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''I 14 1 i! 04 6 I' i i i i IT. I m - v H ''Jij 1 11 14m urs' B&l"! IIP Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son VOLUME XI. The New Arlington Theatre Eighteenth and Harrison Streets Kansas City, Mo., the on'y Cut- . ored Vaudeville House in the City. PRESENTS A NEW BILL EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING BE- ' FORE AND AFTER THE PROGRAM. PRESIDENT B. F. ALLEN, ONE OF MISSOURI'S MOST PROMIN ENT EDUCATORS. . The subject of this sketch is our esteemed Professor B. F. Allen, pres ident of Lincoln Inst., Jefferson City, Mo. No one is more worthy of a tribute from the entire NVJro race than Mr. Allen. Mr. Allen was born in Georgia. So was Grady and Toombs. Two great southern men with liberal views. He has spent a great portion of his time, however. In New York and Chicago. He grad uated fram Atlanta Vniverslty, hold ing both the Bachelor and Master de degree. He is a man with n great liberal education. He was a teacher .of - Lincoln Inst., 10 years ago, and some years ago he became Its worthy President. He measures arms today with all the intellectual giants of the state. He has been elected and re-elected several times which shows how well the board is pleased with his works. A few years ago he had an enroll ment of 244 students. Today his en rollment has reached over fOU stu dents. The growth In this direction has been due to the organizing abil ity of Prof. Allen. Mr. Allen Is a strong and cogent educator. His fame has gone through out all the states. Through a democratic legislature. Mr. Allen seems to get what he asks for when he appears before that body. He Is always heard. President Allen is n close friend of Prof. W. E. I). Dulktis as he was a graduate from Atlanta university. President Allen's work demand the greatest of consideration from ev ery able and Intelligent thinking Ne gro. The Negroes make their own leaders and in Prof. Allen they have made a leader that will carry Lincoln Institute on to its deserving rank unions various educational institu tions for Negro youths. President Innian E. Page accomplished a great thing when he made Lincoln Insti tute one of the positive forces of the state, but President Allen following wiffe his useful vigor and liberal views of education and indomlnable persistence has advanced the Lincoln Institute to a prominent status throughout the entire country. Let his work be a living monument to those who shall come afar.. He may clip the wing of an eagle and stop his flight towards the skies but the spirit therein shall with longing power as: cend to Eyres undisturbed by man. Shall certain men; demagogue, stop the work of a genius, or shall a great man go on in his master work unmo lested. God says you may tear me down but this day I shall erect the monument that no living force shall assail. Past achievements are proofs conclusive that the great works of n. F. Allen as president and head of Lincoln Institute shall endorse through the opposition knoxs and ob stacles of narrow minded men who would tear down the living .monument that they themselves have reared. If a woman's hat is comfortable for her to wear nothing could convince ier It is becoming. Peglnning with April the 1st th's tinnnr 1a frnlni? in frlvA a fttnmnnd rlt'fF in lha nnllnltnr tt'Vin run l.rtno- In rlio greatest number of subscribers. A free ticket to the Jamestown Exposi tion to the subscriber who pets the lucky number. A gold watch to the next highest number. PUBLIC SENTIMENT AROUSED OVER DR. SMITH'S CONTEM PLATED DEPARTURE. Numerous Negroes of our city since the notice of Dr. Smith's con templated departure has made it u ;wlit to visit his places of business, l'hey linve phoned to the office of tlie Ulsliif Son and numerous ladles and gentlemen have called nt this office in person with the sole pur K)i;e of ascertaining whether the re port is true. The impression tl,ilt i ihe reporter of the Son has gleane.l from those with whom he has talked believe that the doctor Is making' : lie mistake of his life by leaving nt this particular time. They say his tstoivd are well stocked, In charge f courteous und well fed clerks. Six it!) telephones constantly in use ply ing and receiving orders from six o'clock In the morning .til 12 o'clock it night. Colored am white custom ers going in and out during the busi ness hours. He Is extremely popu or; has a score of friends among the leople in all tdraits of society; is a ne.inber of the 'Masonic, Pythian and '21k fraternities, and for these rea sons they ore at a quandary to know 'ust why he should leave. Several ,reachers, lawyers, doctors, and pro tesors have expressed themselves as--i egret", 'g to learn of his contem plated departure. The Son lias from llie beginning Insisted that he should remain . From an interview with Dr. Smith by a reporter of the Son a few days ago re.eals the fact that we are on the verge of losing one of the great Negro busniess gener als that the race has ever produced. Ir was his Intention to eiilp scienti fic and pharmaceutical labvatorles for the purpose of making various chemi cal and mlcrosplcnl tests of sputa, urine, and blood for physicians and the public and also for the munufuc- itire oi various puai iiiaceiu icics huh etc. Had this practical plan been carried out It wauld have been In valuable to the growing youth of our city. It would require about ten hoys and pills to operate the enter prise, such as bottling, labeling, stamping and etc. He claims that some one .must make h place for the young Negro that Is being turucd out of the High School each year. And that he sees where he could place some of them in t lie pharma ceutical field. His greatest achieve ment was the discovery of his blood and rheu;iiatlc remedy. lly hard study and research the doctor has discovered by combining certain analgesics together .making an ellxer combined with sodides and salicylates makes an Invaluable preparation for the cure of rheumatism, blood and skin diseases An their various forms. This one preparation is destined to make fan!., and fortune for bi n. Do you know thnt this Negro genius sits up li .e at night writing, stamp liur nii.i i.inilinr literature all over the country telling of the virtues of this great remedy and that one of his clerks is kept busy nt bis type writer. He Is doing an extensive mail order business throughout the width ind bread ill of the I'liUcl Slates and Canada. After having the Interview with the doctor reading some of the 'icst testimonials I ever saw and seel ns letters from men and women, white und colored, in all the various walks of life. I for one believe that this Negro has discovered something and for the bene.it of my paper mid suffering humanity I have persuaded the doctor to allow ma to print the formula In mv paper. I have never taken it myself but I do know, judg ing from the different letter I have i read it r'tist bo the greatest remedy on earth I advise any Negro who Is suffeifag with rheumatism or im pure bio d to cut this out and take it to ore of his three stores, hnve It filled and you will ho well paid for vour trouble. Smith's Analgesic Compound: Four ounces Elixir Pur cans, iwi ouiiees rvnti iinnui.-, iiiur drachms Sodium Salicylate, one oz Direction? Take one dessert tea- spoonful after each jneal. EDITOR. for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATUJJDAY, A PHIL 27, IJIU7. THE NEGRO EXHIBIT'S $100,CCO. A Clear and Explicit Statement from Secretary-Treasurer Hilyer Show ing How the Government' Money it Being Expended. Every Dollar Scrupulously Accounted For. Norfolk. Va., April 2-1. In response i to what is believed to be a very gen eral desire to Know how the appro-: , priation of $tiin.mm that was made by Congress to aid the colored people to make an exhibit to their pu.g.ws in this country is being spent, Mr. An- ,rPW . mijer. the Secietnry-Treasur- er of the Executive Committee, havii g, charge of the expenditure of this fund. has authorized the following si.ue meat : "The Executive Committee tod; charge of tills work on the 11th of Januniy last. After spending several, days in going over and tilsiios;ng or' the accumulated correspondence, ex amining and checking up the boo! s and accounts and fomiulaiiiig a stat inent showing the outstanding obliga tions against the fund, it developed that the building could not be con structed for the $:!,n0 that had been originally set aside for that purpose and that no responsible contractors could be found who were willing to undertake it for less than $4n.itnu. Accor.iing.y a con.rac, was mare Dolling & Everett.- the colored ;. o-, tractors of Lychburg. a., and signed on the i;th or l-wiruary for tne e.-n- st ruction of the builrmg for that sum. Their contract docs not Include the architect's fees, the equipment for electric lighting and decoration of the building, which the Committee is planning to make very elaborate, m r the cost of partitions, booths and de corations within the ailidli.g. It is estmated that these items and the cost of granalithic walks leading up to the building and of beautifying ti e grounds will cost at least Ji.'i.nnn ad ditional. We shall consider ourselves fortunate If the cost of nuilnlalnini: the building for seven months, com of lighting, Insurance on exhibits, maintaining guards, janitors I tid et K'tidnnts and other necessary and In cidental expenses can be kept und T $10,0111). $2.(inti have been set aside for (he preparation and distribution of an exhaustive report, showing lit" progress of the Negro race as exempli fied at the Jamestown Exisislllou, $l.."iUi for stationary, telegrams, priri- Ing, etc., $l,!iiM) for the award of prizes on certain classes of exhibits. a total or till.""", Willi n anxinm :n fixed and determined, leaving but $:!it,tit" to be expended In vet ting up the exhibit. Of this $:!U. nil le-s than $lO,oun had been already snent or contracted to lie before the Com mittee took charge. Tlu Execiiti.e Committee, therefore, will not have at Its disposal to be expended tti get ting up the exhibition to ex I (inn, from this sum must lie paid the salaries and triveling expenses of its employees while engaged upon the work of the exhibit; the cost of trans- 1 'tltiK the exhibits to and from Janics- town and the cost or installing me same in a way to make it ai i r.u-i lv to the visitors. "There is one thing that the exhib itor may be absolutely assured ol unit that Is (he Committee will see In It that a sufficiently large surplus will be kept on hand to pay for I he ret urn of all exhibiis to their proper oivners. No inat'J'r what other inter, si or feature may have to be cut it is the determination of the Committee in see to It that nil material burned to it for the exhibit Is safely returned. "I have been Iniployel in trie audi tor's office for more than 1 1 years and have Introduced In our system of records rnd liookkceping the same system that is In forco In the Treas ury Department. The money is being disbursed by M disbursing officer f the Treasury by cheeks, wider the rules and regulations governing tho disbursement of all government ap propriations, upon proper vouchers. when approved by the Ter-Centennlal Commission. There must bo a clear and explicit statement covering every rssential detail about every itrni r.f expenditure. While all expendlturfs are under the control of the (vini It tee, we do not disburse one cent f this fund. As this Is a public appro-j priatl'in, 1 urn I eeping my books ard ' records open and Intend to make the method by which this Executive Com mittee has expended and account fi r this appropriation one of tholmportntit exhibit features of the Exposith n, ar?I any one com in;; to Jamestown cpii sec for himself Just how every dollar of this fund has been expended. "It will be seen from the foregoing Biatemenl that, the amount at the dis posal of the Committee forexhimt pur poses is very small and the Commit tee will great Iv apprei hue every lover of his race who will do something to aid the Ngio exhibit without behg paid." Mr. Editor: the foregoing Will you kindly Insert in your columns, : ml od Ice, Executive Committee. Jamestown Negro Exhibit. ELKS GIVE A SWELL PROGRAM AT ARLINGTON HALL. There was a grand eineriatnmer.t given by the Impeiiiil Lodge, No. tel. Kansas Cit. Mo. It was one of the fWellest of the season. Gay la lies and ved-tlressed Elks attended Lie re ception. Some of those who took pari in the programme were us ioilovv. Mcsser. Hohi. Hurt, Walter Montpoir. ety, W. T. Washington, ami E. 1 e,t- k,,,,.,.. Kolos ,,v .,,..,,,. ,Ta,.u i.VlcV. J, . w,s(11 Arllp ,.,., .,,, jrtltlt.. song and dance .M. t and Cleve I'elin. Jugvling match Mlcl; Alexander. Pete Finney, pete Camp bell and G. Whitney. Duet Antony Drown and Arthur Montgomery. Sparring match Cap!. L. il. Jordon and James Caswell. Dancing Felix Payne and Fred Donulass and T. I M"i!.iainin. Sung Dr. J. E. Dibble -ind Waller Williams. Kong and dame Hubert Jordon and Nicholas I'r.mcis. Waltzing exhibits J.eob H.viIim. Harry Crown. Harry LaiupiJn at.d Charlie Urowcr. THE BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOP MENT COMPANY'S STOCK IS A SAFE INVESTMENT. Dr. A. Wllberforce Williams, pres ident of this company lectured at Al ien chapel last Monday night, lie gave I lie bislorvr of his companv and showed the location of the property lliev own in Kansas bv small and la rue maps. He says ''the colored man inusl learn to make bis money make money by investing il In some payiim proposi lion." There are three things which you should know liefoie put ling youi nionev inio any corporation. First. who are the men behind the thing are they good business men with II nance? (an they do or produce wha. thev claim. Third, have thev a mar kel for the pioduct? The Iliad, Ilia moiid Development coniimnv has al ready accepted a coiitiact sigtml and sealed to furnish I lie Missouri Gas Co., about all the natural gas they can pro duel-. Therefore the success of the company is assured. You are advised to buy stock now al .".il cents a share as it may go to $1 at any time. A CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB er to THE RISING SON. 'Ibis paper is about lo in.'U. a tan Vass for l.'i.iiuil subscriber. Tlnse Ihings must be borne Ic. mind That we inusl keep every subscriber that we have, and every day redouble oi r efforts for more patrons. Ai-ain . ety Preacher and School Tne her in ilils city should assist us. Every subsi-rlln i should mal.cl bis personal business lo we that every one of their friends take the paper. Every business Negio should have II on sale .ir bis ohee of business Negro should eonllibuti" their share toward the supjio: of ihe paper. Ail the young men on 'he staff should be encouraged. Fvny Negro citizen shoul have a orl of praise for this paper and should n all occasions praise Its puiuiea'ion WANTED Office girl one who can wrlH' n food Imnd. with some ex perience in business Salarv lY'm per week. For information call of the Son 111 4 E. I2th St. to offb than any othei Paper PRESIDENT ALLEN IS RE-ELECTED Negro Politicians and Professors Must Nov Lay Down Their Fight. ' 1- ' Tun B. F. The Jcfl.'ison City Tribune and ollu r dailies of the eilv colli lined the following on Tuesday, April 2:!. "The board of regents of Lincoln Institute held u me ting her Monday and i-eolected President It. F. Allen r anot ner term of two years. This is a spit mlid endorsement ol the work ol pi of. Allen, as the lead of this leading Negro educational instl I nt Ion In tne Fulled States " This re-i lection comes to president Mien as a special honor, lor it is lie first time in (! histoi we have icon aide to b am, that a president has been elected to succeed himself several months before the close ol of t lie scholastic year. The many friends and admirers of I'risblent Allen in Mlssoml ami throughout the country rejoice MILLION TO NEGRO SCHOLS Philadelphia. April ":!. - A gilt of a million dollars for the establishment of a fund for rudimentary schools for Southern Negroes was announced here lo-nlght. The gin is ri mi Ail s Anna T. Jeanes, a Quaker of this city. Hooker T. Washington, bend of Tuske ge institute, and llollis Hurke Frls sell, president of the Hunipion Noi -m.il mid Industrial Insillul . are nam ed as trustees of the fund, but ueitle I of the Instil ill Ions they represent will sill re ill the gilt. The Income from (he million del lars is (o be used for the soie purpose of assisting in the "Southern I lilt" I Stall's coininunliy. country and rural schools for t he great class ol Norue!-'. to whom Hi' small rural Inanity schools are alone The trustees are empower and lom availabli ed to .lie point a board of t rust i-i in inline.- lion uiib lb fund. Miss .leant h Is mole than V e.ir old. and comes from an oid and wealthy family that has hem widely l.iiown more than a century an t: ihe Quakers. Sh has long been inter-e-led in Hie we'fare of Ihe Neurit and lias lieen a I'lm to insim n I , Ir educe! Ion. Dr. A. Willierforce Williams an old resident of Kansas City. Mo. foi liter Iv a teacher of Kansas City, Mo., who has been in our city giving us valu able lessons relative to oil and gas fields and other eorpornte Interests cent rolled by Negroes will leave to iiight with a party of Kansas citizen for Cbiiniite Kan., W Investigate the oil and pas fields controlled bv the i IllncU Diamond Development Co.. of I which he Is president. D.r Williams I holds several valuable contracts signed by the President of the lias companies of Kansas and Missouri e testifying as to tho genuiness of Ids I proposition. In the State. M'MBKR 33 ALLEN. wilb him and congratulations are be ing showered upon him by lie'lnlieis of hot n races, by members of bis fae tilt y and students. The entire race should be proud of tin- man who has brought Lincoln Institute to Ihe front in numbers, equipment, and all thai goes to make up a great educational lust il nt ion. Plepaialious for eomun nceim'iil gin s on apace and all II I lids of edil cation are Invited to be present. 'llie Itaecaluiiri ale sermon will l ' delivered by Ihe ov. Samuel H.icote, D. D, of Kansas City, addiess to tin1 leligious boill s by lev. Dr. Cool, of St Louis; to Hie Literal v societies by Professor (', C II. i; lo Sophomor class by professor lloonvlllr. llulibaril of Seda normal graduating ('. I :. Williams ol WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK. It if a Corporation. It is not a Scheme. It is a Business Enterprise. Every Share is FULLY PAID. There is no Personal Liability. All Shares participate alike. There ia 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 G.is. It has contracted for 23 more Wells. It now owns 620 Acres o' Gas Leases. The Pipe Line will be finished April 20th. Kanios City will soon be burn ling BLACK DIAMOND Gas. Divid endr. will be paid on $1.00 (PAR) for every share you own not less than 6 per cent. There were 10 stockhold ers 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. BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil liams, 28)0 State St., Chicago. Too Much Simplified. Members of the house In Washing ton were amused by un evbibil of sine putted spelling the other day when the liver and Itui bur bill was under discus i-ion in order to illiistiute the argu ment made in support of a foot channel tintu tills city to the gull Mr. iuiitb'iidt (lisplajed before- the Imuso und had placed upon a large easel In limit of the speaker's desk a map of the Mississippi river valley, upon which the draftsmen had Indicated the names of cities, rivers and lakes, spelled In a manlier lieicloi.no un known. The map showed the follow ing places: "Siox City." Dubuue," Tittburg." "Louisvile," "Mlssou liver." "Misislpi liver," "Soupi lake."