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Ate. W. E. Randolph has been 111 but
la able to be out again.
Jtr. and Mrs. I B. Wheeler have
moved to 2032 Hnrrlsorl street.
Mrs. Fannie Pryor, 1812 E. 10th
has been quite Indisposed during the
Mrs. Sarah Lewis, 2519 Woodland
Avenue, who lias been 111 Is conval
escent. Poro hair dressing, hair weav
ing and facial massaging. Scalp
treatment a specialty. Mrs. E.
Norles, 1737 Paseo, upstairs.
Sir. J. A. Smlth,847 Freeman Ave.,
has returned from Tennessee a'fter a
stay of three months.
FOR. RENT Nice furnished front
room; strictly modern. Ilell phone.
Mrs. C. h. Davis, 1320 Kensington,
has returned home from Topeka, Kas.,
where she has been visiting her
cousin. , '
Mr. and Kirs. Jess H. Robinson of
St. Joseph, Mo., were the guests last
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A.
Mrs. Myrtle Wadnely who has
been 111 for some time Is much Im
proved and hopes to attend church
Money to Loan on Kansas City Real
Estate. Don't lose your equity. Bring
your troubles to us. We can help you.
Afro-American Investment Co.
911 McGee Street.
FOR RENT Neatly modern fur
nished rooms. Transients, a spe
cialty. East 4721-W. Wm. Fisher,
Propr., 910 Garfield.
Mrs. Stella Greenlee, 3202 Highland
Avenue, entertained thirteen mem
bers of the Ebenezen Improvement
oBard, 'March 27th. AH had an enjoy
Evelyn, the little daughter, of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Tallaferio, who has
been 111 for quite awhile Is convales
cent at their residence, 53rd and Kan
3usic furnished oy capable pianist
fori parties, ' receptions, teas, etc.
Also Instruction given beginners on
the piano forte.
MISS CARMEN HACKLEY.
2028 Harrison St.
Rev. W. J. Deboe of St. Joseph,
Mo., enroute home from Central Mis
souri Conference, which convened at
Fulton, Mo., Is the guest of Mrs.
Kosa B. Smith, 2440 Vine street.
We are In position to show you a
complete line of Colonials In satin;
French kid, patent leather, and gun
metal with the latest heel.' G. A.
Page, Prop., H. G. Jones, Mgr. 1507
E. 18th Street.
March 27 'Mrs. Lula Sillier and a
few friends gave a surprise party to
her Bister, Cora McKay, 240G Flora
Avenue in honor of her birthday an
niversary. A splendid time was had
and many nice presents received.
Have your collar, cuffs and hat piece
crocheted, only $5.00 entire set. Send
In your order for hand crocheted set.
Write Miss Pearl Newton, 3921 Scar,
Prof, Roscoe White has returned
from Pleasanton, Kas., where Mrs.
Janle White, lady Instructor of Arm
ory Hall, received great applaus on
such dances as the Tango, Hesita
tion Waltz, Fish Walk and others
of her dances at the great ball given
In Pleasanton, Monday night, March
We are asking our friends to bring
their children In early and have
them fitted out In Easter shoes and
.Mary Janes. Our stock Is. complete In
these lines. 1507 E. 18th Street.
In passing, look at our windows.
Remember all our shoes are not in
the windows. Come In therefore and
let us show you our entire stock. 1507
E. 18th Street.
Get used to the Imprint of the race
printer, who wishes your patronage on
the basis of better and quicker print
ing service. This Is It:
C. A. Franklin, Printer, 1409 Main St.
In loving memory of our son and
brother who departed this life April
In the silent shade of Highland
In a narrow casket bed,
They have- placed our son and brother
With the calm and peaceful dead. '
With the roses wreathed about him -
And the flowers on his breast
Wake him not, for Jesus called him
Sweetly, calmly let him rest.
MR, AUSTIN LEWIS. '
MRS. AUSTIN LEWIS.
EDWARD Q. LEWIS.
CHAS. A. LEWIS.
WM. T. LEWIS.
GEO. A. LEWIS.
. MISS MINNIE ROBINSON,
MRS. TILUE RUMMONS.
Grand Master Hawkins of the
Kansas" Jurisdiction and Grand Mas
ter Crews of the Missouri Jurisdic
tion have called a joint meeting of all
the Masonic lodges of the two Kansas
Cities for Sunday, April 6th at 2 p.
m., at the office of Grand Master
Crews, 18th and Woodland, to discuss
the Harris case and the advisability
of a monster celebration of St. John's
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE.
The Negro Business League will
hold an open meeting Sunday night,
April 5, at Ebcnezer A. M. E. Church,
17th and Tracy, and will hold their
regular meeting Tuesday night, April
12, .at their rooms, 1803 E. 18th street,
at which time the president will read
his annual address. Refreshments
will be served and ladles are invited.
A CHANCE FOR EVERYBODY.
An opportunity for the School
teacher, school boys and girls to
win threeT valuable prizes for the
best ad of twenty-five words de
scribing the Tango Sundae on a
Blazer at Smith's Drug Store at
18th and Tracy avenue. Send your
suggestions In at once. Each pur
chase entitles you to a suggestion.
The Contest will close one week
before Easter. The first prize Is
$5 In gold; second prize Is a first
class tennis racquet; third prize
one year's subscription to the Kan
sas City Sun. The names of the
winners will be published Easter
Sunday In the Kansas City Sun.
FOR SALE TO COLORED PEOPLE.
Two modern 8-room houses with
barns, one brick veneer and the other
frame; rental value, $70 per month;
lot 75x20 feet; near 12th and Michi
gan; can be sold to colored people;
prefer to sell together, but will con
sider selling separately; can make
terms and might take In smaller prop
erty at Us value; for additional In
formation see W. H. Livingston, 21o
J. T. WATKINS.
We are now entering upon our sixth year In the Undertaking business
In Kansas City and we take this method of expressing our deep apprecia
tion of the confidence and respect that the many families have shown in
our efforts to please and our ability to render service by calling us Into their
homes or sending their loved ones to our parlors where they receive the
same tender care as In the home. In the future as In the past, our time and
energy shall always be spent in properly preparing the body, giving' an ex
pression to tho face and restoring the life like appearance, for a body prop
erly prepared, and burled In tho most ordinary priced Casket leaves a better
Impression with family and friends than a body poorly prepared and burled
in the most expensive Casket and we spare neither pains nor expense In
procuring the materials so necessary to obtain these results. We shall con
tinue to render the same high class service in every case and our prices
will be as low as can be obtained any place for the same quality of ma
terials used. We strive to bo first In quality of work, first in courteous ser
vice and first In reasonable prices.
There Is a reason why the larger
per cent of Cabinet Stationary used
by Kansas City's "400" Is turned
from tho Arthur W. Harris Printing
Establishments First their work
manship in this class of service is
unexcelled by any of tho larger ana
best equipped printing establish
ments In this city, since they all but
make a specialty of this class of
work. Second, while their prices are
not always the lowest, they are al
ways the fairest. They have "de-
llvered" with accuracy and despatch
to over 90 per cent of the classy
weddings and receptions during the
past year and now when a function
of class Is announced Its a ten-to-one
shot that Harris will handle the
The Independent Order of Immacu-
lates I, O. I., and Courts of Kansas
City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kas., will
hold their Easter Thanksgiving serv
ices at 2 o'clock Easter Sunday at
the First Baptist' Church, Fifth and
Nebraska avenue, Kansas City, .Kas.
uev. j. it. iiansom wm aenver mo
J. M. SMITH,
In loving memory of my husband,
Wm. Black, who departed this life
April 6th, 1913.
Just one year today you deft me,
And your loss I deeply feel,
But 'Us God who has bereft mo
He can all my sorrows heal.
Sleep 'on beloved, sleep and take your
Lay down your head upon the
I loved' you well but Jesus loved you
Sleep on, sleep ,on, sleep on.
t422-32 K. 3rd St.,
STRICTLY MODERN FLITS
Women's Club Notes
Mrs. J. W. Banks entertained the
KaSees last Wednesday.
The Peck Mite Missionary Society
have bath and bedroom rugs, aprons,
boudoir caps for sale.
The Clippers will meet Saturday,
April 4th, at Miss Naomi White, 1020
Virginia. All members are requested
to be present. I
Dancing every Wednesday night at
Armory Hall, Cottage and Vine
Streets. Roscoe White, dancing mas
ter. Hall for rent. Call Bell East
All members of the Tango Club
meet at 1228 Vine Street Tuesday
night, April 7th for arrangement of
the grand party to be given April
17. Call Bell phon e.East 308-R.
To the Kansas City Sun;
I deslro to have this expression In
'They Say" Column and oblige,
PEAL CHOUTEAU STEWART.
Clio's are certainly observing the
Ten Commandments "attending to
their own business."
The Baptist Relief Workers will
meet with Mrs. Geo. Gamble, Sunday,
April 5,. at 4 p. m., 1028 Agnes Ave.
All Penny Holders must be turned In
on that date.
MRS. MAUDE GAMBLE,
INEZ PAGE, Secretary.
Kensington Art Club desires Its
many friends and the public in gen
eral to know that the article in the
last week's Issue of this paper re
ferring to Kensington was erroneous.
Kensington is moving peacefully on
ward as heretofore.
KENSINGTON ART CLUB
MRS. M. G. BROOKINS, President.
MRS. JAS. A. LEE, Secretary.
T. B. WATKINS.
The Sorosls met with Mrs. 1 A.
Herndon, 1008 Tracy Avenuet Monday.
The talk on home gardening by Dr.
Soule was the feature of the meeting.
Talks" were made by other visitors
relative to the infancy of the club
and the amount of substantial work
already done. A large amount of pro-
Visions were donated to St. Simon's
Day Nursery. The Club will meet
with Mrs. J. F, Shannon, 1414 E. 17th
Street, Monday, April Cth.
The XX History and Art Club met
April 2d with Mrs. J. J. Abernathy,
1030 Agnes. The ladles are working
zealously, preparing for their exhibit.
New officers: Mrs. LIge Hendricks,
president; Mrs. F. S. Douglas, vice
president; Sirs. Wm. MoElhaney, sec
retary; Sirs. L. W. Fitzpatrick, assist
ant secretary; Mrs. Bert Crane, Fed-
eratlon delegate; Mrs. Win. Patrick,
treasurer. A delightful repast- was
served by the hostess.
MRS. WM SNELL, Reporter.
Progress Study Club met at 2116
Woodland Avenue with Mrs. Jessie
Novel as hostess. The Club was fav
ored with an eloquent address by Rev.
Wm. H. Thomas on "Religion Among
Negroes." Rev. Thomas explained in
a scholarly manner, the many kinds
of religion of different countries. But
he reached the climax when he so
beautifully described the religion of
Christ that comes from the soul. The
old time religion of our ancestors.
Rev. Thomas comes to us as, a scholar
a thinker and a CJirlstlan gentleman.
Quite a number of visitors were
present. Among the out of town vis
itors were Dr. J. C. Owen, presiding
elder of Omaha District and Mrs. C.
I). Lewis of Des Molnea, la. A de
licious three-course luncheon was
served by the hostess. We adjourned
to meet with Mrs. J. C, Starnes as
hostess, April 7th. '
Everybody Is cordla)ly invited to at
tend 'the opening of the soda season
Kasfer Sunday,. April 12, .1914 at
Smith's Drug Store, Cor., 18th and
Tracy, Hours from '2 p, m. to 12 m.
Music; souvenirs for the ladles.
lint W Sam
A Letter from the Department of
State that Will Interest Many of
Our Readers, to Prof. J. Silas Har
ris of this City.
Marin 14, 1914.
Mr. J. Silas Harris,
President, Negro National Educa
tional Congress, Kansas City.
Sir; The Department has received
your letter of March 9, 1914, In which
you request Information as to the
genuineness of the representations
made by one "Chief Sam" In lnduc
lnb American Negroes to migrate to
the Gold Coast Colony.
In reply you are Informed that It
would appear from- Information re
ceived by the Department that in cer
tain statements attributed to "Chief
Sam" he has mlsrepreesnted .condi
tions in the Gold Coast Colony. The
Department Is reliably Informed that
there is practically no land In the
possession of the Gold Coast Govern
ment, it being held almost entirely
by the native chiefs and communi
ties Broadly speaking, Immigrants
could acquire lands in the Colony in
two ways only:
(1), By adoption Into a native com
munity when they would be allotted
land by the chief, subject to the cus
toms of the tribe a' condition which
would not likely be acceptable to per
sons who are Christians and civilized,
(2) By obtaining a lease of land
from any native chief or community
that may be prepared to grant It,
which transaction would have to be
sanctioned by the Government of the
Colony, and, in this connection, It may
bo stated that no leases have been
registered with that Government by
"Chief Sam" or his followers.
The Department has been reliably
Informed that the West African cli
mate and conditions 'have a deleter
ious effect on the - health of Immi
grants, regardless of race.
Requests have been made by the
Department by parties having a thor
ough knowledge of conditions In the
Gold Coast Colony that it do all In
Its powerr to prevent the departure
for the Colony of the intending Im
migrants referred to above, stating
that they are foredoomed to disap
pointment and would, without doubt,
become a public charge upon their
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
for the secretary of state,
JOHN E. OSBORNE,
MR. R. QUINN,
The enterprising and intrepid young
hustler who will give a mammoth en
tertainment in Convention Hall
GRAND MUSICAL RECITAL.
at Convention Hall, June 19, 1914.
Speakers of Note In and Out of
the City Will Be Present.
Music by the Best Talent Procured
Tickets will be on sale at the
leading drug stores of the city
after February 15, 1914.
For further Information write
R. F. Quinn, 5714 Main street,
Kansas City, Mo.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES
The collections have passed the
?15,000 mark." As a goal, J17.000 Is
approached, the enthouslasm of the
collectors and subscribers increases.
When $17,000 has been received Mr.
Rosenwald will be notified. There
upon he will forward his check for
On last Sunday at the Men's Meet
ing, in a most pleasing manner, Prof,
G. B. Buster, of the Sumner High
School, told the story of "The Fourth
Wise Man." This was the last Sun
day meeting nt the old Association
Headquarters. Sunday, April 5th, a
praise servvjee will be held at the
new address, 1830 Paseo.
Nashville, Tennessee is in the midst
of a big building campaign conducted
by Dr. J. E. Mooreland, International
secretary; $30,000 Is to be subscribed
by the Colored citizens of Nashville.
Four men, H. A. Boyd, Preston Tay
lor, R. H. Boyd and Wm. Beckman
have each subscribed $1,000. J. C.
Napier subscribed $500. This gives
Nashville the record for the number
of large subscriptions.
Funerals and Parties a Specialty
2102 Woodland Ave.
Bell Phone, 5194 East
Bell Phone 2523 Eat
Kansas City'. Mo.
Tuskegee Institute has never
had a more cordial and sincere
support than that Which has
come so spontaneously from the
Masonic Grand Lodge of Ala
bama. The annual communi
cations have been held upon the
school grounds several times
and donations have been fre
quently voted by the brethren
who are also sending their chil
dren to the Institution.
When President Booker T.
Washington felt himself ready
for the mystic rites of the order
he hied h'imself up to Boston
where, in the bright limelight,
the ceremonies were performed
by the Grand Master of the
TPrlnco Hall Grand Lodge,
much to the surprise of Masons
throughout the whole country.
The affair caused no little
commotion In the craft circles
and had to have several "of
ficial" doctorlngs before it was
straightened out. The short
sightedness of Dr. Washington
Is quite npparent In the affair
and goes to show that big men
can do some very foolish things
DIDN'T FIND IT INTERESTING
Settler Had No Hesitation In Declar
ing Encyclopedia Had Its Dry
Dudley Field Malone, the new col
lector of the port of New York, said to
"I'm too new to. my job to talk about
It yet. If I talked about it I might,
like the mountaineer, give away my
"A man was hunting In Pike county,
and up around Porters lake he visited
a settler's house.
"He noticed a volume of a good
encyclopedia on a shelf above the gun,
" 'It must be a handy thing away off
here to have nn encyclopedia.'
"'Yep,' said the mountaineer. 'Yep,
she's handy. I only got the first book.'
"'Why haven't-you got the others?'
"'I ain't finished this one yet, so I
ain't ready for another. I bought this
ono off'n an agent about eight years
ago. Ho come round six months aft
erwards and says, says he: "Here's
yer second volume, mister."
" ' "What?" says I. "Why. I ain't fin
lsed tho first volume yet You jest dig
'"He dug, too. Nine year ago It
was. I ain't morc'n half through her
yet. The wife, she's about quarter
through. It took a lot o' brains to
write this book, but It's my opinion,
all the same, and I don't mind tellln'
ye, that I think she's got her dry
Btreaks, like most everything else."'
To Retain English Thatch Roof.
A strong appeal Is made to lovers of
English rural scenery, landowners,
stock breeders and others In favor of
retaining the thatch root for rural
cottages and farms. It is remarked
that there are few, If any, lovelier arti
ficial things than a thatched English
cottage or farmstead, and none that
have become more completely a part
of the tradition and the spirit of Eng
lish landscape, of the rural scenery
which has for centuries Inspired the
work of the greatest artists and poets.
The thatch of these buildings, It Is
regretted, Is to a large extent giving
place to Iron roofs In many parts of
the country, and the aim Is to pre
serve thatched roofing where possible.
One of the supporters of the movement
quotes a famous live stock auctioneer,
who said be had never seen stock do
so well as when brought up under the
thatch roof, as it is warm In winter
and cool in summer very important
factors In bringing a young animal
along, more or less, under a moderate
One Rule of Nature,
Every few years wo must slow up a
bit stop producing as much as we
can, otherwise all markets would be
swamped with unsold prodncts.
Food Is the one thing If we except
radium which never becomes too
plentiful. People Increase In number
a llttlo faster than tho supply of
things to eat.
Reason: Science has not multiplied
the output of the soil In the same fev
erlsh way that It has Increased manu
facturing possibilities. An acre dow
better than it did on New Year's day,
1800, but not nearly so much better
as almost every other thing that you
can think of. So our farmers are
busy all the time, and yet food Is nev
er too plentiful.
Hard Luck Experiences.
Two New Yorkers of some expert
ence In travel other than by the rapid
transit lines of the metropolis were
telling hard luck stories.
"About the worst I ever got up
against," said one, "was buying from
a Connecticut Yankee what was rep'
resented to be a pullet, and, by gravy,
It tunned out to be a hen so old she
couldn't lay fresh eggs."
"Hard lines, hard lines," sighed the
other, who had a red nose, "but think
of mo being marooned for a whole
month In a Kansas town which was
so teeotally temperance that even the
cows had gone dry at, the last elec
Danger In a Dark Kitchen.
No man has a right to expect i
woman to keep a sweet heart and a
cheerful mind and live In a house
bare of comfort and beauty and work
rh a dark kitchen. Too many farmers
when building a house never consult
their wives, take no thought of tbetr
comfort or convenience, and leave the
kitchen the last thing to be consid
ered If it Is considered at all. And it
asked to spend money on decorating
the home would actually feel abused!
A woman's life In tho country Is
often necessarily lonely and she ought
to have tho very sunniest, most pleas
ant rooms In tho house for her slt-
stng-room and kitchen. Most farm
wives spend two-thirds of their wak
ing hours In the kitchen, and no mon
ey spent In making this place one ol
convenience and comfort can ever bo
NEW FLORAL PARLOR
The Crosthwait Floral Co.
Begs to announce that they are now open for
I6JI East Eighteenth Street
Where they will be pleased to meet their many
friends and all others desiring anything
in their line.
PROMPT ATTENTION COURTEOUS TREATMENT
ANNA J. CARTER LILAH H. SWANN
MINNIE L. CROSTHWAIT
Bell Phone East 3813
Formal Grand Opening Palm Sunday
Grand Easter Ball
APRIL 13th, 1914
Cottage and Vine Streets
Grand March 10:15P.M.
GREAT WESTERN ORCHESTRA
PROF. S. J. MORTON, Conductor
Dance E-Oery Monday Ei)ening, 'From 8 to 12
TO MUSICAL STUDENTS.
Oarl H. X. Stewart will take a few Mrs. 'Mary D. Stewart w.lirtake a
pupils in Harmony, or on the Piano few pupils on either the Piano, .Guitar,
1321 Jackson Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.
Far First Class Meals Co to the
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
15 cents and up
MODERN FURNISHED ROOMS IN CONNECTION
"Board and Rooms by the tveeK.
ELIZ,A VIXOJV, Trap.
1518 E. 18th Street
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
"I did not know you were keeping store here, else I would have-
been around to patronize you," was what a colored man was over
heard to say to a colored business man a few days ago. This trnsi
ness man had been at the one stand for several years, hut, this friend;
did not know it. He was managing to make a living, but he had not
gotten his friends' trade because he had neglected to let his frienda
know that he was in business.
How many friends were there
lars bad this colored man lost through neglect to notify the public
which includes his friends.
The business man did not even resort to the somewhat out-of-
date method of scattering circulars. He had never considered ad
vertising. He, too, knew that white merchants who have built their
business from small beginning to large propositions had been large
users of advertising space in the
care to know that the public largely patronized these merchants be
cause they let the community know what they had for sale. He "was
still in the beginning class, making but little more than a laborer
Mr. Colored Business Man, the
the white man who began small.
wants you to let the public know
Try the Sun for results.
Home Phone Main 7646.
All Bonded Whiskevs with Soda 10c.
300 East 12tb ?t, ' Kansas City. Mo.
Subscribe for The Sun
Mandolin, or Banjo and the Theory of
just like the first? How many dol
newspapers. He did not seem to
opportunity is yours, like that of
The race wants to support you, hut
what you have.
If you should ask a Kansas CItyan as
to the most elegant and popular barber
shop in the city he would unhesitatingly
say The Palace Barber Shop at 151G
East Nineteenth street (near Vine) own
ed by that prince of good fellow rrof.
J. C. Hobbs who, also, has next door
ono of the neatest and best kept Pool
Halls In town.
Prof, Hobbs employes only the BEST
workmen, among whom arc Messrs. C
J Nelson, David Itoblnson, W. T. Scott
and II. A. Peace, while he himself Is a
barber of acknowledged ability. Ernest
Turner, tho best known porter In Kan
sas City, looks otter the comfort of hfc
patrons with Miss' Mary A. "Woodsonw
the neat and capable cashier. TroC
Hobbs Is also Kansas City's most popu
lar dancing master, being manager off
the People'B Dancing Academy, which
dances every Thursday night at Lyric
Hall, 1731 Lydla avenue, all the lateal
dances. Telephone, Bell 2833 But.