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VOLUME X. NUMBER 28.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 191i.
ALL ROADS LEADS TO LOVE'S THEATRE NOW
Dr. Bundy Thrills
In both Kansas Citys
Dr. Leroy M. Bundy of St. Louis,
whose connection with the Ill-fated
riot that occurred In East St. Louis
nearly two years ago brought him
much suffering and unenviable noto
riety and who goes to trial next week
for his alleged participation in thin
affair, spoke before a number of au
diences In Kansas City last Sunday
and gave a thrilling and harrowing
narration of the awful crimes perpe
trated upon our people in that diabol
ical cataclysm. Ho told of the eco
nomic and political condition leading
up to this horrible tragedy and how
he was selected (btcause he happen"
ed to bo the leader of his people in
that community) to be the scapegoat
and the one upon whose head was
concentrated all the bitterness and
hatred of the opposito elements who
participated in this debauchery of
crime. Ho frankly explained his re-
DR. WILLIAM H. THOMAS,
the popular pastor of Allen Chapel,
who holds his second Quarterly Meet
latlon with the National Association
and the causes leading up to the
break between them and eloquently
as well as pathetically urged his peo
ple not to misjudge nor desert him In
this his supreme trial. As he rose
to magnificent heights of eloquence
that swayed his hearers like a tree
In a tempest, hundreds gave vent to
their feelings. At one moment by
shedding tears and at another by
frantic and tumultous applause. No
orator in recent years has over car
ried an audience so completely with
him as did Dr. Bundy last Sunday.
At every place ho spoke the same
scenes were enacted and .some who
could not control their emotions
screamed aloud. Dr. Bundy was met
on his arrival by Editor Crews of The
Sun and escorted to his home and
after removing the stains of all night
travel he prepared for his day's itin
erary which had been arranged by
Messrs. C. II. Calloway, W. C Hues
ton and Editor Crews
His first appearance was at Allen
Chapel, where an audience of more
than twelve hundred people confront
ed him, and after the regular morn
ing service he delivered his first ad
dress, which stlrredi historic and arts
tocratlo Allen as she had never been
stirred before At the conclusion of
his address a collection of $222.27 was
taken and the people virtually fought
their way down the spacious aisles to
mako the! roffering and to grasp the
hand of Dr Bundy and wish him good
luck and assure him of their prayers
At the beautiful Metropolitan Tem
ple in Kansas City, Kansas, Dr Bundy
spoko briefly before the Forum at 5
p in and Dr. D. A. Holmes, the bril
liant pastor, urged that although it
was not the regular services of the
Church, an offering be taken, and In
response to the eloquent plea of Prof.
J. P. King, $52 was given Dr. Bundy.
The next meeting was at the En
deavor meeting of St. James A. M. E.
Zion Church, presided over by Rev.
Dr. Shaw, an old friend of Dr. Bundy's
father, and although there were only
twenty-four people" present, $14.10 was
given tho Doctor to help him in his
The next meeting was at tho great
Second Baptist Church, where after a
fitting introduction by Hon. C. H. Cal
loway, Dr. Bundy again carried his
audience to the heights and was given
a collection here of $102.
From the Mother BBaptist Church
the delegation went to famous St.
Stephen's Baptist Church, Dr. J. W.
Hurse, pastor, and here they found
tlm crnntpst surnrise of the day. Al
though it was 10 o'clock, more than
1,500 people had wedged and crowded
their way into this edifice to hear
nr. rtnndv. manv of whom were men
nnil women that had heard each of
his previous addresses but seemed to
never tire of listening to His tunning
story and matchless eloquence; and
wlmn lm was introduced by Hon. W.
C. Hueston a wave of sympathelo ap
plause led by its loyal and courageous
pastor, swept over tho building ana
shook it from center to circumference,
rw rtnnrlv's rpcltnl was followed with
breathless interest and hero he de
livered one of tho most heart reach
ing addresses that it has over been
our opportunity to hear. The people
simply could not control tlielr emo
ttnna nml stronir men went aloud, and
when Dr. Hurse called for an offer
ing Dr. D. M. Miller, one of his faith
ful officers, said, "Wo must allow no
Church in Kansas City to do more
for Dr. Bundy than St. Stephens,'
and when tho collection had been fin
ished their matchless leader, Dr.
Hurse, placed in the hands of Dr.
Bundy $227.25; whilo a numDer or
r.pnnln in shakine hands wltu ur.
Bundy handed him sums ranging from
$1 to $5. Altogether he received from
loyal and sympathizing members oi
th eraro in this city $625.76. Tho
prayers of all Kansas City goes out
for Dr. Bundy's acquittal, ana on last
TueBday night at historic Allen, Dr.
Thomas, who is a leader of his people
and stands without a peer in this
Western county, had tho congregation
bow in silent prayer for a few mo
ments that this splendid young man
might receive justice in his coming
trial; which means acquittal.
By Chas. P. Wilson,
Jefferson City, Mo.
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HON CHARLES H. CALLOWAY,
one of Kansas City's able young attorneys, who is ever In the forefront
in helpful and uplift movements;'. All last Sunday hi3 automobile as well
as nis personal services were piacea ai me disposal ot ur. tsunay.
sas City needs more men like Mr. C. H. Calloway.
COLORED CHILDREN'S IMPROVE.
Annual Business Meeting at Y. M. C.
A., 8 p. m., Friday, March 21.
Report of the past year's work.
Election of officers and board of
Every man and woman with a heart
and feeling for our poor, neglected
and delinquent children should attend
both the Sunday Community meeting
at Lincoln High School and this busi
ness meeting at the Y. M. C. A.
Do you want a parental home to
save our young girls? Then come to
Do you want a McCune Farm for
our wayward boys? Then join this
body of men and women in our march
to tho County Court for the same.
H. It. Fannim, President.
Myrtle F. Cook, Secretary.
THE 92ND DIVISION.
That the D2d was not permitted to
como to this city and be entertained
by the Colored peoplo of this section
was a grievous dlsajivijintment to us
and will rankle for a I6ng time in the
breast of our people, who had hoped
to show thoir appreciation of our boys
who also mado history "over there."
But regardless of that, tho splendid
record they made cannot be hidden
nor taken away from them and in the
years to como this Nation will be
proud of their valor and achievements.
Quite a few of the men have gone
through here in small detachments,
and they are being rapidly demobil
ized at various camps.
REV. JOHN T. JENIFER DEAD.
. Rev. John T. Jenifer of 3130 Vernon
avenue, Chicago, 111., passed away on
last Thursday evening. The great
in elate was only sick a few days. Dr.
Jenifer was among the prominent and
noted Negro educators and church
men of the United States. It was he
who built Quinn Chapel Church, cor
ner of 24th and Wabash avenue, and
numerous other great projects for the
benefit ot the Negro people through
out the country.
A big time at Allen Chapel, Sunday, March 16th
Dr. F. Jesse Peck will preach tho Communion Sermon at
3 p. m. Tho choir, under Professor Jackson, will bo assisted
by singers from "Western University. The minister will preach
at tho morning and evening services.
YOU ARE INVITED.
THE "WHITE FOLK'S"
It Is very regrettable that we
have in Kansas City a small
class of people, known as the
"White Folk's" Negro. They
are not only a setback and a
detriment to themselves, but
they are a hindrance and a dis
grace to their race as well. This
does not simply apply to some
of our men but a few of our
women as well.
The small number of Negro
men and women in Kansas City
who fall under this head will
soon be publicly dead. He can
not withstand the onslaught of
the masses of Negroes, for he Is
against them In their cry for
justice. He is against his race
for selfish motives and selfish
gains. He Is also against the
dictates of God In opposing the
securing of the just rights of
the Negro In this country.
The "White Folk's" Negro is
one who stands with hat in hand
and a grin upon his face; he is
one who is against any move
ment started by his people, re
gardless of its merit and the
good it will do his race. He
believes that no movement will
be successful unless started by
White men and he himself act
ing as their figure-head; that is,
with no thoughts of his own,
but simply a catspaw and a trai
tor to his race.
..What fair-minded Negro is
against a movement that has for
Its object and purpose the se
curing of life, liberty, property
and the pursuit of happiness for
his people? What respectable
and progressive Negro wants to
be "cooped up" in Jim Crow
Cars? What intelligent Negro
wishes to continue In the loath
some state of disfranchisement
which is simply taxation with
out representation? What red
blooded American Negro wants
to continue to see his people
mobbed and lynched? Any Ne
gro who is against such a just
cause is not fit to hold the pub
lic confidence and should be
looked upon with contempt and
scorn by his fellow.men.
Then, one other thing to bear
In mind what would the white
people think if they learned that
they are Negroes who are base
enough to fight a movement
that is meant for their own
good? It Is true that the White
Man uses the "White Folk's Ne
gro" whenever he needs him,
but deep down In his heart he
despises him. No man likes a
coward and a traitor, and that
is what the term "White Folk's
Negro" signifies. Trust not the
Negro, big or small, who Is
against any movement for the
good of his people. Shun him
and heed him not, for he is dan-gerous.
REV. BAGNALL ASSAULTED!
IN THE AISLE OF HIS CHURCH ON
A Woman in the Case, It Is Alleged
Churchmen Take Row to Court
Litigant Sends Invitations
to the Trial.
Detroit, Mich. St. Mathew's Epis
copal church, the most exclusive of
Detroit's chrurches for Negroes, is
tho center of an altercation that to
day got as far as the prosecutor's of
fice and tho police court. That the
excluslvo atmosphere of tho church
should bo rigidly maintained, one of
the litigants, a woman, sent out invi
tations to the trial, which was to be
held before Justice Sellers today.
Tho invitation reads in part:
You are Invited to attend the
trial of Mrs. Blnga and Mr. White.
Mrs. Binga and Mr. White hope
you will all come and hear the
truth. And bring your friends.
This is how Mrs. Binga and Mr.
White are involved:
The Rev. Robert W. Bagnall, rector,
is accused by somo members of his
flock of being too friendly with a
woman high in the social life of tho
church. He was tried before Bishop
Charles D. Williams and the charges
against him dismissed.
But the incident, unfortunately, did
' not close there. Sunday, clad In his
I vestments and preceded by the altar
i boys, the Rev. Mr. Bagnall entered the
church aisle for the processional. As
ho passed a pew occupied by Mr. John
White, according to his story, Mr.
! White arose and smote, him .with a
I blackjack. Greater confusion was
I caused, says the Rev. Mr. Bagnall,
i when Mrs. Binga tore his robes from
his person, donned them herself and
ran into the street, shouting: "Glory
to God and down with tho peracher."
The Rev. Mr. Bagnall swore out war
rantsDetroit (Mich.) News, Feb. 27,
Details of a row in St. Matthew's
Episcopal church, the most exclusive
Negro congregation In Detroit, be
came public last week, through pro
ceedings in circuit and police court
involving Rev. Robert W. Bagnall,
rector, and Cornelius White, 616 Mc
Graw avenue, a member of the congre
gation. White was arraigned before
Justice Sellers on a charge of assault
ing tho rector with a blackjack in the
aisle of the church last Sunday week.
Hearing was adjourned to March 0.
The rector, in turn, was taken to the
sheriff's office on a capias obtained
by White in a $10,000 suit for aliena
tion of affections. He was released
on $100 ball. In his declaration he
charges ths rector with paying undue
attention to Mrs. White. Charges
were recently mado before Bishop
Williams and dismissed. The disturb
ance of last Sunday week followed.
but advertise the place to your
It is needless to state in this article
how well this standard has been kept
up but a reporter for the Sun, know
ing the many failures made In this
line ot business by members of our
race, has kept a close watch on this
growing and now thriving business.
We found that under the excellent
management of Mrs. Edora Thomas,
courteous at all times, affable in the
superlative degree and ever alert that
each patron may get the best serv
ice, the Spotless Kitchen and tho
Spotless Kitchen Annex had increased
their patronage until Mrs. Thomas,
the proprietor, finds It difficult to em
ploy sufficient waitresses to serve the
Immense crowds that throng this es
tablishment. Persons who have here
tofore scorned tho idea of eating In a
restaurant have found the meals there
served in such an appetizing manner
and cooked so wholesomely that they
have become regular patrons. .
Is the Spotless Kitchen a success?
Go in there any hour of the day or
night and you will be able to answer
this question for yourself. Then tell
"Kid" as we have told him, "You'vo
got 'em all."
St. Paul, Minn., March 12. The bill
providing for tho organization and
equipment for an additional battalion
of Infantry for the Minnesota Nation
al Guards to be composed of Colored
men, passed the house by a voto of
72 to 49 and was sent to the Senate
where tho prospects for its passage
are exceedingly bright. Although la
bor leaders and Socialists are vigor
ously opposing It the newspapers and
business men are supporting it
The above is the likeness of Mr.
N. S. Adkins, Special Deputy of the
American Woodmen. Mr. Adkins is
loved as a business man by all who
HON, W. C. HUESTON
The brilliant young attorney who as Chairman of the General Commit
tee has perfected all arrangements to give our boys a royal welcome home
but we were not permitted to do it.
Tho Sun acknowledges tho receipt
from Mr. Virgil H. Franklin of a num
ber of copies of House Bill 1533S In
troduced by Mr. Madden of Illinois,
providing for equal rights, accommo
dations and privileges for all persons
riding on Interstate transportation and
prohibiting discrimination. Every
Negro in tho United States should
urge the passage of this bill at the
next session of Congress and get be
hind tho National Negro Constitution'
al Conservation League, which Is
working towards this very end.
THE SPOTLESS KITCHEN.
The consummation of things mate
rial is divided into two great classes
luxuries and necessities. In tho lat
ter class we find food. It matters not
how busy an individual may me, In
what class he may fortunatPly or uu
tunately be placed, food becomes no
less a requisite.
In the establishment of tho Spot
less Kitchen at 23 West Thirteenth
street and tho cc umodlous annex at
1303 Baltimore avenue, Mr. Martin
Young's purposes were to make the
business all that Us name Implied;
and to make the food served therein
so palatable that once you had been
served, you would not only come again
Mrs. Jack Withers, 1819 East 17th
street, who underwent an operation,
NEW OFFICE BUILDING.
Tho apparent need and Insistent de
mand for a modern, up-to-date office
building in this city for Colored busi
ness and professional men has be
come so pronounced that a movement
is on toot which will bo shaped Into
action next week to organize a stock
company to be known as the "Liberty
Bond Stockholders' Association" for
the purpose of erecting a commodious
five-story building which shall have
within it a spacious theatre, a large
entertainment hall, a number of store
rooms, several fraternal halls and a
second and third floor devoted to of
fices. Notices are being sent out to
a number of representative men and
women asking their opinion and their
willingness to co-operate in such a
movement, and when the replies have
been received the of the meeting will
be announced. The Sun stands ready
to take $1,000 worth of stock in thla
commendable and much needed enter
prise. Hon. W. C. Hueston, Dr. H. M.
Smith, Dr. J. F. Shannon and other
leaders are behind the movement.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wilson wero
called to Katz, Ky., Saturday night to
tho bedside of tho former's mother,
who passed away soon after their ar
It started in Ohio, then it bobbed up in South Carolina;
'twas next seen in St. Louis, headed for New York New York
raved over it. Then it appeared in Virginia and now it is
headed this way and due to arrive April 4th.
Watch this space next week for particulars !