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This house was built for nn ex-Mayor of Kansas City. It has
9 large, light and airy rooms, large attie suitable for pool room or
gymnasium, full cemented basement, combination furnace, lot 50x150,
east front, street and alley paved, large barn suitable for garage.
Several prominent Negroes have bought in this block, so the
owner has decided to sell and in order to make a quick sale has
reduced the price from $4,000 to $3,500, $500 down and $20 monthly.
An ordinary family could live in four of the rooms and the other five
could be rented for enough to make the payments and interest.
'Surely opportunity is knocking at your door. "Will you continue
to pay rent or will you buy? If this is too large, we have several
AFRO-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CO.
911 McGee Street. .
Home 7555 Main. Bell 751 Main,
THE BREWERS' ,
E. GODRON, Manager
- Telephones No,
Grand 350 Bell Main 529 Home
PROF. JNO. HOWARD.
Above Is the likeness of Vrof. Jno.
Howard of Jefferson City, Mo., whom
we have secured as Representative of
the Kansas City Sun. Prof. Howard Is
now conducting a beautiful Ice Cream
Parlor and the Pullman Hotel for col
ored people at Jefferson City In the
heart of the city, opposite the Court
House, and serves a first class meat
at all hours night or day. Extra good
service. Modern rooms only one
block from the Missouri Pacific Sta.
tion. Prof. Howard would be delight
ed to have you stop at the Pullman
Hotel on your next visit to Jefferson
HAVE YOU SEEN IT?
cCampbell (Si Houston's
New Drug Store
The Finest in the City
Everything Fresh and New
Druggists' Sundries, Cigars and Tobacco
Perfumes, Soda Water
Prescriptions a Specialty
Phones Bell 765 East; Home 5806 Main
99. W. Cor. Howard and Vine Sts.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
Mrs. Gertrude Trlggs Is very sick
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ran
kins, on McCarthy street. .. .Let's not
attend the Jefferson Theater picture
shows any more unless we are treated
as humans. The manager of the the
ater refused to put any electric fan In
the colored people's chicken roost as
they call it, last summer. He was
asked by sereral theater goers to put
In fans and this Is all we could get
out of him: "Aw, It's cool In the
roost." The stairway leading to the
roost Is not In any shape for you and
me to take our "wives, sweethearts or
friends on. Let's have more respect
for them than to take them In such
places. By and by we will have better
If we show them that our money Is
just as good as the "whites who sit on
cushioned seats In comfort while we
sit oq old hard boards and are yelled
at by a rough buncer. . . .Rev. Prater,
our beloved pastor of the A. M. E.
Zlon Church, Is very sick In Kansas
City. Much credit Is due Rev. aad
Mrs. Prnter for the great work that
they have done In behalf of the A. M.
E. Church. His many friends wish
him a speedy recovery. .. .Mr. Jas.
Price Is very sick at his home on Lo
cust street. .. .Among the good office
seekers are Mr. Peters for prosecut
ing attorney and Mr. E. P. Billat for
councilman In the. Second ward. It Is
useless for me to recommend these
men. The election day Is April 7th;
above all vote for these two Republi
can candidates whom we know are
worthy of the offices. Their records
show greatness .... Revival . meetings
at the Second Baptist Church "were a
great success Dr. H. I. Johnson is
making a wonderful success In this
city as he now has the field alone....
Prof. Jno Howard wants to secure one
hundred yearly subscribers for the
Sun during the month of AprlJ. Get
ready to meet him. It's the only live
colored newspaper In Missouri. Only
one dollar and fifty cents a year.
tion from Dunbar. Miss Iva Brown
read an excellent essay on "Educa
tion and Its Use," Miss Payne ren
dered n solo which was followed by
a discussion dealing with city and
country life. Miss Otetha Brown and
Mr BenJ. Bland were very apt In
seeing the advantages of country life
while Mr. Earl Talley and Miss Hoys
exhibited tho opportunities offered by
the city. Such discussions tend to
develop thinkers. That is one of tho
objects of tho League and tho liberal
collections taken show too clearly Us
eecond object which Is to cancel the
Indebtedness on Garrison plona In the
near future. If tho poetic "signs ot
spring" as printed In last week's Sun
be true, we are permitted to say that
our first sign of spring became visible
lost Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p. m.
The annual Thanksgiving services of
the Knights of Pythias was held at
the Mt. Zlon Baptist Church on the
above date. Rev. Talley delivered on
appropriate annual sermon to the K.
of P.'s. Mr. Herbert Beach, on the
foundation members, made very im
pressive remarks dealing with the his
try of the Order In this city and or
Its prosperity throughout the stato
man can do If he will only try. Mrs,
Georgia Ann TImony, tho wlfo of Mr.
D. T. TImony, died Sunday night and
her funeral was preeached at the A.
M. E. Church by Itov. Pondor. A very
large crowd turned out to show re
spect to this good woman. There has
been some talk of organizing a Negro
Business League In this city. Rev,
Swancy will lecture at tho Alliance
Mr. Burney Cotton visited here Sat
urday and Sunday. . . .Mr, Charley
Gaines and Neoly Woods ot Atchison,
visited relatives and friends here a
fow days last week.'. . .Mrs. Ann
Young, Mrs. Eunico Bell and Little
Josephine Gaines are all on the sick
list.... Mrs. Martha Stlco of Atchi
son, formerly of this place, died last
night.... There will be a paper Boclal
at-the A. M. E. Church Friday night
....Mr. Cecil Klrkpatrlck visited In
Kansas City a few days last week.
Mr. Sylvester Swlnk of Mlnneth,
was a visitor In the city Sunday....
Mr. Rueben Taylor returned from St.
Louis Tuesday. .. .Mrs, Jane Hunt re
turned from Cape Girardeau Monday,
where she had been called on account
ot tho Illness of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hunt.... The Clover Bee Club was en
tertained Thursday evening by Mrs.
Ada Murphy.,. . . Moses Hunt went to
Cape Girardeau Friday on account of
his brother's Illness. .. .The Annual
Thanksgiving services of the Knights
of Pythias was observed Sunday by
Burleigh Lodge No. 39 and Masoleate
Court No. 127 at the M. E. Church.
Mrs. Chas. Wolfe, who has been ill
for quite awhile passed away aStur
day 'in Kansas City at the hospital.
The body was brought here Sunday
morning for burial. .. .Mrs. Emma
Green left Saturday morning for Bar
ton, Fla to be at the bedside of her
sister who Is quite ill there. .. .Mrs.
Henderson and daughter. Ethyl, spent
Saturday and Sunday In Kansas City
visiting friends. . .Dr. and Mrs. Hud
son left Sunday evening for Kansas
City Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Ball spent
Sunday in Kansas City.... Mrs. Jas.
Urltt of Higglnsyllle, Mo., is here to
attend the funeral of her brother who
passed away Saturday.
THE STEADY SUBSCRIBER.
How dear to our heart ls,tho steady sub
scriber Who pays In advance at this time of
Who lays down tho money and does It
And casts 'round the office a halo of
He never says "Stop It, I cannot afford
I'm Bcttlne more papers now than I can
But always says "Send It, our people all
In fact we all thing it a help and a
How welcome this when It reaches our
How It makes our pulse throb, how It
makes our heart dance;
We outwardly thank him; we inwardly
- bless him
The steady subscriber who pays In ad
PRESIDENT OF THE KAW VALLEY
TRUCK FARM CO. RESIGNS.
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MASONIC HOME NOTES, HANNI
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DepartmentsTheological, Collegiate, College Prepara
tory, Scientific, Normal, Sub-Normal, Musical, Commercial
Advantages TrainedTeachers, Thorough Discipline, Goodv
Building3 and Christian Influences
For further information, write to the President Campbell
College, Jackson, Miss.
Bishop J. M. COMOIt, D.D., PL D. H.D., Chancellor.
. WILLIAM T. VERNON, A. H D. D., LL. D., President.
. HAPPY FEELINGS RAG
Jlr. Bradeau a hustling representa
tive of the Topeka Plalndealer, was
a business visitor in our city for sev
eral dayes. We must admit that the
Plalndealer Is one of the race de
fenders and a veritable electric light
shlng for our people. Yet In accord
ance with nature's law the brilliance
of the Kansas City Sun makes the
electric light cast a shadow. . .Among
our visitors are Mr. Alonza Anderson
of Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Almyra Jones
of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Maud Wllker-
son of Des Moines, la.; Mrs. Good
win and son of Ottumwa, la.; and Mr.
Alex Green of Gallatin, Mo The
funeral of Mr. Win. Clark whose sud
den death occurred last Monday
morning was held from' his home
Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Tal
ley officiating. The funeral was at
tended by the mother of the deceased
Mrs. Rhlnehart of Ottumwa, la.,
her son, Mr. Silas Clark of St. Jo
seph, Mo., and other relatives and a
host of friends. That one must strug'
gle to maintain his life and health
during the month of March la a
thought the fathers had. But the Hon
and the lamb of the year has gone
and left us heirs of the following sick
list: Mrs. Amy Green, the .wife of
Mr. Uederlck Green oof Ottumwa, la.,
Mr. Wallace Rowland, Mrs. Denny,
Misses Salllo Dickson and Hattle
Cabell, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Jane Lee
and Prof. Wm. Longdon....A crowd
of listeners assembled In the Garri
son High School Auditorium, March
2Cth, seemed to suggest music and
the High School Orchestra assisted
by local talent convinced us that It
was a real musical entertainment.
Prof. Longdon and his orchestra or
six made their first appearance be
fore the public that night. Despite
this fact, the players were at home
1 nrenderlng the selections right
nobly. Blanche Winfrey, the talented
little Miss, favored us with a beau
tiful Instrumental solo. Misses Mln
nlo Payne and Oletha Brown seemed
to be In love with their vocal solos
and Judging from the way they sang
there was a happy uniting. The
Bruce Quartette under the direction
of Miss Payne struck the audience
with their quick and. hapnp songs.
After several hours' refuge In music
the principal Invited us to room No.
2, where refreshments were sold. ,by
the Garrison girls.... The largest
crowd ever assembled for tho purpose
of hearing the program of the Garri
son Patrons' League was seen "'last
Thursday night at the Baptist
Church. The program was opened by
Miss Gee Parker who read a' selec-
The Reading Club Is proving quite
a help to Its Inmate's. .. .Some fruit
trees and shrubbery would be ac
ceptable just now. Considerable re
pairing is being made.... The home
was agreeably surprised last Monday
by receiving a hundred-pound shoat
from the members of New Hope
Lodge No. 19 and Marlon Court N
30 of Palmyra. Let the other dis
trict deputies get busy as did Bro.
A. R. Bohon, the Fourth District In
pushing the pig donation. The fol
lowing named visitors enrolled at the
home last Sunday: Tlioa. W. Banks,
Chllllcothe; Misses Gertrude Hender
son and Kate M. Hopkins and Messrs.
Jno. H. Austin and Noman McPlke
and Mrs. Ellen Braxton, Hannibal;
Mesdames Arthur Bryant and Mollte
Hackley of Kansas City.
I am primarily forced to resign the
presidency o'f the above stated ost
worthy venture because I am unable
to see my way clear to the public. In
a greaat measure I should be able to
have such an exact oversight of the
adventure as to assure the stock
holders a safe, sane and sound busi
ness method In conducting affairs.
Such an assurance I cannot give. Sec
ond: Our contracts should be kept
as a duty; and not brokep for con
venience. For these stated reasons
of responsibility I canont afford to
do less than restore every dollar
placed In my hands as to those who
entrusted me with It. I remain, yours
for Negro enterprise,
B. A. ROBINSON,
2413 Montgall avenue:
CALDWELL & CHAPMAN
Halt and Millinery
1 8th and Pasco, Kansas City, Po.
Home Phone Main 7499
Scalp Treatment a Specialty. Caldwell's Pomado find Tonlo roally
Grows Hair. Try It. Save your combings, oat hair
and any old hat you may have.,
Hair Matched From Samples. Feathers and Hati Cleaned, Dyed and
Blocked. Agents for Splrella Corsets, Mall orders, answered promptly
LIVE AGENTS WANTED
Wo toach tho work we do
Our shoe business has been unusu
ally good. We want to thank our
many-friends for their patronage, we
earnestly solicit a report as to how
our goods are holding out. We have
unlimited credit and are In position
to take care of any reliable citizen
and his family. G. A. Page, Propr.;
H. G. Jones, Mgr. 1507 E. 18th St.
Mr. Harry Lowery Is getting much
better from a sprained ankle We
are very glad ,to know that Rev. F. D.
Avant has been appointed another
year to the Glllam Chapel M. E.
Church.... Rev. S. A. Graves was as
signed to Mt. Zlon M. E. Church at
HIgbee. . . .Rev. J. H. Boone of St.
Louis, came from the Conference by
the way of Moberly, to spend a few
days with relatives and to attend to
some very Important business. .. .Go-to-Church
day was observed on last
Sunday. There was an Increase In
attendan.ee at all of the churches. The
services at Grant Chapel were very
Interesting. Rev. J. K. Ponder
preached at 11 a. m., Rev, W. B. Cole
man preached at 3 p m., and Rev.
Spencer Robinson preached at 8 p. m.
All of the sermons, were good; all
three of the preachers seemed to be
at their best;, 300 hundred persons at
tended; collection $35.65. Five addi
tions to the church.
The pastor and officers of the Sec
ond Baptist church were very much
pleased at the results of last Sunday
Go-to-Church day. Rev. ,E. D. Green
preached at U a. m.; Estll Johnson
at 3 p. m., and Rev. J D. Davis at 8
p. m. There was a special rally all
day. Collection $31.05.
Sunday was a glorious day at the
Pilgrim Rest Baptist church. Being
go-to-meeting day many took advan
tage ot it. 'At morning services a
large audience greeted the pastor. He
preached a powerful sermon from the
subject, "The' Perfect Church." The
afternoon was used for the children,
and about 100 old and young were
present. The pastor, Rev. J. S. Swan
cy, preached to them from the sub
ject, "The Seven Downward Steps,"
which wad listened to attentively. At
the evening services the church was
crowded, the pastor preached another
ygreat sermon from Rom. 6:4, t, after
which three1 happy souls -were bap
tized. Collection $19.00.
"The Ecclesiastical Alliance" wit
nessed one ot the best meetings last
Tuesday morning of Its existence. Wo
had three visitors, Revs, Spencer Rob
inson, J. R. Carter and J. H. Boone.
Rev. Boone Instructed the class In
the S. S. lesson, and tho lesson was
discussed with great Interest, the ex
planations and Illustrations given by
the Instructor was about as good as
we have ever had In our class Rev.
Boone also preached one of the most
powerful .sermons that we have had
the pleasure to listen to for some
time, at Grant Chapel, Tuesday' night.
Those -who beard him cannot forget
his burning words soon, this should
Inspire every young man to jlo some
thing, as we got a clear idea what a
The Negro Business League Di
rectory as It now appears will un
dergo change but once each montth.
'New members are being added dally
as .usual to the Negro Business
League roll, but they are put into the
directory, changes and mistakes cor
rected once each month. Time, sys
tem and economy demand this change.
The Negro Business men In Kansas
City and the surrounding country in
general are in better shape to do
business than has prevailed in the
last twenty years. The white man
of principle, honors a Negro for be
ing true to his own race. Let us
lay off our weights of jealousy and
prejudice, envy and littleness, meet
our brothers on the square and great
things will result. Let the slogan
be "On men of Ethopla, On," Get
together as one man and success Is
assured. Yours for Negro enterprise,
E. A. ROBINSON,
SIGNS OF SPRING
Go way, Nlggah, spring's done come,
Wlntah sho is on de bum;
Robin tell me? Nary whit,
Red birds wabble, not a bit;
I got signs what fills de bill,
Annyul suhmons on de "Hill."
Go on coon, I guess I know,
Spring's drlv' wlntah out de do
Sprouting Grass? You lose agin',
Busting buds? You's full o' gin.
I got signs what All do bill, ' i
Annyul suhmons on de "Hill."
Take away yo' grass an' trees,
Take away you birds an' tees
Take away yo' new spring clothes
And yo' seeds what nebber grows,
Cause my signs jes' fills de bill,
Annyul suhmons on de "Hill."
THOMAS E. GREAR
2211 1-2 Vine Street
GOOD SERVICE ELECTHIC LIGHTED
First Class Shaves, Hair Cuts & Shampoos. Best Shop in the
City. Do not take your money down town when you can get
good service for it at home. You will always find ui at our post
and ready to serve.
B ARBERSi T. E, Grear. Prop,, F, J, Walker, Martin Franklin 0
GIVE US A CALL
If You are Pleased Tell Your Friends and If not Tell Us.
Fins Cigars and Tobaccos Jackson Laundry Agency
Boll Phono E. 4394Y
Office 2460 Waldrond Ave
IB Modern Builders Co.
A. E. ESTES, President
Repairing a Specialty
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
(The Modern Builders Co., arc successors to)
A. E. ESTES
Contracting & Building Co.
A SUCCESSFUL AGENT.
In a company doing business In
every state la the Union composed
of some' of the best writers the
country affords, the printed records
sent to all parts ot the United States
on new business last February g&ve
E. A. Robinson first place in Mis
souri and third place in the entire
country. Robinson's special agency
commission giving him permission to
use his own trained assistants under
his immediate superintendency..,.Mr.
O. F. Porter is director of Kansas
and Missouri divisions of the Stand
ard Life Insurance Company. Mr,
Iloblnson's commission granted him
by Mr. Herman B. Perry, president
ot the Standard Lite under tho sup
ervision of Mr, Q. Porter Is a distinct
recognition ot local merit. Mr. Rob
inson's "entire force consists of Kan
sas City boys. The selection ot Rob
inson by Mr. Perry and Mr. Porter
is a chance given to home talent re
warding where reward la due and In
spires hope and confidence.
Tin: File's Irttii Go.
Funeral Directors and Licensed Embalmers
"Do urito others as you would they
should do unto you."
LOW PRICES FIRST CLASS SERVICE.
When in need of an Undertaker call and get our prices and
look over our stock before going elsewhere.
Experienced and EDWARD JONES.
Practical Licensed Crnbalmer. Manager.
HOME PHONE. 8163 MAIN. DELL PHONE. I36S GRAND.
1211 EAST 18th STREET.
A -Spinal OiortMily For Investment
STOCK FOR SALE IN THE
KAW VALLEY TRUCK FARM CO.
Growers and Shippers of Early Garden Vege
tables, Sweet Potato Plants, Tomato,
Pepper and Cabbage Plants, Po
tataes and Watermelons.
References: Commercial National Bank, Independence, Kans.
Commercial National Bank, Kansas City, Kans.
E. A. Robinson, Pre. '
j- W. R. Carter, Vice Pres.
' - H. P. Ewlno, Secyl
Officers and Directors: Robt. Turner, Asst. Treas. -
Geo. McNeal, Asst. Secy.
D. B, Jackfon, Treasurer.
Nick Chiles, Asst, Auditor.
C H. Calloway, Atty.
,;, General Offices 117 West Sixth Stfreet. H. P. EWING, Mar.
Aennts:- J. P. MAYNARD, 2330 Vine Street, Bell P.hone, East' 2330.
REV. G. T. MOSBY, 2404 Highland Avenue. C,' ,