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I V 1 T It Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. VOLUME XI. KANSAS CITY, MO., SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1907. NUMBER 25 Hanging over the negroes heads in the state of Missouri 1b a "Jim Crow ' bill which wag introduced by certain legislators for the purpose qf pushing the negro to the wall and junking him cringe before the onslaughter of the white man's prejudice. This bill would be depressive from many standpoints, as it would have a tendency to curb his Joyful spirit and stem his ambition. If the bill would paHH it would make the negro in Missouri forever republican. If it dwB not pass it will cause some ne groes to be Independent voters. Any state that would pass a Jim Crow measure only retards the progress of the state. The negro is an ilnteral part of Missour) and if anything is done to retard the negro it also ef fects the component part. Machinery moves In harmony and If the small est wheel is broken or bent it has a general effect throughout the entire machinery. All states where Jim Crowlsm prevails is necessarily set back for an indefinite period. These laws are laws for the universe. No living man can fix the status of the sun or curtail its orbs. No man can prevent the Wishing of the waves or stop a hurricane in its flight. This is the Will of Ood. No living man can stop progress of humanity or the tread of civilization. These are laws which God the Father has decreed us. The white leaders of the Republi can party believe that they can ignore the negro voters with impunity. It has been a very long time since the negro has had representation 11. the county. Every race but Ihe negro has a representative In all the offices. At the outset the negro was promised one or two positions. Frank Hoss, Samuel lioyer ami Oscar Ilo'hlaml promised negroes positions. In 1!M2 the negroes organ ized and fought the county ticket and defeated it. In l!tu4 the county tlceke" vas elected and they gave the Negroes promises what would be done. The chairman of the county ticket at that time could not carry out his promises because the candidates elected to office refused to Hand by their pledges. At that time the Hon. P. S. Brown pacified a few of th Nego leaders by giving them city vositlons. The Negro voters not withstanding they were angry when the ticket came up Tor a renewal of confidence. These weak Negro lead ers with a couple of two-cent Jobs in the city laid down their arms and re fused to fight. But this condition has changed for the great multitude of 3,500 Negro voters is demanding a change. These petty leaders among the Negroes working In the City Hail dare not raise their voices and tell the Negroes to come on. If they do, they will be drowned like Pharoah in the Red Sea. The Republicans in the county who vere elected believe that they ate forever sheltered behind a four year term of office. Rome in all her splen dor, sunk beneath the setting sun. Empires which have endured for cen turies have faded away. The flowers of Athen's beautiful temples have jierlshed. Father of time the reaper of death fiills alike on black and while. good and bad, rich and poor. Don't think you are completely shield. The Negroes are determined to take out their revenge on the first Rtpubllcars that stick their heads up for office. A year from now comes another election. Thank Ood the Negro has time to organize to fight the alms of the greedy politicians. We have ona thing In common now. A great black wave of prejudice scorn and In dignation is sweeping the country tJ engulf the race. At last you have forced us together. The Negro trait ors shall be read out of the race, and purged for their unfaithfulness. Tho good Negroes Bhall receive their re ward. Remember humble and faith ful Negroes Just one short year and the howling hounds of war shall be set against the white men who would retard our progress. Organize Ne groes of my race for they will need you and need you bad. With the balance of power given unto us, let us rise tin and assert ourselves. Sena tor llanua says organization is power. O! Teni!ora! O! Mores. Fortuna aves and aria. GOO WILL BLESS THE CHERFUL GIVER. The following are the contributors to the Old Folks Home, Feuruary 2'.', 1907: Kittle Edith Williams, 1323 Jack son, 1 can Sorghum. Mrs. Dan Willis, 1 can sorghum. Mrs. O. C. Greeu, 1319 Kensington, 1 can Tomatoes. Mr. J no Wheeler, 1411 E. 17th St., 1 can sorghum. Mr. C. Smith, 1404 Jackson, 1 can peas. Mrs. Mettle Scott, 1028 Spruce, 1 can sorghum. Mrs. C. K. Davis, i:M() Kensington, 2 pounds beans. Mrs. Mary Chambers, 1322 Spruce, 1 can sorghum. Mrs. Henry Ford, 1324 Spruce, 1 can sorghum. Mrs. Pearl Shaw, 1 box oats, lint) Jackson. Mrs. McDanlel sugar and coffee. Mrs. Morehead. 1 sack flour. Codaya Circle, check J20.0U. Mrs. Compton, cash !9 Mrs. J. Shorter, cash 50 Mrs. Thurman, cash 50 Mrs. Phoebe Smith, cash 40 Wm. Walker, cash 25 M. E. Nero, cash 2'! Mr. Jas Kee, cash l.oo Total amount .$23.00 PROF. G. N. GRISHAM AS THE MAN OF THE HOUR. It was said in ancient timrs by one of the great philosphers that the principle for which you fight is a genuine part of a m'an's fight. The same rule applies In this case, even though the Jim Crow nienusre may pass nevertheless the Negro has put himself oiv reccrd in u masterful man ner against It. Prof. Grlsham has done this In h' cool logical manner. As principal of the High School for over twenty irs and coming with such force lu hi. 4 speech It has made a great impression upon future gen erations of Negroes to come. Pos terity has inunded in his Home rich Jewels that it may wear foiever. Emery, Bird. Thayer Co.. Brown ing (EL King. Nebraska Clothing Co.. Stevenson's. Hubbard's Shoe Store and all the largest white business firms advertise with us. Because, our circulation Is twice the combined circulation of all the other Negro weekly newspaper, Besides, u (.landing of ten yean in the community, from a point of authenticity e sre foremost. From point of educational instructiveness we stand p-eemlnent. ur rep rxneuUtivei are the most intelligent Negroes in th" Journalistic field of today. Our circulation is increasing st h woudeiful rapidity, and us oou st it readies the 10,000 mark we will change it into a daily. !o on, Kiting 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 Kincoln Institute, listened to recitations, in spected all of the departments and the plant generally speaking. This delegation, headed by one of Nature's noblemen, Ulshop Abram urant. included Professor Orlshatu and Harris, Reverends Peck, Stevens, Cook, Gilbert and Stewart; Doctors Cnthank and Shannon; Lawyers Houston nnd Phillips; statesmen or politicians; Crews, Washington and Blackburn. The body occupied seats tiion the platform In the auditorium during de votional exercises, at the close of which President Allen In his usual gracious manner and with Interesting and humorous remarks, announced Klsliop Grant, 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 -we note professor Grishma, Dr. I'nthank. Reverend Dr. Stevens, Cook and Peck; Lawyers Houston and Phillips; Statesmen Crews und Yashons. 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 ,'ind for Lincoln In stitute generally. Each speech was replete with sound advice to the stu dent body, and with facts, figures and telling points that cannot be other wise than helpful now and in the) years to come. At tile close of the morning session tho orchestra treated the distinguish ed visitors to an Impromptu sere nude. On the following day Dr. Crosslaiul of St. Joseph and A. H. lllackbiirn of Kansas Ciiy, Kansas, were the honor ed guests. Hot h of th.'se gentlemen are patrons of Lincoln Lnstitute and their excellent and timely addresses showed them, like the speakers of the previous day to be firm friends of president Allen and of tlu adminis trative policy by meas of which he has made Lincoln Institute, with Its more than WM students, one of the 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 tertainment of Governor Folk, Che state officers and the- 44th General Assembly of Missouri, on the evening of February 14. In every sense of the term the concert (literary and musical) was a signal success and on the following vote of thanks was tmdered Lincoln Institute and Its president by the leg islative body assembled. Among those who delivered ora t'ous and received well merit' Itiiinils of applaus" were the follow ing with subject: Chester Kimhroimh, "Causes of American Prosperll ; " Eunice Freeman. "The iloiiie-Makinu Victor Collins, "The I'nein " Carrie Sydrs, "The Normal and the Relation to the Train the Negro;" Josephine S Jr.; "The Selection and Prep juration of Food As Factors in Nation al Development;" Kussel Johnson, '"The Toilns:" Mayselle Williams. I "The Poetry of th Bible;" Until Cooper, "Clelilliiess Next to Godli ! Godliness." I The vocal solos by Miss Zorehk i Gordon, the violin solos by Miss i Pansy Phelps, the renditions of tin ' Gle:- Club and of the orchestra, tin choruses, Jubilee songs and Instru mental duets were all thoroughly en Joyed by a critical but keenly iippre ciatlve audience. I Many congratulations and requests for a repition of the concert at an i early date have -been received by resident Allen. Arts;" ployed ; School lug of Yates, , night, Feb. liith. About .300 persons were present. The program was brief and to the point. Mr. N. W. .lor da defended with much force the principles of I'ythiitnism und Court oi Calalnthiaus. Rev. J. M. Booker, pas. ton of the Pleasant Green Baptl.-t church, the sM'aker of the occasion preached the sermon, which was fill: of good aiUlse and Just the kind ot a talk the organization and race need. The K''rmon was a friendly criticism pointing out the weakness of the Or der and race, and a plea for more love and unity among the people. Go.ul music was rendered by the Pleasant Grfen Choir directed by Mr. W. II. Cohntee, Mr. F. K. LpwIs, master of ei'einonles. Collection raised $22.;'.r. Knight of Pythias Celebrate. The Easti-rn and Western heini sphere held their 43rd anniversiir servlces at the Second Baptist rhiire liith and Charlotte Streets, Tuesda Kr. Horace W. Poldrn Is Society Editor of the Rising Son. Any one having parties or social gatherings, please 'phone 7X0 Main or 780 Grand and we will send to your residence to' take an account of the proceedings. WILSON DAWSON. Wilson Dawson a young Kansas City product has assumed part man- iigement of the Son. Mr. Dawson's capabilities for such work are gener- Mr. Edward Baker, Jr., ts collector for the Rising Son. Please pay him your subscription nnd tell hlui where he can get a new subscription. Now don't give him the same old song that yow stopped the paper six months ago or ordered It stopped. Stolen sweets are often hard to di gest. The more you try to please some it'ftpft the greater will be your falure. There Is usually but one end to o woman 's line of tolk and that Is tho beginning. Tho supply of adjjectlves In the En glish language Is found insufficient for the girl to properly describe her hirst beau. Many a man growls a good deal about having to support a wife who works eighteen hours a day trying to help support him. ally known. After graduating from Lincoln High school of this city he attended Lincoln Institute. He has been very active In various ru parities. i Mr. Dawson Is an English student of marked ability. He brings to the Rising Sm, good Judgment, coot cal culating proceedure, energy, friendly supKrters nnd wide acquaintance In the dealing with the number of bus iness men of the city. This paper Is proud (indeed to bring such a living force a'liil enlist such energy to its il ready valuable staff of young men it'fillating with the paper. Had No Other Foot. Mamma Why, Johnny, what's the matter? 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I cure I hem.nelvi . at In. mi Hie full paekaue MI'.Nl' I K 1. 1'. ai.i iii;i,i i:ui:i i-iu;k wim fnii ui- litliulis inslile hnW III use it We ak mi payment nf any klail. mi reeelitH. nu tinmlse4 iiiiihliii: at all The ilull.ir n u kaftif Is iiuvy I ree. Khuw is dial yini ai nui nf iille rill liisit li- I he llieihi Ihe II niir sii'unu. not 1 1 r it ' It MKI'M'IM-; Un':l I hiiusa nils nl A SHORT SKETCH OF SOME OF THE MEN WHO ATTENDED THE JIM CROW MEETING AT JEFFERSON CITY. Hull. Charlie Turin r, formerly sheriff, for eight years office holder, sheriff of St. Louis county, for eight, years office holder; Rev. S. H. Wool rich. 11 A., an energ.lle pastor of Lexington, Mo., and a strong worker for the race; Rev. 11. W. Stewart. St. Louis, a strong missionary preach er; Prof. .1. W. Datnlel. who holds Ihe chair of Agriculture ami Biology. Dr. .1. T. Cast roil, a prominent Jefferson City phslctan and pastor of a church. Dr. Cariiitt, of Macon, president of Western College. Dr. SI evens, a brilliant minister of St. Iuis. Dr. Crosslaii'l. ex-minister to Liberia. Dr. Cook, also a preacher of St. liouis. has charge of a lame church in that city. Tom Mass, .loplin. Mo., a pro fessional horse trainer, lion. A. W. L!od. Craud Chancellor. K. of P. of Mo., a prominent politician, a strong wire-puller and a mini who gets results. Mr. Percy D. Crump another of the young men who has joined the Ris ing Son. Mr. Crump will ha- charge of all soliciting nnd all the printing. In addition to the publication of news, we are endeavoring to do all the print lug of cards, booklets, programs. Rev. J. T. Smith, of .lelfcrsot! l ily, whose hospitality to lite il legation fruiii Kansas City has maile many frieiv.ls. He is Pastor of the A. M. Iv church, ,li I'fersoii City. He has had A two successful years at this place. It Is thro' him that the church which hail split has come together. The congregation Is rallying around him splendidly. The colored grocerman Is located at ill! 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