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itn jinn The Sun Goes to 36 States and Canada. Are Your Relatives and Friends Getting It? Do You Know That Ad vertising is the Life of Trade and the Only Real Business Getter VOLUME IX. NUMBER 44. KANSAS' CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917. PRICE, 5c. RED CROSS Bucker Smith to Organize a Negi iro Federation of Labor. He Says It Will Help Toward Better Ing the Conditions of the American Negro. ALL BRANCHES OF NEGRO LABOR TO BE JOINED TOGETHER. Will Enable Us to Resist Oppression From the Capitalist and Force the A. F. of L. to Recog nize Us. "I detest every philosophy, every system. In accordance 'with which sin and sorrow are justified, rather than eliminated. I go out into the moonless, star-lit1 night and bare my head to the firma ment', and behold! I wear a crown of effulgent splendor, studded with suns and worlds that glitter and sparkle for my sake! p Crowned then am I, a king of the universe! Master not of men, my brothers, but of time and space, the splendors of the universe! Rich joys, sweet dreams, rapturous love, all that the womb of time has bequeathed to humanity are mine, and yours if we but demand them!" I DEMAND of society, although a member of the black race, the right to enjoy the full freedom of a man, to accept anything less is retrogres sion, to move backward means suf fering, humiliation and finally annihi lation. But am I in a position to de mand anything from society, can one person demand better conditions for his race, unsupported by his fellow men, and get it? No. There must bo an organized effort of many to ac complish anything worth while. For some time I have been trying to do, what seems to be the "impossible,". to organize an independent barbers union here in the twin cities, and my failure to arouse my fellow tradesmen to the Importance of such an under taking, has not discouraged mo; in fact, it makes me more zealous, the necessity looms up so forcibly, it would be the rankest kind of coward ice to give it up. One of the questions that I am forced to answer qulte.often is "What backing have you? You know It takes money to run a union?" Yes, it takes money and backing, but it requires an organization first, every organization is its own backer. The American Federation of Labor, one of the great est bodies of working poople in the world, had no backing to start with, and they have none now, only their unions, but they are recognized by the Government as a great power. We Negroes have certainly felt very forck bly their power, and 1 contend that we can build up a Federation of Unions. I contend that we can build ifp a Federation of Unions, if not as great as the A. F. of L., it will bo a source of protection for the American Negro. That the Nejgro Is losing grounds In this country on the field of labor Is well known by every one. We find many reasons for It but never do wo blame ourselves. No, wo lay it to the poor white man, always 'give the rich man credit for being our friend, when, in fact, th&. rich white man cares nothing for either of us. He is con cerned only In the profit he makes off of our labor. The white laboring man has built up a powerful organization to fight his battle with the rich man with his wealth and combinations has not de-. feated him. The Negro with neither wealth nor organization to fight with has no chance whatever. Nothing but defeat stare3 him in the face, until he organizes. The -Negro Is discour- aged very much In doing things for himself by the monster "pessimism." On every hand you can hear "Wo can't do anything', the raco don't amount! to anything and never will. The white man has Bprcad a deadly poison among us," He will say to John, a Negro, you are all right, but the rest of your raco Is no good, and the tragical part of it is, there are so many Johns who believe it. Wo can'do anything any other race can do if we uso the right method; and there is no reason why wo should not havo a Federation of Labor, a strictly Negro organization to protect us against the artful rich man, who employes us to break strikes, and to be able to force the A. F. of L. to recognize us as work ing people who are compelled to work to live as well as themselves. Being a barber myself, and the spirit of organization seems to bo rife, I havo made an attempt to or ganize an independent colored bar bers' Union of the two Kansas Cities. the barber business being one of tho oldest professions of the race. It should lead, I think. Let It fonri a nucleus for nil other branches of la bor to join themselves Into a great Federation of Negro Unions. The salvation of the race depends upon the working ppople'of our raco. Every working man or woman of tho raco should join in this project to or ganize an Industrial union, and we bar bers must not fall down with our part of the program. Anyone wishing to become connect ed with this organization or would liko to know moro about it, should send five one-cent stamps for pamphlet on Organization and Cooperation" to ItUCKEIl SMITH, 557 Grand Ave., Kansaq Cltv Mo i CHICAGO TO HAVE NEW HOTEL, j ot humanity in the future. ''Ch'icago, June. 22. -X long felt want; ATTENTION, LADIESI in this big city is finally 'to bo real-, HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Not ized a first class 70-room hotel and, ... , , ,, . . .lover 10 years of age, a Christian wo-up-to-date dining room at 33rd and i , , . ' . Wabash will open its doors to the mml ra, s,cd c0!,ntr' r coun'7 public July 4. B. F. Mosley and Chas. tow " th G00' taee; brown skin Tnvis head the corporation Mr r lighter; not over lo0 pounds; no TraUs bead the corporation. Mr. Mose ley will be manager. , ' , , , . , brown skin; a real estate man 3S FEW MISSOURI NEGROES CLAIM EXEMPTION. Jefferson City, Mo. In the con scription registration in Missouri, June 5, more than 63 per cent of tho white persons claimed exemption Of 18,915 Negroes only 3,742 made claims any authority to represent that In why they thought they should not be stilution In any way whatever, drafted. ' CM. WHITE. S. C. JAOKSON'S TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT BAND. This famous band from Topeka, Kans., composed of 30 musicians, four great soloists, rated as the best Negro baud west of Chicago, will pluy at LINCOLN ELECTRIC PARK, 20th and Woodland Avenue, July 1, 2, 3, 4, at '8 p. in. each evening, with special matinee ever' afternoon at 4:30. Many other wonderful and pleasing attractions; 5,000 people expected each evening. Go hear this famous band. LAUDS . C. NEGROES Negroes Do Well. Men Under W. C. Hueston and Worn-' en Under Mesdames F. J. Jackson and Ruth Lange Raised More Than $1,100.00 for the Red Cross Fund Independent of Many Contributions Made by Colored People to Firms by Whom They Were Employed. In tho great honor that comes to Kansas City in having raised more money for the Red Cross than any other city of like size in America tho Negroes have a share for with hut a few hours' notlco and comparatively no organization they succeeded in rais ing moro than $1,100.00 as a contri bution of tho citizens of this city to that very deserving organization. Hardly a colored person approached failed to glvo something and many were the Instances that hard working men and women gave a dollar from their meager savings to the fund. At the final rally of the general commit tees at the Boltlmore last Monday evening when Hon. W. C. Hueston was presented by the Chairman to represent the Negroes and to offer their contributions, he was given a magnificent reception and when he had turned over his money tind in a few eloquent phrases pledged tho loy. alty and support of the Negroes t(f tho Government in every undertaking whether it bo upon tho farm or tho battlefield he was given an ovation surpassing any given to any other speaker of the evening. The Sun Is proud of tho splendid work done by tho colored peoplo of this city and sin cerely hopes that same spirit of loyal ty, patriotism and devotion epitomized in "Tho Kansas City Spirit" shall per- v'lue au wioir uuiuga uiat are lor uio i uplift of the race and for the benefit years old. Send photo. SIS Mot. Life Bldg., -Minneapolis, Minn. NOTICE. Tho public Is hereby notified that .Mr. T. A. Ross is not in the employ of the American Woodmen nor has he I COLORED ROMAN CATHOLIC 1 CHAPLAIN KILLED AT I THE FRONT. ! The first black Roman Catholic chaplain, with tho Colonial troops In Franco has laid down his life for his men. The Abbe Gabriel Sano was born in 18G9 and was converted to Christianity. Ho made his studies In Senegal, his native country, and was ordained priest in 1902. When he saw his compatriots leaving in great num bers for tho war. he asked his Bishop the favor of going with them, If only as infirmier or interpreter, for he spoko six different languages. Mons. Le Roy, chief military chaplain, who received him in France in 1916, ap pointed him chaplain to the Sene galese Tirailleurs, wl!V received him with enthusiasm. All Christians and Mussulsmans were equally devoted to him. He has just been killed in Cham pagne by a bursting shell. His body was brought in by fioother mission ary, Dr. Letavln, of the Holy Ghost nrrlnr. wlin hnrl nnmft frnm tho fnr1hp4t wilds of the Amazon. Brazil, to serve ! the armies of France. i To the Editor of the Kansas City Sun: We, the undersigned graduates of Lincoln Institute thank you for the article appearing in ybur paper, June 22 ,1917, in which you defended our Alma Mater against tho political In- j fluences which are now trying to be injected. We hope that the Board of j Regents win not permit politics to enter into the contrdi anil affairs of the Institution and wH use their own splendid Judgment In Jhe selection of Its faculty. Lincoln Institute has given to this stato ,anu country some of Its most influential Negroes and we beg that It shall not suffer from a political handicap. Very coirtfjk?sl.v, JOHN' L. F. TaLtON, WHITE FIELD ROSS. MABEL BELL- WILLIS, W. II. HARRISON, MARY F. WOODS, ABBIE POLLARD, HATT1E HUGHES. TRILBY TURNER. CLYDE ANTHONY, LIONEL- TURNER, NELL V. RAG LAND, COZETTA POLLARD, JOSEPHINE MINOR JONES. R. T. COLES. THOS. STEWART. Did you ever House Dance." attend an Col. Young to be Retired. It Is rumored that the Army Board of Physicians at the Presidio, San Francisco, are about to recommend the retirement of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young, tho ranking Negro of ficer of the United States army, on account of alleged "high blood pres. sure." If Colonel Young should be retained in the active service and receive his promotion which is due to the rank of colonel he would stand sixth ac cording to seniority In the line of col onel and would be sure of promotion to brigadier generalship. It will bo a racial calamity to havo Colonel Young retired at this time and wo hope that every influential Negro and Negro newspaper will write their senator and representatives requesting them to 1180 their Influence to have this splcn- did man retained In the active service of the United States army. Write now! Special Jefferson City, 2:00 P. M. Friday. Professor B. F. Allen was elected President Lincoln Institute. re- of The Ladies' Aid Society ot Centen nicl M. E. church was entertained by Mrs. Anna H. Smith and Mrs. A. Moore at tho latter's residence 1905 I E. 19th street, last Friday afternoon. A vocal solo was rendered. by little 1 l.orlne Hates accompanied by her ! mother which was very effective. The ' society was pleased with the presence joi Jiev. ami .wrs. uicnaru uavis wno tire always present. Mrs. Mary Haw Empty kins, president; Carrie King, secretary. DES MOINES TRAINING CAMP. By A. J. Booker, M. D. The great military camp is started officially and the men are dewn to work in dead earnest. One of the most momentous epochs in the history ot the Negro race was enacted when twelvo hundred and fifty men took the oath of allegiance Sunday. It was more than men declaring that they were willing to fight and die to pre serve Intact the glory and tho honor of the United States any citizen of this country who would not take such an oath with the greatest speed take a train or boat to the country he is willing to die for it meant that the cream of the Negro race was selected and stood there with one purpose. It was worth the longest journey to see over a thousand Negro men of train ing and culture assembled, to say nothing of the unity of purpose. The men themselves ought to feel proud to be participants In such a mo mentous affair. Every man who held up his hand was making history. Sure ly every man's "heart with rapture thrills" when he thinks of his part, both now and the future possibilities. A great new trial has come to us. Those who pray ought to send up a silent prayer twice or three times a day for those men at Fort Des Moines. AH our hope is in their success. All our danger Is In tholr failure. This thing has not happened In the history of our people before. It Is wonderful, it is grand, it is trying, because it is a nerve racking procedure for the men who have been selected. They need our encouragement, our moral support and tho blood of a race is on the hands of any person who puts temptation In the way of a weak man. As a concertatlve estimate, It must cost more than a million and a half dollars to establish md'malntain this camp. Thero are men there who are giving up fine opportunities to take this work. In turn they will be better u,c w acitu uicn luunuj aim iuuc j slclans, and Rev. J. W. Hurse, D, D., when the camp Is over. They wlllimmmic nnDnP nf ct ci Tntr.4. have a sense ot dignity and of time , church. The Williams Realty Co. who land of discipline; they will be better ! easea the property immediately order- prepared to organize and direct their ,ed the occupants to vacate and the friends and brothers at homo when i residents of Michigan avenue have de they return. As is always tho case, ! clared that no more orgIes of Ib I not all of tne men will be physically uiml shall occur in thelr neighborhood. able to at,end the physical ordeal. 1 The Sun believes that the respectable Tllls brlnss us up to the favorite ex-1 Negroes of this city should form j pression ot ours that the race must bo , Neighborhood Maintenance and Im I physically strong if we are to deal , pr0vement Clubs so as to protect their .with the more and more complex prob-1 pr0porty and the good name of tho ilems of civilization. We must be Scanty m which they live and the healthy; we must be temperate; we ' Negro who silently permits Dod Walk must conserve energy. I ing dump, hop joints and "canning" All honor to the men ot tho country , establishments to flourish in their lo who have a vision beyond color prob-1 canty without protest or complaining lems, who can see beyond tho annoy- j t0 tho authorities is either a measley ! antes and injustices of today, to the ; coward or a fool. Protect your nelgh ' great world-wide duties and obllga- borhood. tions. Of all peoples who fight for democracy we ought to be the most willing. Liberty is not a gift; it is the result ot labor; it is a reward for l sacrifice. Every man, woman and child who can spend railroad fare ought to visit this camp. It will be an inspiration for children, a restoration of faith to men. a tonic for the patient faithful Negro woman, who is the greatest creature who treads American soil. There Is not a man. with whom I have talked, but feels the solemnity of the occasion. The light comes into their eyes as they talk and seem to look down tho corridors of time see ing tho .avenues open for bigger things. No race of people can meas- uro up to the standard of world val - ues unless there has been hearty par - tlclpatlon with every one in every- thing for development. We can never bo the followers of a Napoleon unless we bear arms and develop military meas inrougn generations; we win never develop a Gladstone or a Bea confield until we can lift our voices in matters of state. Consequently the entire race must be behind this his - tory making crowd. Wo are under everlasting obligation to the men who made this movement possible. We see history makers In our midst. For no matter how the proposition turns out, the history of the country will make a record of tho camp. It Is a most fortunato thing that tho camp came to a mldwestern town, for there is nothing so provincial as a town in the middle west, and nothing more unfortunate can befall a Negro than to bo "tho biggest man" ln a small community, unless he has a broad spirit and teaches peoplo that ho Is one of a very' largo number of I men scatterod throughout the country. J Tho( people ot the other race are do- j (Continued to Page 4.) . WORK Dog Walking Orgies Dis grace Neighbor hood. That dog walking, shlmmey shewob bllng, hop smoking and coke eating Negroes are ruining tho race in this community is evidenced by tho fact that the Judge of the North Side court in finding a bunch of "Dog Walkers" arrested in the raid on the premises at 1222 Michigan avenue, after bitterly scoring them, said, "Your race ought to be ashamed to have such represen tatives as you," and proceeded to fine all the Negroes $5 each and the three white men who were taken in the raid. $100 each and told them they were unworthy to associate with respecta ble white people. Well if that's true of the whites, Judge, It's equally true of the Negroes, and respectable, up right, God-fearing, home-owning and home buying members of the Negro race feel that these "Dog Walkers" no more represent their raco than do the white outcasts represent the whlto race Tho Sun in of the opinion that those arrested in tho raid Satur day night had better thank their good fortune that they were on the North, side Instead of the South side of Thir teenth street which is the boundary line between the courts of Judge Coon, before whom they were tried, and Judge Kiernan, where they undoubted ly would have received $500 each. While the white press were inclined to deal with the affair In a spirit of levity (except to severely castigate the whites found In the raid, one white woman being found getting out of the back window without shoes or stock ings so they allege), it is a serious matter with the respectable Negroes who are buying homes In that vicin ity the place raided being about equal ly distant between the homes of Dr. . THE MINOR PROPHET SPEAKS. Time of Revelation Began 8:30 A. M., June 11, 1917. Thus salth the Lord of Host con corning Isaiah's vision, the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah. and Jerusalem the days Uzzith, Jotham Ahaz and Hezeklah, king of Judah. Thus salth tho God of Heavens "Glvo ear old earth these names are spiritually unto your Coun try and Government." The vision which troubled Isaiah's head on June 5, 1917, and time of tho hour was twelve minutes after twelve: I am Alnha the first and tho last. Talklnir 1 unto him and telling him to writo , what i reVeal unto him, then I wroto wuat my father revealed unto me. I SlW an ark aBei by tho namo of Ga. brlel who was clothed with majesty wltn sword ln one han(j and neU doath and destruction was on New York City. Near the harbor vengenco was sworn on New York City and one fifth of that city would be destroyed. Your God antl Father saItn the mya. tery of the interpretation belongs to Him. The sun, moon and stars obey ed. Thus salth the Lord of Hosts the revelation of mystery of the vision la Revelation, 18th Chapter, ISth verso; Psalms 77, verse 19. Jeremiah, Eth Chapter, 15th verse. God talks now that I sent my son in yonder world to testify of the things which shortly cometh to pass who bear the name of Isaiah Minor, prophot, who bear rec ord of me nnd I of htm. Thus Baith the Lord ot Hosts: Look, behold tho record that ho bore to me. Isaiah, first chapter, first verse. Jeremiah, first chapter, fifth verse. Ezeklol first chapter, seqond verse. Time revelation stopped 10:30 a. m. isaiah Minor, prophet.