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23) e mu ALL THE NEWS FEARLESS DEFENDER OF TUE RACE ALL THE TIME 1 VOLUME YI. NUMBER 24. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY ?, 1911. PRICE, 5 m mm mutt 500 Negro Men and Women "Go To Church Sunday" . A Great Universal Movement Ministers, Men, Women and Christian Workers Join In Making It A Glorious Affair gg The Most Remarkable and Successful Observance of Sunday Ever Witnessed in Greater Kansas City Thousands of Colored Peo ple Thronged the Streets on Their Way to the Churches of Greater Kansas Nearly All of Which Were Packed to Their Capacity While Many Turned Away Hundreds. HUNDREDS JOINED THE CHURCH AND A GREAT RELIGIOUS ENTHUSIASM WAS AROUSED WHICH WILL BEAR FRUIT IN THE FUTURE. Perfiaps the moat remarkable ex hibition of church going ever wit nessed In Kansas City on the jart ot "Colored people was on last Sunday known as "Go-to-Church Sunday." Nearly every church. In the city made extra preparations for the occasion, and extra seating capacity was pro vided wherever possible, and special musical programs was the order of the day throughout tHe two cities. The Sun. has made diligent efforts to get eports from every church In the two cities, and tho compiled statistics from the different churches are given as follows: Allen Chapel. Never In the history of Allen Chapel, not even during the general conference, was there such, a throng gathered within its walls as last Sun day. Every available Inch of space was taken, and the ushers -certify that more than five hundred were turned away from the morning service. An excellent musical program was ren dered by the surpllced choir of forty voices, and Dr. Thomas preached an effective sermon from St." John, XIII, 34. Theme, "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" Attendance: morning, 2, 2C0; evening, 1,400. Additions to the sbch,-8tff.eniy-j5ixr total -collection, $138.40, . . - . Second Baptist. Last Sunday was Indeed a great day at. this! church. Crowded to Its ca pacity, many of the old members be ing brought to church In carriages sent out by the pastor and officers, here were fifty additions to the church, and 150 went forward and manifested a desire to live a Christian life. Morning attendance, 27000; evening, 1,600; collection. $136.00. Next Sunday baptism will be adminis tered to sixty-one candidates, and in the evening the Lord's Supper will be observed. Tho next Issue of The Sun will contain a full liBt of those bap tized. St. John A. M. E. Church. Rev. T. A.. Wilson, the pastor, preached two wonderful sermons dur ing the day. The' attendance" at the morning , service was 180; evening, 200; no additions; collection, $32.00, The pastor will begin a series of ser mons Sunday, February 8, to which the public is Invited. St. Stephen's Baptist Church. . Rev. J. W. Hurse, pastor, reports a glorious service all day and the spiritual enthusiasm ran high. Excel lent -musla was rendered by his well- trained choir. The attendance at the morning service was 800, and at tho evening service, 950. And hundreds were turned away. There -were 120 additions to the church, and the col lections were $185.50, This was one of the greatest Sundays In the history of St. Stephens. WARD CHAPEL A. M. E. CHURCH. The pastor, Rev. H. H. Jones, re ports a glorious service all day. In the morning Rev. J. Frank McDonald, D. D., preached .an ablo sermon, and in jtho evening a special platform meeting was held participated in by some of Kansas City's most prominent citizens. The attendance for the morning was 225 and In the evening 400. There were no additions. The collection was $45.80. Aslarge num ber were turned away from the Church. ST; JOHN A. M, E. ZION MISSION. This Mission has only been organ ized.one month, but the pastor, Rqv. Wm. Johnson, reports excellent ser vices' all day with a large' attendance,. There wre-nlne additions and three splendid sermons preached during the day. GREENWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. O. T. Mosby, the pastor, re ports a great service. The morning attendance -was 180; evening 200. The Increase, over the usual attendance was nearly 100, Tho collection during tie day -was $36.00, Rev. MoBby b proud of the members and friends ot hla little church, located at 18th and Terrace. BETHEL A. M. E. CHURCH. Rev. P. D. Wells, the pastor, reports glorious services throughout the day, The morning attendance was 125 and in- tho evening -was 200. There were twp additions. The collections amounted to $15.76. This is one ot the most rapidly growing Churches In tho city and has one of the most eloquent gospel preachers that has ever pas- tored a Church In Kansas City. The editor believes that Bethel Is destined to be within the next five years, the largest A. II. E. Church In Kansas City. MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. Daniels, pastor of the Morning Star at 2413 Vine street, reports ex cellent services throughout the day. here were 150 present In tho morning, 300 in Uit afternoon, and 550, at night. There were two additions to the Church during the day and the col lections amounted to $49.00. C. M. E. CHURCH. The C.' M. E. Church at IStU and Tnseo, with Rev. J It. McClaln paBtor, although small in point of member ship, .reports a glorious day. The pas tor Is regarded as one of the great preachers of the city and he delivered two excellent sermons during the day. Tno attendance at the morning, ser vice was 80, In the. evening 125, with one addition to the Church, and a col lection of $18.00'. v CENTENNIAL' M. E. CHURCH. Centennial M. E. Church, located at 19th and Woodland avenue, Rev. R. Davis pastor, had the greatest day In Its history and was utterlylncapable of accommodating the hundreds who sought to worship there during the day. The morning attendance was 470, evening attendance 550. During the day there were 43 additions to the Church and Dr. Davis preached two sermons that will long Hvo In the minds of his hearers. Many were turned away from this Church and the collections were $76.00. PLEASANT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. J. M. Booker of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, reports a rec ord breaking attendance, 500 being In atttndance In the morning and 750 at night. There was one baptism, eight came forward as candidates for bap tism, and the collections for the day were $53.00. Rev. BoBoker is prepar ing to Install one of the finest pipe organs In the city. VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. The account of services at Vine Street Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. T. W. Ewlng pastor, will be found under the heading of Vine Street Church News. This is one of the churches that sends In its reports -weekly to tho Kansas City Sun, for which we are duly grate ful. EBENEZER A. M. E. CHURCH. Never was the necessity for larger and more commodious building dem onstrated to the members of Ebenezer Church than on last Sunday when thousands attempted to get into a building built only to accommodate hundreds. Rev. W. C. Williams re; ports that hundreds wore turned away at both morning and evening scrvicts. The attendance at the morning service was 400 and in the' evening 700 people wedged themselves Into this building. Dr. Williams preached two never to be forgotten sermons, which resulted In 26 people joining the Church, while the collections were $130.00. Ebenezer In entering upon a revival that will stir Kansas City from center to cir cumference. KANSAS CITY, KAN , FIRST A. M. E, CHURCH. The pastor, Rev. J. It. Ransom, re ports that there were more than 1,(00 persons present at both morning and evening services and the services were of a high order, Dr. Ransom preached a brilliant sermon replete with the holy 'ghost and during the day there were 39 additions to the Church and a collection ot $108.09, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. The pastor, W. A. Boren, D. D. re ports the morning attendance to have been 800, evening 450, Additions to tht Church, 7, WO CUHGCUUUB 1UI the day $64.70. METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. G. L. Price, pastor, reports the number In attendance at the morning services 325, evening 350. Additions lo the Church 1C. Collections $46.30. ST. PAUL A. M. E. CHURCH. This Church at 21st and Ruby ave nue, Is pastored by Itev. Howard D. Harris, and ho reports an attendance of 250 at each ot tho services. There were no additions and the collections were $51.00. PLEASAN GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH. Itev. Geo. McNeal, pastor of -this Church and Grand Master of tho U. B. P.'S of tho stato of Kansas, reports great services with more than 300 In attendance at each service during the day. There was one addition and a collection of $26.00. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. N. S. Jenkins Is pastor of this Church, located at 24th and Ruby. He reports a morning attendance of 200; evening or 300.- Offo addition to tho Church, and a collection of $30.00. THE EIGHTH -STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. Dr. D. B. Jackson, the scholarly and forceful pastor of this Church, reports an unprecedented attendance C00 at the morning service, 800 at tho even Ing. Three, additions; collections $40.S0. KING SOLOMON BAPTIST CHURCH Rov. J. W. Clay reports 600 In at tendance at each service with three additions during the day and a col lection of $34.85. C. M. E. CHURCH. Rev. M. I. Warfleld reports an "at tendance of 300 at each service, nine additions to the Church; collections of $28.70. Much religious enthusiasm was manifested, ROSEDALE, KANSAS. ST. PAUL A. M. E. ZION CHURCH. The Rev. John Harvey preached a wonderful sermon at the morning ser vice at which there were present about 100 persons. There were no additions to the Church. The collections were $15.00. MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev. Cbas. Ferguson reports an at tendance o 150 at each service. No additions; collection of $2325. BETHEL A. M-. E. CHURCH. J eyerVejsdaytinlnR. In the Club 5V.'MlIlerrpastor"br thisrCrhu'r?hmoft,St3!MIcas-Church.sTho "Rev. which Is small, reported an attendance of CO and a collection of $6.00. PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH. This Church under the pastorate of Rev. C. A. Ralston, Is doing splendid work and had an "attendance ot 175 at each service. There were no ad ditions reported. Collections amount ed to $18.55. WESLEY CHAPEL M. E. CHURCH. The Rev. L. C. Allen, pastor of this Church, (reported an attendance of 150 at each service and glorious ser vices throughout the day. The col lections amounted to $12.00. ST. PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH. his 'Church, located at 19th and Highland avenue, Is presided over by Rev. B. Hlllman, one of the brainiest and most experienced men In tho min istry. He has been a gospel preacher for nearly forty years and tho editor Is honored to count him among his boyhood friends. Ho reports splen did services both morning and even ing. The attendance was 250 at each service, There are many churches from which our reports were uname io gei returns, but sufficient returns have been obtained to show that out of the 32,000 Negroes In the two Kansas Cltlos, more than 24,000 attended ser vices somewhere last Sunday, .nearly 500 "additions to the Church, and the collections of more than $3,000. "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the House of the Lord." VINE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. Sunday was Covenant Day and many testified to the goodness of our Lord. There was much rejoicing. Five Joined the Church, which was filled to Its capacity. Five hundred people attended morning services. May God send us another "Go to Church" day. Tho evening services were grand. The past6r preached a won derful sermon, "God's Love For Us," Tho Church was crowded beyond Its capacity. Fully two hundred were un able to get Into the Church. There were six additions. Tho choir sang sweetly "Praise Ye the Lord, Oh House of Israel." The collection was taken and we departed for, our homes feeling as it our Joints were filled with new win. The Negro Business League held a very Interesting meeting Tuesday night and were addressed by Mr. Arthur A- Anderson, of London, Eng land, and Dr. 0. Murray Kane. De lightful music was furnished hy the Anderson family, with a splendid recitation by young Anderson, Jr. Tuls family as musicians and readers is unexcelled, Tho league made ar rangements with them to ropeat their musical program at the1 next meeting, Tuesday night, February 10, when an address -will be delivered by J, A. Wilson, the Jeweler, with a summary of "Negro' Business Needs," by Presi dent H. T. Keallng, ot Western Uni versity. The public Is Invited; 8 clock; 1803 Eas,t (Eighteenth street. Should Attend Lincoln Night Women's Qiub Notes Dancing every, $eunesday night at Armory Hall, Cbttage and Vine streets, Prof. Roscoe White. Gracco Art holds Its first an nual exhibit at- Lyric Hall Monday night, February ,"16. cents. i. Admission, 25 Tho Ladies' Coterlo Club will hold its next meeting ith Mrs, A. B. Holt, 942 New Jersey avenue, Kansas City, Kas. The St. Pancr'aa 'G'ulld of St. Au gustlne's Pi ECrjurch will give a Martha Washington -tea party Febru ary 21, at LyrlcHall. The Tango Club met at tho resi dence df. Mr. and, Mrs. Roscoe White, 1228 Vino street', Tuesday, February 3.' Quite a number Joined this club. Prof. Roscoo White and Mrs. Janle White, thejady dancing teacher, are now giving private tango leBsons every Wednesday night at Armory Hall, Cottage and Vino streets. Tho young people of Allen Chapel met last WeNJnefiday evening at the parsonage of SReV. Wm. H. Thomas and organized what is to be known as the Social Pathfinders. Officers were elected. ' Tho English Study Club will meet with Mrs. H. ' Compton, 1510 East Eighteenth street, Wednesday even ing at 8 o'clock p. m. ' Short dis sertations will bo' given by Browning, Tennyson and Goldsmith. C. A. Smith, president; Mrs.-, Anna Smith, secre tary. The XX History and Art Club met with Mrs.'Ros-f Smith, 2440 Vine street, February 8th, with a good at- iary atn, witi 'he- CJub' wll ivijjplrs. J. ruary 12th wltUTOIrs. J. W, Taylor, lou4 Virginia MRS. WM. SNELL, Society Editress. Twelve ladles" met at the home of Mrs. Jno. Lange 912 Park avenue, and formed a Social Club to be known as tho Nightingale and wlll meet President Is Mrs. Chlzalre; Vice President Is M.rs. Shephard, and Sec retary la Mrs. Kahn. The XX History and Art Club met with Mrs. Wm. Snell, 1909 E. 24th street, January 29th. The Club was highly entertained with a lecture by Rev. E. S. Willett. Subject, "Oppor tunity for being helpful," which was very beneficial to the Club and very much appreciated. We were favored with two readings, frot Dunbar, by Madame Ida M. Becks, which were very Interesting. After a delightful repast the' Club adjourned. MRS. WM. SNELL, Society Editress. To tho Editor of The Sun: I have been thinking seriously of tho exist ing condition of tho Negro of today. The first day ot February has been celebrated by everyone as "Go-to-Church Sunday," but I wonder if any thought has been given to tho un fortunate fellow who has no one to help him or plead his cause. I have in mind several persons of whom I have read, especially those two boys who were accused of robbing tho I m-ocervman at Seventeenth street and Michigan avenue, one 12 and the other 17 years of age; also the man who was caught wounded on Wabash avenue and accused'of killing a police man. Has anyone of our race taken It upon himself to find out If these reports were true or not, or have all Just passed It up lightly as If none of them amounted to very much. I know that some white men are full Of dirty tricks when It comes to making ac cusations against the Negro, and I shpuld like to hear of some self-appointed committee investigating these charges and givlng"to the people the real facts. My heart is with the poor and unfortunate, and I often ask my self tho question, "How long will the Negro have to put up with existing conditions?" and "How can he be con tented In the face of such prejudice and discrimination?" Apparently the Negro does not realize his condition or ho doesn't care, and I know that he Isn't doing much to better his sur roundings, which apparently are grow ing worse all tho time. I am speak ing directly to those Negroes who have Influence or- are supposed to have It. Is It because he Is so glad tnat he himself Is out of prison that he Is afraid to try and help the other fellow? Why do you continue to vote and keep whlto men In office It you are unable to get sqme beneficial re sults for your race? The reason Is that wo accept some petty compensa tion for our vote and are not in a position to demand something real. We must do something, demand some thing, acquire -something, so that we can help ourselves and also one on other, Yours for thq race, JAS. R. RHODES, 7304 East Twelfth St. Cheap rent and light expenses en able me to give you the same shoe you get downtown at 10, '15 and 20 par cent reduction. G. A. Page, 1507 East Eighteenth street. oDasaGreattelA Irilliant young minister Society turned out In great force i to show their appreciation for Dr. . Smith's now rrnaMnn. thfi Tntiin Sun. dao, on a blazer, it was a decided nit, ana is tiestinea to do more popu lar than tho famous "Clipper Sundae," , which was the leading seller during the last soda season. The following ladies and gentlemen visited Sunday, February 1, 1914, between the hours of 6 and 12 o'clock p. m. Miss Ituth Bradley. Mrs. D. X. Croeth- walte. Professor Work, Miss Victoria Ncwsonie, Dr. Bruce, Mv Delia rewsom, Prof. T. H. Stewart, Professor White, Professor Holder, Jllss Grace W.ilte, Mr. N. O. Walker, Dr. Kane, Dr. Lowe, Mrs. Silas Chalncy. Mrs. Annls Garrett, Mrs. Daley McKnight, Miss Viola lloblnson. .Miss ICthyllno Wilson, the Misses Mar-; tin, Miss Ambla Kcene, Mr. T. Laws, Mr. Eugeno Vaughan, Mr. Johnnie Banks, M(ss Pauline Vaughn, Miss Ferlow, Mrs. B. Baldwin, Mr. Hugh Jones, Miss Joseph ine 1'ates, Mr. Phillip Johnson, Miss Susie Hutchlngs, Miss Mary Jones. Mr. Phil Tllford, Mr. Tim Cooper, Miss Over ton, Mr. Arthur Harris, Mrs. Sally C. Itodgers, Dr. Holly, Miss Bell, Mtss Annlo Bell Montgomery, Dr. Hopkins, Mr. Thurman, Miss -Sadlo Itodgers, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Bradbury, Mr. Moore, Miss Jarrett, Mrs. Washington, Mr. Blue, Miss .Bessie Jacobs. Tho names of visitors will continue to bo published until our formal open ing of tho Soda Season, Easter Sun day. Yourself and friends are cor dially invited to come and try the de licious Tango. Meet me at Smlth'6 after the show after church or after the dance, where we can sit and talk the matter over and enjoy eating one of those Thrill ing Tangos. Eighteenth and Tracy Is the place. FOUNDER'S OR ALLEN'S DAY At Allen Chapel, Tenth and Charlotte Streets; February 8, at, 7:30 P. M. . Processional. Hymn "The Church Is One Founda- tipn." Prayer Mr. F. A. Harris, assistant secrelary( Y. M. C. A. Selection Oholr. ' Scripture- Lesson Prof. Wm. II. Dawley. Selection Choir. Interlude Penny offering. Address Hon. C. A. Franklin, for merly ot Denver Colo.; subject, "A Rich Heritage," "Richard Allen." Selection Choir. Address Hon. N. C. Crews, "The Progress of the Church ot Allen." Selection Choir. . ( H'vAddress "Why- Join-tho Church?" Secretary R. B. Defrantz. Recessional. Benediction. Persons who joined Allen Chapel, Sunday, February 1, 1914: DouglaB Monroe, 1324 Harrison St. J. E. Herrtford, Jr., 1217 Woodland. Dr. J. B. Clark, 1809 Forest Ave. Mrs. Willie Johnson, 213 Highland. Amanda Thomas, 40 N, 9th St., Kansas City, Kas. Virginia G. Lewis, 4C N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kas. Effle Ward, ISIS Howard. Wm. Robinson, 1306 Highland. Amos B. Barnett, 1230 Forest. Alvin Payne, 2418 Montgall. Eliza Edwards, 2637 Michigan. Julia Houston, 1907 LInwood Blvd. Thomas McWorter, 2302 Vine St. Janie Shephard, 1717 E. ISth St. Grace Frasier, 1917 E. 11th St. Milton Bronson, 922 Highland. Jettle Johnson, 1007 Charlotte St. Annie Simpson, 1712 Troost Ave. Daisy Cartwrlgbt, 568 Harrison rear. B. F. Wilson, 1S12 E. 12th St. Irene Bettls, 310S E. 19th St. Mary Bell, 1013 Charlotte St. Lucy Turner," 502 Gladstone Blvd. John Frazler, 1000 Benton Blvd. Ethel Donnelly, 1103 Michigan. Huston Shelton, 1319 Woodland. W. W. Young, 1606 Lydla Ave. Lucius Holly, 1117 Campbell St. Ella Taylor, 2431 Highland. Elizabeth Branden, 1000 Virginia. BenJ. Brown, 2029 E. 18th. Adla Moore, 1007 W. Overoad, Kan sas City, Kas. W. H. Watson, 1211 Highland. J. B. Johnson, 1409 Highland. Vic'Jorla Harrison, 37th and Bel mont. Julia Savage. Trebble Winston. Thomas Johnson, 2921 Victor. Charles Smith, 1015 Michigan. Wm. Johnson, 1112 Michigan. Ethel Dunn, 1921 Howard. Geo. N. Golden, 1C05 E, 18th St. Alma Crews, 2642 Highland. Miss Willie Glenn, 916 Garfield. Lena Marshall, 2320 Vine St. Millie Green, 1314 E. 14th St. Sandy Mack, 1712 Troost Ave. Elizabeth Robinson, 2032 Harrison. Rena Curry, 510 Central. Joseph Adams, -1326 Vino St. Hattle Hlnes, 909 Oak. Horaco Bishop, 1720 Lydla Ave. Laura Ross, 3502 Barber Ave., Kan sas City, Kas. Bell Ross, 3502 Barber Ave., Kansas City, Kas. Agnes Hubbard, 2203 Lydla. Sidney H. P. Edwards, 824 E. 24th, Elmer Dotson, 1207 E. 17th St. Lizzie Robinson, C68 Campbell St. Nola Cranson, 628 W. 8th St. Effle Golden, 1512 E. 18th St. Ella M. Saxon, 2319 Michigan. Earl N. Holland, 808 Charlotte St. Mary Ella Loggins, 3132 Agnes Ave. Annie Collier, 1527 B 11th St. Olivia Redmond, 2439 Woodland. Earl Coates, 1510 E 18th St. Cello Whltesell, 808 Jefferson St. Katie WJlklns, 807 Brooklyn Ave. W. H. 'Shields, 1311 Pacific St, Lulu Shields, 1311 Pacific St. Don't think the other guy has afl tho luck unless he earns most ot It. A Splendid Young Missourian Who is Winning Laurels in His Profession as a Minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the State of Oklahoma. Soldier Singer Gospel Preacher All-Missourians are proud of Rev. T. H. Wiseman a native of this Grand Old State. Perhaps there Is no young man In the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church who has made such an enviable reputation and such rapid progress as the Rev. T. H. Wiseman, the brilliant young pastor ot the church at Okmulgee, 01; I a., who Is well and favorably known to all Kan sas Cltyans, having been assistant pastor of Alltn Chapel during the year preceding the general conference. Rev. Wiseman is not only a pleasing and Intellectual preacher of tho Gospel, but Is ont ot the most accomplished REV. T. H. WISEMAN. Of Okmulgee, Okla., the Sweet Singer of the A. M, E. Church, Who Will Wed Miss Claudia E. Jenkins, Feb. 18. and sweetest singers of tho race. His singing electrified the throngs that at tended the general conference here In 1912, and has been the means of bringing many men to the feet of the Master. Of magnificent physicial proportion, pleasing countenance, and a winsome personality, ho makes friends wherever he goes, and with out a "doubt is destined to win high honors and much fame within the councils of his church and race. That he has been loyal to his country, we may only cite the fact that when President McKlnley called for volun GRAND MUSICAL RECITAL at Convention Hall, June 19, 1914. Speakers of Note In and Out of the City Will Be Present. Music by the Best Talent Procured. Tickets will be on sale at the lead ing drug stores of the city after February 15, 1914. For further Information write R. F. Qulnn, 5714 Main street, Kansas City, Mo. Lone Star Chapter No. 2, O. E. S., Initiated twelve candidates Into the degrees of the order last Saturday afternoon In tho presence ot as bril liant an assemblage of members ot the Eastern Star as has ever as sembled In the temple. The royal matron of Lone Star Ib -Mrs. Effle J. Watklns, wife of the wekk-known un dertaker, J. T. Watklns, and Is her self one of the most accomplished and lovable matrons the fraternity has ever had. Lone Star has tho honor of having In Its ranks tho past royal matron, Mary F. Herriford; Past Grand Master R. T. Coles, present Grand Master N. C CrewB, and many of the prominent ladles and gentle men of tho city, with Prof. G, A. Page as royal patron. The musical pro gram was In tho hands of Mrs. J. D, Brown, who presided with skill and grace at the piano, and the officers of the chapter demonstrated a pro ficiency In the conferring of the de grees that brought forth much ap plause. After the initiation the charm ing royal matron tendered tho mem bers of the chapter, grand officers and visitors a delightful reception, during which delicious refreshments were served and brief but enjoyable remarks were made by Past Grand Matron A. B. Robinson, Grand Secre tary G. W. K. Love, Past Grand Mas ter R. T. Coles and Grand Master N C. Crews, all of whom expressed tho opinion that this was One of the most enjoyable Initiation ceremonies they .had ever attended. Lone Star has quite a number of candidates to be Initiated In tho near future. HEALTH NOTE. A Chicago physician says: "dood health demands that the mouth be kept closed while asleep." Cases are known where a man's health would be In better condition it he'd kept his mouth closed while awake. Mrs. A. Rhodes, 1510 Lydla avcenue. left Monday for Hot Springs, Ark., for I a stay of two months. School teers In 1898 to go to Cuba and wrest the Iron heel of oppression from tho necks of that struggling people, though but a mere boy, Wiseman was one of the first to enlist, and served heroically throughout the war. On re turning he went to California, where, under the ministry of Dr. Wm. II. Peck, presiding elder, he became con nected with the church, was ordained a local preacher, and his rise since then has been swift and sure In the ranks of his church. He was for a year chaplain of Klt trell College, In North Carolina, and studied for a year In the University or California. On last year he was transferred to the Oklahoma Confer ence, and stationed at his present ciiarge, Okmulgee, where he is win ning fresh laurels, both for himself and for his church. He was a very prominent figure at tho state teach ers' meeting recently at Boley, and his singing, as usual, was one of tho most brilliant features of an excel lent program. And he was highly complimented by President Inmnn E. Page, his old instructor, at Lincoln Institute. Rev. Wiseman was Invited bv President Keallng, ofVestern Uni versity, to preach the Baccalaureate sermon to the religious societies. And all Kansas City will acknowledge that nobody In the world has sung with more pathos and power and sweet ness the song, "I am Here on Busi ness for My King," as does Rev. Wise man. Cards have been sent out announc ing the -approaching marriage of Rev. Wiseman ' nnd Miss Claudia E. Jen kins, one of Kansas City's fairest and most intellectual daughters, and a member of one of the most repre sentative families In tho West. And Tho Sun hastens to congratulate both of the parties to this mutual contract upon their wisdom, good judgment and good fortune in securing each other, and predicts for them a bril liant future and a happy life. The race wherever he is known is proud of Rev. Wiseman, and they are equal ly proud of his brilliant and accom plished fiance, and that he will win higher honors In tho ranks of his church Is a foregone conclusion. PROF. JOE E. HERRIFORD. Principal of Lincoln School, who contributes from tlmt to time to tho Sun, gems of Masonic oratory which It would bo well for every Mason to clip and paste in his scrap book for future reference. MASONIC. What has become ot the old time Mason who used to take such de light in learning and rehearsing the secret work of the Order? He flourished, too. at a time when learning was less common among the craftsmen and often made Ills progress through hearing tho words read by his more capable brother. Ho knew the ceremonies accurately from opening to closing. He could confer degrees, deliver lectures and recite law. Has much learning overcome him, or Is it possible that the material side of Masonry, through burial funds and endowments, has so en grossed him as to cause him to neg lect the higher artsT There aro those that think so, at least, and it might be woith whilo to give the matter serious consideration. It may be poaslble that Masonry has done herself more harm than good by tak ing on the modern "Innovations" Could the old-time Jove and venera tion for the rites endure It the frills were left off? Let us hear from somebody upon the subject. Arch Gleaves, son of Mrs. Laura Perry, of Qulndaro, Kas., and a brother of Hiss Lizzie1 Gleaves and Mrs. Melissa E. French, of this city, was killed by a Union Pacific train at Laramie, Wyo., nnd the body was burled there, as the family was not apprjsod of his death until after tho intorraent. Another brother is SllaB Gleaves, formerly of this city, out now of Chicago.