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II Pays fo Advertise In the Rising Son
THE LARGE WHITE BUSINESS FIRMS HAVE
GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE
Tula paper has at lust succeeded
In gaining the confidence of the
large white business firms in regards
to our advertisements as trade promo
We have striven for a number of
years to convince the various large
firms that their money In our paper
was well spent. Behind this paper
are a set of energetic young men that
nre endeavoring to build up a great
business In order to more thoroughly
reach the Negroes. Among (he 50,000
Negroes to whom we nre catering
there are many who do a great
deal of buying. We nre striving to
build up our race on a more economi
We nre trying to educate them
where to buy there goods. To go
where they nre given the best con
sideration. For this reason we have
made a canvass for ads among the
white business firms believing sin
cerely that the large firms wanted
THE FINDING OF POLICE.
Commissioner F, F. Rozzelle In Re
gards the Negro Police.rn.
A reporter of the Rising Son In a
recent interview of Frank Hoz.elle
Police Commissioner learned that the
investigation of the Police Depart
ment would In no wise affect the
colored Patrolmen. Mr. Rozzelle
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. K. 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
feel 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 I
am going to say now is, I will send
a pretty Boat 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 sends a
2 cent stamp for jtostage 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 mail one with the
shells for Iwo extra stamps, 4c, or If
ask for sepwate from shells Its 5c
postage and all, this Is actual cost for
gold wire etc., and am not anxious
at all to dispose of them this way,
but If it will help out or oblige some
one, Its all right to me.
MRS. F. A. WARNER.
The Afro American Employment
agency has added a 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 1005 Mc
Many Kansas City people will be
more than plf-ased to know Leana
Osborne, once a Lincoln High School
pupil and a graduate from Oberlin
College has married well la Lcs
1JUVOTED TO THE ISJEIST
the patronage of the Negroes who
spend their money. The white firms
have noted In sympathy with our ef
forts. Each day we find now sup
porters to our paper in the matter ol
ads and assistance. In a few months
this paper will receive Its proper
recognition from every large firm.
Our policy has been to gle every one
a square deal. Tin years of hard
labor proves conclusively that we are
honestly Striving for what Is due us.
We feel that every one who has
dealt with us has been generally
satisfied. Let the good work go on.
Each day let us grow stroger. I-t
us have a centralized object und let
us move towards It with more iim
fornuty. Our Motto has been Live
and let Live. We are living and.
'dealing. Permanent confidence Is our
Goal. Towards this (ioal we are pur
suing our bourse may the path be
lighted by sunshine.
LAWRENCE, KANSAS, NEWS.
Col. G. T. Wassom and wife of Kan.
sas City, Kans., nttended the Oread
Club party last Friday night.
Miss Hughes of St. .loseph, Mo.,
was in town last week visiting the
Misses Carters of IMi! Rhode Island.
And also attended the Oread Club
Miss Grace Thomas of Kansas City,
Mo., was here last week and attended
Oread Club party.
Miss Ethel Johns, and Miss Todd
of Topeka, came down to the Oread
W. Dawson Manager of Son, was
here last week and spent a pleasent
time visiting friends and arquaint
ence. He was the guest of his old
friend and class-mate of '04., Mr.
Woodie Jacobs 8:12 Indiana, St. Mr.
Dawson attended Oreal Club party
accompanyed by Miss Ota Carter of
Miss Virginia St. Clair a lsipular
young lady of Atchison, Kans., was
the guest last week of the Misses
Carters 132t! Rhodes Island. She at
tended the Oread Club party accom
panyed by Mr. Wm. Ellett.
Lawyers C. H. Calloway and W.
C. Hueston of Kansas City, Mo., vis
ited Lawrence last week, and nttend
ed the Oread Club party.
Mrs. Green and also Messrs. Tom
McCampbell. William Lewis, W.
Huston and Ijpe Mason. Mioses E.
Hubhell, Grace Thomas and E. Over,
vere down from Kansas City to at
tend the Oread Club party.
Mrs. Buckner and daughter of
Topeka spent a short time In town
last week and also attended the
Oread Club party.
Miss Hazel Washington and mother
of Topeka spent a delightful time
here, and attended Oread Club party
accompanyed by Mr. Woodie Jacobs.
The King Hotel served In up-to-date
styles for the Oread Club Banquet
last Friday evening, May 10. 1H07.
There will be a meeting of the
Lincoln High School Alumni Assn.,
Friday. May 31, 10u7 In the auditor
ium of the Lincoln School Cor. Kth
St. and Tracy Ave., 8 o'clock sharp.
MR. LOVE. PRES.
MISS FRANKIE KENNEDY,
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 11)07.
THE COLORED STUDENTS OF
The University of Kansas Gave Their
Annual hany Last Friday Even
ing May lOtn, 190.
The Oread Club a new organization
of the young men students, guve oi.e
ol me graiMcsl aitaus e.er fehen in
Lawrence, Runs., at the l.veielt nalj,
and Banquet at tuv King Hotel,
About iou persons uueuucu itie pan
and a large number of the invited
guest were unable to be present on
account of illness, etc. Those in at
tendance represented In a high degne
of the professional und business peo
ple of Missouri and the Grand Old
The ladles costumes consisted of
line silk dresses in the different
colors, and the young men were in
complete full dress. Diamonds, fine
Jewelry and other expensive stones
vwre in abundauce. The ilinmg room
at King Hotel was beautifully decor
ated with the appropriate colors.
Immediately after the Banquet ad
journed the guest was escorted by
t lie dub to Everett Hall, there u large
orchestra rendered an excellent pio
gram of 22 select pieces. Before and
after adjournment several carriages
escorted many people to their sloping
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ENTERTAIN
MENT. Eniorniel Commander, No. 2.1, K.
T., will give a grand entertainment
Tuesday evening. May 2sth at Vine
yard Hall Hth and McGeo Sts. all nre
invited. Emot-mel's drill team will
give an exhibition drill which wll:
last 1" minutes.
1 he grand inarch will begin
promptly at !):30 led by Kmornu I
CYmniindery, No. 2.". Far West Com
tnandery. No. :t of K. C, Mo., and
Royal Path Conmiandery, No. 2 of
Kansas City, Kans., will also be
present. Good music will be furnish
ed. Admission 2r cents.
WEAVER AND RIVERS. '
Here are two splendid young ni"ii
who are giving to this community
sumiihttiK of a verytanglblo nature.
Their work is a great benefit to the
They nre presenting facts not theories.
Negro. Rugged Honesty, Thrift and
Industry: These are the things that
count. Let the people see to It that
their efforts are crowned with success.
They have been before the public for
a long time. They are doing the bus
iness and are deserving of t ho support
of nil the Negroes in their efforts at
bettering the race conditions.
Mrs. Dilcli- Taylor of Higglnsville,
Mo.. Miss Hattle Holbert of Sedalia,
Mo., have been visiting their sister-in-law
Mrs. I. D. Taylor and
Mr. Joseph Taylor of ISnS
Locust for the pasr week they also
spent some time visiting other dear
old friends. Prof, and Mis. Slicltou
French of Western university, Mrs.
l izzie Walker, Miss Anna Cole, Mrs.
We wish that our Kansas City.
Kansas subscribers would be more
prompt in paying their subscription.
Our collectors have had n very hard
time In making his regular rounds.
Send your subscription to the office.
We have a sum of over $:!' at pres
ent due this office. Don't let our col
lector call again. Come promptly or
send it to our office 914 E. 12th St.
The Budding Genius Club intertaln
ed in the dining room of Hotel Comp
ton last Thursday night. The club
has alo planned an outing for week
after next to be held at Mrs. H. Tay
lor one of the pioneer families of Kan
sas City, Kans. The Club showed Its
hospitality to the Y. M. C. A. in
their struggle to raise money to build
they gave $".0O In the Rally.
Mrs. M. J. James, the bookkepr,
for the Rising Son litis been ill a
day or so this wek, suffering from
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State
W. DAWSON, MANAGER OF SON,
spent a short visit tn Law rem e,
Kansas, Friday, May 1ith and 11th.
He was very cordially received by
the f:ood people of Lawrence, be
cause he has some dear old Iriehds
One of the features of his trip was
to attend the swell atl'air given ly
the Oread Club, at King Hotel ami
Bverett Hall. He was accompanied
by .Miss Ora Carter a Mpular young
lady of Lawrence. He made ninny
friends to the Son, anl bis trip was
a delightful ami successful one tor
business and pleasure.
A STATEMENT FROM DR. THEO.
A few weeks ago the public was
Informed that I would close out.
my business and leave Kansas City
tot) Boston. It was my iutenliotis to
do-; m hut since then I have decided
the matter and have decided to re
main here among my many fricmitt
anil acquaintances my stay of five
years" here in Kansas City has been
pleasent and successful 1 have noth
ing but praise for the good pcop e
ol Kansas City, they nre rlnnlsh and
hospitable. My success is an evi
dence of their appreciation for the
black man In business 1 am doing
more business at present than I have
since i have been In Kansas City I
hs ,V renovated my three stores. In
creased my seating capacity and still
I am In need of space. This goes to
show that the statement which calm
out in the Star three years ago sa;. -ing
the Negro would not patronize
one another was absolutely false.
WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS.
For the Present Graduating Class
Coming From Lincoln High
The most important question Is
how many of the present graduating
class will find positions when tiny
finish their high course'.' How are
we to solve (lie Race Problem If tie
younger general ion of Negroes doui
have a permanent fomidat ion from
which to build solidarity'.' Of the
twenty or inure scholars we couhj
salely say not four will rccelvi
positions in this city as school lend
ers. Of the two or more vacancies
that will occur in the pulillc schools
at the end of the fiscal year they
will filled by ou.'sMe ueachcrs,
ami not one will be given to a
'I'll,, red tape proposition is that
you will have to pass the evamina
lion, if you don't you can receive an
ep"'intiiient. The examination prop
osliion is only u form of red
tape to exclude home talent. Why
do we say this? Well for this resist n
when lniNirteil teachers come to oin
city they take the examination, fall,
and then receive nil sipolnl nieiit
ami are given six mouths ami some
times a year in which to pass special
studies. Why is this? Because
ther is an undercurrent at work
bringing It about. We know the
various things resorted to u order
to roll them of their rights as home
girls und Imivh. We wish som,. dnv
to see this weak system adjusted
The time to begin is at the present.
A Home Teacher and a suhsc Tiber
to the Paper.
HOME TEACH Ell
COUNTY MARSHAL HESLIP HAS
PROVEN TRUE TO HIS WORD.
Yet lite Negroes p'joh e, ami render
praise unto Al. Ileslip for his manly
stand for Negro npjioints. In hl
selection of R W. Alexander a Negro
for Deputy Marshal he has fullfllled
his agreement. May his term in of
fiie he long ami continuous. Ma
the Negroes rally at bin call for In
has proved that an office bidder cat
be a man of his word. He has en
deared himself Into the heart o'
n.r.im Negro voters who will push
hltn for anything he desires. May
fortune always attend his every effort.
Prof. J. T. Fox of thi;. City Who Has
Made a Splendid Record.
The subject of this sketch Is a
young man who Is wi ll known in this
community by a givnt number of
citizens, including .some of the most
influential 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 and go-ahead
ability. Prof. Fox was tun n In Han
nibal. Mu. ami graduated front Doug
las High School with class honors.
Imniediati ly afterwards teaching lu
Ids home town.
Not satisfied with ITilsi. his mind
had a craving to secure bettor quali
fications as a teacher. It was then
that he earned his first year's tuition
at Howard rnlvcrsiiy. Aftir becom
ing acquainted there, making- friends
as he always dues wherever he goes
he worked himself to graduation. Af
tcT leaving Howard he became en
gaged in bis favorite calling the no
hie occupation of school teaching For
three years Mr. Fox was connected
with the public school of Washington.
D. C. On leaving there In. accept,.,)
the tuinclpalship of the high school
in Metropolis. Ill He also served as
Prof, of Mathematics of the Conine
Parker Industrial School at. Conine,
Prof Fox holds first grade certifi
cates in the state of Illinois, Arkan
sas and Texas with an average of fi."
Prof. Fox after coming to his na
tive state where hi has had a long de
sire to locate and finding till the
schools where he would be best fitted
occupied: following out his restless
energy he look up the hotel business
iit the Contcs House where he Is
working until the regular time for
The Son feel.s that any school would
be honored with a teacher of Prof.
Fox's calibre, hi cause of the pa -t
record lu h:is made tn the profes
Mr. Fox has received the technical
as Well as the practical side of a col
lege education. Taking s'te'i studies
as Philosophy and Pedagogy In his
special post graduating coins,' Ie.nr
ing to the degi if 'h It Missouri
feels proud of the feconl he has
made and the people welcome him
hack to hU natlvo state, where he
shall eventually secure the honorah"
position its 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 ff 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. Kanr-as City will soon be burn
ing 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
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.
elusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock
50 cents er Share.
BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil
liams, 2840 State St., Chicago.
Let the Rising Son Pub. Co., do
your printing. We p'rint all kinds of
calling cards, invitations, wedding an
nouncements or any kind of job
nrinting. Call 780 Main or Grind.
Of'ice 914 E. 12th St.
ALBIN'S DRUG STORE. NEW LO
CATION. S. W. CORNER 18TH AND
WOODLAND. OLD FRIENDS INVITED.
! The New Arlington Theatre
Eighteenth and Harrison Streets,
Kansas City, Mo., the only Col
ore J Vaudeiille 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 specialists. 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
about June 1. Kansas City always
welcome, a visit from our Grand
CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB
ers to THE RISING SON.
'Ill is paper is about to in il. a can
vass for I ."..m lit subscriber-.. Tin se
things iiiusi be borne In mind. Thai
We must keep every subscriber that
I we have, ami every day redouble oi r
I efforts lor more patrons. Again c i iy
Preacher and School Teacher In this
chv should assisi us. livery subs, i iher
should mikei his personal hudmst to
see that every one of their friends
take the paper. F.vcrv business Nemo
j should have it mi sale ai bi il.i.e
of business N'egto should contiilmta
their share toward Ihe suppo .. in
I paper. All the vouiig men on the
i staff should be eiicoiira: e, Kv.iy
; Negro rillen slionl have a oi, of
I prabe for this pa ier and should i II
all occasions praise lis pui.il. a' ion.
I McCampbell and Houston are having
their store remodeled. Electric light
j and fans and a new model dispensing
i counter have been installed. They will
be in line again with all the old fa
vorites and also tl .latest in cold
Why not let the ' Son'' (,i. In your
home to blliihleli Hie household Vc
tire getting the news. We want you
to make it onr paper. As it Is an
educative .louinil for Negroes.
Mr. A (' Stodder I very succes
sful In having secured Mr. Win Dun
can of I'hicago who is an adveitising
specialist Anv one desiring any
thing In his line please all at resi
dence I !"; Vine. Bell Phone J.tS
The Kansas City Colored Athletic
Club wilt give a grand boxing match
at Vineyard Hall, 8th and McGee St.
There will be prizet, awarded to the
winners. The clever boxers will
meet each other in the ring for six
rounds. Re'reshments, good music
This Paper ohall endeavor to have
a number of Special Editions concern
ing various departments of Negro
Business and Professional lines.
j Miss Hester Nicholcs Who has been
visliing her mother in Oskaloosa,
I Kans , returned In her many friends
iin Hie city going there for a quiet
j rest atid she was greatly benefit id.
I Mr. W. M. Williams who is now
I manager of the Broadway Cleaners
and lycrs Invites his friends and a-
! t i ons.
j Miss Booz was specially entertain
i e l by several railroad porters of Cbi
,cag.i. Win. McCee. K. fioffnev, H'Try
Baldw in and ('. C. f'raiiey they ar
lnoppitu at Hotel Contpton.