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RNOR! What can I dn for the Colored Soldiers? Why lead them the Sob 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 VOLUME X. NUMBER 2G. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1918. PRICE, 5c. GOVE If) mm Madam Madame C. J. Walker, Noted Philanthropist, Lecturer, Traveler and Most Wonderful Negro Business Woman in the World to Give Il lustrated Lecture Subject: "The flegro Woman in Business" Tuesday Night February 26, for the Benefit of the St. Stephens Baptist Church. So rcmarltablo has been the career of Madame C. J, Walker, famous the world over for her wonderful success, that the most conservative journals and newspapers of the country includ ing the' Literary Digest, New York Times, Kansas City Star and many others too numerous to mention, bavo spent columns especially since the erection of her two hundred and fifty thousand dollar mansion on the Hud son in an attempt to do her justice. Well might she bo called a financial genius and truly'dld the De3 Moines Leader say just this' past week after she had addressed un overflow meet ing in one of the city's largest audi toriums: "From the washtub to a mil lion dollar fortune is the sort of a fairytale of which cny .American wom an might be proud to be the heroine." The Literary Digest styles her VThe Queen of Gotham's Colored 400." And Francis L. Garside In the Kansas City Star describes in detail her most, in teresting interview with the Madam but read tho story for yourself and then as she so aptly suggests "pause while you take off your hat to her": "I found myself in a very large beauty parlor ivith parquet floors, with the ceiling, side-walls and deco-' rations of or delicate gray. A clerk told, mo I could not see Madam, she was asleep, but she kindly made an appointment for me, and on the sec ond call 1 was taken upstairs and seated in tho drawing-room to await Madam's convenience. I am not a Southerner; I waited. "When she came Into the room a few minutes later I realized how adaptable my sex is to change from poverty to wealth, for Mrs. Walker, washerwoman foui teen years ago, car ried her generous weight gracefully on high French heels and wore an expensive lavendar silk dressing gown on a week-day morning, with a lack of selfconsclousness few of us know when we get on our Sunday clothes. She has an income of one quarter of a million dollars a year. She made every cent of her money without aid or encouragement from any living soul. Pause while you take off your hat to her. "Mrs. Walker was born In Delta, La., of ex-slave parents. Left an or phan at seven, she was treated with such cruelty by those with whom she lived that she married at fourteen tJ get a home. She was left a widow at twenty with one child, and her only means of Bupport was the washtub. "Many years ago her hair began coming out, and she prayed the Lord to save it. " 'He answered my prayer,' she told me, 'for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a- man appeared to in 3 and' told' mo what to mix for my hair. Some of tho remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my 'scalp and in a few weeks my hair was coming In. I tried It on my friends; it helped them, I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.' "Mrs. Walker lived then in St. Louis. She moved to Denver where she arrived with a dollar and a half. She quickly found a place as cook and saved her money until finally she had enough to buy the ingredients she needod for her 'boon, to bald-heads." Her. first laboratory was an attic. She worked two days in the week to get money enough to pay her rent, and the rest of the time she spent mak ing up her 'hair grower.' She seems to have had an excellent business head, for says the writer: "Sho has always had a respect for printer's ink that places her ahead of many white folks, for as fast as she earned a little, money she spent it in advertising, and she at one timo own ed a newspaper bf her own called The Afro-American, in which she ex tolled editorially, telegraphically, and locally the wonders of ther wares. Sho went on tho road; she establish ed agents in various towna; she mov ed to Indianapolis, whoro her factory is now located, nnd opened headquar ters in Pittsburg and New York, and always she advertised, spending more C. J. Walker at St. Stephens on printers ink In the beginning than she spent on bread and butter. She conducts a number of beauty course schools, turning out many graduates at tho school in New York every six weeks. She recently held a meeting of her agents in Philadel phia, and they came from far and near, four hundred strong. She em ploys five domestics In her Now York home, six girls work In her office; she has a force much larger In Indian apolis; and has her own lawyer. It is her intention in the . coming year to enlarge her factory. One of her agents In Philadelphia was earning $5.00 a week as a servant when Madam found her; her Income j is $250.00 a month now. Madam Walker maintains year after year six students at Tuskegee, Ala. She lives in luxury, but is not a profligate, giv ing to the poor what many white folks of her income devote to riotous living. Her secretary took mo through the house, and this was not the least in teresting part of my visit. Every- The beautiful and palatial home very recent article published by the thing was bought without regard to cost, but with considerable regard to good taste. The daughters bedroom is furnished with ivory-tinted, furni ture of Louis XVI style and the bed room set cost $4,500. The hangings are in old rose, and the pictures and stautary in the room are as costly as the furniture. Her oivn room is furnished in mahogany. There is one of those big $200 Vlctrolas in the bed room hall, and I thought one would surely satisfy, but I saw another in the drawing room covered with gold leaf to match a! gold leaf grand piano, and an immenso gold leaf harp. In the main 'hall there la a player organ that reaches the celling. Tho dining room has the one in Wanomaker's show place the House Palatial beaten by a great many feet in, walnut and cut glass and the kit chen is dazzling with white tile walls and floor. From its windows I caught a glimpse of a garden with one, of those things in It which we who never sart under ono call a "roarkee." Geo. B. Vashon, Educator; says In The St. Louis Write-up of the N. A. A. C. P. "Because Mme. C, J. Walker Is not only an active moinber of the N. A. A. C.. P. alert with the fundamental spirit of the' organization, but because she embodies in her personality and individual history an advancement of a colored person that is marvelous to which took place near hero on Friday contemplate, gratifying to enthusiasm probably was fatally wounded, tho and inspiring to our raco and, the rest only explanation being that Mcllher of mankind, a commentary on this re-1 ron had "run amuck." Tosses imnie markabla woman cannot be other jdlately gave chase. Sunday night tho than appropriate in a resume ot the pqsso was told that G. W. Lynch, a ureal, tuuiwouw ui wiucu oio )yu bu largely a part. A lew years, ago au uuuiowusuHmuuiu ouo ui ua yudihUu mo prcacner was miiea in an ex- army of Colored women whose dally bread is contingent upon the accom plishment of the hardest dally labor; today.N affluent and compelling a world's admiration for business acu men, sagacious, widespread, undemon strative philantrophy and courtly kindliness are the estates, separated by but twelve years, that signalize her advancement. When it is noted that this phonominal progress was achiev ed by a Negro woman, inhaling the stupifying race miasma of the United States, unaided and relying on self alone and beset by domestic irrita tions of the kind that break tho strength of the strong and chill, the ambition of the most aspiring, won der must give place to applause. But yet, loftier than her high resolves, greater than the strength through which sho accomplished them, more regal than the place she has attained in human affairs, stands preeminent her intrinsic wealth ot character that presents her, unspoiled by riches and the homage of men as sympathetic, as genial, as unassuming in the lap of luxury as when walking the treadmill of toil. Mrs. C. J. Walker Is more than a marvelous human success; she is an example and a sermon to man kind as truly as she is the incarnation of tho advancement ot Colored people." It should be a source of pleasure to tho Colored people of the two Kansas Cities tohave the opportunity to hear this remarkable woman and doubtless St. Stephen's Baptist church will be crowded to its capacity to hear her story and to get inspiration for tho great work which each individual member of the race must do to place of Madame C. J. Walker In New York Kansas City Star. This home is one ourselves upon that pedestal where we can command the respect and bus iness attention of those of the other race. Hear her. u NEGRO BURNED AT STAKE. Mob Forces Murder Confession Means of Red Hot Irons. by Estill Springs, Tenn., Feb. 12. Jim Mcllherron, a Negro, who shot and Instantly killed two white men last Friday, was burned at the stake here tonight after a confession had been forced from him by application ot rod hot irons. The man was brought hero tonight by a posse which captured him after wounding him in a battle near McMInville early today. A mob estimated at upwards of 1,000 persons met the train. Leaders of the posse urged the crowd to let the law take its course, but no effort was made to prevent the lynching. A sister of one of the men Mcllherron phot addressed the crowd, denouncing her brother's slayer. The prisoner then was taken out of town, chained to a tree, tortured until he confessed, implicating another Negro, and then was burned. The cause of the original killing was still unknown tonight.' Pierce Rogers and Jesse Tigert were killed and at tho same time Frank Tigert egra preacner, naa niuaen Mcuiier- ron at tho Negro settlement near here ROSCOE Allen Cliapel C. JAMISON. again demonstrated that splendid spirit of generosity and appreciation which characterizes that congregation when on last Sunday morning after the regular services and following an appeal made by the Edtlor of the Sun, It gave $42.02 to be sent to Mr. RoscAe C. Jamison the brilliant young poet who is in Seguin, Texas, fighting thht great enemy, Tuberculosis and who has appealed io' ms menus to assist mm. me uai tor was assisted by '.Mr. W. F. Neal a warm personal friend of Mr. Jamison who also sold qultea few copies of Mr. Jamison's poems in pamphlet form to the members of the Forum of Kansas City, Kansas. All Kansas City prays for the recovery of this splendid young man. City -which Is most interestingly described by Frances L. Garside In a of the show places of greater New York and Is complete In every detail. change ot shots between himself and possemen, who went to his home af ter him. On Monday night Mcllherron was located in a log house near McMlnn ville and the posse headed by depu ties stayed around the house all night waitlng for a fresh supply of ammu nition. In a battle that followed the arrival of ammunition today, the Ne gro was wounded and captured. Shots lodged In his (ace, head and left arm and not until he was helpless did he give up. Officers entered the cabjn and brought the Negro out, putting him on the train for Estill Springs. TO BUILD VAIF'S HOME. Qulncy, 111. Ono of the most commendable inci dents to happen in this city is the creation of a fund by Miss Louise Maertz known as tho "Maertz Fund" for the establishment of a Home for Qulncy Negro children. The proceeds are to be banked in the tSates Sav ings Loan and Trust Co., of this city and audited annually by a committee 6f three men or women members of the Vermont Street Methodist church. A Joint commltteo of the African M. E. Church will be appointed as the governing body of tho Negro Home. $125.00 each year for each child up to tho age of 14 will be the maximum allowed. None of this arabunt is used for medical attention or for the pur chase ot school supplies. Part of tho duties of tho Governing Board will be to place the children In private re spectablo homes wherever possible. Mrs. M. E. Daugherty, 1517 Wood land avenue, who has been ill, is much improved and Js able to bo up again, Address of Gov. Gardner to the Ne gro Industrial Commission of Mis souri at the Capital, Jeffer son City, Mo., February 12. Gentlemen of the Negro Industrial Commission: You have assembled on the anniver sary of the birth of the great Emanci pator, Abraham Lincoln. It is appro priate for American citizens ot Afri can descent to do bim deverence, for it was his influence that made you free and bestowed upon you the bless ed privileges of American citizenship. This, however, though it has a pecu liar significance to the members of your race, was not his greatest work. Ho reunited and made permanent the union of the states, and this made possible the growth and developmen of this, the most powerful, the most enlightened and the most humane na tion of this or any other age, a nation made up of the best of all races, a na tion founded upon the eternal prin cipals of democracy, with the State of Bethlehem as Its guide. It Is necessary, In order that the citizens of your race may fulfill their destiny, for them to realize the full significance of being a free American citizen. To be an humble citizen of this Republic is greater than to be a king. To have a voice In its councils and an influence in its affairs is the greatest privileges ihat may be enjoy ed by a human being. I would rather be an humble private in the American Army in France, fighting for justice, for humanity, for God and the prin ciples of His religion, than to rank with Hindenburg among the hosts of the junkers. The blessings and privileges of citi zenship carry with them great respon sibilities. The success of a Republic is measured by the intelligence, the moral stamina, the Industry and the thrift of those composing It ,and he ' serves his country best who incul- cates these attrioutes upon tho minds of its citizens. This was the thought I had in mind when I called you together. There aro many negro citizens in Missouri. Their numbers will Increase. It has been scarcely more than half a cen tury since they were slaves. They have mode some progress in the de velopment of the better traits ot citi zenship. Considering their dlsadvan well. But they must make an organ ized effort to better their condition, and thereby increase their usefulness as citizens. At this, nn dat future meetings held In the interest of your race, your consideration and efforts should be devoted to those move ments which tend to a more general diffusion of knowledge among the members ot your race. Knowledge gtve3 you power ond opportunity. An alert, active, well trained mind breaks down all barriers, overcomes all ob stacles and enters its field of useful ness. It behooves you, therefore, to avail yourselves of all the educational advantages within your reach. When you have dono this you will be in a position to demand moro and greater advantages along' this lino, and it shall be my pleasure and privilege to assist you In securing them so long as I have Influence to exert in public affairs. An enlightened race, a race which acquires knowledge from Christian teachers and philosphers, is a riioral race. You cannot habitually read the Tuesday Night MADAME C. works of the great English and Amer ican poets, historians, novelists and philosphers, without having di3tilied into your minds ond hearts the moral stamina which distinguishes a good citizen from a knave, promotes good morals. So, aside from the material benefits that flow to those who find joy and contentment in working, there comes to them the thrill of achievement, the satisfaction of having done a thing well, and a feeling of aversion to sloth and lazi ness. Finally, the members of your race should cultivate habits of thrift. The first step in the progress of a race from barbarism to civilization is the recognition of the right of prop erty. The strongest feeling that has lodgment in the human heart is that of ownership. The strongest tie that hinds a man to his native or adopt ed land is the love of a home which he owns and controls, a dwelling place for hi3 family. I beg of you, gentlemen, to cultivate the habits of thrift and economy. Be come property owners and therebj better citizens. This can only be done by th eexercise of rigid economy and stern self denial, but the reward is well worth the effort. I give it for my opinion that the surest way for the members of jour race to over-h come the prejudices that have exist ed against you for so many years, is for them to become a race of prop erty holders. I have thus made these suggestions as to subjects you should consider at your meeting, and for all future time. I do not mean that what I have said as to your race would not apply with equal force to any other. I have merely endeavored to point out to you those methods whereby you may be come citizens more useful, more re spected and more patriotic. In do ing this you will be going a long way toward overcoming the prejudices that havo existed against you since you became free American citizens. That your deliverations may result In much good, is my earnest wish. BISHOP'S CQUNCIL. The Assembly ot Colored Bishops of the A. M. E. Zion and C. M. E .church es in Louisville. February 15th, ICth discussing the federation of their churches was well attended. The meeting was at Chestnut street C. M. E. church. Friday night tho 15th was the climax meeting for the discussion of the matter. Bishop I. N. Ross of the A. M. 12. church opened the discus sion, he referred to the prayer ot Jesus why the Methodist churches should be one and not only the Metho dist but all denominations should bo one in Christ. Bishop Ross's state ment In opening up the matter pointed to the only foundation for tho whole matter reference to oneness of tho churches by referring to Jesus prayer, St, Jolm 17th Chapter, 11th, 21st and 22nd verses. No Philosopher br schol ar of Hebrew, Greek, Latin or Eng J. WALKER. lish could have excelled Bishop Ross's statemept on Jhe foundation of tho matter. Bishop G. W. Clinton representing- the Zion church said that the church es should be one if it became neces sary for every present Bishop to re sign and be elected over again. Bish op Clinton's statement challenged sel fish and self-ambition. (If any ob structed the path of oneness). And further the Bishop made all to think. "He that exaleth himself shall be abased and he that humbleth himself shall he exalted." Bishop R. A. Carter representing the C. M. E. church said the members of the said churches wanted to be as one church and are asking the ques tion. Why should they not be as ono as Christ said? Bishop Carter further said by having one church the people would be less pressed by taxation of money and hence the spirituality would be greater than It is now. Bish op Carter's statement showed that filthy lucre would be quenched and spirituality would come In its own by having ono church. It was decided to recommend to the next General Conferences of the three churches the appointment of a Commission on or ganic union. As one who is deeply in terested in the unity of our churches and people. By the help of God I will write a book at once from a biblical standpoint. "Why we should be one." I am temporary residing in Louisville, Ky., for the winter at the Pythian Temple, Room 302, writing on a new book. Chicago, 111., is my headquar ters of my work. The Black Man's Part in the Bible. Jas. M. Webb. DR. HUMBERT HONORED. Dr. Chas. R. Humbert, ono of tho young Colored physicians of this city was recently selected by the Hospital and Health Board to visit the Baso Hospital at Fort Riley and study there the methods used for treating menin gitis. Dr. Humbert is one of the most successful physicians in treating this dreaded disease nnd Is the first Negro physician selected by the Health De partment to undertake such a mission. EGGLESS GINGER PUDDING. By Milllo Williams 2309 Holmes St. Take one-half cup ol butter and lard mixed, stir together with ono 'cup of sugar; then add one cup of molasses. one teaspoonful each of cloves, all- spico and ginger, ono teaspoonful of soda dissolved in one cup of sour milk. Add threo and one-halt cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder; mix all together and bake slowly. This is one of my own make up. I havo tried it twice and it hast turned out fine with a ntco flavor. Mr. M. M. Mozeo left last week for Chicago, 111., to make It his fu,turo homo, Although Kansas City regrets losing him, yet wo wish him Buccess.