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li Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
The Astute Editor of the Plain
Dealer His Allegorical Re
marks Concerning the
The Ptlntlng Press was invented
In the 14th century hi England.
One of the High Priest of the church
In commenting upon It said; "God
has given unto man a powerful
weapon." Would to God that It
shall be ever .used for right. During
the time of Macanley the press be
gan to take the place or oratory to
put the truth before the people. The
press Is on the same plane with ora
tory whosoever slitill derive the
people with this weapon shall be
rendered as weak as a child. In all
this there Is a twofold meaning le
sine you are right and then go ahead.
This brings us down to the allegori
cal remarks made by the Editor of
the Plain-Dealer. In our first
premises we wish to state that we are
not upholding the. woman wjiose
letters we published, but we as the
representatives of the people thought
the crime committed by a so-called
high minister of the Gospel was
greater tliau the publicity of the let
ters exposed by us with the signa
ture of the woman attached. Where
ignorance Is blibs; it Is folly to be
wise. Therefore, where a man of
high standing In the most solemn
IKisitlon he can occupy lowers him
self so much as to stoop, you know
Mr. Editor of Plain-Dealer that his
first step on the downward road has
Now let us lay bare the facts you
said you think or we think the wom
an has a big heart, but why do you
think so because when you called she
gave you u years subseiiptlon and
told you tne whole truth concerning
the matter? Please answer? Mr.
Plalndealer you say some call it
tainted money. What do you call it?
You accepted some of It for the sub
scription of your paper.
You also say, that class of persons
who tell her tjiat she is right and
aid her in fostering and bolstering
up this kind of stuff for newspapers
are no good and serve a purpose for
scandal mongers, alley rats and
night pirates, whose side aim is to
The first appeal taken by the gov
ernment under the law enacted by
the last Congress giving the United
States the right to appeal in certain
classes of criminal cases, which was
docketed in the Supreme Court re
cently, will determine whether the
Federal government, under the four
teenth amendment, has the Tight to
punish lynchers where the State
authorities fail to net.
The appeal, which is in the case
of Robert Powell, grew out of the
action of a mob nt Huntsvllle, Ala.,
in September, 1904. in storming the
county Jail, which was guarded by
the sheriff's deputies and a whole
company of the Alabama national
guard, and taking Horace Maples, a
colored man charged with the mur
der of a white farmer, from the
structure and hanging him in the
Hon W. T. Vernon, Register of the
Treasury, the silver tongued orator,
has gone to Xenla to attend the com
mencement exercises of Wllbcrforee
University. Dr. Vernon is au alum
nus of Wllberforce.
Seiisatloal dispatches .were sent to
various dally newspapers of the coun
try recently, stating that Cyrus Field
Adams, assistant register of the
Treasury, was "masquerading as a
white man." The dlspaj h carried
its own refutation when it named a
number of national and local "color-
.if organizations with which Mr
Adams is conuected. To those who
h nersonallv acaualnted with Mr.
Adams, and even the thousands who
linv anv knowledge df his career,
the charge - Is ridiculous, for they
know that he has practically spent
Thousand Negroes Read the
drag such men as Hur'se down to her
level, and take all the ready cash
from her. Now Astute Editor of Uie
Plalndealer yon flret began your
article by misspelling the word "Son"
Were you at the time of your writ
ting thinking of the Universal Sun
or were you thinking at all. If you
remember, did you not ask how
much was In it? Did yon not conn-
to me and ask me to introduce you
to the woman? Did I not tell yon
my paper was not run in that man
tier? Did I not tell you that my
paper was supported by the adver
tisements of the large white busi
ness firms and the combined support
of the honest Negro citizens. In what
manner do we serve a purpose for the
scandal-mongers, alley ra( ami
night pirates? Because we are show
ing them that a Preacher who would
net in that manner was no better
than they? Is that it? Please an
You also say let us all get- busy
and do more In nilvancing something
nlong business lines, and let Annie
Jones- remain on Fourth with her
filth. In part of this I agree, but
was she not remaining on Fourth
until the man you are championing
came down there. , Mr. Editor we
ah not deslrious of engaging in a
battle of words with you. but we will
say the mighty ocean has Its limit.
"Thus far and no farther." The allu
sion is, you live in Topeka. you are
running your paper Into Topeka. to
remain in Topeka.
The Press is used for the exposure
of dirt and the suppressing of wrong.
Heretofore In all of your articles
you have made a clean sweep for
right. Has the Plalndealer left lis
mooring? Is the Pilot at its head
keepii.g the rudder straight. Let
Newspaper men work for their own
common good in fighting for th
light of the people. the Plain-
dealer run ToiH'ka, and let the RIs
ing Son run Kansas City and let us
as Editors get together and fight for
his whole lire for the uplifting of
the race. While yet In Ills teens he
was appointed a teacher In the Col
ored public schools of liOiilsvtlle,
Ky., and also became the editor of
The Bullet?!!, a paper published in
the interest of the Colored race. A
prominent colored man, a self-appointed
protect ir of the white peo
ple, called their attention to the
strong editorials which Adams was
writing in defence of the race and
they saw to it that he was not re
appointed as teacher the following
school year. Adams then went to
Chicago, where for twenty-three
years he has, edited The Appeal a
paper which has struck sledgeham
mer blows for the race. He has also
contributed many articles on the
race questions to the magazines.
Mr. Adams is a life member of the
National Afro-American Council; he-
was the first person to pay f.".u for
membership. Mr. Adams was the
first to become a life member of the
National Negro ltuMncss league, of
which organization hv. Is also trans
portatlon agent and lie is president
of the National Afro-American Press
Association. Mr. Adams says that
the statement that lie blackballed
Mr. Wllkerson. who applied for mem
bership In the Washington Philatelic
Society, is absolutely false. He voted
for him und for every other person
who has ever been proposed for
membership. The dispatch was evi
dently the work of some local Ana
nias for Mr. W. Calvin Chase, one
of the District's most promlm-nt
citizens and the editor of The Bee,
who was charged as being nt the
head of a movement against Mr.
Adams, declares that there is no such
movement n foot and Mr Wllkerson
says that he does not even know Mr.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1907.
Adams and that he is not connected
wit hany movement having the ense
as a basis of operation.
Mr. Daniel Murray, one of the as
sistant librarians of Congress, is do
ing a great work for the race In the
preparation of an Afro-American
Bibliography. HV finds that more
than 6,0(10 different books have been
written by colored men and that col
ored men have composed more than
3.IMHI pieces of music.
Hon. Ralph W. Tyler, the new
auditor for the Navy Department.
has made an innovation which Is very
pleasing to the messengers in his
burea'i v,ho have done flunkey work
without, compensation. ' For many
years It has been the custom for
the messengers to shave the auditor,
deputy ' auditor, and chiefs of di
visions, and shine their shoes. Be
lieving that the messengers' time
should be given wholly to their offi
cial duties, he called them before him
and informed them that they could
cut out the shaving and shining
stiit, as they would not be allowed
In the future to spend government
time in iersonal service for the
heads of the office.
Col. Scott, Superintendent of thfc
Military Academy, has made the con
duct of the colored troopers stationed
at that place the subject of a special
reiiort to the Wur Department, which
Is of Interest. Col. Scott says the
conduct of the Negro troops since
tjhey have been nt West Point has
been admirable and flawless; Indeed
much better than that of the whit
regulars Who preceeded them at the
At the recent meeting of the Color
ed .Men's Business League the fed
lowing officers were elected for a
term of one year: J. A. Iinkford.
president; W. It. Davis and Edward
Bowser, secretaries; William L. Pol
lard, treasurer; Daniel Freeman, first
vice-president; Dr. Mary Williams.
second vice- president; W. R. Griffin
third vice-president, and .1. B. Nicker
son, sergeunt-nt-arms. William T
Vernon, register of the treasury, was
elected a member.
The following delegate were elect
ed to represent the District of
Columbia in tlie annual ccyivcnt l hi
of the National Negro Bnsine-s
League, which Is to meet In Topeka.
Kan., August l.". Hi and IT: J. A.
Lankforel. John C. Danry. W. Calvin
Chase, William 1.. Pcdlard, Dr. A,
M. Curtis. Arthur Gray, Dr. W. II
Davis, Charles W. Brown, George
Forest William T. Vernon, Mrs. I,.
R. Clark, Dr. Mary Williams. Danie l
Freeman, James W. Poe, and Alex.
Dr. Davis then addressed the meet
ing cm the advancement of the rue-
In the District along certain lines
and the good the local business
league has done and can do. j
Howard University was founded on
the 1'iih of November, isti", ami it is
proisised to celebrate the fortieth
anniversary of that event when the
date comes around next fall. Ar
rangements have already begun.
President Wilbur Patterson Kirkl.-hl
has conferred with President Rooc.
Veil, who is expected to be the prin
cipal figure in the ceremonies, iitid a
committee of the alumni has be. t:
organised to promote the success en'
the occasion. It is proposed to com
memorate the event by raising I lie
fund for a new building which 1.;
ureal ly needed to accommodate the
iit.iion volume's which are now over
crowding the present library. The
occasion will call back to Washing
ton many of tthe H.iiiiii alumni; for a
reunion, and such a gatheting will
do more- than anything else that could
be planned to stimulate Interest in
The new president, Dr. Thlrkleld.
will be Inaugurated at that time.
Rev. Dr. H. N. Ne-wsonie of Mobile,
Ala., president and general manager
of the National Negro Fair Associa
tion, spoke In the Metropolitan A.
M. E. Church on M street last week
in tiie Interest of his project.
Last Issue of
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE
The eight annual session of the
National - Ngro Business League la
to he held at Topeka, Kansas, Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday, August
Hth. 15th and lf.th, 1J07. The Cen
tral Passenger Association is Just
preparing notice of Its arrangement,
of a one and one-third round trip
rate to be joined by the other passen
ger associations of the country for
the coming meeting of the League.
Mr. E. P. Booze, of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, Is arranging to a. -eur
a special car with a party of
uboi'.t twenty-five representative peo
ple of his section to attend the- com
ing meeting of the U'ague.
Mr. F. D. Patterson. Fourth Vie
Pnslilenl of the National League, at.d
in; auger of the carriage building
firm of C. R. Patterson Sons.
Grfvnfiedd, uhlo. Is taking an uctiv-
pav in increasing the Influence c f
the oi ionization in the state of Ohio.
A huge number of ehdcgales from
this section "will likely at tend the
Topeka session ef the League than
nt any previous meeting.
A unique feature of the coming
meeting will lie the presence, from
the Business Course Department of
Wi stern University, Pror. Albert
Ross, Director, of a number of Ne
gro young men ami woiiu-ji steno
graphers and typewriters, trained in
this school, who are to be located in
the convention hall, ready to take
dictation for such business men who
would want to correspoiul with their
families or friends in this way dur
ing their May In Tope ka.
The League- will be tenelereil a
grand picnic at tlie magnificent
plcasmv re-sort '"Vinewood." about
si niile-s from the e i t a . On the even
ing of President Booker T. Washing'
ton's anneal address, tlie ine-i-iing
will lie held lu the Auditorium, a
hu ge assembly hall se al in;: four
thousand five- hundred pe-rsons. The
l.e-agiie- banquet, to be- served by on.
of the lending calerers of tin- sial-
will also be lichl in tlie Auditorium,
The Topeka Choral Club of over
half a hundred vc le e s will entertain
the visitors wilh their engaging
musical renditions during the ses
sions. Special selections ate being
lehi-nrscd. All the cltie-ns of Topeka
are- assisting in eve ry way possild
to make tin- lui-c-tilig of the- League
a great success. The stale and city
officials are co-operating with the
Negro r.iisim-ss League1 officers in
preparation for the- vlsileirs and .i
hcart,y welcome on all hands awaits
the dele-gates and friends. Among
those who will formally welcome
the Leag-ie aHi Ild lilts are. Hon. K.
W. I loch. Governor of tin- State-,
.Mayor William Green, and Hon. C.
K. Holiday. The later will represent
the Commercial Club of Topeka.
The Committee on Home and Lo
cation have- arranged for all visitors
and league nieliiliers to be taken rare
of at nn average- rate of $l.m per
ilny for board. There will be no at
tempt tei hold up the' delegate's e 11
this Item. The olliee ts of the Tope ka
league- have- just issued a special lit-
ft . 1 1 i n to all ineuilii is of the Na
tional Le ague and their 1 rie iiils in g
iiu llielll to attelie! the meeting ma;
a--iiring them a profitable- und Inte r
i -ting slay in Kansas. IM.iiie-d in
fo mailon along any line anil
i illy as to accomodations can be
I furnished by Mr. Iia ('. Ou, Yin
! I' .slele-nt of tlie National Ne-gm
'.: sini-.-s Leuuv. :ill We st. I lib
Si! eel, Toni-ka, Kansas.
The sooner the people are rid of all
the NVgro imposters in the various
I uidie positions, the better for the
Have you b"i'U to the new Arling
t in Theatre? If not, why not, and
when are you going?
The Son knows everything that s-oej
on in this city, so lie careful and help
tis make our race a de'sejrvlnt one.
Stand for something.
A Square Deal to all and Special Priv
ileges to None.
The paper Is endeavoring to show
that It can Just as strongly endorse
a man us it can repudiate one. In
our stand for the great liody of Ne
groes In this city we wish to show
the people we are trying to lie Just
and fair. For this reason we take
for our sketch Dr. J. N. Btreh who
has hardly been among us over six
years ami during that time tits sin '
cere work shows lor Itself. 'Ilieie
are many others whose mimes will;
appear later on In some oilier is
suer. Dr. I'-liih cum- lei Kansas City
with just $:niii' and his midiial abil
liy and loilay b - has ae-ciiiiiulaie I
Real EsQale III Kansas City t'i and
ove-r lb.' amount of ? P. '. !
has never inlsse-il ami We- know it by
bis successful advancement to better
bis office an I to benefit his palh iil
Dr. Illnli has in his office- alone
over $ I. unci of Inst rnlllciils, Medical
ami Surgical Paraphernalia. At this
Wine he- has Installed another new
iiistriimi'iil c alled "Th- I nhalltoi iutii
for the- lii-alnii-nt of consumption.
Asthma, Sypllls. Ine ipb lil Phthisis
Se-ari-hiiig around for some strong
IMisltlve- force for the prevention ol
A GOOD GAME OF BALL.
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' NUMBER 41
the disease ami the curing of the first
stage he has at last hit upon the
"Eureka or enemy of consumption.
Tlie new Inhalltorluui was aquired
at a cost of over Jii'iO.iHI. Besides
this in- li;is in his office tin- Suit I.'
and Xray; The Nebulizer ami .Me
chanical Vibrator. In fact there s no
instrument of Modern elate that he
has net got In his oi l Ice. Dr. Kirch
tei-ogniziug the- difficulty of Ncgroc.
securing good houses built a row of
Hats that are cbisslfieel wlih any
Hals oi l upi'-el by th" while- race
Believing this will h;ili In a small
w;ii to tnprovi' tin- sanitary condi
tion lr the N'eglll ll.'siele-.s this h-
lias a lie-aiillliil lio-ise- on Garlic-Id ami
also his ow n spletnlid reslde ni e So
.Men si-e the- pape-r is lal.hu; an lione-t
si tint to We-ed out tin- gooel from th
had. To show who Is making good
and wjio is not If our position in
pointing lou.uil the' accuniut.it lie:
Negro i Hi, n is prompt-el from a
purely nnsi-lrisli moijw docs It not
c e,ne lu-iM-ly. show that we are- nof
Irving to run a se-nsal ional pape r,
but that in our light for tight we
are running a paper of the people, lathe-
people- ami for Hie people-.
This paper should not uml to deny
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I I Hows I hat V.
have siood in thi-'
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nut -o. kin:-, i -I'liip' I. sat ion. Knowing
w . !l I hit l in- pii'iiii will iipiiohi u. .
The- Son wi-he lo aniioiinei- that
v..- have ciiitlmi-e I be lady iixsislant
la our ottin. and have now em
ploy. .1 Ml-s .1 (-1 rim- Hill, one "t t n''
I i, i-eii. gradual
of I. inc.. lu Iliu
!f von want the best work doll"
: ch'-ap bring all of your Job printing
lo tin Jisng Son.
Tie- Son has a lady attendant who
will he- hi ii- to transact all business
al it.g the newspaper line.
A ropy of this paper can be secured
nt I'll E. U'th str-s-t. Phone your or
der and we will send one of our news
boys to your home.