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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon
NEGRO EDITOR'S VIEW.
"High school fill the crap joints."
So says Lewis Woods, editor of the
local negro organ, the Rising Son.
"The white man has done all he in
tends doing for the colored man" said
he editor yesterday, when asked con
erning a report that high school grad
uates were flooding Kansas City with
out an opportunity to get suitable em
ployment. The colored editor's views
of his own race were extraordinarily
frank and decisive.
"We educate our boys beyond their
present or possible plane," said Mr.
Woods, ''and the result is they will
not desend to the level of their fathers.
By this I mean that we equip them for
the sciences, the arts and the profes
sions, and when they set out to find
congenial employment they find not ar
door open to them. They can not turn
to the plow without throwing away
the years of education and the great
sums of money expended upon them,
so they remain in idleness. They may
not take the mason's mell and they
will not take the hod. They find no
retainers when they open law offices
mid they disdain to assume a livery
and become a footman. This is lauda
ble if it ends there. But it does not.
The learned negro failing to find pa
tients when offering his skill as a phy
sician, or a church when ordained or
caled, goes to the club, and iu our sub
merged world the club is a cra'p jolut,
a iKilicy shop, a gambling place. A
year or two of that and all the prile
Is dimmed, all the hopes of a lifetime
gone. The colored man at present had
nothing to hope from the high school.
It is a difficult problem to solve."
Editor Woods was asked if he had
not formed an Idea for himself. He re
plied prpmpt that he had. "We want,
first of al, a cohesion In the race," he
said, and then he recited that when
some years ago a negro named Rhodes
died a-nd left a large estate for his
heirs, they at once broke up all family
tics and dissipated he patrimony In
the courts. He named over half a doz
en families which had amassed money
and property, all of wheh had been
lost to the surviving generaton.
"I elm not without hope," the editor
of the Rising Son resumed. "We will
get out all right, but we will have to
get ourselves out. The whites have
done all they can do for us. They have
done all we can in fairness ask them
to do. They have gven us freedom and
the schools. We mubt take those
facilities, all the white men themselves
have, and work out their own salva
tion." "How?" was asked.
"By teaching enough of our people
a trade to completely operate a fac
tory. A negro cannot go into a ma
chine shop because the employer finds
that the white men there will not
work at the same bench wth him . We
ought to train enough of our race to
be machinists to enable them to say
to an employer, 'Here, we will run your
works for you. Employ us.' We do
that in restaurants, and are a success.
But cafes are not elevated. We ought
to enter the highest scales of labor, and
we ce?a never do that by rushing o
get our young men and young women
into high schools. Less high school
and more manual training is what we
Editor Woods does not assume by the
above interview that education Is a
detriment to the negro race. The Idea
which he intends to convey is that the
hand must be educated In order to be
aide to compete with the advanced
order of things at the present time.
The fact that manual training la nec
essary to prepare the negro to cope
with scentifc and Intelligent labor is
very evident when the present condi
tions are viewed. Much education for
the heavl and none for the hand is not
a good tUing for the negro. The negro
is a consumer and not a producer, an
other feature that operates against
him. He must certainly get to the
place where he can produce something
which Is In demand; let it be merchan
dise or intelligent labor, before he will
bo enu'jled to improve his present con
dition. KANSAS CITY, KAN., LOCALS.
The following ladies were entertain
ed by Mr. C II. Birch", Friday, Aug.
2S, in honor of her sister Miss Josie
R.twnrds nf St. Louis.
i Miss Ida E. and Daisy D. Foster,
!mb8 Ma Godfrey, Miss Lillian and
! Nellie Mercer, Miss Lula Johnson, Mrs.
J. D. Edwards.
I Miss Jsie Edwards has returned to
' St. Louis, after a week's visit with
sister Mrs. C. H. Birch and brother
Mr. J. D. Edwards.
1 Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Bradley of Kan
sas City, Kansas, celebrated their
twelfth wedding anniversary, Tuesday
evening on an elatmrate and appropri
ate stale. A large number of guests
were presnt, many of whom were from
this side of the Kaw. Mrs. Bradley
was the recelpient of many valuable
Husbands should he frank and tell
their wives everything and wives
hould be generous and believe it.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored Peop.e
KANSAS CITY MO.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER l$f 1903.
THE NECESSITY FOR A NEGRO
MANUAL TAINING SCHOOL.
If with all of his opportunities,
wealth, education, the possessor and
owner of every great industry in the
world, the school board finds It neces
sary to build and put in operation a
great Manual training school for the
white youth of this city. We ask in
the name of Justice of humanity of
thirty thousand negroes, why Borne
provision Is not made for the negro
youth along he same lines.
Will the sciool board tell us why?
Is it because the negro principals can't
get.toget er? The people want to
know, we would like to know what
Prof.'s O. X. Grisham. R. T. Coles,
It. W. Foster, S. R. Bailey, W. W.
Ytfies, Silas Harris, J. W. Bldwln. J.
Dalas Bowser and others wel known
men and educators are doing to fit
the boys and girls of this city for a
useful and honorable career in life.
Have these men got together and told
the school board of the needs of the
race? If they have, what report have
they to nirke to the people.
The "Son" Is determined to let the
people know from now on why the
negro schools are not the equals of
those provided for the white children.
If our failure tl get a manual school
is due to jealously on part of the negro
principals, we want to know It. If It
Is the fault of the school board we
want to know It. If it is because we
have no man competent to run It, we
want to know It. If R. J. Coles Is the
man to be plaved at the head of such
a school we want to see him get it,
likewise Prof. Grisham, or any other
principal of our negro schools, and
if we have no negro fitted for such a
school let the board get a white man
for the position until some negro be
comes competent. We call upon the
patrons to visit our schools and see
what Is needed for the comfort of their
COL. W. W. MORGAN A PROMIN
ENT BUSINESS MAN.
Morgan and Ross is the name of a
new clothing house that will soon open
Its doors to the public.
The senior member of the firm, Col.
W, W. Morgan is known to more peo
ple of Kansas City than perhaps any
other man in this community.
His civic prld", lovable disposition,
philanthropy, honesty and love of hu
manity has made him a host of friends,
all of whom wish him well.
The firm will open Its doors to the
public on Saturday morning, Septem
ber 12th, at 1123 Grand avenue.
A GOOD MAN SELECTED.
Prof. A. J. Starnes of Garrison school
has been elected Ass't Superintendent
of the Industrial department of Lin
coln Institute. No bitter sjelevti.m
could have been made. Prof. Starnes
is one of the most accomplished me
chanics that the race has produced.
Lincoln Institute Is to be congratulat
ed. School Attendance Record.
Newchurcb school board. Isle of
Wight, with an attendance equal to 90
per cent of it scholars, holds the rec
ord for the last year In nil England.
The reception Wednesday afternoon
given by Mrs. W. Frederick Fairfax,
Mrs. John Wheeler and Mrs. Lou
White was a brilliant affair. Mrs.
Fairfax was assisted in serving the
guests by Mrs. John Wheeler, Mrs.
Lou White, Mrs. L. A. Tillman. Mrs.
John Hill, Mrs. William Gordon, Mrs.
J. F. Bradley, Mrs. D. N, Crosthw&'its,
Mrs. C. New Moten and Miss Moten
of Jeff.rson City and Miss lttlta Key.
nolds of St. Louis, and Mrs. C. Granger
Harris of Galvaston. Texas, and Mrs.
Wlliam Rhodes of Blue Springs
Miss Portia Tillman ushered the
ladies into the living room where they
were Introduced to the guest, of honor
Mi's. C. Granger Havris, of Galvustou,
and the rest of visiting ladies. Then
they were escorted to the dining room
by Mm. L. A. Tillman and beautifully
served to dainty refreshments by Mr.
Neuson and Prof. W. Dawley. The
Mlses Annie Chrosthwait.s and Mary
Anderson of St. Paul, served at Lie
The reeiving hours were from 2 to
6; about 200 ladies called in thu-i. time.
The house decorations were very
pretty. The colors were red and green.
COSTIMES OF THE RECEIVING
Mrs. Win. Frederick Fairfax wore a
red silk mull applicade In black lace
and velvet trimmings.
its. John Wheeler wore a black silk
with Cluny lace bdoice, applicable In
black .ue medallions.
Mrs. Lou White wore a figured chal
lie trimmed with silk and applicade in
Mrs. C. Granger Harris of Galvaston,
Texas, the guest of honor, wore a black
silk net over taffetta trimmed In white
satin buttons and white silk orna
ments. Mrs. Cora Morton, of Jefferson City,
Mo., wore cream colored silk mull and
Miss Effie Morton, of Jefferson City.
Mo., wore white wash chiffon and
Mrs. Wm. Rohdes of Blue Springs,
wore a rose colored voile with cream
Mr. Wm. Gordon wore red organdie,
with black velvet trimmings.
Miss I Reynolds of St. IiuIs, Mo.,
wore white ehiffoii trimmed with
cream sitin lace.
Mrs. John Hill wore black polked dot
swiss trimmed In lace and rilions.
Mrs. L. A. Til man wore blue Ktamlre
will white embroidered bodice.
Mrs. I. F. Bradley wore figured ta
fita, trimmings silk lace and velvet.
Mrs. I). X. Croshwait was gowned in
l;.cnbr dotted Swiss, trimmed !u
lavender rildions and lave,
CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT.
A man lours a lot of time looking
at his new watch.
It's better to marry for wealth tliua
for a chance to get even.
A man Isn't necessarily a muslciha
because he blows his own born.
Lives of great men remind us that
there are still a few booii ngents.
It sometimes happens Mint a man
convinces others without convincing
Charity often begins nt home, but
reform is umally practiced at a
It Isn't, that coal Is not che&p
enough, Imt that dealers charge too
much lor it.
Don't think because a man misses
the mark occasionally that he Isn't
a good stio'.
If there Is anything more contrary
than a v. m : ii it I a right handed
lock on a 'tit -handed 'Jour.
A won an never realizes ho1 many
men she. could have married uutll
she find uorself left at the post.
than any other Paper
A. ! f'srt A
Was born In Mlsouri, Miami. Saline
county, I the Federal camp, In IMi.'l,
Tth Militia. Companiy I, his moth.-r
being a contraband, cooking for the
soldiers. Ho lost his sight with the
brain fever, when six months old. His
first instrument was a tin whistle, on
which he could play any ordinary air
after once hearing it. Next he wim
presented with a mouth organ, by
which he charmed the wholo neighbor
hood, children coming from far innl
near to hear him exhibit on his mouth
organ. Ho soon became the facorlte
of all who knew him. ami visited the
lust families iu Warreiisburg, where
hemakes his home al present. Tin y
formed such an attachment for Ilooue
that he was sent to the St. Louis Blind
School to learn i.' trade, and educate
him. This was a failure, however.
Once hearing a pupil in the institute
piacticlng on the piano, lie would
have his work and steal to the piano,
at it was impossible to Keep his ling
ers of the keyboard. He soon became
able to finger out several pit ces, ii'n l
It was IUlH)KsiiIC to keep 1 1 i -t fii i t 1
on nnyl bin1? i Ise. lie was dismissed
fiom the school anil wandered around
St. I .on is, making his living by plaviui;
on a mouth orc.au, ami smli iii-iiu-iiients
as be could U'i bis bainls on.
Conductor A. ,1. Kerry, set ing th" piti
ful condition of the hoy. put him on
lb" train and sent him lo his mot her.
He ;;::; II ol kaua il It liUle Company
ami slatted on the road, liumpliiK and
biatin ti i h way from town lo town.
His company (insisted of a player on
each, a tainhorine, triangle ami mouth
organ, by win h they nave concerns on
the streets. He was not successful,
however, and he endured many hard
ships. A colored gentleman. Mr. John
Lunge, of Columbia. Mo., taking a
liking to him. put him in the Sunday
School to play for the children. He
also made a contract with his mother
to educate him in music ami put him
on the road, and be h.rs made a maul
success of it. Ilooue has been on the
road some sixteen years, and has bei n
succesful in pleasing his audience.
The Members of the Company are
as follows: John Lange, Manager.
Blind Ilooue, lunlst.
London's Many Graveyard.
Of the liiiU burial grounds which Loo
don has had only 40 are still In us.
Morn than 50 have vanished from
d.ght "ntirely; about a hundred have
been transformed from neglected, of
fenslvu eyesores Into bright, cheerful
f i.rdons, where London's tollers nieill
tato among the tombs during their
luncheon hour; and tie rest, crowded
ith paves, are closed alike to tL
undertaker and the public:,
In the State.
AND II1S MANAGER
Now that Septemher has come, re
newed activity Is being manifested in
till of the churches o ft he city. The
outlook Is very bright for a good Fall
ami Whiter Campaign
he Maceilona Baptist church has be
gun woik again on their new edifice
and hope to go In It by the middle of
the month .
The M. K. church will hold their
quarterly meeting next Sunday, and
the A. M. E. cliiinh will hold their
last quarterly meeting for this eon
bleiice year, the Ith Sunday In this
The outing at Hughes' lake, under
the auspices or the A. M. E. church
last Thursday, was a splendid success.
The Picnic given liy the Macedonia
him li and the I'. B. F
lay was a sue cess.
The holi. s of the A. M
pri'seiileil their preacher's
.1. ('. Caldwell i i li a purse
of $-ii. for
a Fall suit a t Sumhiv night. Mrs.
Midlii' Jenkins on hchalf of the ladies
made (he l ese'.ltal loll speech The
movement was started hy the htoward
essi's and Itlistoe helpeis.
.Mrs, I'llllemo Siott entertained the
follow in:.', gucsit. at dinner last Friday,
in honor of the Mis-e-- Heed of Isau
sas City: Mis ,1. ('. aldwell. Mis M i
lie Jenkins. Miss Tillie . Pinker of
Lexington. Miss El lie Kl.lier. Mr.-,.
Clark of Top. I.a. ro d Mrs. Bethel
M;ss Tillie It. Pinker of I ,e inc ton.
-pent a few day In our lily la-l week,
;he guest of Mis. Calilui II.
Mr.-. Acnes Jenkins ,fi last week
lo visit lioi.ds ill Ode.-Ml. Mn.wiew
l!ss ItoMille lis h Is spending !l few
weeks in Calilornia. visiting tidative.s
and fiiotids. Sin- ri polls as having;
a plciisa it lime
essts. Roy Hush. Win. Griggs und
Win. Stanton, three of our bright
young men. left Sunday morning for
Lincoln Institute, where luy will ma
triculate this year. We wish them
i abundant micccss in their laudable
undertaking. Young men, go and do
Mbsoi" Minnie and Ida Tucker, and
Mii-s My fa Itoiintiec left last week
for their Khool which will open on
We hope every parent will see that
their children uttemj school on next
Monday and keep it up during the.
year. We have a splendid iorp of
leathers, ami hi us incoiiinge them
hy sem'.ini! the children.
Go to .la'k-on's for good home-made
Women Now Wear Monocles.
Wearo g monocles, the latest fash
Ion lor ladies, a cifr.e recently started
In Paris by ladb s of the Servian col-
iuv It luiwliuu l I Jiiwlull