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CAPITAL CITY COURIER
L,INCOL,N, NUDKASKA,' SATUKDAY, JtJNIC UO, IWtfS
PUIOIC FiVIC OlCNTS
Voi. 3. No. 20
AN OBSKUVKUS THOUGHTS.
COMMENTS AND OPINIONS IN TYPE.
Whnt lie Sees, limn, Thinks utul lin
hkIiics. Tlio subject o dancing lm long lieon a
nintter of considerable discussion. It in n
queer Idea many pooplo Imvo tlint they should
Miow how to dnnco nntitrnlly, nntl wonder
why tlioy cminotdniico, without ovor having
seen tlio Inside of n dancing school. Why
shouldn't they lo violinist without lesson?
Or, wlmt Is tho reason tlioy cannot piny on tho i
Dancing wo claim Is without doubt ono of '
most nitlstlc accomplishments of the day nnd
w hy should we nllcxiiect to bo "lorn dancers!"
I'nrcntN. think it very Btrnngo sometimes lo
calise their children cannot learn nil tho dun
ces perfectly In ono term of sixteen lessons;
wheieas, their children will tnko four or five
music lessons nnd nt tho same time If they are
nblo to piny ono little piece, tlioy hnvo accom
Wo hard n young lady pay, tlio other day,
"I wonder If l am fated nover to ltarn to
dancu; I ron't seem to get tho stop at all, 1
novor took any lessons but I've ti led Jots of
times nt inrtles to dance." Strango that w o
can't nil do these things w ithout study. On
the other bund thero are soino chlldron who
dance nsnatui ally as can bo, and need but a
liint to accomplish wonders in tho art A good
dancing teacher can tell tho minute ho takes
bold of a child, whether he has over dancod(or
If ho hns never dnnced) whether hoovcrwlli
dnnce well: thero Is n feeling In tho very walk
or movement that Is unmistakable. When a
teacher dlscovors thnt n child Is a imtuial
dnncer, It Is not well to glo him too much
technique, but let them follow the music nnd
glide Into it nnturally.
It has lieon said thnt It is imich easier to
teach children thnn adults, w hlch Is perfectly
true; an adult gels luvarinbly too much tech
nique, and is more nfraid of making n mlstako
nnd they will not let themselves out, I, o. they
dnnco too much with their feet. To lo grace
ful dancers ono must nllow their body to mmo
with their feet, wo do not monn to liend and
hop, but a graceful sway like tho limb of a
tree when it bends with tho breeve. How
queer It would look If onlj tho leaves shook
nnd tho limb rcjnaiucd crfcctly quiet The
truth of tho wholo nmtter lies In a nut shell.
If o expect our children to Ihi graceful
dancers, tlioy should lie comiwllcd to go to
dancing school as soon as they are able to keep
timo with music; tho sooner a child is ablo to
appear well in coniNiuy tho lietter ho will al
ways get along In tlio World, besides tho do
portmejit njid etiquette, which should lw
taught in a good school, is worth some more
than all tho wnlt7es and landers Imaginable.
' Col Woods nnd II. Sr Heed played n good
joke on tho republicans Thursday. It Imp
jH;iied thnt on thnt day these gentlemen were
linvlng r. sale of rattle, preceded by a pamdo
of tlio nnimnls tin ough iho streets. At ono
lolnt their procession cnino suddenly iikiii
tho rear end of the republican demonstration,
nud with clmracteiistie presence of mlud they
wheeled Jntrt Hue, nud uinrched over tho
loute in tho io:ir of thejunconscious Harrison
lioomen". It was mi excellent nilvertisciiiont,
with two bands of music to make lively tho
occasion nud n string of whnl looked to bo
prospective buyers. Ono dyed-ln-tho-wool
democrat who wutched tho procession wend
ing Cow ii O sticet reinnikod bitterly to n by
stander: "Them reiTubllcnns think that's a
mighty sharp trick. Theio only doin'thut to
cat ih tho granger ote. ' It Is 'now in order
for Messrs. Woods and Heed to lsstio n card
A I'ractlral Illustration.
Wibllo Uutlor was governor of Mossnchu
etts ho was retninod ns counsel for a young
man whoso wife lind sued 111 in for dlvorco on
ground of cruolty Tho' wrongel wife's
liter, a young girl of SO, was the principal
witness for tho prosecution, and Don. Butler
succeeded In robbing hor story of Its desired
effect by n shnrp nnd Irritating cross-examination
After many interruptions tho wit
ness snld thnt tho defendant hnd boon seen to
"shy a book nt his wife's head."
"Shyf Shy a book? Whnt do you moon
by that! Will you oxplnln to the court' what
the word 'shy' mennsr
The young girl leaned over the railing and
asked her sister' counsel for a copy of "Gush
Ing's Mauunl," which lay on tho dosk before
him. 8ho hurled the volume at Gen. But
ler's head with nil the force she could com
mand It wns n good shot, and hnd not the
govornor divined her purpose In time It
would Imvo undoubtedly hit the mark.
"I think the court row understands the
meanlng'of tho word 'shy,'" said the judge,
and tho girl wns allowed to finish her testi
mony without further Intcrruptldn. Nsw
Turn Inn (he Table.
"BEO r-AUDON, OUT DID I II K A II UT ITAMC
JF'Wa, S7 3&h
"tU, llAl I'LL CATCH A MODSKl"
Installation or onirors Ttirsilny KvruliiK
Order r the l'.mtern Star.
Lincoln IiodgoNo. Ill mid I.nncnter Ixxlgo
No. M held a joint lnstallntlon at the temple
Tuesday evening. Olllcers of No. Ill Install
ed weio: J. tl. MeUlny, W. M.; II. II. Wil
son, H. W.; I. L. Lyman, J. W.i I 11, Tree
iimn, treasurer; li. 1). Woodrutr, secretary;
J. K. ltoblnson, S. 1).,J. H. IMson, J. I.; J.
J. Henry, tylur; O. M. Diusonnd Cleorgo
Oook, stewards. No. M iustalUsl: Chus.
Carter. W. M.; J. A. Ames. H. W.; 1). H.
Muir, J. W.; H. A. Guild, secretary.lt. II.
(iridium, trensuirr; Q. L. Martin, S. 1). ,1
C Clarke, J. I).: I). C. ViiiiDujn, tyler, .1.
II. Hold) mid I. II. Johnson, stownrds.
At Its last meeting Klectho Chnpter No 8,
Order . Knstcrii Star, electeil the follow lug
olllcers . A. Guild, W. P., Miss Kuto
Merrill, W. M. . Mrs. 0. H Manning, A. M ;
Mrs. Ada Burleigh, secretary, Goorgio Guild,
treasurer; Mis. AI. It. l)uey, conductress.
Mrs. (). 1. Hinges, associate conductress.
Thollraud Chapter of tho Order F.nstorti
Star mut in thirteenth aiiuunl session last
week nnil elected and installed tho following
olllcers: (Irnud Matron, Mrs. A.J. Snyder,
Osceola. Grand l'nti on, W N Nasoii.Onmhn,
Associate Grand Mution, Mrs. H. J. Hcott,
Osceola; Associate Grand l'ntrou, J. L. Wat
rous, Clmks; (J mud Secretary, II. A. Guild,
Lincoln; Grand Treasurer, Edwin Davis,
Omaha, Grand Conductress, Mrs. C.W.
Bouton.Tecumseh; Associate (irnud Conduc
tress, Miss Mny Apiolgot, Tecumseh; Gnind
Adnh, Alvah Alvisou, Oiimha; Grand Kuth,
Kiiiinn Morse, Clnrks; Grunil Esther, Sarah
Vlcrgg, Central City; Gland Mnrthn, Mrs.
J. V. Drifts, NelsDii; Grand Elector, Mrs. J.
A. Dempster, Oonvn; Grand Wanler, W
II. Johnson, (iraftou; Grand Soutluel, John
Bnnfonl, Ouialin; Grand Chaplain, E. K.
Tho following otflcers weio elected nt tho
l event meeting of Mt. Moriah Commaudery,
No. -t, . Knights Templar: Eminent Com
mander, M, II. Gallon; Generalissimo, E. A
Cooley, Captain General, J. II McClny,
Prelate, II. A. Guild; Senior Warden, W.
C. Davis, Junior Wnrdon, O. A. Crninptou,
Tiensuier, I). Nowmnn; Hecorder, Frank M.
Glonn, Standard Bearer, J. F. Morris; Sword
Dearer, A. 15. Kcnunril; Wnnler, Jus. Tyler;
Third Guard, A. G. Hustings; Second Guard,
C. II. Willnrd; First Guard, Chns. M. Cm tor;
Captain Gum ils, CI. J. Hendry.
Tho KiilghtTcniilaisof Mt. Moriah Com
maudery, assist(sl by their ladies, tendered a
pleasant i oceptlou Monday evening, to Lieut.
Dudley, past grand coiumnnder of the lodge,
nt Masonic Temple. At aliout eleven tlio
company roa!red to tho hall of tho temple,
where u splendid resist wns enjoyed; the
tnbleslielug placed in tho form of n cross, thu
emblem of the Templars. Elegant table deco
rations mado the Rcena n ery pretty one. Sir
Knight D. Now man acted as toast master, and
the following toasts mid resjionses weio given:
"Tho annul Commnndery of Nebraska"
ry of Nebraska"
ry, No. I, K. T."-
II. I'. II. Mlllnr
"Mt. Moriah Commander
M. II. (inrtcu.
"Our Guest, l'nst Couiiiinuder l'dgnr S.
Dudley" Thos. Sow ell.
"Our Past Grnnd Commanders" J. It. Mar
ley. "Tho Past Commander of Mt. Morlnh Com-ninndery"-C.
"Our VIMtors" II. N. Blnke.
"Our ladles" J. II. Mockett.
Tho Blinkers weio in their happiest vein,
nud tho iHirorutions were often iutciruptcd
with nppluuso. It was after midnight when
the comimny dlsjx'rsisl, with muny warm
wishes for u huiipy mid pioskmouh future for
their ast grand commander.
Oir lor the i:nt,
l'rof. Jacob A. Mnhler, wifo nnd daughter
Uosaliuil left yestenlay for the east. Tlioy
will sHind a few days at St. fiOiils, after wnul
going to New York when) Mr. Mahler will
nt loud the annual meeting of tho National
Association of Dancing Teachers. From Now
Yoikthoy will go to Saratoga Springs to
1 spend tho summer, l'rof. Mahler will occupy
his old M)sltIon of muster of ccieiuonles at
Congress hall. Next spring Mr. Mahler will
nrrivo in Lincoln uliout the l.Mh of April,
staying until tho last of June. Ho Is by far
the most Kpular dancing master who has
oor instructed the youth and beauty of Lin
coln, mid his yemly visits to Lincoln nru
eagerly waited for by a largo number of
friends. Mr. Mahler has Ix.-en elected ono of
the dliec'ors of the grand midsummer festival
at the Springs the latter pmt of next month.
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x l t.'amuill' iu viuiiii, viu c-i inn nut iiiiu iiiiiuj
other promlnout people hnvo engaged boxos
for the festival, which will bo the grnudest
airnlrover attempted In the cast, tho platform
alone containing 15, (MX) square feet.
Mr. I0is W. Frouty of Peru, died on
Thursday last nt tho residence of Mr. J. II.
.Miller, 1 1!X) U street, after u short illness.
The young man wits but 10 years of age, and
wns a brother of Mrs. Fred Miller. Ho hnd
come hero with the Intention of entering the
business college, but was almost immediately
taken sick, with the above result. The re
mains were taken to Peril yestcrtlny, nfter
funeral services at tho lesldcncu here.
1 billet t has lieon nominated by the )coplt
of Lincoln mid vicinity as the pi luce of Jewel
lers, and at this writing It looks as though his
nomination would bo unanimous. Tlio fact
of tho matter is thnt his store is the baud
somest ill this ut of the state, his gouls of
finest and liest ipiallty and his ussoi tmeut the
uirKosi nun nest iiisiini) ei. liiii nun sco mill
when selecting a nice present for your wife,
sweetheart, husband or fi lend, mid you will
In pleased. If your wutch or clock is out ol
rejalr or some tilukct needs llxlng, send it
mound to I 111 Noith Kloenth street, nud your
ouler will receive prompt attention.
if j on wuuttho bfil leu cream, inado from
I tho put est mid most dellclously flavored
I ci cam, i-eineniber the l?t can Ihj had at tho
"Candy Kitchen," H'J South Twelfth street.
L. A. Gowk.
I.. II. T. CO.
I Will get your Sunday Mull fiom the Post
olllco mid ilelher nt your house, or olllce.
Drop In nud bis our elegant lino of corres
pondence pnjiorH, w isldlng htationery,ongrnv
tsl calling cards, ball programs, menus, etc.
Olllce, I'ifHl O stiect, Burr block.
T1IK T1IKATU1CAL AVOKLO.
A WEEK'S REVIEW AND PROSPECTIVE.
AiiitiDiMuriitft Tor the ut lire. Wlml Some
of tlio rmorllen lire IIoIiik.
MA HCOTT K I.AHTNIIIIIT.
Tho Tenipleton oHra eoiiiHiny o)enisl a
two nights' eiigmrement at the I'uuke last
evening, presenting Audrnn's '"JInscotte," a
favorite with Lincoln audiences. A fair
house greeted tho company, and all went
aw a) plcastsl with the eiiteitnluiueut af
forilcd. This Is the saine company thnt iiH
IH'iiusl heiv stnne tw o j ears ago with the now
famous Fay Tenipleton. The singing, es
pecially the choruses, Is very gissl
The fuNorlte (1111km t fc Sullivan np-rn,
"Tho Mikado" will Is) given at the opeiu
house at 'J o'clock this afternoon, with lull
costumes, scenery and cast. Don't miss see
lug the Templeton coniauy In this Hipu1ar
oieru Hieciiil prices,
Tho Tenipleton comiMiny will pivM-ut this
evening tho givat comedy dranm of "Iler
ininie" with full cast of characters The
iiiniiiy is composed of artists well known
hi tho theatilcal world; and costumes and
stniro settlucs are direct from Paris. It Isono
of the liest comianies on tho road, and nt tho
pi Ices, '., in iiiul m cents, sliould nil mo
house. This Is nlxmt one half regular pi Ice.
Louis Aldrich has returiusl from I'll rope,
Miss Fai. ny Davonjioit will summer In tho
The tegular theatrical season Is at an end
nud news Is scarce.
Joseph JelTcrson is spending the summer
at Buzzard's Bay, Mass. Ho begins his next
tour Sept. 21.
Tho Hnulons will reconstruct "Fantasma"
nud "as Voyngo en Suisse" for next season,
introducing many now novel features,
Comic 0Mjin is booming In New York, with
"Nadjy" at tho Casino, "Tho Queen's Mate"
at tho Broadway mid "The Lady or the
Tigerf at Wallack's. Tlioy are all doing
Chc idler Bloudln, tho famous tight iokj
walker, who has just arilved from EuroiH),
will give six of his marvelous performances
nt St. George, Stuteu Island. iK-gluulug this
afternoon. The Chovnlfer is now sixty- four
yearn of nge, nnd says that ho is as young nnd
active as when ho crossed on a roie suscnilcd
ovorNiagnru Falls in 18.Y.I.
NOTHING COULD DISTURB HIM.
T was tho Fourth of
July. Ho was n small,
lean man, with a tired
look nnd n drooping
know he was a stranger
In town, and ns ho enmo
down the vlllngo street tho boys "di opjied"
on him and got lcndy to enjoy themselves.
Ho sat dow u on tho stoop In front of the
postodlce and quietly fanned himself with his
Ftrnw hat, whllo ono of tho boys dropped a
lighted tlrecrncker In his pocket.
"Nice duy," ho otiserved to tho postmnster,
as tho cracker went off. "Thought I would
run olT to tho country and snatch a llttlo rest
over tho Fourth," he continued, ns some ono
carelessly lighted a buticli of crackers and put
them under his left elbow.
"Everything w cnlin nnd jienceful here,"
ho went on, nfter the smoko hnd cleared
away. "Brings mo back to my boyhood's
dnjs. Thnnks, sonny, don't mind If I
do," ns ho took a loaded cigar mid lighted It,
"Yes," ho remarked, as tho cigar went oft",
and ho pensively picked a piece of his oyo
brow off with ono of his well fingers,
"used to Hvo in tho country in self.
Everything so quiet and calm here, 1 de
clare it dot a mail good to breathe this pure,
"I'll A NEW YORK IIOTKL CLKUK."
Just then some ono Hi od n gun olf under
his left ear, and a cannon crncker came
down fi oni above mid lit on tho rim of his
lint, whllo a small boy crawled under the
stoop and tied several bunches of twenty-five
cent crackers around his miMcs.
Tho stranger hub? closed his oyes, and a
peaceful look cmno over hint. 'Ah, well,"
bo said after the uolso hud urtly died an ay,
"I suppiso this can't lost foroer P.ro long
I must tenr mjstlf nwny from these rural de
lights, from this puceful scene," mid ho rose
"Mny I nsk what ycur occupation U1 said
"I'm n New York hotel clerk."
VLV V. X-VTTL JT x r'f-r-
i3& $ INK
('lull In tile
Following Is tho standing of clubs In th
Nutlonal leagun up to nud Including Thuis
Cluli l'lnisl Won UM Pert'!
nilengu m :ii lii i
PelniU ,VI ItJ IH lid) I
linstnii.., M :ti aa t
New Yuril ftl !rt Bl Mill
I'lillmlelplilii .. .. Ill v'A 'Jl Ml'
I'ltlsliurK . . 17 17 :u HO
WiishlliKlon ..'ill 111 :ll .'IM
liiillnniiiills ID HI ill M
Follow lug Is thu standing of clubs In tlio ,
Ameilcau iissiviiitlou up to and Including
Club I'liiMsl Won Lost Per Cl
llriKiklyn ftl as ill rm
St. Units I'l ill I Mil
Alhlelle.. IS 'Ji III mil
Cliietiumtl W .li sil .IVI
lliiltliiiore ..I'l It I i") !
ciiM'iiiiiii rm 17 .'U no
Kiiii-um'-ih 17 l:i hi . ir
l)lllsllli . . A'.' 1.1 .17 .JM)
Following Is tho standing of clubi In the
Western association up to and Including
Thursday's games. '
Chili Pin) ed Won l.ol Peril i
Des Mollies .. .. :i'l ;,
SI. Paul II Jl Ifi mi
Mliwniikee ....Jill IM IH MS
Kiiiisiin lit) ... li i-.' at Mi
ouinlin . . . ,:m in at . ikt
Clilcngo Ill '.11 'J I is
MlntieiiN)llH Ill 17 '.II 'Kill
St. I Is 12 II ! .li
Tho Southern league Is veiy shaky.
JooIIeir is doing gissl woik for the lb owns,
Pittsburg niIi1 f l,.MH for Staley and Beck
Casey of the late Lincoln club Is testing In
Ileckloy is doing good woik ut llrst for
Tub Welt h is catching u great game for the
Dave Howe has lxsu leleusisl by tho Kansas
City American Club.
St. Paul won twelve straight game, but thu
thirteenth was very'unlucky.
Nlcholsof lasty(m's Kansas City team, is
twilling tho sphere for Memphis,
Patsy Tels-au is showing tho Minneapolis
people how thlid should lie covered.
Staley will InigUen all oppoitunlty to show
what he Is made of, with 1'ittslmrg.
Illrmlngliiim prooscs to leleasu Goldsbv
ami Sullivan. Their salary Is too high.
The story Is given out that Ioulvlllo has
offered the Dallas team 1500 for Tub Welch's
Crooks, of the St Iiuls Wblti-s, has Ihs-ii
secureil bv Omaha for WH). He Is a dandy
Kfd Peoples and Ducky Hemp, two of last
year's Western league players, mo doing gixsl
woik in the Texas league.
The Chlrngo-Dctiolt sciics this week was a
very Interesting sti uggle.' Tho Detrolts have
gotten down to their old-time playing unit lire
making u mighty eirort for tho Hjiinaut.
Sioiix City hns been elected to 1111 the va
cancy caused by tho dlsbniiilmeut of tho St.
Louis Whites. Will C. llrjan will manage
thu now team. Tho club will taku its own
percentage. Bryan claims to have lots of
money to back hfm.
The .Vyi f fii( AVies pi lilts this Interesting
Item: "Tom Dolan was mad when ho heard
that Pittsburg hnd not mude an oiler for him
to catch Galvin and Staley. Jim Galviu is on
a rumimgemid says ho will pitch no more
good ball this season unless Tom is slgnisl."
BURLINGTON ROUTE EXCURSIONS.
The lltnililie lti..,.
On JnlylithoB. itM. will sell tickets to
Iica'rlco and leturn nt ono fnre mid a third,
limited to July 5, account laces.
lOVHTII Or' JCI.V r.VCL'IIHIU.NH.
On July .'laud I the B. & M. will sell tick
ets Is'twis.')) local (Hilnts. not ever '.'on miles
ajmrt, at one fain for the louud tiip, gissl
for leturn until July .'
NK.nilAHKA CIIAtTALOL'A AHHKMIII.V.
The II. te M. will n'H tickets June H to
July Id, limited for letiini to July P, to
those ileslrlng to visit the Nebraska Clmutau
qua assembly at Ci ete. Trains w ill leai e Liu
' coin at ! a. in., 1 :M p, m , J p m , r, r, p m
landUU5p. in. Iletiiinlng, leae Ciete at
(1 10a in., 7a. iil, I'JvW i m , i i'lp in .and
10 p. in Hound ti ip tickets, Including uilmls
slon to the gi omuls, only W i-ents. Camp
tquippage pioM-rly paekisl multaitgisl will U
fin warded in luggage em's f i is of charge
A. I. .KIMKII,
City Pass, ami Ticket Agent
After the present run of "Iji Toscn," in
San Fimiclsco, Fanny DaeiiKiit will taken
In let lest until July Mb, when sho will leap
hmi at tho Baldwin Thcutio In "Fisloru,"
which she will play tor one week. Slio will
then start on her tour of tho Pacific Coast
with "Ui Toscn" and "Fedora." Miss Duvcn
jHirt U playing to an im-inge business or
jl.WXI a iM'rforinance at tlie Baldwin Theatre
The liH-ul critics praise "Ii TWh" without
Mr Iiwienco Itairctt bus given to the
Players' club a painting or Gisirge Fnsleiick
Cooke, by Sully This painting was a Imv
qui st to Mr. Barrett from the Taylor estate
of Kentucky. Mr. Bm rett has also presented
to the club the famous engraving bj Convene
of the Chandos HhakesN-ure, tho only one in
existence as tho original stouo wasdestiois
lie has also gUentothe club all of his then
1 1 leal llbrmy, a collection of years, the Jewel
wmnby Edmund Komi In "llirluinl III"
pTisented to him by Henry Iiing and some
, pcisonal tlinkets of MacMlllej's aiidothei
pu lines nnd cilgiavuigsof intei'est to theatll
Miss Matllelvmle, leading lad) with IloUit
Downing, Istboioiighl) coninesl that Amei
iea is tinning her attention to tin dimim. Slie
is in dail) lecelptof letters fiiun eer) ns
inm ul the country olleiiug her pla)s, and if
the) don't lit to take her measure for what
she wants. Some six weeks since it was
stated In thu Now Ymk pajiers that Miss
Lrirle was on the lookout for a pla) in width
to stm next season Suite that time she has
Don inuiitlattsl with letters fiom full Ihslgul
and uiilledgisl ibamatlsts Her agent i,
listening to the leading of pla) sat the i ate of
about four a week, mid helms as )tt shown
no signs of mental demy, lie sn)s that mw
end of the plays aio admirable
lleiKilshcliuer& Co. Ismght tho Hmuellu
stock at ltss than fifty cents on the dollar mid
can nironl to glvo their many f i lends ami (mt
i ons u grand lienoflt.
TIIK NATIONAL EMBLEM.
MORE THAN TWO YEAR3 OF WAR
FARE WITHOUT A FLAG.
llnuurr t'nrrlrit liy llio AmarlnHii Armlr
Prior to 1777 iiiliin Mllltnry unit
Nin nl Dnvlrm tlm I'lno Trre, tlm
lliitlli'iinlie, Ilin I'rfMitnt.
HE struircln which
resulted In tlm luilif
penitence of thu
American colon Ids
commenced at Lex
Ingtou In April, l?"i, I
nnd indt'lsMidonce was
not assuiuisl for mine than n )cnr nfter
In tho mennw lillo tho colonics wore fight- 1
Ingn sort of civil wnr. Tho British were
usually called tho "Ib'gulars," anil the Col
onists were simply in rebellion ngnlnst what
they deemed oppression. Them wns no nation I
of colonies, consequently them was no j
lutfonal emblem". Tho Stars nud Strls-s
which tho Americans fought under after
ward was unknown. A national ensign was I
not ndoptcd till June, 1777 A glance nt the ,
promiscuous banners under which tliHililTer
ent American rorces cainpalgnisl during tho
first two years of thu Ho volution will he
found or Interest at this Anniversary of tho i
birth of tho nation.
Tho first regular Ivttlo of tho war wns
Bunker Hill. It Is not likely thnt thero weie
nny colors carried by the few militiamen
-who woro hastily gotten together nt Concord i
and Uixlngton two months before. But after
the skirmishes at these places each of tho
colonies set up Its own flag. Unfortunately
descriptions of these flags woro not preserved,
nud tho Information wu have of them Is very
vnguo. The most definite Information ns to
American Hags we get Is lit foreign jour
nals at jsirts where American ships at that
tlmo touched, There Is no satisfactory In
formation ns to the standard used by the
colonists nt Bunker Hill, fought on Juno
17, 1775. Indeed, it hns never been proven
that they hud any stnmlnrd, though one
writer says, "they were ns vnrlous ns tho
EAHI.V AMKH10AN UATTU: VLAOH. ,
troops were inotloy." There Is a plcturo of ,
tho luittlo In tho rotunda of tho Capl-
tol at Washington, painted by Trumbull, tho
celobrnted American artist of that day, In
which tho Americans me pictured fighting
under a red Hag having a whito canton licar- j
Ing a green plno trra. Wniren Is said j
to have reminded his troos or the
motto on their standard, on ono side I
or which wero "Qui transtullt, sustlnct" I
(Ho who brought us here will sustain us),
nntl on tho other, "An Appeal to Heaven."
This arnn to hnvo lieen the Connecticut
motto. An old lady told Mr. Losslng, the
historian, that her rather wns nt the Imttla
nud assisted in hoisting thu flag. Ho hud do- ;
scribed it to her. (Ssi Fig. 1 ) Tho ground I
was blue, with one corner qunrtored by tho
red cross or St, George, lu ono section or
which wns a plno treu.
KAHLY AUKIUCAN DATri.C KI.AOS
On July 18, 1775, a standard was presented
to Washington Iswirlng the motto, "An Ap
peal to Heat en" On Oct, 'M, 177S, a plan
was suggested for a revolutionary ting
(see Fig '.'I, which was a white ground and a
tnsiliithe middle, hearing the motto, "All
A pi Mill to Heaven." It was the Hug or Amer
ican tloatiug batteries. This wns undoubt
ful ly ndopttsl by MuKvichusctts, mid It was
Used on American shqw.
In SeptemUi , 1 775, Col. Moultrie, lu South
Candida, bad a Hag made which was blue,
with a white crescent lu tho corner (Sco
Fig. II ) On June L'8, 177(1, this flag, w it It the
word "Lilieit)" iiiscrlletl upon it, wns raised
on whnt is now Foil Motiltne (See Fig. 4.)
This wns the llrst American llagdigpltiyrd In
The colors or the American tleet (July,
177(5) weio tint tccti strip's with a rattlesnake
across, bearing tho motto "Don't tieatl on
ino." (Sto Fig 6.)
In Paul Jones' flag tho stiiOb wore alter
nate red anil blue. Tho rattlesnake was a
fatorlto de ice among the colonists. In 1775
an old tle lco used 111 tho Pi em li and Indian
war was lovmsl, tsdug a rattlisimkocut Into
ports. (Sco Fig. 0.) It was adopted by the
tyowMpcri) to represent tho separate colo-
tiles, and w ith a motto: "Unite or die."
1 On tho bth or February, 1770, Col. Gadsden
' presented to congress a standard for tho com-
with n inttlesnnka 111 tlm middle colled ready
to strike, mid tho motto "Don't tread on
ine," (See Fig. 7.) At tho equipping of ft
fleet n committee wns appointed At Cam
luldgt) to consider a flag, Tlm result
was thu Union Jack coupled with
thirteen sttlc. (Heo Fig. 8.) Thin
was at tho close of (ho year 1775. Tlio flag
wns holMed on the I'd of January nt tho
Cumbildgi) camp At thu battle of Umg
Island. Aug ','U, 1710, tho Its Itlnli cnptuicii
from u small band of Ami'! leans n rod dam
ns I. Hag, with the motto "Libeity." At tint
battle of Wh'tn Plains, (let. 'JM, 177(1, tho
American cairlisl a Hag with a crossed
sold utul stntr, with lllierty capon tho end
of tlm stair, and the motto "Lllerty or
lentil." 'See Fig ( I
Tho cmllest suggestions of itnrs In mt
American ling me lu a standard of the Phil
ndelphln Light Iioito i77l-fi), though It Is
not iirobnble that this Inllui'iicrd tho design
of tlm nutlonal II ig It win on tho llth of
June, 1777, that thu Amuilcnu congress de
cided on a banner It was on thnt day to
sol isl "Thnt the ling of tho thirteen United
Hlnles lm tlilrtis'ii strls'of alternate rod nntl
white; that tho union Is) thlrtum stars,
white In a bliio Hold, representing a now con
stellation." This design win nt ouco pro
mulgated, nnd tho vnst number iif colonial
lings, Isiulng rattlesnakes, pine, trees, Union
Jacks nud othei emblem and inottoe, disap
peared, nnd the remainder or tho war km
fought out under the Stars and Strlies.
UMCLE SAM AND THE EAGLE. '
tiiu day in ncouif.
Priir old Undo Bum
Is linuiiy as a clam.
And he wsnts us all to "whoop 'cm up galore, J
I or ma granti old rounn is ners,
The tiny w o hold so dear, (
Bcrrams the enxln a It norcr did befora.
TDK PAY IH DONK.
Now the Jubilee It post,
For the Fourth cnu't always last.
Anil our uncle nnd the cukId both are sorn.
Hut, uncle, don't bo sad,
Although jroiir're reeling had
For jou'vu done the Mine thing every year rxfora.
Iho Spirit of lln I.utv.
Undo llastus (to his employer, n lawyer)
Doy's er man waitln'oiitsliledudo', sah, fo
twent) -H' cen's fo' ealu in' in tie co.il, sub,
lawyer- But, Hastut, 1 cxisjctod )oii to
carry in thnt mil.
Unrlu llastus Yes, nab, butyo' see, Mlstab
Blank, I wns only In'tsl to do do olllco wuk,
mi' I was 'frultl dnt er I cahrld lu do coal
'twouldii't be l"gul, sah. IIurK!r'n Hazjir.
'Mm I'll nt till ItiTuril.
A i-einarLiiblo t-uso or longe Ity bus lioen
dicoerisl at Giiitlou, Pn., In the pesoii of
John I'osdlek, iiisl 1(U )eam. lleuiai kablt),
btfaiiM) John can t lead Hue print without
sjiectacles. Indeed, his e) eight is mi poor
that ho can't ic.id any kind of print Ho Is
tho first tciitc Italian di'nered who coulJ
not "nod lino prirt without glusw." Nor
Ulmt tin Sltuiiit.
Donn Piatt Is noted for tho illegibility ot
his handwriting, mid when he sent a note to
ft friend thu other tlay the f I lend w as shocked
to read a jsiktscrlpt wlueh lead: "I am In a
blamed hornet's nest." After somo furthor
study it "its discovered that what Piutt had
really wntteu was. "I am in a blessed havaU
of rest " He meant the Provuleuco hospital,
I All ugricultunil journalist tell bow to pro
vent a dog fiom killing hens. Another good
way Is to shout the dog U-toio bii) ing )our
hens, Agiit'iiltiiiul tslitois cannot tsj ox
pecttsl to know ewi) thing alsxit farming,
never having eugagtst in tin business, and
iro taknileasuiti In giving them a 'poiutor"
now ami then -Non istouij Hcnild
.lu I'lipleiisitiit ( iiliirltleiu-e.
Miss Ciiustie How Krsiteiit Mr Speck U
in his nttt uliiiiis to )ou, ut) dear.
Miss Sopht Isn't he, thought I really
think ho is not Just i ight in his iiiiml.
MiNsf -How diMvrniug jou niv, my dear.
Exactly the smue idea tvccurixsl to mo.
"Don't you lsillove 11k milk I sell you id
pure'" iilil a milkman of u customer who
complained that the lacteal thud looked
"I won't tell you what I lulleve," icplied
the ciistoiui'i . "but I know )nur milk nuked
my mouth wat. i." Hotel Mail.
I'lll' I liiu.s r ibln-..
Uuuipsov (misting Popinjay, satchel in
bntiil) What! ) mi in eu't going to taku your
vacation at this timo of )eaif
Popinjii) - You but I mill Mrs. Popinjay
liegiiis hmisivleauing this week. lltirllugton
Pico Pi e
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