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LET EVERYBODY HELP US GET OUT OUR
If Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
BEAUTY CONTEST HAS
Much Thank to Be Extended to the
Overflowing Crowd at Con
The Rising Son Bow In Humble
Obedience to the Wiil of the
Great Body of Negroe.
We have found you at last! The
Eureka of our hope! We Bhall earn
estly strive to retain this confidence.
When we started our Beauty Contest
we had no Idea It would meet with
such approval as It did. Hut last
Thursday plainly told us where the
hearts of the black folks laid, bank
ing a negro paper. Too much can
not be said of the occasion, as It was
one of the grandest things that ever
happened. In regards to the ladles
we do not think anyone wns disap
pointed. All was satisfied. Those re
ceiving honors among the single
ladies were IJessie Patterson, Alberta
Wells' and Edmonia Hubbel. Amone
the married women were Minnie
James, Frankie Glvens and Phldella
Mitchell. The first two leaders re
ceived, single, a silver manicuring
Bet, valued at $25.00, German make;
married, a handsome cut glass water
set, valued at $35.00 cut incog del Al.
Mode. Those second the same an or
der for a $10.00 photograph of them
selves, life-size. Third, as honorable
mentioned and running high.
At one time the crowd became so
unmanageable that Mr. N. C. Crews
got up and addressed it on the Ris
ing Son. telling the object of the con
test. The editor of the Rising Son
was kept busy answering questions
concerning the status of the affair.
There were gains in all of the names
in the contest from 50 to 100 votes.
If you will notice we will give you
name of the first ten ladies In the
married or single list In their respec
tive order, above the list, showing
where the voting began before going
to the hall:
Minnie James, first.
Frankie Glvens, second.
Philldella Mitchell, third.
Mary Rucker Green, fourth
Josephine Finney, fifth.
John Lange, sixth.
W. H. Hubbel!, seventh.
Hattle Adams, eighth.
F. J. Weaver, ninth.
Luella Reeves, tenth.
Minnie James 712
Frankie Glvens "11
John Lange "11
W. H. Hubbel J"
Josephine Finney "04
Phldella Mitchell 70S
T. C. Chapman 701
Katie Kennedy 700
Mlnnio frnsawalte 697
F. J. Weaver
Harvey Wells 690
J. N. Birch 69a
Anna Mickles 692
P. Campbell 691
Hattlo Adams .690
Arthur Pullam 683
Annals Garrett 680
Phldella Mitchell 670
M. Rucker Green 699
R. O. Taylor fi7"
May Miller f'7l
Erma Ford 60G
Lilly Savlngton 604
F J. Peck
Katie T. McCampbell. . ..
Bertie Wheeler Kennedy..
. . .000
. . .053
E. n. Ramsey 640
B. C. Miller 640
Hezektah Walden 630
Bessie Abrams 632
James Hill 629
Lena Bruce 628
E Martin 623
Lester Davis CI 9
Birdie Addison 611
Fannie Morton 601
Olivia Page 683
J. 8. Harris 578
lrtle Kennedy 577
Pearl Riley 570
John Rone GOG
Mat tie Johnson Clayton 599
Alvln Jordon 503
Luella Reeves 500
Burt Hilt 551
Ida Fields 549
Pearl Webster 547
Fannie Moss 541
Francis Jackson 537
D. H. Francis 531
C. Randolph (Kansas) 530
I). Henderson 528
J. K. Perry 524
Clara Walden 522
Dora Fisher 499
G. W. K. Love 498
Mine. 1 t Vaul Vincent 067
Dan W!'.' 536
Robert V.IW 534
John E. Carpenter 531
Ella Hacklev 49i
BenJ. Dardeit 450
Aila Thayers 447
Madge Burns 592
Lena Johnson 44Q
Bessie Patterson, list.
Alberta Wells, second.
Edmonia Hubbel. tiiird.
Ethelyne Wilson, fiurth.
Emma Collins, fifth.
Maud Olden, sixth.
Corrienne Bettls, seventh.
Cordalla Seymour, eighth.
Ida Foster, ninth.
Ella Jacques, tenth.
Bessie Patterson "S3
Edmonia Hubbel "1
Alberta Wells 77')
Ethelyne Wilson 707
Emma Collins TOO
Ella Jacques 704
Cordelia Seymour 701
Maud Olden 757
Myrtle Peake 751
Pretzel Hamilton 749
Etta Shorter 741
Corrlene Bettls 740
Maud Thornton 739
Amy Jackson 733
Geneva Wiley 730
Mabel Bell 700
Cleo Brassfleld 09
Ida Godfrey 091
Mabel Vaughan 079
Bessie Whitney 077
Mayme Bradbury 072
Mayme D. Morris 070
Grace Thomas 009
Itertle Foster OOfi
Lossie Pennistou 005
Pearl Mace 002
Ma Italley 055
Lula Graham 047
Gertrude Myer 041
Lillian Wells 040
Ida Foster 071
Bessie Glvens 002
Ratio Wright 001
Ruby Rradshaw 053
Vollle Bowman 049
Leroy Booker 040
Mamie McFadden 593
Mandest Thonms 590
Mabel Knox 580
Amanda Moore 581
Sadie McWnters 580
Anna Warner 577
Victoria Overall 573
. . 503
. . 501
Willa Mae Glenn
THE NEGRO PATRONS OF THE
PARISIAN CLOAK COMPANY.
We were glad to note last Thursday
the great number of Negroes who
were at the Parisian Cloak Company
biivlng something. There were about
25 or 30 at one time. They all re
eeived a square deal and good treat
ment. Mr. Harsfeld, the president
sees to it that every one of them can
get an equal chance for their money
What more can you ask. The Paris
lan Cloak Co. has become a regular
advertiser of the Rising Son. L
more Negroes each day be In full at
tendance at this very satisfactory
PRAISE FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS
We wis'.i to thank our subscriber
for the punctual paying of their sub
scriptions. We are not having any
trouble at all with our subscribers
paving their subscriptions and we
think it should be noticed. Everyone
, . , ..
U trying to see who Is paying up the
for It Reaches More
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATUKDAY, NOYKMHKR SO, 11)07.
Campaign of Education Inaugurated
by Supreme Chancellor Stark
Add Over Two Thousand
Member to Mother
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 10. A hap
pier set of Pythlans than those In
Baltimore and the State of Maryland
cannot be found in the broad juris
diction of the Supreme Lodge of N.
A.. S. A.. E., A.. A. & A. This hap
piness is caused by the consumma
tion of the long pending negotiations
to unite with the mother jurisdiction.
No subject relating to Pytlilanism
has been watched more closely and
no question has created such univer
sal interest as that of union. For
years Supreme Chancellor S. W.
Stnrks has worked patiently and
ilthfully to bring about the desired
end. It required a campaign of edu
cation and this was made. When the
Pythians of this jurisdiction were en
lightened and shown the truth situa
tion the work was done.
Grand Chancellor Geo. A. Watty
issued a call for an extra session of
the Grand Iodge to meet in the city
Baltimore on October 31 to decide
whether or not they would unite with
the mother organization. Every lodge
In the jurisdiction, Including those In
the District of Columbia, was reptv-
liter and In addition to the duly nc-
redlted representatives there were
re than five hundred Interested
hians present. Grand Chancellor
V '! called the Grand Lodge to or-
" 1 stated the object of tiie meet
ing t ' I" whether or not we shall
united with the Pythlans of Norlh
Amerlcn. South America, Europe.
Asia. Africa and Australia. Dr. ('has.
Fowler, who Is the Grand Medical
Director of the ('.rami Lodge, present-
a resolution to unite and moved
Its adoption. Without one word of
liscussion the vote was taken and
the vote for union was unanimous.
Supreme Chancellor Starks was at
once not Hied and It was arranged to
make the transfer on November 1 1.
According to agreement the Su
preme Chancellor arrived here on the
morning of the 14th and was quar-
red at the Myrtle Hotel, of which
ol. Geo. H. Carter Is owner and
proprietor. At X o'clock Thursday
veiling he met Grand Chancellor
Watty and his cabinet, which consists
the olticers of the Grand Lodge.
and the final transfer was made and
was proclaimed that from that
time henceforth and forevermore the
rand Lodge Knights of Pythias ol
the State of Maryland and DJMrlct of
'olumbia would he subordinate to
the Supreme Lodge of N. A., S. A.,
A. A. & A. All matters pertain
lug to tin' working of the order were
gone over carelully In order that a
thorough understanding would In'
had'.' As a fitting close to the Ion;;
drawn out campaign for union, Col
'eo. II. Carter tendered the Supreme
hancellor. Grand Chancellor Watty
and his cabinet a banquet at his
hotel. It was past one o'clock a. in
when the party reached the beautiful
dining room of the Myrtle. This ta
hie was laden with all the luxuries
afforded by Baltimore's splendid mar
ket. Mrs. Carter, who seems as much
interested In Pytlilanism as the Col
onel himself, assisted in making it
pleasant for the guests, Those pies
ent at the banquet table were Su
preme Chancellor S. W. Starks, of
Charleston, W. Va., Grand Chancel
lor Geo. A. .Watty. Grand Chancel
lor Geo. A. Watty, Vice Grand Chan
cellor Truly llatchelt, Grand Prelate
Thaddeus Cnpcland, Grand Past
Chancellor Lewis E. Williams, Grand
Medical Register ("has. A. Fowler,
Supreme Representatives Joslah
Dlggs, Grand Ouster Guard .Inn. C.
Green, Sirs Jos. S. Blackwell, John
H. Henderson, Wm. Layton, .Ino. II.
Hawkins. .Ino. H. Booth and Col. Geo.
II. Carter, Chief of Staff. It Is safe
to say that a happier set of men
never surrounded a banquet table.
Supreme Chancellor Starks was
particularly gratified over the result.
He said this means the addition of
three Grand Lodges to the roster of
Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper
Grand Lodgi s before the next session
of the Supreme Lodge. They will be
is follows: Maryland, Connecticut
and District of Columbia.
The lodges at Hartford and Bridge
port, Conn., have united with us
which gives us enough bulges for a
Grand Lodge In that State. The
three lodges which come to us In the
District of Columbia with the five we
have there make enough for a Grand
Lodge there. He was outspoken In
his praise of the good work done for
union by Col. Geo. II. Carter, Grand
Chancellor Watty, Past (fraud Chan
cellor WilllaMs, Sirs, Henderson,
Blackwell. Dlgcs. Strange and others.
When here the Supreme Chancellor
had a conference with Mrs. LUlie
,1-nes. Grand Worthy Counsellor of
the Grand Court, and Mrs. Rosie
Richardson. Past Grand Worthy
Counsellor relative to the transfer of
tiat deiiartnient. An extra session
of the Grand Court has been called
to meet on the 29th oT November
and the same nation taken bv the
G.-ind Lodge wl'l be taken by the
A REPLY TO THE PITCHFORK ON
JOHN LANGE AND OTHER NE
GRO PROPERTY OWNERS.
An article appeared In a small white
magazine vilifying the Negro property
owners who have bought houses in
the white districts. We have always
heard a hit dog will howl. There is a
hiwLon the part of some wb'.to peo
ple because a Negro dares lo buy a
respectable piece of property. Now.
esteemed editor of the Pitchfork, to
what extent do you Intend to hurl
your unbridled audacity by insulting
the better class of white people and
the humble negro by your scathing
article? Do you not know that the
days of Bam are over? Do you not
realize that such articles that you
write Insult the high class white man
because you are trying lo hurt the
self-respecting Negro who would try
to lift up his head? Do you not know
that the day has come when the Ne
gro, as well as the white, can Inter
pret the art of a Mendelssohn, and
commune with the soul of a Wagner,
and sigh for a Goethe and a Schiller,
or enjoy a I'uderew ski ? Have you
slopped to think thai the dull, thick
headed Negro, us you would call him.
has awakened to his higher self? Mo
vou not know that your conception of
a modern Negro shows your dense
ignorance of progress? You said If a
nigger would move in your neighbor
hood you would ask him over mid
then proceed lo blow him up with a
keg of powder. Perhaps that Negro
would think himself loo much to as
sociate with a man of your caliber.
In regard to Hie Latiges at 912 Park
avenue. In the Ill's t place thev need
no defense. Ton stated that I hey live
al Kan Park avenue, which shows (hat
.will have no knowledge of where thev
live, ami If you or such of your class
would knock ut their door I hey would
not let you in. The l.anges represent
a high class typo of Negroes, nml in
ratio and proportion to your grade in'
tliew white race and their slatioti
among the black people you are very
low In the scales. Now, In regard to
Mr. Boone, you have never visited his
home, for down in Columbia where
lie lives he has as swell a residence
as any of his while neighbors. You
also launched on Muck Lange buying
and living In a w hite district, ami that
all the white neighbors are moving,
lit a great loss to themselves. If they
ire so touchy, why, let them move.
Those that move are In the same class
wlili you and lien Tillman, Senator
earmark and Governor Vardauian.
What you sow. so shall you reap
n you sow iiic wimi, you shall reap
the whirlwind. Such men of your class
shall reap the whirlwind. What does
our judgment ol llie John l.ange or
any of our high class Negro proper! v
owners amoiiul lo? Nothing. Whit
do you know about rcfliicmcni, cul
ture, I be high class arts and the paint
Ing of Michael Angelo? Knowledge
of such high class things tend to soft
en a mans Heart, make him iimn
godlike, cause him lo have responsive
feeling for a struggling race. Robert
Burns, the great poel, says:
It is coming for a' that and a' that
That man to man shall equals hi
For a' that ami a' that.
Great Speech by Dr. W. T.
The Honorable W. T. Vernon, Keg
ister of the I'liited States Treasury,
spoke in the large auditorium of the
Baptist Church at Durham. N. ('.. on
the evening of November 2tl. 1907, to
a crowded house.
The meeting was presided over by
Dr. James E. Shepard. one of the
Secretaries of the International Sun
day School I'nion who Is doing spe
cial work among the Colored people.
When the Register arose to speak
he was greeted with great applause,
which continued throughout the ad
dress. Ills subject was "The Negro
Among other things he said:
"All true A merle. ins r.'gard with
extreme satisfaction the preachments
and efforts for an era of good feel
Ing on the part of the leader of the.
North and the leaders of tlie South.
The coming together of the hitherto
discordant elements In our body po
litic can but meet the approval of
the pal riot le citizens of the Ameri
While this feeling of charity for
all and malice toward none is ever
increasing, we must all agree that
it should he siitnclently Inclusive to
embrace the Negro, anil that il will
never have accomplished ils full pur
pose until he, a necessary part of this
Republic, Is the beneficiary of tile
If such a spirit Is necessary In the
rehabilitation of the Southland, and
the building up of the Northland as
it relates to the American while man
with his education, wealth and power
how much more imperative It is
that the Negro, the weaker race
should be fostered and encouraged in
tht same way.
The weak look to the strong, the
ignorant look to the intelligent look
to them tor al I, leadership, light an
Justice. Justice unalloyed. Justice
full ami lire is that which the Con
si it ill inn guarantees and Ihal which
will bring a better day lo our conn
I r .
The evidences of progress around
inc. the prosperity of the Negro
which I have observed ill the South,
all convince me thai I here is here a
spirit of mutual helpfulness bet with
This Is gratifying and reassuring to
those of us who desire this belter
era. The elimination of selfishness on
(lie part of both races should be
sought after. The economic phase of
the question should mil be confused
wiih the racial phase.
il may be dlllicult for some to al
ways realize Ihal race prejudice
should have no part in business re
lations. Wherever the Negro muses
himself competent mid worthy his
color should not bar him from re
iniincralive employment and protec
tion of the laws in Hie perforinann
of his tasks. I lie belter element of
the white race should ami do look
with favor and satisfaction, iiuoii lie
(Torts of the sturdv nrogresslvi
Negro. He In turn asks ami should
receive their protection from nnv Ills
which may be visited upon him ho-
llise of his race. Keeling secure he
will more Industriously si rive to be
come a factor for the commercial ami
industrial upli't of his comiiiuiiil v.
The sum total of the progress of Ills
locality will be hindered or helped by
his Individual status. So then, tin'
protection id' the laws, the opportun-
itv lo thrive should be guaranteed
him on the one hand and should be
accept) il hy him on the other. This
interdependence of llm white man and
NOTICE! NOTICEI NOTICE!
The Rising Son was late on account
of the fad Ihat we wanted ever) body
to send ill Mleir voles in til)' I lea in y
Contest so they all could be counted.
No more votes received at olllce. Take
them to the hall.
NOTICE! NOTICE!! NOTICE!!!
Eugene Vaughan, formerly collector
for the Rising Son, Is not with the
paper any longer. Please pay your
subscriptions and debts to A. J. Kelso
In the State.
the Negro must
all who see the
light and strive
1 am always optimistic with regard
to the I'm, 1 1 outcome ol this question.
The patience. Industry. Illicitly, hope
fulness and splendid endeavor of the
Negro through long generations are
ail earliest of Ihe Indestructibility
which always counts In the lives of
These qualities have always made
for the splendid triumph of the
American white man and I believe the
better natures of a people who have
thus succeeded will be appealed lo
successfully bv weaker people travel
ing the same pathway. It Is be
cause of this Ihal 1 hint; faith beyond
the discouragements placed before u.-t
by any who doubt the Dual success
of Ihe Negro.
Those who advocate that the Ne
gro should Hot be educated indirect
ly speak for more Jails, more repres
sive laws and more crimes.
To educate mil of the ignoble Into
the noble, from the lower lo the
higher, from narrowness to broader
vision, from badness lo goodness is
Ihe supreme duty of all who sec Ihe
I'liblased educators, statesmen ami
publicists of the highest order are
cvor where arguing for an eullghi
ened citizenship which will Include
the Negro. In a country such as
ours, where bayonets do not control,
where the ballot Is sovereign, where
law is King, our Itcpiihlicau form of
Gov eriiinenl Is protected and secure
when chic virtue of (be highest or
der is in the ascendant.
It was an Inspiring sight a few
days ago to see Theodore Roosevelt,
tin- President oT the Culled Slates;
Andrew Carnegie, the plilluntroplst ,
.lames llryce, the diplomat, and .lames
It. Garfield. Ihe statesman, lay aside
pressing ' duties and weighty respon
sibilities. In participate in Ihe fortieth
anniversary exercises of one of Die
great Institutions of learning where
hundreds of Negro youth are belnu
educated The encouragement , ad
vice and hopefulness propounded in
the addresses of these great men
meant more for ihe race and nation
than we can here esliuiaie. Their
phllanl roplc iiuselllsliness act was
but In line with the spirit of the age,
which spirit Is making for lb"
amelioration of all untoward condi
lions and the bettenuenl of all hie
manily. Such acts exhibit a lofty
purpose, the outgrowth of the Idea
Ihat service lo others is paramount
and that no man's duty Is complete
unless It encompasses his duty to
his fellow men as well as lo him
self. As a race we must put ourselves
at all limes In harmony with this
spllll. We shall be able to measure
up to the same by making ourselves
Ihe highest types ol manhood and
If we lav well lo heart these
thoughts an I demand of ourselves
the best that Is within lis, we sha'l
raise ourselves III the estimation of
all the world and prove ourselves
worthv of all ihe best men of America
will linallv secure for us."
The Iteglsier is delivering in all
sections of the country addresses,
ami Is thus working earnestly to bene
lit the race ami serve his people.
After a splendid reception tendered
him by the citizens of Durham, he
lefi to attend a meeting of Hie A. M.
K. Conference al Wilmington, N. ('.,
where he also spoke.
DR. E. A. WALKER, AT 1419 E.
18TH HAS A NEW ADDITION TO
HIS OFFICE AS STENOGRAPHER
IN THE t-ERSO.. OF MISS INEZ
PACE OF THE KANSAS STATE
NORMAL. MISS PAGE ALSO DOES
OUTSIDE WORK IN THIS LINE.
ANYONE DESIRING SERVICES IN
THE CAPACITY OF STENOGRAPHY
MAY SEE HER AT DR. E. A, WALK
ER'S, 1419 E. 18TH STREE""
The best way to safeguard whot. you
own Is not to have It worth anything.