1 Pay to Advertleo In the Main Con
J. fe. LESTER.
On of Kansas City's Most Prom in
rtt Bueineee Man.
The subject of this sketch Mr. J.
B. Looter was a native of Tennessee
but later moved to Iowa where he was
reared. He attended the public
school a in that state and on becoming
of age he became Interested In sev
eral kinds of business. Coming to
Kansas City six years ago he entered
Into the business arena and proved a
conquering success. Mr. Letter be
came engaged In the Barber business,
owning np a rlace at 557 Grand.
He has always been a promoter of
things that are a benefit to his race.
During the six years of his business
carreer Mr. Lester has succeeded in
acquiring a shop containing four ele
gant barber chairs, three new pool ta
bles and four modern bath tubs." His
shop Is an up-to-date place, being pa
tronized by a class of negroes who be
lieve in assisting their race in busi
ness. Mr. Lester shows his progressive
spirit by -the accumulation of property
and becoming a member of several
lodges. He has two nice houses and
lots at 581, 683 Tracy. Mr. Lester
has an agreeable family consisting of
two. He also owns two houses and
four lots in Little Rock, Ark. His
property Is valued at $6,000. Mr. Les
ter represents the good type of negro,
patient, salm, and alwbys progressive.
Being of the conservative class. Such
negroes need the endorsement and en
couragement of their race.
A STAND FOR NEGRO MORALITY.
The Son's great fight against the
powerful institutions of vice called
clubs, which are carrying hundreds
of negroes Into the vortex of hell's
running stream. This paper backed
by the strong public opinion has en
deavored to show to the people the
great evil which has arisen in their
midst by allowing these clubB and
gambling (Jens to run loose and
carry down to ignonlmous degradation
of the young men in this community.
At no time during the history of the
negro race since the civil war has
our people been threatened by such a
calamity. At no time during the his
tory of our race has the young negro
girls been exposed by being thrown
into contact with individuals who are
fresh from these dens and sed.uced
them to leave their families and
home to follow the evil ways of sin.
What are the negroes coming to
If they don't take a stand T A great
tirade Is being raised. This is the
kindling of a flame that shall sweep
the city. Nero burnt the Imperial
city of Rome and sent the eagles of
war to destroy the Christian bands, in
Rome. But Christ said, "My wprd
shall live on." Empires and kingdoms
might fall and perish away. Through
all the centuries one great command
prevails, it Is the will of God. Take
courage, oh, humble negroes, send out
your legions of war and like the Goths
in their terrible march on Rome de
stroy the entire palaces where vice
Is sapping out our very manhood. A
reform wave Is sweeping the city and
in its mad rush let it settle upon
clubs and dens.
Forty years ago the negro was giv
en his freedom, and because of his
ignorance and weakness he has been
the prey of every evil schema Thank
God he Is coming into his own. It is
written that the clubs must go. It
Is the handwriting on the wall. O!
let us pray In unison that the great
spirit may settle upon us. Good Lord
deliver us from the entwining arms
of evil. Will the Immortal Savior
send the angels of war to devastate
and bring destruction to these great
evils to our race. In the shadows of
thy great walls, and In the arms of
thy loving kindness let us have pro
tection. O, Lord, will Thou hear the
prayer of thousands of negroes and
send unto us deliverance?
8T. JOSEPH 80CIETY PLANS
MANY SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
... FOR THE INTERSTATE.
In view or the fact that the many
social and literary clubs of this city
are putting forth every effort to en
tertain the visitors to the Inter-state
which meets here during the Christ
mas holidays, it Is hoped that all del
egates and visitors will come expect
ing to enjoy themselves and feeling
that they will be well cared for as
the citizens, mean to leave no stone un
turned. iocal societies are co-operating with
the Ex. Committee to make the 16th
annual session of tfo Inter-State the
most Instructive and enjoyable meet
ing of its history. '
The purposed art exhibit has proven
very popular among the ladles and it
is expected to draw many exhibitors
from other cities.
Those who anticipate attending the
sessions are urged to come early so
as to be comfortably located In time
to participate In the numerous social
The following, are among some of
the social affairs planned by society
folks: Dec. 25 , concert by Western
University Choral society; Dec. 26. re
ception to delegates and visitors by
citizens; Dec. 27, (afternoon) recep
tion to delegates and visitors by La
dles' clubs of the city; Dec. 27, (even
ing) full dress ball by Shriners; Dec.
28, art exhibit and reception to visit
ing exhibitors and friends by Jewell
Art Club of this city.
Besides these there will be many
other interesting entertainments to
acd to the pleasures of the visitors
GREENVILLE, MISS., NEW8.
Greenville, Miss., Dec. 7. PerhapB
the largest and most aggressive body
of negro men that has ever met in this
city, was the Stringer Grand Lodge of
Mason, which assembled here during
the week, and has brought to the city
representative men from all parts of
the state numbering 1010.
This body shows the progress made
by our people since 18C5, as in the
body was to be found, doctors, law
yers, merchants, ministers of high
Btanding, planters, post masters, clerks
bankers and other representative men
of the race. The body was presided
over by Rev. E. W. Lampton, .D D.,
grand, master, and who is also finan
cial secretary of the African Met ho
dlBt Episcopal church with headquar
ers in Washington, D. C. Dr. Lampton
has been grand master of the grand
lodge for a number of years and was
re-elected at the close this week.
This body stands for the highest
development of the race, self-respect,
self-Independence and self-help. It be
lieves that there Is a possibility for
the race In Mississippi, and by indus
try, honesty and thrift the race will
carve out tor Itself a bright future.
To this end home buying has been
encouraged, the grand lodge itself hav
ing purchased 1,000 acres of land In
the Delta, and which will eventually
provide for the support of the aged
members of the craft, together with
widows and orphans of deceased mem
bers of the craft.
The opening session was held last
Tuesday, and was attended by many
of the citizens. Hon. John W. Strauth
er, one of the leading business men In
the Delta, an undertaker In Greenville,
acted as master of ceremonies and he
was well up. Rev. C. T. Stamps made
the opening praeyr and this was fol
lowed by music by the choir St.
Mathew A. M. E church, of which the
Rev. R. A. Adams is pastor.
Maor William Yerger, delivered an
address of welcome. In which he com
mended the body of colored men upon
for It Rcsshoe Mora
KANSAS CTtfY, MO.;SATUBMT, DECEMBER 22,
their neat appearance, as each Mason
wore full dress with but few excep
tions. He said that he bad lived In
the state, and around Greenville all
of his life and had always found col
ored people to be his friends and
he was a friend to the race. "And why
not?" he said. .
Grang Master Lampton responded
to the first address. He told themay
or and Editor Smith that the negroes
of Mississippi were not satisfied, be
cause in some places mmebers of their
race ewre hanged without trial, burned
at the stake, shot down and mistreat
ed in other ways, then in addition
to these mistreatments there was talk
of bringing foreigners Into the state
to take the place of negroes. "We
cannot be satisfied, when our Job Is
E. E. Perkisn, secretary and treas
urer of the Masonic Benefit sasocta
tlon, which is one of the most im
portant adjuncts t othe grand lode
made his annual report This report
took up indetalls the amount of mon
ey received and paid out, the amount
paid to-each widow and orphan. The
receipts amounted to $126,000 nid
about $90,000 paldoutito the widow
and -orphans. This was considered a
good showing, aild in the future eact,
will receive at death $600. Step by
step the grand lodge Is going m l
lsp reparlng for the race. It Is now
the strongest organization In the
whole south, and Is doing more to
inspire the negro.
., , r
JOHN T. MORELANO 8HOULD BE
APPOINTED TO A POSITION AT
THE COUNTY COURT
' John T. Moreland should have the
support of all respectable negroes In
this community for a position in the
county. He has always been a con
sistent republican worker. He Is a
great factor to be dealt with In future
campaigns. In the !fth ward, from
which he hails, he is regarded by the
committeemen as a deserving man for
NOW LET WAR BE WAGED
AGAIN8T CLUBS AND GAMBLING
DENS WHERE NEGRO YOUTH8
ARE HURLED TO DE
STRUCTION. The republican judges have been
elected to every bench, except the
criminal bench. What will they do
to perpetuate their claims in tbe coun
ty and city. In this community, are
some negro Institutions that are hell
holes and the most damnable places
for the downfall of young boys and
girls. There is only one club at this
writing that is exempted from this
campaign and that Is the Walters Cat
ering Association at 1223 Baltimore
a place for the gathering or all the
waiters and railroad porters who
wish for a place to stay while they
are waiting for hours of watch to be
gin. Now the rest of the places the
Son Intends with its thousands of
supporters both black and white to
carry on an uncompromising and un
flinching campaign against them.
Like Frederick Douglas, the great ne
gro torch-bearer who cried out: "is
God Dead?" Will the living get Jub
tlce? Will the negroes rise up and
smite their greatest evil dead? Will
the negro preachers arouse themselves
and organize a committee to wait on
the republican judges and have them
with all the power at the command ot
the white man to close these places?
The preacher who hesitates in this
call from God, shall go down on rec
ord in the Rising Son before Its many
readers as weaklings. This ' paper
shall not cease its writings until our
greatest race menace has been smitten
dead. Every judge In county and city
takes this paper. Let them be moved
ly God to do their duty by the negro
race. Just to think of the mothers
broken hearted, thinking of the mis
deeds and wild career of tholr sons
and daughters. Don't you hear that
song, "Oh, where is my wandering boy
to-night. Oh, where Is my boy tonight.
Oh! Stop and think of the many old
mothers tottering to their graves by
the grief or the strong Influenecs that
carry their children to their graves by
a premature death. Oh! Listen to
rfdmeaof Colored People then any othei Paper In the Gtate.
voice of Jesus calling on the ne-
s to get right. Will the noble
of the Negro Race rlBe up and
it themselves. Lay on MacDutf!
on! Come forth out of styglan
ness! Let there be light! The
Vihlp of Destiny In whleh the no
te riding, let there be a strong
at the helm. Let the powers to
mong the white people come to
our! assistance. Let Judges Brumback,
Mcyane, Patterson, Goodrich, Parks,
and our own noble I. B. Ktmbrell
e to our rescue. Let the negroes
a petition and have every judge
white man of Influence sign to
these clubs. Oh! Let God move
better our race.
Mme. DB VAUL VINCENT.
1018 Michigan Are.
Phone B 541 East.
Madame De Vaul Vincent, expert
seamstress and dressmaking tencher.
Mrs. Vincent's work Is doing a great
good among the negro women. In
this community Is a lady seamstress
who, because of her Individual efforts
has rallied around her a number of
negro girls who are learning every
day the art of sewing. Mrs. Vincent
has been especially fitted for the
work because of her training In the
ladles tailoring schools of New York
and Chicago; having attended "S. T.
Tailor" school of Tailoring in New
York and the MacDowel Systematic
school or Chicago. In addition to
this she finished the technical course
of Ladles Artistic Suit designing In
the New York School of Kansas City.
After this she took the post graduat
ing course of Systematic Waist de
signing which gives to her four di
plomas In her trade. This undoubt
edly puts Mrs. Vincent In Ibe rank
with the best dressmakers or the
city white or black. Mrs. DeVaul
Vincent was born In Dayton. (v
1872 and since coming to this city
fourteen years ago Bhe has followed
the dressmaking trade exclusively, as
she has worked In all of the first class
white places of this city until two
years ago when she opened up a
school ror the training of colored wo
men in that art. Her work entitles
her with the support of all tho negroeB
Any girl who lacks a trade or some
thing by which they ran become
bread winners should apply to her
for a special course. Mothers who
have daughters should also send them
to her for an entire sewing season.
I have some vacant lots that I will
exchange tor rooming houses, furni
ture in storage or equity in cottages.
See F. J. Weaver, 911 Oak St.
Metropolitan's New Switches Here.
Mr. C. N. IllBck, general manager
or the Metropolitan Street railway
has received the new switches for the
McGee Street road. Because ot the
delay In receiving these switches op
eration on that road had to ceuse. In
about ten more days cars will bo run-
nlng over the road.
Please remember the meeting of the
State Teachers' Association at Mober
ly during the Christmas holidays.
Aside from a very high classed pro
gram that Is being prepared, we shall
have an educator of national reputa
tion as the principal speaker of the
week. No progressive teacher can
afford to miss such a rare treat "On
to Moberly" is our war cry from this
You who have delayed sending your
subjects to Prln. A. R. Chlnn, Glas
gow, Mo., should hurry and send fhera
as we deBlre to have our programs
printed earlier this year. We can do
so if you teachers will only art
promptly and co-operate with us. All
who send subjects will please be
present and prepared at the time and
place appointed. Have your pupils
work so that the exhibits may be In
teresting. Yours for a successful meeting,
E. W. EMORY, Cor. Sec y.
All persons desirous of giving en
tertainments for the benefit of the
Old Folks and Orphans Homo at 2446
Michigan ave., will confer a favor up
on the managers theVffif, by first
making known their Intentions and
securing the consent ot tho organiza
tion. This will enable the managers
to protect the Interests ot the home
as well as prevent unpleasant con
filets. This organisation Is a member
o rthe Associated Charities and Is un
der obligation to observe tbe regula
tions which govern all the other char
ities of the city that are considered
Be It understood that whenever the
home's name Is used to raise money,
all proceeds must be handed over to
the home, but when the Intention Is
Take notice, the office of the
has been moved to
914 East 12th Street
Come around and pay the new owner a visit. Come
around and pay your subscription as a Xmas gift to the man
ager, or perhaps, send it in by mail. Thanking you for what
you have done in the past.
Bring us your news, and let us know what is going on
in society. Phone your news to 780 Main, Home, or 780
Grand, Bell. Now come on, alt together, and let us make
this paper the Leading Journal in the West. Let us have
from 10,000 to J 5,000 subscribers.
YOUR SOX INSURED?
7011 Oharlotta Straat, Kanaao Olty, Mo.
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS
Bell Phone 201 Mill. A- OOMPTON, Mgr.
to donate only a part of the proceeds
and the name of the home is not used,
then the rannagers will thankfully re
ceive whatever may be offered.
EVELENA BALDWIN. Pres.
LV ELLEN WILLIAMS, Sec.
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
Methods of Teaching the Industries
at Lincoln Institute, Dr. Benjamin
F. Allen, President.
Josephine S. Yates, department of
Methods of teaching the Industries
In Lincoln Institute, the Missouri
State Normal and college for negroes,
are practical and approved and In ad
dition, contain many original ideas
that may be accredited to Its progres
sive and scholarly president Dr. B.
F. Allen, who looks after every de
tail of work In the Industrial depart
ment, as well bh elsewhere, with tho
most minute care.
Every encouragement Is given the
student to follow some Industry, in
fact every student Is required to com
plete several branches f Industrial
work during tho course and thus Is he
prepared to become a producer as welt
as a consumer. As nn aid to an In
creasing zeal along Industrial lines,
President Allen Is now giving a series
of morning talks to the atudents.
The fact - is, these talks are made
by the administrative head to the en
tire school, young men and young
women alike, and outside of tho class
es In which there particular branches
are taught, helps to emphnslzo Uton
the mind of the nveruge student, the
value, dignity, and necessity or labor
and to enforce the principle that he
who would bo a valuable citizen in
American, or any other progressive
civilization, must be ahlo and willing
to do something well, very well.
We Give Sis Months'
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Save Darning and Make
Your Feet Happy
M. D. STEVENSON & GO.
1003 WALNUT STREET
SOLE AGENTS for KANSAS CITY
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