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LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
Farmers' Convention at Lincoln In
stitute. President Allen Empha
sizes the Value of Agricul
tural Pursuits For the
The Fifth Farmers' Convention at
Lincoln Institute was held Friday,
November 9, 190C.
President Allen's annual address
was a masterly effort and presented a
strong plea fur agricultural pursuits
and attendant Industries as the bed
rock In the development of the negro,
or, indeed of any primitive race, and
upon this bod rock should be placed
the professions, the arts and slences.
Farmer Ahrnm Jackson of Roone
county brought an excellent exhibit
of agricultural products from his farm
near Brown's Station and with far
, mer Logan of Calloway county gave
almost Interesting account of their
struggles from humble beginnings to
the present day when they own large
and well stocked farm with fruit-bearing
orchards and other accessories of
, proggresslve farming.
Various counties of the state were,
represented by students from the re
spective counties. Many of these
young men and women are sons and
.laughters of farmers and expressed
Ihelr determination to return to the
farm after graduating from the Insti
tution, believing that the practical na
ture of the educations received here
wlll enable them to make farming a
Thus is Dr. Allen helping to solve
one of the most perplexing problems
that today confronts the people of the
United States, ie., 'How to keep
Farmers' Hoys and Girls on the Farm
In Sufficiently large numbers."
In fact too much praise can not be
given this Christian gentleman and
(scholar for the greut work he is do
ing in enlarging the horizon and
scope of education for the negro of
the great Middle West, nor are the re
sult of his work confined to any sec
tion. The Globe Democrat of Sun
day, November 11, and other metro-
polkan papers of wide circulations,
gave extended accounts of the pro
ceedings of the Farmers' Convention.
The people of Missouri may well be
proud of the great work that Is be
ing carried on at Lincoln Institute
by President D. F. Allen, L. I D.,
and his body of splendid Instructors.
Von can scarcely go Into any portion
of the country without finding both
men and women employed in promi
nent and responsible positions who
are graduates of this school. May
Pnwldent Allen ever continue In his
work for the Institution and let both
whites and negroes see that he is en
couraged Instead of being hampered
in the good work."
Lincoln Institute's foot ball team
under the scientific coaching of Prof
essor It. A. West Is scoring the usual
victories on the gridiron. November
12 the Rame between the Institute
and Columbia High School resulted
In a score of 43-0 in favor of Lincoln
By the combined support of all the
35,000 negroes the new manager of
the Son expects to make this paper
the leading and most nuihentlc negro
journal. From point of news, social
Mr. M. J. Cartwrlght entcrtalued at
luncheon at home, 55C Forest Ave., last
Monday evening in I )nor of Mr Ralph
Shaw of Des Moines, la., and Mis: Pis
Buford, "23 Troost Ave. Among those
present were Mrs. Mary Shields, 1019
Pacific St., Miss Georgia Moore, Brook
field, Mo., and Mr. Wm. Smith, Independence.
MUSTERING OUT OF
A great calamity has befallen the
negroes who serve the United States
In the capacity of soldiers. President
Rooseveft lias issued orders for com
panies B. C. and D of the Twenty-fifth
infantry to be dismissed without honor
Some of the negro soldiers have
served for 20 years. Even old Mlngo
Sanders, first sergeant of company B,
must go. The majority of the negroes
have faithfully served Uncle Sam from
a period covering ten to twenty years.
All must go. No place in this country
is the negro safe from the stern, sever
ity of the powerful white man und his
combined forces to eliminate the black
President Roosevelt Is commander-in-chief
of army and navy and head
of the entire nation. Yet the presi
dent is assuming this great responsi
bility. The military regulations pro
vide that no man can be dishonorably
discharged unless proved guilty by geu
eral court martial as read in. the C2
article of the army regulation rules.
Again if the negro troops are to be
dismissed as some say the law pro
vides, why not discharge the white of
ficers commanding them as the law al
so provides In the army regulation
Effect of College Education
It would be interesting to trace In
detail, and after careful study of facts,
to just how great a degree the 'varsity
bred man Influences us in respect ol
dress, says Men's Wear. For Instance,
the kuee drawer, which retailers could
not get enough of during summer, is
nothing more or less than the running
"pant" of track athletics, as the Jersey
that lb coming to be worn with them is
the Jersey of the "gym." The turning
up of the trousers to show fancy hose
is an outcome of turned up tennis trou
sers, not for 'varsity's sake but for ex
pediency and comfort.
So, the list of what we owe to col
lege men In matters of dress might be
lengthened. The collegian Is certainly
a force to be reckoned with by makers
and sellers of men's wear.
"What kind of an automobile do
"I know of only two kinds," an
awered Mr. Cumrox; "those that are
running and those that are out of re
Distinction and Differenca-
"I ain' got no use foh avarice," said
Uncle Eben, "but it sho' Is safer foh
a man to hold on to money foolish
an ltls to spendit foolish."
"Ah, Touehem!" cried the man with
the close fitting eyebrows, "Isn't this
the most remarkable day you ever
"I see nothing unusual about It," re
"But haven't you noticed that It has
had four afternoons, four nights and
four mornings in it, and here we are
on the fifth afternoon all in the same
"Am I not right? You borrowed a
ten of me this morning, or one of the
mornings of this day, and told me you
would pay me to-morrow, as sure as
the sun rose on a to-morrow. So
cannot reason the thing out any other
Parlor Car Diversion.
"Porter," said the fuBsy lady In the
parlor car, "I wish you would open
The ludy in the seat directly across
heard tho request, and drew a cloak
"Porter, if that window Is opened,
sho snapped, testily. "I shall freeze
"And If tho window Is kept closed,'
returned the other passenger, "1 shall
The porter stood timidly between
the two fires.
"Verier" remarked tho commercial
traveler, "yew duty Is very plain
Open the window and freeze one lady,
Then close It and suffocate U otnor.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
KANSAS CITY, MO., THURSDAY, XOVEMBKK 15, 11MM5.
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WM. T. WAi..vGT0N,
Manager and editor, Rising Son.
Tho purpose of this article is to , Washington in this
bring directly before the peoples ut
leution a young man who has always
striven for the best tilings in this
community. Young Wasningion bus
worked himself from a newsboy and
bootblack to the present position as
manager of the oldest negro m-wspa-
icr In the city, The Rising Son. lie
Hi t.ie confidence of the entire negro
opulatioti and he is trying to work
himself into n position wherein the
negro may lie proud of the record be
bus made. No negro can succeed
without a strong endorsement and the
hearty support of his race.
Washington after finishing the high
school course of this city, ni tended
Williams and Oberliu colleges, re
spectfully in Massachusetts and Ohio.
He took a special course in Journalism
from Bliss Perry, editor of the Atlan
tic Monthly, one of the most brainy
men of this country.
With this advantage he has started
upon his career as iue editor or tne
Rising Son." There are about :t.r,unn
negroes in greater -Kansas my ami
will the majority of thl.i population
appreciate the efforts of Wm. T.
PROF. JOE. E. HERIUFOIU).
Newly Appointed Principal of Page
Our reporter has Just made a pleas
ant call upon Prof. Joe. E. Herriford,
the new principal of the Page school.
Prof. Herriford comes to ns wlih an
experience of twenty-one years of un
Interrupted success ns a teacher and
Is qulto enthusiastic over his pros
pects in Kansas City. He Is begin
There Is no reason w;ty out of sucn a
population that a good negro paper
should not have from U.iiim to Emiim
The policy of this paper from now
on snail be, "No radical or yellow
journalism." Evt ry negro t-lil.en
shall be given full considcrnt Ion by
this paper. All ciiurches and lodges
shall have fail access to this paper.
Doctors, lawyers, teachers, hotel wai
ters, railroad porters and common lo
borers all alike shall be given the
Tlie paper shall launch out on an
entirely new basis. Mr. Washington
shall endeavor lo be the servant of
all the people. Tho voice of the negro
is the law; ho must obey. I.et every
subscriber of this paper have renewed
confidence In this paper. Let the
name. Rising Son, be oil the lips of
every negro. Carry the name from
house to house. Let the motto of every
negro be, "Make it Ten Thousand
Subscribers." Will the people rally?
Will every one assist, individually in
this noble enterprise? (Mice more let
the inottor be "Make it Ten Thous
ning at tlie bottom wit li Hint enthu
siasm which has mui'kcd all the ears
of bis labors as an cdmiitor an 1
leader and his work ou;lit to yield all
that he hopes for. lie Is no stranger
to the people of Kansas City ntii
iins n host of friends here who unite
in bidding him welcome.
The fact that he served nineteen
veins as teacher anil principal In
Chillieothe, his blrh place. Is a high
testimonial of his life and character.
Prln. Herriford Is at present tpiarter
ed at the Hotel Conipion but will
move Ids family hither soon as he
can obtain suitable property.
"I know my rival has untold acres
of real estate while I have n ithlng but
tho words In which 1 tell my love;
"That will do. Mr. Sllmpursc; I In
tend to marry a man of deeds, not of
iv.ir :s. Houston 1 el .
Mother You shouldn't have laughed
when Charlie was proposing.
Dora 1 couldn't help. It, mother;
ho was so scared bis teeth chattered.
Detroit Freo Press.
-How uro your
Bocker One gets a five dollar
salary and the other ten-dollar wages.
N. Y. Sun.
An up-hill rullway, perhaps the
most remarkable inthe world. Is the
Oroyo, in Peru. It runs from Cnllac
to flie gold fields of Cerro de Pasco.
From Cnllao It ascends the narrow
valley of the Rliuuc, rising nearly
5.OD0 feet In the first nil miles.
Thence It goes through the Intricate
gorges of tho Sierras till it tunnels
Hie Andes at tin altitude of 15.111.1
feet, the highest point In the world
where n piston-rod Is moved by si earn.
The wonder Is Increased by reniein
berlng that this elevation Is reached
in 78 miles.
Moved the Wolrd.
Cecil Rhodes was once cousin. -red a
crank. When Mr. Rhodes made his
first appearand1 In the Cape purlin
tueut ln could talk of nothing but bis
great Idea of a tr:iiisroiitlnent:il railway
and with the aid of a specially pre
pared map be sought to interest hi
fellow members In the colossal
scheme. Most of them thought bltn
a bore and some openly called
Was Dead at the Throttle.
An engineer died at bis ivost on a
fast express train running from Hos
ton to Philadelphia recently. It is
not know how long the dead hand
rested on the throttle, as the track
was clear for many miles. Not until
they were entering Philadelphia like a
Whirlwind did the tlremau discover
that the engineer wasdcnd.
LEARN NEW TRICKS
ENGINEERS TAUGHT HOW
GUIDE ELECTRIC CARS.
Men on One Great System Being
Broken In for the Change to Come
Work Neither Hard Nor
The metamorphosis of Hie railroad
engineers of the New York Central
has begun, says the New York (ilolie.
It Is here Willi tlie elect lillcat Ion of
Hie system, and It will continue stead
ily. The school is without text books,
and hicks all of the frills ami furbe
lows m dear to tlie modern educator's
heart. The men were taken in hutches
of six and sent right over tho road
ill tho new double ended electric en
gine that can draw more and draw
It faster than any slcuui engine that
ever was built.
The process of change from engi
neer to motormaii is not so long as
one might casually suppose. In the
first place, the engineer does not need
to be taught anything about signals
and general rules of the great Iron
highway. He has learned nil that.
The engineer who, being fur-sighted
and anxious lo keep alitvast of Hie
Improvements In the service, decides
that he wants to be a uiotorninii. ap
plies to the chief engineer through the
superintendent of lilt dlvls-l and he
Is given preference over all oilier
The application of the cnglm or lie
lug favorably passed, lie Is ordi-ied to
report to tin- "professor ot electrical
engines" Ht Killgsbi idgo. If you were
to ask for him under this title, you
woiililn'.t find 1 1 1 in . because he has
no actual ilenouiinal Ion. The engineer,
V.Ti or him, went to Kingsbiidgo one
day and wailed around expectantly.
Every one was dressed in ordinary
garb, as tho electric engine Is not so
illv unit miniv a iironosit Ion as his
former pel, the Slcani locomotive
The first class of six pupils climbed
up the iron ladder in much the sane
way that a passenger. hoards u steam
shin from a rowboat. The sensation
is about tho same, except that, there
is no chance to drop into the water
Inside he found himself in a compart
ment about, the size, perhaps a trilh
larger, than the average nut. im
in.iiii compartment is as big as a bed
There are oilcloth covered seats
In two of Its four corners. Beside llm
seats uro the controller and the
brake. I'p above Is tho whistle cord
and hell rope. The whistle Is produc
tive of a sound that is a cross be
tween the toot of a self-respecting au
tomobllo and tho din or a fog horn
gone amuck. The sound Is deep, per
vading, and audible for perhaps two
miles and a half if the wind Is light.
First of all tho novitiate is taken ove.j
In the State.
the motors, tfie condensers, and other
sections of the complete mechanism.
The explanation of these parts Is
only superficial, and by the way ol
Then tho "professor," and that's
just what the new men began to call
him within an hour after the start ol
the class, grasps tho controller and
brings it back a notch. The notch
is one" of a series of teeth, like things
that have to be touched In turn, us
the lever Is brought backward to In
crease tin? speed. If this Is not ob
served, to drop Into the vernacular
of tho professor, "things burn inside."
Tlie big engine, noiseless, as though
its wheels were shod with felt, I"
gins lo slip slowly over the track
Then more notches are let out, un
the speed increases until It fill r I j
bounds over the rails. This continue!
tor two hours and return. On th(
return (he motominii thus not Bern,
hi engine to the turntable, as lie
dlil in Ids steam days . He merely
changes his seat to the other side of
the compartment, for the electric en
glue is double cinh'd and runs just
lis well tine way as another.
Artet- two ort three of these trips
the pupil Is permitted to take a turn
at the starling and stopping. Then
the minute explanation of the inn!
cacles begins. This same piocoss
is gone through with on succeeding
das until every part and its use in
thoroughly familiar to hlni.
FEEDING AND SELLING MULES.
How They Should Be Dealt With to
Get the Best Results.
Tho southerner requires fat mules,
the fatter the belter, l-iesh catches
tho planter's eye. Sleek-coaled ani
mals are also in demand. In size, tint
cotton mule ranges from the 1 1 band
donkey in Hie I 'J liaini farm mule.
Mare mules are given the preference
In (he south, but north, east or west
I Ills Is not so. The wise feeder will
keep t!:oso facts in view when buying
voting or work mules The rough,
leggy animal should he avoided. Such
are mean feeders and seldom fatten.
Tills Is also true of colls. It Is possi
ble, says Orange .held Farmer, to tell
with reasonable terliilnly which colts
will feed out well and which will not.
The coll that keeps nearly fat on ordi
nary feed und with ordinary care can
he depended on, while the one that Is
stunted, rough mid thin Is a douhirul
feeder. Some of our feeders raise
their own slock mules, buying colts
and yearlings, then pasturing or feed
ing I hem very much as cattle are fed.
Feeding usually begins In early rail
nnd continues until the end of the
year. Many carloads of I w year old
mules go smith.
The feeding Is best done In sheds
equipped for thai purpose. In most
sections, at least five kinds or f I
can be bad. Corn Is Hie principal fal
linlng element, but bran and shelled
nais act as a loosening agent and pro
luce a good coal. Such f Is should
lie given In the proportion id one part
lira ' oats lo three or lour parts
coin. Soy I cans are a promising mule
teed, being H Plill f li"S I llieal.
In rearing and fattening mules, Hie
shearing should he attended to often.
The mane falls over badly when al
Itnved to get too long, and It Is prac
tically linpoillile to make a good trim
litti r. When receiving a mule that has
liecu shod, remove the shoes, especial
ly Hi. .hi Hie hind feet, the first
tiling. Mules will kick each other,
but if there are no shoes, no harm is
Work as many as possible, If only
a time or two. Many consider a mule
broken that has had only one "' ' w"
lessons In the wagon or plow. Mulis
should be kepi, during Hie fattening
period, confined to the shed, flood
bedding Is very essential to prodm-ln-;
a line finish. Tho above is written
with spccii-l reference to cotton mules,
but applies equally well to other de
mands. Most nil Hie cotton fWdes
from Kentucky are sold through tho
Atlantic gateway. The market opciM
in the late fall or early winter und
closes in early spring.
Knlcltcr Has Subbuba been suo
cessful with his garden?
Bocker Yes; 1 think he must hav
raised enough cabbages to smoke. N.
Y. S,un u