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The Educator and Companion from McPherson, Kansas • 4

The Educator and Companion from McPherson, Kansas • 4

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THE EDUCATOR AND. COMPANION. 4- to make his home in Chicago and practice law. General Grant undertook to become a banker and investor in New York City. Hayes returned to bjs farm at Freemont, and is celebrated for his success in raising Jersey cows and poultry.

Garfield intended, sometime after his term was over, to write a political history. Arthur had begun to prretice law again when he died. Ex. President Cleveland has resumed the law. There is quite an interest awakened in the coming Bible Normal.

The prospects are for a good attendance and profitable time. Efforts are being made to insure a complete success. This week the followingntudents were enrolled at the college: Frank S. Bonney, Emil A. Olson, J.

J. Good, of McPherson, Wm. Roe, Homer Cline of Dorrace, Myley P. Miller, Pickerell, Neb. The athletic society is increasing in number and efficiency.

Its hall is provided with dumb bells Indian clubs, suspended rings trapeze, and additional apparatus will be added as means are obtained. In chanre of th President and Faculty of McFherson College Industrial Institute. S. Z. SHARP, Educational Editor.

THE BIBLE IN THE COLLEGE WATER AS A MEDICINE, The human body is constantly undergoing tissue change. Worn out particles are cast aside and eliminated from the system, while the new are ever being formed from the inception to its close. Water has power of increasing these tissue changes, which multiply the waste products, but at the same time they are renewed by its agency, giving rise to the increased appetite, which in turn provides fresh nutriment. Persons but little accustomed to drink water are liable to have the waste products formed faster than they are removed. Obstruction to the free working of natural laws at once produces disease, which if once firmly seated, requires both time and "money to cure.

People accustomed to rise in the morning weak and lauguid will find the cause in the imperfect secretion of wastes, which many times may be remedied by drinking a full tumbler of water before retiring. This very materially assists in process during the night, and leaves the tissue fresh and strong, ready for the active work of the day. Hot water is one of our best armedial agents. A hot bath on going to bed, even in the hot nights of summer, is a better reliever of insomnia than many drugs. Inflated parts will subside under the continued poulticing ofhot water.

Very hot water, as we all know, is a prompt checker of bleeding and besides, if it is clean, as it should be, it aids in sterilizing our wound, A riotous stomach will nearly always gratefully receive a glass or more of hot water. Ex. Saturday and Saturday evening the majority of the Emersonian members were present. Several of our new members were on program and did nobly for the first. Miss Harnly and Miss Zu-letta Ryan gave recitations.

Mr. Pitzer delivered a declamation. Miss Hutchison and Mr. S. J.

Miller read well prepared essays. Good essays always pay for the authors efforts. Debating is quite beneficial to those who engage in society work. It aids one in expressing his own thoughts and in presenting them in a manner understandingly to others. Miss Ryan, Miss Kuns, Mr.

J. W. Vaniman and Mr. J. Z.

Gilbert discussed the question, "Resolved, That man's pleasure is more productive to civilization than his occupation," We are glad to see ladies taking part in the discussion. Several of our old society workers were with us at our last meeting. Mr J. J. Yoder and Mr.

Maurice Sharp who are now two of our successful county teachers were in to visit the society. Also Miss Emma Yoder, one of our members who has been spending the last year and a half in southern and returning to her home in gave us a pleasant surprise. She had always been a lively worker for the society. "A good name is won by good deeds. There is no surer way of being well thought of as by deserving well." "You have a little world around you," wrote Daniel Webster to an early friend; "fill, it with good deeds and you will fit it with your own glory." m.

e. WHAT THEY DID AFTERWARDS. FACULTY. S. Z.

Sharp, A. M. Mental and Science ami Elocution. Leonard Htiber, A.M. Latin.

Greek, French and (Herman. II. Frances Davidson, A. M. Higher Matlioinat-ics and Kiir.

Literature. II. J. Handy, S. 15., A.

M. Prof. Natural Sciences. 8. Kalinestoek, M.

I'eu Art, and Supt. Commercial Department. Mrs. Amanna lannestock, Stenography and Typewriting. Freeman Muir.

Vocal and Instrumental Music A. W. Vaniinan, Bible History and lie-, matics. TRUSTEES. M'i.

Daniel President. A. V. Vauiman, Secretary and Treas John H. Feck, John L.

Kuns, Sainutl Milller Kid. S.Z Sharp, Kr. VISITING BOARD. Enoch Eby, P.ooth, Kau Eki. John Forney, Abilene Kan, KJd Jacob Trostle.

Hone, Kan The reading and study room is a great convenience to students. When they have a few moments to spare they can enter this room and spend them profitably in reading the current literature or in perusing some book. Quite an addition has been made this yeai to the apparatus and fixtures of the chemical department. Prof. Harnly is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and go to work, manufacturing many pieces of apparatus.

The most important astronomical discovery of recent years is the fifth satellite of Jupiter. It was first observed by Prof. Barnard on September 9 at the Lick Observatory. This new planot is 112,400 mi. from the centre of Jupiter and its revolution is in 12 h.

30 m. Much valuable information has been gained by this discovory in regard to the origin of satellites. The rite of baptism was performed last Sunday after the morning services. Joseph Ernest Renan the distinguished French scholar and Author is dead. Crater Lake in the Cascade Range in Oregon, is said to be the deepest in America.

Nine members of the Homestead Advisory Board have bepn arrested for treason. The college of to-day is above ail else a place of preparation for intelligent usefulness in all walks of life. Its purpose is to provide such a liberalizing of the mind, as shall enable one to see clearly and act wisely, for self and society wherever placed in the world's work. The college graduate need not pass into a profession, much less enter the ministry in order to utilize collegiate advantage to the full. We are then to consider our subject from the broad point of view of the general purpose of college education.

How does the Bible in the college bear upon life there fitting itself for service? How does its study, as a part, of the college training, bear upon other departments of instruction in their solution to educated use-fullness? The Bible in the college is there, not only for general use, both private and public, but it is there, or should be for specific use in study in the ordinary sense of the word The intellectual study of the Bible underlies its true practical and devotional use. The passage which has been carefully studied becomes, for all subsequent time, usefull ii? the devotional hour. Ask, for example, these two questions: Wrhat is the Bible, and Whence is the Bible? Can they be answered without both discovering and considering very much that belongs to the fields of literature and history? When replies, have been made to them even in comparatively scholarly fashion, has not also invaluable information, for the pursuit of social science anil philosophy, been placed in our hands? Moreover has not physical science in its relations to religious thought been carefully considered? The answers to these inquiries, are the result of a course of scientific Bible study, stated in brief. The Bible is a literary study. As we pass here and there in that field of literary research which the scriptures afford, it is not claiming too much to say that continually the purpose of the study of all history, ancient and modern, in reference to present life and its questions, is made clear.

Over and over again it is emphasized. Thus Bible study renders a faise surface It is continually illustrating this truth: literary forms come forth from life; their value and mission are to give expressR-m to the message of life, and by this expression they a. re in turn to wokl and sway it. S. -J.

Miller one of the students preached an excellent sermon in the chapel on Sunday night. Harvard University has entered upon its 2oGth 3'ear with the largest attendance in its history. Strong telescopes reveal what appears to be extinct volcanoes on the mooa. Photography can be had showing the same thing. Last Saturday was noted for visitors at the college.

Among them vere Prof. Lndlum, Supt. of our city schools and Prof. Matthews, Supt of the Lyons Gity schools. The latter gave an excellent address to the students, urging them to be steadfast in doing right and beware of the tempta-, tious held out by politicians.

He is himself a christian gentleman and was formerly President of a college in Wichita, Kan. His re-remarks were well received by the students. Prof. Ludlmn also gave us words of encouragement and both spent the forenoon visiting classes. Eld.

Daniel Vaniman, and J. V. Eiler of Cerro Gordo, also visited the school. Canvassing is very popular among studerts. It has its advantages.

1. It enables many a student to make some money during vacation to continue his studies in College. 2. It requires very little capital to begin business, thereby enabling many to find employment who otherwise could not get any. 3.

The canvasser is in a great measure independent, being allowed to begin his work or quit when he pleases. The disadvantages are, 1. A hardening effect on the sensibilities. The canvasser has no love for the work beyond the money he can get out of it, and is inclined to become mercenary. 2.

He lowers his social standing in the estimation of many, and his integrity is sometimes questioned, and he is very often classed with impostors. 3. While it is a quick way of making some money, very few, if any, intend to pursue this employment for life, hence it often postpones the time when preparation for a life vocation should be commenced. 4. It casts a stigma upon student life.

Men wh labor will look upon the student as too lazy to work, or that his little education has puffed him tip. EMERSONIAN NOTES. The faithful sentinel will be at his post. With the opposition of a political meeting in the city on' The Commercial Department is growing rapidly as usual. Again the attendance is fifty per cent, over that of last year at this time.

George Washington retired from the presidency to become a farmer. John Adams devoted himself to writing history. Thomas Jeffeison applied himself to establishing a public school system in Virginia and also managed his farm. James Madison spent his old age reading in his library. James Monroe wrote a philosophical history of free government, and managed his estates.

He served in the Virginia constitutional convention and was also a justice of the peace. John Quiucy Adams was sent to congress after his nomination and election from the anti-Mason party. Jackson was very old but managed his latge farm in Tennessee until his death. Martin Van Buren made a tour through Europe, and lived in retirement at Lindenwald on the Hudson. General Harrison died in office.

Filmore.went back to Buffalo after making a journey to Europe, He practiced law slightly. Franklin Pierce made a three year's tour to Europe and then returned to his home- in Concord N. H. James Buchanan retired to his home at Lancaster, and spent his old age amidst his books and in historical writing. Lincoln, it was said, intended The first of a series of lectures was announced for Prof.

Harnly for Monday evening 7.30 p. m. Oct 17 Subject, "A brief historical sketch of the Natural Sciences." From the report received direct from visitors last week we learn that all our schools have started out this fall with encouragement. Huntingdon Normal College, has an enrollment of 92, Mr. Morris College, 111., 182, Lords-burg, College, 00, McPherson College has at present 172.

As these schools have, but, recently opened the fall term and a large increase may be expected during the winter, it makes a very good showing. We have not yet henrd of Bridgewater, Va. Quite a number of boys are busy on Mondays, storing away vegetables for the winter. About fifteen are picking lima beans. Another company is raising 6weet potatoes of which the college farm produced a good supply, others are raising and hauling beets to the cave, and several are picking tomatoes.

They enjoy the work as well as the prospects..

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