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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son
One duy in the autumn, at recess,
when the lines were forming in the
yard, Miss Walton stepped up to me,
and asked me if I liad heard of Miss
Maud Olden and the janitor at the
Central High school in regard to her
passing the examination.
Not caring to enter into gossip I
never said a word. She wont on to
relate the incident and to show my
disapproval of her conversation I
dropped my head, and refused to even
turn around and look at liar, but con
tinued to watch my pupils form in line,
Mr. Bowser and Miss Olden were
standing in Miss Olden's doorway and
noticed the one-sided conversation.
Still I said nothing. Because I re
fused to encourage her in her talk, I
have been accused of being Impure.
It isn't that I approve the wrong
doing upon the part of anyone, but I
never do wrong myself, and I never
like to talk, hear, or think evil of
anyone else because I think it pulls
the whole Negro race down.
When a person tries to attend to
their own affairs and keeps out of
fusses and won't encourage mean gos
sip are you impure? I would like to
have the question answered.
I have always tried to keep my mind
clear of unclean things. For I don't
believe we can live above out
thoughts. Our thoughts form our ac
tions, from actions, our, habits, from
our habits our character and from our
character, our destiny is formed.
"Not failure, but low aim is crime."
TJiis is the first time in my life
that I have been severely criticised
upon any point. I haven't SAID OR
DONE anything NOW to be so severe
ly dealt with. I ask the good think
ing people to suspend Judgment and
bring any charge you may have
against me to my face and I can vindi
cate myself of all Impure ideas that
have arisen against me through, ma
lice, jealousy and prejudice.
I nm the same, pure, conscientious
Christian girl that I have always been.
I passed the examination by diligent
study and trust in God.
Thanking you for past favors, I re
main as ever, an obedient girl,
1705 East Elventa Street
Rev. Barterson left for his home,
St. Louis, on the 22d, after spending
several weeks here assisting Elder
Gilbert In his meeting.
Rev. Hays has been here preaching
at the Second Baptist Church for the
last three or four weeks.
The M.E. Conference sets here on
the 14th of March and we hope every
body will assUt them In taking care
of it.
Miss Scrugs died on the 23d of Feb
ruary at her sisters, Mrs. Lawson's
and was taken to Hlgginsvllle for in
terment. She died in the full tri
umph of faith.
Mrs. Harlett Green died on the 2Cth
of February. She was one of our
oldest citizens. She was eighty-nine
years old. She was a member of the
A. M. E. church here and has been
ever since it was organized. She has
been sick for the last ten years. She
was a good woman and was loved by
VI who knew her, but our loss is her
gain. She leaves two sons to mourn
her loss.
Mr. James Therman and Miss Walk
er were united In matrimony on the
24th of February, 1906. Rev. Wm.
Thlrkle officiated. We hope them a
long and prosperous life.
Mr. Hedge is a candidate for police
Judge and I think we ought to vote
for him for I think he Is competent
for the place.
We want a fass meeting on Tuesday
night of all the voters to select such
men as will be officers for all the
people and not some of the people.
We understand that some have said
that they did not want any Negro
votes, if that is so we hope that no
Negro will vote for such a person.
Mr. Walter W. Russell Is a candi
date for city assessor. He is a young
man that was reared here and is ful
ly competent to fill the office with
credit to the citizens If elected.
Mr. Jake Fagett is a candidate for
treasurer and we know everybody will
vote for him because we know hU
worth in office and he treat3 every
body right.
Congressman Wllborn was In the
city Monday and Tuesday on business.
Mrs. Nancy Booker has returned
home after spending several days in
Kansas City with her daughter.
Mr. Ad Bay, the restaurant man,
paid up his subscription for the Ris
ing Son. Call and see hfm.
Mr. John Marshall is on the sick
We hope our old subscribers will
pay up. Our paper will come regular
now. It is the only paper that has
been coming regular to this town for
nearly nine years, handled and con
trolled by colored men.
Mrs. Woodson Colley who has been
visiting her son in Lincoln, Neb., has
returned horn. She reports having
had a very nice time after spending
three or four months away.
Mr. Win A. Gaffin is n candidate
for marshal and solicits youV support.
Mr. Oscar, WInklcy is candidate for
mayor and will have no opponents, for
he is erecting a city hall which is an
honor to any city and the people will
not try to make any change-this year.
Mr. Ash Craff, one of the readers of
the Rising Son, spent last week in
Richmond, Mo. '
The third and last term of the reg
ular scholastic year is rapidly ap
proaching and we wish to emphasize
and reiterate the fact that the pre
sent month la an excellent time for
teachers and students to enter Lin
coln Institute who may desire to at
tend the summer school, or other
wise; but who find the seven weeks'
course of the summer entirely too
short a term in which to do the
amount of work they have In mind
and desire to accomplish.
Several teachers with short terms
have already availed themselves of
this opportunity and are working
away on the required number of
points for graduation.
The new system of grading by
points rather than by classes, here
Introduced by President Allen, , and
already adopted by leading schools
and colleges throughout tho country
Is proving entirely satisfactory In
Lincoln Institute; and Is especially
valuable, perhaps to the student who,
for whatever cause, finds It impos
sible to remain in school for the
For information relative to sum
mer school, address President B. F.
Allen, Lincoln Institute.
The play known as "The Clans
man" written by Thomas Dixon,
filled an engagement at the Willis
Wood theatre last week. There has
been a great deal of criticism on the
play by virtue of the fact that its
leading feature Is productive of rank
race prejudice. Says Rev. W. A.
Brown of Kansas City, Kan.:
"The effect of such plays has been
seen in Springfield, O., where, be
cause two men had committed a
crime, a mob went burning and shoot
ing Into the houses of colored peo
ple. In one of these houses, which
was set on fire and riddled with bul
lets, three children were sleeping.
Think of It. Talk about the outrages
in China. Talk about atrocites in
Africa. Talk about the bushmen.
for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People
Talk about tho crimes of other races j
when our own is Just as bad. Our
people are becoming racially blind."
Among other critics Is a white lady
who lived in the South for thirty
years. . ,
She Is familiar with the character
istics of the Negro race and declares
that the play does an Injustice to the
race. She cited the manly qualities
of the Negro during the Civil War
who proved himself a protection to
the southern families. This lady says
that Dixon should be run out or the
country for writing a play which is
calculated to stir up strife between
the two races. The Son holds that
Mr. Dixon hua received the wrong
teachings in the ministry. From the
character of his play he does not
place confidence in his own people.
His portrayal of the Negro suprum
ncy is of course foolish and absurd.
After one witnesses the play his
thoughts are conveyed back to the
period of reconstruction. When the
ballot was placed in the hands of the
Negro. The North was perhaps
hasty in giving the Negro this privil
ege but should twenty years have
elapsed and then this important priv
ilege granted the Negro there prob
ably would have been another war
Judging from the growth of prejudice
since the freedom of the Negro.
If the people would quit fretting
about the Southern Negros and
whites. Secure to themselves greater
confidence and let the Negro work
out his own salvation It would bo
better for all concerned.
The Kansas City Star's version of
the "White Man's Burden Is the
best thing we have seen lately, it
reads :
"While the Indian question is by no
means so acute us the Negro ques
tion, it is. nevertheless, attended by
more or less perplexity. On both
hands the serenity or the nation is
marred by the Irrepressible race
problem. But it would really not be
quite fair to either the Indians or
the Negroes to wholly forget the
origin of the trouble.
"In tho case of the Indians, the
Caucasians dispossessed the red men
of their country; If you please, you
may say that they stole the "land of
the free and the home of the brave'
from Its primal owners. As to the
Negroes, they certainly cannot be
charged with organizing an invasion
In Africa to come over to America
and possess the land. They were
really brought here by compulsion
and detained against their will.
"Thus, in bearing his burden, the
white man in America ought to try
very hard to exercise as much for
bearance In dealing with the race
problem as befits lilsesponslblllty
In acquiring that burden."
New York's "Richest" Rich.
New York has the richest baby, the
richest boy, the richest bachelor, the
richest spinster, the richest married
man nd the richest widow In the
whole wide world. Parts of tills big
claim might be overthrown on close
scrutiny but we continually hear of
little John Nicholas Brown, the rich
est baby In the world; James Henry
Smith, the richest bachelor; William
ZIorIlt, Jr., the richest hoy; Miss
Stlckney, tho richest spinster; Rocke
feller, the richest of all, etc.
S. W. King of Excellslor Springs Is
building a hotel.
Really of More Practical Value.
We find Intellect working not so
much In literature as In the domain of
science, which has brought forth dur
ing the last few years many strange
and wonderful discoveries. If we
have not had the poems of a Keats or
a Shelley, we have had wireless teleg-
rtphy, radium. X-rays and a number
of kindred dlscoverles.-London Acad-
B Ready for Opportunity.
"The secret of success in life," said
Disraeli. "Is for a man to bo ready for
his opportunity when It comes." Close
study of many successful men and
projects reveals the fact that most suc
cesses are built upon timely recogni
tion of an opportunity, frequently of an
opportunity lonR existent but never be
fore recognized.
Satisfied with Seeing Smoke.
A smoker ran do without dining and
wining, they say, but he cannot do
without smoking. A Swedish captain
during the seven years' war. deprived
of his beloved tobacco, filled his pipe
with straw, avowing that provided
only ho could see the smoke rising
from his pipe beneath his nose he was
Nature's Indifference.
Our human conceit is such that we
really fancy that we are of paramount
Importance in the universe. People
have got to get the Idea into their
lieails that Nature cares us much for
k tuberculosis or an anthrax liarillus
Las she does for a cash grocer or a
popular novelist. I.0111I011 Magazine.
, Author's Invaluable Notebook.
i The wellnlgh photographic deline
ations of natural scenery and sur
roundings In the works of William
31ack are undoubtedly attributable
to the fact that they are painstaking
nd actual transcriptions penned in
Is notebook at the moment under alt
torts of circumstances.
In the Wrong Place
"Many a man," says Henry Clews,
"has his nose to the grindstone
throughout life simply because he has
chosen, or his friends have chosen
for him. some business or profession
to which he Is not adapted, nnd which
he finds Is not congenial to him."
The Mother's Fears.
The young mother gazed upon her
firstborn and wept convulsively. They
appealed to know why her great grief.
"Alas'!" she walled, as with interest
agony. "I'm afraid he will wear sldo
whiskers when be grows up!"
Browning's Magazine.
Recognizing Opportunity.
"Opportunity." says the old proverb.
"knocks once at every man's d ."
The wit who added l tint when Oppor
tunity called most nu n were away
from home simply meant that few men
recognize a success opportunity when
it appears.
At a Wedding.
An account in the "Gentlewoman"
of a lieutenant's wedding at Iildsbury
contains the passage: "Two subma
rines brought up the rear of the bri
dal procession." This must be tho
most thorough naval wedding on rec
ord. Cranberriei Their Name.
Cranberries used to be railed crane
berries, because it was thought that
the blossoms before they opened fully
resembled the neck, head and bill of
a crane. By dropping the "e" we get
the berries as we know them.
Fast Butter Machine.
One of the machines exhibited nt
the dairy show recently held In Lon
don was a neat contrlvanre by which
butter could be made out of fresh milk
in sixty seconds at the tea tali'e.
Gas Stoves In English Town.
In Norwich, F.ngland. Ui.ouu out of
tho 22,00" houses are fitted with gas
stoves and the number Is groting at
the rate of eighty or ninety a eok.
First "Bike Sulky."
The first reliisiiisn to use tho "bike
sulky" on the grand circuit was Kd
Geers during the Detroit meeting of
Ancient Lord Mayor's Cuth.
Tho coach In whic h the lord mayor
of London rides on state occasions
l8B C(,n m ll8e inco th yea 1757.
O-ly English Pope.
1 lie only r.nsnMiiiiau uu ever u
came Pope was Adrian IV.
than any othei Paper
Color of the Deep-Sea Fishes.
The color of deep-sea fishes Is com
monly black or dark brown. But al
though It Is claimed that light Is es
sential to the formation of colors soma
deep-sea fishes are scarlet la parts or
uniform red or rosy, others are sil
very white, w hile, according to Alcock,
the neocopelus Is "one dazzling sheen
of purple and sliver and burnished
gold, amid w hich is a s ar'.liug con
stellation of luminous organs."
Price Reduction In Order.
An undertaker was requested to cm
halm the body of a colored man.
The wife of the deceased asked what
the cost would be. He named his
usual charge, to which she quickly re-
lied : "I think that's too itueh." "But
it is the regular fee," pretested the
t t.dertaker. "That may be." assented
the wblow, "but this ain't a regular
forpse. Mv husband ll;id a wooden
Proof of Idiocy.
'i.ool hero, old chap. I'll give ynu
a valuable tip." said the experienced
married man to the prospective bride
groom. "Hon't let our wife keep a
diary on the lioneymon. My wile did
that, and now whenever we quarrel
she brings II out and reads sot if
the idiotic things 1 said to her then."
Ixindon Tlt-Itits.
All Around Athlete.
Aid. W. Anker Simmons, of Henley.
on-Thnmes town council, lias Just ac
complished a remarkable-feni near tlie
famous reach of the Thames at lien
ley. He walked, ran. cycled, rowed
and then swiitn Inn yards all under
eight minutes. As Mr. Simmons is 4S
years of age, the feat Is all the more
Find Wealth in Bag
Discovering a bag in the streets of
Sydney, Australia, a man look it lo
the police station, where It was found
to contain gold and banknotes to the
value of iJK.Mi, nnd subsequent ly a
hatless old man. a lunatic, who was
wandering aimlessly through the
streets, was found to be the owner.
Eighteenth Century Earrings.
The eighteenth century saw the
glorification of the earring, fashion
liile beauties outvying each olher with
the rarest and most beautiful jewels.
There is no doubt that the canine Is
one of the prettiest feminine adore
li;cnt slid as such well descrxes Its
j rrsent popularity.
Worth More Than a Smile.
A generous stork visited a certain
home uptown and left a pair of babies.
A few days afterward the father and
a friend who congratulated him ami
said: "1 hear the lud has smiled up
on you." "Smiled!" exclaimed the
proud parent; "He laughed aloud sir!"
A Lost Opportunity.
"Woman Just dropped deud In the
bargain crush at the ribbon counler!"
cried the lloorwalked excitedly. "How
Inopportune!" exclaimed the bead of
tho firm. "Our undertaking depart
ment won't be open until next Mon
day!" Catholic Standard.
A Language Leiton.
Hans Hansen called to Hcc how his
friend Ole Olson was making out with
his line new job-street sweeping,
Says Olsen: "Vail. I tank I like the
hhob all right." At which angrily re.
torted Hansen: ' Khob? Iioan say
"snob; say yob'."
Easy to Identify Bitten.
It Is an easy matter lo pick out sis
ters In a group of children on the con
tinent, for girls of the same family
are dresesd Just alike. In the Breton
provinces, where the gala dress Is
quaint, the effect Is fantastic on feto
Benefit of Iron In Water.
fills of Iron will prevent water from
becoming putrid. Sheet Iron or Iron
trimmings are the best. The offen
sive smell of water In vases of flowers
would be avoided by putting a few
small nails in the bottom of the vases.
A low corsage never seems so la
modest to a stout 'i to a tt.'i vomai
In the State.
roR mimsc
B. F. Car)''Fe7& FueTco.
. r. Cor. Third mnd Grand Ave.
This title parable by an unknown
author teaches lis own lesson:
A hen trod mi a duck's foot. Sho
did not mean to do It, and It. did not
hurt the duck much; but the duck
said, "I'll pay you for that!" So tho
duck flew at tho old hen, but. as sho
did so her wings struck an old goose,
who Flood cIohi) by.
"I'll pay you for thai!" cried tho
goose, mid she flew at. the duck; but
as slio did so her foot toro I ho fur
of a cat who was just then In tho
"I'll pay you for that!" cried th
cat, and she started for the gooso;
but as she did so her claw caught iu
the wool of a sheep.
"I'll pay you for thai'." cried the
she. p, nnd she rah at tin- cat, but as
she did so her foot hit tho foot of a
dog who lay In tho num.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried ho
ami jumped at the sheep; but as ho
did so bis leg hi ruck an old cow who
stood by the gate.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried she,
and she ran at tho dog; but as slio
diil so her horn grazed the skin of a
horse who stood by a tree.
"I'll pay you for that!" cried he,
ami he rushed at tho cow.
What a noise there was! The horse,
flew at the cow, ami I ho cow nt tho
dog, ami the dog at the sheep, and
the sheep nt the cnl, and tho cat. lit
the goose, nnd (he gooso nt the duck,
and the duck at the hen. What a fuss
there was! And nil because the hen
accidentally stepped on tho ducks'
"Hi! HI! -A' hill's all this?" cried tho
mmi who had the care of them. "Vou
may stay here," ho said lo tho hen;
but lie drove tho duck to tho pone
tho goose lo the field, the rat to tin
barn, the sheep to her fold, tho dog
to tho house, the cow to her yard,
and the horse to his stall. And so altl
their good times were over 1 auso
the duck would a. -t overlook a littlo
hurt which was ik,c Intended.
Famous Russian Poetess.
The poets' corner" In the cemetery
of the Alexander Nowskl cloister In
St. Petersburg has be n augmented
by the grave of My n ha l.ocli wlzkayii
(Ybeill, one of the few Itusslan wo
men who have attainei eminence for
their poetry. She was tho daughter
of u prominent lawyer In St. Peters
burg1, where she was born in lSHII. In
ISIu; her first volume of poems wan
Issue, I, three (iflier volumes followed.
Ib r verse i characterized by Orien
tal touches, and her favorite theme Is
Few British Whaters.
Iiundee is tho only port in the Biitlf4
IsIim that owns whaleships. Towur.l
tlie end of the century before last
nearly all the east coast ports had
whalers of their own. Loudon hnd
thirty four ships. The falling off of
the Indus' r;- is due chiefly to tho
scarcity of "right" whales; but tho
turning point of tho decay was taken
when coal gas was discovered, an?
there was a full In the Importance of
oils as llliiminants. Hut each season
Pumice sends her whaling fleet to the
Arctic. So few nro "right" whales
within the circle now that the Dundee
experts know them all, it is said.
Wags aver that tho Dundeo harpoon
era have names for each of them.

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