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VOLUME VI. NUMBER 41.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE G, 1914.
K. C. entertains 3 Distinguished Bishops Today-Parks, Hurst and Blackwell
CORNER STONE LAYING THE GREATEST DEMON
STRATION OF ITS KIND EVER WITNESSED HERE
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING TO BE
Ten Thousand Negroes View the Parade and Over
Two Thousand Men March to 'Music Ren
dered By Five Bands.
Colossal! ! ! This word does not
begin to "express the great crowds
that viewed the parade and who took
part In the magnificent ceremonies
which characterized the cornerstone
laying last Sunday. It was a day of
days for the Negroes ot Kansas City.
Here a thousand hopes were to be re
alized! and the long struggles of many
were to terminate in a structure
which now stands In the simple gran
deur of concrete strength, but will later-
on grace the community with an
Imposing architectural beauty that
will Incite admiration and lift the
natural pride of an industrious and
At 2 o'clock the bands, uniformed
ranks and subordinate lodges began
to mobilize In the vicinity of 15th and
Woodland. At 2:30, the various or
ders composing a gorgeous pageant
moved west on 15th street, which was
thronged with thousands of specta
tors, turned south on Forest avenue
to 17th and proceeded east on 17th
through one of the most densely set
tled Negro districts of the city. .Men,
women and children flew to porches,
GRAND MASTER NELSON C. CREWS OF THE MISSOURI JURISDICTION, ASSISTED BY GRAND MASTER
JOHN L. THOMPSON OF IOWA, GRAND MASTER E. J., HAWKINS OF KANSAS AND ECO MEMBERS OF
THE MASONIC FRATENITY LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW COLORED Y. M. C. A. BUILD
ING, SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1914, AT 5:30 P. M.
balconies and every available place
which afforded a better view of the
magnificent parade. Upon reaching
the Paseo, the course was then south
ward to the site of the Y, M. C. A.
building. A stirring feature of this
grand movement was that each band
upon approaching the sunken garden
at 18th and Paseo, struck up that
militant Christian air, "Onward Chris
Assembled about the building in it's
Immediate environs, were close to
10,000 anxious beings awaiting the cli
max of one ot the greatest movements
ever started1 for the benefit of any
race, The whole Paseo between 18th
and 19th soon became a throng with
here a squad of mounted police, there
a band, here a uniform rank of note
with dashing plume and flashing
sword, there a military company neat,
erect, trim and around all, a happy
patient expectant well behaved crowd
ot townsmen and visitors. At 3; 30
P. m., Chairman H. O. Cook Introduce
ed ex-Mayor H, . M. Beardsley, who
spoke briefly of tlia significance ot the
great affair.. Hid speech was power
ful, earnest and noble. He was fol
lowed by Dr. J. E. Moorland, who In
a few well chosen" remarks, thanked
" the people of Kansas City for their
indication of Christianity. The collec
tion was taken while the band fur
nished appropriate music, after which
addresses were made by the following
' men: P. G. M B. K. Bruce, of U. B.
F.j O. S. G., E, M. Phoenix, of tho,
Odd Fellows; P. a., C. J. P. Maynard
of the K. of P.; Ave Gr. G. C, Floyd
Smith of the K. of P., E. & 4V, Hem
isphere; G. M. of Masons, N. C. Crews,
who Introduced G. M, E. J, Hawkins
ot Kansas and G, M, J, L. Thompson
of Iowa. In conclusion, tho excellent
and rich ceremony ot cornerstone lay
ing was conducted under the direction
of 0. M. iX. C. Crews and the It. T.
Coles lodge of Masons. A complete
history of the V. M. C. A. movement
In Kansas City, including the names
and. the amounts subscribed toward
tho erection .of the building and even
the names and the amounts paid this
day were placed in the cornerstone.
In the stone was deposited also the
emblems of the various orders. The
ceremony vas carried out with solem
nity and great credit to the officers of
the Masonic fraternity.
Although financially, the amount,
223.97, was short of what some had
expected from such an Immense crowd
there were conditions when consider
ed, will easily explain this result. In
the first place there were nearly
twelve hundred persons who had paid
their obligations In full and only made
small contributions at this time, then
the rain scattered the crowd just as
tho collection was being taken and
then the Jam was so great It was im
possible to reach many. But there
were results which outweighed by far
any financial considerations. For in
stance, it was the largest gathering of
Its kind over held by Negroes In the
world, so Dr. J. E. Moorland, Interna
tional Secretary of the Young Men's
Christian Association stated. There
was not the least sign ot disorder or
rowdyism seen at any time. The
crowd wasc patient and orderly
throughout the entire afternoon, but
the most significant thing connected
with the whole affair was that five
organizations, combined their efforts
In a fine spirit ot brotherhood to make
this cornerstone ceremony a grand
Among 'the distinguished visitors
who came to help make this affair a
success wer.e! Grand Masters of Ma
sons E. J. Hawkins ot Kansas and Jno.
L. Thompson of Iowa; C. A. Franklin
of Colorado Jurisdiction; Gen. Wm.
Butler of St. Louts, commanding K.
of P.'s; Chief Grand Mentor A. R.
Chinn of Glasgow; Past Grand .Master
B. K. Bruce of Leavonworth of tho
U. B, F,; Geo. W. Edwards and W. H.
Davis of Onward Hope Commandery,
Moberly; J. B. Rush and H. E. Jac
obs ot Des Moines; Williams and Tay
lor of Ottumwa; W. W. Fields, rolief
secretary of Cameron, Mo.; H. H. Wal
ker and wife, grand treasurer of St.
Joseph; Frank Brown, G. Jl W. of St.
Louis, Mo.; Hon. Crittenden Clark,
Ornnd Attorney, and wife of St. Louis;
Jas. Burton of Chllllcothe, No., tho
famous Mt. Oread Commandery of
-Lawrence, Kas.; Charles Grlggsby,
D. D. G. M. of Liberty; Grand Mat
ron Carrie L. Figgs ot Florida; Mrs.
M, B. Boxloy, Grand Matron O. E. S.,
of Missouri, and Mrs. Victoria Clay
Haley, Grand Secretary ot St, Louis;
C. H. M, Collins, Past Grand Master
of Kansas, and nearly tour hundred.
Masona'from Wyandotte county, Jack
son's 23d Kansas Regimental Baud ot
Topeka, anil hundreds ot others whose
names our reporter was unable to se-
cure. More than 800 Masons were In
lino nnd it was the greatest day in the
history of fraternaltsm Kansas City
and the race has ever known.
The great showing and the con
spicuous part which tho Masons of
Greater Kansas City and neighboring
points took In the Y. M. C. A. demon
stration last Sunday will standout as
a bright page in the records of our
To the zeal and enthusiasm of Grand
Master Crews must be 'credited the
presence of so many visiting grand
officers and brethren not only from
St. Louis, St. Joseph and other Mis
souri cities, but from the jurisdictions
of Iowa and Kansas.
Energetic enthusiasm is a great as
set In a leader and Grand Master
Crews possesses more than his share.
Even his bold charge into tho finan
cial part of the rally was character
istic and literally saved the day under
difficulties which appeared insurmount
able to others.
The Masons ot all ranks and de-
grees displayed themselves with credit
In all parts ot the Imnoslng ceremo
THE Y. M. C, A. BUILDING IN THE
murium fAKAUt Or 2.CQ0
WE RE PRESENT ON THI8 OCCA8ION.
THE NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE
OF GREATER" KANSAS CITY EN
JOYED A HEARTY WELCOME
AND LEFT A GP1AT IMPRESSION
FOR THE SUdtESS OF NEGRO
In Kansas City and vicinity among
tho people and friends of the Church
of the Living" God, last Sunday even
ing, President F. J. Weaver, J. H. Ma
lone and the Secretary were the
speakers. Sunday, June 7, every
member of the League should be pres
ent at tho Metropolitan Daptlst
Church In Kansas City, Kansas. An
excellent program will be arranged
In music, song, and the speakers will
be Hon. Wm. B. JJruce", ,11'on. L W.
Johnson, Hoh'C. ft.. Franklin and J.
A. Wilson, master, of ceremonies.
Yours for enterprise,
The District Conference and Sunday
School Convention of the North Mis
souri District A. M E. Church, will be
held June 16-19 Inclusive. Kev. P. C.
Crews is Presiding Elder ot this Dis
trict. There will be a large represen
tation and excellent programs ren
dered each day.
MR. E. A. ROBINSON.
Justly termed the "live wire" who has made the Negro Business
League the greatest organization of Its kind In this country, and who as
ail Insurance Tgent has no superior and few equals. He was offered a
position' by leading Insurance Companies equal or better than the Conti
nental and changes his Company for the sole good of his policy-holders.
Tho American Life and Accident Co., which he now represents, pays him
less salary, .but gives his people THE BEST POSSIBLE POLICY obtain
able in this field.
All members of the Order of East-'
orn Star are requested to be present 1
nt tho observance of Esther Day at
Masonic Temple, Sunday, June 7, at ,
2:30 p. m. Wear the colors of the
Order. Public is Invited. I
MARY F. (HERRIFORD) WOODS,'
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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 bo I give to you
directly In material and good service.
Persons' have complained recently that
Eo'mo one is soliciting printing In our
name which Is a false representation.
C. A. Franklin, the printer, 1409
Main Street. Bell Phone, Grand 2988.
FOREGROUND GAILY DECORATED
MEN MARCHINJ INTO THE BUILDING. MORE THAN 10.C00 PEOPLE
VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sister Richard Lemons and Sister
John Bowman attended services last
Sunday evening and we were glad to
see them looking so well after being
111 for several ' weeks. ., .Brother John
Ueed has been very sick, but is much
better. We hope he will continue to
improve The Women's Mission Cir
cle is doing fine. They meet every
Tuesday; all are Invited to attend.
....The B. Y. P. U. Is doing nicely.
They discuss Bible topics every even
ing at 5:30. All are Invited to at
tend. .. .Morning services were well
attended. Ilev. Harris of Atlanta,
Ga., preached a wonderful sermon. We
hope the Reverend will come again.
Our pastor's five minute talk to the
young people was indeed grand. His
subject was "The duty of a brother
to his sister.'' Tho doctor said many
rcod things; he said that a brother
know better than a father or mother
"what kind of company a sister ought
to keep and 1f the brothers would take
more Interest In their sisters, they
would be able to select better hus
bands and make their future lives a
success." It would be well for each
brother to take tho doctor's advice.
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Bell Phone East 99
1803 East 18th Street
Mrs. Jennie White of Peoria, 111.,
formerly ot this city, announces the
engagement of her daughter, Mamie
Elane ot this city, to Mr. Floyd How
ard of Hlgglnsvllle, Mo. ,
MOON'S PRODUCE MARKET.
I am fully prepaered to bring the
producer and consumer face to face.
We have fixed our prices so each and
every person, rich or poor, can buy.
We ship our goods from our own
farm direct to our store. We serve
WITH AMERICAN FLAGS AND THE
BISHOP JOHN HURST.
The distinguished prelate who will preach at Allen Chapel Sunday morn
ing, June 7, at 11 o'clock, and at First A. M. E. Church, Kansas City, Kan
sas, at 7:30, and will assist Bishop
at Ebenezer Chapel at 2:30 p. m.
the same fresh goods at our restau-i
rant at 1223 Baltimore. Ri-mcmh,.!-1
the place, 1335 East 18th street.
W. C. MOON, Prop.
The parents of the Wendell Phil
lips School will give their annual par
ty and gift to the school Saturday
evening, June C, at the school. All
parents are urged to be nresent.
There will be a musical program with
addresses by Rev. Thomas of Allen
Uhapel and Hon. Nelson C. Crews.
Refreshments and a happy social time
Is assured. The prlnclpaland teach
ers nre t6 bo guests of the Club. The
Neighborhood Club which entertained
the Parent-Teachers Association lasf
winter, Is invited to be present.
Mrs. Howard M. Smith, Pres.
Mrs. Estella Woods, Sec.
Ernest, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Boyd, 913 Vine street, who'
nas Deen quite 111, Is somewhat better.
MISS GRACE THOMAS.
One of Kansas City's most lovable girls justly termed the "fashion
plate ot Kansas City," who becomes a bride next Wednesday of Mr, Henry
Martin of Jersey City, N. J. The Sun wishes thorn unalloyed happiness.
A Beautiful Affair Both Excel
lent Young People.
The marriage of Miss Charlotte
Grace Irvln to Mr. Chester A. Webb
took place at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. F. Irvln,
2455 Belfontalne avenue, at 8 o'clock
Thursday evening, May 21. Rev. H. H.
Jones of Ward Chapel officiated. The
house was beautifully decorated with
pink and white roses and pink and
white carnations. Mrs. Blanche Wolf
presided at the piano. Mendelssohn's
wedding march was played. The
bride entered on the arm of her fath
er, who gave her away in marriage.
Mrs. F. H. Webb, sister-in-law of the
groom, was matron ot honor, and Mr.
t H, Webb, the groom's brother, act
ed as best man. The bride wore a
gown ot Charmeuse satin and shadow
lace. The veil was held in place with
orange blossoms. She carried a bou
quet ot white roses and wore a cor
sage ot orange blossoms. The matron
of honor, Mrs. F. H. Webb, worn a
pink satin and white net dress and
carried a bouquet ot pink roses. The
groom and his best man wore full
dress. A reception was tendered at
tor the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs, Irvln
were lsslsted by Mr. and Mrs. Finely;
Miss Edith Thomas, Miss Julia Jacobs
and Miss Thelma Young, Mr. and
Mrs. C, A, Webb left for Excelsior
Springs for a few days aftter the cere
mony. Many useful and valuable
presents were received as follows:
Wedding cake, Mr, and Mrs, G. W.
Hannah; lounging robe, Mr. Jas. Aior-
Parks in the laying of the cornerstone
CORNERSTONE LAYING AT
lit. Rev. H. B. Parks, D. D.
will preach at 11 a. m., add at
2:30 p. m. the cornerstone at
the New Ebenezer, lGth -and
Lydla will be laid 'by Rone
Lodge No. 25, and Hon; Nelson
C. Crews, Grand Master of Ma
sons. The K. of P. will be
their escort. At 8 p. m., Hon.
exMayor Beardsley and Mr. M.
A, Long will .address the con
gregation at the church, 17th
and Tracy. Bishop H. B. Parks
and Bishop J. W. Hurse, D. D.,
ivlll represent the A. M. E. con
nection at the cornerstone lay
ing. This New Ebenezer is to
be one ot the finest church
buildings owned by the race
we3t ot St. Louis.
W. C. WILLIAMS, Pastor.
nathy; cut glass sugar bowl and
creamer, Mr. and Mrs. Wadley; cut
glass water set, Rev. and Mrs. Craw
ford; C cut glass water glasses, Mr.
Edw. Jordan; coster set, Miss Lola
Wilson and Mr. Wllford Howlet; choc
olate pot, Prof, and Mrrs. T. W. H.
Williams and Miss Amanda Moore;
pitcher, Mrs. Lucy Hudson; set sher
bet glasses, Mrs. E. G. Evans; table
cloth, Atty. and Mrs. Ed. Curtain:
2 hand-painted plates, Miss Blanche
Wolf; earrings and pin, Mrs. A. Wolf;
tablecloth, Mrs. Judge Burnhara; Bat
tenberg centerpiece, Mr. Frank Ir
vln; one dozen towels, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Herford; hand-painted chop plate.
Mr. and Mrs. jas. Blake; hand-painted
plate, Mrs. Sadie Perkins; five
nana-crocheted dollies, Mr. and Mrs.
E. Spears: dresser scarf. Mr. and m.
Crawford; tablecloth, Mr. and Mrs.
"Ben Cave; check, Mr. and Mrs. T.
eoo; band-painted olive dish, Mrs.
R. D. Brister; nut set, Mrs. L. Don-
neii, aresser set, Wallace Austin and
Miss Carrie E. Bowen; fi punch glass
es. Mrs. Ella Reese; tinnrt.tvitntert
dresser set, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Estes;
l book, Mr. Turk; embroidered pil
low slips, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Russel;
silver berry spoon, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
erguson; bed spread, Mrs. Kate Ir
vln; 4-plece silver tea set. Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Webb: cold Inlnlrf
set, Mr. and Mrs. Ollle Webb; 3 hand-
emproidered sofa pillows, Mr. and Mrs.
u, iniey; rocking chair, Messrs and
Mesdames E. Ford. W. Allen. TV vin.
ley, E. Hlnes and B. Martin, Mrs.
Nancy Thomas, Miss Edith Thomas
and Mrs. Lee; dresser scarf, Mrs. J.
B. Yqung and Mlsa Thelma Young;
Chocolate set, Miss Julia Jacobs.