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VOLUME X. 1
I LEXINGTON NEW 8.
StJ John's M. E. church held their
Quarterly meeting last Sunday, the
20th. It was held by Presiding El
der Smith. He spent several days
here In seing after the business of
the church on the account of the
death of Rev. Clark, who died on the
13th of January, 1906. Elder Clark
was highly respected by the members
of his church and the citizens gen
erally. His funeral .was preached by
the presiding elder. The following
ministers were present: Rev. A. A.
Gilbert, Rev. C. C. Calhoun and Rev.
Barterson. They all spoke words of
praise of him as a Christian minis
ter. His remains were taken to To
peka, Kan., for Interment. He leaves
a wife and seven children and other
relatives with a host of friends to
mourn his loss. We extend our
heartfelt sympathy to the family.
The protracted meeting Is still go
ing on at the A. M. E. church over
20 additions have been made to the
church. Rev. Barterson Is here assist
ing Elder A. A. Gilbert In the meet
ing. Mrs. Maria Williams of Chicago was
In the city several days this week
' looking after her property and will
sell said property. Any bne desiring
to buy see A. W. Walker. She left
for her home on the 24th, 1906.
A surprise waV given ' Rev. Mrs.
Clark by the members and friends on
Tuesday evening, which was highly
appreciated by her.
Mr. Hedge is expected to be a can
didate for police judge. ,
Dr. Ball is as busy as he can be
and says there Is a great deal of sick
ness and he is one of the best doc
tors In our city.
Rev. Gilmore Hays was in the city
looking after the Knights and Daugh
ters of Tabor.
We think that the colored voters
of this town ought to come together
and ask for something and the men
that say that they will give us some
thng we ought to stand by them. We
have a number of men that are com
petent to fill any position In the city,
therefore we ought to unite. United
we stand and divided we fall. We
had one colored man that served for
four years and everybody' said he
made a good officer. We have oth
ers Just as good. Now let us come
together and ask for what we need.
Mr. Al Williams of Kansas City was
In the city Wednesday on business.
Lexington, Mo., Jan. 23, 1906.
Rising Son Publishing Co: You
will find Inclosed 50 cents.
A. W. WALKER.
A GAY LOTHAIRE.
The much touted "Christian Gentle
man," B. Allen Morris, has rather pe
culiar records In love affairs. Al
though a twice married man, he ar
dently woes two of Detroit's blushing
maidens at one and the same time.
About a year ago a correspondent
in the Informer told In glowing terms
about the splendid Christian work a
stranger, by the name of B. Allen
Morris, was doing among the chll
dren of his neighborhood and about
organizing them into a club and train
ing them in the noble work of the
Mr. Morris was to all outward ap
pearances, a gentleman of great piety
and high Christian character. No one
could blame the pretty maidens of
Bethel church for saying that Brother
Morris looked good to them, and when
two of Bethel's female members
seemed to be the elect of the polished
gentlman, they were looked upon with
envy. It was said that Brother Mor
ris had become engaged to both of
the fair young ladles, and Indeed, was
about to be married to one of them
when a letter was received in this
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city from Kansas City, Mo., that reads
In part as follows:
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 24, 1905.
Dear Sir: I am Inquiring for my
husband. He Is quite a church work
er among the young people. His
name is Burt Allen Morris. We were
married here In Kansas City the 29th
day of June, 1903. We moved to Chi
cago. After a month he deserted me;
then after a time he came back to
Kansas City; then he deserted me
here and went back to Detroit. Now
I hear he is married to some woman
In Detroit. He hasn't got any divorce
from me. I am still his wife. He
was a Mason and belonged to the
West port Lodge here, but he Is sus
pended now. Will you kindly inform
me as to this woman, her name and
address. I cannot understand my hus
band's treatment of me,
The startling nature of the contents
of this letter started an investigation
that has resulted in uncovering a
rather checkered career on the part
of Morris, who only last fall matrlcu
lated in Wllberforce University, In
tending to enter the ministry.
Mr. Morris Is alleged to have been
married In Chicago November 1, 1899,
by Rev. J. F. Thomas, and again June
29th, 1904, In Kansas City, Mo., by
Rev. F. J. Peck. Deserted wife No.
2 In Chicago and came to Detroit.
Wife No. 1 applied for divorce in Chi
cago, but dropped It upon learning of
his engagements In this city, and cer
tain Detroit maiden consider now
themselves exceeding fortunate that
they were not duped Into marrying
the ofttime groom.
The authorities of Wllberforce were
communicated with and when they
asked an explanation from the gay
young man, he declared that he would
straighten the matter up to their sat
isfactlon, and left the University for
that purpose, saying he was coming
to Detroit. He has not been seen in
this city, and his present whereabouts
are unknown. He is a tall, brown-
skinned man of about thirty years,
with pleasing manners and gentle
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
The high character of Dr. B. F. Al
len's administration and of the work
done in Lincoln Institute, has recent
ly received tangible endorsement in
the fact that the school board of St.
Josph has voted to accept the diplomas
of the graduates from the Normal
Department In lieu of examinations.
There is at present a number of stu
dents from St. Joseph in the Normal
Department; three young ladies, Miss
es Bell, Gross and Lee, are members
of the Senior Class of '06 to be grad
uated in June.
It will be remembered that St. Jos
eph, Kansas City and St. Louis, are
the only places within the state ex
empt from receiving the diplomas of
the State Normal Schools as equiva
lent to examination; and this action
on the part of the St. Joseph Board
will be an incentive for an Increased
attendance; and, if the plan works
j weu( aB it 8 bound to do, with the
constant rise of standard in the char-
acter of work done In Lincoln In
stitute and in the other state schools,
may Induce the boards of the other
cities mentioned to follow suit.
Professor Elllff, inspector of High
Schools, was so much pleased with the
work he witnessed and took charge
of personally, during his recent day's
visit to the Institution, that he re
quested Professor George, principal of
Jefferson City High School, to come
out and bring his Senior class. Ac
cordingly for the first time In the
history of either school, the Jeffer
son City High School dismissed for
a special trip to Lincoln Institute. A
large class of Senior boys and girls,
accompanied by their principal, Pro-
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People
KANSAS CITY' MO., THURSDAY, FKBY. 1, loy
fessor George, visited the junior class
In Mediaeval History, the Sophomore
class In geometry; made a general in
spection of all of the buildings and
the various forms of work. The
visitors were very enthusiastic in
their expression of Interest, surprise
Dr. C. L. tackay, who presented a
gold nudat to be given to the young
woman of the enlor class who ranks
first In scholarship, recently placed
the medal on exhibition in the window
of a prominent jeweler and it has be
come an interesting topic of the city.
On Monday at his own request the
doctor delivered a most valuable il
lustrated lecture on "The Circulation
of the Blood," before the faculty and
students and .took that occasion to
display the ijiand deposit the
fume with Dr.'AOB.It wasrecelred
rajth rounds of apptanse md approprl-
l ate remarks from rresijnni Alien, u
will bemWarded on Commencement
A NEW BEN TILLMAN.
The Rev. Thos. Dixon, author of
"The Clausman," has taken Ben Till
man's place on the Negro race ques
tion. The following telegraphic clip
ping shows the Rev. Mr. Dixon to be
Mr. Tillman's superior when It comes
tpbaplngabuse on the Negro race.
. New York, Jan. 29. Racial hate
was manifested In most virulent form
in the Baptist church of the Epiphany,
at Madison avenue and Sixty-fourth
street, yesterday afternoon, when the
nastor. the Rev. Madison C. Peters,
the Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., the author
of "The Clansman," and several negro
clergymen, supported by several ne
gro laymen, engaged In a spirited dis
cussion of the negro problem.
The severest comment of the elergy-man-lecturer-novelist-playwrlght
that virtue In negro women was so
rare that any consideration of it
futile. His audience seemed to be
evenly divided, one-half supporting
him with an energy and fervor equal
to thnt shown by the opposition. The
The Rev. Mr. Dixon was the chief
speaker, and it was understood that
it was out of the vexed questions pro
duced by "The Clansman," that the
plan came to have him on the same
platform with leading negro preach
ers and laymen. He wasted no time
in getting Into his subject, but wlth-
out even a preliminary word, struck
out as follows:
"The only solution of the negro
problem by which a race war within
this century can be avoided is by a
peaceful and friendly colonization of
the African. This hus never been
tried seriously. President Lincoln
would have accomplished this greut
task had he lived out his years. The
man who freed the negro was, at the
time of his death, preparing a scheme
for removing him from this country.
Is 4,000 Years Behind.
"The Negro is 4,000 years behind
the white race and he always will be
so. For that space of time he has oc-'
cupiea one or. me ncnesi ana most
fertile countries in the. world and he
never Improved It In any way, never
dug up any of the minerals, never
built a ship or a house, or even con
structed a cart until the white man
came and showed" him how.
World's Debt to Humorists.
Humorists are public benefactors.
They teach the most useful and the
easiest of all life's philosophies. They
smooth away the rough places and
hearten life with cheerful inspiration.
They mellow the understanding and
broaden the heart. They are nega
tively, at least, an aid to virtue, for
vice cannot grow In an atmosphere ot
cheerfulness. Humor is sucn a power
ful aid thnt one can uderstand why
the all-wise Creator made It a part of
the superior human equipment for the
fight against 'evil.
.WHEN IS A MAN WISE?
Ar forty man Is wise, 'tis Bald, or
At. forty he must know the ways of
And speak In sounillng praise or toll
In sqme broad sphere of humanly en
deavor, To prove himself efficient, bright or
Oriown himself a failure. If by then
Sitccess Is far, 'tis vain to try again:
Halt, cease to hope, and toll no more
v iiiiiuu re am in i lie i
What sophistry! What bogus saKWu He walked, ran
So devilish a doctrine? Who Is wise
At forty nay at fifty? Truth Is
Only by the eternal verities.
At sixty only Is true wisdom sound
ed, And then by few. Old saws are most-1-
Threescore Is the age of wisdom and
If then a man display A judgment
Nor fall In line with Folly's sad pro
He may be 'called discreet "of
age," I mean
But tiot till then. Truth forces this
Is nearer to It than four
teen. St. Louis Post Dispatch.
IK i Fair Oompanlon flippantly
Force of Ccience.
Acethyllth Is calcium carbine sur
rounded with an envelope of sugar.
It Is claimed to be of advantage
In acetylene lighting on a small scale,
as, unlike the pure carbide, it stops
generating gas when the water is
turned off. and begins again when
more water is supplied. This avoids
tho generation of an excess of gas,
which is wasted If no gasometer is at
hand for storage. .
A novel means of propelling boats
has been devised In Europe by A. Far-
JB8t8 of a framework of steel tubing,
8pportnff a Buchet vertlcnl motor
. 0f 3j horse-power, with electric ig
nitlon, the motor driving two paddle
wheels with vertical blades. The pad
dle wheels and motor are fixed at the
stern of the boat. They are mounted
on a pivot, making It practicable to
steer the boat In any direction, nnd
giving facilities for gettng nt the ma
chinery for oiling and repairs.
8he Had a "Cinch on Him.
A prominent railroad man repeats
with friat anlnvmanl a ulnrtf flint liA
. from a con,,,ctHr 0 onp of the
limited expresses between New York
and the West,
It appears that a dapper chap in the
first chair car had managed to become
, unusually friendly with an attractive
' young man in on adjoining seat.
When the train pulled Into Buffalo,
the masher, In taking leave of the
fair one, remarked:
"Do you know, I must, thank you for
an awflly, awf'ly pleasant time, but
I'm afraid you wouldn't have been so
nice to me had you known that I am
a married man."
"Oh, as to that," quickly and pleas
antly responded the charming young
woman, "you haven't the least advan
tage of me. I am an escaped lunatic."
; f-ew York Tribune.
A naval officer, according to the
Buffalo Commercial, told of the trials
of a colleague In marrying off his
many daughters. In the same family
was a son, an observant lad or ten
years. Toward the close of the winter
the officer Informed his son thnt he
was going to lose his sister Ethel,
who was engaged to wed a young lieu
tenant. "I'm sorry to hear that dad,"
said the youngster, "because I'm aw
fully fond of Ethel. Still, we'll havo
Alice and Eva and Maud and Susie,
won't we?" Then, after a moment's
reflection, he added: "Fly the way,
dnd, this arrangement will advance
Alice a number, won't It?"
"Why, I thought Waa.'elgh was a
man of large means."
"He used to be, but he owns six
than any othei Paper
Documentary Proof of Idiocy.
'Look here, old chap, I'll give you
a valuable tip." said the experienced
married mon to the prospective bride
groom. "Don't let your wife keep a
diary on the honey mon. My wife did
that, and now whenever we quarrel
she brines It out and reads some of
the Idiotic thlnes I said to her then."
All Around Athlete.
Aid. W. Anker Simmons, of Henley-on-Thames
town council, has Just ac
complished a remarkable feat near the
famous reach of the Thames at Hen-
andthen .swam 20n yards all under
eight minutes. As Mr. Simmons is -IS
yenrs of age, the feat Is all the more
Find Wealth in Bag
Discovering a bag In the streets of
Sydney. Australia, a man took It to
the police station, where it was found
to contain gold and banknotes to the
value of 850, and subsequently a
hat less old man. a lunatic, who was
wandering aimlessly through the
streets, was found to be the owner.
Eighteenth Century Earrings.
The eighteenth century saw the
glorification of the earring, fashion
ttble beauties outvying each other with
the rarest and most beautiful jewels.
There Is no doubt that the earring Is
one of the prettiest feminine' adore
ment and as such well deserves Its
Worth More Than a Smile.
A generous stork visited a certain
home uptown and left a pair of babies.
A few days afterward the father and
a friend who congratulated him and
said: "1 hear the Iord has smiled up
on you." "Smiled!" exclaimed the
proud parent; "He laughed aloud sir!"
A Lost Opportunity.
"Woman Just dropped dead in the
bargain crush at the ribbon counter!"
cried the floorwalked excitedly. "How
Inopportune!" exclaimed tho head of
the firm. "Our undertaking depart
ment won't be open until next Mon
day!" Catholic Standard.
A Language Lesion.
Hans Hansen called lo see how his
friend Ole Olsen was making out with
his fine new Job street sweeping,
Says Olsen: "Vail, I tank I like the
shoh all right." At which angrily re
torted Hansen: "Shob? I loan say
"shoh;' say 'yob'."
Easy to Identify Sisters.
It Is an easy matter to pick out sis
ters In a group of children on the con
tinent, for girls of the same family
are dresesd Just alike. In the llrcton
provinces, where the gala dress Is
quaint, the effect Is fantastic on fete
Benefit of Iron in Water.
Hits of Iron will prevent water from
becoming puirld. Sheet Iron or Iron
trimmings are the best. The offen
sive smell of water In vases of (lowers
would be avoided by put ling a few
bniall nulls In the bottom of the vases.
No Use for Beef.
In Uruguay, until within a few
years, the sales of hides was tho only
pari of the cattle Industry thnt yield
ed any cash, tho meat being mostly
discarded as of no value.
Must Keep Shoes 8hined.
n Paris even the poor man stops
on his way to work to have his shoes
shinod. It costs him only z cents, and
he might lose his Job If ho did not.
Noserings ss Aid to Beauty,
In New Guinea the ladles wear nose,
rings, piercing the nose In the same
way that civilized women pierce the
And Still Most People Do.
Boys wound get very little satis
faction out of being bad if people ex
pected them to be. New York I'rets.
Pears and Apples.
The pear and apple are from Eu
In the State.
"I'LL PAY YOU FOR THAT."
This title parable by an unknown
author teaches Its own lesson:
A hen trod on a duck's foot. Slio
did not mean to do it, and it did not
hurt the duck much; but the duck
said, "I II pay you for that!" So the
duck flew at the old hen, but as she
did so her wings struck an old goose,
who stood close by.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried the
goose, nnd she flcyr at the duck; but
ns she did so hjf foottore the fur
of a cat who was jusTSticn In the
"111 pay you for that!" cried the
cat, nnd she started for the goose;
tmas she did so her claw caught It
tho wool of a sheep.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried tho
shet-p. and she rah at tho cat, but us
she did so her foot hit the foot ot a
dog who lay in the sun.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried ho
nnd jumped at the sheep; but as he
did so his leg struck an old cow who
stood by the gate.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried she,
and she ran at the dog; but as she
did so her horn grazed the skin ot a
horse who stood by a treo. '
"I'll pay you for that!" cried he,
and he rushed at tho cow.
What a noise there was! Tho horse
flew at the cow, and the cow at tho
dog, and the dog nt the sheep, and
tho sheep at tho cnt, and tho cat at
the goose, nnd the goose at the duck,
and the duck at tho hen. What a fuss
there was! And all becauso tho hen
accidentally stepped on tho ducks'
"HI! III! What's all this?" cried tho
man who had tho euro of them. "You
may stay here," ho said to tho hen;
but ho drovo the duck to tho pond
tho gooso to tho field, the cnt to tin.
barn, tho sheep to her fold, the dog
to tho house, tho cow to her yard,
and tho horse to his stall. And so alll
their good limes were over becauso
the duck would not overlook a little
hurt which was not Intended.
Famous Russian Poetess.
The poets' corner" In the cemetery
of the Alexander Nowskl cloister In
St. Petersburg has been augmented
by the grave of Myrrhu Lochwizkaya
(Ybert), one of tho few Russian wo
men who havo attained eminence for
their poetry. She was the daughter
of u prominent lawyer In St. Peters
burg, where she was horn In 18K9. In
IRIU'i her first volume of poems was
Issued, three other volumes followed.
Her verse Ih characterized by Orien
tal touches, and her favorite theme Is
Don't try lo be unyboily but your
self. Few British Whalers.
Dundee is the only port In tho Brltlsl
Isles that owns whuleshlps. Toward
tho end of tho century before last
nearly all the east coast, ports had
whalers of their own. London bud
thirty four ships. Tho falling oft of
tho Indus' r;' Is due chiefly to the
scarcity of "right" whales; but tho
turning point of tho decay was taken
when coal imn was discovered, un"5
there was a fall in the Importance of
oils as llluminants. But each seaaon
Dundee sends her whaling fleet to the
Arctic. So few are "right" whales
within the circle now that tho Dundee
experts know them all, It Is said.
Wags aver that (lie Dundee harpoon
era have names for each of them.
Poor Little Babylonians.
Etniiict. Haliylolan explorers say that
the mult Iplleui Ion tablo which tho
liahylonian child had to commit to
memory extended to 30 times 30, and
that he was easily conversant with
two languages besides his own. Tho
school rooms havo been discovered
and today It is possible to examine
the school boks, the tables with the
arithmetic lessons still legible upor
them. Ilaltimore American.
A low corsage never seems so In
modest to a stout as to a thin woman
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