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AT NEGLECTED MISSION FIELD. Te African Sudan and Ms ti.inized Millions. Unchri- Kvcryhodv knows about tin Kongo. Stanley has tn:il It famous. To most. the Kongo Is tin " N o w Africa " Yet I ho Sudan is greater than the kongii region In cMeiit :ni popu lation It Is a now or worlil in Con tr:l Africa, and an older. I ti 1- !..-. known, less rn ori'il than tln lvii;o re gions, and was peopled earlier. It is fur more civ Hi z.i'il than (ho Kongo. It Is not wholly heathen. Half Us people S1'1N N ATI V K. worship in their way tho one HvInK niil Thi'y are inonothi'ists. Moham medans, tin- other half, tin lower, subject. I'onijiii'i'i'd half, are heathen. AraH tiionothi'ism anil negm fetishism ire mingled in the Sudan. The poo pic nvo of mixed blood and mixed re ligions. ( 'I In- nam. Sudan is a witness to this mixture. It Is an Arabic name, ainl means Land of the Blacks." It Aim. '.-ises (hat I he land of the negro has become Arab. The Somite, and I he Handle dwell together In Its nun 0 y td.iins The Sudan Hen between the great ?leert of Sahara and the vast Kongo lain It Is bounded on (he east by Abyssinia, and on (he west by the Atlantic America Is S.OOO miles broad, from New York to San Fran risen. The Sudan is Mill miles broad pr 3.:.H0 miles. It Is as lame as Ku ioe. minus Knssla The ni"n of the world are the heroes of tin' Sudan. Travelers have been Jie-.iie. Iiislanee has been no bar to them. IHsease and death have proved linahlo to affright (Hem. Neither love I'.f fib mis nor fear of foes lias been ai-.le t i dissuade (hem from their ;x.'. resolve to open It to the knowl Mao of the 'world and bring Us people Into i tart with the civlllnl ion of Kin rouinli'u: lands Hut the heralds i)f salvation have almost wholly for gotten this mindly heritage of a host .' heathen nations. They have left them nil these ages to (lie reign of tinmis-d darkness and unmitigated lepi avliy I low iniH'h longer shall this state of things continue'.' asks llr. Kiisnan, lionoiable secretary of the Sudan 1 niicd Missions, in Home Herald How iniich longer shall u iiopulation of C'ntral Africa, almost e.pial to that of Knglund and of the German empire combined, be allowed to remain in Ignorance of the Way of Life'.' How much longer Htiall the command 1 1 i hi whom we call "Our Lord .lesua 1'hrlst." to go Into all the world ami loeach the dispel to every creature, lie. as far as the millions of the t'en I nil Sudan are concerned, inflected disregarded and Ignored? Society for Bible Study. A Society lor Hllile study, whi sn Him Is lo provide ministers and mis- Hionaries in active work with syste matic and sclentilic courses of study In HI bio knowledge under the guid ance of eminent scholars has been or ganized In Kngland. Less advanced courses of study will also be arranged for Christian workers, young students nn.l young men and women In business life. The lirst council has been olect ed. and such names ns those of Bishop Herbert Kyle, Canon Sunday and Prof. Sayco, form an excellent guarantee of the kind of work (hat the society will set itself lo do. Discussion of Sermons. What in to he thought of the dlicus- jilon ot sermons? asks the London cor- respondent of the Record of Christian Work I do not mean (he discussion nf gcrmotirf by the congrogat ion when they are on their way home from church, or around tho Sunday dinner or supper (able. Hut the discussion of sermons In the church Itself, after their delivery, and before the people go home. Though no doubt not the lirst to make (he experiment, it has recent Iv been tried by Rev. J. K. Rob erts, the successor at Union chapel, Manchester, of the eminent Dr. Alex ander Maclaren. One Fearless State. Tie r.' is at least one state In the union winch docs not seem afraid to teach the 1 ti I il- in tn public schools. In North Dakota a two years courso In P.ible study has been made a part of the Slate Normal school. Recently 30 pupils attended these classes. which were given by olheeis of tho Sunday school association. Y. M. C. A. Building far Seattle. Over ;!uil or the Seattle Y. M. C. A. men ciinvasscil that city, and iu ten lavs secured over Jlll.lMin a day, which rou:!.!"d out the fund for (he association leiildtng to S'Jxr.OOu. Return to England. After a period of 3t)n years' absence, the gray friars, or minor conventional fathers. liavc returned to England and taken i har;;o of the church of St. Joseph. I'liiislcud, near LSriatol. 5 i MISSOURI STATE MEWS : Historical Society Librarian. Afi. r consid. run: the merits of more than 4' applicants for the po sition, the board of directors of (he Missouri Historical society elected MImh ldress Head, teacher of his tory In (he normal school at Cup (llrardean, librarian of the society to succiid (ho late Miss Daltou. The new librarian has made a special study of the state's history and for two years lias been actively engaged In assisting Louis 1 lour k. n wealthy railroad magnate of Cape (Jlrardeau, In preparing a history of Missouri which Is to be published soon, Miss Head was born In Randolph coun ty. She is connected with one of the oldest Missouri families. In order to lake tip her new work she will have to give up a position which pays her a much larger salary than the society can afford to pay her. She will have an opportunity, however, tn increase her Income by literary contributions to magazines, the preparations ol which will be facilitated by her jmsl (Ion. Germans Establish a Town. When (he Missouri Pacific built its line from Crane to Springfield, a new; (own was laid out less (hat two ml leu from (he historic battle ground ol Wilson Creek and given the name ot llattlelleld. This new town Is now to have a rival in Slegi I, a village that Is now laid out three tulles from the town of llattl. Held and the location of which will be much nearer the battle grounds. The town will be built and populated by a colony of d'tmaus, many of whose ancestors fought mil. Slegel." Tho Rogers White Lime association has already located a plant there, and the tier man colonists will litilltl schools churches and put up u creamery cheese factory and other Industries at once. An Old One Revived. Nothw Ithstanding the heat, many aders of (he state press are foolish enough to worry over this: A China man died, leaving one-half his pro pertv lo his eldest son. one-third ti the second and one-ninth to th voiingest. The property consisted oi 17 elephants, and as they could not so divide them without, using an nxo lh heirs called on a wise neighbor for advice. The neighbor had an olo pliant which he added to the herd. making i-ightei n. Thru the .Tdcst heir took his half, or nine; the sec ond took his thirl, or six. and 1!u youngest his ninth, or two. The neighbor t In u took his own elephant. Hut was the properly properly di vided. Dr. G. Y. Salmon la Dead. Mr C'or.;.' Young Salmon, almost as well ktiuHii throughout central .Missouri as bis brother, former State Treasurer Harvey W. Salmon, died at his home at Clinton from the ef fects of a stroke of paralysis suffered several weeks ago. Dr. Salmon was born In South Carolina .lime 27,1 S27, removing with his father lo Ver sailles in 1 s In DU7 Dr. Salmon entered the practice at Clinton. He handled live slock with D. C. Stone. and In 1 S; I founded the Salmon & Stone bank, later Salmon & Salmon. Increase Over $45,000,000. Announci iiient. has been made by the state board of equalization of an Increase of $ ."i.!7S,S.17 In the assessed valuation of the real estate and per sonal property in the state for taxa tion purposes. This is somewhat above the normal Increase of this kind of property for the past, ten years. Real estate is valtl"d by the board for the taxes of (he current year at $!ss.i:il.s:iit, and personal property. which includes bank stock-i, at $2:t-S.- r.iL'.'.ni. making a total of $ 1 ,t!,747,- 7M. Missouri Rural Carriers. The lift It annual convention of the Missouri State Association of Rural Carriers was recently held at lirook- field The convention was the larg est one iu the history of the asso ciation: The following otUcrs were elected: L. T. Songer, president; II. I). Owens, vice president; C .1. Dray, 3ccri tary-trc.isnrer; F. Kay Stanley, issistant secrvtary. The following delegates were elected to the national convent ion to be held in Atlanta, tin.: C. J. Jacobs, L. T. Songer, .1. M. Hook, F. D. Ilurrell. Springfield was select ed as the place for tho next meeting. A resolution was adopted to the ef fect that the annual meetings will hereafter alternate between north and Houth of the river. Filial Theft. A St. Louis girl. l' years old. con fessed to stealing $'") lo which sho added $;i."i of her own and bought, her father a wooden leg. The offi cer don't like to prosecute le-r ns the crime was committed for love of her father, who was unable to sc. cure employment in his crippled eon ditlou. Mexican War Veterans to Meet. Capt. M. T. Moore, presldi lit of tho state association of Mexican war v t nrans, has issued a call for the 2'.)tl nnnuiil rt union to be held at llolden, Septembi r 11 and 12. All veterans, with tin ir wives and dauglit.-rs, and all widows of veterana of the Mexican war, are invited ',n be present. Infor mation concerning the reunion will be furnished by the president of the association. Capt. M. T. Moore, of Mexico, or the bocretary W. IVxme Major, 2205 Ooff avenue. St. Joseph. Some Seasonable ? Stiles Organdie and chiffon, marqulseto, mull, batiste ami Swiss for young girls, make ideal dinner gowns and frocks for warm weather wear. In these days, of course, chiffons and cqitnlly thin materials arc worn In winter for the evening RownB, hut batiste and Swiss and the other cot ton and linen fabrics are purely sum mer materials, and should be made the most of during the heated term. All of theso purely warm weather frocks nrn prettiest and In the best taste when simply made and trimmed with lace and tucks, or a little trimmed embroidery. For young girls. Including those recently out, the slightly decollete neck and elbow sleeves with round length skirts me the most appropriate, and nlso the most becoming not only becauso of their youth, but also becauso youth Is prone to angles, and angles nnd hol lows should not be Imposed bn in' In offensive public save when ahsol itely necessary. A pretty arm is tin excep tion. Arms should he whtte, taperlnc from shoulders to wrists, and should he well covered with flesh If not plump. The wrists and hands should b delicate and small In comparison with the arms. The neck should be round and no hollows or bones should show at Its base, nnd at the same time It should not he so plump that the modeling Is lost In flesh. The exhibition of scrawny arms, bony wrists terminating In hands dis proportionately large, and of big. fat red arms almost as largo below the el hows as above, and both with ugly elbows, since the advent of the cibow sleeves, havo been a revelation and a most unpleasant one. Comfortable as tho elbow sleeve Is, the possessors of ugly arms should have too "much self respect to expose them to tho scornful gaze of (he public. fong sleeves with transparent lace cuffs from the elbiws down or finely tucked bands with In sertions are cool and fashionable, and work wonders In the way of dispuising the deficiencies of homely nrms. When It comes to the evening dress, lowever, one's arms are of necessity ?xposed, but they may be draped es much as possible with floating drap rlcs, and even veiled half way to the wrists with gauze or tulle, in any vent, tho arms may be treated with bleaches, creams and liquid powders until the skin presents un uttractlve appearance. It. is the duty of all women to care fully study theli' personal appearance nd to take careful note of tho com ments of their enemies rather than their friends In ascertaining their weak points, and to Improve or to tils guise them as much as possible. Many a woman with a handsome face thinks that It Is all that Is necessary, when, after nil, It Is only one asset and a negligible one at that, if a wom an has a passable Ilgure with fine neck, arms and hands, and is, above all else, agreeable, intelligent and tastefully gowned. The dresses shown in our large U lustration are exquisite creations, sim ple, yet elegant. The one on the right Is fashioned of buttercup yellow mous seliuo do sole, made In moditled Km pire style, and arranged In an entirely new way with bread silken braids In the samo lovely shade, tassels to match being also introduced into their design. The cVemUette and under sleeves are of white chiffon and Cluny lace, and tho crowning 1 at Is a pic turesque cloche shaped model In but tercup Legho.w where so'ii" clever hand has dmpped a carelessly grouped cluster of softly shaded pink roses and their fresh greon foliage. The other lovely pown Is of whit chiffon with its novel and very effec tive arrangement of Cluny lace Inser tion and bands of narrow white satin ribbon, lh laca flaUbtntf oft in widen ing medallions on the skirt and being fringed with silken tassels, and this same most fashionable trimming ap pearing too on the bodice, where there Is a deep transparent yoke of tho lace. The hat adds a note of color to the dainty scheme, Its soft peacock blue straw making background for one of the new and wonderful feathers In mole shadings. The triumph of this season Is quits overwhelming. Everything Is now trimmed with bands or festoons of lovely ribbons, and In the millinery world nothing else seems thought of, Without doubt many of the new Ib- Robe of Pale Blue Voile with Applica tions of Fine Guipure and a Sash of Soft Black Satin Tied In a Lirgs Bow at the Back. bona are things of great beauty; of such beauty that no one could morvei at their popularity. For party frocks the latest Idoi Is to combine broad Pompadour ribbons with frills of narrow satin ribbon, ar ranged in bold scrolls. It Is a fad ol the moment to arrange ribbons to Imi tate stripes on muslins and plec4 laces. It Is a becoming fashion to slender women, hut it tends to mako the ligure look Just a trifle bulky. Damage Done by Rats. It is estimated that the rat does $50,000,000 worth of damage a year ic England. In a slaughter house noa Paris rats In a single night picked U the bone the carcasses of 35 horses Thero Is very little that they will not eat; eggs, young birds and animal aro among the dainties which the snap up In tho ordinary courso of bus! ness. Hut when pressed by hunger they will eat anything through which they can drive their terrible teeth Rat will eat rat. The Idea that trapped rat will bit off an Imprisoned leg mid so escape Is now said to bo wrong; 1 Is the other rats which do the bltiiifj. They eat the captive. His Own Request. The irate housewife found (hi tramp stretched out In her new ham mock. "You miserable hobo," she snapped j reaching for the sprinkling can, "you just wan uiiui my niisnaiiu comes home. Wo will bring you to your senses." The tramp blew a puff of smoke at a butterfly. "Madam," he yawned, "will you do me one favor?" "Yes, a favor. Instead ot bringing, me to my senses tell him to bring uij senses to me. I (Ml so tired." FINALLY ROUSED UP UNCLE. How a Crowd of Villagers Stirred th Sags of the Cracker Barrel. There was (he usual crowd of vil lagers sitting on tho postofflco steps waiting for the mall to bo distrib uted, and among them was Uncle John. He had Joined tho sitters with out saying a word, and at the end of fifteen minutes one of tho men winked at the crowd and said: "Well, Uncle J-ohn, have you heard about the big earthquake In Vermont, with 10,000 people killed?" Uncle John looked at him in a weary way and shook his head. And the cyclone In Connecticut yes terday and 600 houses blowndown?' continued the man. Uncle John yawned and was not the least Interested. "The Ohio river rose 200 feet of a sudden the other day and carried the city of Cincinnati down stream. Tens of thousands ot people lost their lives. Any of your relatives down there, Uncle John?" The old man slowly, shook his head and reached down to pick up a silver and pick his teeth with It And the whole stato of Pennsyl vania Is caving In" said the Joker, and by to-morrow there will be a great lake where 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 people have lived." Uncle John took tho news without word. In fact, he yawned and stretched over It. Ry thunder, but there goes a rat under that pile of lumber across the street." exclaimed the Joker as he rose up. "Say, you fellers " Hut he got no further. Uncle John was across the street and had a club In his hand, and within the next ten minutes he had done a half day's work tearing down the pile to get at the rat. lie had been aroused at last. Kansas City Journal. TWO WAYS OF LOOKING AT IT. Wife's Sneering Comment Met with Sharp Answer. Oelett Burgess at tho recent dinner of the American Booksellers' associa tion of New York said: "I once knew San Franciscan who married a girl for her money. She was not a pretty girl, and as time passed and love cooled, she developed a rather tart tongue. "One day her husband bought with his Quarter's allowance a 20-horse- power auiomomie. Me took the car home gayly and brought his wife out to the front door to look at It She gave ono sneering glance, and then said: "Its very fine, but If it hadn't been for my money, it wouldn't be here.' "Well, Mamie,' said the husband. quicKiy, ii u naitn t been for your money you wouldn't be here your- seir.-" USED BY THE DOCTORS. Ninety Per Cent of the Drugs Pre scribed Are Patent Medicines. Despite the opposition of physicians, especially of those whose experience has been neither far reaching nor profitable, to "patent" medicines, nine ty per cent of all drugs that physl clans use are put up and compounded by manufacturing concerns, are, In fact, "patent" medicines Just as truly as If they were advertised In the newspapers. The average doctor knows little or nothing of pharmacy and Is, there fore, glad to depend on the very medi cines, which in public he condemns, Just as he Is obliged in many cases to depend on the diagnosis of the pa tient himself, even while publicly de crying what he calls "self-diagnosis. How rapid has been the growth of the professional use of "patent" or "pro prietary" medicines is shown In an article written for tho Journal of the American Medical Association for September 29, 190C, by A. Jacobl, M- D., LL. D. He relates that 60,000 pre scriptions, compounded In several drug stores were carefully examined From 1850 to 1870 no prescription was found for "patent" or "proprietary medicines. In 1874 but one prescrip tion in 1,500 called for ready-to-use remedies. Between 1873 nnd ISSOthe numoer calling for "patent" or "pro prietary" medicines equalled two per cent of the total. This Increased to 6 per cent In the period between 1880 and 1890. In 1895 It was 12 per cent In 1898 it was 15 per cent, and In 1902 1903 was from 20 to 25 per cent. Dr. Jacobl says that in a large store he was assured that 70 per cent of the prescriptions were for "patent' or "proprietary" medicines, and this probably Is approximately the correct proportion at the present time. From this It would seem that if the "patent' and "proprietary" medicines are good enough for physicians to prescribe In seven cases out of ten they are good enough for family use in cases ot necessity and where the symptoms aro well known and as easily under stood by the people as by the doc tors. Always the Politeness. A Germantown woman was not long ago watching a workman as he put up new window fixtures In her house. "Don't you think that you have placed those fixtures too high?" asked she, having reference to tho curtain rolls last put In place. Tho workman, a stolid German, made no reply, but continued to adjust tho fixtures. "Didn't you hear my question?" de manded the lady of the house. "How daro you bo so rude?" Whereupon tho German gulped convulsively, and then replied In the gentlest of voices: "I hat my mouth full of schrews, und I could not spheak till I svallow some!" Harper's Weekly. A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. How a Veteran Was Saved the Ampu tation of a Limb. B. Frank Doremus, veteran, of Roosevelt Ave., Indianapolis, Ind., says: "I had been showing symptoms of kidney trouble from the time I was mus tered out of the army, but In all my life I never suffered as la 1897. Headaches, dlz tineas and sleepless ness, first, and then dropsy. I was weak and helpless, having run down from 180 to 125 pounds. I was having terrible pain In the kid neys, and the secretions passed almost involuntarily. My left leg swelled un til It was 34 Inches around, and the doctor tapped It night and morning until I could no longer stand It, and then he advised amputation. I refused, and began using Doan's Kidney Pills. The swelling subsided gradually, the urine became natural and all my pains and aches disappeared. I have been well now for nine years since using Doan's Kidney Pills." For sale by all dealers. 60 cents a box. Fostcr-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. T. IN THE NAME OF CHARITY. Jack London's Story Carries 8tlng of Truth and Pathos. "Jack London's famous definition of charity 'sharing a bone with a dog when you're as hungry as the dog' recalls a story about charity," said a magazine editor, "that I heard Mr. Lon don tell at a farewell dinner In New York betore he sailed away on the Spark. "Mr. London said two old men were smoking and drinking together after dinner. "The host rang the bell and an old woman appeared. "'Confound you, stupid!' said the host. "Didn't I tell you I wanted the Scotch? Take this back., and bring what I asked for, you old fool!' " 'Come, come,' said the guest, after the old woman had hurried away In a great fright. 'Come, come, my friend, don't you think you are rather too sharp with your old servant?' "'Oh,' said the other, 'she's not a servant. She's only a poor relation I'm keeping out of charity.' "The guest looked relieved. " 'That alters the case, of course, he aid." Washington Times. Social Rank. At a country dance In a southern town, when the fiddlers had resined their bows and taken their places on the platform, the floor manager rose. "Got yo' partners for a cotillion!" b,e shouted, Imperiously. "All you ladles an' gemmen dat wears shoes an' stockings tako yo places In do middle ob de room. All you ladies an gemmen uai wears shoes an' no stockings tako you' places lmmejltly behln' dem. An' you bare footed crowd Jest Jig It roun' In U corners." Youth's Companion. Laundry work at home would b much more satisfactory If the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness, it is usually neces sary te use so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric lJ hidden behind a paste of varying thickness, which not only destroys tho appearance, but also affects the wear lng quality of. tho goods. This trou ble can be entirely overcome by using Defiance Starch, as it can be applied much more thinly because of its great er strength than other makes. No Doubt About It. Kind Father My dear, if you want a good husband, you Just marry Mr. Good boy. I am quite sure that he is really devoted to you. The Girl I am truly glad to hear you say so, papa. But are you quite, quite sure? Kind Father Positive, my love, pos itive. I've been borrowing money of him for six months, and he still keeps coming here, so It's all right, it's all right. He loves you! Wouldn't Take His Place. Hearing ot the sudden taking off the stage of life ot a leading Thespian while he was playing In Chicago, a New York Rlaltoan out of a Job tele graphed the manager as follows: "Having heard ot the sad and tragic demise of Mr. , I'll take his place for 1150 a week." As the message was sent collect It elicited the following reply: "Thanks. I wouldn't take his place for twice that amount." A NIee Sentence. "You have a pleasant home and a bright fireside, with happy children Bitting around it, haven't you?" Bald the Judge. "Yes, sir," said tho prisoner, who thought he saw a way out of the diffi culty. "Well," said the Judge, "If the happy children sit around tho cheerful fire side until you return, they will stay there Just 42 days." COFFEE AILS Quit when you use POSTUM THERE'S A REASON." Krad th llttl book, Tb Ro4 o Well Tilln," tn pk.