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'J Vt) (. ,. ia- VOL. 4. Iowa Stats Bystander. rVBUSHXD EVXBY WSAY BT TBS BY* B-TAMPBB FPBLMBIW OOMPAJY. 0F7ICXAX MF1B OF THB JlVBO-AMXBXCAV FBOTKCnTB igSOOUJIOK Of IOWA. DJTIOIAX FA7EB 07 THS WNI T#" 6HIPZUL UNITED (BAII IAMB 4V IOWA, A. F. A. M. TIBLLI or KBKBDTtbl. On* W-2 Six months 2 Three montba All •BbicrtBtlCM p«skl*3-l4BHi$« J.S L, THOMPSON, EDITOR. J7H. SHEPARD, MANAGER. B:,^' 78'" •"', Tiiia^ Sedd money by posfcofflce order, Boaef erder, exprees or draft, to Til IOWA BtMgs •TSTANDEB Publishing Company. Commnnicatlona mnat be written on OM •id* of tbe paper only and be of interact* Uftpublio. "Brevity ta the aoul of wit," remember. We will not return rejected manuscript •nlesa accompanied by poetaf atamps. IOWA'S LEADING COLORED PAPER. Fow Cooil Barber*. Cigars and foundry Office Wilson & Barton's Barber Shop, COR. FIFTH AND LOCUST STS., DES MOINES, IOWA. CHILDREN'S HAIR CUTTING a Specialty. EVERY THING FIRST-CLASS. PRICES MODERATE. CITY NEWS Watch This Space. Buflin^ton! Route Remember the Maine. On to free bleeding1 Cuba. The excursions last Sunday brought a large crowd again to our city. lies Selma Stanton took snadenly ill we°lt, bnt is improving at this time. lie write-np and cut of Mr, E. A. Da It candidate for attorney, will appear fs!\js Selma Stanton, left yesterday for "oa Mo. where she will visit with rela I for several weeks. lsses Nellie Fowler and Carpenter Itumwa were Capital City visitors .Sunday's excursion. tea large number attended the com mencement exercises of Drake Law Col lege last Thursday evening. Prof. J. M. Wolsidge of Chicago, who manufacture Razor Strops, has been in the oity the pass ten days, selling his goods. Bead the history of each candidate for the republican nominations, us they ap pear in the Bystander. Mrs, Lewis Austin left last Saturday for Hamlinton 111, where she was called to the bed side of a very sick sister. Mrs. E. F. Johnson the delegate from St. Paul A. M. E. Sanday school will at tend the convention at Muehakinock. The hotel porters will give their annual picnic to Shady Glenn the 16th of June A good time and a large crowd is en peeled. Mrs. H. S. Clay and children return ed last Sunday from the bedside of her father, in Ottumwa, where she was called a few weeks ago. She reports that Mr. Hamilton is improving. Rev. P. S. Irwin, of Chariton, who has •been cooking at Camp McKinley, went home to attend the graduating exercis of the High School in which bis oldest daughter graduates. He will return to his duty Wednesday. Rev. Harrs, of Galesburg, 111., spent a few days in Des Moines the guest of Rev. Godbow. Rev. Harris is an intel ligent young man, and preachied at the East Side Baptist church Sunday even ing. He and Rev. Godbow called at our sanctum Saturday. We are in receipt of an invitation to attend the 20th annual commencement of the Chariton High School. Miss Signora Irwin is the only colored girl to graduate. The program will last two evenings, May 17 and 18. Miss Ir win appears on the program Tuesday evening Oration, subject, "Launched, but Whither Bound." We wish Miss Ir win success in her future life. J. Madison Pierce, an Attorney-at Law,who has been in our midst for nearly a year, coming here from Chicago, will leave this week for Spring field, Ohio, where he intends to locate and practice his profession. J. Madi son is an intelligent young man with a great deal of push, and will we hope win laurels for himself. I r-":''1 ifflPPPIIiiP ':M-:".": NOTICE Our collector and general agent Miss Sarah Porter, will visit the following cities aud towns next week, Oskaloosa, Colon, Muchakinock, Evans, Those that are delinquent in payment will please be pre pared to pay when she calls. Mrs. H. E. Jacobs who has been quite sick is improving. She is able to sit up. Miss Sarah Porter, will attend the Sun day school convention at Muchakinock. The Stewardess Board of the A. M. E, church will give a patriotic) entertainment under the auspices of Miss Georgia Tay lor. A neat program will be rendered, Thursday, May 26th. Admissson, 10c. Mr. Augustus Clark, the oldest son of Rev. T. A. Clark, who has been teach ing school in Illinois the past year, ar rived home this week, to rest up a while. Mr. Clark is a very intelligent and aspiring young man. There will be dinner, afternoon lunch and supper served on Decoration day, the 30t»h inst,, at Mr. Beeton's restaurant for the benefit of the A. M. E. churoh. Ice cream, strawberries and other refresh ments will be served. An excellent program was rendered at the Literary Society, at Burn's church, last Monday evening. The address by J. B. Rush and K. G. McAfee, and the select reading by Misses Pludia Lawther, Maud Williams and Mammie Lankford were well rendered and enjoyed by all. Song by Lilian May Clark and the recita tion by Russell Clark, received marked attention. Mrs. MeAfee acted as organist and performed her part to tho delight of the large audience. Mr. Wingo gave an address at the olose of the program and was well received. Program for the M, Y. O. B. intellec tual and social literary, at Burn's M. E. churoh, E. Second and Des Moines Sts., Monday evening, May 23rd, 1898, at 8 p. m. 1. Song. 2. Select Reading. 3. Reoitation. 4. Instrumental solo by Mrs. McAfee. 5. Song by Lillian May Clark. C. Trio by Misses Bush, Lay and Will iams. A cordial Invitation is extended to all. No admission at the door. A very pleasat surprise birthday party was given by Miss Minnie and Rollen weeks last Monday evening on Miss Daisy Hanan at 762 West Tenth street. It being her 22d birthday. The party met at Miss Beatrice Hicklin and pro ceeded to Miss Hanan's home, where she was completely shocked and sur prised by the coming of such a large crowd. The evening was spent in soc ial games, music and conversation. A dainty lunch was served by Mesdames. J. R. Weeks and Ella Davis after which the jolly crowd went home wishing Miss Hanan many more such pleasant birthday surprises. An Aged Pioneer Passed Away. Mr. John MeKee of Van Meter. Ia., died last Sunday after a long illness of several months. The desease was a com. plioation of various deseases aided by the la grippe. Mr. McK.ee is an old and highly respected citizen, having been on his large farm for about twenty-five years. He leaves a wife and five ehildren, two sons and three daughters, to mourn his loss, At the Presbyterian Church. On last Sunday evening, Rev. Reeves and the choir of his church, under the direction of Prof. Geo. I. Holt, assisted in tha services, at the East Side Presbyterian ehurch. The occasion beiug their day to raise money for the Freedmen Aid Sooiety. Thie oommittee of Ladies headed by Mes dames Ankeney, Hnnter, and others, they had looked forward to this meeting with the hope that il would pass all former ef forts of their ohurch. People turned out in mass to hear the program that the Ladies had prepared. Miss Porter, added many friends to her long list of admirers, when she reoited '-Tommy's Prayer", which brought tears to the eyes of many. The Rev. Reeves was at his best. He received many signs of approval from hearers. Prof. Holt and his choir received many words of praise from Dr. Atwoo and his members for their beautiful singing. First Lieutenant Charles Young, of the Ninth cavalry, has been re lieved from duty atWilberforce Uni versity, Ohio, in order that he may accept the position of major of the Ninth battallion of the colored Ohio volunteer infantry. Lieut. Young is the only colored officer in the line of the army. This is said to be the first instance in which a colored offi cer has been given the command of a battallion of troops in the army. IOWA STATE MRS. MARY PROPS, Chairman of Committee. The Ladies of the H. B. S. Reading Circle were royally entertained by Mrs. T. H. Barton. Mrs. R. A. Wilburn led the discussion of Current Events, fol lowed by Mesdames. Denny, Banks, and Waricks. The Circle will meet Thursday, May 20th, with Mrs. I, E. Williamson, 1313 Mulberry Street. Below we give a clipping from a newspaper printed in Phoenix, Arizo na. Mr. Valentine is well known hav ing lived here a few years ago. The nine-year-old son of NewtoD Valentine, living in the lower part of town, was so badly burned last night that it was thought he would die. A kerosene lamp showed signs of an early explosion. Mr. Valentine picked it up to throw it out into the yard. He started to the door with it, the little boy running before him. The flames burst from It and Mr. Valentine could hold it no longer. Ho threw it with out noticing the boy. The lamp struck him on the back, tbe burning oil satur ating his clothing, So much of the skin surface was found to be destroyed when the flames were extinguished and he was stripped, that his life was de spaired of. FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY. Above we present to our readers the picture of a popular young attorney, Jesse A Miller, who announces his name as a candidate for County Attor ney, subject to the Republican Conven tion. Mr. Miller, was born in Jack son County, Iowa, in 18G9. He attend ed the public and High School and graduated from the Law Department of the State University. He is the son of Col. A. Miller, of Oxford, Iowa, a son-in-law of the late Dr. G. F. Ma goun, founder of the Iowa College, and a nephew of Doctor Emory Miller and the late Judge Wm. C. Miller, who for years was a member of the Supreme Court. He came to this city eley.en years ago, and has practiced law for seven years, forming a co-partnership with the present County Attorney (J. C. Howe) where he has assisted Mr. Howe, thereby becoming familiar with the duties of said office. In 1S9"», he was appointed assistant Attorney General of Iowa, and is regarded a very able lawyer. He is a bright, active and in dustrious worker, a good republican and very popular with the party, has good habits, and if elected will do hon or to himself and offiice. He will ap preciate any support that his friends may give him, FOR CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT. The subject of the above cut is a prominent insurance man of East Des Moiens, who is making a hard fight for the nomination of County Clerk. Mr. JohnC. Tate was born in Pennsylvania, June 25, 1858, came to Iowa with his parents when only two years old, and to Polk county sixteen'yearsago pr f% ffPW where he has remained ever since. While Mr. Tate has never asked for an elec tive office, yet he is thoroughly quali fied for said office, because he was dep uty City Clerk awhile, and later was Chief Deputy County Clerk under Mr. Jordan, the present incumbent for nearly two terms, resigning several months ago. He is president of the Capital Park School Board and has been a member of that Board for the past five years. He is good businiss man and well acquainted with all the duties of the office. He is an active republi can worker, and if nominated will be elected by a large majority. Any sup port that his colored voters may give him will be thankfully received and highly appreciated by Mr. Tate. The Bystander does all kinds of job printing. Give us a call. Satlafactorily Explained. Father—What was your mother talk, log about a while ago? Son—I don't know. Father—Why, you sat and heard it all! Son—Tea, but she waa talking to the babr. ":R. •. K*-'. 'iik-" 5^7l*(" ii^v~'f"Kra(WW^'!?r? "psr .® 'V CONTROL OUR ACTIONS. How often upon the streets do we see our people going along seeming ly without self control, laughing, talking, whistling so loudly as to at tract the attention of every one near by, or again will try to use all the sidewalk, or still worse holloa across the street to some one you know, probably visit with him a lit tle All of these things reflect on our race in general. It is not so bad for men and boys, but extreme" ly unbecoming of ladies and girls. Think of your actions where ever you may be. OUR COUNTRY. The love of our country, its flag, and its laws should enthuse and stimulate each of us to that higher degree of patriotism and love as the old Roman citizen once said, the proudest title that you can call me is that "I am a Roman citizen." Yet you hear big ablebodied color ed men say "I will not go to war, I have no country to fight for, I have not been given my rights." True, we may not enjoy the full blessing of our rights, or that there are many injustices done the race. For each of those ills we are partially to blame. Now in regard to us having no country to fight for, it is folly think that absurd to speak it be cause this is our country by adap tation and hy importation as same as the whites call it theirs. Our forefathers labored tilled, fought, bled and died to perpetuate this country and leave a heritage to us. Let us be men and show loyalty and we shall be rewarded. NEW SUFFRAGE SCHEME The constitntional convention of Louisiana has been laboring in ses sion at New Orleanes for the past few months, trying to demise some scheme of way to disfranchise the Negroes of said «tate. The subst ance of their new device is briefly this: The main qualification for the suffrage is ability to read and write or the ownership of £300 worth of property upon which the taxes are paid, but this would exclude', a great many white voters. Consequently it is provided that any person who was a voter prior to January 1st, 1867, and the son and grandson of any such person, duely qualified by age and residence, shall retain the suffrage regardless of the educational or property qualification and that citizens naturalized prior to January 1 st, 1898 shall also retain their right to vote. As no Negro had the right to vote prior to vote prior to 1867 and prac tically none are naturalized, this ex cludes all of that race who do not possess the main qualification of ed ucation or property, while it lets in substantially all the white voters. It seems that the heighth of the average white man's ambition of the south to withhold and forever prevent the colored man from voting. They wish to utterly preclude him from his right of sufferage, simply because he is colored and nothing else because if they wished to require the educatio nal qualification, then there might be some wisdom, because it would pre vent all the uneducated white from voting as well as colored. But as it is now we do not think that the law will stand the legal test and be con stitutional, which says, "That the right to vote shall not be denied or abridged, on account of race color of previous condition of servitude. To Raise Ten Colored Regiments. Tuesday, Ex-Gov. P. B. S. Pinch back of La., Col. Jas. Lewis, of Washington, D. C., and Capt. Jud son Lyon, of Ga., now Register of the Treasury department, held a long interview with President Mc Kinley and Gen. Alger, in regard to mustering in ten colored regiments from the south, to be officered by colored men, they also urged the ap poitnment of Capt. Thomas Kelly as one of the officers from La. These ten regiments to be raised, are to be immunes for the special purpose of sending them to Cuba at once. A s* rn '.r DES MOINES, IOWA MAY 20, 1898. No. FOR COUNTY AUDITOR. Among the many aspirants for Coun ty Auditor is Mr. Geo. W. Rhine, a very competent young business man. He is a Hawkeyeian by birth: came to Polk County fifteen years ago, where he was educated in the public schools then took a course in Drake University where he graduated. lie remained on the farm, teaching school in winter and farming during the summer after quitting the farm he entered the busi ness world, being connected with the Standard Oil Co.. then later he accept ed a clerical place in the County Treas urer's office, after serving two years he resigned to accept cashier of the State Saving Bank and remained there until its consolidation with the German Sav ing Bank, in lSiiG. then he entered poli tics, assisting the State Central Com mittee. He is a hard working staunch republican and as this is the first time that he has ever asked the nomination for any office his friends are working very hard for his nomination this sum mer. SOLDIER FOR JUDGE SHIP. Among the many worthy aspirant for the Judgeship of the Ninth judicial dist inct (Polk County) the name of Colone L. Kinkead has been submitted to the voters for the comming county primaries. Below we present his letter of announce ment: Des Moines, May 18—Ed: I beg leave to inform you that I am a candidate for the Republican Domination for one of the four distriot judges to be selected at the approaching Republican primary election and and convention in Polk county. Considering the merits of othera who are also asplrant9, and mindful of tbe great responsibility of the position, and the*effl cient manner in which the hontoable gen tlemen who are our present judges, have graced it. I have with not a little reluct ance approaohed the conclusion that makes me a competitor for the important station. I «an not say more in commendation of myself than that I have had- the experi ence which the vioissitudes of an active praetioe of over twenty-three years have afforded me. This eoupled with a desire to mark my years in the professor with a term of servioe on thebenoh, which I hope would result in benefit to the people and in honor to myself, forms the basis and the purpose that actuate me to submit myl wishes to public consideration. I hope my candidacy may meet your approval and that yon may be pleased to give me your aotive support for the oflice named I am very respectively yours. KINKEAD. Colonel Kinkead was born in Ohio in 1846, came to Knoxville, la., forty-three yenrs ago, living there until the spring of 1892, when he moved to this city. When our country's Hag was in need of loyal men, and when the dark clouds of war heaped its threatening folds over the hori zon. The subject of this sketch although but a youth of of fifteen years entered tbe army and did all the duties of a soldier. He engaged in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and the seige of Vicksburg, Jaok son and other battles. In one battle he was severely wounded, but continued on until old glory again floated over tho slave and made him a freeman returning to linoxvile where he studied law and was admitted to tho bar, and has practice his profession strictly. He Is a good speaker, well educated, sociable and proficient in every way to discharge the duties of the oflice with honor to himself, and credit to the bench. We believe these facts and his merits should entitle hiui success with out being compelled to enter into a vig orous contest for the nomination. In fact we understand that he is disposed to re frain from such efforts as are usually put forth by candidates generally. FOR RECORDER. Mr. M. T. Scanlin a well known G. A. R. is a candidate for County Recorder. He was raised in New York state first enlisted August, 1804 in Co. I. 60th N. Y. V. V. I., then again was enlisted in May 1805 in the U. S. I., was discharg ed in 18G8, moving to Johnson county Iowa where he attended the Mt. Vern on school for three years later he took a course in the Iowa City Commercial College in 1874, and was instructor in the same college for nearly two years. He came to Des Moines fourteen years ago. He is a thorough practical ac countant and by his experience as clerk in the Recorder's office and at present one of the employees of the County Treasurer, where he is now considered one of the best clerks in said office, lie is a staunch hard worker for the g. o. p., and for the pust ten years has been in all the county conventions and for the first time asks the party to re member him at the county convention. Read and patronise our advertisers. I VV FOR COUNTY RECORDER. I Mr. John P. Cook, of Walnut T, P„ near Valley Junction, is the only farmer oaudidate thus far that has announoe his name as a candidate for Recorder oi Polk county. He was born and railed in Polk county and is thoroughly acquainted with every part of said county. He has never field any office was nominated in 1895 for Supervisor and was defeated by only one vote, by Mr. Fisher. Ms. Cook is thor oughly competent, well trusted and a sue* eessful farmer, and would if eleoted dis charge the duties of said office well. He Is an active republican worker among his fellow farmers, and every voter should consider Mr. Cook's claim well before oasting their vote. FOR COUNTY RECORDER Mrs. Annie E. Hepburn the present incumbent has announced her name as candidate for re-nomination, subject to the republican county convention. She was born in the Empire state in 1840, came to Des Moines, la., in 1800, where she has lived ever since She graduated from the Des Moines Acad emy, after which she was married to Mr. Ad. Hepburn who was nominated and elected County Recorder, where died soon after election. Mrs. Hep burn is quite a public spirited and busi ness woman. For about five years she was superintendent of the Woman's Exchange. The efficient manner in which the office of Recorder has been kept and tlie prompt attention to busi ness and courtesies that she has ex tended to all, has won her many friends. She has been elected twice, each time running ahead of the repub lican ticket, showing her popularity, and if slie should get the nomination this summer she will sure be elected. FOR COUNTY RECORDER. Mr. W. H. Canady, a very strong can didate for Recordership was born in Iowa. He enlisted in the army when but 16 years of age, in Co. I, 45th Reg. Volun teer Infantry He has been a resident ot East De3 Moines for the past twenty-one years. He is an old soldier, but beside that he met with a misfortune, having suffered the loss of a leg while following his trade, that of electrician. This, if lost in the army would entitle him to $72 per month, pension. He is an aotive re publican, and a good bookkeeper, which qualifications are essential to the oflioe to which he aspires. He has a host of friends in the county who are supporting him as a matter of course the city will give a large vote for him. Eaoh voter should remember him on the day of the prima ries and any support given him will be highly appreciated. FOR COUNTY CLERK. The card of Mr. Edwin Hult anouncing himself as a candidate for Clerk will be gratifying to his many friends over the country. He Is a very popular and promi nent young republican worker and belongs to number of political clubs. He is now and has been first Deputy Clerk for the past six years and faas had charge of the probate matter whioh shows his efficiency and capability to discharge all the duties incumbent on such an office. He comes from an old long line of good republicans, his father has voted for every republican nominee from Lincoln to McKinley. Any support that his friends might give him will be greatly appreciated by Mr. Hult. CEDAR RAPIDS BUDGETAR1 AN. The Silver Leaf Court is progressing nicely. They are now confering degrees, new members are being taken in. Mrs. M. A. Pierce will represent them at the Gand Court which meets in Davenport. Mrs. G. H. Wade is entertaining a severe cold at this writing. ^w" 'v- A 500 Ladies' frininti Hats TO SELL AT A GREAT SACRIFICE «At W. W. Townsend's Millinery Stores*- Just North of Street Car Waiting Rooms. These hats are from $1.50 to $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, 4.00 and £5.00, and some better. All will be sold at a sacrifice to close them out. Our Special Rale on Walking Hats and Sailors still going on. We have a large line of Children's Hats which will be sold very cheap. Come ond see our Hats and Bonnets. We can Suit You, both in style and price. We have the Largest Line of Trimmed Hats in the City. TheLadies Industrial circle meets this week with Mrs. H. A. Perkins. The Light House Society will be enter tained Friday evening by Mrs. Ben Haw kins. Several of our people are now riding wheels. Miss Daisy Hannan of Dea Moines is expected to visit in our city. Certain people should be very careful with their smiles, for fear some one may think they are smiling at them, soma people are so funny you know. Matter Harry Martin who left our city about a month ago for Galesburg, to join a Ball Team, writes that he is meeting with much auooess. Good tor Henry. Wm. Martin Jr. is In Rock Island. Mr. E. C. Thomas filled the pulpit at the A, M. E. ohurch Sunday morning. The children will wind the May Pole at the May Festival on the 31st. Be sure and come. Mr Geo, Tyler spent a few days la the country last wees, she reports an ex cellent time. At the eleotion of officers of the Ladie'a Industrial G'trole, the following named persons were chosen to carry on the uis ness, Pres. Mra. M. F. Lowery Vice Pres. Mrs. M. A- Pierce Sec. Mrs. Geo. Tyler. Miss Etta Davis is on the sick list. KNOXVILLE MOTES. F. F. Jeffers returned Thursday, from Des Moines, as he could not pass the examination. Master Roy Byrd returned home Tuesday after visiting his father ab Camp McKinley. Mrs. W. P, Byrd is chief cook tha Ben Ton. Mrs. Celia Jeffers is recovering from a tedious illness. The school children are very glad to know that school lasts only two weeks longer. Dan and Mack Jeffers are visiting ia the Capital City. A gentleman by the name of Rev. Samuels was in our city Sunday. Ho said the three churches in Des Moines were getting along nicely. Mack Jeffers was in town Sunday. Miss Geneva Jeffers returned home Sunday, after a delightful visit with relatives in the country. Mrs. W. P. Byrd, our cateress. served a banquet for the H. H. of Chicago, Saturday night. THE STRENGTH OF OUR NA VY. While public interest is centered on the naval maneuvers in the Carib bean sea that are to culminate in the the greatest naval battle of the cen tury. The most liberal estimate giyes the Spaniards seven armored cruisers, three torpedo-boats destro yers, and three torpedo-boats. The Cope Verde fleet proper consts of four armored cruisers carrj ing sixty heavy guns and eighty-two secon dary guns, a total of 142. If there are three more armored cruisers the total number of guns will be J39 •A 9 ... 4 2 P. r« 312. The three torpedo-boats destroyers with the cruisers carry two light guns each. Oppoosed to this fleet are Admiral Sampson's squadron of two battle ships, four cruisers two monitors, and one torpedo-boat, carrying 209 guns Commodore Schley's squad ron of two battle-ships, two armored cruisers and one torpedo-boat carry in8 guns Commodore Wrtson's squadron, taking in the battle-ship Oregon, the Marietta, 'Buffalo, Yale, and St. Louis, carrying about a hun dred guns. The Spanish cruisers are spoKcu of as rapid sailers, but they are not so fast as the New York, Brooklyn, and St. Paul. But if the Spanish fleet should escape Sampson or Schley it would meet north of Havana the reserve squadron guard ing the gulf and Atlantic ports. To a certain extent the strength af the Spanish fleet is as much of a mystery as its whereabout. But it will be found and will be forced to fight. The strategy of Sampson and Schley is somewhat different from that of Dewey. They purpose to capture the Spanish vessels, if possi ble, instead of distroying them. Subscribe for the Bystander.