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VOLUME X. . K. I ill i. fc I W -V . v x , ' W 'J l" "V --, v '"'..sv4 ' BISHOP A. GRANT. Who Is now at the head of the Douglas Hospital and who Is the in stigation of bringing Booker T. Washington to Kansas City. It will be hoove every negro in the two cities to go and hear the great leader at Convention Hall on the 4th of May. THE DEFENCELESS NEGROES LYNCHED. Two of them Declared Innocent. Around the statue of the Goddess of Liberty at Springfield, Missouri cen ters one of the most revolting trage dies ever recorded in the annals of crime. The negro men were lynched and burned on the night of the 14th of April. Two of the unfortunate men were charged with attacking a white woman and her escort and the other one was charged with murder. The tragedy stands all the more re volting by reason of the fact that the police officials and others declare that the men were not guilty of the crimes with which they were charged. The sheriff was warned that a mob was forming but he laughed at the idea. He held his position. Other officials of peace were conspicuous by their absence. In the meantime the doors of the jail were broken down, and three defenceless negroes were sacrificed to a bloodthirsty crowd of hoodlums. In the midst of their car nage they danced like savages until the human frames had been reduced to ashes. And then on Easter morn the younger generation, the little girls and boys on their way to Sun day school searched the ashes for relics that they might keep until per chance they reach the age of maturi ty when they could refer back to brutal scenes provoked by mere cast prejudice. What a startling travesty upon civilization! Every chapter ad ded to this already complete volume of crime gives new features of bru tality and savagery. The tide must change. There Is a remedy and the good thinking and fair-minded people of this country will have to apply it sooner or later. LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES. "Missouri has looked well to the educational opportunities of the chil dren of the colored people and has provided In Lincoln Institute at Jef ferson city one of the best schools In the country for the preparation of colored teachers. The nature of the work of this normal school differs from that of the others only as the different needs and attitude of the race seem to require. , The courses of instruction are broad, the arrange ment is liberal and the faculty con sists of the best colored educators the state can procure. In addition to several other en gagements, President Allen has ac cepted an invitations from the man agement of the High School, Kansas City, Kansas, to deliver to the grad uating class the annual address and the diplomas. Indications point to an unusually large attendance upon Lincoln Insti tute's Summer School. For full infor mtnlon address Dr. B. F. Allen, Presi dent. PROGRAM. Master of ceremonies, D. N. Cros thwaite, D.D. G.C., Chancellor Com mander of the day, John Yates, Pre late, J. McCarthy. 1. Voluntary, organ. 2. Song "God Bless our Pythian Band." 3. Invocation, by Knights and Pre late. 4. Anthem, choir. 5. Pythlanlsm, Sir J. P. Maynard. 6. Military Deportment. Capt. B. E. Watklns. 7. Solo, Edward Hardy. 8. State of the Order In Missouri, Sir A. W. lioyd, G. C. of St. ' Louis. 9. Calanthe, Mrs. A. E. Walker, Grand Inspectress. 10. Hymn, "Come Thou Fount." 11. Sermon, Sir. J. E. Addison. 13. "God be with you till we meet again," congregation. 14. Benediction. Thus concluded one of the most Interesting celebrations ever record ed by the great order of K. P.'s in this Jurisdiction. A large crowd of Pythians and their friends filled the spacious Allen Chapel to witness the ceremony. Pythians in Missouri was never In a more flourishing condition than It Is at this time. Grand Chan cellor H. W. Loyd has w.orked earnest ly and zealously In the Interest of the order and has Increased the member ship almost two-fold. The more men fall In love with a girl the bigger her danger or becoming an old maid while she Is trying to make her choice. for It Reaches More Monies of Colored Beipie KANSAS CITY MO., THUKSDAY, APHILO V.HI Many Talfed Kittens. ..- Cats with nine lives and cats Vftfe, out tails have always been plentiful la Wapakoneta. O., but cats with two or three talis were never seen there be fore. Pelsler brothers are the proud possessors of three kittens with seven' tails, two have two tails each, ind one has only one common till. The extra tails grow out of the kittens' backs along the backbone, are fully developed and almost as long as the natural tails. Exchange. '" : Word Is Overworked. Doubtless the most over-worked word In the English language, conver sationally. Is the word "proposition." Once you begin to notice It, It gets on your nerveB. Some people can't talk thirty seconds without using it. A friend of ours used It twenty times in the course of two minutes talk. It is maddenfng. Stop It. A little pictur esque conversation goes a great way. Chicago News. Hubby's Precious Pipe. "Where Is my new meerschaum pipe?" he bawled anxiously from the library. "Oh, here It is, dear," cried his wife, running to him with a queer dark object in her hand. "I knew how hard and unsuccessfully you had been trying to color it ami so this afternoon I got out my paints and painted it in this lovely drawnwork pattern of brown and green and blue." First Shedding of Tears. It will be news to many that as a rule we do not weep until after the fourth month of life. One of the lead ing physicians of Europe says that he has been unable to satisfy himself that any asserted Instance of weeping at an earlier age is genuine. Moans, screams, etc., go for nothing. Tho question has to do with shedding tears. Mexico Cave Dwellers, The cave-dwellers of Mexico can travel a distance of 170 miles at a stretch, going at a slow but steady trot. Frequently a letter has been carried a distance of over 000 miles In five days, the carrier living all the time on a simple diet of pinole, a finely ground corn, mixed with water Into a thin paste. If You Invite Anybody Don't glvo vague Invitations; they do not seem, and probably are not. In tended seriously, and no one Is com plimented by a courtesy of that sort. If you really want a visitor, Indicate the time or times when you will be free, and leave the Invited to fix the date, or ask the visitor for a definite event. Wealth In Old Hotel Structure. In altering an old hotel In New York city It has been found that the beams, floor boards and woodwork are of solid mahogany. The structure would prove a perfect mine of wealth If It could be razed, but the owner refuses to allow this to be dono un der any circumstances. Church Trumpet. At Braybrooke church, England, !s still to be seen a monster trumpet, sixty-six Inches long, which was used In the early part of the last century to summon the people to church Instead of church ells. It was also formerly used by ths choir leader during serv ice. An Old Puzzle Revived. Dancing men and others have a difficulty Mtli tho new fashions In finding their partners' waists. A cen tury ago tte Observer, In referring to a similar puzzle, exclaimed: "Tho heart that used to pant above the tuck er now bents below the waist." Colombia Tin Deposits. Some of the finest tin deposits (ln tho world occur in Colombia. Miiuy of the tin mines are worked bv for eign companies. Burden on English Ratepayers. It Is es'.'.mated that the paupers In the United Kingdom cost the ratepay ers 8C5,('00 per annum for c'othicg. W sW Derivation of Pork. The fork takes its name from thp latin furca, a yoke looking like an Id verted V. From this Lallan forca ar.d forchetta (little fork). The latter word gives the Fj-enchlhelr fourchette. while the English go back to the former and re-. taHh the harder soundlntr "fork." j rtora D. M. Morrell's "Forks" In St. Nicholas. Much Defends on Worker. (The man who mixes the mortar, the mn who lays the granite, the man who saws, digs, hews or harles -upon each of these the honesty of tho world depends. You may lie in your throat, and no one to be the worse of It; to lie with the hands Is to add a ikone to the fabric of the weld's disgrace. New York Times. i Honeymoons Cut Short. Brevlty and economy in honey moons, thft 1-ondon Express says, are becoming the fashion. Even wealthy people, It says, are "showing a tenden cy to limit the wedding tours to three or four days In Paris." Many no straight to their new home from tlie ehjarch and stay there. Chinese Stamps. J JJearl. jll Chlneso stamps bear diagons, hideous beyond description, as their central figures. Other stamps depict great pagodas and sacred tow ers, being supposed to guard the "luck" of a place and propitiate the spirits and frighten away tho evil ones. Brutal Suggestion. To obviate the unseemhitly sight of women Interrupters at elo'tlon meet Ings being forcibly ejected, tho pro posal has been made tint at every hall a mouse should be lept, which could be let loose if necessary. Ixn don Telegraph. Professional Tooth-Stainers Tho trade of tooth-stnlner is pecu liar to Eastern Asia. The t.allvcs pre fer black tee'ii to tho whiter kind, and tho tooth-stalner. with a little box of brushes and coloring matter, calls on his customers and stains their teeth. To Restore Calf Bindings. Wash lightly with a sort sponge dipped In a preparation of best el no. which add a teaspoonfid of glycerin and a little flour paste. Rub well with chamois leather when dry. Relief from Hiccoughs. Hiccough may be relieved by sip ping cold water, or holding the breath may also effectually check It. If these methods fall, a teaspoonful of Men r bonato of soda in a half tumbler of water should be taken. A Man in the Moon. Although the moon Is not a riotous ly luxuriant abode, It Is anything but the lifeless orb commonly supposed. It may be desolato and cold; but it Is not altogether dead. Scientific American. Where to Have a Boil. Thomas Bailey Aldrlch, commenting onco upon the trials of Job, remarked that the only proper place to have a boll was between "John" and "OHellly." Still Poisonous Snakes in Europe. The Tyrolese government still pays for the extermination of poisonous snakes. It Is the one Kiiropean gov ernment which now does so. Sudan Ostrich Feather Trade. The ostrich feather trade In tho Su t in seems doomed, owlni; to the sue !oss of tho South African ostrich arms. Ice on Telegraph Wires. Ice forming on telegraph wires lometlmes Increases t'.iulr weight to .ess than 90 per cent. American Oysters for Shanghai, American oysters are sent as far as Shanghai. than any oth ei Paper Plenty of Shelter at Hand. A Swede and an Irishman were out walking together when a storm came up. The rain fell violently. They took refuge under a tree. The tree for about fifteen minutes made a good refuge. Then It began to leak. The cold raindrops began to fall down the Irishman's neck and he began to com plain. "Oh, never mind." unlet the Swede; "there are plenty of trees. As soon as this one Is wet through we'll go under another." Ducks Like Men. "Ducks, their characters, virtues, and history," are the subject of an article In the Imdon Spectator. The duck, says the writer. Is very like the average man, hating what he does not understand. An anec Into Is given to point the remark. "A drake was suspected of murdering a merelo-lous hen, solely because he objected to her color. It was unlike his family's, so he slew her." For Anti-Vlvisectionsts. Antl-vlvlsectlonists have often sug gested that medical Investigators should make experiments on them selves rather than on animals. They do not seem to bo aware, or perhaps they shut their eyes to the fact, that Investigators often do exuerliuent.ju themselves; not n few have fallen vic tims to their zeal for knowledge. llrltlsh Medical Journal. French Rural Postmen. The French postman of rural neigh borhoods ekes out the small salary of his governmental position by doing all kinds of errands In the village for people who live along bis route, lie makes a small Income from the fees received for these services. In sum mer, nowadays, he sotnel lines goes his rounds on a bicycle, but In winter he has to walk. Dinner Perils. Do not nt dinner sit next to the person with a hobby. It may be gar dening, It may be the collecting of "Moonlight" soap wrappers, It may bo and then heaven help you! golf. On whatever line his conversation may start, you will find that all mails lead to the hobby. Hon. Mary Caven dish In The l.ady. Robins as Weather Prophets. When robins sing In low hedges or garden shrubberies rain may be ex pected; when they sing at a high alti tude It will generally be fine. The high flight of swallows Indicates that It will bo fine and vice versa. Tho bleating of sheep In winter evenings Is nearly always followed by severe weather. French Tailor's English, A French tailor, who advertised "English spoken," was sometimes at a loss for the right word. On one occasion, wishing to tell a customer that her girdle was too high, lie hesi tated a moment, then, with a look of Inspiration he said: "Madyamo, your curvature Is too upstairs." Important Duty of Life. The simple truth Is that no young woman, and equally no young man. ran be better or more wisely en gaged than In trying to find a suit able partner for life, und In fining herself or himself to be worthy ot that partner when found. Helen Old field. Tends Monkeys and Men, The monkey house al the London zoo Is being cleaned, disinfected and partly reconstructed. The Field re marks: "The work will be done un der the supervision of Ir. (iordon, the expert, who has been In charge of the sanitation of the House o' ('ominous." Jjpanese Engagement Token. The Japanese lover, instead of an ei :ragement ring, may give his future hrt.lo a piece of beautiful siik to lie worn as a sash. Book Worth $1,500,000. The most valuable hook In the lirit ish Museum Is "TIih Codex Alexan drlnus," said to be worth $l,5u0,0ou. in the State. NUMBER 45 Corks from Waste Paper, A remarkable Invention has Just been perfected and patented. It Is a machine which makes corks out of waste paper and paper pulp. All kinds of waste paper can be made Into corks, which are superior to the regu lar sort, as they are not affected by acids or oils; they have been tested by leading chemists and the largest users of corks, and It Is claimed for them that they are far superior to the old stylo 111 every way. Courts Are Particular. Anton Bnlas, tho registrar of births, deaths and marriages at Miskolc,, in Hungary, resolved to comtr.lt suicide, but before carrying out his purpose entered his death In the register in tho regular manner. After his ileal h. how ever, tho courts decided that, as tho registrar was alive when he made the miry it was Irregular, and according ly IllKtructed his successor to strike It out and then reenter the particulars. Cause of Curly Hair. Curly hair Is a constitutional hered itary phenomenon. The curly hair curls because It Is Hat. Straight halt Is cylindrical. Helng lint, the hair lm a natural tendency to assume a spiral shape. Cutting has no effect, as the cause ot the flatness lies In the shape of the follicle. Hair Issuing from a Blunting, crooKcd follicle Is hound to ho flatletied and twisted. Same as the Donkey. On tin1 day when the late puke of Westminster was promoted lo bis dukedom bo visited bis child nil's qunrters to i (iniintinlcate the news to them. "What, do you think I hoy have made mo now?" ho said, "i'hey have Uiiulo mo a duke." "Why, father." ex claimed one of tho younger deiil.cns of the nursery, "that's what we call our donkey." Animal Instinct. Many animals are born with nn In herited antipathy for other animals. The excessive fear shown by young rabbits which for the first time smell a ferret, and of young turkeys which hear the shrill crv of a hawk thev have never heard or seen before, are proved examples of the strength of these Instinctive antipathies. Fast Voyage of Sailing Ships. The llrltlsh ship Thermopyla In 1 S&8 made a wonderful voyage to Melbourne from London, which was speedier than most freight voyages of to-day. It accomplished it In sixty days, or an average for the trip of twelve knots an hour, and afterward came home from China In ninety-one. days. Victoria Cross. Tho Victoria Cross was Instituted fifty years ago, Jan S!t. Since then only r2 persons have received It, 517 of them sol Hers or sailors ami three of tliem civilians who were acting in a military capacity when they did "in the face of tho enemy" the gallant deed which won them the cross. Weather Still Uncertain. This appeared on the bulletin board of a certain public library: "Will tho gentleman who took a horn-handled umbrella from the stand on Wednes day kindly return It to the librarian?" Some one wrote beiientli In pencil: "Certainly not; weather still un settled." In Affliction's School. One month In the school of affliction will teach thee more than the great precepts of Aristotle in seven years; for thou canst never Judge lightly of human affairs, unless thou hast (list felt the blows and found out the de ceits of fortune. Fuller. Grecian Tobacco. The quality of the tobacco rnlsod ill (irepce varies grently; some of It sells as low as 2 ciijls, some as high as 21 cents a pound. People on the Sea. About S.uIhi.oimi people aro on the sea. either as passengers or seamen, every day la the year.