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Pys to Advertise In the Rising Gon
The Great Republican Ship of Jack
son County is Tottering.
Two years ago a gang of white re
publican wire fixers got together and
framed a ticket pledge to the platform
of Theodore Roosevelt. This platform
mind you, had in it the unwritten
pledge that if the ticket was success
ful the negro would come in for his
share of recognition. Through thut
vivid personality of Roosevelt and the
blind following of 5,500 the negro vo
ters that ticket was successful. When
the negro knocked at the door of
hope it was slammed in his black
Just a few weeks ago that same
gang of wire pullers and same ticket
fcubmitted itself to the black voters
for renewed supiiort. At the outset
the negroes were up in arms, swear
ing vengeance on the ticket and those
responsible for the ticket. The Sou
believes that if the election had oc
curred then the negroes would sure
ly have defeated the entire ticket.
Thos. R. Marks was made chairman
of the county committee. Me made a
hurried summons of a few negro lead
ers. He took great care In calling in
a few that he believed he could con
trol. He promised these negroes that
a few of their friends would be taken
care of in the end. Unsuspectingly
but like a Judas to their race a few
of these negroes with honey in their
mouth and sugar on their tongue and
syrup flowing in words told the poor
innocent and humble negroes of their
race that ull was well. They had
seen the powers to be and that a sol
emn promise had been exacted from
every candidate. Now supposedly
negro wire pullers, what have you to
say of this state of uffalrs? What is
your remedy for the evil? What nn
swer and explanation have you to car
ry back to your people? Why are your
heads hung down? Why those silent
tongues? Is it the funeral song of
your political career they are sing
ing? The humble negro never forgets.
For in slavery he was taught never
to break a promise or forget a wrong.
At this writing the Son is only able to
name but one negro who stood out un
compromising, unflinchingly, undaunt
ed to almost the very end.
He read between the lines and
like a black Titan, yes like
a black Horatius, at the bridge
he stood alone. Alone save the still
ness of the night nlr and the cool
refreshing breeze to give him cour-N
age. It was Nelson C. Crews; every
other negro loader who had been
called 'In this conference could not
read between the lines. But Crews
as the Nestor in negro political cir
cles saw the pitfall and like a Cicero
uttered his strong oratory against it.
Finally by the combined persuasion
of every negro he was Induced to lay
The Negro Citizen .
At last the negroes have became'
aroused. This month you will see
a committee of respectful negroes go
ing before the judges asking them to
close theso gambling dens. Why
should they not become arouse? For
twelve long1 years these clubs have
had the negro by the neck throttling
the very life out of them. For many
years these clubs have taken the meat
and bread from the negro family's
mouth. For many years these clubs
have robbed a many good wife of her
dresses. For many years these clubs
have made many a family destitute
of food and clothing.
Uke some great plague they stand
mocking us for our struggles leaving
Jew Becomes Catholic.
The conversion of a Jew to Cath
olicity, a rare event, has Just taken
place in Venice. The convert, FortI
Felice, is 24 years of age. He was
baptized by the patriarch of Venice.
down his fight. The Son under the
management of Iewis Woods went
farther and refused absolutely to swal
low the whole republican ticket. The
negro was finally persuaded to lay
down his fight and work in harmony
with the ticket. The party was suc
cessful and Crews in his closing
speech said he would stay by the
flag one more time. He would ask
the negro to try them once more and
if the party did not hew to the line,
he would put a stick of dynamite un
der the siilp and blow up the entire
ship and send it to hell.
The time hns come for In the coun
ty is Frank I. Ross, Oscar Hochland
and Samuel I'.oyer who promised the
negro recognition and broke theitr
promise and there are many more
all except the marshal..
The negro is fast faring a great Is
sue. It is the negro pitted against
certain mean republicans who refuse
to give us our rights. Away back in
the time of Roman history when Cl
cero hulled his great thundering or
atory at Catallne, and when Mark An
thony aroused the people into a frenzy
and caused them to go searching like
wild beast for Cassius and Brutus,
there lived ' a gladiator named Spar
t Ions. Bound and chained and forced
to do his master's bidding, and
overpowered by numbers, used
as a tool, he became rest
less and with a band of fol
lowers he fled the city and at Cap
ua, he addressed his followers urging
them to stand together. In n burst
of eloquence he cried out. "O! Rome!
Rome! Thou has been a tender nurse
to me. Thou hast taught me how to
pay you back. If you be men then
follow me. Strike down yon guard.
Gain the mountain pass. Do bloody
work as did your sires at old Ther
mopolyae. Is Sparta dead? Is the old
Grecian blood frozen within thy
veins ? If we must fight let us fight
for ourselves. If we must slaughter;
let us slaughter our oppressors. If
we must die, let it bo under the
clear blue sky. Uy the bright water
in noble, honorable battle." Must the
negro continue to stand year in and
year out the indignant abuse heaped
upon us by the demagogues of old
line politicians in the republican par-
y? Let us not mention Lincoln and
larrlson and Sumner and Phillips.
But let us rather pledge in our heart a
solemn promise that we will wait pu
tlently until our time and then we will
all rise up and smite our enemy dead.
Yea though I walk into the valley
and into the shedows of death I shall
fear no evil. Thy rod and staff they
comfort me. Lord, God of host lie
with us yet lest we forget, lest we for
get. Nos morti.os, te salutnms unto
The Gambling Dives
the negro helpless and penniless.
Like great black shadows they are on
gulfing us leading us to the edge of
the abyss from whence we shall be
whirled to igiiomlnous degradation.
Where shall the negro go to escape
the peril of these clubs. If he takes
the wings of morning they are there.
If ho follows the shadow of evening
to his home they have left their mark
In the absence of a son or daughter.
A home broken tip; a home wrecked;
a family parted; children wandering
from their homes. Oh! Where shall
we escape the evils of these clubs?
God moves in a mysterious way his
wonders to perform. Ho plants his
foot upon the sea and rides upon the
H Kefrein ng Odor.
To obtain u lasting and refreshing
odor of sweet violets, put half an
oence of oiT'-root, broken In small
pieces, in a bottlo with two ounces of
alcohol; cork it tight and shake well;
lieu leave four or live days.
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, M0.t SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1907.
MISSOURI 8TATE FERERATION OF
COLORED WOMEN'S CLUBS
CALL TO THE SEVENTH
The Kansas City Federation of Col
ored Women's Clubs extends an in
vitation to the Missouri State Federa
tion to meet in Kansas City for the
convention of 1906.
In acceptance of the invitation and
in accordance with the constitution
we call the state federation into con
vention at Kansas City, Mo., Decem
ber 27th and 28th. 19oG at the 2nd Bap
The objects of this meeting are:
To know what our organizations
throughout the state are doing for the
improvement of the conditions of
To compare plans and methods of
work and suggest ways and means by
which the women of the lace may do
more effective work in advancing its
moral and social standing.
To organize more thoroughly 1 lie
colored women of the state for con
To elect officers for the year 1!M)7.
In the National convention at
Detroit, Missouri bore no small part
in making that great meeting a suc
cess, liet us do as well in our state
The times demand our most earnest
endeavor. On every side are ranged
the ranks of the enemy, re-liUVrutal br
our former friends. What can the wo
men of the race do? There is work
for u.4 and we must not shirk it. Let
us confer as to the best ways of do
ing it, not at some future time, but
Kach woman's club in the state of
Missouri Is entitled to send one del
egate and one alternate for every ten
members, and two delegates and two
ttlternates-nt-large. Kach delegate
must be provided with credentials
certificates of election signed by
the president and secretary of her re
spective club, which must be pre
sented to the chairman of committor
on credentials before admission to
the body assembled in convention.
Remember that the dues are but
a cents per capita.
Delegates will be at no expense
for board and lodging during the two
days of the session.
For homes for delegates write Mrs.
Lucinda Day. President City Feder
ation, 1411 1 .villa Avenue, Kansas
ANNA II. .TONES. Pres.
2444 Montgall Avenue, Kansas City.
LAVINIA C. CARTKU, Sec.
2CC0 Morgan Street, St. Imls.
The seventh annual session of the
Missouri State Federation of clubs
met at the Second Baptist church,
December 27 and 28, 190'. The two
days' sessions were well attended.
The addresses were able and intruc
the. The annual address by the
president, Miss Anna Jones, was n
scholarly production. The convention
voted to have; it published so it will
soon be in the hands of those who
were not fortunate enough to henr it
at the meeting. The reports showed
that much work had been done dur
ing the past year and that the women
were taking an active1 part in charit
nble work. Through tiie efforts oi
the federation a state reform school
has been built for colored girls. A
committee was appointed to continue
the work in the interest of the school.
The Women's I-ngue of Kansas City
reported having bought a house which
they hope to be able to use soon as
a home for working girls. Mrs. J. 81-
lone Yates was elected president.
MISS MARY RlTCKKIl GRKKN
MISS AMANDA WHKICLF.R,
miss t. J. :.: t AMPiinLL.
Mrs. Ruth Lunge, deputy grand
counselor, Installed Ivanhoe Court
No. 2ii at their regular meeting. Sh
went through a very impressive cere
What do you think of a man, a man
ngiT of a club, threatening to hammer
a man over the head with an nrtlt'l
cial leg? Isn't that a brutal remark?
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
J. B. LESTER.
One of Kansas City's Most Promin
ent Business Men.
The subject of this sketch Mr. J.
B.-ester was a native of Tennessee
but later moved to Iowa where he wns
reared. He attended the public
schools in that state and on becoming
of age he became Interested In sev
eral kinds of business. Coming to
Kansas City six years ago ho entered
Into the business arena and proved a
canijfc gnged in
opn'fii!t 'dp a plai
cess. Mr. Lester be-
in the Barber business,
ice at 5i7 Grand.
He has always been a promoter of
things that are a benefit to his race.
During the six years of Ills business
carreer Mr. M'ster has succeeded In
acquiring a shop containing four ele
gant barber chairs, three new pool ta
bles and four modern bath tubs. Ills
shop is an up-to-date place, being pa
tronized by a class of negroes who be
lieve in assisting their lace in busi
ness. Mr. Lester shows his progressive
spirit by the accumulation of property
and becoming a member of several
lodges, lie has two nice houses and
lots at 58!, 58:5 Tracy. Mr. lister
has an agreeable family consisting of
two. He also owns two houses ami
four lots in Little Rock,- Ark. His
property is valued at $!i,(MH. Mr. lis
ter represents the intelligent type of
negro, patient, salm. and always pro
gressive. Being of the conservative
class. Such negroes need the endorse
ment and encouragement of their
A STAND FOR NEGRO MORALITY.
The Son's great fight against the
powerful institutions of vice called
clubs, which are carrying hundreds
of negroes Into the vortex of hell's
running stream. This paper hacked
by the strong public opinion lias en
deavored to show to the people the
great evil which has arisen In their
midst by allowing these clubs and
gambling dens to run loose and
carry down to ignonlmoiis degradation
of the young men in this community
At no time during the history of the
negro race since the civil war has
our people been threatened by such a
calamity. At no time during the his
tory of our race has the young negro
girls been exposed by being thrown
Into contact with individuals who are
fresh from these dens and seduced
them to leave their families and
home lo follow t lie evil ways of sin.
What are the negroes coming to
if they don't take a stand? A great
tirade Is being raised. Tills is the
kindling of a flame that shall sweep
the city. Nero burnt the Imperial
city of Rome and sent the eagles of
war to destroy the Christian bauds in
Rome. But Christ said. "My word
shall live on." F.mplrcs ami kingdoms
might fall and perish away. Through
all the centuries one great command
prevails, it Is the will of God. Take
courage, oh, humble negroes, send out
your legions of war and like Lie Goths
in their terrible march on Rome de
stroy the entire palaces where vice
is sapping out our very manhood. A
reform wave Is sweeping the city ami
In its mad rush let it settle upon
clubs and dens.
Forty years ago the negro was giv
en his freedom, and because of his
'"imiaiice and weakness he has been
ll.e prey of every evil scheme. Thank
God be is coming into his own. It 1
written that the clubs must go. It
Is the handwriting on the wall. O!
let us pray In unison that the great
spirit may settle upon us. Good iArd
deliver us from the entwining arms
of evil.' Will the Immortal Savior
send the angels of war to devastate,
and bring destruction to these great
evils to our race. In the shadows of
thy great walls, and In the arms of
thy loving kindness let us have pro
tection. O, iAird, will Thou hear the
prayer of thousands of negroes and
send unto us deliverance?
All persons desirous of giving en
tertainments for the benefit of tin
Old Folks and Orphans Home at 2U0
Michigan ave., will confer a favor up
on the managers thVff, by first
making known their intentions and
securing the consent of the organiza
tion. This will enable the managers
to protect the Interests of the home
as well as prevent unpleasant con
flicts. This organization is a member
o ftbe Associated Charities mid is un
der obligation to observe the regula
tions which govern nil the other char
ities of the city that, are considered
lie it understood that whenever the
home's name Is used to raise money,
all proceeds must be handed over to
the home, but when the Intention is
to donate only a part of the proceeds
and the name of the home is not used,
then the managers will thankfully re
ceive whatever may bo offered.
KVKLKNA BALDWIN'. Pres.
H KLLKN WILLIAMS. Sim-.
The Negro Civic League Is com
prised of the following Negioes of
tills city: Rev. Jesse Peck, Rev.
Samuel llacote. Prof. G. N. Grlsiiam.
W. V. Yates, It. W. Foster, M. .1. Dur
um! T. W. II Williams
has been moved to
SIA East 12-th Street
Come around and pay the new owner a visit. Come
around and pay your subscription as a Xinas gift to the man
ager, or perhaps, send it in by mail. Thanking you for what
you have done in the past.
Bring us your news, and let us know what is going on
in society. Phone your news to 780 Main, Home, or 780
Grand, Bell. Now come on, all together, and let us make
this paper the Leading Journal in the West. Let us have
from 10,000 to 15.000 subscribers.
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LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
Methods of Teaching the Industries
at Lincoln Institute, Or. Benjamin
F. Allen, President.
Josephine S. Yutes, department of
Methods of teaching the Industries
in Lincoln Institute, the Missouri
State Normal and college for negroes,
are practical and approved and in ad
dition, contain many original ideas
that may be accredited to its progres
sive and scholarly president Dr. B.
F. Allen, who looks after every de
tail of work in the industrial depart
ment, as" well as elsewhere, with the
most minute care.
Every encouragement Is given the
student to follow some industry, in
fact every student Is required to com
plete several branches of Industrial
work during the course ami thus Is he
prepared to become a prodmvr as well
as a consumer. As an aid to an in
creasing zeal along Industrial lines,
President Allen is now giving a series
of morning talks lo the students.
The fact Is. these talks are made
by the administrative head lo the en
tire school, young men and young
women alike, and outside of the class
es in which there particular branch1.'
are taught, helps to emphasize upon
the mind of the average student, the
value, dignity, and necessity of labor
ami to enforce th; principle that he
who would be a valuable citizen in
American, or any other progressive
civilization, must be able and willing
to do something well, very well.
I have some vacant lots that I will
exchange for rooming houses, furni
ture In storage or equity In cottages.
See F. .1. Weaver, '.Ml Oak St.
the office of the
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