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. CH'Y NEWS. J
Visit Smith's drug store.
If you want to buy a homo see Ste.
wart & Smith.
Visit the new, up-to-date real estate
offices of Stewart & Smith.
If you want advice concerning real
estate, see Stewart & Smith.
Ifave you ever been to Dr. Theo.
Smith's drug storo at Eighteenth and
Attorney C. H. Calloway spent Friday
and Saturday In Hannibal on legal
Mrs. Roy Davis of St, Paul, Minn.,
Ja the guest of her sister, Mrs. Simons
tuid Mrs. T. ,E. Grear, 2126 Woodland
Mrs. Joseph Henderson of Atchison,
Kas., Is In the city the guest of her
daughters, Mesdames B. W. Fields,'
B. Roberts and F. J. Weaver.
Mr. J. T. Watklns the well known
undertaker who has been seriously
111 Is Improving nicely, to the pleasure
of his many friends.
poro hair dressing, hair weav
ing and facial massaging. Scalp
treatment a specialty. Mrs. E.
Norles, 1737 Paseo, upstairs.
Mrs. C. h. Davis, 1320 Kensington
avenue, left the city Thursday morn
ing for Lexington, Mo., to visit her
cousin, 'Mrs. Henderson, for a few
Miss Ada McAfee, 2110 Highland
avenue, has returned from Sedalla
where she attended the state fair. En
route' home sho visited friends at
Sweet Springs, Mo.
It is depressing to note with what laxity our children
are being trained in our modern homes. The old-fashioned re
ligious influences have almost disappeared. Children are ac
tually being encouraged in things that are vain and shallow.
The real traits of character among which are truthfulness,
fidelity, filial love, punctuality and reverence are given such
little esteem that it almost causes one to shudder for the future.
Flocks of-children arc 'seen going late to school eaclf day.
They appear to have no idea of the value of promptness. In
many cases they are loud and boisterous upon the streets7thus
attracting the attention of those who are fond of pointing outv
The school must not be held'wholly responsible for these
things. We must look to the home for the most enduring influences.
Mr. Harvey Groves of Denver, Colo.,
was in the city this week with, cattle
from his ranch. He Is looking well
and wns pleased to see his many
Mrs. J B. Young entertained at her
residence, 2456 Woldrond Avenue, Fri
day evening, October 23 in honor of
Mr. J. J. Godwin, of St. Louis, Mo.
The house was beautifully decorated
with ferns and flowers. Games were
Indulged: in after which an elegant
luncheon was served. A most delight
ful evening was enjoyed by all pres
ent. NELLE HENDRICKS
Teacher of Piano.
Studio 1802 E. 24th Street.
The advertisement of the Nelson
Manufacturing Company of Rich
mond, Va which will be found In
another column Is of special Interest
to every one who takes a pride In
their personal appearance. They are
tho originators of Nelson's Hair Dress
, lng, a preparation that is sold in every
State In the Union. It has been on
tho market for nearly twenty years
and today ha,s probably the largest
sale of any preparation Qf Its kind.
Such a remarkable success would not
be possible unless the article had real
merit. Many of our readers have no
doubt used it and know of its value.
Those who have not used it and would
like to test it can do so without cost,
as the manufacturers offer to send
any reader of this paper a liberal
,freo sample if they will enclose a 2
cent stamp tos pay postage and men
tion this paper. They will also in
cludo a sample of their other prepa
rations. Nelson's Scalp and Hair
Cleaner and Nelson's Skin arid Com
plexion Soap. Write today and get
these samples and give them n, per
Victimized by Changing Times.
"Now," then, Cousin Emma, let mo
give you a bit oft the. breast."
"Yes, please. I should Hko to taste
that, for In my young days they al
ways gave It to the grown-ups and now
they keep It for the children, so I've
always missed It." Punch.
, i .
"Has your neighbor a. new wlfeT"
"Why, I heard he had Just married
"So ho has, but she's not new. sho's
ns old as Methusaleh."
Not, For Him.
"I want you to meet a friend of
mine, a remarkably clover girl who
laught herself to swim In ona lesson."
"It she Is so ugly she had to teach
terself to swim I don't want to meet
Mr. Arthur Sanford of Carrollton,
Mo., was hero Sunday on business,
and while In the city accompanied by
Orand Secretary George W. K, Love
and Mr. E. W. Fields, called at the
homo of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. Crews
and viewed the elaborate presents, re
cently given them.
Some business and professional men
are complaining of hard times, but
it Is not bo with Dr. Theo. Smith", who
has one of the handsomest, busiest
and most up-to-date drug stores in
the country at Eighteenth street and
The Concert by tho Hann Jubilee
Singers at the Second Baptist Church
last Monday night was an unqualified
success. Nearly a thousand persons
were lnuttendance, and an excellent
program was rendered 'by this capa
CARD OF THANKS.
To our many friends:
Wo are deeply grateful to you for
the continuous courtesies extended;
contributions of fruit and flowers and
the many expressions of sympathy
during the recent illness and death of
our beloved wife, mother and
daughter. Very gratefully yours,
Dr. E. A. Walker,
E. A. Walker, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. James and family.
Last Friday evening was the scene
of a very unique and enjoyable affar
when Miss Hattie Scott, of 2838 East
Sixth Street, entertained the members
of the Jolly Whist Club. The house
was beautifully decorated and the
luncheon served was dainty and de
licious. Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Boy, Mrs. W. M. Stacy, rs.
Jennie House, rs. L. V. Farnsworth,
rs. Nannie Weans; essrs. Geo. John
son, Gardner Beshears and Cr I
The Negro Bus
y By.Charles A. Starke.
If there Is anything in a name, then
tho National Negro Business League
means a great national body of Negro
business men leagued together, mind
you, to promote the general order of
business among Negroes. This Is dou
bly true in local organizations, as the
.national affairs are fraught with the
convention spirit, it Is to our local
league that we must look for an ef
fective work toward uplifting busi
ness standards and the promotion of
trade among ourselves. .To do this
we will And It necessary to follow
tho well established rules of com
merco which has always for Its tfasis
honesty, full value for, the money and
fair dealing. Other peculiarities
should be dalt with with strong and
unusual methods of race loyalty and
The business outlook for the negro
Is great. To' the wide wake the light
of truth sheds its rays over tho hori
zon of the business world antl opens
to him possibilities never discovered
before, but across this, favorable sky
emblazoned in bold and stern read
ing is this one command work.
Unless, you Invest your money in a
business of some kind and work and
feel tho hopes and setbacks, follow
tho dalyy routine with added vigor,
Improve and wrestle with tho thou
sand phases that bob tip for consid
eration, you can not lay claim to real
membership In the local league If that
league means business. Then the
Negro Business League Is for busi
ness people, and business people
should only be admitted to the ranks
In order that nothing but business
might bo transacted or promoted. If
ycu wanted to organize a carpenters
union you would not go to bricklay
ers, Iron workers or common laborers
to secure members, would you? No.
But you would naturally go to car
penters, an dcarpenters only.
Here wo have quite a contrast
from this. Wo have the business
league going to churches, women's
club3 and to every place but to tho
highways, of business lite to get tlm
ber for its use, so that today we have
upon the books of tho organization
a list of names that really mean noth
ing and stand for nothing in the busi
ness community. What the Negro
Business League wants now Is cub
tomers and patrons of the business
.tho Individual members and associa
tion of a roomful of vociferous per
sons arguing points of order, berat
ing each other about their knowledge-k
ot "parliamentary usages ' and debas
ing whether preachers shall be ad
mitted with special honor, and that
"Resolve," said Booker T. Washing
ton, rolling up his sleeves In Imita
tion of the mysterious Individual
whose activity consists In making
resolutions that reach no farther than
the door of tho meeting place. Let
us get out of this habit oj resolving
anu ao a little activo worK. in Dring
lng about better conditions nmong our
people and Institute a sounder busi
ness policy among business people.
Thore are some 33,000 tNegroes In
Greater Kansas City to be fed, clothed
and housed. Abstractly, this means
much, how to feedi clothe and house
these people through Negro enter
prises and with capital controlled by
Negroes Is the practical problem of
our business men. We have had great
orations In abundance telling us how
far the Negro hascome, but little or
nothing about how to really solve the
"eternal row" problems which are
confronting tho business person of
tho hour. We believe that the Busi
ness League started wrong, and there
fore can not end right.
The thing to d6 is to halt and cor
rect ourselves and put this organiza
tion which really has a latent pow
er for great good upon a better work
ing basis. To do this we are giving
(what appears In our opinion) some
practical suggestions to advance tho
cause of business.
zFIrst Cleaner and better nppolnted
business places, neat and attractive,
polite and prompt service, not a mere
sign hanging on the wall, but a real
active and sincere effort to please and
satisfy. Satisfaction they say makes
Second Honesty advertisements
with persistency, not the haltlns or
sporlflc kind, but steady, practical ad
vertising that brings business and
keops alive business consciousness of
the people who would otherwise for
get. Back up everything we say and
pay for advertising as scrupulously
as we do our gas bills.
Advertising Is a science. If you do
not know the game secure the serv
ices of an expert and pay him for
his labor. Advertising Is what keeps
the wheel of Industry "a going." "So
the people may know" Is a good slo
gan In advertising.
Third A concerted actio non tho
part of all members to his own peo
ple, and make It a crime for any mem
ber of the business league to trade
with a people who despises his very
presence but who will take his money
and hato him more. Any member of
the Business League found guilty of
buying an article from a white con
cern when he could easily secure tho
same from like place run by colored
should be ostracised from tho league,
church and lodge. If the white man
wanted your patronage he would not
har you from his best places. Then
out of decency and self-respect we
should stay out altogether.
Fourth We speak for cleaner and
better places. Remember It does not
cost as much to keep a place clean
as It does dirty.
Cleanliness Is economy dirt Is
wastefulness. Order Invites business
and trade. Disorder repulses both.
Fifth Let the league get out a
"merit sign" for window display and
general efficiency to be given only
to members who meet requirements
or standards set by the league.
Sixth Appoint every member a
delegate to actively patrol the
streets and boost Negro business and
direct customers to all progressive
Negro enterprises. Gy a little work
on our part and a little loyalty on the
part of the public we could easily
"freeze out" a certain element who
are not of our race and who do not
contribute anything to our. church'es,
public Institutions or to our real eco
nomic life. As tho administration
for cleaner streets in our business
district. Stop tho tendency to slum
our best community. Put our small
capitals together and do something
practical. A big, well established gro
cery store on Eighteenth street, run
and controlled by negroes, would con
tribute toward more race salvation
than a hundred poverty ridden
churches which sap the vitality of the
people at least financially. Start a
great movement to patronize our pres
ent enterprises and wo will have bet
tor business concerns. Put enthusiasm
In our business and let us be 'loyal
to ourselves. There are 5,000 sugges
tions to be carried out, but let US'
Machinery and barbed wire have
supplanted tho crude methods ot
breaking up diamond-bearing bluo
earth and protecting the valuable finds
employed 20 years ago in the South
African diamond mines. The depths
of tho strange crater shaped holes in
which tho peculiar diamond-bearing
earth .Is confined are now penetrated
by shafts, reaching hundreds of feet
down into tho earth with 40-foot lev
els. Tho broken earth Is removed In
closed trucks to the surface, where.
after, a season of cxposuro to sun
and ' atmosphere, strewn on tho
ground, It Is hauled to tho mills. Here
pulsators finally locate the diamonds
on grease-covered Inclined tables, to
which the diamonds adhere, while
loose sand, earth and gravel are
washed away by water. Acres of
ground, covered by broken earth
brought up from the mines, contain
possibly millions of dollars' worth of
gemB, and theso treasure-troves are
protected by high fences of barbed
wire, with Intricate arrangements at
the corners and at the gates. About
four thousand miles of wire are used'
in the defenses about the Kimberloy
I "I BC
&r a Load of Buckshot.
Bee where Doctor Osier says tu
berculosis, is not hurtful unless ona
gets too much ot It."
"Neither Is corrosive sublimate or
a young bride's first batch ot biscuits."
The Ladles' Coterlo Club will meet
with Mrs. Dodson, 1705 E 12th Street,
Wednesday, November G,
MRS. COXIPTON, Pres.,
MRS. UDACKBUKN, Secy.
Tho Clippers Charity Fund has now
Increased to $148.25.
MISS VICTORIA NEWSO.M, Pres
VICTORIA NEWSOM, PRES.
IR.VA FRENCH, Scribe,
BESSIE JACdBS, Treas.
Tho Relief; Workerswlll meet Sun
day afternoon, November 1, at Garri
son Square at 4 o'clock Mrs. Maude
Gamble, president; Mls's Inez Pago,
The City Federation of Women's
Clubs meets at Garrison Field House
Friday, November 6, at. 2 p. m. Pro
gram by the Graeco Club. All club
members requested to attend to ar
range for our tenth anniversary.
Mrs. Alleno James Walker, ago 25,
tho amiable and accomplished wife
of Dr. E. A. Walker, 1420 East Eigh
teenth street, Kansas City, passed
away Sunday, October 18, 1014. at 4
p. m., In Columbus, Miss., near the
place of her birth, to which place she
had gone, one month previous, In
search of health, a change to a milder
climate for the winter being advised
on account of her lingering Illness.
Before marriage she was Miss Al
leno Ambrctto James, eldest of the
three living children of E. C. and Jo
sie Motley James, well known and
wealthy land owners of Bent Oak,
Though frail physically In early life,
her ambition was to acquire a liberal
education In the pursuit of which she
graduated from the following: High
school, Columbus, Miss.; Tnlon acad
emy, West Point, Miss.; Flsk univer
sity, Nashville, Tonn. Fully realizing
the commanding need of her people
education she began teaching near
Bent Oak In tho community where she
had been reared. Her eveness of
mind, rare devotion to duty and a
genius for Instructing, were her tow
ering qualities In the school room.
Six years close application and In
creased weight of responsibility of In
structing, overbalanced her health and
sho was forced to resign.
The numerous appeals to her to re
main and regrets for, her enforced
resignation bear testimony of her
brilliant success, and tho deep love
and respect the people held for her.
At Wichita, Kas., 1912, she was a
member of the first corps of teachers
In the separate schools. Her person
ality was pleasing; her kind manner
d Istlnctlve, love was the life ot her.
Yielding to tho noble calling of wom
anhood, for which her matured judg
ment coupled with the Insistent woo
ings of her many suitors, convinced
her she was prepared, she was hap
pily married to Dr. 'E. A, Walker
Christmas ove, 1912, at Wichita, Kas.
She came at onco to Kansas City, her
future home. Amidst the new scenes
of this cultured city, and In the at
mosphere of its refined people, she
found the happiness sho sought, add
ed to this was nature's greatest gift,
The two years of matrimony spent
in Kansas City sho oftened referred
to as the happiest of her life. But
they were the splendor of her ove.
Her funeral was held.'by her friends
of early life, and her last remains In
terred by those who had. nursed her.
Sho leaves to mourn her untimely
death her husband and son, E. A.
Walker, Jr., of Kansas City; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. James, a sister,
Mrs. Eunice Harris; a brother, Peter
W. James, all of Bent Oak, Miss.;
numerous relatives an'd a legion of
friends In all parts of the country. Her
funeral was held Monday afternoon,
October 19, at Bent Oak, Miss.
NO CHANGE IN WAGE SCALE
Coal Miners Will Receive Same Pay
and Work Same Hours Under
No changes ln-the wage scalo or
working hours of the coal miners of
Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Okla
homa have been made In the new
biennial schedule' agreed upon at the
last interstate conference ot the oper
ators and employes held at Kansas
City last May.
The old system of arbitration by
which a permanent arbitrator, John
Steele of Pltsburg, Kan., did all tho
final deciding, is changed, however.
In its place Is an arrangement byj
which each of the three mining dis
tricts establishes a joint board of ar
bitration composed ot three miners
and throe operators. This is consid
ered n moro democratic method of set
Tho new schedule came up at tho
interstate convention of mlno work
ers In the Labor Temple at Kansas
City recently and was ratified. About
230 delegates representing the local
unions In the four states were pres
ent. "No changes In the working sched
ule were made," John P. White, pres
ident of tho International union, said.
"During our conference with he oper
ators last spring we tried principally
to get better working conditions for
tho men. Hereafter each district will
have Its -own arbitration board to
handle local disputes."
Finds Doctor Dead. The body of
Dr. E. P. Walker, 50 years old, for
more than thirty years a practicing
Physician licre, was found at 6 o'clock
at night In tho yard of his home. He
had been dead for some time. A
neighbor woman first noticed the body.
The dead man's wife Is said to be out
of town on a visit.
Foul Ball Kills Farmer, -Calvin
Gehrlngor, f5 years old, a farmer
living near Sedalla, is dead from an
Injury received when he was hit on
tho head by a foul ball while watch
ing a ball gatno.
Among llie Circta
THE SECOND CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Located at Twenty-fourth street tind i
Woodland avenue, will be dedicated
Sunday, November 1, at 2:30 p. in, '
The dedicatory sermon will be deliv
ered by Dr. W. H. Bowen of Fulton,
Mo. Good music by the choir under
tho direction of W. B. Countee. Solos
will be sung by Miss Saxle English,
Miss Margerte Debo of Kentucky, and
short talks will be made by W. F.
Richardson, Fletcher Cowherd and R.
P. Jackson. Prof. G. A. Page will
take tho offering. Come one and all.
You are welcome. The following pro
gram will bo rendered during the day:
Morning service at 11 o'clock.
Choir "Praise God," W. B. Countee.
Choir "The Lord's Prayer," W. B.
Choir "Soldiers of the Lord," W.
Duet and Chorus "To Dwell With
Thee," Ira B. Wilson.
Choir "Holy, Holy, Holy."
Sermon. r ,
Solo and Chorus "I am the Way,"
W. B. Countee.
Doxology "Glory Be to the Fath
er," W. B. Countee.'
Afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Choir "Praise God."
"The Lord's Prayer'UW. B. Countee.
"Come Let Us Sing" Carrie B.
Solo "A Contrite Heart," W. B.
Choir "Holy, Holy, Holy."
Solo and Chorus "I Am the Way,"
W. B. Countee.
Doxology "Glory Patria," -W. B.
Evening service at 8 o'clock.
Choir "Praise God," W. B. Countee.
"The Lord's Prayer" W. B. Coun
"Come Let Us Sing" Carrie B.
Duet and Chorus "To Dwell With
Thee," Ira B. Wilson.
Choir "Soldiers of the Lord," W.
Solo and Chorus "I Am the Way,"
W. Ii. Countee.
Doxology "Closing Worship," W. B.
Committee J. R. Brown, R. P. Jack
son, A. J. Lewis, J. T. Watklns, Rev
W. A. A. Harris, pastot
Last Wednesday night a very ap
preciative audience greeted Prof. C,
Cameron White at Allen chapel when
he was never seen at a better advan
tage. Dr. Wm. H. Thomas, the pastor who
has been spending two weeks In Colo
rado, returned home and preached
two sermons last Sunday. An excel
lent audience was out In the morning
and an appreciative one at night.
Next Sunday morning the pastor
will preach on "The Unknown God."
Special music by the choir under di
rection of Prof. R. G. Jackson. Ef
forts are being made for a big rally
the third Sunday in November. The
members are being asked to pledge.
An effort is being made to get away
from past methods In rallys and each
member is asked to give according to
The Ministers' Alliance has adopt
ed a resolution urging each pastor to
ask his members to vote NO to the
ninth proposition known as the full
MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH.
The services last Sunday were of
very high order. An excellent ser
mon was delivered by the pastor sub
ject of which was "Upon this rock I
will build my church and the gates
of hell shall not prevail against It."
In tho afternoon a long preacher of
the church preached from "Let us
make man In our own Image, after
our own likeness." The pastor, at
night, then preached another able ser
mon, subject, "The Lord's Plantation."
The rally Just closed was very suc
cessful, amount raised during the
week, $32.09. Total amount, $2SC41.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH.
Last Monday morning services were
excellent. Messrs. J. D. Bowser and
F. J. Weaver made short talks which
were good. Sunday afternoon was the
laying of tho corner stone. Rev. J.
M. Booker presided. Revs. G. T. Mos
by and Crutchfield laid the stonej
Revs. Calloway and Hurse spoke "on
"Why Corner Stones Should Be Laid
by tho Ministers." The attendance
was good. Next Sunday regular serv
ices, will be held at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Rev, G, W. Boyd, pastor.
VINE STREET .BAPTIST CHURCH.
' Brother Eli Harris is quite 111. Morn
ing and evening services were well
attended last Sunday, wo additions
were made. Dr. T. H. Ewlng has se
lected Dr. M. L. Lambrlght and At
torney C. H. Calloway to present the
prizes to tho two clubs, the Canltes,
of which Brother James Graham King
Is president, and Queen Sheba, ot
which Sister Samantha Walker Is
queen. The latter will receive first
prize, having raised the largest
amount of money. Our Sunday school
can't bo beat. All are Invited to at
tend. H. J. Splgner, superintendent.
Don't fail to attend the B. Y. P, U.
and hear Brother D. A. Ross discuss
some of the most .Important subjects
In tho Bible. Brother Ross Is a great
Speaker, Come hear him next Sun
day ovenlng at 5:30.
anajpra pm 30 ino ivj onm msjui
Even In tho spring the weather man
Finds Cure for Epilepsy
After Years of Suffering
"My daughter was afflicted with
epileptic fits for three years, tho attacks
coming every few weeks. We employed
several doctors but they did her no
good. About a
year oco we
heard of Dr.
and It certainly
has proved a
blessing to our
little girl. She Is
cured and Is en
joying the best
or health. It !l
over a year since
rhe has had a,
f.t. We cannot
soeak too hlelily
of Dr. MIIm' Nervine."
Kits. FRANK ANDERSON,
Thousands of children in the
United States who arc suffering
from attacks of epilepsy are a
burden and sorrow to their parent3,
who would give anything to restore
health to the sufferers.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
Is one of the best remedies known
for this afiliction. It has proven
beneficial in thousands of cases
and those who have used it have
the greatest faith in it. It is not
a "cure-all," but a reliable remedy
for nervous diseases. You need
not hesitate to give it a trial.
Sold by all Drugnlttt. If the first
bottle falls to benefit your money Is
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
NEVER A PLEASANT FEELING
Nervousness May Affect Different Peo
ple In Different Ways, But It Is
N.ever a Welcome Vlcltor.
The mental state of a person suf
fering from "nerves" is very much
like that of a man who Is wanted by
the police, or who has just heard a
rumor that the ship on which his wife
and children have sailed has been
sunk in a collision, or who has cried
"fire" In a theater and been thrown
out, and knows his name has been ob
tained by the reporters. Very often It
Is a combination of all three, with per
haps the added sensation of a man in
doubt If he closed the safe before leav
ing the office.
Perhaps some sufferers will disagree
with this and say it Is not like that at
all, but rather like having fallen Into
a dry well, from which you can hear
the voices of people passing near by,
but are unable to make yourself heard,
or like having accidentally shot your
neighbor's only child while cleaning a
The point Is that it Is distinctly un
pleasant. Any bad quarter of an hour that you
may have experienced of uneasiness,
anxiety, guilt, remorse or mortifica
tion will give you a very fair idea of
the' chronic condition of the so-called
neurasthenic. A good nightmare will
There Is nothing about this In tho
books. There the symptoms are de
scribed as "loss of Interest," "Inability
to concentrate," "extreme depression,"
feeling of numbness In the extremi
ties," etc. In a way this Is true; just
as It would be true of the men referred
to above. The man wanted by-the po
lice would take little Interest in the
shop windows, and the man who thinks
the ship has sunk would not get very
far with a letter arranging the details
of a business reorganization; and as
for the man thrown out of the theater,
he would probably admit, If brought to
it, that he was profoundly depressed.
None of these individuals Would feel
that the books quite did justice to
their feelings. And it goes without
saying that none of them would re
spond with enthusiasm If a brisk per
son came along and said: "What you
need Is to get your mind off yourself,"
or, "What you need is plenty of fresh
air and exercise."
The main thing Is that tho nervous
victim Is suffering severe mental dis
tress. He Is not simply "out of sorts."
Heard General Sherman Say It.
Recently someone who seemed to
know Issued a denial of the prevalent
Impression that Gen, W. T. Sherman
said "war Is hell." J. P. Francis of
NIckerson declares ho heard General
Sherman say it. He writes: "I never
understood that General Sherman used
the term 'war is hell' In any of his or
ders or official correspondence, but did
use the term In a public address at a
soldiers' reunion at Columbus, O., In
1S80. The writer was seated near the
speaker's stand and recollects the oc
casion which called the famous ex
pression from the general. General
Sherman, In his address, referred to a
puiucuiur military leai wuicn caiieuu
(on part of the troops selected to per-
form the task assigned them) for
heroic courage to accomplish the task
successfully. And when he closed tho
narration the militia boys gave a
hearty cheer. When the applause sub
sided the general looked down at the,
mllttta and said, 'Boys, you may think
war Is great sport, but I say, war Is
Driest Spots In America.
According to the weather bureau
returns one of the driest spots In the
United State3 Is In the Fresno district
of California. They have had only 34
per cent of the normal rainfall since
March 1. The west coast generally
has been short of precipitation. An
other dry district centers In St. Louis,
which has only 32 per cent of normal 1
rainfall. The Ohio valley has had
from a halt to two-thirds of the UBual
quota, and there are some very dry
spots In the Southwest and the South
east that have not yet been cleared
up. But generally the country Is fair
ly well supplied with moisture for tho
late summer season. Streams are
fairly full and reservoirs are not low
as a rule. The distribution is uneven,
however, Fort Worth, Texas, has 194
per cent of normal, and Fort Smith,
Ark., only 48 per cent. Some portions
ot Kansas have had three weeks ot
100 per cent weather, practically ar
resting vegetable growth aud cutting
oft the corn crop for anything else but
Rooms For Rent
I Neatly Furnished Room Strictly
modern. Six blocks south of the new
! Union Station. A suite of rooms suit
able for men. For Information call
Homo 'phone South 4098.
I ROOMS FOR RENT Two first
I class rooming houses modern best
, location In" tho city. 813 Charlotte
street and 1023 Charlotte street. Rates
J from $2.00 per week up. Geo. W. Lit
. tie, Prop. Bell phone Main 3910.
Four largo modern rooms, bath, gas,
water paid. Cedar closets. $12.50;
worth $15.00. For rent by the owner,
2502 Michigan Avenue.
J. Dallas Bowser, 2400 Paseo; Bell
phone Grand 3795-W.
For Rent Neatly furnished rooms.
Furnace heat. Mrs. L. W. McKeevcr,
1301 Michigan Ave. 31.
For Rent Modern furnished room
for gentleman. Heat furnished. 1013
For Rent Furnished or unfurnished
rooms; gas light, steam heat and
bath; $1.50 per week and up. 2531
Michigan ave. 31
Furnished and unfurnished rooms In
the rear of 21st and Harrison Street
Flats, for light housekeenlnir If dn.
sired. All modern conveniences. Only
$1.50 and $1.75 per week. Also rooms
In flats. See KInsler, 918 E. 21st St.
Phones, Bell, Grand 2303-R; Home,
651G Main. '
A NEW NEGRO BUSINESS
We extend a cordial invitation to
the public to visit our Hat Works,
where we are prepared to clean and
block hats for 50 cents. We guaran
tee all work strictly first class.
We are prepared to block hats Into
the latest shapes. Our workmanship
is of the highest art.
Wishing to thank you In advance
for your visit and future orders, we
WESTERN HAT WORKS,
(TODD & THOMPSON),
-aAy isajoj 9Q31.
THE ATHENAEUM ART CLUB
October 30, 1914.
At Armory Hall,
Cottage and .Vine.
Admission 25 cents.
Home, Mai i f8
IUsld nee Phcne
1 . .). 3 . i . ti
C. H. CALLOWAY
Attorney at Law
Admitted tr Practice In all J'J
Slaty and Federal Courts.
601 Delaware St., Kansas City, Mo.
263S Woodland. 4 r 14.00
2034 Holme, 7 rms $18.00
916 Vine Street, 5 rms 17.50
2329 Highland, 3-r $ 7.60
244S Helfontulne, 4-room $13.00
1S07 W. Prospect, C-room partly
modern cottage $18.00
2407 Montgall, B-ioom 15.00
3U5 E. 21st, 5 r mod $18.00
131 C E. 24th, 6 r mod 25.00
2317 l.vdla, 8 r mod 32.50
2109 Highland. 5 r 15.00
2430 Garfield. 3 r 12.50
1710 Euclid, 5 r 10.00
1715 Michigan, 4 r $13.50
2100 E 9, 7 r mod , -J5.00
913 Michigan, 8 r bis and water,
electric -lights 18.00
1220 Michigan C-r. modern cotage,
$2,600; $200 down. 15 monthly.
2Sth and High.and 4-r. modern cot
tage, $1,S00; $150 down, $10 monthly.
Howard and Garfield 4-r. new cotlage,
$1,100; $50 down. $8 monthly.
Near 14th and Michigan 8-r. str. mod.
br.. slate roof, lot 40x145, worth $5,000,
will sell for $4,000: i00 down $20 month.
S. V. Cor. 27th nnd Highland, 4-room
modern cottage, $1,900.00; $50.00 down and
$14.00 per month. '
21th and Lydla, 8-room strtlctly mod
ern, pressed brick; worth $1,000.00: will
sell for $2,500.00; $300.00 down and $20.00
xnis is a real bargain. Get busy!
Alro-Aiiierican Inveslmont Co.
911 McGEE ST.
Phones: Home 7555 Main: Bell, 751 Main
Our Mottoi "Nothing but The Best"
Ev erything in Flowers
and Flower Designs
DELIVER THE GOODS"
The Peop'e say we hve
made some of the most
bountiful and original de
signs in flowers ever seen
lu Kunsns City,
"Quick Delivery Salisraciory Service"
Bell Phono East 272
Home Phone Main 0070
1801 E. 481li St., Kansas City, Mo.
New and Second Hand
Gocrds Bought, Sold and
Boll Phone EatS85lTV
2122 Vine Street
WM. HOPKINS, Prop,