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T77T17 ?m n,'lr FIDS MITE FEBRUARY 21, 1908 IS ! : : : : : : ; . It Pay to Advertise In the Rising Don for It Reaches More Monte of Colored People than any othei Paper In the Otate. VOLUME XII. KANSAS CITY, MO.. SATURDAY, 'DECEMBER 28, 11107. NUMBER 20 The Metropolitan Street Railway as a Corporation is a Necessity to City f There teeing to be a tendency on the part ot certain newspapers to i continually harp on the so-called mhv doings of the corporate Interest in this city. For what reason that they h have more to aay about one corpor is at Inn than all the others In indeed a strange state of affairs. In attacking the Standard Oil com- Spany, the Beef trust, and railroad re- Mbatlng well and good, but why in the tftaame of the American constitution do ' TL. . 11 1 gnnese newspapers coniiuuaujr iy uu the Metropolitan Street Railway com pany. If a corporation la violating a law or tramping on the interest of the people than newspapers are for the purpose of whipping them back In line. A newspaper is the servant of the people. The power of the press is a mighty force". Newspapers came into vogue about the time of Edmund Burke, but it was during the time of Macauley that they began to supplant oratory. During the eighteenth con tury in England a man wTJo af'that time wishing to impress parliament would resort to pamphifet forms be sides having bis speeches printed in the dally papers of that time. Thus we see the rise of the press. In the same manner the New York Sun Hnntnn Tranacrint and the Kan' Isas City Star and other papers were :eought after by the people because 3they represented power. ' The Star in . . . . .. . i 1 a . .. 1. 1. 1 HHnH.h nis city nan nau a reiuruiB uwm. n most every stand that they have taken they came near being right, with the exception of this dogged and Wrsistent fight they are making on jthe Metropolitan and Its head. Does he Star seek to break up this cor- ration or to bring It under the con- fines of their enclosing grasp? If so, they are wrong In forcing such conditions of affair. What has this corporation done that Is so appalling to the public What law has the noble bead of the company violated? Because he has Ik not become subservient to the wish es or this migmy paper : is me mm1 nanv oversteonlng its rights? . Are the people being harmed or cheated by some chicanery resorted to by the corporation? If so. these are serious questions to be considered. But in all the annals of the Metropolitan's history you cannot find any big grabs or steals that they have done. Let us rise up to a high plane of reason ing. Let us take the two-head sword of truth and deal blows both ways, ut who we will or who we may. What really has this company done or what is it trying to do. Some 25 or 30 years ago Kansas City was nothing but a little, rocky burrough, with a big muddy river running along its sides People who wished to visit the place 9 came in vans or big moving wagons P. 3. BROWN, JR- THE MARK HANNA OF KANSAS CITY. P. S. Drown, Jr., Is a very familiar name, but everybody prefers to can him Sherry. Mr. Brown has been Identified with polities for the last 15 years. He knows the game from start some in stage coaches. Neighbors to nnl8n- Vou can .nc ,o1 Mr wishing to see each other used horses wown- le ,s one ol lne . oe" or vehicles. Now what hannened? I "-" . a tow ontornHuitxr men rm here ness man, very conservative. Mr. seeing the prospect of 'a growing ,,rown ,IW' ,u town, decided to start a stock company clean politics. He is a man who does nr .nmethin that the nennia neertert more for his friends than he does for most Traveling facilities at that time was greatly to be desired. What did they do? Why. they began oper ating mule cars. What next? Why, these cars grew into cable cars. What next? Why, the cable cars grew Into nur iireaent riav .tMtrie enra nf snn.1 t th. n,en hn w0n I the power behind the throne direct thla tr.t car svatem are dead. but'nS the forces, fie Is really the only himself. He Is very unselfish. He always believes In helping the other fellow. Ills chief force Is or ganization. When Mr. Brown orga nizes, there Is no one in the city who can beat him. He never aspires to be- head of the organization. He is Ood bless them their good work is being carried out by the able officials of the present railway system. Never kill the hen that lays the golden egg. Now, don't y6u remember that the Kansas City 8tar was once a very weak paper? Why, twenty-five years ago it, too, was having Its rise. Now, Joday without a doubt, it. stands as the strongest newspaper. io the West. What makes a newspaper strong? Why, It's 'immediate circulation in the surrounding .districts and suburbs. But why don't the Star realize that they could not of had such a splendid field for action without the city had Inducement for the people to come here and settle. Transportation is one of the greatest Inducements thatcould be desired. 8treet carsTo carry a man almost In front of his door or place of business or perchance In any white man that can thoroughly or ganize the Negroes. The Negroes have great confidence In Sherry as they are wont to call . him. Mr. Brown la not only a power In his word, but has great influence in the city. With such men In bis ward be hind him as W. T. Green. J. Ed. Jewell, H. E. Welsflog, Capt. Henissey, Capt. Edmomt, Judge Burnett,, and a fa others yoif may readily believe that there is no other organization that can beat them In the ward. Mr. Brown Is destined to be postmaster or occupy some of the other large na tional positions. One groat charac terlstlc of Mr. Brown is that he al ways keeps his word. It Is such men that the Negroes must praise and ex toll In public. SPIRITUALISM A RELIGION. portion of the city. The Metropoli- ... . . . tan is a corporation, but tills snoum 80ME TRENCHANT REFLECTIONS not engender a long period of oppo sition to It. For as a corporation It is a necessity to the city Just a few weeks ago the Wektport division was extended; the Jackson avenue Hue was changed. What does this mean? It means an enlargement of the city Nothing but the foresight and shrewd observance of Mr. Bernard Corrlgan the president of the company, could have brought about these Immediate changes. I-ook at the possibilities still before us. Our west traffic way proposition, more cars; farther exten slons of the various lines. Work for thousands of people. Prosperity nd a general helpfulness. These THEREON. 4is VjrT-J c$:k set, (fsrfa te2;. T. M. C. A. NIGHT SCHOOL. EIGHTEENTH AND THE PAREO. OPENS MONDAY, JANt'AHY 5. VMH. things that the Star must not over look. It Is true that this company Is a corporation. But don't they have a right to exist? Anything that Is done to injure this company would natural ly affect the city. Don't you think that these good deeds call for encour agement Instead of excoriations? This Is a serious proposition. It must be considered In its true light; It must be looked at from a staudpoint of fairness. A square deal to all. Special privileges to none. Pax et Tempus. SPIRITUALISM IS SPIRITUALISM. CALLING IT NAMES WILL NOT CHANGE IT ANY MORE THAN CALLING THE MULTIPLICATION TABLE A NOVEL WILL CHANGE IT FROM WHAT IT IS. CALLING SPIRITUALISM A RELIGION DOES NOT MAKE IT A RELIGION. THERE ARE SO MANY RELIGIONS BESIDE THAT WHICH 18 CALLED THE CHRI8TIAN RELIGION, ONE NAT URALLY INQUIRES: WHICH RE LIGION IS SPIRITUALISM? AND INA8MUCH AS ALL RELIGIONISTS are I HAVE DENOUNCED SPIRITUALISM LAGE, FOREMOST UPON THE PAN ORAMA OF LIFE, EMINENT DI VINES, KEEPERS OF GOD'S WORD, WERE PUTTING TO DEATH THEIR CONTEMPORARIES IN THE NAME OF RELIGION. NO SUCH RELIG ION BELONGS TO SPIRITUALISM WHERE INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE PUT TO DEATH, BEING ACCUSED OF BEING POSSESSED OF THE DEVIL. THUS SPIRITUALISTS WERE TREATED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION. PROF. L. L. THOMPSON, 2319 Highland Ave. NELLIE B. SNAOON, Sec. AND PERSECUTED SPIRITUALIST, IT IS NO HONOR TO ADOPT THE NAME. WHEN I BEGUN TO PER CEIVE TRUTH IN SPIRITUALISM, A GOOD PIOUS SISTER ASKED, IN A REPROACHFUL TONE: ARE YOU WILLING TO BE CALLED A 8PIR ITUALIST? PUTTING ALL THE ODIUM IN THE EXPRES 8ION POSSIBLE. THIS SISTER AC CEPTED AND APPARENTLY PRAC TICED THE PREVAILING RELIG ION, BUT TRULY, AT THIS LATE DAY, THIS IS A SMALL MATTER TO DISCUSS WHEN ALL EYES ARE ODO FELLOWS MARCHING ON. (Tune "Tramp. Tramp. The Boys Are Marching.) I, As Odd Fellows linn we statnl. Linked together Heart and llan.l. For poor widows and the orphanx we must care From far East to Western shore, Stand united ever more As Odd Fellows we are ever march ing on. 'ho. AN J. L. MAT INTERVIEW FROM 80N. A reporter for the Son a short time ago in an luterview from J. L. Mnt son, the colored grocer at Nineteenth and Grove streets, gleaned these facts. Said Mr. Matson: "In my business I find you cannot depend on the Illg to-Do Negro for support. The society negro will not help his race to advance in the commercial world it Is the low. Ignorant Negro win will come around. The society Negri will only come around Alien he has tickets to sell or asking for a dona tion. A few nlways come around to my place. KANSAS CITY, KAN8A8. Miss Mattle Miller of Macon, Mo., was a guest of Mrs. G. W. Burdette en route to Lawrence to spend Xmas with relatives and attend the Inter state Literary society. Mrs. Ellen Blue returned borne from a visit to Bartlesvllle, Ok. The Sir Knights are preparing for a mock breach of promise suit, which will be soon. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner have a fine baby girl. Miss Mayzelle Williams left for 1111 nols to teach school. Miss Edna Berry of Jefferson City, Mo., is borne to spend Xmas. Prof. Rouse and, wife probably will locate permanently in this city. Attorney J. F. Bradley is seriously 111 at his borne. 400 Haskell. Mrs. J. W. Allen and Miss Mtnnle Gllmore of Leavenworth were guests of Mrs. Alice Bailey. a . . 1 i . I. n viiaal il Mrs. B. ureen oi i of Mrs. D. W. White, Her sisier. t v Wnnd and Misa Annette I Beott of St. Louis are here- visiting, j . tear the eas would not give sui- flclent beat the First Baptist church aa replaced its stoves. Mrs. Alice Bailey, will attend me Interstate Literary society and spend I TURNING TOWARD SPIRITUAL a few days In Leavenworth. ISM. EXPECTING TO FIND MODELS Mrs. Lydla Warder has been in ills-1 IN EVERY DEPARTMENT Of utt, posed. The Kirlng Son Is a very good pa per. Every Negro In Kansas City, Kan., should subscribe for the paper. Mrs. Bradford and Miss Bowman are visiting their sister. Mrs. Jenulo Wyatt. . Mr. Perry Swancey of Richmond, Mo., is here as substitute postman during the holidays The Christmas tree at the First Baptist church was beautifully deco rated and each individual seemingly was remembered. Miss Mamie Blue Is visiting in Omaha, Neb. The "Sad Wall Whist club" met at the residence of Mrs. Vivian Clay. Miss Florence Tlllery of Seneca Kan., is at the residence of Miss Amanda Jeunlnes spending Xmas. Mrs, Hattle Taylor of St. Louis Is the guest of Mrs. Mary Brown during the holidays, AND IF ALL WHO ARE CALLED SPIRITUALISTS, LIVED ACCORD ING TO THE DEMANDS OF THE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPIRITUALISM, THEY WOULD COMMAND THE ADMIRATION OF THE WORLD. SOME, I KNOW, ARE TRYING TO DO THIS AS FAR AS THEIR SURROUNDINGS WILL ALLOW. IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF SPIRITUALISM THAT ANY COME SHORT, BUT OF THE EX POUNDER8 AND PROFESSED REP RESENTATIVES. SPIRITUALISM MUST COVER THE EARTH AS THE WATERS DO THE SEA, THROUGH IT MAY BE BY ANOTHER NAME YET NO BETTER NAME CAN BE FOUND. IT IS MORE EXPRESSIVE THAN PROTESTANT. JEWISH, RO MAN. CATHOLIC, OR EVEN PAGAN CALLNG WHAT IS TRUE A FALSE HOOD. DOES NOT MAKE IT SO t SQUARE DEAL AND FAIR AT MITCHELL'S DRY GOODS STORE The motto of Mitchell's Store that It In a store of the people. Thl motto. Ir carried out In Its entirely It Ih a store lor all the people, tli colored people ns well as the whit people. All get a square ileal there, Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Campbell an the rest of the people connected with the store give tle negroes good treat ment. A great number of negroes g cheao bargains for their money. Thl Is one of the mnny places for negro to patronize. EACH ONE MUST DECIDE FOR HIM neleeutes to the Interstate Literary I SELF. SINCE WRITING THE FORE society are: Miss Nettle Penlx. Miss goinq the muum i m r-.nc TmiRKio Smothers. Mrs. Lena Downs. COMES TO HAND, I Aimnu Mis Rtella Wilson and others. I GRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF WMfeKfc Mr T'.lla Cllne of St. Iuls is the THE WITCHES OF SALEM BLfctK. guest of Mrs. I. F. Bradley during the BY GILBERT P. BROWN, WHICH IS .1I.I. PFF V. r.. ANT.- I HEALTHY KbAUIINU. incne, I it . .... .... 172 West. I THAT BUST NHW truvii-Mnw viu THE NEW YEOMEN HALL AT 910 CAMPBELL ST.. IS THE FINEST AND MOST UP-TO-DATE HALL 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. DAWSON A TRIMBLE. 804 E. 10TH ST. and 818 E. 10th ST.. FLAT H. BELL 'PHONE, 4540 MAIN. Ilatleshurg. Miss, -The Thirty-second annual communication or the Most Worshipful Stringer Grand ldg of Free and Accepted .Masons of Mississippi, was held here during the past week mid was attMid ed liy over i.Uilil from all parts of the state, and many distinguished and prominent visitors were present. The delegation was cum posed of doctors, lawyers, bnnkcr. merchants, preach ers farmers, planters, business men, and working men all united to better We crowd Thy Gates with cheerful ,m, r(in,ii0 of the race. song, Hall the mighty men of Truth. Joined together linked In three; Friendship. Love ami t'nity, As Odd Fellows we are ever march ing on. :. Some from distant cities came, With us they rejoice today. They help make this strong ami mighty endless chain With us don't you want to go. You'll regret It. never no. As Odd Fellows we are ever march' int on! !. On tlfis bright Thanksgiving Day We love kindness to bestow. And from Friendship's link we wilt 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 I'lito her we offer song. Give to her the silver-plated shield of Truth Live h r memory through all aiS''H. Write her history, seal the pages; In our mighty number she goes marching on'. FOR CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE DRESSMAKING CALL ON MRS. HUFF, 2303 HIGHLAND. SATIS FACTION C.UARANTEED. 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 4?7. MR. SANCHES MADE THE PICTURES FOR THE TWO LADIES MRS. GIVENS AND MISS WELLS IN THE BEAUTY CONTEST. HE DOES GOOD WORK AND 6HOULD BE PATRONIZED. This r.nner Is growing Into a broad and procresslve Journal for the bui eflt of all the Negro people. We fight for right with all our might. TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS, WITH GAS. BATH AND HEAT. CALL 628 TRACY. BELL PHONE 3427 Y MAIN. Rev. K. W. Lampion. D. D.. of Greenville. Miss. Is the Grand Mas ter, lie Is one of the most noted men of the race in the Cnlted Stutes. In addition to being at the head of the grand which has a membership of ll.uiili in Mississippi, he Ih also finan cial secretary of the African Metho dist Episcopal ch in h. handling over a hundred thousand dollars every year fur the church. The Stringer Grand Lodge Is noted for Its financial standing. It owns l.mi'l acres of land In the Dolta valued nt fl'MHiu. and has a large hank account to Its credit. The membership and liuance nave greatly increased under Dr. Lampion. In token of appreciation fur his faith fill service. Dr. Lampion was pre senteil witli a handsome gold watch, from London. EiiKland. which cost ll.U'in. It is unlipie. and especially adapted to a Mason, because one rati tell the limn In the dark as well as In the Mailt. It strikes the hour, then I he minutes past the hour by touch ing a spring. John W. Strauther. of Greenville was chairman of the com mittee that made tlie selection. The presentation was made by L. J. Win ston, of Greenville. It was decided to raise the endowment to $7nn. The report of Hon. E. E. Perkins, Secretary and Treasurer or the .Ma sonic Benefit Association, showed the receipts of th department for the past 1J months to he IKIOHO IO. paid ti widows and orphans, $117.4'iu.a7, and a cash balance on hand of $IH. !M 'J.Jt::. This did not Include the grand lodge funds collected during the year which amounted to $,.ht)0; and the Grand Master paid over to the Grand Lodge $1,1 IX, the amount collected for charters and dispensa tions. The following officers wero elected: Rev. E. W. Lampion, of Greenville. Grand Muster; W. A. J. Morgan, of Shelby, Deputy Grand Master; It. .1. Lacy, of Shiloh, Grand Senior Ward en; G. S. Goodman, of Molly Springs. Grand Secretary; T. .7 Wilson, ot Meriden, Grand Treasurer; K. E Perkins, of Edwards. Secretary and Treasurer of the Masonic Benefit Association.