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From more than a half-page story
in the Chicago American of the arrival
of the "Old Eighth" In Chicago wo
extract the following:
The gallant "Black Devils" of the
"Ole Eighth" burst into town this
morning under the burden of their
medals and were swallowed up In a
wild maelstrom of welcome that
swirled from the LaSal'le street sta
tion to the Coliseum, ever growing In
power and proportions until It got far
and away beyond police control and
became a great, good-natured riot of
cheer. Traffic was paralyzed; the
neighborhood was crushed In the
grasp of the happy people.
The solid stone walls of the Coli
seum seemed to bulge with the weight
of the throng that Jammed Its way
The noted Evangelist of Memphis,!
Tenn., who preached at Pleasant!
Green Baptist Church last Sunday at
8 p. m., from I Cor. 12-31. All who
heard him were profoundly Im
pressed. through the big doors In the wake of
the colored warriors.
From 25,000 to 80,000 men, women
and children came off successful in
that first titanic crush. They were
tho ones who got Inside. The esti
mate of numbers was made by C. II.
Hall, superintendent of tho Coliseum
Company an authority on crowds.
Crowds Stop All Traffic.
But that wasn't a caution to what
waB going on outsido. In the blocks
adjacent to the Coliseum there were
wedged In from wall to wall from
40,000 to 50,000 .deliriously happy
blacks, according to estimates. The
street cars ceased to run. The police
gave up trying to clear a path for
them. And what was the uso? They
were only bringing new thousands of
merrymakers to swell tho Jam.
From all parts of Chicago came
squads of pollco. Chief Garrlty hur
ried down there in person to take
charge of the situation.
But the crowd was filled with sub
lime good nature. That was all that
prevented disaster, for tho swarm of
humanity that seethed and struggled
in those, tight-packed blocks was a
formidable thing.
Good Nature Saves Day.
The crowd laughed. That saved tho
day. The people laughed and they
beat on dishpans. They sang. They
cheered. And they wept. Groat glis
tening tears of black and brown. No
body cared. There was the fervor
of a camp meeting abroad. Every
body was tho friend of everybody
Women fainted in tho 'crush. They
fainted and fell down. But they wera
hoisted up again, a handful of snow
would be dashed In their faces, and a
few moments later they would bo
cheering, laughing, weeping, yelling
and beating the dishpans once more.
That was outside' Inside the com
motion was even wilder. For the boys
of tho "Ole Eighth" were there
thero at last with their mothers and
their best girls and their fathers and
gistors and brothers.
Joy Reigns In Coliseum.
A band was plpylng "Home, Sweet
Homo," big troopers whoso bayonets
helped to puncture the bubble of Ger
man might wept like plckannlntes.
They sat In their "mammies" laps
and heard the crooning of old nursery
songs. They shifted their oiled "tin
helmets" to the heads of their girls.
Their mothers Bllpped the straps of
their boys' packs over their own shoul
ders and pranced ebout the auditori
um to the music of a whole battery
of Jazz bands.
Governor DIneen, Rov. A. J. Carey,
Col. Roberts and Lieut. Col. DIneen
delivered addresses.
Chicago, 111., Feb. 24. Excitement
ran high here Thursday, February 20,
when the Hoard of Moving Picture
Censors, acting upon an Injunction,
gotten out by three ministers of this
city, ordered Oscar Mlcheaux's mam
moth photoplay stopped because one
of the ministers stated that "The
Homesteader," the play, was an act
ual reproduction of his personal af
fairs with the writer, and that the
drama, acted entirely by colored peo
ple, consisting of eight reels, tended
to expose his private life. The pic
ture, when stopped by agents repre
senting the Censor Board, was show
ing to a crowded house at the Eighth
Regiment Armory, Thirty-fifth and
Pnrpsf nvpnup
A wave of Indignation swept the en-lKeem' realize me neeu oi sucn
tiro audience when the announcement a National Organization at this op
was made that the Censor Board j l10r,UIle "lm!-
would have to review the play the fol-1 Te National Negro Constitutional
lowing day at the Censor Board room, j Conservation League of America has
county building. The audience had ' for ts obJect nlld Purpose the wishes
witnessed two reels of the play
A committee of prominent Chica
goans, including Bishop Fallows,
I white; Col. John R. Marshall, former
ly commanding the Eighth Regiment;
George E. Ellis, corporation counsel,
City of Chicago; Mrs. Ida Nelson,
dental surgeon; Oscar DePrlest, ex
alderman; Major-General Morris Lew
Is, uniform rank of Odd Fellows; Mrs.
George Cleveland Hall, Mrs. Adah
Waters. Amanda Smith Home for
r.lrls- rtnhnrr. S. Aliliott. editor. Chi-
cag0 Denfender, and Attorney George
h. Jackson, witnessed the reshowlng
0f the photoplay, and following the re-
quest of the Censor Board to give an
expression, all unanimously agreed
that there was nothing In the picture
that would reflect upon the minister's.
personal character or that of his fam
ily. The board, acting upon this In
formation, Issued a permit granting
"The Homesteader" the right to be
Oscar Micheaux, colored writer and
producer of "The Homesteader," also
author of "The Forged Note," is said
to have based the plot of the play
around his private life. His unhappy
marriage to a minister's daughter, and
tho hypocritical role tho minister
played In causing strife in tho family,
are potent factors In tho eight-reel
drama, which was produced at a cost
of $1,200.00.
Dr. S. W. Bacote will celebrate tho
twenty-fourth anniversary as pastor
of tho Second Baptist church, Tenth
and Charlotte streets, Sunday, March
2, at 11 a. m. Special music will be
rendered by the choir, and the anni
versary sermon will be preached by
President P. H. Thompson of Macon
College, an old classmato of Dr. Ba
cote. Doubtless a capacity audience
will be In attendance.
David Allen's Limousine Sedan at
Kansas City Automobile Show.
Mr. and Mrs. David Allen's S-pas-songer
Limousine Sedan, made to or
der by Sayers & Scovllle Company of
Cincinnati, 0., is on exhibition at tho
Kansas City Automobile Show. Mrs.
Allen designed the interior upholster
ing, which Is somewhat different from
other Limousines, the lower part being
black leather find the upper part gray
cloth. The motor Is the red', seal con
tinental 50-horsopower. It Is the first
8-pnssonger Limousine sedan to bo
sold west of Chicago and will be used
for weddings, parties and funerals.
Tho Limousine Sedan was purchas
ed on the recommendation of Mr, T.
B. Watkins and Mr. Q. J. Gllmoro of
the Watkins Bros. Undertakers,
The Kansas lty Campaign of the
National Negro Constitutional Con
servation League of America is on.
It is the first of its kind in this coun
try to be launched on so large a scale
and have for Its object and purpose
so great, such an enormous and much
needed undertaking with reference to
the national welfare of the Negro. At
9 a. m today the faithful workers of
this movement will go forth to re
cruit a great army of members. These
members will also be asked to sign
a mammoth petition asking the Uni
ted States Government to enforce, by
appropriate legislation, the 14th and
15th Amendments of the United
Eevry race-loving man, woman and
child who believes that Jim Crowism
should cense; that disfranchisement
should be no more; that segregation
should be branded as illegal and that
mob violence should be stopped, Is
sincerely nsked to become a member
of this League and sign Its petition
for Justice. -
The manner in which the most
prominent and leading Negroes of this
community have rallied to this great
movement proves to the world how
land desires of eery right thinking
Negro. Kansas City is honored to
have so great a movement organized
and established in its midst.
Tho Kansas City Campaign Is to
last for three weeks and from all in
dications nothing but success is
ahead. Mrs. A. K. Jenkins, President
of tho Women-') Federation of Clubs,
has ghen much of her time and as
sistance to this great racial move
ment. As Chairman of the Women's
Division, sho has demonstrated un
usual tact and ability in getting this
great Campaign under way, and de
serves the assistance and co-operation
of ever' race-loving woman in Kansas
City. Throughout the Campaign Mrs.
Jenkins will bo found at General
Headquarters. Eery woman who haa
given her name as a worker in this
campaign is engaged in a worthy and
a Just cause; one that will in the
future mean much toward the welfaro
ot our homes, our families and our
children, and should be commended
by every black man In this commun
ity. The women who worked in tho
Red Cros3, War Workers and other
such Camapigns did much for the
cause of Humanity and for the people
in foreign lands, but tho ones who
are working in this campaign will do
much moro for Humanity by helping
themselves to secure tho blessings of
life, liberty and property as ordained
by tho Constitution of this Govern
No woman who has assisted in
either of theso campaigns, nor any
person who has contributed to tho
same, should out of race loyalty, fall
to support or contribute to this cause.
Mr. Nelson C. Crews, Mr. W. C.
Hueston and Dr. William J. Thomp
kins are in charge of tho Men's Com
mittee, which Is to work in conjunc
tion with the Women's Committee.
They have arranged for speakers, who
will visit tho various Negro Churches
throughout the city and other public
meetings and explain to the public
tho necessity of their co-operation of
sunnortlnc this much needed and
timely undertaking.
If you love race enterprise come to the large Furniture
Store at 1713 East 12th Street, and'buy your
Furniture, Rugs, Hardware,
Mattresses, Linoleum, Etc.
I pay tho highest prices for used furniture. I buy and sell
everything try ino and bo convinced. Your patronage
solicited. '
m i j jj i
Each person who is a worker for
this League will wear a large author
ized worker's button with tho letters
N. N. C. C. L. A. thereon. Each per
son who becomes a member of this
Loague and signs this petition will
be given a red, white and blue but
ton with the letters N. N. C. C. L. A.
in the center and 1919 at tho bottom
and a window flag with ablue border,
tho word member at the top, a large
red circle with the letters N. N. C. C.
L. A. In the center and 1919 at the
Each person who becomes a mem
ber of the League is asked to wear
his button and place their flag in their
front window, thus proclaiming to the
world that they bellve that the Ne
gro is fully entitled to the same De
mocracy for which he. has so willingly
and so freely sacrificed his life.
General A. E. Jenk'lns
General Anna J. Carter
General Versia Rico
General Bannle B. Wheeler
General Mayme Webster
General Davis
General Samuel R. Hopkins
General Emma J. Blanton
General Alberta S. Collins
General P. H. Dabney
General E. C. Bunch
General M. E. Oden
General Estelle WiWrfls " -General
G. A. Pago
General Jessie Thompkins
General A. Coleman
General Lulu Jackman
General G. H. Purnell
General Wilson
General J. Malone
General Johnson
General Cour.-sey
General It. E. L. Bailey
General Ida Blown
General Alice Mason
General Maggie Robinson
General W. T. Osborne
General L. E. Nickens
General Mazelle Washington
General Pearl Stewart
General Ida aughan
General H. L. Cox
General Joe Jones
General Marie Lewis
General Marie Patrick
General Nora Allen
General Mamie Wilson
General J. A. Allen
General Mattlo Davis
General Josephine Hopkins
General Willa M. Glenn
General. L. V. Miller
General James Abeniathy
General Lovie, Laden
General Birdie Jackson
General Ethyl Hawkins
General Elizabeth Renclds
General Rena Jones
General Zephyr Allen
The following is a list of Divisions
which are to work in this Campaign:
Division No. 1 General, Versa Rice.
Captains, Mesdames Ira Tarwater, Lu
lu Devers, Jett Hickerson, Mablo Wil
son, Fannlo Cavanaugh, Mattie Wil
liamson, Katie Blown, Pauline Hoff
man, Mrs. Dr. Richardson and Mrs.
Alice Turnus.
Division No. 2 General, Anna Car
ter. Captains. Mesdames Ella Ross,
Ida Brown, Susie Dotson, Mamie John
son, Marie Sbepard, Sample, Lna
Lored, Melvlna Williams, Mary Boyd
and Katie Carter.
Division No. 3 General, OIllo Mor
ris Honklns. Captains, Mesdames
Mable Frvo. B. F. McCormack, W. L,
Morris. Aneel Butler, Fletcher, Mr.
B. H. Payne, Mr. J. Radford and Mrs.
Minsio McCormack.
Division No. 4 General, Katie Pow
ell. Captains, Mesdames Mamie John
son, Sarah Brown, William Brown,
Sarah Bradley, John Powell, William
Bird and Senora Benton.
Division No. G General, O. A. Allen.
Captains, Mesdames Ida Rodgers,
Eliza Edwards, Anna Bell, Alice
Brown, Mary Hayes and Mr. Edward
Division No. fi General, Mario Pat
rick. Captains, Mesdames Ella Don
aldson, Inez Thomas, Luvenia Blake,
Ethel Burnett, Hazel Snowdy, Myrtle
Johnson, Verneta Allen, Maggie Ward,
Maggie Milligan and C. S. Tiers.
Division No. 7 General, Lucy Jack
man. Captains, Mesdames Ella Fields,
Mellle Patterson, Isabelle Harmon,
Turner Elnora Turner, Simmons, Eliz
abeth Dale, Hattie Shaw and Mattie
Division No. 8 General, L. E. Nick
ens. Captains, Mesdames E. A. Smith,
C. D. Tyler, Eliza Dale, W. Gibson,
Rosetta Green.
Division No. 9 General, Ida Vaughn.
Captains, Mesdames Mary Strickland,
Mary Young, Vlcio Price, Basslo Ma
son, Dan Moore, Anna- Roberts, Nora
Alexander, Cora McKay, Ludle Sewell.
Division No. 10 General, Mario
Lewis. Captains, Mesdames Hanna
Johnson, Mary Bradford and Mamie
Division No. 11 Genera, M. B.
Wheeler. Captains, C. A. Williams,
Lawrence Minor, Elsie Phillips, Sam
uel Hawkins, William Armstrong, T.
P. Johnson.
Division No. 12 General, Mattie
Davis. Captains, Rosa Payne, Susie
Moore and Mamie Miller.
Division No. 14 General, W. T.
Osborne. Captains, Sadie Dimmery,
Alice Bonard, Anna Roberts, Jose
phine Abernathy, Elizabeth Jackson,
Ella Berry. M. A. Ford, Fannie Car
son, L. C. Davis and Sadie Garland.
Division No. 15 General, Elizabeth
Reynolds. Captains, Ollle Fox, J. C.
Rav. V. J. Lee. Lulu Bates, Cora
Potts and W. M. Maxwell.
Division No. 1G General, Nannie
Bunch. Captains, Sarah Radford, i
Hawkins, Katie Miller, Minnie Adams
and E. M. Whltmore.
Division No. 17 General. Mamie
Wilson. Captains, Myrtle Banks and
Birdie Wyatt.
Division No. 18 General, Pearl
Dabney, Captains, C. H. Astwood,
William Beasley, Robert Bell, Matilda
Quarles, Anna Floyd, Verleather
Thompson, Cella Johnson, W. D. Car
ter, Lizzie Bennett, Carrie Abrom, N.
C. Crews, Thomas A. Bibbs, Frank
White and Hattie Jones.
Division No. 19 General, Josephine
Hopkins. Captains, Ida M. Birch, Vir
ginia McCulley, May Kenney and Lil
lian Mooro.
Division No. 20 General, Maggie
Robinson. Captains, Bee Hawkins,
Edna Lee, M. Reeves. Gladys Hum
bert, Rosa Cavens, Belle Mabson, Cli
annl Jordan, Alberta Spalding, Willow
Morrow, Monroo Starks, William
nw nn.l V P. Walker.
Division No. 21 general, Mazelle
WaKhinirton. Cantains. Emma Har
rison. Frankie Gtvens, Katio Cum-
mines. Amle Ward, C. A. Washington,
and Alice Mason.
A number of Generals reported too
lato to havo their Division Captains
printed in this week's issue. Next
week's Sun will contain the finished
personnel of Division or organization
Wnirns of day laundresses are go
ing up titty cents from $3 to .du
for an S-hour day, to be exact.
The Women's Federated Labor Un
ion has willed it and Increase Is ef
fective at once, Mrs, Josephine Aber
nathy, an associate of Mrs. Sarah
Green, general organizer for women
workers affiliated with tho American
Federation of I.abor, said last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas William
Davis of Ottumwa, Iowa, announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Margaret Elizabeth Davis, to At
torney William Bailey Bruce of Kan
sas City, Mo. Wedding to be solemn
ized Easter Day at the Mt. Zlon A. M.
E. Church In Ottumwa, Iowa,
! On last Sunday I heard Mr. Shllla-
day, secretary of the National Asso
ciation for tho Advancement of Col
ored People, before the Forum of
Kansas City, Kansas, in which he
said: "The liberties of one group
cannot be entrusted to tho care of
another group. The Negro will never
have rights and privileges until he
himself wants, works and fights for
them. He believes legally, constitu
tionally and intelligently that he must
fight, not by arms, but by fighting
through tho intelligence of the Amer
ican people."
On last evening I heard the Hon
orable Nelson C. Crews in a most dra
matic speech state as follows: "No
man can be made satisfied and con
tented who sits by and sees another
man enjoy things to which he is en
titled and cannot himself enjoy."
A few weeks ago a committee of
Negro citizens appeared before the
Judiciary committee of the lower
house of the legislature, led by Prof.
R. L. Logan, and protested vigorously
against the "Jimcrow" bill, which had
been offered in that body. They
waited until midnight and the earnest
appeals of those who spoke resulted
in the bill being thrown out ot the
There has been introduced in the
state senate several bills which will
be of untold benefit to the people and
the state as a whole. Those that have
been engrossed and have come to me
in print are as follows:
Senate Bill No. 450 appropriating
$150,000 for the establishment of a
home for incorrigible boys.
Senate Bill No. 448 appropriating
$200,000 for the purpose of establish
ing a home for the Negro blind, deaf,
dumb, feebleminded and tubercular.
Senate Bill No. 495 to create the
office of Negro deputy superintend
ent of public schools.
Senate Bill No. 449 to legalize the
Negro industrial commission, created
by Governor Frederick D. Gardner
Purpose: To make the Negro people
of Missouri self-supporting and a
greater economic asset to the state
and to improve their educational, in
dustrial and moral condition.
Senate Bill No. 461 against mob
violence, which will penalize and im
prison the violators and endow the
dependents to the sum ot $5,000.
I now ask this question: Are the
expressions ot Mr. Shilladay and Mr.
Crews your sentiments?
I want to add that in this state
there are already established model
Institutions for the purpose of taking
care of the white citizens who come
under the class of penal and eleem
osinary subjects. And the white peo
ple in a larger sense are free from
mob violence but what about tho
Are you satisfied with the condi
tions of the rural schools?
Are you. satisfied with seeing the
blind begging on the streets?
Are you satisfied with seeing the
hopeless victims of the great white
Sunday Afternoon, March 2, at 3 o'clock 1
Program given by tho Members of the Faculty of the Horner
institute of Fine Arts
Mr. Earl Rosenberg Director
Mr. Roland R. Wltte .Baritone
Mr. Floyd Robblns Pianist
Mr. Forrest Schulz Violinist
Mr. Jess Pugh , Reader
1. Three Preludes Chopin
Etudo C Major Rubinstein
Mr. Robblns
2. Concerto D Minor Wienlawskl
A La Zingara
Mr. Schulz
3. Reading Selected
Mr. Tugh
4. Vision Fugitive "Horodlade" Messanet
Mr. Witto .
5. Ave Maria , Schubert-Wilhelmf
Souvenir-de Moscow Wienlawbkl
Mr. Schulz
6. Leading , , Selected
Mr. Pugh
7. In the Heart N. Clark Smith
Mr. Rosenborg
8. Star Spangled Banner Artists and Audience
J. R. E. Lee, Principal.
We have many call each week for
house and rooms of all descriptions.
Why not advertise what you have to
rent or sell in this paper which reach
es all the colored people in greater
Kansas City?
PRICE, 5c.
plague expectorating on tho streets
and endangering the lives of the com
monwealth? Are you willing to leave the future
of the deaf and dumb into the hands
of others?
Do you feel that prolsions should
be made for the care of our feeble
minded who do not deserve to bo sent
to an asylum?
Do you think that a commission
supported by the state for the pur
pose of investigating all conditions
pertaining to the Negro and whoso
duties will bo to report their findings
with recommendations to tho legisla
ture I say, do you believe this sort
of commission should be created? Do
you think this would be a more defi
nite and progressive manner of find
ing out our needs and asking for bet
ter legislation concerning the same?
If what I call to your attention you
find expedient, I then command you
to appoint yourself a committee of
one to see or write your senator or
representative, and I also advise you
to call public meetings, adopting reso
lutions and petition the Honorable
Senators and Representatives to aid
Pathologist of the Old City Hospital.
By application to duty he has won the
commendation of the Board of Health
and the profession at large. Dr. Hum
bert is now at Rockefeller Institute,
New York City, better preparing him
self for service to his people and the
profession. He merits the plaudits of
the community.
our people by enacting into laws tho
above bill enumerated. It matters not
whether your member of the legisla
ture is a Republican or a Democrat
he is by virtue of his position your
legal representative.
I, wish also to call your attention
to the fact that it Is the time when
the legislature makes appropriations
to the institutions ot the state. Do
not forget that Lincoln Institute is
our state school and it deserves a
splendid appropriation it it is to bo
what all of us would have it bo. So,
when you send your resolutions or
petitions to the legislators, add a good
word for Lincoln Institute.
N. Clark Smith, Director. 1

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