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$1.50 Per Year In Advance. Friday, November 15, lftOl. Vo!. I. :$. THE NEED OF EDUCATION BY REV. J. P. PARSONS. The term education 18 one of the most important in the English laneruagre. Ii deed there is no other in w hich man ift so deeply concerned. (1) It may be taken for ''Instruction": formation of manner8,"as Webster um'S it (2) It maybe taken for ed velopment of the powers of the mind for usefulness. How great is its value? It is inestiable- The human beinar enters life as a buntle of possib'lities and is the most helples of all God's creation without a knowlege of of his greater need. He must be clothed fed and educated. These are the elmements that knit him to society,andthe latter of which prepars him for a useful life. His usefulness depends up on his ability to do. and his ability to do depends npon his education. Therefore to be useful he must be educated. 11 men need education.. It may be truthfully said of the Negro, that, he h;is never been sufficiently aroused to realize . the great value of an education whicji is really the very foun dation of his usefulness as an .American citizen. It may be said that his cha ces tc secure an education are poor, but many do not take ad nntage of the opportunities they ha - e The bi 11 of warn ng lvis been rung for thousi nds of our youug people, and is still ringing, but they are allov ing the warning belt to pass un heeded . It will be considered almost criminial indfft rence if a matter of such great impor tance is allowed to pass with out giving it the most careful consideration. All women need education. It is thought by some that girls are more devoted to books thnn bovs, and we m iv say that especially among the Negroes this is true. Howe', er a boy will never rise night r in the scale of reputation, than the standard of the opposite sex, with him they mil rise or fall. But are our girvi do ing all that is possible in the line of education? If not why not? As a rule they cease t te'ding 8( hool too early ; edu cation is ele vating and women must ascend hiyh enough in its magnificient training before they can realizo the truenobil ity involved in the title of per feet womanhood. The world's r.eed The world is constantly calling for educated men and women, and the foremost inquiry is. What can you do? Excuses wil' not serve as hiding places for the Negoes of to-dav. He must stand vp an t face life's prob lems be he prepared omn prepared. Pleasant Whist Party. Mrs. Frances M. Bra shears entertained a few friends at her home on Second street. Tues day evening. The popular game whist was indu'ged till a late hour. The fortune tell ing with cards by Mrs Mar garet Acres proved quite amusing and i teresting. Those invited were: Dr. J. E Perry and wife, Mes- dames Margaret Acres, Emma Ballenger, Alice Marshall and Miss Stella Diggi. Messrs. Willard Turner, Everett Coleman and Rufus Logan. Successful Entertainment. The entertainment given at the Independent school last Friday eveting was in every wry a success . 1 he program rendered was quite interesting and entertaining throughout, and rhowed that Mrs. A. B. Moore, principal, and Mrs, ('. Henry Keys, assisstant, are doing exsellent work. CITY NOTES. Mr. Seldom Lyons is on the sick list. Rev. J. Arlington Grant was in Armstrong, this week. Rev. J. B. Parsons left Thursday for Fulton and Osage city. An old folks concert was ven at the F fth t Hall rhnrsdav evening:. Miss Mary Diggs left 1 ist Wednesday f r George li Smith ollege, whe'e she v ill attend school. The ordinance of baptism will be administered at the Second Baptist church next Sunday morning. Mrs. C. k. Runyon and amilyleft Tuesday for Kirks- ville where Rev. Runyon is ocate-' this conference year. Mrs. Wallace Dixon of Pal myra, Grand Matron of the Ladies Court of Missouri, addressed the Golden Queen ourt of Columbia,. last week. Mr. Anderson Schwiech is building a residence to replace the one destroyed by fire some time ago. It is to be a hand some two-story frame struc ture with all modern appli ances. The first bull of the Keison was given last Wednesday evening by the Kxpor club at -tone's Hall. About fifty invitutions issued. Mrs. II. A, Clark furni-hed excellent inu n for the occasion and the younc tippe I th fan'astic toe until th last feour. GLEANINGS. There are only 78 Vegro d. ntists in the ITi.ited States. Supt voldin is urging the erec tion of a Noiinal chol for the city of ' t. ; onis. Prof. II. L. Mll-.ipsot eorpe H. "mtth Co' lev e h n signed his p; ition to t i up educational wort.. looker T. Washington will address The rate I each. ) c Ansoci.it ion of iscousin at their meet ng aring 'heholi- diys. Pr f '.. F Mien f. r . erly Vice I'lesideiu and Profess r o! Pedagogy of I -melon In stitute is now a the 'Jeo iri tate college at "-avannah a. The Fiench - CJoverment contemplates founding an in duetrial college in New ' ork r (. hicafo to enabl Freii' h youlhs tontudy . nierican bu ines meth ds. Mr. James Strawn of Col umbia, who is a member of the .'enior class Lincoln In stitute is Uditor-in-diief of the Lincoln Institute Record 1 he I ditor of " i he Pro fessional W ui d" was one if the founders of the K'ecord a d held the position of Liter ary Kditor; it being our first experince in newspaper writ- A Worthy Undertaking. The Tribune i.-hes ' call attenii-.t. to the fad th;:t Rufus Logans Pkokk -sivai. Would b an enterprise ell worthy of upport ;.'uf.is I... i ogm is the edit.. r of a p per devoted to the i-it rest :f the colored pe pic ; as an easi est ;;dvocate for whatever is g od for bis iace. be dservi s the he'p of i y. ry man irre spe -'iveof race or polit'u lie is of nnu ual int llienee, and he believes that Columbia is the beir place f oni whicl to pend for h an evat)!''l of better things to our brother in black ' ai)v T ibune CATHERINE WAITE. ESQ. dorado Womau Lmwjar Who la Ha Budband'a I'artner. Mrs. Catherine V. Walte. aged 71, Is bout to form a law partnership In nver, Colo., with her humband, for ler Judge Cbaries B. Walte. The firm ill be V. B. & C. V. Walte, and friends 'ill be disappointed if the aged couple :i not make some of the "iustllng estern firms do their best to maintain s'tge. Mrs. Waite, who is now In roit, has lived In Chicago at various .a since 1865, and her home la at . .jiH with her daughter, Mrs. Lucy . ,.ite, 98 Loomis street. Sbe bus been lifelong friend of Susan B. Anthony, i d is one of the most remarkable 'omen of the west. Haying lived In luuy states of the union, Mrs. Walte i going to Colorado because sh be eves It has the only atmosphere con eulfU to women of buslmesa ability ml who desire a voice In the admlnls ratlon of public affairs. "The versa ility of this energetic woman is shown y the fact that she has been a farmer, teacher, a lecturer, an author, a -lerchant, a contractor and a manager t large moneyed interests, and has at aiueu eminent success In each of these h1 Hugs. Cincinnati Commercial Trts- i.avenai mi mosquitoes. "Talk about the oil trealment a? a preventive of mosquitoes," said an English dweller at the Croisic. "1 have annotated myself with oil of ptnnv royalr burned Chinese joss slicks ut the footacd head of my bed,and,lu;ve prayed the room with lavender water. No good. Nothing except tlie oil of lavender saves me from having a mosquito bite dado around my'nu-k and on each ankle. Last night I vis ited one of your bloomin' roof pir dens, and the mosquitoes awaited my irrival. I innocently opened my vial containing oil of lavender and put some of the contents on my face, ncik and wrists. ArudeattemLmt ordrrcd me to leave the roof. He mi id J dig. turbd the performance." X Y. Chicago's itrest Lig.auut. The experience of Chicago in mu nicipal lighting on a large scale i ?H forth in the report of Edward 15. Kill cott, city electrician of il.at city. Chicago owns a muniY!;: ! lighting plant, consisting of three power houses, with a capacity forfurnishing 4,700 lights, 125 milt s of conduit and cable system, 4,-IUO.arc lamps, and ;wo power stations not in use. Dur ng the year 1900 the city operated 3,807 arc lamps at a cost of $205,129, inducing $18,750 interest charge and uver $10,000 for depreciation. Tn Know-:-A t Turn. l'i. As Is customary after such things, it has been discovered that " sper know all along that King Humbert was to be slain. Attention has boon drawn to a book of horoscopes published in Paris In 1885, in which July 2a 100r. was predicted r,j the date preordained for King Humbert of Italy to die. This was the date of bis murder. Th's sl'iy! drew horoscopes of other sovereign? vith equal exactness, though their ac curacy is yet to be tested. March 5. 1907. Is the date assigned for the death of the king of the I'clsians, whi!e the Emperor of Austria is to live until February 24, 1911. when lie will be ar. octogenarian. New York Press. Cnuut Mom in I'ki-Ik. Bonl de ellane lias never for a moment been taken seriously here by anyone except his creditors. He is re garded as a, harmless little personifica tion of good-natured, generous vanity. His bitter antagonism to President Loubet, his pose as a sort of Gallic boxer, his plunge in Chativlni.st, Na tionalist, Jew-baiting politics, adroit ly exploited by older and more experi enced political lords, who hoped through this means eventually to tap ae Gould estate for the benefit of the .hauvinist political cliques, was all - ong regarded as mere youthful exu eranc Paris Letter. A Kreii Crllon Kim!T',ni.'iii. M. Guston Deaehanips, Horary critic of the Paris Temps, has been engased by the Cercle Franeals of Harvard to give eight lectures, beginning Feb. 20, on "The Contemporary Stage." Mr. Deschamps was an ardent partisan of Drefus in the late trial, and us all pre vious French lecturers have been anti Dreyfusites, his coming excites un usual interest. Mr. PiMf'.iamps is an author of considerable note and has done much exploring In Greece and Asia. He will sail for Am, lea early rn February. A Juke ou Kir Ili..y. Henry Irving tells a good story SaitiBt himself. Ou his return from toerica a banquet was given in Uls nor, at which Lord Russell presld I. During dinner Lord Russell said : Sir Henry, "It would be so much etter if Comyns Carr proposed your ealth; I cn't make speeches." To hich Sir Henry replied gently, "I teard you make a rtther good speech efore the Parnell commission." "Oh, ves," said the lord chief JuBtice, "but hn I bad something to talk about" London Express. HnttorMI UOO ril. tram Laud. Butterflies have often been met far out at sea and the fragile things will hover about a ship for days. A sci entist recently saw a butterfly, the monarch, commonly known as milk weed butterfly, 600 miles from land. It played about the ship for , a Urns and then disappeared. When asked If he thought It would reach land the scientist replied that be started oat expecting to and he thought probably tlM bvttarflr bad the same intention. DR. HARPER'S EXPERIMENT. In. Onion Hut.. ! Nirenirth for lnlTr s:ty I'rOHhlent. President li.;;;);r of the University of Chicago htm entered upon a most interesting experiment In food. He has given the odoriferous onion the leading i r-ce on his daily bill of fare. His ph.vsicir.n hivins advised him that onions are omnipotent in the elimina tion of i.ne fioni the human system, !...e worthy Prcx is applying himself with great r.osl to tha consumption of '.he most fragrant of all the fruits of Jie ei:rth. The students of the uni versity, as an evidence of sympathy uid to some extent perhaps as a mat ter of self-defense, have nearly all be ome dl.iciplw of the onion cult The iniversiiy's daily menu h.is thus be 'omo a pleasing and pi'ngent pano rama of onions onions fried and fric isseed, baked and liolled onions, onion rritters, pies and tartlets. The New i'ork World, c, r.nv.enting on this Chi ?.o University experiment, says that I' I bore Is a truth in t'.io theory that ho lllaccous v gnLable is a speciflo ';alnr;t lime, tl.3 faculty and students if the Chicago University will soon 'e a th iroushly linieicss body of men. nd if t'.;o n',.1 nrovcrb, "In onion there 3 strength." 1. ;V.a gocd. that tnstltu ic:i wt'! D(.n tl? : an It of the rank ft k::d t::-j- .-, enj of our strongest ' i-f iearii,: Illinois State Hi g- SV t.h lllcl liimlem Have Money. Tli re is more money In circulation u tr.c Scotoh highlands now than ever here wr.s and for that the crofters ive :o thai.k the millionaire proprie ;r and spovnian. The advent of the millionaire desirous of acquiring pleas :ic grounds gave the old proprietors !u ir g.ild?n opportunity and many of he n sold out. Then came the time f speculation as to the attitude of the evc-i); :eris toward the native popula iiM. Pessimists predicted all sorts of :.:i rh treatment on the part of the an;l!or,!s. Cut the millionaires, as a ale, proved to be of quite another i f', '!'!!? ret themselves to the Im jrovmrnt of their estates, employing "el in!. or whenever possible; did vhat thry cou'd to establish local In uitries of a permanent character; r.le roads; improved ground; built : !!.int-:! trees and spent money v.th.'y nil the while, not only keep iT ;h l : :n!ia in their old homes, ut proviiH ig the work which brought em a heller livelihood than they had very :i:j;.yed before. Chicago News. Tnpttr. la Much Faio'etl. "Not the least beautiful of the many emi-precious stones for which theru Is always a large demand is the topaz," aid a wholesale dealer in gems to the Washington Star. "The name topaz generally suggests only a yellow atone, yet there are light blue, brown and green varieties which are frequently sold as aquamarines. The genuine aquamarine may, however; be easily distinguished from a topaz, as the for mer stone more closely resembles the color of green sea salt. Besides, the topaz admits of a higher polish, and is extremely slippery to the touch. strange to say, the yellow topaz when slightly heated, becomes pink; heated further, the pink grows paler, and by long heating It is entirely expelled, leaving the green colorless. The sherry colored or brown topaz Is bleached in a very short time by the rays of the sun or strong daylight, and all the white topazes found in natur have been colorized in this way. The topaz Is found in granite rocks In Si beria, Japan, Peru, Ceylon, Brazil and Maine and in volcanic rocks in Colo rado, Utah and New Mexico." Lftrr Ruttar lrolnen "The saying 'when the cows comu home' means something to an Illinois man I know," said r citizen of that state to the writer, '.he other day.. "It requires the co:uit: home of 120,000 cows to supply ti e -i'k w'th which he makes his annual mi' put of butter. He made and sold 14.000,000 pounds of hat produce last year and received 12,500,000 for it. Of course, he didn't stand and agitata the churn dasher that thrashed all that butter out; but the employes of the 160 creameries that he owns and controls managed to churn It. He Is the largest butter pro ducer In the world, and thirteen years ngo he started business with only one small creamery. At the present time It requires twenty carloads, or more than COO tons, of salt to salt the but ter that be turns out every year, and ft.000 farms to support or feed the cows that furnish the milk. He Is only a hayseed citltcn. but he Is doing quite well." Washington Star.