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HO IV IO THE TIME
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.

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