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VOL. XXIV, NO. 12
Entered as second-class matter, August
1908, at the poatofflce at Kansas City,
Mo., under the act of March 3, 1879.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, S'ATUllDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1920.
Nelson C. Crews Editor and Owner
Will a Glenn Peebles General Manager
F. L. Douglass Former Kansas Cityan Died at Tulsa, Okla.
Bishop H. Blanton Parks Preaches at Allen Chapel Sunday Morning
HERBATONE CURED ME WHEN
EVERYTHING ELSE FAILED.
To the Editor of The Sun and the
I cannot fall to say a good word for
Horbatone. It was recommended to
me by a friend who had been cured
through this wonderful medicine. I
finally decided to get a bottle and
some ot the tablets and I must say that
It has done wonders In the four days
I have taken It. I was all run down
with liver, kidney and stomach trouble
in fact 1 wasn't hardly able to work
and was thinking I would have to give
up my job, but now I am feeling like
a new man and I think it my duty to
let it be known to the public that I
highly recommend It to everybody. Get
you a bottle at 2206 Vine Street,
Kansas City, Mo.
1819 East 16th St.
JOHN C. DANCEY DIES
(By the Associated Negrd Press.)
Washington, D. C, Dec. J5. John
C. Dancy, former recorder ot deeds
of "tho district, passed away at hia
home, 2139 L street, Sunday, Decem
ber 5. Mr. Dancy had a remarkable
church and political career. He was
born in Tarboro, N. C, May 8, 1850,
attending school there, and teaching
while working at the printer's trade.
Throughout the A. M. E. Zlon church
connection he was known as the great
est layman. In 1870 he went abroad
as delegate to tho right worthy grand
lodge of Good Templars. While in
England he attended the ecumenical
conference and returned to preside at
a similar conference in Toronto, the
only Colored layman so honored. He
also edited the Star of Zlon and the
For Kansas City and vicinity: From
December 17 to December 24, unset
tled temperature, shifting winds, light
rains, turning to snow; probably
C. F. COLLINS.
Prof. Roscoe White teaches you how
to dance. Clifton 3352.
Xmas Jewelry at
"Why go' down town to purchase your Xmas Gifts when
we have the same merchandise here for less?
We have a large and complete stock of the highest
grade of Jewelry, Silverware and Ivory Goods of all kinds
for your inspection.
AN IDEAL GIFT
Every Article is Guaranteed as Represented or Money
15 Ruby jewel movement; 20-year case; ribbon or
gold wristlet $12.50
"The Reliable Watchmaker"
M. A. SAFERSTEIN
1324i2 EAST 18TH STREET
FREDERICK DOUGLASS DEAD, i BEAUTIFUL MORE BEAUTIFUL
Many Kansas Cltyans will be sur
prised to hear of the death of Fred
erick Douglass", a well known figure
in the sporting world In this city for
many years until ho went to Coffey
ville, Kas., some three years ago, and
from here to Tulsa, Okla., where he
was living at the time of his death.
Douglass was engaged in many occu
pations during his years ot residence
here, having kept rooming house, bar
ber shop, tailoring establishment, pool
hall, saloon, was a professional bonds
man, occasionally practiced law in the
police courts and was of a splendid
physique, attractive personality 'and a
genial disposition that made him many
friends among all classes. The fol
lowing account from the Tulsa Star
tells of his death:
Noted Tulsa Politician Passes Away
Wednesday Morning After Brief
Illness Wife and Mother-In-Law
Present at End.
THE BRAITHWAITE PLAYERS
of Western University in
FIRST ANNUAL PRE-YULETIDE RECITAL
The event of the season
TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21
at 8:00 o'clock.
The best in Music and Literature and a Delightful Burlesque.
We Make Our Own Plays. Admission Free.
NOTICE OF OUR SPECIAL RATE FOR 1921
Our thousands of loyal subscribers, both within and
without the City, will be pleased to know that we have
made arrangements for, our
ANNUAL SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION RATE
for 1921. Tho rate will bo $1.25, paid in advance, during
this period specified to those living within greater Kansas
City which includes Kansas City, Mo,; Independence, Mo.,
Kansas City, Knns., Rosedaln, Argentine and Arrnourdale,
Kans., and $1.50 for those elsewhere in the United States.
$3.00 for those in Canada, Cuba, Mexico and all foreign
ALL SUBSCRIBERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE
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Rata begins December 15 and positively closes January 15.
Send Draft, Money Order Checks or Cash or call in person
at our office, or call for our collectors.
THE KANSAS CITY SUN
1803 East 18th St.
Kansas City, Missouri
Frederick Douglass is dead. Fred
prick Douglass, the well known po
litical leader and habitue of Green
wood avenue and other Tulsa thor
oughfares, has passed to the world
beyond. Tuesday, word came to
the Star office of Mr. Douglass' se
rious illness and Wednesday morn
ing the word came that he had died
during the night at 1:35 a. m. from
an attack of Dright's disease.
Fred Douglass was widely known
all over Oklahoma on account of
his activities in behalf of tho Demo
cratic party. During August last,
ho was associated with other prom
inent Colored Oklahoma Democrats
in holding a state convention In
this city, which strongly endorsid
the candidacy of Governor " J. E.
Cox of Ohio. His political career
In Oklahoma started in 1917, when
he espoused the cause of Hubbard
against Simons. This was one of
the most memorable campaigns ever
fought In this city and Fred Doug
lass played a conspicuous part on
the firing line. In the primaries
this fall Fred entered the race as a
candidate for Justice of the Peace
in District No. 4, on the Democratic
ticket but was unsuccessful. Ho
was energetic and useful as an or
ganizer and at the time of his death
was serving as President of the lo
cal Afro-American Democratic Club,
which has a large membership and
has rendered faithful and valuable
aid to the party.
Prior to his arrival in Oklahoma,
ho had taken prominent part in po
litical campaigns in Kansas City,
Mo., and Coffeyville, JCas.
Fred Douglass was also widely
known in local and state benevo
lent society circles, . especially tho
Knights of Pythias and Elks orders.
In these societies on account of his
ability and energy he was a recog
nized leader. At the time of his
death he was a member of Oriental
Lodge No. 29; K. of P., Coffeyvllle,
Kas., and Cosmopolitan Lodge No
247, I. B. P. O. E. ot W., Tulsa Ok.
Fred Douglass was born in Mis
souri on January 16. 1873, and died
December 8, 1920, iri his 47th year,
He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Georgia
Douglass, to whom ho was married
September 19, 1913; his motberin
law, Mrs. Sarah Rider, and his' aunt,
Mrs. Bibbs, of. Milwaukee, Wis., who
is in tho city to take charge of the
"A Thing of- Beauty Is a Joy
If you visit the LaBelle College and
Hair Emporium, you will be thorougn
ly convinced that the above statement
is true. The founder of the LaBello
College & Hair Emporium, Mdme. S.
E. Lalng, has made such a wonderful
progress durfng the three years she
has been located at 1607 E. 18th Street,
it Is hardly believable that so much
could be accomplished In such a short
Madame Laing is a woman of rare
business ability and keen foresight, is
never satisfied .with small accomplish
ments. Early this fall she desired to
have her establishment remodeled and
called in an interior decorator and the
result is she has the most beautiful
establishment of Its kind in the West.
As you enter the building your atten
tion is first attracted by the wood
work of the interior which Is snow
white, then as you continue to look
you cannot help but be impressed with
the walls which are artistically and
handsomely decorated. Then as you
proceed further you notice the large
white showcases filled with hair goods
made into every kind of a piece known,
hair dressing tools ot every descrip
tion, hair dye and everything Imagin
able which you would expect to find
In the most up-todate establishment
of its kind. There are private booths
prettily arranged for hair dressing,
manicuring and massaging and those
with the lovely draperies produce a
very pretty effect. Mine. Laing Is con
ducting a sale during the holidays and
is inviting every one that is really in
terested in the uplift of the race to
this sale. During this sale, to anyone
who makes a purchase of $2.50 or
more, she will give a present which
is on exhibition at the Emporium. She
Is also offering her guaranteed hair
dye for 75 cent a box when two or
more boxes are .purchased. The La
Belle College is open at all times for
the enrollment of students. The La
Belle course consists viz., hair dress
ing, manicuring, facial massage, manu
facturing hair goods, wig making and
trench ventilating. Beautiful switches,
transformations, curls, puffs, toilet
articles and hair dressing tools of all
kinds will be sold during this sale.
For further information call Mel
1607 E. 18th Street.
Kansas City, Mo.
GOULD, D. D., DEAD
Was 73 Years a Member of the A. M
E. Church 58 Years Active Preach
er of the Gospel, 50 Years In the
Itinerant Ministry and Ten
On last Sunday morning Rev. Dr,
Theodore Gould, one of the oldest
members of tho Philadelphia Annual
Conference, was called to the gret
byond. In his death a groat man is
gone to reap his reward. Dr. Gould
was born on August 12, 1830, In
Bridgeton, N. J. Ho united with tho
church in November, 1847, and was
licensed to exhort in 1851. He was
licensed to preach In 1853, ordained
deacon la 1S58 and ordained elder In
I The funeral services wero held at
.Alien A. M. E. Church Tuesday.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA.
The 13th annual session of the Al
pha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the largest
fraternity of Negro college men, be
gins its opening session Monday after
noon, December 27, st Lincoln High
School, where all the business ses
sions will be held. Enrolled in this
fraternity are some of the men mo3t
prominent In the educational and po
litical affairs of tho country. Many
of these .will be present at this con
vention. At the public meeting which
will be held at Allen Chapel Tuesday,
December 28, at 8 p. m., Dr. George
C. Hall of Chicagd will be the prin
cipal speaker. Others on the program
will be Dr Lucius McGhee of the Uni
versity of Chicago, national president;
Attorney Herman E. Moore ot Har
vard 'University, vice president, and
Attorney It. L. Vaughan, a very promi
nent young lawyer of Pittsburg, Pa.
WAS HE LUCKY OR UNLUCKY?
, NOTICE. X
X On account of the unusual and
4- extraordinary demand for papers
X containing the wrlteup of Dr. 1
Theodore Smith's Drug Store,
which demand we were abso-
lutely unable to supply last
4 week, we are running again on
another page of this Issue the 4
4 inspiring story of Dr. Smith's $
5 successful achievements.
And maybe those Kansas City lads
don't think well of their burg. When
It comes to boosting, those boys fit
along very well with Nelson Crews,
the Ozark editor, whoso second na
ture is to boost Missouri and Kan
sas City. Dr. Smith wised us up to
the fact that he was once an athlete.
Do you get- us, ONCEI Harry SL
Clair rode to Indianapolis on the front
ot the engine; the headlight on the
choo choo wouldn't work so Harry
fitted In quite well wlth his Spark
lers. And our "public opinion" of Oil
moro is good also. He, also, spends
much time around Mr. Crews. Pitts
burgh Courier. . x
If 18th and Vine streets do not
form a totally blind corner Its eye
sight Is at least dimmed so far as
street carmen and motorists are con
cerned. Last Sunday about S:30 in
the morning, a Vine street special, af
ter clanging its noisy bell, was nosing
gracefully around the corner. There
was nothing unusual about this and
would hardly be mentioned were it
not that at the very identical moment
a truck, driven by Roscoe White, was
towing in a derelict bodiless car
which was reaching for the same
spot, but was going east, and of
course caused the Inevitable collision.
Roscoe managed to get the truck
passed, but not so the trailing dere
lict, so the street car caught It a
healthy broadside, crushing the weak
er vessel In several parts. Jess Wil
son was sitting on the car when it
was struck helping to guide it to its
destiny. This fact brings out the
marvel. Instead ot jumping, and per
haps being mangled under the debris
or street car, ho remained, not In his
seat, however, as this was wrecked
also, but holding valiantly to the stir
ring wheel perfectly cool and serene.
Tho conductor hurried out and jot
ted down a few names, then boarded
his car, signalled the motorman, and
left the usual crowd of curiosity seek
ers gaping and wondering. A police
man came later to learn what was the
matter. The truck finally dragged
the woe smitten derelict up the
street, and a witness exclaimed:
"Gee! that guy on the derelict was a
PRACTICED WHAT HE PREACHED
But When B"rother Pullum Kissed
Elder's Wife He Drew Fire.
The Rev. J. Pullum, negro preacher
from the Missouri side, was invited to
occupy the pulpit last night of the
Church of Brotherly Love, Kimball
and Hallock streets, Kansas side. Af-,
ter expounding from the texts on the
love each Christian should bear for
his fellow, Brother Pullum proceeded
to demonstrate by kissing each wom
an in the congregation.
Moses Phillips, an honorable elder.
not grasping Brother Pullum's view
point, threw a lighted lamp at the
preacher just as Mrs. Moses Phillips
was about to receive an ardent smack
on the Hps from the visiting parson.
Brother Pullum went down under tlje,
blow, but did not take the count. Tho
lamp Phillips threw had been the only i
means of lighting the 'church, and in
the darkness tho preacher escaped to
the street, and hurried to Kansas Side
police headquarters. There he said
he had been struck on the head by
Phillips. Phillips appeared a few
minutes later at police headquarters
with several men members of the
church, and explained the provocation
that prompted him to hurl the lamp.
Brother Phillips was not arrested.
OLD CITY HOSPITAL NOTES.
Due to the deficiency of many of
the nurses in many subjects, a course
including English, composition and
spelling will be taught with the spe-
lal nurse training course. This de-
partment will open January 1st.
KAPPA ALPHA PSI; ANNUAL
Tho Eleventh Annual Meeting of
the Kappa Alpha Psi, a National
Greek Letter Fraternity, and the
first to be incorporated among Negro
College men, will convene at Temple
University, Philadelphia, December
30, 31, (1920) and January 1, 1921.
This Meeting is expected to be the
greatest in tho history of the Frater
nlty. A full delegation of undergrad
ua'tes represening over seventeen ac
tive chapters will attend. Among the
Honorary and Alumni members will
bo Dean Gilbert Jones, and Prot.
David, of Wilberforce University;
Prof. Leslie P. Hill, of Cheney Nor
mal School, Cheney Penna; Prot.
Dudley W. Woodward, Dean of the
College ot Liberal Arts, Howard Uni
versity, Washington; Dr. Williams,
Dr. Harrison, Dr. Porter, of Chicago,
and Dr. Carey, of Detroit. Dr. Con1
well, President ot the Temple Univer
sity, will deliver the address of wel
come to the delegates.
Mrs. Ida Becks is in Armstrong, Mo.
to spend the holidays with her aged
mother. She will return the first
part of the year.
MADAME E. B. STEELE
Wishes to announce to the publio the opening of a
Modern and Up-to-Date
BEAUTY PARLOR i
in her new home.
Scalp Treatments (Criterion System,) Hair Dressing and
Hair Manufacturing. Facial Massage by careful operators.
2114 VINE STREET, -:- :- KANSAS CITY, MO.
A full auota of nurses will he nt
the Old City Hospital after January
Tubercular n.ntlpnts hin
transferred from thn Did nitv it
pltal to the Tubercular Sanitarium nf
Leeds. Colored and white nursps nrp
Dr. William J. Thomnkins. snnerln
tendent, reports that thpro hnci harm
more insanity in the last six months
man in me previous twelve years be
cause ot the use of substitutes for
MADAME STELLA HUBBARD.
Kansas City's most successful mil
liner located at 1609 E. 18th street
Call and see what wonderful bargains
she has for Christmas.
Quarterly Meeting at Allen Chapel
Sunday., December 19. Bishop H B.
Parks and Presiding Elder DeLyles
BRU MM ELL-COOPER WEDDING
William Brummell and Miss Edna
Cooper, both well known colored resi
dents of Trenton, Mo., were united in
marriage at eleven o'clock Sunday
morning at the bride's home on Mer
rill. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. M. S. Bryant of Liberty, Mo. A
number of relatives and friends of tho
couple were present. Following the
ceremony a wedding dinner was serv
ed by the bride's mother, Mrs. Abbio
Taylor. Mr. Brummell is a farmer re
siding east of Trenton and is one of
the best known colored residents of
the county. Miss Cooper has been tho
teacher ot the Trenton colored schools
for many years and Is one of the most
efficient teachers in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Brummell will mako
their home on the farm east ot Treis-ton.
CORRESPONDENTS TAKE NOTICE.
and YZ VpiVer mUS,1 reach us Tuestay morning during Christmas,
of those wleks 83 We fi t0 press on Wednesday of each
Attorney James E. Nugent
of the School Board
Dr. R. H. Miller
Pastor of the Independence Boulevard Christian Church,
who is also Mr. R. A. Long's Pastor,
will address the Community Meeting Sunday afternoon.
December 19, at 3:15. Lincoln High School Auditorium,
19th and Tracy Avenue. THE CLOKTNrrc vpiat? irMont.
Dr. Miller, pastors one of the most influential congregations
of our city and is a great speaker.
The entire public is urged to be present. Music by the
Lincoln High School Orchestra and special numbers by the
lueioay junKers Quartet, composed of:
U. S. Surratt, II. J. Conway,
A. W. Jackson, L. W. Fitzpatrick.
TWO SPECIAL FEATURES
1. An exhibit by tho Domestic Art Department of both f
mo vay ana iNignt Schools. '
2. A ten minnfo' pvpnroinn -.r. ,- . .
wiuujju iu isiecuanicat