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VOLUME XII. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, i!K)7 NTMDKI? t
A City Encircling Street Rail
With the completion of the West
Traffic Way construction, which has
been pending in the council, Kansas
City will have a street car system
that will compare with any of the sys
tems of tha eastern metropolises. The
officials here are continually getting
the modern ideas of the larger cities
of the east. Take, for instance, Buf
falo, with its superb system; Cleve
land, O., with the various methods
and suggestions of that wonderful
street railway genius, the Hon. Tom
Johnson, and the advanced system of
New York and Hoston. Mr. Belmont,
an able adviser of the New York sys
tem. In those places they have from
25 to 70 miles of railway running, and
such splendid accommodation. The
doctric enrs that run from Cleveland
to Oberlin have special cars for bag
gage, and from Oberlin to Norwalk it
is the same way. Farther east, in
Massachusetts, it is even better. A
person can ride from North Adams,
Mass., to lloosnc Falls, N. Y., and
from there to Bennington, Vt., and, in
fact, most any place you desire to go.
Persons who have traveled have ex
perienced this state of affairs.
So it is with the Kansas City sys
tem an encircling street railway
idea. This idea lias not been sur
passed by any of the larger anil older
cities. It is an original idea of Presi
dent Bernard Corrigan. That is, that
the cars must describe an entire cir
cle around the city, touching at all
points from east to west .and north to
south. For Instance, beginning with
the northeast, this line touches with
the Jackson avenue anil Hardesty
line. Jackson avenue and Hardesty
line touches at a point tangent to all
the eastbound cars. In all instances
there is a circle, represented either
by looping or connecting. Kansas
City, Kansas, is supplied with this
system, as well as a connecting link
with Leavenworth, the Swope Park
and Troost avenue line, and also
Rockhill, touching at the Troost ave
nue line. A regulation in the down
town district, with an unraveling of
the very complicated connections. The
completion itself will be In the finish
ing of the West Trafflc Way construc
tion on Twelfth street, and with the
new cars now in use over that line
will make it complete. The people
should feel very proud over this great
assisting agent in Kansas City's
Mr. C. N. Mack, the general man
ager, returned not so very long ago
from a trip to the east, where he was
absorbing in his energetic manner
more Ideas and rules by which to gov
ern Kansas City's system. Ten yenrs
from now, as Mr. J. J. Helms bns put
it. Kansas City will be a center of
street railway gravitation. from
whence there will come an outpouring
of cars to nil the suburban towns and
rural districts, taking in nn area from
Tift to fi8 miles. The people are wait
inc for this time to come, of such
splendid street car accommodation
and trnnsportntlng facilities.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 1.
Mrs. D. A. Doyle, of 1021 Kast Thir
teenth street, Kansas City, Mo., was
accompanied to Pike's Peak by the
following party: Mrs. Juanita Lee of
Ponca City, Okla.; Mrs. Clias. Crow
nell of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Lovely
Caurath and Miss Mattle Helms of
Denver, Colo.; Miss Ida Clarke of
Wichita, Kas.; Mr. James Holders of
Denver, Colo.; Mr. James and Albert
t rawford of Manltou, Colo. The par
ty started Saturday evening, Aug. 31,
at 7:30 p. m., and reached the sum
mit at 4:30 a. in. Sunday morning, in
time to Bee the beautiful sunrise.
After their long journey they enjoyed
the lovely scenery on the Peak. They
reached home at 2 p. m. Sunday, feel
ing as well as If one had traveled on
level ground. Mrs. Crownell started
for Kansas City on the C:30 train.
Mr. Henry Collins has returned
from a rather pleasant trip to Den
Rev. F. K. White, D. D., of Texas,
will begin his preaching at the Pil
grim Baptist church Monday night.
THE POPULAR GAME OF WHIST.
Whist Is quite a popular game in
Kansas City among the Negroes.
Some of those who play the game
from a standpoint of authority and
science are as follows: Prof. G. N.
C.riBham. H. O. Cook, W. II. Dawley,
W. W. Yates. W. E. Griffln, J no. Day,
and Messrs. Theo. Clay, Priut Simp
son, Tlios. McCnmpbell, Spencer Mor
gan and W .T. Washington, and Drs.
J. N. Birch. L. J. Holly, K. J. Mc
Campbell and Theo. Smith. This Is
but a partial list. Hut every one of
the above gentlemen plays with ref
erence. Some time this fall there will
be a whist club organized for those
that play the game.
J. T. HARRIS, Sporting Editor.
guilty, and a fine of ire cream Sun
daes was the penalty for insurbordl
nation of orders in regard to not ad
dressing them instantly on entering
the drug store.
At this juncture Dr. J. N. Hirch. as
the attorney, entered upon making his
splendid plea for the editor, and for
such he was fined by the judge for
contempt of court; and he in turn was
made the burden bearer, paying the
entire cost and fines.
A JOKE ON THE EDITOR.
The other evening the editor of The
Son appeared at McCampbell's drug
store, and just as be entered the door
he was kidnaped or taken charge of
by a number of ladies whose names
must have been entered In the beauty
contest. He was court-martialed and
brought before the Judge and jurors,
consisting of women. Mrs.' Frankie
Givens was the judge, and the follow
Ing ladies were the jurors: Misses
Bessie Patterson, Lottie Whitttngton,
Sadie McWaters, Nellie Snod, and
Mesdames Nellie Davis and Myrtle
Willoughby. The Jury found him
agony, no pain. 1 Is all over. The
forerunner of liberty has sacrificed
his life for the poor, old, slave. Day
breaks, and we are In a new era. The
Negroes are free. Now, It is the old
Negroes are oppressing the young Ne
groes. O, God! How long, how
long will you let might rule right?
Shame! Oh shame! A great crime has
been done. The Lord is my shep
herd of whom shall I fear. When
my enemies come upon me to eat up
my flesh, tney stumbled anil fell. The
Lord will make all things right in
DARE TO BE A DANIEL
DARE TO STAND ALONE
DARE TO HAVE A PURPOSE
DARE TO MAKE IT KNOWN.
The scepter Bhall not depart from
Judea until Shlloh returns anil then
there will be a gathering of the peo
ple. He leadeth me in green pastures,
Yet though he leadeth me In the val
ley and in the shadow of death, I
shall fear no eviU Thy rod and staff
tney comfort me.
Anchor your soul In the Haven of
Old Job suffered, but In the Haven
he at last found rest.
AnMior your soul In the Haven of
Sail the wide sea no more,
The tempest may sweep over the
wide, stormy deep.
In Jesus we are saved'' ever more.
Let it lie so In the plea of the op
pressed, j.e, God, will set all wrongs right.
Fined for Saving Daughter's Life.
For rushing on to a railway track
to save his daughter from being
crushed beneath a freight train a man
at Danzig, Germany, was prosecuted
.for trespass by the railway authorities
THE PLEA OF THE OPPRESSED.
Great men Buffer; great men are
hounded .almost to death by the op
pressors. Great principles are fought
out by men who would rather die so
that their principles may fctill live
O, Immortal God, gives us men;
A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts,
True faith and ready hands.
Men whom the lust "of office
Does not kill,
Men who possess opinions
and a will
Men whose hearts
Are kind and true,
Men who, knowing their duty,
Will dare to do.
So It goes with the plea of the op
pressed. All around enemies arise
to strike the truth to earth, Hark;
truth yet -lives; ruling like a king.
A young man with a single idea pur
sues his purpose onward and upward.
Around him are gathered greedy, hun
gry, avarlous men; ever onward, con-
scienclous, pursue your course young
man, the great body of people are
with you. God who sits on his high
throne is the Judge of all men. Great
Father of the world let your blessings
come over us all. Let your name
live when the stars In the firmament
fall. John ilunyon suffered and
past his time in the jail of England.
Garibaldi went through persecution.
Many lives were sacrificed In the
Spanish Inquisition. Thousands suf
ferea death during the reign of ter
ror In France.
Old John Brown smiled as they
led him to the scaffold. But liberty'!
bird sang his praises on high. See
John Brown as he kisses the Negro
babe. Hear him as he prays to God
when death overshadows htm. See
the spirit as It sails away to the un
known region of rest. Calm, cool, pa
tiently he awaited his death. No
Both Extremes in California.
The highest and lowest elevations
In this country are lti California, with
in 100 miles of each other. The lofti
est is Mt. Whitney. 14.499 feet high,
and the lowest is Death valley, about
450 feet below the level of the sea.
Novel and useful are the glass pa
perweights with a clock Inset in the
top. They are octagonal, so can be
made to stand, but the clock Is more
olalnly seen when face up.
The Point of View.
"The merits of a thing," mused the
Homemade Philosopher, "depend alto
gether on circumstances. For Instance,
sawdust on an Icy pavement may save
a big man's neck, while discovered
Inside a dolly it will break a little
Large Owl Is Judge's Victim.
One of the largest owls ever seen
la Benton county was shot by Judge
McFadden, says the Philomath Re
view. The bird measures about four
feet from tip to tip of wings. The
honorable Judge, hearing a clatter
among his fowls about one o'clock In
the morning, sallied out with his shot
gun and observed the cause of the dis
turbances perched In the top of a tree
among the chickens.
Maw Have Dairy Paper.
Kansas may have an official paper
devoted to the subject of dairying.
Thld la rmfl III the innovations pro
poBed for adoption by the new state
rttrv commissioner. H. C. Kendall,
at the recent meeting of the state
dairy commission at the office or r
Favors a Crematory.
Dr. Glenn, of Iola, does not favor
the purchase of a new site for a ceme
terv hv the city. He thinks that
instead of Investing money in a ceme
tery that the city had much ocuer
trect a modern crematory plant and
nave the money anuually lost in tuner-
Almost the Limit.
A New' York department store lis"
added real estate to Its business. It's
Mil move, the Atchison Globe minus
will be to establish a cemetery In the
BEAUTY CONTEST IS ON
Everybody who takes the Rising
Son and who wishes to enter some
name or vote for the names which
have already been sent in, cut out
the coupon In the paper and send
It to 5M4 E. 12th. You can vote as
many times as you buy the papers
and cut out the coupons.
Let everybody take an Interest In
this contest. Ixt the names of
every beautiful or good looking wom
an be svnt 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 Drug Stores.
THE NAMES OF THE MARRIED
WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN EN
TERED IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST:
James Cowden 1 10
Minnie James 131
Pearl Riley it
Anna Mickles 121
It. C. Miller 71
T. C. Chapman l'.3
W. 11. Iliibbel 131
Mlnni.' Crosswaite 131
Lester Davis 70
Bessie Conway 70
K!XVle HUi tis 1 10
Harvey Wells 1:10
Alvin Jnrdon is
Olivia Pane 7:i
lam s inn
Fidi-lu .Mitchell no
Alberta Thimipkitis I'M
Ida Fields in
I. N Birch s
Fannie Morion 77
Bertie Kennedy N
I'eat I Wi lister 73
If ill ts Kobe 7H
J. S. Harris 7S
Bertha Kennedy s I
llyxeklnh Waldeii 73
Francis Jackson 7(1
Kai ie Kennedy Sit
F, .1 Peek S3
l.riuin Redman loo
Lena Jnrdon s:i
Sallie Jiil'diin SS
Laura Johnson l
.lusephine Finney lit
Fannie Moss li'.i
Dorothy Harris Ill
It. It. Francis 07
Arthur Pullam lo?
Thos. .McCnmpbell Ill
Frank Walker !'0
('. Randolph I Kansas ) '.Mi
It. Heiuli rson M
10. Martin V.
Manila Mosley Kit
F. .1. Weaver '.U
Lena Bruce 1 13
Ada Thayers r.i
1 lad ie Adams !I3
Bessie Abrams 7
Lillian Williams 77
K. It. Ramsey 71
.1. I.'. Perry So
Stella Ross 71
Clara Wablen K2
Man Willis 41
Annals Garrett 70
Dm a Fisher II
Gen. W. K. Love
He Vaul Vincent .".1
Viola Ford Is
M Green II J
Robert Wiley Or.
Zella Jaekmau tl.'i
Katie Wright. . Nil
Ida Godfrey HI
Ida Rilley ii'.t
Ida Foster It.'
Maytue I). Morris UM
Naomi Fisk 1 1'J
Amy Jackson l(bi
Amand.l Moore 72
Gertrude Myers MS
Vnllle Bowman ti.t
Ethel Jackson 107
THE NAMES OF THE SINGLE LA
DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED
IN THE CONTEST;
Cordelia Seymour 1 ."it
I'rei.el Hamilton lui
Alberta Wells K,7
Bessie Whitney U's
('leu Brassfleld 121
Amelia Davis H2
Bessie Patterson l.'.S
Edmonla Hulibel 1.17
Pearl Chouteau 112
Lillian Wells lor.
Mabel Bell i;i
Ellle Booker I'i2
Ethelyne Wilson .101
Emma Collins 1,13
Emma Smith , ,1.1.1
Lula Graham 109
Maud Olden 1.10
Captollne Wilson 10.1
Gertrude Owen !9
Minnie Wort ham 71
All Egoists Now.
Egoism Is a positive disease of tho
day. People talk Inressantly of them
selves, their motors, their health,
their chauffours, their achievements
at bridge, their prowess at golf, their
gardens a great hobby of the day
their speculations In the city, and so
far as the world hedges them around
about, so far, and no farther, are they
interested in It. Italy's Pictorial.
Ended the Discussion.
A little Wlnsted, Conn., girl, an
adopted child, turned the tables with
stunning effect upon children who
were teasing her because she was an
adopted child to the parents who
loved her as their own. "My papa and
mamma picked me out, and wanted
mo," was her retort. "Yours had to
take you just as you were whether
they wanted you or not."
Puts It Up to Johnson.
During a dog light in front of 1 1ll.
office one day last week Sherman
Johnson so far forgot himself as to
call us a liar and bit iim on (be nose.
Scores of people would have said that
we ought to have him arrested for as
sault and battery, bin we sball not do
so.' We shall let bis own consclenco
punish li i m 1 i i 'tin t ii w ii. Cat., Banner.
It would be quite, impossible to im
agine people more courteous and con
siderate than our king and queen, mid
they are such perfect sillers. King
Edward has. by the way, a very keen
knowledge of how to arrange a giniup
for photographic purposes. Tho Tailor.
Defined Law's Status.
A 'awyer once, rather clumsily re
spending to the tosst of the law at a
dinner of an art society, said that ho
did not see how the law could be con
sidered one of the arts, at which point
Jerrold Interjected the word "Black!",
which cuiiii) out like a shot from a
Canals In Ancient Timet.
The Idea of canal building nmn
from Asia in ancient times. Although
It occurred several thousands of years
ago, it will ho news lo must persons
that old Nebuchadnezzar built a canal
tributary to Babjlou as long us tho
Real storehouses nf delight for th
visitor are the bazars of Tunis. Ono
merchant has a $.1,000 carpet which ho
likes to display. This huge, filmy cre
ation he will fling Into the air for tho
benefit of a possible customer and al
low it to settle itself gradually on
the ground. Tills it does, uullko an,
ordinary carpet. So exquisitely line
Is the weaving that It Imprisons air
bubbles large enough to hold a man.
If there Is one thing more than an
other which from our childhood wn
have heard was grossly unwholesome
and opposed to all medical advice,
that thing certainly was Christmas
pudding. Now It seems (by the best
medical advice) that to call Christmas
pudding wholesome Is entirely a faint
and approximate expression of Us
If women In this country really en
Joyed the respect universally accorded
them In France, English social llfo
would certainly not present the piti
able spectacle It does of "hooligan
girls" and undignified married women
not only tolerating, but wildly pur
suing, asinine "Freddies" and cffeinl
nato "Bobbies." Ladles" Field.
Cat Skins Worn as Fur.
According to a Philadelphia paper
the securing of cat skins Is something
of an Industry in that el'. v. The skins
Bio sent to France, where l hey are
dyed and returned to I Ills count iy as
popular fur. Good cat skin looks very
much like tupilrtcl and I used lit a
similar way. being especially popaUr
for Luis ami hat trimmings.
Under All Moods.
We tiro so apt, when everything
seems iliMulate, to think that thorn
is nothing In Ibe world but our own
mood. It comes like sunrise. Some
times, to remember thai under all
moods Is tho will of God.-Giyrge II.
THE PREACHERS' GOLD HEADED
CANE CONTEST IS ENDED.
Allen Chapel Went Down to Defeat
in a Spirited Effort.
The Blind Boone Concert Company
gave a splendid affair Friday, Sepletn
her The principal feature was as
lo which minister would gel the gold
The ladles of Allen Chapel, though
some J them worked very faithful,
yet tin- ollicrs let lln'lr pastor en dnw II
in defeat. It is the llrsl time the Bap
llsl Church has ever beat the Method
1st in anything. Rev. Baeote's litem
In rs sold $:'.oo worth of tickets, sam
ples of Which you Fee below, and lte.
Peck s members sold $202 worth.
BLIND BOONE CONCERT CO.,
Friday, Sept. B
BLIND BOONE CONCERT CO.,
Friday, Sept 6
Beauty Contest Coupon
I vote for M
as the most beautiful lady of