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VOL. XI, No. 46.
CITY NEWS.
r' fa. if you have relatives or »ri- uis visit
is the city or to tu*k«"' *n. please
tvs: we iwMtntt all jrm»r n«wn—£Xt.|
Dollar Hat Sale.—Mason's.
Miss Rachel Elliott entertained a
few friends last Monday evening com
pllmentary to the Messrs. Thompson
and Carter of Iowa City.
Miss Marion L. Porter, sister of
Rev. Porter, will arrive in our city
Saturday to visit her brother. She
may remain Indefinitely.
Mr. Paul Owens, an employe of the
C. G. W. R'y, is now having his vaca
tion. He and his wife left Wednse
day forSt Joseph, Mo., to visit rela
tives and friends. From there Paul
will visit a few days in Keokuk with
his parents.
Rev. Ii. W. Porter has been selccte.l
to deliver the prayer opening the
Iowa State Dental society, which will
meet here in June. It will be the
first instance that a colored minister
bas been thus honored. Intellect and
raprit will win among intelligent peo
ple.
Mrs Kate Champion, who was form
erly a resident of this city for a num
ber of years but went to Chicago a
few years ago to make her home with
her daughter, Mrs. William Johnson,
of 4428 Cottage Grove avenue, has
been very sick, but is convalescent,
and unless she takes a relapse will
soon be restored to her former health,
which her many friends will be glad
to hear.
Easter Hats—Ready—Mason'.-.
Last Friday beingMabel McAgee's
thirer.tnes birthday Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Watkins invited a number of her
friends to spend part of that evening
at their home, which was spent in
playing games and social conversa
tion. At a late hour refreshments
were served, after which the guests
departed for their homes saying an
other pleasant evening had been
spent
OUTFITTER
MENS
317 BTW STDBBT
Kenneth J. Hamilton, who is now
...located In Buxton, is in our city this
week visiting his wife and parents,
and incidentauy attending to business
matters. He says that Buxton is a
great place with many opportunities
offered to the industrious young col
ored man. Kenneth is no doubt the
finest colored mandolinist in Iowa.
He is an adept on that instrument
and has a large class in Buxton, and
when thoroughly settled there will no
doubt succee
HICKS & HACK, the old reli
ble—Paper Hanging, Paper Cleaning
and general jobbing'. Mutual I'hone
1329.
Mr. A. G. Edwards, our only col
ored physician, and Mrs. Edwards,
have left our city to seek better
fields elsewhere. They left last Wed
nesday for St. Louis, Mo. From there
Mrs .Edwards will go to Salem, Ala.,
to visit with the doctor's folks. The
doctor will then visit several cities
to look up a good location. While
we are sorry to lose the doctor and
his brilliant little wife, of course if
one thinks he can better his condi
tion it is their paramount duty. How
ever we wish them success, happi
ness and financial gain.
Easter Hats—Ready—Mason's.
Nicely furnished rooms for
rent at 510 W. Third St. First
class. Mrs L. Denny.
The Burn's M. E. church will give a
Lath entertainment Wednesday even
ing, April 26. Everyone is expected
to bring at least one bunch of laths for
the purpose of lathiDg the church. A
rare treat will be given to all who
attend. O. A. JOHNSON, Pastor.
Uev. H. W. Porter leaves on the 25th
inst, to attend the Grinnell Association
of Congregational workers, which con
venes at Perry, Iowa. Rev. Porter
will read a paper before the Associa
tion, topic "The Ministers Relation to
Men."
Edward A. Carter, Ph. a sopho
more in the college of medicine and J.
Wesley Thompson, a senior in the col
lege of liberal arts of the State Uni
versity, were oyer Sunday visitors in
the city and were the guests of Atty.
and Mrs. 8. Joe Brown.
Dollar Hat Sale.—Mason's.
Rev. O. A. Johnson, pastor of Burn's
M. E. church, preached at the lenth
M. E. ehurcli Sunday. It was the first
time many in the congregation had
ever heard a colored man preach. Rev.
O. W. Brewer exchanged pulpits with
him.
Miss Mary Montague's concert which
was to have been given Thursday even
ing,at the A. M. E. church, was post
poned until next Thursday evening on
account of the weather.
New wire frames ready—Mason s.
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A reception will be tendered Bishop
Snuffer Monday evening: by the young
l«lies of the A. M. K. Church. Oo that
evening the winner of the priz« will bo
announced.
Mr. Woods, an employe of the
C. K. 1. & p. Ry. liming cur depart
ment. spent several days of this week
with hla family.
William Coalson left this week in
company with the Governor and other
State officials for Galveston Texas, to
attend the Northern Settlers Conven
tion.
Handels "Messiah" was given at
!he A M. church last Tuesday evening
under ihe direction of Geo. I. Holt.
The soloists were: Soprano, Miss
Ethel Bowiner contralto, Miss Ber
liice Iiecklin bass, Mr. C'has. Lewis
tenor, Geo. I. Holt. While the rendi
tion was good the attendance was
very small. It is indeed strange and
a pity that our people do not go to
these things that are elevating and
instructive, but will go to a minstrei
or a dance, and foolish things of that
kind.
New wire frames ready.—Mason's
Showing to the court that ho oft
times come to his home only to find
the stove cold and his wife gone. W.
W. Jones has commenced an action
against Revester Jones for divorce.
He says lie was. married in 1903, and
that his wife remained good to hiin
only a sho:t time. Soon after their
nmrriago she grew cold toward him.
and refused to cook his meals for
him, and going so far as to make
false imputations agains his charac
ter.
IOWA CODE OUT
The new constitution, by-laws and
rules governing the Most Worshipful
United Grand Lodge of lo.va and Jur
isdiction, A. F. & A. M., is just. out
from the primers. We have received
a copy and it is a neat well arranged
book and should go to every member
of the fraternity. For copy write
Geo. L. Suter, MarshaUlo.vn, Iowa.
Price per copy. "0 cents.
The Trustees of Maple Street Baptist
ehurcli have let the contract for the
remodeling of the church to J. Ryoders
& Co. They began repairii on the ID.
The repairing will be a belfry, arch
back of the rostrum for the pipe organ
and chorus stand. The papering of
the auditorium, painting and varnish
ing have been let to Lord «Kr Woodward
Oo. The contract for the furnace has
not been let yet, but the committee
is receiving bids for this part of work.
G)ur beloved pastor, J. O. it. Wimbush,
who is the chairman of the building
committee, has promised to he lb
one of the cosiest chutcli in the capital
city.
MARRIED.
Last Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 Rev.
S. L. Burt of Boone was married to
Miss Flossie Wright of Marshalltown.
The wedding was held at the home oi
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Wright, the
bride's brother. Only a few intimate
friends were present. Rev. Birt is an
A. M. E. minister, holding at present
the Bcone and Enterprise charges.
At the latter place he is building a
new church. They will be at home
next Tuesday in Boone, Iowa. Con
gratulations are in order.
mens OUTFITTER
317 0TH STREHT
TO LAND AGENTS.
This to call your advanee not:ce to
the fact that the Minreapolis & St.
Louis R. R. will sell daily during the
summer months round trip tickets at
one fare plus two dollars to certain
northern Minnesota and Dakota points
limited for return Oc'ober 31st. Low
round trip tickets also on sale daily to
St. Paul and Minneapolis after June 1.
For particulars call on agents, or ad
dress W. S, Mathews, D. P. A. Dta
Moines, Iowa.
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UOJD BLOCK
Dm Moines, 1«
Easter Sunday at Our
Churches.
Union Congregational
Morning seavice:—
Organ.
Invocation,
Song, "Holy. Holy, Holy."
Scripture Reading.
Christ the Lord is Risen, Choir,
Sermon, Topic—'The Souls Easter."
Solo, "Palms," Mr. U. Lewis.
Offering.
Closing Hymn.
Afternoon services at 3:30.—
Men's LcBgue at 3:30—A special
program has been arranged. All men
are invited.
Evening Service:—
Organ.
Invocation.
Song, congregation.
'Christ the Lord is Risen Today."
choir.
Sermon, Topic—"Christ is Risen In
deed."'
Duett, Mesdames Birney and Coalson
Solo, MM J. T. Blagburn.
Ofliering.
Solo, Mr. L. S. Shelton.
Closing Song.
St. Paul's A. M. E
Sunday will be a great day for this
church. Bishop C. T. Shatter of Chi
cago, the presiding bishop of this dis
trict,, will deliver the morning service
at 10:30.
Special music by the regular choir.
Afternoon:—
Hie Sunday School at 3 o'clock have
a special program.
At. 4 o'clock a P.at form meeting will
be held, at which all the city ministers
are invited to be present and make ad
dresses.
Evening:—
Rev. G. W. Gaines will preach. At
that time all clubs will be expected to
report. H. S. Graves, Pastor
Corinthian Baptist
Morning service 10:30
Pastors' subject—"Angels EeSled the
Stone Away."
Afternoon service at 3:—
Sunday School program.
Evtning service 7:30:—
Song service by choir.
T. L. GkikKhh, Pastor.
Burn's M. E.
Sunday Shcool at 0:30 a. m., with
special program as sent out by the
general Sunday School Board. Mit-s
FannieS Est.ell, the supc» intendent,
expects a good school.
Services at 10:30 by the pastor, Uev.
O A. Johnson, on h'aster.
In the eveniag the pastor will jliver
a special sermon and the choir will
render spec:al music.
riaple Street Baptist.
Sermon at 11 a. rn. by Rev. J. Gross,
"The Resurrection of Christ."
Afternoon at 2:30:—
Song by chorus, "Christ the Lord is
Risen."
Paper by the superintendent of the
Sunday School, P. U. Hunter.
Solo, Mrs. Robinson.
Recitation, Susie Lucus.
Song by the Sunday School chcrus,
"Hear My Prayer, Oh Father!"
Recitation, Millie Williams.
Recitation, Fannie Miller.
Paper, Mrs E. Brown.
CLUB NOTES.
Muscatine, April 21.—Dear Co-work
ers. The time for the State meeting
is drawing near, and there is much yet
to be done. I have asked several
times that each club send their By-laws
vnd Constitutions, and only two or
three respondsd.
1 ask the same ag&in, also number
of members in your club, how many
delegates and names of delegates?
Please answer by May 10, as it will
save time an worry and eeable me to
give correct report at State meeting.
Following is a copy of new amend
ments:
1st. That Article 1 of the constitu
tion be changed to read, "that the
general officers and chairmen of the
mmittees shall compose the Execu
tive Board."
2ud. That whatever is done at the
Executive Board be sustained.
3rd. Recomended by the Board that
the name of this organization shall be
•Federation of Colored Women's Clubs'
4th. That article 4 of By-laws
should read, "No officer shall receive a
salary all money *pent in the interest
of the Federation by the president, in
cluding her fare, shall be refunded on
presenting raciepts.
r,th. That we do away with the cor
rt jonding secretary that an assistant
secretary be given the work, the tenm
of office to be the same
0th. Sbat article 8 of By-laws read:
Each club in this Federation shall be
represented by one delegate to every
ten members. Each delegate must be
rn active new member or an old mem
ber in good standing, Should any club
be unable to send a delegate to the
state convention a written report shall
be accepted instead.
7th. That article 9 of By-laws read
Any club desirirg to unite with the
Federation, should make formal appli-
IOWA STATE BYSTANDER.
cation in writing to the secretary and
pay een cents per capita. Each club
8th. That article 10 of IL-luws read
This federation shall read annually
on the 4th Tuesday in May. The place
of meeting shall be decided uj.on by
the convention,
9th. Referenee were made to article
12 of the By-laws and it was discussed
in full. It was left for futher discuss
ion at the convention.
10th. That we do not pay anything
per club, but that we subscribe aa,
members for the Btitandeb, I
11th. Tnat we empowir the chair
man of the Reciprocity Bureau to eol« I
lect the papers irom different clubs
throughout the state in book form and
sell them to dt fray expense of tl
printing.
12th. That we charge article of
the constitution to read: The Stute
Federation shall meet bi .nnually.
That no ember ^all hold lut one
office at the time, and no oft'et-r can
hold the same office more than two
consecutive terms.
She program for the State meoting
was published sometime ago in the
Bystander.
Hop'ng for your success in the work
1 remain yours to comtnacd.
FANMK A. Gkooms,
II10 E. Eighth street
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The Union Congregational church
to be erected at the corner to Tenth
and Park streets, Des Moines, Iowa.^
The plans were secured through C.
C. Cross and Son, the leading archi
tects in Des Moines?.
The building committee, headed by
Rev. H. W. Porter, who is a mechanic
and builder, has put forth every ef
fort to give to the people a handsome
brick structure trimmed with stone
and with ample accommodations for
all the convenience of church life.
The seating capacity of the auditor
ium will bo three hundred and the
gallery 125.
Other rooms on the main floor, lec
ture room, Sunday school rooms, pas
tor's study and reading room.
In the basement will be the kitchen
and dining hall.
This church was organized Decem
ber the ISth, 1904, with a membership
of thirty, and since July the first the
membership has increased to sixty.
The men's league is one of the most
interesting features of the work, with
a membership of strong men fifty in
number, who meet every Sunday aft
ernoon to talk about themselves and
their needs and how they can best
obtain them. Addresses have been
delivered to the League by Judge W.
H. McHenry, Rev. J. W. Day, Judge
C. C. Cole of Drake university, Mr. J.
G. Olmstead, Dr. Gresham H. Hill,
Geo. H. Lewis and other leading citi
zens. Our Sunday school, under the
efficient leadership of J. L. Thompson
and his active corps of teachers, have
an enrollment of fifty.
The Ladies' Missionary society and
the Athenian Literary society, auxil
iaries to the church, are actively en
gaged in everything possible to aid
the work for the good of mankind.
The small house where we have
worshipped for the past sixteen
months have have been inadequate
for some time, but the congregation
knowing its financial strength had
not seriously thought of building un
til it was clearly seen that the very
life of the church depended upon it.
It is a work of faith. Where all
the money is coming from is not
known, but the people are going forth
trusting in God and are determined to
I give every dollar they can, and the
generous public who believe in a good
work have and will aid us in the
work for God and humanity.
Every department of our work is
increasing in interest and in numbers
and the erection of our building will
only enable us to continue the work
so well begun. Oar endeavor is to
help every man, woman and child of
the Negro race to think and to act
well their part in the arena of life.
The church membership is made up
oi industrious men and women and
the pastor leads both by example and
precept. The pastor, Rev. H. W. Por
ter, is a product of the Talladega col
lege, one of the institutions, where
the head, hand and heart of the man
is trained for the duties of life. Rev.
Porter will lay the first brick in the
foundation, of the First Congregation
al church in the west for colored peo
ple, and has assured the people that
they will have the building if he must
lay ever}' brick in the building and do
DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY. APRIL 21, 1905. Price, Five Cents.
PROPOSED UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
much cf the other work, and he has
been assured that he will have suffi
cient help from those who can carry
the brick to hint as they have stood
by him thus fur in his work as pastor,
we believe in finding a way or mak
ing one Our purpose iirst of all la to
glorify God by holy lives aud by de
votion to the interest to his kingdom.
Below Is a few testimonials.
Rev. A. L. Frisble: "The Union Con
gregational church In this city is a
wcrtliv organization, much needed
here, truly Congregational and work
ing bravely to secure building and be
come permanently established. Mr.
Porter, the pastor, is a gentleman of
intelligence and high character. He
is much esteemed for his work's sake
and is piloting the young enterprise
well."
Judge C. C. Cole: "1 have visited
the Union Congregational church, an
organization for the colored people
ol l. Moines. The work is well or
ganized under the leadership of the
•Rev. II. W. Porter, and is doing much
to help the people. It Is a worthy
cause, anil well deserves recognition
and assistance."
Judge Win. 11. McHenry: "The
Union Congregational church for the
colored people of Ues Moines is doing
a good work for the uplifting of tlu
race—it is a worthy cause. I have
spoken to the Men's league, (an
.auxiliary to the church), and the
work is worthy of recognition and as
sistance."
J. G. Olmsted: "I have visited the
Union Congregational church, and or
ganization for the colored people of
Des Moines. It is doing a good work
tinder the leadership of Rev. H. W.
Purser. and it is worthy of the sup
port of the citizens of Des Moines."
Frank W. Ilodgdcn, Minister of
of Plymouth Congregational church:
"I have been acquainted with Union
Congregational church from the be
ginning of its history and know that
it is doing a much needed Christian
work amoing the colored people of
ihe city, under the efficient leadership
of the Rev. W. Porter."
1
BUXTON, IOWA.
Last Wednesday evening, April 12,
at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ruben Gaines, of Buxton, Iowa, there
occurred the marriage of Julia C.
Wilkes of Boston, Mass., to John J.
Christian, the skater. The ceremony
was conducted by Rev. J. T. JacKson
Oi! the Buxton A. M. E. church.
Promptly at 7:30 o'clock Miss Jeffers
sent the guests thrilling with the
beautiful strains of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March, and the groom, es
corted by Miss Henrietta Jones of Al
bia, Iowa, followed by the bride, es
corted by Mr. K. J. Hamilton of Des
Moines, marched through the beau
tiful decorations into the parlor, be
fore the Rev. Jackson, who united
them in holy wedlock. Then came
the hearty and sincere congratulations
of the guests assembled. The bride
wore a beautiful gown of silk voille
trimmed in crepe de chiene, with hat
to match. She carried a very pretty
bouquet of Bride's roses. At 8 o'clock,
the hour for the reception, more
I guests began to arrive, and from then
on' the house was crowded with the
jolly friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chris
,'tion. After partaking of an elegant
three-course luncheon the guefts be
gan to depart, vowing that a moiv
beautiful bride or more amible groom
than our new Mr. and Mrs. Christian
could ever exist, nor a better hostess
than Mrs. Gaines, assisted by her
daughter and family, could ever be
found.
FT. MADISON NOTES.
Mrs. Charles Thomas and daughter,
Miss Mattie, are visiting in Shelbina,
Mo. Mra Thomas expects to see her
sister from Kentucky, who she has
not seen for fifty-two years. They
will visit at v,anton, LaGrange and
Quincy on the return trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter ArnolJ leava
Saturday for Milan. Mo., to visit rela
tive and friends.
Misses Anna Harper, Ethel, Ircn
and Alnha Jackson attended the wed
ding of Miss Carrie Frye and Mr.
I F-eitiing S. Johnson in Keokuk Wed
nesday evening. Miss Alpha Jackson
played the wedding march.
We have heard it reported that ono
of Ft Madison's most popular young
men expects to marry one of Qulncy's
most fair young ladies. Ask the
gentleman is this true.
1 Messrs. Robert Goodwin, George
Proctcr and Oalin Dunlap will spend
Easter in Burlington.
Miss Latisia McKane of Mt. Pleas
ant visited at the homo of her broth
er, Mr. Edward McKane. this week.
EDITORIALS.
EASTER THOUGHTS.
For the past few weeks the Chris
tian world has been turning their
thoughts to the approach of Easter
Sunday. Preparation, both religious
and irreligious, for tho celebration of
the resurrection of our Holy Savior.
Tho irreligious preparation are those
who have spent their time and money
to make an outward show to the pub
lie, new bonnets, new dresses, new
shoes, new gloves, etc., not to glorify
their Heavenly Father but to edify
their earthly idol gods. It does seem
to me sometimes in this busy ago
that the world has gone wild over
fashion, style aud society, thereby
neglecting the deeper anil nobler
truths—our duty to God, our duty to
suffering Immunity, our duty to our
self. Let us not lock on Easter as a
day of new clothes, like the proverb
al peafoul., but a day of praise, of
thanks and rejoicing for the triumph
of victory over death. Let us wash
afresh in the b'.ood of our Savior that
ve may all live better lives on this
mundane shore.
RIP VAN WINKLE NEARING THE
END.
Joseph Jefferson, better known as
Rip Van Winkle, the veteran southern
actor and novelist, is nearing his final
s'.eep at West Palm Beach, Florida.
This actor has been a great man in
his class and liasi left to the thought
ful world imperishable memory. He
has made the world laugh and cry
by his interesting and instructive
writings. He has done some good
for the advancement of mankind and
lived to a ripe old age, and has many
friends now hope that he may live
a while longer to enjey tho fruits
oi his labor.
OBITUARY.
DEATH OF ALONZO JONES.
On last Tuesday. April 11, ocurred
the death of Alonzo H. Jones at the
Methodist, hospital of pulmonary tu
berculosis. While he had been suf
fering for several months he was
only confined to his bed about four
weeks. He was bojrn in Brunswicg, Mo
forty-seven years ago. He was mar
ried in Missouri and came to Iowa
twenty years ago, entered the employ
of the Des Moines National bank,
where he has been working ever
since. To this union two children
were born, William and Miss Allie
Jones, both of this city. Miss Allie
lives with her mother at 614 Chestnut
street. Mr. Jones was one of our
good, honest, industrious and frugal
men who was liked by all who knew
him. He was also a member of St.
Paul's Episcopal church (white),
from which church his funeral was
held. Rev. Cathell conducting the ser
vices. He was an active member of
he Masonic. Odd Fellows and
Knights of Pythias Lodges, also a
member of the higher branches of the
lodges. The Masonic lodge had
charge of the remains, which were
laid away in Woodland cemetery, pro
fusely covered with beautiful floral
offerings, which in silent words be
spoke his many true friends.
OSKALOOSA
Mrs Ella Dyer and children, after
being absent from the city for a year,
returned last. week.
Dudley Buchner, who spent the
winter in the West, returned home
last week.
Rebach Court of H. of J., of this
city, held its annual election of of
ficers on Tuesday, April 11. result
ing asfollows: M. A. M.. Cora Frank
lin IJ. M., Miss Stella Rings: W. J..
Mrs. A. G. Clark trasurer, Mrs. Cora
Jones secretary, Mrs. Mollie Rings
I G. K., Mrs. Anna Carey. E. E.
Jones and R. W. Franklin trustees.
Ruebeu Gaines of Buxton was
transacting business in this city last
week.
The Oskaloosa Entertaining club
will render the following program on
Monday evening, April 24:
Istrumental solo Eva Hart
Solo—vocal Luella Franklin
Instrumental solo .... Jennie Hardy
Trio—Oscar Roper, Harry Walker
and Homer Johnson.
Instrumental solo Ethel Buckner
The Maple Leaf club rendered a
very nice program on last Thursday
evening.
Mr. John Harris of Buxton visited
in Ofkaloosa this week.
YANKTON, S. D.
Mr. J. Hill is still on the sick list.
Helen Dowdy is as well as ever.
It happened that her sickness did not
effect her much."
This has not been the usual
"month of showers," but rather one
cold snaps accompanied by slight
flurries of snow.
Mra Mayme Arnold is visiting her
mother, Mrs. A. Allen.
Mr. J. Askew, of Sioux City, re
turned home Wednesday of last week
after several days' visit with his
daughter, Mrs .Dowdy, and friends
Those persons visiting Yankton
will find the new Millwaukee depot
quite an advantage, since It is at least
five blocks nearer the heart of the
city. It is a very pretty building, and
although not quite completed the pas
pengers stop there and find it a com
fortable shelter from the cold north
wind.
Mr. Louis Smith left last Tuesday
noon for Bonesteel. Having two
good driving horses he drove up, ex
peering to reach his destination in
about three days. Our hopes are that
ho will meet with success. He will
not be lonesome, for he has numerous)
friends up there.
MT. PLEASANT.
The spooling match, given at the
Second Baptist church, was a very In
teresting entertainment. Sides were
chosen by Misses Miriam Arbuckle
and Melina Brooks. At the close of
the contest five persons remained
standing, namely Misses Wiln^a
Brooks, lone Mason and Julia Bart
lett, Messers. Lincoln Namley and Ed
Reiser. The prize was given to Mls»
Brooks.
At the meeting of the I. K. S. club
last Friday night the following offic
ers were elected: President, Mrs.
Susan Grandeson: vice president.
Miss Caroline McCracken secretary
and treasurer. Miss Elizabeth Haw
kins chaplain, Miss L. F. Bartlett.
Miss Marie Nunnley, who has been
making her home for some time in
St. Louis, Mo., is at home for a visit
with her mother, Mrs. Lou Nunnley.
Miss Myra Carter is still quite ill
at her home on East Madison street.
Rev. John Smith of Council Bluffs
is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Doru
Rice.
Rev. S. M. Smothers, of the Sec
ond Baptist church, is in Keokuk on
busine.-s this week.
Mr. Roscoe Henderson was re-elect
ed president of the Y. P. S. C. E.,
Miss Hawkins having resigned.
1 he Sunday-school choir of the A.
15. E. church, which has been recent
ly organized, is doing splendid work.
Miss'Gladys Anderson is organist.
The choir consists of fourteen voices,
all of whom are from the primary
and Intermediate departments of the
Sunday school.
THIS WEEK
A social was given at. the A. M. E.
church on Thursday night by the
stewardess. Quite a nice sum was
raised.
The infant daughter of Mrs. Edith
Tansil is quite ill.
Mrs. Dora Wilbur was in the tv
Saturday to dispose of her household
goods. She left Saturday night for
Omaha.
Mr. R. O. Kelly is out aga'n after
an illne-'S oi several weeks.
Mr. G. W. Logan left for Chicago
and points in the East after spending
the winter with his family.
Mrs. R. H. Hackley expects to leave
soon for Kansas City.
The Ladies' Missionary snciety mot
at the A. M. E. church on Monday
afternoon.
CEDAR RAPIDS NOTES.
Sunday April 1G was rally day at Bethel
A. M. E. church, at which it waa hoped
$500 would be raised Although the full
amount wa* not raised, $273 00 were
brought in by the members and iriends.
The entire day was eiven to the rally.
At tbe afternoon service the pastor of the
Fret 0ngregatlonal chnrch Billed the
ilpit, delivering a vary able sermon to
large audience.
Mr, Errieks of Keokuk is a visitor at
the home of Mr. and Mr?. Sum Greene.
Mrs. W. D. Claybrook will leave Friday
morning for Peotia to visit her mother
and siMer.
Little Fanny Perkir.s who was quite
il Inst week is reported much better.
The A. M. E. choir will render their
usual Easter chorus next Sunday evening.
Pfofewor W. B. Lowtry is rxeiting
e?iiy etl' ut to tUe the chorus a brilliant
tccess.
Alter a lingering illness little Lnurn
Ewii'gdied Tuesday motnirg at the resi
de ice ot Mr. and M*s. W. II. Raspberry,
where she has made her home for the
most of her lite.
SIOUX CITY ITEMS.
Tbe A. M. E chuuch is rtceiving some
repairing which is tedly mu'id.
The Willing Workers' club will give a
slipper enteitalnmi nt at the A. M. K.
ehureh Thurday April 20.
The entertainment given by the fficers
of Mt. Zion Baptist cbuich last Friday
evening was a ucc(S.«.
All the churches in tbe city have band
ed themselves together to blot out the
Sunday theatie and at the Sunday 8ei vice*
of the churches slipi of paper was passed
around with this inscription, "Are )ou
opposed to Sunday theatre." which was
signed in the affirmative by the numbers
and friends who wishes to see a nice
clean city.
The Silver Leaf club met with Mrs.
Wil.iam Gordon Tuesday evening.
Mr. bash of Nebraska came to our city
last Monday to attend the funeral oi Idrs.
Uhoda Ridings, which took place last
Tuesday afternoon. He was an old ac
quaintance of tbe lamily.
Mrs. David Shores left Satutdsr morn
ing for Norfolk, Neb., to speno three
weeks visiting her mother. She was ac
companied home by her two children.
Mr. Enni?, who has been vuiting his
wife the past week, left Tuesday tor a
visit in Michigan.
The young peoples' Twenlitth Century
•lub met with Misses Go die and Irtna
flack ley Tutsday even ire.
The Sunday School of Mt. Zion Baptist
ohuroh will give a May festival in tte
nea' fu ure, ender the management of
Mrs. C. B. Stubblefield.
There is anew olub gotten op by the
members and friends of Mt. Zion Baptist
cbuic h, known as the EnJIefr* Cbaio. It
is a new plan to raise mouey to help pay
oil' the church debt.
Mr. George washing)on has rented a
house and a large piece ol ground on
West side and espents to go into poultry
raising soon.
Mr. Jim Lee. a cok at tbe Garrison
Hotel, has been confined to his heme for
tbe past week with soiatio rheumatism.
Woman Centenarian Die*.
Louisville, Dec. 19.—Mrs. Katheriue
Jackson, 105 years old, Is dead neai
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