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PROCLAMATION NO. 1.
To the Officer and Member of All Subordinate Lodges,
Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of Missouri:
The. recent session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, held in the City of
Fayette, was another ilemonstrntion of the progress of Pythlanism.
The minuted of that session have heen printed nnit distributed to the
various lodges, and I urge the members to read them carefully and note the
Important changes made In our laws.
The coming Grand Lodge session to be held In the City of Sedalia, In
cluding the State Encampment in July, 1908, must be made a grander suc
cess than any meeting we have ever held. The indications point to a splen
did meeting In Sedalia next year, and all Uniform Companies are warned to
look out for their laurels. Toussaint Company No. 8 of Joplln. through her
commander, serves notice on all Companies in the State that they will be
there to compete for the honors.
The meeting of the Supreme Lodge, held In the city of Louisville, Ky.,
Sejuember 3 to 7, Inclusive, was a surprise to the veterans who have been
In the work of Pythianlsm since Its foundation. Never before in the history
or our race has a more Inspiring demonstration of the wonderful progress of
our people been made. It was a demonstration that brought words of praise
from the tongue and pen of such eminent men as Hooker T. Washington and
Henry W. Wattcrson. Washington, the founder of that Industrial system
of training which is destined o be the cornerstone In the foundation of the
future commercial greatness of our people, and Watterson, that matchless
Journalist and authority on public questions of the day. In an editorial of
the Ixiuisvllle Courier-Journal, published during the Supreme Lodge meeting
just closed, Mr. Watterson says:
The colored Knights of Pythias of the world in session here this week,
have ninde an altogether excellent Impression. The orderly method In whirh
they h;. -e conducted their business, the gentlemanly manner in which they
have borne themselves, and the exceedingly creditable appearance they pre
sented in their parade, have elicited general comment anil commendation.
It is a pleasure to note such evidences of nrogress on the part of thilr race,
ami the Courier-Jo.. -mil Is an tiiiih ..lie goon wnl in" ilo. -.t i
Hooker T. Washington ma.le a special trip from New York City to Louis
ville to address the Knights u Pythias, and his address was one of his most
masterly efforts. Among the many encouraging things said in his address I
give the following:
"I huve faith In what your organization is striving to do. I congratulate
you on what you have done, and I bid you C.odspped in your efforts in the
future, all of which 1 hope nre constantly to be directed toward the better
ment of your fellow man. Not a man have I seen in this vast, crowd of peo
ple who showed nny signs of intoxication. I say this, bearing in mind that
1 am in Kentucky and the city of Louisville. I challenge nny race on the
face of the globe to bring together such n crowd as Is assembled here with
more signs and evidence of genuine soberness."
Supreme Chancellor Starks. who stands next to Washington as a leader
of his race, said in his Biennial Report:
"We have learned to organize and unite. We have proved that we are
capable of self-government. Our business Is done in a business way. We
are surely rising to a position which in Itself commands the respect of men.
The problems of our race must be solved by plain, practical, foundational
work such as we are doing. Two years hence we will again come up from
our various jurisdictions bearing greater sheaves than before, our race and
Order having the credit and God the glory."
The next session of the Supreme Lodge will be held in Kansas City,
Missouri, in l'.m'.t, thanks to the able efforts of the following stalwart Pylh
lans of Missouri, who would not cease their labors until victory crowned
their well-fought battle: C. K. Robinson. Supreme K. of It. and S.; Hr. T.
A. Curtis, Supreme Rep.; J. P. Maynard, P. G. '.; II. .1. Curruthers, Inspector
General; Chas. H. Hrown, Sup. Rep.; W. M. Johnson, Sup. Rep.: A. W. Lloyd,
Supreme Rep.; It. E. Watklns, Captain of Mumford Company No. 12. Kan
sas City, Mo.; Pr. P. W. Scott. P. G. ('.: Hon. Nelson C. Crews. P. C, Kan
sas City. Mo.: W. W. Plumb. Topeka. Kas.; W. A. C.unnell, (1. K. of It. and
S.; William H. Robinson. Brigadier General of Missouri, and Colonel William
II. Hutler, First Regiment K. P., of Missouri, and many others whose names
space will not permit me to mention here. Now. brethren, with all this to
encourage us, let us start the work RIGHT NOW, and make preparations
to hold up the standard of Missouri Pythians above all others. Coining
events cast their shadows before," so let us make the coming Grand Lodge
meeting and State Encampment in ,-iedalia in P.ws the shadow of that mighty
host of the Supreme Lodge that is to assemble in Kansas City. Mo., in 1 !to:t.
It was said by Past Brigadier General R. C. arter not long ago, that "a bird
that could not fly fast must start early." So let us start early in order in
give our slow-Hying Pythian birds a good chance, and no excuse for not be
ing ready. It is my earnest wish that all filiform Companies give the State
Encampment serious consideration and Inform me as soon as possible of
their intention to be present In Sedalia in order that the local committee
may have a definite basis to work on.
Given' under my hand and seal of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of
Missouri, Jurisdiction of the Supreme Lodge N. A.. S. A., E., A., A.
and A., this lf.th day of September, 1!o7.
Attest: W. A. GUNNELL, .A. W. LLOYD,
Grand Keeper of Record and Seal. Grand Chancellor.
MARVELLOUS PROGRESS OF THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
From 1900 to 1907.
July, l!Ku. Beneficiary Fund $ 2.7ii. !)."
17 Lodges, ti.Vl Members
July, 19nL Beneficiary Fund :l.927.'.0
23 lodges, l.US Members.
July, 1902. Heneficiary Fund 5.3G1.19
31 Lodges, l.titiO Members. .
July, 1903. Beneficiary Fund 7.u;!.29
38 LodgeB, 2,178 Members.
July. 1904. lleneficlary Fund 9.281.18
52 Lodges, 2,470 Members.
July. 1905. Beneficiary Fund , 10,097.89
57 Lodges. 2,800 Members.
July, 190C Beneficiary Fund 1 2.078 .12
65 Lodges, 4,085 Members. .
July, 1907. Beneficiary Fund i l,(iW.r.
71 Lodges, 5,385 Members.
Total collections in seven years . , $07,091.92
"The Proof of Good Service Is Constant Growth."
A. W. LLOYD, G. C, 3137 Pine St., St. Ixnils, Mo.
St. Louis, Mo.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, SKIT. LM, 1110"
MISS CORDELIA SEYMOUR.
One nmong Kansas City's best look
ing young ladies Is Miss Cordelia Sey
mour, who Is running high in the
Beauty Contest. She will probably
lead, or she may run close to the
A WAY LATE MIDNIGHT STAG.
In Honor of Mr. Rarahl of St. Joseph.
There was a stag party given at the
home of Arthur Pullain. 2124 Flora.
The wiieMt was treated to one of those
ce,eu.ali'u and most fannus Chop
Suey suppers, accompanied by the
necessary refreshment. Everybody
had a good time. Jokes being told by
all men present. The men present
were Messers Wm. Baker. Howard
Riley. Hardy Watts, Eff. Fields. Wm.
Houston, Thomas McCampbell, Eddie
Roberts, J. Harahl, St. Joseph. Mo.,
and Wm. T. Washington. The joke
was on Mr. Hardy Watts and Mr. Win.
Baker was appointed special guardian
ovt r the gentleman so that he could
have his rug shook. The automobile
story was very interesting told by Mr.
Darahl. Mr. Pullam officiated as
THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE ENTER
TAINMENT WAS A GREAT
Mrs. L. McCampbell spared no
pains to make last Thursday's enter
tainment one to lie enjoyed by the at
tendants. There was ii large crowd
present. There were several very
hot contests to decide who the most
beautiful ladies were. Among some
of the ladies who sold for very high
prices were Mrs. Fraukle Givens
sold for $isn: Miss Katie Wright sold
for $H;."i. and several others such as
.Misses Bessie Patterson, Emma Col
lins, Mrs. Ford. Mrs. Arthur Pullam.
Miss Bertha Wllloiighby. Some of the
men who bought these Mowers were
Mr. N. C. Wnshitr-tmi. Mr. Lorenzo
llines. Mr. F. C. Malloue and Mr. W.
T. Washington, who bought three of
the beautiful Dowers that were mf
lied. On a whole the entertainment
was a great sitccis.
25 YEARS IN THE MINISTRY AND
SERVED SEVEN CHARGES.
Please allow -pace to speak of a
clear-cut minister. Rev. A. A. Gilbert,
pastor of the African Methodist Epis
copal church at Lexington. Mo., who
for 2"i years liiis served his people
from two to live years and in no case
have the pi oplc been willing to give
him up; the present charge puts all
men to wonder. Tills church was or
ganized in lMili.ni'l t li.it- iievi i was a
minister that served but thr-e years
In Lexington hut the chief of nil i;is
tors A. A. GiloiTt is now winding up
his tlfth year and the entire congre
gation wants him returned for live
years more, but this contrary to the
law of the church he must go.
At St. Louis In 19ii4 Rev. Gilbert
was elected to the general conference
on the first ballot, his true friendship
to his brother ministers who have not
been so successful as himself noes to
say that he will be elected on the
first ballot October. 1907.
, JI forms no combinations but f;oes
out -on Ms merits knowing that tbe
men who have the voting to do -will
always stand for him that treats all
men as they desire to be treated. :
L. J. II.
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 914 E. Util. You can vote i?
many times as you buy the (tapers
and cut out the coupons.
Let everybody take nn Interest In
this contest. Let the names of
every beautiful or good looking wom
an bo sent In. If she Is married put
her In the married column, and If
she Is single put her In the single
ladles column. If you are not n sub
scriber buy the paper at any one of
Smith's Drug Stores.
THE NAMES OF THE MARRIED
WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN EN
TERD IN THE BEAUTY CON
Frank ie Givens 242
Minnie James 24 1
Anna Mickels 2 IS
W. 1 1. Hubbel 219
Mimic Crosswaite 224
Mag-He Clay ISI
T. C Chapman 21:
Best e Conway 1 9S
B. . Miller i:;o
John Lang 21:!
Har ey Wells 1S9
Alv'n .lordon lV.t
Olivia Page II
. . r.9
Lester Pa vis
.1. N. Birch
.1. S. Harris
Bertie Wheeler Kennedy
F. .1. Peck
Sal lie- .lordon
. l m;
. I Ml
. I :!9
. I "9
. . 1 s
. . i
. . isj
. . on
. . 1 92
. . 191
. . 79
. . I.I
. , i:.
Dorothy Harris 2:'.r.
I!. Ii. Francis 9!
Arthur Pullam 2:'.9
Tim.-.. McCampbell 2:!."i
C. Ualldolph ( Kasl 119
frank Wallur I Mi
Ii Henderson 129
Marllia Mosley I'm
F .1. Weaver 2u
Lena Bruce IM
A l i Thayers 7r.
Ilai lie Adams 2"o
I'.essie Abrams I V!
I. ill.- Williams IM
E 11. Ramsey 175
r.ci:le A.hUson i;i
Mr-. S. L. Taylor .'i9
i i Fishi r
ee. I leVaul Vincent .
ol i ford
. I 12
. I 99
. I iiT
Lima Ford '.',
K. Martin lit
pea 1 1 Rilev I
THE NAMES OF THE SINGLE LA
DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED
IN THE CONTEST:
Emnia Collins 2."i!
Mabel Bell 2:17
Naomi Flske 2. I'I
Clio Brassllehl 2a I
Kthclyne Wilson 2..S
cirdella Seymour 212
AJlierta Wells 2f.3
lassie Patterson 211
Kuionla Hubbel ',:,
Ffnrtense Mason 72
Tretzel Hamilton 170
Captollne Wilson 218
Bessie Whitney 22u
Amelia I la vis 129
Cora Ratney u
Elbe Booker t.Mi
Emnia Rogers ;;i;
Grace Thomas 4."i
Lillian Wells B',9
Pearl Chouteau I .".s
Emma Smith 2o9
Lulu Graham ISI
Maud Olden 2:iii
Ruby Bradshaw 1;:
Gertrude Owen LIS
Minnie Wort ham l;ll
Lossle Peilliistoll CI
Zelhi .lackiuall li9
Katie Wright 1 14
Mayme Bradbury l:'a'
Ida Godfrey ICS
Maud Thornton ir.H
Ida Ralley 17.
Ida Foster 211
Amy Jackson 2'm;
Mabel Vailghan 191
Victoria Overall 118
Bel-tie Foster 37
Ethel Jackson 17:1
l.ydia Gardner 41
MISS MABEL VAUGHAN. SECRE
TARY AND BOOKKEEPER OF
THE RISING SON.
Miss Mabel Vailghan was recently
app "ted secretary and bookkeeper
ol ilig !..... .'tibl; i.:: ''
Is very Well lilted for the position
She is the daughter of Rev. Vailghan
of t.'uiinlaio. Kali. Miss Vailghan has
finished these courses at Western
fniversity and brings to the nllice
ability and accomplishment . She re
ceived her earlier education In the
mixed schools of Kansas, and attend
e. other schools besides. Miss
Vailghan has assumed charge of a
very responsible position, which will
tax all of her literary and English
ability, of which she has ipiHc a
knowledge. Miss Vailghan was Book
j er T. Washington's special slenogra
I plu r at the Negro Business League,
I which met at Topeka, Kan. It was
i then' The Sou found its valuable
I asset. The ollice is open to Hie pub
I lie, and aiioiii having t pewriting or
any lorm of Piter writing or sleiio
graphic work in general can come
around to the ollice and see her. The
terms are reasonafile, and the work
is satisfactory. The onug
I should he encouraged in work
1 bookkeeper and stenographer.
THE GREAT BARN U M & BAILEY
SHOW WILL BE HERE.
Baruum k Bailey's. Hie greatest
show on earth, will be here Mondav.
Sept. 23. I9u7. Kvirvthlng will be
entirely new. Don't miss this rare
chalice to see some of Hie greatest
wonders on Hie face of the globe. II
is worth your money any time to see
all ot the various animals and the
different performers. This show Is
really instructive for people in at
Notice All who have nanus to n
I'-r in the hcaulv contest, phase send
them III Those who desire In buy
coupons can gi I llu-m at the ollice
of the lie in:' Son. ' 'i M ii hi can be
bought from ihe paner. Ever:, body
should lake an Interest in this con
test. Some must win the prizes which
have been offered.
Beauty Contest Coupon
I vote for M
as the most beautiful lady of
In the State.
KANSAS CITY REGRETSTHE LEAV
ING OF MR. C. N. BLACK. GEN
ERAL MANAGER OF THE
Of all Ihe public servants who have
contributed anv amount of good to the
Metropolis of tbe West, Kansas Cilv.
Mo.. Mr. C. N. Black, general man
ager of the Metropolitan Street Kail
way, has done a great deal of good
from the very Incipient beginning. As
the general manager of the company
his work has been marked by a high
degree of ability, st reiiuosil v , original
Ideas, and a great deal of human geu
ins which Is found only in nature's
own rich inheritances. The Kansas
City spirit certainly made itself felt
in bis mind. He has left an impression
upon this city which cannot he shaken
by his sudden departure to San Fran
cisco, but we are very, very glad in
Mr. C. Frills they have chosen an
other capable general manager of that
company. And we are glad that he Is
able to take hold of that complicated
system as one who has been familiar
with its works. Mr Frills. 12 vears
ago. was assistant electrician al the
old building on I'.'lh nud Charlotte,
and he is at present occiipving Ihe
position of general manager in place
of Mr. C. . Black.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES.
The Suiiilav uMcrnoon meetings of
the Y M C. A. are growing nun
, . i .la each Miliilav All men aie
.1 E Moorland, lnliriialioii.il Secre
tary of (lie Young Men's Christian As
social inn. is in the cilv again for a
short time He will address Ihe meet
i r 1 1 - Suiiduv afternoon at o'clock
This meeting will lie held in the laixe.
vv ell v eui ilated auditorium of the new
Lincoln High School. I 91 h and Tract .
This Is expected In be one of the
largest men's ineeliugs evi r held in
Hie i i I v .
The lilelllbel'-hip e , 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 -11 Is now in
lull sw ing
due Bible i l;i:K has been oigauieil
ami are using Ihe lnleiiiaiion.il dun
lllltlee's Bible llllllllie No I bv Coo.f
man Meets Tues.lav. s p in
Night si boot opi us in in lober
PRESIDENT WILBERFOHCE WIL
LIAMS IN TOWN.
Br A III" rl'on e illiams of Chi
e.'u.o and I'resi.leni of the Black lua
1 1 1 , i ii . I Gas 'oniianv in lompauv Willi
Mr .1 V l.lnr.reii. assistant to In-:
pilvate soi retai l, paid the Rising Son
ollice a v isil 'l ie v are u route In
I'lialiute to look alter some in. ill. is
of the ga-i bells down in Chauute.
Kas. and other pails ol Southwestern
Kan: as I U William icpor Is Ihe gas
bell of II Is section lo be in bile coll
dili'Ui lu illiains h avi s al I I
mi l Ihe Southeastern I'm 1'hanule
PICTURES OF THE LADIES IN THE
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w PI be g iv i ii nn r to Prof. I i .
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I i oi. no ii I e Send in and hi nun
paper.- d 'In- ; . 91 I E l:th ; i v. I.
Alt r I ' h oi (nil .hi r I'i oi i ; i i ham
Will .-newer all i;ii st iohs I 1 1 1 1 1 ' e I' 1 1 ( 1 1 .'
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