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Gov Roosevelt on Expansion.
Rxcerpt from his speech delivered be fore the republican league club at St. Paul recently: "Now, as to expansion. It hardly seems worth while to waste any time up . on what the Kansas City people call 'im perialism' and 'militaryism.' The domi nant note of the Kansas City convention was insincerity. The convention which nominated Mr. Bryan in 1900 was in character infinitely below that which nominated him in 1896. In 1896, for all their wild and dangerous folly, his ad vocates had at least the merit of sincerity in their bitter fanaticism. However wrongheaded, they knew what they be lieved, and they stated it without fear. In 1900 their actions were determined purely by policy, and their pandering to the worst and most degraded passions in our national life, bad enough in all con science's sake In itself, was rendered in finitely worse because robbed of every vestige of honesty and sincerity. It took them two days to find out what they be lieved about free silver, and this was the only plank concerning which they took the trouble to find out their beliefs at all. They reasserted the doctrines of anarchy which they had preached in '96, not be cause they longer believed in them, but because they hoped by announcing them to attract to themselves all men of tin sound and violent mind. "When it comes to dealing with our foreign policy they deliberately strive to foster resistance to the national flag where such resistance already exists, and to call into being where it does not exist, with the hope of gaining some petty party advantage at no matter what cost, of ruin to the nation. They mouth about 'imper ialism' and 'militarism,' knowing that there is not one shred of truth in what they say; knowing, if they know any thing, that their words are putting a pre mium upon every island from which the Spanish have been driven, and caring nothing because they wish to purchase party success even at the cost of disloyalty to the flag, of death and suffering to the men who fight under the flag. Bitter in deed >s the cup they hold out to the na tion to drink, and thrice better it will be for the nation if it does not spurn it. "What they say about Cuba and Porto Rico need not detain us for a moment. In Porto Rico we now have Governor Al len in charge. In Cuba we have put Gen eral Leonard Wood in charge, and all the preliminary steps have been taken to give to the people of the island their own gov ernment. Our pledge to Cuba shall, of course, be kept. General Woods' admin istration is a synoytn for honesty and ceanliness, and the minute that fraud FOUND An Appetite..... ,THE loser can be put into possession of h.is property by calling at the...... RESTAURANT Midsummer Clearance Sale of Ladies Oxfords and T an Shoes $3.50 Shoes now.....................$3.84 3 °° " " ..................... 2.39 2 5» " ..................... 1.98 2 - 2 5 " " ..................... 1.74 2.75 Oxfords now.................. 2.24 2.5° " " 1.98 2-35 " " 1.89 2 25 " " 1.S4 200 " " .................. 159 *-75 " " .................. I 39 !-5° " " .................. 1.19 ______" " 74 20 Percent. Discount to Close N. B.—A few men's Crasli Suitsdeft. . THE..FAIR. was discovered in the postal department, the'wrongdoers were hunted down in un sparing pursuit, and the best possible proof was thereby given that we meant what we said and that governmental cleanliness would be obtained, in the only possible way, by the unsparing cutting out of corruption wherever it was found. "We now come to the Philippine« and to the general question of expansion. Matjy oTthe positions taken by the pop ulistic democracy at the moment are so palpably dishonest and maintained in so palpable bad faith that to state them is sufficient. It is hardly necessary to dis cuss what they say about 'the constitu tion following the flag.' The democratic party never championed the doctrine thus set forth save in the dark days when it had become the handmaiden of slavery and rebellion, and danced to any tune which the auostles of slavery chose to pipe. "At Kansas City the men engaged in preaching the gospel of repudiation and dishonor solemnly asserted that 'imper ialism abr >ad will lead quickly and inev itably to despotism at home.' You men of Minnesota and the Dakotas who are here this evening can appreciate the fa tuousness of that statement by the sim ple process of thinking whether your lib erties have been endangered by the re turn of the Minnesota and Dakota troops who won such honor for themselves in the Phillippines. There are geometrical propositions so essentially absurd that mathematicians hold their statement to be equivalent to their refutation, ff it were worth while I would point out its dishonesty and insincerity. But flagrant though these are its absurdity is so much more flagrant that nothing need lie said. "So it is with their cant about 'militar ism' and 'intimidation' and 'oppression at home' as following wliat they are pleased to call 'conquest abroad.' We cannot argue with them on this ptoposi tion, because no serious man thinks for one moment that they believe what they assert. During the great civil war there were many preachers of disloyalty among the so-called copperheads of the north, and these men, like their representatives, among our opponents today, prophesied subversion of the country when the great armies of^ Grant and Sherman should come back from the war; but the great armies of Grant and Sherman returned to civil life and were swallowed tip among their fellow-citizens without a ripple. "No; our opponents mean nothing, and know they mean nothing, when they prate about 'militaryism' and attempt to say that they favor expansion, but are against 'imperialism.' They used pre cisely the same arguments six years ago against our taking Hawaii, just as they now wish to pull it down in the Philip pines. We had to undo their work in Hawaii, just as in the end, but at an in finite cost of bloodshed and woe, we would have to do in the Philippines, should they be successful in this election. Yet not one of them now would dream of saying that we were not right about Ha waii; iu fact, they would not do so, when by a strange irony the Kansas City con vention bad to rely upon the vote of Ha waii before it could settle what its views were 011 the financial system of our country. COMING AND GOING j ® —----—-----V Dr. E. G. Brown made settlement in full yesterday with the Spokane Drug -Co., in the matter of the judgment re cently. G. W. Thompson returned yesterday from Wild Goose where he has been looking over his mining interests. Mr. Edward Scherman wife and baby left on today's train for a 10-days visit to the Sound country. Col. W. W. Hanimell, of Nez Perce, re turned yesterday from Portland where he has been on business. Mr. Van B. DeLashmutt, of Spokane, arrived in the city yesterday and left on today's train for Buffalo Hump. Frank . Kettenbach was a passenger on the the outgoing stuart train today. F. G. Erb, the music dealer, left for Grangeville today. George M. Snyder left yesterday for his mining properties in the Pierce City district. W. C. fritter and Elmer Waldrip ar rived in the city last night from a trip through the country, where they have been in the interest of the New York life insurance Co., of which Mr. Fritter is general supervisor for Idaho and Wash ington. Mr. H». R. Burke, representing the Queen insurance Co., and whose head quarters are at San Francisco, is in the city on business. E. Harvey, of the well known firm of Palmerton & Harvey of Pullman, return ed last night from a trip through the Clearwater country aud returned home today. Mrs Arthur J.'Shaw aud family of Spokane, who have been in the city for the past few weeks visiting friends, left for home on this morning's train. Eben Moutice and family arrived iu the city yesterday from Lake Waha, where they have been rusticating for the past two weeks. Mrs. Fred Hallett, Mrs. H. K. Abend and Johnnie Lindsay left on yesterday's Stuart train for Buffalo Hump, where they will join Mr. Hallet who is in busi ness there. S. Hayworth, of Vineland, went to Lenore Thursday for a few days visit with friends. J. T. Bills, the well known Melrose cit izen, left on todays traiu for home. Miss Ollie and Marrie Plummer left on yesterday's train for Juliaetta. Mr. Robt. Howard, formerly cook at the Model restaurant, le ft on Thursday's train for Spokane. N. B Holbrook, 01 Juliaetta is in the city greeting old time friends. Harry Hays of Vollmer, is in the city on business. Mr. W. B. Hargrave, deputy auditor and recorder of Idaho county, arrived in the city last night from Mt. Idaho and left for his former home at Colfax where he will visit his family for a short time. Mrs. J. B. West, who has been ill for some time past, is now thoroughly well and able to be out on the street again. Mrs. F. Langer left yesterday for the Coeur d'Alenes where she will join her husband. R. F. Warren and wife left yesterday for Spokane where they will spend their honeymoon before returning to tbeir home in Hay, Wash. They were mar ried in this city Wednesday. Willis Sweet arrived iu the city last night and left this morning for his mines in the Pierce district. Fred Beck and wife and Mrs. Edmund Beck will leave on tomorrow's train for Grangeville. M. A. Meyerdorf, special agent of the general U. S land office, is in the city on business connected with the depart ment. The family of Davis Burnsides left this morning for the mountain to lie the guests of Mrs. Faunce during the remainder of the heated term. C. T. Stranahan of Spalding is in the city today on busineis. KENTUCK FERRY. The Kentuck ferry is back at its old place, at the mouth of Hatwai on Clear- I water. m. L. Goldsmith Co. I 4 NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that bids will be received at the office of L. C. Neal on August 6, 1900, at 4 o'clock p. m., for the erection of a church building according to plans and specifications now on file in his office, for the First Presbyterin church of Lewiston, Idaho, a corporation, and that the contract will be awarded to the best and lowest responsible bidder. A right to reject any and all bids is re served, and the contract for building of said church shall be executed by the board of trustees of said corporation. B dh I ig to be completed on or before December 1, 1900. By order of BUILDING COMMITTEE. NOTICE. Bids will be received by Jos. Falken han for the removal of the Presbyterian church building to the rear of the present lot, work to be completed by August 6tli. Bids to be opened on Monday, July 31st at 4 o'clock p. m at the office of L. C Neal. Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids. BUILDING COMMITTEE Of the Presbyterian Church Wanted — Immediately first class lady waitress for summer hotel. Call at this offi ce. - LADIES, Buy your home-made Bread, Doughnuts, Cake, etc., at the Woman's Exchange, tf FOR RENT. A front office room in the Wildenthaler block. S. Wildenthaler NOTICE OF ENTRY OF TOWNSITE. To all whom it may concern: Pursuaut to section 2202 of title XII of the revised statutes of tile state of Idaho, notice is hereby given that an entry was made by the probate judge of Nez Perce county, Idaho, on the 16th day of June A. D., 1900, in trust for the inhabitants of the town of Melrose, of lot (15) fifteen, section (4) four, Tp. (35) thirty-five, r. 1 wbm., containing (20) twenty acres, in Nez Perce connty, state of Idaho. Any person claiming to be entitled to any block, lot or parcel of said land is required to file bis application within sixty days after the date of the first pub lication of this notice or his rights shall be forever barred as provided in section 2203 of title XII of the revised statutes of the state of Idaho. R. A. Langforu, Probate judge of N er Perce county, Idaho, in trust for the inhabitants of the town of Melrose. Dated July 18th A. D., 1900. 113 J. S. COX'S CLOSING OUT SALE PRICES... Singletree*.....................25c Sweat Pads.....................30c Header Porks..................60c Bedsteads....................$1.00 Springs........................fi.00 Mattresses..................$1.00 Funiture below cost Tents at Cost, Harness at Cost SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK OF LOUNGES AND COUCHES .... J. s. COX L Main Street next Third - SHOES Men's Linen Shoes, $2.50 to $4 Men's Oxfords, low quartered, Tan and Black $2.75 to $3 White Oxfords for the Nobby Dressers These are the class of goods you want for warm weather .. „ i 4 Hastings & Butterfield i i'er w vt wt w v ei Just Arrived ALL THE NEW THINGS IN LADIES' NECKWEAR BAND BOWS STRING TIES WIND SORS FOUR-IN-HANDS STOCKCOLLARS <©" Also the NEW PERSIAN HANDKERCHIEFS for Waists** ^All Neat, Nobby, Up-to-date stuffs* ^ Don't fail to see them. j* j* „* J. ALEXANDER Î At At A A JÊm. «dW A 1 Rooms 25c and 50c Neat and Gean i dlk JIr ÆkJÊuÊk A A.A. A. a Meals 25c BOLLINGER HOUSE New Brick Building; ► ► d D Street k 2 Between Third and Fourth LEWISTON, IDAHO à fl p y f ry w y ~yy yy yyy y yyyyyyy LEWISTON MILLING CO., Ltd. 'Largest Flour Mill in the State Manufactures CENTURY 1900 PATENT, CLEARWATER STRAIGHT; Graham and Whole Wheat Flour made on burrs. Feed of all kinds in stock. All orders promptly filled. »vvy^rvvrvvyvy v v ^ yvvyyvyvvYvvvvvvvi The Royal Tailors 'I have purchased the Royal Tailor samples from Fox the Hatter and will continue the business of that old reliable firm here. Satis faction in fit and finish guaranteed. Prices reduced 10 per cent, j* j* & ** Main St. R. W. SAPP-The Red Front l k Aa éé > é i a I I ■ *.**.***. +.*.*.*. J. O. VASSAR, Manager. LEWISTON F. B. WILLIS, Sec'y and Treasurer Furniture and Undertaking Co. Wholesale and Retail Coffins, Caskets, Robes, Embalming Everythin* la the Housefurnishing line Cwnplete Stock Pfc# " e,S3 Odd Fellows* Building.