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Entered, as second-class matter, August
12, 1903, at the postofflce at Kansas City,
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Nelson d Crews Editor and Owner
Wllla B. Qlenn General Manager
Ceo. E. Thompson, Adv. Agent
J, O. Tyler Advertising Solicitor
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Rosa Morton Collector
Alma Crews Collector
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.'Jilt operated by Mr. Nelson which
employes no Neferoes in any capacity
a big dally like tho Star which novor
mentions tho Negro except In con
nection with crime could hardly bo ex
pected to command the confidence of
a people who think even In a limited
degree or who have even the slight
est self-respect. Tho purchasable
Negro vote la decreasing each year
while the corruptlblo white vote Is in
creasing with tho rapid naturalization
of ignorant foreigners. As education
spreads among t he black race the
higher sense of citizenship Increases
Qnd the results of an election are be
ing sought far beyond tho returns of
the day. Tho day Is not far distant
when those who desire to control the
Negro vote must have a record of
fairness toward the race much more
evident than that of tho Kansas City
Bethel A. M. E. Church. 24th and Flora.
St. stepnen's uaptist cnurcn, u nar
Christian Church, 19th and Tracy.
Greenwood Baptist Church, 1839 Terrace.
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, 46th and
Ebeneier A. M. E. Church, 17th and
St. Augustine's P. E. Church, 11th and
Vino St. Baptist Church, 1325 Vine St.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Inde
pendence and Tracv.
Ward Chapel A. M. E. Church, 11th and
St John's A. M. E. Church, 1743 Belle
Seventh Day Adventlst, 23rd and Wood
laiifl. St. Monica's Catholic, 17th and Lvdla.
morning star uapust unurcn, raj. vine.
Highland Avenue Baptist Churcn, 1111
Centropolls A. M. E. Church, Cenlrop
St James A. M. E. Z. Church, 1S23
Third Baptist Church, Roundtop.
People's Mission, 30th and Genesee.
St. Paul's Baptist Churcn, 19th and
Pilgrim Baptist Church, 014 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 .lame Baptist Chuvii, 4r,9 Mill St
St. Luke's A. M 10. Churcn, 43rd and
A, II. E. Mission, 563 Grand Ave.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. CHURCHES.
First A. M. E. Church, 8th and Neb.
Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 1st and
Eighth St Baptist Church, Sth and
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 9th and
Bethel A. M. iE. 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. Rosedale,
M. E. Church, 9th and Oakland.
A. M. E. Church. 4th and Oakland.
Salter Mission, A. M. E. Church, South
Protestant Episcopal, 3rd and Stewart.
necona uapusi unurcn, zun and liUDy.
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
Y. W. 0. A. NOTES
"1 am come that they might have
life and that they might have It more
abundantly." John 10:10 National Y.
W. C. A. motto.
Our campaign fund has reached
$864. We are just $136 short of the
$1,000 mark set and it is growing
daily. To accomplish this we need
The Rev. Richard Davis, pastor of
the Centennial M. E. Church is to be
our speaker at the Vesper service in
our Association rooms on Sunday at
3 o'clock. All women are cordially
Our Bible classes resumed thelrl
work this week with manifestation of
usual interest after suspension of two
weeks owing to the campaign.
One of the most beautiful sights
among our Y. W. C. A. activities Is
the gymnasium class of the girls of
a Camp Fire Group headed by Miss
Ella Robinson. This class meets
weekly at the Central Gymnasium
and like the class of 28 young women
is taught by the principal director of
the Central Y. W. C. A.
Any girl should be glad of the op
portunities offered by the Y. W. C. A.
Any girl will find a welcome In our
rooms to our library, to our clubs and
to our service. Most girls are either
plus or minus in their development,
hence the need of the advantages of
fered. Any information desired about
the Y. W. C. A., will be cheerfully
given at our rooms over phone West
156S or by appointment. Women and
girls can join for $1.00 and for $50
LYDIA C. SMITH,
The filthy and miserable condition
of the sidewalks on the east side of
Vine street between 21st and 22nd
streets should bo called dally to the
attention of the superintendent of
streets and should be remedied at
The annual Patrons' Day exercises
of Lincoln School will be held next
Thursday afternoon, April 23. Each
room including the carpentry shop
and domestic science will make an
elaborate exhibit of class work and
a program of folk dances and free
gymnastics will be rendered upon the
grounds during tho day. Lincoln has
enjoyed a very prosperous year. The
enrollment has reached the seven
hundred mark and one new room has
been opened making twelve In all.
The school lunch room has attract
ed wide attention and Is said to be
one of the most perfect in the city.
Thursday will be Lincoln's big day,
and everybody 1b Invited. The policy
of the school is against big hall con
certs It being thought that too much
time thereby Is tgen from the regular
school work to say nothing of the
great expense to which It puts the
parents of children. The Patrons'
Day exercises will be simply an epi
tome of the daily work and will be
highly Interesting for that very reason:
BY DENNIS S. THOMPSON.
There are many times as wo plod
along the path of life, that we could
accomplish a whole lot of good, for
ourselves, and for others at welt, If
we only had the forethought to act at
the proper time, and a deeper-Insight
Into the things that make for our
better Interests as citizens.
So often we hear the expression,
"if I had have known," or "Jf I had
have had a mind" to do this, or that,
I could have accomplished so much
more. But In most Instances the fault
Is our own; too many of the people
are too easily satisfied; if they
achieve In -a small way, they are con
tent to sit down and not labor for
The most Important Issue with us
at all times, should be punctuality.
Be always on time.
Bo always on the job; It does not
matter that you have been success
ful; do not be satisfied, but make
your success broader, and do not be
deceived, for this spirit of self-satisfaction
that slezes upon our ambi
tion is a mighty monster, and has
been tho cause of many a blighted
It is very necessary then, that we
always be as near the place where we
can do good, or be of service, as pos-
Bible; if we have done all the good
for urselves that we think we are in
need of, let's do what we can, for the
man or woman next to us.
There are so many times that we
see, as we go through life, where, If
the person next to us had have been
a few degrees further along the road,
they would have been able to have
gotten into the .stream of success, but
because of their lack of proper exer
else of judgment, they failed.
Here then, is a work for the indi
vidual who feels that they have at
tained to their full measure of suc
cess; help the other fellow along;
explain to him the Importance of get
ting a hustle on himself, and how
necessary It Is to be at the gate on
time,-- and get in line.
This is our mission in life: To get
In a position as fast as we can, to
help ourselves, so we will be able to
help some ono else; Impress upon
others the duty of helping the next
person, which if done all along the
line, Is sure to bring success.
Etich morning brings to us our
duty; as we go through life then, let
us do our part each day. There are
many times when a kind word spok
en, will go further than money, hue
let's speak it in the right place, and
at the right time.
The little deeds of kindness seems
very small, but they shed a great deal
of sunshine Into the dark corners of
the lives of those upon whom we be'
stow them. It Is a beautiful thought,
to know at the end of the day, that
wo have been he means of making
some soul happy.
But If we would do our full duty to
our fellowman we must act at the
proper time; things that are done af
ter a soul has perished Is too late,
and can be of no avail.
Let us do then, each day, such as
our hands find to do, for tomorrow
may never come, and it Is one f the
greatest woes to any soul, to think,
what might have been done.
By Wm. -Stltts, International Bible
With modern meditation of tho
Scripture and an earnest hopo and
faith In the Lord Jesus Christ, I shall
here attempt to make plain, to you
tho necessity of searching tho Scrip
ture for spiritual food. - Wo ofttlmes
take vain conceptions of othors 'and
tradition of vainglory. Why should
we bo carried away with tho winds
of those false doctrines which nro
clouds without rain and wells with
out water. 2 Pet. 2:17-18. These
conceptions huve no foundation. They
supposo that when Christ comes, he
will bum up the earth with literal
fire, and sinners will be running and
telling literal mountains to fall on
them. How dark Is the conception
and statements that have been pro
duced by our leaders. Notice how tho
Apostle tells us how the heavens will
burn with fervent heat; it Is tho ear
nestness and zealousness of God deal
ing with Imperfect things. The day
of judgment Is a day of righteousness.
Acts 17:31. This text Is all symbolic
language. The heaven and the earth
are symbolic. Notice how It applies
to the order of things and not to lit
eral heaven and earth. Tho word
On Tuesday evening of this week
the directorates of the rival hospital
associations met and decided to con
solidate their work. The body wlh
hereafter be known as the "Wheatly
Provident Hospital Association." The
money raised for building purposes In
the big rally held several weeks ago
was set aside for that purpose solely
and will not be used otherwise. It
was agreed to lease the Perry SarH
trium building and to operate It as
tho Wheatly-Provldent Hospital until
a new building can be erected and
equipped. The meeting was harmon
losu and enthusiastic. Rev. T. H.
Ewlng was elected president; Mrs.
Evelyn Baldwin, vice president; Prof.
G. N. Grlsham, treasurer and Mrs.
Jessie Novell, secretary. A special
committee consisting of Prof. Joe E.
Herrlford, Mrs. Hettle Nix, Mrs. Fran
ces Jackson, Mr. T, B. Watklns, Mrs.
Jessie Novell and Mrs. Evelyn Bald
win were apolnted to manage the tem
porary hospital. Tho Institution Is
nwo a member of the asoclated char
ities and is endorsed by the Welfare
Tho Star in summing up the causes
of the remarkable democratic major
ity in tho recent municipal election
says: "The Negroes voted almost sol
idly for Jost." ,As a matter of fact
quite a large number of Negroes did
vote for the winning candidate, but
a very large rjumber voted for tho
non-partisan nominee In spite of the
fact that the Star was behind the In
dependent movement Had it not been
for the well known Indifference and
contempt pf tho Star for the decent
Interests of the colored people gener
ally, there would have, been hundreds
of them wearing the Burton badges
K ,leetloa day. A big concern like
That a woman, a gun and a strong
determination make a dangerous
That when a woman hasn't any
thing else to do, she goes shopping.
A man under the same circumstances
just loafs.'' '
That It Is a sin for some of our
school teachers to appear on the
street as two of them appeared on .the
hill Easter Sunday.
THE STEADY SUBSCRIBER.
How dear to our heart is tho steady sub
scriber Who pays in advance at this time, of
Who lays down the money and does It
And casts 'round the office a halo of
He never says "Stop It, I cannot afford
I'm setting more papers now than I can
But always says "Send It, our people all
in ract 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 Bteady subscriber who pays in advance.
mat to determine a man or
woman's standing In the commuulty,
Just see who are their associates.
That a certain popular Miss at
the Baby Show the other night whis
pered to another Miss sitting near
her, "I" have an entry In the show
next year." Will she?
That a well known married wo
man appeared on a prominent street
decidedly under the Influence of
liquor: Her friends are very much
That the breaking of the rubber
In a prominent society Miss' ankle
bloomers on the Hill last Sunday
caused her quite a bit of embarrass'
ment as It persisted In falling down
over her slipper. Get suspenders.
That a very ambitious matron
remarked that she would go to Allen
Chapel next Sunday In the coBtllest
and most beautiful spring costume
ever worn in Kansas City by a colored
lady. Well, you'll have to show us.
. That tho June brides will have to
hustle to beat last year's record.
That a pertain South Sido lady
nas tne naoit or posing as "aeptem
ber morn." Oh. you shades.
That the contest for tho most pop
ular young lady In Allen Chapel Is
meeting with much success. Who will
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.
THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY AT
Tho 34th anniversary at Centenniel
M. E. Church, 19th and Woodland
will begin Wednesday evening, April
22d, with a Bachelor's reception un
der the auspices of the various squads
which are engaged in raising funds
for the rally on Sunday. Under tho
rules of this entertainment every
gentleman may become a bachelor
for one. night and he is hereby ab
solved by the good ladles of Centen
niel from all engagements, matrimon
ial and otherwise and is further en
titled to one evening of royal enter
talnment. So don't miss It. Before
the reception of the bachelors a short
musical program will be rendered,
Mrs. Emma Burns and Mrs. H. H, Col
lins In charge. Thursday evening the
23rd will be "Founder's Night." This
meeting will be presided over by Rev.
Preston Overton and short talks on
tho early struggles will bo made by
Bros. Willis Brown, Jno. Morehead,
G. C. Cole, Henry Wilson and sisters,
Nellie Wilson and Margaret Woods.
Rev. G. B. Abbott and Rev. W. H.
Wheeler, District Superintendent will
deliver short addresses. The princi
pal address of the evening will be de
livered by Rev. J. Will Jackson, D. D.
All three of these divines are former
Friday evening the 24th the social
department of tho Epworth League
under Mrs. Ada Pillows assisted by
Prof. F. J. Work will render a musi
cal and literary program, after which
Grand Master. Nelson C. Crews will
make some remarks on the life and
character Qf the late Wm. R. Law ton,
Fast Grand Master of Masons of Mis
souri, who was the founder of the
Methodist Episcopal Church In this
city. A silver offering at the door.
The program for Sunday the 26th will,
appear lrj next week's Issue of the
heaven here Is (controlling power)
which now is the earth symbolized
human governments and societies and
all Imperfect things shall pass away.
2 Pet. 3:6-12. Imperfect societies, im
perfect governments must give way to
the new order of things which will be
spiritual; and I saw a new heaven
and new earth; the first shall pas.?
away. Rev. 21:1-2. We will consider
ono statement. The earth abides for
ever. Eccl. 1:4; and another state
ment, The Old World passes away at
the flood, not the ground nor the
heaven nor the air. 2 Pet. 3:6; but
the order of things. Ps. 104:5. We
will notice: The prophet tells us that
God laid the foundation of tho earth
that it should not moved forever.
The prophet (Isa.) 45:18, furnishes
another statement. God formed the
earth not in vain, but he created It
to be inhabited. Why should we sup
pose that God will burn up the earth
when he made a promise to Abraham
that he would give him the land for
an everlasting Inheritance, but Abra
ham died without receiving the prom
ise. After he promised it to him, he
did not give it to htm as much as to
setrfhe sole of his foot. It is impos
sible for God to lie. To rightly ap
preciate this subject that Is to under
stand Grid's dealing with Abraham he
must rise from the dead before he can
Inherit the land which God yroomised
him. Acts 7:5. He must rise from the
dead aand receive a perfect humar
body like Faille.' Adam possessed be
fore he sinned. All the Just who died
before the death of Christ will dwell
on earth and God will make thorn
princes on all the earth. Ps. 45:16
They will not be members of the
Heavenly class. Heb. 11:38-38. They
will have earthly bodies for there is
an earthly body and there is a heav'
enly body. 1 Cor. 15:40. They shall
come from the north, south, east, west,
and shall- sit down with all the pro
phets in the Kingdom of God, Notice
the KIngdoam is the earthly Kingdom
which Father Adam lost In Eden. No
tice how God tells the Prophet Ezek,
36:35. The land that Is desolate shall
be as the Garden of Eden.' Tho world
will once more be as It was when It
was created. A great mlsttake ha
been made, that is the contrast of
spiritual phase and earthly phase of
the Kingdom. The bride claBs of
144,000. The great company Is of the
spiritual phase of Kingdom. Rev,
8-9, while the holy prophets of old will
constitute the earthly Kingdom. Then
our prayers will be fulfilled. Thou
Kingdom come, thy will of God be
done on earth as It is done in heavq-n
The Kew Theatre
Tho New Theatre, 411
Vino street, is absolutely the
finest and most upto date
motion picture house owned
and operated by negroes, in
the United States. The
building is not a made-over
house, but was built strictly
for a theatre. Since the
acquisition of the place by
Dr. E. J. McCampbell and
Homer B. Roberts, many
notable changes have been
made. Two cozy corners at
the entrance have been in
augurated at no little ex
pense. The one containing
a beautiful mirror, 4x8 feet,
framed in the finest mahog
ony, in' which you might
"sec yourself as others see
you" from your Easter bon
net down to your shoe tops.
On the floor in either corner
is a beautiful oriental rug
and the walls will be decor
ated with fine oil paintings
from the world's famous
artists. ThG aisles have been
carpeted with heavy cocoa
mit matting and the exits
are garnished with heavy
green porticrs. Also 400
opera chairs, every one com
manding a direct view of
By far the biggest invest
ment in the theatre, cannot
be seen by the public, but
the result can surely be ob
served. When this place
was opened several months
ago, complaints came to the
ears of the management of
the delay between the pic
tures. To avoid this delay
$600 was spent for new ma
chines, so that now one pic
ture follows another with
mechanical precision, with
out a moment's delay. The
service is the best that can
possibly be procured. The
Universal Film. Company is
the largest and most up-to-date
firm in the movie busi
ness. The same pictures are
shown to you for 5 cents
that the Maze theatre, at
12tli and Baltimore, shows
to its patrons at 10 cents.
Your patronage is solicited.
If you enjoy motion pictures
you will be pleased if you
visit the New Theatre.
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
Establishment. First their work
manship In this class of service IS
unexcelled by any of the 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
livered" 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 Us a ten-to-one
shot that Harris will handle the
Fancy Gowns a Specialty
I am prepared to of
fer the public the best
drafting and fitting.
Graduate of one of tho best white
Will also teach Drafting.
Bell Phono East 41S9W
Mrs. Lillie Williams
2914 Woodland Avenue
KANSAS CITY, MISOURI
, Rev. J. W. Hurse, Proprietor of Baltimore Cafe No. 1.
, Headquarters for Home Made Pies
OFFICE PHONE BELL 3786 M.
We Boast of Serving the Best Meals in the Twin Cities
The Baltimore Cafe
JAMES W. HURSE. Proprietor
3rd Member of Board of Management V. B. F. aS.M.T.olM:.
Imported and Domestic Cigars
ICE CREAM, SODAS and SUNDAES.
80S Independence Ave.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Do not be alarmed because you
heard that some one said something
not complimentary about you. Peo
ple have always said ugly things
about those who struggle to be, and
aro achieving something; those
against whom there Is nothing said,
anre negligible, quantities people
ta)k about those who are dojng good.
You jso ahead, like the ancient philo
sopher, who, when- he was asked .by
an apparent rlendi who really de
sired to help ,tho old sage, wljot he
could do for him, replied: . "Please
stand out of ciny sunshine." That Is
all the elert, energetic aspiring
young person asks; "stand out of my
MR. Ft. QUINN,
The enterprising and Intrepid young
hustler who will give a mammoth en
tertalnment In Convention Hall
GRAND MUSICAL RECITAL.
at Convention Hall, Juno 19, 1914,
Speakers of Noto 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
aner JseDruary id, luia. .
Funerals and Parties a Specialty
Rates Reasonable .
2102 Woodland Ave.
Bell Phone 5194 Eot
Bell Phone 2525 East
Kansas City, Mo,
Free-Gold Filled Spectacles
If you have dofective sight, have your eyes examined
and fitted with gold filled spectacles and best quality
lenses FREE. You pay for the examination only,
which is 50 cents, and receive the glasses absolutely
DR. M. B. JONES,
33 "ST 33 EX3i:OX.3rjiXS,7
Bell Phone G.2243 I42 E., i8th Street
Have You Bad Debts ?
You Need Your Money?
IF SO SEE .
issouri-Kansas Collection Co.
j. H. Spears, Mgr., Attorney Chas. H. Adkins, Secy-Treas'
Bell Phone East, 1690
This houso was built for an ex-Mayor of Kansas City. It has
9 large, light and airy rooms, large attic 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 hay' "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 tho other five
could be rented for enough to make the payments and interest.
Surely opportunity is knockingat your door. "Will you continue
to pay' rent or will you buy J If this is too large, we have several
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