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it Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More VOLUME XIV The Metropolitan Street R'y Co. Is a Strong Agent in the Promotion of Kansas City's Greatness. About a score of years ago Kansas City was lu a very rude state, i .. city limits marked by Troost Ave., going east and the various streets within walking; distance were nothing but vast woods. In those day .the pioneers of the city had only "mule cars for transportation and these were almost a failure because nearly every pioneer had conveyances of his own in the form of horses and wagons. Various companies owned the mule cars on different lines. Then cam the boom which sent Kansas City fifty years ahead. People began to own property and the city began to grow and the city limits took another step forward. Then also the mule cart were changed by force of necessity ' to our latter day, cable car- ayftetn. j The people thought JJBf velomj change JurCJ portailon. The"lle, trn&r-stel Railway company th r p''.,,, 'promi nently intervofrited. Hut Vn-HwB the old Tenth street line wus,u-"3?1 dependent company showing that ttley were not any definitely organized sys tem. Other Independent companies were thinking of settling here but or ganized strength Is always more pow erful than scattered forces. The Metropolitan had the right of way be cause of its minority and soon it ab sorbed the old Tenth Street line. Cable Car Smith as he was then known wns very prominent because he prov ed a great factor in the city's pro gress by his then inventive- Ideas of the Cable car system. Through him and other organized promoters nlotig that line Kansas-City received THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP-( groes, .'15,000 strong for the moral up MENT COMPANY'S STOCK IS j lift of our young men. Hy their com A SAFE INVESTMENT. niuiiications and association In a building known as the Y. M. C. A Or. A. WUberforce Williams, pies- They will be In a position to wield tdent of this company lectured at Al-1 1 n chapel last Monday night. He gave the history of his company and showed the location of tin1 property they own in Kansas by small and large maps. He says ''the colored man must learn to make his money make money by investing it In some paying proposi tion." Tluve are three things which ou should know before putting your money into any corporation. First, who ate the men behind the thing, are they good business men with fi nance? fan they do or product' what they claim. Third, have they a mar ket for the product? The lilack Dia mond Development company bus al ready accepted a contract sigiuvl and sealed to furnish the Missouri (las Co., about all the natural gas they can pro duce. Therefore the success of the company Is assured. You are advised to buy stock now at 50 cents a share as it may go to $1 at any time. THE MORAL GENIUS OF THE Y. M. C. A. A great campaign Is being carried on in the city for the purpose of so liciting a fund to be expended for the construction of a building to be I known as the Y. M. C. A. for the ! colored young men of the city. A i few months ago a like campaign was carried on by the white people of this community In which they succeeded in raising a fund of $75,000 for the training of young white men of this community along those moral lines for which all Y. M. C. A are Intended. Now true-hearted Negroes, Jet ua rally from the very depths of our energy for the purpose of raising $2.noo for the moral education for our Negro youths. Sad Indeed Is the time when our Negro youths have no place to assemble for social felicita tions, nnd prood moral yearning and aptitudes. Now stand together Ne- renewed Inspiration. Mr. Walton Homes as president of the Metropol itan, and other organized promo ters came to the front. Electric cars at that time or a little before were being experimented with In our city. These various changes gave the Ne groes much work to do enabling them to support their families, save money and acquired property. Thus you se that the Metropolitan fielped all the citizens both black ami white, and more than ever lending their efforts toward the city's progress. At this time stronger men came to the front Pres. P.ernard Corrlgan and Gen. Mgr.-t?. M. Black with their quotery of promoters and stockholders put the Twentieth Century Ideas In the company, i neir motto was. "Let no iMig or rough places, or stumbling I oiocM auiad. fn ma way of progress. JIT. -Corrlgan came nil the way from ft.j(otvman of a Sextlon gang to the JiT'Bent position as president of the company. The evidences of his works are seen everywhere. He believes in going among the masses connected with the company in arousing enthu siasm to their laborious occupations. Mr. C. N. Illack as C.en. Mgr., has in no small part contributed and com municated his valuable Ideas to the company. His task Is an anions one Indeed as he must deslniinate nnd dif ferentiate the good from the bad and manage all of the technical work In this corporate body. Thus the thinking mind can rendilv see that the Metro politan Street Railway lias been and is a potential factor in Kansas City's progress. an influence for the betterment of tlu Race. DR. THEO. SMITH'S DEPARTURE. It is to be lamentably regretted that our popular young druggist, Tlieo. Smith Is about to sell his places of business and depart for Hoslon. Mr. Smith has won a sincere place in the heart of Kansas City Negroes. This paper In commenting on that fact ext. 'His the wishes of thousands of consecutions Negroes that he re main wIMi us. Dr. Smith has grown in the c-imierclal world by some very mlracnoiis efforts. He is very val uable to our city, as through his many places r f business he has lent tone and diinity in the Negro world of business Why not good people Join with th's paper and ask him to re main unions lis. His work is a com mon good to our entire race variety. He has the sympathy of thousands be cause of his sincere work along his own pi'itlcular line. Kansas City holds out some bright prospects for our yoirig business man If he will only remain. His success has already been assured by his Felf-evldcnt as sertion" nnd strong Indications. Dr. Smith may we ask you to stay s you have made your own place in society and established your own status 'n the business world. Well done, food and faithful public servant. Continue on your successful way. BALIGER BROS. GROCERIES AND MEATS. BEST GOODS; LOW EST PRICES NINTH AND CHAR. LOTTE ST. BOTH 'PHONES 1808 MAIN. Dr. Williams was cordially received by the old Kansas citizens who knew him la pioneer days'. The results of his visit have been very gratifvlng to him. MRU KANSAS CITY. MO.. Springfield, Mo. News. FROM SPRINGFIELD. Editor Rising Son, , Hear sir: Hon. A. W. I.loyd. G. C, Knight of Pythias for Missouri, wrote me recent ly that yon would like to have an ar ticle from Springfield and that I must tell you something. Well, my dear sir. the Negroes of Springfield have lots to be thankful lor and they need to get together and do something that will better the condition of the race and serve as an Incentive for our young people Springfield is quite a society town three Masonic lodges, the K. of P.. Knights of Tatar, Odd Fellows and very soon -we will have the l H. K.'s and G. M. T.s. Iho Royal Arch Masons and Court of He roines of Jericho observed Palm Sun day here on the Mth aud, l)r.I. S. Dorsey. the efficient pastor of Wash ington ave., liaptlst church, preached for them a .masterful sermon on the subject: "Meal Womanhood." The sermon was truly a treat of admonition and edification and was replete with rich gems of nature. The sermon was well receive, 1 and ,by the way, Dr. Dor sey is doing a great work here for the race and for his denomination. Spring field needs more such men and better stilt. Dr. DoCBcyi. truo Pythian and M. of Ex. of Fidelity lodge No. 7 on Sunday night March 24th. The K. of P and Court of Calantbe held their anniversary and Easter, ex ercises at Washington Ave. Haiitist church. The occasion was said to have been the grandest affair in the history of the order in Springfield and on Monday night, the 2.1th the order held a reception In their castle hall. at which, the Knight Templars of St. Andrews and Commandery No. 7 turned out in full dress and attended in a body. The occasion was a grand affair the leading ministers of the city turning out aud taking part the Knights of Pythias of Missouri under the leadership of A. W. Lloyd, are making themselves felt, aud are doing a work for the race that can not be gained-said; they are proving beyond iueMiuii nit- jiosKiiiiiny oi ,egro icao- ershlp and his ability to manage aud conduct meat enterprises for the el evation mid amelidatiou of Ibe race. to manage aud Mr. I.loyd is certainly an organizer and has done more for the order In the way of organization and influenc ing the leading Negro educators of the state to enroll in the K. of P.'s than ill the other G. ('. cunblned. Since the last session in Kansas Citv last .lulv. has organized 4 new lodges with i membership of S75 and two compn- lies of the r. II. He is a Pythian that is doing things. His motto seems to be "When you have a good thing, push it along." A. W. I.loyd is cer tainly tin- right man in the right place. I am m)m Id note, also, that the colored press of Missouri has coutiib Hted very much to his success in the work of organizing and promoting the success and onward march of our pro gress in pyihiuiiiK.ni and the Pythians throiiuhoiil Hie Jurisdicl ion should ral ly to the support of these journals. Pythians. Calautliians, sir Knights of the I '. !., if you have been slow and tardy in jour support of these Ncuro journals, let me urge you and iuslnt t hat you w ake up and do some. Ihiug substantial, take the papers, read them, distribute them among the brothers and last but most Important, pay for them. The writer. Is proud to report that we now hove a promising I'. R. company in Springfield ami when you get read.x to board the train for Louisville, next August look for "Syra cuse" company No. 1. from Spring field. The Knights Templars of this city, together with Euclid Chapter No. 24, o. K. G.1, observed Easter at the C. p. Church Sunday. March 31 si. An Interesting musical and literary pro gram was rendered. The Knights were looking their best. Drs. Dorsey and Siinps n, made telling sceches, dis cussing what the race needs and what we must do. Dr. Simpson Is the newly called pastor of Gyssou Chapel C. P. church. church and is an able and scholarly minister. We predict for him a suc cessful and beneficial stay In Spring field. We Invite more such n'n and God bless our race. God I less our Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State, SAT UK DAY, AI'BIL 13, knightly band. God bless our leaders and give us more competent and wor thy ones. God bless our press. God enable us all to come up fully to the in isure of our opportunities, realiz ing that "we grow, like the things our souls believe and rise or sink as we aim high or low. Yours for the race, II. F. ADAMS. C. r. and Principal Douglas school. JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION. The entire office force of the Wash ington and Richmond headquarters has been moved to 194 Cumberland street, Norfolk. Virginia, where the. work Is now being carried on will) a figor and thoroughness that be tofens results of a most satisfactory character. the 1'iiited Order ef True Reform ers, of whicli Rev. W. I.. Taylor, ol Ku'imoiiil, is president. Is to lllus traie in a practical way the develop ment of the Negro as : banker. Thcv will erect a substantial building, and throughout the lire of the Exposition, will have in full operation a model bat.k, with safe deposit attachment, staff of cashier and tellers, and wil' lutndle the money of concessionaires. receive deposits Horn visitors and euMoyees, and transact a regular banking business for all- who mav re quire sucii service. Our people may congratulate them selves upon the happy location of Hi. .Negro iiuiiuing. it is situated near the main entrance to the Exposition grounds, and faces the principal thor oughfare the first, nnd most conspic uous structure the visitor sees when he passes through th' gates. The North Carolina exhibit will be especially fine, perhaps the most elaborate of the state exhibits. The work from the Nortii canilina t hi ion fur the Deaf, Dumb and will he worth trawling many liliud miles 'Xhihii to see. Ibis comprehensive is due lo the energetic labors of Dr. ('. .V Hunter, secretary of the Stale Commission, anil Field Agent c. . Williamson. It will be remembered .i,.., .i... . , ... of North Caroliiiu up- i i t ,,, ; M Ul i.io-ll I lie llilllllisoilic SIMM Ol "hi to aid their progressive colored citizens in leiiing the world know how lapidly they aie moving for ward. W. Sidney Piltmau, who has been in Norfolk anil al the Exposition grounds supervising the erection of i he Imposing structure be has de- signed, is one of the leading archl ! teds in this country. Irrespective of 1 race or color. He Is a graduate of Hie Tusko;ci Institute, and of the j Drevel School of Fine Arts tit Pbila ihiphia. The building Is a classic sli ucliire, 21'! by 12!l feet, two stories 1 ill height, and will cost $u,uuo. It I will be in itself a monumental cxhib i it of the artistic mid mechanical gen ins of the Negro people lu Ami'lica. I he Indianapolis I-i ceman, a new s paper that enjoys a national reputa tion, mid which Is conceded to be one of the most Influential race ch.-'inpions in the land, is out lu a slroiig editorial endorsement of the Negro Exhibit. The race press call always a fluid to follow where Free man leads. Wllherforce I'nlvcrslty and Hamp ton Institute will make displays that aie sure to attract widespread at tention. ERNEST HOGAN IN "RUFUS R AS- TUS." The unbleached American Is playing in a very good musical comedy, which has attracted much attention for the past two years. This Is the last year Mr. Hogatt will play "Itufus Itaslus". He will start from New York next year with a new company entitled "The Minister lo Hlazazas." The lyrics of this company and of the new company were composed by Mr. Lester A. Wal don, au old newspaper man of St. 1iuls, Mo. Heiiieniber that II. C. Johnson Is the Negro tombstone Ingraver and can sell you tombstones' cheap. From $i an i up. Give him a trial Office with Cotin'ee ltrothers !H E 12:h st J!oth limne-i Tin grand and main. IU07. THE YOUNG MEN MUST STAND TOGETHER. In this community there is a con spiracy on a part of some of the older men lo hold our young men down. This has been in evidence on several occasions. The older men some of which nave not taken advantage or their opportunities find themselves being crowded by our younger men and they feel that the young men should be held hack. Everywhere a young man sticks bis bead up for tec ognltlon. he finds the older man with the big stick ready lo beat him back In line. The older men stir up strife between the young men in order lo keep them from progressing. What must the young man do? They must stick together. They must or ganlze in order to advance. They must be prepared together to fight their way to the front. .lust a few days ago a Negro prin cipal refused to support a Negro cii lerprlse carried on by the pupils ol the various negro schools of this city. We dare say. some of them possibly went to him. Now what is his duly as ii teacher. Here thcv are. . First he is to give his children knowledge and teach them race mide. Second he Is supposed by bis own actions to train them In the manner in which they should follow. We wish to ask the public. Has ho done this? His job Is a public nosi Hon. held by the virtue of the race which he represents. Hundreds of families send their children to his school. They are sent there to re j ceive a uniform education, but he in the very act of educating them thiol j lies the ambition of those gone mi ' ahead. Is this true education. No! ' It is a farce. II onlv shows he is a i ligure bead and is only working loi Hie salary it pays him. and not sin ecrely for the race. Young men urn must stand together. Don't hi tin old men throttle vour ambition. Pull yourself np by your boot straps llise ever up over (heir struggling forms. rfvlR. L. R. SPRINGER, THE PROP RIETOR OF THE SADDLE ROCK OYSTER PARLOR AT NO. 709 WYANDOTTE ST., IS A YOUNG MAN TO BE COMPLIMENTED ON HIS SUCCESS AND BUSINESS ABILITY. HE HAS TRAVELED FROM ONE END OF THIS COUN TRY TO THE OTHER. AND HAS SEVERAL TRADES IN WHICH HE CAN EASILY EARN A GOOD LIV ING IN EITHER ONE HE MAY CHOOSE TO WORK AT. IN THE NEAR FUTURE HE WILL HAVE ONE OF THE FINEST CAFES FOR COLORED PEOPLE IN THE GREAT WEST. WE ARE GLAD TO SAY THAT KANSAS CITY'S COLORED POPULATION IS PROUD OF HER YOUNG MEN OF ABILITY. AND GIVES THEM CREDIT FOR WHAT THEY CAN DO. GIVE MR. SPRINGER A CALL AND TRY ONE OF HIS MEALS. THEY ARE FIRSTCLASS IN EVERY RESPECT. EDWARD ROSS. President Y. M. C. A. Tile sllbjject of this sketch, Ml. Moss, has lived in Kansas ( il loi yeal.v e has been colltiecleil Willi the Second llaptist church during his entire lile in this community ; doing great work for the church. He lias been Identified with evi.-y lace enterprise tending towaul the uplilt of the race. At present Ins Heady and sincere work in the Y. M. C. A. Is attracting great attention, because of his splendid progress Mr. lloss took charge of the Y. M. C. A. when It had completely gone to almost failure. Prof. Startles was the orig inal organizer, but it was left, to Mr. Itoss to follow him and slowly build the Institution on a stronger basis. At present bis great work Is confined to a $2,oitil canvai.M. Mr. Ross well deserves the hearty co-operation of his :are. His work Is an open book, ever onward to make good Christians and cilizi iu out of our young men. Thin is his great aim in life. Ho Intends to build a large construction and to have a more complete outfit for the Y. M. C. A. NHIMSH ol The New Arlington Theatre Eijrliteenlh and Harrison Streets, Kansas City, Mo., the only Col ored Vaudeville House in the Citv. ENTRANCING MUSIC, SWEET SINGING, CLEVER DANCING, CLEAN. WITTY MONOLOGUES, AN ENTERTAINMENT FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN A NEW BILL EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. A FEAT URE: THE PROMENADE AFTER THE SHOW. THE EASTER CRA2R. ADMISSION 25 CENTS. REFRESH MENTS OF ALL KINDS. OPEN FRIDAY APRIL 19TH. NOTICE. PREFORMERS CAN BE BOOKED AT 926 WYANDOTTE ST. ALL PERFORMERS MUST HAVE THEIR ACT AND MUSIC ARRANGED BE FORE BEING BOOKED. ORCHES TRATIONS CAN BE ARRANGED BY M. B. VASSAR AT R02 E. 10TH ST.H. PATTON. STAGE MAN AGER. COCiETY HAS REACHED A HIGHER PLANE IN KANSAS CITY. Finci nun iu Kansas Citv Negro soety in ibis ciitniiiiinit y wtm in Ms infancy Todav Nemo society of Ibis city has reached a high ebb Willi I he importation of the many Ne gro professional men the status and scope has been laised very high in d I Solid In made fiom positions and salarx : from legitimate bii'inesur from old sdtleis and old families: limn propel t owners- pint hovers The Nemo has f.liliv met these . lieclalioii'- III Ibe vaiioils walks of life wheliili lb,. society is being shaped is Ihioimh our mail carrier, teachers, pieachers doctors, lawxers. and Negroes holding various other iohs 1 1 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 I i 1 1 ! -. large compensal Ions, making the holders factors in the social swill I. el Ibis piocress con lillile and Kansas Cilv will he the ipieeu citv of the VA'csl for Ni rn cill ens Thcv will come from far and near to enjov some of Kansas City' climate mid affable people WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK. It is a Corporation. It is not A Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise. Evrry Share is FULLY PAID. There is no Personal Liability. All Shares liarticipalr alike There is no Pre ferred Stock. It has 7 Gas Wells. Two more being drilled. The Wells produce 15,000.000 cubic feet of Gas per day. It Success is Made. It has contracted for the sale of all its Gas. It has contracted for 2.1 more Wells. It now owns C20 Acres o' Gas Leases. The Pipe Line will he finished April ?0th. Kani.is City will soon be burn no BLACK DIAMOND Gas.- Divid ends will be paid on $1.00 (PAR) for every share you own not less than 6 per cent. There were 10 stockhold ei'S Oct 21, 1905. There are over 500 now. There are but a few Shares for sale. There will never be another Share for sale by the Company. Con elusion: Buy Now or Never. Stock 50 cents per Share. I BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil liams, 2810 State St., Chicago. Til A Williet force Williams an obi resident of Kansas City, Mo, former Iv a teacher of Kansas City, Mo, who has been in our citv giving us valu able lessons relative to oil and ga fields and other corporate Interests controlled by Negroes will leave to night with a party of Kansas citizen for Chanute, Kan, lo Investigate the oil and gas fields controlled by the Illack Diamond Development Co. of which be Is president. T" r William holds aevernl valuable contracts signed by the President of the (las companies of Kansas and Missouri testifying as lo the genulness of hi proposition.