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Good Old Tsi An.
Protests against Hmpress An's
course may be withdrawn, now tbat
It haa been discovered that she Is
beheading Journalists instead of 11
Bank Notes as Fuel.
The novel spectacle of a steamer be
ing stoked with bank notes was once
witnessed at a Mediteranean port.
Forty-five Harks of the apparently val
uable paper were tossed into the fur
nace of the vessel's boiler. The notes
were canceled documents of the Bunk
Charge for Table Napkin.
On the continent of Kurope the ta
ble napkin is charged to you, put
down in cold pencil on the check
brought by the waiter iwo cents la
our money, whatever It may happen
to be In centimes or pfennigs.
Regulation for Track Walkers.
Track walkers for certain Massa
chusetts railroads are now required to
wind a registering cIock at certain
points every hour and records are
kept, to be examined weekly by the
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored Peop.e
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, JAXUAHY t, 1H04.
e ue r b e r ot tofrgwet sublime,
'our solemn wrcc
f alad tUw Year!
erald afrue and lasting peace,
roclaim flai strifir and wonj
ingin a deeper, truer sense
Copyright, 1903, by The Associated Publishers' Corporation, Chicago, III.
A New York church that keeps si
lence respecting its wealth Is the
Dutch Collegiate, which is reputed to
have an Income from Investments of
$4U0,nim a year. Trinity church has
an income from Its Investments of
over fl.ooo.nwt per annum.
A German medical paper reports
that at a school inspection In ltran
denbtirg an eight-year-old boy was
presented who weighs 9 stono and
stands 5 feet HVg Inches. The young
prodigy is physically and mentally well
German Canaries the Best.
German canaries excel all other ca
naries as singers. One has been known
to continue a single trill for a minute
and a quarter, with twenty changes
of note in It.
the birib ford ells
Export of Coal.
We export $L'n,oiiu,iniii worth of coal
n year. France produces about 34.
iKiii.iMiu tons of coal u year and has to
buy ir,niio.iMi() more.
World's Coldest Spot.
Yakutsk, Itussin. is the reddest place
In the world The mercury some
times falls to 7:i degrees below zero.
Improved Electric Lamp.
The Nerst electrical lamp consumes
hut halt as much energy as the ordi
nary Incandescent lamp.
Cost of Fires.
The annual loss from the burning of
buildings in the 1'iiited Stales Is
about $13.1.bm,iMni, not including cost
of insurance and the apt.llanccs for
than any other Paper
The various churches gave their I
usual Christmas festivities. The
Christmas tree fenutre wus of more
general Interest this year than here
tofore. The trees at all of the
churches were laden with many good
things to please the hearts of the dc(ar
friends and the little ones. Among
those that celebrated the usual cus
tom were tin; Second ltaptist. Vine
St. Ilaptlst. Pleasant Green llaptist.
Allen Chapel, libene.er and St. John's
If our readers could fin I as much
time to pay for the Son as the Son
linds time to supply them with the
news, it would he enabled to gie lots
mote news and heller r'lcourji.'cliie'il.
Kilitor Duncan Oath of the Liberat
or brought out n cotninetidalde holi
day number. Mr. Oath Is hrinuiu;; l.'ie
Liberator to the front.
The four K. of I', lodges of Kansas
City, consisting of McKinley No. 'J I.
Lilly No. 8. New F.ra No. lit and
No. 4::. held a Joint Installation De
cember :!oth. at .1.11! Main street. Of
ficers installed as chancel command
cry were C. 11. Russell of McKnlley;
Felix Pnvne of the New F.ra; V. If.
It, , ,.r i n u- nii.l tl It I'.i-fili.'iiii of
. The ceremonies were per-
formed by Grand D. D.'s It. F. Adams
and Lewis Woods. Our success dur
ing the past year bus been wonderful,
but we look fo ra greater progress in
the future. The K. I. s are looking
forward to giving n grand entertain
ment some time In January, I'.miI.
Dr. Snclson, who bus succeeded Dr.
Owens as presiding elder of the Fifth
plscopal district, opened bis first
quarter at Allen chapel last Sunday,
under very favorable comment. I he
Doctor took for his text. "What prof
its a man to gain I he w hole world and
lose his soul." He drew vividly to the
minds o flbose present the exnmples
to be followed in the explanation of
the text. Dr. Snclson enters upon
the duties o This new field with the
promises of a flattering success. Itcv.
Vaughn of the St. John chapel preach
ed the sacramental sermon with the
assistance or llev. F. J. I'eck. Dr.
I'eck Is well pleased with the outlook
of Allen Chapel, both as to finance
ami increase of membership.
Dispute Over Planet Mars.
A recent dispatch from Prof. Per
clval l-owoll from Flagstaff, Ariz.,
stating that a large projection of Mars
has been discovered, leads prof. Gar
rett. P. Servlss to declare that the
planet is undoubtedly Inhabited. On
the oilier baud, Prof. Klatuinarlon of
Paris declares that the projection Is
only an Illumination of (lie clouds or
lofty mountain summits in I be setting
sun, and that many other analogous
observations have alreifdy been made.
Has Faith In Kansas.
Gov. Hailey of Kansas has Inex
haustible faith in the ngrlcult iiral
future of bis state. Since bis inaugu
ration he has had numerous offers
for his line farm in Nemaha county,
but has Ver been tempted by the
figures ii.('iiei. There are several
hundred Ticres In tho place, and tho
governor has been offered $7.1 an iicr
several times, hut tlifnks it worth tho
even $luu at lea I. Chicago Chroni
cle. Best Coal for Navies.
The coal from the Glatiiorg'ttrhire
Held In South Wales Is regarded as su
perior to all other steam coal by the
navies of the world. Its rival from
the Culled Viatel is the Pocahontas
coal from West Virgina.
Lives of Dogt and Cats.
The don grows tor two years and
lives for ten or twelve. The cat grows
only for aboil eighteen months and
may also live for ten years, In very
except lonul cases for twice as long.
In the State.
Swell Folks Make a Swell Affair.
The president, A. L. Cox. and Sect.
I. II. Tripled, and Lean II. .Ionian,
treasurer, deserve great credit for
their management of the Oxford
(dub tit this time.
The Oxford Club gave their ball on
last Tuesday evening at Hums' Hall
which was a grand success In every
way. The members at this timo
spared no pains In entertaining th.'ir
guest st, of both in the city ami out.
Tin members of the club carried out.
their part of the prournni to the tet
ter. They were all in Full Dress.
The ball was beautifully decorated
and the menu was Indeed grand. Tho
ladles that were In attendluce were
nicely dressed. In their cost nines they
represented most every color which
was suitable to the occasion: they
bad flowers to match. Those pres
ent were the following: Prof. W. K.
Griffith ami wife; T. II. Clay ami
wife; I'M Clay and wife; John
I learned and w ife: Frank Huffkiu and
wife; Dr. J. K. Iterry and wife; Sandy
F.dwnrds and wire: Dr. F. C. Chad
man and wife; J. K. Carpenter and
wife; George Teeters ami wife; Will
Garritt and wife; Harry Hilly and
wife; Mrs. John Lang, Mrs. Salllo
Hooker, Mrs. Jam Woodland. Mrs.
Ada Jordan: Misses Jennie Clay, Kd
na Jorden, Annie Jones. Stella Cole,
ami Miss Ida Foster. Miss Nelln
Lore.. Miss f : I lit Watklns, Miss bin
Guilford. Miss May Harnes, Miss Min
nie lliilibard. Miss LI la Swealiuan,
Miss Lulu Sweatmaii; Mr. C. A. Jack
son, Mr. W. II. Watson, Mr. A. L.
Cox, Mr. James Wilson, Mr. James
Young, Mr. Kirk Wilson, Mr. .1. T.
Huberts, Mr. L. Montgomery. Mr.
John Hussel, Mr. Chnrles Washington.
Mr. Will Griffin. Mr. Illake Hrownn,
Mr. L. II. Jorden, Mr. J. W. Moss. Mr.
W. II. Page, Mr. F.d Louis.
We are to feel congratulated of tho
Oxford en 1 1 1 ul this time.
Rev. Cold well from the Indian Ter
ritory preached at the Hapllst church
Miss Maggie Davis left Saturday
morning fur St. Louis.
Miss Hettio Collins returned home
Mrs. John Johnson Is quite III.
Mr. Henry Mason Is on the sick list,
Mr. Harvey Washington, who was
sent to the home of Mrs. Nancy
Hrown, died Wednesday, D tuber
1.1th and was burled on the 7th. His
funeral was preached at the A. M. K.
church by ev. A. A. Gilbert.
Mr. llaiher Hook, Mrs. Shell Olden
ami also Mr. James are on the sick
Horn to the wife of Key J. p. Kpps,
Mrs. Aggie Williams is quite I'l.
Mrs. Ithoila It.-ed of Kansas !'
Mr. John Mewrr of Odessa was -he
guest of Mr. Grundy Hurloii Sunday.
Deborah Tabernacle, No 111. v ill
give their enleitailllll" lit on Dec. J'dl .
They will give away a fine cepo. :
table to the one holding the luck
Small-iit Inhibited l;l.md.
The smallest inhal d i.-lnnd in thn
world Is thai on which the Lddystono
lighthouse stands. A! low water it is
8U feet In diHiniier; at high water tho
base of the llghtho.ise the diameter of
which is zvi, fc i. is completely cov
ered by t lie ao
British Pntato Famine.
The Yorkshire !.;.. Lced. Kuglnnd.
says that to find a parallel for thn
wrious outbreak of di.-ease in the po
tato crop one iniisr go back to tho
black years 1S77I7I. or even to tho
years ol 17;'-Ix7l', when the regent
potato, from which many growers had
wade their fortunes, utterly failed.