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THBKANSAS iCITY SUN
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to The Kansas City Sun, 1803 East 18th
Dell Phone East 999.
'Entered as second-class matter, August
12, 1908, at the postornce at Kansas wiu.
Mo., under the net of March 3, 1879.
Nelson C Crews Editor and Owner
WMa 13. Ulenn..... uenerai .Manager
Geo. E. Thompson,. Adv. Agent
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Bethel A. M, E. Church, 24th and Flora,
St. Stephen's Baptist Church, 601 Char
Christian Church, 19th and Tracy.
Greenwood Baptist Church, 1839 Ter
race. Centennial M. E. Church, 19th and
Second Baptist Church, 10th and Char
lotte. Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, 10th and
Kansas Ave. Baptist Church, 4Cth and
Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, 17th nnd
St. Augustine's P. E. Church, 11th and
Vine St. Baptist Church, 1825 Vine St.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Inde
pendence and Tracy.
Ward Chapel A. M. E. Church, 11th and
St. John's A. M. E. Church, 1743 Helle
vlew. Seventh Day Adventlst, 23rd and Wood
land. St. Monica's Catholic, 17th and Lvdla.
Morning Star Baptist Church, 2311 Vine.
Highland Avenue Baptist Churcn, 1111
Centropolls A. M. E. Church, Cenlrop
St James A. M. E. Z. Church, 1823
Third Baptist Church, Roundtop.
People's Mission, 30th and Genesee.
St. Paul's Baptist Church, 19th and
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Cli Charlotte
Calvary Baptist Church, 19th and
Blgelow A. M. E. Mission, 5th and
Progressive Baptist Church, 29th and
C. M. E. Church, 1817 Flora Ave.
St. .ian.es TJ.iTjtist Chur. li, 4i:.a Mill St
St. Luke's A. M E. Chuivn, 4Urd and
A. M. K. Mission, 665 Grand Ave.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. CHURCHES.
First A. M. E. Church, 8th and Neb.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 1st and
Eighth St. Baptist Church, 8th and
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 9th and
Bethel A. M. E. Church, Water and
St. Paul A. M. E. Church, 21st and
First Baptist Church, 5th and Neb.
King Solomon Baptist Church, 3rd and
Qulndaro A. M. E. Church. Qulndaro,
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Kosedale,
M. E. Church, 9th and Oakland.
A. M. E. Church, 4 th and Oakland.
Salter Mission, A. M. E. Church, South
Protestant Episcopal, 3rd and Stewart.
Second Baptist Church, 24th and Ruby.
Wesley Chapel M. E., 106 Shawnee.
St. Paul A. M. E. Zlon Church, 4000
Bethel A. M. E. Church, Roselale, Kan.
Mt. Zlon Baptist Church, 4th and Vir
ginia. Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, Sanford and
Why meetings of any kind should
be held in Lincoln High school audi
torium with Its unkempt stage, dirty
floor, broken seats and miserable ac
coustics is beyond our comprehension.
Who is responsible for its lack of
Whenever a Negro as much as of
fends a white man by presuming to
be his equal in ordinary rights he Is
marked for abuse or hate or lynch
ing. Uncle Pete is all right with his
hat in his hand and his head bowed
down "Vaas, Boss," but don't put
on your hat, uncle, and do not raise
your head like mine, you impudent
scoundrel! The Negro is all right in
his place, and he has no place!
The sight of a merry-go-round is so
unusual in Sedalia that a recent visit
from one of the "critters" caused an
all-night race war in that town. Ne
groes and whites could not decide as
to which were the front seats and,
naturally, the whites wanted all the
hobby horses, leaving the mules to
the colored brother. This caused
war so fierce as to involve all the
loosebrlcks, the loose police and the
loose fire department.
It's like Dr. W. Sampson Brooks
says, however, the Negro must hold
himself to blame for much of his con
dition. He has enjoyed the first
emancipation which freed his body
from physical serfdom but he has yet
to enjoy that higher emancipation
from the slavery of prejudice against
his own race, his own color, his own
Institutions and his own powers.
Perhaps If we could get ourselves
right other things would be rapidly
The man who offers to buy a vote
Is Just as criminal as the one who
offers to sell. Neither is worthy of
citizenship, whether he Is block or
white. This abuse of suffrage is not
confined to the Negroes or to the
poor whites. The man hngher up Is
usually the big criminal because he
does things upon a big scale. True,
he gets by with the goods more easily
than the little fellow, but its the same
At the election to be held next
week the school ballot will be sep
arate from the big blanket ballot nn-
on which the city officers are to be
nttnoan TTl . I . . , '
vioio uru uuuuuneu not to
forget to ask for the school ballot.
They ahe also cautioned not to for
get thff necessity of voting for the
school levy by which our educational
work Is kept up to Its present high
standard and for William Volker who
has been re-npmlnated for member of
the Board of Education. Mr. Volker
u citizen of such peerless class and
character as to need no special com
mendation for the position which he
is willing to accept. He is opposed
by men of exactly opposite caliber.
This natural and to be fexpe6ted. Mr,
Volker deserves and should receive
the support of every Negro voter. If
his nante' Is not on your school bal
lot, write It there.
, That the Palace Drug Store No. 2
is going to be a dream.
That you can't be an Angel In the
day and a devil at night and keep the
That a cracked and screechy
voice will spoiJ the music of the best
choir in the world.
That the Sun Is one of the four
best Negro newspapers published In
America. How's that, brother?
That those who miss hearing Rev.
W. H. Thomas on Sunday nights, miss
the most classical and profound ser
mons possible to hear In the pulpits
of the race.
That if the eleven Masonic lodges.
the two Commanderies, two Chapters,
consistory, Daughters of Isls, Ladles
of the Golden Circle, Eight Chapters,
u. E. s., eight Courts. H. of J., with
the combined membership of nearly
two thousand, should decide to cele
brate St. John's Day, all other frater
nal organizations will have to take a
back seat, on numbers, splendor, and
That a certain -wife wa- beguiled
to leave her home and follow a pea-
nuckle dude to Chicago, but after two
or three days riotous association he
quietly stole away and left' her with
out funds and among strangers. And
when her landlady became importu
nate in her demands for her room rent
and hunger began to gnaw at her vi
tals she sent a S. O. S. message to
her hubby saying, "Honey please send
and get me," and out of his blgheartH
edness he forgave and brought her
back. And she was so happy when
she arrived that bursting in tears, as
she threw herself In his arms she said,
Honey, 1 11 never go outside that door
unless you're with me if I live fifty
years." That's some pledge, ain't it?
BRILLIANT OPENING OF
The opening of the Lincoln
Cafe on last Thursday even
ing is now a matter of history.
For several weeks past, in
fact since the closing of the
Criterion Theatre, the work of
reconstruction and putting in
shape the third floor at 1740
Vine Street had been eagerly
watched by the pleasure seek
ers of greater Kansas City,
and when the announcement
cards were mailed, reserva
tions from many of Kansas
City's most exclusive set were
daily received, until upon the
evening of the grand openfng
every available table had been
contracted for. A special
representative of the Sun was
on hand at 9 :00 o'clock to wit
ness the "most elaborately ap
pointed Cabaret operated for
and owned by Negroes in
America. The natural beauty
of this large and spacious
room was materially augment
ed by a profusion of palms
and cut flowers, which virtu
ally transformed the Cafe into
a garden fit for a King. A
six-piece Orchestra under the
directorship of Milton D.
Vassar, furnished the music.
Mr. G. O. SmithvKansas City's
popular head waiter, who
officiated at tho opening of
the Blue Goose and Prince
Henry Cafes, with his regular
crew of twenty-six men from
the Hotel Kupper, uniformed
to the minute, did the serving,
and the, service which they
rendered was par excellent.
The two entertainers, Miss
Bessie LaBelle of Omaha,
Neb., and Speedy Smith, sang
a Repertoire of songs and dit
ties that .served only to make
one forget the very inclement
weather without and wish for
more. From 9:00 o'clock un
til the wee hours of tho morn
ing crowds continued to come
and go and not a hitch nor a
bobble of any description was
in evidence at any time,
t The Management of the Lin
coln Cafe is to be congratu
lated on the kind of service
and entertainment which they
are offering to tho pleasure
seeking' public. Tho atmos
phere from every angle of
this, institution inspires the
most wholesome respect and
decorum upon the part of all
who pass within its portals.
The Lincoln is open 'every
evening in the week and the
cabaret entertainment begins
at 9;00 p, m.
KANSAS CITY, KAN.
Sirs. Ed Whltmore,
Avenue Is 111.
Mrs. Ella Gatewood, 9l9
Avenue is ill.
Sir. and Mrs. Thos. Weaver, 837
Oakland Avenue, are beautifying their
Mr. and Mrs. Fulbrlght, 845 Free
man Avenue, entertnlned their Church
Saturday, March 28.
Dr. It. C. Hayden of this city has
made great progress in his profession
during the time he has been here.
Mr. Aubrey Hayes, 94C Oakland
Avenue, spent last week at Fulton,
Mo., attending the M. E. Annual Con
ference. Mr. Frank Tyler of Ablllne, Kan
sas, Is In the city, the guest of a sis
ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Warder,
830 Oakland Avenue.
A musical and literary program
was rendered at the A. M. B. Church,
Sunday evening followed by the fare
well sermon of Rev. Spurgeon Davis,
who left Tuesday morning, March 31,
for Annual Conference.
Mrs. Mary Miller who has been
West for several months returned,
home Sunday seroously 111 and ex
pects to undergo an operation soon.
She Is at the home of her sister,
Mrs. S. W. Brown, 932 Greelye Ave.
The annual sermon of the K. of P.
and Courts of this city were held at
the First Baptist Church Sunday
afternoon. A fitting program was
rendered and a fine sermon delivered.
The line of march was headed by the
Western Imperial Band and they
made a fine showing.
The funeral of Mrs. Kate Dameron,
2900 Hllack Avenue, was held at the
First Christian Church Sunday after
noon under the auspices of Stain
Luke Court Auxiliary to the Compact
Masons. Rev. W. Hancock officiated.
Floral' tributes were beautifully. She
leaves to mourn her loss, a husband
and seven children.
The marriage of Miss Iza Cowden,
one of Kansas City's most lovable
girls, to Mr. Wm. H. Hayden, on
March 25, was one of the most delight
ful weddings of the season. The house
was beautifully decorated and fes
tooned for the occasion and the beau
tiful ring ceremony of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church was per
formed by the .Rev. Wm. H. Thomas,
D. D., pastor of Allen. Chapel. Many
letters and telegrams of congratula
tion were received, among them one
from Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crew of Gales
burg, 111. Among the beautiful and
useful presents received were the fol
lowing: Cut glass olive dish, Mrs.
Mattle Taylor; gold frame picture and
salad dish, Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield
Diehl; half dozen ice cream dishes,
celery dish and sugar bowl, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Freeman; set of silver,
Miss S. Taylor; sliver berry spoon,
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. H. Peck; string
hand-made beads, Miss Christina Cow
den; sterling silver manicure set, Mrs.
Rosa Buford Brown; china tureen,
Mrs. Ellen Dunn; set of sauce dishes
and pie plates, Miss Maggie Williams,
Miss Ethel Crosswhlte; dozen dinner
plates, Mr. and Mrs. Junius Grant;
pair hand-embroidered towels, Mr. and
Mrs. Steve Harris; pair silk ho.e, Miss
M. Howard; Japanese hand-painted
vase, Mr. Jas. Campbell; half dozen
pairs pillow cases, Mrs. Martin Hurd-,
Mrs. E. E. Lane and sister, Columbia,
Mo.; 1 pair linen sheets, Mrs. Straun,
Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Cowden and daugh
ter, Mrs. Caldwell, Columbia, Mo.;
pair linen sheets, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Hicks, Columbia, Mo,; shadow lace
corset, Mrs. A. J. Drew of Galesburg,
111.; one quilt, Mr. and Mrs. Tullls and
daughters; half dozen bread and but
ter plates, Emergency Club Mes-
dames Maggie Stlmmetz, Leonard
Johnson and daughter, London, Fan
nle Edward, Whltsell, Misses Curry,
Flora Parker, Mary Bradford, and Mr.
Geo. Lyons; one linen lunch cloth,
Mesdames M. A. Lewis, Amanda Nov-
ein, A. B. Robinson, A. E. Smith, C.
Drumm, M. F. Thornton, Katie Allen;
two pairs pillow cases, Mrs. Stella
Adams; pair embroidered pillow
cases, Mrs. H. A. Watts; tablecloth,
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cowden; pair hand-
embroidered towels, Mrs. F.J. Brooks;
tablecloth. Miss Hattle Thompson;
pair embroidered pillow cases, Mr.
Tooley; half dozen berry bowls, Mrs,
H. V. Bell; half dozen pie plates, Mr,
and Mrs. Wm. Brown.
The Sun extends to this happy cou
ple the sincere wish for a pleasant
voyage on life's matrimonial sea.
The pastor of the Pleasant Valley
Baptist Church, Rev. C. A. Ralston,
invites all to attend the services Bun
day, April 5th, both morning and eve
ning. He has a special message for
all.... Mr. and Mrs. Irving Johnson
are 111 at their home on Adams Street.
....Palm Sunday will be observed at
the St. Paul M. E. Zlon Church with
special services at 11 o'clock.. .. .The
members ot the Choir of the St. Paul
A. M. E. Church and friends of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Pearson gave a very
pleasant suprprlse party In their
honor Saturday evening at their res
idence, 41st street. .. .Mr. and Mrs.
Pearson left Monday evening for Lit
tle Hlcklng, Ohio, and will go from
there to Wheeling, West Va., for an
Are you Discouraged, Discontented or
Arc you Poor,Poverty-'strlcken or Painful?
Are you Sick, Sad or Sinful?
If so, write now nl Intra the SECRETS OP
PEACE, POWER AND PLENTY.
GEO. W. SPEARS
P, O. Box 21 INDEPENDENCE, Ma
Sltts, International Bible
There will be a resurrection of the
dead both the Just and unjust. Acts
24-15. The characteristic of this sub
jects has been erroneous and has been
taught with little weight. That Is
supposing this body of flesh which
we possess will rise from the dead.
We know that flesh and blood can
not Inherit tho Kingdom of God. 1
Cor. 15-50. Notice how the Apostle
Paul explains the text. "And some
man will say how are the dead raised
up and with what body do they come?
Thou fool that thou soweth is not
quickened except to die." I Cor. 15-35-3C-37.
Thou soweth not that body
that shall be but to bear grain. No
tice how he uses the word (It) it is
sown In corruption; (it) Is raised in
Incorruptlon.' I Cor. 15-42. It is the
personality (the soul) that died for
all dies in Adam. I Cor. 15-22. Ezek.
18-4, Ps. 87-7. The soul that died
has been preserved In the memory of
God to be raised by the power of God
for all who are In the grave shall
come forth. God will give (It) a body.
I Cor. 15-38. Notice the coming forth
and resurrection is in contrast. The
coming forth Is only awakening but
the word resurrection came from the
Greek word (anastasls) and signifies
restand or rise completely out of sin.
Christ poured out his soul unto death
but he was not a sinner, his soul died
and body also. Isiah 53-12. Acts 2127.
His soul was In hell (Hades) ; his
body was in the G-foot space the tomb
The Greek word in contrast to the
C-foot space is (Nay meon); tho He
brew word, (guber), signifies the
memory or invincible grave. All souls
which are dead are embalmed In the
memory of God or the Invisible grave.
They will hear his voice- and come
forth. Dear friends I am only dis
cussing the resurrection of the Just
and will take the unjust next.
Do not be alarmed because you
heard that some one said something
not complimentary about you. Peo
pie have always said ugly things
about those who struggle to be, and
are achieving something: those
against whom there Is nothing said,
anre negligible quantities people
talk about those who are doing good.
l ou go ahead, like the ancient philo
sopher, who, when he was asked by
an apparent friend, who really de
sired to help the old sage, whot he
could 'do for him, replied: "Please
stand out of my sunshine." That Is
all the elert, energetic . aspiring
young person asks; "stand out of my
The Kansas City Sun can be found
on sale at the following prominent
Palace Barber Shop, 19th and Vine
streets; Shumacher's News Stand,
18th and Highland; UnthankV Drug
8tore, Independence and Harrison;
Tucker's News Stand, 12th and Vine.
VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sunday morning services were good
....Our pastor, ' Dr. T. H. Ewlng,
preached a good sermon. His theme
was "Obedience." It was Indeed a dis
course long to be remembered and we
trust will bring about a greater desire
In our hearts to obey God that wo may
become one of the greatest Nations of
the earth. Evening services after a
few brief remarks by the pastor the
meeting was turned over to the Busi
ness Men's League and Tve were royal
ly entertained by some of the best
speakers of our race. The striking
feature of the evening was the intro
duction of all persons in business;
about thirty were Introduced. This
speaks well for the race. Easter Sun
day' will be a busy day at our .Sunday
school. Be sure to come. A fine pro
gram will be rendered by some of our
best talent. Everybody is invited.
ST. JOHN'S A. M. E. CHURCH.
St. John's A. M. E. Church will hold
special services Palm Sunday. Sun
day School at 9:30; at 10:30 the choir
will render some special muplc for the
occasion. Miss Cherry McGill will
read a paper on "Christ's Entrance
into Jerusalem." Miss Grace Newman
will give a selection, and solos will
be sung by Miss- Macy Ball and Mrs.
E. Newman; at 11:30 the pastor will
preach, from the subject, "This is
Jesus." At 12:30 general praise meet
ing; 7:45 p. m. the Negro business
league will have charge of the ser
vices. All are Invited to be present.
Mrs, E. N. Wilson Is still confined to
her room, suffering from the injuries
received the first Sunday In March.
The officers df the Church will give a
Joint Entertainment to clean up the
Church, outside and inside, the Friday
and Saturday before Easter. The
Sunday School and choir under the
leadership of Mr.' Clarence Parker, or
ganist, will render the Easter pro-
gram-at 8 p. m April 12.
HIGHLAND AVENUE BAPTIST
The services Sunday were largely
attended. One addition to the church,
Collection for the day $25.43. The
Lord Is still blessing us. Our revival
services began . Monday night, and
will r.un through the fourth Sunday,
We are having glorious meetings.
Attend them. Order of services for
Sunday, April 5! O;30 a, m(, Sunday
scnooi; u a. m., preacning uy fas-
tor Miss, subject, "The Books in
Judgment;" 3 p. m'., Communion serV'
ice; &:3U p. taja. y. p. u,; 8 p. m.,
prpachlng by Pastor Mills, subject,
"The Mission of the Church to Men."
Kverybody Is cordially Jnvlted to at
tend these services.
B. J. KNOX, Reporter.
WOULD HAVE HAD THE MONEY
Shah's Cold-Blooded Suggestion to
.English Monarch Why the
Prince Left White's Club.
An amusing story of particular In
terest at the moment is told concern
ing tho dulco of Sutherland by Lord
Suffleld In "My Memories." When the
shah of Persia visited tha country, tho
late King Edward, who was then
prlnco of Wales, told him that the
duko of Sutherland owned largo es
tates in Scotland, as well as in Eng
land. Tho shah Is alleged to have
said: "He must be very rich. Of
course, when you como to the throne
you will" And here ho made an ex
pressive gesture with his finger across
Lord Suffleld was on close terms ot
Intimacy with the late king, who, al
though he had tho reputation ot affa
bility and geniality, drew very plainly
the limits which guarded his dignity.
On one occasion his late majesty was
leaving White's club, and began to
light a cigar In a room In which people
did not usually smoke. Some officious
official came up and said so, and the
prince replied, quite pleasantly,' that
he was just going. The official retorted,
rather rudely, that. the club rules must
be observed, no matter who the mem
ber was, and the prince, without an
other word, left the club, and with
drew his namo next day. The Marl
borough owes Its exlstenco to that lit
tle lapse or lack of tact on the part
of one of White's people.
EUROPE'S MOST TACTFUL MAN
Viscount Knollys, the Late King Ed
ward's Friend, Has Been Accord
ed That Distinction.
Europe's most "tactful man" Is, by
common consent, Viscount Knollys,
first baron ot Caversham, who Is now
juBt seventy-six. For over 40 years he
was private secretary to British roy
alty, the friend and counsellor s of
three monarchs, and his recent retire
ment was considered in court circles
to be little less than a calamity. It
has been said of htm that "no other
man ever knew so much or said so
little." The tribute is deserved, for
Lord Knollys was always a human
sphynx. Shrewd Insight, unfailing
tact and courtesy, and the rare abil
ity to hold his tongue, enabled him to
win and hold tho esteem and respect
of uot only those he directly served,
but of cabinet ministers, diplomats
and the people at large. Only the re
porters disliked him, for never a word
were they able to get out of him1.
It was In 188G that Francis Knollys,
then merely a "Mr.," entered the serv
ice of royalty as gentleman ushdr to
Queen Victoria. Two years later he
was appointed private' .secretary to
the prince of Wales, later King Ed
ward. Cameras Barred on Italy's Frontier.
The secretary of state for foreign af
fairs has been Informed by his ma
jesty's charge d'affaires at Rome that
the Italian government has Issued reg
ulations prohibiting the use of cam
eras on tho whole of tho Italian fron
tier, where there are positions, of mil
itary Importance, and also In places
in the interior of Italy requiring pro
tection from spies. The position, of
these prohibited districts Is always
indicated on posts and placards clear
ly marking the limits of such zones.
Visitors to Italy are therefore
warned that if, after crossing the
Italian frontier, they enter any of
those zones, they will be liable to have
cameras seized and be subjected to
penal proceedings and fines. Should
a plate or film be found on a visitor
with the negative of a military local
ity of Importance, the consequences'
would be still more serious. London
Shortening the Law's Delay.
A remarkable change has come over
the king's bench courts, remarks the
London Globe. Twelve months ago
the condition of the courts was so con
gested that the' Judges were trying
actlpns 'which had stood for hearing
six months and more. Recently five
actions were before the judges which
were set down for trial the month be
fore. Tho ex-lord chancellor once ex
pressed tho hope that Judges might
be in the agreeable position ot saying
to litigants, "Come Into the courts
today and we will hear you tomor
row." "When litigants have to wait
less than three weeks for their cases
to be reached the fulfillment of this
hope would appear to be not far off.
Not in every part' of the work of tho
king's bench division! however, are
things so expeditious.
No Royal Cross Saddles,
King George and Queen Mary do not
favor the use of cross saddles by girls
and women." Hence Princess Mary's
recent first appearance In the hunt
ing field carried with It a certain
sense of disappointment to those aris
tocratic women and their number
Is an ever-increasing one who have
exchanged, the side saddle of their
ancestresses for tho cross saddle ot
men not only at tho covert Bide, but
alBO in the park. Nevertheless, tho
new custom is one that has not yet
found any. favor in royal circles.
"I know now why they are called de
partment stores," said a stout bald
''Why are they called depart
ment stores?' BBked the special po
liceman. "Because a man departs from them
as soon as he can."
Putting on his coat, the stout,, bald
citizen moved further away. Newark
A 'wea!ny""Noseman named Thor
Ann Karlsefrlo, with three ship's and 60
men, founded a colony somewhere on
the American coaBt In 1007, and here
his son Snorro was born, tho first
white child born In America. Because'
of tho trouble made by the Indians
the colony was given up after 'three
years, and little Snorro with the oth
ers went back to Europe. Spanish
children were born'ln Florida, but tho
first English child was Virginia Dare,
born In 1687, on Roanoke Island, now
a part of North Carolina. Two' chil
dren wcro bora on the Mayflower and
aamed Oceanus andj?eregrlne.
BREVITY LEADS TO ACCURACY
Form of Old-Fashtoned Indictment,
With All IU Jargon of Law,
Is Out of Date.
Those who know nothing of the su
perstitious awe with which tho legal
fraternity regard tho forms of proced
ure can scarcely appreciate the high
courage required of the district at
torney of Kings county, New York, to
break, with tradition and draw up an
indictment, say, for murder,, with the
aid of only sixty slmplo words, the
Philadelphia Record remarks. In the
old form tho grand jury makes Us ac
cusation briefly enough,, but the de
scription "of tho felonious act Is fear
fully and woefulljr designed. A long
paragraph freely interluded with cuch
terms as "force of arms" und other
phrases from tho jargon of the law,
is required for tho mere statement
that the defendant committed an as
sault with Intent to kill.
The old-fashioned Indictment do
scribe") the course of tho bullet in
about 600 words, stating how the de
fendant "a certain pistol then and
there charged and loaded with gun
powder and one leaden bullet" which
Is manifestly an untruth. The weap
on with which the killing Is accom
plished is not loaded In the presence
of the victim, but is charged with
ready-made cartridges. Nor does It
contain only one leaden bullet, for It
is usually a revolver holding five or
six shots. j
This painful striving after accuracy,
which, after all, merely breeds lnaccu-i
racles and results In appeals for error
and endless retrlalB, is Intolerable 4n
an age which lays such stress on effi
ciency. We criticise the artisan who
goes through twelve motions In laying
a brick when the feat could be accom
plished in three or four motions; but
the legal tautologlst gets paid propor
tionately to the greatness of his waste
The .sin of tautology permeates ev
ery department of the law, and it is
one of the prime causes of the expen
siveness and dllatorlness of litigation.
The reform of legal procedure is prac
tically in the. hands ot the courts and
the lawyers themselves.
AS IT WAS 300 YEARS AGO
Definitely Settled That Women May
Not Practice Law In the Courts
Women cannot practice law In the
courts of England. This doctrine, wae
recently affirmed by the court of ap
peal which decided against Miss G. M.
Befb in a suit which she had brought
against tho Law society 'and in whfcch
she claimed the right to practice as
a solicitor. The master of the rolls
said that 300 years ago Lord Coke,
had expressed the view that women
could not be attorneys, and so far as
this case was concerned, the master
of the rolls said he decided it on the
grourid that, at the date ot the pass
ing of the solicitors' act of 1843, there
was a disability on the part of women
to be attorneys.
The act bad not destroyed the pre
existing disability. He disclaimed arfy
right to legislate In the matter. No
doubt many women, and in particular
the present applicant, were in educa
tion, Intelligence and competency su
perior to many candidates who would
come up for examination. But with
that the court had nothing to do.
The lord Justices concurred and the
appeal was dismissed.
Mllttant-mlnded women were known
In England before the suffragettes,
one of whom lies In Henry VII.'s
chapel Margaret, countess of Rich
mond, Its builder's mother, with her
brass efflgy by Torrlglanb. . She h'ated
the Turk, and she made, as Camden
reports, a sporting offer to the chival
rous of her day: "On the condition
that prlnoes of Christendom would
combine themselves ' and march
against the common enemy, the Turk,
she would most willingly attend them
and be their laundress in camp." That
position of laundress to the Crusaders
would have been an easy' one, for It
was the fashion to make vows to
change no underclothing until the
holy sepulcher was regained..
Marriages between widows and
bachelors are very much in favor In
Korea because not nearly so much
money Is required from the bridegroom
as in the case of his marriage with a
young girl. The Impecunious bride
groom is scorned by the parents of the
girl and he Is also unable to pay for
the elaborate wedding ceremonies
which must take place. All of this he
escapes by running off with a widow,
It happens In Korea, as in other coun
tries, that the Impecunious bachelor
Is often more desirable from every
point of view but a mercenary one
than the well to do member of the
community. Consequently, the widow
has a way of attaching a handsome
young husband to herself that might
well be envied by the young girl.
Smile, and Others Will Smile.
In an elevator ot ono ot our large
stores I saw a, lady turn her head
and In so' doing, struck another lady's
face with her feather, the lady struck
was angry and scowled at the .first
lady, and In so doing turned her head
and struck with her hat ornament an
other lady. This lady turned her
head and struck, another lady's face;
this, lady was annoyed, but she had
seen the others, and as she looked up
she saw two gentlemen with broad
smiles on their faces, and she smiled,
and Boon the others In the car saw the
humorous side, and there were smiles
upon smiles in that gloomy store ele
vator. Butler Glaenzef, poet and essay
ist, listened with, Mb calm smile, at tba
Players' club In New York, to a son
neteer who lamented that a magazine
bad paid him Vinly a cent a' line for a
Mr. Olaenzcr did not seem at all
perturbed at these starvation rates.
He blinked his eyes rapidly behind' his
pince-nez, smiled hla calm smile, and
said In bis calm voice;
"My dear fellow, don't you know
that the only successful poet nowa
days Is he who Is able, to make a
living at something else?"
E. EUGENE VAUGHAN.
If you have monev tn invest., enmn in
mo; if you want to buy a home and be
aatlsflcd, como to mo. 1 am always ready
to help smooth out tho wrinkles.
You Can't Beat this List.
TO THE YOUNG MAN.
What doth thy fair queen demand,
Which accomplished -means to thee
her hand? ,
'TIs a riddle fair enough for thee,
Listen thau, young man "Begin to
Some of these rtlarea T ran rU f nr. ISft
Vine near 27th. 4 r.. 12.000: Merslnnton
near 29th, 4 r fl.tfso; nowland near
Sherman Ave., i r., 11,250: State near
12th, 7 r., 60 ft., $1,600; College Ave. In
nosedale, one 4 r. and one 6 r., modern,
S1.800 and S2.400: E r. anil electrln llehtn
on Tremont. ,000: 2725 North 7th St..
4 r.. new rtorches. 11.000; npllprnntntnn
near Howard, 5 r modem, $2,450: 4 r.
40 ft., near 6th and, Rowland. $1,150; 15
acres 8 miles from town, $2,000.
EUGENE EDWARD VAUGHAN,
Twenty-sixth and Parkway,
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
Bell phone. West 1757.
Fancy Gowns a Specially
I am prepared to of
fer the public the best
drafting and fitting.
Graduate of one of the best whlto
Will also teach Drafting.
Bell Phone EaaM139W
Mrs. Lillie Williams
3914 Woodland Avenue
KANSAS CITY, MISOURI
Furnished and Unfurnished
Rooms For Rent.
Furnished rooms for rent, modern.
4210 Highland Ave. Also two nice un
furnished rooms. Mrs. T. B. Carter.
FOR BENT Three unfurnished
rooms for housekeeping with gas and
city water, 2010 Bales street.
Furnished room for rent to a gen
tleman. Bell phone, East 4869-W.
House strictly modern. 1913 Wood
Three furnished room for light
housekeeping, strictly modem with
telephono; 2313 Woodland avenue
Bell Phone, East 3446-W.
Mr. Colored Man: Are you looking
around to buy a home? If so call
Main 751, Bell Phone. Ask for Wm.
Hopkins. Why Worry? Why tire
yourself out when I can take you di
rect to what you want?
'WORDS OF APPRECIATION.
More Mothers Testify to Merits of
XXth Century Hair Preparations.
Nelson, Mo., April 13, 1913.
Dear Madam Dabney: I am writ
ing you for a small order. I want
you to please send by mail 3 bottles
of shampoo, 3 boxes of hair grower
and 2 bexes of pressing oil. I like
the remedy Just fine; I would not be
without it for anything, t am using
It on my little girl's hair; It seems
to be helping It greatly.
MRS. ANNA DRUNER.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 20, 1913.
Dear Madam Dabney: I am a moth
er of four girls. In trying to Improve
their hair I had tried several prepara
tions, but none gave me good results
until I used Madam Dabney's XXth
Century Preparations. Their hair was
thin, harsh and would fall out so that
I dreaded to use a comb. Now their
hair is growing nicely does not fall
out has no dandruff Is soft and pret
ty. Three of these girls are attend
ing .Wendell Phillips School, Howard
and Vina streets. Investigation will
bear out my testimony. I would not
be without the XXth Century Prepa
ration in my house.
MRS. DORA HAWKINS,
2455 Woodland Ave.
A six week's treatment ot Madam
P. M, Oabny,'s XXth ,Century Hair
Preparations sent on receipt of P. O.
money order of $1.26. or a Blngle pack
age of XXth Ccnturjr Hair Grower,
Pressing Oil or Shampoo sent for 60c.
Write today to Madam V, M. Dabney'a
XXth Century Hair Preparations Co.,
1806 B. 24th St, Kansas City, Mo.,
Persons living In Kansas City who
cannot bo supplied by their druggist
will be called upon by-an agent on
dropping a postal card to the abov
address or calling Bell phone, Eat;