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VOLUME Yli. NUMBER 4.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBR 19, 19.H.
mancipation Celebration Big Parade
Sept. 22 All
TERRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER.
Negro Cuts Throat of Wife and Her
Angered by the refusal of his wife
to Ktvo him two dollars, William
Schalter, a negro barber cut his wife's
throat with a razor at his home, 407
North Fifth street at 5:20 o'clock
Sunday afternoon and then turned the
terrible weapon upon his aged father-fn-law,
Henry Williams. Both of the
Tlctima ,of Schulter's mania died al
most Instantly.- The little home was
converted Into a shambles. It was a
grewsome. sight that greeted the
neighbors who Tushed In. The front
porcli and the front-room where the
deed was committed were llttcrally
sloppy with blood.
After cutting and killing his wife
and his father-in-law, Schulter walked
into tire yard and stood for awhile
on the south side of the house where
fio was found by patrolman Charles
Mftchell. Schulter made no resist
i anco and was soon in jail. The bodies
wore removed to an uhdertaklng es
tablishment where they were' held for
a coroner's Inquest which was held
Sunday night The verdict of the cor
oner's Jury was that Henry Williams
and Ida Schulter came to their death
at the hands of William Schulter, and
' charged Schulter with murder in tho
Schulter was arraigned before Jus
tice J. T. Stockton at 10 o'clock Mon
.day morning. He was taken quietly
to the justice's chambers handcuffed
' to Deputy Sheriff King and guarded
by Sheriff Sapp.
The proceedings before Justice
Stockton were brief. Emmett C. An
derson, prosecuting attorney, read tho
Information of Cqrcner Davis charging
Schulter with murder An the first de
gree In the matter" of 'Ida Schulter.
"We have no desire to take advan
tage of you)" said Mr. Anderson, "and
If you wish a "preliminary examination
-where you can "have an attorney you
may so say."
Mr. Anderson explained to the agi
tated negro that the proceeding was
merely .formal and Schulter waived
preliminary examination. After lis
tening to the reading of the Informa
tion charginb him with the murder of
Henry Williams, Schulter was "taken
back to jail.
To the editor and a representative
of "he Times, Schulter gave his ver
lon of the horrible affair shortly be
fore his -appearance tin Justice Stock
The negro was pitiably agitated.
When asked why he killed his wife
and his father-in-law Schulter said
that If he had been at himself he
would never have committed the deed.
"I told- my wife I was going down
town and asked her for twoi dollars
that she had. She said that I was
not to go down town and she would
not give me the money. We had
some words. Perhaps I used a swear
word. Then her father came In and
began to beat me with a crutch and
I began to cut. I was putting the
razor In the bureau drawer In the
front room when the trouble began.
I always take a razor home with me
Saturday night in order to shave Mon
day morning." '
"Who did you cut first?" ,was the
next question put to Schulter."
"I don't know, I couldn't say," was
Schulter's reply. "I simply went
know whom I cut first,
now badly I had cut them or whether,!
they were dead or not. i was not
drunk at the time. There, are bruises
on my arms from pap's crutch. He
was stronger than I even' It he, did
Schulter said that his father lived
la Leredo, Texas, that a sister (llved
In St. Louis and that be had a brother
In San Antonio, but stated that he had
not heard from them In a long time.
He told tho story of his arrest saying
that he waited quietly In the yard un
til Offlcer Mitchell came.
Neighbors however tell an entirely
different story from that given out by
Schulter. A representative of the
Times visited the scene of the killing
Monday morning and learned from eye
witnesses the details of the shocking
Bertie Davenport, a Colored woman
who lives at 409 North Fifth street,
aald that her attentions were attract
' ed by Ida Schulter running out on the
porch and screaming for an offlcer.
Then the wounded Woman slowly
lank to the porch floor falling wlth
her hoad In the doorway. Schulter
ran 6ut of the house and crept under
the rear room.
Almost Instantly Uncle Henry Wil
liams Btaggered to the north end of
the porch and feel at his daughter's
Rev. C. W. Newton, pastor of the
Colored Baptist church, who lives at
05 North Fifth Btreet, reached the
oupIe bofore they died. Rev. New
ton says'that the woman lived fifteen
or twenty minutes after gaining the
porclf, but that her father, who was
terribly mutilated, died before his
Tho alarm waa given by Bertie" Dav
enport, but the police were really not
ified byClifford Read, who happened
to be In the vicinity. Another Import
ant fact developed Monday morning
-when Ellen Davenport, colored, who
Ores at 411 NQrth Fifth, Informed a
representative ot the Times that on
Sunday morning she had heard Schul
. ter say that he intended to kill Aunt
Julie Williams, his -wife's mother, If
sho did not quit kicking up trouble.
Tom Jones, one of the best known
af Columbia's colored citizens, s6n of
Aunt Julie Williams, informed the
Times that he was In the house short
ly before the killing and noticed noth
ing wrong with Schulter though he
says that he had frequently warned
his mother that Schulter was both
desperate ' and treacherous. Uncle
Henry Williams, the dead man, was In
his eighty-fifth year and was one of
the most respected colored men In Co
Those that know Schulter say that
he Is a Texas Mexican halt breed, his
father being a 'Mexican citizen of
Texas. Schulter has been In Columbia
about seven years and has been mar
ried to the wife whom he killed four
The double, funeral was held Wed
nesday from the Second Baptist
church and wap largely attended. Rev.
E. S. Redd and Rev. C. A. Newton
officiated. Dr. J. H. Williams of Kan
sas City, a son of Mrs. Ella Maupln
of Macon, a daughter were here to
attend the funeral. Columbia Times.
PAUL W. WHITWORTH
Who suffered serious Injury by falling
down the stairs at Allen Chapel par
sonage last week, but who is recover
ing nicely to the joy of his friends,
who are myriad.
A FAIR PROPOSITION.
When the editor has written some
article that pleases you, and has given
space In his" paper to some undertak
ing In which you are interested, don't
you think It would be but a fair re
turn to buy a feu" extra copies at 5
cents each to send to your friends,
rather than borrow up all the" neigh
bors' papers to- send away7 suggests
the Gilliam Globe. It's barely possi
ble that they want'lt for themselves.
We always print a few extra's, and on
special occasions quite a number,
which we are glad to sell as long as
tho supply lasts,
Bakersfleld, Cal., Sept. The 47th
session of the California Conference,
which passed Into . history on last
Sunday evening, was In every respect
a record breaking assembly. The
churches ot the Conference, without
exception, forged ahead ot all previ
ous marks. Total Dollar Money re
ported, $1,640.25, an Increase of
$189.30 over last year. 'Children's
Day, $152.02; educational, purposes,"
$345.20; missions, IG13.53, qf which
the women alone raised $216.00. and
various amounts for other purposes,
making tho 'grand total moneys
brought to this session, $2,740.62. The
number of conversions and the In
crease In membership, within the
bounds of the Conference were equal
ly as gratifying as the financial rec
The 1915 Conference .will bo held at
San Francisco In New Bethel.
There were but few changes In pas
tors. The Bishop, H. B, Parks, was
so well pleased' with the work of the
pastors, that It seems as though be
thought It best .to leave all to work
their same fields for another year.
Most of Uie appointments were as fol
lows: " ' ? V
' First Church, Los Angeles Rev.
N. P. Greggs, D. D.
First Church,, Pasadena Rev. W.
W. S.'DyettD.iD. v 1
First Church," Oakland Rev. ' F. J.
Peck, D. D.
Bethel, San Diego Rev. W, H. Bcr
nett, D. D.
Bethel, San Francisco Re.v-. 'J. H.
Wilson, D. D. I
Cain Chapel, Bakersfleld Rev. J.
Sacramento Rev. B. R. Guy, D. D.
Riverside Revi J. E. Fletcher.
San Bernardino Rev. C. J. Lock
hart. Fresno Rev. Nlckols,
Watts Rev. I. A. Brown. ,
Redlands Rev. G. L. Trigg,.
Ward's" Chapel To be supplied.
Stockton Rev. J. A. Duncan.
Second Church, Los Angeles Rev.
9. E. Edwards.
Pomona Rev. C. A. Harris.
Marysvllle Rev. J. H. C. Redd.
Santa Barbara Rev. Hawkins.
Red Bluff Rov, H. J. Hartnett.
-.WILLA M.' GLENN
Kansas City Sun Office
. 1803 East 18th Street
v Kansas City,. Mo.
Bell Phono East 099
MISS LAILA WILLIAMS OF PHILA
DELPHIA, PA., MEETS KANSAS
CITY'S ELITE YOUNG
Tho elite of Kansas City on last
Monday night once more enjoyed n
charming social party with Mr. and
Mrs. Fortune J. Weaver as host and
hostess. Miss Laila Williams, an at-
tractlve'young woman of Philadelphia.
was the guest of honor. Between the
hours of 7 and 11, bevy after bevy of
beautiful girls attended by well
dressed young men, came and filled
the spacious "gym" room and lobby
at Garrison Square, and to the strains
of popular music tripped the light fan
tastic and made merry the fleeting
hours. Mrs. WeaVer In her eleganj
and graceful manner made the Square
seem more homeltkeapd comfortable
than ever. Prof. J. C. Hobbs, the ever
welt appearing and popular dancing
master ot Kansas City, assisted In
managing the floor. Curing the inter
mission a short program was rend
ered: ,Solo by Mr. Burden, accompan
ied by Prof. Robt. G. Jackson; piano
solo by Miss Dnelah Douglass; and a,
vocal solo by the guest of honor. Miss
Williams, who sang "The Slave Song"
by T. Del'RIego, and was given an
encore at the end of which she was
persented a beautiful bouquet ot
roses, asters and gladiolas. Dancing
then continued until the closing hour.
Delicious punch was served during the
evening. A number of affable mat
rons attended the Weaver party and
their presence made the affair all the
more pleasant. Everyone went home
feeling that, they had spent a most en
MR. EDWARD DENNIS
will open his teaching season
September 21, 1914.
917 Vlne'St., Kansas City, Mo.
MR. LEWIS WOODS.
Proprietor ot the Woods Hotel, who 1 s cdnfined to his home by illness and
who would be pleased to have h'.s many friends call and see him.
UP AND ONI OUT OF EGYPT.
Men and Women of Affairs Among the
. Negroes of Kansas City, Mo., Kan
sas City, Kas., and Vicinity.
Artistically designed, illustrated arid
written by Negroes, ot Negroes, for
Negroes and all mankind. Short his
tory of 'Negroes of Oklahoma, Kansas
and Missouri ,by eminent Negro
writers. . .
Let the production not only come
from Negroes, but let us benefit our
selves by It. Let creation's treasures
of self dependence, contribute to the
Negroes' splendid attainments maply
achieved and'modestly enjoyed. It Is
a common thing Jor dally newspapers
In articles and editorials to misrep
resent, discredit or minimize the good
features of our racial lite; while the
bad phases ot, action among us are
exaggerated, exalted and given space.
Many, many worthy and honorable
things are suppressed daily, Which to
be printed, would bless all mankind.
Such hidden matters should be
brought to life! By whom? Shall we
be babes always? Or now acquit our
selves as men?
Fifty years from slavery as free
meni fifty years from Ignorance as
meh of Intellectuality; fifty years from
povdrty. as' men of affluence; fifty
years from obscurity as men of recog
nition; fifty years from heathen pag
anism as men ot the highest christian
civilization; fifty years from swe'atof
brawn only, to sweat of brain enjoy
ing the highest attainments "for the
best" In the dlgnltyi beauty and truth
of all honest effort, whether In the
commercial, industrial, professional,
business or christian field ot action.
HOW TO SECURE GOOD ATTEND
ANCE AT. TiE LODGE.
These rulegyuust. ie followed exact
ly to succeed: ,
1. Have the lodge room convenient,
comfortable, scrupulously clean and
2. The Master must know the work
and lectures perfectly, and perform
tho work-Impressively. Slouchy, slip
shod work jylll ruin any business. He
must see that his officers know their
duties and perform them properly;
and conduct the business according
to the rliles, Without talking too much
in the chair orjetting matters drag.
3. The secretary must be prompt, ef
ficient, affable-7-permIt no one to get
behind in dues and make his record
and reports in a neat, business way
4. The deacons must welcome and
accommodate visiting brethren and
members and see that others are also
.5. Members must make an effort to
be orderly and social.
G. .Once or more a year have a pub
lic reception or' entertainment, and
make It a good one creditable to the
7. Four times a year have llcht re
freshments alrd devote a halt hour to'
social features, tor a smoker. It pays.
8. At lodge meetings have a ten-
minute, no Icngflre, talk or address on
Masonic subjectsif there is time, but
give the "talkjr'. due notice, telling
him to be fully prepared and not to
ooccupy more than ten minutes. If he
does, call him down,
9. Occasionally, when there Is time,
let one who Is qualified, read some se
lection from the Journal or a Masonic
bogle, and If desired have a half hour
discussion of it.
10. Never be tiresome, encourage all
to participate in the business, etc.,
and keep the talkee, talkee fellow
within bounds. ,
11. Don't keep -4ate hours or let
things drag. Havo a live meeting If
It does not last more than halt an
Men and Women of Affairs Negroes.
The same argument used against
Negroes producing this book If dili
gently pursued will displace the Negro
musician, the Negro lawyer, the Negro
real estate man, the Negro doctor, by
way of depreciation and Negro dis
crimination against himself. Why
will men oppose themselves? Belittle
themselves? Does an Irishman pro
duce the history of the Jews? The
Turks the epic English works
It is an insult to the Intelligence ot
the Negro ito his self dependence
and a direct slap at his very manhood,
for "a man Is a man," to nllow any
race to do what the Negro should do
himself. Prof. J. P. King, Hon. C. A.
Starks, Hon. C, H," Calloway, Hon,
Dorsey Green, Prof, Shelton French,
Prpf. G. C. Porter, Prof. G. A. Page,
Hon. N. O, Crews, Prof. J. Silas Har
ris, Dr, S. W. Bacote, Dr., J. R. Ran
soni, Dr. W. A. Bowren, Dr. R. C. Hay
den, Dr. J. B. Perry, Dr. W. H. Thom
as and Dr, R, A. dams, and a host
of others equally notable among the
Negroes, propose to write the book;
Negroes to set the type; and Negroes
to publish the book from beginning to
end. What say you neighbor? By all
that Is right, logical, fair, manly and
honorable, who should write and pub
lish our book and profit by It? Us or
others? If you stand for Negro en
terprise, manhood and womanhood,
support E. A. Robinson and the men
behind him, who over a year ' ago
planned such a book.
The Crosthwalt Floral Co. wishes to
Irfform Its patrons and, friends that
they are now located at 1801 East
Eighteenth street, Bell phone East
272. Home phone Main 9070.
Popular and Aggressive Young Mail
The reception attended by three
hundred guestB given by Mr. and Mrs.
Thos. H. Whlbby at their home, 1614
Agness avenue, complimentary to their
son, Washington Lee and Miss Lena
V. Jackson, was the most elaborate of
Its kind given this season. The re
ceiving line was composed of Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Whlbby, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Lee Whlbby, Mrs. J. F." Shannon, Mrs.
Corrlne Lester, Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Glnss, Miss Francis Prltchette and
Miss Maude C. Olden. The color
scheme of green and white was clev
erly carried out in every detail. The
house was beautifully decorated with
Potted plants, ferns, palms and cut
flowers, while music was furnished
throughout the evening by Miss Elsie
Nix. Special numbers were rendered
by Prof. R. G. Jackson and Miss Bue
lah Douglass by resquest. Those as
sisting were Me'sdames G. W. Gamble,
Nora B. Williams, J. C. Cavelle, Mat
tie Dean, Louise Bradshaw; Messrs.
C. H. Hamilton, L. C. and T. W. Whlb
by. The out of town guests were
Mrs. Bettle Thomas of Leavenworth,
Kas.; Miss Lalla Williams, Philaadel
phia, Pa.; Miss 'Mollle Berry, Boley,
Okla. The following Is a list of the
beautiful and valuable presents re
ceived: Cut glass bowl and napple. Mrs. G.
W. Gamble, Miss Frances Hayes, Mrs.
T. A. Wheeler, Mrs. Sidney Johnson,
Mrs. M. G. Brooklns, Mrs. T. M. King,
Mrs. Cora Jordan, Mrs. Kate Powell,
Mrs. Jas. Adams, Mrs. Paul Whit
worth, Mrs." Jno. Bowman, Miss
Amanda Moore, Miss Ida V. Bailey
and Mrs. Jas. Abernathy.
Silver bread tray. Mr. and Mrs. F.
A. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Smith,
Mr. and (Mrs. E. B. Thompson, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Keith, Mr. and Mrs.
Theo. Clay, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Holbert,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. DeFrantz, Mr. and
Mrs. Cecil Thompson, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A, Roberts and Miss Maude P.
.Silver baking dish and ice tea
glasses. Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Glass,
Miss Frances Prltchett, Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Don Rife,
Mrs. T. B. Watkiris, Prof. R. G. Jack
son, Prof. Wm. H. Dawley Jr., Mr.
and Mrs.JH. C, Warrick, Mrs. Rosa
Sales.'MrT.' Pearl Mnnloy' and' Mrs.
Silver syrup pitcher. Mrs. M. L.
Crosthwalt, Mrs. Wm. Fairfax, Mrs.
Vallle Bowman Anderson, Mrs. Delia
Green, Mrs. Mattle Randall, Miss An
na Belle. Montgomery and Mrs. Anna
Embroidered sheets, pillow cases
and spread. Mrs. Josle Smith, Mrs.
M. C, Vaughan, Mrs. Amy Ward, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Jackson, Mrs. Silas Cha
ney, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. B. B. Francis,
Mrs. E. L. Ward, Mrs. E. Sharp, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Anderson, Mrs. T. M.
McDonald,' Miss Emma McDonald, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Cavelle, Mr. and Mrsr.
Hannibal Cavelle, Miss Lena Allen,
Mrs. Allen, Mr. Robert Hill, Mrs. J. S.
Johns, Mrs. Nannie Fields, Mrs. Ma
ble Fields, Mrs. Jas. Cowden, Mrs.
Cora Cox, Miss Hattle Shy, Mrs.
Louise Bradbury, Mrs. Corrlne Les
ter, Mrs. J. A. Jones, Mr. J. L. Scott,
Mrs. C. D. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. G.
S. Bradley, Mrs. C. H. Adkins, Mrs.
Wm. Evans, Mrs. Bert Hill and Miss
Silver thermos bottle. Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Cropp; silver ice tea spoons
Mrs. A. Collins, Mrs. A' Davenport:
silver platter rest Mr. Newton Hen
derson, St. Louis, Mo.; hand painted
chop plate Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Ash
craft; hand "painted plate Mrs. Julia
Thomas; hand painted plate Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Christian; hand painted
plate Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Moore;
hand painted cake plato and tea pot
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Barton, Miss Maud
Thornton, Mr. Edw. S. Lewis; hand
painted butter dish and berry set
Mr. and Mrs. Price; china vegetable
dish Mrs. Jane and A. P. Tea vault;
hand painted vase Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Adams; hhand painted toast dish
Mrs. Thomas White; cut glass sugar
and creamer" Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Taylor; cut glass napple Mrs Ger
trude Harper and mother; ,cut glass
berry bowl Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Shan
non; champagne glasses Mr. and
Mrs. "Win. Green and mother; cut glass
sugar and creamer Mr, and Mrs. H.
W, Becks; berry set Robert Bennett
and D. Todd; silver Ralad forks 'Mr.
Geo. Walker, Mrs. Charlotte Vine and
Miss Mao VI"e; silver cake knife
Mrs. C. Christie and 'Mrs. A. Thomas;
baking set Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gil
more; clothes hamper Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Evans, Okmulgee, Okla.; burnt
leather motto "The Rosary" (Mr. and
Mrs. Sanford Pattqrson; book Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Hlgbee; linen lunch
eon cloth Miss Ogden Hlgbee; hand
made centerpieco Mr. and Mrs. BenJ
Martin; buffet card Mrs, Pearl Jef
ferson; linen towels Rev, and Mrs.
A, Williams; embroidered pillow cases
-Wr. and Mrs. G. W. Woods; linen
luncheon cloth Mrs. Harry A. John
son and Mrs. F. H. Johnson; tea. cap
Mrs. Carrie McDonald; dresser
scarf Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Price; table
linen and napkins Miss Buelah
Thompson, Missoula, Mont.; bed
spread Mr. T. H. Elliott; linen hand
kerchiefsMr. O. H. Hamilton; bath
towels Mr.'-and Hrs. Scott Watson
and Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Jackson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee Whlbby are at
home to friends at 1018 Agnes avenue.
A Tremendous Fall in Prices
Get in Lin&and Take advantage
of Our Profit-Sharing Plan.
Read Carefully and Note the Savings
The following goods will be
sold at these Low Prices unfit
October 20th, 1914, only
25c Black Draught 15c
$1.00 Wine of Cardul S5c
2oc Talcum Powder 16c
10c Talcum Powder 5c
$1.00 Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. 85c
$1.25 Syringes 00c
$1.00 Hot Water Bottles 75c
25c Donald's Sachet Powder 20c
10c Hair Nets, black, light and dark
One hundred Calomel and Soda
tablets '", 25c
50c Weeks' Kidney Pills 45c
25c Donald's Face Powder 17c
$1.00 Hudnut's Violet Toilet Water. S5c
Jickey Perfumes $1.00 per oz.
$1.50 Azruea Toilet Water $1.25
Mercollzed Wax 75c
50c Egyptian Cream 45c
50c Nadinola Cream 45c
25c Palmer's Skin Success 20c
We 'carry Madam Walker's Hair
Grower, Glosslne and Shampoo, Ford's
Hair Pomade and Ford's Shampoo
Straightening Combs and Face Whit
ening. Checker Bo'ards, Dominoes, Novels,
Japanese Lanterns, Wax Candles,
False Faces, Pocket Knives, Hair Pins,
Chamolse Skins, Rubber Balls. Alco
hol Stoves, Pipes, and a complete line
of Stage Make-up,
Stationery of all descriptions.
All Ice Cream Sodas Five Cents.
Try our Famous
TANGO SUNDAE ON A BLAZER
The talk ot the town. Price 15 Cents.
Look In the Kansas City Sun and
see the partial list of those who have
tried It. v
When you visit the Shows, drop In
and take advantage of our Profit Shar
Bring us your Prescriptions; we
can save you 20 to 30 per cent.
Compounding of Physicians' Prescrip
tions our Specialty.
Phone us your wants. All orders
promptly filled and delivered without
If we haven't the Article you want
we will get It and deliver it to you
without additional cost.
We have with us the best Negro
Physicians in town
Dr. J. H. Jones, Home phone E 852.
Dr. T. A. Fletcher, Bell phone G 792.
Dr. A. D. Bradbury, Bell Ph. M. 4438.
m Smith's Drug Store
S, E. Corner 18th and Tracy
Home Phone 5487 M. Bell Phone 4501 G
Mull Orders Promptly Filled
ALLEN CHAPEL NOTES.
The services at Allen Chapel In
honor of the old members in spite of
the Inclement weather, was an un
qualified success. And many ot the
aged members ot the church were In
attendance, being brought In carriages
and autos, and after tho service were
served dinner In the Lecture Room.
Dr. Thomas preached one of the most
impressive and eloquent sermons In
his career at Allen Chapel. At Its
conclusion there was hardly a dry eye
In the church. Musical selections were
excellent, solos being rendered by
Prof. Harrison of Kansas City, Kas.,
Mr. and Miss Lela Williams of
Philadelphia. Next Sunday special
sermon to boys and young men.
DR. HALLEY S. GILLESPIE DEAD.
One of Kansas City's Aggressive
Young Physicians Succumbs From
Dr. Halley S. Gillespie, formerly a
resident of St. Louis, Mo., and an
aggresslvo and promising young phy
sician of this city, died at the Wheat
ley Provident Association last Wed
nesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Dr.
Gillespie was ill less than twenty-four
hours, his death being caused by
The body was taken Friday to St.
Louis for burial.
Dr. Gillespie leaves a mother,
father and brother to mourn his loss.
One of the most elaborate Stag par
ties of tho season was given compli
mentary to Mr. C. D. Frazler ot Grand
Canyon, Ariz., by Mr. and Mrs. B. B.
Frances. They were' assisted by Mr.
and Mrs. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Fields. The guests were: Prof, D. N.
Crosthwalt, Dr. Holly, Mr. Pruett
Simpson, Mr. Ben Martin, Mr. A. V.
Barton, Mr. Samuel Glass, Mr. Eugene
Mlckens, Mr, C. D. Frazler, Mr. Geo.
W. Teeters, Mr. Miller, Mr. A. A
Moore, Mr. M. P. White and Mr. Ed.
Hudson. A most delightful time was
enjoyed. At a late hour the guests
were ushered Into the dining room.
where a sumptuous repast was served
and In tho wee hours all left declar
ing Mr. and' Mrs. Francis Ideal host
National Baptist Con-
vention in Session
Prominent Colored Men and
Women Here from Every
Part of the Country.
A host of nearly 10,000 Colored
Baptists, representing virtually every
state in the Union, assembled in Con
vention Hall for the thirty-fourth an
nual session of the National nnnMaf
Convention. The gathering was called
to order by Rev. E. C. Morris, who
for twenty years has served na nrpsl.
dent ot the organization, and the ad
dress of welcome on behalf of Mayor
Blankenbure; was riven hv R. .T. Hnt.
tell, city statistician. The convention,
which represents 2,500,000 Colored
Baptists, went on record as being
heartilV In favnr nf thn wrnnnn mif.
frage movement and made a plea for
representation in Congress of the
10,000,000 Nefiroes in the United
REV. WM. H. THOMAS, D. D.
The brilliant pastor of Allen Chapel,
who deliver one of the moost pathetic
and Impressive sermons to the Old
Folks of Allen last Sunday ever heard
lu that historic church.
A NEW FEATURE OF THE LEAGUE
We have secured the agency of the
Douglas Hand Laundry and we ex
pect to hake ourselves felt In this line
of work. There Is no good reason
why wo should not handle 90 -per
cent ot the Colored people's laundry.
We have appointed our store to ac
commodate our customers and the
new additions (which were.necessary)
are in narmony with the high stand:
ard of neatness and order which Is
peculiar to the League Enterprise.
We could have put In an agency long
ago for some white laundry employing
white girls and boys, but we refused,
preferring to wait for a concern that
employs Colored girls and boys. Note
We are first In demonstrating the
Negro for the Negro handling more
goods, playing a more conspicuous
part in real Negro economics than
any other place In town. Our display
windows are not only the most attrac
tive and Interesting on Eighteenth
street, but rival In real values the
downtown stores; every article dis
played Is something you need nnd
must have. Today we have on sale
at regular prices, supplies for the
sochol, such as Webster tablets, note
books, composition books, pens, pen
cils and many other useful things.
Yes, we have new pictures, beautiful,
oh, so beautiful. "A Mother's Love,"
"Unforgotten Heroes," and "A Busy
Day." This last one is quite Interest
ing. It seems to be "sweet," "cute,"
"beactiful," and everything according
to comment overheard In front of our
place by onlookers. Come and see
this picture. Only 35 cents will secure
one for your home. Good bargains on
every picture or book In the house.
Remember you can call us on the
Bell phone, East 1521, or you can
call on us at 1521 East Eighteenth
street. Our phone number -happens
to bo the same as our street number.
"O consistency thou are," etc.
iSOTB Our supply house does not
handle school books, therefore we
were embarrassed 1 for advertising
such. CHAS. A. STARKS, Prop.
The Heavenly privilege to work and
dream is man's.
Dream and live, and life's beauty re
The nobleness ot higher thought, with
In the vineyard working with God's
Exemplifying kindness In each mo
Joying o'er tho truth that receptive
he may be
To all good, delighting In right and
Lest he may succumb or falter on the
Thinking with honesty, "with an ever
That true enlightenment may show
him life's sweeter blessings.
CHAS. A, STARKS.