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Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
The New Arlington Theatre
Eighteenth and Harrison Streets
Kansas City, Mo., the on'y Cut- .
ored Vaudeville House in
PRESENTS A NEW BILL EVERY
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING BE- '
FORE AND AFTER THE
PRESIDENT B. F. ALLEN, ONE OF
MISSOURI'S MOST PROMIN
. The subject of this sketch is our
esteemed Professor B. F. Allen, pres
ident of Lincoln Inst., Jefferson City,
Mo. No one is more worthy of a
tribute from the entire NVJro race
than Mr. Allen. Mr. Allen was born
in Georgia. So was Grady and
Toombs. Two great southern men
with liberal views. He has spent a
great portion of his time, however.
In New York and Chicago. He grad
uated fram Atlanta Vniverslty, hold
ing both the Bachelor and Master de
degree. He is a man with n great
liberal education. He was a teacher
.of - Lincoln Inst., 10 years ago, and
some years ago he became Its worthy
President. He measures arms today
with all the intellectual giants of
the state. He has been elected and
re-elected several times which shows
how well the board is pleased with
A few years ago he had an enroll
ment of 244 students. Today his en
rollment has reached over fOU stu
dents. The growth In this direction
has been due to the organizing abil
ity of Prof. Allen.
Mr. Allen Is a strong and cogent
educator. His fame has gone through
out all the states.
Through a democratic legislature.
Mr. Allen seems to get what he asks
for when he appears before that body.
He Is always heard. President Allen
is n close friend of Prof. W. E. I).
Dulktis as he was a graduate from
President Allen's work demand
the greatest of consideration from ev
ery able and Intelligent thinking Ne
gro. The Negroes make their own
leaders and in Prof. Allen they have
made a leader that will carry Lincoln
Institute on to its deserving rank
unions various educational institu
tions for Negro youths. President
Innian E. Page accomplished a great
thing when he made Lincoln Insti
tute one of the positive forces of the
state, but President Allen following
wiffe his useful vigor and liberal
views of education and indomlnable
persistence has advanced the Lincoln
Institute to a prominent status
throughout the entire country. Let
his work be a living monument to
those who shall come afar.. He may
clip the wing of an eagle and stop his
flight towards the skies but the spirit
therein shall with longing power as:
cend to Eyres undisturbed by man.
Shall certain men; demagogue, stop
the work of a genius, or shall a great
man go on in his master work unmo
lested. God says you may tear me
down but this day I shall erect the
monument that no living force shall
assail. Past achievements are proofs
conclusive that the great works of n.
F. Allen as president and head of
Lincoln Institute shall endorse
through the opposition knoxs and ob
stacles of narrow minded men who
would tear down the living .monument
that they themselves have reared.
If a woman's hat is comfortable for
her to wear nothing could convince
ier It is becoming.
Peglnning with April the 1st th's
tinnnr 1a frnlni? in frlvA a fttnmnnd rlt'fF
in lha nnllnltnr tt'Vin run l.rtno- In rlio
greatest number of subscribers. A
free ticket to the Jamestown Exposi
tion to the subscriber who pets the
lucky number. A gold watch to the
next highest number.
PUBLIC SENTIMENT AROUSED
OVER DR. SMITH'S CONTEM
Numerous Negroes of our city
since the notice of Dr. Smith's con
templated departure has made it u
;wlit to visit his places of business,
l'hey linve phoned to the office of
tlie Ulsliif Son and numerous ladles
and gentlemen have called nt this
office in person with the sole pur
K)i;e of ascertaining whether the re
port is true. The impression
ihe reporter of the Son has gleane.l
from those with whom he has talked
believe that the doctor Is making'
: lie mistake of his life by leaving nt
this particular time. They say his
tstoivd are well stocked, In charge
f courteous und well fed clerks. Six
it!) telephones constantly in use ply
ing and receiving orders from six
o'clock In the morning .til 12 o'clock
it night. Colored am white custom
ers going in and out during the busi
ness hours. He Is extremely popu
or; has a score of friends among the
leople in all tdraits of society; is a
ne.inber of the 'Masonic, Pythian and
'21k fraternities, and for these rea
sons they ore at a quandary to know
'ust why he should leave. Several
,reachers, lawyers, doctors, and pro
tesors have expressed themselves
as--i egret", 'g to learn of his contem
plated departure. The Son lias from
llie beginning Insisted that he should
remain . From an interview with
Dr. Smith by a reporter of the Son
a few days ago re.eals the fact that
we are on the verge of losing one
of the great Negro busniess gener
als that the race has ever produced.
Ir was his Intention to eiilp scienti
fic and pharmaceutical labvatorles for
the purpose of making various chemi
cal and mlcrosplcnl tests of sputa,
urine, and blood for physicians and
the public and also for the munufuc-
itire oi various puai iiiaceiu icics huh
etc. Had this practical plan been
carried out It wauld have been In
valuable to the growing youth of
our city. It would require about ten
hoys and pills to operate the enter
prise, such as bottling, labeling,
stamping and etc. He claims that
some one .must make h place for the
young Negro that Is being turucd out
of the High School each year.
And that he sees where he could
place some of them in t lie pharma
ceutical field. His greatest achieve
ment was the discovery of his blood
and rheu;iiatlc remedy. lly hard
study and research the doctor has
discovered by combining certain
analgesics together .making an ellxer
combined with sodides and salicylates
makes an Invaluable preparation for
the cure of rheumatism, blood and
skin diseases An their various forms.
This one preparation is destined to
make fan!., and fortune for bi n. Do
you know thnt this Negro genius
sits up li .e at night writing, stamp
liur nii.i i.inilinr literature all over
the country telling of the virtues
of this great remedy and that one of
his clerks is kept busy nt bis type
writer. He Is doing an extensive mail
order business throughout the width
ind bread ill of the I'liUcl Slates and
Canada. After having the Interview
with the doctor reading some of the
'icst testimonials I ever saw and
seel ns letters from men and women,
white und colored, in all the various
walks of life. I for one believe that
this Negro has discovered something
and for the bene.it of my paper mid
suffering humanity I have persuaded
the doctor to allow ma to print the
formula In mv paper. I have never
taken it myself but I do know, judg
ing from the different letter I have
i read it r'tist bo the greatest remedy
on earth I advise any Negro who
Is suffeifag with rheumatism or im
pure bio d to cut this out and take
it to ore of his three stores, hnve
It filled and you will ho well paid
for vour trouble. Smith's Analgesic
Four ounces Elixir Pur
cans, iwi ouiiees rvnti iinnui.-, iiiur
drachms Sodium Salicylate, one oz
Direction? Take one dessert tea-
spoonful after each jneal.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATUJJDAY, A PHIL 27, IJIU7.
THE NEGRO EXHIBIT'S $100,CCO.
A Clear and Explicit Statement from
Secretary-Treasurer Hilyer Show
ing How the Government'
Money it Being Expended.
Every Dollar Scrupulously
Norfolk. Va., April 2-1. In response
i to what is believed to be a very gen
eral desire to Know how the appro-:
, priation of $tiin.mm that was made by
Congress to aid the colored people to
make an exhibit to their pu.g.ws in
this country is being spent, Mr. An-
,rPW . mijer. the Secietnry-Treasur-
er of the Executive Committee, havii g,
charge of the expenditure of this fund.
has authorized the following si.ue
"The Executive Committee tod;
charge of tills work on the 11th of
Januniy last. After spending several,
days in going over and tilsiios;ng or'
the accumulated correspondence, ex
amining and checking up the boo! s
and accounts and fomiulaiiiig a stat
inent showing the outstanding obliga
tions against the fund, it developed
that the building could not be con
structed for the $:!,n0 that had been
originally set aside for that purpose
and that no responsible contractors
could be found who were willing to
undertake it for less than $4n.itnu.
Accor.iing.y a con.rac, was mare
Dolling & Everett.- the colored ;. o-,
tractors of Lychburg. a., and signed
on the i;th or l-wiruary for tne e.-n-
st ruction of the builrmg for that sum.
Their contract docs not Include the
architect's fees, the equipment for
electric lighting and decoration of the
building, which the Committee is
planning to make very elaborate, m r
the cost of partitions, booths and de
corations within the ailidli.g. It is
estmated that these items and the
cost of granalithic walks leading up
to the building and of beautifying ti e
grounds will cost at least Ji.'i.nnn ad
ditional. We shall consider ourselves
fortunate If the cost of nuilnlalnini:
the building for seven months, com
of lighting, Insurance on exhibits,
maintaining guards, janitors I tid et
K'tidnnts and other necessary and In
cidental expenses can be kept und T
$10,0111). $2.(inti have been set aside
for (he preparation and distribution
of an exhaustive report, showing lit"
progress of the Negro race as exempli
fied at the Jamestown Exisislllou,
$l.."iUi for stationary, telegrams, priri-
Ing, etc., $l,!iiM) for the award of
prizes on certain classes of exhibits.
a total or till.""", Willi n anxinm :n
fixed and determined, leaving but
$:!it,tit" to be expended In vet ting up
the exhibit. Of this $:!U. nil le-s
than $lO,oun had been already snent
or contracted to lie before the Com
mittee took charge. Tlu Execiiti.e
Committee, therefore, will not have
at Its disposal to be expended tti get
ting up the exhibition to ex I
(inn, from this sum must lie paid the
salaries and triveling expenses of its
employees while engaged upon the
work of the exhibit; the cost of trans-
1 'tltiK the exhibits to and from Janics-
town and the cost or installing me
same in a way to make it ai i r.u-i lv
to the visitors.
"There is one thing that the exhib
itor may be absolutely assured ol unit
that Is (he Committee will see In It
that a sufficiently large surplus will
be kept on hand to pay for I he ret urn
of all exhibiis to their proper oivners.
No inat'J'r what other inter, si or
feature may have to be cut it is the
determination of the Committee in see
to It that nil material burned to it
for the exhibit Is safely returned.
"I have been Iniployel in trie audi
tor's office for more than 1 1 years
and have Introduced In our system
of records rnd liookkceping the same
system that is In forco In the Treas
ury Department. The money is being
disbursed by M disbursing officer f
the Treasury by cheeks, wider the
rules and regulations governing tho
disbursement of all government ap
propriations, upon proper vouchers.
when approved by the Ter-Centennlal
Commission. There must bo a clear
and explicit statement covering every
rssential detail about every itrni r.f
expenditure. While all expendlturfs
are under the control of the (vini It
tee, we do not disburse one cent f
this fund. As this Is a public appro-j
priatl'in, 1 urn I eeping my books ard '
records open and Intend to make the
method by which this Executive Com
mittee has expended and account fi r
this appropriation one of tholmportntit
exhibit features of the Exposith n,
ar?I any one com in;; to Jamestown cpii
sec for himself Just how every dollar
of this fund has been expended.
"It will be seen from the foregoing
Biatemenl that, the amount at the dis
posal of the Committee forexhimt pur
poses is very small and the Commit
tee will great Iv apprei hue every lover
of his race who will do something
to aid the Ngio exhibit without behg
Will you kindly Insert
in your columns, : ml
Jamestown Negro Exhibit.
ELKS GIVE A SWELL PROGRAM
AT ARLINGTON HALL.
There was a grand eineriatnmer.t
given by the Impeiiiil Lodge, No. tel.
Kansas Cit. Mo. It was one of the
fWellest of the season. Gay la lies and
ved-tlressed Elks attended Lie re
ception. Some of those who took pari
in the programme were us ioilovv.
Mcsser. Hohi. Hurt, Walter Montpoir.
ety, W. T. Washington, ami E. 1 e,t-
k,,,,.,.. Kolos ,,v .,,..,,,. ,Ta,.u i.VlcV.
J, . w,s(11 Arllp ,.,., .,,,
jrtltlt.. song and dance .M. t
and Cleve I'elin. Jugvling match Mlcl;
Alexander. Pete Finney, pete Camp
bell and G. Whitney. Duet Antony
Drown and Arthur Montgomery.
Sparring match Cap!. L. il. Jordon
and James Caswell. Dancing Felix
Payne and Fred Donulass and T. I
M"i!.iainin. Sung Dr. J. E. Dibble -ind
Waller Williams. Kong and dame
Hubert Jordon and Nicholas I'r.mcis.
Waltzing exhibits J.eob H.viIim.
Harry Crown. Harry LaiupiJn at.d
THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP
MENT COMPANY'S STOCK IS
A SAFE INVESTMENT.
Dr. A. Wllberforce Williams, pres
ident of this company lectured at Al
ien chapel last Monday night, lie
gave I lie bislorvr of his companv and
showed the location of the property
lliev own in Kansas bv small and
la rue maps.
He says ''the colored man inusl learn
to make bis money make money by
investing il In some payiim proposi
lion." There are three things which
you should know liefoie put ling youi
nionev inio any corporation. First.
who are the men behind the thing
are they good business men with II
nance? (an they do or produce wha.
thev claim. Third, have thev a mar
kel for the pioduct? The Iliad, Ilia
moiid Development coniimnv has al
ready accepted a coiitiact sigtml and
sealed to furnish I lie Missouri Gas Co.,
about all the natural gas they can pro
duel-. Therefore the success of the
company is assured. You are advised
to buy stock now al .".il cents a share
as it may go to $1 at any time.
A CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB
er to THE RISING SON.
'Ibis paper is about lo in.'U. a tan
Vass for l.'i.iiuil subscriber. Tlnse
Ihings must be borne Ic. mind That
we inusl keep every subscriber that
we have, and every day redouble oi r
efforts for more patrons. Ai-ain . ety
Preacher and School Tne her in ilils
city should assist us. Every subsi-rlln i
should mal.cl bis personal business lo
we that every one of their friends
take the paper. Every business Negio
should have II on sale .ir bis ohee
of business Negro should eonllibuti"
their share toward the supjio: of ihe
paper. Ail the young men on 'he
staff should be encouraged. Fvny
Negro citizen shoul have a orl of
praise for this paper and should n
all occasions praise Its puiuiea'ion
WANTED Office girl one who can
wrlH' n food Imnd. with some ex
perience in business Salarv lY'm per
week. For information call
of the Son 111 4 E. I2th St.
than any othei Paper
PRESIDENT ALLEN IS RE-ELECTED
Negro Politicians and Professors Must Nov Lay Down
The Jcfl.'ison City Tribune and
ollu r dailies of the eilv colli lined the
following on Tuesday, April 2:!.
"The board of regents of Lincoln
Institute held u me ting her Monday
and i-eolected President It. F. Allen
r anot ner term of two years. This
is a spit mlid endorsement ol the
work ol pi of. Allen, as the lead of
this leading Negro educational instl
I nt Ion In tne Fulled States "
This re-i lection comes to president
Mien as a special honor, lor it is
lie first time in (! histoi we have
icon aide to b am, that a president
has been elected to succeed himself
several months before the close ol
of t lie scholastic year.
The many friends and admirers of
I'risblent Allen in Mlssoml
ami throughout the country rejoice
MILLION TO NEGRO SCHOLS
Philadelphia. April ":!. - A gilt of a
million dollars for the establishment
of a fund for rudimentary schools for
Southern Negroes was announced
here lo-nlght. The gin is ri mi Ail s
Anna T. Jeanes, a Quaker of this city.
Hooker T. Washington, bend of Tuske
ge institute, and llollis Hurke Frls
sell, president of the Hunipion Noi -m.il
mid Industrial Insillul . are nam
ed as trustees of the fund, but ueitle I
of the Instil ill Ions they represent will
sill re ill the gilt.
The Income from (he million del
lars is (o be used for the soie purpose
of assisting in the "Southern I lilt" I
Stall's coininunliy. country and rural
schools for t he great class ol
to whom Hi' small rural
Inanity schools are alone
The trustees are empower
availabli ed to .lie
board of t rust i-i
lion uiib lb fund.
Miss .leant h Is mole than V e.ir
old. and comes from an oid and
wealthy family that has hem widely
l.iiown more than a century an t:
ihe Quakers. Sh has long been inter-e-led
in Hie we'fare of Ihe Neurit and
lias lieen a I'lm to insim n
I , Ir educe! Ion.
Dr. A. Willierforce Williams an old
resident of Kansas City. Mo. foi liter
Iv a teacher of Kansas City, Mo., who
has been in our city giving us valu
able lessons relative to oil and gas
fields and other eorpornte Interests
cent rolled by Negroes will leave to
iiight with a party of Kansas citizen
for Cbiiniite Kan., W Investigate the
oil and pas fields controlled bv the i
IllncU Diamond Development Co.. of I
which he Is president. D.r Williams I
holds several valuable contracts
signed by the President of the lias
companies of Kansas and Missouri
e testifying as to tho genuiness of Ids
In the State.
wilb him and congratulations are be
ing showered upon him by lie'lnlieis
of hot n races, by members of bis fae
tilt y and students. The entire race
should be proud of tin- man who has
brought Lincoln Institute to Ihe front
in numbers, equipment, and all thai
goes to make up a great educational
lust il nt ion.
Plepaialious for eomun nceim'iil
gin s on apace and all II I lids of edil
cation are Invited to be present.
'llie Itaecaluiiri ale sermon will l '
delivered by Ihe ov. Samuel H.icote,
D. D, of Kansas City, addiess to tin1
leligious boill s by lev. Dr. Cool, of
St Louis; to Hie
Literal v societies
by Professor (', C
II. i; lo Sophomor
class by professor
llulibaril of Seda
('. I :. Williams ol
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S
It if a Corporation. It is not a
Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise.
Every Share is FULLY PAID. There
is no Personal Liability. All Shares
participate alike. There ia 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 G.is.
It has contracted for 23 more Wells.
It now owns 620 Acres o' Gas Leases.
The Pipe Line will be finished April
20th. Kanios City will soon be burn
ling BLACK DIAMOND Gas. Divid
endr. will be paid on $1.00 (PAR) for
every share you own not less than 6
per cent. There were 10 stockhold
ers 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.
BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil
liams, 28)0 State St., Chicago.
Too Much Simplified.
Members of the house In Washing
ton were amused by un evbibil of sine
putted spelling the other day when the
liver and Itui bur bill was under discus
i-ion in order to illiistiute the argu
ment made in support of a foot
channel tintu tills city to the gull Mr.
iuiitb'iidt (lisplajed before- the Imuso
und had placed upon a large easel In
limit of the speaker's desk a map
of the Mississippi river valley, upon
which the draftsmen had Indicated
the names of cities, rivers and lakes,
spelled In a manlier lieicloi.no un
known. The map showed the follow
ing places: "Siox City." Dubuue,"
Tittburg." "Louisvile," "Mlssou
liver." "Misislpi liver," "Soupi