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II Pays fo Advertise In the Rising Son
VOLUME XI. THE LARGE WHITE BUSINESS FIRMS HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THE RISING SON. Tula paper has at lust succeeded In gaining the confidence of the large white business firms in regards to our advertisements as trade promo ters. ' We have striven for a number of years to convince the various large firms that their money In our paper was well spent. Behind this paper are a set of energetic young men that nre endeavoring to build up a great business In order to more thoroughly reach the Negroes. Among (he 50,000 Negroes to whom we nre catering there are many who do a great deal of buying. We nre striving to build up our race on a more economi cal basis. We nre trying to educate them where to buy there goods. To go where they nre given the best con sideration. For this reason we have made a canvass for ads among the white business firms believing sin cerely that the large firms wanted THE FINDING OF POLICE. Commissioner F, F. Rozzelle In Re gards the Negro Police.rn. A reporter of the Rising Son In a recent interview of Frank Hoz.elle Police Commissioner learned that the investigation of the Police Depart ment would In no wise affect the colored Patrolmen. Mr. Rozzelle authorized the following statement: I find In my recent research that the city has a well discipline set of Negro Officers. I say that they are generally efficient and a good set of Policemen; Polite and well be haved. I do not think the investiga tion will affect them. F. K. ROZZELLE, Police Commisssioner. SEA SHELL FOR POSTAGE. Everyone Admires Sea Shells, And Since My Article in Last Week's Rising Son I have decided to give you a few small shells as everyone does not feel like sending CO cents for them, even If they do get a large box of them for that amount. Yet It pays for there are so many nice kinds to use In a cemetery. To decorate the graves of our loved ones, but what I am going to say now is, I will send a pretty Boat shell. Monty Canery shell, pretty striped Crown shell and three or four other shells also small teeth of a Florida Alligator all these 1 will mall anyone free who sends a 2 cent stamp for jtostage anyone Is welcome to send, only remember and give a plainly written address, If any one wants a nice sea shell drilled and fastened with gold links for watch chain charm I will mail one with the shells for Iwo extra stamps, 4c, or If ask for sepwate from shells Its 5c postage and all, this Is actual cost for gold wire etc., and am not anxious at all to dispose of them this way, but If it will help out or oblige some one, Its all right to me. MRS. F. A. WARNER. I.atonla, Ky. The Afro American Employment agency has added a new office to help meet the great demands of their Increasing business. The main office to be at S. E. Cor. 18 and Paseo, and the branch office No. 1, at 1005 Mc Gee St. Many Kansas City people will be more than plf-ased to know Leana Osborne, once a Lincoln High School pupil and a graduate from Oberlin College has married well la Lcs Angeles, California. 1JUVOTED TO THE ISJEIST the patronage of the Negroes who spend their money. The white firms have noted In sympathy with our ef forts. Each day we find now sup porters to our paper in the matter ol ads and assistance. In a few months this paper will receive Its proper recognition from every large firm. Our policy has been to gle every one a square deal. Tin years of hard labor proves conclusively that we are honestly Striving for what Is due us. We feel that every one who has dealt with us has been generally satisfied. Let the good work go on. Each day let us grow stroger. I-t us have a centralized object und let us move towards It with more iim fornuty. Our Motto has been Live and let Live. We are living and. 'dealing. Permanent confidence Is our Goal. Towards this (ioal we are pur suing our bourse may the path be lighted by sunshine. LAWRENCE, KANSAS, NEWS. Col. G. T. Wassom and wife of Kan. sas City, Kans., nttended the Oread Club party last Friday night. Miss Hughes of St. .loseph, Mo., was in town last week visiting the Misses Carters of IMi! Rhode Island. And also attended the Oread Club party. Miss Grace Thomas of Kansas City, Mo., was here last week and attended Oread Club party. Miss Ethel Johns, and Miss Todd of Topeka, came down to the Oread Club party. W. Dawson Manager of Son, was here last week and spent a pleasent time visiting friends and arquaint ence. He was the guest of his old friend and class-mate of '04., Mr. Woodie Jacobs 8:12 Indiana, St. Mr. Dawson attended Oreal Club party accompanyed by Miss Ota Carter of this city. Miss Virginia St. Clair a lsipular young lady of Atchison, Kans., was the guest last week of the Misses Carters 132t! Rhodes Island. She at tended the Oread Club party accom panyed by Mr. Wm. Ellett. Lawyers C. H. Calloway and W. C. Hueston of Kansas City, Mo., vis ited Lawrence last week, and nttend ed the Oread Club party. Mrs. Green and also Messrs. Tom McCampbell. William Lewis, W. Huston and Ijpe Mason. Mioses E. Hubhell, Grace Thomas and E. Over, vere down from Kansas City to at tend the Oread Club party. Mrs. Buckner and daughter of Topeka spent a short time In town last week and also attended the Oread Club party. Miss Hazel Washington and mother of Topeka spent a delightful time here, and attended Oread Club party accompanyed by Mr. Woodie Jacobs. The King Hotel served In up-to-date styles for the Oread Club Banquet last Friday evening, May 10. 1H07. There will be a meeting of the Lincoln High School Alumni Assn., Friday. May 31, 10u7 In the auditor ium of the Lincoln School Cor. Kth St. and Tracy Ave., 8 o'clock sharp. MR. LOVE. PRES. MISS FRANKIE KENNEDY, Secy. for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 11)07. THE COLORED STUDENTS OF The University of Kansas Gave Their Annual hany Last Friday Even ing May lOtn, 190. The Oread Club a new organization of the young men students, guve oi.e ol me graiMcsl aitaus e.er fehen in Lawrence, Runs., at the l.veielt nalj, and Banquet at tuv King Hotel, About iou persons uueuucu itie pan and a large number of the invited guest were unable to be present on account of illness, etc. Those in at tendance represented In a high degne of the professional und business peo ple of Missouri and the Grand Old Sunflower stale. The ladles costumes consisted of line silk dresses in the different colors, and the young men were in complete full dress. Diamonds, fine Jewelry and other expensive stones vwre in abundauce. The ilinmg room at King Hotel was beautifully decor ated with the appropriate colors. Immediately after the Banquet ad journed the guest was escorted by t lie dub to Everett Hall, there u large orchestra rendered an excellent pio gram of 22 select pieces. Before and after adjournment several carriages escorted many people to their sloping places. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ENTERTAIN MENT. Eniorniel Commander, No. 2.1, K. T., will give a grand entertainment Tuesday evening. May 2sth at Vine yard Hall Hth and McGeo Sts. all nre invited. Emot-mel's drill team will give an exhibition drill which wll: last 1" minutes. 1 he grand inarch will begin promptly at !):30 led by Kmornu I CYmniindery, No. 2.". Far West Com tnandery. No. :t of K. C, Mo., and Royal Path Conmiandery, No. 2 of Kansas City, Kans., will also be present. Good music will be furnish ed. Admission 2r cents. WEAVER AND RIVERS. ' Here are two splendid young ni"ii who are giving to this community sumiihttiK of a verytanglblo nature. Their work is a great benefit to the They nre presenting facts not theories. Negro. Rugged Honesty, Thrift and Industry: These are the things that count. Let the people see to It that their efforts are crowned with success. They have been before the public for a long time. They are doing the bus iness and are deserving of t ho support of nil the Negroes in their efforts at bettering the race conditions. Mrs. Dilcli- Taylor of Higglnsville, Mo.. Miss Hattle Holbert of Sedalia, Mo., have been visiting their sister-in-law Mrs. I. D. Taylor and Mr. Joseph Taylor of ISnS Locust for the pasr week they also spent some time visiting other dear old friends. Prof, and Mis. Slicltou French of Western university, Mrs. l izzie Walker, Miss Anna Cole, Mrs. Dorsey Green. We wish that our Kansas City. Kansas subscribers would be more prompt in paying their subscription. Our collectors have had n very hard time In making his regular rounds. Send your subscription to the office. We have a sum of over $:!' at pres ent due this office. Don't let our col lector call again. Come promptly or send it to our office 914 E. 12th St. The Budding Genius Club intertaln ed in the dining room of Hotel Comp ton last Thursday night. The club has alo planned an outing for week after next to be held at Mrs. H. Tay lor one of the pioneer families of Kan sas City, Kans. The Club showed Its hospitality to the Y. M. C. A. in their struggle to raise money to build they gave $".0O In the Rally. Mrs. M. J. James, the bookkepr, for the Rising Son litis been ill a day or so this wek, suffering from tooth ache. IlffTBREST Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State W. DAWSON, MANAGER OF SON, spent a short visit tn Law rem e, Kansas, Friday, May 1ith and 11th. He was very cordially received by the f:ood people of Lawrence, be cause he has some dear old Iriehds there. One of the features of his trip was to attend the swell atl'air given ly the Oread Club, at King Hotel ami Bverett Hall. He was accompanied by .Miss Ora Carter a Mpular young lady of Lawrence. He made ninny friends to the Son, anl bis trip was a delightful ami successful one tor business and pleasure. A STATEMENT FROM DR. THEO. SMITH. A few weeks ago the public was Informed that I would close out. my business and leave Kansas City tot) Boston. It was my iutenliotis to do-; m hut since then I have decided the matter and have decided to re main here among my many fricmitt anil acquaintances my stay of five years" here in Kansas City has been pleasent and successful 1 have noth ing but praise for the good pcop e ol Kansas City, they nre rlnnlsh and hospitable. My success is an evi dence of their appreciation for the black man In business 1 am doing more business at present than I have since i have been In Kansas City I hs ,V renovated my three stores. In creased my seating capacity and still I am In need of space. This goes to show that the statement which calm out in the Star three years ago sa;. -ing the Negro would not patronize one another was absolutely false. WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS. For the Present Graduating Class Coming From Lincoln High School? The most important question Is how many of the present graduating class will find positions when tiny finish their high course'.' How are we to solve (lie Race Problem If tie younger general ion of Negroes doui have a permanent fomidat ion from which to build solidarity'.' Of the twenty or inure scholars we couhj salely say not four will rccelvi positions in this city as school lend ers. Of the two or more vacancies that will occur in the pulillc schools at the end of the fiscal year they will filled by ou.'sMe ueachcrs, ami not one will be given to a home girl. 'I'll,, red tape proposition is that you will have to pass the evamina lion, if you don't you can receive an ep"'intiiient. The examination prop osliion is only u form of red tape to exclude home talent. Why do we say this? Well for this resist n when lniNirteil teachers come to oin city they take the examination, fall, and then receive nil sipolnl nieiit ami are given six mouths ami some times a year in which to pass special studies. Why is this? Because ther is an undercurrent at work bringing It about. We know the various things resorted to u order to roll them of their rights as home girls und Imivh. We wish som,. dnv to see this weak system adjusted The time to begin is at the present. A Home Teacher and a suhsc Tiber to the Paper. HOME TEACH Ell COUNTY MARSHAL HESLIP HAS PROVEN TRUE TO HIS WORD. Yet lite Negroes p'joh e, ami render praise unto Al. Ileslip for his manly stand for Negro npjioints. In hl selection of R W. Alexander a Negro for Deputy Marshal he has fullfllled his agreement. May his term in of fiie he long ami continuous. Ma the Negroes rally at bin call for In has proved that an office bidder cat be a man of his word. He has en deared himself Into the heart o' n.r.im Negro voters who will push hltn for anything he desires. May fortune always attend his every effort. MISSOURI'S PRODUCT. Prof. J. T. Fox of thi;. City Who Has Made a Splendid Record. The subject of this sketch Is a young man who Is wi ll known in this community by a givnt number of citizens, including .some of the most influential people of the city. Mr. Fox has acted in such a manner as to draw all classes to his support. Because of his gentle manners and go-ahead ability. Prof. Fox was tun n In Han nibal. Mu. ami graduated front Doug las High School with class honors. Imniediati ly afterwards teaching lu Ids home town. Not satisfied with ITilsi. his mind had a craving to secure bettor quali fications as a teacher. It was then that he earned his first year's tuition at Howard rnlvcrsiiy. Aftir becom ing acquainted there, making- friends as he always dues wherever he goes he worked himself to graduation. Af tcT leaving Howard he became en gaged in bis favorite calling the no hie occupation of school teaching For three years Mr. Fox was connected with the public school of Washington. D. C. On leaving there In. accept,.,) the tuinclpalship of the high school in Metropolis. Ill He also served as Prof, of Mathematics of the Conine Parker Industrial School at. Conine, Texas. Prof Fox holds first grade certifi cates in the state of Illinois, Arkan sas and Texas with an average of fi." wr cent. Prof. Fox after coming to his na tive state where hi has had a long de sire to locate and finding till the schools where he would be best fitted occupied: following out his restless energy he look up the hotel business iit the Contcs House where he Is working until the regular time for teachers appointment. The Son feel.s that any school would be honored with a teacher of Prof. Fox's calibre, hi cause of the pa -t record lu h:is made tn the profes sional field. Mr. Fox has received the technical as Well as the practical side of a col lege education. Taking s'te'i studies as Philosophy and Pedagogy In his special post graduating coins,' Ie.nr ing to the degi if 'h It Missouri feels proud of the feconl he has made and the people welcome him hack to hU natlvo state, where he shall eventually secure the honorah" position its a teacher of the schools WHY YOU SHOULD BUY BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT CO.'S STOCK. ! It is 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 is no Pre ferred Stock. It has 7 Gas Wells. Two more being drilled. The Wells produce 15.000.000 cubic feet ff Gas per day. It Success is Made. It has contracted for the sale of all its Gas. It has contracted for 23 more Wells. It now owns 620 Acres o' Gas Leases. The Pipe Line will be finished April 20th. Kanr-as City will soon be burn ing 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 ers Oct 24, 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 er Share. BLACK DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. Write Dr. A. W. Wil liams, 2840 State St., Chicago. Let the Rising Son Pub. Co., do your printing. We p'rint all kinds of calling cards, invitations, wedding an nouncements or any kind of job nrinting. Call 780 Main or Grind. Of'ice 914 E. 12th St. ALBIN'S DRUG STORE. NEW LO CATION. S. W. CORNER 18TH AND WOODLAND. OLD FRIENDS INVITED. MMIIKIi.'iT ! The New Arlington Theatre Eighteenth and Harrison Streets, Kansas City, Mo., the only Col ore J Vaudeiille House in the Citv. PRESENTS NEW BILL EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. DON'T FAIL TO SEE THE COMING BILL NEXT FRIDAY. NEGRO INVENTION. A pocket folder Negro Guide. All the colored people of Kansas.. City are requested to list their names in the new Negro Directory which is being published by Stodder and Duncan, the advertising specialists. This directory is of such a nature as to be a great benefit to the Negro from a stand point of business necessity in case of accounts or general information. Cape Girardeau Special, Telegraphic News: Grand Chancellor A. W. Lloyd is doing a great work for the Pythian cause in the Southeast part of the state. Mr. Lloyd will be in the city about June 1. Kansas City always welcome, a visit from our Grand Chancellor. CANVASS FOR 15.000 SUBSCRIB ers to THE RISING SON. 'Ill is paper is about to in il. a can vass for I ."..m lit subscriber-.. Tin se things iiiusi be borne In mind. Thai We must keep every subscriber that I we have, ami every day redouble oi r I efforts lor more patrons. Again c i iy Preacher and School Teacher In this chv should assisi us. livery subs, i iher should mikei his personal hudmst to see that every one of their friends take the paper. F.vcrv business Nemo j should have it mi sale ai bi il.i.e of business N'egto should contiilmta their share toward Ihe suppo .. in I paper. All the vouiig men on the i staff should be eiicoiira: e, Kv.iy ; Negro rillen slionl have a oi, of I prabe for this pa ier and should i II all occasions praise lis pui.il. a' ion. I McCampbell and Houston are having their store remodeled. Electric light j and fans and a new model dispensing i counter have been installed. They will be in line again with all the old fa vorites and also tl .latest in cold l drinks, i Why not let the ' Son'' (,i. In your home to blliihleli Hie household Vc tire getting the news. We want you to make it onr paper. As it Is an educative .louinil for Negroes. Mr. A (' Stodder I very succes sful In having secured Mr. Win Dun can of I'hicago who is an adveitising specialist Anv one desiring any thing In his line please all at resi dence I !"; Vine. Bell Phone J.tS Kn.-t. The Kansas City Colored Athletic Club wilt give a grand boxing match at Vineyard Hall, 8th and McGee St. There will be prizet, awarded to the winners. The clever boxers will meet each other in the ring for six rounds. Re'reshments, good music and dancing. This Paper ohall endeavor to have a number of Special Editions concern ing various departments of Negro Business and Professional lines. j Miss Hester Nicholcs Who has been visliing her mother in Oskaloosa, I Kans , returned In her many friends iin Hie city going there for a quiet j rest atid she was greatly benefit id. I Mr. W. M. Williams who is now I manager of the Broadway Cleaners and lycrs Invites his friends and a- ! t i ons. j Miss Booz was specially entertain i e l by several railroad porters of Cbi ,cag.i. Win. McCee. K. fioffnev, H'Try Baldw in and ('. C. f'raiiey they ar lnoppitu at Hotel Contpton.