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THE RISING SON.
~f- C OLE Editor. LEWIS WOODS,Business Manager. Published Every Week RISING SON PUBLISHING CO RATES: Year ix months.. hree months Dne month... Strictly paid In advance Entered at the Post Office at Kansas City, as Second Class Matter. Correspondents wanted in every city and town in this state. Write us. c All news matter intended for pub .ication should reach our office'not la ter than Tuesday, of each week and must be signed by the writer not for publication, but as guarantee of auth enticity. OFFICE:—No. 117 West Sixth St., Kansas City, Mo. Advertising Rates, For one inch, one insertion $ .50 For one inch, each subsequent insertion. .20 For two inches, three month 5.00 For two inches, six month 8.00 For two inches, nine months 10.00 For two inches twelve months 15.00 WANTED-SEVERAL BRIGHT and HON est persons to represent us as managers in this and close by counties. Salary 1900 a year and expenses. Straight, bona fide, no more, no less salary. Position permanent. Our references, any bank in any town. It is mainly office work, conducted at home. Ref erence. Enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope. The Dominion Co. Dept 3, Chicago. OUR candidate for Mayor is ‘Sherry Brown.” THE city council will soon per fect arrangements tor opening the new fire station at Sheffield. It has been practically decided that the nomination of the Republi can ticket will be by primary ballot. Mr. Bryan does not present any new issues, but he manages to shift his positions on the old ones with startling rapidity. A MAN who has been a public spirited citizen, a man who has been a faithful official, this man (“Sher ry” Brown) will be a model mayor. THE Virginia house of delegates has passed the “Jim Crow” car bill—a measure requiring separate cars for whites and blacks on rail ways. WE endorse any movement in the present campaign lookiug to ward the general good and welfare of the Negro race, it matters not from what source it emanates. P. S. BROWN, Jr., has promised that if he is nominated and elected mayor he will give the Negroes recognition according to their voting strength. If this is done we shall be satisfied. THE public clamor favoring the candidacy of P. S. Brown, Jr., for nomination for mayor, comes by virtue of the fact that he believes in letting the great tide of munici pal progress go merrily on. The Eureka Republican club was organized last Monday, at the office of Lawyer Martin, 812 Main street. The object of the club is to advo cate a higher plane of citizenship among Negroes, and to take active interest in the city campaign. Wil lis G. Mosely was elected chairman of the meeting. THE Negroes of Kansas City are cognizant of the good which has come to our race through the offices of the city auditor and city treas urer under the present incumbents. These officials have been weighed in the balance and have not been found wanting. Now, let us all do the right thing. Let us have the manly courage to stand up for those who have faithfully carried out their campaign promises. THE organization of Republican clubs is supposed to be intended for the good of the party. Club meet ings are held, not for the purpose of fighting and raising a confusion, but for the purpose of permitting the various candidates to come be fore the voters, explain the politi cal issues and solicit their support. If this is the case, then why do we find a gang of men going from ward to ward, evidently with no other purpose than to plunge the Regubli can meetings into a hopeless confu sion. Every man is entitled to a hearing, and these abrupt proceed ings should be discontinued. The democratic party resents the attitude of distrust held toward it by all business interests. But what can it expect? As long as it keeps Coin Harvey and W. J. Bry£n at its head, distrust of its purposes is inevitable. No platform promises can explain these gentry away. It isn’t necessary for speakers to de fend the administration nowadays. All they’ve got to do is to keep quiet and let “Gen, Prosperity’’ do the talking. 51.50 THE administration is moving rapidly for the relief of Puerto Rico. Bills have been introduced in both houses extending the United States customs and internal revenue laws over the island, and very soon the people there will enjoy free trade with this country. Now, if indi viduals will cooperate with the ad ministration in asking for and using Puerto Rico coffee—which is said to be very fine—the island will soon be prosperous again. IT has been intimated that there is a bare possibility that the tire station which will be opened at Sheffield within the next week or ten days may be given in the charge of two of our well known colored firemen. We should be glad to see this done. Most of the colored firemen now serving in the department are well expericncec and natural born fire fighters, and would give great satisfaction if al lowed to take charge of the Sheffield station. . The democratic press of Kansas City has already commenced ar raying the Negro voters against the Republican party. Every subter fuge that can be used in that direc tion is taken advantage of by the opposition press. In spite of al this the Negroes of Kansas City will air their grievances within the ranks of their own political party, and will not call upon the demo crats for the adjustment of any seeming perplexities. PRECAUTION AGAINST PERSONAL As a good suggestion for one of the several precautionary measures against the small-pox the Rising Son would faver the absolute elimi nation of the customary campaign hand-shaking for the present. The spirit in which we offer this sug gestion is an honest one, and we hope it will be adopted by every body, white and colored alike. WE SHOULD HELP ALL WE CAN. There are several good reasons why the colored people should do all they can toward helping to sup press the small-pox by observing every precaution against coming in contact with it; first, because our unfoatunate circumstances are such that we tall victims more readily than the whites; secondly, it works a hardship, to some extent, upon the whole community: and thirdly, because the colored house servants are being discharged promiscuously on account of the apprehension en tertained by their employers. THE ELECTION COMMISSIONER The time is nearing when the election commissioner’s office will have lost that profound quietude which is usually maintained sixty per cent of the time. The chang ing of the official position of the Republican election commissioner from Secretary of the board to sup ply an ordinary member by Gov. Stephens last summer, was by some believed to be inimical to the inter ests of the Republican party. While such may have been the intention of the opposition party,we seriously doubt if, under the watchful care of Major C. E. Washburne. any un derhand work con be accomplished, It is believed that Maj. Washburne will guard the interests of the Re- CONTACT. publican party as the fond mother watches over her loving babe. The factional differences manifested at the time of his appointment should now give way to united co-opera tion with one great and grand end in view, namely, the success of the Republican ticket. A MATTER OF REGORD. It is we regret we notice that in all political campaigns false and malicious statements are so often made against a candidate, statements that are made without foundation or fact, brought forth in envy and malice. Especially is this to be regretted when such statements are made in direct conflict with an official record—in direct con fiict with the truth. At a recent political meeting held in fhe interest of the Negro race, an over zealous partisan made a statement that the Hon. Philip S. Brown, Jr,, our candidate for mayor, had, at one time during his term in the council, introduced and voted for an ordinance reducing the wsges of the day laborers from $1.75 to $1.25 per day. and now in all fairness and candor this paper brands said statement as false, mali cious and slanderous in each and ev ery respect. We have taken pains so search the council proceedings, and we find the following: “During May, 1894, Mr Brown served upon a retrenchment committee, which was a necessity at a time when the city revenue was insuf ficient to meet the city’s expenses. He introduced on ordinance reducing about ten per cent of the salaries of the higher priced officials—those re- ceiving more than $6O per month—and in that ordinance, iu clear-cut figures, we find the wages of the day laborer, without any reduction, are fixed at $1.75 per day, and the wages of the team and teamster at $3.00 per day— showing that Mr Brown’s vote, at a time when he had no aspirations for the office of mayor, was cast in favor the laboring man. And the record further shows that n all matters pertaining to labor and the laboring man, some of which we will mention in future issues, Mr Brown has always voted in favor of the laboring men. And not only does the same record show that Mr Brown voted to help the poor man, but that he has voted for all measures that have helped the Negro race. And we serve notice upon the circulator of these slanderous and ma- licious statements first referred to that we will show further proof of Mr Brown’s loyalty and fidelity to the people. COL. W. W.MORGAN DESIRES TO RE TURN HOME. When a son strays from his home and the protection of a kind father, discovers his folly, returns home, confesses his error and begs to be forgiven under promise of future obedience, nothing is left for the father to do but to extend the gen tle arm of protection and encourage ment to the once wayward son that he might accept the grand future which his environment necessarily makes possible. The above serves to compare with the political conditions which surrounded Col. Morgan a year or two ago, prior to which time the Colonel was known to be a great party man. He admits having erred and under the influence of a new resolution he seeks admission into the active ranks of the G. O. P., where it has been his wont to give aid in the time of need. Ordinarily speakins it would seem that our party managers would make no mistake in accepting Col. Morgan into the political fold, forgiving and forgetting the past. The Republi can party to-day needs all the old friends who from some cause or other may in the past have got con fused and wiggled into the wrong ?ath. Col. Morgan has sworn al legiance to the Republican party and it is nothing more than right that he should be recognized.) NOTES OF INTEREST. The entire school board of North Rome, Ga., was discharged by the town council, and new members elected to fill the vacancy. The council claimed the old board was woefully incompe tent as shown by thn employment and retention of ignorant colored teachers. The discharged board has taken the matter into court. —Ex. ANNOUNCEMENTS. P. S. Brown, Jr., announces that he is a candidate for Mayor of Kansas City, subject to the will of the Repub lican voters. Wm. 11. Otto is a candidate for Ai derman of the Lower House for the Ninth ward, subject to the will of the Republican voters. Jesse L. Jewell announces that he is a candidate for member of the Upper House, common council, from the 3rd ward, subject to the will of the Repub lican voters. Amos R. Cecil announces that he is a candidate for City Auditor, subject to the decision of the Republican voters. FIREMEN RELEASED. The quarantine under which No. 11 Fire Company (colored) was placed ten days ago has been lifted, and the fire men allowed their freedom. Their families and many friends were about as glad to see them as they themselves were to get out. We hope they will not have to undergo the embarass ment again. IN THE INTEREST 0E HIS BAOE Representative White, of North Carolina, the Negro member in the house, has reported t? bill for “the pro tection of all citizens of the United States against mob violence, etc.” It provides that all persons shall be pro* tect?d from being murdered, tortured or burned to death by mobs known as “lynching bees,’’ whether spontaneous or premeditated, and all parties par ticipating, aiding or abetting in such Affairs are made guilty of treason against the L nited .States government and subject to prosecution in the Uni ted States’ court. IT ONLY MAKES MATTERS WORSE. The unmanly villifleation of candi dates by some of our political speak ers should be discouraged at once. It is but natural that this great po litical contest thould develop differ- ence of opinion, etc., among the sev- eral elements, but not so much so as to warrant mud-slinging and the use of uncouth language. The Son believes in injecting dig nity into all matters, political and otherwise, and would advise that ev- ery Negro politician exercise his manly and courteous offices toward our political aspirants. A gentleman, be he white or black, does not necessa rily relinquish his bearing when he entertains a difference of opinion or because he desires to bring some point into argument. If a white man of narrow principles and prejudiced heart goes out in quest of political honors under the disguise of a good Republi can, there is a certain way in which we should make our objections Known, and the more dignified we present our claims the more effectual will be the result, This is simply a bit a common sense advice intended to apply to our politicians of more recent exper ience. LEXINGTON ITEMS. Rev James Madison, of Poplar Bluff, preached at Zion A.ME. church Sun day evening. He is here visiting his family. He will return as soon as the small-pox has abated. Quarterly meeting was held at St. John’s Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Abernathy? Presiding Elder Davis was unable to be here. Last Wednesday night the Second Baptist church called Rev Richardson, of Wyandotte, who expects to be with them Sunday. Mr Henry Williams, who some time ago was vaccinated by Dr Ball, was able to be out Sunday, and says he doesn’t want any more of it. Every body ought to be vaccinated, but not in the leg. Mrs Julia Lossin was taken sick Sat urday, and is now confined to her bed. Mrs Hubbard is quite sick. Her sister-in-lrw is staying with her. Electa Chapter No. 1, O. E. S., is preparing to give an entertainment on th* 14th of February. We are expect ing a grand time, one of the grandest aver given by the Order. Everybody is invited to come out. Mrs Longan has improved her home by the addition of a tine porch. Mr Luther Scott is preparing his hoase and will move into it in a short time. Mr Jennie Paris subscribes for the Son. Every family in our city ought While studying- the Race Question i n th* South don’t overlook the treatment you receive at home. Those busiuess houses which ignore you by Boycotting your home journal you can afford to nore and leave undisturbed when making your varied purchases. Your friends are glad to encourage and assist your local paper, and their cards will appear in its columns. Encourage those that encourage you. to take the Son. It comes regularly, gives the local news of the week, and is the only colored paper that was ever read in this city for 52 weeks without missing a number. There are some that ought to take it because they de pend upon the public; why they do not do so I am unable to say. Mr Joe Williams, one of our prosper ous and energetie young men, sub scribed for the Son. Rev Buren returned home Saturday from Omaha, where he spent several days assisting Rev. Owens. Mrs Mollie Perpy, of Higginsville, was in the city Tuesday. She lost her mind and was sent to the St Joseph asylum. We think there ought to be a com pany organized for the purpose of buying some coal land, trying to do business among our own people and give ourselves employment. We can’t always depend on other races for em ployment. Tn Film. Mr. P. —“Madam, you are always Ceding fault.” Mrs. P. —“I know ft Vou are bv no means faultiest.’’ David T. Beads, Pres. Fernando P. Neal, V. Pres. UNION NATIONAL BANK. Statement as made to the Comptrol business, Dec* RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts $4,786,218 92 Real Estate & Mortgages owned, 50,000 00 U. S. Bonds $323,000 (Ml Mo. Co. 4 per ct. bonds 110,500 00- 433.500 00 Cash and sight exchange 2,226.026 15 We shall be pleased to negotiate with individuals, firms, banks or corpo rations desiring to open accounts, as well as those contemplating changes m existing arrangements or requiring additional banking facilities. Bk si IB W* J. I. REYNOLDS, ALBERT E. HOLMES. PREST. SECY A TREAS. 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While nine thousand square miles in area, or nearly as- large as Lake Erie, it is 4,000 feet to 4,500 feet deep, so that it contains nearly as much water as Lake Superior. Its surface is 1,350 feet above sea level, and it* Many soldiers believe that the gate bird can start at daybreak with the trade winds from the coast of Afri ca and rooat the same nignt upon the American shore. Whether this is a fact or not has yet to be determined, but It is certain that the bird is the swiftest of winged creatures and ii able to fly, under favorable conditions. 200 miles an hour. KANSAS CITY, MO. Iler of the Currency at the close of ember 2, 1899. Capital Stock $6(D,000 00 Surplus Fund 140 000 00 Undivided Profits 172 4}| National Bank Notes outstanding. 200,000 00 Deposits 6.467,572 58 $7,496,745 07 L. DANTZIG ANGHOR HATTERS & FURNISHERS, 805 MAIN STREET, 510 MAIN STREET. Buy here, and save from 25 to 50 cents on the dollar, and get the same goods.] Active Volcano in Franc*. 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