Newspaper Page Text
It Payj tO Adyprtlso In the Rising Son
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
Beneficial results of the Farmers'
convention are already appearju In
possibilities of an appropriftff for
conducting these institutes V Al
len has planned. Also he h&f 'Jn"
vltod to address several agiTal
bodies In which similar work Is con
ducted. dne of these Invitations
comes from Ontario, Canada; another
from the Sunflower Agricultural as
sociation of Kansas of which Mr.
Groves is. president. Dr. Allen has
received several Invitations to address
literary bodies in the east, west, north
and south, but will be able to ake no
dates later than January tlrsH. be
cause of the session of the Missouri
Dr. BusMrk, a noted lecturer from
.Indiana, acdpmpanled by Mrs. Hen
ry, whose, -Otsband, Hon. Jesse' Henry
for for ny years president of the
board- of regents, visited the school
last week and made a most Inspiring
talk to the faculty and sudents aKfm
Mr. William Hunton, national 'sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. was the
honored guest of Dr. Allen for several
days, while making his officii?' visit
to the Institute, V. Ml C. Afr'
Among other visitors w note Mr,
R A. Stokes, formerly a' resident of
Jefferson City, now of Seattle and
Alaska, Mr. Stokes isfspendlng the
winter in Jefferson Oily 0fA was
very much Interested to note the pro
gross that has been made in Lincoln
Institute. He will make several pur
chases from the art department; and
without solicitation promised to fully
advertise the Institution In various
papers of the far west. This Is the
fame of our great Institution going
onward in every direction.
The negro like a child will wait for
the Republicans to do their duty by
Will the Republicans take care of
the faithful negroes who followed
As there are many janltorship jobs
to be given away, will the negro get
his per rata share?
Now that the Republican party has
captured the entire county what will
be their attitude on Negro appoint
ments. As there are some intelligent ne
groes who served the party during the
recent campaign. Will they land two
or three clerical jobs for negroes, out
of the many hundred jobs.
ONE ON EDWARD ATKINSON.
Tart Reply to His Cordial Greeting
of Old Friend.
The late Edward Atkinson used to
tell the following Btory at his own ex
pense: In his boyhood be was one of ,
a number of boys who used to play
ball on the Boston common, which 1
was then against the law. At regular
Intervals old EraBtus Clapp, the con
stable, would bear down upon the tres-:
passers and put them to flight. I The
boys used to have great fun wlta this
rather choleric old man Disastrous
Clapp the boys dubbed him.
One day after Mr. Atkinson had
grown up Into a prosperous and re
spected business man, while passing
along a Boston street In company with
a friend, he recognized In a bent and
wizened old man the likeness of bis
old acquaintance, Constable Clapp.
Mr. Atkinson immediately addressed
the old fellow.
"Don't you remember me, Mr.
Clapp?" he asked,
The old man 'leaned on bis stick
and surveyed Mr. Atkinson coldly.
"Naw," he dually answered, and start
ed to hobble on.
"Why, I'm Eddie Atkinson, ' whom
you used to chase off the common
Clapp glared at blm suspiciously,
and finally put an end to the inter
view, much to the amusement of Mr.
Atkinson's friend, by saying sharply:
"Well, sir, no honest boy ever had
cause to run from me."
: : : : s i : : .
THE MUSTERING OUT OF THE
A great calamity has befallen the
negroes who serve the United States
in the capacity of soldiers. President
Roosevelt has 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 Mingo
Sanders, first; sergeant of company B,
must go. The majority of tle 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 and his
combined forces to eliminate the black
President Roosevelt Is comman
der-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 gen
eral court martial as read in the 62
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 knee drawer, which retailers could
not get enough of during summer, la
nothing more or less than the running
"pant of track athletics, as the jersey
that Is coming to be worn with them la
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
swered Mr. Cumrox; "those that are
running and those that are out of re
pair." Distinction and Difference.
"I aln' got no use foh avarice," said
Uncle Eben, "but it sho' is safer foh
man to bold on to money foolish
dan It is to spend it foolish."
"Ah, Touchem!" 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 I
cannot reason the thing out any other
Parlor Car Diversion.
"Porter," said the fussy lady In the
parlor car, "I wish you would open
The lady In the seat directly across
heard the request, and drew a cloak
"Porter, if thnt window Is opened,"
she snappoal, testily, "I shall freeze
"And If the window is kept closed."
returned the other passenger, "I shall
The portor stood timidly between
the two fires.
"tcrr" remarked the commercial
traveler, "yev duty Is very plain.
Open the window &rd freeze one lady.
Then close It and suffocate tbe other."
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, MO., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1900.
PROF. JOE. E. HERRI FORD,
Newly Appointed Principal of Page
Our reporter hag just made a pleas
ant call upon Prof. Joe. E. Herrlford,
the new principal of the Page school.
Prof. Herrlford comes to us with an
experience of twenty-one years of un
interrupted success as a teacher and
Is quite enthusiastic over his pros
pects in Kansas City. . He is begin
ning at the bottom with that enthu
siasm which has marked all the yenrs
of his labors as an educator and
leader nnd his work ought to yield all
that he hopes for. He Is no stranger
to the people of Kansas City and
lias a host of friends here who unite
In bidding him welcome.
The fact that he served nineteen
years as teacher and principal In
Chilllcothe. his blrh place. Is a IiIrIi
testimonial of his life and character.
Prin. Herrlford Is at present quarter
ed at the Hotel Compton but will
move his family hither as soon as be
can obtain suitable property.
LADIES BUST FORM.
Madame Do Vaul Vincent, expert
seamstress and dressmaking teacher.
Mrs. Vincent's work Is doing a great
good among the negro women. In
this community Is a lady seamstress
who, because of her Individual efforts
has rallied around her a number of
negro girls who are learning every
day the art of sewing. Mrs. Vincent
has been especially fitted for the
work because of her training In the
ladies tailoring schools of New York
and Chicago; having ottended "S. T.
Tullor" school of Tailoring in New
York nnd the MacDowcl Systematic
school of Chicago. In addition to
this she finished the technical course
of Ladles Artistic Suit designing in
the New York School of Kansas City.
After this she took the post graduat
Ing course of Systematic Waist de
signing which gives to her four di
plomas In her trade. This undoubt
edly puts Mrs. Vincent In the rank
wljh the best dressmakers of the
city white or black. Mrs. DeVaul
Vincent waa born In Dayton, O
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
1872 and since coming td this city
fourteen years ago she has followed
the dressmaking trade exclusively, as
she has worked In all of the first class
white 'places of this city until two
years ;fci;o when she opened up a
school' for the training of colored wo
men In that art. Her work rntltlos
her with the support of all the negropg'
Any girl who lacks a trade or some
thing by which they can become
bread winners should apply to her
for a special course. Mothers who
have daughters should also send them
to ber for an entire sewing Benson.
NOT IN NEED OF COMMODITY.
Young Housewife's Reply Probably
Caused 8ome Astonishment.
. i , . , ' i
A Biory is iuiu oi a young wue wnu
Knew little of housekeeping. She was,
In consequence of that Inexperience,
dlspolled to stand a bit In awe of the
butchfr, the baker and the candle
stick 4naker, for she felt sure they
must be aware of the extent of her
Ignorance In household matters. She
ordered only such things as sho was
absolutely sure of, and she made her
interviews with the tradesmen as
brief as possible.
One morning there came to her
house a collector of ashes. "Ash-ees!
ash-ees!" she heard him calling In
tentjD'iM. tones. As the cry was re
peated again and again she became
more and more perplexed as to what
"ash-eee" meant. Finally, she went to
the gate In the rear and oened It.
"Ash-ees?" came In gutteral question
from the man.
The young wife hesitated for a mo
ment; then, drawing herself up to a
diRnlfled attitude, Bho replied coldly:
"No, I don't think I care for any to
day." Harper's Weekly.
A Song Sparrow's Gratitude.
"It is a rare occurrence for animals
In a wild state to select man for
a companion and friend, yet well au
thenticated Instances when this has
been done are a matter of record."
Bays the Courier-Journal. "The fol
lowing Incident Is vouched for by a
young woman who Is a close nnd ac
curate observer: Last week my
brother, a lad of 12, killed a snake
which was just In the act of robbing
a song sparrow's nest. Ever si nee
then the male sparrow has shown his
gratitude to Oeorge In a truly wonder
ful manner. When he goes Into
the garden the sparrow will fly to him,
sometimes alighting on his head, at
other times on his shoulder, all the
while Kiurlng out a tumultuous song
of praise and gratitude. It will ac
company him about the garden, never
leaving him until he reaches the gar
den gate. George, ns you know, is
a quiet boy, who loves animals, and
this may account In a degree for the
sparrow's extraordinary actions."
I have some vacant lots that I will
exchange for rooming houses, furni
ture In storage or equity In cottages.
See F. J. Weaver, All Oak St.
"I know my rival has untold acres
of real estate while I have nothing but
the words In which I tell my love;
"That will do, Mr. Sllmpurse; I In
tend to marry a man of deeds, not of
words." Houston Post.
Mother You shouldn't have laughed
when Charlie was proposing.
Dora I couldn't help, It, mother;
he was so scared his teeth chutlered.
Detroit Free Press.
Knlcker How are your boys .get
Docker One gets a five dollar
salury and the other ten-dollar wages,
N. Y. Suu.
Have You Heard?
come and see Rice and Stewart's
partment house for gentlemen.
711 E. lath. You ihould come. Up-to-dite
Uneed a Room.
An uphill railway, perhaps the
most ri'tuarkaMo In the world, In the
Oroyo, In Peru. It ruiiB from Callai:
to the gold fields of IVrro de Pasco.
From C'hIIho It ascends the narrow
valley nf the Kituac, rising nearly
5,000 feet In the first 00 miles.
Thence It roes through the Intricate
gorges of the Sierras till It tunnels
the Andes at an nltitmlo of 15,fi4.r
feet, the highest point In the world
where a piston-rod Is moved by steam.
The wonder Is increased by reniem
berlng that this elevation Is reached
in 78 miles.
Moved the Wolrd.
Cecil Rhodes was once considered a
crank. When Mr. Rhodes made his
first appearance In the Capo parlia
ment he could talk of nothing but his
great Idea of a transcontinental railway
and with the aid of a specially pre
pared map he sought to interest his
fellow members In the colossal
scheme. Most of them thought him
a bore and some openly called him
Was Dead at the Throttle.
An engineer died at his wst on a
fast express train running from Bos
ton to Philadelphia recently. It Is
not know how long the dead hand
tested on the throttle, as the track
was clear for many miles. Not until
they were entering Philadelphia like a
whirlwind did the flremun discover
that the englneejwasdead. .
LEARN NEW TRICKS
ENGINEERS TAUGHT HOW TO
GUIDE ELECTRIC CARS.
Men on One Great System Being
Broken In for the Change to Come
Work Neither Hard Nor
The metamorphosis of the railroad
engineers of the New York Central
has begun, says the New York (ilolie.
It Is hero with the electrilicatiou of
the system, and It will continue stead
ily. The school is without text liookH,
and lacks all of the frills .and fin ite
lows no dear to the modern educator's
heart. Tho men were taken In hatches
of bIx and sent right over the road
in the new doulile ended electric en
glue that ran draw more and draw
It faster than any steam englae that
ever wus built. '
The process of change from engl
neer to motorman is not so long as
one might casually suppose. In the
(list place, the engineer does not need
to be taught unything ul t signals
nnd general rules of the great iron
highway. Ho has learned all that.
Tho engineer who, being far sighted
nnd anxious to keep abreast of the
Improvements In the service, derides
that he wants to he a motorman, ap
plies to the chief engineer through the
superintendent of his division, und he
Is given preference over all other
The application of the engineer be
ing favorably passed, he is ordered to
report to tho "professor of electrical
engines" at Klngsbrldge. If you were
to ask for him iimb r this title, you
'wouldn't find him, because he has
no actual denomination. The engineer,
125 of him, went to KingKhrldgo one
day and waited around expectantly.
Every one was dressed In ordinary
garb, ns the electric engine Is not so
oily and grimy a proposition as bis
former pet, tho steam locomotive.
The first class of six pupils ( limbed
up the Iron ladder In much the same
way that a pusscnger boards a steam-
shin from a ruwboat. The sensation
is about tho same, except Unit there
Is no chance to drop Into the water.
Inside he found himself In a coinpurt
metit about the size, perhaps u trllh
larger, than tho average Hat. Tin
main compartment is as big as a bed
There aro oilcloth covered Heals
in two of Its four corners. Beside tht
seats are the controller and the
brake. I'p above .Is tho whistlo cord
and bell ropo. Tho whistle is produc
tive of ti sound that Is a cross be
tween the toot of a self respecting an
tomobllo and tho din of a fog horn
gone amuck. The sound Is deep, per
vading, and audible for perhaps two
miles and a half if the lnd is right
Flint of all I bo novitiate taken over
In the State.
tfie motors, tfie condensers, and other
scelioiis of the complete mechanism.
The explanation of these parts la
only Kupei liclul, and by the way ot
Then tho "professor," nnd Hint's
just what the new men began to call
him within an hour after the start ol
the class, grasps tho rout roller and
brings It back a notch. The notch
Is one of a series of teeth, like things
thai have to bo .touched in turn, as
the lever Is brought backward to In
crease tho speed. If this Is not ob
served, to drop Into the vernacular
of tho professor, "things hurij"lfllde."
The big engine, noiseless, as though
Its wheels were shod with felt, be
gins to slip slowly over tho track
Then more notches are let out, am
the speed Increases until It falilj
bounds over the mils. This contlnuei
for two hours and return. On th
return the motorman does not send
his engine to the turntuhle, as he
did In his steam days . lie merely
changes his seat to the other side ol
tho compartment, for tho electric en
gine Is douhln ended and runs Just
as well one way as another.
After two or three of these trips
the pupil Is permitted to take a turn
at the starting and stopping. Then
the minute explanation of the Intri
cacies begins. This same process
Is gone through with on succeeding
days until every pari and its use Is
thoroughly familiar to him.
FEEDING AND SELLING MULES.
How They 8hould Be Dealt With to
Get the Beit Results.
The southerner requires fat mules,
the fatter the better. Flesh catches
tho planter's eye. Sleek-coaled ani
mals are also In demand. In Hl.e, the
cotton mule ranges from the 1 1 hand
donkey to the iri.2hnnd farm mule.
Mare mules are given the preference
In the south, but north, east or west
this Is not ho. The Wise feeder will
keep 1!:cho facts In view when buying
young or work mules'. The rmmli.
leggy animal should be avoided. Such
are mean feeders and seldom fallen.
Tills Is also true of colts. II is possl
bin, says Orange .ludd Farmer, to tell
with reasonable lerlalnty which colts
will feed out well and which will Hot.
The colt that keeps nearly fat on ordi
nary feed and with ordinary; care can
he depended on, while the one that Is
stunted, rough and thin is a lUiubtful
feeder. Home of our feeders raise
their own Ht'ick mules, buying colls
and yearlings, then pasturing or feed
ing them very much hh cattle are fed.
Feeding UHiialty begins in early fall
ml continues until the end of the
year. Many carloads of l year-old
mules go south.
The feeding Is best done In sheds
equipped for that purpose. In most
sections, at least live kinds of feed
can be had. Corn Is the principal fat
tening element, but bran and shelled
oats act an 11 loosening agent and pro
luce a good coat. Such feeds should
be given In the proportion of one part
bran or oats to three or four pails
corn. Soy beans are a premising miilo
reed, lieliiK Urn equal of 1 1 11 Heed meal.
In rearing and fattening mules, the
shearing should be attended to often.
The mane falls over badly when al
lowed to get too long, nnd It Is prac
tically impossible to make a good trim
later. When receiving a mule that has
been shod, remove the shoes, especial
ly those on the hind feet, the first
thing. Mules will kirk each other,
but if there ure no sinu s, no harm is
Work as mnny as possible. If only
a time or two. Many consider a mule
broken that has had only 0110 or two
lesMons in the wagon or plow. Mules
should be kept, during the fattening
period, confined to the shed. (Sood
bedding is very essential to producing
a fine finish. The above is written
with special reference to col ton mules,
but applies equally well to other de
mands. Most all the cotton mules
from Kentucky are Hold through the
Atlantic gateway. The market opeim
In the laio fall or early winter and
1 Iowa in early spring.
KnlcKer Has Suhbubs been suc
cessful with his garden?
Iloi ker Yes; I think he must huve
rui.sed enough cabliuges Ut smoke. N,
Y. Sun, .