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BISHOP ABRAM GRANT, CHAIR
MAN OF THE KANSAS CITY
DELEGATION OF NEGROES
TO JEFFERSON CITY.
He Wat Made Permanent Chairman
of All the Delegations in the En
The Right Rev. Bishop Grant was
born la 1884 In Florida, Columbus
county. Ho was born a slave and was
at one time sold for $6,000 In confed
erate . money. At his very birth be
displayed remarkable genius. It Is
k Id at bis birth he uttered the first
words "Slave, mamma, free." Thus
he showed the rare ability of a man,
and tbe birth of another real genius.
On becoming a young man his great
craving was learning. Being Instruct
ed by his master's son, Willie, he
bhowed great advancement. His mas
ter forbid them to teuch him, but tlw
key had been given to him to fit the
door, so at night he would steul away
and absorb those tremendous prob
lems of the books which enabled him
to grasp those tremendous problems
of life. He has a keen foresight of
the future. His utterances are pro
ponderous yet tempered with a string
which will lead you Into their very
chasm. After receiving his educa
tion he opened up a night school for
bis more unfortunate brothers. He
was asked how he received his edu
cation. He replied: "From the trees,
the grass, personal absorption, In
fact everywhere, or otherwise he
could not tell."
He occupied the position of Inspec
tor of Custom . In Florida. He was
president of the board of trustees at
one time of Tour colleges, Paul Quinn
College, Waco, Texas; Morris Brown
College, Allen University, Wllberforce
and on the board of Western Univer
sity, Qulndaro. He was twelve years
r ... 'ft V ' 1
Emery. Bird. Thayer Co.. Brown
ing & King. Nebraska Clothing Co..
Stevenson's. Hubbard's Shoe Store
and all the largest white business
firms advertise with us.
Became, our circulation is twice the combined circulation of all
the other Negro weekly newspapers. Besides, a sending of ten year,
in the community, from a po'nt of authenticity we are foremost. From
a point of educational instructlveness we stand prominent. tir rep.
resentatives are the most Intelligent Negroes in the journalistic Held of
today. Our circulation la Increasing at u wonderful rapidity, and as
soon as it reaches the 10,000 mark we will thunge It into a daily. Go
on, Rising Son, keep on Rising!
president of church extension, and at
present is head of the financial board
with headquarters at Washington, D.
C. For many years he did great work
in Africa. He was made Bishop In
1888. He is presiding bishop of the
Fifth district with headquarters in
Missouri. This district comprises the
following states: Missouri, Kunsas,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Mon
tana, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Ari
zona, Nevada and California. There
are over 500 churches Id the entire
jurisdiction. When viewed by a re
porter of the Son from his recent
visit to Jefferson City he said he had
never been at such a meeting In the
United States where leaders from all
ovr the stale gathered without any
distinct call, save that tach man
knew the humility that would occur
in the pussing of such a bill. Men of
all religious creeds being represented;
Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Chris
tian and Catholics. He said never
did such harmony prevail. He Bald
he could not find words enough to
describe this harmonious meeting.
Bishop Grant stands in the lime light
of civilization sending his sun rays
of comfort upon the poor, humble and
despised negroes. As a guiding star
you can see his rays entering into the
humblest home. Never was one man
so great. Like sun rays through a
-cloud he comes with the word of
God, the story of the child in the man
ger, the beautiful Nazarene who died
on the cross to save the soul of men.
Listen at the calm tone of the Bish
op's voice, surely he has drunk deep
of the blood of Christ Who can say
whether or not Jesus has spoken to
him or perhaps has told him his mis
sion through the fixed status of the
cross. You cannot come into his pres
ence without feeling that same calm
ness. He speuks and all your fear
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, MO., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1(,
vanishes as the midnight darkness.
In these days when the negro is'
haunted on all sides with cruel tor
tures, hiinu-d like a beast, burned at
the stake, eyeballs torn from thel
sockets, limbs wrenched from their
bodies, his flesh being streak ln
stripes, scowled at on all sides, no
place to luy his head. More terrible
things coming for him, the world is
turning backward. Into the future he
stares at blank darkness.
Farther on, he still goes farther,
counting the mile stones one by cue.
He hears the voice of Jesus calling,
but cannot see the way is dark and
nigged. Is it not a blessing that we
have our Bishop alive, and standing
like the great Pyrimids of Egypht his
spirit will endure to the end of time.
I'n the arms of thy loving kindness
and let us hide. Oh! Jesus, Christ of
our souls. Let us all hope that
through His will our Bishop will en
dure to guide through tbe crises yet
to come. He lived In the past. He
is with us in the present, and we
pray our God thnt he he will be with
us in the future.
Wm. T. WASHINGTON.
Nelson C. Crews in all the history
of his speaking career has never
come up to the expectation of . the
people as ho did before the commit
tee on railroads. House of Representa
tives, us he did ut Jefferson City.
His speech shall prove as the swing
ing pendulum In carrying him to
Mr. Crews was born an orator. The
people of the West are getting him
in lrne to succeed Dancy as Recorder
of Deeds, District of Columbia. Mr
Crews will have the entire support of
all the people In Missouri, Kansas
and Nebraska. Watch the Pendulum of
the clock and see it swing, mid wntch
Nelson C. Crews and see him rise.
Wilson Dawson a young Kansas
City product has assumed part man
agement of the Son. Mr. Duwson's
capabilities for such work are gener-
ally known. After graduating from
Lincoln High school of this city he
attended Lincoln Institute. He hus
been very active In various capacities.
Mr. Dawson Is an English student of
marked ability. He brings to the
Rising Sou, good Judgment, cool cal
culating proceed ure, energy, friendly
supKrtcrs and wide acquaintance la
the dealing with the uumber of bus
iness men of the city. This paper is
proud llndeed to bring such a living
force a-nd enlist such energy to Its
Mimes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State.
al ready valuable stuff of young men
annulling wun me paper.
Wm. T. WASHINGTON.
Rev. A. A. Gilbert, of Lexington,
who Is making good In his line. A
Wk A.V Tlx
strong preacher, and forceful talker;
a delegate to Jefferson City.
Rev. J. T. Smith, of .Jefferson City,
whose hospitality to the d- legation
from Kansas City has made many
friends. He is Pastor of the A. M. E.
church, Jefferson City. He lias had
two successful years at this place.
It is thro' him that the church which
had fcpllt has come together. The
congregation Is rallying around him
Rev. F. J. Peck, a prominent pastor
of Kansas City. Ho has chargo of
Allen Chapel, the most aristocratic
church for the Negro In the West.
Kcv. I'eck Is 111 complete harmony
with his charge. His next promotion
will be to that of one of the general
offices of the church. He Is oiv. of
I he minister that Is making good.
Mr. Horace W. I'oldrn Is Society
Editor of the Rising Son. Any ono
having parties or soclul gatherings,
please 'phone 780 Main or 780 Grand
and we will send to your residence
to take un account of the proceed
ings. Mr. Edward Baker, Jr., is collector
for the Rlsiug Son. Please pay him
your subscription and tell him where
he can get a new subscription. Now
don't give him the same old song that
you Rloppd the pipir six months ago
ol unit red It stopped.
The Famous T nnej.see Club will
give thflr First March Ball Thursday
night, February U. at Vineyard Hull,
coi ner Mil and McGce St. Four prizes
Only 2." cents.
Wm. T. Washington, editor. Rising
. . . ...
Son. Dining the four months or his
ownership of the paper. Mr. Washing-
ton lias, made good.
Tlu people have
rallied to his support. He lias taken j
a standi in tin couimiiui.y lliat no
on r.ir- denv is riiiln 'I'll t-t hi i-li Ills i
paper he U siiiipiiiK society; lending I
A SHORT SKETCH OF SOME OF
THE MEN WHO ATTENDED
THE JIM CROW MEETING
AT JEFFERSON CITY.
Hon. Charlie Turin t, formerly
sheriff, fur eight years office holder.
sheriff of St. Ijouls county, for eight
years office bidder; Rev. S. It. Wool
rich, B. A., an energetic pastor of
IjexliiRton, Mo, nud a stromt worker
for the race; Rev. B. W. Stewart.
St. Louis, a strong missionary preach
er; I'rof. J. W. Dam lei, who holds the
chair of Agriculture and Biology. Dr.
J. T. ('natron, a prominent Jefferson
City phslclan and pastor of a church.
Dr. GuriKlt, of Macon, president of
Western College. Dr. Stevens, a
brilliant minister of St. Iuis. Dr.
Crossland, ex-minister to Liberia. Dr.
Cook, ulso a preacher of St. Ijonls,
has charge of a large church in that
city. Tom Bass, .lopllii, Mo., a pro
Take notice, the office of the
has been moved to
914. East 12th Street
Come around and pay the new owner a visit. Come
around and pay your subscription to the manager, or perhaps,
send it in by mail. Thanking you for whatjyou have done in
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.
tone and dignity to lit nice; rutting
, ut tbe good from the bad. Creating
unity among the Negroes of his race.
He was on the delegation to Jeffer-
son City to fight the .llin Crow bill.
m,.. WnKhliigion will i-vi-m mill v come
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Mim ,111(1 ll. v!ll I III 1 1 I II III HIM lllllll.-
fessional 1iiiik. trainer. Hon. A. W.
Lloyd, (iiiiinl Chancellor, K. of I. nf
Mo., a pii niti--.Mii politician, a stiont;
wirepuller ami a man who gets re
sults. PROF. G. N. GRISHAM AS THE MAN
OF THE HOUR.
It was said in ancient linn's by ono
of the great phllosphcrs that the
principle for which you fight is a
genuine part of a man's fight. The
same rule applies in this case, even
though the .Mm Crow iniiiusre may
pass nevertheless the Negro has put
hiiusetf no record in a masterful man
ner against It. Prof, (irisham has
done HiIh in his cool logical manner.
As principal of the High School for
over twenty years mid coming with
such force In his speech it has tumle
a great Impression upon future gen
eral Ions of Negroes to collie. Pos
tcrity lias Intended In his soui rich
Jewels that. It may wear fotever.