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and serve to weaken rather than
® 'ance a cause in which the general
success of the race lies. ' The chances
5*" fidvancenient are far too many and
00 broad for us as colored people to
‘ o\v our boys and girls, to whom the
'ord looks for future manhood and
of the race, to run wild,
> e kind hands are beckoning and
of"''th them to come drink
e fountain of civilization and cul-
uie, which will give to us honorable
\ery respectfully yours
E. G. Harris
Principal Badin Colored School
The Colored School
he Colored Public School reopened
i ovember 25, after a quarantine period
^ SIX weeks. A number of hew pupils
We enrolled, and more are expected in
The school is fortunate in having
bo^^^'^T Harris, of Wilkes-
C., for Principal. Professor
is ^ ability and experience,
g ^Si'aduate of Morris College, Sumter,
to Badin from Crumpler
" 1 ute, Crumpler, N. C., where he was
incipal. He also had charge of the
^ ac ers’ Institute Work for Ashe
Prof Grayson County, Va.
Karris has already won the
tj ^ ^nd esteem of the representa-
have of the community, who
quick to note his efficiency
\ygll '|'^®Ki'ity. Crumpler Institute may
® over her loss; but Badin
Kain*'^ is justly proud of her
preached for us a great, soul-inspiring
Miss Mary Davis, who has been with
us for the past few weeks, has returned
to her home in Norwood.
Influenza has about had its day in
our village; only a case or two here
and there may be found.
Misses Bessie Fowshee and Louvester
Marable, of Greensboro, are visitors in
our village this week.
Miss Atwood Ramsour, of Salisbury,
was in town last week, as guest of Mrs.
Florence J. Harris.
We all welcome our Principal, Mr. E.
G. Harris, to our town. We hope for
him much success.
Mrs. Mary Austin, of Salisbury, spent
Thanksgiving here with her daughter,
Mrs. Julia Eouse.
Presiding Elder Houston, of the A.
M. E. Zion Church, will preach for us
Dr. Milton, of Charlotte, was in our
village this week.
Mrs. Florence J. Harris is on the sick
list this week.
Thanlf ones were not forgotten on
Woujg Day. A number of our
(t\vo ^ f planned a surprise for them
^’inetv*^' blind, one more than
iiig years old). Notwithstand-
Welfn ^ n^ud, the Committee and
'eavin^^ . visited five homes,
There^ “askets of food and money.
many happy ones, but the
Pvj. happiest of all.
®Pent" Keel, from Camp Greene,
visitip^ ^ays in Badin recently,
^■«re His many friends
® leased to see him.
Altgj* V .
®®rious ill confined to his room by
Lone several weeks, Kev. P.
able to ° First Baptist Church, is
Phia, 9' Blackwell, of Philadel-
s in our village last week, and
The Word “Khaki”
The word “khaki” (pronounced kah-
kce) was derived from East Indian
“khak,” meaning dust; it is now applied
both to the cloth and its color, writes
H. J. M., in “Arms and the Man.” The
name was first given to a dust-colored
fabric, something like Holland linen,
which was worn by the East Indian
troops, both British and native. A
mixed regiment of frontier troops,
known as the Guides, _ were the first
(1848) to don the khaki uniform.
During the Indian mutiny (1857-58),
some of the British troops wore khaki,
and from that time it was in almost
universal iise by the British and native
armies in Asia and Africa. The uniform
of all the British soldiers m the South
African war (1899-1902) was made of
khaki drill, but it was found to be-of
too light a texture for cold weather in
the South African uplands. Since 1900,
all drab and gray-green British uni
forms are popularly known as khaki.
The khaki uniforms worn by the
British troops in the present European
war are made from British wools, and
manufactured in the well-known cloth
mills of the West Riding, m Yorkshire.
The warp of the cloth is of worsted, and
the weft of woolen. Its weaving entails
the use of a heavy, complicated, and
expensive loom, and the work is so diffi
cult and particular that a weaver who
can “mind” two looms of ordinary cloth,
can “mind” only one of khaki cloth.
Khaki uniforms were first worn by the
United States troops in the Spanish-
American War (1898). The material
was of natural olive drab rather than
regulation khaki color, and is now offi
cially known as cotton service uniform.
Laugh a Little
Laugh a little now and then,
It lightens life a lot
You can see the funny side
Just as well as not,
Don’t go mournfully around,
Gloomy and forlorn;
Try to make your fellow-men
Glad that you were born.
Laugh a good deal if you can
That is better still.
And you’ll find occasion, too.
If you only will.
Laughing lightens labor some.
When you have to strive;
Laugh and show the world that you
Are glad that you’re alive.
Lines to the Chigger
Here’s to the chigger
That ain’t any bigger
Than the point of an ordinary pin;
But the bump that he raises
Hurts like the blazes—
And that’s where the rub comes in.
Much is said about “night air” and
its harmfulness. Approximately one-
third of the time is spent in bed. The
harmful “night air” is nothing else than
the stale air of a cooped-up bedroom, in
haled all night long in place of nature’s
invigorating, health-giving fresh air.
pays big dividends, sweetens lives,
makes and keeps friendships, opens the
door to countless opportunities, is a big
asset in “making good.”
Let’s !be courteous.—Telephone News,
“Don’t be content with doing only your
duty. Do more than your duty. It’s
the horse who finishes a neck ahead who
wins the race.”
“Reputation is what men and women
think of us,
Character is what God and the angels
know of us.”