Newspaper Page Text
It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More
While Man Brutally Ravisher a
3-Year Old Negro Girl.
I. B. Kimbrell, Republican Prosecuting Attorney,
Refused to Prosecute Him. Judge H. G.
Kyle, of Police Court, Fined Man $5.00
W. P. Simpson was up before the police court on the charge of ravishing
a three-year-old Negro girl. The evidence was conclusive us the child's
mother came in and screamed for help. The officer making the arrest
thought the matter so grave a case that he carried the man before the
criminal court. I. U. Kimbrell, county prosecuting attorney said there was
not sufficient evidence to hold him on, and ordered him sent to the police
court where Judge Kyle fined him $500. The entire affair was conclusive.
There were four witnesses besides the police surgeon who examined the girl
and Captain Weber who appeared personally to prosecute the man for com
mitting such a terrible crime. It Bhows through the indifferent manner of
the prosecuting uttornly that he Is not
OR. THEODORE SMITH,
A Leading Exponent of the Negro
a Factor in the Commercial
Theo Smith, the operator ot three
drug stores, has three men In his em
ploy, paying them not less than .too
per month. Besides employing two
delivery boys, he Is paying over $1,
800 a year for rent. He is the only
negro in the United States operating
three drug stores. He is paying
more money for help than the high
est paid Negroes of this city receives
for salary. He cume to Kansas City
five years ago to work In the Eureka
Drug store, and now he is operating
three stores of his own. Mr. Smith
contemplates running u summer gar
den and he also intends to rcnovata
his Twelth street drug store. He
is installing up-to-date cash registers
in all of his places.
Mr. Smith writes his checks freely
to charitable institutions, and Is al
ways willing to give his support to
anything that will benefit the race.
Is such a man, who is contributing so
much valuable aid to his race worth
keeping In this community, or shall
we ullow a few jealous, bias, hungry
physicians to drive him out of town.
One of the most important thiugs
which has enable Dr. Smith to main
tain his position in the community
against the strong opposition of cer
tain physicians is his valuable knowl
edge of various medicines.
He lias a knowledge of over J 42
formulas and is constantly putting
them on the market. It is through
this information and long experience
in the drug business which has en
abled him to get by. It matters not
what Is your complaint, If it can be
cured by drugs. Dr. Smith can reach
your case by selecting from his large
store of private formulas, a formula
that will cure your particular case.
In the last 18 months he has cured
over 2'.!C persons and has written tes
timonials to that effect. He has sent
hh preparations as far east as New
York, and us far west as California,
and us far south as North Carolina.
Mr. Smith has been and Is doing an
extensive business ever since the ne
gro physicians held a meeting and de
cided to boycott his store. The pub
lic has not been aware of what this
genius has been doing but later on
you will see more of his work show
ing to the Negroes that he is a great
Negro leader in the commercial world
and that he has made good.
Here Is one of his prescriptions for
Potass! Iodidi zt
Sodii Sol zl
Smith anageslc Co qs zl
M Sig zl tld
If you should have this prescription
filled at any one of his stores it will
cost you 75 cents and If it should
fail to cure you, he will refund you
your money. Come around and try
some of his prescriptions.
If you want the best work done
choip bring all of your job printing
to lbs Rising Son.
doing his duty by the Negro race.
MR. L. R. SPRINGER, THE PROP
RIETOR OF THE SADDLE ROCK
OYSTER PARLOR AT NO. 709
WYANDOTTE ST., IS A YOUNG
MAN TO BE COMPLIMENTED ON
HIS SUCCESS AND BUSINESS
ABILITY. HE HAS TRAVELED
FROM ONE END OF THIS COUN
TRY TO THE OTHER, AND HAS
SEVERAL TRADES IN WHICH HE
CAN EASILY EARN A GOOD LIV
ING IN EITHER ONE HE MAY
CHOOSE TO WORK AT. IN THE
NEAR FUTURE HE WILL HAVE
ONE OF THE FINEST CAFES FOR
COLORED PEOPLE IN THE GREAT
WEST. WE ARE GLAD TO SAY
THAT KANSAS CITY'S COLORED
POPULATION IS PROUD OF HER
YOUNG MEN OF ABILITY, AND
GIVES THEM CREDIT FOR WHAT
THEY CAN DO.
GIVE MR. SPRINGER A CALL
AND TRY ONE OF HIS MEALS,
THEY ARE FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY
President Y. M. C. A.
The subjject of this sketch. Mr.
Ross, lias lived in Kaunas ( ity lor
2i; years. He has been connected with
the Second iluptlst church dining his
entire life in this coiiiiiiiiuily; lining
great work for the church.
He has been identified with every
race enterprise tending toward the
uplift of the race. At present his
steady and sincere work in I lie V. M.
C. A. is attracting, great attention.
because of his splendid progress Mr.
Ross took charge of the V. M. C. A.
when it had completely gone to almost
failure. Prof. Staines was the orig
inal organizer, but it was left to Mr.
itoss to follow him and slowly build
the Institution on a stronger basis.
At present l is great work is confined
to a $2,uim) canvass. Mr. Itoss well
deserves the hearty co-operation of his
:nre. His work Is an open hook, ever
onward to make good Christians and
citizens out of our young men. Thin
is his great aim In I i ft. He intends
to build a large construction and to
have a niov complete outfit for the
Y. M. C. A.
KANSAS CITY, MO..
Springfield. Mo. News.
Editor Rising Son,
Hon. A. W. l.loyd, (i. C, Knight of
Pythias for Missouri, wrote me recent
ly that you would like to have an ar
ticle from Springfield and that I must
tell you something. Well, my dear sir,
the Negroes of Springfield haw lots
to be thankful for and they need to
get together and do something that
will better the condition of the race
and serve as an Incentive for our
young people Springfield is quite a
society town three Masonic lodges,
the K. or P., Knights of Tabar, Odd
Fellows and very soon we will have
the 1. H. F.'s and O. M. T.s. The
Royal Arch Masons and Court of He
roines of Jericho observed Palm Sun
day here on the 24th and Dr. .1. S.
Dorsey, the efficient pastor of Wash
ington ave., Huptist church, preached
for them a masterful sermon on the
subject: "Ideal Womanhood." The
sermon was truly n treat, of admonition
and edification and was replete with
rich gems of nature. The sermon was
well received and .by the way. Dr. Dor
sey is doing a great work here for the
race and for his denomination. Spring
field needs more such men and better
still, Dr. Dorsey Is a true Pythian and
M. of Ex. of Fidelity lodge No. 7 on
Sunday night March 24th.
Tin1 K. of P and Court of Calanthe
held their anniversary and Easter ex-
rcises ut Washington Ave. I (apt 1st.
church. The occasion was said to
have been the grandest affair in the
history of the order in Springfield and
on Moudav night, the 2."th the order
held a reception in their castle hall,
at which, the Knight Templars of St.
Andrews and Comuiundcry No. 27
turned out in full dress and attended
in a body. The occasion was a grand
iffair the leading ministers of tliej
city turning out and taking part the
Knights of Pythias of Missouri under
ttie leadership of . W. I.lovd, are
making themselves felt, nnd are doing!
a work for the race that can not be
gained said; they are proving beyond '
question the possibility of Negro lead I
ership and his ability to manage and
conduct great enterprises for the el
evation ami anielidation of the race.
Mr, l.loyd Is certainly an organizer
and litis done more for the order in l
the way of organization and influenc
ing the leading Negro educators of the
stat.- to enroll in the K. of P.'s than
till the oilier (i. c. combined. Since til,,
last session in Kansas City last .Inly,
he lias organized I new lodges with
a membership of ST.". and two compn-
lies of Ihe I'. U. ill- is a Pythian that
is doing things. His motto seems to
be When villi have a good thing,
push it along." A. W. l.loyd is cer
tainly the right man in the right place.
I am glad to note, also, that the
colored press of Missouri has contrib
uted very much to his success In the
work of organizing and promoting the
success and onward match of our pro
gress in Pythlanlsin and the Pythians
throughout the Jurisdiction should ral
ly to the support of these journals.
Pythians, Calanlbians, sir Knights
of the I'. R., if yon have been slow
ami tardy In your support of these
Neu ro journals, let me urge you and
insist that you wake up and do some
thing substantial, take the papers.
read them, distribute theni among the
brothers and hist but most important.
pay for tliyni. The writer, is proud to
report that we now hove a promising
I'. K. company in Springfield and when
you get ready to board the train for
Louisville, next August look for "Syra
cuse company No. I. from Spring
field. The Knights Templars of this
city, together with Euclid Chapter No.
24. O. E. (1. . observed Easter at the
C. P. Church Sunday. March "1st An
Interesting musical and literary pro
gram was rendered. The Knights were
looking their best. Drs. Dorsey and
Simpson, made telling speeches, dis
cussing what the race needs and what
we must do. Dr. Sl.npson is the newly
called pastor of (iyssou Chapel C. P.
RISINO SON OA I. FOI" II
church and is an able and scholnrlv
minister. We predict for lilni a suc
cessful and beneficial t-iay in Spring
field. We Invite more such men and
(5od bless our race. Hod bless out
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
SATURDAY, A I'D I L i, 1U07.
knightly build. Cod bless our leaders
and give us more competent and wor
thy ones. Cod bless our press. Ood
enable us all to conn1 up fully to the
nieasiirt pf our opportunities, realiz
ing that "we grow, like the things
our souls believe and rise or sink as
we aim high or low.
Yours for the race.
H F. ADAMS,
C. C. and Principal Douglas school.
The entire office force of the Wash
ington and Richmond headquarters
has been moved to 1!4 Cumberland
street, Norfolk, Virginia, where the
work is now being carried on with
a vigor and thoroughness that be
tokens results of a most satisfactory
The ('tilted Order of True Reform
ers, of willed Rev. W. I.. Taylor, ot
j Richmond, is president, is to illus
trate in a practical way the develop
ment of the Negro us a banker. They
will erect a substantial building, and
throughout the life of the Exposition,
will have in full operation a model
batik, with safe deposit attachment,
staff of cashier and tellers, and wiL'
handle the money of concessionaires.
receive deposits from visitors and
empl6.r.. ., and transact a regular
bunking business for all who may re
quire such service.
Our people may congratulate them
selves upon the happy location of the
Negro lluilditig. It is situated near
the main entrance to (lie Exposition
grounds, and faces the principal thor
oughfare the first and most conspic
uous structure the visitor sees when
he passes through the gales.
The North Carolina exhibit will be
especially fine, perhaps the most
elaborate of the state exhibits. The
work from the North Carolina Instl
tution for the Deaf, Dumb and lllind
will be worth traciug many miles
to see. This comprehensive exhibit
is due to the energetic labors of Dr.
C. N. Hunter, secretary of the State
Commission, and Field Agent -. II
Williamson. It will be remembered
that the slate of North Carolina ap
propriated the handsome sum of $'.
neu to aid their progressive colored
citizens in letting the world know
bow rapidly they ate moving tor
W. Sidney Piltiiiau. who lias been
in Norfolk ami at (lie Exposition
grounds supervising the erection of
the imposing structure lie has de
signed, is one of lite leading archi
tills in ibis countiy, irrespective ot
tare or color. Hi- is a graduate of
the Tuskoe,. Institute, and of the
hrexel School of Fine Arts at I'hila
delphia. Tile building is a (lassie
structure, 21" by 1211 feet, two stories
ill height, and will cost $ii,iinn. it
will be in itself a luonunient.il exhib
it of the artistic and mechanical gen
ius of the Negro people in America.
The Indianapolis Freeman, a news
paper thai enjoys a national reputa
tion, and which is conceded to In
line f tb( most influential race
champions in the laud. Is out in a
strong editorial endorsement of the
Negro Exhibit. The race press can
always affoid to follow where Free
Wilberforce l'uiversity and Hamp
ton Institute will make displays that
tire sure to attract widespread lit
ERNEST HOGAN IN "RUFUS R AS
TUS." The unbleached American Is playing
in H very good musical comedy, which
has attracted much attention for tin
past two years. This is the lust year
Mr. Ilogau will play "Itufus Rastus".
He will start from .Ww York next jear
with u new company entitled "The
Minister to Itlazazas." The lyrics of
this company and of the new company
were composed by Mr. Lester A. Wal
don, an old newspaper man of St.
Remember thai II. C. Johnson Is
the Negro tombstone iimraver and enn
sell you tonibsioni s cheap From $ii
and up. Hive him a trial. Office
with Conn lee Hi-oiliers nil E. U'h
st. ltoih Phones m grand and main.
YOUNG MEN MUST STAND
In this community there is a con
. splracy on a pari of some of the older
j men to hold our young men down.
I This has been in evidence on several
j occasions. The older men some of
! which have not taken advantage of
their opportunities ' find themselves
I neing crowtieii My our younger men
and they feel that the young men
should be held back. Everywhere a
young man sticks his head up for tee.
jognition. he finds the older man with
; the big stick ready to beat him back
I In line. The older men stir up strife
! between the young men hi order to
j keep them from progressing,
j What must the young man do? They
must Stick together. They must or
ganize In order to advance. They
must be ) re pa red together to fight
, their way to tin- front.
I .lust a few days ago a Negro prin
cipal rciuscu io support a .Negro en
terprise carried on by the pupils of
the various negro schools of this city.
w. dare say, some of them possibly
went to him. Now what Is bis duty
as a teacher. Here they are. First
he Is to give his children knowledge
and (each them race pride. Second
he is supposed by his own actions to
train them in the manner in which
I bey should follow.
We wish to ask the public, has ho
done this?. His job is a public posi
tion, held by the virtue of the race
which he represents. Hundreds of
families send their children to his
school. They are sent there to re
celvo a uniform education, but be in
Hie very act of educating them thiol
lies tin- ambition of those gone on
ahead. Is this I rue education. No!
It is a farce. It only shows be Is a
figure head and is oul.v working lor
the salary it pays him. and not sin
celely for Ihe race. Young llleli you
must stand together. Omit let the
MRS. N. J. REYNOLDS.
The Only Living Chartered Member
o; Allen Chapel, A. M. E.
Mr. N. .1 Reynolds, a historical
(hutch woman of our race, uml cv.in
gelisl of the Colorado conference, js
u pioneer citizen of Kansas City. She
is visiting her son, Mr. Win. Howies,
of Tie K. Sixtii SI . and a host of old
She was married in this city about
;!! years ago lo Ml. litrsnu Mimi's.
and later moved to Colorado; since
which lime she lost her husband in
that state, and later in IK'.i.'i was the
second time married in Mr. John Rey
nolds. The great religious wot ker was in
spired and moved by the spirit of Al
migliiv Ijod lo go into all the world
and preach tin- everlasting gospel.
She started as an evangelist from the
Colorado Conference appointed by
Hishop Tanner in 1S!i!. Having been
successful in her work in Colorado,
sib- came eastward ami has been
very active this year In the evangeli
cal work in her home state. She
visited a large number of churches
in Missouti, and says she finds si
great need of enthusiastic church wo
men who will go into ihe mission
In the State.
M Ml Kl
old men throttle your ambition. Pull
yourself up by your boot straps. Rise
ever up over their struggling tonus.
DR. SMITH'S TRUE POSITION IN
Dr. Theo. Smith, our popular and
successful druggist will sell bis drug
stores some time in the near future.
He intends entering the drug business
In Huston, Mass, where he will make
his fin ure home. The linn will fall
in Hie bauds of his faithful employes.
Dr. S. E. Johnson. Dr. .1. II. Cbissello
and Dr. R. E. Andrews, and will be
known as Ihe Johnson. Cbisselle ami
Andrews Drug Co. The Negro busi
ness Promoters Club will lender him
a farewell reception at which tin
public will be invited. There will be
speeches made by some of the best
speakers of Ihe slate. Dr. Stnilli will
talk ami lie will endeavor to show cer
tain Negro physicians in their true col
ors and will no doubt say some sen
sational things. He will show Hie ill
consistancy that exists among some
of our physicians and their unethical
methods they practice. Or. Smith in
this speech shall explain his tine po
THE DEATH OFW. B. THAYER.
A Great Friend of the Negroes and of
The Rising Son.
W. It. Thayer of the firm of Emery.
Ilinl ami Thayer passed away just a
few days ago. He is greatly mourned
by Ihe entire Negro race of Ibis city.
Mr. Thayer was always a friend of
the race. He has been colli ribilt lug In
Ihe success of Ibis paper for ten years
in the form id' advei tiseinents lb
was a personal subscriber lo Ibis pa
per for eight years. The Rising Sou
greatly regrets bis death. l.et tin
Negroes earnestly pray thai smile of
Hie good white men of this counliy
wlio ale friends of the race bi spared
work Willi all their mind and strength
to do something lor iod and human
The most illlelesllllg feature about
Ihe sketch of this eh. nailer is that
she is one of Ihe foillideis of Allen
Chapel in IMiT the first A. M. E.
church, it. was at that time located
mi lteusl, between Third and Fourth
streets. The liist pastor of that,
church was Rev. William Owsley, who
lot iiieily resided In ( 'a 1 1 il i 1 1 m. Mo.
There were only eight members
who constituted the oigauizat ion
which was perfected by the presiding
of I-iiveuwoi th, Kansas, Rev. .1. t'.
Emeiy, who later became lo bo a
Hishop. The following an- die eight
cbaiter members of the church of
which all are dead except Mrs. Rey
nolds, whose former name was Annie
Itrow n: William Lew Is, Robert Camp
bell, Smith Douglass, Peter Wills,
lielpba Lewis, Nancy Rounds, Nannie
Drown and Plieuix Ilrowu.
Mrs. Reynolds will be glad to have
her friends call while in the city
which will only-he about two weeks
mole, and then will return to Colo
She will pleach next Wednesday
nii:hl at Hie A. M. E. church iu West-port.