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VOL. XI, No. 47
[N.B. If you have relatives or frtp'i,,. visit
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,. mfcrm u»: enllrtr. all your U«' ws—td.|
William^Walker left last Monday
noon for Lincoln, Neb.
Mr. John Waller is one of the dis
pensers at the Happy Holligan Annex.
Mr. George Evans has purchased the
rooming and boarding house that was
formerly owned by Mrs. George Mor
ton, and he invites all his friends to
call and see him.
Mrs. I. N. Daniels is the now pipe
organist for the Maple Street Baptist
church. Thetr Sunday services were
Rev. S. L. Birt and wife called at our
office Monday. They had been to Saj
lorville to conduct services. He re
ports a good meeting. For the pro
gram see elsewhere.
Miss Marion Porter of Knoxville,
Tenn., arrived in our city last Monday
to visit with her brother, Rev. H. W.
We printed a very neat program this
week for the Iowa State Federation of
Colored Woeaan's Clubs, which will
convene at Musdatine, May '."J.
Mr. Lewis Howard of Seventeenth
street, who has been quite sick for
several weeks, is slowly improving
His friends hope to see him out before
many more days.
HICKS & HACK, the old reli
bie—Paper Hanging, Paper Cleaning
and general jobbing. Mutual Phone
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Newman, 92
Fourteenth Place, gave an Easter
breakfast at 0 o'clock Sunday morning,
complimentary to Bishop U. T. Shaffer
and Presieing Elder Geo. \V. Gaines.
Other guests present were Rev. O. A.
Johnson, Rev. and Mrs. H. 9. Graves,
Mr. and Mrs. Hervy and Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. A. H. Smith of Kaboka, Mo.,
has been visiting her sister, Mrs, Lewis
How&rd, 1011 Seventeenth street, for
a few weeks. .She has erjoyed her
visit very much and will return home
Miss Leila Shelley of Oskaloosa, la.,
is in our city visiting over Easter, the
guest of Mrs.-F. G. Goggins in High
land Park. Miss Sheffey is the state
secretary of the Iowa State Federation
of Colored Woman's Clubs, which
meets in Muscatine May i3 23-2t.
Nicely furnished rooms for
rent at 5 1 O W. Third Sr. First
class. Mrs L. Denny.
The reception tendered to Bishop
Shaffer Monday evening by the ladies
of the A. M. E. church was well attend
ed, and after all the clubs Lad made
their financial report, it was found
that Mrs. W-illiara Smith, £41 Sixth
having brought in $135 35. The gener
al rally was a financial succcss: they
Are we going to have a ball team
this year? If so it is time you begin
practice. John McClain says, there
is plenty of good material in our city,
and he knows so get together loys
and let us have a team that will com
pete with any ameture team in the
The C. B. C. club meet at Mrs. Henry
Stanton, 756 West Ninth street. Tups
day evening and spent a very nice time
Mrs. V. Younger of St. Joseph, No.,
was a visitor and addressed the club.
A short program was also rendered.
On Tuesday evening May 3, the club
will give a May party at Corinthian
Hats made to wer All worn guaranteed
Itf HatsCl«a^ed. Dvjd andR^pW
8F4 ^^7— ^''V'rowiij
Mrs. ttollen Week, has been suiter
"g from neuralgia for the
wis Wilson of 835 Eleventh
dropped dead early this morn
ing at his home. Funeral services will
ua held Sunday afternoon if relatives
arrive in time
Mr.". A. Hartlett of Oskaloosa came
up to spend Kaster and visit with r. U
tives and friends a few weeks.
Bev. II. W. 1'orter is the proud fath
er of a bouncing baby boy born last
l'uesdiiy morning. Roth child and
mother are doing well.
Little WiUam, the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. J, C. Williams, met wi.h a
serious accident last Friday. It tinn
ed a hot cup of colt'ee over on its arm
and scalded it severely. At present it
is doing as well as could be expected.
Rev. 11. W. Porter attended the Grin
nell Association of Congregational
churches which met at Perry, Iowa the
25th and 26th inst The meeting was
well attended Rev C. Kays of Oska
loosa was elected Moderator and Rev.
H. W. Porter of Des Moines Scribe.
Rev. Geo W. Gaines, presiding elder
of this district who spent Sunday in
our city, held quarterly meeting at
Saylorville Monday and also visited
Enterprise. While he is not entirely
el!, yet he is improving.
Services at Union Congregational
church Sunday 30:
Morning service, Topic—"Power of
Evening service. Topic—"Commerc
ialism in the Church."
David and Jonathan league at 3:30, a
and gentlemen arp invited. Addr«ss
by Judge A. H. McVey.
The Thursday Carnation Club met. at
the home of Mrs. S. 15. Kryant, 1010
Eight street, with general discussion
on currcnt topics of the day, also
several selections in music by Mrs
Bryant. The club will meet next week
with Mrs. W. B. Cotoms, 122" Park
Raster service Sunday
Union Congregational church was a
great succcss in every meeting. The
little house was tilled, The morning
sermon was grand and the music ar
ranged by Mrs. William Coalson, and
Messrs. L. H. Shelton and E T. Blag
burn was good. The base solo by Mr.
Chas. Lewis was well rendered. The
Sunday School had a large crowd. The
program was conducted by the smaller
children and was much appreciated.
The Men's League was very interes
ting The evening program was well
rendered. The duet by Mesdames
Coslsou and I3irney was very good the
solos by L. H. Shelton and E? T. Blag
burn were well received, and many
will never forget Easter services there.
Easter at St. Paul's A. M. E
prize Her club
317 BTH ftTPBBT.
from the presence of the pre
siding Bishop, the Rt. Bev. C. T.
Sehaifer and the raising of over one
thousand dollars in the rally, the most
unique feature of the Easter services
at St, Paul's A. M. E. church was the
program rent'ered by the Sunday
School department, under the direc
tion of Aity. S. Joe Brown superinten
dent, which was perhaps the most
elaborate and the most perfectly rend
ered of any that has been given by the
school in recent years. The church
elaborately decoflfcted with palms
and cut flowers, and a magnificent
audieuce was present. The principal
feature of the program was the music
rendered by the Juvenile Choir of
twenty-live voices, under the direction
of Miss Ethel Bowmer, perhaps the
youngest choister in the connection.
A fine program
Dr. A. G. Edwards returned to the
city yesterday from a
east. He will locate in Evansville,
Ind., having bought an interest in
leading colored drug store there. Our
loss is gain to the city of Evansville
He it an excellent physician and no
doubt the colored people tbete wil
give him a hearty welcome. We hope
and prediot abundant success for Dr.
Eiwards Evansville has Negro
population of 25,000.
A1.L THIS L.\TlilSTv.T.J.n.ri
Hata at Factory Price* Ue»t ti Hat on e»«n
SIT Grand*. Avef,
the other features of the pro
gram were solos by Misses Marie Mash
and Ethel Bowmer: duets by Misses
Lett.ie Cary and lone Wilson ant. by
Misses Ethel Bowmer and Oga White
recitations by little Daisy Brown,
Master Horace Graves and Misses Lil
lian Fields. Emma Legln and others.
A contribution of $5.15 was raised for
An interesting spring number among
the magazines is tbe May "Cosmopoli
tan It has a beautiful double front
ispiece by George T. Tobin, illustrat-
a poftn by Charlotte Perkins Gil
man The fiction is more than usually
interesting, and is contributad by
Herbert Quick, Morgan Robertson.
Inez Haynes Gillmore. H. R- Durant
and Katharine Perry. The whole
number is .profusely illustrated and
contains several articles of timely
Woman Centenarian Dies.
Louisville, Dec. 19.—Mr3. Katherine
Jackson, 105 years old, Is dead near
'I ho chairman of the Educational
Committee, Mrs. L. U. Palmer, asked
to bo relieved from the State program
on account of her eyes. Miss Anna
Myers was appointed in tier place
Programs of the State Federation
will be iu the hands of club presidents
All chairmen of State committees
The ccokiag articles in "The Twen
tieth Century Home" are of a nature
different from those to be found in
other women's magazines. Tney at
tempt to explain the principles that
underlie the various systems of natural
cooking. An exceedingly interesting
83ries on Oriental Cooking is now be
ing run in its pages. The article in
the May issue is devoted to "Chop
Suey." The many ways of preparing
the natural Chinese dish are explained,
arid also how it .'an be made by the
FAMOUS HYMN AND ITS AUTHOR
John Keble, who wrote the hymn
"Sun of My Soul." was remarkable for
the beauty of his character as well as
for his learning. In the May Delinea
tor Allan Southerland tells something
of the gifted author himself and of the
origin and romance of his grand hymn.
"It is through his famous collection
of poems, The Christian Year, that
Keble is best known and will be long
est remembered. These poems were
written between 1S19 and 182". The
early attempts were intended for his
own church people to use on red-letter
days in the church calendar, but the
scope of the work was afterward en
larged so as to complete the entire cal
endar thus making it a poetical sum
mary of the Christian year, and a com
panion to the Book of common prayer.
It was in the second poem printed in
The Christian Year that Keble's famous
evening hymn, "Sun of My Soul" first
appeared—a hymn wbich voices the
sentiments and the prayers of count
less Christian hearts as the twilight
fades into night and we yieid ourselves
to sleep and to helplessness.
"A visitor onae asked Alfred Tenny
son what his thoughts were of Christ.
I'hey were walking in a garden, and,
for a moment, the great poet was
silent, then, bending over some beau
tiful flowars.he said: 'What the sun
IS^'^XtcSise "HoWe'rl? Jelsus Christ is 'to"
my soul. He is the sun of my ssul.'
Cunseiously or unconsciously, he was
expressing the same thought iu the
same language used By good John
Keble years before when he gave to
the world his great heart hyinn, "Sun
of My Soul."
FORT MADISON NOTES.
Mr. anl Mrs. Fenton Kincheloe of
Shelbina, Mo., are visiting at the home
of Mrs. Kiacheloe'd brother, Mr. and
Mrs, Arthur Woods.
Mrs. Neliie dustleman accompanied
by her daughter, Miss Merle Basfield
atid little grandson Raymond Cranshaw
visited in Keokuk Mpnday.
Mr. Dan McKune of Denmark was in
the city uuday.
Rev. Ford of Streator, 111., was in
the city Monday shaking bands with
his old friends.
The Easter programs at the churches,
Miss Hattie Thomas of Wever spent
Sunday in the city.
Three clubs bave been organized by
the Stewardess Board of the A. M. E
church for the purpose of raising
money to pay the debt of the church.
The presidents of the clubs are Mes
damesMinola Bell, Lucy Woods, Rhoda
SUPERIOR, WIS., BUDGETARIAN.
We are enjoying beautiful weather
at the head of the lakes.
Sunday afternoon Presiding Elder
Thompson administered the sacrament
at the A. M. E. church, assisttd by tbe
pastor, Rev. Wade. A large congre
gation was present, several come over
from Duluth. In the evening the
usual Easltti* exercises were rendered
by the choir, to a large audience.
Friday afternoon at 3 p. m. Mrs,
(ieo. H. Wade entertained at dinner in
honor of P. E. Thompson, Nr. and Mr*.
A C. Oglesby and Er. E. M. Ewing,
head waiter of Hotel Superior.
Mrs. Scott ol Minneapolis is in our
city to remain indefinately
Mrs. B. Hickman oi St. Pa«l, the
«tat* orgaoizer ol.tee alhbs* of Minnt
will be a guest of tbe Ladies Book
club of Dulath this week. She will
address tbe clubs in an entertainment
Tuesday evening the 25.
Rev, and Mrs Wade attended a re
caption in Duluth Monday evening,
giveu by Mrs. Barry Johnson In honor
of Mrs. Hickman. About 100 guests
Rev. Wade will attend the District
Confernnce and S. S, convention in
Minneapolis next week, May 2, 3 and 4
SIOUX CITY ITEMS.
The glad spirit of the Easter-tide, typi
lying the uniolding ol life into its greate
possibilities, was the central theme in tLe
pulpits o' our churches unday.
The A. M. E. church was tastefully
decorated lor Easter wilh crape paper,
colors being purple and white, with palms
and potted plants placed around the niter.
The Sunday School furnished nu excellent
program in lh9 evening of recitations and
The Mt. Zion Baptist church wns taste
fully decorated lor Easter wild llorrl
trimmings and palms placed around the
alter. Thh Sunday School gave a pro
gram at 13:3P and the choir rendered its
program in the evening.
Ihe Pleasant Hour club gave a dance
nt Simeon's ball Wednesday evening to a
jolly number of joung people. They
danced into a wee small hour.
The Willing Workers club met with
Mr. George Washington Thursday night.
Sunday will be raftly day at the A. M.
E. church foi the benefit of the Trustees.
A Jinking elas* has been organized at
the Mt. Zlon church. Miss Ethel Jami
son orgaulst and Mrs. K. Cat heart direc
Mrs. Nina Williams lett last Thursday
for Canton, S. 1)., to be al the bedside of
her grandmother who is seriously ill.
Mss. Sadie Norris met with a misfor
tune by falling down stairs with alighted
lamp, bru sing her some and burning her
a little, but not seriously injured.
Mr. Percy Lennean, nephew of Mrs. R.
Kt if, who is employ* by Mr. C. F.
Weaver in his carpet weaving works,
id the end of his flngtor cut A' which
was very painful the doctor dressed the
wound. It will keep tim from work lor
'JPhe May festival under the manage
ment ot Mrs. C, E StubbU field will be
given at Simeon's hall Friday evening
May 5, the benefit of Mt '/ton Biptitt.
Harry Jones of Chieago has returned
home after a weeks visit with relatives
and friends in Clinton^
Mrs. Jesse Mitchell! Fulton was a
Clinton visitor last week, tbe guest of her
mother, Mrs. Wm, Henderson.
J.T.Culberson has just added some
op to- Jate furniture in the way of tables
and chairs to bis 4th street ice crerm
tiro. Robinson 10th avenue has re
turned io Clinton after several months
absence in Seattle, Washington.
(i. W. Lucky was a passenger for tbe
south on the Ioterurban Easter hi& desti
tination no doubt the tri cities down the
Easter was observed in an appropriate
manner in the several churches of tbe
city It is to be regretted that Bethel
ianotTSbtetotafee'if'Xfck ai in the past
on that occasion.
Kcv. Carter ot the Second Baptist
church is in Clinton again after several
weeks sojourn in tbe south-western part
of the state.
Mr. John Spencer and family of Grin
nell spent Easter in the aity.
Mrs. I. L. Brown and children spent
Easter in Toledo, the guest of Mrs.
Brow's siitor, Mrs Anna Green.
Mr. Galoway Johnson who has been
quite sick the past week is improving.
Mrs. Sarah Wright, tbe evangelist, has
returned home trout Boone. She reports
Miss Jessie Walker entertained Mrs.
Berttra Spencer of Grinneil at luncheon
Mr. David Flippen, who has been em
ployed at the Pilgrim Hotel the past year,
has resigned bis position and expects to
leave for St. Paul soon where he wil
make his home,
Mrs. Chss. Gilmote Jr., is quite sick at
Uev. Elleston preached at the Baptist
church Sunday morning and evenirg to a
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Jones sntertained
at tie W'orley Bud ber son Thomas
at luncheon Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Crawlord are en
tei taming a few friends from Buxton.
,. ,* WTOTf if
DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY. APRIL 28, 1905. Price, Five Cents.
This we should do, because when
the colored man was despised and re
jected by all other organizations the
G. U. O. of O. F., Leads, England,
heard his eries, saw his needs and
opened their arms to receive him,
giving the American negro the right
to open lodge thus correctly promul
gating the principle of friendsip, love
Those men not only read the Declar
ation of Independence, but saw the
broad principles in it: that all men
are created equal, made in the image
and likeness of God. You will thus
observe that God in his infinite mer
cy and goodness did not intend for
the negro to be deprived of this nec
essary means of bettering his condi
tion in life, elevating the character of
each other and teaching the principles
of the fatherhood of God and the
brotherhood of man.
Peter Ogden was the Moses des
tined to bring this Grand United Or
der of Odd Fellows to the helpless ne
goes of America, to bless and to cheer
them in life, making better husbands,
kinder fathers and respectable citi
zens. This order, since its introduc
tion among the colored people, has
flourished and blossomed as a rose.
It teaches them to endure, dem
onstrating to all mankind that by so
briety, industry, frugality and an an
swering purpose they can compete
with the more favored races of the
world. This order has prospered in
every way and today stands at the
topmost round of the ladder among
secret organizations in this country.
It pays out to its sick and dis
tressed. its widows and orphans,
more than a quarter of a million dol
lars annually. As negroes we should
never forget, no matter what people
may allege, that no society or organ
ization, with the exception of the
church of (Jod, has done more for the
advancement of the colored man in
tellectually, socially and morally, and
none has done as much for his pe
cuniary aid in the hour of distress,
sickness or want as the Grand United
Order of Odd Fellows. "A friend iu
need is a friend indeed," and this or
der, which is recognized all over this
great world as the greatest patriotic
lodge In existence, seems to under
stand this phase thoroughly.
It is evident that success lies only
in an honorable and upright course,
and our manhood and womanhood can
best be assisted by intelligence, pro
gressiveness and respectability.. Then
we can feel assured of increased ben
efits in the future.
Our steps have been forward, not
backward. Fraternity and union are
deeply imbedded in the hearts of the
American people. The sincerity of a
man reaches to his sentences. Every
word that he titters colors the atmos
phere about him therefore, let every
man speak wisely and well, for we
are persuaded that a thread runs
through all things and all words are
strung on it.
Cultivate 'calmness of speech, and
harken unto the words of righteous
ness, for they shall be unto thee as
a lamp tjiat lighted thy soul. Love
transfigures, truth transforms and
It is indeed encouraging to know
that this Grand United Lodge of Odd
Fellows lias not lost any of its viril
ity, nor have the self-governing prin
ciples been weakened. lit is not stupid
but permanent, and it is a magnet in
It moves and attracts, and we as a
people should do likewise. We should
advance as time advances, and be so
welded together, so systematized that
we should be able to attract others,
but in order to be able attract we
must keep love, truth and brotherhood
as a printed sign for our observance.
Since the Grand United Order of
Odd Fellows has been in existence
from time immemorial, we should
hold up the banner of its principles,
The fire is right the dinner prompt
the cooking delicious and everybody
A Gas Range in the Kitchen
$10.00 and Up.
No Charge. For Service
Pipes and Connections.
O. O. F. ANNIVERSARY.
Gentlemen:—Wc announce that on
the 14th day of May, 1905, the Grand
United Order of Odd Fellows sixty
second anniversary thanksgiving ser
vice program will be rendered at the
Maple Street Baptist church, East
Ninth and Maple streets, at 2 o'clock
p. in. Rev. Samuel Bates of Clarlnda,
Iowa, will preach the annual sermon.
It is indeed pleasing to extend an in
vitation lo all other secret organiza
tions of the city to participate and
help make a joyful noise unto God.
Sing forth the honor of his name and
make his praise glorious.*
which are friendship, love and truth.
2. Master of Ceremonies S. M.
Brown read law 93, pago 94.
IT. Hymn, All Hail the Power of
Jesus' Namo, by congregation.
4. Prayer by the minister.
Song by the church.
Responsive reading by the order.
II. H. McCraven, N. G.
1. M. Jones, P. G.
L. M. Brown, Advocate.
On Mondsy April 17 Mrs, L. Joce«
entertained the Monday club. Refresh
Easter exercises were held kt the A. M.
E. church Sunday afterncon. A very
Diie program was rendered. Mr. Bom an
made a very interesting address.
Mrs. Anna Jones entertained the Mon
day club April 24. Luncheon was served
Quite a number of strangors are in
town lhis week.
The Daughters ol Tabors gave a social
at their ball Friday night.
Mrs. Adeline Steveeon was an over Sun
day visitor with Miss Bertha Thomas,
Tlie History club met with Mrs. M.
Miss May Davis made a visit to
country the last part of this week.
CEDAR RAPIDS NOTES.
The funeral ot little Laura Ewiue was
held at Bethel A. M. £. cburth Thursday
afternoon. Although there was a study
down pour ol rain tbe church was well
tilled with her many friends, and the
beautiful fluwers that covered her snow
while casket silently spoke the love ber
friends bore for tier. She was placed to
rest in Linnwood cemetery.
Mrs. Fanny Thompson of Belleville, Ill
arrived last Saturday, and lor a time in
dt fiuately will make her home with ber
aunt, Mrs. Fanny Hawkins.
The church was tilltd to standing room
Sunday evening when the choir rendered
their annual Easter chorus, which is
said to be the best one given hi a number
ofi ears. Much credit is due Professor
Lowory for his strenous (Forts in making
it so grand a success.
Miss Ella Thompson and Miss Bessie
Mason ol Iowa City were visitors in tbe
Little Hamilton Jesse Wood, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jesso Wood, was christ
ened at the Eister Sunday evening service
Mrs. Laura Brooks has bseu quite ill at
her home on Tenth street.
Mrs Ophelia Wilson has returned lo
Chioago, where she expects to till a posi
tion in tbe post-office in that city.
Margaret Ann and Brent Courts ob
served Palm Sunday in a very suitable
manner. There were several good ad
Mrs. Kate naukins lias returned bome
from New Albany, Ind., where she spent
the greater part of the winter with ber
son, O. Vance.
e. Dora Ware is still very ill, but
friends hope for her speedy recovery.
Mrs. Chas. Price has returned to her
home in Chicago after spending the winttr
with Mr. Price's mother, Mrs. M. J.
The house of Mrs. Julia Beutham on
High between 11
tb and 12th streets, is
undergoing a course ol repairs.
F. E H. club elected olliccrs at their
monthly meeting, Mrs. Arna Bettis,
President Mrs, Mattie Case, First Vice
Clara Lowe, Stcretaij Tisba Fields.
Brent Court No.
is making arrange
ment to celebrate the anniversary ol their
organization at Union Lodge ball on 15th
street, Thursday evening April 27.
Married April 18th at her home on
Blondeau street, Mis. Edna Holt to Mr.
Easter Sunday was approprately
seryed at (be church of St. Mary the
Virgin. 14th and High streets.
April 19th at the bome
of tbe bride, 1718
Main street, occurred the wedding
Carrie Frye. to Mr. Felding Johnson. A
very estemlable joung ncuple." who has
the vvelt wishes ot every one. They have
bought and fitted up a brautiful litleboine
on 15th and Franklin streets, and tbere
they are at home to their many friends.
Those who attended the weding from
abroad were: Mr.' and Mrs. B. Byres of
Jacksonville, ill, Misses Aona Harper,
Ethel, Althia and Irene Jackson of Fort
Madison, John Treat and Ollie Folks ot
Burlington, Miss Irene McDowell of
Hannibal, Mo Mr, and Mrs. James Ed
wards and MissEnielioe Johnson of St,
Easter was appropriately observed in
all tbe churehes.
At the A. M. E. church, corner of 14th
and Blondeau streets, a very efficient ser
moo wan delivered to the Knight Temp
lers ot the Iowa Commander by Rev.
Lewis, wbieh was greatly appreciated by
all. The eharoh was beautilull deoorated
and the music rendered by tbe ehoir was
Friends in the city are deeply grelved
to learn of the serious accident which bas
befell John Turner. VVe wish him
CLARA A. CLIFF
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MT. PLEASANT NOTE8.
Mrs Ellen Phillips died suddenly Thurs
day nlgbt ot heart failure. Although not
feeling well during the day, 3le had nut
retired lor tbe night and was found xt
morning by her little granddaughtr, sit
ting in a chair, wheu tbey had bid her
good night. Death seems to have come
quietly and peacefully, as to one who tails
aslet pin Jesus
Mis. Phillips was one of the pionter
members of tbe A, M. E. churob bete and
waB a faithful member until the time of
her death. She was born in Indiana in
1841, being about G4 jeais ol age. She
leaves to mourn her a sister living in
Indiana, a daughter. Mrs. Mary Ander
son of Davenport, a eon. Mr. J. M. Watt*
and two grand children of this city.
Funeral services conduct!d by Bev Clark
The death of Mrs. Fanny. Harris occur
red in Omaha after a short iilntss. Tbe
remains weie brought beie for burial.
Funeral services were conducted by Bev
Wells of the Second Baptist church, »f
which she was a member.
Mrs. Uari* was the youngest daughter
of Mr. JiImer Richmond ol this city, and
was married to Mr. Harris of Buxton in
July 1808. She leaves busband, one
daughter, father, one sister and four
Very nice Ea»ter programs were given
by tho Sunday Schools of both churches
exercises at the Baptist Sunday morning
and in tbe evening at tbe A. M. church.
The music rendered by the A. M. £. S.
S. cboir with Miss (iladjs Anderson as
organist was unusnally line and was
highly appreciated by the tudicnce.
Mr. T. Burnett left Saturday morn
ing for an extended trip in the West.
Sunday's services at the A. M. E.
church were beautiful and interest
ing and the attendance at both ser
vices was excellent. In the morning
wore usual services, but the evening
was given to the Sunday school, which
consisted-of recitations and vocal mu
sic. The program was an excellent
one. all acquitting themselves in a
Mr. John Trent is in California.
Mr. Eugene R. Williams, who suf
fered a relapse, is much better.
Mr. Rufus Keefe visited Mt. Pleas
ant. Easter Sunday.
Misses Jennie Brown and Mary
Drake and Mr. Mutchy Moore attend:
ed the Easter ball at Monmouth Tues
Mrs. M. Lee is stifl on the sick list.
The ball given Messrs. L. Cook and
C. Faulkner last Monday was well
attended and everyone seemed to en
Esther Court had election of of
ficers at. last monthly meeting. The
following are tbe ones elected:
Georgia Brown, M. A. M. Mrs. Julia
A. Folks. V. M.: Mr. S. L. Tigg. W.
J.: Mrs. Hattie Tlgg, treasurer Miss
Ida B. Palmer, secretary: Mrs. Alice
Newton, I. G. K. Mrs. Lizzie Mitch
ell, O. G. K.
Next Sunday is quarterly meeting.
Elder Gaines is expected.
Miss Bessie Early departed Satur
day for Quincy, where she will spend
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell celebrated
her birthday last Monday at her home
on South Third street. An elegant
four-course luncheon was served, the
table being trimmed with apple blos
soms. and at each plate were souven
irs of tlie occasion. The hostess also
received a number of beautiful pres
ents. About twenty-five guests were
present. Those outside of the city
were Messrs. Spencer and Otis of Chi
Mr. McNeal of Mt. Pleasant visited
The Black Diamond club has organ
ized a ball team. The .material here
is raw at present, but we think we
can hold our own in a few months.
O. C. Folks Is manager and captain.
Will the Sioux City correspondent,
please inform Burlington's correspond
ent if Leon Donaldson, from Missouri,
is in Sioux City?
Mr. Tom Cheek of Peoria is the
guest of Mr. Fate Martin.
Easter day services at Colfax in the
A. M. E. church were superb. The
entire program, in the voice of mis
sions, was rendered in the most ad
vanced and up-to-date manner.
Bro. G. W. Douglas, as ma'nager,
and Prof. Daniel Oliver, as director,
and Miss Mabel Douglas, as organist,
and the church choir, and C. W. Car
son, the superintendent of the Sunday
school, form a combination against
failure. The church was beautifully
oocorated with mottos and flowers of
the sweetest perfume, and ladies wear
ing hats embellished with the i»"r"
cations of spring, plainly shq"
life was not extinct, and tha1!winter,
with all of its crisp and biting snows,
frosts and winds, could not take away
with her all of life. Our Sunday
school and church were highly enter
tained by the Baptist church, of which
Rev. WInbush of Des Moines Is pas
tor, and in the evening our congrega
tion was sprinkled with Baptist broth
ers and sisters.
O. may we all go hand in hand.
Following closely our Lord's com
Holding together the banner high
So long as we on earth abide.
AS TRUE AS COSPBU
•peak well of your frieud, of jro»
•••my. say nothing.
He who saya what he likes will bee*
what he does not like.
A man's manners are the mirror l*
which he shows hia portrait.
If cheerfulness knocks for admis
sion, we should open our hearts wide
to receive It, tor It
sever coses loop*