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THE RISING SON.
UT1B WOODS B mm ess Manager. Pabllshed Etery Week RISING SON PUBLISHING CO trttUHSCHllTlON RATES: fta. Tear B M l:i moath It f iree muntn at On month If tirtcilj pnlil tn ad rum- later! at if Pout Office at Kan OUj, a Stcoiui Hum MaUT. Oorreftpondpnt wanted In tfty city to' town m thin state. Write u. All new mutter tritondrd for pub lication should reach our office not la ter than Tuistiay, of each week and null be signed by the writer nut (or publication, but as guarantee of auth enticity, )FFIOKi-No. 117 West Slxtl. St., Kansas City, Me. Il.ill . .. A AU vertialiitf Rnlt, Par on l.flh, on Insertion $ BO or out Inch. each utrguent Insertion XI For two lr', thn-e miinih I UO Pur twu I ache, ! uinnlli I 00 for two liu'lin, n I ii A month 10 00 er two ln?ba twelv. month It 00 OLDEST NEGRO JOURNAL ... IN KANSAS CITY, TWICE ALL THE REST. The paid circulation of The Rising Son is more than double the combined circu lation of all the other Kansas City Colored weekly newspapers. Tin- H puMiciins or Missouri, if tiny .-hoiil.l fail In flcetini; a I'lilt'd Sta'fs Senator, tiny will stay in the wilderness a loin: time iiuuiii Ik fori' they see ilayliuht. There art' too many k" lt-pn tl ia t s for tliis o I'ort'inity to be nw-rlnoUcd. Tlii- white ji.- !! of llio South will find ii har'l to net the out-iile world to li.'li, i' in tin ir sincerity in ib--lioutii in-' -ocial i iiiali'y with Nvsim's, ns ioiih a soHtlo-iti whiti- linn con titnio to In- I hi- lilt In is of children uli'Ms iimt In t ., at c N'i Ki ni s, aii'l somi! of 1 1 1. - in ;i- l.larlv as Cud Know how to ina!' tin-in. '1 In tin it p-ar ami rant :i l,t nit six i a i i-iiialily with N' roi s all day Inin;. ami shop with Nemo wiptin ti all niuht Imiir. tin ill to our Nemo school in any city, town or in llio country, ami tin- little children's complexion will tell whats heeii piini? on w ith mother ami sumo white feli'ow. (icorciu linpiist. for want of money and the opportu nity. Hut have we accomplished what we could? Have there not been ways open by which the raco could have made r. belter showing? Wo argue that we could. How? you may auk. Simply through the medium of csoper ailon. the consent rat Ion of our forces. Our failures have been duo to the (lis-oi-Kunicil condition of the race, the petty spirit of Jealousy find envy. We fail because we court failure, and our people stand to-day the objects of rid Icine and the exasperating taunts of the other races who say that, the Nc Kt-o is incapable of doing business, even on the smallest scale. our people must learn, and learn It si iin. llial to overcome the prejudices ami ridicule of the white man we must main- the opportunity, put our dollars touether. cngagi- in all kinds of busi ness from the peanut stand to the manufactory, and then throw our in fluence, our patronage and our money to their permanent existence. With tin- present attitude of the white American towards even the few civil privileges left us, to say nothing of the avenues of commercial' and industrial Origin of ths Monocole. The proposal to permit tho use of spectacles to British soldiers la a re minder that from their prohibition came the monocle. About a century ago an army order was Issued for bidding officers to wear eyeglasses or spectacles. Hut a short sighted of ficer belonging to a crack regiment had no tnlnd to resign his commission or stumble blindly, and he Invented the single eyeglass. When called to ncrount by the authorities ho clnlmed that the monocle, being of the singular number, did not con travene the tinier against spectacles and glasses In the plural. Hed tape accepted this literal rendering of the law, and, becoming popular In tho Hrltlsh army the monocle wag adpot ed by civilian beaus. Of Other Day. Pnwti en tin- llixir here. MM" and volt, lining fnmt' atiints like 1 used tn do Vlih other I. allies In days gum- !; 1 'liiipli il of check vn i i- I hey, laughing of eye; And, nli, but tin- lips of tht-m they were red! And the yi'llnw cm Is on c-nch tousled fiend Were wonderful. Milmmprlng, dancing curls! Oh. tin- old-time boy and the old-time girls! And tin- funny things that we used to iln' I .t-t u get down lure, me and you! opportunities which are closed against i t.r-t us act down hem. mo and you! , i . . ,,, ii t .. , Over vour shoulder pick eyes of Idue, us. it would seem that the Idea of !(- , p( th(. mlHtv y),Hr ,r;,p !,,.), operation should be more forcibly pro- The chtldn-n of old. tind ii-plek-n-park e romp upstairs and we ie pell mell senteil to the minds of our pooplt as liow nsliilrs at the sound of the supper being the best, method to promote our' jiniig ,'!,, 'don't hollr-r. I won t hurt you; 1 (ih. this Is the way thai we used to do! Vou nic lllllng the place In the heart of mp Thp place of the children that used to be. - Houston I'ost. Mr Lewis II. Woods, l-Mitoi' and manager My dear sir: Attin-k.-to give to the Kansas through your columns. Rising Sun. , Cluli desires City public, the following f.-port of their elllcltaitllnellt held l-'eb- ruary HI. I'.in.", : Ueeeiits from ads. $:i'.'n: patroness and patrons, $::i.un; door. no; sale of tickets, $!H (in; total. $1x7. '.m Kx penses To priming' and adv. $L'I ."i; hall, $.'.Vimi; music. $i;.o": total, $r.s !!u; balance, $I2!'i'.u. So per cent, of balance to old Folks' and Orphans Homo to assist in discharging; debt on Home, $ii::.i;S; received by Home from sale of refreshments, $17. "o; to tal. $lL'u.!iM. 2 per cent, to Attucks flub fund. $J."i.!IL'; net receipts of cloak rooms, $s.uil; total, $:!:;. !IL'. NOTE. In thanking its patrons and the gen eral public for their hearty coopera tion In furthering the success of this entertainment, the club Is especially grateful fortJieiintirlngsorvU-es,if Miss fiiiy, wlio sold $:!l.i) worth of tickets. Miss Overall, Mrs. Thos. Mcfampbcll. Mrs. M. K. Nero, Mrs. II. U. lb-own Mr. .lames Maker and Mrs. 1). N. frosth wait. Further the Attucks wishes to nsiire the citizens of the city that the plan set. forth in its announcement, to give from time tn time, musical liter ary ami social entertainments and to call upon distinguished gentlemen and women to speak, devoting a part of the l"'o( ds of each entertainment to charity, shall be carried out tn (lie letter. well being and the elevation of our business capacity as a race. One or two failures should not dis courage. Success comes by way of experience, and experience can only be gained by practical efforts. We urge that our psipln take some steps having in view- the co-operative Idea and the formation of companies for the purpose of conducting financial and commedcial enterprises. The business feature of the race is up to the rank and file. Something tangi ble ami practical must be dune at once, we cannot, drift along, as heretofore, aimlessly and without organization, without meeting a worse fate than that which stares us in the face. Act, act and act now-. Two co-operative dans are now be fore the race of this community and section which are worthy of support, fine is that originated by Mr. Woods, liusiiu s manager of this paper, and possesses many points of merit and eoninn-inlat ion. We refer to the Pan-tln-oti Co operative company, which have been fully explained in the col umns of this paper. The plans are faultless ami heyonrt criticism, and should meet the approval of every Ne gro citizen without exception. The funds as paid In will be entrusted to Mm Keeping of the I'nion National hank until such tinio as a sufficient sum has been securer! To invest. The other co-operative scheme is that be ing pushed by tho Order of Ancient Sons ami I laughters of Jerusalem, which was proposed by ye editor, and which, in a measure, is meeting with favorable support on the part of the members of the organization. Itoth plans are backed by safe and reliable assurances that if given the support of our entire citizenship will succeed. and work out the idea of successful co-operation among the people of our race, and finally prove tn tl pposlte race t lint Hie Negro can succeed along business and mercantile lines. Honesty That Irritated. "Once, when I had occasion to with draw $25 from my hank," remarked the conscientious man, "something happened which almost tempted mo to think that honesty may at times be not so very commendable, ny a cur ions mistake, considering the small amount of money, the cashier handed out six five-dollar gold pieces. With out thinking what It meant to him I shoved one of the coins back saying: 'You have given me too much.' The look that man gave me I have never forgot I en. although even at this day 1 cannot describe it. Hut I can assure you it was not a grateful glance." ItOHKRT MANTEM, says the new press agent of a dime museum went home with a glass eater to spend the night. Hoth were overjoyous and made great ado in opening the door As they scrapped over the keyhole a window was raised on the floor above and a whiskered person reviled them in terms that would have been pun gent in Sheol. The press agent was there with a line of fancy invective himself, and he cut loose with one of those scorch ing phrases for which there Is no adequate comeback from any male. "Nix, cull, cheese!" cried the glass eater in alarm. "That's my wife the bearded lady." Easy When You Know How. "It's remarkable." said the doctor, "bow much excitement a bean, or some equally small object, can cause when It Is lodge,! n a baby's nose. This morning a frantic mother rushed into my office and Implored me to ex tract a bead which her baby had put Into its nosft. Improvising a suitably oent probe from a hairpin I borrowed from the hysterical woman I succeed ed in removing the bead in less time than It would take time to count six. And Hie first thing the woman said was: "Why, 1 could have done that my self.' " FARMER'S Impli LAND WAS SOUR Papr Ttst With Litmus Showed Acid. The state experiment stations are doing a great work for the farmers. The following incident shows how simple some of the tests are "when you know how," says a writer In Country Life In America. A station official was going over a farm with the owner when they came to a crawflshy piece of land Just back of the barn, the very weeds looked yellow and un healthful. "I am Inclined to think." remarked the agriculturist, "that this land is too acid for productivity. We can de termine this in a moment." Taking a blue piece of paper from his pocket he stooped and dipped the paper In some of the soil water that was standing In a cow track. To the owner's astonishment the blue paper changed to a red color us soon as it was Immersed. "There," said the agriculturist, "we have our proof. This is just a piece of litmus paper. For 5 cents you can buy a simitar piece at any drug store. Its change of color shows that the land Is sour. Crops cannot thrive on sour land any more than children can thrive on sour milk." FISHING LINES FROM GRUBS. Details In the Manufacture of Silk worm Gut. It has been found that silkworm gut forms the best line for fishing pur poses, partly on account of its great tenacity and partly because it Is bo transparent. Every year a sufficient number of Spanish silkworm grubs are selected for this purpose. After they have eaten enough mulberry leaves, and before they begin to spin, they are thrown into vinegar for sev eral hours. Each Insect Is killed and the substance which the grub In the natural course would have spun Into a cocoon is forcibly drawn from the dead worm into a much thicker and shorter silken thread. The threads are then placed in pure water for about four hours and afterward dipped for ten minutes in a solution of soft soap. The fine outer skin is thus loosened, to that the workman can remove it with his hands. The threads must be dried in a shady place, and are often bleached with sulphur vapor until they acquire the bright appearance of bpun glass. TOO LATE. An ansol passed over the earth one morning and met a little child In a sunnv field. "Little one," said he, "do vou love your Master?" The child looked up with bright eyes i and said: "Yes, I am one of His lit tle lambs." "Then," said the angel, "there is work for you to do, go and do it." "Yes, 1 will do it after a little while." said the child, "it's only morn ing now; the day will be so long and I do love to play." And the child ran away after the buterflies and flowers. The angel on his way murmured: "The day will end, night comes and it will be too late." In a few years the child had grown into a school boy. The angel visited the earth again one morning, and, passing near the school, found the boy locked out. too late for school. "My boy." said he, "the day is pass ing, night will come and your work is not yet. begun." "Oh," laughed the boy, "there is plenty of time: the sun was shining so brightly I could not stay shut up in a scbooi'-room." In a few more years the angel visit ed the earth the last time. He was How the Frenchman Read His Book. "A curious way to read a book was what I saw the other day coming up from New Orleans." said J. T. Simp- Bon of Chicago. "It was In a Pull man sleeping car, and we had a pret ty good crowd of northbound tourists. Among them was a queer looking Frenchman; at least, I Judged he was such. On his seat I noticed a dozen paper back novels. Shortly after breakfast he began reading one of these at the open window by his seat. As soon as he finished a page he tore it oft neatly and threw it out the window. The books were all in French, and before we pot to Atlanta he had read three and scattered the French printed pages for hundreds of miles" Atlanta Constitution. THE POWER OF CO-OPERATION. If the rani; and file of the race could but see tho Importance of concentrat ing our forces and uniting our Inter ests for Hie betterment, of our condi tion along financial lines great ami lasting results would follow. Has the average member of the race ever stop ped to think how whiffy divergent our common interests are, ami that no cf- iou is neitig made to cultivate a closer fealty of aim and purpose? Have you thought, of what tin- Negroes in this community might accomplish by cools-ration? We must take cognizance of the fact that a race Is powerful and Influential only in tho measure that it Is unified, practical and accumula tive. In America, where individual and races are Judged tiy their powers to operate largo and small enterprises and engage, in financial' ventures which prove their skill and capabili ties, this raco of ours has made a very Insignificant showing, to say tho least. True, wo have been in a very largo degree handicapped In our aspirations To Stop Sneezing. "There are times when to sneeze Is to be embarrassed," said a society man; "at a dinner table, a social tunc tlon of some sort, or in the theater. for example; but most people con sole themselves with the thought that It is something that can't be prevent ed. They are mistaken in tnls be lief, however, for it can be prevented, and by a very simple expedient. When one feels the premonitory symptoms of a sneeze coming on, if he will just press firmly down on the Hp on either side of and a little below the nostrils. the symptoms will gruually die off and the sneeze w ill be avoided." Los- don Answers. Cowboys In Laced Boots, The few cowboys left In the West are taking to laced boots. There was a time. In the heyday of the cow country, where a special grade mt fine, high-heeled, thin-soled boot was manufactured solely for the cowboy trade, since cowboys were always DIAMOND PAINT OO. (DEVOE.) RAINT, VARNIBH, BRUSHES. C A. CAMPBELL, M8r. Tel. 94. 1214 GRAND AVENUE CULTIVATE SMALL PLEASURES. "The people whom I most dread as guests," remarked a woman noted for her generous hospitality, "are those who have no capacity for small pleas ures." Any one who is accustomed to entertain much will easily recognize the class to which tho speaker refer red. They are the persons who are restless until something ls continually "going on." ns they express it. Thev can not enter the quiet enjoyments of a tatniiy in which they are visiting. A talk, with no special object In view, Is tn them the tamest sort of recrea Hon. They can not understand an other s delight in finding a new now er; they wonder why you go out on the varanda to view a fine sunset; tho arrival of a new book these are tri fles beneath their notice. If there aro children in the household, they pay no attention to their littlo ambitions and a. eoiiiiiiisiimenis. Mary's amateur playing, or John's crude attempts at painting have litle interest to the vis itor who has no gift for finding happi ness in small pleasures. Dut to find It thus enahfes people to grow old gracefully, and In every way is a gift worm cultivating. passing down a hill one evening when, ,,u .uuul V in h , , . ! with decadence of their trade the cat- ho overmen an on, ,.. i..,fi Uemen haye ,ost t,)pir 6mal, vanl, staff. Slowly ne pioaneu uowu iu u anJ ft fu ,)alf of them rIde lB hill toward an open grave. tne more comfortable laced boots, bo "My friend." said the angel, "have j, the old top boot, once worn by vou completed the life-work which most city men, vanquished in Its last was vours to do?" I stronghold. New York Sun. "The night Is come," said the old man. "and my work is not yet begun; the day seemed so long but now It is ton late." And ho tottered Into the open grave. What Japanese Trains Are Like. The railway traveler In Japan buys a tirst, second or thlrdclass ticket; or, If be wishes to go cheaper still, he can get a ticket entitling him simp ly to stand on the platform! Many of the cars ran be entered either from the side or the end. The principal dif ference between the first and second class coaches Is the color of the up holstery. None of the cars are very clean. Many of llio third-class coaches could serve, without much alteration, as ordinary plgstys. This Is all ths more remarkable when the Incompar able cleanliness of the Japanese home life, even of the humblest, la taken into consideration. Hooklovers Maga zine. Another Frivolous One. "I suppose," said the frivolous pas senger to the gloomy captain, "that you call It the donkey engine because It hain't much horse power." How "Negus" Originated. Negus, as much enjoyed In the army as grog ls In the navy, attains Its name from a Jovial colonel in ths flay 8 of George I. This Col. Negus was accustomed to drink the mild elixir of the ancient Roman, wine and water, and made himself so famous in the habit of avoiding imminent quar rels or cooling hot debates among his Junior officers by saying in his hearty, contagious tones, "Come, boys, let's drink some of my liquor," till Negus became the sobriquet of wine diluted with water as the cup of truce. The Less Expensive Section This department Is the escape valve for merchandise from differ ent parts of the store small lots and broken lines of sizes. Also for many special purchases of merchandise at under market prices. There Is Bound, reasonable, sure economy In store for you If you follow the examples of hundreds of Kansas City families who are tak ing advantage of the wonderful bargain offerings In this section. A few specimen offerings of the past few weeks lllustate the economy created in this department. Two big sales of China, Taffeta and Novelty Silks of all kinds, worth from 60c to $1.25 per yard, for H9c. 48c and 59c. Men's and women's $1.00 to $3.00 Union Suits, for 39c. Men's, women's and children's fine sample Hose, worth from 19c to 50c, for 15c. Wool Dress Goods, worth from $1.00 to $2.00 per yard, for 49c per yard. Double width Wool and Cotton Dress Goods, 59c value for 14c. 50c Navy Blue Serge, 19c. Men's 75c Unlaundered Shirts, 17c. Standard prints in pretty stripes, dots and figures, 3Jc. (Over 18, 000 yards sold In one day.) $1.00 to $1.50 Velvets for 39c per yard. 10c Honey Comb Towels, 40 in. long, 5c. 12Jc Fleeced Cashmeres, 5Jc per yard. $1.50 Vestings Shirt Waists, 39c. 50c and 75c Veils, 25c. 50c Children's Wool Toques, 15c. Do you not think that the Less Expensive Section greatly increases the purchasing power of the American dollar? And that is what the most of us are glad to make the dollar do to increase its earnings. We invite you to keep before your mind's eye the Less Expensive Section, with its abundance of inexpensive but dependable merchandise dally bargains. ( 'BUUftNE. MOORt, KMtRV CO. C SucceMors to A. G. HOWARD If now ready to fill your orders for coal and feed in large or small quantities. Home Phone 1C95 Main. Street number 1025 Pacific. John P. Tili.iiok. Kstabllahed 1889. Wm. J. Cami'Iiki.i. Tl LLHOF & CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE, RENTALS. INBURANOCl 03.0 Kiaall Bids,, Cor. tl-i V Walnut Stat. KAN S AS CITY, MO. Hi it ii I'iki.nks utm Main. At the Vendome Dancing Academy. 1734 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. DANCING EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING ADMISSION 200. Class Every Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon and Saturday Evening. ADMISSION 2So. MUSIC BY iriPERIAL ORCHESTRA PROFESSOR JEFFREY BUSS. Instructor of Dancing. O. A. WILLIS, Manager. Call up Home Phone 5327 Main WE NEVER SLEEP Hotel New Port FOR Neatly Furnished Rooms and Cafe Near Corner Eighteenth and Tracy, l07 Tracy Avenue. Kansas City, Mo. MRS. V. L. NORTH, Prop. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. THEODORE SIVIITM., DRUGGIGT. Two Stores: 908 E. TWELFTH STREET, 805 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE. pnn,,o I Home 4311 Main nnnvrc J Home BM6 Main 1 Bel! 1211 Grand FHONsj Bell U170 Main KANSAS CITY, MO. Dealer in Drugs, Toilet articles, School Supplies, Stationery, Etc. Giv. us an Order by Phone and See if We are not there with the Goods. Uhe StocUzing StcOe and Hardware Co Bat Sto Mod. Lar.-.t Slock In City. Price th. Liiweit WhiVnuji?"a" Teninsutat Steel Ranges, Steel Oven Cook Stoves, Base Bur nr, Furnaces, and sll goods made by the... PanlriBulnr Stov. Co. German Heater, Soft Coal Baaeheater, Col.'. Hoi Illaat, Air Tight for Coal and Wood, Clermont Oak 8toee, Kchlll Steel KaiiKee aud rarnaee. TIN WORK an Speolalty. A new Iln. of Window snd Door Soreens snd Refrigerator 'Phone 1451. 1329 Grand Ave. A man who knows it all spends most of his time tellinf? it. To run up a bill Is human, to pay it Is divine. Fate may lead ua up to the door of tho halt' of fame but when capital whis tles we stand out side and listen. Kansas City needs a new charter and a new depot and above all things good government. Sow the annual Candytuft In the spring as early as the ground can be planted. 21 CASH OR CREDIT Cata logue FREE. ONLY $10.00 Cash, balance $5.00 a month, buvs this 3 year guaranteed Buggy $.17.f0 on time pay mentsor $;Ki.t"iOcaeh. V trust honest people located la all parts of the World. Writ fnr free CBtlnrueolPiirl-. Purrryi. Pbaeloui, bpriug ami tariu "cMTUnY MAHUFACTURIKQ CO. DtpMOJi EAST ST. ICl'IS, III. 3 C Lalaf