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YOLUME VI. NUMBER 40.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 19U.
G. A. R. Veterans : Qur Toast-Honors For The living; Flowers For The Dead
TWO ROUSING MEETINGS.
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE ENTERTAINS.
Large Audiences In King olommon
and the 8th Street Baptist
Kansas City, Kansas In Line.
The Negro Business League Is slow
ly but surely with bread winning and
sedate advice uniting our people for
their Industrial,, commercial, econom
ic, professional, civic and moral de
velopment. Thought backed by sound
reason eloquently delivered with ma
tured Judgement UBed In sounding the
keynote ot what appears to he the
universal aim of manklne "of this day
and age. "Love, union, co-operation
and consequent success." Each fellow
beginning at home with faith and
works. The Afro-American Is coming.
Like a burdened beast, up from the
lowest swamps and confronted by nat
ural and nnatural forces of resist
ance. Each day lessens his burden,
each day increases his strength, each
day brings him closer to the crest of
the hill of prosperity, honor and re
nown. While the evil among us is
magnified, most of our good deeds un
noticed or depreciated: yet the cold
" fact remains undeniable that the black
horse Is surely coming; coming with
Inexhaustible Btrength", irrestlble pow
er and unchecked ardor.
President F. J. Weaver .assisted by
J. A. Wilson and C. A. Franklin re
ceived a "warm reception at King Solo
mon Baptist Church. The Secretary
was told that the meeting was highly
appreciated. Dr. J. E." Dibble assisted
.by Hon. E. A. Shackleford and Hon.
C. H. Calloway held one of the best
meetings ot the entire Campaign. Offi
cers of the Church followed the Secre
tary out of Church begging us to re
turn the first Sunday In June. Dr. ,D.
B. Jackson and his people deserve the
praise for the beautiful edifice which
they have-erected. -Their Church was
built entirely by Blacke; Is odd and is
in this respect and others unique and
second to none In Kansas City, Kan
sas. This fact seemed to Inspire the
speakers, and they surely did speak.
.Eloquence, facts, -wit and persuasion
swayed the people to love and union
for which the 'Master prayed: "That
they'Tuay be'oue'as.we-are." "United
we stand' and divided wo 'fall."
Hon. Q. H. Calloway whose works
.are speaking and whose words were
supported by works was called "the
brownsktn legal prince." Hon. E. A.
Shackleford upheld Kansas so well
that he Is called "the legal sunflower
arrayed in glory."
Next Sunday President F. J. Weav
er assisted by Hon. Dorsoy Green,
Mrs. G. L. Prince and Dr. J. Franklin'
Wilson will be at the Metropolitan
Baptist Church. Dr. J. E. Dibble as
sisted by Dr. Lee R. Petty, Judge I.
F. Bradley, Hon. L. W. Johnson, and
C. A. Franklin will be at -ML Pleasant
Baptist Church and the Church of liv
ing God, 337 Oakland Avenue, Kansas
City, Kansas. Let each member turn
Keep the good work up. Make good.
God Almighty hates a quitter. Stick;
Two. more weeks and the battle Is ov
er. When our people are united,
when Negro enterprises flourish,
when our sons and daughters, have an
open door ot opportunity, we shall
thank God for being allowed to labor
for such a noble cause.
Yours for Negro Enterprose,
E. A. ROBINSON.
Monday evening, May 25 Wendell
Phillips School Parent-Teachers Asso
ciation held their last meeting for the
year, The attendance was not as
large as usual but a good program was
rendered. Wis. Hickum the President
presided. Music by Boys Orchestra,
vocal solo by a little Kansas girl Let
ltia Bradfleld. Mrs. R. D. Wells read
an excellent paper. The introduction
being a tribute to Mother. She de
veloped her subject by explanation of
what a mother's Influence means to
her child. Music by Orchestra, A
Spanish Waltz. Paper.... Miss Sex
ton, teacher,, subject "Happiness of
Teaching," a paper of encouragement
for, -the teacher who ja happy. Re
marks by President. Music by Orches
tra. A. Schlttlschq 'waa given as pleas
ingly as the former number. After
which came an unexpected but a very
palatable treat from the Teachers -who
served Parents and friends with re
freshments which all seemed to en
Joy. ANNIE HICKUM, President.
ESTELLA WOODS, Secy,
The Parent-Teachers Association
ot the Booker Washington School held
its regular monthly' meeting on May
14. The principal feature was. an ad
dress by Prof. T. W. H, Williams
Principal of Bruce School. The ex
cellent address was well received by
the patrons. In addition there was a
wand drill by the smaller pupils, a
guessing contest and an arithmetical
exhibition by tho pupils of the fourth
grado. The guessing contest "was w$n
by Cartrlght Ward. In tne Arithmet
ical Contest Ruth Dlxoa won first
prize . and Helen Johnson second
MRS. HARPOLE-, Pres.
MR, STEELE, Cecretary,
Dr. G, W, Stevens, the well known
and famous snlrltualtst. can be con
sulted at his 'residence, 1904 Paseo,
any day from 8 a. m. to 0 p, ra.
THE SUPREME COUNCIL.
Believing that many ot your readers
would be Interested in the doings of
the Supreme Council of the Northern
Masonic Jurisdiction, the late session
held In Philadelphia May 8, I desire
to state It was tthe largest ever as
sembled in the history ot the organi
zation. Every part of the Empire
was fully represented. Grand Com
mander 111. Jas. Francis Richards 33'
delivered his Allocution dealing with
every phase of Masonic life and con
Supreme Councils as at present con
stituted are an extraordinary body of
men and 'Masons. They, usually are
the picked men of the Community in
which they live. They are the true
and tried, the never denied, and the
always ready .and willing class to be
tried again of every race and nation
ality. They are, again the histor
ians. Scientists, Philosophers of this
day and generation. They deal with
facts and figures and not with Meta
physics as a basis of calculation. The
people of which the above Is descrip
tive sustains a very remote relation
to that twhlch you and the writer
ought to know the most or reason to
suppose sympathetic consideration.
The history of Scottish Rite of Free
Masonry is variously understood but
suffice it to say that in 1ST1 the
United Supreme Councils of the
Northern and Southern Jurisdictions
were born out ot a Council of 'delib
eration with territorial Julrsdlction,
defined. And territorial Sections re
spective Philadelphia and Washing
ton City. The territorial empire of
the Northern Jurisdiction embraces all
of that part of the United States
bounded on the 'North by Canada and
South by a parallel line coinciding
with the Ohio river from East to
West, Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans,
Missouri and California excepted.
Within the territorial lines there Is
a colored population ot more than
two' million people with taxable
wealth and bank deposit of three
hundred fifty million dollars. Four
teen grand lodges and 20,000 members
with an educational and religious ad
vantages second to none and natural
resources, powers and possibilities al
most unlimited. These statements ot
facts before us suggests an Inrefuta-
ble argument why colored men
should take higher ground in the
work of our uplift. Time and space
will not permit a review of the Col
ored man's past or the rough and
rugged road over which he has tra
versed. This should be familiar his
tory to every school boy. The Im
perative need of the hour Is not re
counting the gloomy, past with all of
Its inlqulous horrors but relief frrm
encroaching and prevailing with that
which theatens t he peace and tran
quility ot a dependent people. The
oft repeated assertion that the Color
ed man is an American citizen has
only force and effect from a colored
man's viewpoint. The Colored man
plays no part in the drama of Ameri
can social, civil and political life, on
ly In so far as he Is permitted. In
the Councils ot War, on the bench or
In the legislative halls he is neither
to be seen or heard. He is forced if
he would stay, to ally himself with a
people with whom he must forever
remain a stranger less than a man
and more than a brute. Such a mon
strosity never was and can never be
endowed with Inalienable rights under
prevailing conditions. Hence it de
votes upon him to prove his eternal
(To be continued.)
A. P. SMITH 33'
The Denver Five Points Club of
EWnezer Chapel, gave a delightful
reception Friday from 2:30 to 11:00
P. m., at the home ot Mrs. Albert
Price, 173C Brooklyn avenue.
, Colored Nurses and. Internes of General Hospital .and standing In rear center, Kansas City's brilliant and highly successful physician and sur
geon Dr. Wm. X Thompklna whose unswerving pertlstance, .high standing with the White profession and popularity with the present city adminis
tration secured this splendid opportunity for our race. The three graduate nurses can be distinguished by the black cord across the front of their
caps. ' '
ORATION ON THE UNKNOWN
Crlspus Attucks, Hero of the Ameri
By Charles A. Starks.
Fellow Countrymen: We consider
It a glorious privilege to live In an
age so fruitful ot the solid things that
go to promote civilization and thus
Insure mankind ot a reasonable hap
piness which is theirs by divine right.
And so In looking back we do not
sigh for what was, but for what could
have been. Still to go back over some
of the old times and scenes, though
painful, has a soothing effect In their
study, and wo remember that out of
these pioneer events came the possi
bility of our own age which is reach
ing its mighty eminence. What re
calls so vividly the old past to us Is
that today is dedicated to the mem
ory of the Nation's dead. The very
thought is teeming with emotions tco
deep for words, and defies studied ex
pression. We can only look realize
but helpless to express.
Still In our larger understanding of
life we know that Truth can not die
and that every good and brave act Is
Immortal, partaking, as It does ot the
renlness of eternity, therefore it is
fitting that we look baqk with our
minds and view some of the brave
and good acts our forefathers per
formed for us that we, their children,
and their posterity might enjoy the
great blessings of liberty. Yet, when
I recall that able histories have ra
Uected these acts; that lofty poets
have immortalized them in song; and
that the deep souled orator has weav
ed his golden wreath around each
h'rro known to the world, then I say
to you, yet me dwell on the "Great
The dead live to us not merely
through memory but through the con
sciousness of undying spirit. We
think of this when placing the floral
wreath upon the grave of the known,
but in doing so let us remember that
there are numberless heroes un
crowned with distinctive glory who
sleep in unmarked graves and cannot
be singled out on this account, yet
they were deserving!
Then to the unknown dead, who
died at the stern post of duty we re
member you with love and gratitude.
Ye, who fought for the crown ot lib
erty; whose patriotism was rich and
glorious; who gave up this mortal
existence rather than .see God's king
dom mocked with tyranny, we con
secrate our thoughts' this hour re
membering what we owe to God and
thee. Lastly, one of the bravest men
in this venerable field of the unknown
whose Immortal act preserves itself
unto us was a child of Ethopla and:
Lo! Noble Attucks, how doth thy
This day the Revolution regrets the
We remember thee when thy loyal
And say, Thou art first ot the bravest
Second, thy , spirit rekindled In the
Led your race to glory and spread
, Its fame arar,
And when its bright arms conquered
The Ninth and Tenth Cavalry knew
thy' spirit again.
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If you have not time to bring your
printing to my office phone me and I
will send after It. I use no solicitors.
The cost he would be I give to you
directly In material and good service.
Persons have complained recently that
some one is soliciting printing in our
name which Is a false representation.
C. A. Franklin, the printer, 1409
Main Street. Bell Phone, Grand 2938.
A new .feature of the Commence
ment season In ICVtsaa City this year
was the graduation Of the first class
of Negroes from the Nurses' Training
School of the City Hospital. Those
who have the distinction ot being In
this class are Misses Mayme Branch
-aughn, of Mdb'erly, Mo.; Bertha Oo
rlnne Hanna, of Eoonvllie, Mo.; and
Marie Vlckers, of Springfield) Mo. On
fjunday, May 24, at the Second Bap
list Church, an able and forceful Bac
calaureate Sermon on the subject,
"The Sword of'the Lord and Gideon"
was preached' to them by Rev. Samuel
W. Bacote,' pastor 6 that church. Be
sides a soprano solo by Mrs, A.
Holmes, of .Springfield, Mo., the ex
collent music on this occasion was un
der the direction of Mrs. S. W. Ba
cote, particularly beautiful being the
Chorus, "By the Waters ot Babylon,"
by Coleridge Taylor.
The commencement proper was
held at Allen Chapel the evening of
Monday, May 25, and was witnessed
by a large audience, about one-third
of whom were o the White race, con
prised mostly of Nurses and others
connected wlthttbe City Hlspital. The
Master ot Ceremonies, Hon. T. M.
Fynn, a memGer of the Hospital
and Health' Board, was introduced by
Dr, Wm. J. Tompkins, who paid him a
glowing tribute Cor his zealous and
enthusiastic efforts on behalf of the
Negro, since being connected with the
Board, and of their results as shown
In the many Improvements In the Col
ored Department of the hospital dur
ing that time. Mr. Fynn proved him
self worthy of thi3 tribute by declar
ing the highest ambition of his ad
ministration to be. the complete pos
session ot this part of the hospital
by Negroes since, at present they
have only Staff Officers, Nurses, and
Internes, ari3 none of the administra
tive "positions and asserting his de
termination to (tert himself to the
utmost in helping the Mayor to
Dr. Thompklris' then gave a concise
and enlightening sketch of the "His
tory of the Colored Department of the
General Hospital." He told of the poli
tical conditions that surrounded -and
really made possible its origin, of
some of the-difflcultles that have been
encountered, due both to race preju
dice and to political differences, and
also gave statUt3' shoeing the na
ture and extent of the work and the
vast amount of good that Is being ac
complished there. He extolled In
highest terms of praise the Hon. W.
P. Motley, who, tho' a Southerner, and
a Democrat, was really the savior ot
this department to the Negroes, when
he was a member of the Board. Be
ing the Official Representative of the
Hospital and Health Board, Dr.
TKompkins -was the one best fitted
to give the facts In the development
of this Institution, and in doing so he
was careful to give credit where It
was due, expressing a regret that so
much Incorrect information has been
circulated at different times, and par
ticularly on the occasion of the recent
visit of Dr. Booker T. Washington,
Tvhen, because of being misinformed
by others, he made a serious error
concerlng the Hospital in hl3 speech
before the public. .
it splendid commencement address
was delivered by Rev. H. T. Keallng,
President of Western University, and
after listening to the oratorical, logi
cal, and inspiring treat that held his
audience spell-bound, each one pres
ent felt that the Master of Ceremonies
had not erred In proclaiming him,
second to none, only Booker T. Wash'
lngton, tho' the last part might have
The music was furnished by the
combined choruses of Western Uni
versity and Allen Chapel, under the
leadershin of Prof. R. G. Jackson, and
surpassed even the standard of that
unequalled organist and director of
the West. A special feature was the
Inimitable rendition In warbling tones
ot a solo that made her audience
think of her as one of the birds about
whom she sang, by that Negro Melba,
Miss Effle Grant.
The presentation of diplomas was
made by Dr. George Pipkin, Superin
tendent of the Colored Department of
the General Hospital, and the presen
tation of Pins by Miss Harriet Leek,
Superintendent of Nurses.
The Invocation and benediction was
pronounced by Rev, W. H. Thomas,
Pastor ot Allen Chapel.
Dr. J. E. Moorland.
Washington, D. C, who had a large
share In influencing Mr. Julius Rosen
wald to make his magnlflcient gift of
$25,000 to the Negro Associations of
Is the day set aside for you to re
member and respect your loved ones
that have passed away. This can
best be done by having some flowers
or potted plants placed upon their last
THE WEAVER FLORAL CO. has
made special arrangements to accom
modate Its many customers by mak
ing two deliveries to Highland Ceme
tery on Decoration Day. First de
livery 11 A. M. and the last delivery
at 4 P. M. We will have no flowers
at the end of the car line or Ceme
tery for sate. Give us your orders
early and you will not be disappoint
The Following Prices Will Be Given
On Advance Orders.
Potted plants and vines.. 10c, 15c, 25c
and 50c each.
Monthly blooming roses.. 35c to 50c
Magnolia Wreaths..'. $1.00 each
Immortelle Wreaths $1.00 each
Cycus Leaves 50c to $1.00 each
Carnations 75c to $1.00 doz.
Peonies 75c to $1.00 doz.
Roses 50c to $1.50 doz.
WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW.
Weaver Floral Co.
1510 E. ISth.
Bell Phone East 4798.
SPECIAL TO HOME BUYERS.
We are agents for several C, 7 and
8 room strictly modern houses on
.Michigan Av Euclid Av and Gar
Held between 10th and 15th St. This
is an excellent chance to buy a home
in a fine neighborhood at a reason
These houses will be shown by ap
pointment only. We also have 4
new cottages, 3 and 4 rooms each
near Wendell Phillips School, price
$1100 to $1500 each. Easy terms.
AFRO-AMERICAN INVEST CO.
911 McGee St.
Home 7555 Main Bell 751 Main
L jjk : 'W
Corner Stone Laying Y. M, C, A,
Building Officers of Grand
Lodges From Four States
Y. M. C. A. NOTES
As the day ot the Y. M. C. A. corner
stone laying ceremony for Sunday,
May 31st, 2:30 P. M. draws near, its
magnitude grows by leaps and bounds.
Each day brings communications from
distant cities In Missouri, Kansas, Io
wa and Colorado, reporting the com
ing of Grand Officers and in some In
stances escorts of subordinate lodges
and uniformed ranks. Representa
tives of the various lodges met in con
ference last week and mapped out the
program. The various orders will mo
bilize at 15th and Woodland and the
monster parade with over 2000 men in
line will start promptly at 2 P. M.
headed by the mounted officers of the
uniformed ranks and Negro patrol
men. Col. Thos. Eaton, Aide de
Campe and staff with Patriarchy No.
66, Juvenile Cadets No. 66 and Patri
archy No. 147 of Kansas City, Kansas
will head the Odd Fellows; Col.
Wheaton and staff will direct the
H. M. Beardsley.
President of the Metropolitan Y. M. C.
A. and a staunch friend of the Negro.
Knights of Pythias, Eastern and West
ern Hemispheres; Knights of Pythias,
Five Grand divisions will be headed by
Brig. General Wm. H. Butler of St.
Louis Commanding, accompanied by
Col. L. A. Knox's staff. P. G. M. B. K.
Bruce will be ranking officer In charge
of the U. B. F.'s. Emanuel and Far
West Commanderles headed by Emm.
Comm. Geo. H. Johnson and Emm.
Com. Porter Bailey respectively will
marshall the forces of the Masonic
lodges. Mr. L. E. Bailer, G. A. Page
and C. C. Calloway as Marshals will
represent the Young Men's Christian
The following bands will be in line:
K. of P.'s second Regimental, the 23rd
Regimental of Topeka, Kansas with
the Masons, the Cadets' Band with
the Odd Fellows and probably other
Chairman H. O. Cook, presiding,,
promptly at 2:30 o'clock will Intro
duce Hon. H. M. Beardsley, president
ot the Metropolitan Board of the Y. M.
C. A., followed by Mr. J. E. Moorland
of Washington, D. C. representing the
International Committee of the Y. M.
C. A. He will make the principal ad
dress. That a complete record be made of
all the persons who have contributed
to the Building Fund upto the time
of the corner stone laying a supple
mental list will be attached to the
scroll that goes Into the stone Includ
ing the names ot all who contribute
at this time. Grand Master N. C.
Crews will have charge of the offering
and announce the result. Every body
will have an opportunity to have his
gift recorded on the scroll.
Prof. G. N. Grlsham, who was Chair
man of the Building Campaign will de
liver the address ot welcome to the
lodges followed by brief addresses by
Grand officers of the respective organ
izations. To date the following have
sent word that they will be present:
P. G. M. B. K. Bruce. U. B. F.'s; G.
M. Dorsey Green of Kansas, G. Secy
E. S. Lewis, G. Atty. W. C. Hueston
and G. S. G. Dr. E. M. Phoenix of the
Odd Fellows and Patriarchies; G. C.
A. W. Lloyd and General W. H.
Butler of the K. P.'s, Five Grand Dl
visions; G. C. Floyd Smith, K. ot P.
E. & W. Hemispheres; Grand Master
N. C. Crews of Missouri and Jurisdic
tlon, G. M. E. J. Hawkins ot the Kan
sas Jurisdiction, and the Lawrence
Commandary. G. M. J. L. Thompson
ot Iowa and Jurisdiction accompanied
by a Commandary, will represent the
Masonic Grand Lodges; T. S. Rector
G. M. of the Masons of Colorado and
Jurisdiction is expected. The rank
ing Grand officer of each order will
deposit the emblem in the stone.
Final exercise, laying of the corner
stone by the R. T, Coles and Masonic
Grand Lodge. Closing with the com
bined bands and chorus playing and
singing "My Country Tis of Thee,"
FLOWERS FOR DECORATION
The Crosthwalte Floral Co.,
1611 E. 18th St, is prepared to
fill all orders for flowers and
floral designs for Decoration
Day. Get your order in now.
Bell phone East 272.
Grand High Priest Geo. Broomfleld
ot St. Louis, Mo., paid his annual-visit
to St. Paul and Keystone Chapters of
this city last Tuesday night. He re
ports a successful trip and much work
beimj done la the Royal Arch. Chapter.
Prof. G. N. Grlsham.
Chairman of tho Building Fund
Committee and who made the largest
gift of any Colored person. He savo
GEO. W. CHIVIS DEAD.
On last Saturday George Chi- '
vis, who is known throughout
the country as the publisher ot
the Railroad Porters' Magazine,
died in tho clity ot Oakland
after a long illness. While
Chlvls was not considered a le
gitimate newspaper man, he
was known for his genius in
procuring advlrtlsements for his
Journal, and it is said that he
made more money as an ad so
licitor than any man of the race
who was ever In the business.
He leaves a wife, sister, other
relatives and friends to mourn
his loss. Los Angeles Eagle.
Geo. Chivls was a Mlssourian by
birth and .was perhaps one of the best
known Colored men In America. Ho
always entertained on a lavish scalo
and dressed like a Chesterfield all the
time. He knew every public man in
America personally and it was easier
for him to get $100 than for the aver
age Negro to get 30 ccents. Peaca
to his ashes.
The patrons of Attucks School wero
given a fine treat last Friday after
noon from 2:00 to 4:00 P. M. in tha
way of an exhibit of some ot the work
done by their children during the past
year. The whole school was throwa
open for inspection from cellar to gar
ret and the handiwork of the pupils
was so displayed that a close examina
tion could be made. The shon was
appropriately decorated with wood
work of every description; five Joints;
smooth finishes, and stains of every
color. The work reflected a practical
turn there being several tables for
reading and a music cabinet. All ot
the articles shown Indicated consider
able talent. In the South end of tho
Shop was a Shoemaker's bench equip
ped with a complete line of tools of,
good quality, selected by Principal G.
A. Page with the consent of the Board,
of Education. There is only one other
School In the City nith a Shoemaking;
equipment. There have been nearly
fifty pairs of shoes half soled and as
many heels built up. Some of this
work was on display and received high
commendation from the visitors. In'
the kitchen was canned fruit and so
forth and on the black board an ideal
menu tor a good wholesome but inex
pensive dinner. The sewing room pre
sented a sight never to be forgotten.
Twenty-two dresses made all complete
by girls of graduating class. All sorts
of lingerie aprons and embroidery
helped to make up one of the very best
displays ever seen In an elementary
school. Each room decorated with ap
propriate work and colors. Ice cream,
and cake -were served. A magnlfiolent
likeness of Crlspus Attucks -was un
veiled. Probation Officer Ross spoke
to the Patrons. The guests seemed to
be amazed at the excellent garden op
erated by the school. At 4:30 Mr. and,
Mrs. Curry, patrons of the school In
vited the teachers down into the kitch
en where good old country Ice cream
had been frozen and a giant cake all
sliced; the way those Attucks teachers
showed their appreciation was a cau
tion. Some one said Mrs. Curry spoke
about a chicken fry In latter part ot
June. Hon. N. C. Crews, though ab
sent from the City, being invited to
speak sent a splendid letter of congrat
ulation to Principal Pago from St.
Louis, Mo. and wished the good work:
God speed. The Attucks School
children will appear on program at
New Northeast High School at final
Institute on May 31.
Los Ange,les, Cal.
Dear Editor: What became ot Bet
ty & Sam's Corner? I missed them so
much in the last issue. Well I guess,
our people have all Joined Church ana
decided to be good from now on. Or
it may be that you get so straight be
hind them. We must say that It is &
great consolation to receive the Sun
each week and receive the news from
my old home.
MRS. W. T. JOHNSON,
1426 W. 35th St.
MRS. ELIZABETH BAILEY,
1431 W. 35th &t.
Editor's NateWe shall see tht
Betty and Sam do not-; play booker,
any more this summer.
Mrs. Susie Shackleford, 1523 Lydla.
Avenue who has (been oulto ill la tm.
I proving, , ,