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II Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
THE NEQRO DENIES THAT HE AS
SAULTED MRS. ETTER OR
Although Positively Identified, He
Say He Wat Not In the City the
Day Mrs. Etter Was Attacked
His Alibi to Be Investigated.
The case of James Eckles, the ne
gro who in under arrest charged with
assaulting thro or four women in the
northeast part of the city, is puzzling
the police as well as the office of the
prosecuting attorney. Mrs. D. C. Et
ter, who says she was assaunted on
the morning of December 12, on Glad
stone avenue, near Thompson avenue,
went to the prosecutor's office this
morning, and in the presence of Geo.
Whltsett and several polico officers
positively identified Kckles as her as
sailant. Mr. Whltsett called Mrs. Ettcr's at
tention to the punishment that might
follow conviction of the crime of
which Eckels is charged, whlch ls
death, and then asked her if she were
still positive of Eckels's identity. She
."I am positive; there can bo no mis
take." Miss Helen Uean, wiio says she was
assaulted on last Sunday night, was
not so positive that Eckels was the
man, while Miss Jessie Crosswhlte,
who was stopped by a negro In the
same part of town, was sure that Ec
kels was not the man who had de
"No,"- she said, "I am positive he is
not the man."
The Defense of Eckels.
On the other hand Eckels persists
in ills plea of innocence and ho says
that he will have no troublo of con
vincing the police of their mistake
so that ho will bo released without
so much as the formality of a trial.
On the night on which Mrs. Etter says
ho assaulted her, Eckels says he was
in Contervlow, Mo., rabit and quail
hunting. His written statement as to
his whereabouts when the young
women say they were assaulted foil
lows as given to Mr. Whltsett this
My name is James Eckels. I live
at 3403 Windsor avenue. 1 left Kan
sas City on the first Friday in Decem
ber, 1903, for Holden. I know it was
teh first Friday becauso the lodge to
which I belong (Emanuel lodge No. 5,
Knights of Pythias), met on tho first
Thursday and" I went to Holden tho
day after. I was thero nearly two
weeks. I got back either Tuesday or
Wednesday Just preceding the third
Thursday in December, 1903. I know
this because my lodge met on tho
third Thursday in December. I am
positive I was not in Kansas City on
December 12, 1903. On last Sunday,
I was homo all day and all night, ex
cept in the morning about C o'clock,
when I made a fire in H. S. Hadley's
furnace. Then I went home and had
breakfast and greased my dog. Atout
9 o'clock a. m. 1 went to the drug store
at the corner of Askew and St. John
avenues and bought a paper. I went
straight back home. I did not leave
home again until C o'clock the next
We hope yo ar' not guilty, and can
prove yo lnnocense.
What Some People Bolieve.
There aro probably more people In
the world to-day who believe with
I'rof. Lowell that Mars is inhabited,
and also that it will bo reached some
day by some kind of wireless tele
graphy than there were a hunJred
years ago who believed that men
would ever travel at the rate of thirty
miles an hour.
OF THE TEACHERS'
Professor Hereford left St. Joseph
with his new bride, a man sustained
and honored by the State.
Prof. J. 11. Phclham, of Hannibal,
voiced the only alliance of education
with physical training.
Crossland, Bruce and Cohran im
bued with the same spirit that con
troled selfish, un-Godliko Cohron sent
In their esecret resolutions against
Prof. Herriford, but Prof. Baldwin,
of Kansas City, sat down on them.
Then they tucked their tails like cur
dogs, found their kennels and went
out to bark for the honest dog.
It was the concensus of opinion of
the delegates of the Teachers' Asso
ciation that any principal will double
Itself In twenty-five years (Bruce)
could murder more Mother English's
in an allotted timo than any dean in
the United States.
Prof. J. D. Bowser handled his sub
ject with a masterly hand.
Prof. J. H. Kenner made this ses
sion in spite of tho odds made against
him, one of tho most successful ever
hold hence his re-election.
Kev. E. M. Cohron by his equal ap
plause to tho papers of Professors
Bowser and Pelham, widely different
In their ideas of education showed
that Kev. Gentleman (?) was not sin
cere, Ignorant or a demagogue.
Prof. Herriford taught poor old Jack
Crosslnnd that there were others out
side of St. Joseph who knew there
were parks and lanes in our city
the burden of his forced welcome ad
dress. Crossland sought an interview, so
says a teacher, with tho editor of the
Speculator at his homo. Yes, ho had
it. In our next Issue wo shall tell
you what he said and how it cume
Prof. J. AV. Daniel, of Lincoln In
stitute, Is anxious for harmony In St.
Joseph. Ho makes his plea on chris
tian principles. That is well, but if
Bro. Daniel fan convince us of tho
Christian life of Cohron and Cross
land, Tho Spectator will bow In rev
erence to his opinion,
A. K. Cliinn is ever loyal to his
friends. As In boyhood, now in honor
and manhood sincere.
Bruce was snubbed In the Teachers'
Association, becauso of can't. Don't
try to wrong religion God won't
stand for it.
Prof. Vernon is a strong man. He
stands for manhood and knows tho
worth of a man.
Tho teachers showed their good
sense by not going to tho Bruce-Cross-land-Cohron
dictated, selfish banquet.
American Apples in Germany.
The present year has witnessed a
great Increase in the imports of Amer
ican apples into Germany. For the
first eight months of PJOa the Imports
were 3,ll!iti metric tons of -,'.'o i pounds
curb, against 214 tons and f4J tons
during the same months of JU02 'and
1901. Of American dried fruit, baked
and simply preserved, the German Im
ports for the same period were "5,2&i
tons, against 11.9SI and 12.uiiu tons,
respectively. Ju lltu. uud 1901.
The General's Tribute.
Sir John Penn father, an old-tlma
"swearing general" of the British
army, Is the subject of this story: "ilia
regiment was his home and all ranks
in it were to him his cliililren. It had
lost heavily in the battle Meeanee and
as ho looked iiHin Its thinned ranks
that evenluu he fairly broke down. In
tensely proud of what they had done
that day and with tears coursing down
his theeks, he said to them: 'I can't
make you a t-peodi, my lads, but, ty
, you are all geutlemeu.' "
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored Peop.e than any other Paper
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 11)04.
Artistic comic operatic extravagan
za probably best describes tho com
ing attraction at tho Auditorium,
which will open there Sunday Mati
nee for one week's engagement, with
matinees on Thursday and Saturday
afternoons. Tho organization is
known as "Tho Smart Set," and the
production sets forth that the enter
tainment mny bo classed as "Southern
Enchantment. I'he Smart Set"
conies to Kansas City with an onvia
bio record In New York and Boston.
It nppealed to the most fashionable
audiences of the two great cities and
practically became a fad In the East.
Seenicly it is promised that abso
lutely nothing shall lie lacking, the
three acts and seven elaborate scones
abounding in the artistic. Apprecia
ting a genuine novelty supported by
ndtipiate capital ,the theatre patrons
of discernment usually counts these
two elements as tantamount to a sup
erb prodlction In theatricals and the
ordinary simply intensifies tho yearn
Ing ol'r ilivortlsoiiient.
MADAME COHA DALEY,
Is the equal of Black Pattl.
Cotton Boll Weevil.
Tho weevil, which Is blasting the
cotton ImjIIs in Texas, traveled over
two hundred miles across burning
sands and desolate wastes from the
nearest cotton fields south of the Rio
Grando. One pair of cotton boll wee
vils will produce in a season 134,000,
000 full-grown weevils, which must
subsist exclusively on cotton.
Life in Solar System.
A supply of energy, particular ele-
' nients, change of temperature, and
abundance of water are necessary to
life, as it Is known.- Sclentille scru
tiny has not discovered the equivalent
of these necessities in any one of the
members of the solar system. There
fore K. J. Allen claims that tin-re
vui, m ,1". nun- n a mil. .hi ..
the heavenly bodies but lifo may
exist under their conditions for aught
that is known.
A WISE HOUSEMAID
nrushes tho rest and covers It with
While the dust settles sho Is clean
ing the windows.
She dusts furniture first with damp
then with dry cloths.
For window frames and latches she
uses a Hat paint brush.
Covering a soft, broom with a clean
cloth, sho brushes tho celling and
Puts as much furniture ns possible
out.sluo tho room before beginning to
A J dished floor she wipes well with
a dainp cloth, then rubs thoroughly
with a dry one.
Cushions are thoroughly beaten and
rugs and covers well shaken out of
doors before rearranging them.
Vases and washable ornaments she
soaks a few minutes in water, to
whiff a little soap powder has been
Soaks newspapers in cold water,
squeezes them, tears Into bits and
sprinkles on the floor to prevent dust
Spots or finger marks on white wood
work she removes with a cloth wrung
out of warm water ami dipped In pre
In cleaning mirrors she uses whiting
and water, to which a little ammonia
has been added, afterward polishing
with dry whiting.
ATter sweeping she rubs the carpet
well with a cloth, wrung out. of clean
ammonia wa!erone tablespoonful to
two quarts of water.
ii there Is marble to bo cleaned she
makes a paste of whiting, water and
a littlo ammonia, and rubs it on, rins
ing with clean water and polishing
with powdered pumlco stone and
FROM THE PENCIL'S POINT.
Most people lire good nurses when
It conies to nursing animosity.
The charming young widow looks
out for No. 1 by looking out for No. 2.
When It comes to stepping Into a
fortune no man objects to putting his
foot In It.
When a woman marries sho not only
takes a man's name hut everything
elso ho lias.
When you hear a man speak of a
baby as "It" you can safely bet that
he's a bachelor.
Some men work overtime In trying
to lay up something for the rainy days
of their grandchildren.
Tho female who Is homely enough
to stop a clock Isn't a success when
It comes to stopping a street car.
Ijovo may laugh at locksmiths, but It
never even gives the poor Instalment
collector a pleasant look.
In contemplating what ho has done
for others tho average man is apt to
overlook what others have done for
While the proper study of mankind
is man there is more fun In studying
woman, yet the longer man studies her
the lea he knows.
Nothing is calculated to Jar a wom
an liko the masculine attention be
stowed upon another woman with an
BRO. DICKEY'S SUNDAY SAYINGS.
No fine kin? git lost on iler road ter
heaven. Do good I.awd blazes It wld
Mrs. Myrue Murphy is quite III.
Mrs. Maria Johnson who has been
ill is now improving.
Airs. Martha Woods, also Miss Komi
Carter are on the sick list.
Miss Florence Tabbott ami Miss
Km ma llaydeii is on the sick list.
Mr. Samuel Kwlhg ami his daughter
spent several days in lliglnsvillo.
Mrs. Daisy Brill and Miss A I lie
Madison of Higgiusvillo spent Sunday
Miss Shrong died last week lit. Mrs.
Mosby's and was carried to Dover for
Mrs. Lucy Davis and
returned from Kansas
her son Hoy
Mr. James Gates was railed from
Independence to tho bed side of his
Mr. llenery Audi rson's daughter
died Friday morning anil was hurried
at Oak Grove.
Mrs. Jerry Freeman was out to
church Sunday. We Judge from that
her mother must be better.
Mr. and Mrs. John Shelbls of Kan
sas City were down a few days ago
to visit Mrs. Hooker her mot her and
wlille here subscribed fur the Itising
IJuarterly meeting was held at SI.
John's M. E. church on l lie I'M 1 1 Pre
siding Fhler Smith preached morning
and night. Kev. A. A. Gilbert preach
ed at I! o'clock.
We must have a meeting for the
purpose In buy a place to build a hall
the last place has beep taken from
II U ,11 II W I tun-it ii lull! We 1 1 14 1 1
l(M) subscribed for us a few days
ago ami we ought to raise fil.nnn to
iiiibi a nice nan.
During the last year there wore
four members of the Old Men's club
pass away. They were as follows;
Mr. Henry Waters, Jackson Walker,
Leandor Ford, Alexander Fra.er. Tho
president did not. have tho annual
meeting this year, but he will have a
meeting In the near future.
Elect ra Chapter No. 1, will give nn
entertainment on the I lib of Febru
ary. You will see programme in the
future; members are all requested to
meet on the IKth, at Mrs. II. M. Walk
er's house nt. 3 o'clock. Every mem
ber Is expected to he present.
Mrs. Maltha Burton, of Kansas City
came to visit ljuecii Anu s court, while
here ami called on Mrs. II. M. Walker
who has been quite III for the last
,ri months, but Is now Improvcing con
siderably under the treatment of Dr.
J. D. Ball. He is one of tho best phy
sicians we have among us and he
ought to be patronized by the colored
people. Wo recommend his to every
one. Some of our subscribers listen to
our request, and paid up, and some
paid no alien) ion; those that, paid no
attention will not get no paper until
you do; those that paid up lle-re sub
scription their nanus are as follows:
Mr. Dan Green, Isaac Jones, Mrs. Em
ma Smith, Mrs. Lucy Williams, Mrs.
I. Hla Colley and Mrs. Emma Caves.
You all know this Is the only paper
J that publishes your marriages, deahts
In the State.
ami uiirihs and other important things
ami still you clout want to pay for
it. Some day I will publish your
names on the dead head list, so every
body will know who I am talking
A Silver Offerinq is Expected to be
Given at the Door at Services.
This little ;i year old boy from At
lanta is a marvel, lie preaches, lee
lures ami answers almost any ques
tion you moy ask him from the Bible,
lie never went to school a day In his
life, but truly he has been taught of
God. He began to preach before the
age of three. The newspapers nay
lie Is the boy Exogelo.
He sliiiiles the wisest men North,
South, Fust and West Willi his pro
found knowledge of the Scriptures.
Come and Hear Him nt
Tenth and Charlotte streets,
Beginning THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1901
Doors open at 7:30; services at 8 p. m.
Pot.mh from Sunflowers.
Potash Is obtained from the ash of
sunflower stalk-; tin- proportion in
about one third of nlash to Hie total
ash left niter burning. A yellow dye
Is made from the flower of I be plant.
The lilier can be worked Into a silk
Electricity for the Poor.
The electric power which Is now
being supplied to many of Hie poorest
families of franco o run their looms
also supplies ll'.'lil and heat, so Mint
these families are In Mils respect bet
ter olT than most of the well-to-do.
The only heavy rut necessary In
making the ship canal across Scotland
from the German sea to the Atlantic,
near Glasgow, will lie one at loch
Jximoml, averaging "ml feet deep f(,r
one and t hi cc-qunrter miles. In the
remainder of the route, the average
will be Tifty feet.
Electricity for Street Cars.
The lirsl demonstration of the cl
entitle practicability of the electric!
current for tie' propulsion of street
curs was made at Klchinond, Va.. but
fifteen us aeo. Today there aro
nearly 1 e iu hj Kleins, with nioru than
2r,eiio miles of track.
Are You Honest?
Are you n ally lioneM? If n pack
age worth a di'ilu or two were left
at your bouse by mistake, and you
knew i lie error would never be dis
covered, would yon keep the package
and say to yourself that it Isc't your
business to correct other people's
blunders? Somcrville Ji.uruaL