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TJOIV IG THE TIME FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS ADVERTISEMENT
it Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State.
KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 11)07.
THE FARMERS' CONVENTION A
Macon, Mo., Nov. 19, 1907.
The farmers' convention at the
Western College, Macon, Mo., was a
marked success, notwithstanding the
The meeting was opened In relig
ious form, led In prayer by Rev. E. D.
Green. The president of the college
delivered an opening address, setting
forth the object and Importance of
the meeting, and pointing out the ad
vantages which the agricultural de
partment of the school will be to the
Splendid remarks were made by
Mr. Craig Griffin of Macon county, O.
T. Redd of Cooper county, Mr. Speed
Daniels and many others made re
marks favoring the permanent organ
ization of the convention with a view
to developing the agricultural feat
ure of the college work; looking to a
regular annunl meeting for the pur
pose of relating facts and experiences
and observation In a way to Improve
and advance the art and science of
farming in nil phases.
A committee was appointed on per
manent organization, and the meet
ing adjourned until 10 o'clock on the
The morning session of the second
day was begun with singing by the
convention and prayer by the presi
dent, and the work of the previous
day was resumed.
A very fine paper was read by the
representative of Marlon county on
'Dairying and Clean Butter Mak
ing." "How Plants Grow" was discussed
by the representative from Shawnee
county, Kansas. "Soil Feeding, or
Rotation In Crops," was presented by
the representative from Macon, Mo.
Shelby county representative told us
about the "formation of the soil." The
representative from St. Louis county
discussed the "Disease of Plants."
A discussion on "Improvement of
the Soli" was made by the representa
tive from Monroe county, and "Graft
ing" was discussed by the representa
tive from Sangamon county, Illinois.
At this juncture the convention ad
journed for luncheon, and reassem
bled at 2:30 p. m.
The convention went Into perma
nent organization by electing the fol
Mr. Craig Griffin of Macon, Presi
dent; William Henderson, of Runce
ton. Mo., vice president; J. H. Carter,
Macon, Mo. treasurer; Prof. C. R.
Johnson, of Callao, secretary.
Other Interesting papers were read
on "Poultry Raising" and "Floral
Fanning." after which the convention
adjourned to meet at 7:30 p. m.
Judges were then selected to award
the premiums on the products, cakes
butter and bread. About two hours
were spent in hearing reports and
speeches from representatives of 33
counties, which were immensely In
The committee on resolutions made
the following report:
Whereas, The idea of a farmers'
convention at the Western College
and Industrial Institute was conceived
by our president, Dr. J. H. Garnett;
Resolved, That a standing vote of
thanks be tendered him by the con
ventlon assembled, thereby express'
Ing its gratitude for his thoughtful
service and its approval of the move
Whereas, The farmers, in a mens
ure compatible with the weather,
have shown their Interest by their at
tendance and exhibits; anil
Whereas, The students entered so
heartily and enthusiastically into the
spirit anil purpose of the convention;
be It further .
Resolved, That we thank them In
dividually and collectively and rec
ommend that nil engage in a united
effort to propagate and perpetuate
the Idea of a great farmers' conven
tion at Western College;
Whereas, The need ond usefulness
of the convention to our induntri.il
folk and to our educational plant at
Macon, Mo., Is so Imperatively neces
sary; be It
Resolved, That this organization be
come permanent and meet annually at
the Western College' and Industrial
Institute on the first Friday and Sat
urday In November.
C. B. JOHNSON,
I. L. GARNKTT,
R. U. JOHNSON,
J AS. A. GAY,
M. F. LEWIS.
GREAT BEAUTY CONTEST HA8
Much Thanks o Be Extended to the
Overflowing Crowd at Con
The Rising Son rows In Humble
Obedience to ths Will of the
Great Body of Negroes.
We have found you at Inst! The
Eureka of our hope! Y.'n s -.all earn
estly strive to retain this eo'ifldcnce.
When we started our Remit v Contest
we had no idea it would inert with
such approval as it did. put last
Thursday plainly told us where the
hearts of the black folks laid, barr
ing a negro paper. . Too much can
not be said of the occasion, as it was
one of the grandest things that evr
happened. In regards io the ladles
we do not think anyone was disap
pointed. All was satisfied. Those re
ceiving honors among the single
Indies were Ressle Patterson, Alberta
Wells and Edmonia Hubbel. Among
tho married women were Minnie
James. Frankie Givens and Phldella
Mitchell. The first two leaders re
ceived, single, a silver manicuring
set, valued at $25.00. German mnke;
married, a handsome cut glass water
set, valued at $35.00 cut incog del Al.
Mode. Those second the same an or
der for n $10.00 photograph of them
selves, life-size. Third, as honorable
mentioned and running high.
At one time the crowd became so
unmanageable that Mr. N. C. Crews
got up anil addressed It on the Ris
ing Son. telling the object of the con
test. The editor of the Rising Son
was kept busy answering questions
concerning the status of the affair.
There were gains In nil of the names
In the contest from 50 to 100 votes.
If you will notice we will give you
name of the first ten ladies In the
married or single list In their respec
tlve order, above the list, showing
where the voting began before going
to the hall:
Minnie James, first.
Frnnkie Givens, second.
Philldella Mitchell, third.
Mary Rticker Green, fourth.
Josephine Finney, fifth.
John Lapge, sixth.
W. II. Hubbell, seventh.
Hattie Adams, eighth.
F. J. Weaver, ninth.
Luella Reeves, tenth.
nessle Patterson, first.
Alberta Wells, second.
Edmonia Hubbel, third.
Ethelyne Wilson, fourth.
Emma Collins, fifth.
Maud Olden, sixth.
Corrlenne Rettls, seventh.
Cordalla Seymour, eighth.
Ida Foster, ninth.
Ella Jacques, tenth.
KANSAS CITY, KAN., NOTES.
Miss Inez Link of TopeKa was tho
guest of Miss Mabel Madison for
Sick List: Mr. Vohies. Mrs. Ella
Robinson, Mrs. Roach and Euslcy.
Miss Efile Gant and Mrs. Pauline
Freeman are able to be up and about.
Sewing circle of First Baptist
church will meet at the residence of
Mrs. G. W. Rurdette. 722 Everett.
Mrs. Ma Moseley left for St. Paul
Mrs. Fannie Anderson Is the guest
of Miss Eula Brown at Waverly, Mo
rs. Katie inor of 312 Nebraska a vet
nue, and Mrs. Marrietta Dixon have
been quite ill at their homes.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Sims served a
leliclous Thanksgiving dinner at their
home, 1023 New Jersey avenue. Those
present: Rev. Rowen and family,
Lawyer Henderson and wife, Mr.
Squire Lee and wife and Mrs. Stella
Miss Florence Smith Is now Mrs.
Florence Montague. Married Nov. 29.
There was a surprise party given
in honor of Miss Inez Link of Topekn,
Kan., at residence of Mrs. Fannie Ten
vault. Thirty-six were present.
There will be a rally at the Metro
politan Baptist church Sunday. De
cember 8. E. C. GANT.
THE NEGRO PATRONS OF THE
. PARISIAN CLOAK COMPANY.
We were glad to note last Thursday
the great number of Negroes who
were at the Parisian Cloak Company
buying something. There were about
25 or "0 at one time. They nil re
eel ved n squoro deal anil good treat
ment. Mr. Harsfeld, the president
sees to It that every one of them enn
get an equal chance for their money
What more can you ask. The Paris
Ian Cloak Co. has become a regular
advertiser of the Rising Son. Le
more Negroes ench day be In full at
tendance at this very satisfactory
THE SILVER LEAF CLUB.
An O nization of High School Girls
and Boys, Which Should Be
On Th'- 'Hv night. Dec. 5, a re
porter vlslrrd n ball at Arlington hall,
18th and Harrison streets, given by
members of the High school called the
Silver Leaf club. People coming were
supposed to be admitted by Invitation,
but this was not so, for any one hav
ing 25 cent 8 could come, as was seen
by the reporter. Wo do not hold the
teachers of the High school responsi
ble for such dances. They danced un
til about 1 or 2 o'clock In the morn
ing. Oh, such hours for boys nnd
girls attending school who have their
lessons to get. The parents of the
children should tnke note of such af
fairs and put a check on them. Es
pecially on our young girls. To think
of school children having public balls
and allowing questionable characters
to attend! Such contact for our girls!
We speak not for the malorlty, for
they consisted of the club itself. The
parents should be more stringent with
their girls. I'pon the younger gen
erations much depends. How nre we
to build up strong men nnd women by
allowing the younger people to run
loose? Just to think of girls, possibly
coming In nhout 7 or 8 o'clock In the
morning, saving she had stayed all
night nt Miss C. B.'s or any other
girl's house. How can you prove she
stayed there unless by strict Inquiry,
or just to take her word. These things
are sadly deplored. Will we get any
relief from such. Ixtok at the man
nish young boys. What Is to be
done? Parents, be careful what yon
allow your daughter to attend. Such
clubs must be broken up. They must
be opposed. Where are your wives
coming from If you allow your girls
to become grown before they nre and
spoiled nt an unseasoned age? True
there were two or three elderly ladles
ot the dance, but they could not con
trol 80, no or 100 Kirls and hoys. No
use locking the door after the horse
has been stolen. No use tightening
up on your girl after she has been
ruined or misled. These things must
bo looked after, and it should begin
Mr. and Mrs. William Payne
2315 Woodland avenue, entertained a
few of their friends Thanksgiving
day. The house was nicely decorated
for the occasion in Oriental trim
mings. The table was decorated and
set In ancient style. The guests of
honor were Colonel Winfrey of Chl'.ll
cothe, a well known orator and civil
service gentleman: F.dwnrd Jones of
Chlllicothe. a well known business
man, and a few of Kansas City's best
colored gentlemen nnd ladies. After
dinner the party was entertained by
music and games.
On December 1 the members of the
Cllnicle Circle gave an Informal re
ception nt the residence of Miss Myr
tle Lewis. lS'.'t! Highland avenue, in
honor of Miss Hazel Washington of
Topeka. Kan., nnd Miss Irene Beard
of Omaha, Neb.
The circle colors, red nnd white,
with ferns and palms, were the deco
rations. Those present were:
Miss Irene Beard, of Omaha; Miss
Bessie Patterson, Miss Pearl Chou
teau. Miss Lottie WhittiiiL'ton, Miss
Capitola Wilson, Miss Myrtle Lewis.
Miss Hortense Flood. Miss Edith
Overs, Miss Zola Pigeon, Miss Ethel
Gatewnod, Miss Warneda Abernathy.
Miss Wlletta Matheua, Miss Mav.el
Williams. Kansas City, Kan.; Miss
Edith Million. Denver, Col.; Messrs.
C. Savage. W. Jacobs, Lawrence.
Kan.; Ray Reed, II. Johnson. J. Craw
ford. W. Dawson. E. Green, Charles
Hubbard. E. Steele. D. Emery. R.
Wort ham, E. While, A. Patterson, Roy
Horsey, K. Stewart, C. Davis and -II.
Collins. By special request Miss Overs
and Messrs. - Hubbard and E White
Mr. Held, the leader of tho com
monwealth Free Trade) party of
Australia, objects to being called In
parliament by his first name. At a re
cent meeting there was a persistent
Protectionist lnterjector, who nt last
called out: "Good old George!" Mr.
Reld then fncussed him with his mon
ocle, and Icily observed. "1 have not
the slightest objection to my friends
calling me George, but when a man
calls me George who would be glad
to see m under a steam roller I call
that man a hypocrite."
BANK OF COMMERCE HAS GONE
The Bank ef Commerce after a
splendid fight has gone to the walls.
H was tile last stand of caster. The
final on-slaught settled her. Dr.
Woods, it's president; .Mr. Winaut and
W. A. Rule and a few others went
down to defeat, but they went down
In glory. She could not stand that
steady run of customers. She closed
her doors Thursday morning. Great
sympathy must be expressed for those
who stuck to her until the end. O.
Tempera. O. Mores: many Negro
school teachers, lawyers, anil doctors
had money in the bank. Sorrow must
lie si nt out to all. Bear up Kansas
City In tills great wave which ha
reached our doors.
R. ('. Martin, who died last Sunday
morning, has left a gap in our midst.
His was a life calm serenity, and yet
those who knew know him to be a,
man of distant habits, yet on meet
ing him he always had a smile for
Great Speech by Dr. W. T.
TWO NEAT FURNISHED ROOMS,
WITH GAS, BATH AND HEAT.
CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE
3427 Y MAIN.
MOST OF THE NEGROES HAVE
SAVINGS AT THE UNION
Many Negroes have their bank ac
counts at the Vnlon National Hank.
This bnnk has increased Its deposits.
Those having money there need have
no fear. The bank Is on a solid foun
dation nnd Mr. W. II. Seeger. one of
the directors, Is an able financier.
During the entire financial stringency
he, with the rest of his colleagues,
Is carrying on through the trouble.
FOR CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE
DRESSMAKING CALL ON MRS.
HUFF, 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS
What Father Does.
Mothers may talk, work, struggle to
mako their sons modelB by which to
shape a new heaven and a new earth.
But tho tMiy's world Is in the man who
Is his father and the boy believes that,
whatever mny be right on Sundays or
at prayer time, the things that arj
really good, that eally count tn life
are what father does. Moreover, It Is
what father does which defines the
means with which the boy shall work,
the sphere wherein his efforts shall be
shaped. In u word, wbut father does
Is the beginning s It Is tne end of tho
boy's achievements. Harper's Bazar.
Force of a Cyclone.
Careful estimate of force of a cy
clone and the energy required to
keep a hurricane In active operation,
reveals the presence of a power that
makes the mightiest efforts of a man
appear as nothing In comparison. A
force equal to more than 400,000-horse-power
was estimated as developed In
a West Indian cyclone. This greatly
exceeds the power that could be de
veloped by all the means within tho
range of man's capabilities. Were
steam, water, winunmis ann in
strength or all men and animals com
bined they could not even approach
the tremendous force of this mighty
Reviving an Ancient Game.
One of tbe recent revivals Is the
auclent game of bowls, which now bids
fair to take once again a leading place
among the sports of Merrio England.
As a matter of fact. It Is Just as good
a game today ns It was In the time
of Raleigh or In tho remute Anglo
Saxon times. From a medical point of
view we have nothing but praise f'tr
this most excellent of recreations. It
provides open air exercise and amuse,
ment for old nnd young. It Is admira
bly fitted for many Invalids, and above
all U Is one of the 'jest of what may
be called natural opiates. Medical
The Honorable V. T. Vernon, Reg
ister of the I'nlted States Treasury,
spoke in the large auditorium of the
Baptist Church at Durham. N. ('.. on
the evening of November 2ii. I'.H'V, to
a crowded bouse.
The meeting was presided over by
Dr. James I-:. Shcpurd. one of the
Secretaries of the International Sun
day School Vnlon who is doing spe
cial work among the Colored people.
When the Register arose to speak
lie was greeted with great applause,
which continued throughout the ad
dress. II is subject was "The Negro
Among other things he said:
"All true Americans regard with
extreme satisfaction the preachments
and efforts for an era of good feel
ing on the part of the leaders of the
North and the leaders of tho South.
The coming together of the hitherto
discordant elements In our body po
litle can but meet the approval of
the patriotic citizens of the Auiori
While tills feeling of charily tr
afl and malice toward none Is ever
increasing, we must all agree that
It should be sulllcieiit ly inclusive to
embrace the Negro, and that II will
never have accomplished its full pur
pose until he, a necessary part of this
Republic, Is the beneficiary of the
If such a spirit Is necessary to the
rehabilitation or the Southland, and
the building up of the .Northland as
it relates to the American white man
witn ins education, wealth anil power
bow much more Imperative it Is
that the Negro, the weaker race
should be fostered and encouraged in
tin- same way.
The weak look to Die strong. Hie
Ignorant look to the intelligent - look
to them for aid, leadership, light an
Justice, Justice unalloyed, Justice
full and tree is thai which the Con.
hi It nt Inn guarantees and that which
will bring a better day to our conn
The evidences or progress around
me, the prosperity of the Negro
which 1 have observed in the South
ail convince tne mat mere Is Here a
spirit of mutual helpfulness between
This is gratifying and reassuring
those or us who desire this better
era. The elimination or selfishness on
the part or both races should lie
sought after. The economic phase of
the quest Ion should not lie confused
with the racial phase.
It may be diliicult for some to al
ways realize that race prejudiei
should have no part In ImsinesH re
lallolis. Wherever llie .Nemo mattes
himself competent and worthv his
color should not bar him from re
uiiineraiive employment and proler
I ! tn of the laws in the performance
of his tasks. The hotter element of
the while race should and tlo look
with favor and sat isf,i"t inn, upon tin
efforts oT the sturdy prognv.slvt
Neurit, lie in turn asks and should
receive their protection from any IIU
which may he visited upon him be
cause of his nice. Keeling secure lie
will more Industriously strive to be
come a factor for the commercial and
Industrial uplift, or his community.
The sum total or tin- progress of his
locality will be hindered or helpid by
bis Individual status. So then, the
protection of the laws, the opportun
ity to thrive should be guaranteed
him on the one hand and should be
accepted bv him on the other. This
Interdependence of the white man and
be acknowledged by
right and strive (or
the Negro must
all who see the
1 am always optimistic with regard
to the final outcome id this question.
The patience, industry, fidelity, hope
fulness anil splendid endeavor of the
NegiV through long generations an
an earnest of the Indestructibility
which always counts in the lives or
These qualities have always made
for the splendid triumph of the
American white man nnd I believe the
better natures of a people who have
thus succeeded will be appealed to
successfully by weaker people travel
ing the same pathway. It is be
cause or this that I have r.iltli beyond
tho discouragements placed before us
by any who doubt the final success
of the Negro.
Those who advocate that the Ne
gro should not be educated indirect
ly speak for more Jails, more repres
sive laws and mole crimes.
I'o educat it of the Ignoble into
tin noble, Irom I he lower to the
higher, t it m narrowness to broader
vision, Irom badness to goodness Is
the supreme duly of all who see the
I'liblased educators, statesmen and
publicists of the highest order urn
very where arguing for an enlight
ened eili.enshlp which will include
the Nemo. In a country such as
outs, where bayonets do not control.
where the ballot Is sovereign, where
law Is King, our Republican form or
lint et anient is protected and secure
when civic virtue of the highest or
der Is in the ascendant.
It. was an Inspiring sight a few
lays ago to see Theodore Roosevelt,
the President of the I'nlted States:
Andrew Carnegie, the philantritplsl ;
.lames Itryce, the diplomat, and James
R. Garfield, the statesman, lay aside
pressing duties and weighty respon
sibilities, to participate in the fortieth
anniversary exercises of one or tint
great Institutions id learning where
hundred-i of Nei;ro youth are being
educated. The encouragement, ad
vice and hopefulness propounded In
tie' addresses of these great men
meant more for the race aijd nation
than we can here estimate. Their
philant roplc unselfishness act was
hut in line with the spirit of the age,
which spirit Is making lor the
amelioration of all untoward condi
tions and the betterment of all hu
manity. Such acts exhibit a lofty
purpose, tli ilgrowth of the idea
that service in oihers is paramount,
ami that no man's duty l-i complete
unless it encompasses his duty to
his fellow men as well as to him
self. As a race we must put ourselves
at all lines in harmony with this
spirit. We shall be able to measure
up to the same by making ourselves
the hluhe.-.. types of manhood and
It' we iy well to heart these
thoughts an I demand of oiirsolvo-i
the best that is within ns, we sha'
raise ourselves In the estimation 'if
all the world and prove ourselves
worthy of till the best men of America
will finally secure for us."
The Register Is d'-llvei'ln? In all
sortion-t of the country addresses,
and Is thus working earnestly to bene
fit the race and serve his people.
After a splendid reception tendered
hi in bv the eltl.ens or Durham, h"
left to attend tl meeting of the A. M.
E. Conference nt Wilmington, N. C,
where he nlso spoke.