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Friday, November 22, 1901.
Vol. I. 4.
OF THE CHURCH.
By Ret. 3. Ablinotom Gbakt.
It has become a trite saying
that christians live below
their privleges ; not less true
is it that the church fails to
use its opportunities.
In many places this is the
most potent factor, in country
more than in city, it is the
centre of thought, and social
activity. The sermon, the
Sunday School, the various
young people's organizations
are the living themes of spec
ial interest and the c hief topic
This fact alone throws great
responsibility on the church
for the charocter of the i-oci-ety
and the life of the com
munity to which the influence
Its power of giving direc
tion to thought and action it
Again, the church does not
appreciate power and does not
exeit its whole influence in
the spheres not purely, but
nevertheless deeply affect
How much the church de
pends on education? It is not
uncommon for christain par
ents to commit the education
of their children to others
without so much as inquiring
about their teachers and in
structors. Whence but from
christian and the church can
we expect the ethical and the
religious elemenls to ome
which are needed in education
What people read helps to
mould their character and de
termine their christian life
and their 1 elation to the
As has been well said by
Kev. Parsons "It will be con
sidered almost criminal indif
ference if a matter of so great
importance is allowed to pass
without our most careiul con
Nor ia it of less importance
for the church to give wise
direction to recreation and
The church should ei deav
or to save its young peopl
from distinctive and degrad
ing influences, frivolous and
he neglect in this respect if
so great that the communitx
suffers from it and the church
is also effected.
What is the actual social
condition of the average con
gregation? This involves the
work of the social life of the
In most instances it will be
found that young members
are left to seek their social life
wherever they may find it
The church doing nothing ia
this respect thereby causpng
those whose associations
should be in the church to
drift into worldly society.
There is too much individu
alism in the church, each one
getting along as best he can
reaving no help ir m the
more experienced christians.
The members of a church
constitute an organism, and
just as individual members
work for the church so should
the whole power of the organ
ism be exerted for the gjod
of its individual members.
Mr. Allen Pool will pend the win
ter in Cleveland, O.ib.
Mrs. P. C. Crews, wife of Rev.
Crews is on the sick list.
Dr.- J E, Perry left Tuesday for
Clarksville Texas. H will be cone
several days, Mrs. Perry accompanied
him as far as Kansas City, where she
will vuit friends.
Rev. C. C. Goines left Monday for
his home in Rockport, Indiana.
The ladies of the Second Christian
churih rave Mra. T B. Parsons a
pleasant surprise last week by forward
ing to her at Fulton, Mo., a 1 andsome
The revival services at the Second
Baptist church closed Sunday evening
with several additions to the church.
An entertainment will be given next
Monday evening at the Fifth street
hall for the benefit of the Second
Christian church. An .nteresting pro
gram will be rendered an other amuse
ments wll be had among them. A live
pigeon will be turned loose and the
one catching it will be given a gold
Mr. James S. Hughes has just com
pleted the erection of a modern five
00m cottage in the eastern part of the
city. Mr. Highes drew the plans and
superintended the construction doing
most of the work. One has only to
look at the building to be convinced
that Mr. Hughes is a professional
Miss Josephine Huggard, who is
teaching at VVarrensbur willl spend
Thanksgiving with her mother, Mrs.
M. L. Huggard.
Union Thanksgiving services will be
hfld by the M. E. and A. M. E.
churches at St. Paul's chapel next
Thursday morning. Services begin
ning promptly at 11 o'clock, Rev
Arlington Grant will preach. Music
will be furnished by the choirs of the
two churches. Everyone is invited to
attend this service.
Miss Vanilla Turner is quite ill also
her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Holt, who
lives in the country is on the rick list
Don't fail to attend the entertain
ment Monday evening, you will miss a
rare treat if you do.
Miss Lou Grant is quite sick.
Mr. Aleck Hicks and Mr. Pink
Kelly spent this week iu Chicago.
If you want an overcoat or suit go
to Barth's you will be pleased wi h your
treatment by these gentlemen.
Mr. Everett Coleman will leave in a
few days for Chicago.
Holland' yuem. Likaa Varmlag.
Queen Wllhelmlna, of Holland, 1
miniature farm, the product of
which go to assist la relieving the
poor. It was at this farm that she
learned to keep nous according to the
teet DuUfc method.
Awful Death Wodnesday
Morning at Centralia.
IlilED NTO ETEMITl
The Mangled Body o! this
Unfortunate Young Was
Picked Up in Sections
On the C. & A. Tracks.
When Raymond Wear left this
city Tuesday afternoon for Cen
tralia ho either intended to com
mit suicide or he didn't. Wi'h
the facts that could be gathered
by the writer he rathct favors the
attcr theory. It don't seem pos
sible that any right-minded man
would choose to die in the manner
in which he did when there are bo
many easier roads to the vast bo
yond that could have been taken.
It is said that Wear tried to
kill himself last Sunday. Tablets
were taken from him which were
said to contain morphine. The
ttory goes that two girls were in
ove with him and jealous of each
other, thereby naking his life a
Minnie Barkwell Perkins is
quoted as saying that Wear came
to her mother's house Tuesday
fternoon and had a bottlo of
morphine tablets, of which he
took a handful, declaring ho had
nothing more to live for and had
made up his mind 10 diet.
Ho also remarked to a young
girl just before leaving on what
proved to be his last ride, "you'll
never lay your eyes on me again.''
These known facts lead many
to think that Wear deliberately
laid down on the track in front of
th? fast mail at Centralia, Tues
day night, and ivait?d for iho iron
monster to crush him out of ex.
At 10 o'clock he was in JoLn
son s saloon in Uentrawa ana
pawned his overcoat for fifty
cents. He was then under the
influence of liquor. Next morn
ing his body was picked up in
sec' ions. The head was off the
legs were a mass of crushed flesh
Coroner Parker accompaniod
by T. O. Scruggs, who wont to
Centralia to identify the body,
held an inquest. Mr. Scruggs
scouts the idea of suicide. He
attended the inquest, heard the
evidence and his theory is that
Wear was crossing the C & A.
tracks when he was struck by the
pnsseBger train. Wear had bjen
at a house just across the track
to got lodging and was refused,
starting for town -ibo it the time
the Chicago & Alton train was duo
W. W. Wear, the young man's
father brought tho remains to this
city Wednesday afternoon and
they were buried in the cometcry.
LOST A gold horseshoe scar
pin. Bring t this office and
The latest monthly report of
the Washinton Humane Society
is rather interesting, as showing
what can be accomplished by such
an erganization in the brief period
of thirty one days, in a city of
three hundred thousand inhabi
tants. Among the results of its
labors we find the death of one
hundred and twenty-four cats.
At first sight this may seem cur
curious business for a humane
society killing cats but one
remembers the numbers of miser-
erable, half-starved, diseased
feline creatures which ciawl about
the alleys f even city and town.
it is plain to put these cats out of
their misery is not only merciful
to them but a protection to healthy
animals whiih arc liable to con
tract diseiiBC from them.
Eighteen horses, unfit" to work
or to enjoy life, were also killed
by agents of the society. Sixty
three animals unfit to work were
relieved from labor. Two huud
red and twenty-four eases of cruel
ty to animals, brought to the no
tice of the society, were remedied
without prosecution, while the
hrosecutions amounted only to
s xty-four, in all but timer of
which the prisoner was convict td
Among the cases of ill-treatment
of animals of which the society
took cognizance were six cases of
cruel beating, two of overloading,
tweuty-three of driving when
galled, hnd thirty-one of driving
The chief good accomplished
by the sociery, however, is indi
rect rather than direct. For every
man who is punished for cruel
treatment of his house or dtg.
there are several who take warn
ing by his example. There is
usually a small crowd about when
the arrests occur, and every nieni
ber of that crowd is forcibly im
pressed with the fact that it is no
longer safe to misuse dumb -animals.
Moreover when the man Is
convicted and fined all his neigh
bors usually know about it, ami
not seldom the matter is brought
to the attention of his employer
The upshot of tho whole matter i
that gradually, but surely, tho
public is being educated in the
right direction. Human bein
are creatures of habit and prece
dent, and a vorv httlo of either
goes a long wuy.
Columbia needs such a society
as this and needs it bad, judging
from the looks of some of the
rack of bones used as draught
horses in this city. The Weekly
Corked a Nul.anM.
Prof. Tait of Edinburgh, after hav
ing subdued a lady pianist who an
noyed him by taking to bagpipes, wan
troubled by an amateur elocutionist In
the house. One day, the story goes,
when the house was filled with ora
tory, a volley of explosions came from
Talt'i room, followed by smoke an4
unearthly 's. The leBsons in ora
tory were suspended and everyone la
the bouse collected to find out what
the trouble was. Tait, with unmoved
countenance, said to the landlord: "A
f.bere seems to be no restraint on the
ature of studies pursued In thee
dglngs, I have begun a series of ex-
erlmenU In high explosives, from
which I expect to draw much advaa-
SOUNDING THE ALARB. .
The whites of the south jr.
becoming alorned over tl.
superior advancement .'
Negro education in that sec
tion as compared with tlr.
whites. A noted eoutheit
writer comments on the fac
that Industrial education i
almost entirely neglected b
the whiles while there are ;i.
number of Negro industral
Bishop Candler of Georgi i.
says: "Colleges for Negroc
are better equipped than thosu
for the v bites, and their supei -iorify
in this particular is in
creasing rapidly. Hooker 'I .
Washington can get mot
money for hjs school in an
hour's speech in Boston or
New York than any president;
of a white college can get in
a years campaign amount
our own race. Now let thu
sort of a thing go on for an -other
twenty-five years and
undesirable conditions will
arise bringing to pass results
injurious to both races."
Just what remedy the Bis
hop would suggest for thU
alarm ng condition of affair.4
he fails to state, but surely
he would not raise his voice
against the continuation of thu
liberal donations made tho
wealthy whites of the north,
the betttr the conditoas of:
the unfortunate blacks of tho
The education of the head
hand and heart is the onlv
salvation for the Negro. And
it is the on:y thing that rid
him of his objectional f eatu.ies
and properly fit himf or citi
zenship. Bishop Candler represents
that class of citizens who
object to contact with the
Negro because of his ignor
ance, immorality and vice,
and should encourage an'
effort that is being put forth
to better his condition.
No race has ever made tho
advancement in the samo
length of time, that the Negro
has since his freedom. Why
not encourage him to con
WANTED Au experi
enced house-keeper for small
family must be neat indus
trious aud a good cook,
John Grant, Columbia, Mo
Hopi Grow Wild In EoKllah Cooutto.
It is a somewhat remarkable fact
that the hop, although only cultivate!
In a few districts in a few English
counties, yet grow freely in a wild
condition rn very many places. It Is
a perennial, flowering in July and Au
gust, and to be found in hedges and
thickets. The plant Is only cultivated,
for instance, In the northeastern por
tions of Hampshire,, and about Petera
fle'id, and even there It does not cover
3,000 acres in all. It grows and flour
ishes, however, In a wild state all over
the county, including the 11 of Wight
Uge." The loU