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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, S'ATtfjpAY, JANUARY 17, 1911.
VOLUME VI. NUMBER 21.
White Woman Bequeathe!! Negro
Tie National Association for the Aflvaace
Mt of Colored People a ffortly
o'nooo Pitlono Clniu in Ronnrrnho Ifo Mnrif
iunoao uuiaiio mun iu iiGuu&muj no mown
Prof. Spingarn, Scholar and Friend of Man Heralded
? to" Speak Under Auspices of the
By Chas. A. Starks.
Ah organization should be Judged
by Its ability and willingness to do a
needful work effectively and'tinselflsh-
ly. Such on organization exists and
lives In. the great movement ot men
and women, white and colored, who
are working for a good cause under
the happy appellation of the "National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People." Strange to say ,thls
organization has grown out of a neces
sity which Negrophobia race hate
and barbarism have mothered anil
brought forth to blot a progressive
civilization and hamper certain peo
ple who would rise and elevate them
selves along all worthy lines Race
prejudice soems to be steadily taking
form In. every community and In every
conceivable way just where it will
tireak Itself we lannots pay. This
much: It exists and Is lndustriousy
-working tb establish discrimination
on account df color; baneful segrega
tion, bt government employes; mob
violence and in a thousand other ways
which only evil could suggest. Hencd
this organization we speak of appears
lj uu utjwsiiai; iu iJtutvUL uuu uu-
"vance the cause of civil justice to col
ored people who are swindled ou of
their, rights and privileges as. Amer
ican citizens. The' very fact that such
an-prganizatIon is necessary reflects
discredit upon the whole American
Republic and Its sense of Justice. We
' e-2rw)efc!HSe tno national govern
vmeStfisr$iclfcaHy' "sanctioned the '
vworlTafciMeh' . prejudice has "wrought
aridJESlved it fn the very bosom of
dvwBfflce. The human hate, the
envajplhe jealousy which appears to
exliaP so widely among men has but
one effective weapon agalnbt It as Is
ever the case, and that Is God, Truth.
This will finally be demonstrated. We
hold that the Negro has every sacred
rightto live and not only enjoy what
rights clvH authority lnlght assure
him, but to live that spiritual and so
cial life In which he can demonstrate
over the prejudice's according as he
recelycs proper wisdom of God. Un
just restrictions of any kind narrow
tho activities In the field of good and
impede progress. Civil law fights
'against itself when It Is so constituted
to .favor one set of Individuals over an
other. When it exalts one citizen
above another. The spirit and the
letter of the law should be to do jus
tice to every individual, this Is Truth
in divine law which permits of no
gainsaying is inevitably harmonious
and cannot be defeated in its office by
any overdrawn technicality or false
argument We should therefore iearn
to enforce the Just laws which are
designed to promote tho good to all
men. A law on the statute shows the
ignorance, hate and weakness of those
who .enacted It. It Is non-enforcement
of the "good" laws and the strenuous
.activity in enforcing unjust "mea
sures" Is the cause of the existence
of the. National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People. Its
jjm-jjoe is to see what the good laws
mean and what the trumped up moa-
f -warrant tnelr enforcement. In this
' the organization Is doing a creditable,
work inasmuch as it is fighting
pften successfully) these unjust laws
and securing a liberal number 'of fa
vorable decisions for citizens of color.
Its -methods of procedure are beBt
told by the editor of the Crisis, he .of
ficial organ of the Association, who
asks and answers this question when
speaking of Its policy: "What are
fh WAnnnn.f fvtrarfexi TlllTiHMfv nfl.
vortlsement, public meetings, peti
tions, arrest, law suits, protest, Inves
tigation, research, resistance every
way In which the civilized world has
fought and must fight and will tight
wrong,, Kansas Cltlans have not been
over, enthusiastic about these thlncs
and a certain lethargio spell has en-
over our interests and help se
cure' uur mwiui ii4iui, aiiuibuuv
night Prof, J. E, Spingarn addressed a
representative gathering of colored
people at Allen Chapel under the .aus
pices of the local branch ot the Asso
ciation. Moro than 1,00? people
crowded the large auditorium to hear
Mm, among whom were a number of
whites, but,tho. politicians and white
preachers were conspicuous by their
absence, i-receaing tnemeoung a, c on
ferenco. 01 workers was held at mo
parsonage ot Allen Chapel, which was
attended by Profs. II, 0. Cook, G, N,
Grisbam, JL W. Foster, Keallng, Gregg
Jones and Naomi White, Mesdames
P. J. Jackson, M. P. Todd, Carrie Bry
dle, De Frantz, Crosthwait, Willett, J.
Frazler and Thomas and Attorneys
Hucston and Calloway, Editor Crews,
Revs. Dr. W. H. Peck and W. H.
Thomas, Father B. S. Willett, Y. M.
C. A. Secretary R. B. De Frantz, Dr.
J. Frank McDonald of the Christian
Recorder, Dr. S. H. Thompson, F. J.
Weaver, Prof. John Love, G. W. Teet
ers and Mr. Jacob Billlkoff and Prof.
Spingarn. When the - distinguished
speaker entered the church he was
given a magnificent ovation, and after
a song by the Western U. Chorus, fol
lowed by a prayer by Dr. W. H.
Thomas, President Woody Jacobs In
a brief address outlined the purpose
of the association, and introduced Mr.
Billlkoff, who in choice and eloquent
language introduced Prof. Spingarn,
who for one hour held his audience
speuuouna. to epitomize, he Is a
great man, fighting for a great cause,
May God give him victory!
The Negro Business League will
hold an open meeting to which tho
public, both ladles and gentlemen, are
cordially Invited, at their rooms, 1303
East Eighteenth street in the office of
tho Kansas City Sun Tuesday, Jan
uary 20 at 8:00 p. m. sharp. Western
University Glee Club will furnish one
or two vocal numbers .and Bhort ad'
dresses; will be made 'by Mr. H. P,
Kwlng; Manager of the Kaw Val'ey
Truck Farm -Co. and T. G. McCamp
bell, Manager. of-Wi-U..Farmiau-Gjs
todlan of Grounds. 'If'ypu believe In
Negro business and want It to sue
ceed, you are urged o be present.
F. J. WEAVER, Pres.
A. E. Estes, Secy,
Kansas university students
barred from tango.
Lawrence, Kas., Jan. 12. Chancellor
Frank Strong, today forbade students
ot Kansas University attending tango
receptions or teas or dances where the
tango Is permitted.
SAYS TANGO IS SLIDE TO HELL.
Minneapolis Minister Raps Our Adap
tation of the Dance.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 11. Illus-
tratlng his sermon toy going through
tho various positions of the dance In
his pulpit, the Rev. G. L. Morrill,
pastor of the People's church,
preached today on "The Tango." Mr.
Morrill, who has recently returned
from South America, compared that
popular dance, as performed In the
United States, with that In the South
ern republics. During the sermon he
"The savage heathen dance I re
cently saw in Bolivia Is outdone by
clylllzeil, Christian Americans.
"The natives wear more clotnes and
dance moro decently than the tan
golsts of so-called high society.
"The Argentina tango Is a modest
minuet compared -with tho way we
rush It Tho man from Buenos Aires
would not know It as danced here.
"The dance has degenerated from
devotion and diversion to dissipation
"The tango Is popular because It Is
"It Is the 'dance of death, and Its
step In due time slides to hell."
destruction ot many glrls,jiaccorilng
to Mrs. Frances Woodme, AVils'ey, a
policewoman, detailed to various
dance halls. '
"I have talked to many young girls
and the tango has a meat demoraliz
ing ln'luence on them.'l'- she said.
Baltimore,- Md., Jan; 0. Bishop
Dennis J. O'Connell of th& Catholic
diocese ot Richmond, Vs., will place
"Chivalry is far from being dead
In Virginia," he said,
"Tho men there have too whole
some respect for 'tho dignity Vf
womanhood hnd 'the women am too
jeaious oi meir nign estaie to per
mit the self-respect in 'either sex to
be trailed In the dustby sensual
San Francisco, Jan. 7. Miss Ellen
Fltz Pendleton president of Welles
ley college, who Is a Visitor In San
Francisco, declared that1 the tango
and' other modern dances would never
Invade Wellesley. She heclared that
'silt skirts and kindred 'costumes are
not tho dress for gentlewomen.
"The students of Weil'ediey :wquld
not think of annearlnir'fin tha- class
room with their skirts- unbuttoned at
She declared there was.ljot a faculty
ban on the slit skirt Merely a- well
bred dislike. t
San Francisco, Jan. 9. Miss Ellen
fltz Pendleton, president of Welles
ley college, who is a. visitor In San
Francisco, declared today that thn
tango and other modern dances would
nover Invade Wellesley. She also de
clared that silt skirts and kindred
costumes are not the dres for gentlewomen.
New York,. Jan. 9. Dr. Stephen S.
Wise, in-an address said:
"My objection to the so-calk-d mod
ern dancing arises out of the belief
that It Is only a phase of the wide
spread social deterioration we see
-about- vb'.- -Modern- dancing is not
danlng'"at. all.'-. 'It Is simply a
longed sex orgy set to muslp."
New York, Jan. 9. "The dance
known as the tango will 'lead to the
BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. W0tT18n?& Clllb NottS
If you'v'e ft gray haired mother
In the old home far away;
Sit down and write the letter
You put off the other day.
Don't wait until her weary steps
Reach heavens' pearly gates;
But show her that you think of her
Before it is too late.
If you"ve a tender message,
Or a loving word to say;
Dpnt' wait until you forget It,
But whisper It today.
Who knowswh. little memories
May haunt you If you wait;
So make those you love happy
Before It Is too late.
The tender words unspoken,
The letters never .sent;
The long forgotten message.
The wealth of love unspent;
For these some hearts are breaking
For these some loved ones wait;
Show that you care for them
Before it Is too late.
Miss Effle Pennlnston was a very
charming hostess Friday evening at a
'party given for the Ochya Girls, com
plimentary to her coutln, Robert Pen
nlnston, Dixon, III.
New Year's night eight of the Kan
sas City young men entertained the
Ochya Girls, In honor of Miss Wal
lace, at the-beautiful residence of Mrs.
Franklin, 262G Highland avenue. Miss
Wallace will lM"e soon for her home
In the South. Kansas City will lose
a very charming young lady.
Progress Study club met at 221C
Woodland avenue, with Mrs. Bert Hill
as hostess. Tho club was entertained
by Professor J. Dallas Bowser, who
lectured on "Travels Abroad," and
was highly appreciated by all present.
All the meetings will be held at the
Overall Studio. Miss Frances Hayes
will be hostess next Tuesday, Janu
MASONIC HOME NOTES.
Chicago, Jan.. ll-w-Ts the
erase In Chicago on tho wane?
Many public dance halls have barred
the Argentine dance and the proprie
tors say that they have suffered no
drPp In patronage.
"Popular opinion Is not In favor of
the tango as It is danced, said George
Ctirtln pf, the Vermont dance hall. "I
mm mm uie uancern enjoy ine lango 0f tomatoes, 3 cans o fother fruit, 3
and not the waltzJTM.' middle-aged I pounds of prunes, C pounds of navy
beans, 2 pounds of dried peas and 2
xEdltor Crews Through the efforts
of 'the matron, Mrs; Sarah W. Dixon,
tho Inmates were made to rejoice over
a box of gopd things received from
Green Valley Court No. 70 of Marshall,
Mo. Mrs. Bettie Furgeson, matron of
said Court, got her hustling sisters
THE CLIPPERS -SOCIAL CALENDAR
FOR MISS CLAUDIA E. JENKINS
A towel shower Saturday January 21
at 2628 Highland avenue by Miss Vic
Newsom, MlS9 Bessie Jacobs and Miss
A kitchen shower Saturday 31 at 400
Haskell avenue Kansas City, Kansas
by Miss Winifred Morton and Miss
A miscellaneous shower Saturday
February 7 by Miss Oma White, Miss
Rosa Barbee and Miss Grace White.
A handkerchief shower Saturday
weSrehBeernta.n54 'rLT ' Fel M Effle OranTMlw
were sent: 4 cans of peas, 3 cans of , Mnr,rpf .TnrvKnn nn ,, ,
t-uwi, i wui ui muuujr uuuns, UU.US
wv - -t'1""
dancers do not likeor want it1
Poltcewamen Mary A. Boyd and A,
B. Telford of the staff p( Major M. L.
C; IJunkhouser, seconddeputy super-
lntendent of police, Chicago's morals'
censor, are convinced 1 today that the
tango craze is waning.
They visited a number of former
tango sanctums Wednesday night and
found only one where the dance, upon
which a bah had been placed by the
police, was being permitted or desired
by any but the youthful dancers.
These younger dance hall patrons
are blamed for the tango. It Is they
that-. pnt-.5thajs!wriglJJ?ahd "dips'A
ana oiner oujecuonaDie leauires into
tho dance, It Is claimed. American.
"GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY" Is Feb.
pounds of hominy. We are proud to
announce not a single Court or Chap
ter has turned a deaf ear to our ap
peal for a donation. We wish we
could say as much for the lodges
only a few Masters, It seems, have
pushed the donation Idea. Mesdames
Edward Rucker of Louisiana, Mary
Radford of Chicago, Anna J. Healey,
Ethel J. Penny, Ellen Hicks, Nellie
Lewis, Harvey Hicks-and Prof. Chas.
E. Penny of Hannibal were recent
visitors of the Home.
W. H. DIXON,, Supt.
Ladles and Gents' Shoe shining at
the Colored Shoe Store.
1507' E 18th St.
Ladies Especially Invited.
VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sister P. A. McFadden, Bros.
Thomas Glenn and G. W. Taylor have
been on the sick list. . . .The funera
ot SIster T. Robinson was preached
last Sunday. The occasion was indeed
sad, but we can but say God's will be
done. She was a Christian of long
standing and died in full triumph ot
faith. We' extend our heartfelt sym
pathy to the bereaved family Sis
ter Robinson was a member of Eva
Court, E. & W. H., and the Tabernacle.
Much credit is due both lodges for the
great care and high respect shown. . . .
Mr, James Graham.and his newly mar
ried wife. Miss Jenrile'Piper, were at
church last Sunday. A very pleasant
smile was worn by each of them....
Morning and evening sen-ices were
well attended. One addition to tho
church was made.
From Slerre Leone, capital of Libe
ria, comes the last word to Oklahoma
regarding Chief Sam, the Ifegro pro
moter, who has been working among
tho Negroes of Oklahoma on ari al
leged colonization scheme. Chief Sam.
declaring that a boat is being, built for
him at New York, has been enuring
$25 apiece from Negroes In Oklahoma,
the money to be used in bulldlngtho
ship and paying the passage'ot ' the
Negroes to Gold Coast, Africa.
YeterdayTfev. Johnson of the Afri
can A. M. E. Church here, received a
letter from Bishop William H. Heard
at tho capital of Liberia,, branding
Chief Sam as" a pure fake. The bishop
says in his letter that there is abso
lutely nothing to tho colonization,
scheme and that Negroes are not eveiu
allowed to land in tho Gold Coast
country. Tulsa World.
Negro Gets Fortune.
Wilmington, Del. January 10. Levi
A. Taylor, a Negro fanner of Newark,
Del., has come into a fortunt of
$200,000, including a large strip of land
In Atlantic City, N. J., by' the will of
Mrs. Susie Brighter, a white woman,
who died recently.
Taylor worked for Mrs. Brighter??
entering her employ in 1900. He re
claimed lowlands at Atlantic City and
supervised the erection of sixty houses
on these lands for Mrs. Brighter. He
will establish a home for colored boys
near Wilmington, Del., with tho
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To the Public: The Institution for
merly run by Dr. J. E. Perry and
known as the Perry Sanitarium has
been taken over by the Provident Hos
pital Association. The doors of this
Institution were thrown open to the
general public January 1st, 1914, and
the management of the same is vest
ed in a board of directors consisting '
of five of Kansas' City's well known
and public spirited citizens, towit:
Evelyn Baldwin, Marllda Gardner,
Clara T. Knox, E. M. Smith and T. B.
Watkins. The officers are: Presi
dent, Evelyn Baldwin; secretary, Eva
M. Smith; assistant secretary, Effip
Vvatkins; treasurer, Mrs. Clara T.
Knox. The building of which tho
Provident Hospital Association as
sumes charge has twenty-five beds,
two of which this association has for
several months maintained as freo
beds and this policy will be continued.
The building Is provided with steam
heat and lighted with etlectriclty and
has an operating room with all the In
struments necessary for the most dif
ficult operations. In this connection
also the institution has retained the
services of Miss Nellie Palmer, tho
most accomplished and experienced
nurse in the West, together with other
competent nurses who will render
valuable assistance. This institution
Is now public In every sense of tho
wnrrl nnil whnUnflvpp mnnpv rpnllypd
from operating the same will be ex
pended for tho maintenance of the
hospital. This Institution therefore
belongs to the public, is a public
necessity and merits the public's sup
port. The following physicians and
surgeoits are on the lecturing staff:
Br. Lloyd E. Bailer, Dr. G. W. Brown,
Dr. J. H. Williams, Dr. J. E. Perry,
Dr. Thos. A. Jones, Dr. E. A. Walker,
Dr. M. H. Lambrlght, Dr. Thps. A.
Fletcher, Dr. C. M. Kane, Dr. Whiit
tlngton Bruce, Dr. Wm. J. Thomp
kins. Tho medical profession when
desiring hospital services for their pa
tients will find tho Provident Hospital
an Ideal place. Doctors desiring to
serve on the staff for either medical
or surgical are kindly requested to.
apply to the president.
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