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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Don
THE DOMESTIC SCIENCE OF GAR
Principal R. T. Coles, of the Gar
rison School, was asked by our re
porter the other day as to the bene
fit the girls are receiving from the
Domestic Science Department of the
school. He said, "I am well satis
fied with results thus far. That Is
one of my favorite departments of
the school and I pay a great deal of
attention to it. At present we have
about eighty-five girls taking a course
In cooking und practical house-keeping.
Miss Robinson, the efficient
teacher of that department, is thor
oughly competent and much Interest
ed lii the work. It will puy any one
to visit her clusBes and notice the
interest the girls take in the train
ing. For example the following is a
part gf the first year's course: two
lectures a week on care of kitchen
and kitchen utensils, sweeping, dust
ing, care of brooms, brushes and
dusters ; scrubing floors, window
cleaning, silver polishing, cure of din
ing room, bed room ventilation, and
care of kerosene lamps. The first
year's course In cooking, consists of
the following, cooking of simple
breakfast dishes, bread making, table
laying and waiting breakfasts. This
training has already begun to make
Itself felt in the home, For In con
versation with many mothers, of
these girls, who by force of circum
stances are compelled to spend a
great deal of time away from home,
have turned the house over entirely
to the girl and have noticed the dif
ference in interest the girl manifests
now to whut she did before having
had the training.
A few weeks ago one of the Fifth
Grade girls, without a mother, wus
ill and the teacher, with a few of
the girl's clusmutes visited her home,
took charge of the room, put to use
their knowledge of housekeeping and
ventilation and prepared dainty foods
such as cream of tomato soup and
dropped eggs on toast. This practi
cal training Is the kind all our girls
need and will do much to revolution
i.e our homes. The only regret I have
is that the work In my school cannot
be more extended."
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
The enrollment of students In Lin
coin Institute has Increased steadily
will each year of President Allen's
administration. To dute is Is three
hundred and ninety-eight and both
faculty and students are eagerly
watching the arrival of the four nun
The summer school Is yet to be
heard from and undoubtedly the en
rollment for the year will not be far
short of five hundred.
Arrangements have been made for
midwinter clusses, as Is now the cub
torn In leading schools and colleges,
and those who find it impossible to
enter until this season of the year
need not In any sense feel that it is
time lost. To many teachers with
short school terms, such an arrange'
ment of classes will prove a great
blessing; and several who find the
summer term too short a time In
which to bring themselves up in all
of the studies they desire to take are
availing themselves of the excellent
opportunities here afforded them for
more extensive work during the mid
winter and spring terms.
FIFTH ANNUAL BANQUET KAN
SAS LINCOLN DAY CLUB.
The fifth annual banquet of the
Kansas Lincoln Day Club was cele
brated on the 12th of February at
Topeka, Kansas. The banquet was
opened by Rev. V. T. Vernon, pres
ident of the club. The program was
thoroughly interesting, oratory and
music being the principal features.
Following the Invocation by Rev.
J. R. Ransom, the president's annual
address was delivered upon which oc
casion Rev. Vernon was at his best.
Rev. J. C. Caldwell of St. Joseph de
livered an address on Abraham Lin
coln. W. I. Jamison of Topeka on
"The Negro Lawyer," Nelson dews
of Kansas City on "The Negro In Pol
itics," Dr. G. G. Brown of Atchison
on "The Negro In the Medical Pro
fession," C. F. Cllnkscale, "The Negro
Youth," 1. M. Horton, "Lessons of
the Hour," Rev. J. 8. Edwards, "The
Minister in Public Life," D. Hickman,
"The Kansas Pioneer." The well
prepared menu consisted of the fol
lowing: Oyster cocktail, water, crackers,
meats, cold tongue, fried chicken,
gold bund hum on table. Relishes,
pickles, celery and radishes. Vege
tables, green peas, cream potatoes,
sweet potato spuds, muyomilce dress
ing nnd fruit salad in lettuce leaves.
Hot rolls brown breud, oranges, ba
nanas, apples, Ice cream und ussorted
cakes, wine and cigars. The attend
ance was especially good, one hint
dred and fifty members and visitors
enjoyed tbe occasion.
Those wno were present from Kan
sas City were: Hon. Nelson C. Crews,
J. M. Horton, Attorney Houston, Geo.
K. Ix)ve, F. Payne, and Lewis Woods
and Rev. C. Caldwell of St. Joseph,
A GAY LOTHAIRE.
The much touted "Christian Gentle
man," B. Allen Morris, has ruther pe
culiur 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 namo of B. Allen
Morris, was doing among the chil
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
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
1 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
Westport 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 matricu
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.
for It Reaches ttcro Homes of Colored People
KANSAS CITY MQj THURSDAY, FEBY. 15, 190
Wife No. 1 applied for dlvorcejtn Chi
cago, but dropped it upon lealf of
his engagements in this city, mi cer
tain Detroit maiden conslddJibw
themselves exceeding fortunate 'vthat
they were not duped into marrying
the ofttlme groom. "V . j
The authorities of Wllberforfee were
communicated with and whea they
asked an explanation from tfr gay
young man. he declared that he would
straighten the matter up to tliplr at
Isfaction. and left the X'nlveratty 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 tnllj brown
skinned man of alniut thlrt years.
with pleasing manners andr gentle
manly bearing. '.' 7 .
Quarterly meeting was held at the
A. M. E. Church, February 11. The
Presiding Elder, Rev. Tlarkadale was
not able to be here on account of be
ing sick. Rev. Mucnmlc of Kansas
City. Kansas officiated in hU stead.
Everything passed off very nl wly.
Miss Katie Wilson nnd sev ul oth
er young friends were In 1 idepen
dence last week-attending u enter
tainment. The Grand Chancclor, A. lt JJoyd
of the K. of P. was in the city Feb
ruary 1, for the purpose of settling
the claim of the Sir Booker. He paid
to the legal heirs iCM. He hud
only born a member about four
months ut the time of bis death. Pro
fessor Huston of Sedalia wus in com
puny with him.
Rev. Hays preached at the Baptist
church Sunday, morning and even
Mr. Joseph Myers went to Moberly
on the 31 of January, 190C to attend
the wedding of Mr. Walter Woddel.
On his return home he lost a very fine
hat. We are very sorry of his mis
fortune in losing his hat.
Mr. Juke Fagett Is a candidate for
elected, for he Is all right.
Treasurer. We hope he will he re
Doctor Ball Is expecting to build
early In the spring.
Miss Mary Hourd spent several
days with her mother in Independence
Mrs. Fruzler the mother of Mr.
Burnet Is quite 111.
Mr. I'geue Conway went to Kansas
City on business on the (ith of Feb
ruary and also Mrs. Morris.
Mr. William Ford Just got buck
from Indianapolis, nttendlng u con
vention of tbe coal miners, lie said
the miners and operators agreed to
disagree but will have another meet
ing in March.
Mr. Nelson Waters of Kansas City
was In the city visiting his sister
Mrs. Hawkins and friends. He re
turned to his home Monday evening.
Mr. Mudie and MIhb Muttle Shaffer
was united In matrimony February
11. 190C. Rev. Win, Thlrkle official
ed. We wish them a long and pros
The M. E. Conference will art lu re
on the 14th of March, 190C. The mem
bers and friends are making greut
preparation to entertain them u II.
Mr. Hedge Is a candidate for Police
Judge and we think If ho Is elected
he will make a good one. All can
dldutes that wish their names an
nounced In our paper or want our
support must puy Just whut they pay
any other paper in the city, for our
paper has as many readers us any
other paper, more especially among
Mr. Wulter W. Russel Is a candi
date for City Assessor and 1 think
be will make a good one.
If you try enough you will seldom
have to cry "enough."
Ho can easily be fearless. who daro
not make foes.
t WHEN 18 A MAN WISE?
At fort man U wise, 'tis said, or
At forty he must know the ways of
And speak in sounding praise or toll
In. some broad sphere of humanly en
To prove himself efficient, bright or
Or own himself a failure. If by then
Success Is far, 'tis vain to try again:
Halt, cease to hope, and toil no more
What sophistry! What bogus sage
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
Three score is the age of wisdom and
If then a man display a Judgment
Nor fall In line with Folly's sad pro
lie mny be called discreet "of
ge," I mean
But not till then. Truth forces this
u Four-score Is nparer to it than four
- '-"I ': St. IxmltfTnrt TWspnteti." '
His Fair Companion flippantly
Force of Cclence.
Acethyllth is calcium carbine sur
rounded with an envelope of sugar.
It Is claimed to be of advantage
In acetylene lighting on n small scale,
as, unlike the pure carbide, it stops
generating gas when the water Is
turned tiff, and begins again when
more wnter is supplied. This avoids
the 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
cot of the ltuchef factory. It con
sists of n framework of steel tubing,
supporting n Buchet vertical motor
of 111 horse-power, with electric Ig
nition, the motor driving two paddle
wheels with vertical blades. The pad
dle wheels nn.l motor are fixed at the
stem of the boat. They nre mounted
on n pivot, .making it practicable to
steer the boat In any direction, and
giving facilities for gettng at the ma
chinery for oiling and repairs.
8he Had a "Cinch on Him.
A prominent railroad man repeals
with great enjoyment a story that he
heard from a conductor on one of the
limited expresses between New York
and the West.
It appears that a dapper chap In the
first chnlr car had managed to become
unusually friendly with nn nltracllve
young man In an adjoining seat.
When the train pulled Into Buffalo,
the masher, In taking leave of the
fair one, remnrked:
"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 bad 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 IpbsI advan
tage of me. I am an escaped lunatic."
New York Tribune.
A naval officer, according to the
Buffalo Commercial, told of the trials
of a colleague In marrying off bis
many daughters. In the same family
was a son, an observant lud of ten
years. Toward the close of the winter
the officer informed bis son that lie
was going to lose his sister Ethel,
who was enguged to wed a young lieu
tenant. "I'm sorry to hear that dud,"
said the youngster, "because I'm nw
fully fond of Ethel. Still, we'll have
Alice and Eva anil Maud and Susie,
won't we?" Then, after a moment's
reflection, be added: "By the way,
dnd, this arrangement will advance
Alice a number, won't It?"
"Why, I thought Wa.?igh was a
man of large means."
"He used to he, but he owns six
than any othei Paper
Documentary Proof of Idiocy.
''Look here, old chap. I'll give you
a valuable tip." snld the experienced
married man to the prospective bride
groom. "Don't let your wife keep a
diary on the honeymon. My wife did
that, and now whenever we quarrel
she brings It out and reads some of
the idiotic things I said to her then."
London Tit Bits.
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 lien
ley. He walked, ran, cycled, rowed
and then swam 2imi yards all under
eight minutes. As Mr. Simmons is 4S
years of ago, the feat Is all the mote
Find Wealth in Bag
Discovering a bag in the si reels of
Sydney. Australia. 11 until took It to
the police station, where ll was found
to contain gold ami banknotes to the
value of CS'ii), and subsequently a
hallcss old n:nn. a lunatic, who was
wandering aimlessly through the
streets, was found to be the owner.
Eighteenth Century Earrings.
The eighteenth century haw the
glorification of the earring, fashion
able beauties outvying each other with
the rarest and most beautiful Jewels.
There is no doubt that the earring is
fn of th prettiest' -feminine adore
n.ent anil as such well deserves Its
Worth More Than a Smile.
A generous stork visited a certain
home uptown and left a pail of babies.
A few iluys afterward I lie faihi-r and
a friend who congratulated him und
said: "I bear the I.011I has smiled up
on you." Smiled!" exclaimed thy
proud parent; "lie laughed aloud hit!"
A Lost Opportunity.
"Woman Just dropped deud In the
bargain crush ut the ribbon counter:"
cried the floorwalkcd excitedly. "Mow
Inopportune!" exclaimed the bead of
the tlrin. "Our undertaking depart
ment won't be open until next Mon
day!" Cat liollc SI a nda 1 d.
A Language Lesion.
Hans Hansen called to see how his
friend Ole Olai-n was making out with
his line new Job si reel sw eeping,
Says Olsen: "Vail. I tank I like the
shod all right." At which angrily re
torted Hansen: "i-'.hob? Iioan say
"snob;' say 'yob'."
Easy to Identify Sisters.
It is an easy matter to pick out sit
ters in a group of children on the con
tinent, for girls of the same family
are dresesd Just alike. In the llieton
provinces, where the gala dress is
quaint, the effect is fantastic on fete
Benefit of Iron in Water.
Bits of Iron will prevent water from
becoming putrid. Sheet Iron or Iron
trimmings are the best. The off en
p've smell of water In vases of Dowers
would be u voided by putting a few
small nails In the bottom of the vases.
No Use for Beef.
In 1'rugiiuy, until within a few
years, the sab'S of hides wus the only
pari of Ihe cattle industry that yield
ed any cash, the meat being mostly
discarded us of no value.
Must Keep Shoes Shined.
In Paris even the poor mail stops
on his way to work to have his shoes
shined. It costs him only 2 cents, and
he might lose bis Job if lie did 110I.
Noserings as Aid to Beauty.
In New (iiilncu the ladies wear nose
rings, piercing the nose in the same
way (hat civilled women pierce, the
And Still Most People Do.
Boys wound get very little satis
faction out Of belli;; bud If people C.
I.ected tlieni to be. New York Press.
Pears and Applet.
The pear and apple arc from Europe.
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. She
did not mean to do It, and it did not
hurt the duck much; but the duck
said, "I'll 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 ou for that!" cried tho
goose, and she flew at the duck; but
as she did so her foot tore the fur
of n cat who was Just then in the
"I'M pay you for Unit!" cried the
cut, and she started for the goose;
lull us she did so tier claw caught iu.
the wool of a sheep.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried tho
sheep, ami she rah at the cat, but as
she did so her foot hit the foot of a
dog wlio lay in tho sun.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried he
nnd jumped ut Ihe sheep; but as be
did so liis leg struck an old cow who
stood by (lie gate.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried she,
und she run at tho dog; but as slio
ill, I so her horn grazed the skin of a
horse who stood by n tree.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried bo,
and he rushed at thu cow.
Whut a noMe there was! The hot e
flew at (lie cow, and (lie cow ut tho
dog, and the dog at tho sheep, and
tile sheep at tbe cut, and Ihn cut nt
the goose, and tho goose ut the duck,
mill the duck at the hen. What a fuss
I here was! And all because tbe bell
ncehlcnliilly stepped on thu ducks'
"III! Hi! What's all this?" cried the
man who had the euro of them. "You
may stay here," ho said to the ben;
but be drove the duck to the polio
the goose lo the field, tho rut to tin
burn, the sheep to her fold, the dog
to t li house, (u, row to her yard,
ami the horse to his stall. And so fill!
their gooil times were over becausi
Hie duck would not overlook a little,
bint which was not Intended.
Famous Russian Poetess.
Tin poets' corner" in the cemetery
of the Alexander Newskl cloister lu
St. Petersburg litis been augmented
by the grave of Myrrlui l.ocliwlzkaya
(Ybcrl), one of the few Russian wo
men who have attained eminence for
their poetry. She wuh the daughter
of 11 prominent lawyer in St. Peters
burg, where she was born in 1N!9. In
IN'.til Iter first volume of poems was
Issued, three other Volumes followed.
Her verse is cliiiructei'l.ed by Orien
tal touches, and Iter favorite theme is
o he anybody but your-
Few British Whalers.
Dundee Is the only port In the Brllli
Isles that owns whaleships. Toward
tile end of the century before last
nearly all the east roust ports bad
whalers of their own. London bud
thirty four ships. The fulling ofl of
the Indus' 1 Is due chiefly to the
scarcity of "right" whales; but tho
turning point of the decay was taken
when coal gas was discovered, and
there was a full In the Importance of
oils us IHiimlnuntH. But each season
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 the Dundee harpoon
its have names for each of them.
Poor Little Babylonians.
Eminet llabyloian explorers say that
the multiplication table which thfl
Babylonian child had to commit to
memory extended to 30 tlmeg 30, and
that he was easily conversant with
two languages besides Ids own. The
school rooms have been discovered
and today It Is possible to examine
tile setiool links, tho tables with the
arithmetic lessons still legible upor
llioiii. -Baltimore Ainericau.
A low corsage never seems so lor
modest to a stout -- to a thin womar
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