Mrs. It. N, Hyde entertained Mrs. C.
R, Foster of Buxton at dinner Sunday,
week where be
Mr. Wm. Fletcher and Miss Jannie
Raimey will entertain a few friends at
luncheon Sunday afternoon, compli
mentary for their birthdays,
Miss Florence Buss of Keokuk, who
is hc^rv vjsUinjf her brother William,
bar been suffering tbe past week from
a severe attack of the grip.
it Mr. Fetor Baaa of dive, la., la re
modeling his beautiful country borne
by Iddlnf more rooms, when complet
ed It will be the nicest farm home
owned by any colored person in Polk
The ladies of the Grace M. E. church
invited tbe following ladies to take
pirt on their program last week: Miss
Rthel Bomer, Bertha Allen, Ella Harris
VOL. XI, No. 42.
LB. It yon havB relative* or friends vl*U
a the city or ffntwr to
make a visit, jtfeaae
rm us: we snur.lt all your local news—KflCj
William Fox is now employed at the
Kirkwood barber shop.
Callanan Industrial club will meet
with Mrs. Harvey.
Miss Bertha Hunt went to Davenport
last Sunday night for a brief visit.
went to Peoria this
expects to make his
Club No. 3 will give a chicken salad
social at Union Congregational church
next Tuesday evening. All are invited
Mrs, Luella Wilburn who has been
sick for tbe past fortnight is convales
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Russ are the
proud parents of a bouncing baby boy,
born March 21, 1905.
The King Carnival Co's. entertain-
ment at Flynn's hall. Monday evening ...
was a grand financial success,
Kev. S. Bates of Clarinda was called
to our city last Friday to preach the
funeral of Mrs. Julia Buckner.
The Athenian Literary society will
meet Monday evening at the residence
ef Mr. and Mrs. J, L, Thompson, 1304
Graves. The meeting was
held at 1069 Soth street.
We note from the St. Joseph Radical
that our lormer townsman, Mr. O. C.
Curtis, who graduated from Dr. Still
embalming and undertaking school,
has loeated in St. Joseph in partner
ship with another man in the funeral
and undertaking business.
Rev. H. W. Porter, Pastor of Onion
Oongregational church, will exchange
pulpit next Sunday morning with Rev.
burger of the Greenwood
Congregational church so all the
friends of the Union Congregational
is urged to come out promptly Sunday
morning and here this dtsvine preach.
Mrs. L. B. Palmer returned home
Monday from quite Jj-n extended trip
Bast and South. She first went to
Uhlcago where she spent a few days
visiting friends, than to New Orleans,
La., to visit her old home, She reports
The regular meeting of the Iowa
mtate Baptist Board was held in our
city this week at the
Baptist church. Revs. S. Bates of
Clarinda, S. M. Smothers of Keokuk
C. H. Cushsorn of Kock Island and Rev
Holmes of Davenport.
We received by the St. Joseph Radi
cal last week a notice of the death of
Mrs Lillian M. Edwards nee Jackson,
who died in Kansas where she
was teaching school. The particulars
as yet we do not know. Mrs. Edwards
was well known here,
she use to visit
With Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Williamson.
We are sorry to announce that Dr.
A. Q. Edward and
preparing to leave our city to
better fields. The doctor is a
'learned physician and is
We receivtd the news this
have, and it is
indeed a pity that our leading race
people do not patronize the
-:worthy and well qualified professiona
in St. Louis, Mo., at .he bu.ue ol
fthe bride's sister, to Miss
'Chew of Hum bolt, 'Jenn. They ar
win Chicago, 111., where they
their home for at least awhi.e
I^Will be ra aembered that Serjeant
Welch was stationed at Ft. Des Moines
last winter a year ago. As he was 1st
Sergeant of Co. he was quite popular
while here and we wish hiin success in
his marital relation.
^ov. T. L. Griffith who has been in
thd past two week, reports
a successful revival. lie will soon re
A letter received from Luther L.
Henderson, who graduated from Drake
is principal of
a t-chool in Pawnee, Okla., and is doiDg
well, lie delivered a very tine paper
before the Oklahoma State Teachers
Association last spring. He sends rc.
gards to all his Des Moines friends.
The Cosmopolitan Art club met al
the home of Mrs. Louise Crews last
Saturday. After a pleasant afternoon
had been spent refrtshments were
served, The officers are: Mrs. Louise
Crews, President Mrs. Gertrude Cana
day, Vice President Miss Ardella Carr
Secretary and Miss Mentha Jacksen.
Treasurer. The club will meet Satur
day afternoon with Mrs. Canaday.
A benefit entertainment was given
at Enterprise last Thursday night for
0 tester Dishman. under the manage
ment ol Mr. C. A. Dishman by some
local talent. Mr. Dan Lewis was the
stage director he also rendered three
of his latest compositions, "Down in
the coal mine." "'The boys are on the
march," and "Eight hours work." Ilis
,, little pickinniuies, the Nay brothers,
reddie Hrown, the Can- sisters and
little Baby Mundy made the hits of tbe
evening. The auditnee was not so
very large but those there were well
pleased with the entertainment.
The Junior Afro-American League
was addressed by Miss Dutilap of the
Road Side Settlement Tuesday at the
A. M. E. parsonage. The club has a
membership of 21 18 of which were
present at this meeting. Di uglas Mi
ler, Jr., is president. Mrs. William
Smith clayed some of her favorite
selections. Rev. Graves made a few
remarks. Refreshments were served
by Mrs. Graves, assisted by Mrs. Lena
The members and friends of Burns'
M, E. church are rejoicing over tbe
return of Kev. O A, Johnson as their
pastor for another .year. For fear
that tbe reverend would not be return
ed here, the members sent, a petition
to the annual conference asking thai
he be returned. Very few pastors
have endeared themselves to their con
gregation as has Rev. Johnson. The
reverend hopes to have the church
finished by the last of May, as the Sun
day School and Epworth League con
St. Joseph District will
meet here in June at Burns'ebureh.
Further notice will be given Inter.
Looms Lawrence Dennis, the 11 year
old evangalist, excited extraordinary
interest in his farewell sermon Mon
day evening athe Abyssinian Baptist
church. Several persons were convert
ed. Younff Dennis, with his mother,
has traveled widely in this country,
England, Scotland and Wales, He
sailed for England Wednesday, where
he will study for the ministry—The
New York Age.
It will be good news to the many
people in our state who heard Lonnie
Dennis when he was through here,
mjre than a year ago, to learn that he
has been so successful and will study
for the ministry.
A BIRTHDAY PARTY.
On last Mmday night Mrs. William
Graves of 3704 Capitol avenve, gave a
party in honor of her husband's thirty
fifth birthday. About aO of their
friends were present to assist hiaajn
making merry his anniversary.
evening was spent in playing whist
and dancing. A phonograph also
assisted in furnishing music for the
guests. Mr Graves received a number
of presents. The two most expensive
ones was a dark mahogany plush Mor
ris chuir and a cellaret. An elegant
supper was served. At the table
where the guest of honor was seated
candles of different
colors burning, which was a symbol of
his age. The dining room decorations
were carnations and house plants.
Attorney 8. Joe Brown returned
Saturday from Oskaloosa where he
assisted his law partner. Attorney Geo
Sergeant Welch ^asmar.i^d last
in the defense of Marshall
Fielding who was on trial for murder
in the first degree in the killing of his
wife at Buxton last October.
retired Saturday morning
9 o'clock and returned Sunday
morning at about 11 o'clock with a
verdic finding Fielding guilty of man
which is two degrees lower
offense for which he was
'ts attorneys have filed a motion for
new trial which they will argue to
the motion be overruled the
maxium penalty to which
Mr. Chas. W. Anderson whom
the President appointed as reve
nue collector for New York, was
confirmed by the Senate on the
15th. This settled, a few South
ern Senators tried to stir up a
feeling against his confirmation
on the ground of color.
We note that Hon. George H.
White, ex-member of Congress
and the last colored man ever
held a seat in Congress, come
this week in an open letter favor
ing cutting down Southern rep
resentation. He takes the same
stand that the
He writes a very strong and forci
able letter to the Boston Guardian
urging reduction. Wonder what
does old uncle Timothy Thomas
Fortune, that once brilliant writer
and ex-leader of the race thinks
when he get through hearing the
report from the real true honest
young race leaders as Congress
man White, Prof. O. M. Waller,
Prof. DuBois, Dr. Grimpke Rev.
H. H. Proctor, Prof. W. E.
Bowen, Judge Straker auda host
of others who are really in touch
and leading the masses of our
race in righteousness, honesty
Last week just beofore the
Missouri Legislature adjourned,
the legislature in joint session,
did after balloting all the winter
during all their session, elect a
republican United States senator,
Major Warner of Kansas City.
This is a great compliment to
tlajor Warner and to the common
wealth of Missouri for this gray
haired veteran of the republican
cause has 'battleif"fiftfr'e 'than a
quarter of a century for the g. o.
He has represented our party
at every national convention for
the past twenty years, was elected
to Congress one term, a candi
date for governor and now is the
first republican senator that Mis
souri offers to the American Con
gress. We congratulate the leg
islature for doing her plain duty.
THE PEONAGE DECISION.
The decision of the United
States Supreme Court in the
CLYATT peonage case is a defeat
for the government in the par
ticular case, but a victory for the
goverdment in its main conten
tion that it has the power under
existing statutes to suppress
peonage wherever it finds it.
CLYATT, a Georgian, went into
Florida, seized two Negroes, wi
he claimed, was his debtors, and
forced them to return with him
to his plantation. He was in
dicted for "returning" the Neg
roes to peonage, under the statute
of 1869, which forbids holding,
arresting or returning any per
sons into a state of peonage
Being found guilty he was sen
tenced to four years' imprison
Probably the indictment speci
fied simply "returning" to peon
age as the offense, because the
trial was in Flordia, whereas
CLYATT'S plantation was in Geor
gia. At any rate the Supreme
Court finds that no evidence was
offered that the Negroes had ever
actually been held in a state of
peonage, and that in consequence
the "returning" was not suffic
iently well proved. CLYATT
will, however, not go free
matter of course, since he must
stand a new trial, at which it
hoped all the necessary evidence
against him will be produced.
It is fortunate that the court
saw its way to pronounce em
phatically in favor of the consti
tutionality of the statute, and to
make it clear that the statute
operates directly on every citizen
of the republic without the need
of an intervention by state
The aroused public opinion of
South might have been suf-
i,self to the
IOWA STATE BYSTANDER.
DES MOINES. IOWA, FRIDAY. MARCH 24. 1905.
peonage system, but a strong
federal law and a good adminis
tration provide a simpler, speed
The above editorial is from the
Chicago Record-Herald. It is
very forciable and we reprint it
so that our readers will see what
one of the leading metropolitan
papers says about such a system.
A GREAT CONVENTION
The Northern Settlers Chnvention to
be held in Galveston, Texas
April 31, 33 and 23.
One of the most interestin con
ventions that will be held in the
Southwest this year will be the
Northern Settlers' convention, to
be held next month in Galveston,
Texas, under the auspices of T.
J. Anderson, G. P. & T. agent of
the Southern Pacific or Sunset
Route for there will gather
thousands of Northern men who
were born and raised in the North
that have imigrated from here
there they with their old ac
quaintance and friends from the
North who are desirious of taking
advantage of the golden op^or
tuities is the south, west and talk
about the general conditions and
tell their experience. It will be
a great meeting and every one
who can should go.
THE WAR SITUATION
THE FAR EAST.
One year and one month has
jassed since Russia and Japan
declared war. Thus far in re
viewing the situation the Japa
nese have been successful in
every battle, both on water and
and. Their navy has destroyed
the Russian first fleet and their
and forces has defeated, captured
or destroyed the land forces in
Vlanchuria they have taken Port
Arthur and are now chasing
shattered and defeated remittent
of the Russian army through
northern Manchuria to Harbin.
The Russian government having
recalled General Kuropatkin,
General Linevitch is in command.
Of course we can hardly tell of
the ultimate outcome, for the first
victories do not amount to much
in war. It is the nation that has
the money, men and power to
continue war for years. Russia
is bound to win in the end if
other powers do not interfere.
In the civil war the first year the
Southern armies were successful.
The Boers in South Africa were
successful against the English.
In the revolution war the first
year the British were successful.
So the present victories does not
always tell which army will win.
Mrs. William Gray who solicits
'V —«"T. ismmgwr' «v *»T —3" **v1r
erders for Mrs. Anna Burkhardt,
of the papers published
Ic says in part:
"One of the most accomplished
artists in Lincoln, if not in the entire
west, is Mrs. i.nna Burkhardt,
whose pretty home is at 1136 Wash
ington street. Mrs. Burkhardt com
menced her studies at the Catholic
convent at Chicago in
a A of
ALL UvK IIUIYIEIIJE JlUv'i
Afro-American artist of Lincoln, beautiful collection of her paintings.
Neb., gave us a clipping from one showing tbe wide range of her ideas
played a natural talent which has
skown steady improvement. Her
work is not confined to one branch, Mrs. Julia B. Buckner, who
but comprises canvas painting, at hor home last Wednesday
china decoration and art needle of complication of diseases, was
work having been awarded the first born in
prize in the latter at the Montana 18f»5, moved with her parents to
State Fair. She has done much Missouri when very small
decorative work on china for Rudge
& Guenzel, and displays of her parents 27 years ago.
paintings have been seen at Miller &
Paine's and at the Lincoln Book
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her home Mr*. Burkhardt has
Among these is a painting from Burns'
lessons in art from nature."
memory of one of the scenes of her The funeral was held in Corin
childhood, showing the old summer thian Baptist church, as Rev.
house and dairy, the trees and the O.
Store where they have been greatly this union, Ida, now Mrs. Searcy
admired. She is the only represen- Davenport.
tative of our race to become a mem- Mrs. Buckner was a constant
ber of the Lincoln Art Association, member of the Wesley M.
27 years ago, and was
married to Mr. Dudley Buckner
in 1880. One child was born to
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The Minneapolis & St. Louis will
place on sale each Tuesday during
March and April very low rates for
benefit of settlers to points in Minne
sota, North and South Dakota. Etc.
Through trains dally to St. Paul, mak
ing' direct connections in Union Depot
with northern lines no change of cars
Don't fail to consult Uinneapolia &
St. Louis agents before buying your
tickets, or address
6 years ago she joined
brook and the fence on which she church, was in St. Louis attend
use to sit as a child taking her first ing the annual conference. She
was loved by all who knpw her
and leaves many faiends and a
loving daughter to mourn her
Johnson, pastor of Burns'
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