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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon
ECHOES OF THE FAMOUS ROOSEVELT-WASHINGTON
Theodore Roosevelt is President of
the United States.
He Is President of all the people.
He is a true American.
He stands for all colors, creeds and
He is an influential factor In his own
Marquis Ito Is a Japanese.
He dined with President Roosevelt.
The t'ent meeting which has been
going on here for the past week has
been largely attended every night.
Many of the most prominent ministers
of this section have been here and
preached. It will continue for an
other week, closing Sunday. Aug. 30.
The Macedonia Baptist church and
IT. R. F.'s will give a picnic Septem
The outing under the auspices of the
A. M. E. church, which was postponed
on account of rain, will he given at
Hughes's Grove on September 3rd.
Come and spend a day's outing.
Rev. J. J. Clark's wife and children
it Topeka, are here visiting the Rev.
and attending the Tent meeting.
Miss Maud Oldham, one of the pop
ular teachers of Kansas City, Is here
visiting Miss Effie Fisher.
Miss Reed of Kansas City is spend
ing her vacation at Blue Springs, the
guest of Miss Minerva Rhodes.
Mrs. Missouri Stanton. Princess of
the S. M. T.'s, together with Mrs. Kyle
and Mrs. Richardson, attended the
Grand Session of the U. R. K.V and
S. M. T.'s at Macon last week. They
report as having had a very pleasant
session and the order as being in a
A larire delegation from Wellington
attended the Tent Meeting here Sun
Miss Minnie Tucker returned from
1-amar las tweek, where she had been
visiting her sister.
Mr. WalLer Colley of Lexington
passed through the city last week on
liis way to Kansas City to accept
position in the Pullman Car service.
Miss Tucker has returned from Pen
vc, where she spent the summer.
Prof. W. T. Vernon and wife spent
la.st Sunday and Monday-in this city
the guest of Mrs. Caldwell.
Miss Fatinlo Griggs left last week
for Colorado Springs, where she wMl
remain until October.
Mrs. Emma Jackson, who has been
visiting her mother, expects to leave
this week for her home in Denver.
Rev. J. It. Ransom of Topeka spent
So did Hooker T. Washington.
Marquis Ito Is not lighter In hue
than Mr. Washington, nor does he
represent more of Intellect, culture
and personal worth than the "Wiz
ard of Tuskegee.
Nobody thought anything wrong
about a Japanese dining at the White
Let us have a big Roosevelt day at
liic Emancipation Celebration on the
22d of September.
two days In our city last week and
prtac.-icd nt the Tent Thursday night.
!. wr.g Indeed nn a'jlj sermon aad
ecry one was help".
IS: tnl er Ilraxton and wile, ol Kansas
City, Kan., visited hero last week, ac-
cnip; ii.td by friends from Omaha,
Lincoln and Hannibal.
Revs. J. T. Rapper of Liberty and
I. W. Jacobs, of Kansas City, pi cached
excellent discourses a' th'J Ten, last
Mrs. Price, of Lawrence, Kui.dn Is
l.e-c, vlsilln gher mot he", Mu. Over-
Mr. and Mrs. Rodgera, of Let. s Sum
mit, spent last Sunday here with her
mother, Mrs. Rodgers.
Revs. Abbott. Collins, Overton, and
Hawkins, delivered strong discourses
plain, practical and 0P',ln K. at the
Tent last week. Every one appreciat
Rev. A. A. Gilbret held his 4th quar
terly meeting Sunday. The last quar
ter for this conference year.
M.r. A. W. Walker and Mrs. Jane
Hell left Monday morning to attend
the Grand Lodge of the U. Ft. F.'s and
the S. M. T.'s at Macon. Mo.
Quite a number of delegates passed
through, going to the Grand Lodge.
Miss Maggie Johnson returned home
Monday evelng after a Tew days visit
In Kansas City and Independence.
Mrs. Mollis Perry of Higginsville
was the guest of Rev. Mis. Young
The members of the 2nd Baptist
church had their lawn social Friday
night and was a financial success.
The amount raised was $0n.
The members of the St. John's M. E.
church also line) financial success Mnu
day night at Mr. George Robinson's.
Mrs. John Johnson accompanied her
daughter to Kansas City Sunday, and
she returned home Sunday evening.
Born to the wife of Mr. Henry Han
cock, a girl.
Mrs. Prof. G. H. Green js still 0:1
the sick list.
' The Grand Chapter Order of the
Eastern Star, will give a picnic at
Field's Grove, August 2!th, opposite of
A. W. Walker's' house. Come once
and have a good time.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored Peop.e than any other Paper
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 11)03.
THE PROBLEM FROM A NEGRO'S
The all absorbing question agitating
the public mind to-day, and which has
been agltatl.ig the public mind nearly
hal fa century. Is "What shall we do
with our brother In black?"
Having carefully read Rev. Dixon's
views on this subject, also having read
the symposium recently published in
the Chicago Tribune, on the same sub
ject, the thought came to me, the pub
lic has this question sufficiently
brought before them from the white
man's standpoint. Now let us look at
It from a Negro's standpoint. The
Negro came not to these shores by
bis own free will, nor for love of the
country. Let us go back to 1!20. to
that period when African slavery grew
from the landing of a cargo of Ne
groes In Jamestown, the Mine year
that the Mayflower anchored la lkistou
harbor, wit'.i a cargo of exiles seeking
religious liberty. The Negroes were
quickly purchased and slavery became
a permanent institution. The Intro
duction of Negroes was an under'"!;
lag for the white man's gain and j.'-ofit.
Ho brought us here and made u i t;
part of the American soil. It is Im
possible to annihilate us. Wo are here
and to stay. The Negro, as a whole.
Is docile, forgiving and too willing to
overlook llie outrages Iica.iod upon
him. From 1020 until 1903. it has
been the white man's privilege and
pleasure to domineer and ostracize tile
Negro. 1805 found the Negro but a
little more civilized than when the
first sale put him on the market. In
that condition freed and thrown upon
their own resources, without even so
much as a hoe given them whereby to
eke out a livelihood ; the ballot wall
placed ill his hands, a part of the step
which had to lie taken to save the
Union. The South could not be de
pended on to ratify the amendment to
the Constitution. The North, for
their own aggrandizement pushed the
matter and Rave ta he Negroes, all tin
fitted at that time, the franchise. He
surprised and disappointed the white
man because he did not exercise the
privilege rightly. Sold it, as tile white
man doeg; at another time exercised It
tor his party's sake, as the white man
does. Untaught how to use it. and un
protected in the use of It, does It ap
pear that he should use the tool with
It was through those Christian As
sociations, such as tiie American Mis
sionary, the United Presbyterian and
oilier Christian associations that light
was first given the Negro. Then the
South came forward nobly and made
provision for public schools for white
and black alike. Alter having given
thirty-five years of my life to my own
people in the South. I can say with
all honesty and truth, that the better
class of white people in the South arc
the best friends the Negroes have.
It was my privilege to be among the
first sent South by the American Mis
sionary Association as a teacher. Wo
followed as soon as the soldiers made
At that time. In the early sixties.
the South was devastated, bonu s were
broken, the Negroes thrown upon their
own resources, without nnythlug, some
without names. No one that has
looked upon the progress made by the
Negro since euiaucipat ioa can say that
the Negro has not done well, except he
look with the eyes of prejudice.
Alone aiul unaided we have struggled,
and to-day. we own uo small propor
tion of real estate, (lunches, school
houses, and colleges, and we have our
ha ll; accounts. We have. It Is true,
not so many us have our Anglo-Saxon
brother, who have for an Inheritance
the wealth of three hundred years of
our labor, artisans, lawyers, doctors,
nrtlsts, sculptors, dressmakers and
teachers, with many cultured divines.
We are proud that we have done so
well in so short a space, and we know
that you are .also proud. The "Jim
Crow car" law could be easily adjust
ed by the use of first and second or
even third class cars, for we are no
more willlryrtride or associate with
some of the whites, than are some of
the whites to ride or associate with
us. It is owing to no fault of ours.
We look upon It as' a burning shame
and disgrace to our race, when fre
quently conductors are puzzled to
know whether they are forcing white
or rehired people Into the Jim Crow
Some states have taken the ballot
from the Negro. I would to God that
all Negroes would refuse to use the
ballot, for some time, at least. If
education is to be the test, how sad
to disfranchise so many worthy, loyal.
white young men of the Mountain dis
Prut' Hu Bois of Atlanta University,
las made a careful study of the con
dition of the Negro in all phases. He
says: "On the whole this study of a
phase of the vast economic develop
ment of the Negro race but empha
sizes the primal and emphatic need of
lleftly guided with larger wisdom
of men and deeper benevolence of
great hearts. al outcome of good can
not be doubted. Muddled and sordid
Inf. . ests.' and all the evils of the In
dustrial history may be repeated in
There are a few things the Negro
wants. He wants an education in all
departments, he wants understanding
and wisdom, and he should have a
chance, and then he should work out.
his own problem with God as his
Blanche W. Jones.)
AT EXCELSIOR SPRINGS.
During the month of Augit. Ex
celsior Springs was visited by a num
ber of people from Kansas City. Mo..
Kansas City, Kas., and other points
that made one of the most congenial
pin ties ever seen at the health
resort. The party consisted of Mr. and
.Mis. Branch of Kansas City, Kas.,
1 Mr. and Mrs. Boiisfield. Mr. and Mrs
Bnl'klns. lir. ami Mvs. Chapman, Mrs
.Nellie Nil iioln, Mrs. L. N. Jackson itu.l
Mis. Robert Simiisou, nil of Kansas
City, Mo, and Mr. H. L. Stewart of
Ciiicago. Mr. Lewis Woods of the
Itislng Son was also present. They
all stopped at the Wilson House, where
they were cared for by the proprietors
.Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. Anyone visit
ing the Springs for rest and recrea
tion will find good accomodations at
the Wilson House.
Hew She Signed the Check.
"I sometimes think lust if 1 had
ro way In the matter 1 would make
it u law that women should not have
hank books." said the tired looking
cashier. "Some of their mist "ken
would put a sensible schoolboy to
shame. Among the checks handed
in to me to-day was one for quite a
huge amount which the woman who
iliew ll out. had signed 'Your loving
Before Rome Wait Founded.
In one of the tombs recently ex
cavated In the Roiiihii Forum a vase
was discovered. I lie inscriptions on
which show that it belongs to the
twelfth century before Christ, or 400
years before the reputed dale of the
toiindlng of Rome, tfiguor Hon I. the
linctor of the excavations Helieves
the tomb to be a relic tit' a city which
existed mid had disappeared before
l(me was founded.
Lot pf Work for Idle Handt.
1 .(111.I and urgent are the (alls from
western farms niid orchards for
m. res of thousands of wane earners
fur the harvesting of the crops ami
the Rariierii.g of the liuits. Hut too
many idlcis, I ramps and beggars in
.uir clliis. and In the country regions
also, turn deaf ears to such appeals
ami refuse temfting pport unities to
earn honest and comfortable livings.
The vagrart spirit, thw "dead beat"
desire to get along without, working,
is too conspicuous everywhere, --New-York
tehiwj ?;-irj VvSr
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The newly elected Grand
The subject of the above sketch vvns
elected Grand .Master at the 23rd annu
al session 01 ll.e order held nt Fulton,
.Mo.. Aug. I. .,. and ll. U1113.
He was born at Platte City. Mo..
Sept 21st, 1S07, coining to Kansas City
In June. isxr. from Cheyenne, Wyom
ing, where he served two years as
clerk under C. E. Wurtcll, Hupc rlntcii
dent of Wtromiug Division of Union
Pacific Railway, having worked up to
that position from Janitor. In May
I V.i I he entered the employ of United
States Government, as letter carrier,
under Post Master Nofslnger, and Is
at present In that capacity, having
served one route continually on the
West side since Ills appointment as a
regular carrier, September 12th. I Nt:t.
lie is also a member of Branch No. .'I".
AMANDA CROUCH OF BUTLER. MO.
Mrs. Amanda Crouch of Butler, Mo .
desires to know what has become of
the Colored Peoples Charity Assocla
tiou of Kansas City, Mo., at the (lid
Folks Home. She claims to have
collected a considerable amount of
money which she will semi 10 the as
sociation soon. She slates that there
will he a celebration I 1 jlntler on the
22nd of September, which will lie ad
dressed iy Prof. Vernon of Ouimliiro
and Prof. Billings of the (!. R. Smith
college of Sednlla. Committee of ar
rangements consists' of l. J. Crouch.
John Mills. Vi. W. Kirby. Jack Walker.
Amanda Crouch. Mrs. Walker. S.
Crouch and C. Crouch and others
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF JERU
The Grand Lodge of the Ancient
Sons and Daughters of Jerusalem
met al Fayette, Mo., last week, am!
elected officcis for the ensuing vcar
The session was altemle.l by haniio:i
ami much important wink was done
The lollowing grand officers wire
Janii'H Gordon. Supreme Grand
King; It II. Jordan, Vb e Supreme
Grand Kiim: Mrs. Rohliiso 1 of Omaha.
Supreme Grand CJnei n ami Katie
Speeis of I.iIh city. Vice Siipienie
Grand ljuecn; T. It. J. Robinson. Su
preme Grand Marshal. Those ni the
Royal Grand Palace are: ('has. J.ew is,
M. H. G. King: Frank Williams, Vice
M. K. (!. Ki ig; Maggie K. Ilrmvn. 1,1
Omaha. M. E. G Queen. The order s
(Hie of the laite-t in the West. The
next grant sc-sinn wiil opi 11 at Ft.
No Pertonality In Eari.
After studying and photographing
more than 40.M'ii pairs of eats of per
sons, including those of 2.iu0 insane
and Sum criminals, and those of :;oo
animals, an Englbli criminologist is
forced to conclude that the car gives
no clew to personal traits.
In the State
United Order of Odd Fellows
Association of Letter ( ar-
la Odd Ft Tow ( Ireles Is perms
nenl Secretin y of Gate City lidge.
No. ItiTIl, a member of Queen House
hold of Ruth. No. 1332. and Past Grand
Master of Council No. 1 13.
lie was the Delegate from his lodge
to the N. B. M ('. at New Haven,
Conn., in October, I'.iiC.
He is uImi quite prominent in .Mason
ic Circles. Being Senior Warden of
Green Pasture Lodge. No. t'.'S.
P. S - Keystone Chapter No. 21. It
A. M A member of Lone Star Chapter
No 1, Order of Eastern Star (of hi
dies). Captain General of Far West
Coniinandeiy No. Knights Templar.
A member of K. C Consistory No. 7.
ami Allah Temple No. s. A A. o
Nobles of Mystic Shrine.
THEBRAIN IN DELIRIUM.
Strange Cases That Have Como
Under Physician' Observation.
Medical records in the various Ikif
pllals of New York city show thai,
though quite forgetful of recent hap
penings, aged persons recall long
past events In cornet nnlcr, and
even lie again amid scenes passed
utterly out ol recollect Inn before tbu
disease nt senility appeared
A woman of "0. delirious tiom plea
ro pneumonia, repealed poetry in Hin
dustani. It developed luted on tlmt
up lo the age of font she knew only
t tin t lanutiage. but altciward bad for
gott. il thai she ever ipok" il An
other peculiar case uii record Is that,
of an llllienile maiil servant who
while In the delirium of lever, recited
Greek and 11. -brew I .r hours. altlioUKli
when in li-alth she knew no word of
elth-r language, her ravings being
due to the brain Impressions left by
the icadinus hearild many years be
fore ol a learned rabbi whose servant
she had bei 11.
BUTLER MISSOURI NOTES.
Rev. Gordi-a bus I u absent, from
town ten days visiting Jefferson City,
l.exlngtoi and other points.
Rev. Mitchell has been absent three
weeks attending the camp meeting at
The son of Rev. Leonard has been
very sick, but is now improving.
High Prices for Antiques.
fild furniture collectors pi tins city
have lately been ilnvlii-! pi -ices higher
and higher. The race lor Chippen
dale and Shca'on p;iti..ii- of !ii
liner lilies is L'i-aoT than ( vi-r. Chairs
cspw-i.iily 1, 1. p ;..:'oii,hili'; prices.
Even di-al'-M--. an- luiiii'i in soiiie
1 uses u - unit h a-. $"." lor a sil.glo
Chippccib.'" 1 hair of mi" pattern.
i:,iit-h ii li- out or repair. A col
lector in tins city paid tie- oilier day
$::7' tor h Cl.iiiiieiidale armchair.
Chair.; of less unusual pattern are
sold every day for $l'i, $"i'i and 1100.
New York letter.
The only way to get rid of soino
pcoplo is to lend theni money.