1 I MK JVAi'l
NEGLECTED MISSION FIELD.
Te African Sudan and Ms
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
It is fur more civ
Hi z.i'il than (ho
Kongo. It Is not
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
'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
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
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.
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
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,-
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
The tramp blew a puff of smoke at
"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,
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
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
"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
"Its very fine, but If it hadn't
been for my money, it wouldn't be
"Well, Mamie,' said the husband.
quicKiy, ii u naitn t been for your
money you wouldn't be here your-
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
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
"Mr. London said two old men were
smoking and drinking together after
"The host rang the bell and an old
"'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.
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
"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,
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
A NIee Sentence.
"You have a pleasant home and a
bright fireside, with happy children
Bitting around it, haven't you?" Bald
"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."
Quit when you use
THERE'S A REASON."
Krad th llttl book, Tb Ro4 o Well
Tilln," tn pk.
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