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Negroes of
KanyasCily
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or ki:\l ivi '.\ti-; and otii
i:i: itrsiNKss
Racial Progress
M mil ii? I1! v idi' iicr it: Tv\?i: ( itios ?u
Sam* N'iiino in Missouri and Kur.
s;k S a < > w i 1 1 ti That \ ?-< 1 1: ii oiihmii oi
\V- 1 1 h is Mat t or <>| i .11 i 1 1 Kat h- ;
I han ItJici'.
I?y tile will of Mrs. AiifO A 1 1 irks, j
lmarly was ! n to rharitahn-1 !
and odneational ins* i; nt ions. Tii % *
At w York Orphan Asylum is in':
(am.
C. S. A. Rakrr. a mlorod man of
Dei i oil. M i ? * 1 1 ican. lias soul his pa.oni
o!' a t" : i ? 1 i < m hoator for si root < ars to
a Canadian rompany lor $ 1 ?{??.????n. ;
Hal\?*r rondm ;o.l his ? xporim nu on'
a si root car in l\:roi:. Ai ich ii^a :i.
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John Pafri.k, a ? hi f euntnr'
n.a'v1 in ;h<> I'nitod Sratos Navy, rc
? : : i i s t ? ? * 1 on hoard ;ho 1". S S. KVaak
1 i 1 1 at a montal> rate ol' Pa'-,
rii-k is a Xoiiro and ha- had ovoy !
iwi'ii y-> vi'.i yeais' sorvico. !!?> wii! ,
soon I >? * oliiiiblo to r ':ro on a hand- :
some annuity. 1 ,
I ( is r?-pori< d r ha' M v. \" i t :ov 1. - '
of Prov i l? * K. I . ftfa- !>???-? n j
ir.ft :m\l 1 ?y administrators that ho isi
lu ir to a million dollars in Frainw ! .
Ho and his wiLj will soon take a trip'
(
to look afi- " this wealth. Mr. I.e-i
; <
Hat 'Mi was no: t-xoited by the wealth,!
as h?' air ady v. a? the owner of con-1
siderabie real estate iu Providence,!
where he wa- the head of the Pa:>- j
i-.urizing Department of a Providence
Dairy Company. Ho was a ecusin'to!
the 'ate Alexandre Dumas.
i ?
Stiitiii \\1 altl'y Kansas City \c? roes, i
The acquiring of wealth, after all.1
i? n ?. t ' ninth a matter of i ace as;
of t 1 rift. This is shown in the story,
of fortunes acquired by some of thS
colored resi exits of Kansas City, Mo.!
Each, with possibly one exception,'
r- presents savings added to savings I
often .m the smallest way, combined j
i.ow an<i tV.en with a fortunate invest-'
ni^n1.. - i
Daniel Lucas has acquired a com
m tence on l of a barber saop. IIo
opened one of -the first Turkish bath
house- iu Kansa-- City.
Cue of lhj Jew Negro sanitariums I
\\Vst of 'no Mississippi vivor is own
oil by a Kansas City colored man. Or. j
.L R Pei.y. !",t2 ISast Lighte n:h I
ft: cot. t-Hs s&Mitarium n ar 'j'welftli
and Vine streets is furnished with all
* k*c 'mod', mi appoin'i nui its and ha- J
more ihan iw.nty-five rooms.
Prof. Gii?ham, principal of the
Lincoln H] gh 'School, is another
teacher who has acquired a small for
tune by thrift. Hp owns two tlais a'
Howard and Flora avenues, besides
considerable smaller property scatter
ed over Kaunas City. Professor Gris
ham saved out of hi- mcMthly ? n
volope and invested wisely.
While much of hi> fortune cam:
from other source.-, .Mr. Leon Jordan
perhaps is representative of Hie !>w
successful Negro contractors. 1 1 ?? takes
each year sewer and grading con
tracts of some cons' quencc and a'
ways has a large number of men hi
his employ. He is, also, interested in
oilier business tut. irprises operated
by our people.
Several large Hats over the city arc'
o\\'ul d by wealthy colored persons.
Some arc in white neighborhoods and
arc rented by white people. The
basins is done through real estate
companies and the renters have no
i(V a that .their landlord, the man
who gets the monthly portion of the!
pay envelope eventually, is a Xegro.
Prof. J. Hal las Howeu is among the
nioie su rccs.; f u I colored professional
' men of Kansas City. He owns his
home at l.ydia avenue and, also,
many other nic-.* homes scattered
throughout the city. His property
.u:iially is all in real estate, which
i> estimated at $ liK). 000. Every bit
of it represents economy, thrift and
tood judgment in investments.
I
Mr. 1). K. l.oe. who owns the Pal
i.iio Prug Store on Niu? tecMth and
Vino stteets is also very wealthy. Hn
;:!so owns the Pruggist Cooperative
M ivantile Company in the West
lioMoms. His fortune was founded
iginally upon his professional knowl
edge. coupled with y^ars of savings
and investments, rather tlmn as the
!'?. sul of years of business ventures.
IVrhaps Mrs. l.ueinda Day's success
:s :!i-' most remarkable one. Mrs.
Pay U now quite aged. She couldn't
i a! nor write when she went to
K;i .*.sas City, soon afur the war. But
:h:> coming handicap proved no ob
s'a. '.?? :o her ambition. Ir is said sle?
plated a spelling book up along side
of : i or washing tub and learned her.
loiters w'.iile she rubbed the elothiug
up and tl'iwn a wash board. And sh^
!ea:md to wiite betwe n washings.
I I or washboard is responsible today
for :h ( ?> brick buildings near Thir
teenth an. I Lydia s'reets. all two
'tories higi. a fine home and many
house* and lots scattered ovsr ths
?itv. Her earnings and savings, aot
inly educated lie.* children, but have
nade a fortune of approximately $.".0.
>00.
Mr. .Tohn 1 any:, reputed to ho the
tirkost eolorcd man in tae city, mai'e
!ii> ;nonty out of th? concert busi
ness. lie was business manager for
'Blind Boone," the colored pianist.
Kvery lime a crowded ball listc.vied
while tin4 blind musician ? harmed
with ais melodies, Mr. Lang added a
few m.o*e dollars to bis foriuno. which
h * wi ely invested in Kansas City
real estate. Today Langs fortune .s
estimated at ?200,000, while he lives
in a $1?V)00 home a: 1*12 Park avenue.
Mr. Lang is a typical example of the
successful Xegro of Kansas City in
the point of acquiring wealth. There
are several o'her colored persons of
the city who made their wealth out
of business. But a larger class, rep
resent >ag t'.ie professions, such as tlift
physicians and teachers, have earned
considerable and saved much, whlcn
they almost invariably put into real
estate.
One of ill-- most notable instances!
of business progress and success 'o
the Hygienic Manufactui ing Coinpa
ny of Kansas City, Kansas. It is one
of the largest manufacturing concerns
in :ne l/nitrcl States, owned and con
trolled exclusively bv Negroes. The
principal own*r and manager is Mr.
Anthony Overion, North Xrd street.
They manufacture a bakfcig powder,
food and toilet extracts of various
kinds. Mr. Overton employs several
persons. ttosides -traveling on the
road himself hp has three or four
o'h-r salesmen covering Oklahoma,
Texa> and ] ? a 1 1 s of the South and
Southeast as far as C.eorgia and Flor
ida, selling his products at wholesale
to merchants only. He started busi
ness about twelve years ago with less
than oil" thousand dollars; but today
Mr. Overtf/.i has a rating in Dun:*
and TCradst reefs directoii s of $30,
ooo to $ H'.ono.
OUR =
Ice Cream Parlor
STRANGERS AND TRAVELING PERSONS
BEST SODA WATER
ONLY 5 CTS.
OUR PLANS UP-TO DATE
SERVICE IS OUR WATCHWORD
THE PEOPLES' GROCERY CO.
WM. II. PARKER, Manager.
CLOSING IvXKlU'lSKvS
The regular commencement exer
cises ol th-e Garnett High School were
held on the evening of June 3rd in
the Garnett High School Auditorium.
On the strength of the announcement
ot the program ami the special speak
er for this occasion, a large aydience
had gatlured. manifesting much in
terest in what was expected to take
place according to this announce
ment. As the time scheduled for the
opining of the exercises had arrived
and was considerably past due, with'
110 visible sign of the beginning of llv
piogram. the audience seemed to grow
rather restless and showed signs of
misgivings: however, the orchestra
soon started up a lively opening se
lection which quieted the uijrest and
s-emed to restore complacency to the
waiting audience. The High School,
Including the graduating class, gave
a splendid rendition of that part of
the program which was allotted to
them the main feature of which was
the class oration, delivered by Verner
W/inston, one of the graduates, who
did much credit to his class as well
as to himself also. After this the
principal announced that owing to
some mistake in the time, the chief
speaker of the evening. Dr. D. Webster
Davis, had missed his train and could
not be present on this occasion. This
caused a ripple of disappointment to
pass over the entire audience. The
principal finished his announcement
by introducing City Superintendent
Prof. Geo. S. La id ley, who made a near
[address, pointing out to the graduat
ing class the necessity of heart cul
ture and moral stamina. without
whicli, he said, their intekctual de
velopment might count for little or
nothing in character building or up
lift to others. At the end of his ad
dress, Prof. Laidlev introduced Prof.
Byrd Prillerman, president of West
Viiginia Colored Institute, who was
substituted for Dr. Davis. Prof. Pril
lerman used a lengthy manuscript
i he subject of which was "The "Res
ponsibility of Citizenship." Mr. Pril
lorman cad led frequency upon an
cient. medieval and modern history
for evidence, and expressed many
truisms in support of his contention.
As a whole the paper was wrell re- ;
reived. There were, however, many <
unfavorable comments upon his state
ment lhat the difference between a
j white man and a Negro is that the
form'rr buys a newspaper and the
latter a banana. .Just what he meant
by this expression he failed to make
clear, but the interpretation gerl^raP.y
accepted is that it was an ill-concealed
attempt to pander to the prejudices
of a part of his audience. Coming
from the head of the largest N~gro
institution in the state, this expres- |
sicn was not at all pleasing to tho .
teachers and other intelligent Ne
groes pros nt. They aie wondering i
it' Mr. Prillerman intended a deliberate '
insult.
The program in full was: l
Selec: io?i ? Orchest ra.
n vocation ? Rev. B. R. Reed.
Chorus, Bridal C.ioius, from "The
Rose Maiden" by P. H. Cowen? High
School.
\ ft er ( 'oniinenocm int .
Oral ion ? Vern i r Winston.
Cliorus, "Hail Bright Abode," from
'Taunha- u.-er", by Wagner ? High
School.
A d ( 1 l ess ? B y r d Pr i 1 1 e r in ail .
Chorus, "The MiMei's Moving" by
Eaton Fn n i n g ? High School.
J. 10. Chamberlain, president of the
Board of Education, presented the di
plomas (o the graduates.
m:<;uo may be captain oi
11 AilVAKI) TRACK TKAM
Cambridge, Mass., Ju*ne 3. ? Will
Harvard elect a Negro the next cap
tain of -'her Varsity track team?
Theodore Cable, the Crimson's fore
most hammer thrower and all-around
athlete, is the logical selection for
191'?. He is by far the best athlete
on the team, and his grand work all
the present season would certainly
have carmd for him the position hands
down had he been white.
A< Harvard has a Japanese base
ball manager, a Negro track leader
would not seem so far-fetched as ovie
would imagine. If ('able fails to land
the position it will probably fall to
?J. B. Cummings, a hurdler, who has
been out of condition all the season.
IJLA< K 1MUNCK" IN CEMj
Aliened ( oloi'cd Crook Known 1??
Many Counties is Held in $2,000
Hail ns a Pickpocket.
Xfw York, .1 une 1. ? James Ragsdale.
known in England. France. Austra
lia and this country ns the "Blacl<
Prince,*' Monday night heard detec
? ivcs convince Magistrate O'Connor
in the Night Court that he was the
notorious character. When the mag
.is'rate announced that he would hold
this "Mack Prince" ?i n $2,000 hail for
(fCiieral Sessions the prisoner begged
him to bo lenient, as ho had tried to]
J' ad a straight life.
Whfn lie was arrested Sunday nlgbt
in a car at 4 2d street and 10th avenue
by Lieutenants Urifflth and Murphy
lie was attired in the black and white
p
of evening kdress. Even In his cell
he begged the keeper to permit him
to change ihis clot lies for the day that
he was ^o!*ag to spend in prison. Per
mission was received and the "Black
Prince" paid a boy to go to his abode
I to get ~"h is "sunshine clothes," as he
'could not bear to be seen in evening
? dress after daylight.
Ragdale declares that he has done
all his studying in prison. It was
there that he read books and managed
to pass for an intellectual colored man.
i He has had plenty of time for tUiJ
study, as from 1 DUG to 1010 be speut
part of the time on Blackwell's Island
and about three years in the Charles
town State Prison, in Boston. He has
been arrested in Loildon. He served
hi> tlrst sentence in Melbourne, and
all bis trouble has been caused bv his
ability as a pickpocket. The "Black
Prince," though he looks much young
er, is r?0 years old.
Perpetuate Old Meanings.
"Ballot," and "suffrage" show how
language perpetuates the memory of
primitive methods. A "ballot" should
bo a vote taken with balls ? one of the
various ancient Creek instruments of
secret voting. And the word "suf
frage." which by some is derived from
"sutTrago," a knuckle bone or ankle
bone, in that case recalls an early
method of recording the vote.
Creature of Habit.
"Man," didactically began Professor
Twiggs during a recent session of the
Soc Et Tu Um club, "is a creature of
habit." "Eh-yah!" grunted Old Codg
er. "Tennyrate, my nephew, Canute
J. Babson, seems to be. He has been
run over by the same automobile
twice. But then Canute always comes
home down the same lane at about the
same hour in the evening, after he has
partaken of about tho 3ame amount of
hard cider." ? Puck.
? ?
Conquest.
It is a eonques,. when wj can lift
ourselves above the annoyance of cir
cumstances over which We have no
control; but it is a greater victory
when we can make those circum
stances our helpers, when we can ap
preciate the good there is in them. ?
Lucy I.arcom.
Emotions and the Senses.
Pleasurable sensations arouse pleas- j
int emotions. The sunshine is always
enlivening to some people, and the
^looni alwaya depressing ? men have
Jespaired in darkness and taken their
lives because of an oppression due to
Lhe dark. We can to a degree choose
what our sensations shall be, and so
to some extent determine our emo
tions, but the mere gratification of
sense is nearly* always followed by de
pressing emotions.
Famous Manuscripts 8ought After.
Manuscripts of famous books of the
present time and of the future will
probably be of little interest to bibli
Dgraphers as compared with those of
the past, for nearly all book manu
scripts are now typewritten, and thus
have no special individuality. But the
genuine holograph "copv" of the old
literary masters * is treasured and
brings good prices; for example, Sir
Walter Scott'3 "Life of Jonathan
Swift," in the original manuscript,
with annotations, brought $1,910 at
the recenl Hoe sale.
Sensible Man.
A "Twenty-two Years Ago" Item
!rom the YVilson County - Citizen:
'Once in a while we hear of a man
who knows of a good thing when ho
;ets it* A citizen of Iowa whose wife
iloped with another fellow received
totice from a neighboring city that
ihe couple had arrived there. Ho
promptly telegraphed: 'Don't arrest
the runaways; have decided to let
?;hem go to the devil." " ? Kansas City
Star.
Why His Head Ached.
Boswell one day complained to John
son that the noi^e made b> a group
of literary men with whom they were
dining the day before made his head
iche. "No, sir; it was not the noise
that made your head ache," replied
Johnson, ' it was the sense we put in
to it." "Has sense that effect on the
head?" asked Boswell. "Yes, sir; on
heads not used to it," answered John
son.
? ? * -V
Temperament.
The poet says that we live by ad
miration, hope and love. Strong feel
ings not only affect oar bodily proc
esses, but they react upon the mind
and make life worth living or death de
sirable. Feeling or emotion is what
makes that desirable thing; tempera
ment, which is but another word for
interesting character.
? < ? ?
What a Man Is Mad? Of.
The average man has "ingredients"
to make fat for seven bars, of soap,
iron for a medium-sized nail, sugar to
fill a small bowl, salt to fill a shaker,
lime to whitewash a chicken coop?
phosphorus to make 2,200 match tips,
magnesium for a dose of magnesia,
sodium to neutralize a jplnt and a half
of water, potassium to explode a toy
cannon, sulphur to rid a dog of fleas,
and albuminoids to make a case of
3ggs. ? Leslie's Weekly,
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M9}}9q yT?AV ??ind "Xiouij 3uoiu
3ujn?3 8T?M oq pj^s put? }U3UT?d oqi
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Tht DifTer?nco.
Men think most of the present?
the immediate; and .rightly, their call
ing being to do and to work. Wornem
on the other hand, more of how things
hang together In life: and rightly,
too, because their destiny ? the deBtiny
of the families? is bound up In this
Interdependence, and U Is exactly this
which It 1b their mission to promote.
? Goethe.
New Industrial Material.
As the result of many years of ex?
perimenting in England, a new sub
stitute for hard rubber, gutta perch a
and leather has been announced. It Is
a product of seaweed. The new ma
terial is said to be especially useful
in the electrical Industries, being a
noninflammable Insulation of high
dielectric strength, proof against
heat, cold, oils aud weather.
Surely Seemed Like It,
Bobby had endeavored to rpp^ove a
glass of jam from the closet-sheU.
The glass had slipped from his fin
gers and crashed to the floor, malting
a sad muss. "Oh, my!" said Robby,
when the speech of which horror had
deprived him hac. returned. "O my!
Some one's been monkey'n with that
jam!"
I
Rift In the Lute.
"Isn't springtime grand?" gurgled
the sweet young thing. "It Is then
that nature puts on her most gorgeous
raiment, the timid Tioiets peep
through their covering of leaves, and
the birds voice their happiness in
song, and ? ~ "And the cro-cusses,"
suggested the sapless swam, trying
to help out. ? Judge.
Lady and th? Carpenter.
A French lady living in London en
gaged a carpenter to do some work
for her at a stipulated price. She was
surprised later to find that he charged
her more than the price agreed upon.
When she attempted to remonstrate*
with him, however, her English failed
her, and she said: "You are dearer
to me now that when we were first
engaged."
Nervous Children.
The nervous child has in liim the
making of the brilliant man, but he is
generally spoiled in the making. . Ycu
must be patient and long-suffering
with the boy or girl of nervous ^tem-l
perament, else you will do ^Qur child
great injury. Never scold or tease
Never hold the little one to ridicule.
Above all never use the whip. It is
only by the greatest means that the
best can be brought out of the highly
i strung child, but when the proper
course is taken such children are'
! wonderfully responsive.
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Sancho Panza's Tribute to STeep.
Now, blessings light on him that,
first invented this same sleep! It cov
ers a man all over, thoughts and all.
like a cloak; Jt is meat* for the hun
gry, drink for the thirsty, fyeat for the
cold and cold ior the hot. It is the
current coin that purchases "all the
pleasures of the world cheap and the
balance that sets the king and the
shepherd, the fool and the wise man,
oven. ? Cervivutes.
"For Marrying Ufe." ~
Eight-year-old Robert, who has al
ways imagined himself a very vital
part of the family, was eagerly read
ing the "beauty and social etiquette"
page of a newspaper, when he came
across (he question of what should be
a proper tee to pay the minister for
performing a marriage ceremony
Robert hurriedly turned to his father
inquiring, "Papa, what did you pa>
the minister for marrying us?" ? In
dianapolis News.
Effect of Heat on Opals.
Opals expand with heat to a great
er degree than' ajiy other precious
stones. They are "frequently lost be
cause the expansion forces open the
gold bands in which they dre set.
When a Woman's an Optimist,
The woman who believes she can
make a man think her drug store com
plexion is the real thing may be ex
pected to believe the man Is telling
the truth when he says she is the only
one he ever loved. ? Chicago Record
Srlerald.
Who Is the Best Patriot?
Is it not just that what belongs to
the people should be shared by the
people? Is a man with no capacity
for fighting more useful to his coun
try than a soldier? Is a citizen in
ferior to a slave? Is an alien, or one
who owns some of his country's soil,
the best patriot?? Tiberius Gacchus.
?? ' ? ' ? ? ?
Wanted a New Sensation.
Bald One ? I .would give anything
for your splendid head of hair. Woolly
One? Would you, really? Bald One ?
Yes, I would like to go to the barbel
shop just once and teel that I was
getting my money's worth,? New Or
leans Picayune.
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Revolutionary.
"Kate Is a perfect crank oh woman's
rights." "Believes that women ar?
equal to men, eh?" "Superior! Why
do you know, she never plays card*
without insisting that the queen shall
take the king."
Cure for Nerve?. - ?
People cultivate nerves to a large
? extent and do not apply simple rules
: to cure them. Healthy work, partlcu
! larly out of doers, Is an excellent antl
[ dote to nerves. Onions are a very
good tonic for nervous people. Cran
berries are good for sufferers from In
active liver.
r. -V.* rj.
To Prepare China for Drawing*
If you wipe over a piece- of china
with a cloth moistened in turpentine,
when it Is dry you will have a surface
upon which you can draw your de
sign with a lead pencil as easily as
on paper, says Suburban Lite. The
older the turpentine the better.
t
Lesson All Should Learn.
Plutarch said to the Emperor Tro*
Jan: "I*et your government tfommenoe
In your own breast, and lay the foun.
dation of it in the command of your
temper and passions.'* Here corho In
ithe words, self-control, duty* and cott
science. ? S. Smiles.
Retain Their Maiden Names.
In ?Chlna, married wom?n preserve
itheir own rrame after marriage, the
name of a person being regarded aa
Vftry important in that country.
BrMtlsh Like Cuban Cigars. '
Cuba's best customer for cigari is
Great Britain, which takes sixty mil;
lion every year. ? v
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Jdalou*..
An editor speaks with unbecoming
flippancy of the "skyscraper folly."
There isn't any building boom in his
Fair Reasoning. N/ . ; .
Tommy (alter a long, lingering sur
vey of his uncle, who haa lofct an arn
and a leg for his country) ? "Is thai
Why you are on half pay, uncle ?w
We Have Seen Him Many Times.
There is a good hit of human na
ture in the dog that barks after the
other dog has gone. ? Philadelphia Tel
egraph.
Separating Lady's Finger Tips*
Many boys pride themselves on
their muscular strength. l^et a girl
place the tips of her foretingers togeth
er, keeping her elbows on a level with
her shoulders, and challenge any boy
to take hold of her wrists and sep
'arate them by a steady pull. Unless
she be unusually weak or he be very
strong, he will probably fail.? Worn
an's World.
Occasional Exceptions.
Providence is not always on the
side of the biggest battalions, and the
last word has not necessarily been
spoken when the biggest crowd has
done its shouting. ? Exchange.
Origin of Diamonds.
Von Bolton thinks that diamonds
were formed in nature by the' ac.tion
of metal vapors, such, as iron or mag
nesium, on carbon dioxide. Ho has
succeeded In making microscopic dia
monds by the action oi, mercury va
por on carbon. * ? V',k ?
"the Soft Answer.
She (with irritation) ? Oh, your con
duct is enough to make'an angel weep.
?Tie ? I don't see you shedding any
tears.
Why Wood It Seasoned.
The effect of seasoning wood is to
bring into the same space 10 per cent,
more of the fibers tttttn when the wood
was green.
Better Than Counting Ten.
Poke Eazley and Fletcher Henstep
got into a fight Tuesday morning.
Poke rushed away after a fence rail,
but he was so long in finding one that
he was in a good humor by the time
he got back. ? llogwallow Keptuckian.
Her Reformation.
Ottt in Reno I met a lady who told
me she used to marry men she
wouldn't invite to a musicale now. ?
Kausas City Journal.
Vital Statistics of United Kingdom.
Taking the United Kingdom as a
whole, the marriage rate is about 10.5,
the birth rate 25.3, and the death rate
13.9 a thousand. <
Deed Worth While.
When you hear of friends or neigh
bors being seriously ill, go at onco
to inquire for them or send a cheering
letter or card. Sometimes one delays
i calling until too late, and life long re
grets result.
The Art of It.
Blobbs ? "You say Skin can steal
your money and then by clever words
ma?e you think he did you a favor by
taking it? What is he, a hypnotist?"
Slobbs ? "No, a politician." ? Philadel
phia Record.
Troubles of the Borrower.
"Only a couple of months ago you
said you'd share your last dollar with
me/' said Jones, vno was unsuccess
fully attempting to negotiate a loan.
"I know I did, old man," replied the
one who was doing the tightwad act;
"but I haven't got down to my last dol
lar yet." ? Judge.
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?'BUFFALO BIl#,."
? . r >, '
'Uncle Henry'? Aphdrlsm.
"Lean men usually have pessimistic
leanings," said Uncle Henry gutter
worth. "But the fat fellow who sits
dowji and Is a hull cheer full, usually
takes a cheerful view of things."
Grouch's Point of View. ; * .
"A holiday now and then 1b very
desirable," said the gonial citizen. "It
gives us all a chance \o rest." "I ^
can't see it that, way'* replied Mr.
Qrowcher. "It compels me to work ' l{
that much harder to provide the.
clothes demanded for the special dis
play." 9
Sight for Familiar Objects.
A familiar face and form may be
recognized at from fifty to one hun
dred meters.
Somewhat Incomplete. "
Besides prophesying "warres, revo
lutions and the death of kynges.'V an^
almanac of the fifteenth century told
you the proper day to take medicine.
Monday was the day for ailments of ' ,
the legs, Tuesday for affections of the
head. But what the sufferer was to
do who had a pain on the wrong day
U rtn o tmf nf of a
Obedience Not Always Good.
Obedience is good and Indispens
able; but if it be obedience to what '
is wrong and false ? good heavens,
there is no name Jor such a depth of
human cowardice and calamity;
spurned everlastingly by the gods. ?
Thomas Carlyle. ? '
Great Heeler Needed.
'shoemaker in this city heads hia
advertisement as follows: "Hell in all
its glory! Everything now ready for
a rush of condemned soles." ? Middle
town (N. Y.) Cor. New York World.
Largest Loom Is In Germany.
Germany has the world's largest
loom, in tohich felt, disks for , paper
mills up to 233 feet in circumference
can bo woven.
Just as He Wanted Him.
Visitor ? "Can I see that motorist
who was brought hero an hour ago?"
Nurse ? "He hasn't come to . his
senses yet." Visitor ? "Oh, that's all
right. 1 only want to sell hitn on
other car' ? Judge.
Oblivion.
Ambition has carried men far; but
the irony of fate is exemplified In the
fact that nobody knows the name of,
the man who invented tho alarm
xilock.
Only a Little Worse.
I The .fellow that does you, a good
turn and then brags about it is like
the cow that gives a big bucket of
milk and then kicks it over.
Novel and Serviceable.
A steel cane that can bo taken
apart and rebuilt into a substantial
stool in half a minute is a French
novelty/
Two Use3 for Burmese Teas.
The tea grown in Burma is used
almost entirely for pickling. After
\pard it is eaten as a condiment.
Or What Have You?
Have you a pig or hens that you'd
like to exchange for subscription to
this paper? If so, bring them in. ?
Murfreesboro (Ark.) Messenger.
One Way.
"I'd like to make that proud man
bite the dust." "Then why don't you
get your maid to sweep the pavement
some morning when he's coming
alone?"
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