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VOLUME IX. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PLEADS FOR THE NEGRO. Hia Speech Before the Lincoln Day Banquet. President Roosevelt made a speech on the race problem ut the Lincoln dinner of the Republican club In New York last Monday. The president said In part : "We of today, in dealing with nil our fellow-citizens, white or Mack, North or South, should strive to show just the qualities that Lincoln showed: Ills steadfaslness In striving after the right, and his infinite patience and forbearance with those who saw that right less clearly than he did; his earnest endeavor to do what was1 best and yet his readiness to accept, the best that was practicable when the ideal best was unattainable; his un ceasing effort to cure what was evil, coupled with his refusal to make a bad situation worse by an ill-judged or Ill-timed effort to make It better. "All good Americans who dwell In the North must, because they are good Americans, feel the most earnest friendship for their fellow country men who dwell in the South, a friend ship all the greater because It Is in the South that wo find In its most acute phase one of the gravest problems be fore our people; the problem of so dealing with the man of one color as to secure him the rights that no one would grudge him if he were of anoth er color. The attitude of the North toward the Negro is far from what it should be and there is need that the North also should act in good faith upon the principle of giving to each man what. Is Justly due him, of treat ing him on his worth as a man, grant ing him no special favors, but denying him no. proper opportunity for labor and the reward of labor, nut the pe culiar circumstances of the South ren der the problem there far greater and far more acute. "All Men Up," He Said. "As a people striving to shape our actions In acordance with the great law of righteousness we cannot afford to take part in or be indifferent to the oppression or maltreatment of any man. who. against crushing disadvan tages, has by his own industry, energy, self-respect and perseverance strug gled upward to a position which would entitle him to the respect of his fel lows if only his skin were of a dif ferent hue. Kvery generous impulse In us revolts at the thought of thrust ing down Instead of helping us such a man. To deny any man the fair treat ment granted to others no better than he is to commit a wrong tipon him a wrong sure to react In the long run upon those guilty of such denial. The only safe principle upon which Amer icans can act is that of 'all men up,' not that of 'some men down.' "In the first place it Is true of the Negro, as it Is true of the white man, that in the long run his fate must de pend far more upon his own effort than tipon the efforts of any outside friend. Kvery vicious, venal, or Ignor ant Negro Is an ever greater foe to bis own race than' to the community as a whole, lint the prime requisite of the race is moral and imliistrial up lifting. Laziness and shift lessuess. these, nnd above nil, vice and crimin ality of every kind, are evils more po tent for harm to the black race than' all acts o foppression of white men put together. The Negro who fails to condemn crime In another Negro, who fails to co-operafe in all lawful ways In bringing Negro criminals to justice, is the worst enemy of his own people, as well as an enemy to all the people. Law abiding black men should, for the sake of their race, be foremost In relentless and unceasing warfare against law breaking black men. The stability and purity of the home Is vital to the welfare of the black race as it is to the welfare of every race. Plead for Generosity. "Let us he steadfast for the right; but let us err on the side of generosity rather than on the side of vindictive ness toward those who differ from us as to the method of attaining the right. Let us never forget our duty to help in uplifting the lowly, to shield from wrong the humble; and let us likewise act In a spirit of the broadest and frankest generosity to ward all our brothers, all our fellow countrymen; In a spirit proceeding not from weakness but from strength, a spirit which takes no more, account of locality than ll does of class or creed." The Son takes great pride In repro ducing the manly sentiments of our grand president. The question has been asked. Is he sincere In his appeul for the rights of the Negro? We ven ture the assertion that he Is not only sincere but In him lies the most mag nificent exemplification or true man hood. ' Rabbits Make Trouble. Rabbits burrowing beneath the road near Abthorpe, Northants, England, have caused a number of cycle acci-tants. for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY MO., FRIDAY, FEHllTAHY 17. V.m. BREEZES FROM KANSAS CITY. KAS. Miss n. N. Porter, niece of Mrs. I. F. Bradley, of 4i0 Haskell avenue, re turned to her home at Howling Green. Ky., after Beveral months stay. She made many warm friends while here, all of whom regret to lose her excel lent society. JJlshop and Mrs. Grant returned home last, week from the East. The bishop Is suffering with a very severe cold. Tlie many friends of Mrs. Josle A. Hugged, mother of Rev. W. L. Dugged, and Mrs. Alice Dugged Carry, will re gret to learn of her death in Atlanta, Ga., January .".1. of pneumonia. Out of respect to her the students of Mor-ris-Hrown college and of Spellman seminary turned out In a body. . j A very ngreeable surprise party was given Kev. nugtian nmt wue nisi week by members nnd friends of the church. The happy party, through the biting cold, brought many tokens of esteem and appreciation in the, form of well filled baskets, packages' and bundles. The pastor and wife as mired them that their visit was no Inr trusion at all, but a most highly art predated visit which they hoped tj see often, and that the latch etrlnlf' was on the outshjo to them always. After several selections had been sung and Madam Vaughan had served the whole party they filed away carry ing happy remembrances of a grateful pastor and wife. Mr. Richard Mullett. son of Mrs. Mul len, a teacher In the Douglass school, died of pneumonia last week after a few days' illness. : Miss Missouri Stanley, of Denver, Col., is the guest of Miss Kit a Scott, of Tenny avenue. While here she will visit many other old friends, among them Mrs. Nelson, of Sl Split log avenue, anil Mr. Louise Roach. !MI Split log avenue. She will spend sev eral weeks here before returning to the queen city of the plains. Rev. riuinmer. ex-pastor of the Rose Hill Maplist church, died here Inst week". Funeral was from the First Haptisl church last Sunday and was largely attended by his many friends. The dental profession of our city is to be augumented by the addition of Dr. F. C. Goodwin, of Little Rock, Ark., who hns offices in the Wyan dotte building. After several months of quiet, the separate high school question Is agi tated again. A mass meeting was called for last Monday night, but was poorly attended but Tuesday morning some of the white students conducted themselves very unbecoming for gen tlemen preparing themselves for the sterner duties of life. One of the highest traits of a true gentleman is to honestly differ without falling out and allowing those half-civilized and lowbred instincts froc cropping out. If the golden rule Is observed no mis take will he made. We will not say much this time. Today Is the last day In which such a measure can be Intro duceil In the assembly at Topeka and many are wondering what the Repub licans will do whom we put In office. Mr. Editor: Since my last article of last week, the following Is our list or subscribers to the Son: Prof. T. A Ross, "2 S. James street; Mr. .1. W. Vohlcs, rri2 Stain avenue; Mrs. Haiti' Williams, i::o!i N. Fourth street; Mrs. Stephens. 9ns Ella avenue; Mrs. Nel son. Splitlog avenue; Mrs. Roadie. "ill Splitlog avenue; Mrs. Jennie. Hrown, 47 Splitlog avenue; Mi- ! Hrance, Sii.'i Nebraska avenue; Mrs. j Iti-lie Wheeler. Sil Ella avenue. Let : other N grooH .jiil.rlliu fill- II Vi.in-.l paper and help build up the rare. EI'GENK VALGUS'. ' Gate Keeper It Responsible. The gate keeper at a level crossing In France, who was held responsible for a railroad disaster, was sontenced to a year's iuiprlsonraenL Homes of Colored Pcop.e than any othei Paper In the State. LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES. The high estimate placed on Dr. I?. F. Allen as a gentleman, scholar, edu cator and race man was forcibly dem onstrated by the Forty-third general assembly of Missouri, when hi' was Invited to become one of the speakers of the Lincoln day celebration and given a prominent place on the pro gram. "Lincoln the Kmtincipator" was the subject of Dr. Allen's address. He was fully alive to the subject In every sense equal to the occasion, and re ceived frequent rounds of nppluusc during nnd after the well rounded periods and lofty climaxes of his stirring address. Resolutions were passed thanking him and on the following day he re rejved a letter from the committee asteng thai he allow the publication n Collie address in full in the columns of'fhe Globe Democrat for the benefit of it.,, public at large, yj'solul ions were passed in the gen eral assembly a few days since re- 'Aquosting the repetition of the concert recently given by the students In the hall Jbf the house of representatives on tV anniversary of Washington's birthilny, February 22. This will be done and such recognition, the first thflt the Glee club and other students of the Institutions furnished the music for Lincoln day, and other marks of courtesy received at, the hands of the legislature scores another triumph for the administration. Among recent visitors we note Pro fessors Herrlford, Scruggs. Coleman. Chinu and ltruce. Lincoln institute lenders a hearty welcome to all friends of education and progress. INDEPENDENCE NEWS. Miss Florence IlicUox is very sicli in Kansas City. Great work Is being done in the re vivals of our city. A number have been converted. On last Sunday night Rev. Kills told all bis members to come to church the following Sunday morning. I hilt he had been requested by a young convert to preach a Itaptlstnal ser mon. Preachers should always tell the truth in making announcements. He had not. been requested to do any thing of the kind. When lie heard this man had professed a hope in Christ, ho (Fills Iteleplioned to him and asked li i m what church he would Join. He answered. I have Joined the A. M. E. church. Flits then told him to come to bis church and hear what he had to say on baptism. He being a business man. of course, accepted ihe invitation. The senium lias been preached, and the man Is still a Meth- 'odist. Rev. Fills must try telephoning to other converts. Vou who promixei fug Sou will pleasi to take the RIs leave money at Hayes' grocery store, It is rumored that Professor Chinu will be an applicant for the principal ship of the Voting school. If there Is to be a change, we hope Professor ( 'It I ii ll will be the successful one as he is a man of high moral standing. The S. M. T.'s is the leading society ill Independence. Until courts are in a dying condition. TUSKEGEE MEETING. We very much hope you can see your way clear to be present at the coining meeting. Reduced rates of one and one-third fare, plus twenty five cents on the certificate plan have been secured over nil railway lines south of the Ohio and Potomas an I easi of the Mississippi rivers. lie i Sine III ,IS oil II eel I nil ioe ni-ii jmii- chasing ticket. Please notify me as early as possi ble If we may expect you. MOOKER T. WASHINGTON. Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. NOTICE. Two nicely furnished rooms for rent, 1232 Vine street., Mrs. Uulle Wiliams. THE ATTUCKS CLUBS. Grand Charity ltnll for the Menem of the old Folks and Orphan's home at 241't; Michigan avenue will be given Friday, February 21, DUO. Watt's orchestra will begin at N:fin p. m. The ladies of the home management will furnish refreshments at moder ate prices. Turner's hall, Twelfth and Oak street. Admission fill cents. Dturis & Finley's musical comedy. "An African Missionary." a bonton of colored aristocracy, will be presented lor the first time in this city at Tur ner hall. Monday. March u, and tiny have promised us something to please everybody. So come and go with t hem for an hour or so. and you w ill not regret the lime you spend with I lie African missionary. A ball after the show, and one admission to all which Is "."i cents. Have your seals re served at Smith drug store, !iuK E. Twelfth street, and Si'.'i Independence avenue. Don't forget Ihe dale. LEXINGTON NEWS. Two young gentlemen of Odessa Were the guest of the Misses Oldens Tuesday. We were unable to learn their names. Mr. Luther Murles went to Kansas City Saturday. Master William Taylor spent Sun day in Kansas City. Horn lo the wile of Mr. Chinu. a girl. February s. Morn to the wife of Mr. George I'laese Hankeoik. a hoy. February I. Mr. A. W. Walker went to Kansas City Saturday on business and re turned home Monday evening. Mr. Peiin Hawkins, of Independence, paid tine., months' shIim ripl ion tor ihe Uising Son. Mr. ! Imiston. of Sedalia. w as here Sunday, the guest of Dr. Mall. Mrs. Matilda Mathews Is still on Ihe sirl, list, also Mr. Win. .Ii -ii It in . Mr. Al Williams subscribed for Hie Rising Sou. lie Is still In Hie restrn rant business, also Mr. Green Marcus K Co. Miss Ti I1 in Parker, of Dover, was lu re Sunday. Mr. Andrew MaCill gol his finger mushed oil' In the ioal mines a lew days ago. Miss Katie Wilson went to hide pelldelice Friday. Notice--All correspondence miisl he Jn Ibis office not later lhaii Wednes day. STAMPS PUT TO NOVEL USE. Brilliant Wall Decoration Evolved by Patient Monk. The monks at the Hospital of St. Jean de Dlen, at Ghent, have In their leisure moments decorated the walls with gorgeous landscapes, glutting with color and full of lite, formed i n tlrely by mi : Ii s of the postage slump of all the nations of the woihl. Pal aces, forests, streams and mountains are represented, butterflies (lit about In the air, birds of beautilul plumage perch on hr.iiuiio, snakes ami lizards plldo ali. ut, nnd i ii it ii ii i -1 able auiu als find places here and there The pic tures are in'.st artistic, in the style f,f Chinese landscape gardening, and al ready between nine and ten millions of stamps have hi en u-cd. Taste and Touch. Touch, Dr Andrew WiKon hn re minded us. Is probably the olde-l of our sei'scs. It is al.-o, we may add, the most active where taste has al ways been assumed to be paramount al the dinner table. l i- a fact oer loot.ed that we lit e what we like lar less h'-cais.io we ta-te it than because we fed It. What Is there wonderful in the taste of oiir perfect, your ripe potato? Nothing or liitie. Mm, ah. the feeling! What have the resistance of bread, the sudden coolness of but ter, the tenderness of asparagus, the crispness of biscuit to do with taste? Something almost negligible. Loudon Chrouicle. MTMltKK AX NEGRO NEWSPAPER SCORES AU THOR OF ANTI MISCEGENA TION BILL. TOPEKA. Feb. f,.--The Topeka Plailldi'tller, a negro paper, feels ag grieved because Alloiniiti. Democrat, of Atchison. Introduced n bill to pre vent negroes and whiles Intermarry ing. In today's Issue it says: "Who I this man Allaman from At chison w ho contes' forward to offer laws for the black man and laws for the white man'.' Cannot Atchison conn ty send a man of more bruins than this sinecure has? The county and district, musi be hard up for material. This bill, though now dead ami consigned to the graic of oblivion. Is the sle of hi- caliber. He has not ottered a bill of importance since here he has been. Now lie seeks notoriety out of (he poor llegro. This is the way these "cheap John" while politicians do. Why don't he emulate bis lord and master, lion. P. P. Wnggeiicr, a disl inguislied law yer, statesman, scholar and gentle man? You never hear of Mr. Waggeii er offering such Infamous measures, lie is mil uneasy about negroes marry ing white women or white men marry ing colored women. Train your boys and girls, Mr. Allaman. not to marry negroes, ami perhaps they will obey you. Don't try to pass laws lo pre vent It. That shows weakness, and, furthermore, there Is no tendency to intermarry." The bill has been reported favorably, for passage in the house. A PLEASANT AFFAIR. The resilience of Professor ami Mrs. Wise of M.' Sl'-ploe avenue was the scene of much joy ll ll-1 lllel lilllelll oil bet Thursday atiernoon ami evening of January L'li. It was the occasion of a party given by Miss Henrietta Ship by .--it' r of Mi... M . D. Wise, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. (I 11 lloitou. The all. ur was highly enjoyed I hroiighoiii the day and evening by those present, ihe following is a partial list of those pn si nl and assisted In the joys by I heir most welcome presence; Mi ami Mrs. O. II. lb. ilon. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hatch, Mr. G. C. Smith. Miss Mary Cissoii. Miss Lizzie lutiie, Mr L. C. Snilih. Mr. K. K. Smith. Mrs. I.. Smith. Miss Henrietta Shipley. Mrs. A. N. Uiitt.f, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Pear son, Miss Nellie II. Smith. Miss Leon a Maskel of Speed, Mo., Mr. Paul San born wise, the .Minion member of the family, and Miss Libel Wise. Force of Chrlr.tian Cx.implea. Sir Henry M. Stanley, ihe African explorer, told, himself, how he was converted by Dr l.i iiig' lone. His llory is as billows: 'J won! to Africa as prejudiced against repglon as the worst liilidel in Loudon. To a re porter like nil e. uho had only to deal wilh wais. mass n. -iings ami political calheiiiig . M ti 1 1 1 1 : nlal mat ters were quit it of my province. Milt there came to i.ie a long lime for retb ctloii. I was out tin re away from a woiMly world I saw- this solumy old man theie. and I asked mjself: "Why ibw ; he Mop )n re in such a place?' What is if that in spires L i in ?' per tiionihs after w. met I found myself li-li nlng to him, woudiiing at the obi man (airy out the words, iine (ill ai d follow Me.' Milt, lillle by Mule, seeing liis piety, his gi ii'leness, hi.s '.a!, his eai neat ness, nnd how he iv.-nl qni.ily about III.- bu-iness, I was ciim-riid by him, although 1. 1 had i.m Hied in any v i to do it." Sample of Red Tape. There are no few. r than thirty four volumes of ii galai'ious concerning th lii'-ian army, amount ng to fi.OOO close y ; lir.C i fagos. Chinese Marriacje Law. Persons bearing the same surnama, although thev may not he related la any way, are forbidden to marry ia China.