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THE R1S1M SON.
HARRY R. GRAHAM, Editor. FRED A. TURNER, Associate Eld-, tor. LB WIS W00D8 Bminsss Manager. Published Every Week RISING SON PUBLISHING CO T 8 DESCRIPTION RATES: tM rear UM ma MiUM is tir nontae as Oa BoaU.. ' u rtctlr paid la advance ffftUrad at th Post Offiet at JTanai OUf, a 3eema uum Matter.. OorreepoDdeoU wanted la ererjr city n town in this Hate. Write ua. Ail news matter Intended for pub lication ahould reach our office not la tor than Tuesday, of each week and utt be signed by the writer not tor publication, but as guarantee of auth enticity. )FIOIt-No. 117 whi Slath at mbiii city, mo. .Aavartiains Rnts, ror oae lain, ooa laMrtlna t .H for ooa Inch, eaoh aubaequeat laaartloa. JW For two laches, three monUi .... I.UH For two laches, all moatb 1 00 Rr two laches, nlna months 100) rtwolactaea twelve months u.oj The Rising Son Is devoted to the best Interests of our rase, a (earless advocate of right and fair play. There are those In high places who read and receive this paper and Its benefits who think that printers' Ink and labor are produced by wind and talk. Now, to all such we ask you again to pay us what you owe. Some of you have gained your notoriety through this paper. Come and see us with the money. The Negro Advocate, of Richmond, Vs., Is before ub. We gladly put It on our exchange list. Its tone is brave and positive and we hope for It a I successful career and that its hopes may be realized. ITS FATE. The bill championed by John T. Crisp known as the "Jim Crow Car Hill" Is to-day sleeping that sleep from whence no traveler returns. The manly stand taken by the good men of the state legislature In behalf of right between man and man is appre ciated by the Negroes of the state of Missouri. Good government cannot be maintained in a republic like ours by dividing the masses. We have no mal ice against our county man, "Mr. Crisp." but rather look upon him as a man who has been disappointed, and when in the very throes of political death he curses the black hand that rocked him to sleep In his Infancy, he ig obliged to yield up the ghost In the tddst of his friends without them shedding a tear. ALLEN CHAPEL, Last Sunday being a lovely day the services were well attended and the morning sermon was suitable to every one present and we are sure that every thinking person, both saint and sin ner, found something to help him dur ing the next six days, we were brought face to face with things that we seldom trouble ourselves to even think of in the right way. Surely a great deal of good Is accomplished by such talks In a city like this. Let us have more of them and there might be fewer cold Christians. The collection last Sunday was taken up by the stewards. The broth era went at the business in the proper way. Told the congregation just what they wanted that money for, and just how far behind they were with their Pastor's salary. Now that Is the way to go at these things; tell us Just the plain truth and we will always do our whole duty, for we never Intend to owe any Pastor a cent. We hope the brothers will always tell the people Just where thew stand Special meetings of the various classes will be held this week. We are getting down to business now, and if you do not Intend to be of any service to Allen Chapel you had better ask for your letter. But unless your back class uue rw pmu up i uu uuv d.-cu mwi. you could even do that, for no one is In good standing In any organization unless they keep up their dues. This year promises to be a record breaker In our church. There will be very little room for people who are tired of work. Our Quarterly meeting will be the second Sunday In Ma oh and we want to start In with the new quarter" ow ing our Pastor nothing. Let us all - .onn- In our hark class duea before that Hm. i ut smi n't Dot in riiu Tuna. day nights bring it along Sunday morning and In that way you win al ways keeD up. Your leader will be pleased to receive It. Miss Ophelia Watts was unable to be out last Sunday on account of Illness. We hope to see her out soon. Mrs. Nettle Scott managed the organ during her absence. Do not forget that we desire the assistance of every member and friend in the bazar. The cantata will be very good. All of the trustees and the pas tor are asking their friends to join their clubs for the April rally. You need not stay from church, for they are coming around to call on you If you do The only way to get rid of them Is to help them. We expect) success and do not intend to be ills- couraged at anything. ; The Rising Son is for sale by Fred die Jackson. v Eskimos Have No Religion. Mr. Hanbury, the recently returned 'Arctic explorer, who has been study- ing the Eskimos, says they have no religlon-not even a belief In a Su- preme Being. FIGS AND THISTLES. Better crawl to heaven than fly to hell. All methods fall without right mo tives. Dialectic darts wilt never deter the devil. Secret sins are the secret of nearly all sin. To reject correction Is to refuse wisdom. The best evidence of Christianity Is Christ made evident In the Chris tlan. He who Is wise In his own conceits is apt to be foolish In his own con cerns. He who loves Him leans on Him and be who leans loves Him more and more. Some men are kicking up a dust In the church to hide the dirt they make In the world. The grace to do small things may be greater than the gift of doing great things. It Is no use asking God to warm your heart while you are living In the Arctic of sin. Every groan on God's grindstone may mean a greater gluten In His polished stone. The wise man will hide his knowl edge where fools are laying out their Ignorance. God's ueroes are known In heaven whether their pictures appear In the papers of earth or not. If we are nothing but sponges de pend upon It God will send us the pressure of pain to squeeze us. The prospect of a big Sunday din ner has spoiled the preaching of many a good sermon. Ram's Horn WHAT ONE WOMAN OBSERVES. In great actions men resemble lions, while in smaller deeds they are very like mice. Compulsory fidelity brings in its train deceit, distaste and sometimes destruction. What we Intend to do amounts to little; It Is what we really do that counts for something. BoyB are not men until they are well grown, but women are women from their first compliment. There are many people who believe a thing true rather than take the trouble to prove It false. When a man discovers he Is no long er pleasing to women he is apt to in dulge In moral platitudes. In a rain storm a woman would much rather get her stockings wet all the way up than the narrowest hem of her skirt. A woman who disparages her own sex by holding up its foibles to public ridicule should be shunned alike by man and beast. For the hysterical woman we may feel a good natured pity, but for the man who yields to the same weakness there 1b nothing but a withering con tempt. BOYS, PLEASE DO NT- Tell a girl your private opinion about her girl chum. Grumble because the home dinner is not always a banquet. Tell your friends that you find more pleasure out than at home. Stare at and gossip about the girls while attending divine service. Litter your room with literature which has no place in good society. Arouse the entire household when you enter the house after a night at the club. Flare up in anger when father tells you ja(e hours are not conducive to KOod morals. imagine mother distrusts you be- caU8e ghe makes inquiry regarding your associates. Throw the letters received from girls Into a bureau drawer which never is locked. Fancy the world owes you a living which is to be had without work. Philadelphia Bulletin. PENCIL POINTS. y0uth and debt are the world's greatest stimulants. It takes pluck to acquire fruit from your neighbor's tree. Some men are pleasant to talk to, but disagreeable to listen to. Burglars are willing to enter almost any house except a station house. Many a man finds it difficult to In duce his neighbors to have a good ii iin I The man who pays his rent must hustle and the man who doesn't pay Is obliged to keep moving. Take the conceit out of some people and their most intimate friends would be unable to recognize them. Some fine examples of still life are said to exist In the mountains of Ken tucky, but they are hard to find. EVERYDAY THOUGHT8. It takes a tailor to size a man up. When a man comes after dinner he comes before dinner. Almost any caller is a bore If he comes at the wrong time. Country preachers are usually long on sermons and short on salary. The richer a man Is the harder he tries to make people believe he Is poor. Eventually the poor may Inherit the earth when Mr. Morgan gets through with it. A pawnbroker savs It takes a man 0f nerve to soak his umbrella when It ts raining. Xwo of moRt buter tnnR8 ,n ,,fe ftre belnK jme1 by a glrl and a doe f quinine. Lou and a Castnet. BY F. H. LANCASTER. (Copyright. 1 90S, by Dally 8tory Pub. Co ) Ills castnet! Paul surveyed It proudly as It hung In the falling light. Fully eight feet long, close-meshed and leaded. Woven of the strongest sea-Island with a bag that would hold hundred mullet. How many hours of patient toil it represented, only Paul Joffrlon knew. Hours made up of mlnu snatched from a fisher man's ovor-crowded life. Stitch by stitch while the other boys mr'd at dinner or smoked cigarettes In the soft afterglow or snored before the biasing pine-knot Are. So had the castnet grown. 8ometlroes the broad shoulders bent to their task and ached from the strain of the dsy's labor; very often the tired fingers had cramped with weariness, but the lad's stubborn will had never faltered. The day he Li J brought home his store of twine, the sea-island account ed the bert of Its kind, ami whittled out the r ft-plne needle. Ah. that had been a proud day. With that day had begun the thoughtr 'tint kept htm awake and working, wliiie others slept. Sometimes catch plainly, some times mebbe not catch any. Say, mek It even, sav catch feef'y mullet every night. Tc mullet fo' five cents. Das twenty-five time five cents. Das five quarters. Say mek one dollar and a quarter every day. 3ay It costs me a quarter a day to le"ve, 'bout das. with tobacco. Das leave me six dollar a wlk. Tree bon. t buy html" The "him" so Joyo-sly refeired to being a little twrwoomcJ cabin, nestled upon a poln: that rut cut Into the gulf. It was owned by a cr". ed old fisherman who Insisted that the house and Its half-dozen sandy acres was worth fifty dollars, because "she done fenced on free sld . dl-eady." Fenced by the blue waters of he Mex ican Gulf! Everybody said tbr the price was preposterous; the cabin was on the verge of dilapidation; for ty dollars was enough and to spare. But Paul was resolved to have It, even, as he told himself under his breath, "even if I have to goove forty Be dollars fo' It." And why? All because a certal.i dark-eyed daughter of the "old man" had praised the spot. She was a pretty girl, was Marguer Ite, and her pet name of Hcb sreined comically out of keening with her high head and flashing eyes. The old man" was proud of his riaiigh ter and skillfully kept the young men at a distance. N-.i. but what they were welcome to his house, ve-y wel come. So welcome that he talked to them himself. all the time. Never for a moment deserting bis self ap pointed task. "I fought I'd teet him out. me,," one of the boys reported. "I stay till dark, yas. Late. But dr old man, he wouldn't even go feed bes horse. No." Paul was not one of the hovs who had tried to outsit the "old man" on the old man's front gallery. He had a bolder plan, when his castnet was done and And at last It was done sn ' from thence forward every moonlcsa night when the tide wan In Paul might have been found waist deep In the water listening for the ruffle of the mullet. The strong cord of his net noosed around his left wrist, a lead between his strong front teeth. Over his right arm the folds of nti care fully gathered for spreading. Instant ly, at the ruffle of an oncoming school the alert figure rose higher and bent backward In unison with the back ward swing of the trained right arm, gathering force for the throw. The arm swoops forward and the body with It; the lead files from between his teeth; the net from his em. Ah, how beautifully It spreads .n sinks over that school of mullet. VsMly a prince of castnets. Slowly he draws in the line on his left wrist. His hesrt thrills st the weight. "Heavy, aho! Mebbe a hundred, ."eel In Ik It." But he cannot Investigate bis gains Paul Surveyed It Proudly as It Hung in the Falling Light. out here. With the heavy wet net and Its catch on bis shoulders h wades sturdily bark to the beach. Eli, blen! It is well. Indeed, that bis shoulders are broad and his chest deep. So the night wore to morning and he was glad, cleaning- his tlsh and selling them. and sleeping like tho dead through the afternoon. Then there were the nights that were light, very beautiful, with a sil very beauty, but very bad for tho fisher who fished with a castnet The next day Paul would walk the beach with no fish to sell, blue aa though he had had a college education and was bothered over the "social prob lems" and potltlcs. Weeks when he met his payments; weeks when he wss short and his creditor sour; at last In March the Sunday came then he could stride Into church with a piece of paper In his breast pocket and tu his breast the sensation of a man who owned the earth. As the congregation came straggling down the grassy path he turned and said carelessly over his shoulder to the boy who walked wllh Bebe: "Well. I buy . das point place, me." "Sho." ejaru'ed the youth, "How much you geeve to' him?" "Oh, I dunno. Fcefty-five dollars, mebbe." "Sho!" The boy gave place me chanically, and Paul walked beside Bebe with the air of a man enjoying his rights. Bebe eyed her wealthy si.ltor with carefully concealed rv'miratloa. "Dss nice place .'o-t got," she re marked eolleetedh . "Yas. right nice. -then I get him fixed up. Roof Ilk some. I'll split some boards next wlk. Mek fenoe, too!" Then tinder the Inspiration of Told Her About His tnet and His Luv. her openly ex-ret.sed Interest, Paul reached for hitherto uudrcamcd of heights. "T'lnk mebbe I paint him some day. What color you fink look nlo?" Beb5 rose to the emergeucy with an exulting sense of power. Yellow. Did not M. Paul thin yello- a very pretty color. Out s-'iinpient ; M. Paul thought yel'nt the pnrvf.-'st col or In tho world. for a hoime. So they waxed quickly confidential and walked so clos" toother that when tho "old man" t lent coming tip the slope he Id things under his breath that It was not proper to say on a Sunday evening. Where was madam, his wife and trusted ally. What eould she be thinking or! He brought the front legs of his chair down upon the floor with a bang that jarred his teeth and strode to meet that absorbed couple. "BonJonr, M. Paul." "BonJour, M. Zenon." They reached the galleiy before either spoke again and Bebe quickly disappeared. For all his boldness, Paul's hand shook as he rolled and lighted a cigarette, but the thought of his castnet ateadled his nerves. "I fink 1 come see IWbe," he an nounced quletl- The "old man" snorted wiih ton- Ished indignation. "Sho!" "Yas." There was a pause while h Indig nant parent gathered his sarcastic powers for withering work. Then: "What you got to kip a wife?" Ah. ha! Paul s hour of triumph had come very quietly He tossed away the stump of his cigarette, nipped his muslach and a row. to thrust hU hands into his pocket. "I gut a castnet, mu." he said with subdued exultation. "She's eight feet long and made of sea Island " He gave the old man a moment to take It all In and added. "I bought das point plsce Isst wlk. Das deed all right?" For a long moment the old man stared at the unto led paper with a reverence for tho w-ltten word known only to the Hitlerite. Then the cry ing need of action rime over him and he lunged heavily into the Inner room. "Ilebe, oh, Bebe! What for you don't hurry with das coffee, chere?" When the coffee-drinking was con cluded the "old man" went away sub missively to feed his horse and madam carried her cigarette to the kitchen steps. Paul and Bebe sat side by side In their hide bottom chairs, aim as they watched the moon come sailing up over the aide, wide Gulf he told her about his castnet, and his love. Dlaconnected. "Say. Mama." said the hello girl dur ing a lull In the calls, to her Intimate friend, who ocrup'ed the next chair. "ts It true that you have broken off your engagement?" "Sure thing." answered Maine, as She chawed her gum with renewud vigor. "Oh. Mame, did you, really?" "Well. I guofs!" "Oh. Mame, what was the matter?" "Ho beard about my going down the river with a strange young man." "Oh, Mame. did he really?'" "Yen. Then he hail the nerve to call me up over tho 'phone and read the riot art to tne! Said if I was going to carry on like that he didn't want me to be wearing his ring. "Oh. Mame, what did you say?" "Ring off!" ,.JTr.-r "THE LITTLE MOTHER." W. E. Nankevllle's new melo drama. "The Little Mother." will open at the (iillis next week, beginning Sunday matinee. The plot of this play Is too long to tell in detail, or even hint at, because there is so much of it; but the heroine. Nan Morton, or otherwise known as "The Uttle Mother." Is the finest little heroine ever created. She Is a poor little girl, that Is the main stay of her family, that consists of two younger brothers, a sick mother and a drunkard of a step father. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. A man seldom has any trouble In finding trouble. A blind horse can see what his own cr Is driving at. It takes a rich man to enjoy tne pleasures of poverty. Farmers and washerwomen get a living out of the soil. 'Bncon can be cured by smoking, hut tho tobacco Uab't can't. Kleptomania is said to be the most lucrative form of insnnlty. Most young men get a lot of rye mixed with their wild oats. A locomotive engineer can make his own headlight by tanking up. Somehow cut -diamond rates are al ways higher than the original prices. The ninn who wins n half mile dash starts out afoot and comes in ahead. Men may boast of their honesty, but only women return borrowed umbrel las. The mountaineer always takes a peak when he wants to obtain a good View. Lots of people in this wovld would be miserable if they couldn't find fault. If a rooster were as big as his crow a whole family could dine on one for two weeks. Preachers may not amount to much as carpenters, but they are usually ex pert Joiners. Some wives are so Jealous they won't even allow their husbands to hug a delusion. Some men's heads are so soft that a shadow from a brick wall produces a serious Impression. At the moment of Lis birth every man has a brilliant future before him ami it usually remnlns there. Every time a great man does any thing along comes some little man who claims to have advised him. Fewer marrlnges would lie failures If the contracting parties were not such hypocrites during courtship. Formerly the office sought the man. but at the present stage of the gaum It Is kept busy tiylng to dodge him. An English paper says there are 2rn.nnii women married annually In London. The average Chicago woman filnks she Is overdoing It if she mar- les three times in live years. Probably a small boy never so thor oughly realizes that fighting is wicked as when be Is getting the worat of the encounter. Chicago News. FLASHES OF THOUGHT. Tact teaches men when to be silent. The less seme men have the more they don't seem to want. One sure way to lose your friends Is to become a chronic kicker. A woman can have only one past, but she Is not limited as to presents. It matters not what your ancestors were; It Is whst you are that counts. Men who make a specialty of pick ing quarrels rarely complain of a short crop. Just about the time mosquitoes quit putting in thtlr bills the legislators begin. Possession may be nine points of tne law. but aelf possession Is a law unto Itself. When a young man tells a glrl he Isn't worthy of her love she Is foolish to doubt it. Fortunately for a man's peace of mind he seldom hears other people's real opinion of himself. There Is only one class of men who look well when they are In a box, and those men draw salaries as baseball pitchers. Hee T. Li"' Adams for all garden seeds and tools. NEOHO ;r4" ImoK ca Paul Laurence Dunbar Cigar. FROE B CENTS, Tills cigar is made exclusively of high grade imported lUviinii fil ler Tobacco, wilii a Sumatra winpier, iiihI a betlei cigar cannot bo bought, even at a cost of twenty-live cents each. COLORED-AMERICAN CIGAR CO., Main office1 Chicago, III. Frrnrlhtng pcrtainine to Mints ' THE Chickering Piano and Mason & Hamlin Organ Were- Selected by MASCAQNI For hi a two concerts at the Auditorium Monday and Tuesday. far! 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