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I Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon
THE LARGE WHITE BUSINESS FIRMS HAVE
GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE
This paper has nt last succeeded
In Ruining the confidence of the
large white business firms In regards
to our advertisements as trade promo
ters. We have striven for a number of
years to convince the various large
firms that their money In our puier
was well spent. Behind this paper
are a set of energetic young men that
are endeavoring to build up a greit
business In order to more thoroughly
reach the Negroes. Among the 50,000
Negroes to whom we are catering
there are many who do a great
deal of buying. We are striving to
build up our race on n more economi
We are trying to educate them
where to buy there goods. To go
where they are given the best con
sideration. For this reason we have
made a canvass for nds among the
white business firms believing sin-
cerely that the large firms wanted J
THE FINDING OF POLICE.
Commissioner F. F. Rozzelle in Re
gards the Negro P0lice.1-.en.
A reporter of the Rising Son in a
recent interview of Frank Ko..e!Ie
Police Commissioner learned that the
investigation of the Police Depart
ment would in no wise affect the
colored Patrolmen. Mr. Uozzelle
authorized the following 'statement:
I find In my recent research that
the city has a well discipline set of
Negro Officers. I say that they are
generally efficient and a good set of
Policemen: Polite and well be
haved. I do not think the investiga
tion will affect them.
F. F. ROZZELLE.
SEA SHELL FOR POSTAGE.
Everyone Admires Sea Shells, And
Since My Article In Last Week's
I have decided to give you a few
small shells as everyone does not
leel like sending CO cents for them,
even if they do get a large box of
them for that amount. Yet it pays
for there are so many nice kinds to
use In a cemetery. To decorate the
graves of our loved ones, but what 1
am going to say now is, I will send
a pretty Moat shell. Monty Canery
shell, pretty striped Crown shell and
three or four other shells also small
teeth of a Florida Alligator all these
1 will mall anyone free who semis a
2 cent stamp for Kstage anyone is
welcome to send, only remember and
give a plainly written address. If any
one wants a nice sea shell drilled and
fastened with gold links for watch
chain charm I will mall one with the
shells for two extra stamps, 4c, or If
ask for i-eperate from shells its fir
postage 11 ml all, this Is actual cost for
gold wire etc., and nm not anxious
at all to dispose of them this way,
but if it will help out or oblige some
tine, its all right to me.
MRS. F. A. WARNER,
There will be n meeting of the
Lincoln High School Alumni Assn.,
Friday. May 31, 19i)7 In the auditor
ium of the Llnroln School Cor. 19th
St. and Tracy Ave., 8 o'clock sharp.
MR. LOVE. PRES.
MISS FRANKIE KENNEDY.
The Jenkins Sons vs. Topeka Giants
will plav to-morrow nt Association
Park. 20th and Olive Sts. Game
called at 3:00, o'clock.
the patronage of the -Negroes who
spend their money. The white firms
have acted In sympathy with our ef
forts. Each day we find new sup
norters to our miner In the mutter lit
ads and assistance. In a few months!
this paper will receive Its proper
recognition from every large firm.
Our policy has been to give every cne
a square deal. Ten yeurs of hard
labor proves conclusively that we are
honestly striving for what is due us.
We feel that every one who bus
dealt with us has been generally
satisfied. Iet the pood work go on.
Each day let us grow stroger. let
us have a centralized object and let
us move towards it with more Uni
formity. Our Motto has bpen Live
and let Live. We lire living and.
dialing. Permanent confidence Is our
(foal. Towards this Goal we are pur
suing our course may the path lie
lighted by sunshine.
LAWRENCE, KANSAS, NEWS.
Col. O. T. Wassom and wife of Kan
sas Cl.y, Kims., attended the Oread
Clul party last Friday night.
Miss Hughes of St. .loseph. Mo.,
was in town last week visiting the
Misses Carters of i:i2t! Rhode Island
And also attended the Ureal Club
Miss Grace Thomas of Kansas City,
Mo., was here last week and intended
Oread Club party.
Miss Ethel Johns, and Miss Todd
of Topeka, came down to the Die id
. Dawson Manager of Son, was
here last week and spent a. pleasent
time visiting friends and acqualnt-
ence. He was the guest of his old
friend and class-mate of 'i4.. Mr.
Woodie Jacobs 8:12 Indiana, St. Mr.
Dawson attended Oread Club party
nccompiinyed by Miss Ora Carter of
Miss Virginia St. Clair a ipulnr
young lady ef Atchison. Kans., was
the guest lasi week of the Misses
Carters 1H20 Uhodes Island. She at
tended the Oivad Club party nvconi-
panyed by Mr. Wm. Ellett.
Lawyers C. H. Calloway and W
C. Hueston of Kansas City, Mo., vls
Itel Lawrence last week, and attend
ed the Oread Club party.
Mrs. Green and also Messrs. Tom
Mf(Mntphell. William Lewis. W.
Huston ami Lee Mason. Misses E.
Hubliell. Gnee Thomas and E. Over,
were down from Kansas City to at
tend the Oread Clul) party.
Mrs. Hurl-tier and daughter of
Topeka spent a short time in town
last week fid also attended the
Oread Club party.
Miss Hazel Washington and mother
of Topeka f ent a delightful time
here, and af'-nded Oread Club party
arconipanyed by Mr. Woodie Jacobs.
The King "otel served In up-to-date
styles for tb Oread Club Manqucl
last Friday evening, May in. 19o7.
Grand Sk'doo Ball anil Muslra
given by T' " Blg-To-Do Juniors of
Llnroln Hi' h School Thursday even
ing, May 2'.. ut The Arlington, 18th
and Harrison" Sts. Notice: Every
twenty-third person will be admitted
free. Refreshments in abundance,
Grand march at 9:. 10 p. m. Admis
sion, 2j cents.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY IK, 1907.
THE COLORED STUDENTS OF
Th University of Kansas Gave Their
Annual rjity Lin rriuay Even- 1
ing ivny lum, isur.
The Oread Club u new organization
of tne young men students gu.e uuu
in me grainiest totalis ever Klveu 111
Loiwreaic, ixans., at tne tuvereit nali,
and banquet at the King ilotti,
About ion persons atleniiLu .lie jjuh
and a large number of the Invited
guest were utiabie to tie present on
account ot Ihness, etc. Those in at
tendance reprenenied in a high degrt e
of the proiessional and Jiusiness peo
ple of .Missouri and the Grand Old
The ladies costumes consisted of
fine silk dresses in the different
colors, and the young men were In
complete full dress. Diamonds, fine
jewelry and other expensive stones
wtre In abundance. '1 lie dining room
at King Hotel was beautifully decor
ated with the appropriate colors.
Immediately after the Kanquet ad
journed the guest was esuirted by
the club to Everett Hall, there a large
orchestra rendered an excellent pto-
grani of 22 select pieces. Hcfore and
after adjournment several carriages
escorted 11111 uy people to their s, oping
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ENTERTAIN.
Kmormel Commander. No. 2", K.
T., will give a grand entertainment
Tuesday evening. May 2Mb at Vine
yard Hall !th and McGee Sis. nil an?
Invited. Fiuorinel's drill team will
give an exhibit Ion drill which will
last l.'i minutes.
The grand march will .begin
promptly at J:.1u led by F.mormi 1
Ccnimatidery, No. 25. Far West Com
mandery. No. .1 of K. C, Mo., and
Royal Path Commaiidery, No. 2
Kansas City, Kans., will also lie
present. Good music will be furnish
ed. Admission 25 cents. '
WEAVER AND RVERS.
Here are two Kplendid young men
who are giving to this community
somi thing of a verytangihle nature.
Their work is a great benefit to the
They are presenting facts not theories.
Negro. Rugged Honesty, Thrift and
Industry: These are the tilings that
count. Let the people see to ll that
their efl'or.ts are crowned with success.
They have been before the public for
a long time. They are doing the bus
iness anil are deserving of the support
of all the Negroes in their efforts at
bettering the raep conditions.
Mrs. DIIcIp Taylor of Higginsvllle,
Mo., Miss Hntlle Holbi'it of Sedalia.
Mo., have been visiting their sister-in-law
Mrs. I. D. Taylor and
Mfs. Joseph Taylor of I sex
Locust for the past week they also
spent some time visiting other dear
old friends. Prof, and Mrs. Shelton
French of Western university. Mrs.
Lizzie Walker. Miss Anna Cole, Mis.
Arthur I'ullaiu, Mall Cirri it and
('apt. of the .le'.ikius liase-lall leant
was very seriously injured: spraining
his aukie sliddiug to old in I h
lyexington vs. Jenkins game at Lex
ington, Mo., last Sunday Mr. Puliam
is a very strong player and safe hit
ter, and his being out of the game
this Sunday will be a very strong
handicap against our team.
We wish that our Kansas City,
Kansas subscribers would be more
prompt in paying their .subscription
Our collectors have had a very hard
time In making his regular roam's.
Send your subscription to the oft'l e
We have a sum of over $.' nt pres
ent due this office. Don't let our col
lector cul) again. Come promptly or
send it to our office 914 E. 12lli St.
Mrs. M. J. James, the book-kopr.
for the Itising Son liua been Hi .1
any ,,r so this week, suffering from
Many Kansas City people will be
more than pleased to know 1-oaiia
OsbRrne, once a Lincoln lilgil School
pupU unit a graduate from Oberliu
College has married well in Ii s
The Afro American Employment
agency has added 11 new office to
help meet the great demands of their
increasing business. The main office
to be at S. E. Cor. 18 and Paseo, and
the branch office No. 1, at It: ." Mr-
Tim Budding Genius Club Intertaln
ed In the dining room of Hotel Comp
ton last Thursday night. The dub
has n No planned tin outing for week
after next to be hnJiT"nt Mrs. H. Tay
lor one of the pionrV-r families of Kan
sas City, Kans. The Club showed its
hospitality to the Y. M. C. A. In
their struggle to raise money to bui'd
they gave j:..nn in the Rally.
W. DAWSON, MANAGER OF SON,
spent it short vtsH.. In Lawreme,
Kansas, Friday, May luth and 1 1th.
He was very cordially received by
the good people of Lawrence, In
cause lie has soi t. desr old friends
tie. 7 '
One of the features of his trip was
to intend the swell affair given l.y
the Oread Club, at King Motel Mi'
Everett Hall. II" was a-t m ;iti
by Miss Ora Carter a popular young
lady of Lawn-nee. He made many
fiiemls to the Son. and bis trip wa
a delight Till and successful one for
business and pleasure.
THEY STOOD THE TEST.
The Submarines Octopus and Lake
Suffered No Inconvenience From
Being Submerged 24 Hours.
Newport. R. I., May 17 With all
hands well and contented, with a
bountiful supply of fresh air, and
with records or submergence broken,
the submarines Ortopns and l.ak
rose to the surface of Narraganselt
buv at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
ending a tint of 21 hours under water
Tim nctntiiis rose first and the
members of the naval trial board
rrowded about her as the running
tower hatch flew num. The members
of the trial board at once went below
to see what conditions existed on
board and also to test the air supply.
Satnpli-s of air were bottled every two
hours through the lest for analysis
by the board.
The Octopus blew out foul air only
twice during the 21 bouts she was at
the lint inni of the bay. It was com
pitted thai only one forty fifth of Iht
nir supply was exhausted, and If these
figures are correct they tend to show
that the boat rould remain subtnerg -d
4.i days provided the food and fuel
supply were sufficient.
The Lake also stood the t.'st well,
although a h ak was sprung In the
superstructure. She pumped out
twice, hut what proportion of her air
supply was used up rould not lie
Testing Rights in Court.
Ardtiioie. I. T., May 17. The li d
tie l.lgon rase Involving tight r some
2,nnn pinple to citizenship f Chick
asaw nation and $2i. . of proper
ty was argued In the federal rouit be
fore Judge Towiisend Thursday. The
plaintiff contends that lleltle l.lgon
is a rltl.en of the Chickasaw nation
and is entitled to nirolliiient. The
Interior department knocked out Met
tle l.lgon. It Is now sought to have
her and and some 2.oto enrolled
through court action. Officials of the
federal government presented a de
murrer to the complaint contending
I that the court Is w ithout Jurisdiction
to pass on the case.
There are lots of people iu the social
scale who do not weigh much.
than any othei Paper
Prof. J. T. Fox of this. City Who Has
Made a Splendid Record.
The subject of this sketch Is a
young man who is well known In this
community by a great number of
citizens. Including some of the most
Influential people of the city. Mr.
Fox has acted In such a manner ns to
drawall classes to Ills support. Ilecause
of his gentle manners and go-ahead
ability. Prof. Fox was born In Han
nibal. Mo., and graduated from Doug
las High School with rlass honors,
luimediati lv afterwards teaching In
his home town.
Not satisfied with this, bis mind
had a craving to secure better quali
fications ns a teacher. It was then
that he earned his first year's tuition
at Howard I'nlversity. AftT becom
ing acquainted there, making friends
as he always does wheivver he goes,
he worked himself to graduation. Af
t'T leaving Howard he became en
gaged in his favorite railing the no
ble rrcupation of school teaching. For
three years Mr. Fov was cotmerted
with the public school of Washington,
I). C. On leaving there he nce-ptcd
the prlni'lpalshlti of the high School
iu Metropolis. Ill lie also served as
Prof, of Mathematics of the Coliroi
Parker Industrial School at Connie
Prof Fo holds first grade
ral.-s in the stac of Illinois. Arkan-
sas and Texas with an average of S!t
Prof. Fox after coining to his na
tive state where lit' has had a long do--Ire
to locale and finding all the
schools where he would be best filled
occupied; following out his reslbvs
energy he took up the hotel business
at the Coates House where he H
working until the n-gular time for
The Son feels that any school would
he honored with a teacher of prof
Fox's calibre, because of the past
t'i cord h. has made tn the profes
Mr Fox has received the technical
as well as the practical side of a col
lege eilueaiion. Taking such studies
as Philosophy and Pedagogy In his
spis'ial post gradual ing roursi" lead
ing to the degree of I'll. It. Missouri
feels proud of tin record be litis
made and tin1 people welcome him
hack to his native stale, where he
shall eventually secure the houotahh'
position ns a teacher of the schools,
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 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 23 more Wells.
It now owns 620 Acres o' Gas Leases.
The Pipe Line will be finished April
20th. Kan'-3s 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. Con
clusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock
50 cents per Share.
BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W, Wil-
liams, 2810 State St., Chicago.
1 u D:-;- Cam Pa An
your printing, we print an nmoi or
calling cards, invitations, wedding an.
nouncements or any kind of Job
rrintmg. Call 780 Main or Orand.
Office 914 E. 12th St.
ALBIN'S DRUG STORE. NEW LO
CATION, S. W. CORNER 18TH AND
WOODLAND. OLD FRIENDS INVITED.
In the State.
The New Arlington Theatre
Eighteenth and Harrison Streets,
Kansas City, Mo., the only Col
ored Vaudeville House in
PRESENTS NEW BILL EVERY
FRIDAY NIGHT. DON'T FAIL
TO SEE THE COMING BILL
A pocket folder Negro Guide. All
the colored people of Kansas. City are
requested to list their names in the
new Negro Directory which is being
published by Stodder and Duncan, the
advertising t-pecialists. This directory
Is of such a nature as to be a great
benefit to the Negro from a stand
point of business necessity in case of
accounts or general information.
Cape Girardeau Special, Telegraphic
Grand Chancellor A. W. Lloyd is
doing a great work for the Pythian
cause in the Southeast part of the
state. Mr. Lloyd will be in the city
I about June 1. Kansas City always
weicomet a visn irum uur viirtnw
I CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB
ers to THE RISING SON.
'Hits paper Is about to in n.- .1 can
vass for l."i,i"io subscriber.-.. Tin se
things must be borne In mind. That
we must keep cery subscriber that
we have, and every day redouble 01 r
efforts for nunc pal run
un 111 1 " 11 y
Preacher and School Tea' lu r in this
city idiouhl assist us Every subscriber
should mal.ei his personal bu i'ics to
see that every one of their fiiemls
lake the paper Every business Negro
should have it on ;ae at Ms ilace
of business Negro should emit 1 Unite
their shale toward the suppo 1 nf the
paper. All the young men on the
staff should be encouraged Evi 1 y
Negro cltien shoul have a void of
praise for this paper mid should 1 n
all occasions praise its pui. ilea' inn
C. II Johnson the Tomb Stone en -craver
is doing great work for th"
Negro iu his line.
t'apl Isaac II .Ionian, Grand Direc
tor of theCrand four! of Missouri has
hern doing 11 great woik in the Inter
'est of the four! There tire seven
courts In Kansas City and Iw.i in Inde.
pendeuce. Mo. The Grand court will
ini'il in Karnilnglon. Mo, the latter
part of this month, due of the chic!'
topics to be discussed is the endow
The McKlnley lidgn No 'J I of
Court id Calantho K Knights of Py
thias will give a "May Parly" at the
Vineyard Hall. Sth & McGee St., May
I' lib. I!iu7. All are cordially invited
Mrs. Hi id i.
Committee on nnange
Win .1 Thoiupl.ius. chair
Josephine Finney, Secre
Fannie Moss, Treasurer:
Addison, t '.iri esponding
sivrclniv; Mrs. 11.11 Hlackston: Mrs
Minnie Crosthwail , Mrs. .laiiie John
slon: Mrs. Ma F. Pcri.v, Mrs. S. M.
Dibble; Mrs Nellie Henderson: Mrs.
Amanda Dunn; Mis. Ikira Williams;
Mrs I. ula .1 1 ill 11 si .11 .
Combs; Mrs. Anna
Mrs. Mav Miller.
S 1 nggins.
McCampbell and Houston are having
their store remodeled. Electric lights
and fans and a new model dispensing
counter have been installed. They will
, be in line again with all the old fa
vorites and .also th .latest in cold
! - -
For prompt service !n the express
and bagqatie line cio to Mr, S. M.
; Mi,ep s,and at ndependence and
, 0ak ph0ne Home 453 Main. Resi-
dence 1123 Belvidere St.
Orator I believe that the great body
of American people are gentlemen.
Voice in the Hear You're wrong.
The last census shows that over half
of litem are ladies Troy lluilgrt.