FEBRUARY 21, 1908
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It Pay to Advertise In the Rising Don for It Reaches More Monte of Colored People than any othei Paper In the Otate.
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, 'DECEMBER 28, 11107.
The Metropolitan Street Railway as
a Corporation is a Necessity to City
f There teeing to be a tendency on
the part ot certain newspapers to
i continually harp on the so-called mhv
doings of the corporate Interest in
this city. For what reason that they
h have more to aay about one corpor
is at Inn than all the others In indeed a
strange state of affairs.
In attacking the Standard Oil com-
Spany, the Beef trust, and railroad re-
Mbatlng well and good, but why in the
tftaame of the American constitution do
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gnnese newspapers coniiuuaujr iy uu
the Metropolitan Street Railway com
pany. If a corporation la violating a
law or tramping on the interest of the
people than newspapers are for the
purpose of whipping them back In
line. A newspaper is the servant of
the people. The power of the press is
a mighty force". Newspapers came
into vogue about the time of Edmund
Burke, but it was during the time of
Macauley that they began to supplant
oratory. During the eighteenth con
tury in England a man wTJo af'that
time wishing to impress parliament
would resort to pamphifet forms be
sides having bis speeches printed in
the dally papers of that time.
Thus we see the rise of the press.
In the same manner the New York
Sun Hnntnn Tranacrint and the Kan'
Isas City Star and other papers were
:eought after by the people because
3they represented power. ' The Star in
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nis city nan nau a reiuruiB uwm.
n most every stand that they have
taken they came near being right,
with the exception of this dogged and
Wrsistent fight they are making on
jthe Metropolitan and Its head. Does
he Star seek to break up this cor-
ration or to bring It under the con-
fines of their enclosing grasp? If
so, they are wrong In forcing such
conditions of affair.
What has this corporation done
that Is so appalling to the public
What law has the noble bead of the
company violated? Because he has
Ik not become subservient to the wish
es or this migmy paper : is me mm1
nanv oversteonlng its rights? . Are
the people being harmed or cheated
by some chicanery resorted to by the
corporation? If so. these are serious
questions to be considered. But in
all the annals of the Metropolitan's
history you cannot find any big grabs
or steals that they have done. Let
us rise up to a high plane of reason
ing. Let us take the two-head sword
of truth and deal blows both ways,
ut who we will or who we may. What
really has this company done or what
is it trying to do. Some 25 or 30 years
ago Kansas City was nothing but a
little, rocky burrough, with a big
muddy river running along its sides
People who wished to visit the place
came in vans or big moving wagons
P. 3. BROWN, JR- THE MARK
HANNA OF KANSAS CITY.
P. S. Drown, Jr., Is a very familiar
name, but everybody prefers to can
him Sherry. Mr. Brown has been
Identified with polities for the last 15
years. He knows the game from start
some in stage coaches. Neighbors to nnl8n- Vou can .nc ,o1 Mr
wishing to see each other used horses wown- le ,s one ol lne . oe"
or vehicles. Now what hannened? I "-" .
a tow ontornHuitxr men rm here ness man, very conservative. Mr.
seeing the prospect of 'a growing ,,rown ,IW' ,u
town, decided to start a stock company clean politics. He is a man who does
nr .nmethin that the nennia neertert more for his friends than he does for
most Traveling facilities at that
time was greatly to be desired. What
did they do? Why. they began oper
ating mule cars. What next? Why,
these cars grew into cable cars. What
next? Why, the cable cars grew Into
nur iireaent riav .tMtrie enra nf
snn.1 t th. n,en hn w0n I the power behind the throne direct
thla tr.t car svatem are dead. but'nS the forces, fie Is really the only
himself. He Is very unselfish.
He always believes In helping the
other fellow. Ills chief force Is or
ganization. When Mr. Brown orga
nizes, there Is no one in the city who
can beat him. He never aspires to
be- head of the organization. He is
Ood bless them their good work is
being carried out by the able officials
of the present railway system. Never
kill the hen that lays the golden egg.
Now, don't y6u remember that the
Kansas City 8tar was once a very
weak paper? Why, twenty-five years
ago it, too, was having Its rise. Now,
Joday without a doubt, it. stands as
the strongest newspaper. io the West.
What makes a newspaper strong?
Why, It's 'immediate circulation in the
surrounding .districts and suburbs.
But why don't the Star realize that
they could not of had such a splendid
field for action without the city had
Inducement for the people to come
here and settle. Transportation is one
of the greatest Inducements thatcould
be desired. 8treet carsTo carry a
man almost In front of his door or
place of business or perchance In any
white man that can thoroughly or
ganize the Negroes. The Negroes
have great confidence In Sherry as
they are wont to call . him. Mr.
Brown la not only a power In his
word, but has great influence in the
city. With such men In bis ward be
hind him as W. T. Green. J. Ed.
Jewell, H. E. Welsflog, Capt. Henissey,
Capt. Edmomt, Judge Burnett,, and a
fa others yoif may readily believe
that there is no other organization
that can beat them In the ward. Mr.
Brown Is destined to be postmaster or
occupy some of the other large na
tional positions. One groat charac
terlstlc of Mr. Brown is that he al
ways keeps his word. It Is such men
that the Negroes must praise and ex
toll In public.
SPIRITUALISM A RELIGION.
portion of the city. The Metropoli-
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tan is a corporation, but tills snoum 80ME TRENCHANT REFLECTIONS
not engender a long period of oppo
sition to It. For as a corporation It
is a necessity to the city Just a few
weeks ago the Wektport division was
extended; the Jackson avenue Hue
was changed. What does this mean?
It means an enlargement of the city
Nothing but the foresight and shrewd
observance of Mr. Bernard Corrlgan
the president of the company, could
have brought about these Immediate
changes. I-ook at the possibilities
still before us. Our west traffic way
proposition, more cars; farther exten
slons of the various lines. Work for
thousands of people. Prosperity nd
a general helpfulness. These
c$:k set, (fsrfa te2;.
T. M. C. A. NIGHT SCHOOL. EIGHTEENTH AND THE PAREO. OPENS MONDAY, JANt'AHY 5. VMH.
things that the Star must not over
look. It Is true that this company Is
a corporation. But don't they have a
right to exist? Anything that Is done
to injure this company would natural
ly affect the city. Don't you think
that these good deeds call for encour
agement Instead of excoriations?
This Is a serious proposition. It
must be considered In its true light;
It must be looked at from a staudpoint
of fairness. A square deal to all.
Special privileges to none. Pax et
SPIRITUALISM IS SPIRITUALISM.
CALLING IT NAMES WILL NOT
CHANGE IT ANY MORE THAN
CALLING THE MULTIPLICATION
TABLE A NOVEL WILL CHANGE
IT FROM WHAT IT IS. CALLING
SPIRITUALISM A RELIGION DOES
NOT MAKE IT A RELIGION. THERE
ARE SO MANY RELIGIONS BESIDE
THAT WHICH 18 CALLED THE
CHRI8TIAN RELIGION, ONE NAT
URALLY INQUIRES: WHICH RE
LIGION IS SPIRITUALISM? AND
INA8MUCH AS ALL RELIGIONISTS
are I HAVE DENOUNCED SPIRITUALISM
LAGE, FOREMOST UPON THE PAN
ORAMA OF LIFE, EMINENT DI
VINES, KEEPERS OF GOD'S WORD,
WERE PUTTING TO DEATH THEIR
CONTEMPORARIES IN THE NAME
OF RELIGION. NO SUCH RELIG
ION BELONGS TO SPIRITUALISM
WHERE INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE
PUT TO DEATH, BEING ACCUSED
OF BEING POSSESSED OF THE
DEVIL. THUS SPIRITUALISTS
WERE TREATED IN THE NAME OF
PROF. L. L. THOMPSON,
2319 Highland Ave.
NELLIE B. SNAOON, Sec.
AND PERSECUTED SPIRITUALIST,
IT IS NO HONOR TO ADOPT THE
NAME. WHEN I BEGUN TO PER
CEIVE TRUTH IN SPIRITUALISM,
A GOOD PIOUS SISTER ASKED, IN
A REPROACHFUL TONE: ARE YOU
WILLING TO BE CALLED A 8PIR
ITUALIST? PUTTING ALL THE
ODIUM IN THE EXPRES
8ION POSSIBLE. THIS SISTER AC
CEPTED AND APPARENTLY PRAC
TICED THE PREVAILING RELIG
ION, BUT TRULY, AT THIS LATE
DAY, THIS IS A SMALL MATTER
TO DISCUSS WHEN ALL EYES ARE
ODO FELLOWS MARCHING ON.
(Tune "Tramp. Tramp. The Boys Are
I, As Odd Fellows linn we statnl.
Linked together Heart and llan.l.
For poor widows and the orphanx
we must care
From far East to Western shore,
Stand united ever more
As Odd Fellows we are ever march
J. L. MAT
A reporter for the Son a short time
ago in an luterview from J. L. Mnt
son, the colored grocer at Nineteenth
and Grove streets, gleaned these
facts. Said Mr. Matson: "In my
business I find you cannot depend on
the Illg to-Do Negro for support. The
society negro will not help his race
to advance in the commercial world
it Is the low. Ignorant Negro win
will come around. The society Negri
will only come around Alien he has
tickets to sell or asking for a dona
tion. A few nlways come around to
KANSAS CITY, KAN8A8.
Miss Mattle Miller of Macon, Mo.,
was a guest of Mrs. G. W. Burdette
en route to Lawrence to spend Xmas
with relatives and attend the Inter
state Literary society.
Mrs. Ellen Blue returned borne from
a visit to Bartlesvllle, Ok.
The Sir Knights are preparing for
a mock breach of promise suit, which
will be soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner have a fine
Miss Mayzelle Williams left for 1111
nols to teach school.
Miss Edna Berry of Jefferson City,
Mo., is borne to spend Xmas.
Prof. Rouse and, wife probably will
locate permanently in this city.
Attorney J. F. Bradley is seriously
111 at his borne. 400 Haskell.
Mrs. J. W. Allen and Miss Mtnnle
Gllmore of Leavenworth were guests
of Mrs. Alice Bailey.
a . . 1 i . I. n viiaal
il Mrs. B. ureen oi i
of Mrs. D. W. White, Her sisier.
t v Wnnd and Misa Annette
I Beott of St. Louis are here- visiting,
tear the eas would not give sui-
flclent beat the First Baptist church
aa replaced its stoves.
Mrs. Alice Bailey, will attend me
Interstate Literary society and spend I TURNING TOWARD SPIRITUAL
a few days In Leavenworth. ISM. EXPECTING TO FIND MODELS
Mrs. Lydla Warder has been in ills-1 IN EVERY DEPARTMENT Of utt,
The Kirlng Son Is a very good pa
per. Every Negro In Kansas City,
Kan., should subscribe for the paper.
Mrs. Bradford and Miss Bowman
are visiting their sister. Mrs. Jenulo
. Mr. Perry Swancey of Richmond,
Mo., is here as substitute postman
during the holidays
The Christmas tree at the First
Baptist church was beautifully deco
rated and each individual seemingly
Miss Mamie Blue Is visiting in
The "Sad Wall Whist club" met at
the residence of Mrs. Vivian Clay.
Miss Florence Tlllery of Seneca
Kan., is at the residence of Miss
Amanda Jeunlnes spending Xmas.
Mrs, Hattle Taylor of St. Louis Is
the guest of Mrs. Mary Brown during
AND IF ALL WHO ARE CALLED
SPIRITUALISTS, LIVED ACCORD
ING TO THE DEMANDS OF THE
SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF
SPIRITUALISM, THEY WOULD
COMMAND THE ADMIRATION OF
THE WORLD. SOME, I KNOW,
ARE TRYING TO DO THIS AS FAR
AS THEIR SURROUNDINGS WILL
ALLOW. IT IS NOT THE FAULT
OF SPIRITUALISM THAT ANY
COME SHORT, BUT OF THE EX
POUNDER8 AND PROFESSED REP
MUST COVER THE EARTH AS THE
WATERS DO THE SEA, THROUGH
IT MAY BE BY ANOTHER NAME
YET NO BETTER NAME CAN BE
FOUND. IT IS MORE EXPRESSIVE
THAN PROTESTANT. JEWISH, RO
MAN. CATHOLIC, OR EVEN PAGAN
CALLNG WHAT IS TRUE A FALSE
HOOD. DOES NOT MAKE IT SO
t SQUARE DEAL AND FAIR AT
MITCHELL'S DRY GOODS STORE
The motto of Mitchell's Store
that It In a store of the people. Thl
motto. Ir carried out In Its entirely
It Ih a store lor all the people, tli
colored people ns well as the whit
people. All get a square ileal there,
Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Campbell an
the rest of the people connected with
the store give tle negroes good treat
ment. A great number of negroes g
cheao bargains for their money. Thl
Is one of the mnny places for negro
EACH ONE MUST DECIDE FOR HIM
neleeutes to the Interstate Literary I SELF. SINCE WRITING THE FORE
society are: Miss Nettle Penlx. Miss goinq the muum i m r-.nc
TmiRKio Smothers. Mrs. Lena Downs. COMES TO HAND, I Aimnu
Mis Rtella Wilson and others. I GRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF WMfeKfc
Mr T'.lla Cllne of St. Iuls is the THE WITCHES OF SALEM BLfctK.
guest of Mrs. I. F. Bradley during the BY GILBERT P. BROWN, WHICH IS
.1I.I. PFF V. r.. ANT.- I HEALTHY KbAUIINU. incne, I it
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172 West. I THAT BUST NHW truvii-Mnw viu
THE NEW YEOMEN HALL AT 910
CAMPBELL ST.. IS THE FINEST
AND MOST UP-TO-DATE HALL
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.
DAWSON A TRIMBLE. 804 E. 10TH
ST. and 818 E. 10th ST.. FLAT H.
BELL 'PHONE, 4540 MAIN.
Ilatleshurg. Miss, -The
Thirty-second annual communication
or the Most Worshipful Stringer
Grand ldg of Free and Accepted
.Masons of Mississippi, was held here
during the past week mid was attMid
ed liy over i.Uilil from all parts of the
state, and many distinguished and
prominent visitors were present. The
delegation was cum posed of doctors,
lawyers, bnnkcr. merchants, preach
ers farmers, planters, business men,
and working men all united to better
We crowd Thy Gates with cheerful ,m, r(in,ii0 of the race.
Hall the mighty men of Truth.
Joined together linked In three;
Friendship. Love ami t'nity,
As Odd Fellows we are ever march
:. Some from distant cities came,
With us they rejoice today.
They help make this strong ami
mighty endless chain
With us don't you want to go.
You'll regret It. never no.
As Odd Fellows we are ever march'
!. On tlfis bright Thanksgiving Day
We love kindness to bestow.
And from Friendship's link we wilt
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
I'lito her we offer song.
Give to her the silver-plated shield
Live h r memory through all aiS''H.
Write her history, seal the pages;
In our mighty number she goes
FOR CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE
DRESSMAKING CALL ON MRS.
HUFF, 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS
H. SANCHES MARTINEZ.
THE MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER
RECEIVES ANY KIND OF PHOTO
GRAPHS AND ENLARGING PIC
TURES AT HIS RESIDENCE, 628
TRACY AVE. BELL PHONE M
4?7. MR. SANCHES MADE THE
PICTURES FOR THE TWO LADIES
MRS. GIVENS AND MISS WELLS
IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST. HE
DOES GOOD WORK AND 6HOULD
This r.nner Is growing Into a broad
and procresslve Journal for the bui
eflt of all the Negro people. We fight
for right with all our might.
TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS,
WITH GAS. BATH AND HEAT.
CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE
3427 Y MAIN.
Rev. K. W. Lampion. D. D.. of
Greenville. Miss. Is the Grand Mas
ter, lie Is one of the most noted
men of the race in the Cnlted Stutes.
In addition to being at the head of the
grand which has a membership of
ll.uiili in Mississippi, he Ih also finan
cial secretary of the African Metho
dist Episcopal ch in h. handling over
a hundred thousand dollars every
year fur the church. The Stringer
Grand Lodge Is noted for Its financial
standing. It owns l.mi'l acres of land
In the Dolta valued nt fl'MHiu. and
has a large hank account to Its credit.
The membership and liuance nave
greatly increased under Dr. Lampion.
In token of appreciation fur his faith
fill service. Dr. Lampion was pre
senteil witli a handsome gold watch,
from London. EiiKland. which cost
ll.U'in. It is unlipie. and especially
adapted to a Mason, because one rati
tell the limn In the dark as well as In
the Mailt. It strikes the hour, then
I he minutes past the hour by touch
ing a spring. John W. Strauther. of
Greenville was chairman of the com
mittee that made tlie selection. The
presentation was made by L. J. Win
ston, of Greenville. It was decided to
raise the endowment to $7nn.
The report of Hon. E. E. Perkins,
Secretary and Treasurer or the .Ma
sonic Benefit Association, showed the
receipts of th department for the
past 1J months to he IKIOHO IO. paid
ti widows and orphans, $117.4'iu.a7,
and a cash balance on hand of $IH.
!M 'J.Jt::. This did not Include the
grand lodge funds collected during
the year which amounted to $,.ht)0;
and the Grand Master paid over to
the Grand Lodge $1,1 IX, the amount
collected for charters and dispensa
tions. The following officers wero elected:
Rev. E. W. Lampion, of Greenville.
Grand Muster; W. A. J. Morgan, of
Shelby, Deputy Grand Master; It. .1.
Lacy, of Shiloh, Grand Senior Ward
en; G. S. Goodman, of Molly Springs.
Grand Secretary; T. .7 Wilson, ot
Meriden, Grand Treasurer; K. E
Perkins, of Edwards. Secretary and
Treasurer of the Masonic Benefit Association.
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