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If Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son VOLUME XI, Great Prosperity Among the Negroes in this Community, Especially in the South End of Town. Prosperity comes from labor. If one in making a comparison of tbe varying conditions of the Negroes .you can see that within tbe last few years in this city he has accumulated a vast amount of property. Booker T. Washington says for the Negro to get property and start a hank ac count. In Kansas City to a great extent he has done tills. Going from one part of the city to the other there are a very few places where one can find that the Negro don't own some, kind of property In the vicinity. This is very gratifying to the watch ful members of the raca. The white real estate men in tVie last few years have begun to deny to him any house ono could really call decent. They have driven hlpl; out of most all respectable neighborhoods and have even begun to set nlni back In alleys to live, and also are building old barns into houses for them to make their homes and rear their families. Some of our bast Negroes have taken exception to this treatment and their great object notf'ls to buy them n piece of property. . In some places the Negro owns homes to such a large extent tliaf the places have been given nick-names such as Quality Hill, Negro Hyde Park, Vanderbilfs Lane, Big Four Hundred Neighbor hood and many other names that could just as readily be applied. Vino street. Flora, Highland, Woodland, and, in fact, Forest to Montgall east from 12th to 26th South, and also Including scattering portions of other precincts, you can see an awakening along the real estate line. What does all this mean? It means that the Negro Is leaving that old crude state of Ante-Bellum days and aw going to the front as men and women to take part in the commer cial warfare that is being waged. Some of those who boldly struck out to better their condition were the McCampbell's, Love's, Howard's Wor-isas tham's Shannon's, White's. Pul- A CHARTER HAS BEEN DENIED THE NEGRO ELKS. The referee who was appointed by Judge Powell to report on the grant ing of a charter for the I. 11. P. O. Elks reported the matter in an un favorable manner to the Court. Claim in the main that there were some un desirable characters in the Ixidge. The Negro Elks In other States have been granted a charter and we don't see why that It can not be done in Missouri. This matter should have the serious attention of ever' Negro Interested In Secret order work. ""'KANSAS CITY, KANSAS. Mrs. R. E. Hughes and little daugh ter left June 18 for a six weeks' visit in Lexington, Mo., and will visit in Hlgginsville, Mo. In the west side a little dog that makes his home around the River view station was thought to be hav ing a fit. Many persons were fright ened. He bit a little colored child on the leg. Correspondent Messrs, L. D. HInes, Thos. Welch, T. J. Benjamin and the tonsorial art ists of Cowden's barber shop will superintend a trolley party to Olathe, Kan., Sunday, June 30, In the inter est of Rev. J. Logan Craw, paBtor of A. M. E. church there. Rev. Craw and congregation are making great preparations for the entertainment of all who come and extend a cordial welcome- to all. This is bis "grand rally day" and $100 Is to be raised. Join the party. Negroes Read this Paper . . lam's. Allen's, Day's, Hawkins, Patterson's, Jones', Garrett's. Foxe's, Knoji's. WnHhtnirtnn'n. Griffin's. I Cook's, Yates', Bailey's, Cole's. els. Wiley's, and an Innumerable host of others wnich this paper has failed to give, but who shalj be named at a future time, as this is only an impartial list. But tbes are for tjhe purpose of demonstrating tthat the Negroe is not only coming, but is here. The stronger the opposition, ! the bett.-r will the race be fitted for j ganlzatlon throughout the State anil the harder parts yet to come. Som" ' discreet management, we can do think that the race is going back, and much toward creating a healthy pub that the prejudice is Increasing, but lie opinion in regard to ail n.iu as viewed t.iiough the eyes of the , bearing upon the interests of our newspaper this cannot possibly be. raoa. These actions and acquisitions show I The Negro Is under criticism; he to the contrary. What argument can needs defense; his civil and political the white peopl.? present against that rights are In Jeopardy, he needs pro wall of solid facts? None, as they can tection. For these reasons the dele only accept facts as they are. Could gallon adopted a resolution while as anything be more positively proven? . seinblud in the A. M. E. Cnurch, Jef Does these facts show great prosper-1 ferson City, Mo., February 13th, 1907, lty among the. Negroes? In many , cases th2 families buying have Jobs that, don't pay theon over $50.00 per month. Another thing that can be carefujlv noted Is that the Negro bus-, Incss places are picking up in busi ness, as the thousands of Negroes are beginning to realize their duty to ward Negro business places. Another phase of the proposition Is that those who have no property are very anx ious to became property owners. A spirit which is no doubt akin to the Kansas City 'spirit of raising (he Standard. Some of these changes have been brought about in a very few years. One can fairly guess the Negro is going forward. Let the good work go on. Let all Negro citizens band together for common welfare of all. In another decade the Negro will have made for himself a prominent commercial value In ths community The Negroes of Kansas City are taking a rebound to the front. No force can stop their progress. Kan- City Negroes are nn example for many. Mr. W. B. Coutee has composed several pieces of music . and he is sending them to the Jamestown expo sition. His last composition la a mas terpiece In that It shows the deptTis of negro genius, besides the most difficult tec. nlc and harmony, It has a tendency toward the intona tions of Gill cart. The foundation of the song comes from tloethe. If tills piece In the contest takes the prize It will place Kansas City in first place along the musical line. THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW YEOMEN HALL. Iast Tuesday night was one of the grandest affairs of the season. The new hall is the swellest place In Lie city for colored people. The larga electric fans made the hall as cool as if you were In the open air. Do not fall to go whenever you see the name of Yeompn Hall mentioned. FOR RENT. Three newiy papered and painted rooms at S68 Cottage Lane. Apply to R. E. 8chryock, Pot-tal Telegraph Bldg, 8th and Delaware-. Mr. Geo. Walker. G2 West 133d street, a ni' Tiher or tne meainrai company of Willlnmg & WalKer. pain the Rising Son a visit Sunday. He was visiting the city for a couple or days nnd.left on the 4:45 train en route for Lawrence to visit his fam ily. You can rent the Yoemen Hall for any occasion. Call on Managers Daw- scon and Trimble. 804 E. 10th or 818 E. 10th, flat, H. for It Reaches MOre Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, JUNE 2K 1U07. CALL FOR A SOLEMN CONCLAVE.'! To the Cltlze.is of. the State of . Missouri: On February 13th, 1907, firty dele gates, representing ten counties am. the lyfwst cities in the State, as sembled In the State House in Jeffer- son City to enter their protest against the separate car law, wnich had al ' ready passed the State Senate, and to I appeal to the reason, liberality and good judgment of the Railroad coin- niittee and other members or the House of Representatives who were Fran-'present, to keep th proposed bill from becoming a law. We are thanK- ful to say that the better judgment of that body prevailed and we nave teen spared the humiliation to which our people are subjected in many of the other States. The success which attended our efforts upon tais occas- Ion, Indicates clearly, that with or- Instructing qhe President una Bene- tarv of that gathering to Invite a sol earn convocation of the people of Missouri through their representa tives, for tae purpose of considering the advisability of a per.nanent organ ization. The meeting Is .hereby called to convene In St. IjoiiIs, Mo., opening in Central Baptist Church. July 10th, at 9 a. m.. und closing tin St. Paul A. M. E. Church, July 11th. All religious dunominutlons. educational institu tions, charitable associations, secret societies, and any other organizations in the btate not Included in tins num ber are requested to send at least ono delegate from each city, coinmun itv and precinct to be present at said conventions at the time herein des ignated. Abraham Grant, President. George E. Stevens, St. Louis, Secretary Jefferson City Committee: William T. Washington, Kansas City. B. W. Stewart, St, Iiuis. K. Farley Fisher, Jefferson City IT. Homer Franklin, Jefferson City C has. Turner, St. Louis F. J. Shannon. M. IX. Kansas City, lon H. Jordan, Kansas City. B. B. Tully, Uolden. J. T. Smlt.i, Jefferson City. I R. Woolrlch, I,exington. George B. Vasbon. St Louis. A. W. Boyd, St. UuU. T. B. Carter. Jefferson 'City. J. C. Caldwell, St. Joseph. J. H. Garnett, D. I).. Macon. J. M. Rutledge, Jefferson City. 1oon Hill, M. I)., Boonvllle. W. B. Brooks, Boonvllle. ' J. W. Unwell, Jefferson City. U. F. Allen, Jefferson City. Nelson C. Crews. Kansas City. Homer C. Phillips, Sednlla. J. B. Parsons, Jevferson City. C. H. McKensle,. St. Louis. Duke Dlggs. Jefferson City. P. C. Glvens. John Coins. Jefferson City. J. C. Campbell. St. Louis. W. C. Hiieston, Kansas City. Thomas Bass, Mexico. W. H. Huston. Pettis Co. O. N. Grlsham, Kansas City. Herbert Beach, Chilllcothe. A. A. Gilbert, U'xlngton. George E. Thompson, Knnsas City. S. W. Parr. St. I-ouls. Abraham Reynolds, Warrensburg. W. S. Carrion, M. D St. Joseph. J. R. A. Crossland, M. P., St. Joseph. George W. Dupee. Jefferson City. C. G. Williams, Boonvllle. Richardson Ferguson, Sedalla. C. W. Holllday. Sedalla. W. D. Cook, St. Ijouis. James Thomas, Warrensburg. T. C. I'nthank, Kansas City. F. J. Peck, Peck D. P.. Kansas city. I J. T. Caston. M. D.. Jefferson City Because They C. II. COINTEE. W. B. COI NTEE. Mr. C. H. Coimtee Is manager .if tin undertaking firm of ( ounti" Bros. With the assistance and cu -workmar ship of his father. Rev. R. N. Connie.', who Is well known, and bis brother W. 11. Countee, they set. about to cs talilish their undertaking linn I. years ago. Through obstacles ami niiii.erous disadvantages i,ny ili- played that Ingenuity which Is well known In them, of stlek-ti illvcncss. until they paved the way and .wide it possible I Mat a legitimate business which is solely dependent upon tin colo'fd iM'ople for xupport could thrive, thereby making It easier for others who wished to embark In the same enterprise. Wi have no need to mention to ear renders that Counter if.;;:, are cour teous mid gentlemanly as the best Their continued success Is proof enough for that fart. They have Just f-omnU'ied the remodeling of their place of business. Their morgue room Is nicely arranged, their chapel is grand, the display of casket h nml i robes Is very good, their office and reception room Is not to be coiuuared with any, it Is- second to none. A visit through their place will thor oughly convince you of the above facts. The next good feature of their business method Is they have none but experienced assistants to look after the work. Mr. Countee lias unite recent lv been elect ej Worship ful MasT of Rone Iidge No. lir,, A F. and A. M. thereby establishing th fa el l bat ho Is well thought of in this community, lie- Is the youngest man that we have known to be elected Master of any Masonic Lodge in Kan sas City. Mr. C. H. and W. B. Coun tee are also members of nearly all the various lodges of Kansas City. They are both energetic young :n'n who believe strongly In advancement and the success of any and all good cnuses. Dr. T. R. McUiln of Denver, Colo., passed thru the city last night with his newly wedded bride, m rout" for Denver, where they will resld Don't Stay away from the employ ment office because you have no money. They will locate you so that you will always have money. (A m it Know Our Cause Is Just. NEGRO IT8INESS l.EAGlK NOTES. The eight annual session of the National Negro Business League Is to be held .it Topeka, Kansas. Wed ncsdny, Thursday and Friday. August 11th, loth and lutli, l!n. The Cen tral Passenger Association Is Just preparing nut Ice of its . nrraiigcm. ni, of a one and one-third round trip rate to be joined by the other passen ger associations of the country for the coming meeting of the League. Mr. E. P. Booze, of Colorado Springs. Colorado, is arranging to s. - cure a special car with a party of about twenty-five representative Peo ple of bis section to attend the com ing meeting of the League. Mr. F. P. Patterson. Fourth Vic President of the National League, and manager of the carriage building firm of C. II. Patterson K- Sons. Grc nflehl, Ohio, Is taking an active pari In Increasing the Influence ef the organization In the state of Ohio. A large number of delegates, from this section will likely attend the Topeka session of the League than at any previous meeting. A unique feature of the com'nu meeting will he the presence, from the Business Course liepartiueiit i.f Western I'niversity. Prof. Albert Boss, Director, of a number of Ne gro young men and women steno graphers and tye writers, trained In this school, who are to be located In the convention hall, ready to tnl.e dictation for such business men who would want to coiicsiniihI with their l,tin!es or friends in this way din ing their stay In Topeka. The League will be tendered a grand picnic at the iiiagnil'ieenl pleasure resort "Vlnewood." about six miles from the ciUv. On the even lug of President Booker T. Washing' ton's anneal address, the tnecilnu will be held in the Auditorium, 'i large assembly hall thousand five bundled League Lit 1 1 1 1 1 K-t . o he scaling four persons. The served by one of the leading caterers of the slat-.', will also be held in the Auditorium. The Topeka Choral Club of mn half a bundled veiecs will entertain the visitors with their engaging musical renditions dining the ses sisious. Special selections ate being rehearsed. All the clticns of Topeka are assisting in every way posslbl to make the meeting of the Li-aune a great success. The stale and cllv officials are co-operating with the Negro Business League officers In preparation for the visitors and .1 hearty welcome on all hands awaits the delegates and friends. Ai ig those who will formally welcome the l.c.ig'le iitlcllillllts are. Hull K. W. lloch. Governor of the S'ntc, Mayor William Green, and Hon. ('. K. Holiday. Tint later will represent the Commercial Club of Topeka. The Committee on Home and l o cation have arranged for nil visitors and league members to be taken caiv of at an average rate of $l.u" per day for board. Then' will be no at I -iii pt to "hold up the delegates ill this Hem. The officers of the Topeka Ij-aiiiie have hist issued a special In- vltal.inu to all I ulieis of the Na tional League and their friends, uig lug them to attend the meeting and assuring them a prolltahle and inter esting slay in Kansas. Detailed In formation along any line and espe cially as to accomodations can be furnished by Mr. fia C. Guy. VI. c Piesiilent or the National Negro Business League. 311 West llth Street, Topeka. Kansas. The sooner the people are rid of all the NVgro linposters In the various public positions, tho better for tliu race. Have you been to the new Arling ton Theatre? If not. why not. and when are you going? I The Son knows everything that goes on In this city, so bo careful and help us make our race a deserving one. I Stand for something. In the State, M'MIiKH 42 The paper Is endeavoring to show that U ran Just as slrongly endorse a man as it can repudiate one. In our stand for the great body of Ne groes in this city we wish to show the people we are trying to lie just and fair. For Ibis reason we lake lor our sketch Dr. .1. N. Birch who has .hardly been among us over six .ars and during thai lime ntn sin cere work shows for Itself. There are many others whose names will appear later on In some other is suer. Dr. Birch came to Kansas City with Just $. '.ii, (in and his medical abil ity and today lie has accumulatel Real Estate In Kansas City to and ovrr tho amount of $ IO.oihi.oo. lie has never missed and we know It by his successful advancement to better his office and to benefit his patient. Dr. Binh has in his oflb-e alone over II.oiki of Instruments, Medical and Surgical Paraphernalia. At this ttnie he has Installed another new Instrument called "The I nlialltni iuni for the treatment of cousiimpl Ion. Asthma. Sypllls, Incipient Phthisis and Cntarrah. Searching around for some strong INisitive force for the prevention of the disease and the curing of the first stage ho lias at last hit upon the "Eureka or enemy of coiisiiinpt Ion. The new Inhalltoi him was aipilre.l at a cost of over Ini.n m. Ilesbb s ((Ills lie has In his of I tee the Sialic and Xray; Tbe Nebulizer and Me chanical Vibrator, in fact there is no Instrument of Modern date that lie 1ijis not got In bis oltlee. Dr. Bln-h leeognizllig the difficulty of Negroe.i securing good houses hull! a row of flats that are classified with any Hats occupied by the white race. Believing this will halp in a small way lo inprove the sanitary condi tion of the Negro. B, -sales ihiH lie lias a beautiful house on (iai'liebl and also bis own splendid resilience. So xoii sec the paper Is taking an boiie.-t stand to w I out the good from th bad. To show who is making good ami who is not. If our posh ion in pointing toward the in-ciiniula! lug Negro citicu is prompt, d Irom a purely unselfish uiolise docs it not conclusively, show that we are not trying to run a sensational paper, lint thai in our right lor right we are running a paper of the people, by the people and tor the people. FOR NEATLY FURNISHED ROOMS WITH CONVENIENCES AND CLOSE TO TWO CAR LINES. GO TO MRS. A. HARPER'S PLACES, NO. 1011 OAK, ST.. AND 1712 TROOST AVE., BELL PHONE 4369X GRAND. This paper should not need lo deny any charge of grafting, for everybody knows that we have stood In I hi eonniiunily for nothing but right Another, thing we would not be gullly of accepting money from that source. If anv one knows the public ihoubl know we stand for right with out asking compensation. Knowing Well that the public will uphold u:i. The Son wishes to announce that, we have changed the lady ussislaul in our office, and we have now em ployt i Miss .lerrine Hill, one of t ti recent graduates .of Lincoln llluli School, If ou want the best work done cheap bring all of your job printing to tliu Jdslng Son. The Son ban a lady attendant who will be here to transact all business along the newspaper line." A copy of this paper can be secured at !MI E. nth stroet. Phone your or der and we will send ono of our news bovB to your home. The newspaper men of tbe count,!. V were ably represented. Some men saw the cloud gather ing and stnid out of the rain. Why don't you come In out of tho rain? Plenty room, Come In.