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"NGROES AND NIGGERS."
On Who Think Higher Negro So
ciety Should Be More Careful.
To The Star: The Star la to be
highly commended for Its treatment
of the suhject, "Negroes and Niggers."
No greater service can be done the
Negro than to arouse him and make
him reform. 1 have studied Negroes
carefully and feel that The Star was
Mr. Bowser falls short of The Star's
meaning. Few of what Is called the
better class Negroes concern them
reives one way or the other about
the welfare of their lower element.
It Is not these that they defend. They
' feel themselves to be too high above
tthcm. Hut it Is the morally deficient
In their own class that they shield
and protect. One of the most glaring
Incongruities la the make-up or that
higher class. Head the police records
and then read an account In the Ris-
In. (Sun nt ino ft the smnrl functions
in Neprodom and see who It is that ;
lead Negro society In this city. The
Negro loafer may not be there, but
the man who devotes all his talents to
the making of Negro loafers Is there,
with his wife robed in silks and be
decked in diamonds, and few there
be who are not proud to do them honor.
These men have every cncouiagemcnt
to keep up their nefarious business.
They make money, live well and rank j
with the High school teachers.
Dress and show have nearly all to
Oo with entrance to Negro society. !
Any one out of the frailest family of
any quarter of this city may gain ad
.)rrn to he best that go" on If he
hut be good looking and have the tast
to dress well and the precaution to
spend freely. Of course, no one will
pretend to know the rest of the family,
but this lucky scion will have the man
tle of protection thrown around him
and ho will he safe, so long as he Is
A screct and society sees cause to
iterate him. l"ntil Negro society is
baseii upon something more lasting
tlan mere fancy and outward appear-
ce the Niggers w ill largely outnum-
I the Negroes.
Negroes should have more respect
for truth and moral worth. They
should hold up the truth In their
I I urches and schools, und show by
their honest dealings In the every day
affairs or life that they are men. They
should protect the virtue of their
women and guard the honor of their
children. They should reconstruct
their "better class" and. having done
so. make snrne attempt to lift up that
class that so often falls Into the cluthes
of the law. Oet acquainted with them
and help them and yourself, too.
A Looker On. Who Is a Negro. K. C.
In touching upon the above ques
tion, Mr. "looker On" evidently
surveyed the ground very thoroughly
In order to give the situation as many
persons see It. No one, except those
whom the shoe fits, will scarcely take
umbrage at what has been said and
the unbiased will readily admit that
there is much room for improvement
In the Negro social st of Kansas City.
This bit or agitation Is very timely
and It rests entirely with that class
or Negroes who would constitute the
pood element or citizenship in this
community as to whether the moral
deficiency In Nigro society which Is
claimed to exist by Mr. "Ijuoker On."
fhall be wiped out of existence or
allowed to continue to exist. It is a
well established fact that the leaders
of society should countenance every
characteristic that goes to make true
womanhood ar.d true manhood in or
der that the mantle of protection be
thrown around the coming Negro gen
eiation. VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.
The last meeting of the Vine Street
B. Y". V. V. was very interesting
one. The C. C. C. Chap. 34. was very
beautifully explained. The 23d chap
ter of Pro.. 13th verse: Through what
ltltlllh'ilA lh. rirK Irw A.Awa thA I
: " '. ' . w.w "" -
iaw. jiu. wnat noes me word Heth
tada mean? How many appeared at
the- transfiguration? What w. the,dmUxJ , R wllson ,,, MlNoa,
Ark of the covenant "hi i thai
tabernacle or the congregation?
It Uke tome neom mlrhtv lnn
lime to forget the things they .houldn t
SHE IDENTIFIED THE SOUND.
And Alto Gave the Teacher Some Ex
The morning had drifted along until
the teacher found herself opposite that
period of time on her program devoted
to "phonics." She noted (with sat
isfaction that sie had progressed
along the alphabetical way until sho
was In the Immediate vicinity of "S."
Now. one who knows wlfitcll you That
there Is much satisfaction In resolving
"S" into Its elemental founds. With
many other letters the reverse Is true,
Take "IV for Instance. The Impres
sion conveyed to a sentlve ear,
whose owner Is constrained to remain
near a group of infants engaged In
dissecting the letter "D" (according to
approved pionetic formulae). Is that
the entire lot are meeting a horrible
death by choking. Not so with "S."
That delightful letter absolutely wags
it tail at the chance it adonis the
childish mind to revel in pleasant
And what do yon think the sound
of 'S' is like Jacob?" asked the teacher.
Jacob (the school was in a suburb
thought it was like the sound the old
gander made. The teacher smiled bril
liantly and assented. Jacob, she re
flected, was a child "of parts."
Otto Jumped to his feet and an
nounced that "u you are down by the
8,tl,m Jrt wnen ,n,, tram p,,,,,, )n
am1 stop8 J0U ,an hoar lt malve a lol
The teacher readily discerned the
hisslnR rature of escaping steam and
It remained, however, for Annie,
sklun and dteamy-eyed, io evuive the
definition that lived.
"I tell you. tc.icher," she. piped,
"when you put C.ie hot poker In your
beer It makes a noise like 'Ss.' "
Then she sat down, only to rise
ugain, and add: "Hut, teacher, never
put tin poker In your bcr when It Is
summer . or It w ill make it go bad."
New York Times.
Interposed John Kendrick 8angs.
John Kendrick Hangs, riding In a
Hroadway surface car the other dny.
overheard two kindergarten young
sters discussing the question that has
been giving Mr. Kipling so mucn trou
ble, vi., whether bananas grow up
"Well, Miss Harrison rays they
grow down." said one tot. authori
tatively. "And I've seen them growing up
my ownself," said the other.
lt was a case of authority versus
assurance, and the genial humorist
"You see." said he, "the world Is
round. Hanaras do grow down on
one side the world, but on the other
side they of course grow tip. Don't
, Imagination and (lines.
An interesting experiment was re
cently made by a Dr. Durand, in ref
ererce to the relative power ef Im
agination of the two sexes. He gave
to one hundred of his hospital pa
tients a dose ef sweetere I wnter.
and shortly afterwards entered the
room, apparently greatly ngiwi'ed,
saying be had. by mistake, adminis
tered a powerful emetic. In a few
minutes four-tiflhs or the subjects
were affected by the supposed emetic.
These were mainly men. while all vt
those not affected were women.
Mrs. Christina Houlds departed this
life January 12 at the late residence
of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Heech
amm, Gfi2 Hark avenue, at the age of
loil years. Shhe leave two children,
two grandchildren and one great
grandchild and a host of loving friends
to mourn her loss.
Sleep on, dear mother, sleep In
peace; thy precious life from us has
gone; around CSod's throne you shall
rest In peace, until the resurrection
She will be buried Sunday after
noon from Pleasant Green Haptist
Hy the order or the Sons and alugh
ters or Jerusalem. Funeral to be con-
Th Speech of Monkey.
After fourteen years' study of th
monkey race. ITor Career ha com
' ,h ','"'l"ln that their vocabu-
Ury I not large emumh to hurt.
KANSAS CITY, MO., FRIDAY, JANUARY Hi. 1.KW.
THE TWO REAL COONS."
BALL AND BANQUET IN HONOR
OF WILLIAMS AND WALKER.
The ball and banquet tendered the
relehrated stage artists, Williams and
Walker, on Thursday night of last
week, was one of the grandest social
events of the season. The courtesy
was extended under the courtesy or
the McKay's Henevolent Association.
Or. T. C. r'nthauk Introduced Nelson
C Crews, who acted as master of cere
monies. Mr. Harris, mnnuger r the
Williams and Walker company. In
speaking or Negro theatricals, paid a
glowing tribute to Williams and
Wiilker. He spoke of the difficulties
which he encountered in connection
with seeming theatres and other ac
commodations and courtesies lor Ne
gro troops. His efforts In that par
ticular have been persistent to the ex
tent that at this time he i an i-eciirc
any opera house In the country, Mr.
Lewis Wood of the Sun, represented,
Mr. Jiidah. of the (irand. Among the
members of the cuinpa:i presente I
THE REV. E. T. DEMBY GOES TO
The Hcv. K. T. Henihy. who has been
rector of St. Augustine I'piscopal
church, colored, has rccurcd a i:w
charge nt Cairo, 111., a! a salary of
1 1. Vim and parsonage. The church
work of the Hcv. Mr. tvmhy in this
community was quite satisfactory. He
was kindly remembered by a number
of members of his church pt lor to his
departure for his new field. --The Star.
TUSKEGFE INSTITUTE NOTES.
The new year has started out very
we'l in deed, with the school. Dur
ing the week of prayer quite a num
ber of students were converted.
Dr. Frank H. Sanders, dean r the
Yale Divinity school. Yale I'niverslty.
Is spending a while with us. He Is
lecturing to the young men or the
Phelps Hall Bible Training school in
the morning, and to the student body
at night In the chapel.
It has become known that Mr. An
drew Carnegie s to visit tne Tuskege
Normal and Industrial Institute some
time during the later part or February
or March, to inspect the new library
building at the school, for whb h he
gave the money sometime ago. 8cv
eral photograph of this building have !
been sent Mr. Carnegie, and he has
become very much interested in the
building, especially In view of the
fact that the plana were drawn by one
or the instructor ir the school, and
was practically built by students or
were Dert Williams, (leorge Walker,
Fred l)uglnss and .1. A. Schiff. Mr.
Moon, the private manager of Williams,
("d WaP'er rci"i"-c ntoil the Indie of
the company, among whom were Mrs.
lit ceil lapiey aiitt Mrs. Jennie Davis.
The banquet tables were decorated
with (lowers, (ieorge lliirils, maniir.er
or the show, a "Kentucky gentleman."
whose name also recalls "liuio Tom's
Cabin;" A. Judnh. manager of the
(iiand theatre; Hen Uosenthnl. adver
tising agent or the t:iii:iil. Mini others
were prest lit lis guests.
To Hell Williams ami ! go Walk
er, the stars or the show, the occasion
was vety enjoyable, but pni tlculnt ly to
Walker, who (alls Kansas City his
home, lie was born In lawrciice.
an., ami as a little negro boy used
to tell papers In Kansas City.
"I used to sell the Star Hint (he
Times down on Kll'lh street." said
Walker last night. "It was a i;oid
n any years ago. at least ii s. fins so."
Now W-ilker ami Williams an- t In-
leading Negroes on the slate.
DISHOP HART2ELL ON AFRICA.
Mlshop .1. C. Hart.. II. D .IV. I.. D I .
will ndiLess a n.uss mietiv.g of nilotid
ptople on "Allien." on next Tuesday
evi nit'g nt " It at the lim ns M. K.
t linn It. corner 11th and lluhliu.il.
Iti-hop Hurtil Is one of the i trong
est nun of lite M. K. church. He spent
many yeais among the colored peo
ple or the South In the F. A. and So.
K society. His woik Is now in Allien.
F. ci vone should lit ar hint. Come.
.!. M HAKK1S
Bird Find Refuge on a Lightship.
The captain In charge if a light
ship situated at the entrance to San
Francisco harbor recently reported to
the Culled States light house com
missioner that a large number of laud
blrdB took refuge on board the ves
sel. A flense smoke from northern
forest fire hung over the locality and
completely obscured sea and land.
Kvideittly the birds had lost their
way, and, exhausted by their long
flight, the wanderers lighted on the
ship undeterred by the presence of
t'! crew. At one time sixty of the
feathered guests were counted on va
rious parts of the ship. Owls, cranes,
hummingbirds and other non-marine
species were noticed during the time.
Wood-Pigeon Hurt Crept.
Wood pigeon do more haim lo
Urilihh crops tbau any other birds.
A GREAT ENGLISH JOURNALIST.
Characteristic of the Editor of the
A conspicuous lltlilsh invader at
the moment Is Mr. St. Leo Strarhey
editor of the famous Spectator. No
onn who stut'lcs his portrait will ques
tion the strength of tie character
bark of the countenance, but, to our
mind. Mr Straiiuy's must pleasing
characteristics are his Inelslveness
ami hrtadth. It goes without saying
tl at his early eiliiealloii was neglected
because, forsooth, this Is his first
isit to America; nevertheless, bo
knows a ileal more of our country
than ninny of ourselves know. and.
while viewing our Idiosyncrasies with
that amused tolerance which no true
Hrltisher can hide anil which. In turn,
is amusing to us, he is the most con
spicuous, consistent and stanch
friend of the I'nltcd Slates to be found
in London. He is also, in our Jmlg
llienl, the ablest of Fngllsh Journalists.
It Is well that he should come here
Mini acquaint himself with our people,
and It Is lilting thai w. should e
press our pleasure of seeing him ami
our wish that he might remain longer.
6URELY WORTHY FIRST PLACE.
New York Tribune Man Discover the
Some men are afl'iilile ami want to
talk with eery one they meet, w.ille
other men are not. mid want to lie left
Blono In their shells. Kxtrcines. met
on a Sixth avenue elevated train the
other tiny on1 oi t lie dink, rsmy .lays.
A grim, grouchy Individual sal in a
corner scat nailing a pap'T. At
forty second street a trim little man
got on tl n i I look the seat next to the
sour one. Alter settling himself com
fortably ho remarked: 'This is voty
nnsty weather. Isn't It?" The surly
one looked up from his paper, glared
nt him a nit. i. 'cut. and then r-'pllcd.
"Is that any or your darned business?''
New York Tribune.
Pie Filled with Live Bird.
The new governor ol llrltlsh Cut-
! una. Sir .lames Swctleuhaiu. Is a man
i of original Ideas, snvs a Kingston
! correspondent In the Nashville Han
I tier. He gae a bull the other day.
and al supper an eiuciuom pie wan
I placed In Iroiil of him When h
! tut the crust lour mid twenty little
blurs hopped our and Hew alioiil 'tis
. room. Their feathers It it I been paint
ci in brilliant colors At llrst ll wan
thought that the lib'a was to lllii'iliiile
II well l.i own nursery t It in.-, but it
' appears that this sort of bird pie is a
popular custom In the Malay slates,
where Sir .lames conies from The
birds are eaui'.hl n lot passed mound
among the cuosH. feltune IteiiK', sup
posed to sit. he iipoli nil who liinitlle
TAKING DOLLS TO CHURCH.
Bold Innovation Proposed by on Eng
llev. It. II Armstrong, president of
mi Kuglish liiltiirian assoi iailoii. at
a recent conference said Luit he I. a I
adopted the plan of prein hlng a
spielul sermon lo children tune In
every five or six weeks, but that even
this was not sitllli lenl induct incut to
keep the Utile tots quiet III church.
I In was anxious to Institute a reform
by a novel appeal to t ie mothers He
requested em h toother to bring her Ii'
le girls to cliuiih with a doll, which
should be the "t linn Ii doll" ai d which
the child should keep perfectly still
during the w hole service. It is iiiiIot
discouraging to hear that not one F.ng
lish mother l HI l ied bis good adv ti c
1 Ii lo effect, perhaps because nolle was
strong minded enough to begin. Hut
Ii certainly would have a quieting et
feet on a good many children one sees
in church on a sunny Sunday morniuy,
when the restless legs and busy brains
want to go out and play very much
n ote than they want to sit quietly by
mother in church.
Antlr In Cottonwood Tree.
Out Iroin Hock Springs. Wyo , a
frw miles on the road to drown
Park, a big cotton wood tree stood till
a few weeks ago with an antler of a.i
elk Imbedded in the trunk. The wood
had grown around the antlers and the
tale of how the antler catuu there la
The Springfield Repulilli nil suggests
the sending of ciltitiitcd Negroes from
.he South to teach In the Philippines
Hie Nenro race in the South has not
t reached the standard of cdiiiation
vhore It can furnish teachers toothers.
Florida Times I'tilon
The "Times I nlon" has a bad cum1
of eoloi ph il ia. that's nil Wo know
Negroes by the hundreds who run
leach the Solomon who wrote the
above lies Ni groi s in Flotilla, who
I ri i 1 1 an i iliieat ional standpoint, i an
make him look like llaluam's as.
We would call attention to the fact
that notwithstanding what the "Times
China desires, i duration ami culture
are not in the color of the skin, but
In the quality of the "gray matter"
which ol'e possesses, ami we are In
clined to the belief that the man is
la. Vug In this important particular.
To lis nothing Is so absolutely pitiable
as a w hlle fool. I V
We thank liml lor a President who
will slaml up lor ruiit. ami who will
Hot slum! by and see the tlicnlty of
this great government insulted, be
1 1 1 1 lcil and set at naught, simply be
cause that ollieiul happens lo he a
Negro woman and that Negro woman
a postmistress in Mississippi.
We have not forgotten the murder
of rostmnslcr Hakcr, the shooting ol
li is. lamlly. the burning of the post
olllee bv the South Cat'oliiia Ihiigs.
We thank Hod torn Itoosevtll!
May Cod strengthen his hands, stit'
lea his backbone enlarge Ills heart,
lucreasc his determination, fire his
soul -an,i swear lilni again at the altar
of human rhiits. K
The Atlanta Age nives this r.cnlle
ii I'M i ii ; lo certain tiii.cn.-i of Hie
b oh. la filv. who seem to be croud
nn Hie ".llin Crow" slieet tars:
If the Mrect (ar authorities, in hav
ni: i ompaittui nt ears opeiated. would
llforee the I III.' for sepal ill Ion of
aeos. all will work well. great
unity Negioes, it Is due, will walk
lisltllil of tide, hut tho.-e who do ride
'III. IIS a lllle. he tolitehlci! Should
.hilt s t loud iii the Ner.to pait ot the
;ir some Saturday utuht von will have
i tale to tell the captain Ner.voes
tie glow no; mean ,u -I like white lulk
The Savannah. !a. iiiluiue thinks
r Cros'.laiid's o.ii.-h .omluil in
how mn his handit'.ess wiih ,t toin will,
i nunc exit nt, iltsciedii the whole
are The Tribune says
The atliots ni Minister lin-slamls
l the Minimi lau cupitol are tun al
;l eoinplll,,i. mat v to mil people Men
I llllil pares should lie ever llllellll
I llui,' every aillen and word
Yes, It now n i ins Hint besides
!. online Mi lit 1 1 1 1, ti . I liei nil: e 1'aillk
. r olieitri In lio-s!allil II . iellltt lllg
he II lit 1 1 1 I n I anlkllel s Wile, the
i ii lor kil,..l ii native w,ih ln iru-.it
,n -t"l Sin Ii ii man Is daunt roil- in
ii i mil. 1 1 v
I Mi C.ili r. k Patf. t tl.el in
I he I-1 1 1 lean'' la t w et-k. mal i s us
Mnk ot Will Hai il ' ol the oid liim .
Oi-1 tv ei ." lit lis I-1 v ml I Mi t '.tl ke: .
CAT LIVCS IN ICE HOUGC
And Seem to Enjoy Low Tempera
ture of the Place.
In one ol lii!udclphia's big eol'l
Storage warehouses, says the Keetuil
ol that t ity. is a cat Hint lives ion
slaiitly ill a Icmporalurc ef ten degrees
above ri'i'o, winter and summer.
Moreover she seems to like It, ami on
the Hire occasions when r" Is re
moved to Hut miter air she mews mid
n mil lies at the door to get back
srnln Kills and mice also live and
thrive in thai tempi rat ure, which la
the secret of the cat's presence there.
"We put her In the compartment that
p listers :;u decrees originally," said
the manager of Hie warehouse the
other day. "We had In en overrun
with rodents, and we turned the cat
loose as an experiment. She seemed
to like It, mil w hen we moved her lo
Hie colder temperature, It had no III
effect upon her. It would he Interest
ing lu know at Just how low a tem
po lnrc a cat could sustain life."
Varying Purity of Air.
While over mi.iiimi l aeterla per liter
wnrp f 1 1 1 i ii 1 1 In the sir nf t tl tl 1 tiiise In
I Paris only six were to hit found In tho
same quantity of air of the mountain