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10". vt -i ft 3 "A V,f. 5? .7 si 'J. , ' It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son 'VOLUME -IX. .1... M A ilki Z T. JORDAN. INDEPENDENCE NEWS. "Now that the holidays have passed the churches have all turned their at tention to the saving of souls. Every one should be as Interested In the re vival services as they were in the Christmas entertainments. A few days before the holidays Mr. Robert Jackson decided to take to him self a wife, so Miss Anna Rose Is now Mrs. Anna Jackson. It was saiil by those present that the wedding was one of the nicest home weddings that ever took place in Independence. A few days later Mr. John Hanley said he was tired of his mother's cooking, so ho and Mrs. Donnie Southern were driven to the parsonage In a hack and Rev. Allen tied the knot, and now Mr. Hanley is advising others to follow suit. Last but by no means the least. Miss K. B. Fisher was unit ed in the holy bonds of matrimony to Prof. Chinn of Glasgow. Miss Fisher Is one of our public school teachers, and one who is loved by the entire community. Mrs. Chinn will finish teaching her term out, which Is good news to her pupils. She h:is been a succesful teacher in our schools for nine years, and we feel her place will be hard to fill, not only in the school room, but in her church as well, as she was one of those teachers who did not believe her duty ended In the public school, but she was Interested In help ing the fallen to rise. Cpon entering her school on Monday morning one of her pupils asked her what Santa Cla..slPrt ,0 tnat co"Dtry brought her. Her answer was, "He brought me a husband. Santa must be a mind reader. I wonder where he put the Professor. I am sure he did not put him In Miss Effie's stock ing. I suppose he set him in a chair, and Miss Fisher being the only one at the house acquainted with him to any extent would knew he was for her. However, we wish them all the suc cess in this life and hope the sun will always shine bright in their favor, and if the professor has any single brothers, he will tell them to visit In dependence, and also hope Miss Fisher will tell other young ladles what she said to Santa in her letter, so they too may write him a letter. Mr. William Bryant and Mr. Ernest Harris of Pleasant Hill, Mo., were guests of Miss Tucker on Sunday last. Last Wednesday night the two courts anil two Masonic lodges met nt their halls and marched to the A. M. E. church, where memorial services were held in honor of Rev. Jas. Mad ison. Past. Grand Joshut. The pro- gram was very Interesting. Opening tropical sun, are some of tha ethnol address was made by Rev. Allen, fol- oglcal factors which are believed to lowed by papers by Mrs. M. J. Jen- have bleached their skins and made 1,1ns, Mrs. Hattle Whiteside, Mrs.tnem white. , V.-,-...V. Chrlsman, Mr. A. S. Jones, Mrs. Har riet Jones and Mrs. Crochla Conner spoke of his good deeds, after which Miss Minnie Tucker came forward and read resolutions. Those on the sick list are Asa Hall, Walter Scott. Mrs. Ellen Hayes, Ida Raker and Mrs. Tadlock. Rev. and Mrs. l.ane are in our city visiting Mrs. Lane's mother, Mrs. Mar tha Garr. The news of the death of Mrs. Mat tie Clark Jacobs of Richmond. Mo., was received here as a shock to Iter many friends. Life Is uncertain, but death is sure. Snow Deer Hard to Capture. The enow deer, a beast nearly ttg as the great wapiti, has seldom fallen to the gun of the European. No complete specimen has yet been sent to Europe. In England It is repre sented only by Ave skulls and horns In the British museum and as many more in different private collections. The horns are of great size, the, rec ord in the number of points, thir teen. Is in the llritish museum. The spread between the tips of the horns Is over ground. Little Is known about the creature, but it is conjectured that this coloration is protective, harmon izing with patches of snow and black rocks among which it lives. Peat in Sweden. The total quantity of peat In Swed en is estimated to equal a supply for two centuries of the present coal im- No Doubt. "Spiders," says tho Boston Globe, 'are passionately fond of music." No doubt their favorite in the music line Is a larantelle. Rochester Post-E-pros. Short Cut to Poorhouse. Tho proprietor of a suburban news paper brought up on a judgment sum mons at a London court, declared that "running a newspaper was only taking a short cut to the poorhouse." All Were at One Time Black. While there are no black races In digenous outside of thi tropics, the leading American. English. French and Italian ethnologists boldly teach that the white races of the world are simply modified negroes and that the Anglo-Saxon and other white races are of un African origin, having crossed ovvr Into Europe during the neolithic age, Their habits, charac ter of food, environments, attitude of their homes, climate, occupation, their fcrcater distance from the rays of the for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY MO., FRIDAY, JAM A KY 13, 11)05. THE OLD FOLKS AND ORPHANS' HOME. This Institution that Is struggling so hard for existence should receive the hearty support of all the colored peo ple of this city, for through it we can demonstrate our ability to maintain an institution, a thing that is being more and more questioned by our white cit izens. They say we can start schemes, collect a few dollars to fur ther these schemes, but we cannot stick to any one thing long enough or deny ourselves small pleasures to carry on what our friends give us the money to start. The ladles of the Thyllis Wheatley Art Club did a most timely thing when they gave a bazaar for the ben efit of the home. They cleared $12:!.4j. turned it over to the home with the request that it be paid upon the indebtedness on the property. This, with $2.1 from the Armour Pack ing Company and $5 from Mr. Gardi ner Lathrop. enabled the managers to make a payment of $151). This re duces the whole indebtedness to $t:tl.4U, with all taxes and interest paid up to August 1, 1904. Rev. W. H. Wheeler had arranged to hold public services at the home last Sunday afternoon, but the serious Illness of Miss Shepherd prevented the carrying out of this plan, which was to be the beginning of monthly serv ices held by all of the colored churches, each in turn. A report of the Christmas donations will be given next week. LEXINGTON NEWS. Rev. A. A. Gilbert has began re vival meetings at the A. M. E. church Ti.ls week a week of prayer. Presiding Elder Barksdale passed through hero und preached Sunday morning. Mrs. Rosa McGee, of Kansas City. whs here Sunday. Miss Mattle Porter, who has been here spending the holidays with her parents returned home Sunday even ing. Mr. Luther Buries went to Kansas City Sunday morning to accompany the body of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. H. Caves, who was ground to bits in the machine at Wolf's laundry Saturday evening. The remains were brought Monday night und burled from the A. M. E. jrhurch Tuesday. Rev. Gilbert preached a noble sermon. He leaves a wife, mother and father and one brother and a host of other rela tives to mourn his loss. We extend our heartfelt sympathy. The Tambourine Drill by twelve young ladles given by Mrs. I). Bell, was a financial success Thursday, Jan nary nth. The drill was 'good, also the quartette was grand. Mr. George Shelby is still on the sick list. Mr. George Webb, who has been at tho hospital in Kansas City, Kan., returned home Saturday evening and Is improving nicely. Mr. Green Shannon and Miss Eliza Colly were united Into matrimony January 1st. We wish them a long and prosperous life. Mr. Henry Williams and Miss Mil lisle Holmes were united Into matri mony January 4th. We wish I hem a happy life. Great was our joy on receiving tin invitation on last Monday and Tuesday to attend an informal luncheon at tne residence of Miss Eva Taylor, given by three of our honorable young ladies. There were quite a number present. We again as young folks wish to thank these young ladies for their hospitality shown us on Wednesday, January I l !tr.. Gate Keeper Is Responsible. The gate keeper at a level pressing In France, who was held responsible for a railroad disaster, was sentenced to a year's Imprisonment. Homes of Colored Peop.e than any othei Paper GRANT HARRIS' WOUND FATAL. Preston Harris, Who Shot Him, Ar rested to Await Coroner's Verdict. Grant l.cwls, a negro who was shot in the right leg by I'reston Harris, also a nci:t'o. In a saloon row at Fifth and Holies streets, January I, died at tne city hospital Tuesday afternoon. Har ris has been at liberty on bond while awi'iting trliil before Justice Wlenian on a charge of felonious nssault. When the police learned of Lewis's death they re-arrested Harris and he was locked In the holdover at police head quarters awaiting the verdict of a cor oner's jury. Harris is known as "One Legged Pres." owing to the fact that one of his legs has been amputated. Character. The habit of Industry can bo ac quired as easily as the habit of idle ness. But it is always the man or boy of character who intrenches him self with good habits, and It Is always the moral weakling, the characterless person, who becomes the slave of evil habits. Accomplishments arp either helps or hindrances to genuine suc cess. High qualities of character alone can make them worth while, mighty, and enduring. Man's Place in the Universe. What Is man but tho great musi cian of the universe? The universe is a great ' organ with mighty pipes. Space, time, eternity, are like the thtoms of this great organ; and man, a little creature, puts his finders on the keys, und wakes the universe to thunder? of harmony, stirring up the w hole cp at ion to mightiest acclama tions of pi also. Charles Spurgeou. Valuable Artificial Fall. The Swiss engineers have worked out plans for tapping the Lake of Slla in the Lngailtne und letting the water drop duvsn the moui'tain side, thus creating a lull that would yield fiOJMMt horse power. During the tourist sea son the lake would resume its normal appearance, owing to the necessity of storing the water. Dates Cut on Turtles. Orrin K. Ilaskins of l.itki ville dis covered a turtle on his premises which was marked "F. V.. Isjh." An other one close by was Inscribed "E. T.. IS.'iT." The runner was doubtless marked by Francis Washburn and the latter by Ellas Thrasher, both former residents of the town. , Curious Evening Primrose. Mrs. C. A. Cunningham of Oakland, Maine, has a Moral curiosity In her yard in the shape of an evening prim rose. The surprising rapidity with which Its buds develop into very hand some blossoms shortly after sundown Is a wonder to all persons iml familiar with plants of this kind. Shingles Lasted Long. C. M. House of Essex Junction, Vt., Is reshiugllng his barn, the first time such work has been done on the struc ture for ninety-two yeais. Mr. House exhibited a shingle taken from the pile that is In giMut condition, being one of the hand made kind, such as were made years ago. Oldest Cat Killed. Th fddest cat in the world was killed by Its owner, llelfurd lionham, at Shlloh. N. J., last week. The cat was 22 years and 'A months old, and had been In bis day one of the great est of ratters. He fell 111 with a can cer of the nose, however, ami had to be put to death. Bedspread Made in 1805. Mrs. Denisim Turner of North Ston liu'ton, Conn., is the jsissessor of a bedspread made in 1"". by her grand mother, who spun the woolen yarn from w hich it is made, wove the cloth, colored some of the yarn, and drew In little tutts over the face of the spread. Not Injured by Long Fall. A !i-year-o!i boy named Durkln climbed into a new house at Nauga mill fell through tho hole left for the chimney into tho cellar, thirty feet below, escaping wltn nom lng more serious than a lump on bis Lead and a few bruise. Source of Petroleum, t'ntil recently It was almost uni versally believed that petroleum was, like coil, derived from fossil vegeta tion or possibly from animals or fishes of some long past age. Now it Is as serted by many scletitlflc men that It may not be of any organic origin, but may be due to subterranean cliemicil action. Popular Taste Changed. Two generations ngo nn author could not make l.ls heroine success ful without constantly calling the slen derness of her waist to the attention of the reader. For certain small mercies let us be duly thankful. The elghteenineh waist is no longer the basic motif of the popular novel. Virtues of the Amethyst. The anivetliysl. in days of chivalry, was believed to have great power fur good In battles. The wearer was ren dered brave, far-seeing and honorable. The amethyst was also said to desire" the craving for liquor, which was as prevalent in those days us it Is in tuis. Year of Ocean Disasters. The worst year on record fur tragcv d'u s of the deep was lMtl-S'J, when the list of "missing" was swollen by the enormous addition of one hundred and forty-si veil ships, with an aggre gate tonnage of tl.'.i"" Inns; and the loss of lile was terrible. Church on Mountain Top. It is proposed tn build a small con crete church on the top of Crnagh Patrick. County Mayo, Ireland, for the celebration ol the annual pilgrimage mass. The chinch will be almost 2,l,nil feet aluive tin' sea level. As a Rule. A New York ghost, after creating Blent excitement, pmveil to lie merely the frolics of mice In a piano. When ghosts are finally discovered Ihcy are invariably so commonplace! Buffalo Courier. True Friendship. The gouil IticMl is the friend that 1 iiuak. not thinks, or fancies, or imag ines, in- Impes. but knows that he call tell in what he thinks ami how he I. eN with peiieet freedom and aliaii ('.oil. Law of Sacrifice. Tlw law of sacrifice is iliis that to those who win, to those who pay the price, the sacrillce Is no sacrifice; Hint Is to say, the clement of pain is lint present. They Know Better. Very few men, although they talk so much about wanting to live again the happy days of childhood, would pi.t In much of the time eating green apples. Steal Burglar Policy. Some burglars not only stole the silver plate from a house in the sub urbs of London, but carried off the owner's burglar insurance policy. Sage Advice. Draw the cut tain of niriit upon In juries, shut them up in the tower of oblivion, and lei them be as though they bad never been. Mistakes of Dress Reformers. In dress reform, as in other re forms, the mistake is to Hltlempt lo substitute something not so handsome Und less expensive. Read and Ponder. You aren't really living if you aren't learning a little something every day and taking time to think.- Chicago Kcconl Herald. Little Objection to Slavery. It may he belter to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave yet there are more slaves than dar iings. Better Late Than Never, After kissing a pretty girl for the first time a young man always re grets the opportunities he has wasted. In the State. NIIMKKR 3i. Peacemaker Is Stubbed. Seeing two men fighting n front of his house, M. Diijaidin. of the Con servatoire of Music, Paris, took his violin anil began to play In order to soothe the cotnluiiants by his music. But one of the men at once turned on him and stablied him. und ho was taken In a dying condition to a hos pital. Independence Is Expensive. The people of Jersey, Channel Isl ands, refused to carry out the provis ions ot the new British militia law, so the British cm eminent withdrew the liglment always hitherto stationed on the island. The islanders are out at least $."..'itt.nim a year thereby, and ar inclined to regret their independent attitude. Study Prospective Bridegroom. A would he bridegroom In Kamchat ka has to serve some time in a menial position in his prospective father-In law's household In order that the bride's laiu'ly mtiy have an opportuni ty of ohseri leg w I. ether his habits and temperament me worthy of her. Has 158 Descendants. Mrs. Alice Sin.psoii, n Stockport, England, iioiiagciiaiiaii. has live sons and three ilaiii'.htei s living, seventy one grandchildren, seventy four great grandchildren, uml live great great grandchildren, making a total of 15S descendants. At Least One. A South All ii . in constabulary com mandery otlice wrote to a local troop officer asking II there were any don keys in can. p. The reply came. In the troop officer'- handwriting: "Yes, oue It. II. Sviiick. Captain." Animals Foretell Weather. II has long lieeu known that ani mals mi' aide to torelell storm or fair weather with an instinct practically unknown to mini Many savings are based on the actions ol beasts, bird?, Ilsh mid insects Pointer for Statesman. If we wen- a stale. man we never should I'l'vni an interview with: "My atleiitii.ii las hein called to an article concerning.'' etc We would not want people lo think we didn't read the papers. Money. Money Hint talks does little rlw. Money iliat whispers r hoes where least expected Money that acts might save tnti ti. v a luohcn heart from a sui cide's grave. Giraffe Unable to Swim. Tin girnfle is ihe only animal which is unable io swim. This is on account of lu long neck. Every other animal ran. If put to it. manage to keep itself afloat Canals in United States. The number of canals in oiierallon in the liilted Stales exceeds twenty thousand, and I licit combined length Is not less t ban Ii 1 1 v thousand miles. Dmkelspiel on Habit. Habit is a v iiinb'i fill ding, but it nefer )ct made a man look for der towel before lie gul der Snap In his eyes.- I linl el-pie When Silence Is Golden. It Is a blissing fur the happy home that husbands Hint wives do not al ways know cMictly what each thinks of the otlu r. Mosquitoes in London. Apparently mowpiitocM have come to liondnn to May. and they seem tn be making their way into the country places. Not the Man the Son. When u man has lo support his grow n n l son, his ninth' r sa.vs lie hat an artistic lciiipcraiiicni.--.Ww York Press. Heaven on Earth, If husbands and wives were always weelhenrts there would be no long lags for another and better world.