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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
GLEANINGS PROM PLEASANT
GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH.
Located in rear of Independence and
Tracy avenues, Kansas City, Mo.
Gleanings from Pleasant Green Bap
tist church, located in the rear of In
dependence and Tracy avenues, Kan
sas City, Mo.
Sunday school opened at its usual
hour, 9:30, superintendent being late.
Rev. E. M. Wilson, pastor, opened
services. Lesson taught thirty min
utes by teachers, which was timely amd
instructive. Explanation from cluster
leaf by pastor, which was plain and
comprehensive. Sunday school was
Choir entered choir box, and at the
biddings of the pastor sang, "I'll die
at my post" Congregation read eighth
chapter of Mathew from 1st to 23rd
verses led by pastor. Choir peeled
forth in sweet medollous strains. "It
pays me to serve Jesus." Sermon by
pastor. Text Act. 24, 25, And as he
reasoned of righteousness, temperance
and Judgment to come, Felix trembled.
Subject, "Power of Truth." He stated
that Paul was a man of God. and rea
soned with Felix, a man of the world.
He further adds, that If we as Chris
tians see the sword coming and warn
not the wicked, their blood would be
on our own heads. Felix trembled be
cause he could not stand the word,
the power 'of God, f We had a most
excellent sermon delivered with great
pathos. Doors of church were opened
for the reception of members while
choir sang, "We Tell Htm of His Sal
vation." Dismission after collection
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
annual sermon of the Knights of Py
thias was preached at the Second Bap
tist church, by our pastor. Rev. E.
M. Wilson. Choir entered box and
sang. A short, but most excellent pro
gram wars rendered by the Knights of
Pythias and sisters of the Colanthe.
At 2:45 the Knights came from the
North on Charlotte street, accom
panied by the Metropolitan band: in
the meanwhile the ladles of the Col
anthe were gathered In the basement
of the church. The band at the Second
Baptist church, the Nights of Pythlams
raised more money than any of the
lodges at their annual meetings this
year, their general collection was close
to fifty dollars, which went for various
benevolent purposese. G. W. M.
ALMOST KNOCKED OUT TILLMAN.
8outh Carolina Senator Badly Stag
gered for a Moment.
Senator Tillman was once sent by
the Democratic Congressional Com
mittee out to Kentucky to orate for
the ticket. The first speech he made
there up to a certain point was a great
success. He spoke of the necessity
of electing incorruptible men to Con
gress, "such as the Democracy of this
district has chosen to represent the
people at Washington." Just at this
moment some one In the crowd inter
rupted with: "Would Dr. Claherty
sell out?" "What's that?" asked Till
man, somewhat riled at this break In
his train of thoughts. "Would Dr.
Claherty sell out?" repeated the ques
tioner. "And who the blazes is Dr.
Claherty?" asked Tillman. "He's the
man you're asking us to vote for,"
came the prompt response. The Sen
ator was stunned, and could only blurt
out: "1 never heard of him before."
A Unique Apology.
President Roosevelt was telling a
friend about his mall, which averages
BOO or 00 letters a day. "One of the
most remarkable letters I ever re
ceived," he said, "arrived on the
morning the first full accounts of the
Martinique disaster were printed in
the newspapers. The writer said be
saw that the American consul at
Martinique had been hurned to death.
He applied for the place and wound
up with this sentence: "I make this
early application so as to get in ahead
of thoKe loathsome creatures, the
Little More Anthracite In Sight
Prof. Charles D. Walcolt. director of
the geological survey, says tbe an
tbrarlte fields of the I'nlted States
will be exhausted in nitty years.
SPIDER WEBS AND ACOUSTICS.
Scientist Claims There Is Value in the
There Is hope for the spider. Hith
erto he has been evilly regarded as a
predatory parasite, which tolls not
though he spins; his tolls and his cas
tles In the air have been rudely
breached by the long broom of the
housemaid. But he may yet come
Into his own, for Dr. Javal suggests
that the gossamer tissues with which
this artist among insect craftsmen
uang our ceilings may have acoustic
virtues. Speaking recently at the
opening sitting of the Paris Academy
of Medicine tn Its new hall (which
is acoustically deficient), he told a
story of a public hall in England
which was noted for its acoustic pro
erties until in an unhappy moment the
celling was given a spring cleaning,
and a clean sweep made of all the
spider's webs and, with them, of the
hall s good name. The doctor does
not suggest Installations of spiders'
webs, but thinks It might be a good
thing to hsng cotton threads over the
WAIVED RIGHTS AS A SON.
True Journalistic Spirit Evinced by
Gen. Corbln' son Is a newspaper
reporter in Washington. The other
day he was sent to the Adjutant Gen
eral's office and found the door closed
against all comers. He pulled from
his pocket a card with his name and
the paper he represented on It, and
asked the messenger to carry It In.
A moment later the messenger re
tnrnd with the Information: "Gen.
Corbln says he hasn't time to talk to
reporters Just now, but If his son
Rutherford is outside he will be glad
to see him." "I'm not his son Ruther
ford on this occasion, so I'll Just lay
for him here as he comes out." re
plied the youngster, determined not to
sacrifice the chance for a "story" to
a personal Interview with "the gov
ernor." Imitates Mrs. Astor.
A certain comic opera soprano In
New York Is causing much annoy
ance to Mrs. John Jacob Astor by
Imitating that young fashion leader
In every way possible. In dress,
walk, equipage and manner does the
stage celebrity show this "sincerest
form of flattery." The climax came
last week when the woman of fash
ion added to her stable accouter
ments a horse cover of fine seal
leather with the Astor crest wrought
Inconsplcously in brass in one cor
ner. Every one waited for the bur
lesque queen to do likewise. The
next time she appeared, her horse
was covered by the leather trap
pings. But the creet was as big as
Editor Given Professorship.
Dr. George Frederick Stout, editor
of Mind, has been appointed to the
chair of logic and metaphysics in St.
Andrew's university of Glasgow, In
succession to the late Prof. Ritchie
Work for Artists.
Italian artists have been requested
to arrange the decoration of R-unc In
honor of the kaiser's visit. The
scheme will include, a "Street of Tri
umph." Anxious to Please.
A Washington woman who Is trou
bled with chronic nightmare, caused
by heart failure, and who frequently
cries out in her sleep, recently adver
tised for room and lioard "with a fain
lly who will not object to streaming
in the night." Among the answers
she received was one which asked,
"How often wuuld you require us to
Floating Islands In Massachusetts.
An Island 126 feet by SO, in Lake
Garfield, tn the Southern Berkshire
town of Monterey, floated three quar
ters of a mile last week to the other
side of the pond, l-ake Quota In Pitts
field also has a floating island. Koal
estate In that section seems to need
nailing down. Boston Transcript.
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY MO.,
Mrs. Fisher died last Sunday smd
was buried from the Macedonia Bap
tist church Monday. Rev. Fltts
preached the funeral.
Rev. J. C. Caldwell spent a few days
In Jefferson City last week visiting
A dumb bell drill will be given at tho
A. M. E. church on the 26th under the
direction of Mrs. Mollie Jenkins.
A missionary meeting was held at
the Second Baptist church Sunday af
ternoon. It was addressed by some
ladles and gentlemen from Kansas
City who are especially Interested in
the work of missions.
Miss Fannie Griggs has a friend vis.
Itlng her. Miss Saunders, a student of
George R. Smith college.
Father Duncan, one of the oldest
citizens of this city died on Friday
and was buried Sunday.
The Boys' Brigade meets every Sat
urday afternoon at the armory. We
trust the parents will urge upon their
boys to attend. The object of It Is to
teach the boys to be mannerly and
Miss Minnie Tucker has returned
home from her school at Holden. She
reports as having had a very pleasaat
year. She has been elected as teacher
at Pleasant Hill next year.
The M. E. church is maklnr rrt
preparations to .entertain the 8abhaUi
scnooi and Kpworth league Conven
tion which convenes here on the 17th
of June. They are expecting at least
one hundred delegates to attend. Prof.
I. aGrlb-nd Penn. the historian, ami
secretary of the Epworth league, has
pormised to be present and deliver an
Quarterly meeting at the M. E.
church on the 2!th.
The pastor. memlers and friends of
the A. M. E. church are putting forth
every effort to raise 1700 on the 1st
Sunday in June. The church experts
every member to do his duty. "I'p
and at it."
A week's meeting will begin at the
A. M. E. church on Sunday. May 29th.
Rev. M. Collins of Kansas City has
consented to be present and preach
during the week.
The quarterly meeting of the A. M
E. church will he held Sunday at the
church. The total amount 'realized
from the rally at the A. M. E. church
was $307.85. at the M. E. church.
Iiio.70. Second Baptist church. fti.V
Seventeen persons were hapticil
Sunday by Rev. C. C. Calhoun, as
sisted by Rev. Sttickley.
Rev. Ilutton or the Christian
church filled the pulpit at both nioni
Ing and evening services.
Rev. Gilbert went to May view Sun
day to assist Rev. 1. N. Ttiplett in
his quarterly meeting.
Mrs. Annie Wright. I: compmv
wit!i her mother, has been visiting
Mrs. Kirk Wilson.
If you call on Messrs. Al Wllliani
anil John Booker, they will save ou
Mr. .leny Freeman attended the
electoral College at Jefferson City n
the Hill and reported a good time.
Mrs. Jane Bell is on the sick list
Mrs. Tilda Coates Is quite III.
Why not all the colored people go
out on Decoration Day and clean up
the graveyard? Let us have a mass
meeting next Tuesday night at some
of the churches.
Mr. Wm. Worduff has opened ;i
coal yard. Call on him. We should
patronize every legal enterprise start
cd by our people in Lexington. If
we ever expert to be as other races
we must have more clf respect. We
should not spend our means with
Uiuse who do not appreciate us.
Cocaine in Demand.
A drug store in Atlanta. Ga., filled
more than three thousand prescrip
tions for cocaine in two months.
Much Money for Aged Poor.
Dr. L. Gideon Archambault, late of
Providence, U. I . left 4il,'iuo to found
u home for the aped poor.
Well-Known Scholar Dead.
Prof A II. Chester, who held the
'-hair of chemistry and mineralogy at
r college, is dead
Homes of Colored People than any other Paper In the State.
FRIDAY. MAY 22. ItHl.t
Commenting upon the manner' In
which young men are made to work
!n the technical schools as compared
with the more easy ways of life in
colleges. President Prltchett of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
told this story on his own Institution
at the recent Installation of Alexander
C. Humphreys as president of Stevens
"At a civil service examination In
Massachusetts there was one appli
cant who had tried the course at
Tech' with 111 results. A question on
the paper asked the names of the
penal institutions of Massachusetts,
and this was the reply:
"The state prison at Charles
town, the reformatory for women at
Sherburne and the Massachusetts In
stitute of Technology.' "New York
The Progress of japan.
There are In Japan twenty-eight
natives of the country who have been
students at the University of Penn
sylvania and several of them have
recently met In Tokio and formed an
alumni association. One of them
writes: "The name is rather odd to
you. We call It In Japanese 'The
6sme Window Society of the I'ntver
Bity of Pennsylvania.' That means
we have once studied by the same
piituiow. Then we have no president
of tho society; we are too democratic
maybe too much Americanized. 1
fear. But tho members are too few
to need It. Only I serve the society
as the secretary and treasurer and
everything." He signs himself "Sada
Bluffed Gen. Kitchener.
A certain young Canadian officer
of engineers Is credited with having
"put down" lord Kitchener during
the troubles tn South Africa. Tho
young man was in rharge of an im
portant piece of railroad work. Kit
chener appeared one morning and
expressed rilsapptovul of some feat
ures, talking In characteristically
biting fashion. The young officer
had his share of the independence
which comes of living on this side
of the Atlantic, so lie said: "Am I
bossing this work oi are yon?"
Kitchener looked at him. rcrogiil.ed
a young fellow after hl.i own heart
and walked away with a nod of ap
proval. Legacy Has Grown.
A Wedneshury (KiiRlnnd) resident
in the sixteenth century left $1 linn to
provide annually on St Thomas' dav
three pown and tlnee emits to indi
gent persons of the pnilsh Follouini;
the custom of the tune-. Hie money
was invested in Intel (In tins case in
minerals I. and the original legnet has
increased in value to $ n nun lusle.nl
of the three gowns ami I lie three coals
the (liartlv commissioners who admin
ister the funds are able to piesent
?0u gnu ns and sixty coals.
The Obstinate Way.
"I am very sorry thai we can't have
harmony tu our party," said the
statesman "Harmony Is iinlispcnsl
ble." "Yes; but ou won't a;-ee with
the other people." "Of course I won't.
And it is exceedingly stupid of them
not to see that the only way to have
harmony Is to come uround aud agree,
Art Critic Stirs Connoisseurs.
Glulio llonola. the well known
Italian art critic, has Just finished his
investigation in regard to the Santa
Cecilia of Ifcuiatcllo and tho results
will presently tie published. Accord
ing to Honola. the bas-relief In the
British museum, which la regarded as
the original "Santu Cecilia." is noth
Ing but a cop. The critic nsseii
that be has found thu authentic on,.;
nul iu 1'iidua.
We teach our children to use the
left hand as much as the right tn play
ing games, croquet, marbles, ball, etc.,
as this is good for the development of
the child, strengthening the back and
bringing Into play all tho muscles on
eai h side of the body, says an experi
enced kindergarten Instructor
! Ijlst Sunday's services were well at
tended and those who were foitunnt.
enough to get to church on time heard
a beautiful sermon. We only attend
I church once a week and It does seem a
i Ilty tha-t It takes us until twelve
o'clock Sunday morning to get ready to
go. Why not prepare ourselves on
Saturday for Sunday as our foreparents
taught us to do. The people who live
nearest are usually the last to get
there. We ought to Improve on this.
Our quarterly meeting Is May Slst.
We are hoping for a big day In Zlon.
such as we have been enjoying for the
past two years. We can make no com
plaint whatever on any of our serv
ices. In everything we are doing ex
ceedingly well entirely out of the old
way of dragging along. No service Is
The Sons of Allen had a splendid
time at their meeting last week. We
are very glad to see them getting
down to work again. We are proud of
these young men and they are men
you can depend upon. Our church
needa more younk Intelligent men. We
hare passed the time of the slow drag.
We must hustle In church work as in
Some of the ladies have not leen
able to do any work for the church
since the baitwr, too bad to work a few
so had. We need more workers to
keep this great church In a steady mo-'
tlon. Doing things by spells docs not
amount to much, It's the regular doing
Keep your eye upon the Rising Son
If you want to know what we are
doing. We may be a little quiet just
now. but we are not asleep.
Woman Dean of Women.
Miss Tluseli'sia Amnions, who rep
resented Colorado :it the national auf
liage convention at New Orleaus. Is
dean of women In Hie Coloiadu Agrl
(lilt in ill College.
Yo Advance Cause of Science.
The Swedish government Iww appro
priated f'li.onil tor the in title n t it mi of
the siiriititle insults it Mr Sveti Ho
i.lns journey through cetiliul Asl.i.
New Cattle Food Popular.
Machinery has been ordered for the
Argentine Republic In turn out "fin
tons a week of " molasi nil." the new
cattle food miiile ft mil molasses and
hllgjn aile fiber
Death of Former Diplomat.
.lames O Putnam, who was made
minister to Belgium In Ismi, on the
i ei oiiiiiicuilHt Ion of William M Kvaits
U ilea. I al I'.u tl ;il.. N V , aged M
j Still Remember De Wet.
A Loudon biimolisl. on whose house
j painters had been working, put out
the sign in vvci rami lor me neno
lit of pnssersby The memory of the
crafty Boer geneial still lingers lu
the lit II is.li inpliul
Desert Electric Light for Gas.
The municipal authorities of KuMeld,
one of the western mihiuhs of Sydney,
have, alter a t!"cn veals' ex peiioncn
of Hie tier! lie I'ght for street Ilium
inatioti, decided lo revel! to gas
Our Imports From China.
The l iiiieil Slates Imported from
China last year $L'T 1 vti.js:! worth The
large Items are Silk. Ilo.l.tt. .'. tea.
$7.tl7.Hj::, great skins. S2.I27.287;
wool. $.'.ii.',!i.S!i., , me'ling. $ l.:inL.HKl.
Some lute if sting items are: Firecrack
ers. llo.t'.'Js. dog skins. J7l.;:i.J, bris
New Standard of Measurement.
It having beuu found that the meter
Is not a natural unit of measure. It not
iiliig exactly a ten-millionth part of
a quadrant of the terresiral meri
dian, M. (indot suggests that the hlght
of the coliiiuu of quicksilver In the
barometer, at a given altitude and
Icmpci.itiire, be taken us the standard.
Art of Dwarfing Trees.
The art of dwarfing trees is part of
the education of the Japanese upper
classes Many persons devote ax much
lime to it as our wimcn do to music.
WESTERN UNIVERSITY COM
MENCEMfcNT A Convention of lending Negroes
will mct there next week M;.v J'i.
"tl. 27 nnd "S.
The Western I'nlverslt y an Institu
tion at Qitlndaro, Kansas-having for
its purpose the training of the Negro
youth along intellectual and industrial
lines. Is making great preparation for
the Commencement exercises which
will this year surpass any previous)
The first of series of exercises will
be held Krldny night the 22nd at Al
len Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. At this
time the closing mttslrale will lie given
at 8 o'clock sharp. All other exercises
will be held on tho University grounds.
Sunday. May 24th. at 3 p. m.. the Bar
ralaureate sermon will le preached by
Rev. Dr. J. C. Caldwell, of Independ
The next day. May 25. marks the be
ginning of a new movement for the
"I'nlty and I'pllft of the Race." By
way of the opening session of what will
hereafter lie known as the "Western
I'nlverslty Chautauqua." bringing to
gether the leading spirits of the Ne
gro Race. There will be present Ne
gro farmers, mechanics, business men,
professional men. Including lawyers,
doctors, educators, ministers, etc.
MONDAY MAY 2Mh.
From 9 to 12 will be "Industrial
Pay." ..From 1:30 to G p. in., will b-
"Business Men's Bay."
At. night at S p. in . will be the clas.i
day exercises of the class of I'.lOX
TI'ESMAY MAY 2fith.
From !! to 12 will he doctors, law
yers and druggist dny." From 1:30
f p. m. will be "Ministerial lUiy " At
night irt S p m.. Rev. Win. II Peek.
B. IV, will deliver the annual address
to the religious societies.
WKPNF.SHXY MAY 27th
From ! to 12 will lie "IMuriilion.il
Bay." President It. F. Allen of Lin
coln Institute will be present at that
session. v'l!i nu.rv ether distinguished
Languagee and Religion.
Tlxvie nte 3. mil language! In the
wot hi, ami mole than l.tmo religion.
The number ol men is about equal to
the number of women The average
length of human lile Is about 33
vears. ami of I. nil" persons only cue
lemiies tin- age of I no jears.
Hint to the women If men will
not cut the rtcak. bring II on the tnbln
the sci mi, I lime with a fresh punish
ment of paislev. The third time, a
haiiitpainled pl.itler. assisled by tho
paislev. mav sin c ceil in moving it
At bison tllohe.
Range of Human Sight.
Slamliiig on the Inchest moimiaiu,
which Is slightly ovel live miles above
sea level, a tnnti can see to a illstitneo
of '.'mi miles on a clear ilav. To sen
objects a ilinaiue of Ion miles, the
obserei must be standing al a hlght
of 11, 1,1,7 feet above lln level of I III
Contempt tor the Law.
It i . in ol the i hai.ii li l istli s of the
lyie hlnr limb In s, ( k to make Us act
US lion ll nil C-Xplessleli of contempt
for law as possible lleii' e the fond
ness lot 'hum spi.1 ibreiilv in front
of the jinl nt i oiotlmnse as the place
for the li.'iei U'g. The lyie hing report
ed from iinc n. Ark . illu.-t i atrtl the
point - llult.ilo Kxpicss.
Ten mmih ago eighty railroads Is
sued weekly reports of earnings. Now
but tiftvtive publish such figures,
twenty live roads having disajcaicd
Turtle Eggs a Valuable Food.
Turtle ogifs ate highly prized In
eountiicK where they aro abundant,
and l hough once commonly eaten la
Ameili-n. his now seldom offered.
Long Term In Pastorate.
The Rev. William Armhold has been
rntiiiertcil lhlrl -eight years with tho
Congregation Kcnescth Israel of I'bila
itelphia. The liev. Ainihold is in his
"t!i jear and is still active.