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It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Con for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. VOLUME XI. KANSAS CITY, MO., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 11)07. N HIRER 24 BI8HOP ABRAM GRANT, CHAIR MAN OF THE KANSAS CITY DELEGATION OF NEGROES TO JEFFERSON CITY. He Wat Made Permanent of All the Delegations In tire State. Chairman the En- The Right Rev. Bishop Grant was born in 1848 In Florida. Columbus county. He was born a slave and wa3 at one time sold for $0,000 In confed erate money. At his very birth lie displayed remarkable genius. It Is said at his birth he uttered the first words "Slave, mamma, free." Thus Ty showed the rare ability or a man, am the birth of another real genius. 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 18S8. Hp Is presiding bishop of the Fifth district with headquarters In Missouri. This district comprises the following states: Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Mon ana, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Ari zona. Nevada and California. There are over 600 churches In- the entire Jurisdiction. When viewed by a i 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 Hk, A vanishes as tho midnight darkness. In these days when the negro Is haunted on all sides with cruel tor tures, hunted like a beast, burned at the stake, eyeballs torn from tliel sockets, limbs wrenched from their bodies, lili flesh being streak In stripe, scowled at on all sides, no place to lay his head. More terrible things coming for him, the world Is turning backward. Into the future he stares at blank darkness. Farther on, hs still poes farther, counting the mile stones oue by cue, He hears the voice of Jesus calling, but cannot nee the way Is dark and ! rugged. Is It not a blessing that we have our Bishop alive, and standing like the great Pyrlmlds of Egypht his Bplrlt will endure to the end of time, hi 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 the crises yet to come. He lived In the past. He Is with us in the present, and we pray our God Umt he he will be with us in the future. "Causes of American Eunice Freeman. "The Arts;" Victor Collins, ployed;" Carrie Syd-.-s, Prosperity;" Home-Maktn;' "Th j I'neiii "The Normal On becoming a young man his great craving was learning. Being instruct ed by his master's son, Willie, he showed great advancement. Hia mas ter forbid them to teach him, but tlw key had been given to him to fit the door, so at night he would steal 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 pr 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 his more unfortunate brothers. He was asked how he received his edu cation. He replied: "From the tree3, the grass, personal absorption, In fact everywhere, or otherwise be could not tell." He occupied the position of Inspec tor of Custom In Florida. He was niesident of the board of trustee at one time of four colleges, Paul Qulnn College, Waco, Texas; Morris Brown College, Allen University, Wilberforce and on the board of Western Univer sity. Qulndaro. He was twelve years ovr the state gathered without any distinct call, save that each man knew the humility that would occur in the passing 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 ntgroes. As a guiding star you can see his rays entering iito 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 Nazareue who died on the cross to save the soul of men. Listen at th? calm tone of the Bish op's voire, 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 caunot come Into his pres ence without feeling that same calm ness. He speaks and all your fear School and the Relation to the Train ing of the Negro;" Josephine S. Yates, Jr.; "The Selection and Prep aration of Food As Factors In Nation al Development;" Kusscl Johnson. "The Toll th;" Muysello Williams. "The Poetry of the Bible;" Kut.i Cooper. "Clenllness Next to Godll Godliness." Tin; vocal solos by Miss Zerolda Guidon, the violin solos by Miss Pansy Phelps, the renditions of the Gle.- Club and of the orchestra, the choruses, jubilee songs and instru mental duets were all thoroughly en Joyed by a critical Hit keenly appre ciative audience. Many congratulations ami requests for a repltion of the conceit at an early date have -been received by President Allen. 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. Because, our circulation Is tw ice the combined rireula'ion of nil the other Negro weekly newspapers. Besides, h standing of len years In the community, from a point of authenticity we are foremost. From a point of educational Inatrucllveoesa we stand preeminent, our rep. resenUtivea are the most intelligent Negroes In the journalistic Held of today. Our circulation is increasing at a wonderful rapidity, and as oon as it reaches the 10,000 mark we w ill change it Into a daily. Uo on, Rising Son, keep on Rising! LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES. One of the happiest occasions in the annals of Lincoln Institute was that of Wednesday, February 13, when a large body of Missouri's rep resentative men of color, each man holding a worthy place in his chosen profession or calling, visited Lincoln Institute, listened to recitations. In spected all of the departments and the plant generally speaking. This delegation, headed by one of Nature's noblemen. Bishop Abrani uraut, included Professor Giishnn. and Harris, Reverends Peck, Stevens, Cook, Gilbert nnd Stewart; Doctors I'lithank and Shannon; Lawyers Houston and Phillips; statesmen or politicians; Crews, Washington and Blackburn. The body occupied seats UKin the platform in the auditorium during de votional exercises, at the close of which President Allen in his usunl gracious man no r and with interesting and humorous remarks, announced Bishop Giant, president pro tern of the institution; upon which the bishop in well chosen sentences introduced the speaker for the various callings represented in the delegation. Among these speakers -wo note professor Grlshma, Dr. Unthank, Reverend Dr. Stevens, Cook und Peck; Lawyers Houston and Phillips; Statesmen Crews and Vashons. Each speech was an Inspiration and indicated. In no uncertain sound the. friendliness and good-will enter tained by each speaker for president Allen specifically and for Lincoln In st. tute generally. Each speech was replete with sound advice to the stu dent body, and with facts, figures nnd telling points that cannot be other wise than helpful now und In the years to como. At the close of the morning session the orchestra treated the destltigiiish ed visitors to an Impromptu serenade. On tho following day Dr. (TroHKluiiti of St. Joseph and A. B. Blackburn of Kansas City, Kansas, were the honor ed guests. Loth of these gentlemen are patrons or Lincoln i,nsuiiito ami their excellent anil timely addresses showed them, like the speakers of the previous day to be firm friends of president Allen and of the adminis trative policy by meas of which lie has made Lincoln Institute, with its more than .YD students, one of tiie leading negro schools ,of the coun try. Another great event of the week was the concert given by students of Lincoln Institute In the Hall of the House of Representatives, for the en terta'linient of Governor Folk, the state officers and th 41th General Assembly of Missouri, tin tho evening of February 14. In every sense of tho term the concert (literary and musical) was a signal success and on the following vote of thanks was tendered Lincoln Institute and its president by the leg islative body assembled. Among those who delivered o ra tions and received well merit rounds of applause were the follow ing with subject; Chester Klmhrough, Knights of Pythias Celebrate. The ICas'i'in and Western hemi sphere bld ilielr 4:'.rd anniversary service at the Se.-ond Baptist church li'lli and Charlotte Streets, Tues.U.y night, Feb. l!Uh. About :!imi permits were present. The program was brief and to the point. Mr. N. V. Jor dan defended with much force the pi inelples of Pytlih'.nisni and Court o Calallilhiaus. Rev. J. M. Booker, pa tor of the' Plciemtit Green llipilrt church, the speaker ef the oceasio.i preached the sermon, which was fi.ll of good ndvl.-e and Just the iiud cl a talk the orgnniznl l.ni ami race uci-d. The sruioii was a friendly crliirLiii pointing out the weakness of the Ci der and race, and a pie i for mere love and unity among the people. Co 'd music was rendered by the Pleasant Green Choir directed by Mr. W. P.. Counlee, Mr. F. L. Lewis, master S ceremonies. Collection raised WlISON DAWSON. Wilson Dawson a young Kansas City product has assumed part man agement of the Son. Mr. Dawson's capabilities for such work are gener- ally known. After graduating from Lincoln High school of this city be attended Lincoln Institute. He has been very active In various capacities. Mr. Dawson Is tin English student of marked ability. He brinit to the Rising Sim, good judgment, cool cal culating proceedure, energy, friendly supporters and wide acquaintance In the dealing with the number of bus iness men of the city. This paper Is proud lindeed to bring such a living force ii'iid enlist such energy to Its til ready valuable staff of young men affiliating with the paper. RIFLE AS CHIMNEY DESTROYER. Expert Marksman Proves Right to Title of Champion. Plaiiiliell. N. J. When Loft.'. Ilol tingsworth of the firm of Harper, Ilol llngsworth & Darby, local hat fur manufacturers, called a mason to ills cuss a contract for rebuilding the tall chimney of the mill, because It was unsafe, the contractor told him be knew of no way to do the work with out Incurring great danger from the structure toppling over. He said be would not dare to build a scaffold about tho chimney, because not only the brick might tumble, but a :UH pound casting at Hie top of the chim ney, which held the top layers, might como down and swMp the scaffold to the ground. Mr. Ilollingswortn ne bated the matter with himself and said: "I have an Idea, and I think It will work." He has a neighbor. T. A. Albert, who Is a good shot, anil it occurred to have the latter try with his rifle to dislodge some of the bricks which held the heavy casting at the top of the chimney. Mr. Albert came with his rifle and began shooting at the top row of bricks. Picking them out one by one with his shots, be soon loosened enough l them to unbalance the casting, and It came tumbling down. With It came enough or the loose bricks to leave the chimney safe for a scaffold, and the work of rebuilding has beguu. Rev. J. T. Smith, of Jefferson City, whose hospitality to the d legation from Kansas City lias made many frloi-lH. lie is Pastor of the A. M. K. church. Jefferson City. He has had A SHORT SKETCH OF SOME OF THE MEN WHO ATTENDED THE JIM CROW MEETING AT JEFFERSON CITY. Hon. Charlie Turmr. formerly sheriff, for eight years office holder, sheriff or St. Louis county, for eight years office holder; Rev. S. R. Wool rich, It. A., an energetic pastor of Lexington, Mo., and a strong worker for the race; Rev. II. W. Stewart, St. Louis, a strong missionary preach er; Prof. J. W. Danilel. who holds tho chair or Agriculture and Biology. Dr. .1. T. Cast ion, a prominent. Jefferson fit v nlisiciaii and pastor of a church. Dr. Garmtt, of Macon, Western College.. Dr. brilliant minister of St Crossland. ex-minister Cook, also a has charge of city. Tom two successful years at Ibis place. It is thro' him that, the church which had split has come together. The congregation Is rallying around him splendidly. The colored grocerman is located at !C1 Independence Ave, with a fresh stock of fancy groceries and I salt meats. Give hlui a call - U Smith, Prop. president of Si evens, a I nils. Dr. to I.Iberia. Dr. preacher of St. Louis, a largo church In that llat-s. Joplin. Mo., a pro fessional horse trainer. Hon. A. W. Lloyd. Grand Chancellor. K. of P. of Mil, a pronilivnt politician, a si rung wirepuller and a man who gets re sults. PROF. G. N. GRISHAM AS THE MAN OF THE HOUR. It was said la ancient line s by one ef the gieat philosphers that the principle for which on fight is a genuine part of n man's fight. The same rule appliea In this case, wen though the Jim Crow im-ansio may I ass le vel Ihelcss the Negro has put himself or- record In a masterful man ner aealnsl it. Prof lirisham ha d ine this in his cool logical manner. As pilnclpal of the High School for over twenty y iii h and coining with such force in his speech It has made a great Impression Upon future gen eral ions of Negroes to come. Pos terity has intended In bis mine lich Ji wcls (hat It may wear foiever. Mr. Iloiace W. I'old. n Is Society Editor of the Rising Sou. Any olio having parties or social gatherings, nlease 'plume 7xn Main or 7R0 Grand ind wo will send to your residence o take an account, of the proceedings. Mr. Edward Baker, Jr., Is collector "or the Rising Son. Please pay him vour subscription nnd tell him when he can get a new subscription. Now on'f give lilin the same old song (hat you stopped the paper six mouths ago ii- ordered It stopped. Peck Pleads Guilty. St IaiuIs, Keb. ! -Thomas V. Peck, chief clerk of the board or education, Friday pleaded utility to having Issu ed fiaiidulciil checks for $:t:u ami was sentenced setve two years in the penitentiary. Moved! Moved! Take notice, the office of the Women In Parliament. Protests by women In parliament, were not unknown during the Middle Ages. Stow tells ns approvingly of "a crew of stout dames" who had tho courage In 1428 "to checke a great duke In open parliament." "There was ono mlstris Stokes," he procuude, "with divers other stout women of London, of good reckoning, well ap parrelled, came openly to the upier parliament and delivered letters to tho duke of Gloucester, and to tho arch blshoppes and to olher lordea there present, containing matter of rebuke and sharp reprehension of the duke of Gloucester," on account of his treat ment of his wife Jaunellne. "But w hat good successe their labours tooke, my Author reporteth not." Kismg has been moved to 12-th 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 vhatjyou 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.