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Say, hve yoa a foraitbtd or un furnished room for rent? Adver tise it in The Son and let it be briijing yoa ia something. We want good reliable Agents in every city and town in the country. Write us for terms. VOLUME Tffl. NUMBER 41. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNK 10 lim. PRICE, 5c. Get the Best Values -For Your Money by Patronizing Our Advertisers U. B. F.'S AND S. M. T.'S HOLD ANNUAL SERMON. One of the, most Imposing scenes ever wltnc'ssed In Kansas City was( seen at the Second Baptist church and at.Allen chapel at Tenth and Char lotte, streets last Sunday afternoon. The occasion was .the annual thanks giving sermon of the United Brotners of Friendship and Sisters of the Mys terious Ten. , The order has grown to the extent that there la no colored church In the city largo enough to hold the entire body at one time, hence the unprecedented happened and the organization divided, part of them wor shipping at Allen chapel and the other part at tbe Second Baptist church. Rev, J. W. Hurso preached at Allen chapel and Rev. T. A. Wilson preached at' the Baptist church. Mrs. Bertha Hayes, Princess of J. W. Hurse Tenu pie, was princess of the 'day, and A. P. Brown,, master of Fred Dougluass lodge, was master of the day at the Second Baptist church Mrs. Mis souri Ford, Princess of Queen Beat rice Temple, and Paul V. Whltworth, master of Justice lodge, were the mas- ter and princess of the day at Allen chapel. Both churches were crowded to their utmost capacity. I could-not be in attendance at both churches, and my Temple having been assigned to Allen chapel, 1 worshipped there. It was a magnificent sight to see the many sisters with their smiling facesand beautiful snowy white gar ments; the brothers with their earn est countenances and splendid lodge j uniform, and the camp leader, Neal Range, In their magnificent new full I dress uniform, their chapeaus, with , the beautiful purple plumes and their! shining silver swords. This was In- deed' an Inspiring sight. ! After a few remarks from the mas- j ter of the day, Bro. Paul Whltworth, I the right worthy grand master of the state of Missouri and its Jurisdiction, rr f M -Williams, was introduced and after having been given grand four and a half blockB In length. It honors by the entire body, he ad-1 encircled a square, passing the an dressed them in his own eloquent way. cient landmark, the A- M. E. Book nv si W Hume, third member of (Concern, returning entered Mother the board of management and min-! Bethel where rests the ashes of Rich-, istor of the day, was introduced, and , ard Allen Its founder, and .where may . preached an excellent sermon, "Ethi- j be seen the quaint old pulpit from opi Shall Stretch Forth Her .Hands,', -which Jie prpached. the old chair In to f&d." taking for his theme "The which he sat. the old clock that look Progress of the Race," The sermon ed forward to the Centennial Gjmeral was highly instructive as well as splr- j Conference. . itual, showing that Rev. Hurso was- Bishop Tyree and the sub-commit- j ..i .nnn.itoo nf mnnn?pmflllt linrf urovlded well I wen up on me uuwga ui io mv, their financial and moral condition all over the United States, and the spirit of the Almighty was with him thru out his sermon. Truly it was a mas terpiece. Tbe music was furnished by the TJ. B. F. and S. M. T.. choir under the i direction of Miss Magnolia Lewis. This young lady deservesmuch cred it for untiring efforts with this choir. . For the past six years she has kept this choir intact and has them ready at a moment's n6tice to do service for the sister and brotherhood on any occasion. And when it was known that the organization was to be divid ed on this becasion tho. question arose, what'shall we do for music, but Miss Lewis bade the general committee .rest easy as their own U. B. F. and S. M. T. choir was large enough to divide- and a part of them would be sent, to each church. " All persons who were present at Allen chapel will agree with me when I say the 'music, was excellent and that Miss XTewls "certainly knowsf her business as a dlrectoress. We have but to ask; MJss Lewi's for what we want in her cholrand we get It. She Is unassuming, sweet tempered and good natured always, but a tireless worker In every branch of tijjs grana old order.- We are proud of her, proud of her ability and we are .willing to admit tha't.she Is pne'of the most valu able memb'eTSnot only In tho city but in tho jurisdiction. Mrs. BJrdle Thurman, a member of Miss Lewis' Temple as well as a mem ber of the choir, covered herself with glory In the singing of her solo, "God Will Take v Care of You."' She has a beautiful volcev and knows how to handle it. ' The finance committee, consisting of Mrs. Lizzie Moten,, chairman; Mrs. Fllza Lynn, secretary, and MrJonoph I'arron reported ?102.G0 as the col lection for the afternoon. Fifteen temples and six lodges were In attendance at Allen chapel aiul the master and paBt master.vprincess and past princesses presented a beau, tlfiil nicture as they sat around the altar. Thus ended one of the mosj. iram-esslve' sermons in the history oti 1 thfi order. Besides having n number of grand lodge, of tlpera present, we were fa vored with the. nresence of the fol - lqwlng grand temple officers: Mrs, Sara. Lee Hammett, grana Jirsi mwu or-honor of 'the Grand Hynl House; - " Mrs. Alice Levis, a member of the grand sic" committee; Mrs. Hattle Williams, past 'grand Joshua; Mrs. Lula M, Bates, -grand first attendant ' of Grand Royal House; Miss Magno lla Lewis, .past graud treasurer, and Mrs. Annie E. Floyd, second 'grand trusteo of, the Grand Temple. MRS. ANNIE E. FLOYD. Nnvt week the publishing conmi it- tee of tho Colored Federated Charities will publish a full report of all dcjfia - Ulous received since last report. Centennial Geaeral Conference of the A. M. E. Church, Held in Bethel A. M. E. Church, PhiladeIphia,Fcnii., May, 1916. j By EI)W.n.VAUGHA, Dean Shaffer Theological Seminary, -Western University, , Mr. Etiltor, with your permission I wish to glye your many readers the. benefltpf some Information about our General Conference .which closed last Week In Philadelphia.' This Is a very .large as well as very, representative b6dy of Colored people. Classified, It Is composed of the fol lowing: BIsIiods. General Officers, Presidents of our Colleges, dean of our- Theological Seminaries, and mem-' ters elected by the various annual conferences. The total membership Is 034. As to the magnitude of the ; work and territory covered, some idea may ie gained by this statement: We had delegates from South and West Coast Africa, British America, Bert, muda, the West Indies, South America and the United States- Thus viewed, it is seen that the sun never sets on African Methodism in action. As to i the personnel of this body, every pro-1 fesslon of gainful occupation was rep-1 .resented1 teacher, preacher, lawyer i doctor, banker, insurer, farmer, artl-( san and what not was there. Truly, a , cosmopolitan gathering of representa-1 tlve Negroes. - Philadelphia, the city that enter-; tatned the conference was founded about 1G81 by the Quakers under Will lam Penn, on a vast tract of land along me ueiaware river, granieu we Penn family In cancelling a great debt which the English Crown owed the Penn family. Every inch. of ground, therefore', thereabouts Is historic and most of the great fundamental prlnei-, pies underlying our government had their origin here. But back to the subject: A centen-. nlal procession was formed in accord with the classification above and wa3 tee of management had provided well for the conference's entertainment. A post office, telegraph office, tele phone office, spacious dining rooms, automobile service and a banking sys tem directed by very efficient finan cial secretary. Professor John It. HawKins. i ne uauy necuiuer, laigci , and more complete than ever before at any of our General uonierences, was well edited by Professor Wright, JJr. McDonald and Dr. Allen. The west will be pleased to know, because of efficiency the most conspicuous person on the staff of reporters was Miss Jaunita Adam's, wfio graduated from the Business Department of Western University a. few years ago ! and who is now with the A. M. E. Sun-1 day-School Union. Bishop Lee pre- sided over the opening session. i Early in the second -week or con ference a large delegation made an official pilgrimage to Bethel A. M. E. church, Baltimore, Md which enjoys the honor and distinction of being contemporaneous with Mother Bethel, Philadelphia, in early labors. It Is, therefore, an historical spot. Hence the visit. The fraternal messages from other churches were very cordial and Indl cated a healthy growth In them. At one time 't seemed that all our semi naries would be discontinued but two, the Western Chrltslan Recorder dis continued, the office of tho Manager of Book Concern abolished and also i that of educational secretary, but ma turer deliberations loft them as they were. The election of more bishops was controverted for several days, fi nally by a very decided majority vote the doors were opened and an agree ment entered Into to elect two more bishops; After a very spirited campaign all the old general officers were re-elected. By resolution all our schools, col leges and universities are to be stan dardized through the po-operation of Educational Secretary. Committee to standardize all-our Theological Semi-1 mntAa r rn Tin n rt fjpnrirfi I?. Wnnrlson. I Wilborforce University; Dr. 6, E. Jones, pastor Lexington, Ky,J Dean Edward R. Vaughan, Western Unlver- slty; President W. A. Fountain, Mor- t n1lAni nni1 HP r Volenti rls Brown College; Dead T. B. Nelson of Allen University, The pageant arranged 6y Prof. Du Bols to counteract the "Birth of a Na tion" was a great feature In Phila delphia during the conference. Twelve hundred persons took part. It lias been played in New York, Boston and Philadelphia' to mammoth audiences. The episcopal committee on which our own Dn Ransom,, Dr, Peck, Dr. Crews atfd Dr. Craw are members, made tho? assignment of bishops for the ensuing quadrennlum. Tims ended the lOQtU anniversary of African Methodist growth. Mrs. Cora, Cox, 2210 "Woodland ave nue, "has Just returned from a visit ko Eastern cities. Including New York wasnineton ana aubuuc wu. A CREED. To llvo-as gently as I can To be, no matter where, a man; To take what comes of good or ,111 . And cling to faith and honor still; To do my, best, and let that stand"' " The record of my brain and hand, And then, shall failure come to me To work and hope for victory. To have no. secret place where in I stoop unseen to shame or sin; To bo the same when I'm alone As when my every deed Is known; To live' undaunted, unafraid Of any step that I hate made; To be without pretense or sham Exactly what men think 1 am. To leave some simple mark be hind That I have lived' for men to find If enmity to aught I show To be an honest, generous foe; To play my little part, nor whine That greater honors are not mine. This, I believe. Is all I need For my philosophy and creed. Detroit Free Press. JOHN MITCHELL, JR. " President of Mechanics' Saving Bank of Richmond, Mo., editor of the Richmond Planet, Grand Chancellor of the K. of P.'s of that state, who will be one of the. speakers at the National Negro Business League to be held in this cltyln August. Buffalo, N. Y, The Masonic family of Buffalo, N. Y., enjoyed a real treat In the visit of Mrs. Alfonso Wilson of Omaha, ' P. G. lecturer of Missouri, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Chase. Mrs. IWlson Il lustrated the work both In a public lecture and a private meeting with Naomi chapter No. 10, In a manner hitherto unqualled. Mrs. Wilson is distinguished as being one of the most enthusiastic lecturers and best in formed members of female Masonry Buffalo has eve'r beard. The beautiful parlor of Mrs. G. H. Chase was taxed to its capacity on Monday evening.. The occasion being the. Masonic reception tendered Mrs, Wilson. Mrs. Chase was chairman. The Masonic lecture given by Mrs. Wilson enlisted the warmth of all those interested in Masonry. After the social side of Buffalo be ing much enjoyed by the ' Western visitor she left Saturday morning to visit the Grand chapter at Now York City. Mrs, Wilson on returning home' will speak to Tyro and St John's lodge, J. R. Slason, P. H. G, Patron, Jurisdiction New York. v Mrs. Mattie G. Wilson, 2451 Euclid avenue,who has been quite 111, Is con-valcsclng. RV. WILLIAM H. THOMAS WILL PREACH THE BACCALUREATE SERMON TO THE GRADUATING- CLASS OF THE WHEATLEY PROVIDENT HOSPITAL . .AND -NURSE TRAINING ASSOCIATION SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 11 j 8 P. MAT 'ALLEIPOHAPEL, 10TH AND CHARLOTTE STS. ' Special musip will be furnished by Professor R. G. Jack sen. The graduating exercises will be held Thursday evening-, June 15, at Centennial M. E. Church, 19th and Woodland ave nue. You and your friends are cordially invited to be present. I BROTHERHOOD, By B. V. LONODOX. Turn from the glaring head lines In the newspapers of the day, from the accounts of carnage and suffering, and Hilnlt hnw nnhlv th snlrlt of broth- erhood Is fostered nnd adhered to In ' the nations. Yet In my emphatic opin- ion real brotherhood Is Retting rusty and corroded around the edges. Whether banker or pauper, ruler or ruled, white or black, under the skin we are pretty much all alike, and to accomplish the purposes of brother- hooil we must Dossesa a real heart Instead of a mere pumping machine The concrete facta of sudden disaster and dreadful loss Instantly quicken the abstract sense of kinship and bring sharply home to every one the lesson GRAND OPENING. Monday Evening, June 12, 1916, Yourself and friends are invited to attend our grand opening of the Acme . B b.a . P o clock. All new dances' will be demonstrated. Best orchestra. Frederick Conley, floor manager. Regular nights. Mon - day. Wednesday and Friday. Admis sion 15 cents. Couple 25 cents. Acad emy foe rent Select occasions. Chas, Jackson, Manager. ALLEN CHAPEL. I An unusually large congregation as sembled at Allen chapel last Sunday PASTOR CHARLES T. RUSSELL "The World's on Fire" Garden Theatre, 13th and McGee Sts. TUESDAY, JUNE 13th, 8:00 P. M. Seats Free No Collections of our Interdependence In all the vi tal concerns of life of our constant need as Individuals, of charity In thought, of kindness In deed, and of promptness In well doing. We see crime on every hand; we see hideous poverty; we see prostitution assum-1 lnB gigantic proportions; we read of mobs and vast armies and navies we Bee and read all of this in an age enjoying tho greatest prosperity, in " nes of activity, that the world "as ever known. Is It not natural to a3k is anything held so cheap as hu- man life? Iu W equally emphatic opinion we should all be Inspired to Practice the spirit of brotherhood and tn a greater or lesser degree, dedicate our llves to the purpose of bettering conditions and helping ou rfellows. morning and the services were up to , the usual high standard. Rev. W. H. Thomas preached both morning and evening. June 1Q the choir will give an entertainment. ti,. nrn-rnm win j ue lurnisneu oy rroi. jacKbon s muBlc students. The proceeds will go to - ward buying lockers for the choir memhers. June 18 Rev. A. A. Oil- ! wt win n-nnh. . . ..innw RndPnvnr at CtoO. Mrs. Radcllff ls supervisor. Mr, A. W. Lloyd, grand chancellor Knights of Pythias of Missouri, Is In the city for about ten days visiting the Kansas City lodges. Mr. Lloyd re-1 ports that he finds them In good work- j lng order and is well pleased with the : outlook. MM E. CORA MERRITT EVANS. Soprano soloist who, with Mme. Corrine Bettis Smith, reader, will give a recital Monday, June 19, at the Sjmner High School, Kansas City, Kas. for the benefit of the Y. W. C. A. ON SOCIAL EQUALITY. By CHAS. A. STARKS. The things that make for a hlaher ' civilization naturally make for a bet- ter society. Science, art and lltera- ture forms the triple alliance which has ever importantly promoted men : to higher planes of experience. These subjects occupy the minds of those that make un our communitlns Thpse subjects of discourse are represented , kindness, companionship, agrceable and discussed In their multiform sub- "ess and other good qualities, its ex dlvlsions. These make up the great emplification. idea of human life. Here sociality be comes a world thought. To every individual of the world the pertinent question could be asked: How have you complied with the con ditlons of human experience that you team, one of the classiest white teams found here upon your arlval and your ; In Kansas City, in the second game awakening to manhood? How much of a double header at Federal League have you contributed to the stability of . park. The first game between the social Institutions? The final ques- Tigers and the Wizards will be called tlon appears to be: How far have you at 1:30. The Hornets are going to raised the standard in your individual celebrate their opening game by mak sphere, or have you really lowered it? ing It ladles day. All ladies escorted Men act uponrcondltions either good by gentlemen will be admitted free, or bad. This is the only real social If not they will be required to pay the distinction. Mere wealth, power, race , general admission. Hon. Nelson C. or color are fading nonenities. The , Crews will pitch the first ball across great moral law of right, of purity of j the plate. The Troost avenue car will motive is the only true line of demark-1 carry you to the gate. General ad ation. It separates the wheat from mission 25 cents to grand stand. Box. the chaff. Men may not always see I seats 10 cents extra, this on account of its subtlety, but It is eternally true. Social equality is only proven by ' somebody's social proclivities. It Is I necessary, in order to prove any de- gree of social equality to standardize those who would socialize, and there- fore form what is correctly called so I clety. But in the standardization Of men let us have truth, value, merit, I honesty and purity. Let these form the basis, the sub-stratum of our ex ; istence. ' The true value of any knowledge ' Is Its Immediate application or deni i onstration. Therefore a brief exam- i ination of the applied term social equality will reveal wonders. We j have seen a reasonable definition of i the phrase, now note the sophistries: I Social equality means white su premacy. It means pushing back one ! 1 unit and holding up another; tt means i Ignoring the merit sign and putting .a premium on color and caste; it means hate against love and preju-1 ' dice against justice. All of which ' serves to prevent a free or compan i lonable representation and discussion I of social ethics among all qualified units and naturally stays the wheels 1 of progress. As for the Colored man who is un I happy the butt of this illogical course, i He Is still demanding some of his primitive righto and asking a smat- tcring of consideration. The Colored ' man knocks a.t the portal of social 1 equality call It social justice if you want to, but I prefer the former. I The white man forces the average Colored man away from the very Idea of "social equality." The Colored thinker comes back with the claim that he only wants "social Justice." ' But when was there ever justice with' i out equality? The scales correctly balanced spell either -justice' either or four. 1 "equality," Two and two are and th,s conclusIon ls reached either 1 by 'a Just or equal law of reasoning, ' Now, what Is the difference? Put l-c-e after just and 1-t-y after equal- ' ana you naV6 respectively 'Justice" on the one hand and "equality" on the ! other. Can you beat It? I Tho constant and recurring assump tion ot our white fellow Is his vaunted superiority. He does this to reject tbe equally constant knocking ot his Colored brother who summons him to accounr?by his own meritorious con tcntions for recognition. Tho brother in black says In substance; I conform with what I find here already estab lished; I accept It; I meet tho condi tions of your common cause; I aid Ub stability by my work; I contribute to Its elevation by my genius and soul;' Its solidarity by my loyalty to the working principles; I give you pa tient toll; I suffer for you; I give you music to cheer you, . music from Africa's muse from Ethiopia, the land of the day sun; I give you heart and service in the calling ot citizenship; I am meeting the requirements of man hood and a now day. The spirit ot a nobler civilization Is upon me, I am looking up, not selfishly, but for hu manity. Now what ask, yes demand, Is Co-operation, if you refuse me this, then It is I who may claim su- perlorlty! Co-operation is another name for sociality. There is no real co-operating without a like degree of socializing. The peasant must ascend to the height of the king or the king must come down to the plain of the peasant. There must be a level before there can be an understanding. I un- derstand truth to be that level, and (To be continued.) The K. C. Hornets, one of the fast est colored teams In and around Kan sas City, will meet the Missouri Dairy Chicago, June 6. The entire Demo cratic ticket was elected by a substan tial majority in today's judicial elec tion. The bridge bond issue of more 1 than a million dollars and the electric light extension bond issue carried. The bond Issue for a new county jail failed to carry. 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