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tarnished room for rent? Adrer tite it ia The Sun and let it bo bringing you ia lomelhiag. We want good reliable Agents in every city and town in the country. Write us for terras. VOLUME VIII. NUMBEll 42. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1J1. PKICE, 6c Hughes and Fairbanks Will Win. Line Up Boys wxtn A Popular Chaplain CHAPLAIN OSCAR J. W. SCOTT, 25TH INFANTRY, RELIEVED FROM DUTY WITH THAT REGIMENT. NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE OTJt GUESTS. Many expressions of deep regret Is being heard on the part of officers and enlisted men of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, on account of the fact that Chaplain Oscar J. W. Scott, 25th In fantry, has completed his tour of duty with tho regiment, on. foreign service, and has been ordered back to tho United States (tho mainland) for as signment to one of the colored regi ments .stationed on the Mexican bor der. Chaplain Scott is populaar with both tho official and the enlisted per sonnel of te regiment and they re gret to seo him leave. Tho chaplain has gone beyond the ordinary bounds of his office .and has interested himself in every phase of tho regimental Hfo where he could be of influence in directing tho men to strong and manly character; he has taken a, vital interest in clean athlet ilp sports and was always one of the best rooter at the Important base ball games; he has been the inspira tion of many a young man's determi nation to improve his mental faculties while a soldier in the army, and he has conducted with marked success a post school for the enlisted men' of the regiment; he has built up a splen did regimental library, having soli cited books In various parts of the country for this purpose; a strong literary society which bears his name is ono of the products of his labors. Tho Sunday night and mid-week meet ings conducted by Chaplain Scott are largely attended, sometimes there is not standing room at the Sunday night meetings, and It must be borne in mind that enlisted men are not compelled to attend church In the army. One of the institutions "which Chaplain Scott will leave behind him and for which the children of the reg iment will always be especially grate ful to him is the annual Christmas tree, for all the regiment. It is to be hoped that this celebration will be continued by Chaplain Scott's succes sor. Another thing for which the men of the Twenty-fifth will always re member the .chaplain, Is that he .was ever on the alert to procure ever' public man of world fame, who came within the vicinity of the regiment, to speak to the men of tho regiment. He was generally successful. Such men as Dan Crawford, tho great mis sionary to Africa, Dr. Francis E. Clark, of the World's Christian En deavor Society; Dr. Baker, leader of tho anti-saloon movementn in Ameri ca; Brown and Curry, tho great evan gelists; Bishops of the church; states men and other dignitaries have upok en to the men of tho regiment upon the solicitation of Chaplain Scott. Chaplain Oscar J. W. Scott has been an officer of the army since April, 1907. He was appointed a chaplain and flr3t lieutenant of the 25th Infantry in that year aand was promoted to his captaincy in April, 1914. It is believed that the chaplain will be promoted to the grade of ma jor after he has served the requtmf time, 10 years, as a line officer. A number of hU fellow officers believe him to bo worthy of distinction for exceptional efficiency. Chaplain Oscar J. W. Scott was born at Gallipolls, Ohio, on July 31, 1887. He was privileged to attend school throughout his Inlldhood, and later entered Ohio Wosleyan Univer sity, from which ha graduated, with' highest honors in oratory and the de grees A, B. and A. M.; to these Drew Seminary added that of B. D.; the University of Denver contributed B." O, and S. T. B., and Payne Theolog ical Seminary gave the crowning one of D. D. Tho entire ministry of Dr. Scott has been maked by singular ability and unceasing, labor, and the fact that ho pastored some, of the largest churches of bis denomination, including the great Metfpp'qlitan church of' Wash ington, D.,fj.t evidences the confidence felt by high' church authority in his power to preach' and to direct the af fairs of large, congregations. .Mrs. Ne$te foindexfer Scott, ,the charming wife of Chaplain Scot't, is an accomplished musician. She was formerly an Instructor in music at tho Ohio institution for the blind. She has been of wonderful assistance to her husband ln, taking charge of the music In church' and literary clubs, and at other public' meetings. Mrs. Scott wasbprn at Columbus, ,Ohio, and is a granddaughter .of the great old Dr. I'.oinfiexter", known through out Ohio as a leader in religious thought during his long and useful life. Chaplain and Mrs. Scott have been blossed with threo interesting children, Masters Albert and James and Miss Ruth., Albert is now a stu dent at the Columbus high school, Columbus, 'Ohio. The enlisted men of the 25tn In fantry and their wives tendered a re ception tp Chaplain and Mrs. Scott, at wmcn tug olllwmg program, was rendered; Mrs. Maggie D. Mclnham Reynolds made a very pretty speech in pre senting to Mrs.. Scott a beautiful tiara necklace,, set with large, rare Jades, which was present from thp men of tho regiment Tho refreshments were eriioyed by all. (Continued from last week's Sun.) In thft last two issues of this pa per we have outlined plans for the entertainment of our Guest. """We are receiving loners irom an sccm tions of tho country inquiring I about Kimsns City. Washington, I D. C, sends" word that they arej coming in two special cars. ' Baltimore, Philadelphia Jind t Boston are- planning on sending large delegations, Oklahoma dele-1 gates are arranging to make tho , trip in automobiles, forty cars, have already joined the party. Our committees and collectors arc , hard at work. "We need more workers on our committees. Wo meet every Thursday night at the Paseo Y. M. C. A. Mr. Emmctt J. Scott, National Secretary, is mak-, ing up his program and wants the names of men and women in this i section of the country who havci made signal success in some par ticular line of business and who would reflect credit upon tho or ganization by having them invited to appear on the program. Aliy one knowing of such persons will do us a favor by sending their names to F. J. Weaver, 1510 Jhast 18th street. The Local League will hold a big Sunday night meeting Sun day, Ju,nc IS, at Rev. Beckham's church, in Independence, Mo. We want 100 League members and friends to go down with us and help encourage our neighbors. NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE OF GREATER KANSAS CITY. (Continued in next week's issue.) The Famous Blind Boone Concert Company Will be heard in Concert at Second Baptist Church Thursday, June 22, 8:30 P. M. ClosingFriday. Evening, Jane 23d, at Centennial M. E. Church 19th and Woodland Ave. BLIND BOONE. JOHN LANGE, Manager. ! A MAGNIFICENT BANQUET. I -3 One. of the most delightful affairs I the editor has ever attended was the 'banquet given last week In Chicago I by tho principal representatives In or j flclal life among the colored people of ! Chicago and their wives on Thursday, June 8, at the Eighth Regiment Ar mory, 35th and Forest avenue. Tho menu was as follows: Cream of Tomato. Bread sticks. Salted almonds. Radishes. Olives. White fish In cream. Saratoga chips. , Porterhouse roll. i Roast young chicken. 1 Butter rolls. 'New potatoes. Green peas. Combination salad. Cheese straws. Harlequin ice cream, "Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteous- ness and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backblteth not Miss Clara V. Lynden was tho guest of honor at a tea party given 'by Miss Corrlne Collins at her home, 1606 East 12th street, Saturday even ing, June 10.' Other ' guests were: Misses Bertha Rosa.Carter, Chris- with his tongue nor doeth evil to j tine Cowdcn, Elizabeth1 ; Angel, Rober- his neighbor nor taketh us a re- ta Green, Louise. Garrett, Fannie proach against his neighbor" ( Reeve, ' Messrs. Harold Jones, John Psalm 15:102. Jefferson, Clifford Smith, William l gmitQ CENTENNIAL M. E. CHURCH. THE WEEPING JEW. (By Chas. A. Starks.) His mind went back to old IsracL He stood again by the waters of Babylon. He heard the harp of his fathers, and felt the pang of his peo ple's suffering. The conquest of the Ancient passed before him. Again be saw his people passing the Red Sea's partln waters. Ho" saw glory In the plllard cloud and Jehovah bckonlng, the God of Abraham, Jacob's God; he saw the covenant, the law and Moses the giver. Old Pharoah the King ho beheld once more, stern and oppres sive. He saw Joseph the week, the interceptor, his race salvator, tho In termediary. The God influenced man, all these He saw and why? Why conjured up this Ancient of history? Alas! It was only a phonograph play ing a Hebrew song: "Ell niolci rachmlm" (song to the dead). The Impassioned plea was wondcrfuL Assorted cake Cream nattips i touching, tho we knew not tho lan- Roquefort cheese. j sunge of Hebrew, but the soul and Bent Wafer crackers. passion we understood. We heard the Cafe Nolr. Pommery Sec. cry ot eart even as the Jew who was 1 ' passing and stopped, who wept as he i ui. rranKiin a. uenmson outda ted as toastmaster and the following i toasts were given : j "The Ladles" Hon. C. W. Ander 1 son, New York. "Friends" Hon. Henry Lincoln Johnson of Georgia. An eloquent response was given by thot back, looked back on days past, way yonder in the receding years and wept. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH. Tho Senior BB. Y. P. U. will meet at 6:30 p. m. and the topic will bo dis cussed by Mrs. Desmon, opened by Miss Mazle Diggs Last Sunday Mr. H. B. Moore made a fine talk on "Tho Boy" at the Junior B. Y. P. U Miss Grace Woodson will read a pa- "KING" BILLY HAS GUESTS. Billy King, known in the theatrical world as "King" Billy, and who with his family has moved in his new home, 3219 South Park avenue, has as his" guests. Hon. Nelson Crews, Hon. Clarence Houston and Hon. Fred Dabney. These threo well known pol iticians are from Kansas City, Mo., and attended all the social functions given by the citizens' committee of 100 and tho Appomatox Club. Mr. King .was honored, one evening by having his friends attend the Grand Theatre, in a box party. It is said that the theatrical magnate now has one of the most handsomely furnished homes In the "Windy Ciity." Begin ning with n6xt week Miss Theresa Burroughs will live with Mr. and Mrs. "Billy" King. Indications aro that King and company will be here until late in October. He will entertain the Masons during their stay this sum mer. Defender. - LOS ANGELES, CAL. , (By Mrs. A. E. Walker.) Tho Masonic Grand Lodge and East ern Star Chapter Just closed a very pleasant and Interesting session , in the city June 5 to 8 inclusive. At 10 a. m., June 5th, a grand parade thru tho principal streets of the city by Grand Lodge officers and delegates, the local lodges acting as escorts,' was held. The parade was headed by six police officers, whose appearance, gave much credit to the race. The band of this city was at its best and filled the ajr with its sweet strains of music as the.pararde headed its way to labor temple, where the in formal opening Was held. Dr. McWil lllams represented tho mayor, Chas. E. Sebastian, extending to the visitors a hearty welcome and to the G. M. the keys of the city. Dr. McWllllams' speech was masterly; tho response by Brother T. A. Harris was full ot welcome. Tho program was beauti fully carried out with one exception, and that was no mention was made of the wives, daughters, widows and sis ters who assembled at the samo time in their 35th annual session. No mention was mado of them during the opening and no place accorded them on tho program. The Grand Chapter O. E. S. convened promptly at 2 p. m. with W. G. M. Sister Sadie Alexander and W. G. P. Brother James Wilson on the throne. Fifteen Chapters were represented, and the leport of the Grand Secretary and Treasurer show ed a membership of 500, deaths dur ing the year 7, and cash balance J46490. Voting strength, of the Grand Chapter 93. Tb.e 35th communication closed by singing, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again"; to meet lnj3aq ramento the 1st jlonday In June, 1917, . ;..The Federated Clubs ot Colored Southern Division held their .Ex change at Wesjcy Chapel M. E. church June 5 to tf, Tho Division is under the management of Mrs. Hat tie Baldwin, a former MIMssourl girl, wliose efforts put forth in this work will.long remain fresh In the minds of all who witnessed tho beautiful art work on exhibit. Special mention must be made of the combination bookcaso, library table and electrlo lamp made by ono of our race boys in the city schools, Leon Hefflin, age 18, and who is excelled by few in his line of workmanship. Mr. Ben Simpson of Warrensburg, Mo., and his three daughters, Ethel, Edna and Carrio, were the, guests of Mrs. W, H. Pickett, 2820 Oeuessee, who returned overland in 'their car wth them, but Wo now at. 'home, aud report a fine trip. Rev. Davis preached a splendid ser mon nn "KplflRhnpss" n rlplleht tn nil who heard it. One addition to tho uuv- UT- J- are or -ntcago. church. Children's Day was observed ; The service was by Smiley and was with a fine program in the evening, , aU ,hat the name Implied in Chicago under the management of C. A. War- catering. rick and Miss Wheeler. The Sunday The following gentlemen and their , per on "The Girl" next Sunday The school surprised Miss Wheeler with a , wives were the hosts: 1 services Sunday were up to the usual purso for her faithfulness to the ! Franklin A. Denlson, colonel 8th in-' blgh standard. The pastor. Dr. Bacote, school. fantry, Illinois National Guard; Robt. dellvere da grand sermon to a large j R. Jackson, member of Illinois Gener-1 congregation. The Sunday School ' ui iisHeiuuiy, .sru uisirici; sneaariCK i unu uue bcsiuii iiiiu ueju lis eiec B. Turner, member of Illinois General tion of officers. Mr. Edw. Rosa is Assembly, 1st district; Oscar De Priest, member of City Council, City I of Chicago; Edward H. Wright, assist ant corporation counsel, City of Chi cago; Louis B. Anderson, assistant i corporation counsel, City of Chicago; Jerry A. Brumfleld, assistant city at 'torney, City, of Chicago; William F. 1 Childs, lieutenant of Police, City of i Chicago; Archibald J. Carey, chief in ! vestigator of law claims, corporation '.counsel's office; Alonzo J. Bowling, President. The evening worship was unusually interesting by having a sermon, a wedding and baptizing bo fore a large congregation. There were 20 additions. HELENA, MONTANA. Rev. Mickens, D. D., of Seattle stop ped over here enroute from tho Gen eral Conference in Philadelphia and preached two inspiring sermons Sun- j member of board of censors, City of j day morning and evening to largo au- ! Chicago, The guests were: J. C. Napier, Nashville, Tenn., ex registrar of the treasury. W. C. Scott of Philadelphia, Pa. James A. Cobb, assistant attorney general of District of Columbia, uiences....'ine Chilarens' Day pro , gram was beautifully carried out Sun , day, as Mrs. C. C Matthews, snperin j tendent, conducted it. The church 'was decorated very artistically. Rev. II. S. Wilson, pastor. . ..The Busy Beo Club will give a social Thursday ove- Hon. Chas. Cottrell of Ohio, former 1 nlns at Crew's HnU- A beautiful silk collector of customs in Hayti. i q"ut wm De oisposeu ot to me one Nelson C. Crews, Kansas City, edl-. hoIdin5 the lucky ticket. Mrs. Cora tor the Kansas City Sun. Johnson, president. .. .The 100th an- W. C. Hueston, Kansas City, dele-1 nlversary of the A. M. E. church was iiem cuuuuj, aim sungs, reciuiuuua, essays and piano selections were ren dered by Helena's best talent.... A j gate at large to National Convention, i Hon. James A. Page, Pittsburgh, Pa and Mrs. Goodwin, Columbia, Dr. g p ' ! banquet will be given to the boys and i R. W. Westbury, delegate, Sumner, EirIs wno are. graduates of this year g c at Germania Hall. Miss C. V. Ford I. W. Cozart, New Jersey. !and Mlss Ruth HoPer. '15 gradnates, , Chas. W. Anderson, ex-collector of will be honored guests. Miss Olga customs, collector of revenue. 1 York' Mis8 Lena Dorsey aml JnIIan Col. Henry Lincoln Johnson of Geor ! gia, ex-recorder of deeds, District of Columbia. 1 Joseph L. Jones of Cincinnati, su premo worthy counsellor Court of Ca lanthe. ! Emraett J. Scott, secretary Tuske ' gee Institute. Hon. S. W. Green, New Orleans, si' 1 preme chancellor K. of P. W. T. Francis of St. Paul, Minn., at toreny at law. Dr. Furniss of Indianapolis, Ind. MAJOR R. R. JACKSON. Three Time member of the Illinois Lefllslatqre from the city of Chicago; Major of tho Eighth Regiment Illinois National Guard and Major-General of the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias, the greatest seml-mllltary organization among Negroes In America, who will attend the National Negro Business League in this city next August. v ST. JOSEPH, MO. Mr. Geo. Walker is verjsick at this writing. Mrs. Walker's,, .brother and wife are at his bedside.,. v-Little Geo. Watklns is very sick.,.. Children's Day at the A. M. E. Church -was a" splendid success v,..Mr.,, Claud McOee and. Miss Vlcorla Flynn were married June 8.... The body of Lewis Wil liams, .25 years of age, who was drowned in the Missouri river at Nodo way, was found yesterday by railroad workman at a point north of tho water works. His home was at Argenta, Ark... '.Tho Knights and Daughters of Tabor will hold their annual sermon at the Frances Street Baptist Church, Sunday, the 18th. Rev. Prince will of ficiate.... Miss Carrlger and Mr, Coy. Williams were married on tho 6th, of June.... Miss Gladys Carrion -will re turn homo from School at Nashville, Tenn., this week...,Mlsa Lottie White -will return homo from school soon.,.. Mrs. Frank Samargross Is on the sick yst at this writing.. wMrs. John Gutbrlo is on the sick list.... Mrs. Geo. Wolton ia 111. TEN REASONS WHY THE N. N. L. SHOULD BE WELCOMED. B. , (Continued.) No. 9. One: ol the createst reasons why we should welcome Ihe League Is, it will serve as an "eye opener" to those that are really interested In the progress of the race and the entertainment of the Business League and tho pretend er, Wo iiavo a host of men and wo men that claim to be race lovers and are recognized leaders, they desire prominent recognition whenever hon ors are to be conferred and they pos sess ability to make oratorical speeches that will almost mako the hair stand, and one might be led to believe that such persons had given time, talent and finance for the main tenance of Buch a worthy organization as the League, but when It comes to putting up the cash and sacrificing a little time to make, tho entertainment a success, he Is not In It Yet when the affair Is over, and people are praising .tha efforts ot those that la- bored, be comes up to claim his. share, thus reminding us of the old fellow that permitted his wife to kill the bear and when the scramble was over and the dust had cleared away, he stood by and made his, boast "Look what we've done." The ones tha,t have, the burden at heart are watching such movements and are hoping to be able to report the facts relative to the situation and see that honor is given to whom hon or is due. Our eyes are open and we are looking to see every person 'that possesses a minimum of race pride fall in line and shoulder his part of the responsibility. THE LATE MORTON J. HARRIS Mr. Harris was born in Wayside, ,Va., moved and received his early j training In Springfield, Mo.; he was a , teacher In the public school for two ! years, and" then he spent two years in city assessor's office in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Harris began his news paper career, "The Messenger"; his brother Preston was his business partner. Later he bought out "Tho Signal" and merged the two papers into one and ran it for seven years. During this time he was in the public eye he was quite an orator. The Republican central committee em ployed him to travel through the state and lecture. He rendered great assistance In the election of former President Taft, and reclved splendid aid from him. Mr. Harris moved to Pueblo and was the foundeT of the Colorado Industrial Institute, 1910. Ho served as a secret detective for the Colorado and Southern two years. He was editor of "The1 Mega phone" for past 18 months. He was not able to do' what he desired to do on account of his health. He succeeded In keeping the paper alive. Mr. Harris was a deacon of the Beth lehem Baptist church for 'the'vpast five years and a consistent Christian man. Pueblo, Col., Megaphone. Lee are 1916 graduates Mrs. Jcn- ' nie Seals arrived in Helena from To- peka, Kas., Thursday quite sick. She is now Improving In health, due to the bracing air. She is stopping at Mm Nora Walker's, and would like to meet all old friends. .. .Rev. C. N. Douglass will arrive in Helena some time this week enroute home from the Conference In Philadelphia, after vis iting his daughter in Chicago a few days.... Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lee, Jr., will leave soon for Topeka, Kas., her former home. . . .Mrs. John Carpenter, sister of Mrs. York and Baker, will arrive here from Chicago, 111., with, her two daughters, who have just fin ished high school, and the smaller daughters, to spend the summer. Sha is a former Helena girl and was Miss Tipple Johnson beforo her marriage-. . ..Arthur Ford, a graduate of Bozo man, 1916, will arrive home soon on a short leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nath. Ford, later, will leave for South America to take up his work as a civil engineer.... Mrs. Sergeant Smith left last week for Spokane, Wash., on a definite visit with Mrs. Nicholson Bonds, formerly of Helena ....The Masonic Lodge No. 101 will hold its annual sermon Sunday, Joe 18, at the A. M. E. church. .. .Mrs. J. T. Knaff Is contemplating driving Ws motor car through Montana and Wyoming. LINCOLN, NEBR. Last Saturday night, June 10, the waiters of the Hotel Jefferspn Burpris- ed their head waiter, Mr. Samuel F, Price, wljh a birthday party at his Cheapest In town. All plant S cents a dozen. Cabbage, tomatoes, beets, head lettuce, Southern Collards, sweet potatoes and fresh vegetables cheap. ' Big batket mustard 5 cent. Spring onions 5 cents dozen, radlshe S cents dozen, etc. Truck garden 39,14 East 14th st. Take 12th street car. VEGETABLE PLANTS FOR SALeU residence, 1327 Woodland avenue. Mr. fAlvln Jordan m-eslded at tho nlnnn Alvln Jordan presided at the piano and each member of the party toasted the guest of honor with a happy little speech. The boys presented Mr, Prlco with a handsome Masonic charm, and the presentation speech was made by Mr. Lee Hughes. Mr. Price was ex tremely gratified with this token of appreciation, and wishes to thank the party, ono and all, for their kindness. (By W. W. Mosely.) Mrs. !. M. Williams went to Kan: sas City, Mo., last Sunday, on ac count of an aunt being there.... Tho' A. M. E. Church Is belnjr remodeled . .Lebanon Lodge No, 126 A. F. it A- M, elected the following named of ficers for the ensuing year: R, n. Young, W. M.r P. L. Moore, S. W.: T. T, McWllllams, J.W.; J. L. Wright, Treas.; I. B. Smith, Secy.: Geo. B. Bvans, Chaplain; L. R. Bailey, Tyler ..au jonn-s Day ceiobratlon will bo held In the Third Christian Church, sunoay, June 25th at 3:00 p. m. Rev. J. C. C. Owens of 'Kansas City wffl deliver a sermon followed by other numbers...i Miss Nellie O. Kelles and Mr. Geov Li Mnston were quietly mar ried this week. St. Luke's A. M. E. church, Rer. McCormlck, pastor, will give on en tertainment Friday, June 23, and wH hold, a rally Sunday the 2Ctb. The pub lic Is Invited.