The Lewiston Teller.
LEWISTON, IDAHO, MAY 28, 1900.
We will Change
THIS WEEK we are too busy arranging
our New Store....Come in and we will show you
Dent & Butler
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.
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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
f2.n0 (»loves, Colors anti Black
51.65 Gloves, Colors and Black
fi .25 Gloves, Colors and White
f 1.00 Gloves, Colors and White
51.25 Lamb Skin,
fi on Chamois Gloves,
J. O. VASSAR,
F. B. WILLIS,
Sec'y and Treasurer
I Furniture and Undertaking Co.
Everything in the
Wholesale and Retail
I Odd Fellows' Building. I
It s a Good Time
To Buy a Ham
mocks* We have
the Finest Line
that has ever j *
been in the city,
' to $8.00
Thatcher & Kling
IWin - ~ ^ .
j should NOT be
thought of a pbo
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Commenting on "Idaho's Standing,"
the Boise Statesman says:
If Idaho is to maintain this enviuble
Well Known s
Lines i:^ ®
CANTON Plows, Harrows & Cultivators À >
SUPERIOR Drills and Seeders......
HODGE Center and Chain Drive Headers
HODGE Hercules Mowers..........
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
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
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.
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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
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