Newspaper Page Text
EMANCI PATION ANNIVERSARY.
The Annual Col l ration of Colored l'eo filo Ht Baxter Spring Proves a Grand Suoeeaa. A very largo assemblage of the col ored . people of southeastern Kansas mot at Baxter Springs on Friday, Au gust lot, to cole bra to the anniversary ot llio liberation of l he slaves of the "West India Islands and also the aboli tion of slavery wit hiu tho United StKtcs. The day was hot and dusty, us usual, lntMliU (act did not seem to uiitiirato ut all against tlio fullest en- joyiiicnt of tlwt occasion by everyone present. A goodly number came in the midnight iruiua of the previous night and the country people rolled in in their wagons early, giving to our i'My mi unusually busy appearance l it ii tt tin? morning. At 10 o'clock a liirgn delegation from the east arrived (U'.coinpaniud by tho Jopliu baud in line uniforms. Shortly afterward the special excursion train from Ft. S::oil uaiue rolling in with several hundred people ari.i tl.u Ft. Scolt baud, on boartl. Tlieso were met bv tho people here including the Sabbath schools of the city. The throng ftvas then ar ranged in column on Sheridan u venue, with the F(. Si'ott band leading, and the liirg;) procession moved through our principal gt reels to lieunion Park. After 11 few moments spent in cor dial greetings at the park I ho regular published program was begun and carried out almost to the letter. The first tiling was music by the hands, then a son? by the A. M. E. Sunday school, pruyer by l!ev. J. W. Smith, a song by the Baptist Sabbath school and a brief address of welcome by J lev. A. M. Ward. Anolliur song by the A. M. E. Sunday school and more music by tho bands brings us to the grand basket dinner, which was at tended to in that hilarious yet inno cent manner so characteristic of the colored race, and WU9 indeed grand. After dinner there was music by tho bands, a song by Johu li. Lynch ly ocum, reading of tho emancipation proclamation by Miss M. C. Burnett, a song by tho Baptist Sunday school, n, splendid and instructive address. by lie v. B. II. Guy, another song by the Jyccum and a line address by Mr. B. Buler. After music by the band Mr. J. Davi gave a recitation aud tho Baptist S-'.lbalh school sang. For some reason Prof. A. J. Lee did not speak as announced, but the bal ance of the program wa9 fully com pleted, there being a fine recitation by Miss M. Sueuiate, a song by tho min ers' quartette, a splendid recitation by Miss C. M. Toy ntcr, another song by the qiurrctle, a recitation by Miss M. L. Mc La more, music by band, a paper read by II. II. Curtis and a song by the A. M. E. and Baptist Sunday schools. lie v. It. J. Downing was present mid on bring invited to speak inado a very acceptable and interesting im promptu speech which was highly ap preciated. Every part of the progrnm was giv en in a pleasing and instructive man lier and received with due apprecia tion. The park was filled with refresh ment stand0, swings, a dance platform und other forms of amusement even down to an ''original package" estab lishment, which, wo regret to say. dealt out whiskey and beer at a rapid rate all day iu defiance of the prohibi tory law of Kansas. Notwithstanding this, however, no trouble of a serious nature resulted therefrom and uot an arrest was made at the celebration. In the. evening several festivals were in lull blast and by the time (ho trains pulled out at midnight doubtless near ly all appreciated tne tact mat iney bad had enough fun for one day. It was one of the most successful cele brations of tho kind ever held here. LIHRAKT NOTES. Failing to get our report ready for last week's paper wc will at this time take tho opportunity to thank ail the people for their ready response iu helping with the festival held at the park for tho benefit of the library. AVo would also apologize for and ex plain tho reason why some of the ice cream served tliat evening was sour. The custard was made all right, but owing to the man not coming, as be had promised, to freeze the cream, it tood too long before auother person could be found to do the work. The :ousc(ucnre was the custard must have soared. We, however, were not aware of it until complaints were wade and can only say we are very sorry that anyone was discomforted by it. The disappointment was severe to the library workers as we feel a clear $10 was'lost to the library. Had all lecu as expected we would have made more and felt letter. We thauk the baud for their excellent music and extend to them a hearty invitation to visii the reading room often. The attendance for the month of June was, a reported, 186; that of J My has been 322, nearly double. All who are interested in this work can not but feel encouraged. The average attendance for last week waa 27; this wek it i Contributions of books received last week and this from Mrs. H. JL Crow ell and Mrs. Dr. McClellau. Remember the News priuting office when you want tale bille or posters. "We hare a lot of new type ordered es pecially for this purpose and cau get ip a "daudyjob in tMsliue at lowest tiring rates, j COURTESY SELF TAUGHT. Bill Kya GIvm Iulutra on Funeral and Other Etiquette. -Copyright by Edgar W. Nye. , A recent work on how to conduct oiio's self in good ' society has escaped from the press within the past mouth, aud is now temporarily engaged in ly inir before me. Everv little while sotno self made man gets a new fountain pen aud writes a book on how to coruscate in good form. No one can light up the gloom of social ignorance like the ar chitect who has carved out his own fortune, aud spattered the gloom and gravy thereof all along down tho cor ridors of time. Give me the self pois ed and self appointed 6tudcutickct who has won his way unaided from the counting room of the livery stable to the proud aud dizzy height of "caller off" at acatcb-as-catch-can and Grruco Koman hop for incontrovertible aud seek-iio-fnrther ad vice on how to be have, lie h the man who generally thinks that a good writer is a man who has won his fame iu that direction by Lis good penmanship. He seems to tliink that good writing implies a fe verish and delirious display of orna mental 6waus and bad spelling, and that powerful writing is produced by bearing on a little harder than is one's wont. In short, ho is, as a general thing and by general concession, the ass dc luxe of the century he disfigures, the artificial, veneered gentleman who. living, lectures Ids betters, and dying lie and his whiskers together if ocs to his reward just as the odor of scorch ing woolen and hot air dye is waited to us across l lie bourne of that country where round trip tickets are unknown aud perpetual stop-over privileges are accorded. Iu his lite he distracts at tention from his own glaring short ages by lecturing others, and iu death he wears a very toothsome, artificial smile and a costumo which does not extend below the plate glass peep hole of bis narrow house. Iu his home pa per on the next week appears the fol lowing: CARD. I desire to thank the friends and neighbors most heartily in this man ner for their united aid and co-operation during the illness and death of my recent husband, who escaped from me by the hand of death on Friday last while we were eating breakfast. To the friends, both one aud all, who thus coniributed 60 willingly toward making the last moments and funeral of my husband a howling success, I desire to bo remembered most kindly, hoping that theso few lines, may find them enjoying the same blessing. I bow to the cruel stroke. I also have a good milch cow and roan gelding horse rising of eight years old which I will sell cheap on the premises. God moves in a mysterious way his won ders to perform. He plauts his foot steps in the sea and rides upon the 6torm. Also a black and white shote very low. Yours truly, wit Haxxah Roseola Peett. Much space is given in this book to the question whether or not it is good form to leave the teaspoon in the cup whilst encompassing its contents or when passing it back to get it replen ished. It is the belief among the old Presbyterians and Whigs, I think, that the spoon should remaiu in an up right position in the cup, whilst the modern or McKco dynasty holds that tho spoon should be laid in the saucer , . . . . i ii... or concealed aooui me persou wiiw&i sipping the coffee. To this the Cal- . . - . a i a 9 4 vinistio gentlemen wno sun acme re io to the flv front pants aud infant dam nation reply that according to good usage the laying down of the spoon Implies dissatistactiou wuu tue nana and a call for a new deal. However this may be, tho manual above refer red to does not straighten the matter ud at all. but savs that the author himself adheres to the custom of leav ing the snoou in the cup. This, I think, will have a meat deal to do with breaking up tho practice. A gentleman making a formal call in the morning should retain his hat in his baud. He may safely leave his overcoat or dog in the hall, but he must retain his hat, as it means that the call Is a formal one. and not with a view to matrimouv. The naiuo of the maker on the inside of the hat also furnishes good reading matter when one has said all one has to say, and is just recovering from the debilitating effects ot a great tnougnu r amines iu deep mourning should use black fire crackers on the Fourth of July as far south as Bleeckcr street. When calling on any oue at a hotel, send up your card and wait for a re ply. If the servant returns with the reply that thegeutleman is not iu, do not lose your temper, or throw a rub ber cuspidore through the mirror, or say bitter things, but go on about your business, If you have any, and if not, advertise and get some at once. Senator Jones of Nevada, who once in a great while goes over to San Fran cisco to buy his groceries for the year, stops at the Palace hotel while there, and has a pleasing device for obtain ing rest and soothfal calm, unbroken by the uncalled for calls of people who wish to drop in and expectorate from his window. He registers, and a room is assigned to him by the handsomo clerk at the Palace. The numb Is placed opposite his name in the book. People ronie iu, ttke a fresh toothpick, steal a Tew matches, scratch the calf of one limb with the shin of the other, look aleaj down the pa e deliberately,. so as to keen nayinjr guests from reg Uterine, and say : "Hello 1 Jones is hero. I will send my card up to bim and see how be is behaving himself." The card is taken up and shoved under the door, for Senator Jones is not in that room. That room is kept to store cards in. But he is not in it. Some times he sets almost a room full of cards, ho says, if he stays there long enough. Ho has a better room, wiiicii ho occupies. Sometimes a real friend or constituent calls, and foolishly sends np his card to this lay figure room of Jones , and alter ward wncn me scna lor meets him it affords him a great deal of pleasure to rogret his absence at tho time of the call. In attending a funeral, and while viewing the remains, do not lay the back of vour baud on the face of de ceased to satisfy yourself that life is extinct, unless he has called upon you during life. Do not call upon persons in reauc- cd circumstances wearing a great dis play of wealth aud ornamentation. rossibly, on second tnougui, u would bo' better not to call upon them at all. They might shock you by openly indulging themselves in habits ol industry. Do not make a display of consulting vour watcii. specially it making a first call ou one of tho nobility, do uot ostentatiously open the rear of of your watch to show the name ot the factory or tho glitter of the works, and do not, while visiting among titled people, and while the family are at prayers in the morning, blow a kernel of wheat out of your key and wind your watch with a deafening report, i here is no thing that will tempt a God fearing duke to come down from the front steps of the throne of grace and brain his visitor with a frozen cucumber quicker than this. Let us at all times try to be respectful to others, especial ly if there is money in it. If you are a hostess, and engaged in entertaining the nobility ot Uue Hun dred and Fifty-eighth street, do not jump up hurriedly and run to the barn the moment you hear a hen cack le. It is rude to your visitor and is an implied insult to tho veracity of the hen. If you are a guest at the house of a neighbor who has borrowed some of your pie plates for the occasion, do not, iu a lit of rage or despondency over your failure to converse fluently with the pastor, call attention to tho fact that these are your pic plates. It is about the detro'ppist thing you could well do. This season's epitaphs will be brief er than usual, aud ruu more into plain or Gothic extended letter. The hand with forefinger extended upward will not. be used so much this summer, as in several instances this style of stone has heretofore been upended, or turn ed cud foijend rather, by mischievous people, thus conveying a different im pression ou the public mind from the one intended as to the general direc tion taken by the deceased. It is still de rigger to say Sacred to the Memory of : ; Mister IELEG SCII WAETZ, j and not SitcreU to the Memory of j i PELEG SCHWAUTZ, Esquire. : At least this is the custom west of Avenue A, and especially of Seventh avenue. If in making your first call yon do so on a bicycle do not bring the instru ment into the hall with you or hold it iu vour lan whilst calling. Yoa might drop it and break it. Do not caress your watch chain or charms whilst making a party call. You will be apt to wear the gold off and expose vour poverty, which is vulsrar. True politeness consists in deftly concealing your poverty aud natural born vulgarity so far as possi ble. Do not pick up the wine at table and carefully scrutinize the label as if you were aconnessurr, when you are really a common curr. iou may fool the company during two or thro courses with the idea that you aro used to wiue at home, but before the pio is reached you will manage, no doubt, to advertise the fact that yoa are accus tomed to thick milk from a gourd, and not much of that. Do not waste yoar hair oil on the wall paper. Hairoil costs money, and we connot lubricate the future with the hairoil that is past. Do not gawp and listen like a lump ou a log while some one is playing at the piano. People will think you came from the country. If you are a gentleman, and should the small tag at the base of vour shirt bosom become detached and protrude between the waistcoat and pantaloons, do not lose heart or become needlessly profane, but either excuse yourself and retire behind the piauo, or hold the large family album in your lap, and while ostensibly searching the very soul of some meaty aud scared rel ative's portrait you can rearrange yourself, meantime keeping up a per foct gob of persiflage. The term Messrs. is getting too com. mon, I think, as a substitute for gentle man. It ought to go. It doseu't mean anything, and ought to endear Itself to every one by placing itself on file In some thrifty oblivion estaoiisnmeni. Detropis ncniauie for Iu 1 Do we say in makinsr a speech at a dinner, Mr. President sai -Messrs., I MtU thought, j J. J. FRLBLEY, HARDYARE, TEIYARE, STOVES and CUTLERY- P5 - Gives Lowest Prices 011 Barb and Baling Wire ami all (Masses ol WHEN YOU WANT Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Iiimc, Cement, AD IsT Anything : in : the : Building s Line CALL ON THE Lons-Bell Lumber da as they are always ready to give you a square deal. They are prepared to furnish on short notice anything in their line as cheap as any, as they buy in large quantities. HAY SEAS Wc are hay balers and shippers and would like to buy your bay, or sell for you on commission. Wo can always place good Lay at good figures. WE HAVE 400 ACRES OF GRASS We want put up on shares. Come early if you want a contract Hay Presses for Sale! ISoth old and new. Call and BALING WIRE for Respectfully, G. BAYS BAXTER SPRINGS KA.2ST. etc." Of course not. Do we expect to see the sign in (he laduV cabin "Messrs. unaccompanied by Mesdamos if found in this cabin will be shot?" I hope and trust not. There are many other things regarding social customs, funeral etiquette, etc., which this book suggests, aud of which I hope iu the future to treat, provided I am not snatched away during the watermelon scasou. Bill Nte. A Safe Investment. Is one which is guaranteed to bring you satisfactory results, or in case of failure a return of purchase price. Ou this safe plan you can buy from our advertised druggist a bottle of Dr. King's Hew discovery lor Con sumption. It is guaranteed to briug relief in every cose, when used for any affection of Lungs, or chest, such as Consumption, Inflammation etc. II is pleasant and agreeable to taste, per fectly sate, and can always be de pended upon Trial bottles, 10c, at all Drug Stores. 1 Natural Enough. Fond Mother (gazing at the baby) He look? Just like Ihh la THY WATER OUKES M)AP. ther, docsn i her Careful Xurse excel the heard - its in, and eye glasses. M u msey's Weekly. Merit Wins. We desire to say to our citizens, that lor vears we have been selling Dr. Kiujr's New Discoverv for Con sumption, Dr. Kiug's New Life Tills, li tickle, u 'a Aruica oaive and jiieciric Bitlers, and have irver hautlli'd remedies thitt sell ns well, or that have givcu such universal satisfac tion. Wc do uot hesitate to guaran tee ihein every time, and wo ftaud ready to refund ih purchase price, if satisfactory results do not lollow their use. I'hcse remedies have won their great popularity purely ou their merits. For sale at all Drug btons. The Xkwb U 11 a year. Subscrilie. acmi and I 1jai II fj Tora-fffTii lam CdtTmfy tn a u Wfc-afc. ktaMT tj ' 9 lia S 1 a. A hU4 1 r-ai11r P ,fcta Bfj a fM- fasi Hardware. Mined Paints FACT get prices and terms. ealo. Also Bale tics. We have us: 109 & HI I'. M.ua if., AAHSAS an, MO. Tl:t ir.ly Specialist In V:e City u'm Is a . cu!ar Graduate in Xrdlcine. Our 23 yours' fra.ttcc, 12 yean in Qixugo. THE OLDEST III ACE. AKO LOfiCEST LOCATED Anthorirw! Ivy tho Mate to tmil Chronic, Nervous find "Special DM hism," Sominnl WraknvM iwiii )'iuie)jBfX mil 1 'obliity Uiu 11 ',tu piwcr). Nervous l'eoiMy. INiIhoiibiI Itlixxl ,1'lPBrs and .sw?lilnnof vcry kind. Urinary .Jecii, and la fact nil troubles or llwaHea In Wilier niulo or fiuinle, Cur iruaniniwil or money refunded. I'linrin tuw. Thonximdsof cnp ffiirvd. Experience in Important. All nied riiieftareBuuruiueed to lie pure ond cfilcaclouit, tieliiir. rumpouiidiM) ill my perfectly npi'iinttl 1'iliorMor.T, und nre furnished ready tor lit. No running to drug mores to have unrertuin prccrti(tons tilicl. No mercury or Injurious mi"! if! nn lined. No detention from tuaincs. l'mlenM nt a distance lreniel by letter und ex-pn-Hs, medicine lent everywiiere free from cie or trenkHt?e. Mate y?ur ease and m-iid fur terms, t'onniiltntion free and conlideuilul, pertitnuily or ly letter. iiluMruted vvfa, i a w irnne Tinrixr r imiu win, win. seu.ed In ulain envelope for 6c. in stamp. Every mulo, from the age of li to i"), should read Ibis book. 7KE GREAT TURKISH A TOTTIVF CURE for RHEn-rv' MA i in.M. Mil inr any case nurtur treatment fuiis to enre or help. V i;rena dincoverr In nnnkU of nicll(-liii. till" dime irlves relief: a few removes fever nnrt W 1scii In Joints : l ure completed In i to 7 iluvs. Pend Miitentent ( ease with stamp lor Circulars, full, or address Dr.K?N5ERS0N,l09W.tth6t.,KanuCitv,Mo. Is hU la every Stale aad Caaaty la taa Talaar aaakiuvaay Vt ITUOLT A KIT Ala aalvar. aally la Ula fart rs.icatat that aasassaaa larfta tlaaa kavaaaaa laaa, all alalailagf a 4J::ins G::J csiho Frczcr" Isai Jsalsrs afftr aaaaa wtmt, tseaasa taara t ursai-a sy la II ta taasa.PaBaiaaliiandaa" at facial M aavtas; THE FRAZER. It aavaa raar haraa takar. mat yaa taa. It I ssitisa xtawaal at taa Oaataaalal aaa Part Trail laaa. Ma erarywaara. Ailannsi araaiarfcaaa-ttalaa FRAZER LABEL. 1 Ciua aoia InMlaa; sk 1 IjMik Isato n Miu, ' imVk wariw sad d mSm. Obi raaaos S I, mm a. .- .SWiHI' m iw ail. r w- kiiaaa . siilaiaaauCaZa aaia.l-t-.a-I. a,-. m k "'V I J RHEUMATIC CURE. I !t l I Wma hssn.