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PROPER MANNER OF WALKING.
Body Should Be Carried Well to De
rive Real Benefit.
There Is no exercise bo thoroughly
Invigorating and restorative (or over
strained nerves . as walking. When
there is no organic weakness which is
aggravated by the exertion It is the
easiest thing -to walk right Into health.
"Almost all fatigue and ungrateful
ness can be traced to a violation of the
laws of economy within which the
To derive any .real benefit from
walking the step must be light and
elastic. Awing the body so easily from '
one leg to the other that its weight '
is not felt. The harmonious play of
the muscles Imparts a supple grace
and litheness that is felt mentally as
well as physically and produces aj
healthy glow, showing that the slug-1
glsh blood is stirred to action in the!
most remote veins.
This manner of walking, as may be
imagined, strengthens the wbole body,)
.giving tone to the nerves and produc-j
ins just the sort of healthful fatigue
which encourages sound rest and '
"beautifying slumber. I
When one rises to walk the whole!
Tody should be thrown into a state
of gentle tension, putting every mug--cle
which harmonious movement em
ploys Into vigorous, responsive action
and so perfectly balanced that every
-part does Its work without perceptible
The abdominal muscles should hold
that obtrusive part in becoming re
straintquite possible even with the
portly if they will but make the effort
instead of allowing themselves to re
lax in an ungraceful attitude. The
shoulder, hip and ankle joints should
"be upon a line, the chest held high and
bead erect, but not tipped back. The
correct position of the head may be
tested by holding a book on the crown.
In this position the body acquires its
greatest ease and every muscle per
forms its maximum of labor with a
minimum of waste and consequent ex
penditure of force.
Most people bend the knee far too
much when bringing the leg forward.
whereas the correct walker will keep
the leg almost straight, so that the
knee motion Is Imperceptible.
The position In which the arms are
carried Is Important If graceful walk
is to be attained. Who would call the
-woman striding along the street with
arms swinging at the same rate as she
is walking graceful? When a parcel
is carried this unlovely habit of swing
ing the arms is soon overcome. In
fact, to insure a good walk It Is neces
sa ry to have something to hold or the
feeling that the arms do not belong to
one will either encourage the swing
ing motion or else the arms will hang
by the sides in a limp, unpleaslng
manner. The arms should neither
swing exceedingly nor hang limply,
but be carried with Just a slight swing
As walking la an everyday exercise,
it Is one that is worth while cultl
vating correctly and an easy walk and
graceful carriage are always admired
nay, many times envied.
According to the Hogwallow Ken-
j.w.Lian thn mall carrier has nut a
large cowbell on the mule he drives,
drown the screaking of Ills
cart. Also, Columbus Allsop Is hav
ing his shotgun made two feet longer.
Thin in done so that he'll not have
to tiptoe when he shoots at a squir
Mary's Little Lamb.
'Twin ninny, many yean ago
That Miiry had that ram;
This vei Mary, married now,
)ia( yet another lamb;
This little lambkin has no horns.
Nor tiny, rloven feet
Hut, mercy me, one must confess
That Mary's lamb can bleat!
The little lamb that Mary has
("an cno Just like a dove.
While Mary snuggles " "P c,CMie
And calls 11 "sweet" and "love"!
Thin little lamb cannot eat (tram.
Nor hutt dear Mary's form
jjut "pet" run make his papa hums;
In times ot midnight storm!
Hut Mary loves her bltey boy,
This tiny baby lamb.
J1 ii(h better than. In years a cone,
She loved her little rem!
TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COLORED RACE
Pepy's Diary, 1059-1669. comment
ing on Shakespeare's plays, says of
"Midsummer Night's Dream:" "It Is
the most Insipid, ridiculous play I ever
saw In my life;" and upon reading
" 'Othello, the Moor of Venice,' which
I have hitherto esteemed a mighty
good play; but having lately read the
'Adventures of Five Hours,' it seems a
The Hot Water Cure.
The virtues of the hot water appli
cation are recognized to such an ex
tent that hot-water bags are made in
a great variety of shapes and sizes.
The latest designs are made to fit
around the joints such as the knee,
ankle and elbow. They are very ef
fective in the treament of myalgia,
arthritis, rheumatism and similar af
fections. Palace to' House Club.
The Tudor palace at Enfield, Eng
land, which was a gift from Edward
VI. to Princess, afterward Queen Eliz
abeth, Is to become a Conservative
club. Until recently it was used as a
post office. The Tudor rose, the royal
monogram and the ancient coat-of-arms
are still conspicuous in the
A Terrible Remedy.
I can only think of one method by
which nurses can guard against imi
tations of their professional costume.
It is that they should adopt one that
Is ugly or at least dowdy and that
remedy would, I expect, be regarded
by most of the nurses as worse than
the evil It was designed to cure.
The alteration in the meaning of
the word "Idiot" U peculiar. Original
ly this word meant only a man In
private life as distinguished from one
who was concerned in public affairs.
In time the word degenerated, until
It came to mean one who was defec
tive In mental powers. Sunday Maga
Believe in Wandering Jew.
The belief In the Wandering Jew
Is still held In France among the
peasantry of Brittany and Plcardy.
When a violent windstorm comes on
they make the sign of the cross as
they say "The Wandering Jew Is pass
ing by!" ("C'est le Julf errant qui
Rewards of Virtue.
Every virtue gives its equal degree
of felicity in some kind; honesty gives
a good report; Justice, estimation;
prudence, respect; courtesy and liber
ality, affection; temperance gives
health; fortitude a quiet mind, not to
be moved by any adversity. Waiving-
Potato Drove Bull Mad.
A potato bulged in the throat of a
bull at Datihworth, near Hltchin,
England, recently, and drove it mad.
Four men who tried to secure It were
tossed. One of them had two ribs
broken, and the bead of another was
Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa.
It is only 400 yearB since the name
of Via Dolorosa was given to the nar
row lane down which Christ panned
from the Judgment ball of Pilate to
Calvary. At this time also the Barred
stations flr6t were marked out for
The wife who praises all her clever
husband does, soon becomes his worst
enemy. The husband who loses that
amount of appreciation of his wife's
ability that touches high-water mark
loses all discrimination, says the Pil
grim. Continual harmony makes life
monotonous. The woman who always
reiterates, "I don't know, dear," and
the man who constantly answers,
"Just as you say, darling," are the
most maddening of mortals.
Aspiration and Possession.
Aspiration sees only one side ' of
every question; possession many.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1.107.
Visions of Life.
Sweet is the hour of rest
Pleasant the woods' low sigh
When peace dwells in my breaat
Then sleep comes to my eyes.
My dreams ure of scenes above
Of angels robed in white,
Of Jesus and bis love;
Then my heart Is filled with delight.
But when-1 awake from my sleep.
When sorrow comes to me again,
Then! Oh my thoughts run deep.
If I could but cease from sin.
But here we must win the race;
And there we shall get our pay
Qn that Celestial morn
The great Judgment day.
I,. A. AIJ.KN.
Ringling Bros". Show Will Be Here
July 22, 1907.
Ringling Bios'." Circus Is one of the
greatest shows that ever appeared In
Kansas City,' and will appear here
July 22. They have brought mauy
new features with them and are .es
tablishing new records along the show
line. It will be largely attended as
this Is about the first show that has
been in Kansas City tills year. Some
shows only carry the same thing from
year to year, but from the advance
bills this show has changed Its pro
gram. It will appear at the old show
The great Beauty Contest starts In
next week's paper. All women ntv
invited to take putt. This will be a
new font lire in the newspniier, as It
will be different from any run by
any colored paper. There will be
two entries, married women nnd
single women's content, as there nro
many htwutiful colored women of all
verities. This will be n good way to
show up all the pretty women In the
city. Please begin to send in the
names this week for those who will
enter the contest. Every woman Is
cordially invited to take part, the
coupon slips will appear in next
week's paper. Everybody should setnl
In the name of some prett ywonian.
Watch the next Issue of the paper for
full details. .
Stranger (in small town) I saw by
the papers that a boy was horn here
with no legs und no arms. I am a
dime museum manager, and I should
like to find him.
Citizen No use hunting him up.
His parents won't exhibit him.
"They wont? Well, It beats all
what blessings fall to folks as can't
appreciate 'em." N. Y. Weekly.
The Clever Tramp.
"Yes," said the tramp who was ex
plaining his method, "I always tell
the lady of the house that I was In
jured In the field. "
"What Held?" asked the inexperi
"Well, if It's a young lady I say
football field, and if It's an old lady
I say battlefield."
SHE HOPES NOT.
"Yes, you look stylish, daughter
very; but you'll never look the way I
used to." Chicago Journal.
"So you are going to lecture?"
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum,
"not that I care for the money, but
It is a pleasure to get away from
your stony-faced colleagues in con
gress and face an audience that really
wants to hear you talk." Washington
THE NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS
Will Hold Its 8th Annual Session in
Topeka, Kansas, August 14th, 15th
and 16(h, 1907.
The National Negro Business lea
gue of which Booker T. Washington
is president, will hold Its 81 li annual
session In Topeka. Kansas, this .year;
the dates having been fixed for Aug.
Hth, l"th and 16th.
It Is the first time in the history of
the Organization that it has seen fit
to hold a session so far west as Kan
sas. This league, as is generally 'known,
is coniKsed of many of thj best, most
Influential and industrious men and
women of the race, and mny say
t'.iat in a large measure, represeuts
the wealth, business acumen and in
telligence of the race. And when we
say Intelligence, we do not mean to
confine the terms to literary attain
ments, but we mean that class of
men and women who do thing", who
Hccotnpllsh something or them
selves, and are a living and practical
example to the commercial and busi
ness world, that could well be emul
ated. Men nnd women of every itv
lthocd are represented In thlH great
concourse of industry that Is soon to
invade, for the first time, the broad
and Inviting plains of historic Kan
sas. Largely the majority of those at
tending will come from the North.
East and South; some as delegates,
and many iik friends of the l.engc
who will make the trip, to see the
west as a matter of curiosity, and
personal pleasure. The attendance
will be large; we dare say, the larg
est in the history or the League in
point of delegates enrolled.
Wliat will the West do? To what
extent will we contribute to this
splendid galaxy of he commercial
and business world? Is It not the
most opportune moment to place our
selves favorably before those of (billion-
distant parts, who are soon to
become our guesls?
Il will be a splendid opportunity
for the North, South. East and West,
to lunch the cord of common broth
erhood and for three days drink from
the same fountain that will lie filled
with the lessons of economy, thilfl
ami industry. There has never been
a time in the history id' tills repute
Mice when there was a greater nec
essity for a common understanding;
-in understanding as to the best
methods' of milking a 111" worth liv
ing. Of making a lire, not only
nieiulable to oursclvt s w one's own
country, but to the world.
The program for this session will
hi- ripe with seiil thoughts, thoughts
wl.ich when once dropped, will lake
root and send fin III a hundred fold.
The benefits to be derived Trolii this
meeting, especially to the west, is in
calculable. The opportunity will
not, unless wo begin at once to look
be seen until it Is past.
To the end. therefore, that we In
the west, especially, may be able ro
grasp and hold all the benefits that
are to be derived from the meeting.
il is urged that In each community,
(city and country alike) that leagues
Business men's leagues be organ
ized and ablegates elected at once to
attend tills meeting, and all business
men and women put forth every pos
sible method to be In attendance and
hear the program.
The committee on Transportation
Is assured of n rate of not over 1 1-3
fare for the round trip for Hie bene
fit (if those who may avail theni
hclvcs' of the opportunity.
Topeka most heartily extends to
all, her warmest and best right hand.
The necessary committees, have been
for nil will be provided. A most
appointed nnd ample accomodations
hentiv recent Ion will he extended.
Further Information will be given
-v nildressiinr Ira O C.uy, First Vice
President. National Negro Business
limine ,.t ?,I1 West 11th Street. To
pel; a, Kan.
L. L. JONES.
Mr. L. L. Jones, Vice President of
The Black Diamond Development
Company, who Is among the greatest
financiere of our race, and a strong
pillar of the Blacg Diamond Co., is now
in the city. To give the Kansas City
people a chance to purchase stock in
this company. He has just returnei
from the field where they have eight
wells and a pipe line and 630 acres of
Gas and Oil property to develop, and
is now marketing their Gae in Kan
sas City and Kansas City, Kansas, and
all towns in this section are using gae
which the Black Diamond Developing
Co. is helping to supply. They can
cheerfully recommend thie investment
as one of the best that colored people
ever had a chance to get next to. Thie
Company has overco.re all obstacles
and made good. Your investment now
will be a safe one as you have no risk
to run or chances to take. This ie a
great deal more than many other com
panies can say.' This is one company
of color upon which you can rest as
sured its eucceee is made. Mr. Jonee
spent five days In the field looking
after business for the company, and
also met several men representing sev
eral large gas magnates who have
epent from ten to thirty years in the
business In the East, and they told
him that they bad a mint and could
not help from getting rich some day.
Mr, Jones will be in the city until
next Thursday. If any one would like
to see him or purchase any stock he
would be glad to have them call 'at
908 E. 12th, Smith's Drug Store.
The stock of this company is now
selling at 50 cents per share and pays
dividend at its par value, $1 per share.
We have to raise $3,000 to put in a
large pipe line, so we can put the en
tire output at the wells on the market.
We also will be able to put on the
line all the additional wells in the
future, which means a great s.iving of
over $7 000 to the company in the
future. Remember that this is the
last chance that people will have to
purchase Black Diamond Stock. Mr.
Jones had a very Interesting meet
ing at the Second Baptist church, 10th
and Charlotte, last Monday night
which proved very successful to the
company. You should not fail to buy
stock in the Black Diamond Develop
ment Co., first beoeuse of the men
who are at the head of the firm, are
men of wide business experience,
brains and money and they are going
to carry this company to success.
Here is where you make your money
earn money while you sleep. AM of
the leading people of this country have
stock in this company, so do not
be left on the outsid-, for a chance like
this only comes once in a thousand
years. There is no risk to run when
you go in a company somebody else
has made it a success. The names of
such men as A. Wilberforce, Wlllia r,
L. L. Jones, Fri-d Wescott, S. Laihg
Williams, at the head of this concern
ought to be enough to convince every
one of the stability of the company.
We -ll as low as 50 shares of the
etock and up, but all cash. We do not
give any time. Payments must be
made Inside of thirty days. Last
chance. Buy now or never. Stock
50c per share.
A FEW REASONS WHY YOU
SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND
DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK.
It it a corporation. It is not a
It is a business .enterprise. Every
share is fully paid. There is no per
sonal liability. All shares participate
alike. There is no preferred stock.
It has eight gas wells and a number
of others to be drilled. The wells pro
duce 15 000,000 cubic feet of gas per
day.. Its success is made. It has con
tracted for the sale of all its gas. It
has contracted for 23 more wells. It
now owns 630 acres of Gas leases. One
pipe line finished April 20. Another
now being installed.
Missouri and Kansas both are burn
ing Black Diamond Gas. Dividends
iwll soon start. There were 105
stockholders October 24, 1905. There
are over 500 now. There are only
a few shares for sale now. No more
will be offered to the public for sale.
In the State.
Miss Eva Washington, of l:tS New
Jersey avenue, Kansas City, Kansas,
was very seriously and dangerously
wounded in an accident, which hap
pened In Mitchell's Dry ('.oods Store.
lilO'.l li Mai nslrcet lust Til sday week
July 2. She boarded thn levator nfc
the fifth floor to go down to the fourth
anil as the boy opened the door
she started out when a largo
flat heavy Iron fell fnuu the
top of the elevator door, striking her
violently on the buck of the head. She
remained In the store u while think
ing she would get better but grew
worse all the while and had to I
taken home In a earring at her own
expense. She also fiiintcd on the
way and was unconscious q ulte a
while. She Is now under the enro
(rf Ir. II. S. Thompson, of Kansas
City, Kansas'. Sim is a customer nnu
patron of that house. It would
have been a small thing for Mitchell
I try (l.xids Co. to have sent Miss
Washington home in a carriage, with
medical attention but they paid her
no attention wluilevor alter such an
accident in the house. Her case will
be looked afler by legal an! horit les.
The I'h.vliss Wheat ly All Club will
give mi Ice Cream Social at Mrs.
Battle Shuw's. 24:17 Walroinl Ave..
Thursday, July 25, for the benefit of
the Y. M. C. A. The Club will raise
$.Mi to assist In the campaign of the
Y. M C. A.
40t East Phelps Ave.
Sprlngriclil, Mo.. June 2S. l'.tOi.
Editor Itislng Son and Mgr..
Kansas' City. Mo.
Dear Sirs:- Your subscription no
tice is before me, and It will be forth
coming just as soon as I can git to It.
Allow me to add. In connection with
the abuve. Hie following thoughts' that
have impressed me very much In the
last 4 ir .i weeks
Having served as pastor In Kansas
City, Mn., for a years' of Anbury M. E.
church, now known (I hough consoll.
dated with Hum's M. 10. church I as
Cenleiinial M. K. church, ami know
Ini. si of the leading men cle, I am
theiefore iuleiesleil In the doings nf
We have rend and considered care
fully Ibe I. He controversy through tin
columns ol your worthy paper "The
In this particular case, (the Key.
Mr 1 1 urse. Mr N. (' Crews, et all I
only Unow about relative to holh
sides; through wlmi we have read In
Hill as one Inleuselv concerned
about every one having a "fquure
deal," and every man haying a man's
chance. say to you and all others
thus concerned, In stand by the truth,
though the stars sever I heinsvlvcs
from their sockets and fall.
Since it is an assured fact, though
truth may be bruls-ed ami mangled. It
cannot lie destroyed, as truth rests In
fallibly upon this maxim. "Cod is
Truth." Yonis i-incerclv and nnbias'ly,
WM. II WIIEEI.EU.
Pastor Pill's M. E. Hi.
PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR.
HE WAS THE WORLD'S GREAT
EST NEGRO POET. THE FACT
THAT HE HAD NO WHITE BLOOD
IN HIS VEINS MAKES HIS
ACHIEVEMENT IN THE LITERARY
WORLD THE MORE ASTOUNDING.
A FINE ENGRAVING MADE IN
THREE COLORS HAS JUST BEEN
ISSUED WHICH SELLS FOR ONLY
ONE DOLLAR ($1.00). SEND FOR
ONE TO DAY. ADDRESS THE COL
ORED AMERICAN NOVELTY CO.,
P. O. DRAWER 2318, WASHINGTON,
D. C. AGENTS WANTED.
PHILLIS WHEATLEY - POETESS.
THIS REMARKABLE WOMAN
LIVED IN THE TIMES OF GEN
ERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON AND
THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND WAS
THE FIRST OF HER RACE IN THIS
COUNTRY TO WRITE POETRY. A
MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVING HAS
JUST BEEN ISSUED WHICH SELLS
FOR ONLY FIFTY CENTS ($.50). AD
DRESS THE COLORED AMERICAN
NOVELTY CO., P. O. DRAWER 2318,
WASHINGTON, D. C. AGENTS