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;V -. .."..One hundred and, . twenty nine 'years ago the 14th- day of Jane, it it said, it tbe birthday of oar American Ft as. This jay like '. bs 4th. of July in sent parts of our country ara celebrated in Hon ob of Ou Giobt, ; We believe that this day ahould I) celebrated in every part of tbe country; aamueh to, at leait, as 'the 4tb, of -July. For it it trur, 'that there is 'but few that Know 'WHO it waa that sewed, the firat two stripes together, and plaoed " the Brit seven stars upon tbe, 'square blue; that Roea to make ' up our Nobue Fla. ; . And also, there iebut the vary few. today, who kuow who it waa, that gave ' the design of this our American Flaa. For we know, land of a ' truth have a right to know, that 'there waa on" in 1h committee "room, when theFlau was draft ed, whose iiame his not been given in connection with tbe wirk . at all, And yet he was the Auth or ot the Flag, and its designs. And the mmblo fingers, that, dropped the first stitch, has been 'forgotten, and the name is a :blatti, upon the pages of time; but i.. t upon the pages of eterui- This so oiten happnns in the history of man, and nations. In the government of nations, it mat ors uot how young or old the na tion may be ; there baa been a ran- gle for the fupremecy And this l.y struggle there has been many u noblt deed doue, by a great mid honest heart. And both the deed, and party have passed away .and been forgotten; or sutne more unworthy one have gotten the honor and praise for it. And so it has been in the work incut ioned jtbove, The first we shall speuli of is the desine of the Flag, und who the rtvl Author, was whu the committee come to gather, innrdor to drnlt what is now one f the grander emblems thut ever float ed over the head of any nation or .people, since man war placed on . earth txcept the crop of Christ . And the que'tion was anked shut uutioii will we motto nfteif A cliurater wbone name has not - been mentioned (as we have said) in connectioii with this work; (but was admitted o committee room by request) said "We will , not draft this Flag after any iiitttion". The question was then .asked, what thou s''.all bo . our starting point? The answer was, n. piece of blue twelv inches square, The question was then Asked, will W6 buve repressnted in this pieoe of square blue the Rattlesnake? "The Kattlesuuke was represented on a tlsg belong ingto the department of war" The uns'V'T cum agni i from the . same person "know ir w will not' we shell place in this pii'Co of r-tquare blue 13 stats. The sums character, ' boing a .mason who had reached the Meventh degree, or miiro. an . s sere'l agnih Tie piece of blue is -'in' Christian syniholihm the . nzure vuult of heaven and the . mantle which veU the Divinity,'" Mo i . the "SQUARE. In architecture not only arn the , corners" of th? buildiug proved ., by the square, but nil boruson , twland perpendicular,, lino arg 7 '''XvrW&'-'iU-.- l-&.iMw&&&':& sveM by It , TTUbont accurate qar!ir, a biss wonld be isA iad totterig in Ha first stagta of erection. 4110 mut continue unfinished. Without' a well-defined and very clear code of the reciprocal !;..IWvm. d ntiea of tbe ZfOmm and member of any aocW, chari table, or scientific society. Mr is impossible for it to avoid being completely overthrown in a very snort time, Perfect legality ia the only euro foundation 'for any society, and by it alone bodies of man are kept wilhfn tBeir proper limits-for as soon as arbitrary power and physical force usurp the olace f tbe laws of any society, it speedi'y be comes defunct; with great pro priety therefor, b the square put into the hands of the Worshipful Master, in order that be may keep the brethren within the sqare of the ancient cbargpa of Freemasonry, This symbol must at all times, and in all places, be regarded as a fircat light, and the genuine Freemason is not only reminded by this light to do bis duty to his brethren, but to all man kind." Ana trte "STORS, The Master Mason, lik the starry firmament, ought to be able to enlighten the younger brethren r . oeven stars remind us that seven oretnren make a perfect lodge. Stars are also employed principally as symbols of great intellectuality,, and jhig symbol has been perpetuated from th roost remote antiquity, The decoration of most spiritual and temporal orders, consists of a Htar." Probably '.he above quotation will bo bettor understood by ?ood Manons.'.He further stated "That those, 18 stars would to the world .represent the 13 united Colonics." But last but not least Ho said "Thoy to. al' ChriHtiuna would represent the 18 Apostles." The question was asked again "is this all we will have as our flag.' And the answer was "no. We will place to th-. square blue 7 red stripes and 0 white ones," the question was . Alien asked whai- will each, of these colors represent." 'The answer was, the G white stripes will . repre sent, ' the. body of jthe Lord and Saviour .Jesus Christ and the red ..stripes his shed blood. " Foe he said "by these 8 tripes .are we healed" He further said, "all Masons will understand that they . ahould remember that God created the i heavens and the earth and all things therein in six days" we suppose that he bad referent to this declaration "SIX PERIODS. The Grand Architect's- Got, is said to have created the earth in six days, and rested on the'seventh- Tbe "Grand Architect's 'Six Periods" refer to that event. Hence Masons Are instructed to labor during tbe six days of the wek, and devote the seventh to rest, devotion and meditation. - These important .perhd in the world's history, audhe manifestation of the Almighty's power and good n.ss are, often and eloquently oortrayed dmrbj tb ti: of tbe Fellaw-Cn.Ys :ircf ;.; All of vh'ieb ia tiivti cT Ood.-tbe wWtij'-K: otingth seven important berr.snrtathae bad nff nos'to this ttaxis.-y'V V:c;.; WEV' Savsb is Mimpor tint nnmber to a Freeakop, In: undent times tacb brother waa compelled to ba iqnaintod with tbe seven liberal arta and sciences; jt is for thia reason that aeven brethren form a symbolic. lodge, 'if two triangles s,r joined together, - they form JJ, or sirpntnted atari and if this figure is enclosed in a circlei ; then there are seven points 0 it was with this figure that the ancients repre jsented tbe seven subordinate powers of nature," 7 &EVEN STARS. An emblem which ' denotes the nnmber of brethren requisite to make a perfect lodge." Or" he said "will represent the seven spirits of God'.' suppos ing that he had reference to ibis scripturei And unto the sngel of the church in 8vdli write; These thing Mlth he that hstb tbe seven Bpiriti ef God. sod ths seven stars; I know j otki, tbst thou hut a time tbst thou llveit, sod art desd. Rev. S -11 Aud also this sciipture: For who bstb despised tbe day of mall tbingsT for (hey shall rejoice aud lull teethe plummet In tbe band of Zerubbtbel with those seven; they are the eyes of ths Lord, which run to and fro lb rough the whole earth. Zecb 4-10.1 The man who drafted this groud emblem of heaveu now sleeps with tho pale nations of the dead, whose name is stamped upon our memory, A od reads, Israel jus tice Garrett. Those thoughts peened by the hand of your ter vant waa, and. of a right ought to be stamped upon oar mind by tbe expressions of the lips and heart of tb'e departed one. Wbile he would take us. upon bis knee sud tell os of the hardships of our fore fathers sod mothers while fighting lor tbe Liberty of oar Noble Coontry. Again yn ask, did Martba Rog make the first Ft AO of tbe above drafting? Again we wore informed from tbe same beloved one; now dead. That it was a true fact that, tbe Flag was mads in one of tbe rooms of Martha Ross. .Bat tbnt it was a true fact, that the Ftaa was sewed together by Martha Marion ; the sister of Geoerat Marion, Geo. Marlon another, who oevr got the honor that belonged to him, ' For the same one related to ot a oirenmstanou that ia not record ed ia bis life's history as given by men and that was this. Ai fork town .where tbe fate of tbe war was deoided in behali of 'A merica while tbe whole forces of America nod French were conso lidated against Tork'own and tbe English force. .And it wa en tbe first attacl when the ciroumstaoce orcured. It wss wban tbe American and French Troops were burled - against the British with all tbe power and might, which tbsse grost armies bad; and both aides were in the most deadly combat, and eacb side fighting like tigers for tbe mastery asdias tbe moments oast iff- . by that seamed to each side .jike days, ad hapdred of , men patajo (:' 4 .w 7 t: 50 was" givta awiy, jci'v writtsa . ea tat xxtttc tl . two cmA.-frti Uti .Cat tbsir fait for tka orst UA earns. Tasst msa giis . baek , Iseh by laob when alt of a saddea the man o little spoksa of rasbsd isto'tbe stidst of tbe tbiekeot ol ths ight and lis voloe fsgiag oa thrill sad Sharp ia this laagaage (with the Bible n ila toft head expand, ed above bis head) ' Marions merry men give me the Bible is Liberty or give me death" as bis men tosh id to bis side, there could be nothing beard but tbe doll thud of ontt aaa nayuneit. itKe tbe sail dog .crushing the bones of bis lei- low creators. Blood atrgliag from tbe opened veins of those brave men who had followed tbeir brave 'eommaoder into the very sws of death, Wbeq tbe vio- tory was won Marion bad 18 men left oat of 800 and 7 boles shot through tbe Bible be heldfs his band. With soch determna- tion, was to mncb for tbe loe, and a ubeek being placed upon their advancement, gave now , life to Washington and Layafette'a meo. And like an avslancb tbe fight was reoewed and tbe iglisb lost lbs day and America won. This brave act of Marion was never noticed U history," . Mr. Garrett . assumed tbe idea, or elss from personal knowlodge said, that tt was predgions of aome of tbe leading men that ibe above facts of what this artiole is made up of waa not made koown. TANNINQ Tanning done la JAH-VUIe by tbe colony people. All kinds of leather d Ultl.SIIV KNO I ' ' f lly The Ilsppy Boy. Here I come again after a weeks abnent. . Ilarvesting wheat and tilting !n the thetter i ibe order of the day. Mrs George P. Poller It very sick at pretent. Hall garnet are very scarce around here this aetton, niont all the boys have aome place elte lo g en bunday even tag., eeema at ttioejh the girls bat ismethlog lo do with It, Kev. Thorn will pretcb at B. K, Bat. night and .Bunday: Hurrah for the forth,, we want to make tbe picnic at J AH Villa tbe grand est celebration in the stale, Walter Tucker hat purchased bim a new buggy. - . A Urge number of tbe ttoulh Mo. bojt bat gone to thj Kansas wheal Held) gusts they will learn how to ebock vheat. Kit. Harvy Daks is on tbe sick liil tbttweek. Bfcveral of lbs B. s K. boys went to Mew Hupe Buuday to tba 8. 0. .Rev- iL DsveLong and Tiev. Love wilt be at Bruaby Knob on Hat. night before tbe 8rd. Buuday In next month for' tbs purpose of bo'ding a meet ny, every body invited to come sd bslp. Prayer s westing al , George Melton next Thursday night. . We fu sorry to beSf of the death of 11 r. Ana Nolgblmr, ' , Bolt get your btJU resdy Will Walkrr teems to be mi)re,atieatlVe up absnt Mr. Bartbo.ow, guest Mr- Tukker wilt have tome more woik to do. Andy Tncker Isbultdtng bim a Isrgs hsy .bars.'' ' " ' ' ; ; w.rn ir,.,'..) . . '.If. ECONOr EQUALITY see. There is a point wbsre cheapness . erases .to be Seoao my When Seal Quality and Baal Eeonomy,0 CUMB HERB. WH Becsose Hers yon 41nd Skilled experience irodern Metho s psios tsking and Pains saving ; D..W,8,CAUI0UN; NORWOOD MO; See Here We the people of the Colony k eep in stock Sewing Hachine supplies f or all Leading Brands of sewing Uachines, such as Needles, shuttles Bobbins, Winding rubbers, Tensions springs, Belts and set screws, A'soa Man that understands adjusting feed ,ptmans and Plates. Or re moving Frictions. He will do you right, ..And do your work .Right, call at this OFFICE, nd If you have Jhem.A bring your old rubbers and old pieces of copper and brass t exchange with u for OurRuonliet. 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