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VOLUME VI. NUMBER 32.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATUJtDAY, APRIL 4, 1914.
Everybody's Going to Dr, Theo. Smiths
Where are the Deal
A Masterly Discussion of a
Question that has Engaged
the Attention of the Fore
most Theologians and
Scientists of the
(From the pen of the recognized
genius In Oratory, Vermillion A. D.
Murray,, Jr., 1300 Woodland Avenue,
Kansas City, Mo.)
Guided by the Lord's providence to
a realization that the Bible has been
slandered, as well as Its divine
author, and that, rightly understood,
It teaches nothing concerning a "hot"
or a "burning hell" or an eternity ot
misery derogatory to God's character,
nor to. an Intelligent reason, I briefly
attempted in my last dlscourso to lay
bare the Scripture teaching on this
subject, that thereby faith in God
and his Word may bo re-established,
in the hearts of all who might have
become interested in my discussion,
on a better, a reasonable foundation.
I shall now direct your special At
tention to one of the many varied
false Ideas that are prevalent lnt the
iChrjstian church concerning the dead.
But, before proceeding with the por
trayal of facts concerning the dead
and of the false opinions of God's
plan of dealing with the incorrigible,
taught ever since the great falling
away" which culminated in Papacy,
and Instilled into our minds from
childhood. Which are alone responsi
ble for tho view generally held, I
wish to remind you ot this fact, to
wlt: Should a man declare himself
uninterested in the facts concerning
belli (hades the grave) or the dead,
would be to p roclaim himself Idiotic
thoughtless. For, it the ordinary
affairs of this present life, food,
rai,ment, finance, politics, etc., which
concern us but a few wears are
deemed worthy of thought, .study
how much more concern should we
have In respect to the ternal future
of ourselves and neighbors and man
kind In general?
As a mat
ter of fact, 1
tinue to con
t o discus
I have fully
alike to heart
V. A. D. Murray, Jr.
beliefs and doctrines. Christian
scholarship would be a blessing to
those who continue to cling to the
old Panal ideas. But., nevertheless
the same Is essential to all. So Is the
factulty of reason 'to every man who
Has ' claimed the divine authority to
preach. But, how many are they who
really exercise that Important facul
ty? I answer with shame only a few.
To say all, 'Would be to evade the
truth. To say the maporlty, would
2e an untruth, I now return to my
subject. It is a common custom for
a minister when officiating at tuner
als or other occasions when the ques
tion of the dead arists to announce
that the deceased has gone Immedi
ately to Its deslnation its reward or
Its punishment. In other words he
preaches the soul to Heaven or to
"hell.'' In the name of Christian
civilization, I want to know, where
did he get such a doctrine? It must
be of his own inspiration. Is it a
fact that he is Justified in making
such declarations regarding the dead?
I answer in the name of God, and with
all the emphasis at my command, no
a thousand times no.
The very idea of any one assuming
that the soul goes Immediately to
Its eternal abode at death. Assur
edly no man can subscribe to a more
barbarous and absurd belief. ,Do not
the Scriptures agree from first to last
that tho dead know not anything;
that the sons come to- honor and
they know It not; they come to dis
honor and they perceive It not at
them? Do not the Scriptures tell us
where the dead are and their condi
tion; that they are experiencing
neither joy or sorrow, pleasure nor
suffering j that they will have no
knowledge of anything done under the
sun until their awakening In the Res
urrection? Why then allow these
houtnau misconceptions and misinter
pretations Influence you to such false
views regarding the dead? True, we
have followed the wrong tencher too
long; the one ot whom our Lord said
. "Ho abode not In the Truth," and
that he is the father of lies. We shall
now consider for a moment the ques
tion of the dead. Would it not be un
reasonable to believe that should God
permit anyone to enter tho kingdom
of Heaven Immediately at death, and
then on the day of the Resurrection
morn to call hint forth Into judgment
after ho had tasted of the fruits of
eternal life: knowing too. that God
has but one appointed tlnibe to render
judgment to the human race and
that Is during the Mlllenlal age?
-Note the implied words ot our Lord
"The hour Is coming in which all that
are In their graves shall bear his
voice, and shall come forth; they that
have done good unto the. Resurrection
of life; and they that have dono evil
unto the Resurrection of l!to.'r Sup
peso some one was accused of corn-
mtttlng a crime and immediately sent
to the penitentiary without' due pro
cess of law, and then on tho day
designated for his trial allowed to.
come forth and appear beforo tho bar
of justice. Would we not consider
that absurd ?V How much more absurd'
than would It be If the same can be
attributed to our Heavenly Father's
dealing with man who Is all-wise and
Infallible? Was not our blessed
Saviour In -H LL" (Hades) until
the third day and resurrected from
"Hell" (Hades)? Was he not deliv
ered for our offences, went to "Hell,"
the grave, the condition ot death, de
struction and second, that according
to promise he had been delivered
from HELL, the grave, the condition
of death, destruction by a resurrec
tion, aralslng up to life; being cre
ated again, the same, identical being
yet more glorious and exalted even
to "the express Image of the Father's
person?" Note the familiar' but mis
leading words of tho hymn book. 1
have a sister over yonder on that
other bright shore; I have a mother
ove,r yonder on that other bright
shore, beckoning to me to come and
meet her; or, I have a friend who Is
lost; suffering eternal woe and ever
lasting pain, etc. Graces 1 Graces!
Graces! Deliver me from the bad
influences of these "sacred songs"
and from the Ignorance of this world!
1, too had a saintly brother who de
parted this life some years ago; but
he Is in hell (shoel the grave) and
there to remain until the day when
Gabriel shall sound the trumpet.
And in conclusion my dear readers,
I remind you that the Apostle speaks
of those who "Sleep in Jesus," and
of those who have "fallen asleep In
Christ," who, he declares are perlsfi
ed, It there be no -resurrection ot
the dead. Could they perish in
Heaven or in Purgatory or in a hell
of torment? Assuredly no one so
teaches. They are already In a per
ished condition in the tomb; and the
perishing would be absolute complete
unless a resurrection be provided for
their deliverance from the power or
death, hence we read, "God so loved
the world that he gave his only begot
ten Son, that whosoever belleveth on
him should not perish, but have eter
nal life. Again, we note In the Gene
sis, an account of man's fall and the
se tence Imposed, but found no sug
gestion of a future punishment, 1ut
merely of a death penalty. Repeat
ing the second time the Lord said
Dust thou art, and unto dust thou
shalt return." But he said not a
word respecting devils, fire and tor
ment. How, then did the Advversary
deceive our fathers during the "dark
ages" .with his errors which the Apos
tle styles "doctrines of devils?"
Not the fact that none of the pro
phecies mention any other than a
death penaly for Sin. Note that the
New Testament likewise declares
the same. , St. Paul, who wrote more
than halt of the New Testament, and
who assures us that he did "not shun
to declare the. whole counsel of God"
says not a word about torment. The
fact Is, we have drifted so far away
from the proper observance and com
prehension of the word of God, and
his clear, plain, reasonable, just, lov
ing and wise program that today,
"truth is stranger than fiction." Long
has the truth been overlooked and
for centuries burled under the rubbish
of human tradition of the "dark ages,"
that should the truth be revealed, it
would astonish the most thoughtful
and Intelligent minds and be listened
to with breathless Interest. But the
Lord through the Prophet Isaiah has
well declared; "As the heavens are
higher than the earth, bo are my ways
higher than your ways and my plans
higher than your plans.
BABY CONTEST AND SHOW.
Allen Chapel 10th and Charlotte
Streets Wednesday, April 15, at
8 O'clock P. M.
A Baby Contest and Show will be
given under the auspices of the Arab
District, Rev. Clara Franklin, D. D.,
Presiding Elder, 202G Highland Ave
nue. Bell Phone East 804 and eltev.
Margaret Bnss, D. D., Presiding El
der of the Up and Down District,
2642 Highland Avenue, Bell Phone,
East 1108 of the Matter of Fact Con
ference, "Bishop" W. H. Dawley, Jr.,
D, D., L. L. D D. C. L., presiding.
Prizes of ?10, $5, $2.50 will be awarded
that night, April 15th to the babies
receiving the first, second and third
highest vote. Votes are ten cents
each. Enter your own or your friend's
baby at once and get books from the
above presiding Elders. Age limit
tor entries 4 months to two years.
SPRING CONVOCATION KANSAS
CITY CONSISTORY NO. 7.
The Spring Convocation of Kansas
City Consistory No. 7, Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite Masons to be
held April 7 to 0 will surpass any. of
Its previous efforts. 'Already 31 peti
tions are. in and more are on tho way.
The Rite Is thoroughly alive and In
terested in the work as never before.
Many out of town brethren ore avail
ing themselves of this opportunity to
obtain more light and delegations
from Independence, Marshall, Moborly
and as far east as Louisiana, Mo.
will make the Journey, thither. It Ts
expected that as many as 50 candi
dates will take the degrees. Allah
Templa No, 6, Mystic. Shrine will also
The Most Delightful and En
tertaining Lecture Heard
in Allen Chapel in
Years was that of
DR. SAMPSON BROOKS
On last Monday night, more than
live hundred of the most representa
tive colored people of this city gatlv
ored In Allen Chapel to hear what
proved to be the most brilliant and
entertaining address, so many declare,
ever delivered within the historic
walls of old Allen. The speaker of
the evening was the Reverend W.
Sampson Brooks, D. D., the popular
pastor ot St. Paul A M. E. Church,
St. Louis, 'Mo., and who is known
throughout America as the financial
king of tho race, having raised more
cash, money in one rally than any oth
er Negro pastor in America. Dr.
Brooks' subject was "What a Black
Man Saw In a White Man's. Country,"
and for more than two hours he sway
ed his audience to suit his own fancy.
First screaming with laughter and
again wildly applauding sonjo magnlfi-.
cent burst of oratory from the lips of
the distinguished orator. To say that
Dr. Brooks pleased his audience Is but
a .faint conception of the expression
of approval heard on every side and
should he be Induced to make a return
engagement it Is doubted whether
historic Allen will be able to hold1 the
throng that will crowd to hear him.
His quaint and pleasing- narrative of
his experiences on his first trip to the
Old World evoked peals of laughter
from his delighted hearers and his
peroration In which he rose to the
heights ot sublime eloquence and pas
sionately, appealed to his race to be
true to race Ideals, to be proud of
their history, their features, the color
ot their skin, their hair and with all
their God, 'provoked an ovation such
as has been seldom witnessed In a
gathering of representative Negroes.
Dr. Brooks was the recipient of -warm
congratulations from hundreds who
heard his lecture and the pastor and
nine Bishops of the Meek Conferences
are to be congratulated upon having
been able to furnish the people of
Kansas City such a masterly and, en
SOME OF THE STRUGGLES
THE NEGRO PRESS.
One evening this week at the close
of a very busy day I drew me up at
my desk. Before me was scattered a
mass pf newspapers, all bearing the
distinction og colored. My already
tired brain and sun strained eyes al
most refused the task that was set be
fore. But from somewhere and some
how I gained courage, and plunged in
by strtlng with the one on toil It was
the Oklahoma O, there I go, I didn't
mean to call any names, but the
press work on that particular pour-
nal was so poor that one could not
even properly translate the answers
to Booker Washington's article, ask
ing for better traveling accommoda
tions for Negro passengers over cer
tain railroad lines; which was brave
ly undertaken. The Dallas Express
came In for a similar criticism while
the Boston Alliance and Conservative
Counsellor Is void of that harmon
ious toning with olher parts of the
papers on account of too much front
page advertisement. In others there
were similar and even more grievous
The colored papers that take first
rank in typographical cleanliness and
mechanical accuracy are the Amster
dam News, Richmond Planet, Kansas
City Sun, and New York Age.
It Hs with no small degree ot ap
preclation that I review the merits
and demerits of these Journals and
Journalists, who are struggling as 1
am; for to publish a Negro journal
at this period means sacrifice at
every Btopover. I, see written In great
red headlines at the head of the mean
est effort In the way of a Negro "jour
nal these words, "Self Sacrifice."
Our readers are more sensitive to
literary abuse In a race paper than
they are to the big dailies. I often
have a man come into my office to
complain about a stick of matter up-
el do down in the last issue ot an arti
cle; that was backed up the wrong
way. Now, If he, perhaps, knew that
my day had been 36 hours Instead ot
eight In comparison with his, Instead
of criticising he would step in and
Offer to pay his subscription with the
hope that his mtte might help a lit
tle In relieving the situation, For
whenever you see faults standing out
conspicuously In Negro papers there
Is but one conclusion to come to, and
that Is that finance is oh, so short.
Now, don't stand apart and laugh
Jeerlngly or criticise an effort that
you yourself aro not bravo enough to
make. If you cannot give thousands,
you can give the widow's mite and
the least you pay on your subscrip
tion will be precious in the editor's
sight. California Eagle.
THE KENSINGTON ART GLUB
Monday. April 13.1914
AT IfXMC HALL,
EVERYBODY !S GOING
Everybody. is goln'g to Smith's Drug
Store to try tho famous Tango Sun
dao on a "Blazer. g
Tho following Is a list of dl3tln
gulshed guests and popular society
people who have visited and declared
the Tango Sundae, o be the most de
licious they havo ever eaten.
Is Your Name In the List?
Mlsa Waunebla- C. Webb, John Itoy
Darker, Miss Beatrice Davis, Marlon
Smith, Kffle Penlnston, Miss Mary
Smith, Miss Catherine Washington, Miss
Anna Collier, Mrs. T. W. II. Williams,
Miss Irma Anthony, Miss Edith Williams,
Mrs. Oreenstreet, Mrs. Karitlatl, Mrs.
Mlckle, Prof. Q. A. Page, Mrs. E. A.
Mrs. Marie Patrick, Mrs. Charles A.
Ellis. Miss Emma Hector. Miss Blanche
Quarles, Miss Susie Johnson, Miss Mazle
Woodson. Miss Claudia L. Quarrels. Mrs.
J. E. Frailer, Mrs, Lemia n. Mosby, Wil
liam P. Tav or. Mrs. W. W. Lvnn. Mrs.
Luella Reeves Turner, Mrs. Lula Sweat-
man, Mrs. Eva L. Moore, Miss Inez Mc
Coy, Miss I. V. Ralley, Madame M. n.
Dean, Mrs. E. T, CarrlnfCton, Mlsi Lena
Allen, Mr. II. Hopkins, Mr. H. W. Mil
ler. Miss Jennie V. Wilson. Miss Mamln
Hudslns, Mr. F. B. Davis, Mtss Willie
uiass, miss i.imnn uarey, miss Dorothy
Cole. Miss Bertha Johnson, Mr. Willie
Williams, Professor Mabry, Sallle Mae
Nixon, Mrs. Oraco Pnnnell.
JL. A. Knox, M. Ci Hollinssworth, Miss
B, dolsberry, Mr. A. J. Rollins, Miss
Florence Golsberry, Mr, and Mrs. Lewis
Taylor, D. O., Watson, Miss Estellin
Greer, Grant Moore, Mrs. Lige Hen
dricks. Mrs. Williams. Mr. Thomas S.m-
ders, Mrs. Geneva Sanders, Miss Minnie
Coleman, Miss Lena Anderson, Mr. N. F.
Wlard, Miss Craig, Prof. Marquess. Miss
uiymer, air. Roy Mosely. Miss Hattle
Ewlng, Miss Mattte Hanna, Mr. and Mrs.
Ferguson, Mrs. Charles J. Adams, Miss
Mamio Martin, Mr. Griecs. Mr. W. W.
Young, Mrs. C. M. ThoniDson. Mrs. W. '
W. Young, Mr, C. M. Thomnson. C. W.
Comagor, Miss P. Brown, Mrs. Julius
Fox, Miss Aliene Fox.
Miss Klnirsburv. Tr. TVnH Mra. TV V.
McMilllan, Mrs. William Snell, Miss
T. W. II. Williams, Mrs. Haze Long. Mrs.
v-. uuiiusuu, jura, uen urn, sawyer
Bruce, Miss Sweatman, Mr. Simpson,
MISS Locke. Mrs. Hunter. ATr Anrfrnw
G. Williams. Miss Carmen Hackiey, Mrs.
Frances Brown. Mrs. Ili E. Strickland,
Miss Hattle Ewing. Mr. Charles Holmes,
Mr. T. B. Beard, Bertie Taylor.
Mrs. E. L. Wnshinirton. Aim PMwnrrl
Whitmore, Kansas City,. Kas.; Mrs.
Thur-man, Mrs. May Hackworth, Geo.
Fortner. Mrs. M. I. Wilev.. Mra nnht r
Hurd, Chicago: Mrs. J. W. Mitchell. Mrs.
Abernathy, Miss Carriner Sanders, Mr.
William F. Taylor, Mrs. Lon Lored. Mrs.
Millie Williamson. Mrs; A. .L. Lankford.
Miss Nancv Tavlor. Hon. N. n. nr,m
Mrs. W. II. Pickett, Mrs. Clara Gardner,
-rtiio. r. i-ryur, iuias JH, iKins, Air. U. U.
Backwell, Mr. C Ilolllnsworth, Miss Em
ma Gardner. Mr. Andrew Rollins, Mrs.
M. B. Carr, Rosedale, Kas.; Miss Beatrice
xj. acnou, aiiss iana KirkpatrlcK, Miss
Tlio TTn.Ccn ( I -1 , - I 1 .. i
following Clio Club rnemltfM: Mrs. P c
Steward; Mrs.- Ii..-K.vv5ds;Mr.- c. A.
Washington: also Mrs. E. It. Whitmore,
Miss Ida F. Bell. Alias Armprtn .Tnrrorr.
Miss Williams, Mrs. E. C. Bunch, Mra.
Elizabeth Stokes, and Mrs. WII1I3.
Mrs. A. Williams. Mrs. T. L. Pattou.
Miss Susie Pearl, Miss Anna Caro, Miss
xiniiie any, air. iiuunanl Ramsey, Mr.
Dorsey Brown. Mrs. Tllford Davis, Jr.,
K. C, K., Mrs. J. Lewis Gambles,
K. C, K.
Mrs. Dorsev. Mrs. Brown. Miss Stella
Washington. Miss Coleman. Mr. Carter.
Mrs. D. A. Willis, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. T. B.
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, Dr. E. C.
Bunch. Mrs. B. L. Fisher. Mrs. A. E.
Osborne of Los Angeles, Calif.
Miss Ruth Bradley. Mrs. D. N. Crosth-
walte. Professor Work, Miss Victoria
Aewsome, Dr. Bruce, Miss Delia Newsom,
Prof. T. B. Stewart, Professor White,
Professor Holder. Miss Grace Wnlte. Mr.
N. G. Walker, Dr. Kane. Dr. Lowe, Mrs.
anas unainey, airs. Annis uarrett, Mrs.
uaisy fiicunignt. Miss viola Itownson,
Miss Ethyllne Wilson, the Misses Mar
tin, Miss Ambla, Keene, Mr. T. Laws, Mr.
Hugene vauchan. Mr. Johnnie Banks.
Miss Pauline Vaughn. Miss Ferlow. Mrs.
E. Baldwin, Mr. Hugh Jones, Miss Joseph
ine Yates. Mr. PhiltlD Johnson.' Miss
Susie Hutchings. Miss Mary Jones. Mr.
I'hll Tllford,. Mr. Tim Cooper, Miss Over
ton. Mr. Arthur Harris. Mrs. Sallv C.
Rodgers, Dr. Holly, Miss Bell, Miss Annie
neii Montgomery. Dr. iionmns. Mr.
Thurman, Miss Sadie Rodgers, Dr. and
Mrs. A, D. Bradbury, Mr. Moore, Miss
Jarrett, Mrs. Washington, Mr. Blue, Miss
The names of visitors will continue
to be published until our formal open
ing of the Soda Season, Easter Sun
day. Yourself and friends are cor
dially Invited to come and try the de
Meet me at Smith's after the show
after church or after the dance, where
we can sit and talk the matter over
and enjoy eating one of those Thrill
ing Tangos. Eighteenth and Tracy Is
THE VESTED CHOIR OF THE SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH,
Tenth and Charlotte Streets, in the Oratorio
I The Seven Last Words of Christ
Thursday Evening, April 9, 8:30 o'clock. Cards, 25 cents
V. . Mrs. L. J. Bacote, Mus. B. Directress.
More than a thousand tickets have already been engaged; 5
some of the BESTTVIUSIOAL CRITICS of BOTH RACES are
Q among the patrons. It promises to be ONE OF THE BEST
MUSICAL PRESENTATIONS EVER GIVEN and the Kansas 2
It City Sun predicts a record-breaking crowd April 9 to witness this
y. musical treat by local artists. For tickets call Bell phone East
TI-JE BRONZE KNIGHT.
Or. L. A. Ferris Delivers His Famous
Lecture to a Large Audience of
Dr. Lincoln A. Ferris delivered a
magnificent iddress on Frederick
Douglass, "The' Bronze Knight," at
Lincoln High School, auditorium,
Thursday nlgbt, under the ausplcos
of the Federated Alumni Association.
Miss Anna Jones presided, and after
prayer by Rov. V. H. Thomas and a
solo by Prof. F. J. Work, she Intro
duced tho speaker of 4 the evening.
Mrs. J, E. Perry and Mrs. Estelle
Weaver, granddaughters of the im
mortal Douglass, -occupied seats on
the platform , It la needless to say
that It was one ot the grandest lec
tures ever delivered and at its conclu
sion Dr, Ferris was given an ovation.
Grand Opening Easter Sunday
Stop Sunflay Funerals
Pompus Funeral Processions
Having a Morbid
(By Chas. A. Starks).
One of the most baneful and mor
bid practices that is making Itself
felt among our people Is the Sunday
funeral with all of Its pompous aux
iliaries, a custom that has its origin
In a fetich worship that belongs to
ages of the past. The world In reach'
lug forth for those things of a higher
and more substantial nature, has
neither time nor disposition to watch
with any pleasure these vain pro
cessions of pomp that are being graft
ed upon the public mind, with the
usual discordant band that shakes the
telephone poles .when making an at
tack on some swelling strain or a
feeble attempt to keep alive a dying
CHAS. A. STARKS.
The versatile and brilliant corre
spondent of the Kansas City Sun.
militarism that Is swiftly becoming
obsolete, all of which strikes the
thoughtful person as being 111 timed
and having no true place In our busy
and progressive life. This tendency
to worship the dead with such public
demonstration Is positively wrong, I
and brings to light one of the Strang-1
est paradoxes In all human affairs!
that, of some deceased person, even
below mediocre note, figuring as the
dead "principal" In a rich and ex
pensive funeral where money, flow
ers, time and curiosity are lavished
upon one, who In life, perhaps never
enjoyed or even merited these things.
No objections are advanced against
relatives and friends showing proper
concern regarding any deceased hut
in our burial ceremonies we should
seek simplicity and divest the funeral
of this unnatural pomp and vain
glory, especially Is this true of the
Sunday funeral when so many people
are compelled to either see these pro
cessions or listen to the Thanatopsls
Some prominent Mason has advised
a more simple ceremony In affairs of
this kind and for this reason we urge
every lodge to refrain from the Sun
day funeral whenever possible and If
they must have turnouts, let them be
In the week and not on the Sabbath.
We understand that In Denver, Colo.,
that these processions are forbidden
on Sunday by city regulations. At
tending church on a Sunday one Is
invariably confronted with some fun
eral procession or the prospect ot
one, this should be stopped and there
are several concrete reasons for do
ing so which we give below:
1st, The average colored person
works hard six days In the week and
should not have his day of rest and
recreation disturbed by a pretentious
funeral with an Ill-tuned brass band
as Its chief feature.
2nd. A funeral has a morbid effect
on the public mind, especially when
it Is pompous and loud. And In lndl
vldual cases there have been serious
complications resulting from debili
tating music that reaches the ears of
the sick who must hear these airs
with as you can imagine no hopeful
3rd. The average bereaved family
can ill afford these expensive funer
als, even though there is an endow
ment of several hundred dollars, and1.
worthy friends who lavish the flowers
on a deceased friend In death, mut be
reminded ot the Irony of this action,
since they usually tail to do these of
fices toward the object when in life,
4th, Any week 'day Is the logical
time for a funeral. And simplicity is
the one rule to govern all. The rich
I have ceased to practice the "fchowy"
procession and even request that no
flowers be sent, and discourage curi
osity by holding simple "services"
from their residence. What the rich
do from a good taste, the poor can
do, from the same, with this added
Wo believe the above reasons are
sufficient to warrant the discontinu
ance of the Sunday "practice" nor are
we lacking In those human sympa
thies for one another In hours when
some dear friend has closed his" or
her earthly career.
Sorrow wins Its way to the recep
tive heard and needs no brass band
to advocate Its cause. The real suf
ferer or mourner does not seek the
lime light of public curiosity or vain
display but rather quiet and solitude
alone with God where vanity may be
excluded from sorrow and the suffer
ing one realizes, the quality of infinity
love to cure every human wound. It
the deceased has demonstrated good
In life, remember that the same can
not die. And that truth, however
humble may be the one that lives it,
has the quality of eternity stamped
upon it and must live, just as true as
error, vanity, falsehood, and other
like things must perish, and canont be
perpetuated by any methods, of vain
RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE
TWIN CITY BAPTIST MINIS
TERIAL ALLIANCE OF
In order that the public may not
misunderstand the position taken by
the Baptist Ministerial Alliance com
posed ot all of the reputable pas
tors of the Baptist Churches of Kan-
PUBLIC CORDIALLY INVITED
Double Grand Opening
NEW NO. 2
PALACE DRUG STORE
CROSTHWAIT FLORAL CO.
At 1611 East 18th Street. .
Next Dqor to Gem Theatre
sas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas.,
regarding one Rev. Mr. Mills of At
lanta, Ga., and the Highland Avenue
Uaptlst Church; and In order that
the facts In the case may be clearly
set forth and the motive of the Alli
ance may not be colored by 'those
who seem to desire to damage its
standing in the good opinion ot the
Community, we thought It wise to
state the facts In the following reso
lution: Whereas, the Baptist Ministerial
Alliance of Kansas City, Mo., and or
Kansas City, Kas., by Investigation
of a report made to It by Itev. G. W.
Boyd, pastor of Highland Avenue Bap
tist Church, that Itev. M. Mills of
Atlanta, Ga., who had conducted a re
vival for him and because of the Im
pression made during the revival had
taken advantage of the pastor to stir
up strife among the members and
thereby to become pastor ot the
And whereas, the Ministerial Alli
ance by its investigation found the
report true and whereas the Hev. L.
H. Mills acknowledge to the Alliance
that he did encourage the dissatis
fied members In their efforts against
Hev. tJ. W. Boyd.
And, whereas, the Rev. Boyd, did
resign because of the dissatisfaction
thus created and the Itev. Mr. Mills
did become pastor of the Highland
Avenue Baptist Church and thus prov
ing the report to be true.
And where as, Rev. L. H. Mills,
after becoming pastor of the Highland
Avenue Church came to the Alliance
and asked what could he do to put
himself and that churcvh' in right re
lationship with the organization.
And whereas, the Highland Avenue
Baptist Church allowed her name to
appear in the Kansas City Sun con
demning the Ministerial Alliance ror
disrecognlzlng the Rev. L. H.- Mills
and saying to the world that the Al
liance had erred.
Therefore, resolved, that because of
the above stated reasons the Bap
tist Ministerial Alliance cannot coun
tenance such conduct by a minister
or a church and we dlsrtcognlze the
Rev. Mr. Mills and the Highland Bap
REV. G. L. PRINCE.
'REV, W. A. BOWREN,
- REV, W. H, HILL.
Committee on Publication.
BLIND BOONE WELL AGAIN.
We are pleased to announce that
Blind Boone has fully recovered from
his recent illness and Is en tour again.
REV. RICHARD DAVIS.
The beloved pastor of Centennial
M. E. Church, who has been returned
for the sixth year to this splendid
CENTENNIAL REJOICES AND KAN
SAS CITY IS GLAD.
Davis Returned for Sixth Time.
34th Anniversary April 22-24.
RALLY SUNDAY, 26TH.
For the sixth time Rev. Richard
Davis has been returned to Centen
nial M. E. Church. He has had many
opportunities to leave Kansas City,
but he has learned to love the people
here and the people have reclprocatd.
His sturdy straightforward mannr, up
right Christian character, sterling
manhood and, with all, his kind and
gentle bearing have won for him a
substantial place in the hearts of the
people of Kansas City Irrespective ot
church or creed, and the people are
glad that ho "has been returned by the
Presiding Bishop at the Annual Con
ference held last week at Fulton, Mo.
A Splendid Work.
Since coming here six years ago, Dr.
Davis has accomplished a- splendid
work for his church and has contrib
uted very materially to the religious
and moral uplift of his people In this
city. He found a struggling congre
gation of about 250 members, discour
aged and burdened with an. Indebted
ness of $6,600. During his ministry
742 additions have been gained and a
membership of 880 was reported at
the Conference just clos-ed. The
Church debt has been practically
wiped out, there remaining only $1,200
of the original debt. But this part ot
the record tells only a part ot the
story. For the repairs. Improvements,
upkeep of the property have been coon
slderable, plus the pastor's salary and
Conference Claims -will bring the
financial transactions close up to
$20,000 In the past six years.
There were doubts, misgivings and
fears until the hews wa- flashed back
Sunday morning that the esteemed
reverend had been returned. Then
Centennial put on a smile. She Is still
wearing It for Centenjilal knows who
has been the Instrument used by the
Master In establishing her going. Tho
Church is both thankful and glad to
have tho service, the labor, the pastor
ship and companionship of this vener
able minister for another year.
The week ot the 22d Inst, ibeglnnlng
Wednesday, the congregation. Is mak
ing elaborate preparations to cele
brate the 34th year of the founding ot
the MethodUt Episcopal Church In
Kansas City, which was done by the
late Rev. Wrri. R. Lawton, one of the
early Grand Masters of the Missouri
Jurisdiction ot Ancient and Accepted
Free Masons, to cIobo with a grand
rally Sunday the 2Cth. 'All of the for
mer pastors now living will bo Invlt
ed to be present and take part and
prominent men of the city of other
denominations will be 'given a place
on the program.
Those .Oklahoma vllllans who.
lynched a Negro woman the other
night, called themselves brave men,
yet they tied Tier hand and foot be
foro they lynched her and beat her
I Into Insensibility,
I Brave men! Bah, they are curt.