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SATURDAY NOV. 23, 1912.
There come times when Burns' "A
man's a man for a' that and a* that" is
verified. One of these was during the
recent railroad collision on the Yazoo &
Mississippi Valley railroad near Montz,
La., when a through freight train
crashed into the rear of an excursion
of ten coaches killing fifteen persons
and injuring ninety-two. The press
dispatches state that the two rear
coaches which were telescoped by the
freight engine, caught fire immedi
ately. Passengers who had escaped
injury rushed into the wrecked
coaches and dragged dead and injured
from the flames. Several of the occu
pants of the front coaches who
escaped injury were burned in their
efforts to save those less fortunate.
White men risked their lives to save
blacks from the rapidly spreading
flames, and black men rushed into the
steam and flames to rescue white per
sons as well as members of their own
The wonders of surgical skill are,
daily, affairs now-a-days. A short time
ago a woman had been operated on
for tubercular ulcer and the opera
tion had left a wound on her arm
that would not heal, as the skin would
not grow. About two weeks ago a live
skye terrier puppies skin was graf
ted on her arm and the operation was
successful, and she has now gone to
her home taking the puppy with her.
This is said to be the first operation
of its kind that was ever performed.
Wonders will never cease.
There is a Prof. Knox traveling
around the country, who claims 10
have invented Mental Science. I.e
says it will bring long life and pros
perity. He say he will live 10,000
years. We don't know that we'd care
to live so long( but we'd like to have
the prosperity he claims may be fiad
under mental science.
The people who have had an oppor
tunity to read that scurrilous, vitupe
rative publication known as Jim Jam
Jems, will doubtless rejoice to know
that many dealers who formerly sold
the vile publication are now refusing
to hande it. Good!-
_GATtlEElNG THE. CEANSERRItS)
HE household year, like the
year of the nation, has its
red-letter days and its joy
ous anniversaries. Around
Thanksgiving the sweetest
associations of the home
and the tenderest memo
ries of the nation meet
and cluster. Do you ever
stop to think how new this
country is? Should you go to Rome
you would find more old walls and
monuments and buildings that har
been standing for centuries, and still
testify to the past splendor of the
once imperial city. Crossing the At
lantic and setting foot on the shores
of England, the past greets you on
every hand. You are immediately
made aware that our friends across
the water are living among old tradi
tions, while in their ceremonials, ms
when a king was crowned with his
Queen at his side, they are keeping
up the customs and recalling the gran
deur that have been theirs for a thou
Over here, in comparison with other
nations on the globe, we are still in
our childhood and can hardly be said
to have more than reached the begin
ning of our maturity. Yet we hare
eighty million people, and we jostle
when we walk on the street people
who have sought us from the far east,
from the islands of the ocean, from
northern and southern Europe, and,
indeed, from everywhere beneath the
sun. To my mind there is something
wonderful and 'significant and heart
stirring in the thought that a man of
our choice in Washington in the
White House presides as our chief ex
ecutive over our vast territory and
our mighty mass of citizens. He sends
out word in November, and lo! the
whole commonwealth listens and
obeys. By one consent Americans,
native-born and adopted into OUT
ranks from abroad, cease from busi
ness, observe a holiday and thank
God on the last Thursday of Novem
ber. Everyone does not go to
church, but the churches are open.
There are services, there is exquisite
music and eloquent sermons are
preached, and the nation is thus up
lifted to a higher plane, and there is
an obvious reminder that we owe
thanks to our Creator and praise to
our Father in heaven.
Another charming feature of this
peculiarly popular and wholly Amer
ican holiday is the assembling of fam
ilies around the Thanksgiving dinner
table. Again look back, not over a
thousand years, but over very nearly
three hundred, and you will see how
significant was the origin of this
annual jubilee. In 1621 Governor
Bradford of Massachusetts issued a
proclamation to the little colony set
ting apart a day of Thanksgiving for
the first in-gathering harvests. Should
you ever go to Plymouth, Mass., and
stroll through the old graveyard there,
tears would spring to your eyes even
now when you saw by the records on
the stones that Death was very busy
in reaping the first harvest of life in
New England. These hardy pioneers
who came to our bleak Atlantic coast
that they might have freedom to wor
ship God as they chose, were made of
stuff too strong to be daunted by
illness, want, famine or death. The
attacks of hostile Indians in the night
did not turn them from their purpose
of settling in the new country, and
women and men alike were heroic in
their scorn of peril and their determin
ation to snatch success from apparent
defeat. The first harvest was scanty,
but they assembled in church and
thanked God for it, and in their homes
they sat down to the best dinner they
could provide. The wild turkey fur
nished the meat for the feast. This
For some time the doctors have
ibeen skirmishing about the idea of
creating life artificially, Life remarks.
'The latest reports from Europe in
dicate that this is now an assured
fact and the manufacture of life will
doubtless soon be placed upon a com
We cannot but regard this as a
great calamity. The tariff, the in
crease in gold and many other causes
HOW HE LANDED THE FISH
Expert Angler Saw Situation and Witft
True Genius Seized the Op
"Bob Esam stood six feet six in his
socks, lived in the mountains of West
Virginia and kept a pack of 40
hounds," said a New York angler.
**He was not only a mighty hunter,
but an expert and resourceful fisher
"While he was out on the back
& MARGARE I. SANGSTERs
KEEPING DOWN HUMAN SUPPLY
Thought From Jane Addams Which
Demonstrates Its Lasting Effect
Is Worth Consideration.
A mother croons an old-time song as
she toils. A father speaks kindly as
home from work he crosses the
threshold which leads to wife and rest
from labor. The childthe stepping
stone between mother and father, the
connecting linkhears both song and
The father, still toil stained, wheth
er he comeB from field or shop, stoops
to kiss the mother, also toil stained.
He speaks softly, mayhap:
"Howdy, sweetheart glad to be
She turns a sweat-marked face up
to his, in farmhouse or tenement, and
"I'm glad to have you home."
Of all this the child is the witness.
Things of the world are yet new and
strange to it Mysteries still confront
it Guiding stars it is searching for,
and lo, in the very greetings of mother
and father, in their own loving atti
tude toward each other, this unde
veloped life finds a star.
Such is the influence of environ
ment of two personalitiesthat of
father and motherupon the ques
tioning child, blood of their blood and
have been assigned. The real cause,
however, is that there are too many
people. There is an overproduction
in human beings. Until we can cut.
this down we shall be increasingly
embarrassed by the cost of living.
Instead of adding to the possibility
of creating life, therefore, we should
seek some means to curtail it. Be
sides, everybody that is born now
wants to be of some consequence.
prong of Glady with a party of tourists
they noticed the trout leaping out of
the water after a reddish fly, and not
one of them had any fishing tackle.
While searching In his pockets for
tackle Esam discovered a rubber band
around a wallet He removed it and
out it so that he had a piece of elastic
about six Inches long.
"He then cut a small strip- from
his red flannel shirt about the size of
the fly the trout were rising for and
tied it to one end of the elastic The
other end he attacked to a pole which
PraLPARAUG TURKLYA FOR ttARKTT
American bird is always the piece
de resistance at a Thanksgiving din
ner. The domestic bird retains some
traits of primitive wildness and, as
every farmer's wife knowB, is prone
to wander away, and travels, by pref
erence, in a flock.
Still looking back, we discover that
after 1621 other colonies followed the
example of Massachusetts. After the
Revolution the governors of various
states Issued proclamations as Gov
ernor Bradford had done. But it was
not until 1863 that the day became na
tional. It was then that the president
proclaimed a general thanksgiving,
and this good custom has been fol
lowed until the present year.
The old homestead is the rallying
place for its sons and' daughters, if
they have been scattered far afield in
pursuit of business or pleasure. They
make an effort to return to the loved
ones there and no triumph of a Paris
ian chef or art of the finest cookery
has quite the taste of mother's pump
kin pie. Thanksgiving dinners may
be eaten in hotels and boarding
houses and on shipboard by enthusi
astic Americans, and in city homes
where cousins, aunts and uncles shake
hands and sit together at the meal,
but they are best when they are given
beneath the roof where once the chil
In comparison with that first har
vest and that first Thanksgiving, let
us glance, shall we say, at the mar
kets of America in 1911. Fruits have
been gathered from the orchards of
Oregon, Michigan, California, Connec
ticut, Florida, and from too many lo
calities and states for enumeration
here. Think of the peaches, grapes,
apples, plums, cherries, pears, or
anges and bananas that the great
country produces. We are learning
how to assist nature by scientific proc
esses In farming so that annually our
orchards and vineyards are compet
ing with our mines of coal, silver and
Home. Influence Upon Child
copper as sources of wealth. Our
grains, wheat, oats, rye, rice and In
dian corn yield us enough to feed our
own people and.replenish the exhaus
tion of other lands. When the crops
are abundant there is rejoicing from
coast to coasti. The farmers have
many things to contend with. Some
times there is a plague of grasshop
pers or of locusts, sometimes there is
drought, and again there are floods,
bat, on the whole, from year's end to
year's end, the soil gives back in Di
vine multiplication the seed which the
human hand has sown: We cannot alt
down at the simplest Thanksgiving din
ner without seeing upon it contribu
tions from every section of our big re
As women and girls are the true
homemakers, it is weR for them to
take a sincere and intelligent inter
est in the affairs of their country. Men
seldom rise higher in goodness, frank
ness and patriotism than the women
whose Influence over them tends to
purity, bravery and truth. We ought
to care about the politics of our coun
try. When we thank God for peace,
we ought to be additionally grateful
that the menace of war has been
swept out of sight by the wise lead
ership in our councils of state. When
we thank God for schools and for free
dom of speech, and an untrammeled
press and good books that are "as
plentiful as autumn leaves, we should
again remind ourselves and the chil
dren around us that we owe these
tokens pf advanced civilisation to our
republican government and to the
goodness and guardian care of Je
hovah,'who has given us "dominion
over pflm and pine."
Another word may be in order.
Why should we compress our Thanks
giving into one day? Why not be
thankful all the time for the little
things as for the great ones, and
most of all for the dear ones ol
heatth and home?
flesh of their flesh. How powerful,
how everlasting, when between moth
er and father, patience, self-considera
tion, forbearatfee and forgiving are
always kept uppermost in the mind!
If, on the other hand, the child must
see In daily home life impatience, self*
ishness hear hasty or angry words,
from those whom it knows long before
it understands the law of city, county,
state, or nation, what contempt must
naturally grow^n its heart for thoB
things that make for the best of life
law and order, gentleness of speech,
regard and loYe for others, trustful
ness and hopefulness.
The personal home environment ol
a child has much to do with its
future state of mind as to respect foi
work, law and humanity.
Advice to Alpine Climbers.
In the earlier part of the nineteenth
century many even of those who had
been up Alpine peaks themselves de
nounced the sport. Regarding the as
cent of Mount Blanc, Murray's Hand
book in the year 1838 stated that "all
who have succeeded have advised no
one to attempt i and nearly 20
years later noted the "remarkable
fact that a large proportion of those
who have made this ascent have been
persons of unsound mind."
Every man would be king and everj
Unless we can keep down the total
supply of human beings there Is trou
Wearing Out His Thatch.
"I notice that the gentleman who Iv
now walking on his head for oui
edification is slightly bald."
"No wonder. Walking on one's
head must be more discouraging to
the growth of hair than all the dand
ruff microbes in existence."
he drove Into the bank of the stream^
so that the red flannel bait hung out
over and about a foot above the wa
ter. This done he got back behind a
tree where the trout could not see him.
"Presently a trout rose to that flan
nel decoy, grabbed it and to his aston
ishment its teeth became entangled
in the flannel and he was flipped out
on the bankand that thing kept flip
ping trout out.until there were none
toft In that pool, kilt there were, so
Bob said, 69 on the bank by actual
count"New Yor* Bun.
WISDOM OF SILAS.
Don't pin ymfr faith toTnothin', my
ion. Ef it wfln"t stick without a pin1
It ain't wuth stickin' tew.
Some fellers' necks reminds me o'
hosses. They ain't no airthly use t*
nobody ontil they're broke.
The great trouble with a lot o' fel
lers I know is that after they've laid
down their principles they lay down
Some habits, gentlemen, is like eggs
ye don't never have no idea about
how bad they be till ye try to throw
off the yolk.
The trouble with livin' these days
as I sees it is that every time a feller
earns a dollar out o' somebody else,
somebody else earns a dollar and a
quarter out o' him.
The chief trouble with the general
run o' road commissioners, gentlemen,
is that they spend more time thinkin'
about the commissions than they do
thinking about the roads.
The Pres'dent o' the United States
ast me to be the postmaster o' this
here town. But, shucks! I'm too
busy swattin' flies to read all them
postill cards the summer boarders
Seems to me they'd be a powerful
pile o' money lying around loose fer
the feller that 'Id in event some kind ol
an inkybater arrangement whereby a
hired man could hatch out suthin wuth
while while he was a-settin'.
I tell ye, Bill, I've lived raound these
here parts goin' on to 62 years now,
and I hain't never sold my vote to no
body, but all the same my time's al
lers been wuth from $2 ter $6 a day
to somebody on 'lection day.Har
Devotion is the last love of women.
Charles de Saint-Evremond.
A woman's lot is made for her by
the love she accepts.George Eliot.
The laughter, the tears, and the
song of a woman are equally decep
The weaknesses of women have been
given them by nature, to exercise the
virtues of men.Mme. Necker.
With soft persuasive prayers wom
an wields the scepter of the life which
she charmeth.Friedrich Von Schil
In life woman must wait until she
is asked to love, as In a salon she
waits for an invitation to dance.
The beauty of some women has
days and seasons,.and depends upon
accidents which diminish or increase
It.Miguel de Cervantes.
The woman who plays with the love
of a loyal man is a curse she may
close his heart forever against all
confidence in her sex.Anonymous.
It is the male that gives charms to
womankind, that produces an air in
their faces, a grace in their motions,
a softness in their voices, and a deli
cacy in their complexions.Joseph Ad
Better one hard hitter than a dozen
Many a man who knows his place
is unable to keep it.
You can't always measure a good
time by what it cost.
Every man declares he likes to
work, but he can't prove it.
You may fail, but you might try to
love your neighbor as yourself.
It takes faith to enable a man to
enjoy a meal in a cheap restaurant
Some men never get a gait on them
until they see a bill collector coming.
No, Alonzo, you can't always bring,
a girl to time by carrying her picture
in your watch case.
The first time a small boy gets into
a fight and licks his opponent he loses
all interest in little girls.
It is far easier for a man to hide his
light under a pint cup than it is for
a woman to hide her jealousy under
Some men mistake a golden opportu
nity for a gold brick.
No bride can see herself as her hus
band's mother sees her.
It doesn't pay to do favors for a man
who has a poor memory.
A ball team can't win in a walk it
must have at least one run.
The meaner a woman grows the
harder it is for her to get a becoming
It is nearly always a bitter disap
pointment to a girl when she turns a
young man down, and he doesn't take
A man isn't necessarily stingy be
cause he refuses to tell a joke at his
The absent are not always to blame.
They may have had sense enough to
A man isn't necessarily stingy be
cause he refuses to tell a joke at his
Blessed is the man who would rath
er be right than presidentfor he has
a better chance to win out
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI
Founded by the Soldiers of the 62d and 65th
Regiments of the XJ. S. Colored. Infantry.
Supported by the State of Missouri. Has
Normal, Collegiate, Agricultural, Mechanical and
Industrial Courses Buildings and equipment
unsurpassed Thirty teachers representing the
best schools of the country Students from all
sections of the country. For catalogue and fur
ther information address
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALLEN,
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
Knowle* Bunding. BoysHall. atone^Hall. Girls' Hall. Model Home.
ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta. G-a..
Is beautifully located in the City* of Atlanta, Ga. The courses of
study include High School, Normal School and College, with manual
training and domestic science. Among the teachers are graduates of Yale
Harvard, Dartsmouth, Smith and Wesley. Forty-one years of successful
work have been completed. Students come from all parts of the South.
Graduates are almost universally successful. For further information*
..M President. EDWARD T. WAKE, Atlanta, Ga!
WILBUR. P. THIRKIELD, President,
Washington, D. C.
The Collegeof Arts and ScienceKELLY MILIAR, A. M., Dean.
The Teachers' CollegeLEWIS B. MOORE, A. M., Ph.D., Dean.
The AcademyGEORGE J. CUMMINGS, A. M. Dean.
The Commercial CollegeGEORGE W. COOK, A. M., Dean.
School of Manual Arts and Applied Science
The School of TheologyISAAC CLARK, D. D., Dean.
The School of Medicine: Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical
CollegesEDWARD O. BALLOCH, M. D., Dean.
The School of LawBENJAMIN F. LEIGHTON, LL. D., Dean.
For Catalogue and Special Information Address Dean of Department.
Beautiful Situation, Healthful Location. The Best Moral and Spiritual
EnvironmentA Splendid Intellectual Atmosphere
Noted for Honest and Thorough work.
Offers full courses in the following departments: College, Normal
High School, Grammar School and Industrial.
Good water, steam heat, electric lights, good drainage. Expensess
veryreasonable. Opportunity for Self-help.
Normal am Industrial Institute
Organized July 4, 1881, by the State
Legislature as The Tuskegee State Nor
mal School. Exempt from taxation.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Principal.
WARREN LOGAN, Treasurer.
In the Black Belt of Alabama where the
blacks outnumber the whites three to one.
ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY.
Over 1,500 students, more than 100 in
COURSE OF STUDY.
English education combined with in
dustrial training 28 industries in constant
VALUE OF PROPERTY.
Property consisting of 2,350 acres of
land. 103 buildings .almost wholly built
with student labor, is valued at $1,250,000.
and no mortgage.
$50 annually for the education of each
student ($200 enables one to finish the
course $1,000 creates permanent scholar
ship. Students pay their own board In
cash and labor.) Money in any\ amount
for current expenses and building.
Besides the work done by graduates as
class room and industrial leaders,
thousands are reached through the Tus
kegee Negro Conference.
Tuskegee is 40 miles east of Mont
gomery and 136 miles west of Atlanta, on
the Western Railroad of Alabama.
Tuskegee is a quiet, beautiful old
Southern town, and is an ideal place for
study. The climate is at all times mild
excellent winter resort.
All the advantages of (be finest and most completely
equipped Conservatory building in the world, the at
mosphere of a recognized center of A rt and Wusic and
association with the masters in the Profession are
offered students at the Now England Conservatory of
Music. Thorough work in nil departments of music.
Courses car/be arranged in Elocution end Oratory.
GEORGE W. CHADWICK. Mustcol Director.
MlparUeuta- sand year boot unit be tent en application.
Sept. 27 1911 Fo Informatio Addres
PR-ESIDENT R. W. MGRANAHAN. Knoxville. Tenn.
6AMM0N THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
AIMS A ND METHODS.
The aim of this school is to do prac
tical work in helping men towards suc
cess in the ministry. Its course of study
is broad and practical its ideas are high
its work is thorough its methods are
fresh, systematic, clear and simple.
COURSE) O STUDY.
The regular course of study occupies*
three years, and covers the lines of work
in the. several departments of theological
instruction usually pursued in the lead
ing theological seminaries of the country.
EXPENSES A ND AID.
Tuition and room rent are free. The
apartmen ts for students are plainly fur
nished. Good board can be had for sever
dollars per month. Bu1.Jui.ng3 heated by
A' from loans wilhoui. Interest, and
gifts of friends, are granted to deserving
students who do their utmost in the line
of self-help. No young man with grace,
gifts, and energy, need be deprived ot
the advantages now opened to him in
this Seminars'. For further particulars
Gammon Theological Seminary,
Washington Conservatory of
Music and School of Expression
902 STREET, WASHINGTON t). C.
LARGE AND COMPETENT FACULTY
Piano,Voiceand Violin,Piano Tuning.Theory Analy
sis, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fuguc.Vocal Expression,
Wind Instruments, History ot Music, Methods.
Scholarships Awarded Artists' Recitals
HARRIET GIBBS-MARSHALL, President.
GEORGE WILLIAM COOK, Treasurer.
ABBY WILLIAMS. Secretary.
LEWIS G. GREGORY, Financial Secretary.
ANNIE E. GRINAGE.
This-institution of learning, established in 1865,
has industrial departments for both young mpn
and young women, as well as college, normal and
preparatory departments. There are aiso Schools
of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy-and Theology.
The facilities have recently been increased
Other improvements are being planned that will
be completed within the next two years.
Applications should be# made several* months or
a year in advance, for it has become impossible
during the last few years to receive all who apply.
The present enrollment is over 503.
The academic year begins on the Thursday
nearest the first day of October and continues for
thirty-two consecuttve weeks. The charges art
moderate. Catalogues furnished upon application..
Address THE PRESIDENT
Shaw University, Raleigh, N.
NORTH SIDE, PITTSBURGH, PA.
A Practical Literary and Industrial
Trades School for Afro-American Boys
and Girls. Unusual advantages for Girls
and a separate building. Address
Joseph D. Mahoney, Principal.
Box. 154. North Side. Pittsburgh, Pa.
up. Why do you wash in the hardest pos
sible way? Use PEAR-LINE, there's no
bending ovbr the tub, no back kinks, no
work to speak of, no wear and tear from
rubbing. Millions use PEAR-LINE. No
matter how or when you use PEAR.LINE,
or however delicate your hands or the*
fa.bric, it is absolutely
Peajrline iharmless. right663
WANTED, A SAMARITAN.
Prone in the road he lay.
Wounded and sore bestead:
Priests, Levites past that way,
And turned aside the head.
They were not hardened men
In human service slack:
His need was great: but then
His face, you see, was black.
From the New York Independent.