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VOL. XI, No. 41.
LB. you hav« relatives or friends vtsl
the city or oniuft to make a visit, i*ttse
we «r)lclt all your local news—&£\
lira. Martha Bass who has been sick
||ii bed for several days is able to be up
Mrs- H- Shepard has been suffer
Xbe new pipe organ will be installed
in the A. M. E. church about April 1st.
sit has arrived.
Rev. H. W. Porter li expecting his
sister from Georgia. She will arrive
about the first of April.
Enola, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs J. L. Thompson, was very sick
last week with cold.
Luther H. 8. Brown, the palmist,
now has an Iowa phone, 625x, as an
'addition to his,increasing business.
Mr. Peter Bell and family have mov
^edfrom West Ninetrenth to Thirty
tninth and logersol) avenue.
Dortha, the infant daughter of Mr
and Mrs. H. W. Hughes: was quite sick
with a cold, but better now.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Coalson enter
tained Mrs. C. R. Foster of Buxton at
a six o'clock dinner last Friday,
The Thursday Carnation club meets
tbe 23rd inst at the home of Mrs. P. 0.
tioggins, Lake Park, 222 Arthur street.
The members of Union Congrega
tional church are now planning to
build a church on their lot.
Mr. William Walker who has been
absent from the city for more than a
year, returned to the city last Wednes
Mr. 1. L. Brown of Marshalltown,
Grand Master of the Masons of Iowa,
is expected in our city about the first
We are glad to see H. il. Lewis able
to be up and on the street this week,
He has returned to his work at the
Col. J. G. Olmstead will address the
Men's league Sunday afternoon at the
Union Congregational church. All
men are invited.
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Mrs Lucy Birney gave a theaterical
party last week in honor of Mrs. C. R.
Foster of Buxton. A very enjoyable
time is reported.
Mr Alonza H. Jones who has been
ill for some ine is worse. He was
taken to the Methodist hospital this
week where he could have better care.
The first-annual reception given by
•he Athenian literary society on last
Tuesday .evening was well attended.
A short program was rendered and ice
cream and cake served to the guests.
Wm. Coaison returned from Wash
ington, D. C. last week with the gov
ernor. He said that he had an enjoy
able time and met many distinguished
race men and women.
From a letter received by some of
her friends in this city wj have been
informed that Miss Sadie Lewis, who
left here the latter part of, last month
for Buffalo, N. Y,, was married in that
®Hy last week.
Among those who were at the audi
torium last Monday evening to hear
"Parsifal" sung were the Messrs ©.
J. Gauss, Thomas McDaniel and Mrs.
The Woman's Missionary society of
the Union Congregational church de
sire all persons having a block of the
missionary quilt to send in same on or
before April 12.
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The Woman's Missionary society of
Union Congregational church will'give
a pmk tea at the church Tuesday even
ing, March 31.
"Mrs Martha Pnrgeson of Davenport
is visiting relatives and friends In the
Fields-Taylor of Cbu-ago,
chairman of the Mite Missionary
Hoard, will arrive in Uie city this week
with Mrs. George Patton,
We forgot to mention last week the
Taffy pulling given by Mrs, W. II
Birney at the Onion Congregational
chureii. It was quite a success social
ly and financially and the laity pullers
had an unusually and enjoyable time.
Mrs. Birney understands how to make
entertainments a success.
Mr. Robert N. Hyde returned last
week from Washington, D. C,, where
he attended the inauguratiau of Theo
dore Roosevelt. He says that he went
to Chicago last summer and helped to
nominate him as the Republican stand
ard bearer and then last fall helped to
elect him, and now has just returned
from helping to inaugurate the presi
dent and feels elated, lie bad a very
pleasant time while in the national
was tendered Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Davis at the home of his
mother, Mrs. 8. A. Wilson, 513 Last
Walnut street, Friday evening the 10.
It was a fareweil reception given by
the Harmony Four Quartett, oi which
Mr. Uavis is 1st bass, Mr. Shininghouse
ist tenor, C. Shull 2nn tenor and J.
2nd bass. Light refreshments
Union Gongrt "ational
church Sunday March 10:
Morning Service—Topic, "Our Duty
to Our Fellow-men."
Evening Servic—Topic, "We Speak
as God Directs."
Men's League at 3 o'clock p. in. An
address by Col. J. (i. Olmstead. Let
all men come ou* and hear theaddress
for Col. Olmstead is a business man,
and is interested in all that pertains to
the good of men.
Ousley Turner got into trouble last
Saturday with some of his colored
and cut them up. They
went to have him arrested, but when
the ofli'ier attempted to take young
to the station he turned upon
the officer and cut him'in
places with a knife and than
The officer shot at Turner several
times but failed to hit him. Turner
was finally caught in Fike & Fike store
on Fourth street, where he was beaten
severely before he would submit to
arrest The officer may not live.
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Poster of Buxton
was here the past week attending the
bedside of their son Murice, who acci
dently cut himself at Enterprise while
working. He is at the Mercy hospital
and is improving*.
Prof. L. H, s. Brown was engaged to
by the Highland Nobles !ast Monday
night to give one of his unique enter
tainments in Rice's hall, which
quite a success. This institution
secret organization with a large
Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Damuions and
Charles Holmes of Durfee came up last
Saturday to see Mrs. Dammons' moth
er, Mrs. E. Dary of Highland Park,
who has been very sick for several
he King Carnival Company will
give a concert at Iflynn hall, Seventh
and Locust streets, Monday evening
the 20th, for the benefit of the remod
eling of the A. M. E, church. Admiss
ion 10 cents. After the concert re
freshments will be served,
We received the sad news of th«
death of Mrs Julia Buckner, who died
at her home, Tenth and Park. The
funeral will be held at the Corinthian
Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2
Bates of Clarinda will
The Thursday Carnation club organ
ized last Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs, J. R. Ericksou, 1602 Des
Moines street. Tbe officers are as fol
lows: Mrs. J, Erickson, President
Mrs P. li. Goggins. Vice President
Mrs. P. F. Phillips. Secretary Mrs. F,
Mrs. Thomas E. Hlagburn returned
last Thursday from Washington, D. C.
where she had been to attend the
inauguration and to visit her son
Frank. She found them well anJ also
enjoyed her visit, although *he suffered
a slight attack of the grip.
Mrs. E. Early, captain of the Ninth
Kansas department of the twenty clubs
that has been organized by Rev. H. S,
Graves, to raise money for the great
Easter rally, for the benefit of the A,
M. E. church, will give a 6upper at her
residence, 104! street, Saturday even
ing the 18th. All are invited to come.
»38 Dei Moines, I#
The Detroit Reformer last wtek
took some exceptions to onr edi
torial on "Shall Southern Repre
sentatives be Reduced." He said
that the Iowa State Bystander
editorial had him converted until
the last sentance we uttered,
wherein we said that we favored
any elective restriction that would
apply equally to all classes, re
gardless of race, color or previous
condition of servitude. There he
says our statement is inconsistant
with the other statements. What
we ment to convey was that we
would not object or oppose an
educational qualification should
the South pass such a bill, if it
applied to all people alike, using
no subterfuges—such as the
grandfather clause or words prior
to 1860, etc. We wotald accept
such qualification although we
believe that any elective restric
tion would be a violation of the
thirteenth amendment, if it was
tested by the supreme court.)
The Reformer further says that
the Southern Governors have
already said that they would
rather suffer reduction than to
allow Negro suffrage. We hardly
think so, for they are now oppos
Money and Gorman and many
other Southern leaders are fight
ing it now—then you must re
member the South would not
allow the Negro counted out when
he was a slave. They even
counted three-fifths of their slaves
The Reformer says, "if reduc
tion be made the Republicans
would be satisfied, because they
would have more power and it
would lessen the Negro power in
the North." While Republican
politicians might take advantage,
but the broad minded statesman
would not for a moment do such
a thing even admit that, would
you not rather your friends to be
benefited then our enemies to get
the benefit of our numbers? The
South derives power ia congress
now from us. We would prefer
the North to have the prepon
dence of our power. The South
practice fraud in stuffing the bal
lot box till we stopped them they
practiced shotgun and intimida
tiou till we stopped that, and
they are nullyfing the federal
constitution to disfranchise us
therefore brother Informer let us
punish them for their act by the
prescribed law laid down for the
CHARLES W. ANDERSON.
Chas. W. Anderson, the newly appointed collector of internal
revenue for the 2nd districl of New York City. He is one of the
leading politiciens and greatest orator of his race today. He has
been prominent in New York for years.
President Roosevelt's recent col
ored sppointments will certainly
forever silence two classes of his
critics. First, he proves to the
South that he appoints colored
men to responsible positions both
North and South, East and West.
He knows no section for colored
men only, if they are qualified,
honest and honorable citteens.
Second, that he will silence some
.» 1.1* •-.'.w
of the colored newspapers, that
was once democratk| and said
that his other pointments be
fore he was elected was for po
litical purposes, and after he was
elected he would not appoint any
more colored men. That state
ment is not true and the falsity
of it is now seen. Then again
there has been fewer lynchings
itr the South withia the last six
months than any similar period
since 1875. What does all this
mean? It means that this nation
now has a real true man at the
head of affairs who is brave, loyal
and true to all his subjects.
Thus far he has selected and still
have some more good polored men
to appoint with such a strong
band of true race men as Colonel
Pledger of Georgia, Colonel Lewis
of Louisiana, Dr. Crum of South
Carolina, Mr. Rucker of Mississ
ippi, Wm. Lewis of Massachusetts
Chas. Anderson of New York,
Harry Cummins of Maryland, W.
D. Powell of Rhode Island and
Prof. Richard T.
Washington, D. C.
fear for the future,
tell your children
We need not
that there is
no place to use their education—
strive onward and upward and
success will come.
AGAINST VICE HERE
David and Jonathan League Passes
Resolutions Indorsing Attitude
of ilayor flattern and
The David and Jonathan league, tbe
membership of which includes many of
tbe leading colored men of the eity,
have prepared the foliowing statement
of their attitude toward the crusade
against vice which Mayor Mattern and
Chief Jones have inaugurated
The David and Jonathan league was
organized in the Union Congregational
church September 1904. Its object is
to aid men in their mental, moral,
physical and spiritual development,
The present membership of the
league is fifty-seven—men who are
interested in all which pertains to
good citizenship and are willing to
support the city authorities in every
thing which pertains to good govern
At our Sunday afternoon meeting
the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That we, the members of
the David and Jonathan league indorse
the aetion of the mayor and chief of
police in breaking up and putting out
of business all gambling dives, wine
rooms and bouses of ill fame.
Be it Kesolved, That we are in no
wise in sympathy with any lawless
ness or lawbreakers who shall in any
wise infringe upon tbe rights and
peace of our city.
Be it resolved, That we encourage in
dustry on the part of ull members of
the race, and ask that work be given
all who are willing to work.
R. N. Hyde, E. T, Hlagburn, .J. U,
Shepard, J.B. Rush and Ilev. H. W.
TO ENTER TUSKEGEE.
John Cownle and Miss Lunbeck
cure Places for Them.
Iowa has contributed her first
students to Booker T. Washing-
DES MOINES, I$WA, FRIDAY. MARCH 17, 1905. Price, Five Cents.
ton's institute at Tuskegee, Ala.
Alberta Keith and Ophelia Web
ster left for the south with the
intention of entering the institute
and there fitting themselves to be
Alberta Keith lives at Mt.
Pleasant and is a graduate of the
Soldiers' Orphans home at Daven
port. Ophelia Webster is the
daughter of a Dos Moines man
and is a graduate of the indus
trial school at Mitchellville.
Miss Webster learned stenog
raphy at Mitchellville. Shespent
twelve years in the jinstitution.
She showed a rematkable apti
tude for mathematics and during
the temporary absence of a teach
er recently she heard the classes
in thts study at the school. Her
father is a coal miner.
The jolly sixteen, the Progressive Domi
no club met with Mrs. ti. A. Davis this
we«k. After several hours spent with
gunies a lunch of ice cream, cake and
oranges were served. The prizes given
were, first pri/.", a tea cup and saucer,
won by Mrs Butler second priz». a fmcy
plate, won by Mis. Uaines third, a boo
bie priaa, won by two contestants, Mrs,
Anna Davis and Miss May Davis.
Miss Nellie Grayson entertained the
Flinch club on Friday evening. After
flinch an elegant Hipper was served, also
ice cream and cake.
Mr. Will Randolph of Hitauian was
Quice a number of strangers have been
in our town the pist week.
Mr. Will (ircyson sgent the pist week
in the country with his grandfather who
has been veiy sick.
HON. WILLIAM H. LEWIS.
The above cut is a likeness of Wm. Lewis, that brilliant young
lrwyer of Boston, Mass., who is now United States District Attor
ney tor Massachusetts, and will no doubt be re-appointed. Mr.
Lewis is a graduate from Harvard college and was their great foot
The Masons gave asocial at the Mason
ic hall Saturday evening.
Quarterly meeting was held at the A.
M. E. church by ttev. J. Peterson SnD
Mrs. Monroe Davis and Elsie While is
on the sick list this week.
SETTLERS' RATES TO MINNESOTA
The Minneapolis fc St. Louis will
place on sale each Tuesday during
Marsh and April very low rates for
benefit of settlers to points in Minne
sota, North and South Dakota. Etc.
Through trains daily to St. Paul, mak
ing direct connections in Union Depot
with northern lines no change of cars
Don't fail to consult Minneapolis &
St. Louis agents •before buying your
tickets, or address
A. It. CUTTS, G, P. & T. A.,
MT. PLEASANT NOTES.
The Old Folks Jubilee concert was
given at the A. M. E. church on Friday
night to a large audience. The music
was under the direction of Mrs. Luella
Shelton. The program consisted of plan
tation melodies, drills and recitations
Ice cream was served at the close of the
concert. Twenty dollars were cleared
from tbe entertainment.
The following officers were elected for
tbe Y, P. C. K. of the A. M. E. church
last Sunday evening: President, Miss
Elizabeth Hawkins Vice President, Mies
Myra McCracken Secretary, Miss lone
Mason Assistant Secretary, Miss Carry
McCracken Treasurer, Mrs. Bessie.Clark
Organist, Miss Nora Harris.
Mrs. Nora Carter who has been
fined to her room for some time with
attack of rheumatism is improving.
An old fashion spelling match will be
given at the Second Baptist church on
Mr. Henry Uatersoi Agency spent Sun
day in tbe city, a guest at the MoCracken
Mr. au«1 Mrs. Burt Well* are the
parents of a tine baby boy.
SUPERIOR, WIS., BUDQETARIAN.
Wr are not asleep up here, but enjoy
ing the lovely Spring weather, which is
something very unusui.1 (or this time of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Morgan had
the sad misfortune to lose their infant
'daughter, Luretta, who died on the 4th
inst, and was buried on Sunday Rev.
The oyster supper given by Mrs. Oglet
by and Mr. Bwing lor benefit of pastor
was a success a ueat sum was realized.
Miss Josephine Vaughn left this week
for home in St. Paul after a lengthy visit
with her sister. Miss Claudia Vaughn.
Mrs. W. B. Kichardson of Duluth spent
the day with Mrs. Wade last Tuesday.
Prayer meetings continued from house
to use, and are of much benefit to those
who attend. This week the meeting will
be held at the honieol Mrs. A. Oldham,
W. A. Liven was taken to St. Mary's
hoFpital Saturdav in a precarious condi
dition. He is suffering with a complica
tion of diseases.
Mrs (J. E. Dickson is much improved
alter an attack ol the La Grippe.
Tbe attendance at tLe A. M. E. chinch
Sunday evening was quite large. The
choir rendered excellent music. Several
were present from Duluth.
Mrs. Ueo. H. Wade takes the leading
role in a drama entitled,"A Noble Outcast'*
to be given in Kalumnr,oo hall, Duluth,
Easter Monday evening- The piny is
givui by the Ladies Book club of that
Mr L. Biooksof Buxton spent Sunday
in tbe oity.
Mrs. Lizzie Gaines and L'llie Williams
of L'ooperville ait attending tbe Fielding
Miss I^elia fchiiTy was an Ottumwa
Attorney Joe Brown of Des Moine9 at
tending tbe Marshall Fielding trial.
Misses Eva Hart and LuUia Franklin,
entertained a te«v friends, Tuesday even
ing, in honor of Mr. L. Brooks
Quite a number ol people from Buxton
are attending the Marshall Fielding trial.
Miss Bara Canaday of Davtnport is
visiting Miss Jennie llady.
Tbe young people have organized a
club kuown as the Monday Nightclub.
SIOUX CITY ITEMS.
The revival meeting at the A. M. E.
church closed last Friday with oue con
version and the members spiritually re
Revival meeting started at tbe Mt
Zion Baptist church Sunday evening and
will last for sevetal weeks, lit v. Bingley
of Omaha, Aeb.. will arrive in the tity
Monday to assist Rev. M. J. Burton in the
The improvement society of tbe A.
E. church met with Mrs. Sadie Norris
Mr. Urrry Jewell has been confined te
his bed lor the past week with kidney
Mr. and Mrs. William Moon left Sun
day fot Buxton to le&ide. We regret
very much to have them leave us.
Those on ilia sick list are namely, Mes
dames Polly Jewell, Anna Washington,
and little Angeline Sutton.
Mr. Lewis of Creston Park has moved
out in the country to raise hogs.
Tbe Silver Leaf club planned a surprise
01 the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist churab,
Kuv. M. J. Burton, at the church last
Tuesday evening, being hi* thirty-ninth
birtaday. Quste a number of his friends
and eld associates were present to help
him celebrate. A literary program was
rendered in the early part of tbe evettiog.*
aftir which a two course luncheon w-as
sei ved by the ladles of the club. Short
addresses were given by most all present.
At the end of the evening he was present
ed with tokens of friendship by many of
the participants. May he live to see
many more such birthdavB.
Mr. Chas. Carter has joined his family
again alter being absent from tbe city for
Mrs. Carry Cuitley wtio went to the
Samaritan hospital two weeks ago Is re
ported to be doing nicely.
Mr. Lewis Smith of Yankton, S. D. has
info' raed me that he expects to leave the
the lir?t ot April to live on his claim at
Bondstee), S. D. We insert this item so
many of his friends may know ot his
work. He was luoky enough to win it.
and now be is plucky eneugh to live oa
it. He bts heeded that saying, "Go out
west, young man go west."
The ladles of the improvement society
will give a chitterliug supper a the A. M.
£. church Tuesday evening tor the benefit
of the trustees.
The ehicken pie supper given last
Thursday by the Thimble club ot the Mt.
Zion Baptist church wai a good success
socially and financially.
CEOAR RAPIDS NOTES.
The I. S. Y. club met last Wednesday
with Mrs. P. M. Lewis who led the dis
cussion on the subject ot Which Is the
most powerful heiedity or environment.
At the close of the meeting the olub was
entertained at lanch and refreshments.
On Thursday evening the stewardees
board gave an oyster und ohitterling sup
per at the church, in which they realized
a net of $20.00.
Mr. Reed ot St. Paul enroute for Wash
ington, 1). C. was the guest of Mr. S. L.
Persons one day last week.
Mr, and Mrs N. Broomfield who have
made this city their home for some imo
returned last week to the iatters home in
Newton. Iowa. They were accompanied
by Mrs. O. Claire whe will visit a few
weeks at the parental home in the eame
Friends of Miss Ella Martin will be |lad
to kaow that she it steadily improving.,
Saturday she was able to call on some
the near neighbors. This being the first
trip of the kind in five months.
Mrs. Myrtle Maitin who has
quite ill is able to be out again.
Revival meetings are in progr«ssat
Pilgrim Kest Baptist cburoh. Rev. Oreen
the pastor is in charge of tbft meetings.
The young mens lecture club was well
attended Sunday-afternon at tbe A. M. U.
church. Oae of the features ot the pro
gram was the music furnished by Whit
ties orchestra. Their two steps and
walif-.es being of a higher quality.
Tbe Parish Aid society gave a pan cake
supper at Association hall which was a
Mr. B. L. Anderson and family and
Mrs. M. I. Fields are expected home
Mr. Hugh Hoskins and wife of Chicago
are here visiting their parents.
The Cleve Circle will meet at the home
of Mrs. George Jones next Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
-The Bethel choir will give an entertain
ment at tbe A. M. E. church the l€th.
Mr. Davis gaye a Japanese drill last
Thursday night at the A. M. K. church,
which was a success.
Miss Carrie Uoines Is ill at her home
on Franklin street.
Rev. Bowls, state missionary, was in
the city last week and preached at th
Seventh Street Baptist church. He was
tbe guest of Mr. and Mrs John Thomas
and taken lea Monday eveniDg at Ur.
and Mrs. Wm. Dixon on Sixth avenue.
Mrs. Benthan, a sister of Mr. Dan
Anderson, is reported no better at this
writing, We all hope there will be a
change for the bettei in a short time.
The F. E, II. Wowans club held a very
interesting meeting Friday with Mvb. W.
H. Dixon. Several topios were discussed
by the ditlerent members. Special meet
ing called Tuesday to take up the woik
sent out by the Social Purity committee.
The club will givs a progressive tea
Thursday evening March 16 starting
troin the home of Mrs. Bettis.
Bubserlbt for th* Bystander.
Alu ilnum cooking utensils are b»
Ing shed by many of the big shops.
The} are brought out in shapes as at"
traf ve as the fine silver, copper and
gbid lined cooking vessels used in
wealthy households. The stew pan*
terrapin dishes, coffee urns and tea
kettles of aluminum have now such
beauty of contour and finish that they
seem almost more appropriate to tho
dining-room table than to the kitchen.
The latest craze in New York among
the very wealthy is an extravagant
style of invitation card. Not long ago
the wife of a millionaire ordered 200
of these from a local firm and they
cost her just $10 each. The cards
were made of ivory edged with gold,
the name of the guest and hostess be
ing lettered in gold on one side, the
other being hand-painted. Cards at |6
each are quite common.
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