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VOLUME XI. KANSAS CITY, MO., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 11)07. N HIRER 24
BI8HOP ABRAM GRANT, CHAIR
MAN OF THE KANSAS CITY
DELEGATION OF NEGROES
TO JEFFERSON CITY.
He Wat Made Permanent
of All the Delegations In
The Right Rev. Bishop Grant was
born in 1848 In Florida. Columbus
county. He was born a slave and wa3
at one time sold for $0,000 In confed
erate money. At his very birth lie
displayed remarkable genius. It Is
said at his birth he uttered the first
words "Slave, mamma, free." Thus
Ty showed the rare ability or a man,
am the birth of another real genius.
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
18S8. Hp Is presiding bishop of the
Fifth district with headquarters In
Missouri. This district comprises the
following states: Missouri, Kansas,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Mon
ana, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Ari
zona. Nevada and California. There
are over 600 churches In- the entire
Jurisdiction. When viewed by a i
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
vanishes as tho midnight darkness.
In these days when the negro Is
haunted on all sides with cruel tor
tures, hunted like a beast, burned at
the stake, eyeballs torn from tliel
sockets, limbs wrenched from their
bodies, lili flesh being streak In
stripe, scowled at on all sides, no
place to lay his head. More terrible
things coming for him, the world Is
turning backward. Into the future he
stares at blank darkness.
Farther on, hs still poes farther,
counting the mile stones oue by cue,
He hears the voice of Jesus calling,
but cannot nee the way Is dark and
! rugged. Is It not a blessing that we
have our Bishop alive, and standing
like the great Pyrlmlds of Egypht his
Bplrlt will endure to the end of time,
hi 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 the crises yet
to come. He lived In the past. He
Is with us in the present, and we
pray our God Umt he he will be with
us in the future.
"Causes of American
Eunice Freeman. "The
Arts;" Victor Collins,
ployed;" Carrie Syd-.-s,
"Th j I'neiii
On becoming a young man his great
craving was learning. Being instruct
ed by his master's son, Willie, he
showed great advancement. Hia mas
ter forbid them to teach him, but tlw
key had been given to him to fit the
door, so at night he would steal 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 pr
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
his more unfortunate brothers. He
was asked how he received his edu
cation. He replied: "From the tree3,
the grass, personal absorption, In
fact everywhere, or otherwise be
could not tell."
He occupied the position of Inspec
tor of Custom In Florida. He was
niesident of the board of trustee at
one time of four colleges, Paul Qulnn
College, Waco, Texas; Morris Brown
College, Allen University, Wilberforce
and on the board of Western Univer
sity. Qulndaro. He was twelve years
ovr the state gathered without any
distinct call, save that each man
knew the humility that would occur
in the passing 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 ntgroes. As a guiding star
you can see his rays entering iito 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 Nazareue who died
on the cross to save the soul of men.
Listen at th? calm tone of the Bish
op's voire, 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 caunot come Into his pres
ence without feeling that same calm
ness. He speaks and all your fear
School and the Relation to the Train
ing of the Negro;" Josephine S.
Yates, Jr.; "The Selection and Prep
aration of Food As Factors In Nation
al Development;" Kusscl Johnson.
"The Toll th;" Muysello Williams.
"The Poetry of the Bible;" Kut.i
Cooper. "Clenllness Next to Godll
Godliness." Tin; vocal solos by Miss Zerolda
Guidon, the violin solos by Miss
Pansy Phelps, the renditions of the
Gle.- Club and of the orchestra, the
choruses, jubilee songs and instru
mental duets were all thoroughly en
Joyed by a critical Hit keenly appre
Many congratulations ami requests
for a repltion of the conceit at an
early date have -been received by
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.
Because, our circulation Is tw ice the combined rireula'ion of nil
the other Negro weekly newspapers. Besides, h standing of len years
In the community, from a point of authenticity we are foremost. From
a point of educational Inatrucllveoesa we stand preeminent, our rep.
resenUtivea are the most intelligent Negroes In the journalistic Held of
today. Our circulation is increasing at a wonderful rapidity, and as
oon as it reaches the 10,000 mark we w ill change it Into a daily. Uo
on, Rising Son, keep on Rising!
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
One of the happiest occasions in
the annals of Lincoln Institute was
that of Wednesday, February 13,
when a large body of Missouri's rep
resentative men of color, each man
holding a worthy place in his chosen
profession or calling, visited Lincoln
Institute, listened to recitations. In
spected all of the departments and
the plant generally speaking.
This delegation, headed by one of
Nature's noblemen. Bishop Abrani
uraut, included Professor Giishnn.
and Harris, Reverends Peck, Stevens,
Cook, Gilbert nnd Stewart; Doctors
I'lithank and Shannon; Lawyers
Houston and Phillips; statesmen or
politicians; Crews, Washington and
The body occupied seats UKin the
platform in the auditorium during de
votional exercises, at the close of
which President Allen in his usunl
gracious man no r and with interesting
and humorous remarks, announced
Bishop Giant, president pro tern of
the institution; upon which the bishop
in well chosen sentences introduced
the speaker for the various callings
represented in the delegation. Among
these speakers -wo note professor
Grlshma, Dr. Unthank, Reverend Dr.
Stevens, Cook und Peck; Lawyers
Houston and Phillips; Statesmen
Crews and Vashons.
Each speech was an Inspiration
and indicated. In no uncertain sound
the. friendliness and good-will enter
tained by each speaker for president
Allen specifically and for Lincoln In
st. tute generally. Each speech was
replete with sound advice to the stu
dent body, and with facts, figures nnd
telling points that cannot be other
wise than helpful now und In the
years to como.
At the close of the morning session
the orchestra treated the destltigiiish
ed visitors to an Impromptu serenade.
On tho following day Dr. (TroHKluiiti
of St. Joseph and A. B. Blackburn of
Kansas City, Kansas, were the honor
ed guests. Loth of these gentlemen
are patrons or Lincoln i,nsuiiito ami
their excellent anil timely addresses
showed them, like the speakers of
the previous day to be firm friends of
president Allen and of the adminis
trative policy by meas of which lie
has made Lincoln Institute, with its
more than .YD students, one of tiie
leading negro schools ,of the coun
try. Another great event of the week
was the concert given by students of
Lincoln Institute In the Hall of the
House of Representatives, for the en
terta'linient of Governor Folk, the
state officers and th 41th General
Assembly of Missouri, tin tho evening
of February 14.
In every sense of tho term the
concert (literary and musical) was a
signal success and on the following
vote of thanks was tendered Lincoln
Institute and its president by the leg
islative body assembled.
Among those who delivered o ra
tions and received well merit
rounds of applause were the follow
ing with subject; Chester Klmhrough,
Knights of Pythias Celebrate.
The ICas'i'in and Western hemi
sphere bld ilielr 4:'.rd anniversary
service at the Se.-ond Baptist church
li'lli and Charlotte Streets, Tues.U.y
night, Feb. l!Uh. About :!imi permits
were present. The program was brief
and to the point. Mr. N. V. Jor
dan defended with much force the
pi inelples of Pytlih'.nisni and Court o
Calallilhiaus. Rev. J. M. Booker, pa
tor of the' Plciemtit Green llipilrt
church, the speaker ef the oceasio.i
preached the sermon, which was fi.ll
of good ndvl.-e and Just the iiud cl
a talk the orgnniznl l.ni ami race uci-d.
The sruioii was a friendly crliirLiii
pointing out the weakness of the Ci
der and race, and a pie i for mere
love and unity among the people. Co 'd
music was rendered by the Pleasant
Green Choir directed by Mr. W. P..
Counlee, Mr. F. L. Lewis, master S
ceremonies. Collection raised
Wilson Dawson a young Kansas
City product has assumed part man
agement of the Son. Mr. Dawson's
capabilities for such work are gener-
ally known. After graduating from
Lincoln High school of this city be
attended Lincoln Institute. He has
been very active In various capacities.
Mr. Dawson Is tin English student of
marked ability. He brinit to the
Rising Sim, good judgment, cool cal
culating proceedure, energy, friendly
supporters and wide acquaintance In
the dealing with the number of bus
iness men of the city. This paper Is
proud lindeed to bring such a living
force ii'iid enlist such energy to Its
til ready valuable staff of young men
affiliating with the paper.
RIFLE AS CHIMNEY DESTROYER.
Expert Marksman Proves Right to
Title of Champion.
Plaiiiliell. N. J. When Loft.'. Ilol
tingsworth of the firm of Harper, Ilol
llngsworth & Darby, local hat fur
manufacturers, called a mason to ills
cuss a contract for rebuilding the tall
chimney of the mill, because It was
unsafe, the contractor told him be
knew of no way to do the work with
out Incurring great danger from the
structure toppling over. He said be
would not dare to build a scaffold
about tho chimney, because not only
the brick might tumble, but a :UH
pound casting at Hie top of the chim
ney, which held the top layers, might
como down and swMp the scaffold to
the ground. Mr. Ilollingswortn ne
bated the matter with himself and
"I have an Idea, and I think It will
He has a neighbor. T. A. Albert,
who Is a good shot, anil it occurred to
have the latter try with his rifle to
dislodge some of the bricks which
held the heavy casting at the top of
the chimney. Mr. Albert came with
his rifle and began shooting at the top
row of bricks.
Picking them out one by one with
his shots, be soon loosened enough l
them to unbalance the casting, and It
came tumbling down. With It came
enough or the loose bricks to leave
the chimney safe for a scaffold, and
the work of rebuilding has beguu.
Rev. J. T. Smith, of Jefferson City,
whose hospitality to the d legation
from Kansas City lias made many
frloi-lH. lie is Pastor of the A. M. K.
church. Jefferson City. He has had
A SHORT SKETCH OF SOME OF
THE MEN WHO ATTENDED
THE JIM CROW MEETING
AT JEFFERSON CITY.
Hon. Charlie Turmr. formerly
sheriff, for eight years office holder,
sheriff or St. Louis county, for eight
years office holder; Rev. S. R. Wool
rich, It. A., an energetic pastor of
Lexington, Mo., and a strong worker
for the race; Rev. II. W. Stewart,
St. Louis, a strong missionary preach
er; Prof. J. W. Danilel. who holds tho
chair or Agriculture and Biology. Dr.
.1. T. Cast ion, a prominent. Jefferson
fit v nlisiciaii and pastor of a church.
Dr. Garmtt, of Macon,
Western College.. Dr.
brilliant minister of St
Cook, also a
has charge of
two successful years at Ibis place.
It is thro' him that, the church which
had split has come together. The
congregation Is rallying around him
The colored grocerman is located
at !C1 Independence Ave, with a
fresh stock of fancy groceries and
I salt meats. Give hlui a call - U
Si evens, a
I nils. Dr.
to I.Iberia. Dr.
preacher of St. Louis,
a largo church In that
llat-s. Joplin. Mo., a pro
fessional horse trainer. Hon. A. W.
Lloyd. Grand Chancellor. K. of P. of
Mil, a pronilivnt politician, a si rung
wirepuller and a man who gets re
sults. PROF. G. N. GRISHAM AS THE MAN
OF THE HOUR.
It was said la ancient line s by one
ef the gieat philosphers that the
principle for which on fight is a
genuine part of n man's fight. The
same rule appliea In this case, wen
though the Jim Crow im-ansio may
I ass le vel Ihelcss the Negro has put
himself or- record In a masterful man
ner aealnsl it. Prof lirisham ha
d ine this in his cool logical manner.
As pilnclpal of the High School for
over twenty y iii h and coining with
such force in his speech It has made
a great Impression Upon future gen
eral ions of Negroes to come. Pos
terity has intended In bis mine lich
Ji wcls (hat It may wear foiever.
Mr. Iloiace W. I'old. n Is Society
Editor of the Rising Sou. Any olio
having parties or social gatherings,
nlease 'plume 7xn Main or 7R0 Grand
ind wo will send to your residence
o take an account, of the proceedings.
Mr. Edward Baker, Jr., Is collector
"or the Rising Son. Please pay him
vour subscription nnd tell him when
he can get a new subscription. Now
on'f give lilin the same old song (hat
you stopped the paper six mouths ago
ii- ordered It stopped.
Peck Pleads Guilty.
St IaiuIs, Keb. ! -Thomas V. Peck,
chief clerk of the board or education,
Friday pleaded utility to having Issu
ed fiaiidulciil checks for $:t:u ami
was sentenced setve two years in
Take notice, the office of the
Women In Parliament.
Protests by women In parliament,
were not unknown during the Middle
Ages. Stow tells ns approvingly of "a
crew of stout dames" who had tho
courage In 1428 "to checke a great
duke In open parliament." "There was
ono mlstris Stokes," he procuude,
"with divers other stout women of
London, of good reckoning, well ap
parrelled, came openly to the upier
parliament and delivered letters to tho
duke of Gloucester, and to tho arch
blshoppes and to olher lordea there
present, containing matter of rebuke
and sharp reprehension of the duke
of Gloucester," on account of his treat
ment of his wife Jaunellne. "But w hat
good successe their labours tooke, my
Author reporteth not."
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