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VOLUME VI. NUJMJEIt 43.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOTJJtl, SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1914.
How Stands the 6,500 Negro Voters on the Metropolitan franchise ?
REV. J. W. CARTER, D. D.
Graduate of Pleasant Hill Academy, entered the ministry in'lSSG and has
built churches at Jasper, Bessemer, coosada, Splgeners, Duncanvllle and
Tuscaloosa, Ala., nnd nt Nowbourne, Ga., Utlca, N. W., and Compton and
Monroe, Ga., and the Metropolitan at Bristol, Tenn., recognized as the
great church builder of his denomination, reappointed pastor of his church
in this city which he has remodeled to the extent of $3,000 this spring.
The twenty-fifth session of the Mis
souri Annual Conoference of the A. M.
B. Zion Church, presided over by
Bishop G. I Blackwell, S. T. D., clos
ed Monday, and made a deal of his
tory by smashing all previous records
along the line of real work. Upward
of twenty-seven thousand dollars was
raised in these nine months as the
conference was changed from a fall
.,to a spring conference. The welcome
addresses by Dr. J. It. Ransome, Dr.
G. T. Moseby, Prof. G. A. .Page, Dr. W.
J. Thompklns and Mrs. E. M. Kennedy
were superb. Ample preparation was
made for the care and entertainment
of .the conference by that tireless
worker, Dr. j; W. Carter, the pastor
who is making himself felt for good
in this city. The main auditorium
was 'beautified and decorated, the
basement was remodeled, a fine lec
ture and kitchen room, gents and la
dles' parlors, store and furnace rooms,
cement floor and electric lights, made
a llnp Rnnlvlne- frtr Tlr flnrtfir nnrl tlm
faithful men and women that stood by
him. The waiters and cooks' were nice
and always at their post of duty.
Great lectures and sermons were dis
pensed by Bishop G. L. -Blackwell, Dr.
B. G. Shaw, Dr. It. U King, Dr. J. S.
Jackson, Dr. S. D. Davis, and others,
tho School of the Prophets was an In-
777 IN SOLO DEO SALUS-333
' International Order of Twelve.
Knights and Daughters of Tabor.
Palatlum and Tents.
We the Taborian Knighthood desire
to announce thnt we will have our
Annual Sermon Sunday, June 21,
1914, at the Pleasant Green Baptist
Church, Independence and Tracy ave-
nues, 2:30 p. m. All Sir Knights add
Daughters, Princes and Princesses,
Maids and Pages are expected to be
present or pay the penalty. We" cor
dially invite our many friends to be
present to witness a 'nort 'but inter
estlng program to suit the occasion.
All .members are requested to meet
In the basement of the Church at 1:30
p. m. Sir Knight, A. W. Fox, D. G. M.
MR. W. C. MOON,
MOON'S PRODUCE .MARKET
Wholesale and'Retall Dealer In
FJSH, POULTRY, EQGS & BUTTER
Fresh from the Country ,
Fresh Country Eggs, per doz....20c
Live Young Hens, nlco and fat.'ib.lGp
Live Broilers, milk fed, over i lbs. '
32c; under 1. lbs , ;..S0c
Spring Geese . ( ,15c
Young Ducks. , ...lCc
Fresh Fish, Cat 14c
German Carp and Buffalo... .,8c&9c
.' Quality Service Efficiency,
"The Best of' Everything to Eat"
Bell Phone 1746w Grand
1335 East 18th Strestt
ovation, but was helpful and success
ful. Large crowds enjoyed the Con
ference until the session ended The
Unity, love and cohesion that exist in
the ministerial rank Is indicative of
better times for the people, and Is an
Incentive for racial uplift. Noticeable
among the distinguished guests of the
city who visited the Conference were
Drs. Ransom, Thomas, Owens, Wil
liams, Allen, H. II. Jpnes, F. H. Jones,
Wells, Treadwell, McLaln, Wheeler,
Davis, Profi Keeling, Moseby, Harris
and many others. The A. M. E. Zlon
laity was well represented by Mr.
Fields, Abernathy, Covington, Brewer,
Mrs. Bledsaw and Dr. Thompklns.
Rev. J. W. Carter was elected re
porter to the city papers and Dr. T.
W. Wallace, editor of the Western
Star of Zlon, published In .St. Louis,
was elected reporter to the connec
tlonal papers. On the Sabbath, Law
yer Calloway gave a short talk and
then that matchless orator and editor,
Hon. N. C. Crews was Introduced, who
after paying a beautiful tribute to
the Bishop for the profound, classical
and eloquent - sermon, spoke of the
possibilities for Zlon In this city, and
In high terms complImented,the pastor
for tho work accomplished and mighty
achievements In so short a time. The'
next session of the Missouri Annual
Conference will meet In East St. Louis
May 15, 1915.
NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE.
In spite of the littleness of some
men blinded by Jealousy, prejudice and
envy, the Negro Business League has
enjoyed the most profitable campaign
of Its entire history. It pleases us
to state that the final meeting though
marred by a base, Illogical and unwise
attack, yet turned out a complete suc
cess as far as accomplishing our pui
pose was concerned. Several men ol
importance remarked openoly: "Broth'
or Robinson, we have confidence In
you men, we know the League and its
work, the man who hts at you hits at
the best any Negro can do for tlio
League and race; keep quiet,- we will
fight It out." It Is so sweet to loyal
hearts to have kind friends defend us
when we have given our best for the
cause. The people are to be congrat
ulated because they believe in right
and support and endorse our cause.
Give us men who are for men and our
people's cause Is secure
The meeting was addressed by Hon.
E. A. Shackleford, Prof. J. Silas Har
ris, Prof. J. P, King. Hon. W. C. Hues
ton, and Dr. J. E. Dibble presided.
Next Sunday, June 21, volunteers will
hold a meeting at Rev. J. C. Fergu
son's church between Fourth and Fifth
on Virginia street, Kansas City, Kas.
Hon. W. C. Hueston, Hon. C. A.
Franklin, Prof. Shelton French and the
Secretary will be the speakers. Ward
& Samllngton Investment Co. will
open a factory soon employing fifty
or more persons. Look up and keep
on. "On Men, On,"
The Prosldent announces that the
next meeting will take place on tho
fifth Tuesday of June, when delegates
will be selected to attend the (National
Business Leaguo Convention during
the month of August. The President
desires It announced that the meeting
will be In Garrison Center, June 30.
Those mentioned moBt for delegates
are; F. J, Weaver, -president; Mr. J.
H. Claytfourne,' grocer; Prof. J. P.
King of Sumner High School; . Mrs.
Bessie Weaver, Mrs. T. A, Chapman,
Mrs. Minnie Crosthwalt, Dr. J. E. Dlb,
ble. H. B. Moore and W. G Hueston.
Three men and one woman should go.
If Negro ministers stand as did Dr.
Ransom In his remarks, uninterrupted
success will Burely attend all worthy
Yours -for Negro enterprise,
E. A. ROBINSON.
The Annual Midsummer Carnival of
Ebenezer and Allen Chapels Is fast
approaching and, will begin July 15 at
the hmi place 19th and Paseo. New
Attractions. Many. JEnoyable Fea
ture. Full account later.'
HIGHEST DEGREE MASON DIES
John G. Jones, Old Resident of Cht-
cano and Wel Known Attorney,
Passes Away After Long Illness
Noted .Character In City's History.
John G. Jones, Imperial Potentate
of the World, dlod at his residence,
3717 Federal street, early Sunday
morning after an Illness that had con
fined him to his home for about a
week. Mr. Jones had been ill for' two
years, and sought medical aid In Eu
rope. Two weeks ago his limbs be
gan to swell but he did not give up
Mr. Jones was a lawyar by profes
sion and as such was one of the most
noted characters In the city. He
made a specialty of criminal cases,
and, being a man of quick temper, he
resented any difference of opinion and
thereby won the sobriquet of "Indig
nation," and as "Indignation Jones"
ho was familiarly known. The degree
of Imperial Potentate was conferred
on him during the World's Fair by
the Potentate from Australia. His
office gave htm Jurisdiction through
out this country, Africa and the Isles
of the Sea, authorizing him to confer
the Shrlners degree. Friction aroso
and there was a split In the Grand
Lodge of Masons, Mr. Jones being
recognized by one faction and not by
another. He was one of the early
members of the Illinois Legislature,
and the father of the civil rights bill
that has been amended from time to
time by his successors. Funeral ser
vices were held at his lata residence
Wednesday -afternoon. Adelbert H.
Roberts was master of ceremonies.
Rev. J. C. Anderson, pastor of Qulnn
Chapel church, was the officiating
clergyman. The other speakers were
W. Allison Sweeney, Edw. H. Morris,
The pallbearers were S. B. Turner, W.
H. Davis, Walter Farmer, James
Brewlngton, Benjamin Johnson, Al
bert Morgan. Interment was at Oak
Only $397.51 Is still necessary to
receive Mr. Rosenwalds check, for
$25,000.00. Within a week, Mr. C. S.
Bishop, General Secretary of the Kan
sas CltyY. M. C. A., goes to Chicago
on Association matters. He would en
joy bringing the checkback with him;
and it the subscribers rally to this
cause as they have In the past, he
will have this pleasure.
The largo audience of men, despite
the rain, that turned out to greet Dr.
C. B. Miller last Sunday Is Indica
tive of the place he holds in tho hearts
of the Association men. A person af
ter hearing his talk could easily ac
count for his popularity. His earnest
ness and enthusiasm are contagious.
Ills logic Is clear and simple. It Is
expected that the capacity of the
church (1813 Paseo across from the
building site) will be taxed to its limit
next Sunday when ho delivers his sec
ond talk about tho "Twentieth Cen
tury Demands of the Ordinary Alan."
This Sunday's talk (June 21) will deal
with the "Intellectual and Religious
Life" of the man. All men are wol-
By special request we reprint
this week the excellent article
from the pen of Chas. A. Starks
entitled "Church Reforms," and.
announce that it will be followed
next week with another "red
of Leavenworth, Kansas, and the
The First Baptist Church has Just
closed a, very successful rally, one of
the greatest In the history of the
Church, and it 1b said by many to be
the largest ever held by Colored In
tho town. The Pastor had Rev. W. II.
Davis,, who assisted him in his great
revival, to preach one week in a fi
nancial camp meeting. The meeting
was conducted In a large tent. There
JACK JOHNSON "RIGHT."
Paris, Juno. 12 -Jack Johnson Is us
ing the same tactics In preparing for
his flisht with KsanU Moran that lie
employed In Australia when he was"
getting Into shape to fight Tommy
Burns for the'champlonshlp.
"Daddy" VIenn, promoter of the
Johnson-Moran contest, called up
Johnson's mansion the other morning,
Intending to speak to Johnson's valet.
Instead of the valet It was Johnson
who answered the telephone. Vlenne
was startled to hear Johnson's voice
and asked him what he meant by be
ing at homo at 10 o'clock In the morn
ing and wondering why he wasn't on
the road working out.
Johnson explained,, that he had al
ready covered fen miles that morning.
Instead of waiting until near noon to
do his road work Johnson Is out drill
ing when dawn breaks. He did the
same thing in Austrailj and it worked
well. By the time the average fighter
rolls out of ben, Johnson has done
half a day's work.
Afternoon Teas Popular.
Tho big champion Is still conducting
his afternoon teas. At these sessions
Johnson does some real boxing, shad
ow fighting, bag punching, tosses the
medicine ball, skips the rope and does
numerous other- things, to the delight
of fashionable men and women who
pay money for the privilege of seeing
It Is noticeable that the majority of
his followers are" Americans. Many
delight In the remark, "I knew him in
Chicago." Whether they did or not
they willingly plank down a five spot,
the price of admission. It is persist
ently rumored that Theodore Roose
velt will be among the spectators at
the fight and many have evinced a
desire to attend .Bince they heard jtho
quiet "tip" that Mil not down.
Condition a Surprise.
Johnson's present condition is a sur
prise to those who can Judge. Several
Idays' work has taken off several
pounds of superuuous llesh. He lias
regained much of, his speed and stam
ina, looks trained to the minute and
his sparrln. shows little of a long
period of .rieness. All the talk and
deduction about his being "all In"
falls to make good. Experts agree
that he is all there.
The Mock Congress
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
10th and Charlotte Sts.
Segregation and Disfranchise
ment Bills to be presented
as well as many other
Tillman Hoke Smith and
Vardaman will be impetv
personated as well as
gallant defenders of the
DON'T MISS IT
Read the Franchise Carefully.
'Be Men Vote for or against the
, REV. A. W. ROSS
handsome prosperous church ho pastors
( a glorious meeting,
were large numbers of people in at
tendance each night from 300 to 400,
Sunday night at least a thousand peo
pie were In attendance. The meeting
closed Sunday night. Rev. W. H.
Davis preached his closing sermon,
the collection was eight hundred dol
lars. This the prospective new
church, of which tho contract will be
let within the next fifteen days. And
the cornerstone will be laid as soon
as necessary preparation have been
The marriage of Miss Grace Thom
as of this city and Mr. Henry Martin
of Jersey City, N. J., took place last
Wednesday night at the Overall Stu
dio, 211C Woodland avenue, followed
by a reception at the home of the
bride's sister, Mrs. T. E. Greer, 212C
Woodland avenue. While the guests
were assembling Miss Ethel Minor
presided at the piano, while Mrs. E.
Hendricks rendered a very beautiful
solo, "Mine," after which Mrs. Sarah
Hammett sang "Because." The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Win. H.
Peck, while the bride and groom stood
under a beautiful arch which was
made of lilies and ferns. As Miss
Ethel Minor of Chicago, played Men
delsohn's Wedding March, Miss Ethel
Donally, Miss Melody Tamlln, Miss
Olllo Morris, Mrs. Ruby Lockhart,
Miss Ethel Hunter and Miss Tillle
Wllllngs as ribbon bearers came slow
ly down the steps forming an aisle of
white ribbon, through which Mr. Mar
tin attended by Mr. P. Hoffman as
best man marched. Afterwards came
little Maurice Hendricks carrying the
white lily which held the wedding
ring, followed by the bridesmaid, Miss
Ethel Johns of Topeka, Kas. Miss
Johns wore a pink crepe de chine
gown trimmed with white shadow lace
and carried a beautiful bouquet of
pink rosebuds and sweet peas. Little
Syby Simons came slowly In front of
the bride carrying a basket filled with
rose leaves, scattering them slowly as
she moved along. The bride was giv
en In marriage by her father. She
wore a gown of beautiful Ivory satin,
the bodice and sleeves of which were
real lace and orange blossoms. Her
veil was arranged In cap effect and
held In place by a wreath of orange
blossoms. She carried an arm bou
quet of bride's roses and lilies of the
valley. The ribbon bearers wore white
crepe de chine gowns. At the recep
tion following the ceremony the house
was beautifully decorated with ferns
and palms. The dining table held a
large bouquet of pink roses and the
bride's cake decorated with doves and
hearts. The chandelier held wreaths
of smllax. Those who attended the
hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Tay
lor, Mr. and Mrs. C. Thompson, Mrs.
A. Rummons, Mrs. W. Robinson, Mr.
and Mrs. P. Henderson, Mrs. Fitzpat
rlck and Miss Katherlne Washington.
Those serving from tho punch table
were Miss Hazel Miller and Miss Mel
Tho out-of-town guests were Miss
Ethel Minor of Chicago, Mrs. Joseph
ine Wlckllffe of Hutchinson, Kas.;
Miss Ethel Jones of Topeka, Kas.;
Miss Daisy N. Peak and Miss Tillle
Willing of Paola, Kas. The presents
were many and costly.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin left at 1:30
for Chicago, where they will spend
two days and then to their newly fur
nished home, 292 Forest street, Jer
sey City, N. J.
The best wishes of thejpeqnlp. of
Kansas City go with thlsMiandsome
and happy couple and the Sun Joins
In wishing them a glorious honey
moon, a happy and prSjpt 'Mure
and many heirs as handsome' as.helr
LIVE ON A BOULEVARD.
Beautiful lots south of 27th street
Parkway on Vine, overlooking Troost
Park lake. Most exclusive colored
residence property in city. Equals
Cnuntrv Club lots bringing $100 foot.
No other colored property compares
with t. Will sell on terms at bar
gain, but only to high class people, as
It will be the aristocratic colored
finlehhcirhood and i:row moro valuable
Ask Douglass, 217 Glendale Building,
Phone Main 580.
In that city, which has Just closed
made. This Is the oldest Baptist
j ' i i . . i . i . .
Rev. A. W. Ross is receiving tu, high
est compliments for his financial and
mechanical skill. Our work Is In 'ex
cellent condition. By Sunday sight
our collection will run to the $1,000.00
mark, Rev. Davis said to ask for
largo or small things and expect
them; look for It, wait for it and work
for it, and we shall receive It. The
Reverend returned home Monday,
NEGRO CONTRACTOR WRITES A
Varied Life of Thomas Rice Crowned
Advises (Negroes to do business on
a businesslike scale and be recog
nized as men.
(By Charles A. Starks.) '
Working his way through school
and paying the board of two sisters
who were also attending the same In
stitution, Is the unusual record of
Thomas Willis Rice, who was born In
Sweethomo, Tex., December 30, 1883.
Mr. Rice has come up along tho high
ways and byways of life experiencing
many of the vicissitudes which beset
tho average person who sets out to
achieve success. In this particular
case the man has ever set his heart
upon attaining tho goal of highest
manhood and has strengthened him
self to challenge every obstacle
thrown between him and the mark of
his high calling.
When a lad In his home town,
Thomas went as far as the fourtli
grade In school, but leaving home and
the old fireside with many hopes and
some natural misgivings, we soon find
him entering the Sam Houston College
at Austin, Texas, with, as he has so
characteristically said: "Ten dollars
and thirty-five cents in money and a
suit and a half of clothes." Here the
young lad spent some nine years in
working, acquiring knowledge and pre
paring for the battles of life. It was
during the last four years that he was
of invaluable service to his sisters,
whose expenses he defrayed, making
It possible for both to graduate and
secure exceptionally good positions
where they are now prominent factors
in the social uplift of their commun
ity. Had he done no other noble deed
than this, It seems that this one act
would recommend him to those who
believe In and appreciate the good and
beautiful wherever found.
Mr. Rice was twenty-fBur years of
age when he left college, and having
tho right Idea training which gave
him a practical understanding of some
of the conditions he was to meet, we
next find him In Oklahoma City as a
landscape gardener and engaged in
nursery work. He considered nothing
too laborious or mental In making an
honest living. To ever be his own
boss was sweet to him. To be inde
pendent and work for himself was the
high standard he sought to maintain
and that his sisters might never have
to enter domestic slavedom for the
THOMAS WILLIS RICE.
other race as long as he could pre
vent It, urged him on to greater ac
tlvltles which brought profitable re'
suits. So the two years he spent in
that city may be said to have been
successful. But having larger ideas
of what life means, we see him leav
ing Oklahoma to seek greater fields
of endeavor, and finally behold him
entering our own city, with an "am
bition to scrape the skies in the com
Quick to think .and act, he soon es
tablishes his business on Vino street
near Twenty-fourth, and to be brief it
took him Just six months to be con
vinced that at least the time for this
particular kind of business was not
ripe among Colored people. If this
constituted a failure, it by no means
brought discouragement, for such has
no part In his makeup, consequently
he immediately enters the Stone-Cement
and Grading business. And this
has proven his grand success. Here
he has stood up for correct and hon
est business methods and Is rated
highly among the big concerns with
whom he contracts large jobs that
vary from fifty to eleven hundred dol
lars. He has hired as many at twenty-five
men whose wages ranged from
two to five dollars a day, thus effic
iently supplied with labor he has been,
able to successfully complete any job
or contract that he has undertaken.
Brayfogel Bros., W. M. Blossom, and
William Bros., are some of the big
real estate firms that he contracts for,
and many others furnish him with gilt
edge credentials. All men who take
any Interest In public life study how
to promote the best interests of socie
ty and when they have reached some
degree of success themselves, they
naturally turn their thoughts to help
ing others, this is what sweetens and
sustains, It Is the cream ot life, af
fording a rich pleasure that nothing
else can give. Hence our hero's prime
desire was to put some ot his deduc
tion from life Into concrete form by
writing a book, this he has accom
plished and wjth what success, the
public will soon have an opportunity
to Judge. On matters pertaining to
the race our contractor-writer speakir
with a glowing eloquence and a deep
earnestness that Is convincing. Ho
evidently has spent much time la
thinking over the great problem of
the race at home and abroad and tho
very first thing that comes from his
pen suggests to us a verlle mind, big
wit h hopes and plans for his people.
The book which will appear about tho
first of July, It titled: "The Afro
American As a Human Savior of tho
African in Africa," and la pertly sub
headed with many timely hints suck
as "How to Hold the Negro to Self
Duty, and Keep Him In Line."
"How to Be Honest."
"The Opportunity, of Jhe Negro la
We believe that the book is destin
ed to find its way Into many a homo
and will no doubt have some bearing;
upon the thought life of the people it
Is designed to uplift.
The author, Mr. Thomas W. Rice,
lives at 1908 Woodland, and is an ac
tive member of the Negro Business
League of Greater Kansas City.
REV. W. H. DAVIS.
One of the foremost Baptist preach
ers of this state, and a Mason of high,
Sunday was a day ot blessing andj
feasting with Rone Lodge No. 26, Sal
isbury, Mo., A. F. & A. M. The lodge
assembled In the hall at 1:30 p. m. At
the call of the W. M. the lodge was
turned over to the marshal of the day,
Wm. E. Bailey, who formed the pro
cession and started directly to tho
Second Baptist Church, arriving at tho
Church at 2:00 p. m. Brother J. H.
Evans, member of the lodge at St.
Joseph, was master of ceremonies.
And after conducting an excellent pro
gram he Introduced Rev. W. H. Davis
of Moberly who preached or delivered,
an excellent sermon from the sixth,
chapter ot Epheslans, second verse.
Subect, "The Whole Armour Coupled
with Faith and Strength." For jus
tice, truth and honesty coupled with,
virtue go to make up true manhood.
The modern missions are simple ono
phase of the effort to make all men
share In the Interest of human race.
The Reverend preached us a logical
and soul-stlrrlng sermon. It was in
deed a blessing to all present. Tho
Reverend received many high compli
ments. He is a prominent member ot
Finney Lodge No. 8, Huntsville, Mo.,
Rising Sun Chapter No. 47, Royal
Arch and S. W. of Star of Hope Com
mandery of Moberly, Mo. A Union!
Choir, composed of members from,
three churches rendered excellent mu
sic. Brother Evans conducted this ex
cellent program; we were indeed glad,
to have him with us; a splendid col
lection was taken up and the lodge
then returned to tho hall filled with.',
Yd W. 0. A. NOTES
Next Sunday Miss Ida M. Beck, lec
turer to tho Missionary Department
of the National Baptist Convention,
will speak at Vesper service, All
women and girls are invited.
Prof. G. Archer Gregg of Western"
University, spoke on the "Praise and
Property of a Good Woman," in a
powerful address which he delivered
to an interested body of young wo
men at the Vesper service of tho
Yates Branch Y. W. C. A. last Sun
day. Miss Mae Viola Jackson sang a
solo with Miss Bouldln as accompan
ist. Dr. Theo. Smith, proprietor of Kan
sas City's most successful drug store,,
has renovated, and beautified his placet.
of business at 18th and Tracy untiL.
it is indeed a thing of beauty and n
joy forever. Dr. Smith has at all
tlme3 been a positive factor in tho
business life ot Kansas City and the
Negroes at this city owe much to him
as a tireless and- Indefatigable work
er in the cause of Negro business.
Just across the street at 1300 East
18th street, Dr. T. A. Fletcher, Kan
sas City's rapidly advancing young
physician and surgeon, has splendid
quarters whose elegance and beauty
are a delightful surprise to all who
enter, A well appointed office, a com
modious, airy hallway, a completely
equipped and highly sanitary operat
ing room are a few of tho eeeeatiaJ
which go to make him a coming tore
most physician of the race, A com
bination like Smith and Fletcher is.
absolutely 'irresistible and their very
energy as well as originality spell