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Friday, November 15, lftOl.
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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.

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