What can I dn for the Colored
Soldiers? Why send them the Sun
Its better than a letter from
home Bell Phone East'999
Have You Got Rooms.Hous
es or Flats FurnUhed
or unfurnished ForRent?
Advertise Them in the Sun
VOLUME X. NUMBER 21.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, 'SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1918.
Our Special Rate of $t.OO Expires January 31st
The World War
and the Negro
The Negro soldier and tho whole
Negro race behind him have a won
derful opportunity to serve both their
country and their race in this world
war. In the absence of any one out
standing leader, tho intelligent young
er men of every clement of the race
have a chance, through the press-and
their various organizations, to mold
and maintain a uniform sentiment in
the race that will give constant sup
port and encouragement to the gov
ernment and to our XegVo soldiers.
The Negro soldiers of today carry tre
mendous responsibilities. Just now
they can do more for us, perhaps, than
' anyone ele among us. As one editor
says, "If they prove themselves the
equals of the white" race in point of
discipline, self-restraint, and courage,
they will do a lot toward diminishing
race prejudice." Another white edi
tor sisnlficantly adds, "Not alone in
the army itself Is this prejudice likely
to raise its ugly head. ' To
eradicate thi3 feeling is going to be
tho duty of the Negro soldier, both for
the, pride of his uniform and the fu
ture of his race. He will have to stand
ready and hold his ranks firm under
circumstances harder to endure than
the enemy's fire." He will then need
all the help that an intelligently In
tereste-l, united race can give. South
WHEATLEY - PROVIDENT HOS
PITAL CAMPAIGN PROGRESS
PLEDGES BEING PROMPTLY PAID
Dr. W. H. Bruce one of the brilliant
physicians of the younger set who
was an ardent worker In the Wheat-ley-Provident
Campaign and brought
In many subscriptions.
A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING.
The marriage of Miss Minerva
Akins, the only daughter of Mrs.
Laura Akins to Rev. A. B. Harris was
solemnized Tuesday evening Jauuary
8th at 9:00 o'clock at the Ebenezer A.
M. E. church. The ceremony was read
by the pastor, Rev. W." T. Osborne.
The bride was beautifully gowned and
carried a large bridal bouquet and was
given In marriage by her brother, Mr.
Leslie Akins. Only members of their
immediate families and friends wit
nessed the ceremony. Rev. and Mrs.
Harris will be at home to friends af
ter January 25, at 1001 Oak street.
To the Editor of the -Kansas City Sun:
On account of the segregation of the
Colored people at the Star's "Seven
Swan" show all of the Colored people
in Kansas City, Kansas, are discon
tinuing their subscriptions to the Star.
Let every Negro in the two cities do
tho same. Don't let us pay them to
mistreat us. Tho show was for all of
- .A Subscriber, G. A. White.
Subscribe NOW if you
want to secure our $1'.00
1803 E. 18th Street
Bell Phone East 999 and 2789
The Board Will Probably Leet. Con
tract For Work Next Week So
That Building May Be Put
Into Condition For Occu
pancy. Tho first payment on the pledges
to the Wheatley-Provldent Hospital
fund which' was due the 15th Inst,
have been most gratifying. More
than $8,000 having been paid in at
tho time we go to press, and a large
sum is expected today and tomorrow.
Tho Hospital Is now an assured fact
and contracts on the plans 'and speci
fications for alternations will be let
by the Board some time during tho
comlnk week. Tho Executive Com
mittee has labored har,d and earnest
ly to secure results and they are re
ceiving quite a bit of praiso for the
skilfull and business like manner with
which the proposition has been hand
led up to date. It Is their hope that
fully one-half of the pledges will have
been paid on the first notice and they
very much desire to have the building
ready for dedication by the first Sun
day in May, when tho city officials,
Civic bodies and fraternal organiza
tions will be-iequseted to turn out in
mass and assist in the dedication of
this institution which .marks a me
morable milestone in the progressjve
achievements of the race. The head
quarters of the hospital are at 1803
East 18th street (18lh and Woodland)
Their telephone numbers are East
219andJ3ast999 both on the Bell
phone and persons .who have not been
solicited nor" subscribed may -It they
so desire send subscriptions or secure
Information at this number. A num
ber of belated pledges which did not
appear in the official list printed two
weeks ago have been received and are
$25.00 M. H. Wagoner, A. R. Ewing,
$10.00 Jos. M. Jones. Geo. V. Gol
den, Chrisman & Sawyer.
$5.00 each: John Garlich, Dock Man
$3.00 L. A. Jackson, Mildred Bruce.
sour, Edward O'Callohan, Frances M.
Bcecham, Frank Neal, R. F. Quinn,
Sam Harper, McDonald Lumber Co.,
R. Lacey, Lottie J. Gamble, Mrs. O.
L. VanLanningham, Mrs. J. H. See
bree, E. J. Reardon, Mrs, Eva Nickle
son, Ida Rogers, James Tyler, Floyd
Stone, Ed Lee, Payton Jones, Bell
Lee, Paul Bishop, Oliver Jordan, C. H.
Countee, Mrs. Eliza Walker.
$2.00 Sam Borone, A. W. Reynolds,
R. L. Anderson, Grant Lee, Evan Y.
Pillow, .Clifford White, Mrs.. M. Fish
er, C. A. Holzer, Mike Doohan.
$1.50 J. C. Brown.
$1.00 Joe Segelbohm, C. L. Merry,
L. F. Cochran, Mrs. Dora Gardner,
Mrs. A. Miller, Floyd Adamson, Lucy
50 cents J. Wilson, Dink Davis.
A splendid suggestion that it would
be well for the various fraternities to
follow has been set by Eureka House
hold of Ruth, No. 4744 which has
given notice that It will furnish com
pletely one room in the new Hospital,
and will have a small silver plate
made bearing their organizations
name placed upon the door. Let oth
ers do likewise. ,
The foremost sculptor of the Negro
race in America at the present tirao
is Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller. Her
work may bo said to fall Into two di
visions the romantic and the social.
The first is represented by such things
as "The Wretched" and "Secret Sor
row," the second by "Immigrant In
America" and "The Silent Appeal."
Tho transition may be seen in "Watch
ing for Dawn," a group that shows
seven figures, in various attitudes of
prayer, watchfulness, and resignation,
watching for the coming of daylight,
or peace. In technique this is like
"The Wretched;" in. snirit it is like
the later work. It' is as If the sc.uln.
tor's own seer, John the Baptist, had
summoned her away fro mtho roman
tic and esoteric to the everyday prob
lems of needy humanity. There are
many, howover, who hope that she
will not utterly forsake the field In
which she first became famous. TTpr
early work is not delicate or pretty;
ii jh grewsume anu ternme; out it is
also Intense and vital, and from it
speaiis tne very tragedy of the Negro
race. Benjamin Urawley, In tho
OUR GRUESOME CUSTOMS.
(At the request of numerous readers,
ministers, doctors and laymen we are re
produces this very timely and logical
article' from the pen of one of the race's
greatest and most courageous writers and
thinkers, and hope It will take root and
develop Into a reality. Editor.)
By Joe E. Herriford.
Most people agree that the customs
which wo continue at funerals are lit
tle short of ghoulish and that certain
I reforms in these ceremonies are long
past due. Yet it seems that no great
number of our people have had the, Prnf(1ni. To
mnrnl rn.,rnro Inl-. t.4 ... I, 1 roieSSOr Le
ALLOW COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
Lincoln High School Semi-Monthly
Gatherings May Continue.
The request from J. R. E. Lee, prin
cipal of Lincoln High School, that the
semimonthly community meetings at
CONSCIENCE BROUGHT HIM BACK
Jefferson City, Jan. 17 Robert Page
Butler, 42 years old, who turned
preacher after ho escaped from the
Missouri penitentiary 18 years ago,
was "dressed in" at the prison today.
rue negro walked into the office of
the Lincoln School be allowed to con
tinue, was granted last night by the
board of education.
o explained to tho
board that where hotels and clubs
were open for the entertainment of
white persons, his people had only
such places as the community meet
ing at the school to divert them from
moral courage to take a stand strong
enough to aucompllsh any tangible
Other races, except those unciviliz
ed, have long aso abandoned tile irnin-
- - "i. lite si lu Ul
some burial rites which we still cling their everyday routine
in cveu in iub iuce oi our Detter in
telligence. In the first place, we refuse to give
up the notion that all funerals should
Judge Fred W. Coon the militant be he,d 011 Sunday, even if the body
judge of the North side police Court, 01 the dead must be kept unburied
.... .x, , . several days for this purpose. This
a true representative of the Common , is onlj. the caterlng t0Pa afn
i.ic,wfiirw exceptional aDinty, ror show and for the attendance
ana a nngiuer ot the first quality
whom many of the ..boys believe is
tho logipal candidte''for Mayor on the
surrendered. He came hum fmm
Youngstown, Ohio, where he is pastor
of a- negro church.
He declared that the thought of be
ing a fugitive was more than his con
science could endure.
The records of the prison show he
was sent here from Kansas City in
1899 to serve two years for assault
with intent to kill.
Installation Exercises of the Officers
of the Interdenominational
The Negro's loyalty in the past is Tho following program will ,be car
being recalled everywhere, and his ried out Thursday, January -24th
emphasized. 8:no ,,. m.. at Bethel A. M.'E. Cliurch,
pniinort con. . i.
24th artd Flont avenue,-. Rev. F. D.
worth as a soldier is
His physical fitness has caused, gen
etui wuiujucm, aim iias neipeu to re-j
fute many of tho stereotyped charges 1 WeIIs. D- D-. Pastor
made against him. It was admitted. PROGRAM
in one of the leading cities of North 'Master of Ceremonies ' tt fT"
Carolina, that in proportion to nomila- n D n. " body ' honored in
Carolina, that in proportion to popula
tion the Negroes outnumbered the
whites on the eligible list because the
Negroes stood the better physical ex
aminations. And only G out of i.ilOO
young Negroes examined at the of
ficers' training camp at Fort Des
Moines last summer showed any
traces of venereal infection. I would
not hesitate for a moment to nlace
this record against that of any other
as many curious; disinterested per
sons as possible. Our funerals are
all too long, especially in the cases
of persons In any way prominent in
social or professional life. Bereaved
relatives of the dead are put through
the terrible ordeal of sitting some
times for nearly a whole day in un
comfortable, illy ventillated churches
while countless eulogies of doubtful
sincerity are being pourned out by
apparently everyone whom the de
ceased ever met. Common sense
strongly appeals against this sort of
indulgence, but it is kept up lust the
same, supposedly with the idea that it
measures the popularity of the dead.
No one can explain just why' our
people believe that the snirit nf thn
dead cannot repose in peace If th
a nlace onen to
111- W lfinln .. . .
, M,,a( ,' ' ' . ; r i tne outUoor nf- Suffice it that from
S',; Bethel Choir the time breath leaves the tortured
-. Scripture Lesson . . J cla. ,t ,s kept.ether closeIj. suut up
- invnrnli Jenkins in a Bmall room of a home or ,n the
o. imocauon. . . ....... sacred precincts of a church into
y"?lc ' ' ' ' ' '"-e,hel Choir tor. The embalmed body is kept in
qIT , . -?0dS0" nn erabalml atmosphere filled with
fni m, v, nl Itsre(ater ' embalmed germs of all sorts of dis
Possibili ies-A iewed From the One- eases ostensibly to hurry up other
..voo iiucivitiiuiiuuaiiuimiioui. funerals
THE PORO CLUB.
Tho Poro Club entertained with a
reception Monday evening from seven
thirty to eleven thirty January' 14-18
in the beautiful homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Bradahaw, 2128 Highland Ave. In hon
or of Mrs. B. J. Hawkins of St. Louis,
Demonstrator of Poro System hair cul
ture, Poro College. Throughout the
ovenlng about one hundred and fifty
guests were present. Music for tho
evening was furnished by: Mesdames
Cozotta Klngsberry Graves and Bel
ford. The house was beautifully dec
orated in the Club colors, groon and
white pennants. A delightful repast
was served which was enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Hateklns left Immediately to
take up her work in St. Louis, under
Mrs. A. M. Pope Malone,
THE INTER-CITY DAMES.
The Inter-City Dames will give- their
Soldier Benefit Dance at Lyric Hall
Friday March 1. The severe weather
caused the postponement and all out
standing door and coal tickets are
good for this date.
group of young men anywhere in the e Music TlPthPi rimii- IU""a,s-
world. In fact, the war is discovering , V .'." " ' '.. ' . .-?. A..' Tbe m'actice f l'eninS the casket
world. In fact, the war is discovering
that the Negro possesses most of the ,
virtues common to men in general. I
This for the Negro Is a tremendous!
gain. A common cause ami a common
danger are bringing black men and ;
iukh ncui cnuiign logetner to
Remarks: five minutes' talk from at the close of the services in order
t7 ,,, ;V , 'U,,UW,"B """isiors: that the morbidly inclined may pass
Revs W II Thomas. D. D.; R. Da-1 ,n review over the pallid features A
wn, LJ, IJ., 1II1U1U iVIUIllIl. 1J. U , Mio ,1nnrl Vino fn1I ji
discern their common qualities and to ' S. Installation of Officers: Rev. F D
awaKen mutual reauppt Tho ,.nn,i
try's need is forging a brotherhood of
all her defenders. The whole town
of Woodsville, Ohio, turnedout with
a brass band to accompany its one
Negro recruit to the railroad station.
Georgia towns have given dinners to
to the white
REV. J, W. HURSE, D. D.
Dr. Hurse Is not only one of our foremost ministers, but Is always found
O A Johnson 1) D V T Osborn i uuau ,urt.b ,u"b l"en alsue '"e ,ront ranK ,n every movement for the material advancement of his peo
D. D. : II. l! Bolilen. D. D,9 1 W ' 'Zi ? 5 I .and..w?. haS for SOmet,me b"" distributor of MACKEY'S WONDER-
Hurse. D. D.: H. L. McKenney. D. D. 1 unanUary 7nd unho y Te se es no , RHtUMATIc CURE has recent.y PURCHASED OUTRIGHT the formu.a
1 .!.. .... .. uiuauuai) UUU UI1UU1. ie Ser6S llO f0P COmOOUnd nn th( Hm. nH nn,., u-. cm rr r.i, ..
the slightest . . .. . ' mur,, mo manutac-
Wells, President; Rev. William Al
phin, Vice-Pres.; Rev. O. A. John
son, Sec'y; Rev. J. B. Beckham
Offertory and Benediction.
aim whatever that has the slightest
claim upon a reverent treatment of
the dead. Those who have any dis
tinctreason for desiring to view the
face of the dead could much better
indicate the element of respect bv
ui fcc icomcntc ui nit; luillllj
rim. riann u., i i 1 , i. -
selected men as well as ," 1 . .JLVi'' pnor. 10 tne nour or Ule Puwlc fu
iMvvjuciiL u, ipw lupins iif;u winm nerai.
wanting his beat in the west bottoms. There ought to bo a law carrying
iambus in.-, iiBiiu .iKuiiisc me curoing the death penalty for those who in-
Call meeting of the City Federation , rendering him insensible before help sist upon lifting the suffering mourn-
:' Iiat&y -January 2.-), for unfinished come or he recovered consciousness ers up to take what they call "a last
business at Y. M. C. A. at two thirty one of his hands had been badly froz- view" of the deceased and to displav
o clock. Please be present. en. He is finite 111 at thn nrpsAnt n,atr. i.v. , ,'
ture and distribution of this wonderful nrenaratlnn
is the onJy ten days' cure on the market taking ten days for rheumatism two
hours and immediate relief for neuralgia, forty-eight hours for lumbago, one
day for throat trouble, ten days for asthma and all pains and stiffness in the
linilv fpn rlnvs frv lnmv t.kln t.. i j .
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calling at the residence of the family j remedy and destroyer of appendicitis, absolutely guaranteed under the Puro
nrlor to thft hntir nf tho mihlln fn. i Pnnrl nnrl ririif A rot c-aU1 x. uooo
THIS SPLENDID PREPARATION IS SOLD ONLY BY
REV. J. W. HURSE, D. D.,
AT HIS LABORATORY AND RESIDENCE, 1302 EUCLID AVENUE,
KANSAS CITY, MO. BELL PHONE, EAST 4880.
L. A. Campbell. President. i time.
Lincoln High School Extension
Mr. C. Howard Mills, Director of Social Center Work
of Kansas City, Mo., will address,the Monthlv Community
Meeting at Lincoln High School.
Sunday Afternoon, Jan. 20th, 3:15
Subject, "Getting Together."
He will lead in some New Community Songs.
He wants to say "Hello" to everybody.
Wlieatley Provident Hospital Building subscribers'
first payment of subscriptions are now due and payable at
headquarters, 1803 East Eighteenth Street (Masonic Temple,
Eighteenth and Woodland Avenue). ..Send check, money
order or call in person, and those in the city unable to do so
may uuu uuu puones iast zfcjij oi' yyy ana we will
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
By NELSON C. CREWS, Chairman.
jvreu w. uaoney, secretary.
presence of many who hannen tn he
present out of a curious desirt for this
very heartrending climax. Nothing
could be more innuman ' and more
lacking in good, common sense. There
is no more reason why the family
should be the last to view the body
than that they should bt the first to
meet the departed spirit in the other
It certain secret societies Insist
upon holding ritualistic ceremonies
over tho dead at the unholv hour nf
midnight the attendance of the fam.
ily should bv no means he nllnwpri
and no place should be arranged for
tnis display of physical endurance and
dispair from those already howeil
down in nerve-breakinir m-lef. Thia nil
looks like barbarism, at least like
The long strintr of resnlnrlnna nn1
condolences, all of which sound alike
and are usually poorly read should
not be imposed upon the ceremonies
at all but might bo sent to the mourn
ing family to be read, if desired, at
some future time and preserved for
what they are intended to be worth.
I havo been asked many times to
write such condolences for persons
whom I never knew in life and con
cerning whom I could havo no intelll.
gent knowledge. All this Is supremo
vanity and all of it should have been
discontinued long ago.
Kansas City. Mo.
I suffered with pleurisy and also had
sore feet. I heard or Mackey's Lini
ment and secured one bottle, and I must
say It gave me Immediate relief.
MRS. MAHY THOMPSON,
4013 East 14th.
Kansas City, Kans.
I suffered with rheumatism and was
unable to walk at times. After using
bottle of Mackey's Liniment I could walk
and so anywhere. I recommended
MacKey"s Liniment for anyone who suf
fers with rheumatism.
Kansas City. Mo.
I suffered with lumbago for a long
time and I heard of Mackey's Liniment.
I used one bottle of this Liniment and
was entirely cured, and I feel safe to
say It Is the best Liniment made and
It cannot be beat. I must say Mackey's
Liniment will do all It Is recommended
to do. JOHN SAULSBERRY.
Deacon Morning Star Baptist Church,
2414 Highland Ave., Bell East 3757.
T . , Kansas City, Mo.
I took a severe pain In my neck, and
having a bottle of Mackey's Liniment
l?i.hhf J.'0".8?' 1 trIeti rubbing my neck
with It and I received Immediate results.
1617 Agnes St.
, , Kansas C'ty, Mo.
I have suffered with rheunfatism for
the past two years, sometimes having
to walk- with a cane. I heard of Mackey's
Liniment and secured one bottle of it.
and it gave me complete relief.
J. H. WILLIAMS,
Deacon St. Stephens Baptist Church,'
1615 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Mo.
I ?att to say I used one bottle of
MnplOl' T in man. n .J 1 . I .1
more good than any medicine I ever used.
For 15 years I suffered with rheuma
tism and for five years I suffered with
severe throat trouble, but am now cured.
FflP ttlPSM nnmtilatn.,, T .L I
... . . j ,iiu 11UL111 UK It
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jhjis. LIZZIh. LOu AN,
uu independence Ave.
rctt uui iLt-AutNTS WANTED. SOLD BY 7,000 AGENTS. IT
IS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL. SOLD IN EVERY STATE, AND
Tho Sun is pleased to give to its readers .the following lettor which speaks
for itself and is a tribute to the indomitable energy and perseveranco of this,
DR. J. W. HURSE, A GRADUATE.
Kansas City, Mo., January 2, 1918.
This is to certify that Dr. J. W. Ifurse has been a student of mine for
some time, learning the art and science and treating of patients with my lini
ment to mu full satisfaction. He Is, therefore, capable of treating any of tho
Therefore, I am gtving to the public the knowledge of his efficiently until
ho receives his diploma, which will como in a few days.
v v , xt (Signed) mi. N. A. MACKBY,
New ork City. N. Y, i33 WoBt 131flt
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