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Entered as second-class matter, August
iz, 1908. at the postomce at Kansas uuyi
Ho., under thu act of March 3, 1879.
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Bethel A. M. E. Church, 24th and Flora.
St. Stephen's Baptist Church, 604 Char
Christian Church, 19th and Tracy.
Greenwood Baptist Church, 1839 Ter
race. 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
Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, 17th and
St. Augustine's P. E. Church, 11th and
Vine St. Baptist Church, 1S25 Vine St.
rieasant Green Baptist Church, Inde
pendence and Tracy.
Ward Chapel A. M. E. Church, 11th and
Blue Valley Baptist church, 1120 Crys
St. John's A. M. E. Church, 1743 Jtelle-
Stventh Day Adventlst, 23rd and Wood-
St. Monica's Catholic, 17th and Lydla.
Morning Star Baptist Church, 2311 Vine.
Highland Avenue Baptist Church, 1111
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St. James A. M. E. Z. Church, 1823
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C. M. E. Church, 1817 Flora Ave.
-.t. .laii.e. Baptist Chim li, 'JVj Mill St
St. Luke's A. M K. Chinvn, iiiil and
Pi ospect Place.
A. M. E. Mis3:r.n, 565 Grand Ave.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. CHURCHES.
First A. M. E. Church, 8th and Neb.
Plearant Green Baptist Church, 1st und
Eighth St. Baptist Churen, 8th end
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 9th and
Bethel A. M. E. Church, Water and
St. Paul A. M. E. Church, 21st and
Flrat Baptist Church, 5th and Neb.
King Solomon Baptist Church, 3rd and
Quindaro A. M. E. Church, Quindaro,
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Itosedale,
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.
Second Baptist Church, 24th and Ruby,
Wesley Chapel M. E., 106 Shawnee.
St. Paul A. M. E. ZIon Church, 4000
Bethel A. M. E. Church, Roselale. Kan.
ML ZIon Baptist Church, 4th and Vir
ginia. Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, Sanford and
Changes in Business League Direc
tory will" be made next week.
Again the police are engaged In a
Tush of frenzied "lid" clamping and
tho "lifters" are all on the qui vlve.
If the police have promised any sort
of immunity to the clubs the promise
ought to be kept. If no 'immunity
has been promised then the clubs
should not attempt to run.
The Lincoln, Garrison and Phillips
Schools each had graduating exercises
at the same hour Thursday afternoon,
thus making the affair strictly local,
as should be, and placing the oppor
tunity for school appreciation within
reach of all who might have any real
interest In the work of the children.
Churches that are inclined to make
extortionate terms with societies
seeking accommodations for annual
sermons should keep In mind that the
best members of secret fraternities
are usually the best church worker
and that any sort of bandying upon
the subject simply makes better so
ciety workers and poorer church
The disposition of Supt.' Cammack
toward raising the standard of teach
ing in Negro schools will meet with
positive approval of our people.
While our schools have .always oc
cupied a high rank in order of effi
ciency, still there is doubtless great
room for improvement. The teachers
of Negro youth should, be just as pro
ficient, capable and progressive ns
the teachers of any other race. If
there are any dead limbs they should
toe cut off, thus ridding both the pres
ent and the future of a serious han
dicap. THE BUSINESS LEAGUE.
Members of great Kansas City
knowing that a, fellow member, also
editor of the Kansas'Clty Sun, official
organ of the League, who suffered the
loss of a beloved sister, and feeling
that Borne token of regret and sympa
thy should bo showri our bereaved
brother, sent a magnolia wreath as a
floral offering expressing words of
sympathy, better than wo are able to
speak. While wo few united and act
ed yet to the honor of every other
member of the League, let it be said
they would if asked have acted like
wise. Prof. J, Dallas Bowser, Dr. M. Q.
Brooklns, C, A. Franklin, O V Golden,
J W, Golden, Mary King, Dr E. S. Lee,
Prof. G. A. Page, d. F. Porter, Geo. H.
Purnell, J, A., Ilcld, Jno. Simmons, F.
J. Weaver, Bessia II. Weayer ,an,
Prof. T, WA H. Williams.
Secretary Business! League,
B. A. ROBINSON.
DIFFER AS TO IDEAL WOMAN
Should She Be Plump or Slender, It a
Question Over Which There
Ono of tho London papers has put
tho question to Its readers, "Is tho
Blender woman or tho plump woman
tho Ideal type?" It arose from a dis
agreement among tho physiological
and artistic authorities. Tho Ameri
can doctors havo declared that tho
plump woman Is tho standard, while
tho English artists say that the thin
woman approaches more nearly to tho
normal type. "There Is no 'question,"
writes one, "that the 'now figure,' long
and willowy, the result of tho modern
athletic movement, Is superior In vi
tality and natural grace to tho old
short and stumpy figure. The tall,
thin woman Is freer and more healthy,
and Is a better comrade for her hus
band." Another says: "Surely there Is a
golden mean between the plump and
the meager. Let a woman aim at
keeping her mind active and her body
fit, and she will find that she can havo
a good figure" which seems to me
highly Illogical. Who has not known
women with the most active of minds
and of bodies whose figures, according
to the received standard, are absolute
ly "dowdy?" "A Woman of Forty"
writes sensibly, "Why not recognize
tho fact that there may be Bcveral
equally good physical types? The girl
of twenty may properly be slim, While
tho woman In the thirties looks quite
as normal, if she Is plump." Leslie's
READY TO SUPPLY SPEECHES
London Man, for a Consideration, Will
Come to the Aid of the Poor
A little, quiet, book-lined office in
the heart of the West end of London
Is occupied by a gentleman who is
prepared to turn out speeches for all
occasions. During a recent interview
the speechmaker-in-chlef remarked
that, while speeches have often been
written by others than those who de
liver them, he thinks his is the first
attempt to concentrate the Bupply and
to establish the new profession or gen
"I am as ready with an after-dinner
speech as any qther," he said. "They
enn be bright or serious, as required,
and 1 have already prepared a good
many speeches, which have been de
livered with success in different parts
of the country. 'Impromptus' aro a
"The method is simple enough. I
ask clients to supply me with any lo
cal allusions they require, and an Idea,
if they have one, of the trend of the
speech. The rest they can leave to
me. I have made a practise of at
tending all the functions I could for
years past, so I know exactly the
speech that Is popular at garden par
ties or foundation stone layings, at
chapel extension meetings or after
dinner. I have a good store of anec
dotes, and as I am not a recluse, but
go about and know what is in the air,
I am able to supply the most up-to-date
Unknown but Common Germs.
Measles and chickenpox are the
commonplaces of every household; J
but their germs have eluded the most '
elaborate attempts a detection. Back
in the eighteenth century Jenner con
quered smallpox with vaccination; but'
the most Industrious search for 30
years has disclosed no trace of the
smallpox microbe. Medical men deal
with an unknown agent today, Just as
Jenner did 100 years ago. Reed and
Carroll showed us how to conquer yel
low fever; no one, however, has suc
ceeded in Imprisoning any micro-organism
of the disease. Scarlet fever,
one of the most contagious diseases
known, has also successfully hidden
its secret. Pasteur, who discovered a
way to control hydrophobia, searched
patiently for Its organism, but did not
find it. Typhus fever, the scourge of
American cities 50 years ago, still pre
vails In attenuated form; but no ono
has Isolated its agent. Trachoma, a
disease introduced chiefly by immi
gration, Das also so far concealed its
definite cause. World's Work.
Anyway, They're Good.
Henry Cabot Lodge, in his "Early
Memories," tells a number of good an
ecdotes. Perhaps the best of all Is
the legend which Oliver Wendell
Holmes Is said to have placed on bis
door when he began practising as a
physician: "The smallest fevers thank
fully 'received and gratefully acknowl
edged." Another notice that was put
on a door is mentioned by Mr. Lodge.
It was on the door of Mr. Evarts,
when, as secretary of state, he was
besieged by applicants for consulates
and other minor diplomatic posts, and
it read: "Come ye dlsconsulate!"
That, one hastens to admit. Is the an
ecdote, and nobody will pretend that
an anecdote is necessarily true.
Speech Made-to Dead Man,
Karl Glmpert, a concert agent, who
died at Berlin a few days ago, left the
whole of his estate to a priest, with
the following reservation:
"I consider that death Is a private
affair, and therefore I request that no
ono except the priest to whom I leave
my property shall accompany my cof
fin to tho cemetery, where he will de
liver an .address."
This clause of the wljl was observed,
and the priest made a speech over the
open grave. A public notary, who
stood at a distance as a witness that
the terms bad been fulfilled, was the
only other person present.
Teacher "Willie, what Is your
greatest ambition?" Willie "To wash
mo'her'B ears." Stanford Chaparral.
By taking revenge a man is but
even with his enemy, but in passing
It over ho is superior. Bacon.
, Widespread General. Deception.
Dancing Is .largely a matter of self;
deception. No' man'Ii rflalljpas 'grace
'fill a'a bp
With reference to the observance
or '-Hallroad Days" nbout which 1
have already written you, It occurs
to me to suggest to commltttees which
may bo appointed to present our
grievances n plan of action. x
While I do not want to encourage
'any body of our people, to rnqvo in
this matter unless they feel thlr com
plaints nre amply justified by condi
tions In their locality, wo should bear
In mind; that railway officials aro busy
porsons and whatever wo say to them
should bo definite and to' the point.
For that reason I suggest the follow
ing program of prottest:
First. A statement of present con
ditions. Second. A statement of conditions
I believe that tho following state
ment covers pretty well the condi
tions of which wo havo reason to
complain as well as the conditions we
should like to see enforced. If any,
or all of these conditions exist In your
community, I urge upon you tot see
that they aro brought to the attention
of the proper officials.
1. PROPER ACCOMMODATIONS IN
A. Present Conditions:
I. Colored persons can- purchase
no food on trains in the South in the
majority of cases. This makes it
necessary for them to try to obtain
food at the railroad restaurants.
II. They are seldom permitted to
buy food at railroad restaurants.
HI. If they are allowed to pur
chase food nt these restaurants, they
must take the food out of the place,
be sent to some room not properly
cared for, or be kept waiting at the
lunch stand until It Is almost time for
their trains to leave.
IV. Colored restaurants are sel
dom near enough to the depots to be
of any service to tho passengers.
B. Conditions Desired:
(a) In Particular:
I. Opportunity to purchase food
at railroad restaurants so that colored
passengers may claim the service,
not as a favor grudgingly given, but
as a privilege to which they, like all
other passengers, are entitled, and
without paying higher prices.
II. Proper provision In these res
taurants so that colored passengers
may be served promptly and courte
ously, always with a view of their hav
ing the same time to eat their meals
as other classes of passengers have.
2. PROPER ACCOMMODATIONS IN
SITTING ROOMS IN THE DE-
POTS CONTROLLED BY
A. Present Conditions:
(a) Waiting Rooms, Alons
Colored waiting rooms,
I. Are not kept clean.
II. Are usually too small.
III. Seldom are built so as to per
mit proper ventilation.
IV. In winter, are very often with
V. Seats are often of the most
VI. Seldom offer any toilet com-
I iuiio iui luiuieu wumeu wnu iruvei
In most cases conveniences for wash
I ing the face and hands and preparing
the toilet, generally, are absolutely
VII. In most every case the ac
I commodations denied colored passen
gers, as indicated above, are given
to other passengers In other waiting
rooms at the same depots.
(b) Waiting Rooms In Connection
With Employees of the Rail
roads VIII. In a great tnumber of cases,
ticket agents will not sell colored peo
ple tickets until all other passengers
have been served, even though color
ed passengers have been standing at
their windows long before the arrival
of the most favored class of passen
IX. The harshness of speech of
many ticket sellers, directed studl
ously and specifically to colored pas
sengers, is provocative of needless
friction and bitterness, and is one of
the most grevlous burdens laid upon
B. Conditions Desired:
I. Clean waiting rooms.
II. Rooms large enough to accom
modate comfortably all the colored
III. Properly ventilated waiting
IV. Efficient janitor service as is
provided for passengers of the most
V. Comfortable seats.
VI. Cleanly kept toilets with nec
essary comforts for women who tra
vel. VII. Ticket agents who will not
needlessly Insult colored passenger"
who ask for tickets.
, VIII. Such regulations for the gov
ernment of railroad ticket offices, or
such Increase In thq number of tick
et agents, as will permit colored pas
sengers to purchase their tickets in
ample time to allow the former .to
check their baggage and go into their
trains without needless friction and
3. PROPER AND JUST ACCOMMO
DATIONS ON RAILROADS.
A. Present Conditions:
I. Inferior equipment of cars, em
bracing 1. In many cases, but half of a car,'
the other half being either a baggage
compartment or a smoker for white
2. In most cases but one toilet for
men and women,
3. Toilets without conveniences for
washing tho face and hands.
4. Dilapidated and worn-out cars,
5. Cars without any conveniences
for sleeping. In the South, colored
passengers are prohibited from riding
In sleeping cars, even when they hold
C. Cars without smokers tor color
7. Cars without conveniences for
the purchase of food,
II, Annoyances and Embarrass
J. Locat(on of news "butchers" In
Slnco these agents sell cigars, pa
pers, and magazines, the colored coach
Is constantly being invaded by white
men who usually light their cigars
and begin smoking beforo leaving the
car, whereby making n smoking car
of tho only car the Negroes have.
2. Use of the colored coach to
transport section hands from ono
point to another on the road,
3. Failuro to keep cars clean.
4. Permitting conductors and news
"butchers" to prohibit lunch venders
nt way stations to bring food Into
cars 'for colored passengers.
B. Conditions Desired:
I. Cars equipped as for white pas
sengers, to Include
1. At least one compartment or
car for colored passengers, separate
from tho baggage car and from tho
smoker for whites.
2. Separate toilets for men and
women, jeach properly equipped.
3. The same class of oars as used
for tho most favored class of passen
gers. 4. A smoking compartment for col
5. Such changes in car construc
tion or equipment as will provide
either sleeping accommodations or re
clining chair cars.
6. Such changes In car equipment
or regulations as will permit colored
passengers to purcfiase food on
7. Steel cars for colored passen
gers wherever steel cars are used be
hind or " before Negro coaches, or
before and behind them.
8. Removal of news "butchers."
5). Use of separate car or compart
ments for tho transportation of sec
tion hands of all races, so that tho
colored coach need not be employed
for this purpose.
10. Clean cars.
11. Permission for lunch venders
to sell lunches to colored passengers
In their cars, that is; permission for
them to enter these cars.
12. Some authority to whom those
matters may be referred, where fric
tion arises, and who will, in good
faith, Investigate and adjust them.
..IN GENERAL, CONDITIONS DE
I. The same class and quality of
accommodations for 'Colored passen
gers as are provided for the most fa
vored class of travelers.
II. Such regulations as will pro
tect colored passengers from the rude
ness and Insults of employees of the
HI. Some definite'" authority toJ
whom these mattehs may be referred,
where friction arises, and who will,
In good faith, investigate and adjust
All those who are going to act on
the suggestions to make a united ef
fort to bring about better railroad and
other traveling facilities, should not
omit to remind our people that they
have a duty to perform as .well as the
First, our people should try to 'keep
themselves clean and presentable
when traveling, and they should do
their duty In trying to keep waiting
rooms and railroad coaches' clean.
Second, it should be borne in mind
that little or nothing will bo accom
plished by merely talking-about white
people who are in charge of railroads,
etc. The only way to get any results
Is to go to the people and talk to
them and not about them.
(Signed) Booker T. Washington.
PROF. GEO. W. STEVENS.
Dr. G. W. Stevens, tho well known
and famous spiritualist, can be con
sulted at his residence, 1904 Paseo,
any day from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m.
SUMMER MUSIC SCHOOL.
R. G. Jackson and Miss
Beulah Douglass are going to
conduct a summer school of
music at Allen Chapel, 10th and
Charlotte, Kansas City, Mo.
All persons who may deslro
to take' lessons will find it to
their advantage to speak to Mr.
Jackson early, for a number of
periods have already been given
away to city, and out of town
The advantage in enrolling
early Is, that you may have a
choice of periods and avoid
coming for lessons in the heat
of the day.
The studios at Allen Chapel
are nicely located, well appoint,
ed and are equipped with
pianos that are kept In fine
Special attention" is given to
children between" tho ages of
seven and twelve 'years.
The pipe organ of-the church
is at the service of pupils for
practice, who are doing organ
On account of tho large en
'rollment In piano,'' organ and
voice, only a limited number
can bo admitted Into harmony
classes, bo it is advisable for
persons wanting to do work
along this line to enroll now.
Mr. Jackson invites Interest-,
ed parties to cajl at "Allen"
Chapel on Saturdays, 'between 8
a. m. and 8 p. m. .to tall: over
music' for tho sumnier, or ad
dress him at 531 Nebraska' Ave.,
Kansas City, Kansas, . Boll
.Phono "West 1032", and West
' 1102-TV. " . ,
Flowers for Any
And All Occasions
We Lead in Quality and
Weaver Floral Co.
IS io East i8th St
Homo 7555 Main Bell 4708 East
Res. Bell E. 4S52W.
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 ?
Do nbt be alarmed because you
heard that some ono said something
not complimentary about you. Peo
ple have always said ugly things
about thoso who struggle to be, and
are achieving something; those
-against whom there- Is nothing said,
anre negligible quantities people
talk about those who are doing good.
You go ahead, like the ancient philo
sopher, who, when ho was asked by
an apparent friend, who really de
sired to help the old sage, whot he
conld do for him, replied: "Please
stand out of my sunshine." That Is
all the elert, energetic aspiring
young person asks; "stand out of my
Fancy Gowns a Specially.
I am prepared to of
fer the public the best
drafting and fitting.
Graduate of one of the best white
Will also teach Drafting.
Bell Phone East 41S9W .
Mrs. Lillie Williams
2914 Woodland Avenue
KANSAS CITY. MISOURI
MR. R. QUINN,
The enterprising and Intrepid young
hustler who will give a mammoth en'
tertalnment In Convention Hall
GRAND MUSICAL RECITAL.
at Convention Hall. June 10, 1014,
Speakers .of Note In and, Out of
the uity wm Be present.
Music by the Best Talent Procured
Tickets will be on sale at the
leading drug stores ,of the city
after February 15, 1014.
Funerals and Parties a Specialty
2102 Woodland Ave.
Bell Phone 5194 Eo.t
Bell Phone 2523 East
Kansas City, Mo.
Keep Cool and Be Pleasant!
TAKE YOUR MEALS
And Have Both
We have installed our electric
dining room a place of pleasure
Remember the excellent service.
with your meals. Finest selection of Bakery Goods from our own
ovens. t -
H.' CO MP TON,
Bell Phone, East 618. ' 1510 E. 18th St.
MISS NANNIE C. BURDEN
Vocal Culture and Staging
2116 Woodland Ave.
Far First Class Meals Go to the
Magn o Ha Ca fe ,
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
15 cents and up
MODERN FURNISHED ROOMS IN CONNECTION
"Board and Hooms by the toeeK.
ELIJZA THXOfl. Prop.
1518 E. 18th Street
I U.B.F. ATTENTION S.M.T.I
SPECIAL PRICES ON NEW
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See Us for Quick Service and Low Prices
on Robes and Badges.
I The Moses Dickson Regalia & Supplies Company
1217 Woodland Ave., -:- KANSAS CITY, MO
Headquarters for Home Made Pies
OFFICE PHONE BELL 3786 M.
We Boast of Scrving the Best Meals in the Twin Cities
The Baltimore Cafe
JAMES W. HURSE, Proprietor
3rd Member of Board of Management V. D, P. (& S. M. T. of Mo.
Imported and Domestic Cigars
ICE CREAM, SODAS and SUNDAES.
SOS Independence Ave.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
SOL. SMITH, Pres.
C. H. ADKINS, Treas.
Peoples Investment Co.
Fire and Accident Insurance
Collections Help Furnished
Home Main 9203 Bell East 1011
2427 VINE STREET KANSAS CITY, M(K
Choice Wines, Liquors
' Cigars and Tobaccos
Heim's Beer on Tap
We solicit your patronage
!000 Indep. Ave. A. L. Wagner, Prop. Heme Thone 4959 M.:
fans which practically make our
Remember whero tho Elite' go.
. Best quality of food and music
2444 Highland Ave.
R. D. JACKSON, Secy.
for The Sun '