portugal was adopted ill 1830; while the present Rus sian flag is of quite recent date. The Italian flag^jj^t waved its colors in 1848; that of Austro-IIungary came into exist ence in 1S67; and the British flag now in use was created ill 1801, when a place was made for the red cross of Ireland. The regular British flag was recognized as the emblem of the American colonies, though their military companies had flags of their own of special design; and in 1652 Massachusetts issued her pine tree currency, and later the pine tree ap peared 011 some of the New England flags, along with the cross of St George. But the revolution produced a great change in the flag. A flag with the word "lilierty" upon it proudly waved from its staff in New York in a little while after the stamp act was passed. Then the colonies of South Carolina in 1765 flung to the breezes a flag of their own—blue with three silver crescent moons. When Putnam assumed com mand of the troops in Cambridge, he un 1 furled a scarlet flag bearing the mottos } of Connecticut. The next year a flag J with4he motto, "An appeal to heaven." I and a green pine tree was adopted by 5 , Massachusetts as her naval emblem. < Alwut this time, also, various striped < flags were in use. These stripes were J usually thirteen in 11 mutter, to represent J the thirteen colonies, and henceforth J the idea of preserving the identity of the î united colonies has been maintained in J our flag. The',rattlesnake" flag was ex Î hibited in some places, but as a crawling, 5 hissing, striking, biting serpent did not at all represent the spirit of America—freedom and the love of lofty principles and lilierty—that emblem was on was and our one It the be on ber to a of of be for ill of of soon discarded. Washington's army which operated against the British in Boston in July, 1775, was composed of troops from the various colonies each body of troops having its own flag. But on Jan. 2, 1776, the flag of the united colonies was first displayed in General Washington's camp. This was a flag with thirteen stripes, and the Union was the king's colors. But our people had to wait a little longer for one official flag standing for the exist ence, fdr the honor and strength of an other nation on the world's great map. It caure on the 14th day of June, 1777, when Congress resolved "that the flag of the United States lie thirteen stripes, alternating red and white; thatThe Union be thirteen stars, white, in a blue field, representing a new constellation.'' This beautiful emblem of national pride and purity—the new flag on the breezes—was displayed at the siege of Fort Stanwix, in August, 1777; at the battle of Brandywine on Septemlier 11 ; at Germantown on Octo ber 4, and thirteen days later at the sur render of the British under Burgovne. Iu one period of our history, from 1777 to 1795, the flag had the thirteen stars in blue canton arranged iu a circle; sul> sequertly there were fiftten stars in the constellation, the circle being composed of ten and the other five stars being ap propriately ranged outside of it. This flag was created by an Act of Congress, which declared "that after the first day of May, 1795, the flag of the United Stages be fifteen stripes, alternating red and white, and the Union be fifteen stars, white, in a blue field," the two additional stars and stripes probably being accounted for in the fact that two new States had been admitted into the Union—Vermont ill 1791 and Kentucky in 1792. But it became necessary to make further altera tions iu the flag because of the admission of still other States into the Union, and hence the fitness of recognizing their ad mission in some liecoming manner in the national emblem, So, in 1818, Congress passed another act, which completed the evolution of the brightest and proudest flag now borne aloft by human power. The Act declared that from the fourth of July of that year the flag of the United States lie thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and that the Union have twenty stars, white, in a blue field; and, further, that on the admission every new Stale into the Unicn one star he added to the union of the flag, and that such addition shall take effect 011 the fourth of July next succeeding the admission of the State to the Union. Since the adoption of this Act no changes have lieeti made iu the national flag, ex cept the addition of stars, until now the constellation contains forty five stars. This emblem of our country is said to lie the most beautiful Imnuer among the nations of the world, and "wherever it floats it stands as the symbol of human liberty." Every true American citizen is imbued with the sentiment so eloquently expressed by Charles Sumner ; "There is the national flag! He must lie cold, in deed, wliocau look upon its folds rippling ill the breeze without pride of country. If he lie in a foreign land, the flag is companionship and the country itself, with all its endearments. Who, as he sees it, can think of a State merely? Whose eye. once fastened upon its radi ant trophies, can fail to recognize iho image of the whole nation? Its highest beauty is in what it symlxilizes. iTs stripes of alternate red and white pro claim the original union of thirteen States to maintain the Declaration of Independence. Its stars, wliite.on a Geld ot blue, proclaim that union of States constituting our national constellation, which receives a new star with every new State. The two together signify union, past ami present. The very colors have a language: white is for purity, blue for justice, and red for valor; and altogether, hunting stripes, stars, and colors, blazing in the sky, make the flag of our country to lie cherished by all our hearts; to lie upheld by all our hands." It is liecause we love this flag which was created hy_ Washington and the struggles of the rev olutionary war, and which was saved from being rent in twain by Lincoln and the army of the republic, and would show our respect to the memory of those true and brave men who fell on the field, or expired iu prisons, or iu hospitals, anil would vet honor in profound gratitude, and with all becoming demonstrations, the noble veterans who still survive the dreadful troubles of 1861—5, that we have come together again ill a religious service of this character. Thank God, that we have been permitted to see this day and this hour. O, let the day lie sacred 111 a two-fold sense all over our land; a sabbath hallowed by human af fections and consecrations. All clouds lie lifted from our horizon and let the day lie fair from east to west; from north to south. May memories lie tender and ho ly love warm our hearts; may the last feelings of harsh resentment towards our brothers of the sunny southland be taken out of our lives, and let not our souls lie for said and on the F. stained with the slightest bitterness for them while here assembled under the arches of God's earthly courts. We shall rise to the highest human level and shall tie truly inspired of God, if in this service we breathe the spirit of the sublime words littered by Abraham Lincoln in his great Gettysburg oration, which shall lie re membered forever by the living, and shall be a priceless inheritance to gener ations yet unborn: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as G<xl gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work weareiu; to bind upthe nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphans; to do all which may achieve and cherish just ami lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." PRES. MELLEN INTERVIEWED. (ilvca Hit Meat Caaceralaf Farther Co« atracliaa by the Narthera Pacific this Seaaaa. A TKLLKR reporter interviewed Pres. C. S. Mellen on his arrival on Saturday night from an inspection of the recently completed Clearwater branch of the Northern Pacific. The private train con sisting of five cars arrived at the Lewis ton depot at 11.3s p. m. and the scribe found the railroad magnate in his private car in conversation with Chief Engineer McHenry. In response to interrogator Mr. Mellen said "We have com pleted all the construction on the Clear water branch which we will do for some time to come. Of course if it is demon strated to us that there will lie sufficient business to warrant it we will build along the Clearwater, but that is a matter for future consideration, but it is an assured fact that we will not build up on Camas Prairie for we see no reason to warraut it. I met the delegation from Grange ville at Kooskia and saw no reason to change my former opinion as to further construction. The Northern Pacific is perfectly satisfied with the largely in creasing business which we have in Lew iston." Asked as to whether the new town of Stites would be the terminal of the road for the Clearwater branch, the gentleman said most positively that it would not be and that he did not know whose enter prise it was, but it certainly was not rec ognized by his road, and that on the cou ntry Kooskia was the N. I':'s last station on the Clearwater extension. In addition to the gentlemen named, the party consists of J. W. Kendrick, Second Vice President, W. G. Pearce, Assistant General Superintendent and F. \V. Gilbert, Superintendent. H. P. Uphuni, President of the First National Bank of St. Paul and T. C. Bornup of Minneapolis accompany the party as guests of President Mellen. The entire party will return immediately home via the Coeur d'Alenes. Smooth Politics. Commenting on "Idaho's Standing," the Boise Statesman says: If Idaho is to maintain this enviuble to on he a a Wc Carry The^ g following 1 Well Known s Lines i:^ ® CANTON Plows, Harrows & Cultivators À > SUPERIOR Drills and Seeders...... HODGE Center and Chain Drive Headers HODGE Hercules Mowers.......... § 8 HODGE Lassie Rakes ...........^ | MILWAUKEE Kinders and Mowers . . KING and QUEEN Binders ....... BAIN and STOUGHTON Farm Wagons j £ RACINE Buggies aud Spring Wagons . . MARYSVILLE Drapers—best iu the world . BUFFALO PITTS Engines & Threshers OILS, BELTING, Etc. The ____ HARDWARE STORE reputation, we must elect a stute govern ment this fall that will decline positively to compromise with the elements that caused all the trouble in the Cœur d'Alenes; we must have a governor who will enforce the law and protect the peo ple in their rights. This is not a political question, but one of plain business and good faith. That simply confirms the report that Governor Steunenlierg menus to stand for re-election and operate his senatorial scheme from the gubernatorial chair. That is all right, and eminently smooth politics We compliment the Statesman on its adroitness. Under the guise of a general and paternal admonition it man ages to boom Governor Steunenberg ami artfully attack the republican party. Stripped of cunning suliterfuge, the Statesman says: Governor Steunenlierg has won for Idaho a splendid reputation; he alone has proved equal to the task ; he alone is safe and competent; be alone is trustworthy. On the other hand, the republican party is apt to put up some man who will lie iu sympathy with law lessness, in whose hands life and prop erty will be unsafe, and under whose ad ministration the good reputation of Idaho will he destroyed. The result of which will Ire the stopping of immigration into the State, the withholding of capital and another period of rioting, arson and murder. This is all said in the smooth est way possible. It is done up in a cap sule of patriotic admonition, so that Re publican voters will swallow it without gagging. With admirable naivete, the Statesman says: "This is not a political question." Certainly not. It is purely a theological question, a sort of Christian Scieuce affair. All you have to do is to believe it is uot politics aud it "a'lit." But why admonish the republican party. Has it ever been* the champion of law lessness? Has it ever been very sus' ceptible to the blandishments of rioters and dynamiters? -It is the particular friend of incendiaries and assassins? We apprehend that no republican will mis take the Statesman's sinister stab for a fraternal w-arning.—Caldwell Tribune. A Game Memorial Day. The Lewiston Athletic Association.liall team succeeded today in getting a game for Wednesday, May 30. The Orofmo team strengthened by the liest players from Lapwai will be here. This makes a strong aggregation of hall players and l<ewislon will lie put to the test of a severe game to score a victory. Wm. F. Galbraith, Dentist, three doors west of postoffice. li i.u.n mmitximim 'ii. nintmtiinim. ■vvvwvvvvivvwlivvivvvvvn nivswvnwviwmvsc. ! Just Received A s"!!koi | §: All Varieties of Fruit Boxes :-. . We are agents fur I). E. Kelly and Ï H. f rank Smith, Snake River Fruits. Highest cash price paid for Eggs anJ Sfc Poultry 5 WHITE BROS., I Commission Merchants } a»»a«u« mny|»aaaa»a«ma .» »taatm ^E 1 MVtniviiMiiivirniiiuivn fitiininn