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If Pays to Advertise In the Rising Gon VOLUME XI. THE L. C. CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 914 E. 12th St. THE ONLY NEGRO MUSIC PUBLISHERS IN THE STATE THEIR MUSIC IS NOW IN DEMAND AT THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION. THE LISTON & COUNTEE CONSERVATORY,' AND MUSIC PUBLISH ERS, ARE MAKING A GREAT RECORD IN THE MUSICAL WORLD. THESE ARE YOUNG MEN OF ABILITY AND SHOULD RECEIVE THE SUPPORT OF ALL. THEY HAVE ISSUED TO THE PUBLIC SOME VERY POPULAR SELECTIONS, WHICH THE PEOPLE ADMIRE. BE SURE TO PURCHASE A COPY OF THEIR LAST PUBLICATION, WHICH IS BECOMING QUITE A FAVORITE, ENTITLED, "I SHALL NE'ER RE TURN," AND ALSO DO NOT FAIL TO GET THE "ROSA" MARCH TWO STEP. ONE THING TO BE REMEMBERED IS THAT THESE YOUNG MEN HAVE SEEN THE GREAT NECESSITY OF ARRANGING A COURSE OF MUSIC, SO THAT ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO LEARN TO PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT AND READ MUSIC ACCURATELY PAN DO SO IN AS SHORT A TIME AS SIXTEEN (16) MONTHS. NOW, IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT STUDYING MUSIC, OR GIVING YOUR CHIL DREN A MUSICAL EDUCATION, WE WOULD ADVISE YOU TO CONSULT PROF. W. B. COUNTEE. PRICES ARE REASONABLE AND TERMS CAN BE ARRANGED TO SUIT. IF WE ARE TO ENCOURAGE OUR PROFES SIONAL MEN IN ALL LINES WE MUST PATRONIZE AND HELP THEM WHEN WE CAN. YOU SHOULD BUY LISTON & COUNTEE'S SHEET MUSIC AND HAVE IT IN YOUR HOMES FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON, IF NO OTHER, BECAUSE IT IS THE PRODUCTION OF NEGROES. AS A RACE WE MUST BECOME PRODUCERS, AND .ALSO MUST LEARN TO APPRE PRECIATE OUR OWN PRODUCTS. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN BUY LISTON & COUNTEE'S SHEET MUSIC ON SALE AT SMITH'S DRUG STORES, 805 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, 1307 E. 18TH ST., AND AT THE OFFICE OF "THE RISING SUNT 914 E. 12TH ST. OFFICE OF "THE RISING SON," 914 E. 12TH ST. TEE AT STUDIO, 914 E. 12TH ST. BOTH 'PHONES, 780 GRAND. KAN SAS CITY, MO. AFRO-AMERICANS ORGANIZE TO SOLVE THE "NEGRO RACE PROBLEM" WITH THE BALLOT. There Is a movement of national scope, launched by Prof. James E. McGlrt. editor of "McOirfs Maga zine," also author and poet of con siderable ability, to organize the Afro American voters In the doubtful states, where they hold the "balance of power," and have them cast their vote only for Buch candidates as will champion equal rights for the Negro, and who will lend their aid to enforc ' Ing the Constitution of the United States, and see that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments are car ried out to the letter. Prof. McGlrt, through his magazine and on the platform, has proven to many that the "ballot is the Negro's only weapon of defense In this coun try," and hopes by this movement to do away with disfranchisement In the South. It Is said that the leader In this movement Is In close touch with 25.000 ministers and teachers In this country, and the movement hns almost unani Beauty Contest Coupon I vote for M as the most beautiful lady Kansas City. Signed for tho Special Issue of tho i lJ',V--rut mous endorsement. Prof. McGlrt fur ther states that the thousands of edu cated Afro-American, assisted by many Caucasians who are willing to give the Negro liberty as Is given all other American citizens, can easily see that the ballot is handled intelligently. He also believes that the "BO-called Negro problem" is no more than the effort of a large number of the Can casion race to reduce the Negro to a position of semi-slavery, and that the Negro's effort to prevent being thus subjugated is the "sum total" of the ' so-called Negro problem," and be lieevs the ballot to be the antidote, and the only one for Its solution. Read carefully, and let us know what you think of the movement, ami what part you are willing to take in It. Address J. E. McGIRT, 420 South Eleventh St., Philadelphia, Pa. Go to Carpenter & WatBon's loe Cream Parlor for all kinds of soft drinks and confectionary and fresh fruit. Candies and cigars. 1519 D. 12th. Hell Phone 2C41 East. Of for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1907. COED LEADER WAS NEGRESS. A DISCOVERY BRINGS A SHOCK TO CHICAGO UNIVERSITY. With White Skin and Much Beauty, Cousin of the Notorious "Much Mouth" Johnson Held Her Popularity Through Five Yean. Chicago, July 22. Society citadels of the University of Chicago have been Btormcd by n negress vlacl oils, talented musically, us white skin ned as the average white girl and much sought alter because of her clover linguistic nud conversational accomplishments. Her trlumps en dured and waxed until It was discov ered that the girl, who up to that time had been welcome to the most sacred college circles as a white co ed, was in reality a cousin of "Musrt .Mouth" Johnson and was reared In his family. "Mush Mouth" Johnson has received much newspaper and police court notoriety b-cause of his prominence as a First ward gambler, second in political rating only to "Hinky Dink" and the "buth house." A Sorority Turned Her Out. The explosion came yesterday when the facts regarding her race and blood were spread broadcast amoug her class and college mates, to the aston ishment of all except the members of the excliiKlve sorority of PI Delta Phi, to whose collective' heart sha lui'l been clasped as a beloved and admir ed associate. They learned the truth some time ago and erased her name from their membership roll, and, fear lug ridicule,' made solemn pledges of secrecy. Miss Cecelia Johnson, the 'varsity co-ed, who has so long kept secret her blovd r lniionship to "Mush Mouth,' was hostess last night in the family residence ut 530 Wabash avenue. As fair of countenance as any ordinary white girl, she entertained eight or ten Afro-Americans of the blackest hue. There wasn't a mulatto In the party. "Mr. John Johnson is my brother." said Miss Johnson, but this Is not ex actly her blood relationship to the man better known as "Mush Mouth." She has been reared to call him "brother," but that is because sin has been practically, although uol legally, adopted into the family of Mrs. Ellen Johnson, mother of "Mush Mouth." At The University Five Years. Miss Johnson has been a student at the university five years and her so cial triumphs extend over the greater part of the period. From an obscure freshman girl to the leader of one ol the Midway sets and now back again to her original station has been the experience of the negro gambler's re halve. The girl was one of the most popular co-eds who ever entered the university. She was welcome at any entertainment because of her beauty and wit, her musical accomplish ments and her culture. Her card was always the first to be filled at tin numerous dances of the university students nivd her company was Hought after by all the young bloods of the In stitutfon. During her supremacy at the uni versity the girl became noted for the modish costumes she affected, her chic air and the wonderful dlamond. she wore at the formal parties. In June of P.) 015 she took her bachelor degree from the university with honors. Kansas City, Mo. The Rising Son, . Editor: Kindly insert the following In this week's Issue If possible. The delegates to the District Grand Idge of Missouri and District Grand Household, will leave Monday for Doonevllle, to attend the 2fith an nual session of the Grand United Or der of Odd Fellows of Missouri, which convenes In that city August Cth, 7th and 8th. They wplll be accompanied by the District Grand Master, Edward S. Lewis also of this city. Wednesday evening, Kansas City Patriarch No. fiC, with 13 swords un der command of Captain Thomas Ea ton, and Lieutenant A. D. Parron, will Grand Session also leave to participate In the parade of Thursday and will also give an ex hibition drill while there. A PLEA FOR AID. By The Second Christian Church, at Present Located On 21st and Summit Streets. Kind friends as you know, for some time we have been struggling to se cure a respectable place of worship, ami many have been our hindoruiiccs. but we now believe that by the help of God nnd the management of our new minister we will be able to ac complish something commendable, to us as a church and to the race of w hich we are a part, a-id have adopted Ihis method of soliciting funds. Please assist solici tor to any amount you can nnd will. Deface the figure that registers the amount of your donation. Ione by the order of the Hoard of officers of Second Christian church 21st and Summit Sts. A. It. LITTLES. Minister. r.o. r,n, ro, ro. r.o, 2;., 2.1. 2.". 2".. 2."., 2... 2.1, 2., '.:. 2.1. 2.'.. 2.1. 10, 10, 10, 10, jo, jo, 10 10, jo, 10, jo, jo, 10. 10, jo. 10, 10, 10, 10, . 10. 10. 10, JO, irt. lu, 10, 10. jo, 10, 10, 10, i". 10, n, r, r. r., n. " r, ". , r, r, r, r, r, n ". r, t, r, n, r, r, ,", ". r, i, ;i, r, r, r, fi. . n r r r -I r. This card registers the amount each member is to give or solicit. STATE FAIR SEDALIA. Great preparations are being made for the Seventh Annual Exhibit ion or the Missouri State Fair. .October f 11th. 1!W7. Three new brick huriiK, practically fireproof, with a capacity of l.'o animals each are belnK erect ed. New walks are being laid and and the old ones repaired. Larger water main are laid and extended to all stock barns, affording an abund ance of water for live stock and an Increased pressure for extinguishing fire. The main boulevard Is being' laid with macadam under the super vision of the United States Depart ment of Good Roads, thus furnishing a sample of permanent roadway for the Inspection of visitors, built in the niose npproveil and practical manner. Every possible convenience for the comfort and entertainment of visi tors Is being provided, and the most successful meeting In the history of the institution Is assured. The Coun ty Clerk has Premium Lists for dis tribution, or Secretary Ripley at Se dalia will furnish you with fid in formation. In the middle of October lltoO, when nature was In one or her most fas cinating moods, a little group of girls met under the supervision of Madam J. F. Shannon as chneron at 1717 K. 17th Street, for the purpose of organ izing a club. t The name was then brought, forth and one bright, energetic woman, with the consent of the girls, decided that the organization would he called Clionlon Circle deriving its mooning from "Clio" one of the Greek tiurKca of Epics poetry. Tho purpose of the circle Is to bring about a social nnd Intellectual ad vancement and to do charitable deeds the circle has become a member of the Womans' State Fed. -.ration and was represented by Mrs. Zella Arnold at the last meeting of the federation dur the holidays. Having thus given a bazaar, moon light fete ami also a reception during the holidays giving the Old Folks' and Orphans' Home ten dollars and have at the present time a reading room located In Miss Annie Warner's Conservatory, with a collection of fifty books and many periodicals we feel thankful to our Savior and the many friends that take such Interest In the circle. And It Is also a pleasure to see the number has greatly Increased during vacation and the circle feels confident the old adaee "The more tho merrier," will be fulfilled. of the U. B. F. The olllcers first elected and mem bers belonging are: Pearl II. Chou teau, Pnsident; Lottie II. Whining ton. Vice President; Mamie l'aue, Secretary; ltessie Patterson, Assist ant Secretary: Mrtle Lewis, Treas urer; Lola Ross, Editor; lllauehe Dar ker, Librarian: Mrs. ,1. !'. Shannon Critic; Mabe Hell. Est. I la Christian M.Mlle Foster. Ollie llaynos, Elizabeth Hold. -n. Kuth Knox, 1-:1 it li Overs Mary Richardson. Portia Tillman. Leiior.i Thtirman, Nellie Thomas, Cap tolia ilsoti. Mesdames Maude Price and Z.clla I'riee. July Li. 1!iu7. To The Editor of The Rising Son: Through your newspaper, I beg to call to the attention of our people the fact that December 17. I!u7. will be the one hundredth anniversary of the birth or John Greelileaf Wiiitticr. I need not remind the Negro people or the unselfish labors rendered by tills great individual to the causv of freedom and for the perpetuation of tile Union. Our race owes him a debt or gratitude which it will bo difficult for us to repay. It seems to me that it would he very fitting if wo should begin now to make preparat joint to celebrate this anniversary in a befitting maimer. Such a celebration should be ar ranged for in schools, churches, by literary organizations and various oth er organized bodies. I am just In receipt of 11 letter from friends- of the poel living In Aineshtiry, Mass., his eld home, advis ing of plans now being perfected for I he celebration of this great event in Ameshiiry. I trust that our people everywhere will let the world know through a proper celebration of the event how much they honor the memory of the sainted Whittlcr. Yours faithfully, HOOKER T. WASHINGTON. BEAUTY CONTEST IS ON Everybody who takes the Rising Son and who wishes to enter sonic name or vote for the names which have ulready been sent In, cut out the coupon in the paper and semi It to 1 1 E. I'.'th. You can vole a many times 11 you buy the papers and cut out the coupons. Let everybody take an Interest In this contest. Let. the iiaines of every beautiful or good looking wom an be sent in. If she Is married put her in the married column, and II she Is single put her III the single belles column. If you are not a sub scriber buy the paper at any one of Smith's Drug Stores. THE NAMES OF THE MARRIED WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN EN TERED IN THE BEAUTY CON TEST: Mesdames Laura Johnson " Minnie Crossvvaitbe I." John Lang 1' Minnie .mines 1K .losie Finney L. Moss 12 Dorothy Harris I"' W. II. Hubhel IX Hues Francis Anna Mickles I" Frankle (livens 1" Arthur Piillam 1'! Tom M Campbell Li .lames Cowdeii 1 Ceo. Walker I'i C. Randolph 1-' Maggie Clay l-" 1 larvi y Wells 1 " ( ). J. Marsiiiui II It. Hendi rson E. Martin 1- M. Moselv I" I-'. .1. Wiav.-i I- Lena lirui-e . . II T. C. Chapman I- W. E. Grillin 12 Alberia 1 hompkins 12 Pearl Riley II Ollva Page 10 .1. Hill 11 P. Campbell 10 I. Fields '' J. N. Hitch H Fannie Morton ! Hertle Kennely Itertha Kennedy 12 Pearl Webster 9 Katie Kennedy 1' and S. M. T. M MBEK .Ilio. Rone II .). S Harris II. Waal. 11 10 1. Jackson s S. Ilacote 12 F. .1. Pi ck il S. .lordon 12 C. II. I 'oilmen II Li 11a .lordon 1.1 H.tN na Redman II THE NAMES OF THE SINGLE LA DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED IN THE CONTEST: M Isses llesste Patli rson 20 1'isirl Chouteau 1 Lillian Wells h; Mab. l Hell 12 Emma Collins IS l-Mnionla llubel l! Mary Richardson II Cordelia Seymour H' Alberta Wills 1'i Emma Smith !" Vera Wesley U I .it I11 , Graham 10 Maud Olden II Miss Owen 1. Wiley 7 Miss Sasportas K M. Davis r, .i lia .lackinan S Katie Wright i Ida Godfrey K Maud 'I liorntoit II Ida Railey 12 Ida Foster II Naomla Flsk II Amy .lai-Kson 12 ( icrt rude Mv 1 rs !' Ruby llraclshavv '.1 Valtlcr Howuiaii in Ethel .l.ieksoli !' Il.ssle Whitney 17 Roth Knox ! Nellie Allen 12 Nora Reynolds II E. Collins I TWENTY-FIVE CENTS WILL GET YOU A HORSE AND RIG. he chances for the horse and Inur.y which are being raffled off b Dr. Then Smith can be bad at nio.it ruv business' place in town, (jet otir chances now and win a horse an I buggy. Full explanation can be re celved nt 07 E. 1 St 11 . Home phono r.H!7 Main. Look nt the vol Ing for the Reality contest, pick your lady and send In her name. This contest Is endeavoring to bring out Just who Is t hi- most lieaut ll'ul woman. Tin-re will be two contests, married ladies' contest and single ladles' contest. In sending In coupons pleaso specify vi Ih-i her married or single. Every body send in a name for we Intend t make this one of the greatest hits in this city. Cuts will appear in the paper from time to time. Send all coupons to !1 I 1-5. 12lh anil they will be duly registered. Every body Is entitled to a vole who lakes the Ills Ing Son and gets' a coupon from tho paper. Lawyer H S. SniHh or Kansas City. Kan., who Intends' to practice law In SI. Paul, Minn , Is having a very sn satlonal finish. The Idea of a Negro shooting at a colored lawyer because he garnlshoed his wages Is t thing to be Hi rot 1 led and condemned in ibis community. K It had been a While lawyer the Negro would have slilnU away like a b an ho I l Ills konie-l Its the same way in an Inisincs'-r, Ne groes do not give the proper amount of respect, to professional men and of respect to prolessh n il men and Nicioi-s vv ho have authority. The same vvav with a Ni-gm journal. When i :i teiioi't.-r goes nut and g"ts til" news of some negroes wrongdoing, then- is a great hubbub of di'-atislactioi- and a bowl and threats. Wednesday night n negro of big physiipie met tin- edi tor of this paper, and because of some news that was to i". "' bad gone In or will go in. began his braggard voice, but be was very easily ipilete-1 Let tills statement go broadcast to the public and whoever yon are, what ever you represent nnd how exclu sive you may be, do anything that's a detriment to the public, your name shall appear III the Rising Son. Tlious. anils of Negroes will read of their misdoing.