Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Kansas City sun. (Kansas City, Mo.) 1908-1924, August 08, 1914, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
ALL THE NEWS
ALL THE TIME
OF THE RACE
VOLUME VI. NUMBER 50.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURIVISATUKDAY, AUGUST 8, 1914.
rt Typist, Kansa
HON. NELSON C. CREWS,
Grand Master of Masons of Missouri and
at the Kansas City Sun.
The sun rose with the brightest
splendor, Its rays seemed to skip
lightly through tho bees heavy fol
iage, among which the birds twittered
and tripped gleefully, warbling tho
sweetest songs unto heaven. Nearby
one could hear the BOft rippling of a
stream feeling its way through tho
wild meadow and losing itself in a
;leep valley beyond, all around nature
! vying with herself, making this the
glorlest of morns. 'Woody dells hills
and hollows manifesting their glories
and joys unto God. Kvery haunt,
iwhether sylvan or no, possessed a
sweet fragrance wafted softly by gen
tle zephyrs. STARKS.
" mrs. c. r. Mcdowell,
Most Ancient Grand Matron of the Heroines of Jericho of Missouri and Juris
diction, who with her splendid Corps of Ladles has don? much for the Ma
sonic Home this year.
the. Unsurpassed and Indispensable Secretary of tho 'Most AVorsblptul Grand
Lodge, who was recently elected Royal Grand Patron of. the Eastern Star
Mr. J. M. Carr and family of Rose
dale, Kans., have moved to 1714 East
24th street, this city.
KANSAS CITY, MO.,
Jurisdiction and Editor and Owner
SPECIAL TRAIN TO MUSKOGEE.
The Negro Business League will
hold an Important meeting at their
headquarters, 1803 E. 18th street, next
Tuesday night to complete arrange
ments for a, special train to the Na
tional Business League at Muskogee.
QuUe a few surrounding' towns have
signified their intentions of sending
representatives to Join our party here
and Preslderit Weaver is earnestly
urging all members to be present
Tuesday night that wo may be able
to ascertain positively how many are
expected to go.
F. J. WEAVER, Pres.
E. A. ROBINSON"; Secy.
W. K. LOVE,
Mrs. Louise Reynolds, who has been
quite ill at her residence, 3027 Mer-
cler, Is convalescent.
ODD FELLOWS MEET.
The 33rd annual session of tho Dis
trict Grand Lodge of the Grand United
Order of Odd Fellows was held In this
city this week In conjunction with tho
District Grand Household of Ruth.
Tho Grand Lodge sessions were held
in tho St. James A. M. E. Zlon
Church and the Household of Ruth In
the Vino Street Baptist Church. Dur
ing tho wek tho 14th Regiment of Pa
triarchies and Cadets held an en
campment at Twentieth and Wood
land in Ridge Grove which was dij
llghtfnl nnd largely attended. Tho
death of Grand Treasurer Turner cast
gloom over the session but much
business was transacted. JThe big pa
rade took place Thursday at 4 p. m.
and was very line. Indeed.
TJie following officers were elected
for tho noxt year: District Grand
Master, T. B. Watkins, Kansas City;
D. D. G. M Wm. Burton, Columbia:
Grand Secretary, Edw, S. Lewis, Kan
sas Oily; Grand Treasurer, L. F. Ford,
St. Louis; D. G. D., C. M. Wilson, Pop
lar Bluff; Endowment Inspector, J. O.
White, Mexico; Health Commissioner,
Dr. E. M. Phenlx, Independence, .Mo;
Next place of meeting, St. Louis.
CARNIVAL OF NATIONS CLOSED.
The second annual Carnival of All
Nations under tho auspices, of Allen
Chapel and Ebenezer A. M. E.
churches closed Sunday night, August
2, after a very successful three weeks'
encampment The attendance was
largo, excelling any previous year. The
mammoth parade led by King Mene
Ilk, wife and baby, was a very attrac
tive feature. Both churches outdid
themselves In point of hospitality. The
singing of both choirs, Allen under
tho leadership of Prof. Jackson, and
Ebenezer under the leadership of Miss
Eille Grant, were features to add, much
Interest and enjoyment to the carni
val. Many beautiful selections were
rendered, and while all enjoyed them
selves In tho merriment of carnival,
the spiritual side was not neglected,
for during the carnival six powerful
sermons were preached by the emi
nent pulpltarlan, the Rev. Dr. William
H. Thomas, pastor of Allen Chapel,
and tho energetic nnd soul-stlrrlng di
vine, the Rev. W. C, Williams, pastor
of Ebenezer. Many new additions were
received into both churches.
One of the popular features of tho
THE GRAND MASTER OF MISSOURI, N. C. CREWS, ASSISTED BY GRAND MASTER E. J. HAWKINS OF
KANSAS, GRAND MASTER J. L.THOMPSON OF IOWA, AND EIGHT HNUDRED MASONS, LAYING THE
CORNERSTONE OF THE NEW $1O0,COD Y. M. C. A. BUILDING, KANSAS CITY, MO., SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1914.
carnival was the Queen Contest,
which took place Friday.nlght. Tho
grounds' were crowded to th'o utmost
capacity by persons anxious to take
part In this most important event,
which resulted lh 'Ebenezer, being vie
tqrlous. Miss Birdie Taylor of Allen
Chapel and Miss Lottie Watkins of
Ebenezer wera tho contestants. Miss
Watkins recolved 4,522 votes, amount
ing to $226.10, and Miss Taylor1 re:
celved 4,462 votes, which amounted to
$223.10. Tho Ebenezer crowd went
wild with enthusiasm and the crown
ing did not take- place until Saturday
nixht. at which time tho narade was
headed by the queen of the carnival
oc last year ana .tno newjy , eiecteui
queen, who were in a phaeton1 beauti
fully decorated and drawn by the
"Turks," who afforded much merri
ment to tho visitors. After the parade
the new queen was lifted from her car
riage to the platform, and placed In
the chair of honor. Tho crowning
ceremonies were performed by the
Rev! Dr. William H. Thomas, who did
so In a very befitting manner. His
speech was In keeping with that splen
did personality so pre-eminent In him.
Ho said that nothing could afford him,
more pleasure than to place the
crpwn upon tho victor's head, and
.that it brought to his mind that at
the end of life, Jesus, our Saviour,
would glvo us the crown of life. .He
spoke of the stars in tho crown, ask
the Genial and Popular Treasurer of
AUGUSTUS TURNER DEAD.
Mr. Augustus Turner of 'St. Louis,
Mo., 57 years of age. District Grand'
Treasurer or the uranj United Urper
of Oddfellows, died Mdeofe(if the
home of Mrs. Klmbroifoh, rfOS Michi
gan avenue, last Tuesday evening. Mr.
Turner was in this city attending the
Grand Lodge of Oddfellows, of. which
he has been a memberjfor'thlrty-seven
years, and has held thepmsltion of
Grand Treasurer foe UfceSxy- '.years.
His residence was dV 1419jtorgan
stieet, St. Louis, Mo.' Ho is survlvejl
by a wife, Mrs. Ella Turner, a. brother;,
Charles Turner, and a nephewyRalpb
Turner, Sargesnt at Anns of the Coun
cil at St. Louis. On Thursday morn
Inn the body was escorted from A. T.
Moore's undertaking establishment, by
ing that propounding question, "Will
there bo any stars in our crown?" It
was a very Impressive ceremony, one
to be long remembered In the annals,
of African Methodism.
W. W. FIELDS,
tho Brilliant and Painstaking Secretary of tho Masonic Relief Department who
is loved by tho Brethren throughout the Jurisdiction,
the Most Worshipful Grand Lodgo"of
tlef'Grand Lodge ofllcers, the Four-
teenth Regiment of the Patriarchs
headed by the'Cadet Band, to the Met
ronolltan Zlon' Church, wliprp brief
s'ofvices were conducted with Sir
Edw. S. Lewis, District Grand Secre
tary, as Master of Ceremonies and ad'
dresses were delivered by R. D,
Brown, D. G. it.; Mrs. L. E. Bass, Dls
trlct M. N. G.; by Attorney L. A. Knox,
MrS. S. V. Bean and Mrs. Amanda
Bassett. The body was shipped to St
Louis to tho Russel Undertaking Co.
and will be burled with all the honors
,ot the Order from .the Metropolitan
At M. E. Zlon Church, of which the
Uev.. B. G. ShaW Is pastor. The Sun
extends Its deepest sympathy to the
tamlly in this hour of sudden affilc-
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard White are
at homo to friends, 202C Woodland
avenue. Mrs. White was formerly
.MJss Mao Brown of 1016 West 27th
A. F. and A. M. ,
N. C. Crews, Kansas City, Grano
Deputy Grand Master, Richard
Voung, Lincoln, Neb.
L. F. Payne, Glasgow, Mo., Grand
F. J. Brown, St. Louis, Grand Junioi
H. H. Walker, St. Joseph, Grand
Geo. W. K. Love, Grand Secretary,
Kansas City, Mo.
W. W. Fields, Secretary of Masonic
Relief, Cameron, Mo.
E. J. Cooper, Mexico, Mo., Grand
Grand Commander Officers.
A. D. Butler, R. E. G. C, SL Joseph.
W. G. Mosely, G. E. G, Kansas City,
Theo. Wiley, V. E. G. C, St. Louis,
P. C. Kincade, E. G. C. G., KansaJ
T. P. Mahammitt, G. Treasurer,
Grand Chapter Officers.
Geo. Broomfleld, G. H. P., SL Louis.
T. G. McCampbell, D. G. H. P., Kan
A. L. Thomas, G. K., Jefferson City
J. P. Mofltte, G. S., Sedalia, Mo.
Chas. Griggsby, G. Treas., Liberty.
E. S. Baker, G. Sec'y, Kansas City
MASONIC GRAND LODGE.
A. F. &. A. M. of Missouri and Juris
diction Holds Its 48th Annual
Session at Moberly, Mo.,
August 10-14 Inclusive.
Promises to Be One of the Most En
joyable and Largely Attended
Sessions in the History of
The forty-eighth annual session of
tho Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
of Missouri and Jurisdiction promises
to bo one of the most largely attended
as well as enjoyable sessions of the
fraternity that has been held in re
cent years. Local committee has
made elaobrate arrangements for the
reception and care of the visitors
and several entertainments have been
planned on a pretentious scale. A
deviation from the established custom
will be the welcome addresses on
Tuesday night preceding the opening
of the Grand Lodge and on Wednes
day night, the Memorial services will
be held. On Friday will be the big
Parade and Competitive Drills at the
fairground. Many Masons not dele
gates will be In attendance through
out the week and a number of com
manderles have entered the contest
for the prizes. A delegation various
ly estimated from CO to 90 people will
leave Kansas City Sunday at 1:00
o'clock for the seat of the Grand
The Emancipation Celebration at
Marysville last Wednesday, August 5,
was the greatest over held in this
beautiful and prosperous little city.
And there were more Colored people
In attendance than ever -before In the
history of Marysville. An excursion
of more than two hundred came from
Atchison, Kas., and St. Joseph, Mo,
whllo not fewer than a hundred came
from Omaha and tho surrounding
towns In Iowa. More than 5,000 white
people were present on the grounds.
Tho Colored people were actually
lost In the crowd. Music was fur
nished by the famous K. P. Band of
Omaha, Neb., the best Negro band in
America outside of the Eighth Regi
ment. Addresses were delivered by
Dr. M. O. Rlcketts, St. Joseph; Hon.
C. F. McCaffrey of Marysville and Hon,
N. C. Crews, Grand Master of Masons
of Kansas City. All kinds of enter
tainment was In evidence, including
climbing the greased pole, foot races,
sack races, and a thrilling ball game
between the white team of Marysville
and the Colored team of Atchison. An
exhibition drill wds given by the Pala
tine Guards of Atchison, Kas., In the
evening, on the public square, after
which the K. P. Band, under tho lead
ership of Prof. Dan Desdunes, the
most brilliant and versatile composer
and director of the race, which evoked
storms of applause from tho thousands
who had gathered In the public square
to listen to what was pronounced by
all tho most pleasing program ever
rendered in that city. The committee
consisting of Frank Smart, Oliver
Vance and Jas. Palmer, deserve much
credit for this brilliant and successful
celebration. They expect to celebrate
next year on a larger scale.
C. D. Franklin, tho Printer, has
moved from 1409 Main street to 1008
E. 18th street, near Troost Transfer
Co. and K. P. Hall. Belli Grand 2988.
Call at the ahoye number after Au-
I gust 3rd,
PROF. JOSEPH E. HERRIFORD,
Prince of Parliamentarians Editor
of the Masonic Column of the Kansas
City Sun and Principal of one of the
largest schools in Kansas City, Mo.
Some of these days some brave Ma
sons are going to get together and
rewrite the burial ceremonies for each
of the departments so as not only to
shorten them, hut to bring them into
touch with modern spirit.
Each ceremony appears to havo
been written without regard for any
other and tho higher the rank of the
degree, the longer and more tedious
are the ceremonies. They are posi
tively tiresome, especially as they aro
usually carried out.
There was a time when ceremon
ies were Interesting to the public,
but the time has passed. What for
merly Interested them now bores
them and the demand, for reforms will
not be stilled much longer. Perhaps
It would be, better to carry out all tho
ceremonies in private, thus making a
better showing of sincerity in our
grief and eliminate the physical en
durance features of our public appear
PROF. R. T. COLES,
Past Grand Master and Present
Chairman of Committee on Foreign
Correspondence and Principal of one
of Kansas City's most up-to-date
PROF. LEWIS F. PAYNE,
Of Glasgow, Mo., Grand Senior War
den of the Most Worshipful Grand
EDW. W. LEVY,
Of St. Louis, the careful and compe
tent Auditor of the Grand Lodge of