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II Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
EDWARD S. LEWIS, Kansas City, Mo.
Grand Master Grand United Order of Oddfellows.
THE GRAND UNITED ORDER OF
Celebrate their 64th Anniversary
With a Thanksgiving Service at
Second Baptist Church, Sunday
Vnder the a"llcfB of Cosmopolitan
lortse No. 29115, Alaska No. Sf.4. Mon.
rovin No. 4.Vi. date City N"o. 4G79.
Arabia No. C308, Tast Grand Masters
Ootmcll No. in, Henrietta Household
of Ruth No. Ifift. Queen No. 1.2. Ama
zonia. No. 2C92 and Kansas City Patri
archal No. (10. the filth anniversary of
the rounding or the ordiT In America
will he celebrated with a Thanksgiv
ing Iay service at the Second Baptist
church at loth nnd Charlotte at 2:Hrt
p. m., Sunday. May 12th- The various
lodges will niwr at Odd Fellow" Hall.
i silt nnrt flrove streets at 1 n. m.. the
P. C. M."s Council & Patriarch will
meet In basement of Vine street Nap-
list, church. The paradf will In
formed at the Vine street. Naptist
church headed by the Vjtropolitan
bnnd Willi Kansas City Patriarch No
t;r. commanded by Captain Thomas
Katon, followed by P. (1. M s Council
No. IIS. From thence they will march
to Odd Felowg Hall where they will
be joined bv the subordinate lodges.
under the maishall of the day Bio
Fred. Howard. They will then pro
ceed to the Second Naptist church
over the rollowlnir route. North on
l.ydia to 14th. west on 14th to Char
lutte, north on Charlotte to the church
where they will be met by the sisters
r the Household Huth. who will re
main standlnit until nil enter the
church. After reaching the church
fie following programme wf!U be
Introduction of Master of ceivmonles
Edward S. Lewis. Grand Master or
Missouri by M. V. P.. Ell Harris, chalr
.rnan or committees.
Hymn, by choir (composed of mem
berg or the order arranged especially
for this occasion.)
All Hail thc Power or Jesus Name.
Invocation by the Chaplain Rev.
J. M. Green.
Paper Fraternal Courage, by P. M.
V. D. Parron of Kansas. City Patriarch
Solo by P. M. V. P. Edward Ross.
Paper "The Household or Ruth"
by Sister Ida. C. I.ee or Anta.onia.
II. II. No. 2i!2. I
Hymn by Choir.
Paper by Master Earl Thomas or
Juvenile. No. 2",8.
Address on Odd Fellowship by Ex-
District Grand Master Ell Harris,
Kansas City, Mo. Sermon by Rev. lr.
T. C. Ewing or Vine Street Naptist
Queries by Master ol Ceremonies
and Master of Reception ". O. Fisher
or Arabia Iidge. No. (i'o.
We justly claim that the Grand
I'nlted Order of Oddfellows Is the
only International fraternal oruaul.a-
lion among Afro-Americans and one
about, whose origin or legitimacy
then Is no question. No thief a.
night stole the ritualistic work, and
then conferred the degrees upon him
self, neither was the filst Odd Fellow
In the Tniied Slates of such color
that it was not fully known that lie
was an Afro-American descendant. In
1SIl I'hiloiuatha'.-n Literary and Musi
cal Society, organized Itself into an
association for the purpose or secur
ing a dispensation trom the Independ
ent order (whitei of this country.
T;vy petitioned tills honorable hody
and appointed James Fields and oth
ers to wait upon the Grand Master of
the order. Twice they did nppiy and
twice they were refused. Thev were
glen to understand that Odd Fellow
ship was a blessing quite beyond their
Although they did not seVk the gen
eral recognition and fraternal affilia
tion that belongs to our order, they
rnly sought to organize what should
be known as a lodge of colored Odd
fellows and well it was that thvy were
refused. For there can be no lodge
to practice the grand teachings or
our order, that is curtailed in a single
privilete. Equality is thecntirat truth
the marine's compass, which we must
consult at all times, for a safe course
and a proper destiny. Friendship
Love and truth must guide every ev
to the good; the stream from a foun
tain or Justice must riow on steadily
nnd untainted throughout Its course
Less than this Is not OddfcHowship.
God works in a niyst- 'rious way
His wonders to perform.
And while the indecndeut order
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATIIIDAY, MAY 11. 1io7.
(wfciti-i was making ltd refusals on
this side. England, nobh liberty lov
ing, England, with wisdom equal to
her magnanimity and courage equal
to her sense of justice had thrown
c.pen her lodge loom doors and re
ceived into full membership Nro.
Peter Ogden, a negro, with one
touch of his hand, did the Grand
Master of England not only open up
tlie gait way of fraternal blessing:
but he dissipated the cloud of preju
dice which had clung about us like
a pall, and hung on our way like an
avenging Nemesis, when Peter Og
den returned to New York and
learned the sad fate of ills friends
and associates, how their petition
had been scorned, and the pet it loners
humiliated, he knew that his lodge
in England was their only salvation:
lie believed Victoria Lodge would
grant them a dispensation and the
fraternal recognition as Oddfellows,
and as the Pilgrims of Old plunged
into the sea to secure on that other
side liberty, and the natural bless
ings of Immunity ,so this brave man
left his native shores, and crossed
the sea, to secure for you and me,
and all posterity, the blessings that
How rrom Friendship, Ixve ' and
His Lodge In England received
him and honored his request and in
181.! Victoria Lodge No. 418 or Liver
pool. England, granted to Philoma
thean Lodge No. 14U of New York
City, a dispensation, and on the
first day of March of the same year
the first lodge of the, Grand I'nlted
Order ot Oddfellows was established
in this country, and without dispar
agement to any other organization,
we truthfully assert, the fact that we
ai-e the only legitimate body of Odd
fellows on the Western hemisphere.
The first 25 years of our order the
growth was slow and tedious on ac
count of our social and industrial
condition. But the great minds that
were engaged- In this work were not
idle, and in 1858 the Hist Household
of Ruth was established at Harris
burg. Pa. T'ae task or convincing the
subcommittee of management or 'the
importance ami usefulness of tills
branch or the order, was laid upon
Nro. Patrick Reason, and for his suc
cess ill tills undertaking lie was
made an honorary member of the
To Peter Ogden and Patrick Rea
sen we must point then as the fath
ers of our organization. The yi.irs
of i heir labor were at first dark and
drearv. The success of their enter
prise uncertain. The seed for the
harvest was sown ill doubt and ap
prehension. Nut today, standing un
der our own vine and fig tree, we
'count the harvest. Three hundred
'and fifty thousand members, with
lodg- properly valued at nearly three
millions of dollars and moneys mi
' appropriated and unexpended in the
hands of the sub-conimittee ot man
agement at Philadelphia. Pa., amount
ing to nearly $7.'.in.'m.
The organisation in Missouri is
steadily growing and from a f-w
years ago with a depbled treasury,
the ('or. Sec. at our last stale grand
session. Held in .iacnn, aio . reporicu
$ii.l."u.7i; cash on hand, and increase
ovr the previous year of over $:!,
oi in. Ou.
Kansas City has been honored for
the nasi nine years in having the cv-
cullve head of our state organization
in this cliy.. M. V. P. Eli Harris be
ing Grand Master for six years, up
till l!Mi:;, wh"ti he retired .and as Id"
successor, the mantle Tell on the
shoulders or that young and intrepid
leader, Edw. S. Lewis, of this city,
who has nerved continuously since
Utii::. During the term of ex Grand
Master Ell Harris, our endowment
department was original! d, whereby
we paid to the deceased brothers the
sum of f.'iO at death. This was after
ward Increased to $10 and today our
Endowment Pepaiiniont pays lo de
ceased brothels' heirs I. sum of
1 1. "in. In Kansas City. Mo., we have
five subordinate Lodges, three House
holds of Ruth, on Past 'Irand Mas-
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
ti is ( oiincil. one Pal riarciies and two
The present state Grand officers
are: llistrict Grand Maslvr Edward
S. Lewis, K. C. Mo : liistricl Deputy
Grand Master D. N. .loin's, S.-dalia.
Mo: liistricl (Man Treasurer Augus
tus Turner. St Louis; District Grand
Secretary Geo. E. Temple, Si. Louis.
Mo.; llistrict Grand Treasui er Angus
will convcll" ill ltoonvllle. Mo., Til"S
day, August l'..
J. T. Fox of thi;. City Who Has
Made a Splendid Record.
' The subject of tliis sketch Is a
young tlnin who is well known In this
community by a great number of
citizens. Including some of the most
Influi'fltlal people of the city. Mr.
Fox has acted in such a manner as to
draw all classes to his support. Because
of his gentle manners mid go-ahead
ability. Prof. Fox was liorn in Han
nibal. Mo., and graduated from Dong
las High School with class honors.
Immediately aftei wards teaching in
Ills home town.
Not satisfied with (his. his mind
had a craving to secure better quali
fications us a teacher. It was then
that 'v earned his lirst year's tuition
at Howard I diversity. AftT liecom-
ing acquainted there, making friends
as he always does whcicver h" goes
he worked himself to graduation. Af
ter leaving Howard he became en
gaged in his favorite calling the Ho
ld.' (.munition ef school teaching. For
three years Mr. Fox was connected
with the public school or Washington.
D. C. On leaving there he accffiled
the prlnclpalsliip of the high school
In Metropolis. Ill He also served as
Prof, of Mathematics of the Coiiroc
Parker Industrial School at Connie,
Pror Fox holds ftrst grade cert in
cites in the state of Illinois, Arkan
sas and Texas with an average or 9"
Prof. Fox after coming to his na
tive state where he has had a long de
sire to locate and finding all the
schools when- lie would be best fitted
occupied: following out his restless
energy he took up the hotel business
at the Conies llousp where he Is
working until the regular time for
Tiie Son feels that any school would
bf honored wilh n teacher of Prof.
Fox's calibre. Irccnuso of the past
i ' cord I'e has made .n me proies
Mr. Fox has reeched the technical
as well as the practical side of a col
lege education. Taking such studies
as Philosophy and Pedagogy in his
special post gl ad Hal lug course lead
in:: lo the degree of I'll. It. Missouri
f m ts iiroud of the lecolil he has
made ami the reop. welcome him
hack to his native stale, where he
shall eventually serine the lioiioralib'
position as a t acher of the schools.
ALBIN'S DRUG STORE. NEW LO
CATION. S. W. CORNER 18TH AND
WOODLAND. OLD FRIENDS IN
VITED. CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB
ers to THE RISING SON.
'I Ills paper is about to iii.iU. a i an
a s for L'i.'mmi subsei ihei-s. '1 In se
things must be boine In mind Thai
must keen every subscriber thai
have, and every day redouble ( I
effoils for more patrons, xg.'im i ei
Preacher and School '1'nelier In ibis
city should assist us. l.very suusr-i niei
should maUei his personal liii. ine-s to
see that every one of liieir friends
lake tiie paper. Every business N'egio
should have it on sale .11 his -ikec
of business Negro should emit i lliutf
their share toward the suppovt of the
paper. All the young men on th
staff should be encourage I Evety
Negro citizen shoiil have a vol d
praise for this paper
and -ho ild 1 II
all occasions pralsi
C. II Johnson the Tomb Stone en
graver is lining great work for Hi"
Negro in his line.
Ten Years of Successful Labor for
tiie "Rising Son" Among the
35,000 Negroes of the City.
Hi re in Kansas City the lllsbiA-Soti
the oldest Negro .journal beg- T lis
career. t has gone thrt ;h many
cilsis. has ..bnosl been to the
wall, hut by some prepossess d power
it has maintained its grip in the cilv
Rising Sou too has hau
owners and manager
yea is career. Manv
during .-. ten
pying eminent positions as school
teachers, mail ranter avd lawyers
have been connected V AY I his paper.
Some of the people TWfo -have been
connected with this paper 11 1 various
times are Harry Graham, now teacher
at Western i niv ersil y ; Prof. .1 S.
Harris principal al Summer School,
the !:it - Prof. S. R. Bailey, Mrs. Fran
cis Jackson, now a teacher al Lincoln
Institute. T. It. J. Robinson, Willis
Mosley, J. F. Cole and the veteran
newspaper man 1ewls Wood Many
more which could be recorded. Mr.
Wood turning the paper over lo the
I The people who have worked on the
j paper could no li mi lit tell the pnlille
I some Interesting experiences. One
j strong reason why the Sou did not go
down was because the people have
, long desired a good negro journal.
I During these long years of contlnu
ous success the Son seemed not lo
I have the proper master. If the right
I person bad of been in the right place
I they never would have deserted the
paper. I lie controllers (l tile paper
at that time only needed to mouse
ail Interested public Some of the
essential things for the maintaining
of a good Negro newspaper. First the
paper must have something t herein to
read. Second the paper must be live
and Interesting. Third, there must be
a unity between the subscribers and
the officials of the paper Fourth,
you must have a community from
which you can draw fresh ball lies of
news each week. Fifth there must be
a general support throughout lie- en
lire community in which vou have
a circulallon. Sixth the subscribers
miiisI pav Ihelr subscriptions proinptlv.
Seventh there must be a sympathy on
the part of the genital public Eighth
the editors and repoilers must how lo
the will of the public Ninlh. the
poopl mi I lie paper must have enough
enough nbilllv to deliver the good -Tenth,
the paper must be prompt,
regular ami 011 lime
These an some of the most essen
tial things ll lakes lo run a first class
Negro journal Hence these are
thouglils for serious consideration.
The icasoii that the Negroes should
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S
It is 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 is no Pre
ferred Stork. It has 7 Gas Wells.
Two mo-e being drilled. The Weds
produre 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 23 more Wells.
It now owns C20 Acres o' Gas Leases.
The Pipe Line will be finished April
20th. Kaneas City will soon be burn
ing BLACK DIAMOND Gas. Divid
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 500
now. There are but a few Shares
for sale. There will never be another
Share for sale by the Company
elusion: Buv Now or Never.
50 cents per Share.
i BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W
iams. 2810 State St., Chicago.
in the State.
hav- 1 mind paper is four fold in In
'iiikw There are iiianv icasous.
Through a Negro paper the colored
people can learn of tlieir own ac
i coinpllshiiients from an unbiased
! standpoint .
I ti , 1 .. .......1 1.. .!....
I I S C"l r- '
thelll the light, to guide them llllollgu
I political campaigns. 'i'o tell them
what men to siippoit. To oil them
when a Negro political leader Is lead
ing them wrong. To fight for their
I rights upon all occasions. To help
the underdog in his fight for eis
leiice. 'I'o shield the Innocent, To
protect our women. To instruct In
growing voting men. To encourage
the young graduates. To sound He
alum! when danger is near. To he
ready upon all occa-ions to declare
; for justice and equal lights. To show
j to the while men that nre friends of
I the Negro that their labor has not
been 111 vain. To sing of Hie deeds of
their pullers and lumbers during the
time of slavery. All of these things
are conductive to one object. the
maintaining of a first class Negro
journal wllli a city circulation of u
or t.'i thousand.
Tlu Negro has gone a lotij; wavs In
ward solving the race problem. The
new nun on the Rising Son ar 111. liv
ing a strive for about I ."..nee subs, -rib
ers among the I!.'.. nun negroes. Eveiy
siilisctibcr should assist us in our i f
foils to reach ."i.iiull cohucd people
Let every one who takes this paper
speak a good word for Hie paper In
seeming l.i.nuii subscribers In Kansas
City and a few thousand out of Kan
sas Cilv, the Negroes could Justly
lioal of having a splendid opporlu
uily of being assisted in Improving
Iheir conditions. Every country ham
lei should have this pavr In their
home. Every Negro voter should see
lo II lo have a copy of this paper In
their home to be Inst 1 ui'l 11I along
political lilies They should be en
lightened In tegard lo their lodges,
ami when thev have nu-et ings. chinch
I news should be lead ill their rooms
j All of this In lis entirely should be
I had Right will aluavs tiluiiiph over
might, and if Ibis be the case the Sou
will soon te, nli the u. .11111 mark and
then 1111 and on. Al last the Rising Sou
has sei tired the light pie for de
light place III I'efelctlce to his con
I ml Willi sincere confidence and
siupaih on the public's pari the pi
mt will lake a boom ami Me-n go on
Let Hie dat hasten when Hie llcing
Son will enter to biighten cvciv
house hnhl and haiub-r A colli need
eltni l will In In:: success
The New Arlington Theatre
fiplitccnlli and Harrison Streets,
Kansas Cily. Mo., the only Col
ore J Vaudeille House in
DON'T FAIL TO SEE
PER WAS MADE KING'
DAY NIGHT, MAY 17.
The Knights of 'v thias
raise enough money to
uniforms for I lie young
are li ying to
pay for the
men of the
illg 10 I he-e nge.
The people belong
. should lake pleas
ure in helping to raise the amount.
Let" the Rising Son Pub. Co., do
your printing. We print all kinds of
calling cards, invitations, wedding an
nouncements or any kind of job
printing. Call 780 Main or Grand.
Of'ice 914 E. 12th St.