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KANSAS CITY, .MO.. SATURDAY, JULY 0, 1907.
Dr. J. E. Dibble. Elected Exalt
ed Ruler of the I. B. P. O.
Elks of the World.
CALL FOR A SOLEMN CONCLAVE.
To th Citizens of the State of
On SVhrnrv ISlh 1907. fiftv dele
gates, representing ten counties ami 3nA t0 re"OIt on tl,e rant
A CHARTER HAS BEEN DENIED
THE NECRO ELKS.
The referee who was appointed by
At the Semi- Annual Election of las Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
lh Imperial Lodge No. 101, I. D. P.
O. E. of W. Dr. J. E. Dibble was
elected almost, unanimously as the
Exalter Ruler of that body consist
ing of over 160 members. This elec
tion marks an Epoch in that order
as it places to the head a man well
experienced In Lodge Works and all
their composite makings. Besides his
high and well deserved stunding in
the community he brings to that body
educational ability recognized by all
Along side of his well rounded out
dlsclpllnarlanshlp can not be disputed
by any. In all crises there is always
a man for the occasion, it is the con
sensus of opinion that in the cirses
of the Elk Lodge in trying to secure
Its charter. Dr. Dibble stands as the
strongest man that could have been
elected to the head of that body
and as its leader to secure for them
selves a charter from the Btate. back
ed by the entire Lodge Dr. Dibble
will bring "to the front the same
energy and capability he has dis
played in his active work with the
Knights of Pythias in this city. The
Lodge can well feel compllmenvjd
In having Dr Dibble as its head. He
was born in Houston, Texas, and at
tended school in that city, finishing
Wiley University In 1892. After
which he entered Maberry Medical
College graduating with honors In the
class of 29 being salutorlan of his
class. He was then fortunate In be
ing appointed head Physician of the
Negro Dept. In the Houston, Texas,
Central Railroad Hospital where he
remained until he was assistant
Surgeon of the Ninth L. A. Immune
Regiment; serving his country dur
ing the Spanish-American war. After
the battle of San Juan Hill and Ecaney
he preformed active surgical work
among the wounded men Doctor
Dibble spent fourteen months In
the service of the army twelve of
which on the Isle of Cuba provldnnoe
of Santiago. On coming to this
country his regiment was mustered
out at Camp Mead, Harnsmirg,
Pennsylvania. Immediately on being
mustered out honor came to him for
his excellent service by being ap
vania. Along side of this appoint
n(ent he saw an opjm-tunlt'y dur
ing his service at the Hospital to In
crease his medical knowledge, by
taking a Post Graduate course at
University of Pennsylvania on Sur
gery and Diseases of the chest un
der r.he famous Dr Tyson. On leav
ing there, he attended the PhiludeW
phia Polyclinic where he took the
special course of abdomenal Surgery
and the Diseases of Women under
John W. Baldy who Is recognized as
head Authority on that subject. Dur
ing the National Republican conven
tion at Philadelphia on meeting a
number of Kansas Cityans he was
pursuadi d by them begin his practice
in the city as it is one of the best
fields for Negro Physicians. Since
coming here in 1900 he has gainej
the entire confidence of the people,
and pratices in some of the best
families in the city. Dr. Dibble is
a young man and for his age he Is
In advance of many other Negro
Physicians in the state; because he
has not only acquired the theory but
he has had the practical experience
in surgery. He takes an active part
in everything of benefit to the race
he Is a constant contributing to
charity and a general mixer with all
classes of people, he is indeed quite a
popular Physician. He is Past Chan
tellor of the K. P. and one of two
men in the city to be past worthy
Counselor of a court of Calanthe the
other being the Grand Chancelor
A. W. Llyd. Dr. Dibble Is an active
worker in politics and has been a
delegate to every convention In both
lity pnd county during his stay -in
Kansits City. At present he owns a
beautiful home on Michigan Ave., and
ha a nice and beautifully fitted up
Medical Office at 19th and Vine,
with every convenience to meet his
patience demand. Dr. Dibble has a
very amiable wife, she is also of
very highly educated ability and a
very capable lady, having occupied
several prominent positions in the
past. Dr. Dibble's Influence will
tend largely to securing the Elks
Charter the entire public Is with him
pointed House Surgeon of the Doug-, and wish him a prosperous success,
the largest cities In the State,, as
sembled in the State House In Jeffer
son City to enter their protest against
the separate car law, which had al
ready passed the State Senate, and to
appeal to the reason, liberality and
good Judgment of the Railroad Com
mittee and other members of the
House of Representatives who were
present, to kee p the proposed bill
from becoming a law. We are thank
ful to say that the belter Judgment
of that body prevailed and we have
been spared the humiliation to which
our people are subjected In many o!
the other States. The success which
attended our efforts upon this occas
ion, indicates clearly, that with or
ganization throughout the State and
discreet management, we can de
much toward creating a healthy pub
lic opinion In regard to all matt
bearing upon tiie interests of our
The Negro is under criticism; he
needs defense; his civil and political
rights are In jeopardy, he needs pro
tection, for these reasons the dele
gation adopted a resolution while as"
seniblod In the A. M. E. Church, Jef
ferson City, Mo., February lllth, 19'i".
I instructing the President and Secre
tary of that gathering to invite a sof
e.nn convocation of the people of
Missouri through their representa
tives, for tiie purpose of considering
the advisability of a pennuntnt organ
ization. The meeting is hereby called to
convene in St. Iuls, Mo., opening In
Central liaptist Church, July 10th, at
9 a. 'm., and closing in St. Paul A.
M. E. Church, July 11th. All religious
dononiinatlons, educational institu
tions, charitable ussociallons, mvret
societies, and any other organizations
In the State not Included in this num
ber are requested to send at least
one delegate from each city, commun
ity and precinct to be priwnt at said
conventions at the time herein des
ignated. Abraham Grant, President.
George E. Stevens, St. Louis,
Jefferson City Committee:
William T. Washington, Kansas
B. W. Stewart, St. ljuis.
R. Farley Fisher, Jefferson City.
IT. HomiT Franklin, Jefferson City.
Chas. Turner, St. Louis.
F. J. Shannon, M. D., Kansas City.
Ieon H. Jordan, Kansas City.
B. B. Tully, Holden.
J. T. Smith, Jerferson City.
U R. Woolrlch, Lexington.
George B. Vashon, SL Louis.
A. W. Boyd. St. Ixw'a.
T. B. Carter. Jefferson City.
J. C. Caldwell, St. Joseph.
J. H. Garnett, D. D., Macon.
J. M. Rutledge, Jefferson City.
I,eon Hill, M. D., Boonvllle.
W. B. Brooks, Boonvllle.
J. W. Dawell, Jefferson City.
B. F. Allen. Jefferson City.
Nelson C. Crews, Kansas City.
Homer C. Phillips, Sedalia.
J. B. Parsons, Jwferson City.
" C. H. McKensie., St. Iuts.
Duke Dlggs, Jefferson City.
P. C. Glvens.
John Golns. Jefferson City.
J. C. Campbell, St. Iouls.
W. C. Hueston, Kansas City.
Thomas Bass, Mexico.
W. H. Huston. Pettis Co.
O. N. Grisham, Kansas City.
Herbert Beach, Chilllcothe.
A. A. Gilbert, U'xlngton.
George E. Thompson. Kansas City.
S. W. Parr, St. Iiouls.
Abraham Reynolds, Warrensburg.
W. S. Carrion, M. D., St. Joseph.
J, R. A. Crossland, M. D.. St. Joseph.
George W. Dupee. Jefferson City
C. G. Williams. Boonvllle,
Richardson Ferguson, Sedalia.
C. W. Holliday, Sedalia.
W. D. Cook, St. Louis.
James Thomas, Warrensburg.
T. C. I'nthank. Kansas City.
F. J. Peck. Peck D. D., Kansas
J. T. Caston. M. D., Jefferson City
lug of a charter for the I. B. P. O.
Elks reported the matter In an un
favorable manner to the Court. Claim-
in the main that there were some un
desirable characters in the Utdge.
The Negro Elks in other States have
lit en granted a charter and we don't
see why that It can not be done In
Missouri. This matter should have
the serious attention of every Negro
Interested in Secret order work.
Mr. W. B. Cou toe has composed
several pieces of music and Iip Is
sending them to the Jamestown expo
sition. His last composition is a mas
terpiece in thatl shows Hie depths
of negro genluS; besides the most
difficult technic and harmony. It
has a tendency oward the intona
tions of Gill cart. The foundation ot
the song conies' fr m Goethe. If t riis
piece in the cont st takes the prize
It will place Kansas City in first place
along the musical line.
Mr. Geo. Walker. &2 West ir.Iid
irtreet, a member of the theatrical
company of Williams & Walker, paid
the Rising Son a visit Sunday, lie
was visiting the city for n couple ot
day and left on the 4:1" train en
route for Lawrence to visit his family.
Three newly papered and painted
rooms at 568 Cottage Lane. Apply
to R. E. Schryock, Pot-tal Telegraph
Bldg, 8th and Delaware.
If you want the best work done
cheap bring nil of your Job printing
to the Wising Son.
Mr. C. II. Countee Is manager of
the undertaking firm of t outitee Bros.
With llie assistance and co workinnr
ship of his father. Kev. It. N. Connie.-.
who is well known, and his brother,
W. B. Countee, they set about to cs
tnblish their undertaking firm M
years ago. Through obstacles and
numerous disadvantages they dis
played that Ingenuity which is well
known In them, of stlck-to-lt Ivenoss.
until they paved the way nnd made It
possible that a legitimate business
which Is solely dependent upon tin
colored people for supisirt could
thrive, thereby making it easier for
others who wished to embark In the
We have no need to mention to our
readers that Countee Bros, are cour
teous and gentlemanly as the best
Their continued success is proof
enough for that. fnct. They have Just
completed the remodeling of their
place of business. Their morgue room
Is nicely arranged, their chaMl Is
grand, the display of caskets and
L. L. JONES.
Mr. L. L. Jones, Vice President of
The Black Diamond Development
Company, who is among the greatest
financiers of our race, and a strong
pillar of the Blacg Diamond Co., Is now
in the city. To give the Kansas City
people a chance to purchase stock in
this company. He has just returnei
from the field where they have eight
wells and a pipe line and 630 acres of
Gas and Oil property to develop, and
is now marketing their Gas in Kan- I
sas City and Kansas Ci'ty, Kansas, and I
all towns in this section are using gas j
which the Black Diamond Developing
Co. is helping to supply. They can
cheerfully recommsnd this investment
as one of the best tli.it colored people'
ever had a chance to get next to. This
Company has overcore all obstacles
and made good. Your investment now
will be a safe one as you have no risk
to. run or chances to take. This is a
great deal more than many other com
panics can say.' This is one company
of color upon which you can rest as
sured its success is made. Mr. Jones
spent five days In the field looking
after business for the company, and
also met several men representing sev
eral large gas magnates who have
spent from ten to thirty years In the
business In the East, and they told
him that they had a mint and could
not help from getting rich some day.
Mr. Jones will be in the city until
next Thursday. If any one would like
to see him or purchase any stock he
would be glad to have them call at
908 E. 12th, Smith's Drug Store.
The stock of this company" is now
selling at 50 cents per share and pays
dividend at its par value, $1 per share.
We have to raise $3,000 to put in a
large pipe line, so we can put the en
tire output at the wells on the market.
We also will be able to put on the
line all the additional wells in the
future, which means a great saving of
over $7 000 to the company In the
future. Remember that this is the
chance. Buy now or never. Stock
50c per share.
A FEW REASONS WHY YOU
SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND
DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK.
. It is a corporation, it Is not a
It is a business enterprise. Every l
share Is fully paid. There is no per
sonal liability. All shares participate
alike. There is no preferred stock.
It has eight gas wells and a number
of others to be drilled. The wells pro
duce 15 000,000 cubic feet of gas per
day.. Its success is made. It has con
tracted for the sale of all its gas. It
has contracted for 23 more wells. It
now owns 630 acres of Gas leases. One
pipe line finished April 20. Another
now being installed.
Missouri and Kansas both are burn
ing Black Diamond Gas. Dividends
iwll soon start. There were 105
stockholders October 24, 1905. There
are over 500 now. There are only
a few shares for sale now. No more
will be offered to th; public for sate.
Friday, lit: In a. in.
4n!i East Phelps Ave.
Springfield. Mo.. June 'JS, r.in,.
Editor Itibiuu Sou and Mgr.,
Kansas' City, Mo.
Pear Sirs: Your subscription no
tice is before me, mid it will be forth
coining Just as soon as I can get to It.
Allow tiie to mbl. In connect ion Willi
tlli above. Ibe follow lug llionglits' that,
have impressed mo very much In I bo
l.lsl I or ." weelvM
Having served at pastor in Kansas
City. Mo. for ;', ears' ef Asbury M E.
church, now Known tiboiieh consoli
dated with Hum's M K eliiinb) ii)
Centennial M. I', cliiireb. ami Know
lin.st of the leading men ctr . I am
lll.lefoie i ii 1 t I -i 1 in Hie doilies of
We have read and considered care
fully tiie late controversy throtu'.h th"
columns oT your worthy paper "Tim
Hlstng Son "
In this particular case, (the
Mr llui:!.', Mr. N. C. Crews, et
onlv know about relative to
sides: through what we have re:
But as one Intensely concerned
about every one having a "siptar.'
deal." ami every man having a man's
chance. I say to von and all others
thus concerned. In stand by the trnlb.
I hough the slurs sever tliems-eheS)
from their sockets and fall.
Since It Is an assured fact, though
truth may be bnils'ed and mangled, it
cannot be dest roved, as truth rests In
fallibly upon this maxim, "(iod Is
Truth." Yours sincerely and imbias'ly,
WM. II. WHKKI.KK.
Pastor Pitt's M. E. cli.
...o i.. u,.i ii,nin ,.rri.... fi.i.l
reception room is not to bit compared , . , . . . ...... ...
with any, It Is second to none. A
visit through their place will thor
oughly convince you of the above
facta. The next good feature of their
business method Is they have none
but exerinced assistants to look
after the work. Mr. Countee has
quite recently, been elected Worship
ful Master of Rone Lodge No. 2.", A
F. and A. M. thereby establishing th-
fact that ho Is well thought of In this
community. H" Is the youngest man
that we have known to be fleeted
Master of any Masonic Lodge In Kan
sas City. Mr. C. H. and W. B. Coun
tee are also members of nearly all
the various !dircs of Kansas City.
They are both energetic young ncii
who b(illv strongly in advancement
and tht success of any and all good
nurchaie Black Diamond Stock. Mr.
Jones had a very Interesting meet
ing at the Second Baptist church, 10th
nd Charlotte, last Monday night
which proved very successful to the
company. You should not fail to buy
stock In the Black Diamond Develop
ment Co., first because of the men
who are at the head of the firm, are
men of wide business experience,
PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR.
HE WAS THE WORLD'S GREAT
EST NEGRO POET. THE FACT
THAT HE HAD NO WHITE BLOOD
IN HIS VEINS MAKES HIS
ACHIEVEMENT IN THE LITERARY
WORLD THE MORE ASTOUNDING.
A FINE ENGRAVING MADE IN
THREE COLORS HAS JUST BEEN
ISSUED WHICH SELLS FOR ONLY
ONE DOLLAR ($1.00). SEND FOR
ONE TO DAY. ADDRESS THE COL
ORED AMERICAN NOVELTY CO.,
P. O. DRAWER 2318, WASHINGTON,
D..C. AGENTS WANTED.
Pr. T. E. McUiln of Iienvcr, Colo.,
passed thru the city last night lth
his newly wedded brido, m route for
Denver, where they will re.-ddu.
Why don't you come in out of the
rain? Plenty room, Come in.
PHILLIS WHEATLEY POETESS.
THIS REMARKABLE WOMAN
LIVED IN THE TIMES OF GEN-
brains and money and they are going ERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON AND
THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND WAS
THE FIRST OF HER RACE IN THIS
COUNTRY TO WRITE POETRY. A
MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVING HAS
JUST BEEN ISSUED WHICH SELLS
FOR ONLY FIFTY CENTS ($.50). AD
DRESS THE COLORED AMERICAN
NOVELTY CO., P. O. DRAWER 2318.
WASHINGTON, D. C. AGENTS
to carry this company to success
Here is where you make your money
earn money while you sleep. AH of
the leading people of this country have
stock in this company, so do not
be left on the outside, for a chance like
this only comes once in a thousand
years. There is no risk to run when
you go in a company somebody else
has made it a success. The names of
such men as A. Wilberforce, WilliaTO,
L. L. Jones. Fred Wescott, S. Laihg
Williams, at the head of this concern
ought to be enough to convince every
one of the stability of the company.
W sell as low as 50 shares of the
stock and up. but ail cash. We do not
give any time. Payments must be
made Inside of thirty days. Last
It was filling that the Negroe's
opening day should run parallel with
the festal day of Georgia the state
having the largest,' and wealthiest
Negro population in the Ciilon and
that the occasion should be honored
by the presence of the Governor ot
that great Commonwealth.