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I Pays to Advertise In the Rising Oon
CO-ED LEADER WAS NEGRESS.
A DI8COVERY BRINGS A 8HOCK
TO CHICAGO UNIVERSITY.
With White Skin and Much Beauty,
Cousin of the Notorious "Much
Mouth" Johnson Held Her
Popularity Through Five 4.
Chicago, July 22. Society citadels
of Uu University of - Chicago tiave
Ik en . stormed by a Degress vlacl
ouh, talented musically, as wnite sum
neU as the average white girl and
much sought alter because of tier
clever linguistic and conversational
accomplishments, her triumps en
dured and waxed uutil it was discov
ered that the girl, who up to that
time hud been welcome to the most
sacred college circles as a white co
ed, whs in reality a cousin of "Mush
Mouth ' Johnson and was reared in
his family. ,Mush Mouth" Johnson
has rectlved much newspaper and
police court notoriety because of his
prominence as a First ward gatuoler,
second in political rating only to
"llinky Dink" and the "bath house."
A 8orority Turned Her Out.
The explosion came yesterday when
the facts regarding her race and blood
were spread broadcast among, her
class and college mates, to the aston
ishmeut of all except the members of
the exclusive sorority of Pi Delta Phi,
to whoso collective heart she had
been clasped as a beloved and admir
ed associate. They learned the truth
some time ago and erased her name
from their membership roll, and, fear
ing ridicule, made solemn pledges of
Miss Cecelia Johnson, the 'varsity
co-ed, who has so long kept secret her
blood relationship to "Mush Mouth,'
was hostess last night in the family
residence at 5830 Wabash avenue. As
fair of countenance as any ordinary
white girl, she entertained eight or
ten Afro-Americans of the blackest
hue. There wasn't a mulatto in the
"Mr. John Johnson is my brother
said Miss Johnson, but this is not ex
actly her blood relationship to the
man better known as "Mush Mouth
She has been reared to call him
""broth r," but that is because she
has been practically, although not
legally, adopted into the family of
Mrs. Ellen Johnson, mother of "Mush
At The University Five Years,
Miss Johnson has been a student at
the university five years and her so-
elal triumphs extend over the greater
part of the period. From an obscure
freshman girl to the leader of one of
the Midway sets and now back again
to her original station has been the
experience of the negro gambler's re
lative. The girl was one of the most
popular co-eds who ever entered the
university. She was. welcome at any
ntertalnment because of her beauty
and wit, her musical accomplish
ments aud her culture. Her card was
always the first to be filled at the
numerous dances of the university
students and her company was sought
after by all the young bloods of the in
stitution. During her supremacy at the uni
versity the girl became noted for the
modish costumes she affected, her
chic air and the wonderful diamonds
she wore at the formal parties. In
June of 1906 she took her bachelor's
degree from the university with
Kansas City, Mo.
The Rising Son,
Kindly Insert the following In this
week's issue if possible.
The delegates to the District
Grand Ijodge of Missouri and District
Grand Household, will leave Monday
for Roonevllle, to attend the 2Cth an
nual session of the Grand United Or
der of Odd Fellows of Missouri, which
convenes In that city August Ctb,
7th and 8th.
They wptll be accompanied by the
District Grand Master, Edward S.
Lewis also of this city.
Wednesday evening, Kansas City
Patriarch No. 66, with 13 swords un
der command of Captain Thomas Ea
ton. and Lieutenant A. D. Parron, will
Dismissal of Rozzib is a Direct Slap into the face
also leave to participate In the parade
of Thursday and will also give an ex
hibition drill while there.
BEAUTY CONTEST IS ON
Everybody who takes the Rising
Son and who wishes to enter some
name or vote for the names which
Tiave already been sent in, cut out
the coupon In the paper and send
it to 914 E. 12th . You can vot as
many times as you buy the papers
and cut out the coupons.
Let everybody take an Interest in
this contest. It the names of
every beautiful or good looking wom
an be sent in. If she is married put
her in the married column, and if
she is single put her In the single
ladies column. If you are not a sub
scriber buy the paper at any one of
Smith's Dru- Stores.
THE NAMES OF THE MARRIED
WOMEN WHO HAVE BEN ENTER
ED IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST:
Laura Johnson 6
Minnie Crosswalthe 7
John I-ang 9
Minnie James 8
Josle Finney C
L. Moss 6
Dorothy Harris . .; 6
V. H. Hubbel 7
JJnss Francis C
Anna MIckles C
Frankle Givens 7
Arthur Pullam... 8
Tom McCampbell 7
James Cowden 8
Geo. Walker C
C. Randolph 10
Maggie Clay 7
UHarvey Wells 7
O. J. Marshall 6
G. Henderson 5
E. Martin C
M. Mosely f
F. J. Weaver 6
Lena Bruce 7
T. C. Chapman 5
W. E. Griffin C
Alberta Thompklns 8
Pearl Riley 7
THE NAMES OF THE SINGE LA
DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED
IN THE CONTEST:
Bessie Patterson 9
Pearl Chouteau . .i 8
Lillian Wells 8
Emma Collins 9
Kdmonla Hubel 8
Mary Richardson 7
Alberta Wells 8
Cordelia Seymour 8
Emma Smith 7
Lula Graham 8
Maud Olden C
G. Wiley : 7
Miffs Sasportas 8
M. Davis 6
Zela Juckmnn c
Katie Wright C
Ida Godfrey '. 7
Maud Thornton 7
Ida Ralley 6
Ida Foster . . 6
Nuomia Fisk 7
Amy Jackson 6
Gerlrudo Myers 'u
The. address by Dr. Booker T.
Washington on August 3rd promises
to be a "red letter day" In the history
of the exposition. The Hampton In
stitute students will give a special
drill exhibition on the parade ground
of the exposition and the Hampton
Bund will furnish music for the pa
rade, which will lead from the parade
ground to the negro building, where
the speech will be delivered. The
Fisk jubilee Singers are preparing a
special program of music and there
are other events that will make this
one of the great days of the exposl
Go to Carpenter & Watson's Ioe
Cream Parlor for all kinds of soft
drink and confectionary and fresl
fruits. Candles and cigars. 1519 E
12th. Bell Phone 2C41 East.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1907.
A PLEA FOR AID.
By The Second Christian Church, at
Present Located On 21st and
Kind friends as you know, for some
time we have been struggling to se
cure a respectable place of worship,
and many have been our hlnderances,'
hut we now believe that by the help
of God and the management ' of our
new minister we will be able to ac
complish something commendable, .ur
us as a church and to the race of
which we are a part,
and have adopted this method of
soliciting funds. Please assist solici
tor to any amount you can and will.
Deface the figure that registers the
amount of your donation.
Done by the order of the Hoard of
officers of Second Christian cliurch
21st and Summit Sts.
A. R. LITTLES.
no, 50, no, no, no, 25, 25, 25,
25. 25, 23. 25, 25. 25, 25, 25,
25. 10. 10. 10, 10. 10. 10, 10.
10, 10, 10. 10, 10. 10, 10, 10.
10. 10, 10, 10, 10, 10. 10, 10.
10, 10. 10. 10. 10. 10. 10. 10,
10. 10, 5. 5. 5, 5, 5. 6.
5. 5. 5, n. 5, R, 5. 5
o, n, r, n, n. r, r. r.
5, 5, 5, D, 5, D, 5, 5,
5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. C, G,
.This card registers the amount each
member is to give or solicit.
STATE FAIR 8EDALIA.
Great preparations are being made
for the Seventh Annual Exhibition of
the Missouri State Fair. October 5
11th, 1907. Three new brick barns'.
practically fire-proof, with a capacity
of 150 animals each are being erect
ed. New walks are being laid and
and the old ones repaired. Larger
water main are laid and extended to
all stock barns, affording an abtind-
once of water for live stock and an
increased pressure for extinguishing
fire. The main boulevard is being"
laid with macadam under the super
vision of the United States IVpart
ni out of Good Roads, thus furnishing
a sample of permanent roadway for
the inspection of visitors, built In the
moKH approved and practical manner.
Every possible convenience for the
comfort and entertainment of visi
tors is being provided, and the most
successful meeting in the history of
the institution is assured. The Coun
ty Clerk has Premium Lists for dis
tribution, or Secretary Ripley at Se
dalia will furnish you with ful in
formation. In the middle of October 190C. when
nature was In one of her most fas
cinating moods, a little group of girls
met under the supervision of Madam
.1. F. Shannon as chaperon at 1717 E.
17th Street, for the purjOHe of organ
izing a club.
The name was then brought forth
and one bright, energetic woman,
with the consent of the girls, decided
that the organization would be called
Clionion Circle deriving Hb meaning
from "Clio" one of the Greek nursoe
of Epics poetry.
The purpose of the circle Is to bring
about a social and intellectual ad
vancement and to do charitable deeds
the circle has become u member of the
Womans' State Fodiiriition and was
represented by Mrs. Zella Arnold at
the last meeting of the federation dur
Having thus given n bazaar,' moon
light fete and also a reception during
the holidays giving the Old Folks'
and Orphans' Home ten dollars aud
have at the present time a reading
room located In Miss Annie Warner's
Conservatory, with a collection of
fifty books and many periodicals we
feel thankful to our Savior and the
many friends that take such Interest
in the circle.
And it is also a pleasur? to see the
number has greatly increased during
vacation and the circle feels confident
tho old adage "The more the morrler,'
will be fulfilled.
Tho officers first elected and mem
ers beloglng are: Pearl H. Chou
eau," President; Lottie H. Whtttln
in,' Vice President: Mamie l'' nf
Secretary ; Bessie Patterson, AssUt
ant Secretary; Myrtle LewlB, Treas
urer; Lola Ross, Editor; Hlanche n.tr-
ker. Librarian; Mrs. J. F. Shannon,
Critic; Mabel Bell. Estella Christian
Myrtle Foster, Ollle Haynes, Elizabeth
Holden. Ruth Knox, Edith Overs,
Maty Richardson. Portia Tillman,
Lenora Thurman. Nellie Thomas. 'np
tolla Wilson. Mesdames Maude Price
a d - Bella Price.
July 19, 1907.
To The Editor of The Rising Son:
Through your newspaper, I beg to
call to the attention of our people
the fact that December 17, 1907. will
be the one hundredth anniversary of
the birth of John Greenleuf Whlttler.
I need not remind the Negro people
of the unselfish labors rendered by
thls great Individual to the causv of
freedom and for the perpetuation of
i jo Union. Our race owes him a debt
of graUtude which it will be difficult
for us to repay.
It seems to me that it would be
Very fitting If we should begin now
to make preparations to celebrate this
anniversary in a befitting manner.
Such a celebration should be ar
ranged for In schools, churches,' by
literary organizations and various oth
er organized bodies.
I am Just in receipt of a letter
from friends' of the poet living in
Aniesbury, Mass., his old horn., advis
ing of plans now being perfected for
t? celebration of this great event lu
I trust that our people everywhere
will let the world know through a
proper celebration of the event how
much they honor the memory of the
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON.
BRILLIANT RECEPTION TO DR. B
F. ALLEN AND HIS BRIDE, AT
A brilliant reception was tendered
Dr. B. F. Allen and his beautiful
bride Mrs. Moynie Leo Williams Al
Icn nt Lincoln Institute on the even
lug of the lt;th Inst, by the Kuiniuer
school faculty, students ami pi-oiui
ui'iit citizens of Jefferson City.
Dr. Allen was married June 21 to
Miss Williams of Macon, Georgia.
The former as the scholarly prowl
dent of Lincoln Institute is ton well
Known throughout the country for IiIh
worth and attainments to nceil furtlfer
comment at this time; and Mrs. Al-
h'ti represents one of the most highly
respected and well-to-do families of
that beautiful Southern city, Macon.
She was for several years a in. -in
her of the faculty of the High school
at Chattanooga, Tennesse, and more iv
ii'iitly has held the chair of mathe
matics in the Fort Valley high and
industrial school, Georgia.
To return to the reception the
ladies were beaut lfuly attired, the'
bride's dress being a costly gown of
white crepe de chine, princesrf style,
liinimings of white rose point lace
A delicious menu of viands partic
ularly well suited to the unusually
warm weather was served In the spu
rious and beautifully decorated din
ing ball of Lincoln Institute. The
tables were arranged In the form of
;i capital letter A. Dr. and Mrs. Allen
occupying the seats of honor. Covers
were laid for t0 guests. Prmnluent
among these were Mr. and Mrs. Al
Thomas. Mr and Mrs. Virgil Franklin,
Mesdames Coins, King, Harrison, Hen
derson, Sexton, Jackson, Professor J.
S. Moten and wife, Professor G. S.
Murray and wife, Professor Josephine
S. Yates. Professor J. W. Daniel, Mis
ses Benora Lane, Emma Sandersons
Parker, Geneva Mayberry, Salllo
Sutherlin, Alta Williams, Hoy King,
Ledley Ford. Illrdie (Vilyer. Lucy
MacWorter. Elsie Malley, Mabel Gra
ham, Glover Hawkins, Messrs. Jacobs,
Perry, Abingdon, Johnson. Grahah,
Cooper, Cole, Collins, Grant, Turner.
NIc Dowell and others anient? out of
town guefrts we note Mrs. Elmer Jack
son and Professor G. T. Evans both
of Kansas City.
Tho various courses of dalntv vl
ands, well suited to tho unusual!'
warm weather, were Interspersed
of Every Piblic
with the musical and literary num
bers of a well rendered programme,
over which Professor Moten presided
as toast master. The musical num
bers, highly enjoyable, were given by
Misses King. Williams, Mesdames
Thomas, Jackson and Mr. Jacobs.
Responses to toasts humorous and
otherwise In character were made by
Messrs. Franklin, Jacobs, Perry, Pro
fessor Yates, Murray and Daniel. The
sentiment contained In each of these
waf entirely appropriate to the occa
sion, full of best wishes and highest
hopes for the present and futurue hap
piness of the newly wedded pair.
At the close of the programme Dr.
and Mrs. Allen thanked their guests
for the pleasures of the evening and
assured their many friends' of the
very high appreciation they sustained
for them In words which beautifully
expressed the thought.
The presents received buth In Ma
con and Jefferson City were numer
ous and costly and are still coming.
Miss Ora Carter of Iawrence, Kan.,
spent a delightful week visiting her
friends, Mrs. Dwings. Mrs. I. F. Brail-
ley and others. She will go to Law
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS WILL GET
YOU A HORSE AND RIG.
he chances for the horse aud buggy
which are being raffled off by Dr.
Theo. Smith can be hail at most my
business' place in town. Get your
chances now and win a horse and
buggy. Ktlll explanation can be re
ceived nt l:!07 E. 18th. Home phone
Look at the voting for
the Beauty contest, pick your lady
ami send In her name. This content
is endeavoring to bring out Just who
is the most beautiful woman. There
will be two contests, married ladles'
contest and single ladles' contest. In
sending in coupons please specify
whether married or single. Every
body send in a name for we Intend
to muke this one of the greatest lilts
in this city. Cuts will appear In tli'
paper from time to time. Sen. I all
coupons to 911 K. I2lli ami they will
be duly registered. Every body Is
entitled to a vole who lakes the Ills
lug Sou and gets a coupon from (he
Lawyer It. S. Smith of Kansas City,
Kan., who Intends to practice law in
St. Paul, Minn., Is having a very sen
satlonal finish. The idea of a Negro
shooting at a colored lawyer because
he garnlshe.'d his wages Is t tiling to
be throttled and condemned n this
community. If it had been a Vhlte
lawyer the Negro would have slunk
nwny like n lean hound to his kennel.
Its the same way In any business, Ne
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MISS EVA WASHINGTON,
Shampooing, Straightening, Scalp Treatment
Tonics made 'lor the hafr, Hair Dyed, Hair Switches, Pompa
dours, Side Pieces made to t rder, and all lines of Hair
work done in first-class style.
OIVC INIE A CAL.U
938 New Jersey Avenue, Kansas City. Kans.
Beauty Contest Coupon
I vote for M
as the most beautiful lady of
In the State.
groes do not give the proper amount,
of respect to professional men ond
of respect to professional men and
Negroes who have authority. The
same way with a Negro Journal. When
a reporter goes out and gets the news
of some negroes wrongdoing, there is
a great hubbub of dissatisfaction and
a howl and threats. Wednesday night
a negro of UJg physique met the edi
tor of this paper, and because of some
news that, was to go in, or had gone
In or will go In. began his braggard
voice, but he was very easily quieted
Let this statement go broadcast to
the public and whoever you are, what
ever you represent and how exclu
sive you may be, do anything that's
n detriment to the public, your name
shall appear in the Rising Son. Thous
ands of Negroes will read of their
A MERITED RECITAL.
Last Thursday evening at the 2nd
Baptist church Huh and Charlotte,
Sts. Our own poetess Miss Azella E.
Martin gave a fine recital to a small
but appreciative audience. Miss Mar
tin has struggled in her career and
she has reached now the stage where
her productions demand recognition.
Her numerous numbers were good
and mystery and phantoms are mer
it d because of their depth and sub
limity. We give below her pnv;r.'ini
I. lustniiuelital Solo selected, Prof.
It. tl. Jackson.
L. Mystery. Good bye, .Mlstah Pros'
II. Original Inst riiuieutal solo. Miss
t. Autumn's Lullaby, Swelle's live
in Town, Miss Mail in.
"i. Vocal Solo, selected. Mine. M
L. Nelson Smothers.
!. I'liautKiiiH. When the Circus
Comes to Town. (Suggested by re
cent circus.) Miss Martin.
Nearly all liHts have the faculty of
hlbernutliig. Their hibernation, how
ever, is not perfect that Is to say,
that when the warm days occur In the
middle of winter they wake up, to
gether with the Insects which are
their food. Still, theirs Is a true hi
bernation trance, differing from sleep,
with very low rate of pulse, heart ac
tion and respiration. Probably they
would endure immersion In water for
an hour or two without drowning, as
other blberuutoiH have been found to
Chance for Inventors.
Suppose that one could find an alloy
that would beur the same relation to
aluminium that steel does lo carbon
or bronze to tin, says the Engineering
Record. Tho result would be a new
structural material of Immense Im
portance In mechanical work. The
builders of light machinery are look
ing for Just thia thlug. .
Milliner School Now Open
Teacher of Millinrty in All Latest Styles