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4 I It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon VOLUME XI. BISHOP ABRAM GRANT, CHAIR MAN OF THE KANSAS CITY DELEGATION OF NEGROES TO JEFFERSON CITY. He Wat Made Permanent Chairman of All the Delegations in the En tire State. The Right Rev. Bishop Grant was born la 1884 In Florida, Columbus county. Ho was born a slave and was at one time sold for $6,000 In confed erate . money. At his very birth be displayed remarkable genius. It Is k Id at bis birth he uttered the first words "Slave, mamma, free." Thus he showed the rare ability of a man, and tbe birth of another real genius. On becoming a young man his great craving was learning. Being Instruct ed by his master's son, Willie, he bhowed great advancement. His mas ter forbid them to teuch him, but tlw key had been given to him to fit the door, so at night he would steul away and absorb those tremendous prob lems of the books which enabled him to grasp those tremendous problems of life. He has a keen foresight of the future. His utterances are pro ponderous yet tempered with a string which will lead you Into their very chasm. After receiving his educa tion he opened up a night school for bis more unfortunate brothers. He was asked how he received his edu cation. He replied: "From the trees, the grass, personal absorption, In fact everywhere, or otherwise he could not tell." He occupied the position of Inspec tor of Custom . In Florida. He was president of the board of trustees at one time of Tour colleges, Paul Quinn College, Waco, Texas; Morris Brown College, Allen University, Wllberforce and on the board of Western Univer sity, Qulndaro. He was twelve years I, r ... 'ft V ' 1 Emery. Bird. Thayer Co.. Brown ing & King. Nebraska Clothing Co.. Stevenson's. Hubbard's Shoe Store and all the largest white business firms advertise with us. Became, our circulation is twice the combined circulation of all the other Negro weekly newspapers. Besides, a sending of ten year, in the community, from a po'nt of authenticity we are foremost. From a point of educational instructlveness we stand prominent. tir rep. resentatives are the most Intelligent Negroes in the journalistic Held of today. Our circulation la Increasing at u wonderful rapidity, and as soon as it reaches the 10,000 mark we will thunge It into a daily. Go on, Rising Son, keep on Rising! president of church extension, and at present is head of the financial board with headquarters at Washington, D. C. For many years he did great work in Africa. He was made Bishop In 1888. He is presiding bishop of the Fifth district with headquarters in Missouri. This district comprises the following states: Missouri, Kunsas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Mon tana, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Ari zona, Nevada and California. There are over 500 churches Id the entire jurisdiction. When viewed by a re porter of the Son from his recent visit to Jefferson City he said he had never been at such a meeting In the United States where leaders from all ovr the stale gathered without any distinct call, save that tach man knew the humility that would occur in the pussing of such a bill. Men of all religious creeds being represented; Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Chris tian and Catholics. He said never did such harmony prevail. He Bald he could not find words enough to describe this harmonious meeting. Bishop Grant stands in the lime light of civilization sending his sun rays of comfort upon the poor, humble and despised negroes. As a guiding star you can see his rays entering into the humblest home. Never was one man so great. Like sun rays through a -cloud he comes with the word of God, the story of the child in the man ger, the beautiful Nazarene who died on the cross to save the soul of men. Listen at the calm tone of the Bish op's voice, surely he has drunk deep of the blood of Christ Who can say whether or not Jesus has spoken to him or perhaps has told him his mis sion through the fixed status of the cross. You cannot come into his pres ence without feeling that same calm ness. He speuks and all your fear for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY, MO., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1(, vanishes as the midnight darkness. In these days when the negro is' haunted on all sides with cruel tor tures, hiinu-d like a beast, burned at the stake, eyeballs torn from thel sockets, limbs wrenched from their bodies, his flesh being streak ln stripes, scowled at on all sides, no place to luy his head. More terrible things coming for him, the world is turning backward. Into the future he stares at blank darkness. Farther on, he still goes farther, counting the mile stones one by cue. He hears the voice of Jesus calling, but cannot see the way is dark and nigged. Is it not a blessing that we have our Bishop alive, and standing like the great Pyrimids of Egypht his spirit will endure to the end of time. I'n the arms of thy loving kindness and let us hide. Oh! Jesus, Christ of our souls. Let us all hope that through His will our Bishop will en dure to guide through tbe crises yet to come. He lived In the past. He is with us in the present, and we pray our God thnt he he will be with us in the future. Wm. T. WASHINGTON. Nelson C. Crews in all the history of his speaking career has never come up to the expectation of . the people as ho did before the commit tee on railroads. House of Representa tives, us he did ut Jefferson City. 2 His speech shall prove as the swing ing pendulum In carrying him to Washington. Mr. Crews was born an orator. The people of the West are getting him in lrne to succeed Dancy as Recorder of Deeds, District of Columbia. Mr Crews will have the entire support of all the people In Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Watch the Pendulum of the clock and see it swing, mid wntch Nelson C. Crews and see him rise. WILSON DAWSON. Wilson Dawson a young Kansas City product has assumed part man agement of the Son. Mr. Duwson's capabilities for such work are gener- ally known. After graduating from Lincoln High school of this city he attended Lincoln Institute. He hus been very active In various capacities. Mr. Dawson Is an English student of marked ability. He brings to the Rising Sou, good Judgment, cool cal culating proceed ure, energy, friendly supKrtcrs and wide acquaintance la the dealing with the uumber of bus iness men of the city. This paper is proud llndeed to bring such a living force a-nd enlist such energy to Its Mimes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. al ready valuable stuff of young men annulling wun me paper. Wm. T. WASHINGTON. Rev. A. A. Gilbert, of Lexington, who Is making good In his line. A Wk A.V Tlx strong preacher, and forceful talker; a delegate to Jefferson City. . . Rev. J. T. Smith, of .Jefferson City, whose hospitality to the d- legation from Kansas City has made many friends. He is Pastor of the A. M. E. church, Jefferson City. He lias had two successful years at this place. It is thro' him that the church which had fcpllt has come together. The congregation Is rallying around him splendidly. Rev. F. J. Peck, a prominent pastor of Kansas City. Ho has chargo of Allen Chapel, the most aristocratic church for the Negro In the West. Kcv. I'eck Is 111 complete harmony with his charge. His next promotion will be to that of one of the general offices of the church. He Is oiv. of I he minister that Is making good. Mr. Horace W. I'oldrn Is Society Editor of the Rising Son. Any ono having parties or soclul gatherings, please 'phone 780 Main or 780 Grand and we will send to your residence to take un account of the proceed ings. Mr. Edward Baker, Jr., is collector for the Rlsiug Son. Please pay him your subscription and tell him where he can get a new subscription. Now don't give him the same old song that you Rloppd the pipir six months ago ol unit red It stopped. The Famous T nnej.see Club will give thflr First March Ball Thursday night, February U. at Vineyard Hull, coi ner Mil and McGce St. Four prizes Only 2." cents. r 1 1 Tl-vp U)07. Wm. T. Washington, editor. Rising . . . ... Son. Dining the four months or his ownership of the paper. Mr. Washing- ton lias, made good. Tlu people have rallied to his support. He lias taken j a standi in tin couimiiui.y lliat no on r.ir- denv is riiiln 'I'll t-t hi i-li Ills i ' paper he U siiiipiiiK society; lending I A SHORT SKETCH OF SOME OF THE MEN WHO ATTENDED THE JIM CROW MEETING AT JEFFERSON CITY. Hon. Charlie Turin t, formerly sheriff, fur eight years office holder. sheriff of St. Ijouls county, for eight years office bidder; Rev. S. It. Wool rich, B. A., an energetic pastor of IjexliiRton, Mo, nud a stromt worker for the race; Rev. B. W. Stewart. St. Louis, a strong missionary preach er; I'rof. J. W. Dam lei, who holds the chair of Agriculture and Biology. Dr. J. T. ('natron, a prominent Jefferson City phslclan and pastor of a church. Dr. GuriKlt, of Macon, president of Western College. Dr. Stevens, a brilliant minister of St. Iuis. Dr. Crossland, ex-minister to Liberia. Dr. Cook, ulso a preacher of St. Ijonls, has charge of a large church in that city. Tom Bass, .lopllii, Mo., a pro Moved! Moved! Take notice, the office of the Jtasing has been moved to 914. East 12th Street Come around and pay the new owner a visit. Come around and pay your subscription to the manager, or perhaps, send it in by mail. Thanking you for whatjyou 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, all together, and let us make this paper the Leading Journal in the West. Let us have from 10,000 to 15,000 subscribers. NUMBER 23 tone and dignity to lit nice; rutting , ut tbe good from the bad. Creating unity among the Negroes of his race. He was on the delegation to Jeffer- son City to fight the .llin Crow bill. m,.. WnKhliigion will i-vi-m mill v come Ml ,.s ,,. T. ,. ,.,. W,, i.i i i.. ,. ii i 1. 1 . r...i Mim ,111(1 ll. v!ll I III 1 1 I II III HIM lllllll.- lm Kuoi. fessional 1iiiik. trainer. Hon. A. W. Lloyd, (iiiiinl Chancellor, K. of I. nf Mo., a pii niti--.Mii politician, a stiont; wirepuller ami a man who gets re sults. PROF. G. N. GRISHAM AS THE MAN OF THE HOUR. It was said in ancient linn's by ono of the great phllosphcrs that the principle for which you fight is a genuine part of a man's fight. The same rule applies in this case, even though the .Mm Crow iniiiusre may pass nevertheless the Negro has put hiiusetf no record in a masterful man ner against It. Prof, (irisham has done HiIh in his cool logical manner. As principal of the High School for over twenty years mid coming with such force In his speech it has tumle a great Impression upon future gen eral Ions of Negroes to collie. Pos tcrity lias Intended In his soui rich Jewels that. It may wear fotever.