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VOLUME VI. NUMBER 34.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1914.
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HEAR THE OTHER SIDE.
Two valiant Knights the legend runs
While on a road did ride
One from the cast, one fro mthe west,
A broken shield espied;
At once bogan,
The story ran , ,
A wordy fratricide.
Prom words to blows "they each en
gaged, Each his best strength applied;
They fought to kill; they fought un
til They fell fell side by side;
About a shield, u' broken shield,
Which lay the road beside.
They fought to kill, the story runs', '
They fought and bled and died;
About a shield on a gory field
Which each saw from his side;
Quoth one, '"Tis gold!"
Quoth the other as bold,
"'Tis silver! or I have lied."
And as they lay, and'' gasped for
With curses each defied,
A traveler bound, turned the shield
And lo! they saw both sides;
And one was gold,
While the other, -we're told,
Was silver thus they. died.
But had they looked before they
sought . . -
Bach other to deride.
The truth, no doubt, they'd found It
And spared this homicide. '
And I'd make a vow
They'd be living now,
Had they looked for the other side.
And so a lesson we may learn,
The moral's self-applied;
It's always fcest to make a test
Before -we should decide.
'Tis always well
Before we tell
To hear the other side.
When envious tongues a friend as
With slander to deride,
by devil sent, on mischief bent,
One's 'friendship .to divide, -
Refuse to hear,
Turn a deaf ear,
And call the other side.
Good neighbor South has lost his
Tls wl jtojereiTfar' and .-vide:
e would take" things ajdiamond
ring ' ' "" '
On him was Identified;
Before you tell, t
Just why he fell
Go, go and'hear his side.
When Jones exultlngly relates
How all the girls have tried
To capture him, set traps for him,
To be his bonny 'bride: ,
Go ask the girls,
The dear sweet girls
To give the other side.
When sweet sixteen as vainly boasts
That all the boys have vied
For just a chance with her to dance,
Or sit down by her side
To talk and dream,
Or order cream,
Walt! hear the other side.
And when the other side you've heard
And your best sense applied,
Don't credit halt the libelous chaff '
But let your gossip slide
Leave room for doubt,
Blot it all out.
Forget you heard either side.
J. DALLAS BOWSER.
Mrs. J. C. Hobbs, wife of Kansas
City's popular dancing master went
to DouglaBS Hospital Friday where
she will undergo an operation for a
tumor. Her many friends wish for
her a speedy recovery.
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THE NEGRO BU8INE33 LEAGUE
The Highland Avenue and Greenwood
Baptist Churches Extend
Easter in beauty, gloriously ar
rayed in nature's charms and pleas
antly enjoyed by man and beast gave
also the Negro Business League of
greater Kansas City something to
store in memory's treasure which sat
isfied our best wishes. Mr. P. J.
Weaver, president, leading the first
division of the League met the good
people of Rev. Mills Church, located
at 11th and Highland avenue. Hon.
L. A. Knox in an able consistent and
manly plea set forth the principles
which are being taught by the Negro
Business League. That all may bo
come united for our common good.
Mr. J. L. Mattson, grocer at 19th and
Grove streets also spoke. Owing to
an unintentional oversight of the pres
ident, Prof. J. Silas Harris, an educa
tor of note, a man of rare attainment
who Is also president of an organiza
tion composed of members from every
quarter Of the globe and a good mem
ber of the League -was ' overlooked,
trot, Harris 1b with us and let it be
finown, the League earnestly solicits
the aid of such men in this campaign
of education. Our object Is to so
mold the .thought and clarify the vis-
Ion of the Negro that we may not only
deal "with one another easy, but with
such merit, competence, service and
general congenial surroundings that
we get the best. Make our restaur
ants better by our patronage, stay
where wo are appreciated and our
manhood is respected. Serve all men
with due notice, "A man is a man."
Do good to all mankind but be true
to our own people. A race of true,
men cannot be false to any race of
men. Hail with joy the slogan: "On!
Men of Ethiopia, On!" Our lawyers,
doctors, merchants, real estate men,
undertakers and all are speaking by
merit, ability and works.
DeaJ w'111 them. May a great dis
pensation continue permanently for
every worthy Negro enterprise. G. A.
Franklin leading division No. 2, en
joyed one of the best meetings possi
ble. The speakers, Mr. John Day, Mr.
Henry Laden and C. H. Countee and
Air. Franklin made the best speeches
of the campaign for brevity, for our
cause and the general good. Such
talks are" worthy, and good, great last
ing goad will result. We hope 'to use
thejse young men oft.en as they can,
did, and -will deliver the goods. Bro.
Mosby is a preacher indeed, doing a
great work. We took people Into the
League and the Church and this thing
happened also at Ebenezer. Sunday,
April 19th the League will meet at
Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, 10th
and Charlotte Btreet. Prof. Shelton
French, L. A. Knox, Mrs. L. E. Bailer
and C. H. Countee, speakers. Solos
by Prof. Work of Lincoln High School
and Mrs. G. P. Porter, Standard Life
insurance, w m. a. rraniiim, viu.
Johnson, Ed, Laden and John Day are
the speakers -selected for, Rev. Wil
liams' Church on Summit. Next Sun
day after the 19th, Dr. J. E. Dibble
will begin leading a third division.
We aim to reach bur brothers In Kan
sas City, Kas., not later than' the third
Sunday in May. Brother, when will
we stand up as men? Let each man
answer, "Now!" Yes. right now'! We
must stand up, must stand erect and
have a right td enjoy this thing that
sounds so sweet to my attendant ears.
"The second' Emancipation of the Ne
gro." E. A. ROBINSON,
Secy, Campaign Committee.
BABY CONTEST AND SHOW.
The platform of the lecture room
of Allen Chapel was" decked out In
real modern nursery attire. Cradles,
haramocks.v rustic settees, tables,
chairs and plants arranged to tempt,
pleaBe and make happy the child
heart. Mrs. Grady of St. Simon's
Nursery, MoCampbell & Houston's
Drug Store and little Albert Bernlce
Dalley who though the last to enter
the contest brought in J16.55 supplied
most of the furniture. The sight was
beautiful. The little ones were beau
tiful, well behaved and perfectly at
home. Their parents and friends are
proud of them and justly so. The win
Frances Ward, first prize, $10; $32.80
daughter of Mrs. Amy Jackson Word
Land T. II. Ward, 1319 East 13th street,
Margaret Hueston second prize, $&;
128.15, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Hues
ton and W. Clarence Hueston, 1514
East 11th street. Frances H. Caston
third prize, $2.50; $25, daughter of
Mrs. Bernlce H. Caston and JesBe A.
Caston 1031 Highland avenue. There
were 19 contestants reporting $23J.50.
Those deserving honorable mention
wore: Elizabeth Anna Anderson. $24;
Evelyn Elizabeth .Kelton, $20.50;
Marie Cleo Watson, $20. Bishop Daw-
ley joins Presiding Elders Franklin
and Bass in extending heartiest
thanks to the parents and friends for
their generous and loyal support In
this church rally. Seo full list of en
tries In next issue. '
Miss Lena Sarah Johnson was unit
ed in marriage to Tugg Wm. Wilson
of Des Moines, Wednesday evening at
7 p. m., by Rev. Wm. H. Peck, at the
residence of tho ibrlde, 2610 High
land. After a short visit in Des Moines
they will, be at home at the above
number They received many beauti
The Negro in Modern Fiction
(w. e. antfin.)
It would be regrettable Indeed If
the civilized world wore to base Its
opinion of the Negro raco on the por
traryal of Negro character as depict
ed In popular novels and current liter
ary fiction. The introduction of a
Negro character seems to demand' a
traditional treatment and all the
writers Beems to possess the same
formula. A Negro character Is sel
dom pormltted to speak a word of
good English. Ho Is generally in
vested xwlth an outlandish jargon,
vainly Imitative of Undo Remus, such
as no Negro ever did use. He is usu
ally Introduced as a servant. His
function is to perform menial labor,
and he Is, made to delight In servi
tude. The Negro, In modern fiction is
usually depicted as the embodiment
of ignoranco; and his superstitious
antics are vasly amusing to the lordly
and more Intelligent white man.
Sometimes he Is represented as pos
sessing what has been called "bump
tiousness" trying to get out of his
place but each time the superior
glance of some white man terrorizes
him Into instant remembrance.
Perhaps, the most typical illustration
of this Is found in "the After House"
by Mary Roberts Rtnehart. In that
story the Negro Williams Is described
as going about "gray with fear" Ig
norant, superstltltous, servile, terri
fied. Sometimes a writer seems even to
go out of his -way to speak of the
Negro In terms of contempt,. Thus
Louis Joseph Vance In tho "Lone
Wolf" a story appearing in tho
March Munsey's introduces "a i'lclous
buck-ulgger on a dais shining with
self complacency while he vamped
and shouted, "Waltln' for the Robuht
E. Lee." There aro a few exceptions to
the general rule. Thus, In the story,
"Flood and Feud," which appeared re
cently in a number of Collier's week
ly, a Negro was made to play a part
almost heroic; while the portrayal of
the little Negro Herman In the Booth
Tarklngton series In Cosmopolitan Is
natural, human and altogether de
Kansas City's famous Tennis Club, the unbeaten and undisputed Cham
pions of the Missouri Valley. Dr. McQ. Carrion, Captain.
J. T. W ATKINS.
Wo are now entering upon our sixth year Jn tho Undertaking business'
in Kansas City and we take this method of expressing our deep apprecia
tion of the, confidence nnd 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 tho future as in the past, our time and
energy shall always be spent in properly preparing the body, giving an ex
pression to the faco and restoring tho
erly prepared and burled in the most
impression with family and friends
in the most expensive Casket and
procuring the materials so necessary
tiuue to render tho same high class
will bo as low as can be obtained
terials used. We strive to be first in quality of work, first in courteous ser
vice and llrst In reasonable prices.
ANNUAL OUTING OF CONSISTORY
Kansas City Consistory No. 7, Scot
tish Rite Masons as was predicted
conducted Its greatest convocation
lAst week closing with the Maunday
Thursday feast. A class of 31 was in
itiated into the mysteries of the Rite.
Attet the conclusion of the Scottish
Rite work Allah Temple No. 6, An
cient Arabic Order of Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine conducted a Caravan
across the desert with fifteen novices
tied to a cable following the camels'
heels. And now tho Consistory and
Shrine are making preparation for
their annual outing" which will be a
trolley party to Leavenworth, Kansas
Thursday, May 14.
Tho Negro Buslnoss League held
Its annual election last Tuesday
night. A largo number were. In at
tendance. Mr. P. J. Weaver -was re
elected president, E. W. Laden. v(ce
president; A. E. Robinson, secretary;
E. E. Vaughan, , corresponding secre
tary; J, A. Wilson, treasurer.
Home for Negro Girls
Board of Managers Met n Jefferson
City Yesterday and Approved Plans
for Erection of Buildings for New
Institution to Cost About $90,000
Will Accommodate Fr$m 150 to 200
Inmates Contract 3con.
Within a year Missouri will have an
other stato Institution, the State In
dustrial Homo for Incorrigible Negro
Girls, near Tipton, Moniteau county.
The new board of managers recently
appointed by Governor Major, met In
Jefferson City yesterday.
Under the act of , the last General
Assembly appropriating $SO,O0O for the
buildings of tho Institution the man
agers are constituted a building com
mission. Its members are Dr. J. B.
Norman of Tipton, Mrs, W, J. Fulks
of California, Robert S. .amar of Cal
laway county, Miss Jeanotte McCo-
nachle of Troy and Wm. H. Tegethoff
of Clayton, St. Louis county. The
board organized by electing Mr. La
mar as chairman, Miss McConachie,
secretary and Percy Henry of Tipton,
PlanB drawn by Architect M. Fred
Bell, of Fulton, approved by the old
board were confirmed, the only
change being that instead of slow
combustible the structures are to be
fireproof. "4 'K
The plans call for. a central build
ing 135 feet by uVfeet deep. This
will provide for administration de
uartment dormitories, llvljig rooms
for the officers and a chapel.
The plans call for two wings two
stories in height, with a two-story
building in the rear for kitchen,, din
ing room and schoolrooms. Back of
these will be a power plant.
The buildings as planned will ac
comomdate 140 girls and In an emer
gency will accomomdate 190.
According to the estimates, the cost
of buildings ready, for occupancy will
total $89,000. " . ! "
The contract will he.- let and work
begun as soon as possible. It Is the
Intention of the board to have the In
stitution leady by the time the Leg
islature next winter makes an appro
priation for Its maintenance.
' . 4 i,r
T. B. W ATKINS.
life like appearance, for'a body prop
ordinary priced Casket leaves a better
than a body poorly prepared and buried
we spare neither pains nor expense In
to obtain these results. We, shall con'
service in every case and our prices
any place for the same quality of ma
JUST A WORD
We are giving you a good
You owe us.
We need the money.
Don't you think you ought
to pay us?
The Caldwell & Chapman Mllllnery
and Halrdresslng Company desire to
thank their many old and now cus
tomers for' their liberal patronage
during Easter week. They shall ever
strive to satisfy with tho latest and
best In everything In their line. Again
we thank you and ask yoii to call at
CALDWELL & CHAPMAN.
- ' 18th & Paseo,
Everybody Is going tp Smith's Drug
Storo to try tho famous Tango Sun
dae on a Blazer, '
Tho following Is a list of distin
guished guests and popular society
people who have visited and declared
the Tango Sundae to be the most de
IIcIoub they have ever eaten.
Is Your Name In the List?
Sllss Ttosa liurt. Miss Kstclla Tueman,
Mr. C. O. Williams, Mrs. I.. George, Mr.
K. Dennett, Miss Clara Holland, Mrs. Al
fred llodgers, Mrs. Prof. TV B. Stewart.
Mrs, Jno. Cotton, Mr. Richard Hayse,
Mrs. Richard Ilayse, Mrs. Hayes Long,
Master Ituben John Hayso, Dr. T. J. Mo
Campbell, Mrs. T. J. McCampbell, Miss
Lenora Dillon Theo. II. Mi.ler, Mrs. W.
W. Fields, Mrs. H. AV. Miller, Mrs. W. C.
Hueston, Mrs. Hlnes, Misses Hunt. Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Dovls, Mrs.. Minnie Dowl
Inpr, Miss Emma D. Dowllng, Miss M. II.
Gaston, Miss Sallle Fields, L. Harrison,
Mls3 Tillle Robinson, Mrs. Guy Marshall,
Dr. W. L. Hayden. A. C. Clark. Miss
Carrie Robinson, Miss Lillian Grlffen,
Mrs. R. IJ. Jackson, Mrs. Samuel F. Price,
..ilss Victoria 1-lynn, Miss Jennie Keys,
Mr. C. II. Southall, Mr. Fred Williams,
Miss Jcrusha Fercuson, Miss Maud P.
Harris, Mr. J. B. Perkins, Miss Lida Web
ster, Miss Grace Thomas, Mrs. Ruby
Lockhart, Mrs. J. A. Jones, Mrs. II. L.
Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Calvin, Mr. Geo.
Bledsoe, Mr. Gertrudo Bledsoe, Miss
Grace Austin, Mr. Jno. Fowler, Master
Jas. Feal, Miss Olella Brown, Mr. Arthur
Patterson. Miss Judith SImms, Miss Delia
Boaz, Prof. J. D. Bowser, Mrs. C. C.
Bousfleld, Chicago, III.; Miss Elizabeth
Grandon, Mrs. O. Kelton.
Miss Ruth Bradley, Mrs. D. N. Crosth
walte, Professor Work, Miss Victoria
Newsome, Dr. Bruce, Miss Delia Newsom,
Prof. T. B. Stewart, Professor White,
Professor Holder, Miss Orace White, Mr.
N. G. Walker, Dr. Kane, Dr. Lowe, Mrs.
Silas Chalney, Mrs. Annis Garrett, Mrs.
Daisy McKnlght. Miss Viola Robinson,
Miss Ethyline Wilson, the Misses Mar
tin. Miss Ambla Keene, Mr. T. Laws. Mr.
Eugene Vaughan, Mr. Johnnie Banks,
Miss Pauline Vaughn, Miss Ferlow, Mrs.
E. Baldwin, Mr. Hugh Jones, Miss Joseph
ine Yates, Mr. Phillip Johnson, Miss
Susie Hutchlngs, Miss Mary Jones, Mr.
Phil Tllford, Mr. Tim Cooper, Miss Over
Ion. Mr. Arthur Harris. Mrs. Sally C.
Rodgers, Dr. Holly, Miss Bell, Miss Annie
ueii Montgomery, ur. iiopKins, mt.
Thurman. Miss Sadie Rodgers, Dr. and
Mrs. A. D. Bradbury. Mr. Moore. Miss
Jarrett, Mrs. Washington, Mr. Blue, Miss
L. A. Knox, M. C. Hoiiingswortn, miss
11. Golsberry, Mr. A. J. Rollins, Miss
Florence Golsberry, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Taylor, D. G. Watson, Miss Estellln
Greer, Grant Moore, Mrs. Lige Hen
dricks, Mrs. Williams, Mr. Thomas San
ders, Mrs. Geneva Sanders, Miss Minnie
Coleman, Miss Lena Anderson, Mr, N, F.
Ward, Miss Craig, Prof. Marquess, Miss
Clymer, Mr. Roy Mosely, Miss Hattle
Ewlng, Miss Mattlo Hanna, Mr. and Mrs.
Ferguson, Mrs. Charles J. Adams. Miss
Mamie Martin. Mr. Griggs, Mr. W. W.
Young, Mrs. C. M. Thompson, Mrs. W.
W. Young, Mr. C. M". Thompson, C. W.
Comagor, Miss P. Brown, Mrs. Julius
'Mrs.' 'Marie .Patrick. Mrs: Charles A.
Ellis. Miss Emma Rector, Miss Blanche
Qunrles, Miss Susie Johnson, Miss Mazlo
Woodson, Miss Claudia L. Quarrels', Mrs.
J. E. Frazler, Mrs. Leona B. Mosby, Wil
liam F. Taylor. Mrs. W. W Lynn. Mrs.
Luello. Reeves Turner, Mrs. Lula Sweat
man, Mrs. Eva L Moore, Miss Inez Mc
Coy, Miss I. V. Ralley, Madame M. B.
Dean, Mrs. E. T. Carrlngton, Miss Lena
Allen. Mr. II. Hopkins. Mr. H. W; Mil
ler, Miss Jennie V. Wilson, Miss Maude
JIudRtns, Mr. F. B. Davis, Miss Willie
Glass. Miss Lillian Carey. Miss Dorothy
Cole, Miss Bertha Johnson, Mr. Willie
Williams. Professor Slabry, Sallle Mae
Nixon, Mrs. Grace Panned.
Mrs. E. L. wasnlngton, sirs. Edward
Whitmore, Kansas City, Kas.; Mrs.
Thur-man. Mrs. May Hackworth. Geo.
Fortner. Mrs. M. I. Wiley, Mrs. Robt. P.
nurd, Chicago; Mrs. j. w. Mitchell, sirs.
Aberaathy. Miss Carrfner Sanders. Mr.
William F. Taylor, Mrs. Lon Lored. Mrs.
Slime Williamson, .airs. a. u. ianKioru,
Miss Nancy Taylor, Hon, N. C. Crews,
Mrs. W, H. Pickett, Mrs. Clara Gardner,
Mrs. F. Pryor, Miss M. Altlns, Mr. C. G.
Backwel . Mr. C. Holllnswortn. Miss Em
ma Gardner. Mr, Andi-ew Rollins, Mrs. i
M. n. Cflrr. Rosedale. Kas.: Miss Beatrice
L. Scholl, Miss Edna Kirkpatrick, Miss
Miss Mamie Vaughan. Mr. Robert A.
Bailey. Miss Slelba Parker. Prof. W. T.
White. Miss P. B. Yoakum, Miss O. J.
Martin, Sir. R. J. Robinson, Jllss Slaude
Slason, Sllss SIjTtle Jackson. Sir. R. E.
u. lialley, sirs, it. Hi. 1j. isauey, air. u,
F. Sales, Miss Clara Carter, Sllss Susie
Nuby, Sllss Ethel Lay, Sllss Slable
Brown, Sllss Essie Johnson, Sir. F. J.
Weaver. Mrs. F. J. Weaver. Sllss Como
leta Weaver. Sirs. John F. Gardner. Sllss
Sllss Kingsbury, Dr. pearl, sirs. v.
r -. 1 1 t I . . I -1 T 1 1 Call urtea
Slaude Taylor, Sirs. E. A. Barnhlll, Prof.
T. W. H. Williams, Mrs. Haze Long, Sirs.
C. Johnson, Sirs. Bert Hill, Lawyer
Bruce, Sliss Sweatman, Mr. Simpson,
Sllss Locke. Sirs. Hunter, Sir. Andrew
G. Williams, Sllss Carmen Hackley, Mrs.
Frances Brown, Sirs. R. E. Strickland,
Miss Hattie Ewlng, Sir. Charles Holmes,
Mr. T. B. Beard, uerue Tayior.
Sllss Waunebia C. Webb, John Roy
Barker, Sllss Beatrice Davis, Slarlon
Smith, Effle Penlnston, Sllss Stary
Smith. Sliss Catherine Washington, Sliss
Anna Collier, Sirs. T. W. H. Williams,
Sllss Irma Anthony, Sllss Edith Williams,
Sirs. Greenstreet, Sirs. Randall, Mrs.
suckle, I'ror. o. A. page, airs. u. a.
The Kn-See Girls In a body, and the
following Clio Club members: Sirs. P, C.
stewaiu, sirs, u, K. woods, airs, c A,
Washington: also sirs. E. R. Whitmore.
Sllss Ida F. Bell. Miss Armeda Jarrett,
Miss Williams, sirs. is. c. uunch, airs.
Elizabeth Stokes, and Mrs. WlhU).
Mrs. Dorsey. Sirs. Brown, Sllss Stella
Washington. Sllss Coleman Sir. Carter,
Sirs. D. A. Willis, Mrs. Wells. Sirs. T. B,
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, Dr. E. C.
Bunch, Sirs. B. L. Fisher. Sirs. A. E.
Osborne of Los Angeles, Calif.
Sirs. A. Williams. Sirs. T. L.Patton,
Sllss Susie Pearl, Miss Anna Caro, Sllss
Hattie Shy, Mr. Hubbard Ramsey, Mr.
Dorsey Brown. Sirs. Tllford Davis, Jr.,
K. C, K., Mrs. J. Lewis Gambles,
IC C K.
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
Knights Templar Services
Tho Knights Templar services last
Sunday at Allen Chapol were the fin
est ever witnessed In this city. Near.
ly two hundred Knights were In Jtull
uniform and headed by Molford's
Military Band, they presented a gor
geous spectacle. The solos by Mrs.
Dean end Hammltt were exceeding
ly well rendered and tho sermon de
livered by Dr. W. H. Thomas was the
most eloquent and scholarly ever de
livered to the Knight Templars
DR. S. W. BACOTE
whose splendid choir of the Second Baptist Church covered themselves
with glory last Sunday evening.
Easter Services at Seeoifl Bantist Cltirfili
- - -
"Seven Last Words of Christ" -Re-1 soloist reaching a degree of plaintlve
peated at Evening Services to a I nesg that touches the heart strings.
Large and Appreciative Audience
by that Machless Choir Reviewed
by C. A. Starks.
Comment Is only valuable In so far.
as it Is honest, proceeding from an un
biased conviction. The w"rlter keeps
this steadily In mind when he at
tempts to review this Great Song and
singing, with his limited powers of
understanding and elucidation. Easter
Sunday at this great church was duly
celebrated with appropriate services.
The audience at all times was com
posed of apparently sober-minded peo
ple, well dressed but distinctly dlf-
i ' v,
10 u. uuiului leiJitr&euiaiit e ui lasiuuu
rather than an advanced thought on
the Importance of the resurrection.
So it was an audience that loves the
best in everything which greeted the
second proclamation of the now much
talked of "Seven Words." "O, all ye
who travel upon the highway, hearken
to me, and behold me: Was e'er sor
row like unto my sorrow? For the
Lord Almighty hath - dea'lt bltterly
with me. Call me now no more
Naomi (pleasant) from today call me
Mara (Bad). These words rang out in
that great auditorium and truly ex
pressed the anguish and sadness of
Ruth to those who "travel upon the
highway." It was the Introduction
to the "Seven last words of Christ"
and was sung by Mrs. L. J. Bacoter
aesthetic scholar of music and direct
ress of a choir that really sings. In
speech-making we would have said
thatthe speaker introduced the main
feature in a clear and comprehensive
manner, but music hath its peculiar
charms, therefore the singer reached
an element in expression far beyond
so-called eloquence, making the clear-
est presentation Imaginable with a
happy enunciation and tone quality
nothing less than faultless. .
The "First Word" carried us into
the presence of Jesus who stood be-,
fore his accusers, and the deep-, luueu soioisi or uie cnolr, Mrs. Cor
voiced bass of James Anderson , rlne Lester, a real mezzo-soprano,
charged with spiritual intimations de- j hence pre-eminently fitted to render
livers this Immortal Injunction: Fa- this part Qf tho text. Here was splr
ther forgive them, for they know not'itual resignation; "Sweeter harmon
what they do." "And the people clam- les;" soul ascendency; infinite trust
ored: "He is death guilty, take him, 'n the Divine Father, all must be told
let us crucify him! The howling mob, with an unusual voice. This the singer
the clamoring voices, the loud pro
testations, the dramatic intensity
were all brought out successfully by
the chorus. They attacking that part:
"He Is Death guilty!" with admir
able alacrity, producing a thrilling
effect, and showing to good advant
age Mr. Fltchue's powerful tenor. It
was his voice that echoed this too
solemn fact: "Then they did crucify
Jesus, and the two thieves, one at his
right hand tho other at his left hand,"
The "Second Word" finds the lead
ing soprano and baritone sounding
that never-to-be-forgotten reply to the
repentant thief: "Varily thou shalt
bo In Paridise today with me, Amen!"
Lester and Anderson had these parts.
All was well.
"See, O Woman! Here behold thy
son beloved," was tho Introductory
command In the "Third Word." The
mental anguish that these words Im
ply Is indescribable with pen but the
vested choir fairly interpreted this
ironical exhortation of the Master
which was addressed to Mary the
mother of Jesus, the singers voicing
this part with feeling and conviction.
Tire number was good.
The "Fourth Word" was a continua
tion of the thought expressed In the
preceding "Word" and was carried by
tho premier basso of the evening. The
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"T nPeiess ana despairing notes
echoed aright the bitterness of hate
and Ingratitude that was heaped upon
this "good man." We can stand hate
irom our enemies but lngraitude from
our friends is the "moBt undinkest cut
of all." So thought Ceasar when
Brutus, whom ho loved, made that un
holy stab. So thought Jesus when ho
cded out "God, my Father, why hast
thou forsaken me?" Even the vine
that I have chosen, that I by thee am
crucified." All duly told with a voice
not without its spiritual tremors. This
single effort of Mr. Anderson was ex
cellent. Every line of art has its noblest
summit and Its subllmest heleht. In
, . .
uib ici;ucu us zenitu in
the "Fifth Word." This part is plain-
ly the most intense of the whole text.
Here the whole chorus appeared to
good advantage. The singing had al
ready conjured up the mob scene
with the determined rabble carrying
out its plan of hate, now we have the
crucified one crying out: "I am a
thirst!" Baritone Wright emitting
.this long drawn out wail in true dra
matic style. While the chourus adds
graphically: "And the Jews then pass
ing by Him all did rail upon him-"
Jllss Lessie King's rich and far reach
ing soprano towering easily above the
chorus with much credit. "Ah! Thou
wouldst fain destroy the temple, it
thou art King over Israel save thy
self then! This scoffing and mocking
was impressively expressed In the
stentorian rendition of this part of the
oratorio, the choir singing as one
voice with many shades, rightly in
terpreting the scorn and sarcasm of
the text. This well nleh reached the
j "Father Into thy hands, I commend
. mJ" ,soul." The excitement had some-
what lulled. The persecutors looked
on to see the effect of their insults
when Jesus made tho above acknowl-
edgement. This was sung by the rare
accomplished with her well known art
producing that calmness and sweet
ness which Is said to fpllow the ter
rific storm. "And with a loud voice
Jesus cried exclaiming: "It Is fin
ished. O! Ending! Sonorous, deep,
solemn and touching. Every voice
aglow with resonance thrills the audi
ence with a portrayal of the. last
"Word." The Mob hanging on with
an unaccountable fear, soon has this
confirmed when darkness engulfed
them and the veil of the temple is
rent, and the graves are opened wide.
The musical effect Is grand. Mr. J.
Elllston the trombonist who had play-
1 ed perfectly all the way through, fln-
ishes brightly with the pianist who
shows a high appreciation and a con
spicuous skill in manipulation. While
the even-toned organ which bad gath
ered In all the voices during the whole
recital spoke as if stirred by a mas
ter hand, which was really tho case,
since Miss Lulu Knox presided In that
Glory be to God, and that heavenly
Which sang such rich and lofty
Sounding In harmony as many n
Happyfylng every listener as it
soars and floats.
The sting lies not In the words you
But tho manner In which you say
The harm Is not In the games, you
But tho price that It costs to piny
The gift that comes from a friend is
But the heart grows full with giv
ing. The flowers you send to cover a bier.
Had better bo gent to the living.