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Pompus Funeral Processions
Having a Morbid
(By Chas. A. Starks).'
One of the most baneful 'and mor
bid practices that is making itself
(elt among our people is the Sunday
funeral with all of its pompous aux
iliaries) a custom that has its origin
in a fetich -worship that belongs to
ages of the past. The World in reach
ing forth for those things of a higher
and more substantial nature, has
neither tlmo nor disposition to watch
with any pleasure these vain pro
cessions of pomp that are being graft
ed upon the public mind, with the
usual discordant band that shakes the
telephone poles when making an at
tack on some swelling strain or a
feeble attempt to keep alive a dying
militarism that is swiftly becoming
obsolete, all of which strikes the
thoughtful person as being ill timed
and having no true place In our busy
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CHAS. A. STARKS.
The versatile and brilliant corre
spondent of the Kansas City Sun.
aun progressive life. This tendency
to worship the dead with such public
demonstration is positively wrong,
and brings to light one of the Strang'
est paradoxes in all human affairs
that of some deceased person, even
below mediocre note, figuring as the
dead "principal" in a rich and ex
pensive funeral where money, flow
ers, time and curiosity are lavished
upon one, who in life, perhaps never
enjoyed or even merited these things.
No objections are advanced against
relatives and friends showing proper'
concern regarding any deceased but
in our burial ceremonies we should
seek simplicity and divest the funera'l
of this unnatural pomp and vain
glory, especially is this true of the
Sunday funeral when so many people
are compelled to either see these pro
cessions or listen to the Thanatopsls
like music. 1
Some prominent Mason has advised
a more simple ceremony in affairs of
this kind and for this reason we urge
every lodge to refrain from the Sun
day funeral whenever possible and If
they must have turnouts, let them be
In the week and not on the Sabbath.
We understand that In Denver, Colo.,
that these processions are forbidden
on' Sunday by city regulations. At
tending church on a Sunday one is
Invariably confronted with some fun
eral procession or the prospect of
one, this should be stopped and there
are several concrete reasons for do
ing so which we -give below:
1st. The average colored person
works hard six days in the week and
should not have his day of rest and
recreation disturbed by a pretentious
funeral with an ill-tuned brass band
as Its chief feature.
2nd. A funeral has a morbid effect
on the public mind, especially when
It is pompous and loud. And in Indi
vidual cases there have been serious
complications resulting from debili
tating music that reaches the ears of
the sick who must hear these airs
with as you can imagine no nopeful
3rd. The average bereaved family
can ill afford these expensive funer
als, even though there is an endow
ment of several hundred dollars, and
worthy friends who lavish the flowers
on a deceased friend In death, mut be
reminded of the irony of this action,
since they usually fail to do these of
fices toward the object when in life.
4th. Any week day is the logical
time for a funeral. And simplicity is
the one rule to govern all. The rich
have ceased to practice the "showy"
procession and even request that no
flowers be sent, and discourage curi
osity by holding simple "services"
from their residence. What the rich
do from a good taBte, the poor can
do from the same, with this added
We believe the above reasons are
sufficient to warrant the discontinu
ance of. the Sunday "practice" nor are
we lacking in those human Bympa-
titles for one another in hours when
some dear friend has closed his or
her earthly career.
Sorrow wins its way to the recep
tive heard and needs no brass band
to advocate its cause. The real suf
ferer or mourner does not seek the
lime light of public curiosity or vain
display but rather quiet and solitude
alone with God where vanity may be
excluded from sorrow and the suffer
ing one realizes the quality of infinity
love to cure every human wound, it
the deceased has demonstrated good
in life, remember that the same can
not die. And that truth, however
humble may be the one that lives It,
has the1 quality of eternity stamped
upon it and must live, just as true as
error, vanity, falsehood, and other
like things must perish, and canont be
perpetuated by any methods of vain
Mrs. Irene Crane and little daugh
ter of Utlca, Mo spent several days
at tho homo of Mr. nd Mrs. Wm. An
derson last week.. Miss Minnie Pay no
spent Easter at St. Joseph, Mo
Mrs, Ilowland nnd her daughter, Mrs.
Florence Taylor, of Des Moines, Ia
arrived last Thursday. Mrs. Ilowland
will reside In this city with her son,
Mr. Wallaco Rowland, who is recov
ering, from an attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. Taylor' will return to her homo
within a few days.... Mrs. Denny who
has been confined to her home for
seovrnl weeks was able to return with
her daughters, Mrs. Sue Rollns and
Mrs. Arthur Marshall of Boone, In.,
where she will visit for several weeks
at their respective homes.... Edltbr
Nelson C. Crews was called to this
city on account of the lllnqss of his
sister; Mrs. Amy Green last Wednes
day. His many friends throughout
the city who desire to shake his bnid
at least twice in eVery tventy-four
months excuse the briefness of his
visit. Unless his future visits are pro
longed this efficient ervant of hi peo-1
pie will not depart in peace.... A, sur
prise birthday party was given Miss
Josephine Anderson by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson last
Tuesday evening. Tne constant com
ing of the Invited guest was indeed a
surprise to Miss Anderson who re
ceived many congratulations and pres
ents from them. In addition to this
scene of merriment a delicious lunch
eon was served by one of our best
caterers, Mr. Ralph Anderson. .. .At
tho recent election of the Daughters
of Tabor, the following officers were
elected: Mrs. Ruth Anoerson, C. P.;
Mrs. Tina Montgomery, V. P.; Miss
Josephine Anderson, C. R.; Mrs. Flo
ra Toiston, C. T. and Miss Lizzie
Jones, C. P. This society Introduced
twelve ladies to the secrets of the
Order Thursday night. The house
hold of Ruth also gave initiatory to
several members last Tuesday. We
congratulate these socltics for their
upbuilding and uplifting influences..
The decorations at our churches
Easter Sunday clearly Indicated that
on day in the" Christian calendar can
give display to such visible expres
sions of the life more abundant. The
beautiful arches, Easter bells and the
natural and artificial flowers at the
Baptist church gave rise to senti
ments as touching as appropriate.
The A. M. E. church presented to her
wroshlppers a scene that was a thing
of beauty and it attracted wide com
ment because of Its novelty. In the
afternoon at both -churches the chil
dren entertained us with easter songs
and recitations. Rev. Talley deliver
ed two appropriate sermonB to large
audiences at the morning and evening
services. Rev. Oaks preached on im
pressive Easter sermon to his morn
lng congregation and .the choir ren
dered a muscial program interspersed
with missionary collection at both
churches were equal to the occasion.
Sweet reminiscences of another glo-
rious Easter shall inspire us as we
walk and talk by tho way.
PROF. JNO. HOWARD.
Above Is the likeness of Prof. 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 meal
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
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
Mr. Arthur Webb died at Osage,
Mo., Tuesday at the age of 89 years.
For many years he conducted a store
In that city Miss Mattie Wright, a
charming young lady of Marshall, Mb.,
spent a few days In our city. ...Mrs.
Annie Abernathy Is visiting friends
in Calloway county. .. sMr. Jas. Price
is very sick.... The Pullman Hotel Is
progressing inder new management.
'The A. M. E. and M. E. Churches
observed Easter Sunday with splen
did programs given by the schools at
night.... The Ivy Leaf Club enter
tained Tuesday evening at the home
of Mrs. Hane Hunt in honor of the
Senior Class of Douglass School....
Miss Llllle SwinH left Wednesday for
her homo In Mlnneth. . . .The Clover
Bee Club was royally entertained
Thursdey evening by Mrs. Susie Rob
inson their president.... The 'Married
Ladles' Embroidery Club was very
highly ' entertained by Mrs. Emily
Body Thursday .....Mesdame3 Jane
and Kate Hunt went to. Cape Girar
deau Friday to attend the funeral of
Mrs. 1 has. Hunt Mrs. Virgie Pugti,
son and daughter arrived from St.
Louis last we.ek with the expectation
of making this their home.... Mr. A.
00 East 12th St.
Kansas City. Mo.
In loVIng memory of my dear hUBband, Chas. F. Klmbrough, who
departed this life April 9th, 1913.
Since you are gone I am lonely dear,
The home Is ndt the same;
And since you are gone I only wish
My heart could feel no pain.
I can't help but look for you,
It seems like you would come; "
Yet still I know that I must say: '
God's will, not mine, bo done.
I sigh sometimes to see thy face,
But since this may not be
I'll leave thee to the care of Him
., Who cares for thee and me.
Whq keeps us both beneath His wing,
This comforts dear,
One wing o'er thee and one o'er me
' Will keep us near.
And though our paths be separate,
And thy way be not mine;
Yet coming to the mercy seat
My soul shall meet with thine.
And God keep watch 'tween thee and me
I'll whisper there
He blesseth thee, he blesseth me,
And we are near. '
Alice Gertrpde Klmbrough, wife.
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The Star of Hope Coflimandery
held Its Easter service at Grant
Chapel A. M. E. Church. . Rev. W. H.
Davis of Brunswick preached the ser
mon for the occasion. The discourse
was a masterpiece, much credit Is duo
Brother Davis for his splendid pro
duction. Sir Knight Evans of Keyts
vllle was here and turned out with
the commandery and was very much
pleased with the demonstration and
said, "that the sermon was about
the best that he had ever heard de
livered to Knight Templars. Eminent
Comamnder George W. Edwards
hopes to have his commandery in
fine shape by the setting of the Grand
Rev. R. E. Gillam, District Superin
tendent of the Mexico district Mr E.
Church came to our city last Satur
day and held quarterly meeting at the
Franklin St, ,M. E. Church last Sun
day. The success of the district Is
assured under his leadership.
The Easter service, at Grant Chapel
was very good, especially the pro
gram rendered toy the children; col
lection good and attendance good all
day, Mrs. Lucy Graves the leader of
Club No, 3, will give an entertain
ment for the benefit of the church.
This is the beginning of the $1,000
Rev. J. W. Jackson preached seV'
eral nights last week at the Second
Baptist Church. Miss Elmerlne Tay
lor has returned horn from Dalton,
where she has been Instructor at Bart
Iett Agricultural and Industrial
The "Ecclesiastical Alliance" mot
at the usual hour Tuesday morning.
Rev. J. S. Swancy instructed the
class In the Sunday School lessons.
Next Tuesday morning, W. E. Boono,
wm aeuver a,, lecture on "Logic,
Editor R. L. Logan of the Professional
World, spent a few hours in tho city
this woek. Rev. J. A. Hurley's fam
ily la reported .to bo much better.
A. Slmms returned to St. Louis Sat
urday after spending tho week here In
repairing his home.... Miss Alice
Rev. and Mrs. P. Thomas and A.
Schooling returned from Organ, Mb.,
where they went to spend Easter with
friends. .. .The colored men of our
city met April 6th at the A. M. E.
church and organized a business club
for the betterment of the colored
race.... Mrs. Wm. Floyd of St. Jo
seph, Mo., spent Easter wlih her par
ents and friends, Mr. nnd.,Mrs. Steph
en. Martin.... Mr. Win. L. Vance re
turned from California, la,, after 0
three months' visit. .. .Mrs. OUIe An
drews of Chllllcotho, Mo., Mrs, O.
Gunn of Arkoe, Mo., spent Easter
Sunday with parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Smith. . . .Mr J. M Plmer .was
operated on Sunday and is doing
nicely.,.. An excellent Easter pro
gram was rendered closing with re-
marks by the pastor, Rev. G. A.
Brown. While the total collections
wel-e ten dollars.
Swlnk went- to. Festus, Mo., Friday to
see af tor her music class. . . .Welcome
Lodge No. ,99, A, f, and A. M- was
called to Boone Terre for the purpose
of burying a ember, Mr. David Taylor
....Mr. Wm. Hunt of Champaign, 111,
came in Saturday cm a visit to his
mother and sister.,,. Mrs. Leverne
Smith and children, Mr. and Mrs. T,
Burns and Misses Mable and Cora
Meyers went to Coffman Saturday to
spend Easter. .,.M1bb Mattie Valle
returned from Mlnneth Saturday
where she has been for the past week
attending the sick bed of her, mother.
, ...Mr. Wilson Cbappelle of Coffman
spent the week's end.as tho guest of
Mr,-and Mrs. Ii;V 'Murphy,.., Miss
Dorso Vlllars returned to her hoe. In
Frederlckt'own Friday..., Mr. Gua
VUlara of St. Louis came in Saturday
evening on ft visit tp his family. Mr,
Howard Overton came In Sunday on a
visit to', his father, Rev. u Overton
who is ill.
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