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The Great Beauty Content will Close at Convention Hall. Will You Be There ? '5 it Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. VOLUME XII. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1G, 11)07. Nl'MHEK I t A CHANGE IN THE BEAUTY CON TEST. Because of the fact that the Beauty Contest Is nearing the end, we have arranged a special way whereby ladles may be placed In the contest. We have been empowered by the com mittee to place the name of any beau tiful lady in the contest to the amount of fifty votes. Let everybody take an Interest In the contest to the ex tent of sending a ladle's name In. Anyone desirous of entering the con test can enter with a start of fifty votes. Coupons can be bought at Smith's two drug stores, and Mccamp bell's and Huston's drug store. Prizes will be ou exhibition beglnlng about the 1st of the month. To the most beautiful married lndy a Punch Bowl Set; to the niORt beautiful single lady a Silver Manicuring Set. These prizes are worth striving for, any person, therefore, desirous of entering some beautiful lady, please send In her name with a year's subscription and we will give fifty votes to everyone of our subscribers who pays a year's subscription In advance. Let every name be sent In and everybody be ready to come out to Convention Hall Thanksgiving. The name of the married women who have been entered In the Beauty Contest. MESDAMES. Minnie James 610 John Lang 595 T. C. Chapman 593 Minnie Crosswaite 579 W. H. Hubbell Z2 Frankie Givens C02 Anna Mickles 587 J. N. Birch 576 Josephine Finney 591 Bessie Conway 585 Alberta Tompkins 597 Leona Redmon 559 F. J. Peck 588 Lena Jordan 600 Katie McCampbell 552 F. J. Weaver 619 Sallie Booker 563 Harvey Wells 571 P. Campbell 575 Bertie Wheeler Kennedy 598 Frank Walker 572 Martha Mosely 509 Hnttle Adams 605 Llllle Williams 586 E. B. Ramsey 570 B. C. Miller 499 Bertie Kennedy 557 Arthur Pullam 592 Hezekiah Walden 589 Lena Bruce 561 Bessie Abrnms 573 Annals Garrett 555 AUie Carpenter 411 K. Martin 540 Olivia Page 500 Fannie Morton 496 Pearl Riley 407 John Rone 471 J. S. Harris 475 Mattie Johnson Clayton 2C3 Alvln Jordan 571 James Hill 569, Lester Davis 497 Phldella Mitchell 583 Burt Hill 4X9 Ma Fields 421 Pearl Webster 399 Francis Jackson 370 Katie Kennedy 508 Lena Johnson 241 Lilly Savlngton 271 Fannie Moss 389 B. B. Francis 390 C. Randolph 399 B. Henderson 204 Lucella Reeves 475 Ada Thayers 256 Birdie Addison 503 B. O. Taylor 470 J. E. Perry 389 Clara Walden 4C7 Dora Fisher 315 O. W. K. Love 405 Mme. De Vaul Vincent 460 Dan Willis 497 Ella Hackley 301 M. R. Green 594 Robert Wiley 486 James Carpenter 225 Benjamin Darden 225 Erma Ford 479 Lydia Gardner 361 May Miller 505 Madge Burns 507 J. E. Carpenter 415 THE NAMES Or THE SINGLE LA DIES WHO HAVE BEEN ENTERED IN THE CONTEST: MISSES. Edmonla Hubbell 633 Emma Collins 650 Naomi Fiske 530 Bessie Patterson 636 Mabel Bell 615 Cleo Brassfield 599 Cordelia Seymour C23 Alberta Wells 635 Maude Olden 531 Babel Vaughan 609 Ethylene Wilson 589 Captolla Wilson 541 Bessie Whitney 579 Emma Smith 483 Mayme Bradbury 510 Pretzel Hamilton 573 Pearl Chouteau 423 Lula Graham 575 Ida Godfrey 603 Maude Thornton 597 Ma Railey 506 Amy Jackson 564 Mayme D. Morris 525 Gertrude Myers 536 Ethel Jackson 467 Myrtle Peake 467 Amelia Davis 329 Cora Ramey 494 Emma Rogers 356 Grace Thomas 510 Myrtle Lewis 373 Lillian Wells 574 Maudest Thomas 329 Ruby Bradshaw 463 Lossle Pennlston 509 Bessie Owens 489 Katie Wright 471 Ella Jacques 603 Zella Jackman 289 Ida Foster 607 Amanita Moore 453 Anna Warner 378 Victoria Overall 396 Leroy Booker 479 Sadie McWaters 389 Vallle Bowman 515 Bertie Foster 499 Mabel Knox 431 Geneva Wiley 497 Corrlene Bettls 409 Ruth Knox 487 Pearl Mace 461 Wllletta Methena 274 Willie Mae Glenn 306 M. Shorter 469 There was a little supper party giv en nt the Caterer's Cafe, 1223 Balti more, Tuesday, Nov. 2nd. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. William McKnight, Mr. and Mrs. John Ford, Mr. and Mrs. B. George, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jackson. They expressed them selves as highly pleased with the ser vice the received from Mr. James and Grimes, Props. These gentlemen are always prepared to serve any kinds of evening parties. Great Lovjoy Meeting at A Hen Chapel, Sun day, Novembe SPEECHES BY PROF. G. N. GRISHA' AND PROF. SH ELTON FRENCH. INTRODUCTORY 8PEECH BY f , I. M. HORTON OF THE LOCAL COMMITTEE. EXTRACTS OF THE-OtECHES OF THE EVEN ING. BISHOP GRANT, PRESIDENT OF STTE ORGANIZATION OF NE GROES SCORES BEN TILLMAN. - f Beauty Contest Coupon I vote for M as the most beautiful lady of Kansas City Signed After reviewing the incident of the Alton tragedy Prof G. N. Urlsham said that that event was but one among a series of events indicating the Irrecon cilable conflict between the free and slave states of America. The South, alarmed by the Nat. Turner insurrec tion, irritated by British emancipation two years later, and enraged by the ominous activity of the abolitionists, was doing everything possible to main tain and extend slavery. The period from 1831 to 1841 was a period of strong feeling, of bitter discussion and of mob violence. The abolitionist, while they represented the conscience of this nation pitted against its selfish ness. 19th century enlightenment against mediaevalism, civilization against n survival of barbarism, and humanity against oppression, hail to pay the price of nil leaders of reform movements. They were hated and maligned and persecuted both north and south. James G. Burney was driven from Kentucky because he freed his slaves and advocated eman cipation. Pennsylvania Hall, built anil dedicated by the abolitionists in Phila delphia, was burned to the ground after three days' use. William Lloyd Garrison was dragged through the streets of Boston and Imprisoned for the awful crime of expressing his opinions. Abolutionist meetings were broken up by mobs in all the leading cities of the north and the houses of defenceless Negros were destroyed without any effort on the part of the civil authorities to offer even the sem blance of protection. Mindful of such outrages, Elijah P. Lovejoy said to the St. Louis com mittee that urged him to keep still: I have sworn eternal hostility to slavery and I cannot turn buck." Then his troubles began. His press was destroyed. He himself, to use his own language, "was hunted like a partridge upon the mountains." His first demand was freedom for the poor oppressed Negro, but he was soon driven to ask for free speech, freedom of the press and finally protection to life and property. He got nothing he asked for. He fell and the mob triumphed but the principles he fought for and died for are winning their way not only in America but In the world at lurge. How can the Negro prove his grati tude? Let him continue to grow In worth nnd worthiness; let him become a free man nnd a good citizen. Let him hold on to what he has and ever contend for all that justly belongs to him. He has had great friends In the past and has good friends now. lb can not hope to stand alone. Let him make alliances. By dint of Intelligence and manly insistance he may hope ultimately for a larger measure of right and protection than he now en joys. President Shelton French began his speech thus: The history of the human race Is the rise and fall of nations. All nntions rise and fall In propor tion as they see nnd do the right or choose to do wrong. History proves that the growth nnd development of a race, people or na tion is slow, but permanent. Lnrge volumes gravitate almost Im perceptibly; and, the mills of Justice and equity grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine. Not other wise Is it when truth and right have a hearlg nt their day In court. It Is Inevitably true that all human rights are brought about by reforma tion and revolution. Our rights ns a distinctive race within this cosmopolitan nation must not be waged for by the sword on the field of carnage, suicidal extinction, Ours must be an Irrepressible, but. bloodless conflict. By being honest and tem iterate, In dustrious nnd economical, brave and Intelligently resentful, from the pul pit and pew, rostrum and stump. In and parliaments, with Irreslstable force of logic with pen, and Invinci ble and elnqinnt argument with voice wo must protest loud, long and often. It must bo the voice of one crying In the wilderness, "Make straight the paths of an oppressed people." The name, Luther, stands for relig ious reformation; Howard for prison reform; Wilberforce, for British Ne gro freedom; Garibaldi, for Italian civil liberty; George Washington, for American constitutional liberty; and, thut of Elijah Parrish Lovejoy stands for your and my physical, political and constitutional freedom, rights ami opportunities the chance to be a 'man, a manly man and a womanly woman among men and women whither soever dispersed about the globe. Lovejoy. in his life, spirit nnd sen timents lived for this; and in his dualh he died a heroic martyr in or der that his convictions and teach ings might live, nnd that we might; become the happy recipients of the fruition of his labor. JV ' opportune and expedient that we pause here a moment for the pur pose of erecting In our hearts an Im perishable monument; nnd, build at our firesides an eternal altar in com memoration of the life and sacrifices of this great heroic character, this unselfish man, this pre-eiiiinincut commoner, this apostle nf American Negro freedom ever to be known as a man with a single idea. Lovejoy stood, not only In mortal danger, but he stood almost alone in battling for the principles of freedom that moved his heart. Did I say stood alone? No, No! Our Christ and n legion of Invisible hosts in fiery charots were around and nhoua him, giving him courage and Inspiration. Although he died, his teachings lived, drenched the nation in blood; and, made free 4.000,0110 of slaves. Hence, on last Thursday, Nov. 7, our people everywhere observed Love- Joy Day, the 70the anniversary of his tragic death. He was educated for the ministry, but drifted Into Journalism. His first paper was the "St. Louis Observer'' published In St. Louis, Mo. For an offensive, anti-slavery edi torial he was forced to remove to Alton, III., where he published the "Observer," In which he severely and mercilessly attacked clavery, nnd thus became a marked ami obnoxious, though fearless, abolitionist. I His first three presses were de stroyed by proslavery, hybred mon sters. Undaunted, the people provi ded him a fourth press. At midnight, Nov. 7, ls.17. Elijah Parrish Lovejoy, at the early ago of 3"i. full of vigor, and nt the height of a frenzied ambition, was shot to death' while attempting to defend his rights In protecting his property this last press the gift of admiring friends. 1 We do not believe this to mean all white men. or yellow men, or red men, or brown men, or black men but all men. We believe the apostle Peter when he said, "I perceive of a truth that of one blood of God creates all men." M.irU you, again, all men. And, we believe ill the sentiments of the Scotch poet, "A man's a man, for a that, and a that." They have said that when the Ne gro became educated, went Into busi ness, owned property ami had a bank account, he would come into his own. But they now say that education and wealth only until him for the place they have so carefully llxcil ami provided for him in our bodv pol itic. Of our religion, they say It Is pure ly emotional without any deep set principles, or llxlty of purpose. I do not believe that education, wealth, or even clirlst lauit v. alone, will solve our problem. This Is our problem, ours by Inher itance, ours by environment, and ours for solution. I believe that the above mentioned elements or equations, if harmnni onsly blended and correctly pursued, will In the end give the dlslred re sult. The arrows of calumny nnd pros crlplion have been dipped lu the poi sou of vituperation; and, with fiend Ish vlndict Iveness are hurled at our torn and bleeding bosoms, but while hope holds out and faith fails not, we shall press on with renewed zeal. 11 11 discouraged, tin.lisnia.ved, ever look ing for the rift and silver lining in the darkest clouds o'er shadowing our pathway. KEEP OFF THIS DATE. Jan. 20. 1908. THE UNITED K. OF P. LODGES. 9 IN NUMBER, WILL GIVE ON MONDAY, JAN. 20, 1908, A GRAND RECEPTION TO THE BENEFICI ARY BOARD AND WILL ALSO HAVE AS THEIR GUESTS THE SU PREME KEEPER OF RECORDS AND SEALS. C. K. ROBINSON. OF ST. LOUIS AND MAJOR GENERAL R. R. JACKSON, OF CHICAGO. COM MANDER OF ALL THE UNIFORM ED RANK IN THE WORLD. WATCH THIS PAPER FOR PARTIC ULARS. Prof. Shellou French, acting pres ident of the Western I'nherslt.v. de livered a splendid and elo.pient ad dress at the Lovejoy meeting last Sunday evening at Allen's chapel, loth and Charlotte streets. The oc casion was cnjoycil by all. NOTICE. The supporters of Dr. .1. K. Dibble wish to announce to their opponents that they have refrained from making a dirty light because it was the wbh of Dr. Dibble to make a high class campaign and he has kept them from Ibroniug mud. but if the other side persist then Ms supporters will ilo the same. Though Dr. Dibble lias kept them from throwing mini (bey will do It anyway. PROF. GEO. M. JACKSON AND HIS FAMOUS 23RD REGIMENT BAND, OF TOPEKA, KANSAS, HAS BEEN SECURED FOR CONVENTION HALL AT THE ODD FELLOWS THIRD ANNUAL DEMONSTRATION. AT THIS TIME ThE BEAUTY CON TEST WILL BE DECIDED. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LADY WILL HAVE THE HONOR OF LEADING THE GRAND MARCH AND BESIDES THE PRIZE SHE WILL GET, SHE WILL RECEIVE A HANDSOME BOUQUET. Friendship, Love and Truth The building committee of the five Lodges of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows will give their third annual Public Demonstration and Entertainment in Convention Hall, Thanksgiving November 28, 1907 AT THIS TIME THE BEAUTY CONTEST VILLL BE DECIDED. A Punch Bowl Set for the Most Beautiful Married Lady and a Silver Manucuring Set for the Most Beautiful Single Lady. At 2:30 p. m. a grand street parade of principal streets ending at the Hall. A concert will be held from 3:30 until 5:30 in the afternoon. Doors open for evening Entertainment at 7:30 p. m. Competitive Drills for Cash Prizes between St. Louis, Topeka, Atchison, St. Joseph and the two Kansas Cities. Pa triarchies Drill at 8:30 sharp. Grand March at 9:00 sharp. Voting booths open from 10 to 11:30. Winners in the Beauty Contest will be announced at 12 o'clock B. T LEWIS, Chairman.