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The Messenger from Fort Scott, Kansas • 1

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E. Church, Cor. 3rd Lowman. Preaching 11 A. S.

S. 3 P. M. Allen Endeavor, 6:30 P.M., Preaching 7:30 P. Choir practice Wednesday night Prayer meeting and Epworth League, Friday nights.

Rev. H. 11. Jones, Mr. Jas.

D. Haynes and wife left Wednesday night for Kansas City on a business trip; Mr. Haynes is interested in many enterprises and is figuring on making a deal for a pool hall in Kansas City if things are satisfactory. T. Dues is reported on the sick list at this writing.

The rally at the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church last Sunday was quite a success. $487:50 was raised. Mrs. Hester, of restaurant fame, is still cooking in the same old way on North Mr.

Amiel Pierce returned from a trip to Oklahoma Wednesday. Mr. William Thomas was a Pitts- ti is from Fort Scott, you know. AFFECTED BY ICE DEPOSITS Seeming Proof That Crust of the Earth Has Had Periods of Rising and Falling. The elastic character of the earth's crust Is one of the most certain facts of observation; great areas rise and full under the action of varying pres sures.

It Is, therefore, reasonable to suppose that the accumulation In pleis tocene times of vast continental gla clers one or two miles in depth would exert such downward weight pressure as to cause a subsidence of the great areas nffected. Tills seems to be borne out by a marked and very apparent rise of land In the northeastern section of the North American continent, In comparatively recent times. H. L. Fair- child, writing In Science, states that this area, covered by the latest Amer- lean ice sheet, the Labradorlan glacier, stood much below Its present position relative to sea level, when the Ice sheet melted off, and that a slow uplift brought the land to its present alti tude.

This Is Indicated by the pres ence of the remains of sea animals nnd plants throughout inland parts, by beach formations In parts now nway from the sea and general geological considerations. The region of this recent rise of land extends from New Jersey to Hudson strait and as far Inland as Wlscon sin. COMBINE TRUTH AND HUMOR Pithy Epitaphs on TombEtones In British Cemeteries Are Worth More Than Passing Notice. In a search for the unusual, one would scarcely expect to come across It on a tombstone. But full Justice can Lb some cases be done to a deceased in a single word.

There Is a stone In Leamington cemetery dedicated to the memory of one J. T. Burgess, who before laying aside the trammels of this mundnne sphere edited the Leamington Spa Courier, His career nnd end are adequately summed up In one word "Resting." A depnrted auctioneer who lived in the city of Worcester had Inscribed on his memorial stone as an epitaph, "Gone." Brief, economical and retrospective. In a Sussex graveyard may be seen a stone on which are chiseled, after the name and date of death of the deceased, Just two expressive words "He was." Surely a sermon In a nutshell. But two of the strangest as well as the briefest epitaphs are to be found tin stones in Cane Hill cemetery, Belfast.

On one of them, erected to the memory of a lazy fellow by one who evidently knew him well, are the words, "Asleep (as usual)." On the other, "Left Till Called For." A certain photographenhns this over his grave, Ilere I He, Taken From Life." London Tit Bits. Inherited Talents. The Dumas, father and son, form splendid example of Inherited talents. Alexandre Dumas, called Dutnas pere, the great French romantic novelist, was a strange embodiment of the mental and physical characteristics of his grandparents. lie was a grandson of the Marquis Alexandre Davy de la I'nilleterle and a negre, both of Haiti his father, Alexandre Davy de In Pfillletcrle Dumas, was for a time a pencrul under Napoleon.

The son, Alexandre Dumas, was one of the mnt distinguished of modern French dramatist. Born In Tnris in 182 1, he was a prolific writer of rrnnnn-fic tnvl ctdvalrle passion. Ills "La. Dame nnx OnmeMas," which wns drn-l mitlr in JSS7, was one of the plays In whl'h the divine Sarah scored her greatest eurress. There will be a picnic and celebration given on the 16th of September at Davis Lake.

This picnic is to be given by the International Hod Carrier's Union, a real labor day celebration, mixed with all the good things characteristic of the good old times of the working people, and the men behind the movement are some of the live spirits of Joplin who know how-to entertain, why to entertaij and just when to entertain. To attend this celebration and picnic will be to give yourself the pleasure due and youi family recreation which is so neces sary' after a long summer's hard toil and sweating. Dr. Harlow and Wi' Ham Wallace are too well known to the gay livers of Joplin and surrounding neighborhoods to spell anything but success and a jolly good time, so i you Want to have the time of your I ie, IUI tJCll BUU jum I of joymakers on the loth day of Sep tember. For particulars, see Doc liar low at 721 Grand Ave.

Mrs. Daisy Henderson states that she will kick out her boots at the pic nic on the 22nd of August at Baxter Springs; well, if Mr. Henderson al lows this sort, of taper to go on, with Khoe leather so hish. he surely is making it easily. Be easy, Mrs.

Hen derson, times are not like they use to be. Mrs. Mattie Price of 722 Grand Ave. expects to make a trip home soon. Thursday, Augutt 22nd, will bo the day for the celebration at Bax'ter Springs Kansas at beautiful Riverton Park.

There will be all kinds of pleasures, such as fishing, boatriding, swimming, bathing, and above all, there will be speaking by the Hon. Mr. Jones and A. Johnson of Fort Scott, Kansas. This will be the time of your life; everybody is cordially invited to attend, as the park is one of the most beautiful places in the State of Kansas.

Barbecued Meats? Well, I should say yes. A real jolly time is anticipated. There will be music, string, violin and band. Excursions on all railroads and street cars; auto mobiles as well. That famous enter tainer and manager, Elijah- H.

Henderson will take care of the management. The Association vl. Baptists in ses sion this week proves to be quite a success. Many ministers and delegates are in attendance. Among others are the Reverend Patton, Bacote, Mos- by, Minor and Wilson.

Rev. Patton delivered a very able sermon Wednesday night and stirred many members to tears and shouting. He comes well recommended and fully able to defend his recommendations. A large gather-ing'was out to witness the evening's meeting. The depot platform was crowded Wednesday night when the colored boys left for camp; the colored band played patriotic music as the boys en trained and there was much weeping and joy as well as the train moved slowly along.

There has been several contingents of colored boys to go from Joplin this year, and all of them seem to be full of life and vigor. They are the kind of boys who will win fights. No slackers, neither cowards In those bunches. Doc Harlow still ranks among the progressive colored men of Jasper County. There are but few like Doc.

Diet for Weight Reduction. Fuel Is the main food requirement of the body. A certain amount of fuel keeps the engines of the body working normally and produces energy. The surplus of fuel derived from the food forms layers of fat. So it Is evident that the matter of keeping the body weight where you wish to have, it is merely a matter of arithmetic, says Popular Science Monthly.

Certain foods have an enormous fuel value in comparison with others. instance, It would $0 forth of lettuce and town to to furnish the amount of er.erry thft 30 cents' wort If of butter or 10 cents' worth of agar would supply. No one would think of feeding exclusively on fny of these foods, bet it Is easy to goe that the limitation of butter and and the of such foods as lettuce, tomatoes, celery, carrots, and fruits, oil of which have low fuel value, inrffdl of fats, iniik, cn-nm and oil, pastry and sweets, would enor-monsly red-xe Uie fat-forming elements in the diet end jet fill the stomach and tiunsor. Beardsley has the clothes that fit; Ldid you every try on a suit there? Well get busy. Let Hfggio' fill that prescription for you; no substitutes are used at his place.

BIGGER PRIZE THAN TIGER Natives Who Set Trap for Jungle Mon. arch Satiefied With Bagging Smugglers of Opium. A singular tiger tale comes from a village in Java, where the tigers hnd been committing havoc for some day two contraband opium smugglers, while passing through the forest saw two tigers following They were armed only with knives, and so they ran as fast ns they could, but the tigers, as mey be supposed, rapidly gained on them. When almost overtaken they spied a tiger trap, a sort of box-like nffalr, nnd both gladly rushed In, carrying their burdens with them. The trap shut down very closely, but that pleased them mightily, ns they could hear the tigers scratching nnd snarling on the outside.

The night passed In this way, nnd at dawn the tigers scampered off nnd the smugglers essayed to do likewise, but all their efforts were unavailing. i They were In a trap, sure euough. In a few hours the setters came to have a look at the trap, and rejoiced to sjje It closed, thinking a tiger had been caught. Their joy was redoubled, however, when the prize proved to be the unlucky smugglers with a valuable load of opium, and the unlucky fellows were marched off to jail In triumph. Meals and Marriage.

The length of. time that a woman has been married can be told approximately by the manner in which she eats her refreshments at an afternoon party. If she excuses herself, just before the refreshments rsre served, and flounces out in a righteous, you-neglect-your-husbnnd-shamefully look at the other guests, she Is a bride of not more than two months. When a woman sits nervously on the very edge of her chair and eats absent-mindedly with her eyes on the clock, she has been married nt least six months, hut has not yet become calloused to suffer because her husband Is kept waiting for his evening meal. After women have been married from one to thirty years they settle down to a thorough enjoyment of what the hostess best efforts have produced in the eating line, which no vision of cross, Impatient and starving husbands can dim.

Atchison Globe. Aeademio Dress. In academic dress the bachelor's gown has long, pointed sleeves, the master's has long, closed sleeves with a slit through which the forearm protrudes, and the doctor's velvet bars on long, open sleeves and velvet facings down the front The caps are mortarboards with black silk tassels. Doctors may wear gold tassels. The hoods indicate the degrees by their size and their velvet trimmings, and show the Institution granting the degree by the college colors In their exposed linings.

The velvet trimmings are two Inches wide on bachelors' hoods, Inches ide on masters' hoods and 4 Inches wide on doctors' hoods. The doctors' hoods are also widened by panels edged with cording of the college colors. Manners Can Be Acquired. An English critic says that the athletic girl has no manners and has other faults. But after the brilliant showing of a little Baltimore girl lately in rescuing several children single-handed from a burning house, a rescue made possible by her practice at athletic exercises, the lack of polish more or less can be easily forgotten.

Mun-ners can always be acquired, but it demands very quirk action and ability to save lives: The mistake of such critics is to lay the blame on athletics when that blame Is due to entirely dif ferent causes. The old Idea that gentleness went with weakness and womanliness with timidity is now exploded. Baltimore American. How to Remove Oil Stains. To remove oil stains from leather and paper, apply pipe-clay powdered and mixed with water to the thickness of cream, and leave It on for four hours.

This will not Injure the best colors. For boards, marble and other stones make a strong solution of carbonate of potash and water and add as much unslaked lime as It will absorb. Then stir It together and let It settle a few minutes bottle It and cork tightly, Have some water ready to dilute It when used and scour the part with It. Don't leave the solution too long on the boards or It will draw the color out of them. Mr.

and Mrs. Joe Sayers will leave Sunday over the Missouri Pacifia for CmiLa, Nebraska for a few days visi If you pay us, we can our bills, If not, then we are just "up Katie Read of Kansas City is reported as getting along fine at this writing. She is Uie sister of Hazel Horn of this city, but she has been ill for some time paiit; the two children are doing nicely too, the girl is taking a course in music. You can help win the war by saving every crumb which falls from the table. Sadie Lawrence entertained in honor of Mrs.

Hancock Wednesday. If you will kindly send in your news by Thursday we will print it the same week, otherwise it is doubtful. Yes, you way phone it to us. 1S2B "das all''. Miss Hazel Horn has returned from a pleasure trip to Eldorado, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri; she witnessed quite a number of the boys as they entrained foil camp'while in Kansas City.

She enjoyed herself in general. For good rich sweet milk and cream, step around to the City Dairy on South National Avenue at No. 18. Mrs. J.

P. Simins has gone to Kansas City in interest of the Eastern Star lodge; also has Professor B. J. Hawkins as -Grand Associate Patron; he will "visit his mother and sisters while in Kansas City before returning. If you fail to get your pap er in jig time, call phone 1S26; that'll get it.

Don't be overlooked, neither overlook us on the First of each month. Shiloh Baptist Church will have another rally Sunday week; give until it hurts. Mrs. Lola CoverhouEe and Mrs. A.

Faulkner have returned from attending the District Conference which was held at Salina Kansas. Reverend Dr. Clair of Washington D. and Rev. Thomas of Baltimore, were a-mong the dignitaries who spoke.

A fine program was rendered and a large delegation was present. When you have "read this paper one month, "pay off we need the money. Strong Seasoning Harmful. In nn article nboiit food nnd grow Ing fat, a well-known doctor says in American Magazine: "When you continue to pour strong mustnrd nnd other seasonings Into your fond day after day and week after week there can be no question thnt their effect Is Injurious, It is exactly the same ns If one used a drug of some sort. Constant use creates the desire to increase quantities until the amount used becomes positively harmful.

"For example, every one knows that when nnn-tard or pepper Is put on the skin the skin reddens and in a few minutes a blisier is caused. And, since the skin can stand a great deal more than the membrane of the mouth and stomach, you can wejl imagine the effect upon it when you pour strong mustards nnd peppers into your stomach. So if you are prone to indigestion and gastritis see if you are not using too much seasoning, la your food. Feather Convicted Thief. A green feather decided a curious case at Bishop, Auckland, Australia, recently.

A man was charged w4th the theft of a canary, but declared that he had bought the bird. In the course of evidence It was stated the prosecutor's bird hnd a green feather. Examination failed to uncover a green feather on the bird In question, but It was pointed out thnt it might have been plucked. Accordingly the case was adjourned to ee if the feather would grow npn'n. The-bird was bunded to the care of a well-known fancier, and each party agreed that the case should be decMtd on whether the feather grew or not.

A few days later the fancier produced the bird, and It was observed that the dark green feather had grown Benin. Defendant was then fined five doliajs and costs. -j Mr. Simins and Mr. Berry and lad-' ies of Tulsa Oklahoma stopped at the Hall house on their return from Kansas City this week.

You, can help win the waf by observing the "clean 'plate" idea. Rev. J. M. Martin wants everybody to come to Nevada Sunday week as he is preparing to have a grand time there; he has charge of St.

Paul Missionary Baptist Church there, and re-ally is a good preacher. For your Saturday specials, let the MESSENGER carry the news. Read by more colored people than any paper published in this district. Most every one reads it. It reaches the people Miss Viola Jackson and Dot-son left Saturday for a month's visit with relatives in Omaha, Nebraska.

For all the latest aress fabrics, visit Calhoun's. If' you want to get the very best service with value received for every penny you spend, deal with the merchant!) whose names ypu find in this paper; they will treat you right and they want jxur patronage. There is nothing like' being patriotic to your race and cause, so at once you should place your name on the list of the many smart rfaders of 1'he Messenger. Phone 182b and call for assistant, manager; that'll get" it. Mrs! Kidd and of Columbia Missouri are visiting Mrs.

George Julian this week. He who ff.UsJo' read the. MESSENGER, a home paper, a race representative, a paper with the "pep and is a real slacker. Mrs. Hawkins of Butler, Missouri, who has been visiting Mrs.

George Jedkins on accourft of the illness of the boys, returned home Thursday evening. This paper is alive seven days out of the Week; so are the advertisements. Read everything in this paper and you will be getting the full bene fit. Rollo, Paul and Glessner Jedkins are reported on the tick list this week Rollo and Paul are suffering with an attack of acute indigestion, while; Glessner is bothered with sore throat. They are being treatedbyDr.

Mc Le-more. For the late'st designs in furniture, visit the Fort Scott Furniture Store. Mrs. Goldie Monroe, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Geo Julian, has returned to her home In Lawton, Oklahoma; she left Saturday. There Is no occasion for a panic. Plenty of flour for an if carerully used. Goodlander'a flour is up to requirements. Master Clifford and Miss Eleanor Hancock of Saint Louis are.

among the visitors at the residence of Mrs. Miller on Burke Street. They will be here for about one month. Mrs. Hancock, their mother, is alto vtelting at the Miller home.

Let it be remembered, that. Fort Scott negroes have the only paper published In this part of the stale of Kansas, for the benefit of the race; let's support and maintain it Is an honor, yes ainaik of distinction. Mrs. Clsro Allison will spend a few days visiting her mother, Mrs. Jordon Allen of Kansas City, Kansas; she will leave Sunday morning.

The Calhoun Dry Goods Company are making some repairs and changing things around in the store, but, you may get anything In the ladies ready-to-wear and furnishing good just the same. The Oil Club pave a dance In honor of Mrs. Clifford Handcock of St. Imis, Missouri Wednesday n'ght. Many friends were present and enjoyed the evening.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Wall Ransom. Devotional services from 11 to 11:30 A. S. S. 3 P.

B. Y. P. U. 6:30 P.

Preaching 7:30 P. M.Fra-yer meeting Wednesday night, Choir practice Friday night. S. II. Beatty, President, Mrs.

Nell Wilkerson, Director, Rev. Crutchfield, Pastor. C. M. E.

Church, Wall Lincoln Sts. S. S. 9:30 A. Epworth League 6 P.

Prayer meeting Wednesday, Choir Practice Friday night, Mrs. Taylor, President-Director, Miss Dorothy Simmons, Organist, Rev. A. T. Parker, Pastor.

At. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, First and Ransom Streets S. S. 12:30 P. Preaching' 3 P.

B. Y. P. U. 6:30 P.

Choir practice Thursday night, Miss Minnie Owens, Director, Miss Ester Campbell, Organist, Rev. Frank Beatty, Pastor. Fort Scott Primitive Baptist Church Corner Barbee and First St Services 11 A. M. and 8 P.

Prayer meeting Wednesday night, Rev. Stie- Pastor. Mt Pleasanton Primitive Baptist Church Services every fourth Sunday of each month. Elder Phillips, Pastor. Christ Sanctified Holy Church Fourth and Ransom Streets Services 3 P.

M. and 8 P. Preach ing Tuesday and Friday nights. Rev. M.

D. Gorhum, Pastor. M. E. Church, Second and Little Sts.

S. S. 10 A. Preaching 11 A. Epworth League 7:30 P.

Pleach ing 8 P. M. Prayer meeting Wednes day night. The Home Mission Society and The Ladies Aid Society hold al ternate meetings Thus day ereningB. WASP MUST HAVE REASONED Case on Record Where Insect Used Stone as Hammer to Pound Dirt More Firmly.

So fnr as known, only one small In sect a wasp of the sphex, family among the millions of creatures belonging to a lower order than man, has ever employed-the aid of a tool accomplish a desired result. The mother wasp of this family digs a tunnel la the ground, deposits her egg in it and provides a caterpillur stung to death or to a condition of paralysis for her baby to feed on when hatched. The grub subsists upon the caterpillar un til It passes through the pupa stage Into the perfect winged insect. Then it digs Its way out of the tunnel nnd begins its life above ground as a wasp. But after the mother wasp has made lis tunnel, and deposited the egg, it finishes its task by ramming down pellets of earth, little stones, into the mouth of the tunnel.

This Is the race habit of these wasps. It Is recorded on undoubted authority thnt one inventive mother, when the mouth of the tunnel was covered to a level with the rest of the ground about it, brought a quantity of fine grains of dirt to the spot, nnd picking up a small pebble in her mandibles, used It as a hammer in pounding them down with rapid strokes, thus making the spot as fjnn and as hard as the surrounding surface. Then she departed, brought more dirt, picked up the pebble again and used ft as a hammer, as before. Childish Selfishness. Unselfishness Is one of the virtues rhich has to be cultivated, for we are not born unselfish.

We have to be taught this virtue and of course the jreutest teacher of all is love. I am inclined to thin love is the only teacher. Henderson says, "To get children Interested In Impersonal things Is to make them unavoidably auselfish. Solitary fhlldren, only sons md daughters, are, as a rule, extreme-'y selfish, for the simple reason that ihelr lives have been so overwhelmingly personal. The wny out is through rroup activities on the part of the Ahole family through pleasures as well through If life is to be permanently aod happiness genuine and secure, the major Interest inust be impersonal, mtist heve to do with something bigger than the little mnt concern itself with the abiding jnd universal things." Alice Bar-tea Harris..

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