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Py to Advertise In the Rising Gon VOLUME XII. THE FARMERS' CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS. Macon, Mo., Nov. 19, 1907. The farmers' convention at the Western College, Macon, Mo. was a marked success, notwithstanding the Inclement weather. 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 race. 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-, izatlon of the convention with a view to developing the agricultural feat ure of the college work; looking to a regular annual 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 all phases. A committee was appointed on per manent organization, and the meet ing adjourned until 10 o'clock on the morrow. 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 Dutter 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 Soil" 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 lowing officers: Mr. Craig Griffin of Macon, Presi dent; William Henderson, of Dunce ton, Mo., vice president; J. H. Carter. Macon, Mo., treasurer; Prof. C. B. Johnson, of Call no. secretary. Other Interesting papers were read on "Poultry Raising" and "Floral Farming," 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 teresting. 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. II. Garnett; be It Resolved, That a standing vote of thanks be tendered him by the con vention assembled, thereby express ing its gratitude for his thoughtful service and its approval of the move ment; Whereas, The farmers, in a meas ure compatible with the weather, have shown their interest by their at tendance and exhibits; and Whereas, The students entered so heartily and enthusiastically into the spirit and purpose of the convention; be It further Resolved, That we thank them In dividually and collectively and rec ommend that all engage in a united effort to propagate and perpetuate the Idea of a great farmers' inven tion at Western College; Whereas, The need and usefulness of the convention to our Industrial folk and to our educational plant at Macon, Mo., is so imperatively neces sary; be it itesolved. 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. Respectfully submitted, C. D. JOHNSON, Chairman. I. L. GARNETT. R. D. JOHNSON, JAS. A. GAY, M. F. LEWIS. GREAT BEAUTY CONTE8T HAS CLOSED! Much Thanks to Be Extended to the Overftowini Crowd at Con vention Hall. The Rising Son Bows in Humble Obedience to the Will of the Great Body of Negroes. We have found you ot last! The Eureka of our hope! We shall earn estly strive to retain th's confidence. When we started our Beauty Contest we had no idea It would meet with such approval as it did. Hut last Thursday plainly told us where the hearts ot the black folks back ing a negro paper. Too much can not be said of the occasion, as It was one of the grandest things that ever happened. In regards to the ladles we do not think anyone was disap pointed. All was satisfied. Those re- ceivlng honors among the single ladles were Bessie Patterson, Alberta Wells and Edmonia Hubbel. Among the married women were Minnie James, Frankie Givens and Phidella Mitchell. The first two leaders re ceived, single, a silver manicuring set, valued at $25.00, Gorman make; married, a handsome cut elass water set. valued at $35.00 cut incog del Al. Mode. Those second the same nn or der for a $10.00 photograph of them selves, life-size. Third, as honorable mentioned and running high. At one time the crowd became no unmanageable that Mr. N. C. Crews got up and 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 nffair. There were gains in all of the names In the contest from 50 to 100 votes, IT you will 'notice we will give you name of the first ten ladies in the married or single list In their respec tive order, above the list, showing where the voting began before iroinc to the hall: MESDAMES. Married ladles: Minnie James, first. Frnnkie Givens. second. Phllldella Mitchell, third. Mary Rucker Green, fourth. Josephine Finney, fifth. John Lange, sixth. W. II. Mubbcll, seventh. Hattie Adams, eighth. F. J. Weaver, ninth. Luella Reeves, tenth. MISSES. Bessie Patterson, first. Alberta Wells, second. Edmonia Hubbel, third. Ethelyne Wilson, fourth. Emma Collins, fiflh. Maud Olden, sixth. Corrlenne Bettis, seventh. Cordalia Seymour, eighth. Ma Foster, ninth. Ella Jacques, tenth. 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 30 at one time They all re ceived a square deal and good treat ment. Mr. Harsfeld. the president, sees to It that every one of them can 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. Let more Negroes each day be In full at tendance at this very satisfactory store. TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS, WITH GAS, BATH AND HEAT, CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE 3427 Y MAIN. FOR YOUR for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, KANSAS CITY, KAN., NOTES. Miss Inez Link ot Topeka was the guest of Miss Mabel Madison for three days. - Sick List: Mr. Vohles, Mrs. Ella Robinson, Mrs. Roach and Ensley. Miss Effle Gant and Mrs. Pauline Freeman are able to be up and about. Sewing circle of First Raptlst church' will meet at the residence of Mrs. O. W. Burdette, 722 Everett. Mrs. Ida Moseley left for St. Paul Minn. Mrs. Fannie Anderson la the guest of Miss Eula Brown at Waverly, Mo. rs. Katie Inor of 312 Nebraska ave nue, and Mrs. Marrletta Dixon have been quite ill at their homes. Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Sims served a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at their home, 1023 New Jersey avenue. Those present: Rev. Bowen ami family. Lawyer Henderson and wife, Mr. Squire Lee and wire and Mrs. Stella Broad. Miss Florence Smith is now Mrs. Florence Montague. Married Nov. 29. There was a surprise party given in honor of Miss Inez Link of Topeka, Kan., at residence of Mrs. Fannie Tea vault. Thirty-six were present. There will be a rally at the Metro politan Baptist church Sunday, De cember 8. E. C. GANT, C14 State. THE SILVER LEAF CLUB. An Ornanization of High School Girls and Boys, Which Should Be Broken Up. On T'".lav nleht. Dec. fi n re. porter vlsl'- .1 n ball at Arlington hall, 18lh and M irrlson streets, clven hv 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 cents could come, as was seen by the reporter. We 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- lug. Oh, such hours for boys and girls attending BChool who have their lessons to cot. The nnrciits nf the children should lake note of mich af fairs and put n check on them.. Es pecially fin Olir VOIlinr 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 majority, 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 are we to build up strong men and women by allowing the younger people to run loose? Just to think of girls, possibly coming In about 7 or 8 o'clock In the morning, snfing she had stayed nil night at Miss C. B.'s or nnv 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. Iiok at the man nish young boys. What Is Jo be done? Parents, be careful what you allow your daughter to attend. Such clubs must be broken no. Thev must be opposed. Where are .your wives coming from ir you nllow jour girls to become grown before they are nnd spoiled at an unseasoned age? True there were two or three elderlv In, lieu nt the dance, hut they could not con trol 80, 90 or 100 girls and boys. No use locking the door after the horse has been stolen. No use tlehtenini. up on your girl after she has been ruined or misled. These things must be looked after, and it should begin now ! ! MOST OF THE NEGROES HAVE SAVINGS AT THE UNION NATIONAL. Many Negroes have their bank ac counts at the Vnlon National Bank. This bank has Increased Its deposits. Those having money there need have no fear. The hank Is on a solid foun dation and Mr. W. II. Seeger, oiip 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 DRE88MAKING CALL ON MRS. HUFF, 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS FACTION GUARANTEED. CHRISTMAS ADVERTISEMENT Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. ENTERTAINED. Mr. and Mrs. William Payne -f 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 Chilli cothe, a well known orator and civil service gentleman; Edward Jones of Chllllcothe, a well known business man, and a few of Kansas City's best colored gentlemen and ladles. After dinner the party was entertained by music and games. On December 1 the members of the Clinlcle Circle gave an Informal re ception nt the residence of Miss Myr tle Lewis. 1820 Highland avenue. In honor of Miss Hazel Washington of Topekn, Kan., ami Miss Irene Beard of Oniabn. Neb. The circle colors, red and white, with ferns anil palms, were the deco rations. Those present were: Miss Irene Heard, of Omaha; Miss Bessie Patterson. Miss Pearl Chou teau. Miss Lottie Whittlngtou. Miss Capltola Wilson, Miss Myrtle Lewis, Miss Hoi tense Flood, Miss K.I I 111 Overs, Miss Zola Pigeon. Miss Ethel Gatewood, Miss Warneda Abernathy, Miss Wlletta Mathenn, Miss Mavzel Williams, Kansas City, Kan.; Miss Edith Million. Denver, Col.: Messrs. ('. Savage, W. Jacobs. Lawrence. Kan.; Hay Reed. H. Johnson, J. Craw ford. W. Dawson. E. Green, Charles Hubbard. E. Steele. D. Emery. It. Worlham, E. White, A. Patterson, Roy Dorsey, F. Stewart. C. Davis and H. Collins. By special request Miss Overs and Messrs. Hubbard and 10 White rendered solos. "Hypocrite" Defined. Mr. Held, the leader of (he com monwealth Free Trade parly of Australia, objects to being called In parliament by his hist mime. At a re. cent meeting there was a persistent Protectionist Inteijeclor. who nt last called out: "Good old George!" Mr. Held then fncussed bl in wild bis mon ocle, and Icily observed. - have not the slightest objection to my friends calling me George, but when a man calls me George who would be glad to see me under a sleain roller I cull that man a hypocrite." What Father Does. Mothers muy talk, work, struggle to make their sons models by winch to shape a new heaven and a new earth. Bui. the boy's world is in the man who Is his father and the boy believes that, whatever may he right on Sundays or at prayer time, the things that aru really good, that .eally count Tn life are what father does. Moreover, It la what father does which defines the means with which the boy shall work, the sphere wherein his efforts shall be shaped, in a word, what father does is the beginning is it is the end of the boy's achievements. Harper's Bazar. Fore 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 mure 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 the range of man's capabilities. Were steam, water, windmills and the strength of all men and animals com bined they could not even approach the tremendous force of this mighty power. Reviving an Ancient Game. One of the recent revivals is the ancient game of bowls, which now bids fatr to take once again a leading place among the sports of Merrle England. As a matter of fact. It Is Just as good a game to-day as It was In the time of Raleigh or In the remote Anglo Saxon times. From a medical point of view we have nothing but praise for this most excellent of recreations. It provides open air exercise and amuse, ment for old and young. It Is admira bly fitted for many Invalids, and above all It Is one of the best of what may be called natural opiates. Medical Press. 1907. SPECIAL. Hatleshurg. Miss., Dec. ".The Thirty-second annual communication of the Most Worshipful Stringer Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Mississippi, was held here during the past week and was attend ed by over 1,000 from all parts of the state, and many distinguished and prominent visitors were present. The delegation was composed of doctors, lawyers, bankers, merchants, preach ers farmers, planters, business men, and working men all united to better the condition of the race. Rev. B. W. Lampton, D. D., of Greenville, Miss., Is the Grand Mas ter. He Is one of the most noted men of the race In the United States. In addition to being at the head of the grand which has a membership of 11,0(10 In Mississippi, he is also finan cial secretary of the African Metho dist Episcopal church, handling over a hundred thousand dollars every year for the church. The Stringer Grand Lodge is noted for Its financial standing. It owns l.ooo acres of land in the Dolta valued nt $tu.0oo, and has a large bank account to Us credit. The membership and finance have greatly Increased under Dr. Lampion. In token of appreciation for his faith ful service, Dr. Lampton was pre sented wllh a handsome gold walch, from Loudon, England, which cost $1,000. It is unique, and especially adapted to a Mason, because one can tell the time in the dark as well as in the light. It strikes the hour, then the minutes past the hour by touch ing a spring. John W. Strain her, of Greenville was chairman of the com mittee that made the selection. The presentation was made by I.. .1. Whf ston, of Greenville. It was decided to raise the endowment to $7oo. 'I'lie report of Hon. E. E. Perkins. Secretary anil Treasurer of the Ma sonic llchclit Association, showed the receipts of the department for the past 12 months to be $ I liii.l'so. n. paid to widows anil orphans, $117,100 27. and a cash balance on hand of lis. ! I :'.:;. This did not Include the grand lodge funds collected during the year which amounted In $;.ooo; ami the Grand Master paid over to Ihe Grand Lodge $1.1 IK. the amount collected for charier and dispensa tions. The following ollicei's were elected: ltev. I'.. W. Lampion, of Greenville, Grand Master; W. A. .1. Morgan, of Shelby, Deputy tirand Master; II. .1 Lacy, of Shlloh, Grand Senior Ward en; G. S. Goodman, of Holly Springs. Grand Secretary; T. .1. Wilso), of Mcrldcn. Grand Treasurer; E. E. Perkins, of Edwards. Secretary and Treasurer of the Masonic Henclll As sociation. KANSAS CITY KAN., NfTwS. Resolutions of Sewing Circle of First llaptist church In honor of de. ceased lliembi', Mother Louise Downs, 71 years old, died of paralysis al the home of her son, Mr. James Downs, 422 Haskell, Dee. :t. I!lu7. Our friends we meet here this afternoon lo pay our last tribute of respect to all that is mortal of Mother Down The sliver chord has been loosened, and the golden bough has been bro ken, the spirit of our Mother has gone lo its long home. So today whilst we meet here in deep sorrow yet we are sure that we are ready to say: God's will he done. She lived a consistent Christian and was alwas ready to do whatever was assigned to her hands. The afternoon of Thank'ivlng day Mother Downs was in our midst greeting us with smiles. To the sor rowing grief stricken loved ones our heart goes out in the deepest sympa thy. We commend them to the God of all grace and comfort and pray that they one and all might meet here nt last. In that fair land where no tears are ever found, no heart is ever broken, and that our loss Is heaven's gain. E. II. HILTON, E. PORTER. Cunimiliee, Mr. Henry Sims Is senounly 111 ut his home, 1023 New Jersey. "They say the marriage will be soon." Mrs. ('Brrio Thompson, of Denver, Colo., Is the guest of Mrs. ('has. Ash. Mrs. Fannie Anderson reports a NUMBER 1 pleasant time to Waverly. Mo. Mrs. Ella Robinson Is up and about again. Mr. and Mrs. II. Knok, of Muskogee, I. T., have permanently located In this city Correspondent E. C. G. The members of the Old Folks' and Orphans' Home Association de sire to thank most heartily the kind friends who so generously responded to their Thanksgiving appeal. Es pecially are they Indebted to v pub lic schools and churches. The following Is n list of donations: Manual Training High School. .$13.25 Lincoln High School 17.20 Lincoln School 8 2." Douglas School 12.17 Attucks School 12.00 Attucks School. Rosedale 2.23 Garrison School 8.03 Bruce Sscool 4.25 Allen Chapel 0.75 St. Augustlna Mission 3.20 Central Christian Church 1.00 Vine St. Baptist Church 3.01 Centennial Church 1.40 Total $'.i2..ri!t Provisions were sent by Manual Training High, Lincoln High, Attucks, Attacks, Rosedale, Bruce, Penu and Thatcher Schools. St. Aiigostina Mission1 and Second llaptist .Church, Messrs Robert Schells, and Rosonbloom; Mesdames Betty Scott, A. Jones and Callle Ed wards each has donated a ton of coat I his autumn. The Association also desires to thank the public for the splendid patronage given to the Bazaar recently held nt the Vine St. Auditorium. A full report of the nffair will be given al an early date. Encouraged liy the universal liber ality of the community, it is the inten tion of tin' Association to erect In the spring a new Home which will be a credit to the Negro population of Kansas City. As the Benefit bequest which has been reserved for that pur pose is wholly Inadequate for the erection of such a building, it is hoped Unit Ihe public will continue to con tribute to thi' llniiie thai the bequest may be kept Inlaci and also largely augmented by generous suhscrlp l Ions. MRS. C H. CI'M MINGS. Pres. VICTORIA K. OVERALL, Secy. A STATEMENT FROM W. DAWSON IN FAVOR OF W. T. WASHING TON FOR CLERK IN EN GINEER'S DEPART MENT. To the Public: I hereby announce t,, nil my friends who supported me for the position In the Engineer's Department that I am now out of the race ami turn my sup port to U'm. T. Washington, whom I believe is the strongest Negro for the position. Thanking my friends tor t heir support of me, I am, Yours truly, WILSON DAWSON. H. SANCHES MARTINEZ. THE MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER RECEIVES ANY KIND OF PHOTO GRAPHS AND ENLARGING PIC TURES AT HIS RESIDENCE, 628 TRACY AVE. BELL PHONE M 3127. MR. SANCHES MADE THE PICTURES FOR THE TWO LADIES, MRS. GIVENS AND MISS WELLS IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST. HE DOES GOOD WORK AND SHOULD BE PATRONIZED. R. C. 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 n t- Ing him he always had a smile for his friends. This paper Is growing Into a broad and progressive Journal for the ben efit of all the Negro people. We fight for right with nil our might. FOR SALE. Two rooming houses, one seven room furnished, another ten room newly furnished. Gas and water In both houses. Sell or rent 780 Main and Grand.