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Eytry Lodge Treuwer AaM be required to gW honi. f If tkejr are anwillwg to do so theayoa should select a new treaiHrer. Mat that fair? Say, bve yea a fBrattheil er m faniii&cd room for real? , Adrcr tue it in The Saa and let it be briagiBg yoa is something. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI; SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915. VOLUME It. NUMBER 40. PRIGE, 5c. Do You Notice the Firms in Our Negro Business Directory ? Are You There? A BEAUTIFUL STATUE The Beastifal Memorial Erected to the Late Emma Smith is the Most Magnificent thing of Its Kind ever Brought to the City. HUNDREDS OF HER FRIENDS WERE PRESENT AT THE UNVEILING The unveiling of the monument erected at the burial plot ot the late Emma Smith in beautiful Highland cemetery -was witnessed by the largest crowd ever assembled on a similar occasion in this city and an impres sive program was rendered under the auspices of the Clio Art Club partici pated in by some of the foremost peo ple of the city and state. The exer- PROF. R. W. FOSTER. Principal of Kansas City's largest Ward school for Negroes, and pro prietor" of the Ideal .Pharmacy, a man who believes not only In educating the youth of the race, but In giving them opportunity to demonstrate the worth of that education. U. B. F. ANNUAL SERMON. The annual sermon ill 'the U. B. F. held in Allen Chapel lastEunday, waa the largest demonstration" ot any fra ternal order that has been witnessed In this city in recent years. Fully a thousand sisters of the S, M. T. were in the church, while the'parado of the brothers, headed by the People'a Band brought more'than 400 U. B. F.'s. Tho Ilev. J. W. Hurso, 0. D who preached tho sermon, was resplend ent in a handsome new uniform fur nished by tho Love Regalia Co., and preached a most excellent sermon and such a favorable Impression did he make that he is being industriously boomed as a formidable candidate for I Grand blaster of the U. B. F. frater nity. xceuuuL iuubu? vas Jjt!uuBreu by the U. B. F. choir afcd Mrs. Ham- met won much applause by the ren- ditlon of her solo, "My King." Dr, Qideon W. Brown 'VasvMaster of Cere monies and Mrs. Lynn, Princess of the Day, and both served in a most accept' able manner. Prof. C. G. Williams, nrst member or the board, and mana ger ot the Searchlight, with Mrs. Wil liams and Miss Estelle, were also present, and the professor delivered a brief address. All in all it was the greatest demonstration ever witnessed on the hill. i A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE A CHRISTIAN HERO AND A WORK ER FOR THE LOWLY AND UN FORTUNATE HONORED AFTER DEATH BY A MODEST BUT BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT ERECT ED O'ER HIS REMAINS. clses began promptly at 3:00 p. m. and the weather conditions were Ideal for the occasion. The Rev. W. C. WU Hams, D. D acted as Master ot Cere- monies and the following program was rendered: Opening address. . .Rev. S. W. Bacote Song Led by Clio Club Remarks Rev. W. C. Williams Telegram Miss Melissa Fuell Blind Boone Company Tribute "Miss Smith." Mrs. Stella Woods Song Led by Clio Club Description. of s tone. Hon. N. C. Crews Unveiling ot stone l.Mesdames -Payne amiGlvensJ Song "God be with You." Benediction. Many out-of-town friends ot the de ceased were present and the Blind Boone Concert Co., ot which she was a brilliant star for more than eleven years, was represented by Prof. A. O. Coffin, tho advance representative, while the Grand Master ot Masons, Nelson C. Crews, returned from an otflclaf visit In the state to represent his honored friend John Lango and deliver a brief address on the occa sion. There were probably a thou sand persons present during the ren- ditlon of tho program and more came after its conclusion to pay tribute to one ot the dearest and fairest girls that the race has ever produced in this city. The stone was constructed from Cara marble, which never de terlorates or turns dark, was carved by one ot the finest sculptors of Italy. The base was of Vermont marble. The cost of this beautiful and ex- qulslte monument cannot begin to represent the value of her contriDU' tlon, though a girl, to the race's up lift. AN IDEAL PHARMACY. The Ideal Pharmacy located in the Masonic Temple, 18th. and Woodland avenue, Is in every particular true to Its name, and is ideal in service, fur nishings and appointment, and since it has passed from the hands of a stock company into the sole possession of Prof. R. W. Foster, it has apparently taken on new Ufo and every prescrip tion, patent medicine, soap, or other drug sundry can now be found at this very popular business place. Prof. Foster has associated with him Dr. Elmer Morris, recently of Omaha, the brilliant young pharmacist, and a grad uate of the Crelghton Medical College, class '13, and assisted by Mrs. Foster, the genial and lovable wife ot the pro prietor, whose friends are legion, the Sun has no hesitancy in saying that this will undoubtedly become one ot the most popular resorts In the city, during tho summer. Prof. Foster has omitted no detail to make thls un ar tistic and beautiful place la which to dlescuss with 'friends an Ice cream soda, shorbet, lemonade, Uie choicest candies, or any other confection car ried by a first class drug store. Their reputation for business integrity is a household word in this community, where for thirty years the professor has been at the head of the largest Ward school for Colored in this city. And as ho has taught the thousands of youths who have coma under his control the principles of honesty, de cency and industry, he also felt it his duty to make it possible so far as in hla power lies, to secure places of em ployment for our boys and girls that they might have lofty ambitions and high ideals and plant on high and frm- er ground the business standard of the race. If you have never visited tho Ideal Drug Store, drop in and get acquainted. They have both phones freo for .the public, courteous and accommodating employes, and will be pleased to meet you, stranger or friend, at any time. Samuel Eason Not Forgotten MRS. A. E. JENKINS AND THE HONORED LADIES ASSOCIATED WITH HER IN SECURING THIS MARKER FOR THE GRAVE OF THIS DEVOTED SERVANT OF HIS RACE, DESERVE MUCH PRAISE. REV. J. W. HURSE, D. D. Who sprang Into much promlnece by his excellent sermon last Sunday, and who is being Industriously boomed for Grand 'Master of the U. B. F.s, Get the habit ot goSig to the Handy Store for notions. At 4 o'clock on Decoration day a large number ot race loving men and women gathered In an humble section of Highland Cemetery where God's poor are buried, to unveil a modest marker erected over the grave of the most faithful, earnest and devoted worker for the poor and unfortunate and needy of his race that Kansas City has ever produced, the late Sam uel Eason. Mrs. A. E. Jenkins, who was the prime mover in the project tp secure this monument, presided, and after the singing of "Shall We Meet Beyond the River," a touching and impressive prayer was offered by the Rev. Wm. H. Thomas, D. D., pas tor ot Allen Chapel, and brief eolugles were delivered by the Rev. S. W. Ba cote, the Rev. Richard Davis and Edi tor N. C. Crews. At times the whole assembly was bathed in tears as the speakers recounted the sacrifices and the struggles ot this lamented, saint. And when the Editor referred to the fact that If there was any man who had ever lived that would have stars of victory in his crown on the resur rection day, that it would be Samuel Eason, the "Amens" indicated that his hearers were heartily in accord with that sentiment. A brief history of his life was read by Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Lewis read a letter of endorse ment that had been given to him dur ing his lifetime by leading white citl zens. At its conclusion Mrs. Lewis of the Oak Leaf Art Club and Mrs Knox of the Kensington Art Club, who contributed to the purchase of the monument, unveiled It, and after the benediction the crowd, deeply impress ed with the solemnity as well as the significance of the occasion, silently wended their way back to the city. Peace to his ashes, rest to his soul. PROF. R. T. COLES. Th epopular and progressive principal of Garrison School, whose portrait In oil was recently hung In the Garrison Square Library. PICTURE OF PROF. R. T. COLES IN GARRISON LIBRARY. A Fitting Tribute to the Work of the Principal of Garrison School Gift of Mrs. Richie C. Coles to the Public Library. 29 Years Ago Transferred from Lin coln School to Organize Garrison), (Reported by Miss Maude V. Thornton SECOND EMANCIPATION PLEA FOR B. T. WASHINGTON IDEAS. Condition of the Negro In the United States of America, GRAND CORNER STONE LAYING. There will be a grand corner stone laying at the J. G. Groves potato farm June 20, 1915, under the auspices of the Grand Lodges of Missouri and Kansas A. F. & A, M., laid by E. J. Hawkins, Grand Master ot Kansas A. F. & A. M., asslsfed by Hon. N". C. Crows, Grand Master ot Missouri, who will be the master of ceremonies. "While this corner stone will bo laid by the Masons these colored fraternal organizations will participate in thla Brand affair: T, B. Watklns, Grand Master of Odd Fellows ot Mo.; Mr. Dorsey Green, G. M. ot Kansas; Rev. McNcal, Grand Master ot U.. B. F. of Kansas, assisted by the Mo. juris diction; Grand Chancellor of K, ot P. ot Kansas, assisted by Mo. jurisdic tion; tho Knights of Tabor, led by Ilev. Frank Wilson, C. O. M. Trolley excursion direct to the grand atone building will be run and the records of these fraternal organizations will be read and deposited lu the archives. You can't miss this, the grandest oc casion of the season. IT IS SUMMER. The wind came up with its breeze, II cried wake up, make room for me; It hailed the farmer with the sun And cried make hay for summer's come; It Bweeps the forest with loud shouts Aud cries hand your leafy banner .out; It touched the birds folded wings, And1 said wake tip little birds and sing. And early each morning the atmos phere, Would cry wake up for day is near; It whistles to the belfry towers, Wako up and proclaim the hour; It crosses the country with a hum, t It sans wake up for summer's come. Kinfred Byrd, Mr. Robert U. Hill, 1704 East Tenth street, one of our loyal subscribers, is spending two weeks In Excelsior Springs, Cot, for hla health. It has been, well said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." If this be true, the fault to provide for him self is not altogether the Negros. This country provides all his neces sities, why should he fret, he can sup ply" himself, bountifully, of anything he may need except the enjoyment of all his rights as a citizen. That he has made remarkable progress in the last 50 years is not denied 'by any race ot mankind. The Negroes wealth, his property holdings, both real and per sonal, his acquiring an education in the sciences and arts over the iron bound oposltlon of horny prejudice Is marvelous indeed. But besides all these accomplishments he has been an absolute failure in one thing and that Is of adjusting himself with the white race of this country. Having possessed the courage and the ability to accomplish all other things neces sary for his betterment and welfare, wo believe that the time is near at hand when duty will force him to ad just himself, according to the condi tions which he must confront in this country. Dr. Booker T. Washington holds the key of success. He and he alone can guide the ship safely Into harbor. Of lato we hear much about rocking the boat; wo wish to say that those of us who are against the Booker T. Wash ington Ideas are "Rocking the Boat." Tho complaint made by some, ot the leaders that the white raco is our worst enemy is no longer accepted by our best leaders. We are just begin ning to see that the white man in this country is our best friend for what ever achievement made, whether In education or property matter, we ob tained it through him. It was and is the motiey of the white man that gives to us of today employment. Hence it stands to reason and is worth while that we strive to adjust ourselves with our best friends. We have seen our mistake and now are we ready and wllllnfi to adjust all essential matters of difference between us, Social af fairs, nevor we are well pleased with ourselves. We are also uncom promisingly opposed to mlsccgnatlon, our hope Is to be real Negroes ot the U. S. ot America, possessing all our legal and political rights nothing more nor less. In other words We stand up for a Second emancipation founded upon the plans and ideas as now pre sented by our illustrious citizen, Dr, Booker T, Washington. In our next we shall discuss two topics under the same caption "Segregation" and "Wel fare and UplUL" In conclusion, per mit me to add that one ot the things since writing my last article has been realized. We now have a great blR fine park the Lincoln. Here's hopes for the prosperity ot the Lincoln Park and its entire management. T. W, H. WILLIAMS, Kansas City, Mo. (To be continued,) Beautiful Highland Cemetery, exclusively for colored, where two monuments were unveiled Decoration Day. SONGS OF THE SEASONS. The Song of Autumn. BY CHARLES A. STARKS. Autumn! Softest and soberest of all. Somehow tears weld up from lachrymal founts t s Whoa thy appearance we must hall, yet thou ' V Sweet though melancholy, gentler than spring, " J What it is we know not but there's a pang, From the hurrying descent of high noon To soft shadows and recollections fond. Things that make us weep looking back on time, s But It should not be, this season ot life Has her joys serene, and untrammel'd hopes Which cry 'out sweetly as she starts her song: "I'm neither glad nor sad, spring nor summer Though with my softness, I will match spring's .youth I can teach fierce summer the milder way, I can siiggest.what pjd wintep should be I'm' neither of "the three, I am Autumn, Full ot love for men who would be thoughtful. My reddened glory marks the change of time. My balmy hreath relieves the world's high stress. I'm the hope looked to from hot, enthrallmenL Men turn to mo for soothing, restful hours. My falling foliage tells a story, Red somber colors grace my evenings With twilights that enrapt the mind with bliss." Thus middle age ,llke and mellow, she sang And took her place alonit with bright summer. Notice This poem will be concluded in next week's Issue. The author has put more thought in the song or -via winrer- man any, waicn lor iu OF INTEREST TO KNIGHTS EMPLARS. The Grand Commander will spend Saturday and Sunday In Hannibal, Mo., arranging for the Grand Encamp ment to be held .In that city in August. Sir A. A. Sanford of Carrolton, Mo., has written for Deputy Grand Com mander P. C. Kincatd, the veteran drill master to come down and organize the commandery ot that city into a drill team. Mt. Oread Lodge, the youngest Ma sonic body In Kansas City, recently coafered tho apprentice and fellow tish Rite Masons wishing to take ad vantage of this oportunlty had bettor see Chas. Monroe, Chairman of the Class Committee. craft degree upon a large class among which was eight musicians oelonglng eto the People's Band, a musical or ganization of this city. The rest ot the band are already Master Masons. It Is the purpose ot this musical or ganization to join a large clasa which will scoon take the Royal Arch and Knights Templar degrees and will or ganize its membership into a Knights Templar band. MASONIC. Confusion frequently arises over the mistake of receiving Into a lodge a candidate who has pre viously been rejected In another lodge. Of course, no lodge would deliberately commit such a Ma sonic blunder, and the mistake Is usually due to oversight upon part of the Investigating committee which as a rule has no set form of queries to propound to the ap plicant. The applicant, too. know ing his disqualifications, may be evasive and thus mislead the com mittee. He might even declare that the committee did not ask him the question even though the facts were otherwise. It seems that the best method of avoiding such condition would be - for the , Grand Lodge to require the signed application of the pro fane to contain a statement that he waa legitimate material for lodge fellowship, that he had not been rejected in any other lodge. Then, if facts develop to the con trary and the candidate Is found to. have received the degrees un lawfully, he could be easily ex pelled from the rites which he had so unscrupulously Invaded. The plan of publishing the names of rejected candidates and thus keeping all lodges informed of such is not practical and lias other objections as well, though this p'ian Is practiced In some Jurisdictions, juris HERRIPOrtD. On May 28 Mr. Purd B. Wright, pub lic librarian ot Kansas City, called together the teachers and patrons ot Garrison school in order that he might be present at the hanging of the pic ture of R. T. Coles, principal of Gar rison school, in the library of the Gar rison Square Field House. Mr. Wright was on the eve of his departure to the librarians' convention In California and desired to have this honor con ferred on Mr. Coles before his depar ture. While he regretted exceedingly that he had not the time to notify the public of the occasion, he was very much pleased to see a number of the patrons ot the Garrison school, who had hurriedly gathered when they learned of an event of such.an unusual occurrence. Mr. Wright spoke of the years of service and devotion of Mr. Coles to th6 development of tho Negro In the particular portion of the city In which the Field House and library are situ ated; of his untiring efforts to se cure for them that magnificent tes timonial of his ceaseless vigilance, the Garrison Square and the buildings thereon, which would stand as a monu ment to the 29 years he had labored among his devoted patrons of Garri son school. He declaredthat In no city had the Negroes a building simi lar to the Garrison library, and deemed it proper that the picture ot Mr. Coles should be placed upon the walls there of, an honor to Mr. Coles shared by no other Negro in any public building west of the Mississippi river. The picture was painted under the direction ot the artist. Van Millet, and was presented to the library by Mrs. Eleven novices were conducted over the hot sands last Saturday night at a ceremonial Bossloa of Allah Temple No. 6. The Shrine wll hold, a special ceremonial session Sunday, June 13 to complete some- unfinished work. Knights Templar and 33d degree. Scot- Richie C. Coles, who shares with her distinguished husband the love and appreciation o fthe patrons of Garri son school. Mr. Wright desired Mr. Coles to ad dress the audience, but his modesty and emotion prevented his making an address. He only spoke of his sur prise In the- event, and of his desire to be of further service to the people among whom he labors. Mr. R. E. L. Bailey, custodian of the library, made some Impressive re marks concerning the work ot Mr. Coles, and also spoqe of the library at Garrison Field House" and urged a more extenslvet use of the same. Rev. Wm. II. Thomas, the distin guished and eloquent pastor of Allen chapel, being requested to make some remarks by Mr. Wright, very ably and impressively spoke of the life and service of Mr. Coles. He spoke of his efforts, not only in the educational field, but also In the business and social life. He took the occasion to thank Mr. Wright, the board ot edu cation and the park board for all they had done for the elevation of the Ne gro In Kansas City, and assured them that the Negro was grateful and ap preciative of everything done for the advancement of the race. A great many people In the begin ning of their career plan some achievement and toward the success of that plan they direct every effort. In some instances years pass, discour agements come and possibly death overtakes them, and they never see the cherished idea carried out. But 9 years ago Mr. Coles had a vision. a glorious vision. Beyond the pov erty, the obstacles, the pitiful sur roundings of his then small school building, he saw a vision of better days for his chosen people; of better environments, of greater possibilities. Derided by his friends, hindered and opposed by many, yet encouraged by his superior officers in the school wonr, he never lost sight ot plans laid out for his people. Twenty-nine years ago, a vision. To day, a reality. PAN-MEDICAL' ASSOCIATION. The coming ot the Missouri Pan- Medical Association last week and the organization ot a Trl-State Medi cal Association comprising the three states of Missouri, Kansas and Okla-ipltal and health board. homa, mark a new epoch in the af fairs ot the medical men in this sec tion. It is generally conceded by phy sicians and surgeons all over the coun try that Kansas City as a clinical cen ter for our men, is only second to Washington, D. C. Three ot America's greatest Negro surgeons were largely developed at Freedman's Hospital, Washington, D. C, With Kansas City second to Washington, D. C, it Is rea sonable to expect that in the, next ten years we can boast of some ot the world's greatest thinkers along medi cal and surgical lines. Unfortunately, the weather the past week was unfavorable, yet it was in spiring to see the large number ot doctors in attendance. On Wednesday morning the rain came down In torrents, yet our lo cal doctors were at the Union Station with their motor cars to meet the early In-comlng trains. To the sur prise of tho reception committee, doc tors came from every section even where they wer last expectd. Sventeen representatives came from Oklahoma to participate in the cele bration of the Missouri Association and to lend their aid toward the new organization. The meeting was called to order -by the President, Dr. J. Edward Perry, on schedule time regardless ot the weather. On Wednesday evening at 9 p. m. the citizens showed their appreciation ot tho efforts of the doctors by turn ing out In exceedingly large numbers, Welcome addresses were .made by Hon. T. M. Finn, President of hos Mr. Finn's talk was practical and full ot whole some advice. Among a number of other things, he said, "The best white phyBlclans do not need or desire your business and many times when you send for them, you get their assist ants or students of medicine, and theso men are far Inferior to men ol your own race 'whom you are dally refusing to employ." Prof. J. Dallas Bowser welcomed the visitors on behalf ot the citizens, and Dr. Lloyd JX Bailer on behalf of the profession. The visitors were ably represented In their responses, by Dr. W. S. Carrion of St. Joseph, and Dr. C. H. Phillips of St. Louis, Mo. On Thursday evening a health meeting was held at Lincoln high school. Housing conditions with stereoptlcon views were discussed by Dr. J. E. Dibble. Dr. DeLamater, Ex- Assistant Health Commissioner, dis cussed tuberculosis in relation to hous ing conditions and Dr. J, M. Benson of. St. Louis, spoke on the mortality rate of the Negro. Friday's program concluded the meeting with the election of Dr. W. P. Curtis, St. Louis, President; Dr. Lloyd E, Bailer, Vice-President; R. Leon Hill, Secretary, and J. F, Shan non. Treasurer. The banquet of Friday evening was a brilliant affair; addresses being made by J. E. Perry, T. C. "Untbank, J. W. Young, of Boley, Okla., Mrs. J. F. Shannon, Mrs. L. E. Bailer and W, H, Bruce. The meeting is said to be the most profitable ever held by the association. Clinics were held Thursday and Fri day at the City Hospital and at Wheatley-Provldont Hospital. Several technical operations were performed by our local surgeons. Fifteen representatives were ap pointed by the State Association to at tend tho National Medical Associa tion, which convenes In Chicago, Au gust 24th to 26th, These loprcBeata ttves, by request ot the National As sociation, will Invite the same to Kan sas City la 191 6.