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VOLUME X. NUMBER
LOVE'S THEATRE THE SENSATION OF THE CITY
THE POST AND THE NEGRO
The Jast and Progressive Stand Taken by This Represen
tative Daily and Its Brilliant and Courageous Editor,
Dr. Burris A. Jenkins, Wins the Hearty Endorse
ment of Not Only the 50,000 Negroes in the
Two Kansas Cities but of Entire Race.
DR. JENKINS A SECOND ROOSEVELT IN COURAGE
AND FAIR PLAY.
A Sympoiium From Representative Negroes of the Two Kansas Cities
in Commendation of His Splendid Attitude.
The stand which Dr. Burris Jen
kins, the new Editor of the Post,
has taken regarding a question of
-vital Interest not only to the fifty
thousand of our people in this city,
but also of moment to the twelve mil
lions of Negroes scattered throughout
this country, is deserving of no little
comment. The willingness with which
he complied with, the request of some
of our influential, citizens that the
-word "Negro" , (heretofore begun with
a small "n") be capitalized in all his
publications shows that ho is a man
who dares to do all that may become
In capitalizing the word "Negro,"
by which twelve millions ct our most
loyal, law abiding, generous hearted,
and forgiving citizens of the United
Stales are designated, Dr. Jenkins
takes rank with the few who aro, will
ing. In the face of scathing criticism,
to hold the Negro up before the. world
as a people who have an origin, as a
MRS. MAGGIE WASHINGTON
The premier agent of The Sun, who
Is selling more than two hundred and
fifty copies every Saturday. Others
should Imitate her.
people who are the equals of tho
Caucasian, the Mongolian, tho Malay,
and the Indian, By this change, the
Negro is raised from a position of
contempt, a position of abasement, to
one of honor and respect in tho eyes
of 'a reading public. In short, it
places. him on equal footing with men
wKo compose the various groups of
huhiftnlty" which' go' to mako up the
entire civilized universe.
Wa hall Dr. Jenkins as ono of the
few men born and reared in America
Thn haw not Imbibed any of the un
worthy characteristics, such aa race
hatred, prejudice, narrowness of soul,
cowardice and fear, which have sounu
cd tho death knell of so many who
-would have been -considered truly
great, but were unwilling to pay the
price, and bo, were wrecked on the
shnniu of "nubile opinion." Wo re-
mrrd him as a timely successor to
one who let a wonderful opportunity
for rendering real service to nis iei
inw men paBs by. We shall expect
( thtnirs of Dr. Jenkins In the
future, for ho is truly the right man
jn the right place.
MRS. J. R. WILLIAMS,
2418 Vino Street.
Editor KansaB City Sun:
Kansas City is honored, the Kansas
aiv Post is honored and the Negroes
of Kansas City aro honored in that
'Dr. Burris A. Jenkins, a man of such
splendid personality and character and
with a desire to treat all human beings
the same, has become tho editor and
publisher of one of our loading dallies,
The recent example of his .fairness,
capitalizing the word negro in nis col
T. H. KENNER, OF MARSHALL,
umns, is just one moro expression from
a real man, who locally stands in the
foremost rank and who Is destined to
become a national character. The Ne
groes of this community, in one accord,
wish Dr. Jenkins God-speed and multi
HOWARD M. SMITH.
Hon. N. C. Crews,
Editor Kansas City Sun,
Kansas City, Mo.
My Dear Mr. Crews Through the
columns of your paper I wish to com
mend the editor of the Post, Dr. Bur
his Jenkins, with great praise for sub
stituting the capital "N" in the use of
the word Negro. It's a great, thing.
I know you have been reading the
'"Nubbins" column. In the Post. Are
thoy not wholesome? Do they not in
spire food for thought? Don't they
have a sort of a ring to them that
makes your blood move with a push,
and you .catch yourself rising up with
an emotion, and then you think of the
man behind the pen whom you know
has a heart that beats true American
blue to the tirao of "My Country, "Tis
of Thee"? Isn't It great to hear some
.thlng different from the old order of
things, that has a little twang, that's
permeated with the spirit of the broth
erhood of man and the fatherhood of
God, sometlng that's such a luxury?
Then you proclaim in terms of the
great apostle Peter at the Transfigura
tion when he said. "My Lord, It Is good
for us to be here."
This Mr. Crews is a modest Inter
pretation of how wo feel about J. Bur
ris Jenkins whose messages come to
us with a ring.
Say, isn't he-grand?
Very cordially yours,
I WM. J. THOMPKIN'S. M. D.
I Supt Old City Hospital
Kansas City Sun:
It took a man. Dr. Burris A. Jenkins,
to make tho word "Negro" look respect
able In print. Every Negro In Kansas
City has been made to feel proud of
this change.. It takes men of red blood
to go contra to custom and rise above
the prejudice of the day. This was
one of the characteristics of Col.
Roosevelt that forced men to respect
In Dr. Jenkins all the people of
Kansas City1 have a friend. Ho is iu
deed a man with a, heart and a friend
to the lowly. He believes In tho doc
trine that "If you do It to the least of
those, my little ones, you do it unto
mo"; so wo are all pulling for Dr.
Jenkins' and the Kansas City Post."
C. H. CALLOWAY.
Editor of tho Kansas city Sun:
Thanks many times for the wonder
ful service which you rendered our
race by asking Rev. Burris A. Jenkins
to capitalize tho ''N" in Negro. I con
alder It a victory and gives us hope
that more of tho Indignities which try
our souls will be 'wiped out, especially
It moro malr-mlnded citizens like Dr.
Jenkins knew our hopes, Ideas and
aspirations and it more of us would
let-them know as you did Just how we
HOWARD M. SMITH, M. D.
To the Editor .of
The Kansas City Sun.
I desire to commend you most high
ly for those remarks In your speech
delivered on January 25th, In which
you reminded the Editor of the Kan
sas City Post, Dr. Burris A. Jenkins,
that In justice to our race the word
Negro, wherever appearing In our
great dallies, should be printed with
the letter "N" capitalized. And it is
HON. A. L. THOMAS.
The above Is an excellent likeness
of one of Missouri's representative
Negro citizens who has been recent
ly appointed to a responsible position
In the legislature now In session. Mr.
Thomas Is not only a leader In poli
tics but Is prominent In Masonry, be
ing a member of the Grand Lodge of
Missouri and Deputy Grand High
Priest of the Grand Chapter and is
the official Mall Carrier for the 50th
General Assembly of the House of
Representatives, this being his second
appointment to this responsible posi
tion. REPORT OF CLIPPERS CHARITY
Net proceeds $215.98
TWo Christmas- dlnnersMGY 7890$' 7S
Expenditures Two Christmas
dinners '. 7.00
Christmas treat of candy for
Old Folks' Homo 2.00
Valentine party for 100 girls of
North End 8.00
Vacation Bible School 13.00
Wheatley-Provldent Hospital. .. 75.00
Orphans' Home 25.00
Kansas Sido Charities 65.00
Balance In charity fund $ 20.G8
ROSA B. BARBEE, President.
KATE WHITE, Reporter.
with aeep gratitude and thanks to Dr.
Jenkins that from that day the Kan
sas City Post has adopted that pol
icy the letter "N" has been ever
since by it capitalized.
Doctor Jenkins is the highest typo
of American manhood; a humanitar
ian; a lover of right.
L. AMASA KNOX.
To the Kansas City Sun:
One of the very best reasons for be
lieving that the attitude of the Kansas
City Post will be more favorable to the
Negro In tho days to come Is the prom
ise of Dr. Jenkins that this paper will
In future capitalize the word Negro.
A step nearer to democracy.
F. A. HARRIS,
Sec'y Paseo Y. M. C. A.
DR. JENKINS A MAN.
One of tho many and most persist
ent insults aimed at our people by
American jouruallsh has been In the
use of the small "n" In spelling the
word Negro. Editor Burris Jenkins
Is evidencing rfal courage when he
thus takes a stand against the all
but crystallzed opinion of his own
race. JOE E. HERRIFORD.
Truth crushed to the earth shall rise
The eternal years of God are hern."
And so through the long, dark,
dreary days of slavery, disfranchise
ment, segregation, lynching for pas
time, aye burning at the stake. The
character of tho American Negro has
risen steadily to recognition by that
great judge of the world, Public
Opinion,. Yes, denied tho right to
claim possession of a soul, classed with
the lower animals, held up to the world
as a brute, subjected to public derision
and scorn, crushed by Intense race
hatred, yet and at last the American
Negro by the evidence of his character
has justified the faith In his work held
by. his few friends and Is beginning to
compel the greater part of the Amer
ican people to see that he is a human
being like Shakespeare's Jew, and no
better nor worse than the civilization
he is In cantact with. And then when
this Nation called her sons to win the
victory for the world's Democracyi.the
(continued on Page 4.)
MISSOURI, SA'l UUDAY,
Dr. R. R. MoiWs
WHAT THREE WELL KNOWN
THINK OF IT,
What He Went for Made Clear at Last
The South Fears Our" Returning
Overseas Soldiers Will Not
Meekly Submit to Its Out
rageous Insults, Hu
Editor N. Y. Globe: I wish to enter
a protest against the action of Dr.
Moton, who Is now in France at the
instance of the administration to ad
vise the Negro troops over there to
behave themselves like gentlemen and
thus leave a good impression upon
the people of France. Dr. Moton will
find that this part of his mission to
France is unnecessary. The Negroes
In the Army in France have given
their commander no cause for com
plaint on this score. The Krench peo
ple and French newspapers have
spoken In hlgli praise otytheir con
duct. It Is a gratuitous insult to the
character of these, men to send Dr.
Moton or any other Negro to France
to teach thera good morals..
Dr. Moton Is quoted as baying that
the Africans are Incapable of self-government.
If he means the Africans In
Africa, along the gold coast, the west
Coast, Basutoland, "Barotse land, etc.,
I can tell him that, he Is aTOSsly-mls-taken,
and' that he is libeling the char
acter of these intelligent blacks who
have for years demonstrated their
ability for self -government along
native lines. Dr. Moton Is hardly the
man to pass judgment on the capacity
of the. African blacks for self-government.
He does not know any more
about Africa and the Africans, nor as
much, as the American delegates who
aro relying on him to advise them on
this subject. JOHN E. BRUCE.
Dr. Byrd Wields the "Big Stick!"
The above clipping speaks for itself.
However, It presents to the thinking
Negrd wolrrt a serious situation. Ma
jor Moton is over in France at the
instance of tho Wilson administration.
He was chosen to go because he ac
cepts tho attitude, of the South, to
ward the Negro In this country and Is
I willing to be used to help keep the
j spirit of cringing alive in the breast
of colored people everywhere. As a
I tool In the hands of the present ad
ministration Major Moton, by reason
of his connection with Tuskegeo
school as the successor to the late
Booker T. Washington, demands au
dience wherever he speaks and what
he says carries weight with it. Amer
ica's attitude toward the black peo
ple, as shown by tho present adminis
tration, is causing concern In France.
The denunciation by the administra
tion of lynching and lynchers was a
sop for foreign consumption during
the war and a "lip phrase" to soothe
colored people. Beyond tilts denunci
ation, nothing has been done. Before
the brutal horde of Southern barbar
ians, constituents of the present ad
ministration and the backbone of tho
Democratic party, this pronuncia
monto was nothing more than words,
Lynching of colored people took on
renewed activity. Major Moton lives
iu Alabama, where they do not allow
his wife, so said with his approval, to
ride In a Pullman car. Major Moton
prefers to bow to ' Southern vlclous
ness and brutality rather than take
his stand with liberty loving people
and denounce the fiends for their ln-i
Ua ts verv dancerous
man in Franco at this time so far as
the cause of Negro liberty everywhere
is concerned. His obtruding himself
and his advice upon soldiers, the pick
of the American army abroad, Is an
Insult ns well as a crime against de
mocracy. Moton, as a man, may rep
resent his Southern bosses, but he
does not represent tho black soldier
nor the black patriot anywhere. Any
attempt on Ills part to give coior w
the position the South holds now In
peeking to have France treat Negroes
as doe3 tho South will be resented
hero with vengeance. Trucklers to
Southern lawlessness, as shown In Its
attitude toward Negroes, will be driv
en out of business. The black people
of this country do not approve of the
treatment accorded them Jiy the pres
ent administration. We resent nostUle Ulllted states.
FEBRUARY S, 191.1.
emphatically the asslnine discrimina
tion shown our boys in the war. Wo
rebel against the assumption of su
periority on tho part of bloodthirsty
Southerners, who enforce this "su
periority" by acta the llko only can
nibals of heathenism show. We spurn
their slcly talk about black "mam-
mys," and while doing so, planning
to assaslnato "mammy s" sons and
daughters. We have nothing but con
tempt for a people who will use the
courts and law of the land to deny
tho most loyal and frugal portion of
America's citizenry their constitution
al rights. We have no confidence in
America's democracy as represented
by tho present administration. We
are sick at heart and tire of hearing
about "self-determination of all peo
ples in matters of government" while
in America, moro than nine millions
of people are denied their right to
even live decently. We look with dis
gust upon a people that forces a- race
to be Ignorant by denying it civil
izlng influences and then use their
refusal to permit them a part in gov
ernment. Under tho conditions named
above, Major Moton lives and runs a
school that is destroying the real
manhood of the American Negro. His
libel against Africa is in keeping with
his betrayal of Negro America. Mo
ton cannot lead in America, and in
France he is misrepresenting the
black race everywhere according to
the Associated Tress. "(Rev.)" Wil
liam A. Byrd. Cleveland Gazette.
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CLIO ART CLUB CHARITY
The Clio Art Club wishes to mako
the following charity report for the
year January 8, 191S, to January S,
For needy families and assistance to
the Red Cross:
Headquarters $ 11.12
For dally vacation Bible School. 15.00
For cement walk around Or
phans' Home 27.00
For lee cream treat, June 12,
1918, Orphans' Home 3.75
For 28 aprons and 1C nighltlcs.
Orphans' Homo 39.C5
For 30 boys' waists 10.50
For furnishing room, Wheatley
Provldent Hospital 118.37
Total for charities $231.39
During the illness of the late Mrs.
Cora Lester at her home, she was sent
a gift of flowers or some delicacy each
ESTELLA WOODS, President.
jrAYME WEBSTER, Treasurer.
SARA RADFORD, Secretary.
THE BON VIVIANTS.
The Bon Vlvants entertained at the
De Luxe Cafe last Sunday night aftor
which they attended Love's Theatre In
a body. Next Sunday tney win enter
tain at the Spotless Kitchen and again
attend Love's beautiful theatre en
Officers: Roy Dorsoy, president;
Ralph Wright, first vice-president;
Chas. Garrett, second vice-president;
Percy Lee, secretary; William Mc
FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR EYES.
It is -not often that a Negro gets the
chance to be trained by the best minds
in this country in any given branch of
Dr. I. M. Horton. 1737 Paseo, Bell
phone East 3744, has been trained by
Dr. W. B. Needles, president Needles
Institute, 601 Bryant building, Kansas
f!ltv XTn 1hn frtrnmnnf rmtomnrrtaf in
Prof. Jas. H. Kenner, 63 years of
age, for 29 years principal of the Col
ored School sere, died after a long
illness at his residenco here last Tues
day morning and was buried Thurs
day at 1 P. M. from the North Street
M. E. Church of which he was a mem
ber for more than thirty years. It
was the largest funeral ever held In
Marshall and many friends from other
cities were in attendance, among
whom were Mesdames Silah Swann,
Anna J. Carter, Felix H. Payne and
son, P. M. Dabney, M. E. Boyd, Mar
tha Freelan, Nellie Raglin, Marie Wil
liams, Maude Crawford, Mabel Thur
man, Grand Matron J. L. Golns, Grand
High Priest T. G. McCampbell, Grand
Secretary Geo. W. K. Love, Columbus
Jones and Past Grand Master N. C.
Crews of Kansas City, Grand Master
W. W. Fields of Cameron, Grand
Princess Etta: M. Bolden of Moberly,
Past Grand Master A. R. Cliinn and
Mrs. Chlnn, Grand Treasurer, of Glas
gow, Mrs. Carson and Thomas of Gil
liam, Mrs. Jessie K. Pierson and Mrs.
Maudelle Palmer of St. Louis, nieces;
Nathaniel Kenner, brother, of Wentz
ville, Mrs. Eliza Hughes, sister, of St.
Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis of
Paris, parents of Mrs. Kenner; Mrs.
E. S. ClaTk and M. W. Lewis of Clove
land, Ohio, sister and brother of Mrs.
Kennar; Hon. C. C. Clark, Deputy
Grand Master of St. Louis; Maj. J. H.
Sherwood of St Paul, Grand Com
mander KnightsTemplar; P. G. Ma
trons Sarah Dixon and C. R, Mc
Dowell of Hannibal," and Miss Aus
tella Brooks of Kansas City, Kan.
The Masonic Lodges from Slater,
Malta Bend, Miami, Blackburn and
Waverly attended In a body while the
sermon was preached by Rev. G. W.
Reeves of Bowling Green, while
splendid musical selections were ren
dered by the North Street M. E. Choir.
Telegrams and letters of condolence
were read from Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Walker of St. Joe, Prof, and Mrs. Win.
11. Dawley of Kansas City, G. S.
Abington of Plattsburg. Mrs. Priscilla
Russell of St. Louis, Eugene Kelley,
Hon. A. W. Lloyd, Edwaid Kenner,
H. Lowensteem & Co., Rev. A H.
Higgs of St. Louis, Prof. R. T. Coles
and wife of Kansas City, W. H Mon
roe. Dr. A. F. Ciaddock of St. Louis,
Prof. Joe E. Herrlford of Kansas City,
Mrs. Martha Caver of Kansas City,
Mrs. Dolllo Stevens of Hannibal,
! Thos. Bass of Mexico, Prof. L. B.
Qulnn and faculty of the Moberly
, schools, Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Gilbert
of Kansas City, Mrs. Lena E. Ingram,
Jos. P. Moffitte of Sedalia, Edward
Adams of Philadelphia, Mrs. Palmer
of St. Louis, and Bertha T. Buckner,
Grand Worthy Counselor of St. Louis.
The following program was ren
dered, Nelson C. Crews, Master of
Obituary A. L. Jackson
Address Dr. G. E. C. Sharp
(Former President School Board)
Address Hon. Jno. Rose
President School Board
Address Hon. A. Leonara
Mrs. Emma Collins Payne
Resolutions from Church
Resolutions from Sunday School.
Miss M. Johnson
Resolutions from Hannibal Lodge
No. 20 E. J. Craddock
Resolutions from Lincoln School.
Miss Willa Brown
Resolutions from Grand Court..
Resolutions from Grand Court. .
....Grand Matron Mary E. Golns
Resolutions from Green valley
Court No. 70 Mrs. F. Adams
Address Mrs. C. R. McDowell
Address. .Grand Com. J. H. Sherwood
G. II. Priest T. G. McCampbell
....Grand Princess Etta M. Bolden
Address. .Grand Sec. Geo. W. K. Love
Address P. G. M. A. R. Chinn
Address.. Grand Master W. W. Fields
Letter from Dr. J. Will Jackson,
Pastor, who was 111, was read by Prof.
P. C. Turner.
The gavel was then turned over to
Deputy Grand Master C. C. Clark of
St. Louis who ably conducted the Ma
sonic burial ceremony, concluding at
the cemetery whore a largo crowd as
sembled. Tho floral offerings were the most
beautiful and profuse ever witnessed
in this city and represented several
Ve have many calls each week for
houses and rooms of all descriptions.
Why not advertise what you have to
rent or sell inthis paper which reach
es all the colored people in greater
hundred dollars In cost. They were
from tho Grand Royal Arch Chapter,
United Grand Commandery of Mis
souri, Order of Eastern Star, Most
Worshipful Grand Lodge, A. F. & A.
M. of Missouri, Courts of Kansas City,
Hannibal Lodge No. 20, Diamond
Jewel Chapter No. 42, St Aldeman
Commandery No. 20, Lincoln School
and faculty, Moberly, Queen Foster
Temple, S. M. T Phyllis Wheatley
Court, Green Valley Court No. 70,
Royal House, Lincoln School of Mar
shall, North Street M. E. Church and
Sunday School and Choir, Pride of
Saline Lodge No. 97, Ladles' Aid So
ciety, K. P., Trof. and Mrs. Chlnn,
Rev. and Mrs. C. R. McDowell, Prof.
W. H. Dixon and wife, Mrs. Lula Clay
and Mrs. Maggie Nickens, Hannibal,
Mo.; Mrs. Martha Turk and Mrs. Kin
cade of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Neff of Slater, Miss Austella
Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Felix H. Payne
and son of Kansas City, Prof, and
Mrs. A. B. Bolden of Moberly, Prof,
and Mrs. J. C. Johnson of St. Louis,
Prof. J. H. Smith of Chilloco, Okla.,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dickerson, Mrs.
O. A. Walton, Mrs. Mary Boyd, Mrs.
M. L. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. F.
L. Crawford of Kansas City, Hon. C.
C. Clark and wife of St. Louis, Mrs.
Bertha T. Buckner and family of St.
Louis, Mrs. Susa Combs, Ada Flnley
and Mildred Seals of Blackburn, Mo.,
Mrs. Anna Brown Nettle and Willa,
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Madison, Mrs.
C. M. Buckner, Mrs. T. G. Johnson,
Zella- and Molllc, Mrs. L. J. Allen,
Mrs. Francis Stewart, Mrs. Gladys
Green, Mr. and Mrs, Virgil Sayles,
Miss Marguerite Ferguson, Hon and
Mrs. Jno, Rose, Mesdames Beatrice
Gray and Mabel Thurman,- Mr. 'and
Mrs. J. W. Wilson, Omaha, Neb.,
Odessa Harris of Odessa, Neb., Hon.
Immanuel Wlttrup and Hon. Jos. A.
REV. MRS. M. E. WEBU,
Who relates a message of the Lord as
seen in a vision. She says while in
Joplln, Mo., In the year 1914 a great
light came over her and she lost sight
of the world and was reading the
Holy Bible. She says that she con
ceived the knowledge of a call to the
ministry of the gospel of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. Read St. John
Ch. Ill: 1-2-3-4-5-6.7 verses.
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR
COLORED YOUNQ WOMEN
LAUNCHED AT THE PASEO
Y. M. C. A.
Tuesday evening, under the direc
tion of Miss Mae Belcher of St. Louis,
field secretary of the South Central
District of the National Y. W. C. A.,
and Miss Harriett Vance, executive sec-
rotary ot the Central Association of
Kansas City, 1020 McGeo street; 400
women were present, representing the
membership ot the Y. W, ,C A. Clubs.
These clubs are organized into the
Blue Triangle League of tho Y. W. C.
A. The women enthusiastically en
dorsed and pledged co-operation in &
campaign for $5,000.00 to open a Center
for the first year's work. The com
mltteo of management was partially
appointed, as follows: Miss Anna II.
Jones, chairman; Mrs. Ida Becks,
vice-president; Miss E. F. Lovett, sec
rotary; Miss C, E. Brydlo, treasurer;
Mrs. I A. McCampbell, Mrs. Sadie
Dibble, Mrs. Emma Ray, Mrs. J. E.
Perry, Mrs. J. R. E. Leo, Mrs. R. P.
Jackson, Miss Josephine Martin, Mrs.
M. F, Cook. This commltteo with the
local and field secretaries, will work
out plans which will bo more fully an
nounced next week. Present office of"
Blue Triangle League, Paseo Y. M. C.
A., Mrs. Jean McCampbell, office as
sistant Call and see her. Turn in
your membership. Watch us grow
MYRTLE F. COOK, Publicity Ciu