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College Notes.
cbablb* h. * o f 1900. Editor. ’
F Johnson, our amiable
amd senior, has been absent
** 'l,OOl by reason of sickness.!
Nannie Williams, of Ma-,
Mo former student of Du--
“’- Public School, has enrolled
(0 *
tetern s Female Quartette, I
' ~d of the following stu-
Griffin. C. Oliver, W.j
and I Washington, has!
iXmid creditably at almost;
pptpj-tainmcnt and is quite a ;
drawing " rd -
\I<)()T I RIAL.
Jackson and Sheriff Mossi
\w 11 filled house to order
’ . | rid.ty evening, 19thinst.,
: r v was subpoenaed.
ar.d J 1 ' n
~ - t ., rV having been sworn, i ros.
... 1’ E Johnson presented
he ua- going to prove in be
nt. 11. L. Evans
.r.jke for defense. H. E. John
. 3 read the petition for divorce
a nd affidavit. The witnesses were
.-.jniined with great gravity.
’ C Ev<in~ ; opened the case for
the plaintiff. the fusion oratory of
honorable gentleman was
jke the mid-air combustion of an
ecminant skyrocket. Then Mr.
Gideon Brown brought forward an
ligament rivaling Demosthenes or
Cicero; Anthony would have
flunked off into obscurity, and
Caesar, said, Eccc homo. H. L.
bans, leading attorney for the
defendant,whose flow of eloquence
it times was like the dashing en
?rgyof Niagara and at others like
the placid flow of the Nile, affec
ted the jury greatly.
Mr. H E. Johnson, closing
jrator for the plaintiff, with con
sent air and impressive demean
or. poured forth an argument
ihich no jury could well misinter-
On the second ballot the jury
;ave the verdict to the plaintiff
md $25,000 alimony.
Revs. Osborne, pastor of A.
'I E church this city, Roberts,
iA. M. E. church, Paris, Squire
Lewis, of Brookfield, and Elder
Aebb, of Hannibal, Mo., were
Western visitors Tuesday.
Revs. J. T. M. Johnson, ID. D.,
and J. C. A rmstrong, ID. D..
’ere Western visitors Monday.
Friends, remember the Old
Elk concert to be given by the
senior class the first Friday in
Prof. Edwin Borden will preach
BY. I’. intheChaple, Sun.
-9th, at 2:30.
Ihe following program was
-itly rendered by Miss F. Lewis’
Gospel song no. 54.
Miss Etta Null.
Our Rhetorical Div.’’
• n: Recitation, Ernest Finney.
Recitation, S. Jackson.
Whistling in Heaven.’’
"h. Declamation, Johnie Boggs.
The Grave of the Patriots.”
'-b-Hssay, M rs . p. Chancellor.
The I Inman Mind.”
Reclamation, James Moss,
lhe Closing Year.”
Fanny Taylor,
J j he (mod is to Be Happy.”
'Reclamation, Mr. W. Hinch.
“T- Value of Religious Faith.”
Gospel Song No. 130.
Sedalia Items.
'' '' Dorsey a Strong Pastor—Church
AQoptB pian t 0 GJve One Dollar
Per Month-
Mor gan St., Baptist Church.
Jan. 22. 1900.
i-aitor:— lt has been some!
t ? nce we Wr °te to the paper,
. will let you know that we
1 n ot lost sight of the work of
° n ‘ e have been in a
• °nc state, but our church is
a S a ’ n > since we have
. Un^er the care of our new
pastor it’
nt is a lover of the Bap
a- x ' and a good pastor, and
we will adopt the dollar plan for
the college so you will hear from
us on that matter monthly. Rev.
J. J. F. L. Lyon, D. D., has been
with us for several days, and we
have been favored with some of his
able sermons, and he will lecture
here on the 24th inst., and on the
25th inst., we will hold our own
annual meeting to elect officers
for the ensuing year.
Mrs. Hattie Gilbert will be our
financial agent here for the women’s
college work. Success to the Col
lege, and MESSENGER, COR.
fight all along the li:.i?
Kvery Step n> thw Adeline* of Ci.'ti. Buller w
Army Stoutly Conteiied by
the Boer*.
London, Jan. 23.—The Daily Mail
has the following, dated Sunday night,
from Spearman’s ( amp:
“There has been hot fighting all day.
At dawn our attack was resumed along
the entire line, all the brigades taking
part. We soon discovered that the
Bueis still occupied the range of hills
in force, their position being very
strong. The range is intersected by
steep ravines anil many approaches
very difficult of access.
“To-day the Boers who were driven
from their trenches yesterday took
cover in dongas and behind the rocks
with which the hills are strewn. The
forces, therefore, commenced the task
of driving them out, and set to work
with good heart in the early morning.
Much firing took place, and our prog
ress was slow, but gradually British
pluck told its tale, and the enemy fell
back to another kopje. We swarmed
on and occupied it, and then the attack
recommenced with the utmost gallant'
“The country simply abounds in hills
favorable to guerrilla Warfare, and
our task is an arduous one. Neverthe
less, it is beinggraouallyaccomplished.
Whenever any of the enemy were ob
served taking up a fresh position our
field batteries poured in showers of
shrapnel, and the rapid movement of
the guns, followed by accurate shoot
ing must have greatly distressed them.
“The enemy were on the defensive
almost the entire day, save once, when
they attempted to outflank our left,
and were signally checkmated. They
relied almost entirely on rifle fire. A
few shells were fired from a heavy
piece of ordnance, but these fell harm
less. We now occupy the lower crest
on the left, and are converging slow
ly, but surely, to the Boer center.
“The Boer kiss k unknown, but must
have been heavy. The killed and wound
ed are carried away to the rear rapid
ly. Strong rumors are in circulation
that the Boers are retiring. The battle
will be resumed to-morrow.”
Though ContlniKHix, in Slow, the
Boer* Contesting- Every Inch.
London, Jan. 23. —The Daily Chroni
cle has received the following, dated
January 22, 4:15 p. hl, from Spear
man’s Camp:
“The Boers admit 21 casualties dur
ing Gen. Lyttleton’s skirmish on Sat
“Gen. Warren continues pushing,
though he is necessarily making very
slow progress, as the Boers are numer
ous and strongly intrenched.
“Our infantry are working over
parallel ridges, with Lord Dundonald’s
caAalry lying well out on the left flank
and awaiting developments. The Boers
contest every inch of the ground.
“This morning Gen. Warren’s artil
lery reopened fire, but the Boers did
not reply, and our lire became less hot
“The naval guns in front here have
been quiet. A Boer prisoner, who was
brought in, boasted that it would take
us three months to reach Ladysmith.’’
Dispatch from Lady Churchill.
London, Jan. 23.—The ladies’ Maine
hospital committee received the fol
lowing dispatch last night:
“Cape Town, Jan. 22.
“Arrived yesterday; all well. Going
to Durban Thursday. Everything sat
[Signed] “CHURCHILL.’
The signer of the above dispatch is
evidently Lady Randolph Churchill,
who left England December 23, with
the American hospital ship Maine.
Dundouald Enter* Ladysmith.
Durban, Natal, Jan. 23. —The state
ment comes from an excellent source
in Piertermaritzburg that Lord Dun
dcnald has entered Ladysmith with 1,-
600 men.
This is not confirmed from any oth
er quarter, but it is known that Lord
Dundonald’s flying column has been
acting well to the left of the line of
Ladle* Insulted by Boers.
Kimberly, by Heliograph, Wednes
day, Jan. 17, via Modder River, Jan. 22.
—Native reports say that a proclama
tion has been issued at Berkley West
by Commandant Bothof, ordering all
British subjects to quit before Janu
ary 22. All ladies are being subjected
to great insults. The Boers are again
very active, bombarding heavily from
all ’positions from dawn till 8 a. m.
Rev. Dr. J. A. Ward,
The Wonder of the Age,
-'.Magnetic Healer:-
AU known diseases treated successfully
by vital magnetism.
Absent Treatment if desired.
Office 610 S. Lynn St. Nevada, Mo.
P. 0. Box 22.
The Western Baptist College, Macon, Missouri.
Attend the Western College,
School of Christian Culture. Elementary, Normal, Academic and
Ministerial Courses. A Strong Musical Department.
A Competent Faculty.
Heathful Location.
Splendid Influence.
Second Term begins Monday, February sth, 1900. For Catalogue
and particulars, write to
Negro Education.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I read with special interest
your editorial of November 26th on
“The Future of the American
Negro.” I want to thank you
heartily for giving so much space to
this most important question. I do
not yield to anyone in my admira
tion for the character and work of
Booker T. Washington; he is wor
thy of all the good things that you
say of him; and I sincerely hope
that the meeting soon to be held in
this city, to be presided over by ex-
President Cleveland, may not only
deepen and extend public interest
in Mr. Washington’s work at Tus
kegee, but that it may result in a
substantial addition to his endow
ment fund. I sympathize fully
with Mr. Washington’s idea of the
importance of industrial training for
the Negroes, although I might dif
fer with him, perhaps, as to the best
method of reaching this result. I
should lay less stress than he does
upon the trade school, and should
give greater emphasis to the higher
grade of industrial training proper,
such as is now furnished in Pratt
Institute and other similar institu
tions in the North.
1 wish, however, to ask especial
attention to the second paragraph
in your editorial, where you speak
of the “great mistake” made by the
friends of the Negroes after emanci
pation in the character of education
provided for them. The great Society
whose executive officer I am, has
been engaged in this work since
1862, during which time it has
spent about $3,000,000 in establish
ing and maintaining schools for the
education of the Negroes. It has
at present under its sole manage
ment institutions of a high order at
Richmond, Raleigh, Columbia, At
lanta, Nashville, Jackson and Mar
shall, Tex., and is aiding in the
support of numerous other schools
throuthout the South. The chief
aim in all the schools established
and maintained by the Society from
the beginning has been to furnish
to the Negroes an education intense
ly practical and helpful. It has en
rolled a great many thousand pu
pils, the most of whom have been
engaged in acquiring the elements
of an English education. They
have been learning to read, to write
and to spell; they have acquired
some knowledge of arithmetic, of
geography, and of English compo
sition; multitudes of them have
never got beyond this rudimentary
stage, but have returned to their
homes with such discipline of mind
and such accumulation of knowl
edge as would prepare them for the
ordinary duties of life. Certainly
no one could ask that less than this
rudimentary English education
should be imparted to those who
are to be American citizens.
In addition to this work, they
have received a moral training of
inestimable value to them, so that
it is proverbial in the South that
pupils who have gone out from
these schools live exemplary lives,
and are not found among the shift
less or the criminal classes. In all
of the schools, also, there has been
more or less of industrial training;
all the young women have been
taught ordinary household duties,
including cooking, laundry work,
sewing, etc., and the young men
by being required to take proper
care of their own rooms and to as
sist in the performance of school
chores —care of the school buildings,
grounds, etc. —have acquired habits
of neatness and order. At Shaw
University in Raleigh, N. C., the
first president, the late Dr. Tupper,
had his students make and burn
the brick and put up buildings for
school use; at Spelman Seminary,
in Atlanta, Ga., there is a nurse
training school,where young women
receive careful drill and instruction,
which is preparing them for the
useful service of nursing the sick.
1 The young women from this insti
-1 tution are in great demand at good
i wages; at Bishop College, in Mar
l shall, Tex., there is an industrial
1 plant where thorough instruction is
given in the use of tools for both
wood and iron work.
These are given simply as illus
trations of the fact that this Society
has ever had in mind, from the be
ginning, the desirability of indus
trial training,
It ought to be borne in mind,
however, by the friends of the Ne
gro, that there is another side to
this matter of education which must
not be overlooked. All the com
mon schools for the blacks in the
South are now taught by Negroes,
and it is, hence, of the highest im
portance that there should be a
body of men and women especially
trained for the work of teaching.
The schools of this Society have,
therefore, laid special stress upon
normal instruction, and have sent
out into the public schools of the
South multitudes of teachers espec
ially trained for their work. I sub
mit that this is just as important
for the progress of the Negroes as
the education of farmers, carpen
ters and blacksmiths.
Continued nexi week.
Subscriptions Toward Paying Off The
$3,000 Debt on The Western
College by Jan-1901-
That a good beginning has been
made toward lifting our indebted
ness will be seen from the following
list of subscribers:
Second Baptist Church Kansas,
City, Rev. S. W. Bacote,
B. D., pastor, $ 200
Francis St. Baptist Ch., St.
Joseph, Rev. E. M. Coh
ron, pastor, 200
Central Baptist Church, St.
Louis, Rev. J. L. Cohron,
pastor, 200
Rev. R. P. Johnston, D. D.,
St. Louis, 100
Rev. J. T. M. Johnston, D.D.,
St. Louis, 100
Rev. H. N. Bouey, Macon, 100
Rev. J. S. Dorsey, Spring-
field, Mo., 100
Rev. J. T. Caston, M. D.,
Fulton, 100
Rev. J. S, Swaney, Carroll-
ton , 100
Rev. T. L. Smith, Columbia, 100
Rev. W. D. Carter, Rich-
mond, 100
Nathan Cole, Esq., St. Louis 100
Rev. John Goins, B. D ,
Richmond, 100
Pres. E. L. Scruggs, A- M.,
Macon, 100
First Baptist Ch., St. Louis.
Rev. E. C. Cole, pastor, 75
Fifth Baptist Ch., St. Louis,
Rev. W. J. Brown, pastor, 50
Mt. Zion Baptist Ch., St.
Louis, Rev. \V. S. Slalter,
pastor, 50
Rev. C. R. McDowell, Inde-
pendence, 50
Rev. W. F. Botts, Moberly, 50
Rev. Mark Thompson, A. M.,
Macon, 50
Rev. J. 11. Nichols, Centralia. 50
Total amount to date, $2,050
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