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The Messenger from Fort Scott, Kansas • 1

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in the be of was tasks, to in it THE MESSENGER VOLUME 1 FORT SCOTT, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1917. NUMBER 18 CLUB THEATRE THE HOME OF HI JINKS "THE HOME OF PANTAGES VAUDEVILLE" Hi Jinks Company and Feature Pictures Every SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY each week 6 ACTS 6 Pantages Big Time Vaudeville and Feature Pictures Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday each week. Entire Second Balcony Admission 10 cts. CLUB THEATRE, JOPLIN, MO. La Cygne and Pleasanton ITEMS To be prominent, you should subscribe for the Messenger and get 011 the list of its many readers; it is MARK DISTINCTION to be listed with the happy readers of this valuable paper.

Mrs. J. E. Neaves and Mrs. H.

Neaves of Fort Scott spent Thanksgiving with home folks. Mrs. Della Scott, Miss Hazel Scott, Mrs. Roena Kidd and Mrs. Mary Walker of Kansas City spent Thanksgiving with Mr.

Walter Lacey and fam. ily. Mr. Grandville Arnold spent Thanksgiving with home folks. A strong, conservative, safe place to keep your money, is the Linn County Bank; 46 years of successful banking.

R. E. Fine spent Thanksgiving in Kansas City. Mrs. Walter Lacey entertained the Carnation Art Club a few days ago.

Mr. Abraham Simmons and Miss Goldie Young spent Thanksgiving with Mr. Henry Downing. Mrs. Mary Hughes of La Cygne, Miss Mary Bedford and Mrs.

Mary Collins of Pittsburg visited at the Arnold home Thursday. PITTSBURG ITEMS When you want flowers 1 be sure and send to Wright's Greenhouse, Pittsburg, Kansas. Wedding flowers, Funeral Flowers and Flowers for the sick. You will get good service. JULIUS GOTTLIEB FASHIONAL WEARING APPAREL Come in and Look them Over.

PLEASANTON, KANSAS A. W. VAN HERCKE AGENT CHEVROLET CARS OFFICE MODEL CLOTHING CO. PLEASANTON, KANSAS Pleasanton Pantatorium LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S Wearing Apparel Cleaned, Pressed, Repaired and Dyed. ALL WORK NEATLY DONE Our Phone Number is 3257 North End Main Street.

R. F. FINE, Prop. PLEASANTON, KANSAS Jaqueth-Featherston Feed Mercantile Co. Successors to H.


ORNDUFF DEALER IN HARDWARE MINERS' SUPPLIES BUCK'S STOVES AND RANGES PHONE 318 625 MAIN ST. JOPLIN, MO. GO TO THE Woolsey Music House For the Latest Popular Sheet Music. 10 Cts Copy Music Books of All Kinds Violins, Mandolins, Guitars Ukalates PIANOS AND PLAYER PIANOS ALSO "CANNED" MUSIC WOOLSEY MUSIC HOUSE CITY NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD The marriage of Rev. Jordan Allen of Kansas City, Kansas and Mrs.

Susan Lewis of Fort Scott, Kansas, at Kansas City last week, was an affair of no small these parties are so well known in this part of the state, that there were many persons in attandance. It was a church affair in ceremony, and it was well filled with many distinguished visitors from out of town. Many valuable presents were given and a dainty wedding supper was served at the home of the groom, which is the future residence of the couple. The Ministerial Alliance made up a purse as a gift and presented it to the newly weds, and many good wishes were extended then for a long and happy ute. The bride was daintily dressed in a gown of rare lavender gorgeously trimmed and she held a boquet of sweet flowers in her hand.

Among the out of town guests were, Mrs. Sarah Sawyers and Mrs. Cisco Allison of Fort Scott, Kansas, daughters of the bride, and Miss Jessie Brown, also of Fort Scott. Mrs. Mattie A.

Patterson of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The Rev. J. E. Griffin pastor of the 1st A.

M. E. Church of Kansas City, Kansas performed the ceremony. This happy couple will witness no hard times at least for some time to come, because the cellar at their home is well filled with all kinds of edibles, and the coal bin is heaping with the necessary fuel supply, A hunting party consisting of Mrs. S.

T. Thomas, Miss Anna Smith, Mr. A. B. Baston and Mr.

Rufus Baston scoured the forests last Monday, all bearing shot guns loaded for bear; after an all days hunt they returned with much game, consisting of rabbits, coons, o'possum, chickens, squirrels, birds, ducks, geese, and a hedge hog. The ladies are great markswomans and state their readiness to aid Uncle Sam in putting down the German mutiny. They chose as their hunting ground the large farm of Mr. Oliver about three miles from town. He who fails to read the Messenger, a home paper, a race representive, a paper with the "pep and ginger," is a real no kidding.

Let's swat the fly, the spy and the slacker: AK together. Bang! The funeral services for Mrs. Ellen (Grandma) Nelson were held Sunday afternoon at Wayman Chapel A. M. E.

Church. She had been sick for more than two years; quite a number of friends and acquaintances mourn her loss as do her son and daughter who survive her. She was a pioneer citizen of Fort Scott, and during her lifetime, gained many friends; she was commonly known as. "Grandma" Nelson and very seldom calted by her real and given name of Ellen. The services were conducted by the Reverend H.

H. Jones, pastor; burial was made in Evergreen cemetary. Congressman Edward C. Little of the Second District was in the city last week. The Colonel will leave for Washington the first of December as Congress convenes on that date.

The Colonel has made a good record as our representative, and there is nO doubt of his being nominated next mail for a second term. Men should be retained, where they can do the most good and no one questions the actual ability of the Colonel, because he has thoroughly shown just what he can do, by doing. Mrs. Sarah Sawyers and Mrs. Cisco Allison have returned from a trip.

to Kansas City. They report a lovely time. Says I to myself, says the "Red Star" is the flour to buy. At grocers, or phone 84 and you will get 1 it. Ye editor was presented with a nice rabbit, killed by the hunting party a few days ago; it was so nice and fat, and the appreciation is a mile long.

It is so very sweet of them to remember ye editor during these hard times. Go out again ladies, keep your right minds as usural and this number will remain the same. Hurry Back. Mr. and Mrs.

G. E. Julian and dau. ghter Miss Josephine, and little Florence Howard, spent Thanksgiving in Parsons, Kansas visiting friends. Mr.

Ed Wilson of Kansas City, a brother of Mrs. John McNear, paid a brief visit Friday night in the city, he stopped with his sister while here. Mrs. Mattie B. Henderson is spending a vacation in Joplin visitiig Ler brother, Frank Caldwell.

Rev. W. D. Rivers of Omaha, Nebraska spent Thanksgiving in Fort Scott; he departed for home Sunday afternoon. He was the guest of Mrs.

Sarah Parks. Mrs. S. T. Thomas of 306 Coates street entertained at dinner Miss Anna Smith and Mr.

Albert Baston Friday. Mr. Mont MeNear, a turkey rougher, from Omaha is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNear of East Ein street.

CITY NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD A number of ladies met Saturday afternoon and perfected an organization, named The Booker T. Washington Club, which is a branch of the American Red Cross Society. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. L. V.

Watkins, President and Mrs. B. Ord, Secretary of the red Cross Chapter of this city, and the place of meeting was at the A. M. E.

Church at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Quite an interest was shown by those present and everything was carried out in proper form. The charter members of the Club are as Mrs. Rosie Simons, President; Mrs. Sarah Parks, Vice President; Mrs.

Luvenia Brown, Secretary; Mrs. M. E. Beatty, Treasurer; Rev. A.

T. Parker, Chairman of membership committee; Mrs. Emma Mayberry, Mrs. Martha Simmous, Mrs. J.

C. Pendergrass, Mrs. Coates, Mrs. J. T.

Rosson, Mrs. Mary Simins, Mrs. Charity Simpson, Mrs. Mary Ann Brown, Mrs. Helen Wilkerson, Rev.

A. T. Parker. Since the organization was perfected, it has a membership at the present time of twenty four. An invitation is extended to all ladies and gentlemen of this city to come and take part in the Red Cross work.

The hunting party consisting of Mrs Stella Thomas, Mrs. Hattie Coates, Miss Anna Smith, Mr. Rufus and Mr. Albert Baston sure caught the game; the women were out of the ordinary as sharp shooters, having killed most of the game. When a rabbit quickly darted from his lair, he always fell at the crack of the gun held by.

one of the ladies; if he started, he did not get very far until he was called down by the report of a gun. It seenis so very strange. that the women can shoot so well, and the boys are afraid that the honors all belong to the gentler sex. You need not quit reading the Messenger because you are asked to pay your subscription; we are not putting out our Xmas presents yet. Stick, you block head, you are next.

Mr. George Miller of Iola passed through Tuesday morning en route to Hiattville to spend a tew days visiting; he states that the coyotes are wild and wooly in that section of the country. For Pure Milk and Cream, stuff that his Dairy, fresh 18 and S. clean, National go to the or City, phone 224. You will get it.

Our beautiful Holiday issue will be published on the 21st of this month, and as it will be something out of the ordinary, it will pay you to get your business arranged with the management in due time if you want your wares mentioned so the people may know. If you fail to receive your paper, be sure to notify us at once, and we will see that you do get it. Messenger, 415 Ransom St. A suprise party was given at the home of Mrs. John Bassett last Tues.

day evening in honor of' Mrs. Albert Hemley; they did some quilting of nine patches to the block, after which a luncheon was served. Many useful and valuable presents were given. OUR MOTTO: -PAY AS YOU ENTER. Mr.

A. C. Russell of Wichita, Kansas spent Sunday with parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.

T. Russell; he is on h's way to Phenix, Arizona to spend the winter. Ye associate editress was a Joplin and Pittsburg visitor Wednesday on business; she returned Thursday via Frisco Railroad. See Davis for ice cream, candies, cigars, bread, cakes and pies. Everything fresh, at 110 S.

Main street or phone 499. Mr. A. B. Baston is building William Anderson a shed to keep his horse out of the cold weather; he says that the horse has not known shelter for two long years and be is building this shed without cost to Will too.

We have the ice cream with a reputation. You know what it is. Bachmann, 16 N. Main street. NOTICE There will be a joint meeting December 10th, of St.

Peter's Temple No. 8, Merriam Tabernacle No. 20 and Western Queen Tabernacle No. 17. This meeting will be held on Monday night.

All members are requested to be present. By order of A. J. Bean, D. G.

M. If you wear overalls, just say LakitMcKey to your dealer. None better. If it is insurance of any kind, see M. Schafer at 16 1-2 Main street.

For your Saturday Specials let the Messenger make your deliveries. Read by more colored people than any paper published in this district. Most everyone reads It. It reaches the people CITY NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD Mrs. S.

T. Thomas butchered a fine fat porker Wednesday, dressing at 250 lbs. 0, you chittlings and crackling corn bread. Mr. Rufus Maxie is reported as being no better at this writing.

Mr. Jefferson Richards is able to be up and about; he is improving very rapidly. Mrs. Redman on South Ransom St. is able to be out and doing; She has been very sick for some time.

Sam Carlyle of Fulton, Kansas was a Fort Scott visitor Thanksgiving day Mrs. W. C. Curtis is spending fortnight in Iola visiting friends. The Misses Jaunita Reaves and Zola McCollum are spending a few days visiting in Emporia.

Miss Stella Bruce of Kansas City visited parents Thanksgiving. Mr. and Mre. Bob Allison spent Thanksgiving visiting 111 Radley. Malinda Boy'd, and Mr.

and Mrs. Wallace went to Mound City last Wednesday to spend a few days visiting. GIRARD ITEMS Although the customary snowy months have arrived, we are enjoying the traditional Indian summer, which at this time of the year causes pneumonia and all other allied bothers; therefore as a preventative, it is imperative that everyone should observe the changes of weather, and govern self accordingly. Mr. J.

visit to giving, also his ter; he joyable L. Wilson made an extended Kansas City during Thanksvisiting Mr. G. R. Wilson and personal friend, Mr.

F. L. Porreported a delightful and en. visit. Mr.

G. Johnson, while ill, succeeded in gaining subscriptions to the amount of ten dollars and twenty cents to aid another sick person by the name of Mr. B. Sawyers who has been ill for some time. However it is obvious that race's news press has been responsible and successful in the elevation of the race.

Won't you help by subsiribing and maintaining your subscription to the Messenger? The appealing demand soon will educated to face "Are you prepared or life's issues? Young men and young women are you striving to answer this momentous appeal? If not, pray what hinders thee? Mr. Baskerville, having been inspired with the Divine power to compell men to forsake their ways, has been authorized to exhort by this church. Mrs. L. McAlpin of Raley, Kansas is contemplating visiting her son Indianapolis, Indiana soon.

Mother Perry is still reported ill at this writing. (Remember) Do not fail to visit the sick. Miss M. Glen at this writing is very ill. Mr.

J. T. Wilson received a painful injury while mining, however it is reported he is improving. Mrs. L.

W. Glenn who has been very ill is reported improving at this writing. Chocolate Fruit Ice Cream. Make a chocolate cream: when set In the freezer add about one-half assorted French candied or pound preserved fruits cut into small pieces. Put it into a melon-shaped mold to imitate a plum pudding.

When ready to serve turn the cream on a platter and make a circle around It of whipped cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla. This cream makes an attractive dessert for a dinner party by sprinkling over it chopped almonds dried to a light brown color; mix with chopped pistachios to imitate the rugged apt pearance of the rind of a melon. One Day Is Limit. The limit catch for anglers in Range ley stream, near Haines Landing, Me, is probably the smallest of any waters in the -United States- -dally lirait one fish, fly fishing only. The reason is that this stream is the breeding place for the big Itangelez trout, and Maine sees that its stock of big trout is not unnecessarily depleted, The farious Page front that weighed 12 pounds seis taken from this stream in 1867.

The fish was the record fish for almost fifty years the laurels than coins to the trout taken in the Nepigon. WANTED Agents; must be bustlers, live wires; none other need apply The Messenger, 415 Ransom St. BE WARY OF STRANGE FOODS Rhubarb Leaves, for Example, Are Poisonous to at Least Some Peopie, Warn Medical Authorities. The Journal of the American Medical association issues El warning against some of the plants that have been suggested as easily found and inexpensive substitutes for high -priced foods. Rhubarb leaves, for example, are poisonous to at least some persons.

The many species of edible fungi should be eaten only by those who are perfectly certain of their ability to distinguish them from the poisonous kinds that resemble them so closely. And in these, as in the quite harmless seaweeds, there is so little real nourishment that it seems scarcely worth while to take chances with them. The edible part of rhubarb (the leafstalks). for example, is 95 per cent water, and one' would have to eat a full pound of it to get: 100 calories. Green vegetables are valuable because of their bulk, and not for the negligible quantity of protein they contain.

They also supply certain salts and vitamines, which are essential to health; spinach, for example, being very rich in iron. Joplin Items. The colored people, who attend the Club Theatre are always pleased with the style and character of the show put on by this show house on account of the fact that the management spare no pains to make thirgs interesting. Never has there been a play given which not met with the hearty approval of all its hearers and attendants. This is the house of pleasure, in the instructive way.

Every support in the lines of training mentally, mor. ally, physically and everlastingly, redintigrates as a consequence from the many good performances noticed in this house of pleasure. The best of all is the fact that the colored as well as the other races are accorded the same courtesy, and are welcomed here even though some are adverse to such fairness. It pays to keep in touch with the better, thinking element of the neople, even though they are indentified with the rougher, and more uncouth element. We are so much satified with the manner of treatment, accorded us by the management of this most particular playhouse that, we feel it our pleasure to make the Club Theatre our place of rest and recreation when it is convenient.

The Star Theatre is still showing to set appreciative and crowded house. This is one of the most interesting show houses in the mining district, and always plays to many people who are ronnoisseurs in matters of performances. There is one thing which prompts the mention of this theatre, and in which all will agree, and that is the courteous treatment ancorded the colored attendants. The feeling for recreation is just as apparent in our race as in others, and it is well that the doors are not closed to us, when seeking some place of welcome when we are tired from the performance of our daily toils. The management has spared no pains to make all its patrons as welcome and comfortable as the "flowers in Good, instructive, classy shows are at your pleasure every week, and if you care to enjoy yourself, join the crowd and go along, always carrying a copy of the Messenger with you for good company.

The Young Ladies Patriotic Glee Club gave an entertainment at the Jolly Four Hall Wednesday night, the object mainly was for the purchasing presents for the colored boys who are serving in the army; there was quite number of boys who went from Joplin sometime ago and it is for this particular enlistment that this entertainment was given, to show that the partriotic ladies of this section have not forgotten the brave ones. The of. ficial staff of this club are: Miss Geraldine Foster, President; Miss Ruby Hoops, Vice President; Miss Bertie Jackson, Secretary; Miss Marie Cartwright, Assistant Secretary and Miss Luella Gipson, Treasurer. Mrs. Henry Gilham is contemplating a trip to Lehigh, Oklahoma to visit for some time with her sister, Mrs.

Josephine Perry. If you want to know who has the bargains in this district, "Read the it is our mouth piece. Henry Stewart is still serving ground hog and o'possum in the same old stand; he skins them alive. Miss Mabel Rentiny has taken up her future abode in Muskogee, Okla. Miss Lizzie Defabaugh is visiting her sister, Mrs.

Laura Funckhauser for a few The Misses Pauline Jackson, Mary Ruth Wallace and Goldie Stewart formed a line party Thursday afternoon and attended the Club Theatre; these young ladies are classed among the elite of Joplin's social set. Mrs. A. B. Johnson of Fort Scott, Kansas visited Mrs.

Georgia Sherrill last Wednesday. THE IDEAL CAFE Joplins Only First Class Cafe and Lunch Counter for "Those Who Care" All kinds of meals and lunches We have what you want when you are hungry. Short Orders? Call for one and see. Phone 344. 109 Main 8t Miss Evadean Fleming, Prop.

Cattle Used as Money. Anything that is used in trade as a medium of exchange or a measure of value, recognized alike by both parties to a transaction, is money. It may be wampum, skins of animals, shells, metal or paper, but by government authority or by common consent it is' recognized as a medium of exchange or a measure of value it is money. Even live animals have served the purpose and uses of money. Among some ancient tribes oxen and sheep served as a medium of exchange, ten sheep being reckoned equivalent to oue ox.

The Latin word for money is pecunia, and it is derived from the word pecus, cattle, showing that pecunia, money, meant property in cattle. Among some South Sea islanders whales' teeth serve as money, and anong the early English colonists in America tobacco served the same purpose and was a legal tender in paymeat of delta at a fixed rate a nound, Experience has proved that gold a and silver possess the necessary attributes money an exceptional degree and they are now the basis of the monetary system of all civilized governments. The Constitution of the United States gives congress the exclusive power to coin money and the power is jealously guarded and carefully exercised. PLAYED THE SECOND VIOLIN Lesson Drawn From Incident in Life of Student Which Showed Disregard of Personal Ambition. In a recent issue of the Record of Christian Work there is a brief memorial of al splendid young life that carries so great a message that it may well be sent on to other lives, old and young alike, says the Youth's Companion.

He was a student at Mount Herman, strong, gifted and popular. His death -he was drowned while skating- -was shock and a grief to the whole school. On the day when his funeral held in own home, a his memorial service was also held at the school. He hind been prominent in athletics, but the student who spoke of that part of his life had a bigger thing to tell than the record of his prowess: he spoke of his unfailing Christian courtesy. "He was never heard," he said, "to kick aguinst the umpire's decision." Another told of his willingness, courtesy and pluck in doing the humblest duties- a combination of qualities worthy of consideration.

Many persons do humble tasks, but how many bring to such all the courtesy, the study, the enthusiasm, that they would bring to larger duties? It was that same spirit of enthusiastic service and utter disregard of personal ambition that shone the incident that made the deepest impression of all. It was told by the lender of the school archestra, one of the teachers in the music department. The student whose memory they were honoring was a good musician, one of the first violins in Lite orchestra. Not long before his death he had suggested that the work of the orchestra would be greatly improved by an increase in the number of second violins, As everyone knows, the second violins merely furnish a background for the first violins there is very little opportunity there for star work. Yet this boy, planning for the thing that should mean the greatest efficiency for the orchestra and the greatest service to the school.

made his suggestion to the leader, and at the same time proposed that he himself should play second violin instead of first. The brief, young life, so soon ended here, had learned the secret of grent living. He could leave no greater herttase to his school. or to young lives everywhere; not self, but service, and a service that demanded, even In its humblest tasks. all the hest of body, mind and soul that he bad to give..

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