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KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY 4. 11)07.
M miski: :u
HAS THE GREAT REPUBLICAN SHIP OF THIS
COUNTRY LOST ITS ANCHOR?
Will the 2,586,341 Negro .Voters of the United States Accept
the Roosevelt Candidate (or President.
Throughout tills rliuntry n
throbbing of heartH and righteous In
dignation went up from Eleven Mil
lion lllark Souls at u great wroni;
done our race. Theo. Roosevelt
president of these United Stales at one
Mroke of his dlrtatotial pen; with
a few short words from his sovereign
mouth order the discharge of Mine
Negro companies of the LTilh Infantry.
Not since the time of I'cler the Great
has such a thins been i.-one. Man
can search history fiom the very
dawning f Egyptian History on the
Delui of the Nile, or through th
flight of time to England's rustle,
period front the time of King Alfred.
Man can study the history of tin-
great end of time? Negroes can you realize
i ne mow wnicii you nave necu siruci.. siull lhe (imiunllolm
In a few months agreat political cam
paign will sweep this country. Like
some great monster of the sen shall
swallow whole the men caught in the
vortex of the stream. The C.reat Old
Republican Ship sails proudly on. but
it has lost its anchor. 2,."M!,;! 1 1 Negio
voters are about to cut the rope that
holds them to the ship and let her
drift. As long as the sea is calm
there is jhi need of an anchor, hut cs
soon as the storm arises, and the
I fierce winds begin to blow, the waves
begin to lushed the sides of the ship, and
she is tossed about what will become
of her. Without her anchor t.he is
(loths, Ostrogoths or the, rude Cor- lost. Then. Roosevelt as the Pilot
manic tribes of Europe and find 1.0 may Keep her rudder straight, but lie
parallel. You can study France dm-1 cannot chock her course. She U
ing the Time of Charlemagne the great drifting on the breaker or she will
general or ijiiro Rome's brilliant j land high up on the shoal, where the
period and history will tell you tin t waves will tear her to pieces. Tlteo.
the Romans were authorities
Military regulations. Let us
farther Into history and we see Na- deeds, the one great act against the
poleon the great military genius study- lllnck Race will like llanttuo's (ihost
on Roosevelt you have cut the chain that
po even 'holds the anchor: Willi all your grunt
crown shows the force or lemiHirnt
power, lint mercy is above tills seep
tered crown. It is enthroned in ike
heart of Cod. O! Anglo-Saxon's there
fore give us mercy.
Vet I doubt not thro the ages one
increasing purpose runs, alio tie
thoughts of men are broaden by the
process of. the Sun. O! Anglo-Saxon H
be not (lrlnK witli power. Some day
nil thy vaunted jionip will i.e a cream
of ages past. Where is Babylon's daz
zlin powers? All have per
ished. The flowers of Athens
beautiful toinnlcs have fad-.'d.
of Alexander. The grandeur of the
Eternal City and the all conquering
glory of Rome's Imperial Eagles are
sunk forever beneath the wreck of
lime. The Money Cod Is King..
Wealth buvs its power al the babul 1
Cold weights in lhe scale id' .litsthe.
Awake to thy duly Anglo-Saxon Race
mill remember that Ju'liie lo Tin1
Negro Race is but a part of the
grand unfolding plan of Cod '.linisclf.
I)o not go tottering in Roiiie'H foot
steps over the precipice of corruption.
Km get thy wealth, Forget thy glory.
Hut never dare to forget that Cod
who lives and lows. One Cod. oi e
law, one cb menl .
Ami one far off divine event, to
whi. li the whole rrei.tlou "mo -..
Tl.eNctvArlinglonlheaire pnESDENT km $ RE-ELECTED
Eighteenth and Harrison Streets,!
Kansas City, Mo., the only Col- I Ncp:ro Politicians and Professors Must Now Lay Down
I Their Fight.
ored Vaudeville House in
PRESENTS A NEW BILL EVERY
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING BE
FORE AND AFTER THE
nuii.Frmn this Mini mint be paid the
salar s and traveling expenses of i:s
employees while encaged upon the
work of the exhibit: the cost oi trans
I mtlng th exhibits t i and troin .t.inics-
lowu and the cost ot installing tl.e
same, in a vvav to make it aitractlvt
to tb visitors.
"Tcete is one thing ihni ilie exiiil -itor
may be absolutely assured of ai d
tllill is the I'oiilinit le. will see lo ll
tlial a sufficiently In
lie I. '! on hand to pa.
.of a I exhibits : their
No iiiatl.-r ' hilt m In
feal.ire max have to
determination of l!,, Co. mull lee
lo it. that nil iiiaieil.il laoiii'il
for I ae ret in n
ls l lie
THE NEGRO EXHIBIT'S $100,OCO.
and learning from ' Monies
rules on army regulations.
Could the act he consistently dor.e
and conform wilh the worlds past
history concerning armies and their
regulations. Not since the signing l
l lie (iagne C'harta by King John, i t
the iiiil of Rights by King Williams,
"or the Constitution of Clarendon or
lhe Declaration of Independence giv
ing unto the great body of people
their rights: has such actions been
taken by one man alone. Wilh one
stroke of the pen Abraham Lincoln
struck the chains from the legs of I
million slaves. Theo. Roosevelt with
one stroke of the pen has estanllshed
,1a precedence which if carried on by
otlnr white men will put the Negro
forever in the chains of political
England nad her period or national
difficulties. Hampden and Crom
well rose up as leaders to cool tin
boiling water. Over the ruins of
France's Reign of Terror, Napoleon
built an empire and raised an ocean
tide that the combined powers of the
world could not stem, until Cod who
rulet li over all spoke the word, and
(imeuiess reigned upon the ocean.
Rome in till her splendor sank be
neath the setting sun of history. The
mighty Ceasar fell. 1 lie blrlh or
liberty in America was during the
pcriou of King George's. Dictatorial
Reign. America Willi its liberty lov
ing people Is the Carden spot of the
World. Must liberty's tlag be hurled
to the ground. The very army which
on ever occasion has so
niarche.l to the front for liberty's sake
hag been disgraced.
Krom its ranks the Black Roys Imvp
bee n discharged without honor. By i
one stroke of the Regal Ken of Theo. I
Roosevelt the old soldiers of the 2.1th
Infantry have been dismissed. No
more will they hear the bugle sound,
but like the Jew who was given a
curse by Jesus when he wan bearing
his cross up Mount Calvary they must
wander through the world forsaken by
men; with a stigma forever upon their
character. Eleven million Negroes
have been struck a blow that time
Itself can hardly eradicate. Is this
country drifting into a period of Im
perialism. The power who is at the
head of this very nationlias made the
Negroes your mnnhood has been as
sailed. Blood Is what counts. Crispin
Attacks stained Boston Commons with
some of the purest blood that ever has
flowed fiom human soul. History re-
appear to taunt you In your glory.
The evil that men do live after them,
iind the good is oft interred witll their
A Clear and Explicit Statement from
Secretary-Treasurer Hilyer Show
ing How the Government's
Money is Being Expended.
Every Dollar Scrupulously
Spartacus the leader of the Roman
gladiators address them at Capua and
urged them to stand for Liberty.
Savonorolo stood against the De Medi
il. Car.ihaldi stood for Italy's liber
ty. Mirabeau spoke for Krance; Fox,
Burke, and Win. I'itt spoke for Eng
land. I'atrick Henry cried out for
America "dive me Liberty, or give charge of the expendiiure of thi
me death." He spoke lhe words, tic ! has authorized the following
Norfolk. Va April 2.!.- In l espouse
to what is hclicwd lo be a very gi n
eral desire lo know how lhe appro
priation of J.nii.uon that was made by
Conuress lo aid lhe colore I people to
make an exhibit lo their progress In
tills country Is being spent. Mr. An
dicw K, lliiycr. lhe Secrctar.v -Treasur-cr
of the Executive Coniinitice. having
The .Icflcrson City Tiibuiic and
othir dailies of the clly contained the
following on Tuesday, April 2::.
"The board of regents of Lincoln
Institute held a mi" ling her Monday
and i-e ck'cled l'r.-sideiil It. K. Allen
tor another term of two years. This
is a sph mlid ciidorsciiK lit ol' the
work of i'rof. Allen, as the head of
Ibis leading Negro educational ilisli
liilimi in the 1'niled Slates."
This re i lection comes to President
A 1 1 1 1 as a special honor, lor it is
ll e first time iii the historv Wo Pave
!ie n aide to b am. that a president
lias I n (lecleil In mh- ec d biinsi it
several months before tin- clo.se oi
of I lie scholastic year.
The many frb nds and admin i s ol'
Krisiileui Allen m Missonii
and throughout the country rejoice
congraluI.il ions are b
upon him by numbers
uiih li i Tit ami
of both races, by members of Ills fac
ulty and students. The entile race
should be proud of llir man who has
brought Lincoln Institute to the front
in numbers, equipment, and all thai
I goes lo make up a great educational
I Preparations for connm ncement
goes on apace and all friends of cdu
! cation are Invited to be present.
The l'accalaur ale senium will li i
I ih-livi", ei I v the Rev. Samuel Macule.
III. It. ol Kansas City, addiess to the
! Iclicious bodies bv Rev. Dr. Conk of
Si. Louis; In lhe
by professor C. C
lia: lo Sophomore
class bv PiolV.ssnr
I.lli rary societies
Hubbard ol Se.la
C. C Williams of
a Negro performed the deed, Crispus j menl :
Altucks died to give this loim'rvj "The Executive Committee lock
liberty. Fred Douglass lhe (lis-j charge of this work on lhe lltli of
tinguished American Negro said, "The January last. Alter spending several
Republican party is the ship, all ebeldays In going over and disposing of
the sea." Mut faithful Neuro followers the accumulated correspondence, cx
of the Republican Party don't you ' amlning and checking up the bonis
know that President Roosevelt has! and accounts and formula; ing a stall -
ni tln Miii hnr fvmu thi sbln Whit her , menl show in-i the outstanding oIiIilm-
is it drifting?
. The Eleven Million Negroes; of tlrs
country lire on trial before the Bar of
Justice. The mighty and proud Anglo-
Saxon race is the judge,
world represeir ; the court
the charges. In
of inability ti
petition. In, I
siibordant ion t
pi neral deficb i
lions agalnsl the I'nnd. il developed
that the building conl.l noi be con
structed for the S::u,niiO that had hem
originally set aside for thai pu-c-.e
and that 1 1 responsible conhai o r
is too weak for
He has not made
in 41 years. :'.rd In
superiors officers and
v. Who are ine th-
yers for the Negroes? Every Negto
i wlio calls himself a leader. Who is
lhe leading council? That iptesiion
valiant 1 v I s ;''p "' Re!l'"' there is a consulta
tion going on among tne attorneys m
elect him. Now proud Anglo-Saxon
Race acting as the Judge mete out un
to your Black Brother Justice. In
pronouncing your sentence upon our
head do not order that we should bo
swept from th" face of history or
starved into submission. If this be
your decree tlr.ll we will appeal our
case to the Supreme Court In th"
form of dod the Almighty Father.
The moment that trlutnp oppressors
believe that tbey have forever taken
the reign of tvranny Into their own
hands Its Is re 'ored by the Almighty.
Know ye what proceeds? The heart
rendering cry of humanity. There
comes the liu orable ncriisation that
causes men tc tremble and turn pale.
Therefore Anclo-Saxon Race give un
to us mercy.
The quality of mercy Is not strain
ed. It dropped as the gentle rain of
heaven upon he place beneath. It
Is twice Moss 1. It Messeth him that
The entile (llln) wj, VV(.,. ijii--
What are c ... 0 ,, less than
The Negro is acciued j Accordingly a contract was mare wl
keep pace with IhH! Moiling K- Everell, the colored co
"M- ' tractors of Lvchbiirg. Va., and si
peats Itself. Where Is the Negro take and hint that give. It Is mightier
leader that has long been sought. In the nilghtles-t. It beeomeg n
v. , Let him come forth. Can he rear throned monarch better than th
"itinient that will endure to the force of his meeptered crown. His
on the liih of February for the
struct ion of lhe huil'mg for th-it
Their contract does not iu hid
architect's fees, the eipiipiuelii for
electric llgbilng ami decoration of tie
building, which the Committee is
planning to make very elaborate, ia r
the cost of pai til ions, booths and de
corations within the 'uilidtng. It is
est mated that these items and the
cost or granalithle walks leading up
to the building and of beautifying ti e
grounds will cost at least $iri.Ofni ad
ditional. We shall consider ourselves
fortunate if the cost of maintain! la
the building for seven months, com
of lighting, insurance on exhibit.
maintaining guards, janitors i.iul al
tendantH and other necessary ami in
cidental expenses can bo kept under
lio'liuil. $2.linO have been set aside
for the preparation and distribution
of n n exhaustive reiort, sbowiiu; 'br
progress of the Negro race as exeiunli
fled at the Jamestown Exposll ion.
Jl.r.iMl for stationary, telegrams. priM
Ing, etc., $1,."un for lhe award of
prizes on certain classes of exhibits,
a total of ITii.nuii. which amount is
fixed and determined, leaving hip
$30,001) to be expended in celling rp
the exhibit. Of tills $;:o.oou not b-s
than $10,oiiil had been already sis-nt
or contracted to be liefore the Ciec
lnlltee took charge. The Kxeiutl e
Committee, therefore, will not h"'-"
at lis dlsiKisal to be expended tn pel
ting up the exhibition to exceed $20,.
:'ie exhibit is salely returiu
he v .- been in ploye I in I :n
tor's ofljeo for more than 21
and have tut i-odiiei d in our sys'.-in
of lecords i,nd bookkeeping the same
svsiem thai is in force in lhe Treas
ury Department. The money Is being
liisbiirsed by a disbursing officer t
lhe Treasury by i hecks, under the
i ubs and h'liiI.'.: imis uoveining lie
ilisburseiiicnt of all government ap
propriations, upon proper wcn-heis.
vvlnn approved by the Tor-Centennial
Couiinis.sioii. There tniisl ! a clear
and explicit slatcniout covering every
essential detail about every in ui ol
expemlii lire. While all cxpeiidinil. s
aie under the control of the Commit
tee, we do not disburse one cent f
Ibis fund. As this is a public appro
l.i i.ili ui. I inn keeping 1 1 1 books ami
records open ami intend lo niiiKe ill"
method by which this Executive Com
mittee has expended and account li I
Ibis appropriation one of I beimpoiiant
exhibit features of the Exposil b n,
am! any one coming to Jainesiow n ctn
see for hitnsi'lf just how every dollar
of Ibis fund has been expended.
"II will lie seen from the foregoing
sialcmt-iif that lhe amount at lhe dis
posal of the Committee for extitlu' pur
poses is very small ami the Commit
lee will grenllv apprei iale every lover
of hi. 4 rate who will do sotnetbim:
to aid the Negro exhibit without In
Mr. Editor- Will you kitullv iie- it
the fiireu'oiu!- in vour column: . ami
Em'cii i vr Commit tee
laineslo-" ii Nitih I'vhiMt.
THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP
per day. It Success is Mnde. It has
contracted for the ssle of nil its G.is.
It Pas contracted for 3 more Wrlls.
It now owns 620 Acres o Gis Leases.
The Pipe Line will be finished April
20th. Kant'.is City will soon be burn-i copies of the paper
ing BLACK DIAMOND Gas. Divid- planatious from lhe
ends will be paid on $100 (PAR) for
every share you own not less than 6
per cent. There were 10 stockhold
ers Oct 24, 1905. There are over 000
now. There are but a few Shares
tor s.ilc. There will never be another j "Mirror'
Share for sale by the Company. Con- ol -i re.
elusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock
50 cents per Share.
BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil
liams, 2840 State St.. Chicago.
THE JENKIN'S SONS PLAYED.
Great Ball Lexington Tigers Went
Down to a Gallant Defeat.
n CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB
ers to THE RISING SON.
'Ibis paper is uhoul to mil' a tali
ass for la.1"1" subscl ib"! .-. Tin se
things must be borne In min t. That
we must keep every subscriber that
we have, and every day redouble oi r
efforts for more patrons. Again r. eiy
Preacher and School Tea1 her In this
clly should assist us. Every subscriber
should imikel his personal buspiess to
see that every one of their friends
take the paper. Every buslnes.-i Negro
should have it on sale at his -dace
of business Negro should cunt nlnil."1
their share toward the suppict of the
paper. All the young men on tin-
staff should be encouraged. Eveiy
Neuro cltleti shotil have a cord of
praise for this paper and should n
all occasions praise its ptii. ileal Ion.
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S
Thousands of Not-. rocs wiinessid
the battle royal at the Base ball park
Sunday. The .b-nkin's Hall Team of
this cliv adiuiiilsieied a i rushing ' -leal
lo the Strong I ,e Ingiin Tb-ei
Team. The score was 7 lo :.. and a
well earned 7 The l.exitifion le am ,
began bailing lhe .IcnUii's pin her all
ovt r lhe field. After I he til -1 iniv
ing of anus, lees and c." neral : el to j
ilny were b nliiii- bv a cor.' of I in.
t Then- was over two ihi'eied
dollar ; mi on lhe came It vva. at lli! ;
critical period that the .linKin'.;
pilchcr settled down, and allowed on-'
Iv one more run lo be scored line of
the mail! features of the fame w .;
Hie -leal pi. iv i 1 1 - ot t he Mi ( impli II
Ml os . I'.al liesl and Toin I lai ti'- I
making a sensational ptav ai second,
mil Tom doing some rcinat -fable 'i'i:
work. Never before in lhe hiMo'v i I
ball play hid the .lenkin's evr b d
I triple mad i llu-m Tom Siei tn: ll
as he alwas i,i-i plavcd a sirong up
hill game. Arthur Pull.tm did treat
work behind lhe bat After a time
the Jenkins made one each in two
Innings, ami finally In the :'.rd making
two which gave a total of seven runs.
Every body was well satisfied with
the game and got their money's worth.
the NeiToes and while business men.
We used our Inlliieiue In their fe
ll. ill', be.-:. use we felt the need of a
Thus far we have re -elved I wo
and w ith no . -publishers
it would be a great la,l for the rep
icsentaiive of any Negro paper lo
obtain subscribers here. nd don't
you think we have cause In be caie-
ill I M von know aliylhilii: about Ho
llas it cone into t he hands
We would like to Know, you may
! publish lbi ill the Son If von like.
I have never met u. but have
heard of vou. I am In lhe gov ernineiil
st rv b e heie as la tter Carrier. My
wife was a Clinkscaler. perhaps jmt
'remember her. Now IT you can clve
j us anv inl'oi uial ion about lhe Mirror"
we will feel cralefui lo you. Continue
. In send Ine I lie "Soil
Very Irulv yours.
' CLYDE W. BLACK.
PROGRESS LODGE NO. -13 AND
PROGRESS COURT NO. 5 GAVE
A GRAND ENTERTAINMENT
MONDAY, APRIL, 29, 1007.
rain the Kuii hls ol
a vvi 1 1 -.i i in l i lie
In tpile ol the
I'vlhias Hall vva:
ccs This was
a I -
I 'aline . .
Hlul I IC
l ull ill",
nine I le
of liielllbel s of lhe ci l 1 1 1 II 1 1 I I'l '.
I) Dibble. I'baii . Mis I'. .
Si c . I Mrs Kidb v , Trca-.-
Mesil. imes Kiihaid Mi ovv niti;-,
N Mar: h ill
.1 W Mve
Martin. W I
1 1 I I .
I I lie- toll
It il a Corporation. It is not
Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise,
Every Share is FULLY PAID. There
is no Personal Liability. All Shares
psrtidpa alike There is no Pre
' red Stock. It has 7 Gas Wells.
Two more beirn dri'led. The We'ls
produce 15.000,000 cubic feet of Gas
QUERY BOX ANSWER.
Mr. Wm. T. Waslilnuloii,
Kansas Clly, Mo.,
Dear Sir -
Fortunately I have been receiving
copies of "The Rising Son'' for some
time, and I am well pleased with Pa
in vvs and editorials.
I see in the Query llox of the Son,
this iUesli..n: "Why Is It that Negroes
do not support their Newspaper'.'" If
vou should come to our oily an I nk
the iie.,tjon perhaps vou would re
ceive various answers. I have ore
Incident to relate lo you, because you
an. a Newspaper man:
The owner and publisher of the
National Mirror, a Negro paper pub
lished in your city, come to this place
iboiit two months ago. and secured a
number of cash subscriptions from
1 1 II
t t v i a ill.niioiiil l lli".:. I ne
Hill;.' the most liclvds win
(oiliest. The i iiuii-iaufs
wi re .Mrs. N Marshall. Mis .1. W.
Moss. Mis l Mrovvuiiie. and Mrs.
James Covvdeii. The prize was won
by Mrs. .lames Cowdeii who sold $'.'0
worth of tickets: Mis. K. Mn.wniiig
running second with $ii'! worth The
eiilerialnnient was given for the pur
pose of Increasing lhe Treasury A'
couiil of Progress Uidpe and Pro
gress Court and a neat sum was real
Bibble, chairman; Mrs V .
. secretary: Mrs Ridley,
Mrs. Richard Blown dig.
Johnson. Mrs. Matlle
- Ilurd. Mrs. Clias. Drear,
Dr. .1 E.
W Da buoy
Mrs. N Marshall: Missis. AV. A.
Willis. John W. Mvers, W. A. Dahliry,
1 1. . Martin, W. C. Hueston and Fr.-d
Th" Knights of Pythias are t rv ing to
raise enoinih money to pay for the
uniforms for the young men of the
Juvenile division. The people belong
ing to these lidt'es should take pleas
ure In helping to raise the amount.
C. 11. Johnson the Tomb Stone en
graver Is doing great work for th't
Negro In his line.