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A MERRVAMD- CHERRY CHRIQTIU1AQ TO ALL. '4 Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son for It Reaches More Homes of Colored People than any othei Paper In the State. VOLUME XII. SCENES FROM THE SMART SET. AMERICA'S LP.KATEST COLORED ORGANIZATION. SMART SET IS HERE AT GILLIS THEATRE. There are any amount of new of ferings in the theatrical world this season, but one that Is sure to at tract more than passing notice is the new musical comedy-uT-ama. "The Mack Politician." which has been se lected to exploit the rare talents of "The Smart Set," the best and most capable band of colored comedians be fore the public. It will be seen next week at the Gillis Theatre. This company is too well known to need lurther introduction here. Its fame extends all over the continent, and each season its popularity increases. S. H. Dudley, a really irresistible fel low who knows the value of clean cut. wiTolesome bumor, is at the head of the organization. He has been sup plied with a role that offers plenty of chances to score, and he rises to the situation admirably. His adventures anil escapades carry the fun clear through the play, but there is time enough in between for the introduc tion of over a score of catchy, tune ful songs which have made decided hits every time they have been sung. Mr. Dudley is supported by a sterling company of fifty people, who contrib ute unusually to the Biiccess of the piece. Prominent among the laugh provokers are James Burrls. Tom Lo gan. Alberta Ornies. Jennie Pearl. Rosa Iee Tyler and others. There ar- no lagging moments in the com edy, the action is fast and gingery, and the jokes are not reminiscent. The usual matinee will be given on KANSAS CITY. KANSAS. Ladles of the First Baptist Church Sewing Circle are going to have a bazaar on Dec. 23-24-2".. There will be apron booth, embroidery and sev eral other booths containing valuable and useful articles. Miss Donita Morgan, of Lawrence, and Mr. W. M. Tann. of Chicago. 111., were solemnly united in marriage. December 12, 1907. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Gorman, 1S47 No. Seventh street. Rev. G. W. Hurdette performed the ceremony. Mr. Albert Hurdette served for the groom. Miss Cornelia Ida Mills as bridesmaid. Sick list Mrs. Roach. Betsy Tuyior. Mattie Harris and Mrs. Mansfield. Rev. Jones of A. M. E. church has recovered from his slight illness. He preached a brilliant sermon Sunday morning; his illustrations were so ob vious. Mrs. Mary Jones, of 712 Freeman, is seriously ill. Sewing Circle of Metropolitan Bap tist church will be at Mrs. Bird's. SIS.". Freeman. This organization is as sisting all they can toward the prog ress of their new church edifice. Prof. R. G. Jackson, wife and chil dren, will spend Christmas at Law rence, Kan., aB guests of her sister. Mr. James McAfee's new residence at 342 Haskell is near completion. Mr. Chas. Scott, of Denver. Colo.. is visiting his mother, Annette Scott. :.17 State. Mrs. L. nrockman, of 832 State, is seriously ill. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, DKCKMBKIt 21. 1007. Miss Pearl MonU.mi.i y. of State! Normal, Emporia. Kan.. will spend Christmas at home. Mr. William lloone and Miss Minnie Hall were recently united in marriage at 604 New Jersey. Rev. (i. I. Grif fith performed the ceremony. Kansas City, Kan., reporter, E. C. G. Please send all K. C. K. news to Effie C. Cant, 614 State. ODD FELLOWS MARCHING ON. Hy LEON RHODES. Kansas City. (Written for Christmas. May 19"0.) (Tune "Tramp, Tramp. The ltoys Are Marching.) 1. As Odd Fellows firm we stand, Linked together Heart and Hand. For KXr widows and the orphans we must care From far East to Western shore. Stand united ever more As Odd Fellows we are ever march ing on. Cho. We crowd Thy Gates with cheerful song. Hail the mighty men of Truth, Joined together linked in three; Friendship. Love and I'nity, As Odd Fellows we are ever march ing on. 2. Some from distant cities came. With us they rejoice today. They help make this strong and mighty endless chain With us don't ou want to go. You'll regret it, never no. As Odd Fellows we are ever march- iug on! 3. On this bright Thanksgiving Day We love kindness to bestow, And from Friendship's link we will not ever stray Live the mighty men of peace, Day by day their ranks increase As Odd Fellows we are ever march ing on! 4. We give praises unto Ruth l'nto her we offer song. Give to her the silver-plated shield of Truth Live her memory through all ages. Write her history, seal the pages; In our mighty number she goes marching on! IMPORTANT. THE SHIRT WAIST CLUB WILL GIVE THEIR FIRST FULL DRESS BALL AT ARLINGTON HALL. FRI DAY EVENING. DECEMBER 27. 1907. ALL FORMER PATRONS TAKE NOTICE AND BRING ALL VISITING FRIENDS. JAMES BAKER. PRES.: CHAS. johnson, sec; w. d. garret, wm. Mcknight, reception com. admission 25c. matinee thurs day afternoon afternoon. DEC. 26TH. ADMISSION 15c. FOR CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE DRESSMAKING CALL ON MRS. HUFF. 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS FACTION GUARANTEED. TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS, WITH GAS. BATH AND HEAT. CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE 3427 Y MAIN. WM. J. CAMUBELL'S STANDING BEFORE THE NEGRO VOTERS. In a great crisis we always have a man to come forward and present him self as a leader of the people. In the election of Sheriff, there is no great principle to be fought out; neither is there any campaign slogans. It is al most a personal campaign. Both men says Mayor Beardsley, are spier did gentlemen, but I favor' Mr. CufiHiuell because the people in re-electing i'hrrles Baldwin expressed themselves l r a Republican Sheriff, therefore Mr. Cai: .V'H should till out the unexpired term f the late Mr. Baldwin." How i Mr. Campbell going to win the eli l on? By every man foing to the polls and voting early. All over the city; the Negroes have awakened to the fact that one of their white friends in the person of Mr. Campbell, is asking for their suffrage. There are "i.5u i Negro voters in the city. About 2,150 are qualified voters for this election. 1a-x every one of them within the reach of the mighty voice of the press, go early to the polls and cast their vote for Mr. Campbell. Mr. Campbell was born in the state of Ohio, where wayback in slavery days, white people operated the mult r grouud railroad whereby Negroes might be free. He comes from that good old puritan stock of white people who. as abolitionists, sought Irecdom for the slaves. Tingling in his veins is that vitality of the broad-minded white people, who believe in giving the Negro a show. Quoting our es teemed Mayor, we say: "There is noth ing bad that could be said of I he other fellow," but from the NVki'u staudoint we know "Bill" Campbell. We have talked with him. He has been a friend to us In the past and many and many a Negro has felt his liberality. It Is for these rea sons that the Negro must arouse him self ami when Dec. 27 comes, go to the polls and cast a vote for Mr. Campb bell, Kansas City's own favorite adopted son. YOUNG NEGRO REPUBLICANS MEET. The Hank and File Itepubliean Club had a splendid meeting at Its headquarters, !eix K U'th St. Thurs day, Dec. 111. The young men are pro gressing harmoniously and successful ly. The Club is In full luiiathv and is actively supporting Win. .1. Camp bell for Sheriff. Among the clistln gilished Visitors who addressed the meeting were P. S. Brown. Jr. one of the staunch fi lends of the negroes and W. T. Green, another friend. .1. Ed. Jewell, and II. E. Weistlog. "ho have done a great deal for the negroes. The Club was greatly encouraged by their addresses. Among the negroes who addressed the meeting were Dr L. .1. Holly. Wil son Dawson, W. T. Washington, and Jno. E. Allen. The officers of the Club are as fol lows : Jno. E. Allen, President: Dr. 1.. J. Holly, Vice Iresldent; Ixn Benton. Asst. Secretary; Dr. Thco. Smith. Treasurer; Joe Campbell. Sergeant at Anns. Executive Committee W. T. Wash ington, Chairman: S. IV Morgan. W. H. Countee. and the ex-ollicio ollirers of the Club. A SQUARE DEAL AND FAIR AT, MITCHELL'S DRY GOODS STORE. The motto of Mitchell's Store Is that it is a store of the people. This motto is carried out in Its entirety.. It is a store for all the people, tin colored people as well as the while people. All gel a square deal there. I Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Campbell and! the rest of the people connected withj the store give the negroes good treat-1 ment. A great number of negroes get j cheap bargains for their money. This i is one of the many places for negroes to patronize. THE NEW YEOMEN HALL AT 910 CAMPBELL ST.. IS THE FINEST AND MOST UP-TO-DATE HALL IN THE CITY FOR COLORED PEOPLE. YOU CAN RENT THIS HALL FOR PRIVATE OR PUBLIC ENTERTAIN MENTS, PARTIES. RECEPTIONS. BANQUETS, CONCERTS AND BALLS. PRICES ARE REASON ABLE. APPLY TO MANAGERS. DAW80N & TRIMBLE. 804 E. 10TH ST. and 818 E. 10th ST.. FLAT H. BELL 'PHONE. 4540 MAIN. I C. II. COCNTKEE. ADVANCED UNDERTAKERS. ('. II. Countee, of Countee Bros. I'll- dertakers. having completed a course in a Chicago ami New York S lioul of Anatonn. Sanitary Science and Embalming, is now before the public equipped with entirely new ideas. Serving an intelligent and prosper ous people they li.ne been stimulated to greater efforts. The requirements of the times nec essitate a scientific growth in their line of work. Countee Bros, are thoroughly pre pared to render their patrons infinite ly better service than eer before. They hae employed I lie latest im proxed methods, used ill the larger eastern cities, to assist them in suc cessfully handling all cases. All work placed in their hands is attended with diligence, fidelity and exactness. Countee Bros, are the only embalm ers in Kansas City who associate sanitary science with their work and can scientifically disinfect your resi dence, furniture anil clollili.g, in cases of contagious or infect ions diseases, positively preventing further spread of the disease. W. B. COI NTRKi:. pMS if-;, t S. II. Dl'DLEY. The Noted Colored "The Smart Set" has been hooked at the Gillis for next week. 'I'd is wilt be one of Hie prominent musical attractions of the season, and. judg ing l its popularity in the past, it will be one of the most delightful of fi rings of the Season The lierelllll.ll popularity of this clever colored or ganization is remarkable The Smart Set" is said to lie the Inosl popular eoloieil org.iiilat ion in Anier ica. as it has been plaOng to lie record breaking business in all the prominent cities of the 1'nited States OPEN HOUSE FOR THE RISING SON. The Rising Soli Wil 1 keep open house at lets E Uth SI X Mas t . All of tin- friends of the paper ale in Vilcd. Refreshments lice. LOCALS. The Bin lis Wheal let An Club will give an eiilertailimeTit at the Ai liiuMoii Hall X mas evening. Dec. 2Mb. Adiuls sion 2.1 cents. Mrs Sarah l.ee llammctt will leave the city next week for a lew davs" t isit to her home, (in hci tour she will give two song recitals at Hunts ville and Sturgeon. Mo. 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 to ail my friend.-1 who supported me for the isillon in the Engil r's Department that I am now out of the ra'-e and turn inv sup port to Win. T. Washington, wl i I believe Is the sirongest Negro loi the Hsition. Thanking mt Irictids for l heir support of ine, I am. Yours truly. WILSON DAWSMN. H. SANCHES MARTINEZ. THE MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER PECEIVES ANY KIND OF PHOTO GRAPHS AND ENLARGING PIC TURES AT HIS RESIDENCE. 628 TRACY AVE. BELL PHONE M 3427. 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. This paper is growing into a broad and progressive Journal for the ben efit of all the Negro siple We fis;!it for right with all our might. NTMIiEK ll Comedian. Wit li "The Smart S. t SPCCIAL. Ilaliesbuig. Miss. lec 7 The I II n l v .n ud annual coiiimuiili ai lou of the Mo.-t Uoishiplul Striiigci I. land Lodge ot l-'rec and Accepted Masons ol Mississippi, was held here during the i.i t lin k and was an. nd e In oti-r I .'in" tiimi all parts ol tin stale, and mam distinguished and pi liniment ti-iiois were present Tin deli gat inn wa.-. composed ol doitiiis. law ic is. baiiki-is. merchants, preach eis (aimers, p'anters. business men. and working men all milled to betti r the condition ot Hi.' race lift. E W l.amptou. ) I). of Greenville, Mis. is Ihe llialld la-s-ter He is one of the most noted men of the nice in (lie Tinted Stall's III addition to being at the head nl the grand which his a lueiiibei ship nl I 1 .'I'm III Mississippi, he is also litian rial secntarv ol the African Metho dist Episfopal c!i hi h. haii'Biug over a bundled thousand dollar-i cw-i year lor tin- chinch The Stringer iiand Lodge i . noted for Its financial standing It own- I. nun aiiesol laud in the liolta talin d at J pi.uu.i, and has a I atge bank account to its credit Ihe meuibei.'-hip and finance have greatly increased under lir Lampion In token of appreciation for his faith ful service. Dr. Lampion was pre setiii d with a handsome gold watch, trom London. England, which cost fl.unii. It is unique, and especially adapted to a Mason, hei ails" one can tell the time in tie- dark as well as in the light It strikes the hour, then the minutes past the hour by touch ing a spring. John W. Strauther. of Creeiiv ille was chairman of the com mittee that made the selection The present, i'ioii was made tiy I, .1 Win sloll. of (Ilietll'ille It Was decided to raise I he endow un lit to f Too The repot t of Hon. K E Perkins. Secretary anl Treasurer of the Ma sonic Benefit Association, showed the receipts of the department for the past U months to lie $1i;i;.::mi u paid to willows and orphans. 1 1 1 7. til" 'T, and a cash balance oil hand of flv :il!i't:: This did not include tin grand lodge f unis collected ilmim.-. tie- year which amounted to $ .". huh . and the ;r.H.d Master pail over to the (italld Lodge $1.1 Is. tile a II 1 1 ill 1 1 1 collected for chatters and dispeii.-a-tions. The f'i'lowing ol'ici r were elected Ki t E W. I.impt in. of (ireenville. fJrand Master; W. A .1. Morgan, of Shelbv. Iieputv (itand Master. It. .1 Lacy, of Shtloh. (ir.nel Senior Wtird iii: (',. S Coodtnan. of llollv Springs. Cr.ind Secretary ; T. J. Wilson, ot .Vcridcii. Crand Treasurer: E. E Perkins, of Edwards, Secretary and Treasurir of the Masonic Benefit As socia' i :i.