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DEAD Editor's Note: As wo go to press word la received from an apparently authentic sourco that Father Vanloo Is NOT dead but la slowly recovering In the Isolation Hospital. Wo shall give the true facts to our readers next week. What can I do for the Colored Soldier? Why eod them the Sun . Its better than a letter from home Bell Phone East 999 HaveYouGot Rooms,Hous es or Flats Furnirhed or unfurnished ForRent? Advertise Them in the Sun NOT sm m a. m. - i i a.. . . ) . A t i mm KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1918. Governor, jPardoiis and Restores Citizenship of Preacher PRICE, 5c. in Robert E. Lee Bailey, one of th Best Known Men of the City, In stantly Killed by an Automobile Last Friday Evening. ANjIMPRESSIVE FUNERAL Father Cyprus, of St Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Delivered" an Elo quent and Fitting Tribute oxer his remains. Kansas City was profoundly shock ed last Friday evening when the news flashed over the city that Robert rc Lee Bailey one of the best known men of the race had been Instantly killed by an automobile at 25th and Grand avenue, driven by one Mr. J. C Reeves. He was hurried to the Old City Hospital but expired before he could be placed upon the operating iQDie. Robert E. Lee Bailey was a man of splendid attainments and made a host of permanent friends during the years ne resided in tms city. Scholarly, cul tured, dignified and with all a kindly disposition He was a strong factor in tne races development in this com- niunlty and was, respected by white ana macks alike. Mr. Bailey was for several years during-the administration of Ex-Mayor .lost, Superintendent and Director of the Garrison Square playgrounds and community house for Colored people vjpd gav,ocompietj3.8atlafaciiouiat,the time of his death he was' Foreman of i nickers for the Terminal Railway Co., and also dancing Inspector for Colored Dance Halls In this city. For many years In connection with Mr. A. V Harris, the well known printer he published the National Mirror which held a commanding position among the Negro Journals of Its day; and from his vast experience he has been helpful In many ways to the man agement of this Publication. Mr. Bai ley was a kind father, a devoted hus band, a loyal churchman, and a splen did citizen, and undoubtedly this com munity has been bettered by. him hav ing been one of its best citizens. The funeral services wer brief and extremely simple conforming to the usual service of the Roman Catholic church he being one of the Charter members of St. Monica's at 17th and Lydla Avenue. A beautiful and elo quent, yet simple eulogy was delivered over the remains by Father Cyprian, priest in Qharge, and the Sun devoutly regrets that every Negro minister in the city could" not have- been present to have witnessed this very simple brief, but extremely impressive ser vice. No flowers, no screaming, no senseless parading to view the re mains, just the sweet solemn sacred service of tho Catholic church and in fifty minutes from the time the body reached the church the services were over and the funeral cortege was on us way to Highland Cemetery. As tho representative of. the Sun sat within this modest little edifice list ening. attentively to the service, he was wonderfully Impressed wlh the beautiful and uncomplaining sacrifice of Fr. Cyprian and those quiot and devoted nuns who assist In the work of St. Monica's parish and was made to feel as never before that Father Cyprian In particular and the Roman Catholic church In general are among tne best friends the 'Negro has. Few white men and wonren of any denom ination will make the sacrifices these quiet nuns and this devoted priest are making for a lowly and oppressed peo ple but we fully believe that It there are any stars to be put In the crowns of" those wHo render real service to tho Master's cause these people will have numerous stars In their crowns. Tho pall bearers were: Dr. H. M Smith ,Fred V. Dabney, Prof. J. Silas Harris, Prof. Ollle J. Brooks, Joseph A. Butler and Paul C. Gaines. Mr. Bailey leaves a wife, who is very prominent in the club life ot this city, two sons, other relatives and a multitude of friends to mourn his passing. Peace To His Ashes: Rest To His Soul. MASONIC FRATERNITY WINS. Baltimore, Md. "Decree reversed and bill dismissed, tho appelle to pay costs abovo. and below" are the concluding words of the opinion handed down at Annapolis Tuesday last by the Court of Appeals in tho celebrated case of The Most Worshipful United Grand Lodge F. & A. Masons ot the State of Maryland vs. Milton ,R. Lee. Milton R. Lee, an employe of the City Post Office and a member of the Masonic Fraternity, was suspended some few years ago from the order for the breach of some Masonic re ulatlon. Ho filed in one of the Cir cuit Courts, his Bill of Complaint, al leging the unlawfulness of his susnen- sion and praying an injunction agaist Eterprlse Lodge No. 3 and the Grand Blind Boone Concert Company Mobile, Ala. Editor of Kansas City Sun: Through tho kindness of our mu tual friend, Dr. E. B. Ramsy and my sister, who mailed us numerous cop. ies of The Sun, Star, Journal. Post. Freeman, Plaindealer, we have our first breath of "The Kansas City Spirit" for more than three months. One cannot read of what tho "folks at home" are doing big things that are a man's job without being proud of the "old home" town" and wishing 10 De mere and be a part of it. It's a pleasure, too, to see the Sun with columns of real racial news. fresh with columns from the hands of the men and women hwo, by being successful In their chosen lino of en deavor, are able and wllline to do their bit toward that larger end unselfish public service, social, civic and patriotic. The news from home makes us feel that we would gladly exchange our ennstmas day on the front norch o! Mr. ii,. L. Stephens, a wealthy man of I tne race and our host, in the balmy sunsmne tor tlie zero weather report ed in Kansas City, just to be where real things are being done aesthetic: ethical and humane and to join .hands and, as we do our hearts, in causes so worthy. From far off Mobile, Ala., the Blind Boone Concert Co.. wishes the K. C. spirit God speed, and wilr do its hit for the long needed race hosnital. We are spending a delightful week j in the historic first Capitol of the . Louisiana. Territory, amidst Its busy (Metropolitan life. , The long -wharfs along the bav for "illes, glylngj-&mptef3cilltiessj:or. .its world -wide' trade, as shlps.large and small, sail and steam, commercial and man-of-war, ride at anchor along the numerous quays. We visited the river front and saw a recently seized Austrian vessel, the REV. F. D WELLS pastor of Bethel A. M. E. Church who i.nHx i.ino. f.n ...i.. ". was installed Thursday night as Pres.. vanite comtmrtmpnt.-. IZ I"", -?f '""'natlonal Mln-1 sinking in case an enemy's submarine blows a hole in her sMn- Yr cl.o la Lodge of the State; Attorneys for! intended to be used as n miittnrv tain tho best of tho trace and found them with live appreciation for even the most classic numbers The M. & I. College) and Rusk's Uni versity at Holly Springs with thelf eight hundred studpabi sliow that the Church Schools ot tj.tate are doing their bit for 'the racot-and caused us to there-after put larger pieces of money in the collections for education. Jackson and Campbell Colleges at Jackson, Alcorn and Southern Univer sity at Baton Rouse. .La., are real in splratlons in what they are doing for the race. As a general rule, the pres ent presidents of these excellent in stitutions aro big, clean, Intellectually competent men, well chosen for their tasks. This especially true -of President Ro- coan of Alcorn, "the SLincoln Institute of Mississippi," whose fine personal character, temperament and training eminently fits him to guide the Star ot the East of the race in Mississippi, for Alcorn with five hundred acres ot land and the many sciences and arts taught, makes It an exceptionally big unit in the man-hoodi making indus try of tho New South. The campus Is largo and shaded by trees as old as some: of the buildings and while dining at the Executive Hall, erected in 1828 as an interbellum Presbyterian College tfnd later sold to the state and given to the race, one could not resist the feeling that the departed spirits of thedeparted race's great men and women Revels and others still insplredhe ideals and quicken the ambltfons of the faculty and students of effort.1- The Louisiana state" (School. South ern University, at Bjlfci Rouge, oc cupying one of the mdjSibeautltul and extensive sites on tfefgreat Missis sippi river with f ive AxiAlred acres ot the richest land in thefeJVsisslppl Val ley and many large, 43in buildings, .is. another. spejJ;s&uMlUJn the 'southland." f-' Its president. Prof. J. S. Clarke, who enjoys the absolute confidence of the rARDON AND VOTE FOR NEGRO CONVICT. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 2D. Robert Page Butler, escaped Negro convict, was surrendered here a week ago af ter being away 18 years, stepped from the penitentiary a free man. Besides getting his liberty his citi zenship was restored in a full pardon granted by Governor Gardner. Butler will return to his church and wife in Youngstown, O., where he has beon living several years. Police of Youngstown reported to tho state prison board that he "works all day anu preacnes to his flock at night.' The report was enough to convince the board the Negro had "made good." uutier escaped In 1899 while serving two years from Kansas City for as sault. COLD SPELL BROKEN. The longest cold spell of the win ter, and the longest since 1912, was DroKen Wednesday. When the mer cury touched 37 degrees at 2 o'clock It marked the first time for seven teen days it had risen above the freezing point. This -record, seventeen days of be low freezing temperature, with the lowest 16 below on January 11, is the most prolonged cold spell since De cember and January of 1911-12. At that time there were also seventeen days below freezing, with the low est 20 below. There was a period of nineteen days in 1905 with a low mark ot 21 below, and of eighteen days in 1899 with a minimum of 22 below. This was the lowest tem perature ever recorded at the local weather bureau. "BLACK AND EVIL" ine recent terrible murder anil tragedy by an army officer at Camp Funston is yet fresh In the minds of the public. People still wonder how a man, who had no opportunity de nied him to become a useful citizen. could harbor In his mind such evil tnougnts and have a heart hard enough to brutally and in cold blood, chop to death, with an axe, four men who had every reason to believe that the murderer had friendly feelings for mem. iis army associates were so snocKed at his crime that thev at. tempted to excuse the deed by claim ing he was of "an abnormal person- Hlt-' U.J It- j . . .....I uuu una a aisoroerea Dram. ivevertheless every Neero. when ihp Identity of the murderer was estab lished, beyond doubt breathed a sigh of relief that it was not a member of the race, because then there would have been no mental condition ereiise ottered, but every innocent Negro would have to bear another burden of race condemnation and the Negro sol diers who are working so hard at the training camps to maintain a favor able reputation would have suffered a temporary set back to their pres tige. If tho newspaper account of the crime Is true in the detail, the murd- REVISED FULL ORDER. To close at 10 o'clock each night: Theaters, saloons, pool, billiard and dance halls, drug stores, restaurants, :tiotei"'Bars7 'Cafes', cabarets arid "fruit ' stands. To open not earlier than 7 o'clock Board of Directors and the Governor j eacn morning: Saloons, pool halls, of the. state is provided ample appro-1 b""ard balls, dance halls, bowling priatlons and given a free hand in ! alleys. grocery stores, meat markets, making the institution a credit to the I barber shops, cigar stores, filling sta state and a great benefit to the race. tlons. fruit stands, city market. The state university tor the whites is I To cIose at 7 o'clock each night ex also located at Baton Rogue and there cept Saturday when the closing hour is a most onrHlal reelm-nnitv lmi.ram. Is 10 o'clock: Grocery stores, meat the Fraternity filed a demurrer to his transport who knows but for our the Institutions to a degree surpass-, markets, barber shops, retail dry Bill of Complaint, and upon hearing, boys at Funston. " line Himilnr Institutions ven in goods stores, clothing stores, ciear had before Judge Hensiler the demur-' This is quite a progressive place and ' w state. stores. rer was overruled. Thereupon an ap- the average intelligence, the number This is largely due to the efforts of "All-night" restaurants may secure peal- was taken to the Court of Ap-.and class of churches, the professional President Clarke, one of the most er-.permission from the fuel commission peals. Argument was had there in the and business in flf'lent mill nrnin-oaslvo. n.l.mim.D it to continue customary oneratlnns. I oi miu resulting in an i women marks it a bright .spot in this I has been my fortune to know who has opinion sustaining the lower court, , southland. 1 tstablished a manhood ideal at South- $115000 Y MCA ....u.h luc iu lira circuit, .fiuiung tne men who have assisted , ern, the absorption ot which by the Court for trial on its merits. The case 'to make the stay of Boone Co., pleas- student body inspires the admiration 1 same man; only painted In different colors by the hand of Almighty God." Let us not place a ban on our col ors, if not for our own at least for our children's sake, because it will give the rising generation a false con ception of their own race. Let us dismiss from our minds the thought that our color is or ever will be a hin drance to our progress, and finally let us settle firmly in the truth that character is not qualified by color, but by quality. FATHER VANLOO DIES AT CAMP FUNSTON. The Rev. Father J. C. Vanloo form er rector at St. Augustine's Episcopal church this city and for the Dastr few months Executive Secretary of Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Funston passed away last Wednesdaw morning, Jan uary 23rd, after a severe attack of Meningitis. Father Vanloo was born at St. Vln. cent. West Indies, about forty two years ago, attended the private schools in that city and afterward attended Howard and Yale Universi ties specializing In the Latin nnr? Greek languages. His father was a prominent and wealthy merchant of St. Vincent, W. r. For many years Father Vanlnn w Secretary of Y. M. C. A. work at Bos ton and for eight vears he n tho Rector of the Episcopal Church at Washington, 0. c, and a leader in civic affairs. Father Vnnlnn iaq.ar. " 1 ' l . it u wiio IS I now in Washington, D. C, one sister at Manhattan, Kansas; two Bisters and a brother in New York City. Bur ial was in the Government Cemetery at Camp Funston. BUILDING FOR COLUMBUS, O. MR. J. A. WILSON Kansas City's Pioneer Jeweler. erer was called " a black scoundrel" by one of the victims. It is of this expression I wish to speak. It meant that the color ot he murderer should have been black as crimes were a black man's characteristic. It gave crime a color. It was a reproach to the murderer who was disgracing his ! color. And Strang to say, a great j many negroes accept this view of HUNTER C. HAYNES, NOTED RES TAURANTEUR, DIES. Saranac Lake, Jan. 2. Hunter C. Haynes one pXfew. York's- noted res taurant proprietors, and known throughout the United States and Eu rope as a one-time famous razor strop ' mnnilfnlllirfll- nnn.nj . . v,. p ijaooeu uway nere at his residence, 28 Lakeflower avenue, at 2.15 a. m., his wife was at his bed side when the end came. Having spent nine months in search of health here he was fulfy conscious of his pending death and expressed a deslro to be burled In his home town, Selma. Ala. race; for to say one Is from "South ern" protects the individual from much of the indignities, etc., common their color and they use such exnres- came on to be heard before Judgtant and successful are: Dr. H. Roger 1 and respect of even-the meanest of the New .Strusture to Be Comnleted Bv ' S'ns as: "Black and evl1" "He Is a e,n.-h.r . ' uick man dui ne has a wnite heart" p i. ani, ..He ls alrlguti he wln treat you white." When Aggie Meyers' husband was fighting for his life with a murderer in his ow nhome; he called to his wife to aid him, his wife whom he loved; for whom he provided a home and comforts, and she had the heart Duffy in January 1917, fully seven 1 Williams. Dr. Belso. Mr v.. Peter t,,r. days being consumed in the trial, niture dealer, Mr. C. Allen, the lead- luc.cui. a meat array 01 witnesses 1 ing undertaker; Rev. Johnson, of Big s summoned tor uotn sides, and the! Zion, the leading man of A. M. E.I in the southland. uuu unracteu tne general attention j church, Mrs. Colevell, Juvenile Court! New Orleans, with Straight Unlver u Tl .D0U1Tw'me Bncwoiored. At officer and many others. I sity and New Orleans University, gave u..v..Ua.u... uuu(,u uuu) Biuyeu a; j am enclosing you a copy of a poem decree, sweeping in character, nullify- by Dr. Williams as it appeals very Ing the trial and suspension of Lee, strongly to me and I hope you may and ordering his reinstatement to j appreciate its deeper meaning enough membership and to tho honors lje had , to share It with the Sun's readers enjoyed in the Masonic Order. In due 1 the -Boone Co. enthusiastic audiences and are supplying the need for higher education which the city fails to pro vide in high schools. New Orleans, from .many angles, September 1, 1918, and while the con Columbus, O., Jan. 11. At last, it is announced that the contract for the Spring sree branchbf he colored Y. M. C. A. new building which is to be erected at the corner of Fifth and Spring streets, has been left to Char- too Wf CntinnLlA n n .1 Cnn nl . I, i -... The building is to be completed about " 1 ." 'l'8, "y f diS' FINAL NOTICE Subscribe NOW if you want to"secure our $L00 rate. 1803 E. 18th Street Belt Phono Eatt 099 and 2789 time ttorneys for the Fraternity ord-, n Zllre JUdEe r!terest 7,,: lZnnTt, . .. V, 7 . 'raclal ,if0 an il environments; sad lln t0 116 CU,rt uP'land 6. Personal and public, discour- y";wn,i LS! hrd aene and incouraging; but suffice to We have spent three months in the 1 Is one ot the most interesting cities fore that body on October 4th and fith, 1917. Upon the assembling of the Court yesterday' at Annapolis for the January Term one of the first cases disposed of was the Lee case, Judge constable delivering the opin Ion. Thus ends one of the most im portant fraternal trials ever had in this state, with the salutary effect that Masonry among Colored men rl- umps over that small element in its ranks, and their friends on the out side, who wish to subordinate the reg ulations and traditions of the Frater nity" to their own will The chief con tention of Maconry throughout this" protracted and costly litigation is hat Masonry provides its own tribunal for the adjustment of grievances of members, and this being so, the civil Courts were without Jurisdiction. W. Ashble Hawkins, who Is the Grand Orator of the Order, and his partner, George W. F. McMechen represented the interests of the Masonic Frater nity and Lee's Interests were cared for by Warner T. McGuinn and A. C. Binswanger. Grand Master, Joseph P. Evens, who has borne the Count of this and num erous other suits since his encum bency of office, ls justly elated over the outcome. This probably closes tho chapter as all tho otlifr litigations like this has ended in a victory for tho Order, Joseph P. Evans, j say that everywhere the race Is doing or attempting to do something worth while. We have traversed Missouri, Arkan sas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and are leaving here on December 27 for Montgomery, Ala., Selma, Tuske gee, Birmingham, Atlanta, Chatta nooga, Nashvilte, Lexington, Louisville and through the Ohio river country to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, etc. The weeks stay in Memphis, Tenn., including concerts at Avery Chapel; our own Dr. Vernon, pastor. Church's11 Pavilion, managed by Profi Hamilton of the local High School. etc., gave us an opportunity to enter- In the country; combining a beautiful modern system of boulevards and parks with narrow side streets, combining eighteenth century French and Spanish architecture with modern bungalows and man tlons; a population largely Creole (White and -Negro) apparently living In as much harmony as in any north ern city and poured around all? rich tropical vegetation in full foliage at Christmas time; this tends to make it a place not soon to be forgotten. It ls a pleasure to me to give you these thoughts of the southland as I shall do weekly, John M. Day Ass't. Mgr. Blind Boone Concert Co. tractor is a white man .the entire work is to be done by colored artisans. This builidng will cost, including equipment and site, when completed $115,000. N. B. Allen Is the executive secretary and John P. Pontius, general secretary. Mr. Henry of 1C13 Lydia avenue is quite ill at his residence and would be pleased to see his many friends. NOTICE Wheatley Provident Hospital Ituilding subscribers' first payment of subscriptions are now due and payable at headquarters, 1803 East Eighteenth Street (Masonic Temple, Eighteenth and Woodland Avenue). Send check, monoy order or call in person, and those in the city unable to do so may call Bell phones East 2789 or 999 and ive will send after it. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. By NELSON C. CREWS, Chairman. Fred W. Dabney, Secretary. DR. SEATON JLL. Dr. D. P. Seaton, the well known A. M. E. minister, is seriously ill at his home In Lincoln, Md. With him are his children, Mrs. Robinson of Wash ington, Mrs. Rumford ot Philadelphia, and Rev. Fred Seaton, presiding elder of Hampton (Va.) district: Mrs. Fred Seaton, their two daughters, and Miss Brown of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a sister of Mrs. D. P. Seaton. Y. M. C. A. NOTES. Sunday afternoon the men at the "Y" will be given a treat In the form of a Musical Program by the Peterson Concert Trio. The program for the afternoon ls as follows: March Violin and Piano Vocal Solo j.A Perfect Day Master Peterson. Bass Solo I The Lost Chord Tho Warrior Bold Violin Solo ..' Selected Vocal Solo ....Loves Old Sweet Song Master Peterson. Reading Smiting the Rock Bass Solo Over the "Ocean Blue Keep the Home Fires Burning Reading ...... When Trouble Comes tress, hut offered Oxe murderer a wea pon to finish killing her husband. Ag gie Meyers was a white woman and therefore musct have a white heart. And yet, there are thousands of black woman, whose supposedly black hearts would have melted in pity or tenderness and could not hold out to do what Aggie Meyers did. The men In East St. Louis, who burned alive In their homes Innocent and aged Negro men and women and threw living Negro babies in the flames, and tho women who tore the clothes off Negro wcimen In public and beat themselves into insensibility. these men and women were white and therefore had white hearts. Th mob in a Southern tsate took an unfortun ate Negro, bound helpless in chains and thrust' red hot pokers Into his eye sockets and burned holes in his quivering flesh with heated irons: then burned alive, without remorse or pity, a being made In the Image of tneir creator; these people, say, were white and. had white hearts. The fact Is: a man's heart Is neith er black nor white. It is good or bad. Fortunately there are white people who are noble, honorable, upright. Just, fair-minded, who would not will ingly wrong their fellowman and who have good hearts in them, and ot course, there are others who have had, very bad hearts. Dr. Healing, the distinguished edu cator of Western University, in a memorablo speech made at the unveil ing ot Jno, Brown's statue said, "I 1 ! n v n trnvolfwl Avtnnoti.nl.. 1. Vocal Solo Flee as a Bird ?" , m,""" "i --..... ...v ruinj ..lull, H1C UlUCK man, the rod man, the yellow man and Master" Peterson, Bass Solo...... A Dream of Paradise PORO" AGENTS OF ST. LOUIS TO HAVE REUNION. With the new year, came new and increasing interest in the "Poro" Agents Club of St. Louis, and, recent reports from a number of "Poro" Clubs In other cities, together witli reports received fro mthe special dem onstrator ot "Poro" College, Mrs. Bir die Hawkins, who spent the past tour weeks with the "Poro" Agents of this city, are significant of the far reach Ing manifested interest. The St. Louis "Poro" Club holds its meetings the first Monday evening in each month at G o'clock, the aim of the club, a sit is of all the other "Poro" Clubs, throughout the country, to render material as well as financial aid to each "Poro" Agent, which will enable her to give efficient service to every "Poro" Patron. After the trans action of business, a short time Is spent in becoming better acquainted with the co-workers, and enjoying the novelties of the season. At the Jan uary meeting, each Agent was to have costumed her birth month. From Jan uary 28th to February 2nd, will be given to the "Poro" Agents in St. Louis for a general review In "Poro" System at "Poro" College, luncheon will be served each day, at which time, topics to promote the welfare ot tho System and club will be discussed. Af ter the February business meeting, will be the Mardl Gras with Valentino novelties, to which each Agent will be permitted to have one guest accom pany her. A DELIGHTFUL STAG. A brilliant and most enjoyable smoker and card party was given Thursday night by Messrs. B. B. Fran cis and Pruott Simpson at the hand some home of Mr. Francis, 1412 Vino street, in honor ot Mr. Charles D. Frazler, who is leaving shortly for his home In Grand Canyon, Ariz. About twenty gentlemen were present. An elegant luncheon was served by Mrs. Francis during the evening and brlet addresses were made by Professors Herriford and Grisham and Mr. S, H. P. Edwards, Judge Knox and others. All left at a late hour highly pleased wiui tneir entertainment. WANTED: A copy ot "Quest of th biiver Fleece" by DuBoIs. Addro Melissa T3. .TnoVenn naoA nu tr the brown man tire all one and the saa.