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it Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More
The Metropolitan Street R'y Co.
Is a Strong Agent in the Promotion of
Kansas City's Greatness.
About a score of years ago Kansas
City was lu a very rude state,
city limits marked by
going east and the various streets
within walking; distance were nothing
but vast woods. In those day .the
pioneers of the city had only "mule
cars for transportation and these
were almost a failure because nearly
every pioneer had conveyances of his
own in the form of horses and wagons.
Various companies owned the mule
cars on different lines. Then cam
the boom which sent Kansas City fifty
years ahead. People began to own
property and the city began to grow
and the city limits took another step
forward. Then also the mule cart
were changed by force of necessity '
to our latter day, cable car- ayftetn. j
The people thought JJBf
velomj change JurCJ
portailon. The"lle, trn&r-stel
Railway company th r p''.,,, 'promi
nently intervofrited. Hut Vn-HwB
the old Tenth street line wus,u-"3?1
dependent company showing that ttley
were not any definitely organized sys
tem. Other Independent companies
were thinking of settling here but or
ganized strength Is always more pow
erful than scattered forces. The
Metropolitan had the right of way be
cause of its minority and soon it ab
sorbed the old Tenth Street line.
Cable Car Smith as he was then known
wns very prominent because he prov
ed a great factor in the city's pro
gress by his then inventive- Ideas of
the Cable car system. Through him
and other organized promoters
nlotig that line Kansas-City received
THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP-( groes, .'15,000 strong for the moral up
MENT COMPANY'S STOCK IS j lift of our young men. Hy their com
A SAFE INVESTMENT. niuiiications and association In a
building known as the Y. M. C. A
Or. A. WUberforce Williams, pies- They will be In a position to wield
tdent of this company lectured at Al-1
1 n chapel last Monday night. He
gave the history of his company and
showed the location of tin1 property
they own in Kansas by small and
He says ''the colored man must learn
to make his money make money by
investing it In some paying proposi
tion." Tluve are three things which
ou should know before putting your
money into any corporation. First,
who ate the men behind the thing,
are they good business men with fi
nance? fan they do or product' what
they claim. Third, have they a mar
ket for the product? The lilack Dia
mond Development company bus al
ready accepted a contract sigiuvl and
sealed to furnish the Missouri (las Co.,
about all the natural gas they can pro
duce. Therefore the success of the
company Is assured. You are advised
to buy stock now at 50 cents a share
as it may go to $1 at any time.
MORAL GENIUS OF THE
Y. M. C. A.
A great campaign Is being carried
on in the city for the purpose of so
liciting a fund to be expended for
the construction of a building to be I
known as the Y. M. C. A. for the !
colored young men of the city. A i
few months ago a like campaign was
carried on by the white people of this
community In which they succeeded
in raising a fund of $75,000 for the
training of young white men of this
community along those moral lines
for which all Y. M. C. A are Intended.
Now true-hearted Negroes, Jet ua
rally from the very depths of our
energy for the purpose of raising
$2.noo for the moral education for
our Negro youths. Sad Indeed Is the
time when our Negro youths have no
place to assemble for social felicita
tions, nnd prood moral yearning and
aptitudes. Now stand together Ne-
renewed Inspiration. Mr. Walton
Homes as president of the Metropol
itan, and other organized promo
ters came to the front. Electric cars
at that time or a little before were
being experimented with In our city.
These various changes gave the Ne
groes much work to do enabling them
to support their families, save money
and acquired property. Thus you se
that the Metropolitan fielped all the
citizens both black ami white, and
more than ever lending their efforts
toward the city's progress. At this
time stronger men came to the front
Pres. P.ernard Corrlgan and Gen.
Mgr.-t?. M. Black with their quotery
of promoters and stockholders put
the Twentieth Century Ideas In the
company, i neir motto was. "Let no
iMig or rough places, or stumbling
I oiocM auiad. fn ma way of progress.
JIT. -Corrlgan came nil the way from
ft.j(otvman of a Sextlon gang to the
JiT'Bent position as president of the
company. The evidences of his works
are seen everywhere. He believes in
going among the masses connected
with the company in arousing enthu
siasm to their laborious occupations.
Mr. C. N. Illack as C.en. Mgr., has in
no small part contributed and com
municated his valuable Ideas to the
company. His task Is an anions one
Indeed as he must deslniinate nnd dif
ferentiate the good from the bad and
manage all of the technical work In
this corporate body. Thus the thinking
mind can rendilv see that the Metro
politan Street Railway lias been and
is a potential factor in Kansas City's
an influence for the betterment of tlu
DR. THEO. SMITH'S DEPARTURE.
It is to be lamentably regretted
that our popular young druggist, Tlieo.
Smith Is about to sell his places of
business and depart for Hoslon. Mr.
Smith has won a sincere place in the
heart of Kansas City Negroes.
This paper In commenting on that
fact ext. 'His the wishes of thousands
of consecutions Negroes that he re
main wIMi us. Dr. Smith has grown
in the c-imierclal world by some very
mlracnoiis efforts. He is very val
uable to our city, as through his many
places r f business he has lent tone
and diinity in the Negro world of
business Why not good people Join
with th's paper and ask him to re
main unions lis. His work is a com
mon good to our entire race variety.
He has the sympathy of thousands be
cause of his sincere work along his
own pi'itlcular line. Kansas City
holds out some bright prospects for
our yoirig business man If he will
only remain. His success has already
been assured by his Felf-evldcnt as
sertion" nnd strong Indications.
Dr. Smith may we ask you to stay
s you have made your own place in
society and established your own
status 'n the business world. Well
done, food and faithful public servant.
Continue on your successful way.
BALIGER BROS. GROCERIES
AND MEATS. BEST GOODS; LOW
EST PRICES NINTH AND CHAR.
LOTTE ST. BOTH 'PHONES 1808
Dr. Williams was cordially received
by the old Kansas citizens who knew
him la pioneer days'. The results of
his visit have been very gratifvlng to
KANSAS CITY. MO..
Springfield, Mo. News.
Editor Rising Son, ,
Hon. A. W. I.loyd. G. C, Knight of
Pythias for Missouri, wrote me recent
ly that yon would like to have an ar
ticle from Springfield and that I must
tell you something. Well, my dear sir.
the Negroes of Springfield have lots
to be thankful lor 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. of P.. Knights of Tatar, Odd
Fellows and very soon -we will have
the l H. K.'s and G. M. T.s. Iho
Royal Arch Masons and Court of He
roines of Jericho observed Palm Sun
day here on the Mth aud, l)r.I. S.
Dorsey. the efficient pastor of Wash
ington ave., liaptlst church, preached
for them a .masterful sermon on the
subject: "Meal Womanhood." The
sermon was truly a treat of admonition
and edification and was replete with
rich gems of nature. The sermon was
well receive, 1 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
stilt. Dr. DoCBcyi. truo Pythian and
M. of Ex. of Fidelity lodge No. 7 on
Sunday night March 24th.
The K. of P and Court of Calantbe
held their anniversary and Easter, ex
ercises at Washington Ave. Haiitist
church. The occasion was said to
have been the grandest affair in the
history of the order in Springfield and
on Monday night, the 2.1th the order
held a reception In their castle hall.
at which, the Knight Templars of St.
Andrews and Commandery No. 7
turned out in full dress and attended
in a body. The occasion was a grand
affair the leading ministers of the
city turning out aud taking part the
Knights of Pythias of Missouri under
the leadership of A. W. Lloyd, are
making themselves felt, aud are doing
a work for the race that can not be
gained-said; they are proving beyond
iueMiuii nit- jiosKiiiiiny oi ,egro icao-
ershlp and his ability to manage aud
conduct meat enterprises for the el
evation mid amelidatiou of Ibe race.
to manage aud
Mr. I.loyd is certainly an organizer
and has done more for the order In
the way of organization and influenc
ing the leading Negro educators of the
state to enroll in the K. of P.'s than
ill the other G. ('. cunblned. Since the
last session in Kansas Citv last .lulv.
has organized 4 new lodges with
i membership of S75 and two compn-
lies of the r. II. He is a Pythian that
is doing things. His motto seems to
be "When you have a good thing,
push it along." A. W. I.loyd is cer
tainly tin- right man in the right place.
I am m)m Id note, also, that the
colored press of Missouri has coutiib
Hted very much to his success in the
work of organizing and promoting the
success and onward march of our pro
gress in pyihiuiiiK.ni and the Pythians
throiiuhoiil Hie Jurisdicl ion should ral
ly to the support of these journals.
Pythians. Calautliians, sir Knights
of the I '. !., if you have been slow
and tardy in jour support of these
Ncuro journals, let me urge you and
iuslnt t hat you w ake up and do some.
Ihiug substantial, take the papers,
read them, distribute them among the
brothers and last but most Important,
pay for them. The writer. Is proud to
report that we now hove a promising
I'. R. company in Springfield ami when
you get read.x to board the train for
Louisville, next August look for "Syra
cuse" company No. 1. from Spring
field. The Knights Templars of this
city, together with Euclid Chapter No.
24, o. K. G.1, observed Easter at the
C. p. Church Sunday. March 31 si. An
Interesting musical and literary pro
gram was rendered. The Knights were
looking their best. Drs. Dorsey and
Siinps n, made telling sceches, dis
cussing what the race needs and what
we must do. Dr. Simpson Is the newly
called pastor of Gyssou Chapel C. P.
church and is an able and scholarly
minister. We predict for him a suc
cessful and beneficial stay In Spring
field. We Invite more such n'n and
God bless our race. God I less our
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State,
SAT UK DAY, AI'BIL 13,
knightly band. God bless our leaders
and give us more competent and wor
thy ones. God bless our press. God
enable us all to come up fully to the
in isure of 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,
II. F. ADAMS.
C. r. and Principal Douglas school.
The entire office force of the Wash
ington and Richmond headquarters
has been moved to 194 Cumberland
street, Norfolk. Virginia, where the.
work Is now being carried on will)
a figor and thoroughness that be
tofens results of a most satisfactory
the 1'iiited Order ef True Reform
ers, of whicli Rev. W. I.. Taylor, ol
Ku'imoiiil, is president. Is to lllus
traie in a practical way the develop
ment of the Negro as : banker. Thcv
will erect a substantial building, and
throughout the lire of the Exposition,
will have in full operation a model
bat.k, with safe deposit attachment,
staff of cashier and tellers, and wil'
lutndle the money of concessionaires.
receive deposits Horn visitors and
euMoyees, and transact a regular
banking business for all- who mav re
quire sucii service.
Our people may congratulate them
selves upon the happy location of Hi.
.Negro iiuiiuing. it is situated near
the main entrance to the Exposition
grounds, and faces the principal thor
oughfare the first, nnd most conspic
uous structure the visitor sees when
he passes through th' gates.
The North Carolina exhibit will be
especially fine, perhaps the most
elaborate of the state exhibits. The
work from the Nortii canilina
t hi ion fur the Deaf, Dumb and
will he worth trawling many
to see. Ibis comprehensive
is due lo the energetic labors of Dr.
('. .V Hunter, secretary of the Stale
Commission, anil Field Agent c. .
Williamson. It will be remembered
.i,.., .i... . , ...
of North Caroliiiu up-
i i t
M Ul i.io-ll I lie llilllllisoilic SIMM Ol
"hi to aid their progressive colored
citizens in leiiing the world know
how lapidly they aie moving for
W. Sidney Piltmau, who has been
in Norfolk anil al the Exposition
grounds supervising the erection of
i he Imposing structure be has de-
signed, is one of the leading archl
! teds in this country. Irrespective of
1 race or color. He Is a graduate of
Hie Tusko;ci Institute, and of the
j Drevel School of Fine Arts tit Pbila
ihiphia. The building Is a classic
sli ucliire, 21'! by 12!l feet, two stories
1 ill height, and will cost $u,uuo. It
I will be in itself a monumental cxhib
i it of the artistic mid mechanical gen
ins of the Negro people lu Ami'lica.
I he Indianapolis I-i ceman, a new s
paper that enjoys a national reputa
tion, mid which Is conceded to be
one of the most Influential race
ch.-'inpions in the land, is out lu a
slroiig editorial endorsement of the
Negro Exhibit. The race press call
always a fluid to follow where Free
Wllherforce I'nlvcrslty and Hamp
ton Institute will make displays that
aie sure to attract widespread at
HOGAN IN "RUFUS R AS-
The unbleached American Is playing
in a very good musical comedy, which
has attracted much attention for the
past two years. This Is the last year
Mr. Hogatt will play "Itufus Itaslus".
He will start from New York next year
with a new company entitled "The
Minister lo Hlazazas." The lyrics of
this company and of the new company
were composed by Mr. Lester A. Wal
don, au old newspaper man of St.
Heiiieniber that II. C. Johnson Is
the Negro tombstone Ingraver and can
sell you tombstones' cheap. From $i
an i up. Give him a trial Office
with Cotin'ee ltrothers !H E 12:h
st J!oth limne-i Tin grand and main.
THE YOUNG MEN MUST STAND
In this community there is a con
spiracy on a part of some of the older
men lo hold our young men down.
This has been in evidence on several
occasions. The older men some of
which nave not taken advantage or
their opportunities find themselves
being crowded by our younger men
and they feel that the young men
should be held hack. Everywhere a
young man sticks bis bead up for tec
ognltlon. he finds the older man with
the big stick ready lo beat him back
In line. The older men stir up strife
between the young men in order lo
keep them from progressing.
What must the young man do? They
must stick together. They must or
ganlze in order to advance. They
must be prepared together to fight
their way to the front.
.lust a few days ago a Negro prin
cipal refused to support a Negro cii
lerprlse carried on by the pupils ol
the various negro schools of this city.
We dare say. some of them possibly
went to him. Now what is his duly
as ii teacher. Here thcv are. . First
he is to give his children knowledge
and teach them race mide. Second
he Is supposed by bis own actions to
train them In the manner in which
they should follow.
We wish to ask the public. Has ho
done this? His job Is a public nosi
Hon. 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 j
ceive a uniform education, but he in
the very act of educating them thiol j
lies the ambition of those gone mi '
ahead. Is this true education. No! '
It is a farce. II onlv shows he is a i
ligure bead and is only working loi
Hie salary it pays him. and not sin
ecrely for the race. Young men urn
must stand together. Don't hi tin
old men throttle vour ambition. Pull
yourself np by your boot straps llise
ever up over (heir struggling forms.
rfvlR. 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 FIRSTCLASS IN EVERY
President Y. M. C. A.
Tile sllbjject of this sketch, Ml.
Moss, has lived in Kansas ( il loi
yeal.v e has been colltiecleil Willi
the Second llaptist church during his
entire lile in this community ; doing
great work for the church.
He lias been Identified with evi.-y
lace enterprise tending towaul the
uplilt of the race. At present Ins
Heady and sincere work in the Y. M.
C. A. Is attracting great attention,
because of his splendid progress Mr.
lloss took charge of the Y. M. C. A.
when It had completely gone to almost
failure. Prof. Startles 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 bis great work Is confined
to a $2,oitil canvai.M. Mr. Ross well
deserves the hearty co-operation of his
:are. His work Is an open book, ever
onward to make good Christians and
cilizi iu out of our young men. Thin
is his great aim in life. Ho Intends
to build a large construction and to
have a more complete outfit for the
Y. M. C. A.
The New Arlington Theatre
Eijrliteenlh and Harrison Streets,
Kansas City, Mo., the only Col
ored Vaudeville House in
ENTRANCING MUSIC, SWEET
SINGING, CLEVER DANCING,
CLEAN. WITTY MONOLOGUES,
AN ENTERTAINMENT FOR LADIES
AND GENTLEMEN A NEW BILL
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. A FEAT
URE: THE PROMENADE AFTER
THE SHOW. THE EASTER CRA2R.
ADMISSION 25 CENTS. REFRESH
MENTS OF ALL KINDS. OPEN
FRIDAY APRIL 19TH.
PREFORMERS CAN BE BOOKED
AT 926 WYANDOTTE ST. ALL
PERFORMERS MUST HAVE THEIR
ACT AND MUSIC ARRANGED BE
FORE BEING BOOKED. ORCHES
TRATIONS CAN BE ARRANGED
BY M. B. VASSAR AT R02 E. 10TH
ST.H. PATTON. STAGE MAN
AGER. COCiETY HAS REACHED A HIGHER
PLANE IN KANSAS CITY.
Finci nun iu Kansas Citv
Negro soety in ibis ciitniiiiinit y wtm
in Ms infancy Todav Nemo society
of Ibis city has reached a high ebb
Willi I he importation of the many Ne
gro professional men the status and
scope has been laised very high in
d I Solid In made fiom positions
and salarx : from legitimate bii'inesur
from old sdtleis and old families:
limn propel t owners- pint hovers
The Nemo has f.liliv met these .
lieclalioii'- III Ibe vaiioils walks of
life wheliili lb,. society is being
shaped is Ihioimh our mail carrier,
teachers, pieachers doctors, lawxers.
and Negroes holding various other
iohs 1 1 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 I i 1 1 ! -. large compensal Ions,
making the holders factors in the
social swill I. el Ibis piocress con
lillile and Kansas Cilv will he the
ipieeu citv of the VA'csl for Ni rn cill
ens Thcv will come from far and
near to enjov some of Kansas City'
climate mid affable people
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S
It is a Corporation. It is not A
Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise.
Evrry Share is FULLY PAID. There
is no Personal Liability. All Shares
liarticipalr alike There is no Pre
ferred Stock. It has 7 Gas Wells.
Two more being drilled. The Wells
produce 15,000.000 cubic feet of Gas
per day. It Success is Made. It has
contracted for the sale of all its Gas.
It has contracted for 2.1 more Wells.
It now owns C20 Acres o' Gas Leases.
The Pipe Line will he finished April
?0th. Kani.is City will soon be burn
no BLACK DIAMOND Gas.- Divid
ends will be paid on $1.00 (PAR) for
every share you own not less than 6
per cent. There were 10 stockhold
ei'S Oct 21, 1905. There are over 500
now. There are but a few Shares
for sale. There will never be another
Share for sale by the Company. Con
elusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock
50 cents per Share.
I BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil
liams, 2810 State St., Chicago.
Til A Williet force Williams an obi
resident of Kansas City, Mo, former
Iv a teacher of Kansas City, Mo, who
has been in our citv giving us valu
able lessons relative to oil and ga
fields and other corporate Interests
controlled by Negroes will leave to
night with a party of Kansas citizen
for Chanute, Kan, lo Investigate the
oil and gas fields controlled by the
Illack Diamond Development Co. of
which be Is president. T" r William
holds aevernl valuable contracts
signed by the President of the (las
companies of Kansas and Missouri
testifying as lo the genulness of hi