The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.) 1890-1901, December 25, 1891, Image 5

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THE AM ERICAN FLAG. Judge Power’s Glowing Tribute to Our Ban tier. It is now nearly two years since (he Gentiles oi Salt Lake city won tlieir first political victory over the Mormons, who on many oc­ casions and in various ways had shown their contempt, for Ameri­ can institutions, and their want of allegiance to the stars and stripes On y a short time before they had placed the flag at half-mast as an insult to the Gentiles and to show their contempt for the United States government. That act called out the speech which we publish below, made by Judge Powers, of the second ju i cial district, and an ex Confeder­ ate soldier. Every word of the glowing tribute to our banner is instinct with the true spirit of pa triotism, and will And an echo in the heart of every American citi zen who is worthy of the name. Judge Powers said: ‘•The flag of this country was made to be the standard of a re public, and not the banneret of a political party. From beingorigi nally the symbol of a nation it has been advanced as the embodiment of fiee hope of mankind, and floats as the vanguard of the human race. In no war has it ever known defeat. In no battle has it ever been trailed in the dust or dis­ graced by the hosts that followed it into strife. On land and sea it has flaunted above the colors of the strongest land on earth oxcept our own. Men not born under it have died under and for it, and their seared eyeballs were strained in death to catch its glories, as if looking for the sky that arched aboved their cradles, and from the 6tars they have looked down upon it as upon that which made mar- trydom a holiday and its honor immortal. It is this flag that has conquested a continent and push­ ed the frontiers of the republic to natural 1 o mdaries. On these it waves, not as a threat nor as an invitation to other nations, but as evidence oi the power of a free people. If any think our coasts have1 no defense let proof be tried by assault. Tim flag is their de­ ft m-e, for beliidd it are the hearts of oak that beat in the ribs of free men who can step from the pur suits of peace into the ranks ol war ten millions strong, if need be, with twenty million hands to fight and twenty million unfetter ed feet to make the earth tremble as they inarch. They are a pe pie who have never drawn the sword for pelf or ambition. Ours are the only fighting men on earth who fight always and only for an idea, for a principle. The getting or surrender of territory, the victo lies of ambition, the wars of re­ venge, are for others, not for us. We muster our forces for liberty, the idea which before our time got no further than a song, and for forty centuries had been a hazy beatitude, which we plucked from amongst human fancies and placed foremost amongst human facts. To this liberty we gave mankind a title, and we wrote its warranty in the stars and stripes. Therefore, let none who boast the names of Americans harm the country by the pretense that this flag is second in the affections of any of the people whom it shel- tors. In our civil war it was withstood by men whose sires fought and died f.n* it, and when the mistaken strife left it invincible, with its record of victory untarnished, it was to them not the emblem of tyranny, bringing down to years of peace the memory of oppres ' sive conquest and shameful subju­ gation. It was still the flag of their lathers, and its triumph means only that they were to have under it a larger freedom than be fore aud an allegiance repaid by shelter that no force dure assault, and by free institutions no hand dare profane. Let no man in the heart of par­ ty strife forget that this is his flag. Let none use it as a taunt noi cheapen it. It is the ample gar­ ment of liberty, not the uniform of hot zeal that mistakes party passion for patriotism. Those who love freedom love this flag To an American gentle­ man it is an object of affection and respect, like his wife, and he would no more degrade it to base use than he would hire her out as a spectacle or stitch commercial advertisements to her gown and gain income from her use as a street sandwich. The flag requires no lip service. 1» has had for generations the heart service of millions, and mil lions to be will hail it as the inspi ration of life’s morning and the comfort of its evening twilight. This flag leaves no room for other colors. If there be those who, coming from other lands, have broug! t a livelier and more endu ring love for anol her banner which leaves no heart room for oui flag, let us respect their fidelity, but let them find that if there is no boon in their love for this free flag there is no room under it for them. It meau& our country, our institu­ tions, all that to which we have dedicated our possessions on this continent. Our political parties differ in their views of policy, but the flag is for them all, and they are all for it. He who pretends otherwise is not overwise. 'I he Greeks refused to believe that there could be such a crime as paracide, for their faith in na­ ture was strong. So let us refuse to. believe when men say that Americans differ in veneration for t lit? flag.” B i K H i l B c p .s O F K E L I G I IN . [R im’s Horn.] Imitation virtues never wear well. Life is thrown away when it is not a 1 fe of love. If you set up for a growler you can always be busy. Those who have a will to learn find the world full of teachers. There is no mansion in heaven for the man who is mean to his wife. God is not always the best known in the church that has the highest steeple. The only reason why children hate sermons is because they do not understand them. People who blow their own horns do not always furnish good music for other peop'e. The devil is proud of the man who never tries to let anybody know that he is religious outside of church. If we only knew that we were being watched every moment from heaven, how the importance of our Jives would be magnified. The sufficiency of my merit L to know that by me it is not suf­ ficient.—Saint Augustine. Hot Griddle Cakes. Dr. Price’s Cream Baking Powder possesses a peculiar merit not approached by that of any other baking powder. It produces the hot buckwheat. Indian or wheat cakes, hot biscuit, doughnuts, waffles or muffins. Any of these tasteful things may be eaten v/b.en hot with impunity by persons of the most delicate digestive organs. Dr. Price’s Cream Bak­ ing Powder leavens without firmentation or decomposition. In its preparation none but the purest of cream of tartar, so­ da, etc. is used, and in such exact equivalents as to always guarantee a perfectly neutral result, thereby giving the natu­ ral and sweet flavor peculiar to buckwheat and other flour that may he used, the natural flavor so much desired and ap predated by all. The oldest patrons of Dr. Prices powder tell the story, that they can never get the same results from any other leavening agent, that their griddle cakes, biscuits» etc. are never so light and never taste so sweet or so good as When raised with Dr. Prices Cream Baking Powder. NO. 3525. OF GREAT FALLS. OFFICERS: T. E. C o l l in s - - President, J. T. A rm ington - . Vice-Pres. A. E. D ickerm an - • Cashie\ il, H M atte son - - Asa’t Cash)* DIRECTORS: C A BROADWATER JOHN LEPLEY PARIS GIBSON IRA MYERS. ROBERT VAUGHN H. O. CHOWEN J STEWART TOD J 11 McKNIGHT. J BOOK WALTER L G PHELPS. A general banking business transacted. Kx- change drawn on the principal points in the east and Europe. Promptatton- tion given to «ollecdous. Interest allowed <>u time deposits. Gr«*ac P a l ls - M o u t a u a 1 S 9 1 . THE HELENA JOURNAL — - «-#•-— T H E R E P R E S E N T A T IV E REPUBLICAN PAPER OF T H E S T A T E LOCATED AT / I1H! CAPITOL SUBSCRIBE NOW! Every Edition of T h e J o u r n a l will coutaiu the news of the world, special, local, and State articles, and many novel feature*. The issues of the day will be presented in an attractive way. Daily Journal. 89.00 per yr. Weekly ” 2,00 ” Montana Mining Journal, 2.00 ” Farming and Stook Journal, 2,00 ” Two o f the Weeklies, 2.00 ” INFORM YOURSELVES FOR THE IN 1892- This is the Gres teat Epoch in the Nation’s History. THU JOURNAL is the paper of t he People wit bout respect to party. Sample copiee eent to any addreea on appli­ cation. Address, . JOURNAL PUBLISHING CO., HELEN \ , MONT. MATRIMONIAL! Facias* o l Cablati 8 k a F k lan a . Also full v rlttea deserlptloae flm- eludlnc reildfae.fi a f resiwctabla ladies who went to ccrreapoad 1er ’u n e r matrimony, .c u t In piala. n u n o r B n im w ray, _ pMeted envelope for only lOa. We V hareS,OOO l.drmeaibfraafOTMy fa r * aad natlenalltj: am a/ a re bea«- film lan d e e .ltby.jB lva 4..eriptlee i o f u * i« f With wbo« jom w lih t o beorreiponfl * Cio J0*» A d ir« ________ fllCCK BOX 897.CHICAÜ0 j l L kO N F E 8 S I O N 8 __ WRITTEN B Y ---------- - - - — Phis book reveals In naked truth the m i n a 'falla and temptations which assail ^onng jtjrls io aspire to stage life. The sebemee of the Illyr- io aealnst virtue are revealed. A great ex- e of the personal life of » .popular •***•“ • spenks out In “ plain English for jhose whe tn inn« the “ Inside of stage life. Head* A . i « rtncfnnllt MI c T R E 8 § HERSELF. nt to know the illM a ioatnn THE.MONTANA ■W ^ -o -o n sr and C-AI2.iaXA.a-E S H O P . All kinds of wood work neatly, t safely and promptly done. 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The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.), 25 Dec. 1891, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn85053033/1891-12-25/ed-1/seq-5/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.