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THE ELOQUENT R. R. BREWSTER SAID:
''Do not fire lit to Itt plitform or Cj iui Crut a ilap in lie face. Mr. Crina watntt a JoJe whole record entitle! tin to reomiatlr. Defeat Judge Kiernen ia ttla Cemreation and it will toil yo 5,000 patty Totei. TliET DEFEATED HIM. Homer B. Minn, Silk Stockinf Bon wlo bit alwaji boaileJof kii ability to birdie "Nineri" laid: "If jao Doniaate Hoeiton, the Wkito Caaiaatei will qait tbe ticket." ' 'If tbit'. tbe caie, I'll jait.call jtv klaf f, " aid Hocitoa. Aad tka tweoty-ieren Nerra Deleiatei, kertei trtrj eoe, atood pat. VOLUME X. NUMBER 2.l. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1918. PRICE, 5c. ELECT MRS. ESS MEMBER OF SCHOOL BOARD HARMONY ART CLUB EXHIBIT at LYRIC HALL March 18. THE DRUG STORE BEAUTIFUL Dr. Theodore Smith Has Built Up at 18th and Tracy One of the Handsomest Drug Stores With the Largest Busi ness of Any Institution of Its Kind in the West. Have You Visited It? ALL RACE PAPERS HANDLED Modern Up-to-Date Fixtures, Brilliant Lighting and a New Up-to-the-Minute Solid Silver Service at the Soda Fountain are Some of the Features. DR. SMITH A REAL LEADER In writing tho history of the strug gles and achievements of the Race in thl3 community a gravo Injustice would be done and such . a history would be Incomplete did It not record the struggles, the determination and the ultimate and overwhelming suc cess of Kansas" City's, foremost busi ness man 'In the pers'on' 'of Dr. Theo dore Smith; Kansas City's pioneer druggist, and a man who haa virtual ly wrung success from the very jaws of opposition and adversity. Dr. Smith came to Kansas City from Bos ton where he had located immediately after his graduation from the famous Howard University, Washington, D. 0., some twenty years ago, to take charge of a drug store that had been organized by a company of Negroes, headed by Bishop Schafferi but dis sension having destroyed the useful ness of that corporation. Dr. Smith decided to remain here and go Into business for himself, which he did, be ginning with a modest little drug store on Independence avenue. But so insistent were the demands of his myriad friends that ho was compelled in a few months to open another place on 12th street, where he first made his debut In this city, and such phe nomenal growth did his business have that In another year he opened his third and present drug store on 18th street Dr. Smith worked from eighteen 10 twenty hours a day supervising and caring for his several business ven tures, all of which were highly suc cessful, but so strenuous and wearing was this multiplicity of duties that he found It necessary, to retain his health, to give up some of his bus!-, ness enterprises. So he finally de cided to concentrate all three of his establishments in one great central location, -which he wisely selected at his present location, 18th street and Tracy avenue, In the very center of the Negro population of Kansas City, Mb. Dr. Smith has watched his business grow until It is a source of pride, not only to himself but to the Negroes of Greater Kansas City. He Is one of the few Negroes In the West who has a rating In Bradstreets and Dun's agen cies and who pays an Income tax. Dr. Smith has not depended wholly upon himself throughout these years, but from time to time has associated him self with competent, faithful and worthy employes among whom can be mentioned Dr. M. L. Flynn, a gradu ate of Kansas State University and .who. .waa.the .first ;Ngro toopen and conduct a drug store In the, state .of Oklahoma and who has given to Dr. Smith that same loyal and enthusias tic service that he would give to his own business. Another distinguished employee of Dr. Smith Is Dr. R. E. Drew, one of tho most skillful pharmacists of the race and a product of the famous Me harry Medical School. Before coming to this city Dr. Drew was the manager of the New Era Drug Co. at Palestine, Texas, one of the most pretentious concerns in the Lone Star State. Dr. Smith has recently Invested several thousand dollars in stock and im provements and his reserve store rooms are bulging with up-to-date drugs, druggist sundries, popular rem edies, etc. He has Installed cut glass shelving and display racks in his show windows, which when lighted give the most brilliant effect, and has also In stalled the plate glass top chummy serving and display tables with disap pearing seats, which are the very "last word" in drug store fixtures. Not content with these classy innovations, Dr. Smith has introduced at his soda fountain the elegant silver service, which he saw on Fifth avenue. New York City, while visiting there last summer. It Is tho only service of its kind in a Negro drug store west of Pittsburg. It Is attracting large crowds and much commendatlqn and in fact everything Dr. Smith does Is usually after cool 'deliberation and careful calculation. He has piled In his storeroom, in the rear of his es tablishment, nickel plated chairs, tables and fixtures which would bo considered an ornament to the ordi nary drug store, but only tho very latest and best will Dr. Smith offer to his patrons. Visit his place at 1301 East 18th street and verify the truth fulness of this article. All Itace pa pers and magazines handled. An Interlqr view of the beautiful Drug Store of Dr. Theodore Smith, Kan sas City's pioneer druggist and a business man nthe fullest sense of the work. Dr. Smith can be seen standing in a characteristic pose near the cigar case, Negro Nominated for Alderman. By Charles A. Starks. Now, all together! Through intelligent effort a Negro, W. C. Heuston, well known attorney, able and finely poised, has been honorably and successfully placed upon the Re publican Ticket as candidate for Alderman in the Eighth Ward by the regular Republican City Convention. This is timely and right! We now have an excellent opportunity to elect a Race man to office in the lower branch of the city council. This man is fully capable of filling that office with sig nal efficiency, thus bringing a new strength, dignity and solid prestige to the Colored people of Kansas City. Here we have a Negro working under the sanction and approval of a Republican Convention for an otfice that repre sents distinctively the Colored people. This being true, fortv thousand Neeroes of Greater Kansas City-' address Nee themselves to any Colorphobist who may be within the rank of any party and who needlessly fear that the White Man's supremacy is threatened or grave social complications will result if a Negro is elected from a Negro Ward, repre senting American home renters, home builders and home owners. God knows that the Colored people need a voice some place in the City Council of this great center where thou sands of Negroes pay taxes as willingly and as jjood as the thousands of Whites. Here Negroes struggle t'ojnakc their way industriously, honestly and intelligently in the spirit of the New Age. If the Negro had a grouch against American Institu tions; if he was" studying scientific espionage for the enemy across the way; if lie was foreign born and of doubtful ten dencies; if he was mobilizing cryptic organizations to revo lutionize the government; if he was given to slackerism; if he was a producer of many traitors within his rank, who feigning patriotism, would readily plunge this country into an abyss ; if he had not grown up with the oaks of the forest and hewed them along with Lincoln and the Fathers of this Republic; if he is not susceptible to the dictates of this New Democracy, then we will consent that he is not entitled to direct sympathetic representation which only his own Race Representatives are willing to give. And so party or no party, the Negroes of Kansas City consider it no presumption or impudence on their part to make efforts to elect a Colored Alderman to represent a Colored constituency. Nor do our efforts spring from iso lated or far fetched hints from Negroes in other cities (though we DO well to copy their solidarity) as a daily paper has ridiculously asserted. But the Negro is tired of carrying the burden of citizenship without having some say in the councils of the people on the vital things that affect him virtually as some other groups are affected. Now, if the Republican Party backs up the nomination of Mr. Heus ton with an unalloyed campaign, so well and good, if not, then the Negro voters of the Eighth Ward will elect this gentleman anyhow J Now people, there can be but ONE Negro elected to this office. When you consider that Mr. Heuston is the regular Republican nominee, this unqualifiedly entitles him to the respectful consideration, of every party voter and he is, therefore, the logical candidate to win representation for the Race and after all we believe this is the primary thing Ave are after. When I hear Old Men and Women, and even Boys and Girls, discussing the Aldermanic situation' I lend an ear, and this to a word is what I invariably hear: "Why, two Ne groes shouldn't ran for it; one should get out of the race and let the other win. They shouldn't divide the vote up that a-way 'cause neither one could git it then, they'll jest do enuff to let the Democrat win." This is true public opin ion and I have a high respect for it. I, myself, have not hesi tated to tell the people that at the psychological time one of the gentlemen will step down, unfurl tho flag of brother hood, extend it to the logical candidate, take up his position should to shoulder with the recognized standard bearer, call his own personal followers to his side, exhort them to follow his lead and give the command to march on to victory, not merely for the candidate, but victory in the fight for Negro Representation for his people, your people and my people. But, if you would crucify this opportunity for Race representation upon the cross of personal ambition, thenany other course beside the above is strictly in vogue. If you would plac6 individual aspirations above the possibilities of Race achievement, then many are mistaken in their high es timation of the breadth) bigness and magnamity of the in dividual. There is a new spirit manifesting itself in the Kansas City Negro we are becoming more constructive every day. Wo are learning that the Right course is to make and not mar; that no big things are accomplished without a strong line of co-operating minds. What success we have enjoyed in this town we owe to the fact that a number of us have been willing to work together in harmony for tho same good objective. I, for one, consider this glorious. RUSSELL CROSSLAND DEAD. Kansas City was inexpressably shocked to hear of the sudden and unexpected death, of J. Russell A. Crossland, Jr., the only son of Dr. J. R. A. Crossland, Missouri's foremost Negro citizen, at St. Joseph, Mo., last Sunday morning. Young Crossland, who was in the army at Camp Funston, feeling ill, had secured a furlough to go home for a few days' stay and passed through, Kansas City last Saturday feeling quite badly and caught the In terurban In the afternoon and arrived home in the early evening and lapsed' almost immediately into unconscious ness from what was afterward ascer tained to be a fatal case of the dread ed spinal meningitis, dying early Sun day morning without having regained consciousness. For fifteen years. Dr. Crossland has been training his son who was an exceptionally bright boy to take up the medical profession and had he not been drafted would have graduated this year and to Bay that his heart Is broken Is to but feebly express his state of mind. Dr. Crossland was minister to Li beria, under President McKinley, and has had many honors In this state, of all of which he was worthy and the sympathy of multiplied thousands of his friends, White and Colored, go out to him in the loss of this, his only child. ' ' The Sun extends Its deepest sym- I athy. THE MAN OF THE HOUR. THUS SAYETH THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN. The time I started traveling to my son was G p. m., March 9, 1918. Thus salth the Lord of Hosts, the Northern flash in the firmament of the heavens was a sign unto you all as a Nation. Read and understand with your hearts. Deut. 18:22; Matthew 12:39. Thus salth the God, My wrath is upon the multitude. Ezek. 7:14. The Mex icans put themselves In arrow against this country. I Samuel 4:2; Philis tines are Mexicans and Israel Is this people here, the two names are spir itual. Thus sayeth the Lord of Host. This country shall take Mexico into captivity. Isaiah 19:1. Thus sayeth the Lord of Host. During the time your troops are In Mexico your ene mies across the sea fire on your har bor at New York City. Rev. 18:2. Babylon is a splrlual name. Thus sayeth the Lord God of Heaven and of earth. Watch as well as pray. This Is all. Be back shortly. Time of rev' elation, 7:15 p. m. ISAIAH MINOR, Prophet, Elder Brother to Jesus Christ, Spiritually NEGRO LEFT $50,000 ESTATE. Prof. H. T. Keallng Owned Both City and Farm Property. The will of Prof. H. T. Keallng, the Negro educator who died last week, was filed in the Wyandotte County Probate Court yesterday. Ho left ?50, 000 In property, which Is divided among his widow and children. Tie property consists of residences in Philadelphia and Bordentown, N. J.; a ranch near Waco, Tex., and a farm in Wyandotte county. And so Homer don't like Negroes any more? Well, well. Quarterly Meeting at Allen Chapel, Sunday, March 17. Rev. John U Wil liams will preach morning and evening. Rev. Richard Davis will preach the Communion sermon at 3 p. m. Every body Invited. WILLIAM CLARENCE HUESTON, the Republican nominee for Alderman of the Eight Ward, was born In the OLD BLUE GRASS STATE, 37 years ago, attended Kansas University where he graduated with high honors from the Law Department in 1904, coming to Kansas City the same year where he be gan the practice of his profession. Mr. Hueston owns a beautiful little homo at 1514 East 11th street, where he lives as well as other property scattered throughout the city. Has a wife and three beautiful children, two boys and a girl, is the Past Master and organizer of the largest Masonic Lodge in Mis souri, Is the Grand Treasurer of the Odd Fellows, Treasurer of Mount Oread Lodge, A. F. . A. M., Chancellor Commander for seven years of Progress Lodge, K. of P., Past Master of the United Brethren of Friendship, Trustee of Allen Chapel, Director of Wheatley-Provldent Hospital, and an orator of un usual power and ability. Every Negro Republican, Democrat or Independent In the Eighth Ward should vote for Mr. Hueston as well as that brave, patriotic and fair-minded element of White men who believe In the doctrine of "All men up and no men down." LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL EXTENSION Lawyer James E. Nugent, Member of the School Board, will speak at the Lincoln High School Community Meeting Sunday afternoon, March 17, 3:16 The entire citizenship, especially all parents of Ward and High School children, should hear Mr. Nugent. The members of the Children's Improvement Society, under the leadership of Mr. H. R. Famum, will hold their meeting in connection, immediately following Mr. Nugent's address. SPECIAL MUSIC AS FOLLOWS: Orchestra March, "Nation's Awakening" Denni Tenor Solo Mr. Boston Soprano Solo, "Thank God for a Garden-Del" Riego Mrs, Edmonia Brown Orchestra Selection, "Morsaria" Morse CAMPAIGN OPENING. Hon. W. C. Hueston will open his campaign for Alderman of the 8th Ward Monday Night March 18th, at Academy Hall, 14th and Michigan Ave. Hon. Cyrus Crane will also speak. GOOD MUSIC.