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Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State.
SCENES FROM THE SMART SET. AMERICA'S LP.KATEST COLORED ORGANIZATION.
SMART SET IS HERE AT GILLIS
There are any amount of new of
ferings in the theatrical world this
season, but one that Is sure to at
tract more than passing notice is the
new musical comedy-uT-ama. "The
Mack Politician." which has been se
lected to exploit the rare talents of
"The Smart Set," the best and most
capable band of colored comedians be
fore the public. It will be seen next
week at the Gillis Theatre. This
company is too well known to need
lurther introduction here. Its fame
extends all over the continent, and
each season its popularity increases.
S. H. Dudley, a really irresistible fel
low who knows the value of clean
cut. wiTolesome bumor, is at the head
of the organization. He has been sup
plied with a role that offers plenty of
chances to score, and he rises to the
situation admirably. His adventures
anil escapades carry the fun clear
through the play, but there is time
enough in between for the introduc
tion of over a score of catchy, tune
ful songs which have made decided
hits every time they have been sung.
Mr. Dudley is supported by a sterling
company of fifty people, who contrib
ute unusually to the Biiccess of the
piece. Prominent among the laugh
provokers are James Burrls. Tom Lo
gan. Alberta Ornies. Jennie Pearl.
Rosa Iee Tyler and others. There
ar- no lagging moments in the com
edy, the action is fast and gingery,
and the jokes are not reminiscent.
The usual matinee will be given on
KANSAS CITY. KANSAS.
Ladles of the First Baptist Church
Sewing Circle are going to have a
bazaar on Dec. 23-24-2".. There will
be apron booth, embroidery and sev
eral other booths containing valuable
and useful articles.
Miss Donita Morgan, of Lawrence,
and Mr. W. M. Tann. of Chicago. 111.,
were solemnly united in marriage.
December 12, 1907. at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gorman, 1S47 No.
Seventh street. Rev. G. W. Hurdette
performed the ceremony. Mr. Albert
Hurdette served for the groom. Miss
Cornelia Ida Mills as bridesmaid.
Sick list Mrs. Roach. Betsy Tuyior.
Mattie Harris and Mrs. Mansfield.
Rev. Jones of A. M. E. church has
recovered from his slight illness. He
preached a brilliant sermon Sunday
morning; his illustrations were so ob
vious. Mrs. Mary Jones, of 712 Freeman,
is seriously ill.
Sewing Circle of Metropolitan Bap
tist church will be at Mrs. Bird's.
SIS.". Freeman. This organization is as
sisting all they can toward the prog
ress of their new church edifice.
Prof. R. G. Jackson, wife and chil
dren, will spend Christmas at Law
rence, Kan., aB guests of her sister.
Mr. James McAfee's new residence
at 342 Haskell is near completion.
Mr. Chas. Scott, of Denver. Colo..
is visiting his mother, Annette Scott.
Mrs. L. nrockman, of 832 State, is
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, DKCKMBKIt 21. 1007.
Miss Pearl MonU.mi.i y. of State!
Normal, Emporia. Kan.. will spend
Christmas at home.
Mr. William lloone and Miss Minnie
Hall were recently united in marriage
at 604 New Jersey. Rev. (i. I. Grif
fith performed the ceremony.
Kansas City, Kan., reporter, E. C.
G. Please send all K. C. K. news to
Effie C. Cant, 614 State.
ODD FELLOWS MARCHING ON.
Hy LEON RHODES. Kansas City.
(Written for Christmas. May 19"0.)
(Tune "Tramp, Tramp. The ltoys Are
1. As Odd Fellows firm we stand,
Linked together Heart and Hand.
For KXr widows and the orphans
we must care
From far East to Western shore.
Stand united ever more
As Odd Fellows we are ever march
We crowd Thy Gates with cheerful
Hail the mighty men of Truth,
Joined together linked in three;
Friendship. Love and I'nity,
As Odd Fellows we are ever march
2. Some from distant cities came.
With us they rejoice today.
They help make this strong and
mighty endless chain
With us don't ou want to go.
You'll regret it, never no.
As Odd Fellows we are ever march-
3. On this bright Thanksgiving Day
We love kindness to bestow,
And from Friendship's link we will
not ever stray
Live the mighty men of peace,
Day by day their ranks increase
As Odd Fellows we are ever march
4. We give praises unto Ruth
l'nto her we offer song.
Give to her the silver-plated shield
Live her memory through all ages.
Write her history, seal the pages;
In our mighty number she goes
THE SHIRT WAIST CLUB WILL
GIVE THEIR FIRST FULL DRESS
BALL AT ARLINGTON HALL. FRI
DAY EVENING. DECEMBER 27. 1907.
ALL FORMER PATRONS TAKE
NOTICE AND BRING ALL VISITING
JAMES BAKER. PRES.: CHAS.
johnson, sec; w. d. garret,
wm. Mcknight, reception com.
admission 25c. matinee thurs
day afternoon afternoon.
DEC. 26TH. ADMISSION 15c.
FOR CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE
DRESSMAKING CALL ON MRS.
HUFF. 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS
TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS,
WITH GAS. BATH AND HEAT.
CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE
3427 Y MAIN.
WM. J. CAMUBELL'S STANDING
BEFORE THE NEGRO VOTERS.
In a great crisis we always have a
man to come forward and present him
self as a leader of the people. In the
election of Sheriff, there is no great
principle to be fought out; neither is
there any campaign slogans. It is al
most a personal campaign. Both men
says Mayor Beardsley, are spier did
gentlemen, but I favor' Mr. CufiHiuell
because the people in re-electing
i'hrrles Baldwin expressed themselves
l r a Republican Sheriff, therefore Mr.
Cai: .V'H should till out the unexpired
term f the late Mr. Baldwin."
How i Mr. Campbell going to win
the eli l on? By every man foing to
the polls and voting early. All over
the city; the Negroes have awakened
to the fact that one of their white
friends in the person of Mr. Campbell,
is asking for their suffrage.
There are "i.5u i Negro voters in the
city. About 2,150 are qualified voters
for this election. 1a-x every one of
them within the reach of the mighty
voice of the press, go early to the polls
and cast their vote for Mr. Campbell.
Mr. Campbell was born in the state
of Ohio, where wayback in slavery
days, white people operated the mult r
grouud railroad whereby Negroes
might be free. He comes from that
good old puritan stock of white people
who. as abolitionists, sought Irecdom
for the slaves. Tingling in his veins
is that vitality of the broad-minded
white people, who believe in giving
the Negro a show. Quoting our es
teemed Mayor, we say: "There is noth
ing bad that could be said of I he other
fellow," but from the NVki'u staudoint
we know "Bill" Campbell. We have
talked with him.
He has been a friend to us In the
past and many and many a Negro has
felt his liberality. It Is for these rea
sons that the Negro must arouse him
self ami when Dec. 27 comes, go to the
polls and cast a vote for Mr. Campb
bell, Kansas City's own favorite
YOUNG NEGRO REPUBLICANS
The Hank and File Itepubliean
Club had a splendid meeting at Its
headquarters, !eix K U'th St. Thurs
day, Dec. 111. The young men are pro
gressing harmoniously and successful
ly. The Club is In full luiiathv and
is actively supporting Win. .1. Camp
bell for Sheriff. Among the clistln
gilished Visitors who addressed the
meeting were P. S. Brown. Jr. one
of the staunch fi lends of the negroes
and W. T. Green, another friend. .1.
Ed. Jewell, and II. E. Weistlog. "ho
have done a great deal for the negroes.
The Club was greatly encouraged by
Among the negroes who addressed
the meeting were Dr L. .1. Holly. Wil
son Dawson, W. T. Washington, and
Jno. E. Allen.
The officers of the Club are as fol
Jno. E. Allen, President: Dr. 1.. J.
Holly, Vice Iresldent; Ixn Benton.
Asst. Secretary; Dr. Thco. Smith.
Treasurer; Joe Campbell. Sergeant at
Anns. Executive Committee W. T. Wash
ington, Chairman: S. IV Morgan. W.
H. Countee. and the ex-ollicio ollirers
of the Club.
A SQUARE DEAL AND FAIR AT,
MITCHELL'S DRY GOODS STORE.
The motto of Mitchell's Store Is
that it is a store of the people. This
motto is carried out in Its entirety..
It is a store for all the people, tin
colored people as well as the while
people. All gel a square deal there. I
Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Campbell and!
the rest of the people connected withj
the store give the negroes good treat-1
ment. A great number of negroes get j
cheap bargains for their money. This i
is one of the many places for negroes
THE NEW YEOMEN HALL AT 910
CAMPBELL ST.. IS THE FINEST
AND MOST UP-TO-DATE HALL IN
THE CITY FOR COLORED PEOPLE.
YOU CAN RENT THIS HALL FOR
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC ENTERTAIN
MENTS, PARTIES. RECEPTIONS.
BANQUETS, CONCERTS AND
BALLS. PRICES ARE REASON
ABLE. APPLY TO MANAGERS.
DAW80N & TRIMBLE. 804 E. 10TH
ST. and 818 E. 10th ST.. FLAT H.
BELL 'PHONE. 4540 MAIN.
C. II. COCNTKEE.
('. II. Countee, of Countee Bros. I'll-
dertakers. having completed a course
in a Chicago ami New York S lioul
of Anatonn. Sanitary Science and
Embalming, is now before the public
equipped with entirely new ideas.
Serving an intelligent and prosper
ous people they li.ne been stimulated
to greater efforts.
The requirements of the times nec
essitate a scientific growth in their
line of work.
Countee Bros, are thoroughly pre
pared to render their patrons infinite
ly better service than eer before.
They hae employed I lie latest im
proxed methods, used ill the larger
eastern cities, to assist them in suc
cessfully handling all cases. All work
placed in their hands is attended with
diligence, fidelity and exactness.
Countee Bros, are the only embalm
ers in Kansas City who associate
sanitary science with their work and
can scientifically disinfect your resi
dence, furniture anil clollili.g, in cases
of contagious or infect ions diseases,
positively preventing further spread
of the disease.
W. B. COI NTRKi:.
S. II. Dl'DLEY. The Noted Colored
"The Smart Set" has been hooked
at the Gillis for next week. 'I'd is
wilt be one of Hie prominent musical
attractions of the season, and. judg
ing l its popularity in the past, it
will be one of the most delightful of
fi rings of the Season The lierelllll.ll
popularity of this clever colored or
ganization is remarkable The
Smart Set" is said to lie the Inosl
popular eoloieil org.iiilat ion in Anier
ica. as it has been plaOng to lie
record breaking business in all the
prominent cities of the 1'nited States
OPEN HOUSE FOR THE RISING
The Rising Soli Wil 1 keep open
house at lets E Uth SI X Mas t .
All of tin- friends of the paper ale in
Vilcd. Refreshments lice.
The Bin lis Wheal let An Club will
give an eiilertailimeTit at the Ai liiuMoii
Hall X mas evening. Dec. 2Mb. Adiuls
sion 2.1 cents.
Mrs Sarah l.ee llammctt will leave
the city next week for a lew davs"
t isit to her home, (in hci tour she
will give two song recitals at Hunts
ville and Sturgeon. Mo.
A STATEMENT FROM W. DAWSON
IN FAVOR OF W. T. WASHING
TON FOR CLERK IN EN
MENT. To the public:
I hereby announce to ail my friend.-1
who supported me for the isillon in
the Engil r's Department that I am
now out of the ra'-e and turn inv sup
port to Win. T. Washington, wl i I
believe Is the sirongest Negro loi the
Hsition. Thanking mt Irictids for
l heir support of ine, I am.
H. SANCHES MARTINEZ.
THE MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER
PECEIVES ANY KIND OF PHOTO
GRAPHS AND ENLARGING PIC
TURES AT HIS RESIDENCE. 628
TRACY AVE. BELL PHONE M
3427. MR. SANCHES MADE THE
PICTURES FOR THE TWO LADIES.
MRS. GIVENS AND MISS WELLS
IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST. HE
DOES GOOD WORK AND SHOULD
This paper is growing into a broad
and progressive Journal for the ben
efit of all the Negro siple We fis;!it
for right with all our might.
Comedian. Wit li "The Smart S. t
Ilaliesbuig. Miss. lec 7 The
I II n l v .n ud annual coiiimuiili ai lou
of the Mo.-t Uoishiplul Striiigci
I. land Lodge ot l-'rec and Accepted
Masons ol Mississippi, was held here
during the i.i t lin k and was an. nd
e In oti-r I .'in" tiimi all parts ol tin
stale, and mam distinguished and
pi liniment ti-iiois were present Tin
deli gat inn wa.-. composed ol doitiiis.
law ic is. baiiki-is. merchants, preach
eis (aimers, p'anters. business men.
and working men all milled to betti r
the condition ot Hi.' race
lift. E W l.amptou. ) I). of
Greenville, Mis. is Ihe llialld la-s-ter
He is one of the most noted
men of the nice in (lie Tinted Stall's
III addition to being at the head nl the
grand which his a lueiiibei ship nl
I 1 .'I'm III Mississippi, he is also litian
rial secntarv ol the African Metho
dist Episfopal c!i hi h. haii'Biug over
a bundled thousand dollar-i cw-i
year lor tin- chinch The Stringer
iiand Lodge i . noted for Its financial
standing It own- I. nun aiiesol laud
in the liolta talin d at J pi.uu.i, and
has a I atge bank account to its credit
Ihe meuibei.'-hip and finance have
greatly increased under lir Lampion
In token of appreciation for his faith
ful service. Dr. Lampion was pre
setiii d with a handsome gold watch,
trom London. England, which cost
fl.unii. It is unique, and especially
adapted to a Mason, hei ails" one can
tell the time in tie- dark as well as in
the light It strikes the hour, then
the minutes past the hour by touch
ing a spring. John W. Strauther. of
Creeiiv ille was chairman of the com
mittee that made the selection The
present, i'ioii was made tiy I, .1 Win
sloll. of (Ilietll'ille It Was decided to
raise I he endow un lit to f Too
The repot t of Hon. K E Perkins.
Secretary anl Treasurer of the Ma
sonic Benefit Association, showed the
receipts of the department for the
past U months to lie $1i;i;.::mi u paid
to willows and orphans. 1 1 1 7. til" 'T,
and a cash balance oil hand of flv
:il!i't:: This did not include tin
grand lodge f unis collected ilmim.-.
tie- year which amounted to $ .". huh .
and the ;r.H.d Master pail over to
the (italld Lodge $1.1 Is. tile a II 1 1 ill 1 1 1
collected for chatters and dispeii.-a-tions.
The f'i'lowing ol'ici r were elected
Ki t E W. I.impt in. of (ireenville.
fJrand Master; W. A .1. Morgan, of
Shelbv. Iieputv (itand Master. It. .1
Lacy, of Shtloh. (ir.nel Senior Wtird
iii: (',. S Coodtnan. of llollv Springs.
Cr.ind Secretary ; T. J. Wilson, ot
.Vcridcii. Crand Treasurer: E. E
Perkins, of Edwards, Secretary and
Treasurir of the Masonic Benefit As
socia' i :i.