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The Messenger from Fort Scott, Kansas • 4

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Fort Scott, Kansas
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THE MESSENGER THE MESSENGER WHEN SHIP BECAME A FARM POSTMAN'S JOB WAS NO SNAP GLAZE'S BIG CLEARANCE SALE Summer Footwear, Ready-tp-Wear and all Summer Merchandise at great. sacrifice prices. GET YOURS EARLY BEFORE STOCK IS BROKEN. Why They Laughed. When a throng gathers about the cages of the sometimes wild, sometimes tame, sometimes quiet, but usually noisy monkeys at the New York Zoologlcul park, it Is to be expected, and the keepers regard the "gathering with but little Interest.

But when the same sized group gathers about the in-closure of some less amusing exhibits the keepers are Immediately active, usuully finding a bit of zoological temperament has resulted in a tantrum by the long-ignored occupant. Recently a keeper saw a laughing battalion of sightseers surrounding the nige of See I. PARKER SON For All Kinds Cut Flowers for Funeral Work. PRICES RIGHT. PHONE 348 GREENFIELD'S IN BUSINESS 50 YEARS.

We can dress you out and out and from head to foot. Yes, we have a full line of Trunks and Suit Cases. If it is quality in Clothing and money to save, we are at your serv- GREENFIELD'S Published Every Friday. Fort Scott, Kansas. A.

B. JOHNSON, Editor MRS. MARY JOHNSON Asso. Editress SUBSCRIPTION RATESi 1 Year 2-0 6 Month 1-20 3 Month -60 1 Month i .20 Single Copy -05 Advertising Rates on Application. All Subscription Must Be Paid in Advance.

We wish to announce that we have changed the date and day of publication of The Messenger from Thursday to Friday on account of accommodating our patrons. We hope it will not inconvenience any of our readers in the least. If you bear with us in making this much needed change, we promise faithful service that this pa per may be a useful one and render much good to the progress of society and the general welfare of all. The Messenger. All matter for publication should reach our office not later than Wed nesday nierht of each week.

415 Han sojn street. As a rule, it is natural for woman to cook; really the cooking tastes better and we are proud to know that we have a lady engaged in business in Port Scott who is aiding materially in relieving the condition of embarrass ment one feels when either being turned down, or placed in the extreme rear of the kitchen, when seeking a meal of victuals with the ready cash with which to pay. Why should she not be encouraged? We mean Mrs, America Brown, who conducts the lit tle, but clean, restaurant at 313 Wall Street. Everything is as clean and as neat as the paper on the wall of a new cottage. Her meals are cooked clean and served clean.

Can you beat it? Boost, don't knock. The place is there for your benefit. Do you appre ciate well, go to the place where you are not wanted and even try to take the same liberties and then be honest enough to give the plain, bare and unvarnished facts to the Messen ger, so the people may know. Let's have more patriotic women like Mrs. Brown in other lilies as well and note the change.

We should be so very proud of "our business men and women. Are we ever to rise above the intellec tual level of a piebald jackass or a lousy aper Study this matter care fully. E. P. SIMPSON.

Among the men of rank in the Negro race in and around Fort Scott, we have one whom the entire community snouid tie justly proud of. A good, charitable, restless, aggressive, stirring and active man: one that is useful; a benefit and an asset to his race; a man who has operated for a period of fourteen years right here in this city, a place of business so verv indispensable to the men of the race: a -man who, as a self-sacrificing fellow, has stood "pat" even though the cost of material has soared; a man so very well accomplished in his calling; and tnat gentleman Is Mr. E. P. Simpson, me artistic tonsorial adept, who operates .1 shop at 315 East Wall Street.

He is a patriot to his race in every particular and It pays to keep in prox imity to men or tnat strain or typ. We have had many calls for the Mes senger the past week; good, keep it up; we-ve got you, Steve. A. Schafer, the grocer, is coming out of Bell Town next month. Will locate on Market Square somewhere.

An nounce later. Mr. Hnrrv Inua Afra Tntm rira. ham, Doc Allison and a host of other uoys ana gins went to Jopiin for the celebration last Monday. you hard times! The Hale Cnal Pnmnnnv hi a artnntaA a new system this year; instead of credit, it win be cash, and it is better for all concerned, as there will be no bills to dodge, there will not be so many excuses, and the people won't be so afraid to meet each other.

The cash system makes you tame you are not so wild, you know. They will open for business on the 15th of this month. Same place. Phone 417. If you wear overalls, Just say Lakln-McKey to your dealer.

None better. SILVER DOLLAR STUDIO. In speaking of artistic photography, it is wise and prudent to take a short jaunt to the Silver Dollar Studio; there you will find some of the most natural and realistic workmanship possible to be made or developed, so to speak. The man in charge allows the camera to do the work and If you do not want to be featured, but on the other hand want an exact duplicate and likeness of yourself, right there is the place to go. If you are pretty, so win be your photo; if you are as ugly as "home made" sin, your photo will take its appearance after you.

His prices are reasonable and the work is Just fine and dandy. Paris Style GRIFF. R. HUGHES No. 12 South Main St.

CLOTHING AND SHOES. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Cheerfully Refunded. Give Us a Trial on Your Next Suit or Pair of Shoes. THE JONES-WARR DRY GOODS CO. FORT SCOTT, KANSAS.




M. BACHMANN Prop. Fort Scott Bottling Works. MANUFACTURING CONFECTIONER AND JOBBER Wall and Ransom Streets Terms: 30 days, 1 per cent: 10 days. FORT SCOTT LAUNDRY PHONE 87 DRY CLEANING CARPET CLEANING Glory Is Told of the Experience of iviajor rtrcniuaio tsun wnn a Cargo of Oata.

Truly, there Is nothing new under the sun. Here's the good ship Pon- hook, carrying a fine cargo of dried codfish from where there is ample codfish to where the hungry natives are yearning for codflsh. She springs scam, in flows the Atlantic. The codfish drink copiously and swell up, the straining timbers cannot stand the strain and the Ponhook goes to pieces. A yarn of the sea of the true salty flavor, but Is the Incident unique? Not at all, says the New London Day.

They used to tell a story In Washington years ago about the late Maj. Archibald W. Butt and his cargo of oats that makes the tale oi the Pon hook sound like plagiarism. In those days Archie was not a ma jor, neither had he attained to the proud position of military aide to the president of the United States. He had been a newspaper man and had but lately entered the army as a lieu tenant In the quartermaster's depart ment.

His first "assignment" was to chaperon a cargo of oats from San Francisco to Manila on one of those weird transports which tlje govern ment always managed to find In some out-of-the-way dock In Spanish war times. Half way to Guam the old tub shipped a heavy sea and a couple of tons of water sluiced Into the hold. It was what the oats needed. They sopped It up and called for more. They became insistent Their Impatience burst all bounds, until the ship couldn't hold them.

They swelled and swelled, and Anally sprouted. When the young quartermaster reached Manila finally he had no cargo of oats, but he had a splendid farm. Oats were growing out of the hatches, they climbed the masts, they festooned about the bridge, they burst through every seam and hung down the sides of the ship like an Illinois quarter sec tion afloat. The army authorities at Manila canceled an order for a new machine gun and ordered a couple of reapers. And Archie Butt didn't know whether he would be court-martialed or be secretary of agriculture.

Talk about codflsh. The Penalty of Liberty. In the matter of discipline John Bus kin's mother was. a Spencerian before Spencer. "Let your penalties," says that austere philosopher, "be like the penalties Inflicted by Inanimate nature, inevitable.

The hot cinder burns a child the first time he seizes it; It burns him the second time; It burns him every time; and he very soon learns not to touch the hot cinder." That was Mrs. Buskin's method. To Illustrate her way of teaching lessons, Kusktn used to tell the following inci dent of his early childhood, which his mother was fond of relating. "One evening, when I was yet In my nurse's arms, I wanted to touch the tea urn, which was boiling merrily. It was an early taste for bronzes, I suppose, but I was resolute about It My mother bade me keep my fingers back I insisted on putting them forward.

My nurse would have taken me away from the urn, but my mother said "'Let him touch it "So I touched it, and that was my first lesson In the meaning of the word It was the first piece of lib erty I got, and the last that for some time I asked for." Youth's Companion. Self-Hypnotism Nearly Fatal. Records for keen Imaginations were shattered In the case of Edward Cor' rlgan, who almost succeeded In killing himself with thought, a Los Angeles dispatch says. Corrlgan Is a young engineer and had been going with a girl, with whom he had quarreled. "The end will come In a couple of hours," be said in sep ulchral tones.

Shortly afterwards he was found In bed In a comatose condi tion, and when his folks entered the room he asked for a priest to adminis ter the last rites. Police Surgeon Zorb made a minute examination and thought Corrlgan bad taken poison. His eyea were dilated and his outward condition Indicated poisonous symptoms. Treatment applied caused Doctor Zorb and other ex perts called In to believe that the case was one of self-hypnotism causd by mental depression. When Corrlgan returned to his senses In the hospital he broke out in tears, saying he was despondent over -his broken love affair.

A Significant Survey. One of the most significant educa tional surveys yet conducted in this country Is the one planned for Indian apolis. It will Include the first intensive investigation of social and economic conditions of graduates from public trade schools ever made in the Unite States. The data on this point will be used to determine whether the graduates of trade schools have made us much progress in life as the gradu- tes of the academic schools. The re- Krt will be presented to the National Society for the Promotion of Indus trial Education and will form the buMs of action by that body, in muklng Its ecommondations on the preparation of students for their life work in the high school Instead of in college.

Modern Houses for Filipinos. With a view to improving the hous ing conditions of the poor, the Philip pine health service has Constructed a number of model houses of new fireproof material connoting of cement sand, and Ipa, or rice husks. These can be built for a little more than the pres ent insanitary dwellings and, it is estimated, will last more than twice as long. Popular Mecbnnlcs Magazine. The Coca-Cola without a pw r.

Phone 201, nd Trlp Between Chicago and Green Bav. In Early Dava Took Carrier a Month. A century or so ago, when WIscon sin was the home of the Indian and the fur trader, but few letters were writ-; ten or delivered. When the officer at Fort Howard or Fort Crawford wanted to forward their mail to the, outside world, they clubbed together and paid a carrier to the nearest post office, which was Chicago for the former and Galena for the latter place. Even after a government post office was established at Green Bay, the contractor had to hire a woodsman during the winter season to carry the mail upon his back over the frozen trails to and from Chicago.

The postman's life was not an easy one, says the Wisconsin History Bulletin. The round trip between Green Bay and Chicago took him a month. He employed an Indian guide to accompany him, and between them they carried the mail, weighing usually about 60 pounds, two bags of hulled and ground corn for provisions in case no Indian camps were encoun tered en route, a roll of blankets to form a night's lodging on the soft side of a log, and rifles and ammunition to keep off wolves and bears, and furnish rations of wild game If other re sources failed. Each night they camped where darkness overtook them. The trail ran from the Fox to the Manitowoc river, thence to Sauk river and Milwaukee, from there to Skunk grove, Groose point, and to Chicago.

The only white settlers encountered were the traders at Milwaukee and at Oull- mette's cabin at Groose point. PRAYER AS AID TO FIGHTERS Two Men of Different Faiths Declare They Are Strengthened by Devo-tlona Before Battle. Capt. Cornet- Anquier, a Protestant soldier who died for France, tells us "A Catholic captain said the othr day that he prayed before every engagement. The major observed that It was no time for such things, and that he would do better to attend to his orders.

replied the other man, 'it doesn't prevent me from tak ing my orders and fighting, and I feel the stronger for It' Then I broke in 'Captain, I do as you do, and I also am "Those happen to be two believers," you will say, writes Maurice Barres in the Altantic. "There are always some of them to be found." Yes, but they are men of different religions and they are In harmony. In harmony concerning what? A fact. What does prayer mean to these soldiers? They tell us 'that It Is something which makes them stronger; that they draw virtue from it. We have all read about such things, but these two men qpeak from their own experience.

Wished Less Appetite. Miss Edna G. Henry, social service worker, tells a story of the unusual ail ment of a negro woman she once met in a local hospital. The woman, one of unusually large proportions, was seat ed on a frail little bench outside of her ward and her face bore only too plainly the marks of evident dis tress. "What's the matter?" she was asked.

"Law, miss, the doctor didn't leave me any medicine," was the reply. "Didn't leave you any medicine?" "Well, yes, but I want some for my appetite." "Isn't your appetite ull light?" yes," enmo the answer. "It's too good. I want some medicine to cut It down. I can't afford such an uppe- tlte with the price of food so high." IndlanHpolls News.

Strange Reunion at Front A dog uud his muster hud a strange reunion on the buttlefields of France recently. A minister at Broughton Ferry (Scotland) lost his dog one day and in spite of all his efforts was un able to locate It Some time after he went to the front as a chaplain. Per forming his duties one day, he recog nized a familiar form, and without a thought that it was his own dog, he almost unconsciously called It by name. What was his surprise when the animal affectionately sprang at him. It appears that, when the terrier was lost It was taken possession of by a draft of soldiers, who took It with them as a mascot.

-A Typewriting Tip. Having occasion to measure a cir cumference that figured out to tenths of an inch, and not having a rule marked to these divisions, says J. Claude Crews in the Popular Science Monthly, I tried the following means of overcoming the difficulty. Going to typewriter, I made a row of periods, with each tenth one a comma to show full inches. This gave me a rule marked in tenths, also one that could be bent around shafting, collars, etc.

As near ly nil typewriters make ten spaces to an inch, it is an easy matter to ac complish what seems to be a difficult Job. Suitable Attire. "What sort of voting costume would yon suggest for a suffragette of mature years?" "If the lady can swing a great ninny votes, I would suggest a tailored milt In loud checks, a red necktie and a "ay derby hat In order to make l.i look hi much as poxsible like a political bous, omitting, of course, th big Murk cigar and the profane lao- guapc. Don't forgot the Fort Scott Laundry when in need of clean things to wear. I Minnehaha, the smallest donku; In the world.

Mlunehuha Is cute, odd snd in- teresting, but there is nothing about her to cause observers to with laughter. So the keeper walk-! ovt, curiously. Someone had paste-i a pic. ture of the German crown prince un der the sign which announces what Minnehaha is." Prodigal Providence. 'I don't like to see warring armies call too persistently on Providence.

It savor of arrogance and self-right eousness. Providence way take re venge." The speaker was a certain bishop, who went on: "There was once a youug couple that had no children. The husband was anxious that heaven should bless them with a girl, the wife was anxious for a boy. Being very religious, both besought Providence morning, noon, and night to grant his or her desire. "And Providence heard.

Providence granted both prayers." London Tit- Bits. Risked Life for Another. The story of a man's extraordinary bruverr In lumping Into the mouth a blast furnace to rescue a fellow- workman was told at an Inquest Cleveland, Yorkshire. A man fell from the top of the furnace and was lying unconsclence on the "bell" on which the Iron ore is tipped before it is (lis charced into the furnace. George Wei ford, who is a ehargreman, at om sprang a distance of five feet into the midst of a deadly gas fumes and i tense heat, at the peril of his own life He lifted the unconscious man who was so badly burned that he dlpd af terwards to the top of the furnace and then scrambled out, almost over come with the heat and fumes.

The Girl Knew. "You know my eyesight has never been verv good, and It's gettinir worse. "Well, I thought as much. You know mv dauehrer always wants you for a chaperon." Decline of English Agriculture. Up to about the year 1880 all went well with English agriculture and the value of land and rents constantly in creased.

Then came a few wet, ruin ous seasons, largely increasing Imports of grain, beef, bacon and cheese rrom the United States and a heavy fall In nricea of all kinds of farm products What was the cause? Simply that the Western prairie lands were opened up by ruilrouds and those big ranch owners sent their products East. What was not needed in the Eastern states was shinned to English free-trade mar kets, with the inevitable outcome of low prices. In a comparatively short while thou snnds of English farmers were ruined, land fell 40 per cent In price, rents had to be lowered fully one-third and the rural population decreased. Much Used. "Don't you think your wife has got a wonderful voice?" i "Yes; It's wonderful it hasn't given out before this." More Than a Matter of Appearance "I don't see so much difference be tween the way Gladys dresses for the street and the way she dresses to go swimming," remarked Mr.

Cumrox. "But there Is a great difference," re plied his wife. "The bathing suit has to be made of material that won't shrink or fade." 8ponged. "Mrs. Flubdub wants to borrow some sugar, some eggs and some flour.

Evl dently going to make some sponge cake." "Sponge cake is right. But why does she sponge entirely on us 7" Tailor Shop 219 First Street THE PRICHARD-BLATCHLEY DRUG CO. THE BEST DRUGS S. W. Corner Main Wall Phone 170 Fort Scott, Kans.

PEARL LAUNDRY 11 Scott Ave. Phone 135 C. H. CALKINS, Prop. Fort Scott, Kansas.

MAGUIRE MEAT MARKET 120 South Main Street Phones 101 and 102 BRUCE J. MAGUIRE, Prop. FLEMING'S CASH GROCERY 19 South Main Street. A. SCHAFER SONS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES Phones 2777 218 South Main Street MRS.

WM. JOHNSON Hair Dresser All Kinds of Human Hair Goods for Sale. I Treat the Scalp Also. Phone 1527 219 FIRST STREET BROWN'S RESTAURANT Regular Meals, Lunches, Fresh Piet Daily and Short Orders. Cigars, Ice Cream, Soda Pop on Ice.

Open from 6 a. m. till 11 p. m. MRS.

AMERICA BROWN, Prop. 315 Wall Street. FORT SCOTT HARNESS CO. Manufacturers of LIGHT AND HEAVY HARNESS REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY Highest Prices Paid for Hides. THE WHITE FRONT Phone 904 5 Market St.


Wall St Fort Scott, Kana. FRED DYGARD Successor to THOS. DYGARD -TAILOR 106 S. Main St Larimer Furniture Co Fort Scott, Kansas. FURNITURE, STOVES, RUGS, DRAPERIE3.

WE LOAN MONEY On Everything of Value. Call on FORT SCOTT LOAN OFFICE for your next loan. 118 Market St, Phone 492 SPENCER'S WHITE HOUSE GROCERY at MARKET 8. SPENCER fc SONS Phones 249247 702 K. Wall St.

We always ne 11 the best. Our prices are always right. MEAD Dealer In SEEDS, CHOPS AND GRAIN. HANDLES RED STAR FLOUR. PHONE 84.

For quickest and best service, see JOHNSON, the TAILOR. We clean and press everything. Silks of all kinds. Dye any color, do alterations of all kinds. HATS CLEANED AND BLOCKED.

NOTICE All ladies' tailoring done here in my shop. We furnish goods or will make from your pattern. Have your Skirt or Suit made by JOHNSON, the TAILOR. Graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington School of Tailoring.


Phone Main 11. Strictly First Class No. 14 North National Ave. FORT SCOTT, KANSAS. CITY BOOK STORE No.

10 S. Main St. We make a specialty of all kinds of School Books and School Supplies and if it is anything for the office, we have it too. Wall Paper of every pattern. Come in and let us show you.

If you do not see What you want, ask for it. THE CITY BOOK STORE State School Book Depository No. 10 S. Main St. KATZUNG'S 16 South Main Street LADItS' READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS AND MILLINERY Paris Style Tailor Shop Phone 1527.

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