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THE LINCOLN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION,
To be held at Strope's Hall, Ninth and Central streets, February 12.
1903, promises to be a grand affair, given under the auspices of the Col
ored Press of Kansas City, Mo. The friends of the Rising Son and the
Liberator will spare no pains to make this an affair long to be remembered.
Invocation, Dr. O. W. J. Scott
Patriotic Song, by a chorus of Lincoln School Students, In costume, con
ducted by Miss Cora Yancy.
"Lincoln, the President," Profesgor A. O. Coffin.
,Muslc By Chorus.
"Lincoln, the Statesman," Major William Warner.
"Lincoln and the Union," Col. G. T. Wassom.
i Lincoln's Proclamation, Miss Anna ML Jones.
. Master of Ceremonies, Prof. W. W. Yates.
Committee of arrangements:
Professor J. W. Baldwin.
George W. Teeters.
P. A. Turner.
Duncan Oath, Secretary,
Lewis Woods, Chairman.
Dr. T. C. Unthank.
General admission, 25 cents.
THE HALE CHEMICAL SPRINKLER
Ex-Fire Chief, Geo. C. Hale, during
bis thirty-one years as a fire fighter
and Inventor of fire apparatus, has
won many honors, and has invented
many useful devices for conquering
conflagrations. Each and every one of
his Inventions has proven to be of the
greatest benefit, and have materially
aided the "fire laddies" in subduing
what appeared to be, the most uncon
trollable of fires. Scores of property
owners and business firms, manufac
tories and railroad companies have
been saved thousands of dollars by
reason of the fact that during the
time of fires some one or more of Geo.
C. Hale's Inventions have been brought
Into service and thus reduced the max
Invaluable as all of his Inventions
may be, perhaps the one of greatest
aerivce is the latest one the Chemical
Sprinkler. The sprinkler Is made so
as to reach the root of danger. Pipes
run from the main boiler of the
sprinkler to different parts or rooms
of a building, and if fire starts any
place near the ends of the pipes, the
heat at a certain temperature melts
the covering of the end made up of a
solution known only to the Inventor
and allows the sprays of water to
sprinkle in every direction, and thus,
before a fire gets under any consider
able headway, is put out and the prop
erty saved from destruction.
Our readers can see at a glance
the Incalculable saving of property,
and life for that matter, that the Hale
Chemical Sprinkler will bring about.
Every business house, manufactory
and hotel should Install one In their
places. There is no question of the
efficiency of this Invention. It has
been amply tested and found to work
The civilized world recognizes Geo,
C. Hale as the foremost Inventor of
fire apparatus and devices, and all his
inventions have a ready sale.
PARISH EXPANSION PLANNED.
8t. Augustine Mission Wants a Guild
Hall and Other Improvements.
Bishop E. R Atwcll of the diocese of
Wtost Missouri spoke at St Augustine
church (colored) at Eleventh street
and Troost avenue Sunday February 1.
The bishop discussed the plan Intro
duced by the Rev. T. G. Harper of the
8t Augustine parish to create a "sink
ing fund" with which to buy better
property, build a Guild hall and a par
ish building. The parish of St Au
gustlne was organized twenty years
ago and the Rev. Mr. Harper aays the
equipment is not adequate to the de
mands of the congregation.
"We will establish is the Guild hall
a club for boys and young men, sewing
and cooking schools for young ladies
a social visiting rooms, and we will In
troduce plans whereby the advance
ment of the colored community may be
accelerated," said the Lev. Harper,
"We intend to make every effort to
awaken spiritual interest and to reach
and hold the lower grsie of the pop
ulation. It will be our a'm to promote
refinement, culture and morality."
Bishop Atwell baa appointed an ad
visory committee consisting of Gard
iner Lathrop, C. H. V. Lewis and John
T. Harding to carry our the plans,.
"Wben we have cur plans complet
ed," said the Rev. Mr. Harper, "and
ar able to proceed in a systematized
manner, the committee will Issue an
appeal to the Christian people of Kan
sas City." K. C. Star.
This proposition will work out to
a successful conclusion because Fath
er Harper does things.
GLEANINGS FROM PLEASANT
GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH.
Located In the Rear of Independence
and Tracy Avenues, K. C. Mo,
Sunday school opened at 10 o'clock
Superintendent being absent, the pas
tor, Rev. E. M. Wilson, officiated. Sec
retary not being present, Miss Llllle R,
Taylor officiated. Grand explanation
from Cluster Leaf by pastor. Weather
pleasant, singing excellent, attendance
Regular eleven o'clock services
Choir entered choir box. At the com
raand of the pastor they sang "The
Church." a missionary hymn, congre
gation read from seventeenth chapter
of Acts. 1-25. Sermon by pastor, Kev
E. M. Wilson. Test: "These that have
turned the world upside down are
come hither also." Acts 17-6. His
most excellent discussion moved the
audience to tears. The subject being
"The True Christian at Work," Refer
ence Acts 17-12.
Took uo Paul's travels from the time
he left Syria, and traveled northwest
to CUIcla. and farther In the same al
rectlon to Systra. and directly north
through Slcaonla, to the cities of
Southern Galatla, and northwest to
Blthynla, and southwest to Troas, at
which place he had the famous Mace
donian call, and at once crossed the
Bgean Sea, and went directly up to
Phlllppl, from there in a southwesterly
direction, through Amphlpolis, and
ADDolonla to Thessalonlca, from
thence to Berea, From Berea to Cor
inth, from there to Athens, and to
Mars Hill on the Oreopagus, where he
Is to-day, making the most profound
speech of his apostolic career.
Choir after the sermon sang, "It
Pays to 8erve Jesus."
Church doors open for the reception
of members. Choir sang "Going Afar
Upon the Mountain." Collection, S14.
Choir sang, "God Be With You Till We
Hon. F. A. Turner was with, us
and made a talk relative to the Ris
ing Son. Must say, in behalf of the
"Rising Son," "our race paper, we
are putting forth, our best and most
strenuous efforts to get It among the
people of our race, in order that they
may see what their race Is doing for
the uplifting of mankind and our re
B. Y. P. U. opened at Its usual hour,
6 o'clock p. m. President F. L. Lewis
In the chair.
Choir rendered most excellent mu
sic, as there was a special program,
the first of Us nature in the history
of the church. Choir sang. "Open
Door for Children." B. Y. P. U. read
Heb. 3, led by the President Choir
sang. "Blessed Assurance."
A most interesting program was ren
dered by the teachers of tho Sunday
school and advanced memb 'ts of the
B. Y. P. U and advanced pupils of
the Sunday school, after which a pro
gram was rendered and the following
persons were awarder certificates:
James Spauldlngs, H. J. McDonald,
James Jneer, Viola B. Chatmann,
Rachel Dagley, Hattle Bradshaw, Mar-J
KANSAS CITY, MO., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1903.
McGee, E. Simpson, Susie Lewis, Ger
trude W. McDonald.
Certificates presented by the pas
tor, Rev. E. M. Wilson, who made a
splendid address relative to the nature
of the program, and the importance of
that certain kind of certificate.
Regular services at 7:30. Choir
sang, "There is a Fountain." Congre
gation read 26 Psalm, led by pastor.
At the behest of the pastor they sang
Sermon by Rev. H. J. MrDonald.
one of our local ministers. Text. "At
the time of this Ignorance God winked
at. but now commandeth all men every
where to repent" Present with us
were Rev. Bradshaw and Rev. Wind.
Choir sang, "It Pays to Serve Jesus."
Papers left In hands of reporter. Col
lection, $20. Dismission by W. J. Me
Donald. O. W. M.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. LOCALS AND
Aunt Hagar's children are playing in
F. A. Turner is a tireless worker
for Shepherd. He gets about in many
1. B. Blackburn Is a candidate for
councilman from the Third ward and
ought to be nominated.
Abe Rutherford, proprietor of the
Peoples' grocery store, has been very
sick for the past five weeks.
We want the news, and If the news
Items reach this office by Wednesday
thy will be published at once.
The Forum meets at the Metropolit
an Baptist church the 2nd and 4th Sun
day of each month at 4 o'clock.
0. W, Shepherd has opened head
quarters at 604 Minnesota avenue.
Open day and night. Speaking every
11. S. Smith, I. F. Boudley and Con
ine Patterson are together for the
right. Now, let all fall In for the
good of the many,
W. J. Wright, Jr., formerly a mem
ber of the city council from the Fourth
Ward, desires to be returned. He
made a good record as member of
many Important committees:
1. B. Blackburn Is a candidate for
councilman from the third ward. Mr.
Blackburn Is a property owner and a
contractor who has been successful.
He should be nominated and elected
for he is In every particular compe
tent and for his loyalty to his party
and people he merits their confidence.
P. J. Nugent, the son of Owen Nu
gent an old line Republican, is a can
didate for city clurk. Mr. Nugent is
a young man in every may, fitted for
this office. He has been clerk In the
sheriff's office for the past three years.
He was a member of Co. 11. of the
famous Twentieth Kansas during the
Spanish American war. Mr. Nugent
Is a staunch young Republican who
has always been loyal to his friends.
We hope to see him rise higher with
Robert E. Neal of the Fifth ward
credit man for the Rldcnour Bakt'r
Grocery Co., will ask for nomination of
council. He was a member from the
Fifth during the Marshman admlntstra-
P. E. George A. Griffith conducted
quarterly meeting at Parsons, Kansas,
last Sunday. Brown's chapel was the
scene of one of the greatest meetings
In its history.
Rev. Griffith arrived in our town
on Saturday morning, and the people
rejoiced at his coming, for the pastor.
Rev. George C. Clark, had prepared
them for his advent. He preached an
able sermon Sunday morning, subject,
"I am the Light of the World." and
again at 3 o'clock, "Upon this rock I
will build my church, and the gates of
bell shal not prevail." At night he
preached from Daniel, 5th chapter,
26th verse. Subject "After the Ball."
There Is no doubt as to the ability
of Rev. George C. Clark to pastor any
church In this district He reads the
Bible in four languages, and Is an ear
nest worker. He la ably assisted in
his church work by an amiable wife
and daughter. Ajax. ,
Millions in a Mantis.
One of the marvels of the recent
Durbar was the display of Jewelry and
precious stones worn by the Maharaja
Galkwar of Baroda, who wore his
state mantle of woven pearls with Its
arabesque bordor of diamonds, rubles,
emeralds and sapphires, whose value,
estimated by a famous Loudon Jew
elsr, Is 15,000,000.
Mme. Slssleretta Jones.
If there Is a show that can be relied
upon to make good Its advance prom
ises, it is the Black Pattl Troubadours,
the greatest colored show on earth,
now In Its seventh year, and at pres
ent making a grand "Trans-American
and European Tour." This tour will
cover over 25,000 miles of travel in a
year. During this period, every Im
portant city on both the Amercan and
l'liropcan continent will be visited.
This year's show and people are al
most entirely new. At the Inaugural
performance at the Star Theatre,, New
York City the universal verdict pro
nounced It the best company and stage
performance ever seen In the Metrop-
Tlie Honolulu Pickanniiiny Buck
olis of tho Western hemisphere.
Dark town's Circus Day," "The
Whang Doodle Comedy Four," "Sol
di, rs Camp Glees, A Festival of
Parisian Melody," and ten top. notch
variety arts by Black Paul tho great
est singer of her race; John Rucker,
"The Alabama Blossom." Bobby Kemp.
"The Shlnln' Light." Mack Allen, "The
Equipoise Marvel," The Hills, "Cham
pion Cake Walk Whlrlers of the
Wrld," Emma Thompson, "The Black
l.i y," l4sllu Triplet!, "The Filipino
"The Shlnln" Light."
Funster," Muriel Ringgold. "Tho Hon
olulu Buck Dancing Wonder," Sisters
Turner. "The Tennessee Thrushes,"
"Slim" Morgan, "The Elongated Come
dian." Sallln Green, "The Indiana
Nightingale," Lizzie Carry, "Tho Un
bleached Soubrette," James Read,
"Parson D. Sun, Domlnee," Ed. Green,
"The Chesterfield Comlque." Clemen
tine Pratt. "Tho Essence of Ole Vlr
glnny." May Iinge. "Tho Louisiana
Lassie," Anthony Byrd, "The Black
Edouard do Reszke," Will Cooke, "The
Comic Cop," Chas. C. Borgia and
James Worles, "The Tyrolean Tenors,"
and a Weber and Fleldian ebony-tinted
chorus, are to be tho features of the
Black Pattl Troubadours' perform
anees announced for the Auditorium
beginning matinee February 8.
The Black Pattl Troubadours Grand
Trans-American and European Ton
Is progressing with a success second
onlv to that enjoyed by Sousa. the
March King. From the opening nlgli
"The Alabama Blossom."
at tho Star Theatre, New York City,
where a mighty multitude turned out
every night of the week's engagement,
at that palatial play house, up io tho
present time tho tour has been one
continuous and unbroken scries of
crowds, triumphs, ovations, successes.
hits for the Troubadours and immeas
urable pleasure, anil satisfaction for
The show Is pronounced positively
great by all the New York critics and
the smartest and swelled according to
the New York Herald, seen In New
York this season.
"Darktown's Circus Day," "Tho
Wlhang Doodle Comedy Four." "Sol
dless Camp Glees," "A Festival of
Parisian Melody," and ten twonotch
variety acts by "Black Pattl" tho
greatest singer of her race; John
Rucker, "The Alabama Blossom,"
Bobby Kemp, "The Shlnln' Light."
Mack Allen, "The equlpoiso Marvel,"
The Hills, "Champion Cake Walk
Whlrlers of tho World," Sisters Tur
ner, "Tho Tennessee Thrushes,"
"Slim" Morgan, "The Elongated Come
dian," Salllw Green. "Tho Indiana
Nightingale." Lizzie Garry. "Tho Un
bleached Soubrette," James Head,
"Parson D. Sun, Domlnee," Ed.
Green, "Tho Chesterfield Comlque,"
Clementine Pratt, "The Essence of
Ole Vlrglnny.' May I.ang, "The I Louis
iana lAssle," Anthony Byrd, "The
Black Edouard do Reszke." Will
Cooke, "The Comlo Cop," Chas. C.
Borgia and James Worles, "Tho
Tyrolean Tenors," and a Wnbor ami
Fieldiun ebony-tintod chorus, aro to
he the features of tho Black Patti
Troubadours performances announced
for the Auditorium beginning Sunday
matinee, February 8.
America's greatest aggregation of
Afro American Thespians will be the
attraction at the Auditorium, begin
ning Sunday matinee February R.
Tho exalted standing and rcputa
lon of Black I'nttl, the extra-ordin
ary excellence of the Troubadours and
ho phenomenal success of their per
formance elsewhere, makes the ap
pearance of this remarkable company
of singers, dancers and comedians li
this city an event of immense public
Black Paul's lyric triumphs In all
the leading music cities of Europe and
America aro without parallel. She
Is one of the most popular prima
donnas In the world, and has prob
ably sung iwfore the largest and most
"The Kentucky Klnkle."
distinguished audiences that ever as
sembled t uppluud a cnntarlc.
She has been the recipient of dis
tinguished honors paid to her by roy
ally of Europe and nearly every rep
resentative musical organization in
tho United Stales has acknowledged
her wonderful vocal gifts by the pre
sentation of costly medals, diplomas
ami decorations. In uddillon to her
beautiful voice and exquisite art, na
ture has endowed her with a bright
Intellect and queenly form; and If
It was not for the accident of race
and color, she would unquestionably
attain distinction in grand opera equal
to that enjoyed by Melba, Calve, Al
bnnl and the world famous Diva, after
Whom she is named. For six years
sho has won fame and glory with the
Black Pat II Troubadours, the most
Hpular band of darky play-folks ever
orgnnized, and this extraordinary sue.
cess Is due In a measure to tho oppor
tunities, given to all the talented and
versatile members of the company.
Tho Troubadours this season is said
to be more entertaining than ever in
the fun and r':,!ng features.
The Black Pattl has rallied round
her Troubadour banners about all the
talent worth having In tho colored
world f comedy and song and dance.
Her success has been so great that sho
has been ablo to create a sort of mon
opoly and plutocracy of a Jet tint.
Her company for this season, the sev
enth of her great success, numbers
over two score of white teeth and
shiny-eyed male and female funnies
and funsters. This collection of tal
ent singers, dancers and cake walkers
is headed by tho merriest droll merry
Andrew that ever split his face in
twain when he smiled, John Rucker,
"The Alabama Blossom," Is a corker
In fact a fancy cut glass stopper, in
the way of a good cork who don't
need burnt cork to be black, or be
merry, droll or hilariously amusing.
The Troubadours will appear at the
Auditorium, beginning Sunday mat!
tieo February 8.
By Rail from Paris to Pskm.
A through train service from Paris
to Prkin was arranged some days ago
by the director of tbs Nord, Quest
and Orluans railway companies of
France and representatives of Belgian,
Dutch, German and Austrian railways.