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OF THE RACE
VOLUME YI1. NUMBER 1G.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 191d.
Stop! Read Carefully Each Ad in The Sun Before Making Christmas Purchases
PRESENTS FOR EVERYBODY!
NEGRO BOOKS AND PICTURES.
Works of Art and Poetryy by Colored
In strictly Negro gifts made by Ne
groes and sold by Negroes and bought
from Negroes, we lead In Greater Kan
sas City. How this should Increase,
the pleasure of Christmas giving to
tho colored person to know that what
Is bought comes from colored labor
and by colored people. What Is more
beautiful or useful than a good book
by a colored author, a beautiful pic
ture by a colored artist, or even a
poem by a colored poet? We are
bound to admit that we would have
''color" If nothing else. Happily there
Is one place In twon where these
things can be bought tho League En
terprise, disseminators of Negro art
and literature offers values In this
line that are really attractive. Some
of the bost ones are as follows:
"A Joyful Welcome Into Heaven,"
this week only $1.48; "A Mother's
Love," $2.75; "Unforgotten Heroes,"
$2.50'; "Eight Negro Men of Mark,"
05c. (This splendid picture contains
the likenesses of Washington, Du
Bols, Dunbar, Taylor, Tanner, Dumas,
Douglas and noble Attucks. This pic
ture with or without frame). That
cute picture, "A Busy Day," 25 cents;
Booker T. Washington photograph, 25
cents. Some of our books: Kelly
Miller's "Race Adjustment," $1.98;
"Out of tho House of Bondage," $1.50;
Booker Washington's complete works,
any single volume, $1.50; "Master
pieces of Negro Eloquence," $2.45, and
a year's subscription to tho Crisis
for 9S cents. Clever postcards with
Negro subjects, two for 5 cents.
Note Out of town patrons can take
ndvantago" of the above prices by
sending 10 cents added postage.
THE LEAGUE ENTERPRISE,
1521 E. 18th St. Bell phone E. 1521.
Houses and Flats
22H Lydla, 1st fl., 4 rms 113.00
2d fl.. 4 rms .., . 12.00
914-Garfield. 9 rms.. mod 25.00
2414 Flora, 4 rms.. 1st n 12.50 i
2019 Holmes, 6 rms., water and itas. 12.00
2407 Woodland, 4 rms 11.00
221S Flora, 4 rni. cottage 12.50
926 lndep.. 9 rms 18.00
IS rms 60.00
2430 Flora. 4 rmS.. 1st fl 12.00
13l6rltylvidere S rms 4.00
2203 SlVh., 4 rms. . . 8.00
2407-AVtodland, rear. 2 -rms. 4.50
25th ahd l'arkway. Qulndaro. Kas.,
4 rm. cottage i.OO
406 Haskell, K. C, Kas., 6 rms..
5418 Kansas. 6 rms , 10.00
2440 Montsall, 6 rms., mod 22.50
2446 Flora, 6 rms, gas and water... 16.00
2415 Woodland, 5 rms., gas, water.. 12.50
1228 Vine, 10 rms., mod 32.50
Howard and Mich. Sts., 4 rms. and
bath, 1st fl 17-00
2d fl.. 4 rms 16.00
Sd fl.. 4 rms 16.00
FIFTEEN DAYS' RENT FREE.
1713 Tracy, 4 rms f1?-??
5341 E. 11th. 6 rms 10.00
2034 Holmes. 8 rms., water, Kas.... 18.00
2019 Highland, 5 mis,, water, gas.. 15.00
2509 Mich., 3 rms., water, gas 15.50
2448 llelfontalne. 4 rms 13.60
1807 W. Ifrospect, 6 rms., water, gas 18.00
1722 Oakley. 6 rm. cottage 10.00
2017 W. Prospect, 4 rms 6.00
2407 Montsall. 6 rms 15.00
2111 Highland. 5 rms., water, gas... 12.50
423 K. 6th, 9 rms., mod., hr 20.00
559 Orand. 25 rms t 50.00
Rftfi isth. fi rms. water, cas 12.00
252G Mich.. 4 rms. and bath... 14.00
2108 Highland. 6 rms 15.00
1324 K. 24th, 7 rms., strictly mod.. 22.50
1S30 Paseo ,17.00
313 Mich.. 6 rms. water; gas and
FIFTEEN DAYS' RENT FREE.
2S00 Highland, 8 rms., mod 22.50
People renting or buying from the Afro
American Realty & Investment Co. will
have the preference of all positions.
an XTinH r. i-ms nnrtlv modern. 2
story frame. Price, .31,800; $100 down and
S16 per montliv
mm inth hk. 7-rm. 2-storv modern
residence: excellent condition. You can
live In three rooms and rent tho otliei
four out for J10 per month. Price, $3,000
tsnrt rlu-n ttnA -ft tier month.
rruCK rami) tuimc, rt
Mr. Wm. Moore Is on tho sick list
. ,.;Mr. Charles Klngsberry of Kansas
City, Mo., Is very 111 at tho home of
tils brother, Mr. Mildred Klngsberry
Mrs. Ellsa Brown returned from
a two weeks' visit with relatives at
Atchison last Friday. .. .Mr. Daniel
Towers and Mr. Johnson of Brook
field, Mo., have movo dthelr families
to this city. ...Quarterly meeting was
held at tho A. M. E. church last Sun
day....?. E. M. S. Bryant was very
proud of tho manner In which the
members and friends are rallying to
Itov.. Balnbridge and of tho prepared
ness of things for tho meeting of the
first quarter. He delivered practical
and Instructive sermons at the after
noon and evening services. At the
latter service Mrs. Mattlo Jones, for
merly of Breckenrldge, Mo., united
with the church. All things consid
ered the meeting was a spiritual and.
financial success.,.. .The Bachelor
Girls' Club was entertained by Misses
Josephine Anderson and Margaret
Estes last Saturday evening. Mrs.
Estella Woods of Kansas City, Mo.,
and eight young men were the guests
of honor. The games, the music and
the apt and Intelligent talks dealing
with various topics of Interest were
heartily enjoyed. New members have
been added to the club and several
havo resigned since Its organization.
The resignations were duo to human
ity's bow and cord. For It Is written
"though she bends him, she obeys
him." The two-course luncheon
seemed to have been prepared for the
divergent tastes of every one pres
ent, so well was It enjoyed. Mrs.
Woods stated that "these bachelors
girls have no superiors for entertain
ing their guosts," and the young men
announced the engagement of a Mr.
Turkey for a big dinner to be given
during the holidays as an expression
of the appreciation to tho club....
Overlooking Its numerical strength
Golden Rule lodge No. 77, A. F. and
A. M. Is one of the capital subordin
ate lodces on tho map of this Ma
sonic Jurisdiction.. Such officers and.
members as Qulnn( Burton, Williams,
Marshall, Bealor, Johnson, Sawyer
and the Greens, Longdons, Banks and
Browns are bringing about a converg
ence of thought and action for the bet
terment of the lodge. The prophecy
made several months ago by Grand
Master Crews during a visit relative
to what the future held In store for
this craft, is being fulfilled .without
an observance of the time.
MLLE. NANNIE C. OURDEN.
Kansas City's charming Soprano, who will be heard In recital In this
city in the near future.
Miss Georgia Coleman desires
to announce that she has had In-
stalled a Bell telephone, East
2600, for. the convenience of her
customers, In her sewing rooms
at 1510 E. 18th street.
nf nnnnil. flnn nlnrA for rnlslnC hOITS anu
chickens, 'two blocks from car line. Out
of city limits,
t1A mf tnnnlh
nltf u.mlnii'tnn Ava. 4-rm. rottatre.
large lot of fruit. Price. S1.250; $50 down
and $12 per month. ... ,
nnn. liivlnff from the Afro-Aineri-
can Healty and Investment Co. have the
preference oi any eiiipjjitiew
. 911 McGEE ST.
Phones: Home, 7535 M; Dell, 751 M
Many Brethren 'In their zeal to
protect themselves and families
against the privations which sick
ness and death entail take out ad
ditional protection In "the way of
life and accident Insurance, ex
perience shows that most life In
surance companies are nil tight,
but the same cannot be said of
the accident Indemnity compan
ies. Most of the accident policies
are so worded as to deceive even
the best learned patrons. They
set forth terms In such beclouded
verbiage as to make them little
short of swindle games. Remem
ber. It Is not what the agent tells
you concerning the terms and
benefits offered, it Is what the
plain Kngllsh translation of the
policy Indicates. Never subscribe
for an accident policy until you
have been permitted to examine a
blank form of the contract. The
little circulars handed you aru
Heaily always misleading, if you
have any doubts about the fairness
of tho terms and the. reliability of
the company It Is better to pay
for Information beforehand than
to pay for a lawsuit after the
benefits are refused. There are a
few good, honest, reliable con
cerns which write health and ac
cident contracts and these should
be chosen even if the premiums
are a few cents higher. It some
times appears that certain com
panies which cater to the patron
age of our people deliberately pie
paro their policies so as to de
ceive us and rob us. Heware of
these. Do not be gulled and de
luded out of your hard tamed
Palace Pool Hall 1516 E. 19th St.,
open under new management. Moses
A. Fields, Prop. ' . '
Danelnc evnrv' We Inesdav nlsht at
Armory Hall, Cotta'o and Vine Sts.
White's famous orchestra. Bell
Phone East 4594. .;
prof. nascoE white.
fijotice to Subscribers
There is not an Afro-Ainericnn in greater Kansas Citv but
knows we are publishing the BEST NEGRO NEWSPAPER
over printed here and it takes MONEY, to do jtvro- .
" SltSnSTof "ybir'bwc us and we believe you intend to pay
but why not now?
Our phone is Hell 009 East. Won't you call us and tell
us when we can collect, or better still, bring vour money to
our office, 1803 East 18th street (18th and Woodland), and
see how we are doing business for the race. Our collators are
Miss Rosa Morton, Miss Eva P. Washington and Miss Alineda
Johnson one of tlieni will be to see you this week if we fail
to hear from you.
NELSON 0. CREWS, Editor and Owner.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES
Many persons who were dubious as
to the result of the building campaign
and for that reason did not pay up
their subscriptions, are now paying
In since they are seeing such a mag
nificent building. Mrs. Fannie Wright,
who gave $5 when the campaign
opened, promised she would give
another If the building was ever fin
ished. She had the pleasure of giv
ing this other $5 this week. She said
she never expected to see the build
ing finished and occupied.
The physical department has made
out its arrangement of schedule for
gymnasium classes. It is so arranged
that every man taking the physical
privileges may have an opportunity
to build up his body and thus become
healthful. Each man Is required to
take a physical examination, and it is
hoped that every man will learn to
swim. Ours is the longest pool In
the city. Tho membership in the
boys' department is growing so fast
It may be necessary for a Bhort pe
riod to discontinue taking In members
In this department.
Last Sunday's meeting was ad-
dressed by Messrs. Edward Ross and
James H. Crews, ex-presidents of the
association. They told of the strug'
gles of the early days of the associa
tion. Mr. N. C. Crews made some
very pointed remarks. It was decid
ed that next Sunday's meeting, De
cember 13, should be planned and car
ried out by a committee of young men.
A very unique and interesting pro
gram Is expected by the committee,
consisting of P. C. James, Raymond
J. Knox, W. G. Moore, F. D. Wright,
W. W. Godwin, Arthur W. Hardy, G
B. Desmond. All men are invited.
Before It Is Too Late
If you've a gray haired mother
In the old home far away;
Sit down and write the letter
You put off the other day.
Dou't wait until her weary steps
Reach heaven's pearly gates;
But show her that you think of her
Before it is too late.
If you've a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
Don't wait until you forget it,
But whisper it today.
Who knows what little memories
May haunt you if you wait ;
So make those you love happy
Before it is too late.
The tender words unspoken,
The letters never sent ;
The long forgotten message,
The wealth of love unspent;
For these some hearts are breaking
For these some loved ones wait; (
Show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.
' 1 .
. rVa.;. -T
i WHY WAIT?
A Beautiful Design.
Sprays .. $1.00 and upward
Designs , $1.50 and upward
We please the people both In price
Flowers for all occasions.
"WEAVER FLORAL CO.
I5IO E. 18th St;
Home phono Main 7S55.
Bell phone East 4708.
Mrs. Viola Williams, a delegate of
tho C. M. E. District Conference, Per
ry, Ok., was tho guest of Mrs. Chas.
E. Blank, Columbus edition, Friday,
December 5 The Willing Workers'
Club ot the Household of Ruth No.
2114, were cordially entertained at
tho residence of Mrs. ChaB. E. Blank,
Columbus addition, Saturday evening.
Nov. 29. A pleasant afternoon was
enjoyed by all present.... Revival
services are In progress at the Bethel
A. M. E. church, Everyone Is invlt
ed to come and assist In winning souls
for Christ.... Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mor
ris and daughter Marie are at home
to' friends, 3917 Adams street. .Mr.
Gus Phillips, who was Injured Satur
day by tho Katy Flyer poinding with
his wagon, is slowly Improving at his
home in Paynes' addition,... Sunday,
December 20. will be go-to-aunday
school day, and wo-hope everyone In
Itosedale will go to some bunuay
school on that day. There are five
churches for colored people In this
city Bethel A. M. E. Wesley chapel,
M. E. St. Paul. A, M. E, Zlon, flit,
Pleasant Primitive Baptist and the
Pleasant Valley Baptist church and
all of them with the exception of the
ML Zlon Baptist church their serv
Ices are held the second and fourth
Sundays in each month.
The Negro Business League will
meet at League Headquarters, 1803 E.
18tb St., Tuesday night, Dec. 13, Prof,
J, Dallas Bowser will deliver a brief
talk on "Business Co-operatlonl" All
membors urged-io 'be presentl
F. J, WEAVER, Pres.
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 1915,
MISS WILLA M. GLENN
WILL OPEN A
SCHOOL OF STENOGRAPHY
Rates Reasonable. Enroll Now. Persons Not Eligible Who
Have Not Finished the Grade Schools or the
PHONE BELL EAST 999.
The fellowship meeting on last Sat
urday night, December 5, was filled
with cood cheer and enthusiasm. It
Indeed was a meeting where fellow
ship and good cheer abounded. The
occasion was the coming together of
tho lied - and Blue sides which had
recently been In a membership con
test together with the new members
that had been lately added to the
roll. Every man present Introduced
himself. Then there were brief talks
by C. H. Calloway, S. S. Kay, Dr. T.
C. Chapman, Prof. J. King ot Kansas
City. aKs.; G. A. Page, Rev. F. D.
Wells, and J. C. Raines. All spoke lu
an optimistic vein witn assurance
that the same energy and faith that
brought about the present progress
shown forth in the magnificent build
ing would make this building a means
of great good In the community. It
was decided that the two sides would
go Into the contest for lodgers in the
men's dormitories or apartments. This
contest to be on the same order as
tho membership contest. It Is to run
until January 1. Already a number
of new men have come Into the build
ing as a result of this campaign ot
publicity. It seems that many young
men have been- misinformed about the
rules of the association. It had been
reported that a man had to be In his
room by 10 p. m. This Is absolutely
untrue, as the association building is
open twenty-four hours each day.
These rooms are electric lighted,
steam heated and cleaned with n va
cuum cleaner. There are telephones
on each floor. A self-tempered show
er bath is accessible dally. The rooms
range In prices from $1.50 to $2.75
ji Edison says that when this great war is over, the energies
of the world will be glad to turn to invention, engineering and
f; productive labor and that the greatest constructive advance
. v? i Ml n
j: in nisiory win iouow. ii
H "What sense or profit is there for us in waiting until after s!
the war to buy and sell, to reap and sow, to make and order, j
jjj to live and let live? You may have heard of the little girl who ih
IG was bawlinc lustily with her brother, who wanted a drink, but $
H who said she herself was only "helping Bobbie cry." Among -
the millions of business men m this country there are always &
$ some who are unhappy. No matter how good their reasons, no
i real help is given by helping them cry. rfc
We hope no customers of ours will hold their breath or H
hold their orders. "We shall be clad to receive them, and fill 3:
g them, and we believe the result will be good for both.
Permit us to remind you that we are doing business at the rf;
same stand. -
Our service during the past two years both to the business
r, and professional man as well as those in charcre of the most de
jp luxe social functions has been one that might well have been
21 envied by a larger and more efficient establishment operated
V by members of the opposite race.
K It has been our constant attempt to guard every order
ijj placed with ns with accuracy and dispatch.
p "We appreciate the patronage we have received from our
3 myriad of patrons in the past ; but we have, what you yourself
$ must also feel, a hunkering for more business. The Postman
passes your door and ours and we are at the other end of the
Bell telephone, East 2782.
HARRIS PRINTING CO.,
Kansas City, Mo.
35 1515 East 18th Street,
Lincoln school is about completed
and Is one of the most modern and
beautiful institutions in Missouri
erected for the education of the Ne
gro youth,.'. .Miss Gertrude Nichols
entertained a limited number of young,
ladles and gentlemen at her home,
265 South Ellsworth avenue. The
event was a birthday party and great
was tho Joy of the youngsters. Many
gifts were presented the hostess. Re
freshments ot cream, cake, salted al
monds and mints were served....
Rev. E. M. Turner of Mt. Calvary
Free Will Baptist church Is visiting
in Mississippi and the state of Tex
as.... Rev. Wm, H. Smith is planning
for a successful rally December 12.
The Whlbby piano recital under the
auspices of St. James A. M. E. Zlon
choir will be held at the church, 1805
Woodland avenue, Thursday evening,
December 17, at 8:15 p. m. Admis
sion 10c. Refreshments.
The wise business man advertises
his merit. Business Is good with him.
He uses printer's Ink. The Kansas
City Sun will tell your story. You
need the printer, too. Try Franklin.
He gives service. 1008 East Eight
eenth street. Transfer at Troost
Bell phone, Grand 2983.
Mr. James Anderson, 1105 Wood
land, was called to Denver on account
of tho severe illness of his brother,
George Anderson, formerly of Kan
sas City. (Mr. Anderson died last
Friday and was burled Sunday at
Six-room brick and frame; three bed rooms and sleeping
porch; fully modern, furnace, gas range; fine location. Lot
tt2xl25. Price, $3,150; cash, $350.
Six-room frame, all nice large rooms; plenty of closets;
house 'in splendid condition; fine neighborhood; near two car
lines. 'Lot 25x134. Price, $2,300; cash, $500.
Two-story frame, fronting Paseo on 25-ft. lot. Price; 'only
$1,200.' Better see us about this at once.
STEWART & SMITH,
1515 East Eighteenth Street
Phones: Home, Main 7255; Bell, East 4893.
Mrs. Flora Vaughan of Potosl ar
rived on an extended visit with Mrs.
Emma Harris. .. .Miss Charlotte Valle
of Coffman spent Thanksgiving In the
city as the guest .of Miss Dayse F.
Baker. ...Miss Ruth B. Davis, prln
dpi of the Attucks school at Boone
Torre nd her mother, Mrs. Davis .of
Springfield, 111., spent the week-end
as the guest of Miss Dayse F. Baker
....Master Booker Baker is conval
escing from an attack of typhoid....
After two weeks' preparation by the
two clubs of the A. M. E. church they
reported $50.05 for their efforts....
Mrs. C. R. McDowell, G. M. A, M. of H.
of J. of Missouri and Jurisdiction, ar
rived Monday on an official visit to
Queen of Honor Court No. 38. She
is finishing a tour ot the southeast
section of the state. At the close of
the meeting' a nice luncheon was
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
God In His wise providence to call
from our midst Brother John Ken
nedy of Goodwill Lodge No. 99 A. F.
& A. M. on Oct. 28, 1914, and wncre
as our Lodge Is bereft of a faithful
member as well as our city of a re
Be It resolved that we show our re
spect by furnishing one copy of these
resolutions to the Kansas City Sun,
a leading weekly paper published by
and for the Negroes of the stato for
publication, one copy sent to the be
reft widow and one copy to be spread
upon the records of the Lodge.
Be It furthor resolved that we drape
our lodge room for thirty days as a
token ot sympathy and respect to our
Mr. Henry Parker visited friends
In Kansas City Sunday. .. .Mr. Boyd
Snyder Is the most popular young
man in the city. He attends sen-ices
at the A. M. E. church three times
a day on Sunday, prayer meetings
every Wednesday evening and all
other auxiliaries pertaining to the
church. Would we had more like him.
But perhaps we would If more young
ladles would attend services, too....
Mrs. John Breckenrldge stopped over
In Troy Sunday evening with the
Lair family after having spent a pleas
ant visit In Horton, and on 'Monday
she proceeded to her home In White
CloUd Mrs. Adda Birch of St. Jo
seph is the guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Ward.... Mr. James
Butler made a business trip to Doni
phan Monday. ...Mr. Hiram Hughes
of St. Joseph, Mo., passed through
Tuesday.... Miss Kathaleen Wallace
is visiting relatives in St. Joseph....
Mr. Bert Breckenrldge of White Cloud
was transacting business In Troy this
week. . . .Mrs. Francis Pennel has
taken up the agency work for toilet
articles In the city and It would be
a good Idea for each of our race to
patronize her Instead of the drug
stores so much.... Mrs. Osla Butch
er was called to Jefferson Clt, Mo.,
on account of the serious Illness ot
her sister. ...Mr. Johnson of Elwood,
Kas., was paying taxes in our city
the past week. .. .Great work is in
progress tor the Christmas programs
at the A. M. E. and Christian churches
for the holidays. Don't begin to at
tend Sunday school because Christ
mas Is so near, when you haven't
been there since the last Christmas
....Rev. P. W. Weaver accompanied
Rev. Barksdale and Rev. McTassel
to St. Joseph Wednesday where they
spent a very enjoyable time the guest
of Rev. Buren....Mrs. Louisa Hol
land continues 111 at her home In East
Troy. ... Some persons complain be
cause their names are never In the
news, Go somewhere to have ypur
name In the paper, then buy It and
represented.... The committee was
Mrs. James Ewing, hcalrman; Mrs.
Bell and Mrs. B. B. Tully. . . .iMr. and
Mis. Wm. Duncan are both on the
sick list and would be glad to see
their friends. .. .Misses Georgia and
Catherine Jacobs gave a delightful
dinner at their home Thanksgiving
day.... Mr. W. O. Harden Is in the
city spending a few days with friends
. . . .Mr. Smith , has returned home
from the city and reports his family
well.... Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Taylor who
have been ill for a week are able to
be out again..., The Ladies Hunting
club Invited their husbands out
Thanksgiving to hunt. They got all
of the rabbits (21). The men lost.
Mrs. Bettle Jacobs has been very
ill but Is improving now.... Miss Ef
fle Jacobs, who has been away for
the summer, is at home caring for
her mother, who is ill.... The A. F.
and A. M. met last Saturday on the
regular meeting night. 'Most of the
members were present and did a good
business. .Mrs. Emma Dodd spent
Saturday night and Sunday In Klngs
vlllo with her sister, Mrs. Briscoe
. .Miss Mable SImms reports she
Is doing nicely with her school in
St. Mary O. E, -S. No. 52 gave a
banquet Thanksgiving land a large
number attended. Pleasant Hill, Har-
rlBouvllle and Warrensburg were well
Queen of Honor Court "So. 38 was
paid an annual visit by Mrs. C. R. Mc
Dowell, G. M. A. M. of the Grand
Court of II. ot J. of Missouri and its
Jurisdiction on Monday evening. At
the conclusion of her lecture she per
formed the pleasant duty of confer
ring the degrees of the Heroine of
Jericho upon Messrs. Felix Poston and
V. E. Williams. After the Court meet
ing a delicate luncheon was served
the Grand Matron, Mrs. C. R. McDow
ell by Queen ot Honor Court at the
residence of Mrs, E. J. Harris. Be
fore leaving the city Tuesday Mrs.
McDowell visited Douglass school and
gave the pupils a very pleasing ad
dress. She left Tuesday afternoon
for DoSoto....At tho regular month
ly meeting of Burleigh lodge No. 39,
K. of P., the entire list of officers
for the year were re-elected .with
Chas. Baker as Chancellor Commander.
Corns they go when you use Cac
tus. Try It and be convinced.