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VOLUME X. One duy in the autumn, at recess, when the lines were forming in the yard, Miss Walton stepped up to me, and asked me if I liad heard of Miss Maud Olden and the janitor at the Central High school in regard to her passing the examination. Not caring to enter into gossip I never said a word. She wont on to relate the incident and to show my disapproval of her conversation I dropped my head, and refused to even turn around and look at liar, but con tinued to watch my pupils form in line, Mr. Bowser and Miss Olden were standing in Miss Olden's doorway and noticed the one-sided conversation. Still I said nothing. Because I re fused to encourage her in her talk, I have been accused of being Impure. It isn't that I approve the wrong doing upon the part of anyone, but I never do wrong myself, and I never like to talk, hear, or think evil of anyone else because I think it pulls the whole Negro race down. When a person tries to attend to their own affairs and keeps out of fusses and won't encourage mean gos sip are you impure? I would like to have the question answered. I have always tried to keep my mind clear of unclean things. For I don't believe we can live above out thoughts. Our thoughts form our ac tions, from actions, our, habits, from our habits our character and from our character, our destiny is formed. "Not failure, but low aim is crime." TJiis is the first time in my life that I have been severely criticised upon any point. I haven't SAID OR DONE anything NOW to be so severe ly dealt with. I ask the good think ing people to suspend Judgment and bring any charge you may have against me to my face and I can vindi cate myself of all Impure ideas that have arisen against me through, ma lice, jealousy and prejudice. I nm the same, pure, conscientious Christian girl that I have always been. I passed the examination by diligent study and trust in God. Thanking you for past favors, I re main as ever, an obedient girl, ADA B. JOBDAN. 1705 East Elventa Street LEXINGTON NEWS. Rev. Barterson left for his home, St. Louis, on the 22d, after spending several weeks here assisting Elder Gilbert In his meeting. Rev. Hays has been here preaching at the Second Baptist Church for the last three or four weeks. The M.E. Conference sets here on the 14th of March and we hope every body will assUt them In taking care of it. Miss Scrugs died on the 23d of Feb ruary at her sisters, Mrs. Lawson's and was taken to Hlgginsvllle for in terment. She died in the full tri umph of faith. Mrs. Harlett Green died on the 2Cth of February. She was one of our oldest citizens. She was eighty-nine years old. She was a member of the A. M. E. church here and has been ever since it was organized. She has been sick for the last ten years. She was a good woman and was loved by VI who knew her, but our loss is her gain. She leaves two sons to mourn her loss. Mr. James Therman and Miss Walk er were united In matrimony on the 24th of February, 1906. Rev. Wm. Thlrkle officiated. We hope them a long and prosperous life. Mr. Hedge is a candidate for police Judge and I think we ought to vote for him for I think he Is competent for the place. We want a fass meeting on Tuesday night of all the voters to select such men as will be officers for all the people and not some of the people. We understand that some have said that they did not want any Negro votes, if that is so we hope that no Negro will vote for such a person. Mr. Walter W. Russell Is a candi date for city assessor. He is a young man that was reared here and is ful ly competent to fill the office with credit to the citizens If elected. Mr. Jake Fagett is a candidate for treasurer and we know everybody will vote for him because we know hU worth in office and he treat3 every body right. Congressman Wllborn was In the city Monday and Tuesday on business. Mrs. Nancy Booker has returned home after spending several days in Kansas City with her daughter. Mr. Ad Bay, the restaurant man, paid up his subscription for the Ris ing Son. Call and see hfm. Mr. John Marshall is on the sick list. We hope our old subscribers will pay up. Our paper will come regular now. It is the only paper that has been coming regular to this town for nearly nine years, handled and con trolled by colored men. Mrs. Woodson Colley who has been visiting her son in Lincoln, Neb., has returned horn. She reports having had a very nice time after spending three or four months away. Mr. Win A. Gaffin is n candidate for marshal and solicits youV support. Mr. Oscar, WInklcy is candidate for mayor and will have no opponents, for he is erecting a city hall which is an honor to any city and the people will not try to make any change-this year. Mr. Ash Craff, one of the readers of the Rising Son, spent last week in Richmond, Mo. ' LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES. The third and last term of the reg ular scholastic year is rapidly ap proaching and we wish to emphasize and reiterate the fact that the pre sent month la an excellent time for teachers and students to enter Lin coln Institute who may desire to at tend the summer school, or other wise; but who find the seven weeks' course of the summer entirely too short a term in which to do the amount of work they have In mind and desire to accomplish. Several teachers with short terms have already availed themselves of this opportunity and are working away on the required number of points for graduation. The new system of grading by points rather than by classes, here Introduced by President Allen, , and already adopted by leading schools and colleges throughout tho country Is proving entirely satisfactory In Lincoln Institute; and Is especially valuable, perhaps to the student who, for whatever cause, finds It impos sible to remain in school for the year. For information relative to sum mer school, address President B. F. Allen, Lincoln Institute. THE CLANSMAN EXCITES RACE HATRED. The play known as "The Clans man" written by Thomas Dixon, filled an engagement at the Willis Wood theatre last week. There has been a great deal of criticism on the play by virtue of the fact that its leading feature Is productive of rank race prejudice. Says Rev. W. A. Brown of Kansas City, Kan.: "The effect of such plays has been seen in Springfield, O., where, be cause two men had committed a crime, a mob went burning and shoot ing Into the houses of colored peo ple. In one of these houses, which was set on fire and riddled with bul lets, three children were sleeping. Think of It. Talk about the outrages in China. Talk about atrocites in Africa. Talk about the bushmen. for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People KANSAS CITY MO., THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 190 Talk about tho crimes of other races j when our own is Just as bad. Our people are becoming racially blind." Among other critics Is a white lady who lived in the South for thirty years. . , She Is familiar with the character istics of the Negro race and declares that the play does an Injustice to the race. She cited the manly qualities of the Negro during the Civil War who proved himself a protection to the southern families. This lady says that Dixon should be run out or the country for writing a play which is calculated to stir up strife between the two races. The Son holds that Mr. Dixon hua received the wrong teachings in the ministry. From the character of his play he does not place confidence in his own people. His portrayal of the Negro suprum ncy is of course foolish and absurd. After one witnesses the play his thoughts are conveyed back to the period of reconstruction. When the ballot was placed in the hands of the Negro. The North was perhaps hasty in giving the Negro this privil ege but should twenty years have elapsed and then this important priv ilege granted the Negro there prob ably would have been another war Judging from the growth of prejudice since the freedom of the Negro. If the people would quit fretting about the Southern Negros and whites. Secure to themselves greater confidence and let the Negro work out his own salvation It would bo better for all concerned. The Kansas City Star's version of the "White Man's Burden Is the best thing we have seen lately, it reads : "While the Indian question is by no means so acute us the Negro ques tion, it is. nevertheless, attended by more or less perplexity. On both hands the serenity or the nation is marred by the Irrepressible race problem. But it would really not be quite fair to either the Indians or the Negroes to wholly forget the origin of the trouble. "In tho case of the Indians, the Caucasians dispossessed the red men of their country; If you please, you may say that they stole the "land of the free and the home of the brave' from Its primal owners. As to the Negroes, they certainly cannot be charged with organizing an invasion In Africa to come over to America and possess the land. They were really brought here by compulsion and detained against their will. "Thus, in bearing his burden, the white man in America ought to try very hard to exercise as much for bearance In dealing with the race problem as befits lilsesponslblllty In acquiring that burden." New York's "Richest" Rich. New York has the richest baby, the richest boy, the richest bachelor, the richest spinster, the richest married man nd the richest widow In the whole wide world. Parts of tills big claim might be overthrown on close scrutiny but we continually hear of little John Nicholas Brown, the rich est baby In the world; James Henry Smith, the richest bachelor; William ZIorIlt, Jr., the richest hoy; Miss Stlckney, tho richest spinster; Rocke feller, the richest of all, etc. S. W. King of Excellslor Springs Is building a hotel. Really of More Practical Value. We find Intellect working not so much In literature as In the domain of science, which has brought forth dur ing the last few years many strange and wonderful discoveries. If we have not had the poems of a Keats or a Shelley, we have had wireless teleg- rtphy, radium. X-rays and a number of kindred dlscoverles.-London Acad- cmy. B Ready for Opportunity. "The secret of success in life," said Disraeli. "Is for a man to bo ready for his opportunity when It comes." Close study of many successful men and projects reveals the fact that most suc cesses are built upon timely recogni tion of an opportunity, frequently of an opportunity lonR existent but never be fore recognized. Satisfied with Seeing Smoke. A smoker ran do without dining and wining, they say, but he cannot do without smoking. A Swedish captain during the seven years' war. deprived of his beloved tobacco, filled his pipe with straw, avowing that provided only ho could see the smoke rising from his pipe beneath his nose he was satisfied. Nature's Indifference. Our human conceit is such that we really fancy that we are of paramount Importance in the universe. People have got to get the Idea into their lieails that Nature cares us much for k tuberculosis or an anthrax liarillus Las she does for a cash grocer or a popular novelist. I.0111I011 Magazine. 5 , Author's Invaluable Notebook. i The wellnlgh photographic deline ations of natural scenery and sur roundings In the works of William 31ack are undoubtedly attributable to the fact that they are painstaking nd actual transcriptions penned in Is notebook at the moment under alt torts of circumstances. In the Wrong Place "Many a man," says Henry Clews, "has his nose to the grindstone throughout life simply because he has chosen, or his friends have chosen for him. some business or profession to which he Is not adapted, nnd which he finds Is not congenial to him." The Mother's Fears. The young mother gazed upon her firstborn and wept convulsively. They appealed to know why her great grief. "Alas'!" she walled, as with interest agony. "I'm afraid he will wear sldo whiskers when be grows up!" Browning's Magazine. Recognizing Opportunity. "Opportunity." says the old proverb. "knocks once at every man's d ." The wit who added l tint when Oppor tunity called most nu n were away from home simply meant that few men recognize a success opportunity when it appears. At a Wedding. An account in the "Gentlewoman" of a lieutenant's wedding at Iildsbury contains the passage: "Two subma rines brought up the rear of the bri dal procession." This must be tho most thorough naval wedding on rec ord. Cranberriei Their Name. Cranberries used to be railed crane berries, because it was thought that the blossoms before they opened fully resembled the neck, head and bill of a crane. By dropping the "e" we get the berries as we know them. Fast Butter Machine. One of the machines exhibited nt the dairy show recently held In Lon don was a neat contrlvanre by which butter could be made out of fresh milk in sixty seconds at the tea tali'e. Gas Stoves In English Town. In Norwich, F.ngland. Ui.ouu out of tho 22,00" houses are fitted with gas stoves and the number Is groting at the rate of eighty or ninety a eok. First "Bike Sulky." The first reliisiiisn to use tho "bike sulky" on the grand circuit was Kd Geers during the Detroit meeting of 1892. Ancient Lord Mayor's Cuth. Tho coach In whic h the lord mayor of London rides on state occasions l8B C(,n m ll8e inco th yea 1757. hub O-ly English Pope. 1 lie only r.nsnMiiiiau uu ever u came Pope was Adrian IV. than any othei Paper Color of the Deep-Sea Fishes. The color of deep-sea fishes Is com monly black or dark brown. But al though It Is claimed that light Is es sential to the formation of colors soma deep-sea fishes are scarlet la parts or uniform red or rosy, others are sil very white, w hile, according to Alcock, the neocopelus Is "one dazzling sheen of purple and sliver and burnished gold, amid w hich is a s ar'.liug con stellation of luminous organs." Price Reduction In Order. An undertaker was requested to cm halm the body of a colored man. The wife of the deceased asked what the cost would be. He named his usual charge, to which she quickly re- lied : "I think that's too itueh." "But it is the regular fee," pretested the t t.dertaker. "That may be." assented the wblow, "but this ain't a regular forpse. Mv husband ll;id a wooden Proof of Idiocy. 'i.ool hero, old chap. I'll give ynu a valuable tip." said the experienced married man to the prospective bride groom. "Hon't let our wife keep a diary on the lioneymon. My wile did that, and now whenever we quarrel she brings II out and reads sot if the idiotic things 1 said to her then." Ixindon Tlt-Itits. All Around Athlete. Aid. W. Anker Simmons, of Henley. on-Thnmes town council, lias Just ac complished a remarkable-feni near tlie famous reach of the Thames at lien ley. He walked, ran. cycled, rowed and then swiitn Inn yards all under eight minutes. As Mr. Simmons is 4S years of age, the feat Is all the more noteworthy. Find Wealth in Bag Discovering a bag in the streets of Sydney, Australia, a man look it lo the police station, where It was found to contain gold and banknotes to the value of iJK.Mi, nnd subsequent ly a hatless 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 liile beauties outvying each olher with the rarest and most beautiful jewels. There is no doubt that the canine Is one of the prettiest feminine adore li;cnt slid as such well descrxes Its j rrsent popularity. 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 ami said: "1 hear the lud has smiled up on you." "Smiled!" exclaimed the proud parent; "He laughed aloud sir!" A Lost Opportunity. "Woman Just dropped deud In the bargain crush at the ribbon counler!" cried the lloorwalked excitedly. "How Inopportune!" exclaimed the bead of tho firm. "Our undertaking depart ment won't be open until next Mon day!" Catholic Standard. A Language Leiton. Hans Hansen called to Hcc how his friend Ole Olson was making out with his line new job-street sweeping, Says Olsen: "Vail. I tank I like the hhob all right." At which angrily re. torted Hansen: ' Khob? Iioan say "snob; say yob'." Easy to Identify Bitten. It Is an easy matter lo 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 Breton provinces, where the gala dress Is quaint, the effect Is fantastic on feto days. Benefit of Iron In Water. fills of Iron will prevent water from becoming putrid. Sheet Iron or Iron trimmings are the best. The offen sive smell of water In vases of flowers would be avoided by putting a few small nails in the bottom of the vases. A low corsage never seems so la modest to a stout 'i to a tt.'i vomai In the State. NUMBER W ANNOUNCEMENTS KLKCTION, APRIL 9 JNO. F. WIEDEMANN REPUBLICAN NOMINKK roR mimsc tir UPPMR MOUBC. B. F. Car)''Fe7& FueTco. COAL, HAY AND GRAIN. . r. Cor. Third mnd Grand Ave. KAN BAB CITY, MO. "I'LL PAY YOU FOR THAT." This title parable by an unknown author teaches lis own lesson: A hen trod mi a duck's foot. Sho 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 tho duck flew at tho old hen, but. as sho did so her wings struck an old goose, who Flood cIohi) by. "I'll pay you for thai!" cried tho goose, mid she flew at. the duck; but as slio did so her foot toro I ho fur of a cat who was just then In tho yard. "I'll pay you for that!" cried th cat, and she started for the gooso; but as she did so her claw caught iu the wool of a sheep. "I'll pay you for thai'." cried the she. p, nnd she rah at tin- cat, but as she did so her foot hit tho foot of a dog who lay In tho num. "I'll pay you for that!" cried ho ami jumped at the sheep; but as ho did so bis leg hi ruck an old cow who stood by the gate. "I'll pay you for that!" cried she, and she ran at tho dog; but as slio diil so her horn grazed the skin of a horse who stood by a tree. "I'll pay you for that!" cried he, ami he rushed at tho cow. What a noise there was! The horse, flew at the cow, ami I ho cow nt tho dog, ami the dog at the sheep, and the sheep nt the cnl, and tho cat. lit the goose, nnd (he gooso nt the duck, and the duck at the hen. What a fuss there was! And nil because the hen accidentally stepped on tho ducks' toes. "Hi! HI! -A' hill's all this?" cried tho mmi who had the care of them. "Vou may stay here," ho said lo tho hen; but lie drove tho duck to tho pone tho goose lo the field, the rat to tin barn, the sheep to her fold, tho dog to tho house, the cow to her yard, and the horse to his stall. And so altl their good times were over 1 auso the duck would a. -t overlook a littlo hurt which was ik,c Intended. Famous Russian Poetess. The poets' corner" In the cemetery of the Alexander Nowskl cloister In St. Petersburg has be n augmented by the grave of My n ha l.ocli wlzkayii (Ybeill, one of the few Itusslan wo men who have attainei eminence for their poetry. She was tho daughter of u prominent lawyer In St. Peters burg1, where she was born in lSHII. In ISIu; her first volume of poems wan Issue, I, three (iflier volumes followed. Ib r verse i characterized by Orien tal touches, and her favorite theme Is low. Few British Whaters. Iiundee is tho only port in the Biitlf4 IsIim that owns whaleships. Towur.l tlie end of the century before last nearly all the east coast ports had whalers of their own. Loudon hnd thirty four ships. The falling off of the Indus' r;- is due chiefly to tho scarcity of "right" whales; but tho turning point of tho decay was taken when coal gas was discovered, an? there was a full In the Importance of oils as llliiminants. Hut each season Pumice sends her whaling fleet to the Arctic. So few nro "right" whales within the circle now that the Dundee experts know them all, it is said. Wags aver that tho Dundeo harpoon era have names for each of them.