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B. T. WASHINGTON .
Is making History for the Negro of this Country.
SHE KNEW ye -5IN.
Utile Girl t tUry
was tU ,.
weekly singing lesson
had just finished telling the children
they were all spending their flrst
year In school about the beauties of
knowing how to sing. The teacher's
talk had been beautiful and she whs
sure that It would bear fruit.
"Now all of you who want to now
how to sing will please raise your
hands," said the teacher.
There was a race to see whose hand
should go up first. Then there was
another race to see whose should be
raised the highest. But the teacher
saw two little girls sitting with their
hands on their desks.
"Why, I'm surprised, my little girl."
aid the teacher, as she pointed to on
of them. "Why don't you want to
learn to sing?"
"Cause I don't have to," answered
the little girl. "I know how now."
It was a bit too much for the teach
er and all of the little girls wondered
at the smile which crossed her face.
THE CAFE OP HUNGARY.
Writer Asserts They Are Different
From Those of Paris.
The trees and the cafes are Pari
sian: only there are more trees and
more cafes, and In Pest the cafes do
not have a crowded existence. There
Is never the Impression of a few tables
and a few chairs forced Into a narrow
apace. ' It seems as If, when the city
was laid out and when the buildings
were erected, special provision had
been made for tables and shrubbery
in front of them, In the same way that
space is calculated for gardens and
fountains and lakes In laying out an
exposition ground. If old Paris was
all on a hill on one side of the Seine
and new Paris had been built since '60,
and the Parisian had the free life of
the gypsy In his heart, and the Rus
sian's fondness for room whether out
doors or In, and art and architecture
had flourished In Hungary for cen
turies, there might be some reason for
that comparison which frequently oo
curs to the hurrying tourist. 8crlb
ner's. Wood Lighter Than Cork.
In spite of the formidable rivalry
of the feather, the cork has hitherto
held the foremost place among the
pseudonyms for lack of weight. This
supremacy is now seriously imperiled
by the discovery of msrea wood, as
reported to have been made by Capt,
Truffert In the Bahr-el-Ghazel and toe
neighborhood or Lake Tcnad. u De
longs to the same species as the
mimosa, and as observed- growing on
the shores of Lake Tchad, reaches a
height of from twelve to fifteen feet
It throws off shoots near to the ground,
and its branches bear thorns and yek
low flowers. The wood Is lighter thaa
Wings of a Dove.
At sunset, whan the rosy day was dying.
Far down th. pathway nf the We.t,
I saw a lonely dove In alienee flying
To be at rent.
Pilgrim of air, I erled. could I but bo -row
Thy wandering wlnga. thy freedom bleat,
I'd fly away from every careful sorrow
And find my rest.
But when the duik a filmy veil was
Back came the dove to seek her nest.
Deup In the forest where her mate was
There was true rest.
Peace, heart of mtnel no longer sigh te
Lose not thy life In fruitless quest.
There are no happy Islands over yonder:
Come home and reat.
Henry van Dyke, In "The Builders, and
Not an Appropriate Decoration.
A caller at the boarding-house of
Mrs. Irons was surprised to see a fine
greyhound basking In the sun outside
the kitchen door. "I didn't know you
had a dog," she said. "He's a beauti
ful animal. How long have you had
him?" "Two or three years." "How
does It happen I have never seen him
In passing along here?" "We don't
allow him to leave the back yard,"
replied Mrs. Irons with emphasis.
"What kind of an advertisement would
it be for a boarding-house to have a
creature as lean as that dog standing
around In front of It?"
Valuable Paper Process.
The Oxford Press Syndicate value
the1 formula for making the thin tough
paper used' in printing their Bibles
at more than a million dollars. It hav
ing cost them over twenty-five years
of hard work and $100,000 In cash to
discover and perfect the process. Even
more valuable, probably, Is the secret
of the manufacture of the paper upon
which the notes of the Bank of Eng
land are printed, which belongs, as is
pretty generally known to the Portals
of Laverstoke, who have accumulated
a fortune from It within two genera
tions. Uniforms for Army Electricians.
The master electricians and the
electrician sergeants of the newly
created corps of the army will be des
ignated by a symbol of white metal
resembling forked lightning Inclosed
within a wreath of gilt metal. Th
uniform trousers of these officers will
show a scarlet stripe.
for It Reaohoa Moro Home of Colored Peop.e than any other Paper
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1904.
Father of Lexicographers.
Dr. Johnson, even excepting his pre
decessor, Bailey, was not the father of
lexicographers. In the latest volume
Issued by the Historical. Manuscripts
Commission on manuscript- in th
Welsh language It Is stated that th
idea of illustrating the meaning and
correct us of words by actual quota
tlons from th .literature of a living
language seems to have been flrst put
in practice by Griffith Hlraethog, th
herald bard of Wales, who died la
Export Wood te Germany.
Imports of wood Into Germany from
the United States hare more than
trebled sine 1880, amounting ta ltOl
to more than $6,850,000. It consisted
mostly of pitch pine. This wood is
more resistant to the weather and
costs much less than oak. It Is used
for making doors, windows, floors,
etc., while oak Is used in the manu
facture of the finer grades of furni
ture. Japanese Hem.
Among the Industries of Japan
which are receiving especial attention
is the manufacture of hemp. It is re
ported that orders have recently been
executed tor a supply of fishing nets
for Alaska valued at $30,000, and that
a commissioner hap Jately been sent tOj
lansus to investigate ana repon on
the prospect of extending the market
for nets in that country.
Cost of Gravitation.
In an address before the British As
sociation for the Advancement of Sci
ence, Mr. Charles Hawkln's remark
that water obtained by gravitation is
almost. If not quite, as expensive a
water obtained by pumping, may be
somet'ilng of a surprise to a lawman,
but U easily explained by the greater
cost of gravitation works.
A Touching "Appele."
Th following notice Is said to be
posted over the almsbox of a certain
cathedral door In Northern Italy: "Ap
pele to charltables. The Brothers, so
called, of Mercy, asks slender arms
for the hospital. They harbor all
kinds of diseases, and have no re
spect to religion." Harper's Weekly.
American Monte Carle.
Th American Monte Carlo Is In th
principality of Flagler, at Palm Beach,
Fla. The concessionaries, owning th
Casino, are two brothers of the nam
of Thompson. They come from Texas
and their little gaming establishment
at Palm Beach Is worth to them $200,.
000 a season.
It has been calculated that the en
ergy stored up In fifteen grains of
radium Is sufficient to raise 600 tons
weight a mile high. An ounce would,
therefore, suffice to drive a flfty-hors
power motor car at the rate of thirty
miles an hour around the world.
Puns of Shakespeare.
Searching Shakespeare for puns Is a
strange way of spending time. A con
tributor to "Notes and Queries" pro
claims the discovery of thirty-nine and
adds that "all readers of Shakespeare
are aware that punning was with him
a favorite form of fun."
New Induatrlal Enterprise.
Bait farms and fish fsrms, ostrich
farms and mushroom farms, ginseng
farms and pigeon farms these are
some o? th hundreds of unique Indus
trial enterprises which this age of
specialisation has developed in the
The number of illiterate children
between ten and fourteen years of
age Is: In Alabama, 66,072; Georgia,
63,329; Louisiana, 65,ol; South Caro
lina, 51,636; North Carolina. 61,190;
Mississippi, 44.334; Tennessee, 36,376.
Of the 100,000 men In Newfound
land more than half are fishermen,
who catch 150,000,000 pounds of cod
a year, consume one-fourth of It and
sell the rest to Catholic countries for
f Pestsl Rate on Human Ashe.
The postolUce department has pre
pared a ruling to the effect that cre
mated bodies should be classed as
merchandise, and Rhould pay the regu
lar rate of 1 cent for four ounces. As
a result of this decision, four airtight
Mnjcanlsters, containing the cremated
remains of a family, shipped from
5(ew York to San Francisco, were for
warded from the Washington postof-
flcey.. where they had been held up
pending a determination of the post
age rates for the Journey.
' Northern Lumber Cut.
JThe cut of lumber In the Sault St.
Marl district for the season of 1901
was about 160,000,000 teet, and th
cut for the season of 1903 Is over
200.000,000 feet. At least 75 per cent
of this is cut in mills owned and oper
ated by Americans. Two large saw
mills have been built during the year
and a new veneering mill has been
operating very profitably during the
Woman and Little Things.
A man may look at life as through
field glasses. He gives himself a wide
horizon, and does not always heed the
f hlngs which lie nearest him. A wom
an has more of the microscopic in
tlnct. She sees the Importance of
'Ktle things, and that Is bow so many
have genius enough to make $10, or
ven less, provide the necessities of a
Diversity ef Tongues.
The diversity of tongues to be found
in one country Is often a matter of
surprise. Last year the Bible so
ciety's agents sold the scriptures In
fifty-three languagos In the Russian
empire, in twenty-eight languages In
Burmab, and In thirty In South Ma
laysia, and fifty-three In the Egyptian
Pay Much Money for Recipe.1
An English firm of pork packer
paid no less than $50,000 for the Bran
denburg method of curing hams;
while a certain special chutney, or
rather the method of mixing It, origi
nally bought for a few rupees from a
poor Hindu trsder, changed hands a
few months back for $37,000.
Records prove that th college man
at thirty Is far In advance of the man
of the same age who entered by th
apprentice door. Even at thirty it is
shown that four years spent at colleg
were not wasted, and that he really
aoqulred the ability to learn how to do
Feminine Mind Superior.
Archeologists have come to the con
clusion that the feminine mind Is par
ticularly quick at deciphering the an
cient hieroglyphics and other Inscrip
tions. A number of women, both la
Europe and America, are toerefore, be
ing Instructed In that art.
Husband Gets Damages.
The manager of a Paris restaurant
has obtained $1,000 compensation from
a chemist who constantly sold mor
phia to his wife. The morphia habit
has gained such a hold In Paris that
the authorities are adopting sever
Millions in Pearls.
Within the past three years more
than $3,000,000 worth of pearls have
been taken from the waters of th
Mississippi valley. At least three
fourths of the pearls have come from
the Black and White rivers of Ar
kansas. Russian Sugsr.
According to the official returns
there were 275 sugsr mills In operation
In European Russia last year. Th
beet crop of tho country amounted to
nearly 9.000,000 tops, whllo the area
under cultivation was 1,310,000 acres.
Villages of Women.
The villages nesr the north Italian
lakes art In summer Inhabited almost
entirely by women, who till the fields,
which do not yield much. The men
go to Switzerland snd bring back
their earnings in winter.
Rev. Mrs. Gilbert went to Kansas
City 8unday to see her brother-in-law,
who Is quite ill.
Mr. Reld Wilson and his sister spent
the Christmas in Independence and
also Kansas City. Reported having a
Miss Edith Alexander spent the
Christmas in Independence.
Mesdames Roy Warcuff, Robert
Tolbert, Jesse Jones, and Jordan
Hook spent the vacation In Indepen
dence. Mr. and Mrs. Florida Roberson went
to.CoffeyvIlle, Kan., to visit his moth
er during the holidays. They report
having a nice time.
Misses Glover Howklns and Prlscll
la Hawkins spent the holiday in Inde
pendence. Misses Nellie and Nannie Richard
son spent several days In Lexington
whllo here several receptions were
given In honor of them by Mrs. Holmes
and Mrs. Jackson.
There was a reception given by
Mrs. Mattie Jackson and Miss Nan
nie Hawkins In honor of the students,
of Lincoln Institute at Mrs. Nancy
Booker's. Refreshments were served
from 3 p. m. to C p. m. The guests
were Misses Ruth Johnson, Maggie
Johnson, Carrie Carper, of Denver,
and Mis Dollle Thompkins of Indian
Territory. Miss Daisy Goodwin. Mr.
and Mrs. Iewls, Leslie Harris. Rob
ert Johnson. Mrs. l.ottle Carter of Lin
GAL 3 RIS SON. . . . JAN 7. . . .KGB
coin. Neb., also Mr. A. W. Walker.
The evenln gwas passed away nicely.
There were several' marriages dur
ing the holidays. Mr. Isaac Davis and
Miss Maggie White; Mr. Henry Bowen
and Mrs. Frances Crntchfleld, also
Mr. John Thlrkles and MIhb Mlnne
Miss Bettle Collins and a gentle
man from Kansas City were united In
matrimony. We were unable to learn
his name. We wish them a long and
Born, to the wife of Mr. Luther
Buries, a girl, on tho 20th of Decem
ber. Mr. Leanor Ford, a farmer living
ten miles from town died on the 31st
of December and was burled on the
3rd of January. He was one of tho
members of the Old Men's Club. He
was over CO years old. He leaves a
wife and several children to mourn
his loss. He was ane of our oldest
citizens, and at the place where he
lived he was well loved by all who
Mr. Elex Frazer died on the 28th of
December and was burled on the 29th.
He leaves a sister and other relatives
to mourn his loss. He was one of our
The V. B. F. and 8. M. T. enter
tainment on the 20th was a financial
success; also the Deborah tabernacle
on the 29th of December.
Mr. George Hedgowood'of Liberty,
Mo., spent several days In Lexington;
also his Bister of Omaha, Neb., Mrs.
Emma Crews and her two children.
Mrs. Henrietta Richardson spent a
few days here visiting friends.
Mrs. George Smith of Kansas City
spent Christmas with her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Eunice Smith.
The double-headed snake, hltherf
supposed to be peculiar to Central
America and the credulity of unscien
tific travelers, has turned up In Cali
fornia. Ono story ssys that It was
headed for San Francisco, another
toward Los Angeles.
Was Decorated by Victoria.
Vice Admiral Dsrrera of the Frenrb
navy, who has Just died near Nice,
was "decorated by Queen Victoria for
the services which he rendered on the
occasion of the wreck of tho Drum
mond Castle off the Freuch coast In
In the State.
Swell Folks Make a Swell Affair.
The president, A. 1.. Cox, and Sect.
I. H. Trlplett, and Lean II. Jordan,
treasurer, deserve great credit for
their management of tho Oxford
club at this time.
The Oxford Club gave their ball on
last Tuesday evening at Burns' Hall
which was a grand success In every
way. Tho members at tins iimo
spared no pains In entertaining their
guestst of both in the ctty and out.
The members of the club carried out
their part of tho program to tho let
ter. They were all In Full Dress.
The hall was beautifully decorated
and the menu was Indeed grand. Tho
ladles that were In attondtnee were
nicely dressed. In their costumes they
represented most every color whlrh
was suitable to the occasion; they
had flowers to match. Those pres
ent were the following: Prof. W. E.
Griffith and wife; T. H. Clay and
wife; Ed Clay and wife; John
Henrned and wife; Frank Iluffkln and
wife; Dr. J. E. Berry and wife; Sandy
Edwards and wife; Dr. F. C. Chntt-
man and wife; J. E. Carpenter ami
wife; George Teeters and wife; Will
Garrltt and wife; Harry Hilly and
wife; Mrs. John tang, Mrs. Salllo
Booker, Mrs. Jane Woodland, Mrs.
Ada Jordan; Misses Jennlo Clay. Ed
na Jorden, Annie Jones, Stella Cote,
and Miss Ida Foster, MIhs Nella
I .ore,, Miss Ella Walklns, Miss Ma
Goilford, Miss May Barnes, Miss Min
nie Hubbard, Miss Ella Sweatman,
Miss Lulu Sweatman; Mr. C. A. Jack
son, Mr. W. H. Watson, Mr. A. L.
Cox. Mr. James Wilson, Mr. James
Young. Mr. Kirk Wilson. Mr. J. T.
Roberts, Mr. L. Montgomery. Mr.
John Russel. Mr. Charles Washington,
Mr. Will Griffin, Mr. Blako Brownn.
Mr. L. H. Jorden. Mr. J. W. Moss, Mr.
W. H. Page. Mr. Ed I,ouls.
The out of town visitors to tho Ox
ford ball on the 29th were as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Bradley of Kan
sas City. Kan., and Miss Stafford.
Charles Phelps and wife, of St. Joe.
George Moore and wife, of St. Joe.
Mr. Perry and wife, of St. Joe.
Miss Minnie Page and Miss Cora
Bennett of Topeka.
Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Miss
Jennie Moore of St. Iuls.
To the members of the Oxford we
apologize for this part being left out,
especially to tho Sergeant at Arms
Mr. L. Montgomery and to Mr. Wat
son, the floor manager.
We are to feel congratulated of tho
Oxford culb at this time.
Kansas City, Mo.. Jan. 7. 1904.
To The Rising Son: Please allow
me to say through your paper that
little Helen Gould Floyd, the llttl'f
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. F. Floyd
of 1811 Highland avenue, received the
Mrs. Martha Henderson, a beautiful
baby carriage; MIbs Lucy Pratt, $1;
Miss Leta Morton, crocheted sarque
and bootees; Miss Tressa Clark, night
caps; Mr. James R. Gordon. $1; Mr.
Felix Wilson, gold ring; Miss llend -na
West, crocheted bootees; Mrs. Sarah
Jackson and Mrs. Ida I.awrenoe, twen
ty yards of blrdseye cloth; Mr. W. O.
Fisher, one dozen American Bcnuty
roses; Mr. Harry O. Brown, gold ring;
Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson, two flan
net skirts, silk crocheted cap; Mrs.
l.lzzle Austin, a gold necklace; 11. F.
Floyd, baby cloak; Mrs. Mamlo West,
baby rattler; Mr. Hoy Clark, a doll;
Annie E. Floyd, a child's silver set; a
pnrso containing $0, given by the fol
lowing: Harry G. Brown, Mary Fish
er. Mallnda Webb, Sylvester Temple.
Jennlo Harris, Minnie Bailey. Ella
Jenkins, Eil Ranilolf. Elizabeth Rich
ardson, II. F. Floyd. Lulu Cooper,
Chester Clark and Mary Jenkins.
If wishes were horses, beggars
would want automobiles.