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KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 1907.
MR. J. E. MOORELAND.
The Y. M. C. A. was favored with
a speech from one of those rare
geniuses, who are only productive
from the soil. Mr. J. E. Mooreland,
International Secretary of Y. M. C. A.,
held his large audience spellbound
Sunday with one of his brilliant ad
dresses. His work in that field has
been marked by a harmonlua and a
steady increase in the number of the
association. His work in Kansas City
has been greatly felt. Mr. Mooreland
will be with us again.
A WAY LATE MIDNIGHT STAG.
In Honor of Mr. Rarahl of St. Joseph.
There was a stag party given at the
home of Arthur Pullam, 2424 Flora.
The guest was treated to one of those
celebrated and most famous 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 Win. Ilaker, Howard
Itlley, Hardy Watts, Eff. Fields, Wm.
Houston, Thomas McCampbell, Eddie
Roberts. J. Darahl, St. Joseph, Mo.,
and Wm. T. Washington. The joke
was on Mr. Hardy Watts and Mr. Wm.
Ilaker was appointed Bpecial gaurdian
over the gentleman so that he could
have his rug shook. The automobile
story was very Interesting told by Mr.
Darahl. Mr. Pullam officiated as
25 YEARS IN THE MINISTRY AND
SERVED SEVEN CHARGES.
Please allow space to speak of a
clear-cut minister, Rev. A. A. Gilbert,
pastor of the African Methodist Ep!
copal church at Lexington, Mo., who
for 25 years has served his people
from two to five years and in no case
have the people been willing to give
him up; the present charge puts all
men to wonder. This church was or
ganized in 18C9 and there never was a
minister that served but three years
In Lexington but the chief of all pas
tors A. A. Gilbert is now winding up
his fifth year and the entire congre
gation wants him returned for five
years more, but this contrary to the
law of the church he must go.
At St. Louis in 1904 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 goes to
say that he will be elected on the
flrbt ballot October, 1907.
He forms no combinations but goes
out on his merits knowing that the
men who have the voting to do will
always stand for him that treats all
men as they desire to be treated.
L. J. B.
PRESIDENT WILBERFORCE WIL
LIAMS IN TOWN.
Dr. A. Wilberforce Williams of Chi
cago and President of the Illack Dla-
mond Gas Company in company with
Mr. J. W. Lingren, assistant to his
private secretary, paid the Rising Son
office a visit. They are en route to
Chanute to look after some matters
of the gas belts down in Chanute
Has., nnd other parts of Southwestern
Kansas. Dr. William reports the gas
belt of this section to be in fine con
dition. Dr. Williams leaves at 4:15
3137 Pine Street
St, Louis, Mo.
PROCLAMATION NO. 1.
To the Officers and Members 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 demonstration of the progress of Pythlanism.
The minutes of that session have been printed and 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.,
Sei ember 3 to 7, inclusive, was a surprise to the veterans who have been
in the work of Pythlanism since its foundation. Never before in the history
of 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. Watterson. Washington, the founder of that industrial system
of training which is destined to 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 Louisville 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 made an altogether excellent Impression. The orderly method In which
they have 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 and commendation.
It is a pleasure to note such evidences of progress on the part of their race,
and the Courier-Journal 1b glad thus to voice the good will of the city to
Hooker T. Washington made a special trip from New York City to Louis
ville to address the Knights of 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 have faith in what your organization is striving to do. I congratulate
you on what you have done, and I bid you Godspeed in your efforts In the
future, all of which I hope are 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 any signs of Intoxication. I say this, bearing in mind that
I am in Kentucky and the city" of Louisville. I challenge any race on the
face of the globe to bring together such a 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 itsHf 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 ami God the glory."
The next session of the Supreme Lodge will be held in Kansas City,
Missouri, in 1909, thanks to the able efforts of the following stalwart Pyth
lans of Missouri, who would not cease their labors until victory crowned
their well-fought battle: C. K. Robinson, Supreme K. of R. ami S.; Dr. T.
A. Curtis, Supreme Rep.; J. P. Maynard, P. G. C; H. J. Carruthers, Inspector
General; Chas. H. Drown, Sup. Rep.; W. M. Johnson, Sup. Rep.; A. W. Lloyd,
Supreme Rep.; 11. E. Watklns, Captain of Mumford Company No. 12, Kan
sas City, Mo.; Dr. D. W. Scott, P. G. C; Hon. Nelson C. Crews, P. C. Kan
sas City, Mo.; W. W. Plumb, Topeka, Kas.; W. A. Gunnell. G. K. of R. and
S.; William H. Robinson, Brigadier General of Missouri, and Colonel William
H. Butler, 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 sedalia in 1908 the shadow of that mighty
host of the Supreme Lodge that is to assemble in Kansas City, Mo., in 190!).
It was said by Past Hrlgadler General R. C. Carter not long ago, that "a bird
that could not fly fast must start early." So lot us start early In order to
give our slow-flying Pythian birds a good chance, and no, excuse for not be
ing ready. It Is my earnest wish that all Uniform 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 Ixidgo Knights of Pythias of
Missouri, Jurisdiction of the Supreme Lodge N. A., S. A., K., A., A
anil A., this Kith day of September, 1907.
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, 1900. Beneficiary Fund $ 2.700.95
17 Lodges, 050 Members
July, 1901. Beneficiary Fund 3.927.00
23 Lodges, 1.048 Members.
July, 1902. Beneficiary Fund 5, SCI. 19
31 Lodges, 1.(100 Members.
Juljvl903. Beneficiary Fund 7,03?. 29
38 Lodgea. 2.178 Members.
July, 1904. Beneficiary Fund 9.281.18
52 LodgeB, 2,470 Members.
July, 1905. Beneficiary Fund 1 n.(J97.K'j
f7 lodges, 2.800 Members.
July, 1900. Beneficiary Fund 12,078..;2
05 Lodges, 4,085 Members.
July, 1907. Beneficiary Fund 15,990.51
71 Ixjilges, fi,:iS5 Members.
Total collections in seven years $07,094.92
BEAUTY CONTEST IS ON
Everybody who takes the Rising
Son and who wishes to enter some
Dame or vote for the names which
have already been sent In, cut out
the co'ipon in the paper and send
it to M4 E. 12tb. You can vote df
many times as you buy the papers
and cut out the coupons.
Lpt everybody take an Interest in
this . contest. Let 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
ladles 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
Minnie .lames 285
Anna Mlckles .283
W. II. Hnbbel 281
Minnie Crosswaite 287
Maggie Clay 231
T. C. Chapman 281
Frankie Glvens. . . 281
Bessie Conway 241
B. C. Miller 183
Jno. Lang 2X0
Harvey Wells 240
Alvln Jordon 1X9
Olivia Page 191
Ad r! nn Smith 40
James Hill 1 73
Hurt Hill. . 78
.ester Davis 172
Fidelia Mitchell ISIl
Pete Campbell 1X9
Alberta Thompklns 231
E. .Martin LSI
I. N. Birrh 242
Fannie Morton Id"
Pearl Riley ICO
Bertie Kennedy. , 20:1
Pearl Webster 131
Jno. Rone 1 t
J. S. Harris IS2
Bertie Wheeler Kenned v i. ...20X
Hezeklah Walden 1X3
Francis Jackson 121
Katie Kennedy 29
F. J. Peck 232
l.eotia Redman 211
Lena Jordon 2.13
Laura Johnson X3
Sallle Jordon 201
Josephine Finney 209
Lilly Snvingtou X2
Fannie Moss 117
Dorothy Harris 27n
B II. Francis ni
Arthur Pullman 272
('. Randolph (Kansas)
Kalie T. McCampbell
F. .1. Weaver. 24o
Lena Bruce 2011
Ada Thayers si
Battle Adams 215
Bessie Ahrams 233
ly Williams 235
11. Ramsey 230
rue Aibllsnn k;i
lla Ross 1
Dan Willis i;m
Annals Garrett 2u9
Dora Fisher - y)
F.lla llackley ;!,
. v . K. J, ove r,7
Mine. D. Vincent r,;i
Viola Ford i(
M. (ireen k;j
Hubert Riley o'M
.las. Carpenter ,124
Heiij. Harden f,:i
Knna Ford s
THE NAMES OF THE SINGLE LA
DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED
IN THE CONTEST:
Mabel Hell 271
AIIm rta Wells ,
Con I 'lla Key 11101:1-
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Iteio-ie Patterson 211
'retzel Hamilton 189
Cnptoline Wilson 237
Bessie Whitney 219
Amelia Davis 110
Cora Ramey 59
Kllie Hooker 207
Emma Rogers 44
Grace Thomas 72
Lillian Wells 1S1
Pearl Chouteau 173
Emma Smith 217
Lula Graham 207
Maud Olden 204
Ruby llradshaw 103
Bessie Owen 171
Minnie Wortham 105
Lo.sle Pennlston 85
Zella Jackman 1 IX
Katie Wright IC7
Ella Jacques ,'!2
Mayme Bradbury 179
Ida Godfrey. . ix
Maud Thornton 191
Ida Ralley i;(
Ida Foster 211
Amy Jackson 230
Amanda Moore H8
Mayme D. Morris 251
Anna Warner xi
Gertrude Myers 209
Vallle Bowman 217
Mabel Vaughan 255
Victoria Overall ir.'i
Bertie Foster si
Ethel Jackson !)2
Lydla Gardner 57
Sadie McWaters ;',4
LcRoy Hooker -
Mamiesh Thomas ;i
THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE ENTER
TAINMENT WAS A GREAT
Mrs. L. MeCanipbell spared no
pains to make last Thursday's enter
tainment one to be enjoyed by the at
tendants. There was a large crowd
present. There were several very
hot contests to decide who the most
beautiful ladles were. Among some
of the ladies who sold for very blgli
prices were Mrs. Frankie Glvens
sold for $IXii; Miss Katie Wright sold
for $105. and several others such as
Misses Bessie Palterson. Emma Col
11ns, Mrs. Ford. Mrs. Arthur Pullam.
Miss llerthii Willotlghhy. Some of the
men who bought these Mowers were
Mr. N. C. Washington, Mr. I.oi-euo
Mines. Mr. F. C. Mallone and Mr. W.
T. Washington, who bought three of
the beautiful Mowers that were raf
fled. On a whole the entertainment
was a great success.
Notice All who have names to en
ter In the beauty contest, please send
(hem in. Those who desire to buy
coupons can get them at the office
of the Rising Son. Coupons can be
bought from the paper. Everybody
snouni take an 1 11 1 crest in ibis con
test. Some must win the prizes which
have been offered.
Buy your pbolo post cards of Kir-eiie
Vaughn, the stenographer. Sole agent
in the West. .See lihn and set your
business before the public. Sold by
Smith's Drug Store. i:;o Fast 1Mb
St., and Carpenter K- Watson's Con
feetloiiery, l.',;i K. 12H1 Street Or
ders taken over phone B 421 Main
Home; M C2::0 Residence, (Juillduro,
Kiis. (Itliee at luilf, Mclioe.
Watch! Watch the Fairbanks senti
ment grow in Missouri. There is a
wheel horse sitting in the saddle of
the stale committee now. Watch
Missouri's war horse run!
KANSAS CITY REGRETSTHE LEAV
ING OF MR. C. N. BLACK, GEN
ERAL MANAGER OF THE
Of all the public servants who have
contributed any amount of good to the
Metropolis of the West, Kansas City,
Mo., Mr. C. N. Black, general mali
nger of tlie .Metropolitan Street Rail
way, has done a great deal of good
from th- very Incipient beginning. As
the general manager of the company
his work has been marked by a high
degree of ability, strenuoslty, original
Ideas, and a great deal of tinman gen
ius which is found only in nature's
own rich inheritances. The Kansas
City spirit certainly made itself felt
in his mind, lie has left an impression
upon this city which cannot be shaken
by his sudden departure to San Fran
cisco, but we are very, very glad In
Mr. C. Frltts they have chosen an
other capable general manager rf that
company. Ami we are glad that he Is
able to take bold of that complicated
system as one who has been familiar
with its works. Mr. Frltts. 12 years
ago, was assistant electrician at the
old building on 12th ami Charlotte.
and he Is at present occupying the
position of general manager in place
of Mr. C. N. Black.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES.
The Sunday afternoon meetings of
tile Y. M. C. A. lire growing more
popular each Sunday. All men' arc
.1. E. Moorland. International Secre
tary of the Young Men's Christian As
social ion. Is in the city again for a
short time. He will address the meet
ing Sunday afternoon at I o'clock.
Tills meeting w ill be held In t lie large,
well ventilated auditorium of the new
Lincoln High School, llltli and Tracy.
This is epecled to be one of the
largest men's' meetings ever held ill
The membership campaign is now in
One Bible class has been orgaulcil
and are using the Intel national Com
mittee's Bible Outline o. 1, by Good
man. Meels Tuesday, X p. 111.
Night school opens ill October.
WHERE TO BUY PAPERS FOR THE
We have received inany phone calls
from people who wish to secure pa
pers to get the coupons for voting In
the beauty contest. For their special
beiielit we wish to state that you can
order them from our office or secure
them from any one of Smith's three
drug stores, or from McCampbell &
Houston's drug store.
PICTURES OF THE LADIES IN THE
Iti ginning with nevt week we will
run one picture a week of each of
the leading ladies. Beginning wllh
the K,th of October all Hie iiiupons
Will be given oer to ITof. G. N.
(Ilisliani. chairman of tin- adiu'ting
couniiiltie Send In and buy more
papers. Address, 1 K I21I1 street.
Alter 15th of October Prof. Cri-diain
will answer all ipiestions concerning
Die beauty contest.
For people with references, neatly
furnished rooms, hath, gas, telepboni
ninl use of gas stove. Meals served
nil hours of the day. (Ill vine street.
Iiell phone Kast :;x:!2 X.
Beauty Contest Coupon
I vote for M
as the most beautiful lady of
"The Proof of Good Service is ('(instant Growth."
A. W. LLOYD, G. ('., 3137 Pine St., St. Louis, Mo.
over the Southeastern for Chanute
nort -use Mason n