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VOLUME X. gar HON. E. S. JEWETT. Hon. E. S. Jewett, the General Pas senger agent of the Mo-Pacific rail road has returned after spending three months visiting the European countries of note and interest. Col. Jewett en joyed his trip very much and is look ing very well. The Colonel has a diary and sketches of many interest ing things which came under his ob servation during his travel. HON. GARDNER LATHROP. Hon. Gardner I-athrop, one of Kan sas City's leading citizens and her most noted lawyer, has left for Chica go, where he enters upon his duties as solicitor for the Santa Fe railroad. Kansas City regrets to lose her great public spirited citizen. Mr. Iathrop was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. The bar, the clergy, the merchants. In fact everybody was always ready to do him honor because of his great brilliancy and strong in tegrity. All wish him success in bis new field of labor. tie - "4 i SENATOR WARNER Senator Warner will soon' return to the city and after a short stay will proceed to Washington to mingle with the national lawmakers and deal out pie. There will be a great scramble for places. The Missouri Negroes are keeping posted and will try to not get left. For nine years the Son management has sought to publish a clean upright paper. When it started the town was full of newspaper fakirs. The Son has lived to see them fall by the wayside. We mean to continue busi ness and protect the advertisers. We do not mind having competition, but it must come right. If the advertiser wants to know facts, let them call on us and we will give them a safe tip. - KANSAS CITY, KAN. The Hr. J. W. E. Bowen, teacher of Historical Theology in the Gammon Theological Seminary of Atlanta, Ga., lectured at the St. James M. E. church Thursday night, May 11. Mr. C. H. Warrick of the George II. Smith College, Sedulla, will give a re cital of his own poems at St. John A. M. E. church ou Friday evening, May 19. The young man has been pro nounced by competent judges to be indee da second Paul Lawrence Dun bar. His productions are much on that pott's order, 1a?1 the two Kansas Cities turn out and accord this young Negro poet the honor and distinction which he merits. Good music will intersperse the program. The Son reporter in Kansas City, Kan., had occasion to visit the Or phan's Home this week and found three bright little children for adop tion. There are at present eleven in all at the home. The Rev. W. E. Gladden of Colorado, filled the pulpit of Rev. E. Arlington Wilson of the Metropolitan church, Sunday night, May 7. Rev. A. M. Ward of the First A. M. E. church baptized twenty-three per sons Sunday morning. Rev. Richardson of the Mt. Pleasant missionary Baptist church also bap tized four persons in the Kaw River. Dr. J. W. E. Bowen delivered a very able address to the faculty and stu dents of Western University Monday afternoon . We chronicle the following death list since our last communication: James Pevey, March SO. His remains were shipped to Perhirm, Ark. Wulter Barber, a baby boy. He was buried in Oak Grove cemetery; Bet tie Hous ton, age 21. She died of tuberculosis and was burled from the First A. M. E church Saturday, May 6, by the S. M T. lodge. Levi Flemming, he was found dead at the power house In this city. He was buried from the First Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Caruthers of Nash ville, Tenn., arived safely at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Bell Young, of 905 Freeman Ave. The parents ex pect to make their home with their daughter from now on. The concert which was to be given at the M. and O. Hall, Tuesday night, May 9, was probably indefinitely put off, because there was not enough at tendance to permit the concert to be given which was due to the stormy looking conditions of the night. The Pleasant Hill Baptist church at Edwardsvllle, Kan., of which Rev. W. M. Jackson is pastor, will have a bas ket meeting and baptizing Sunday, May 21. The colored Mercantile, or more properly, the colored elks, held a meet ing last Sunday to hear the reading of their constitution. As a mercantile club it ought to fill a long felt want, but as an Elk's, where a bar is to be maintained, and drinks of all kinds are sold, to tempt the weak young men it should die "abonln." The Kansas City agent for the Son wishes to say that all news intend ed for publication from the Kansas City, Kan., side, should be Bent to 1811 N. First St., the new residence of Euegne Vaughan, and also of Rev. Vaughan and family. Please remem ber all news U thankfully received and money to. At the forum last Sunday the High School bond question was discussed. Many declaring that they would vote against it. When election of officers was taken up, the young lawyers dif fered on points of parliamentary us fcf " .:..-; ' XfrC iuki, M , for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY MO., FRIDAY, MAY 12. 1(:. ages, some one appealed from the de cision of the chair, and the meeting was adjourned with much warmth. Everyone should attend these meetings if possible. They are held twice a month and some times on account of some very important business they're helj every Sunday afternoon. The school exhibit now In the Car negie library is said to far excel the present exhibit of the Kansas City, Mo., schools, held in their library. The Treble Clef recital given at the First Baptist church last Friday was a fine affair, the weather was unpro pltlous, but nevertheless, there was a good attendance. Among the many that attended the reception given at Prof. J. J. Iewls", in honor of Dr. J. W. E. Bowen. were: Mrs. R. G. Jackson, Mr. Randolph and company. Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Thomp son, Mrs. Dismond of the Douglas Hos pital and Dr. F. C. Goodwin. Bishop Grant is slowly improving. The Bishop expects to leave Monday for St. IjouIs to attend the twenty-fifth anniversary of Bishop H. M. Turner, D. D. LI.. D., of Atlanta, Ga. lanta, Ga. Dr. F. C. Goodwin, the new colored dentist. Is contemplating the advisa bility of putting in his office a new $150 fountain cuspidor. Mr. John Davis, formerly of Ft. Scott, Kan., has taken up his residence at 9I!9 Splitlog Ave., his former home. Mr. Patterson of 1811 N. 3rd St., died early Wednesday morning. Ho had worked at the Peaks Gas Com pany fof five years, until about two weeks ago when ho was scalded with tar and gas and since that time, he has been sick from the injuries ho received. His funeral was held In the Morning Star Baptist church Thurs day, May 11, at 2 o'clock. Ho leaves a wife and three children and a large number of friends to mourn his death. LEXINGTON NEWS. Rev. Morso of Kedalia was here Friday. Rev. Gilbert was in Kansas City Tuesday. Mr. A. W. I.loyd. Grand Chancellor of K. of P.'s of St. louls, was here Wednesday, the guest of A. W. Walker. He. was looking after the interest of the K. of P.'s. Deborah's Tabernacle No. 21 will ;glve a public installation at I'ri A. M. E. church ou the 18th Inst. lon't for get the time anil the place. They will have music and plenty to eat. Everybody is invited to eome out and enjoy themselves. The annual sermon of the U. B. F.'s and S. M. T.'s will be held at the A. M. E. church on the 28tH inst. at three o'clock. The Decoration of the U. B. F.'s will bt. on the liuth. The lodge will leave their hall at 9 o'clock. Every U. B. F. is asked to be present. The colored people of Lexington are asked to go out to the cemetery on the 29th and clean It off. and on the :ii)th go to decorate. The exact day for cleaning will be announced at the churches Sunday. Mrs. Rosa MaGeo is here teaching the millinery trade. 1 think every one that can, ought to learn. Also Miss S. Williams of Kansas City. We, as a colored race, need to learn a trade of some kind when we have a chance to be taught by one of them. Patronize them. We need more race pride among us. Mr. Clayton Williams of Hlggtns vllle was here Saturday. Miss Bertha Scruggs, a student of Mason City returned home Saturday morning. Homes of Colored Poop, .Mis Olelhea Saunders, who has been attending school at Sedalia, re turned home Tuesday morning. Mlhs Brltt of Higglnsville was the guest of Miss Saunders Tuesday. Mrs. Spencer Morris left for Kan sas City Monday evening. Born to the wife of Mr. Gus. lleanlo a girl, April 12th. M. Archer Porter, one of our oldest, citizens, died April 2, and was burled on the 4th from the A. M. E. church of which he was a member. X was born in Virginia in 1820 and has lived hero' over fifty years. He leares a wife, one son, Chas. Porter,' and a granddaughter, Mrs. Est el la Saunders, and a host of friends to mourn his loss. AMBITION OF A PRINCESS. Wo-ian High in Station Acknowl edges Fondness for Reporting. Princess Charles of Denmark was lecently seen at a railway terminus bidding adieu ' to a distinguished guest. Looking ttrr mil with a bored expression, she saw a newspaper re porter scribbling away for dear life in his notebook. She, too, drew a tiny notebook from her pocket, wrote a message upon a leaf and folded it Into a tiny pellet. The reporter watch ed every motion with glistening eye. Some important hit of news, he was Kurel was about to be given him. Sure enough, the princess threw the pellet of paper directly at him, with an unusually good aim for a woman, and immediately turned the other way, absorbed In her hospitable task. Tho reporter straightened out tbe crumpled leaf. On It were these words: "I wish i were a reporter." Expert Tattooist. The master of the tattooing nrt in Japan is Chyo, who can produce such pictures on the human skin as are the envy of all rivals. He has pho tographs of all his more lniKrtant works, most of the originals having been produced on the cuticle of Eng lish and American travelers. Two of the most remarkable are a huge drag on In three colors, covering an Ameri can doctor's hark entirely, while an other is a life-sized fly which was put on an Englishman's wrist so naturally that one would feel templed to call his attention to the fact If one were not told that it was tho work of the tattooing needle. Chyo's work Is rec ognized by his countrymen at a glance, and is looked upon with much respect Went Too Far. Isaacstein, the ruralist. was In searrli of a horse. "I've got the very thing you want." said Bill Ijennox. 'he stable mail, "a thorough going road horse. Five years old. sou ml as a ipuiil. $175 cash down t.nd he goes ten miles without stop l'.ing." Isaacstein threw his hands sky wards. "Not for me," he p-iid, "not fur me. I vouldn't gif you five rends for him. I live eluht miles out In de goitntry, lint lii haf to va'U hark two miles." Leisure of Japanese Generals. During the winter just past Japan's pent rals along Hie Slialio spent their time variously. "Gen. Nodu," accord ing to Japanese newspapers, "studied calligraphy. Gen. Kurokl kept barn yard fowls. During Hie llelkautal en gagement Gen. Koilani;l scarcely slept lit all for a whole week, but did not Kem one whit the worse for his ex perience." Gen. Oyaina was reported as being "the same robust, merry hearted gentleman as ever." Did you-ever-lryoneTof McCamp bell & Houston's "Specials," Cherry Glace, Goldenade, Silverado, Egg Chocolates, Flowing Stream, Sherry and Apricot Flip. Mrs. Annie K. Floyd or 1311 High land avenue, has moved to 1707 EaHt 11th street, where she has two nicely furnished rooms for rent Call ani see them. Substitute for Rubber. A new substitute for rubber Is be ing made in Mexico from tbe guayule pleat c than any othei Paper HAD TO HAVE EXERCISE. And He Got It Ey Bumping Into the Fighting Editor. Thud, clatter, brnimp! The editor looked up from the con genial task of spoiling someone else's story. "Sometimes," he said. "1 foel sorry for spring poets." He blue penciled nnotlter half-column Into silent nothingness, and paused attain to hark to the sounds of strif-i coming from the next room. "It seems to me," he said, "that ttiesa squeals ate in some wise ta miliar to mine ears." He telephoned a "stop" message in- to the lighting editor's den, and the . next moment that heated and dusty functionary appeared leading a bat tered wreck by the ear. "This Is the fourth time he's tieen up this week," said the man of mus cle. "Can't I finish him?" The editor held up a nierrtful hand. Then In a kind and tender voice ho spoke to the poet. "Why have you returned four times?" he asked. "Most of your brethren find once enough." "My doctor tells me 1 must get some violent exercise," the poet said, "and this Is the only way I can af ford to take It." linden Answers. Duty of a Gentleman. On one occasion, having returned from playing poker ut the club, my grandfather said : "When a man Is hard up he should borrow; but he must devote his en ergies to paying back and remaining the equal of the man from whom he fins borrowed. If he cannot pay back, let him be frank about it; for It Is better to steal than to cheat." And again: "To ride straight, and to shoot Ftraight, to win money cheerfully and to lose it cheerfully, never to be Ixior-1-hty In debt or swinishly drunk, to enjoy flowers nnd music, and If "s clhle to be In love with at least one good woman, is half the duty of u gen tleman." "What's (he other half, grandpa?" 1 had asked him. "Why. to be a gentleman, of course." - (jiiuverneur Morris. The People's Schools. Tho schools belong to the people and will lie what the people make them. It l.s a mistake to suppose that school etllcers and teachers are the only ones Hint have to do with tho making of the schools. The people set the pare for the teachers ami school ofllcers. If a school ofllcer does not meet the Ideals of the people he Is turned out at the first election. If a teacher does pot meet Hie Ideal o.' the people the (earlier Is quickly reached through the school olllrers. So it gels back to the people ill the end. The man that lliinks the school are not good enough should set him self about having them improved. It is astonishing how much one person ran do to improve the schools when he sets himself uboul it.-- Henry F. Thurston. A 6kiptlc In lie Piw. Ynur m-mi'iiis ' ' ( I I'-i.-ifler, l ull of dim. tlii'.il'iKl. it lot, Ve Kill I Willi ll revel cut III lirliler -'Hll t jell li'ivll Hie S'Wii'l , I' I il.ifill I Tli" Mmim tlinl iIioim Wlilie tl:e . in -uln Tlii v T ilt wlHi Hi- up to Hie rnfler, iiMli-'llel! Sleili", r i -.- ..f II",, ifl. t -Sw.i t llelili.f.ilii. I .ft 114 NIIIK nf III No Klllll "f 'be Willis iilnl.it iter Can culi li tbinimli Hi.- M il at Hit tlner - I'ortniy tbe n iiritnl. l'al.ir - Yoil llllVH been III tile Hwei.l ll.Ti'lof.,,.' Tho fivnn nf lbi sblp kIiiiitm nbaft ln'r On t sea with Invisible slime -Tbo sunrise nf every Hi'ii-urti r la III" sunset of Hurtle I leli-li.filre New Ynrk Kun. Appointment Recalls Brave Act. Capt. Harry Leonard of the (,'nlied States Marine Corps has been ordered by President Roosevelt to the Chlnu&a capital as military attache of the American legation. During the Tleu Tsln campaign he risked his life by going to tbe rescue of a wounded com rade, carrying him to rarefy on his back across a fire-swept field, and lost his arm as a penalty for bis achievement. In the State. NlIMliKH . the words "Against tho loan." Said proposition is submitted and this notice is given in pursuance of a resolution of the Board of Directors of said school district, adopted on the t'.th day of April, 19i5. JOSEPH L. NOItMON, President of the Board of Directors of the School District, of Kansas City. W. E. Benson. Secniary. Fancy Prices for Relics. For a love letter written by Robert Bums, the Scott Isli poet, $50 was paid not long ugo. Yet a brass collar which was worn by Boatswain, the dog to whose memory Iud Byron erected a monument at Newstead abbey, fetched 21 guineas, while the collar of Thun derer, another of Lord lijrou's dogs, realized 4 guineas only. Reasoning by Logic. Ethel, aged (, is Just learning to spell and Is much rejoiceii over her progress. Sho announced with great glee to her father, the other evening, that she knew how to spell "In," nud proved the assertion. A few minutes later she Inquired, with a puzzled air: j "Papa, does 'In' backwards spelt out' 7" Boyish Indiscretion, A Pittsburg boy who left homo to poso as n man was discovered wear ing (rousers much too large for him. This was easy tor (lie police. If ho bad been a real matt, he would have worn trousers entirely too tight for him, such as so many fashion plates foist on buyers. - HulTiilo Sxpress. Lives of Different Meaning. It Is noble to be alive to tbe littliv ness of earth, but It Is rubier to be como Impressed with Its greatness; to tho animal life it Is only a pasture ground; to ordinary men It Is the com-, moti place world; but to him who lives above It It becomes a shining moou. Mean Flirg at Scotchmen. A mail who runs he Is nil Knr.lish man writes to. tbe Westminster Gazette (bat be lias learned that In lf!7 there were only thirty t lx Scots In lyoiidoii, and that b now knows tho meaning of the expression, "Uia good old times." Islands Have Disappeared. Tho "Itoyal Company's Islands," Supposed to be In tbe I'ln'llli' ocean, have been removed from Hie maps of tho llydrogrnphic Institute of tho British Admiralty hecamio all efforts to find Ihetii lllive failed. E.iGy. The teacher bad been talking about a hen sitting on iv-v, and, with Hio Incubator in bis mind, asked If egs Could be hatched In any oilier way. "Yes. put 't in mi. b i a din k," was tlej response. Women Workers of London. There are In initial pun (ice In Ion don five wonifn builders, two women architects, H'ven women house paint ers nud iloyi ns of w 1 1 1 1 1 r i who are em ployed us internal In oi i d. cot alori. First Artificial Teetfi. It ba-i been l nnd that false teeth were it: e I by the people who lived In lOO'l II C These teeth weie made of Ivory and fastened to an ivory plate by in nans of a fine gold wile. Austrian Old Age Pensions. 1'ndef the Austrian poor law every man o yors old is entitled to a pen sion crpial to one third (he amount per day which be has earned during his working days. First Pantomime. The first regular English pantomime Is said to have been "llarliuiii Exe cuted," produced at the Lincoln's Inn Flolds theater, Dec. !!, 1717. Lake Disappears. Lake Chad Is gradually drying up, and recot rnseaiches tend to show that Its conipleto disappearance la only a question of time. A knocker is a back-biter with falsa teeth.