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If Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon
THE L. C. CONSERVATORY
OF MUSIC 914 E. 12th St.
THE ONLY NEGRO MUSIC PUBLISHERS IN THE STATE THEIR
MUSIC IS NOW IN DEMAND AT THE JAMESTOWN
THE LISTON & COUNTEE CONSERVATORY,' AND MUSIC PUBLISH
ERS, ARE MAKING A GREAT RECORD IN THE MUSICAL WORLD.
THESE ARE YOUNG MEN OF ABILITY AND SHOULD RECEIVE THE
SUPPORT OF ALL. THEY HAVE ISSUED TO THE PUBLIC SOME VERY
POPULAR SELECTIONS, WHICH THE PEOPLE ADMIRE. BE SURE
TO PURCHASE A COPY OF THEIR LAST PUBLICATION, WHICH IS
BECOMING QUITE A FAVORITE, ENTITLED, "I SHALL NE'ER RE
TURN," AND ALSO DO NOT FAIL TO GET THE "ROSA" MARCH TWO
STEP. ONE THING TO BE REMEMBERED IS THAT THESE YOUNG
MEN HAVE SEEN THE GREAT NECESSITY OF ARRANGING A COURSE
OF MUSIC, SO THAT ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO LEARN TO
PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT AND READ MUSIC ACCURATELY PAN DO
SO IN AS SHORT A TIME AS SIXTEEN (16) MONTHS. NOW, IF YOU
ARE THINKING ABOUT STUDYING MUSIC, OR GIVING YOUR CHIL
DREN A MUSICAL EDUCATION, WE WOULD ADVISE YOU TO CONSULT
PROF. W. B. COUNTEE. PRICES ARE REASONABLE AND TERMS CAN
BE ARRANGED TO SUIT. IF WE ARE TO ENCOURAGE OUR PROFES
SIONAL MEN IN ALL LINES WE MUST PATRONIZE AND HELP THEM
WHEN WE CAN.
YOU SHOULD BUY LISTON & COUNTEE'S SHEET MUSIC AND
HAVE IT IN YOUR HOMES FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON, IF NO OTHER,
BECAUSE IT IS THE PRODUCTION OF NEGROES. AS A RACE WE
MUST BECOME PRODUCERS, AND .ALSO MUST LEARN TO APPRE
PRECIATE OUR OWN PRODUCTS. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN BUY
LISTON & COUNTEE'S SHEET MUSIC ON SALE AT SMITH'S DRUG
STORES, 805 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, 1307 E. 18TH ST., AND AT THE
OFFICE OF "THE RISING SUNT 914 E. 12TH ST.
OFFICE OF "THE RISING SON," 914 E. 12TH ST.
TEE AT STUDIO, 914 E. 12TH ST. BOTH 'PHONES, 780 GRAND. KAN
SAS CITY, MO.
AFRO-AMERICANS ORGANIZE TO
SOLVE THE "NEGRO RACE
PROBLEM" WITH THE
There Is a movement of national
scope, launched by Prof. James E.
McGlrt. editor of "McOirfs Maga
zine," also author and poet of con
siderable ability, to organize the Afro
American voters In the doubtful
states, where they hold the "balance
of power," and have them cast their
vote only for Buch candidates as will
champion equal rights for the Negro,
and who will lend their aid to enforc
' Ing the Constitution of the United
States, and see that the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Amendments are car
ried out to the letter.
Prof. McGlrt, through his magazine
and on the platform, has proven to
many that the "ballot is the Negro's
only weapon of defense In this coun
try," and hopes by this movement to
do away with disfranchisement In the
It Is said that the leader In this
movement Is In close touch with 25.000
ministers and teachers In this country,
and the movement hns almost unani
Beauty Contest Coupon
I vote for M
as the most beautiful lady
for tho Special Issue of tho
mous endorsement. Prof. McGlrt fur
ther states that the thousands of edu
cated Afro-American, assisted by many
Caucasians who are willing to give the
Negro liberty as Is given all other
American citizens, can easily see that
the ballot is handled intelligently.
He also believes that the "BO-called
Negro problem" is no more than the
effort of a large number of the Can
casion race to reduce the Negro to a
position of semi-slavery, and that the
Negro's effort to prevent being thus
subjugated is the "sum total" of the
' so-called Negro problem," and be
lieevs the ballot to be the antidote,
and the only one for Its solution.
Read carefully, and let us know
what you think of the movement, ami
what part you are willing to take in
It. Address J. E. McGIRT,
420 South Eleventh St.,
Go to Carpenter & WatBon's loe
Cream Parlor for all kinds of soft
drinks and confectionary and fresh
fruit. Candies and cigars. 1519 D.
12th. Hell Phone 2C41 East.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State.
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1907.
COED LEADER WAS NEGRESS.
A DISCOVERY BRINGS A SHOCK
TO CHICAGO UNIVERSITY.
With White Skin and Much Beauty,
Cousin of the Notorious "Much
Mouth" Johnson Held Her
Popularity Through Five
Chicago, July 22. Society citadels
of the University of Chicago have
been Btormcd by n negress vlacl
oils, talented musically, us white skin
ned as the average white girl and
much sought alter because of her
clover linguistic nud conversational
accomplishments. Her trlumps en
dured and waxed until It was discov
ered that the girl, who up to that
time had been welcome to the most
sacred college circles as a white co
ed, was in reality a cousin of "Musrt
.Mouth" Johnson and was reared In
his family. "Mush Mouth" Johnson
has received much newspaper and
police court notoriety b-cause of his
prominence as a First ward gambler,
second in political rating only to
"Hinky Dink" and the "buth house."
A Sorority Turned Her Out.
The explosion came yesterday when
the facts regarding her race and blood
were spread broadcast amoug her
class and college mates, to the aston
ishment of all except the members of
the excliiKlve sorority of PI Delta Phi,
to whose collective' heart sha lui'l
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
lug ridicule,' made solemn pledges of
Miss Cecelia Johnson, the 'varsity
co-ed, who has so long kept secret her
blovd r lniionship to "Mush Mouth,'
was hostess last night in the family
residence ut 530 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
"brother," but that is because sin
has been practically, although uol
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
cial triumphs extend over the greater
part of the period. From an obscure
freshman girl to the leader of one ol
the Midway sets and now back again
to her original station has been the
experience of the negro gambler's re
halve. The girl was one of the most
popular co-eds who ever entered the
university. She was welcome at any
entertainment because of her beauty
and wit, her musical accomplish
ments and her culture. Her card was
always the first to be filled at tin
numerous dances of the university
students nivd her company was Hought
after by all the young bloods of the In
During her supremacy at the uni
versity the girl became noted for the
modish costumes she affected, her
chic air and the wonderful dlamond.
she wore at the formal parties. In
June of P.) 015 she took her bachelor
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 Idge of Missouri and District
Grand Household, will leave Monday
for Doonevllle, to attend the 2fith an
nual session of the Grand United Or
der of Odd Fellows of Missouri, which
convenes In that city August Cth,
7th and 8th.
They wplll be accompanied by the
District Grand Master, Edward S.
Lewis also of this city.
Wednesday evening, Kansas City
Patriarch No. fiC, with 13 swords un
der command of Captain Thomas Ea
ton, and Lieutenant A. D. Parron, will
also leave to participate In the parade
of Thursday and will also give an ex
hibition drill while there.
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,
ami many have been our hindoruiiccs.
but we now believe that by the help
of God nnd the management of our
new minister we will be able to ac
complish something commendable, to
us as a church and to the race of
w hich we are a part,
a-id have adopted Ihis method of
soliciting funds. Please assist solici
tor to any amount you can nnd will.
Deface the figure that registers the
amount of your donation.
Ione by the order of the Hoard of
officers of Second Christian church
21st and Summit Sts.
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This card registers the amount each
member is to give or solicit.
STATE FAIR SEDALIA.
Great preparations are being made
for the Seventh Annual Exhibit ion or
the Missouri State Fair. .October f
11th. 1!W7. Three new brick huriiK,
practically fireproof, with a capacity
of l.'o animals each are belnK 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 abund
ance 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 Depart
ment of Good Roads, thus furnishing
a sample of permanent roadway for
the Inspection of visitors, built in the
niose npproveil 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 fid in
In the middle of October lltoO, when
nature was In one or her most fas
cinating moods, a little group of girls
met under the supervision of Madam
J. F. Shannon as chneron at 1717 K.
17th Street, for the purpose of organ
izing a club. t
The name was then brought, forth
and one bright, energetic woman,
with the consent of the girls, decided
that the organization would he called
Clionlon Circle deriving its mooning
from "Clio" one of the Greek tiurKca
of Epics poetry.
Tho purpose of the circle Is to bring
about a social nnd Intellectual ad
vancement and to do charitable deeds
the circle has become a member of the
Womans' State Fed. -.ration and was
represented by Mrs. Zella Arnold at
the last meeting of the federation dur
Having thus given a bazaar, moon
light fete ami also a reception during
the holidays giving the Old Folks'
and Orphans' Home ten dollars and
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 pleasure to see the
number has greatly Increased during
vacation and the circle feels confident
the old adaee "The more tho merrier,"
will be fulfilled.
of the U. B. F.
The olllcers first elected and mem
bers belonging are: Pearl II. Chou
teau, Pnsident; Lottie II. Whining
ton. Vice President; Mamie l'aue,
Secretary; ltessie Patterson, Assist
ant Secretary: Mrtle Lewis, Treas
urer; Lola Ross, Editor; lllauehe Dar
ker, Librarian: Mrs. ,1. !'. Shannon
Critic; Mabe Hell. Est. I la Christian
M.Mlle Foster. Ollie llaynos, Elizabeth
Hold. -n. Kuth Knox, 1-:1 it li Overs
Mary Richardson. Portia Tillman.
Leiior.i Thtirman, Nellie Thomas, Cap
tolia ilsoti. Mesdames Maude Price
and Z.clla I'riee.
July Li. 1!iu7.
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. I!u7. will
be the one hundredth anniversary of
the birth or John Greelileaf Wiiitticr.
I need not remind the Negro people
or the unselfish labors rendered by
tills great individual to the causv of
freedom and for the perpetuation of
tile Union. Our race owes him a debt
or gratitude which it will bo difficult
for us to repay.
It seems to me that it would he
very fitting if wo should begin now
to make preparat joint to celebrate this
anniversary in a befitting maimer.
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 11 letter
from friends- of the poel living In
Aineshtiry, Mass., his eld home, advis
ing of plans now being perfected for
I he celebration of this great event in
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
HOOKER T. WASHINGTON.
BEAUTY CONTEST IS ON
Everybody who takes the Rising
Son and who wishes to enter sonic
name or vote for the names which
have ulready been sent In, cut out
the coupon in the paper and semi
It to 1 1 E. I'.'th. You can vole a
many times 11 you buy the papers
and cut out the coupons.
Let everybody take an Interest In
this contest. Let. the iiaines of
every beautiful or good looking wom
an be sent in. If she Is married put
her in the married column, and II
she Is single put her III the single
belles column. If you are not a sub
scriber buy the paper at any one of
Smith's Drug Stores.
THE NAMES OF THE MARRIED
WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN EN
TERED IN THE BEAUTY CON
Laura Johnson "
Minnie Crossvvaitbe I."
John Lang 1'
Minnie .mines 1K
L. Moss 12
Dorothy Harris I"'
W. II. Hubhel IX
Anna Mickles I"
Frankle (livens 1"
Arthur Piillam 1'!
Tom M Campbell Li
.lames Cowdeii 1
Ceo. Walker I'i
C. Randolph 1-'
Maggie Clay l-"
1 larvi y Wells 1 "
( ). J. Marsiiiui II
It. Hendi rson
E. Martin 1-
M. Moselv I"
I-'. .1. Wiav.-i I-
Lena lirui-e . . II
T. C. Chapman I-
W. E. Grillin 12
Alberia 1 hompkins 12
Pearl Riley II
Ollva Page 10
.1. Hill 11
P. Campbell 10
I. Fields ''
J. N. Hitch H
Fannie Morton !
Itertha Kennedy 12
Pearl Webster 9
Katie Kennedy 1'
and S. M. T.
.Ilio. Rone II
.). S Harris
II. Waal. 11 10
1. Jackson s
S. Ilacote 12
F. .1. Pi ck il
S. .lordon 12
C. II. I 'oilmen II
Li 11a .lordon 1.1
H.tN na Redman II
THE NAMES OF THE SINGLE LA
DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED
IN THE CONTEST:
llesste Patli rson 20
1'isirl Chouteau 1
Lillian Wells h;
Mab. l Hell 12
Emma Collins IS
l-Mnionla llubel l!
Mary Richardson II
Cordelia Seymour H'
Alberta Wills 1'i
Emma Smith !"
Vera Wesley U
I .it I11 , Graham 10
Maud Olden II
1. Wiley 7
Miss Sasportas K
M. Davis r,
.i lia .lackinan S
Katie Wright i
Ida Godfrey K
Maud 'I liorntoit II
Ida Railey 12
Ida Foster II
Naomla Flsk II
Amy .lai-Kson 12
( icrt rude Mv 1 rs !'
Ruby llraclshavv '.1
Valtlcr Howuiaii in
Ethel .l.ieksoli !'
Il.ssle Whitney 17
Roth Knox !
Nellie Allen 12
Nora Reynolds II
E. Collins I
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS WILL GET
YOU A HORSE AND RIG.
he chances for the horse and Inur.y
which are being raffled off b Dr.
Then Smith can be bad at nio.it ruv
business' place in town, (jet otir
chances now and win a horse an I
buggy. Full explanation can be re
celved nt 07 E. 1 St 11 . Home phono
Look nt the vol Ing for
the Reality contest, pick your lady
and send In her name. This contest
Is endeavoring to bring out Just who
Is t hi- most lieaut ll'ul woman. Tin-re
will be two contests, married ladies'
contest and single ladles' contest. In
sending In coupons pleaso specify
vi Ih-i her married or single. Every
body send in a name for we Intend
t make this one of the greatest hits
in this city. Cuts will appear in the
paper from time to time. Send all
coupons to !1 I 1-5. 12lh anil they will
be duly registered. Every body Is
entitled to a vole who lakes the Ills
Ing Son and gets' a coupon from tho
Lawyer H S. SniHh or Kansas City.
Kan., who Intends' to practice law In
SI. Paul, Minn , Is having a very sn
satlonal finish. The Idea of a Negro
shooting at a colored lawyer because
he garnlshoed his wages Is t thing to
be Hi rot 1 led and condemned in ibis
community. K It had been a While
lawyer the Negro would have slilnU
away like a b an ho I l Ills konie-l
Its the same way in an Inisincs'-r, Ne
groes do not give the proper amount
of respect, to professional men and
of respect to prolessh n il men and
Nicioi-s vv ho have authority. The
same vvav with a Ni-gm journal. When
i :i teiioi't.-r goes nut and g"ts til" news
of some negroes wrongdoing, then- is
a great hubbub of di'-atislactioi- and
a bowl and threats. Wednesday night
n negro of big physiipie met tin- edi
tor of this paper, and because of some
news that was to i". "' bad gone
In or will go in. began his braggard
voice, but be was very easily ipilete-1
Let tills statement go broadcast to
the public and whoever yon are, what
ever you represent nnd how exclu
sive you may be, do anything that's
a detriment to the public, your name
shall appear III the Rising Son. Tlious.
anils of Negroes will read of their