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THE NEGRO PROBLEM.
. 'Comlnft Events Cast Their
iiumv n wvbwi,.
, . 'iA generation baa passed since the
v 'egro wan placed on an equality, be
), ' ,lre the law. with the whites. Instead
t approaching nearer together, the
; Jrp between the whites and negroes Is
''jf?ldeT to-day than It was forty years
N' Why this Increasing divergence?
''..While slavery existed there was a
"h.',y. wrong feeling of sympathy. In the
'"jlorth, for the Negro. When he was
freed and placed on a legal equality!
,; gradually faded away and the Negro
::jft to stand on his real merits, like
I! Y; other recces.
ijtJfflnlty between the two races becomes
more ev,,u'nl ev"y uy- lne lep,m before he can get away. Crowley, La.,
, f nntlpnthy against the Negro is )fJ the cpntcr of tho grpate8t rU.e ,,ro.
stronger in the North to-day than it dllctlon ln the Unltea stateg white
Is In the South. No Intelligent, closo ,nbor ,8 a)mogt entlrcIy ll8od tnere x
.observer of pnssln gevenU can fall to ,earn ,hRt onIy flfteon pef ccnt of
reaHzo thBt we can never ,orm a hom Negro labor Is used In the largest cot
iV ,lMogenou8 natlon of whlte8 n Negroes. ton produclng country ln Texas, or
IL An unwritten law has governed this the worjdi
I 1 country ever since tho first settlement j The krpat movement of the Negro
I I at Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. race w commenee withln twenty
i That law is that white men shall rule spven yearg from thlg date I hope
-if jvj America. This lnw has been rigidly that 8ome of the y0Unger people will
ilvis? eniorced against me Indian, the Negro,
jiVU'Jtho Chinaman. Rlgbt or wrong, this
sentiment is as strong to-day as ever
ie'ore anc' '8 Krow'n8 stronger. When
';ir: vSvChlnese labor seemed to be in the way
of white labor Dennis Kearney and
j his Band-lotters in San Francisco, rais-
d the cry, "The Chinese must go," and
i kept it up until Chinese immigration
ft waa prohibited. When Negro labor
fBhall seem to be In the way of white
t J labor, the Negro will be pressed to the
wall. The condition is crowing worse
and the people are asking the question,
"What can be done?"
, Our great statesmen seem to be un
able to even suggest sr remedy.
And now, oh, my countrymen, there
cornea before me a beautiful vision:
I see a vast stretch of country, an im
mense valley with a highly river flow
ing through It, with broad, rich, al
luvlal plains on either side, stretching
far away to the foot-hills and slopes
that extend on and up to the summit
of vast mountain ranges to the north,
the west and the south of the great
valley. The scene is grand and su-
uumeiy ucauuiui. I bh swsy up near
.It 1 1 ...!..! - . . 1
the crest or these lorty mountain
ranges, little springs of water break
ing out and trickling down the moun
tain side sin small rivulets; and as
they descend they unite with other
little streamlets and finally creeks and
other streams are formed until they
reach the valley In rivers and when all
are united they form the grand cen-
tral river that rolls on with Irresist
ible forco to the great ocean beyond.
The vision Is typical of the solution of
the Negro problem.
And now the scene changes on to
another branch. I seo that the en
forcement of the Monroe Doctrine,
which now means that all foreign pow
ers must keep hands off of all Ameri
can territory while we will take any
thing that may come In our reach, ln
either hemisphere, will lead to serious
trouble In South American affairs. In
those troubles we will find It neces
sary, ln order to avoid a great war
with European powers, to take posses
sion of extensive regions ln South
America and pny their obligations In
Europe. In some such manner we will
become owners of a large region in
the Amazon valley. In due time, when
the rivulets of public opinion becomo
concentrated ln the mighty river arbove
referred to, our government will give
the negroes homesteads In, and free
transportation to, that country. And
the bulk of them will go and estab-
llsh a new nation, under the protection
o four government. Most persons think
this is an Impossibility; most people
don't know wbat Impossibility means.
One million of Europeans will come to
our shores this year. When the time
comes we cm transport the negroes as
fast as tbey need to go. In my vUlon
I can see the ships that will carry
them to their new homes. They ap
pear to be of large size, built of steel,
painted white, and I can see no smoke
stacks or masts on them; this Indi
cates that neither Bteami nor wind
power will then bo used for propelling
The powers that control tho destiny
of races and nations are now inspiring
Booker T. Washington in his noble ef
forts to prepare his race for the great
change that awaits them. The plnre
of the negro laborer in tho South will
be fu),y 8Hpplled by other race8 evon
make a not of these forecasts and
watch the Incidents that will gradually
lead to their fulfillment. I get these
Impressions from the spirits of the
two greatest emancipators that Ameri
ca ever produced.
PROP. L. L. THOMPSON.
C. S. P.
Bones of Kings.
Cardinal Ferrari, who attended tho
German Catholic congress, took back
with him to Milan as a present tho
bones of the three kings. Melchior,
Gaspar and Balthasar, which were the
most famous relics In the Cologne Ca
thedral. The legend is that the relics
were taken away from Milan church
by Frederick Barbarossa'a men. and
the gift Is Intended as a restitution.
OME POSTAL HINTS.
Don't use poor paper, envelopes, or
Don't put valuables or money In un
Don't use weak Ink; have It blue
black if you can.
Don't fall to weigh your matter be
fore buy lug stamps.
Don't overlook the particulars of for
eign and donii'Btic classification.
Don't buy envelopes or wrappers
having mucilage that won't stick.
Don't send money in an ordinary
letter; buy a money order or register
Don't forget the slightest fraction
over the exact weight requires another
rate of postage.
Don't neglect to seal your letters,
but leave packages and printed matter
open for Inspection.
Don't let the address take up all
the space; leave room
Stamp and postmark.
Don't leave off the name of street,
postofflce. state or county when ad
dressing country mall.
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Don't have any hesitation In calling
for a foreign mail schedule when you
want to be informed on mail steamers,
P"" post regulations, and foreign
tt alia Oiiimrnl'ii
parcels post re
Don't forget to put your name and
address in upper left hand corner of
envelope or package, so that It can
be returned or you notified In case
mall Is not deliverable
for It Reaches KloreHomes of Colored Peop.e
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1903.
isn't it strange-
How often men of leisure regard
life as a burden?
How often men speak of marriage In
a tone of contempt?
How many women pay undeslred
compliments to young men?
How often men make the mistake of
discounting a woman's ability?
How many women treat thel hus
bands with undeserved severity?
How many women are at their best
when severely cauttlc in helr criti
cism? How often men compliment, women
I and then say ugly things in tbelr ab-
How many women force themselves
to accept attentions which are dla
How many women go through life
with the idea that nature intended
them for an exalted station?
How often men are deceived by the
fellow who Is only a clever retailer of
borrowed stories? Philadelphia Bul
FROM ALL OVER.
It the fools were all dead some of
th i others would have a hard time to
Style Is the literary expression of
tVe man who has come into possession
of himself. Life.
A woman really needs two faces;
her own face and the face she kisses
other women with. Puck.
Children are unerring judges of
chi.raeter until they have received the
benefits of education. Life.
It is a good thing that talk Is cheap,
Tt is desirable that the necessities of
life should always be within easy
reach of the masses. Life.
In 400 years, says Lord Kelvin, tho
earth's coal will be exhausted. From
the way things are going now the
earth's patience will be exhausted
about 399 years earlier than that.
Saturday Evening Post.
Prosperity has come to a pretty
paHS when the railroads have so much
freight they cannot move It. Now If
they could only turn It into passengers
they might make It hnng up by the
straps. Saturday Evening Pom.
May Be Do Soto's Helmet
An Interesting areheologlcal relic
has been discovered in an Indian
nound about twenty miles south of
Paris, Tenn., In tho shape of a finely
carved metal helmet, supposed to be
of pure silver, which weighs eighteen
pounds and Is in excellent prcserva-
tlon. While many finds of crude oyster plates, Mr. and Mrs, 11. II. Lol
workod copper have occurred In many j jI1s.
prehistoric mounds and stone graves
of TcnnesRCO, no object of silver or
blgb-class workmanship has been un
earthed. For this reason many hold
this, to be a relic of tho early Span
ish explorers, probably lost by Her
nando D Soto, the discoverer of tho
Mississippi, in l.r82, when he led an
expedition through this tec tlon to the
site of the present city of Memphis.
Knew His Place.
He was Incontrovertible evidence of
better days In dlsirrnoo. He was load-
a .1 li.. I.a.1 n uL-olii rtn 11a U' a a r m
- , ' . ,.,,,,, n m..
Ililit lie wns full. Me was rnrnoit
'He was Ninxed. Ho was drunk. As
. .,,,, , ,,, ,.
- llm ,,.,. " ,hJ
d Me had just sumdent manhood
left to muter: "G e n t hlc-l hlc-e-tn-e-blc-n,
Ktiemormen. Well. I aln'L
ktc, no chemerman. so I don't, hlc,
b'long In there. Zudder sine place, hie,
for me." So he reeled Into tho ladles'
aabln and found a seat. New York
RKV. K. JESSE PECK.
Doth members and fl ic nils of Allen
Chai" I will be delighted to learn that
Kev. K. Jesse Peck, of Denver, Colo.,
has '"'en appointed to take charge of
that c hurch for tiie next ensuing year.
Rev. Pock Is by no means a stranger
lu tli in community. For four year? he
pastured successfuly at tho church to
whi h he Is again appointed and It was
through his Indefatigable efforts thai
the present splendid edifice was erect
ed at Tenth and Charlotte. For the
pnxt three years Elder Peck has been
stationed In Denver, Col., where he hB
met with marked success. The Son ex
it nds the Reverend a hearty welcome
and wishes him success.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Chandler cele
brated their china wedding at their
residence, K08 East Fifth street. Wed -
liesday evening, October 14. litO.I.
A large number of friends were pres.
ent and a most enjoyable time was
had by a-ll and many valuable presents
Among the presents received were:
One set Havlland china pie plates,
It. 11. Fullhrlght.
one set Havlland china dinner
plates, Mr. C. Coleman.
One handsome parlor lamp, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Ward, B. Walker. A. Gor
don, Jas. Claybrooks, Mr. E. S. l-ewls.
One set china- cups and saucers, Mrs.
One set china cups and saucers, Mrs.
one pair Venetian vases, Mrs. Luella
Ward and Mrs. Nellie Fowler.
One hand painted china meat platter,
Mr. and Mrs. Dorvn Edwards.
one Japanese tea set and one china
i .ilad bowl. Mrs. Victoria Williams und
Miss Addle Gordon.
oim pair handsome china berry
bowls, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ijawrenco,
Mr. and Mrs. Ui.-vld Davis.
One hnndscmn set Havlland china
one handsome salad set, Mesdames
Ella Porter, Sarah Jackson, Ada Davis
and Miss Vclniii Pope,
one handsome Egyptian vase, Miss
One china fruit basket, Miss Sva
One hand painted rake plate, Mrs.
Mary Walker, Odessa. Mo.
One china dinner set. 40 pieces, Mrs.
Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Alien and
Mr anik Mrs Ijiurence.
one china punch set. Mrs. Rosa
Ol'tin and Miss Julia Warnerk.
one handsome set of dinner plates
and pie plates, Mr. William Chandler,
of St. Paul. Minn.
One set china cups and saucers. Miss
Mertle Hates and Miss IV-lla Russell.
One handsome piano rover. Holmes
O le handsome sideboard, Mr. S. M.
In some Joke Books, you will not
find a single Joke.
than any other Paper
JUDGE FRENCH WAS RIGHT.
Lawytr's Impressive Peroration Borno
Out by Facts.
The following lieautiliil anil Impres
sive peroration, used by .liulno French,
the Kentucky lawyer who defended
Jett and White, the lireatilUt county
assasHins, In arraigning Witness
Ewen before tho bar of "public exe
cration." has attrncted wide attention:
"God never gave a truthful tongue
and a cowardly heart to the same
man." Somehow or other the public
finds Justification for Ihta handsome
expression In the fact that It wan
Judge French's client who shut
down a human being In cold blood
from behind, giving him no rliauco
to defend liimscll, declared their In
Mooonoo of the charge. A mini who
will deliberately assassinate mint her
man will tint hesitate at a bit of per
jury; so after all the distinguished
advnentc wa-i right Chattanooga
MEDICAL USE OF TOBACCO.
Applied to Raw Wounds, It Prevents
A good deal of the world's tobacco
crop Is neither smoked, snuffed nor
chewed. At one time tobacco wns
very largely prescribed In medicine,
and even today considerable iiuatitl
tles are so made use of. As an ex
ternal remedy for wounds and bruises
and sprains a wet tobacco poultice is
commonly useu in an eoumr.es ..-.
totiaccn is grown, tm sore tnrnais,
erysipelas, sciatica and swellings of
various kinds, tobacco, externally ap
plied, has a wonderfully good effect.
Moist tobacco Is one of the best cures
Imaginable for the blto of a poison
ous Insect. Uelng so good as it Is, to
bacco Is sometimes applied by sol
dlers to raw wounds. It Is said that
, no rai)e ,,f rkjKW r mortification
j has e.er occurred where this precau
tlon has been taken. Health.
Protecting Books In China.
"We have to varnish all our books
In my country." said a Chinese; "oth
erwise they would soon be eaten Into
a grav powder by a little black In
sect, like a beetle, thai takes to hooks
as a est takes to ashes. Everybody
In China, when ho receives a con
signment of hooks from Europe or
America, mixes a little pot of varnish
at once and proceeds to coat his books
with it. This fluid Is a perfect pro
tection; It Is made of creosote Cans
da balsam, resln. spirit of wine and
uiastic." Philadelphia llecord.
Indifference to Man.
One ot the latest, additions to tho
many societies of women Is that for
promoting man Iniliflerence. Each
member must be over 17. bo proof
against the charms of man and must
abhor marrlniM'. Any signs of depart-
uro from Hie rigid ntliludo toward '
man to be observed by members of
this club will be met first hy warn
ing. Should this fall of effect and
tbhorrcnco of the nuptial state not
continue, tho dclln)ucnt will bo ex
pelled. The club is lu Guilford. Eng
land. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
MJ. Gen. Corbln will spend the hoi
Ma tit his old home, llatavla, il. .
Tennyson's birthplace, Somersby
!tector, will be made a public muse
mi. The ship Wlscasolt of Wlscasctl,
Me., brought Andrew Carnegie to the
United Slates In ISI'i.
Mr. Cmker will remain abroad. He
vpects Tammany to w li next time,
10 mutter who may be uominateii.
It Is etlniaed that Miss Maude Ad-
in' management will l"S" fi'no.iino
v.is season by rea"i.n if lo-r Illness.
prof. Edmut d S A"
-ill!'H!ilan li stliniii.il
yhst to visit the li-
..o Aleuts of Alisl.n
TN oldest I'ni'e '
imi.-I:h1 Is dead. .1
., ; raine. and he di- .'
-,r what was known a
i lives of
In the State.
The Unptlst State Convention were
here last week and closed out Sunday.
There were about or 100 delegates
in attendance to the convention.
Quarterly meeting was held at St.
John's M. E. church Sunday. Presid
ing Elder Smith was present.
The members of the A. M. E. church
were well pleased at the returning of
their pastor. Kev. A. A. Gilbert.
Mr. ('has Lindsay and sister came
down from the city Saturday evening
and returned Sunday evening. He
subscribed for the Rising Son i.nd de
sires It to be sent to him to L'ltl Inde
pi iiib nce avenue.
The Excelsior Hand went out to May-
icv Saturday evening to furnisii the
music for Mrs. Vaughn.
Mr. Archli Porter Is on tho slcl;
Kev. Mutton, of Odessa, was in Lie
city and preached at the Christian
t li 11 1 i ll morning ami evening.
Mrs. Susie Kolilnson and her hus
band ht.-vo moved to the country.
Mr. L. Itritt and Mr. Edwards, of
lllgginsvllle wi re in the city last week
Mr. Jnrkhon Walker, the vice presi
dent of tiie (lid Men's Club, dropped
dead .Monday out at Mr. Johnson's. Me
was about '.in years old. Maid work
was the ii.nse of his death. II" was at.
,.,,.,, Snmllv ( B1.,.ined to be 111
I good health, lie leaves three children,
I one hoy and two girls, and a host of
! other relatives. Ills wife dhil about a
year ago In this month. The Old Men's
Club will miss itiiii. Dinner was served
at his home August, it year ago.
With the lively Interest taken In Hie
arrangements for the dinner to be giv
en nt the SiH-ond Baptist church, No
vember r, at 2 and f o'clock. twi
hours for es h meal, for the Old Folks
and Orphans Home, it promises to be
i.'bove the average with William Fair
fax, chairman and chef, assisted by
Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Kobt. Willey. Mrs.
Wells. Mrs. Price, Mrs. Thurman and
Mrs Kue. The dinner will be all that
can be expected.
Mrs. I .eon Jordan, Vallie Bowman,
lllnnch Boss, Malme Barker, Cora
White and Minnie Wortham will act
Mrs. John Ijiug, Mrs. I'nthatik and
Mrs. Nero will manage tho rake and
Ice cream tables.
Mrs. Oueenan will serve oysters In
Mrs. Ciiinmliigs and Mrs. Fairfax
will look ik ft It the china, linens mid
Mrs. Sandy Edwards and Luella Wll
Hams will act as cashiers.
The candy and peanut booth will bo
presided oxer by Mrs. l. .W Crostli
vaite anil Mrs. Edmund Henderson.
Roast Turkey, Oyster Dressing.
Celery, Cranberry Sauce,
Potato Pudding, Stewed Tomatoes,
Peas, Sweet Potatoes,
Hot Rolls, Corn Broad,
Coffee. Tea. Milk,
English Plum Pudding with Hard
Mesl Ticket 25 cents.
Millions Engage in Farming.
It requires the labor of about 10,
non.nfio men ami women for nine
1 1 1 . i i 1 1 1 of the c.ir to harvest all th
cro'is of the world.
First Steamer on the Thames.
The tlrst steamer on the Thames
was the Marjory, ln 1MI. The Rich
fior.d followed her a year later.
Dogs Follow Hearts.
A the burial of a South I-onrton
man his six dogs, draped In bTuck.
followed th c;''"ge.