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I Route Fred Green of Nowton spent a few days of this week in our city. Miss Lottie Green of Newton is in Dee '"os this week. McFall the well known railroad as in our city Thursday. for the Keokuk excursion in next issue of the paper, I he Old Settlers Annual picnic will held Thursday, Aug. 11th. 'be Grand Lodge meeting was attended ^ome of the best represe&tives of the fee in Iowa. Wm. Toler of Muehakinock, is in our lity representing their lodge in the state eeting here. T. 11. Sturges of Sioux City is attend |ng the Grand Lodge in our city this reek. Mr. Robert Johnson, one of Oskaloosa'a Substantial men, is a delegate to the Llrand Masonic Lodge this week. Mr. James James of Colfax, spent a |ew days in our city last week, the guest fMr. Albert Moss and family. |The children,s picnio on the 28th Iromises to be well attended, many are reparing to go. [Miss Mattie Robinson left Thursday to Jsit Trans-Mississippi Exposition and lea to St. Joseph Mo,, for a breif visit. In our next week's issue we will kve tlie cuts of a number of the promi knt masons who attend the Grand bdge. Mrs. W. H. Humburd and Mrs. Sum ps who is visiting here from Chicago It last week for Oskaloosa where by will visit a while. |Ir. Mason of Mt. Pleasant is in our visiting his sister Mrs. Homer of street, he is an excellant bass Sfer. Piss Selma Stantou who has spent Je»al weeks visiting friends in St. Jo |h Mo., has returned looking wall a pleasant time. |ev.J. J. Clark of Topeka Kansas iucted the service last Sunday at fn's M. E. chnrch as it was quarter Sting. a large crowd was prasent. |r. N. B. Xailen of Cedar Rapids is a [gate to the Masonic Lodge, he is [e an intelligent man. Our office Bowledge a very pleasant call from Nailen. ^fs. Matilda Golden and her graud Khter Edith Stanton left Thursday ^niaha to visit the exposition also [laughter Eva Robinson who is cm lthere. Sarah Porter left this morning [sit with her parents in Greenfield, Vhere she will spend several weeks [Porter is quite an accomplished lady and she will be missed in fcial circle as well as in the Sunday PL X,::- :v- A UriA-^H John L. Brooksof Burlington, who p/~vT nnpn Joseph L. Woods, chief electrician of the Soldier's Home at Marshalltown is attcn ding the State meeting of the Grand -Mrs. Newton left Friday morning1 to visit lier old home in liurlington she expects to remain there until after the Emancipation Celebration in Keokuk Aug., 4tli. Mr. E. 1). Marshall one of leading race men of Cedar Rapids who is a delegate to the Masonic Lodge held here this week, made our office a pleasant call and paid up his subscrip tion. Miss Lillian M. Jackson, one of St. Joseph's popular High School teachers, arrived in our city Thursday evening as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. I. E. William son of 1212 Mulberry street. Mr, Austin A. Bland a veteran in tho secret orders and especially the Masonic order is attending the Grand Lodge. Mr. Bland is quite well fix in Keokuk as he is a general bill poster for the city and owns a beautiful two story house in the popular part of Keokuk, The Colfax colored Band of Colfax came down to Des Moines last Mon day to assist the merchant's picnic ex cursion which was given in Colfax Tuesday the parade was grand and the band did some exelent playing, the boys are improviug nicely. We are in receipt of a very nice biil an nouncing a celebration to gived in Keokuk Iowa, August the 4th, to which the people of Keokuk are making great efforts to make it the largest meeting of colored people in Iowa, There will bo excursions from Galesburg, Peoria and Quincy 111., Hannibal, Mo., Burliugton, Mt. Pleas ant, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Centervillo and Des Moines, Iowa, Look for program next issue. The marrrage of Mr. Oscar B. Tudos of St. Paul, Minn., and Miss Estella O. Burnaugh ef this city was solemnized Wednesday evening at 7:20 o'olock at the home of heF parents, Rev. Timothy Reeves officiating. The wedding was a quite one, only a few of the relatives and immediate friends were present. The bride looked beautiful in her trayling suit of smoked pearl, while the groom wore simply a neat fitting business suit. The happy couple departed at 9:40 for St. Paul, Minn, The groom is a young man who is employed by the 0. aad G, W.. Ry. Co., while the bride is well known in our city, as she has spent most of her childhood days here, she is an accomplish musician. We extend our congratulat ions. WAR WITH SPAIN. The Success of Our Army and Navies. The war in which America is now engaged against Spain will probably be chronical in history, as one of the shortest and most desperately fought battle in history. It will show bravery on both sides, but superior forces, su perior equipments, superior trained men and superior bravery. The fam ous victory that Dewey won at the Philippine Islands, destroying the com plete Spanish squadron, killing nearly 500. wounding almost that many with out loosing a single man, is wonderful, and the same with Sampson and Schky. who recently won the glorious praises of all Americans, by destroying Cer vera's squadron, the best Spanish lleet afloat, killing several hundred and .capturing nearly 1,300, including Ad miral Cavera, and only loosing one man and not a single vessel. These victories with the great success with which General Shafter is marching over land and defeating the Spanish army at every point, is phenomenal. These grand achievements only show that America is one of the strongest and most powerful equiped nation on the face of the globe: as well as the greatest christian nation. F^EE! FI^EE! One 75c Ribbon. Upon receipt of Too we will send you one of our Toe, the Best Grade, Typewriter Ribbon and send one free o, charge. Money Returned If Not O. K. Think of two ribbons for 75c. All colors fit any machines. GEO. LOAKTS, Agent Duplex and Jewett Typewriters, 516 Locust St., Des Moines Iowa. (Mention Bystander.) «N IFA J. was attending the Grand Lodge left Fn- j\JJLUKciJ iVl AoUi\ O day morning for his home, after having a very pleasant visit with friends. Lodge as a delegate. (s m& venU} Messrs. Harry Hughes, Charley Hard ing and Mrs. Terry and daughter Rosa were visitors to Colfax during the exemp tion by tho merchants Tuesday. A very pleasant company of young people gave a picnic last Wednesday eve at Union Park. A jolly .good time was had and a nice supper was enjoyed by all present. A/I A CHMC HERE. lou~cl GVclIld LougC IiolClS ScssiOJl. Tl'ESDAY. On Tuesday morning the masons of Iowa began a three days meeting in the lodge room of the local order on Sixth and Walnut streets. Nearly all the sixteen lodges of the state were represented: about forty members were present at the opening this morning several more are expected to-morrow. No business of importance was tran sacted, except the appointment of the ditl'erent. committees, to have charge of the different lines of business during the convention. The officers of the Grand Lodge are: .lames Washington. Sioux City. M. W. Grand Master. T. L. Brown, Marshalltown. R. W. 1). Grand Master. (1. L. Suter, Marshalltown. I!. W. S. Grand Warden. Robert Johnson. Oskaloosa, R. W. .1. Grand Warden. E. T. Banks, Des Moines, R. W. Grand Treasurer. A. A. Bland, Keokuk, R. \V. Grand Secretary. II. S. Brown. Muchakinoclc. W. Grand Lecturer. Frank Blagburn, Des -Moines, W. Grand Chaplin. Joseph L. Woods. .Marshalltown, W. Grand Register. William Toler, Muehakinock, W. S. Grand Deacon. X. B. Xailen, Cedar Rapids, W. J. (irand Deacon. E. 1). Marshall, Cedar Rapids. W. (!raud S. Bearer. J. L. Brooks, Burlington, W. (irand Standard Bearer. B. llolmes. Des Moines, \V. S. (irand Steward. Wm. Coalson Des -Moines, W. J. Grand Steward. Abner Baker, Des iMoines, W. (irand Marshall. F. II. Sturgis. Sioux City, W. Grand Master of Cermonies. Calvin AVheeler, Marshalltown j_\V, Grand Ponsivan. Wm. Tomlin, Des Moines, Bro. Grand Tyler The lodges represented at the con vention are: Maple Grove Lodge, Xo. 1C, Oskaloosa Cuion Lodge, Xo. 1, Keo kul- Sumner Lodge, Xo. 3, Burlington Golden Star Lodge, Xo. 4, Ottumwa Mt. Olive Lodge. Xo. 17, Cedar Rapids Cedar Grove Lodge, Xo. 18, Muchakin oclc Hiram Lodge, Xo, 10, Davenport Decatur Lodge, Xo. 13. Sioux City Madison, Lodge, Xo. "0. Clinton: Eu reka Lodge, Xo. 31, Marshalltown, In the afternoon and evening the business was transacted behind closed doors. Grand Master appointed the follow committees: Committue on Credentials—J. H. Shepard, G. L. Suter and B. .1, Holmes. Committee on Rules—Joseph L. Woods. Wm. Toler and N. B. Xailen. Commitee on Accounts—J. F. Blag burn, Thomas Sturgis and J. L. Brooks. Committee on Dispensations and Char ters—.Joseph L. Woods, G. II. Cleggett, I. L. Brown. Committee on Obitury—B..T. Holmes, J. II. Shepard and Wm. Toler. Committee on Grand Master Address —X. B. Xailen, G. L. Suter and T. II. Sturgis. Committee on By-laws of Subordi nate—Wm. Coalson, E. I). Marshall and J. L. Brooks. Committee on Appeals and Grievi ences—G. 11. Cleggett, Robert Johnson and X. B. Xailen. Committee on Return of Lodges—E. T. Hanks. J. II. Shepard and G. II. Cleggett. WEDXESDAY. The proceeding of to-day was busi ness of secret order, and nothing for the public, except the election of the grand officers for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows: (irand Master. U. L. Brown of Mar shalltown. D. G. Master, Wm. Coalson, Des Moines. S. G. Warden, Robert Johnson, Os kaloosa. J. G. Warden, Wm. Toler, Mucha kinock. G. Treasurer, N. I!. Xailen, Cedar Rapids. G. Secretary, A. A. Bland. Keokuk. In the evening the Lodge marched in a body to tlie A. M. E. church to at tend the memoral service. Address es were delivered by Reverends, Reeves and Clark also Grand-master J, Wash ing and E. T. Banks, the service was held in honor of the death of their de ceased and beloved brother. Martin Bland of iveokuk. THURSDAY. To-day's session was the report of various committees and general routine work, also the different appointments by the newly elected Grand-master, which is as follows: Grand Lecturer, J. L. Brooks, Burl ington: Grand Chaplin, 1'. L. McXeil, Clinton: Grand Register. T. II. Sturgis, Souix City, Grand Senior Deacon. C. Wheeler, Marshalltown: Grand S. Dea con, J. F. lllagburn, Des Moines: Grand Sword Bearer, Harry Threadcraft. "ftW'-p STATE BYSTA VOL. 5, DES MOINES, IOWA FRIDAY JULY 15, 1898. No. 6 West Superioi: Grand Standard ISarer, 11. II. Taylor, Roslyn. Wash.: Grand S. Steward. John Williams, liurlington: Grand Junior Steward, J. !•'. Harris, Ottumwa: Grand Marshall, Iv T. Hanks Des Moines: Grand Master Cermonies, John Warren, Davenport: (irand Pur suivant, J. L. Woods, Marshalltown: Grand Tyler. Lindsey Pitts. Davenport: Foreign Correspondence—J. II. Shep ard aiul A. A. Bland: D. Deputy Grand Masters—Geo. Bembry, Davenport: James Washington. Souix City and A. A. island. Keokuk. In the evening occured the public in stallation literary porgram and ban quet, which wtis gojd, a large crowd was present, Mr. Frank [Blagburn was Master of ceremonies. The first '-on program was music by a select, quartett consisting of Mrs. F. Blagburu, Mrs. liiniey. Mi. Foster and Willctt: second was an address by J. AV. Washington of Souix City which was instructive, then a song by the qnnrtett, Inext was an address by Mr. A. A. Bland of 'Keo kuk which was brief but. to the point: then a very beautiful bass solo was rendered by Prof. Augusta Clark, and a beautiful solo was sung by Mrs. F. Blagburn: next was a recital by Mrs. Luella Wilburn which was quite en joyable, then Miss Maud Cleggett sung a nieesolo. "Anuie Laurie," was sung in an excellent manner by Mesdames Coalson, liirney aud F. Blagburn each on of the peiees on the program was ex cellent and all was encored and prompt ly responded. Refreshments were served in the hall parlors, thus ends the eleventn annual meeting of tho (irand Lodge. Wc hope that it may continue to increase and do good. 1 Honorable Milton Remley, the highly educated and very polished attorney from Iowa City, is a candidate for re-nomina tion for attorney general cf Iowa. He was born in West A'irginia, October 12 1844, came to Iowa when but eleven years old where he has remained every since. After finishing in the publio sohools he took a complete classical course in Iowa State University graduating in 1867 admitted to the bar in 18G8, and has been an active practicioner every since. He was very young when the war broke out, yet he tendered his service, but his parents objected as their other two sons had al ready gone. Mr. Remley has been an active republican worker lot years, through defeat aud through victory, in Johnson county. He has been a member of the county Central Committee, dele gate to the National convention aud an elector at large. He is serving his second term as Attorney Genera!, and his past work fully demonstrate the confidence and hard work of a careful lawyer aho his annual report is very systematic and instructive. He and bis friends will ap preciate any support that may be given him. FOR STATE TREASURER. The name of Hon. John Herriott of Gathrie County, the present incumbent will be presented to the state republican convention at Dubuque, Iowa, for the nomination of Stale Treasurer, He is native of Pennsylvaniaand when the war broke oui he like many Inyal patriotic young men offered his service to maintain this glorious union and free an enslave race enlisting in the 1st Pennsylvania re serve cavalry and served for three years, and to-day his body has scars received in the war. In 1865 he came to IoWa and engaged in farming and in 1873 he re moved to Stuart, where he engaged in business. He is an active staunch repub lican worker and has been all his life was eleeted county treasurer of his (Guthi le) county for two terms, and is serving his second term as state treasurer. He i9 honest, careful and painstaking, with his business and office duties as his official business is open for investigation. He is punctual in business affairs liberal and generous to worthy christian societies. He merits the support of all good citizens who has the welfare of the state at heart. FT. MADISON NFWS. Ft. Madisou la., July 12th.—Mr. Edi tor Please allow me space in your col umn to say after fourteen months in Ft. Madison, and looking over your pa per and finding so much news I thought I would ask of you a space in your col umn to announce my hours of service at 11:00 A. M. preaching and at 8:00 P. M, The first Sunday in each month Lord supper, J. M. Haggard pastor. Sunday school at 12:30 Ii. Higenbant ham superintendant. There will be a euppej in the upper park July 16 for thebenitit of the Sccond Baptist church, all are invited. Read and patronze our advertisers. ••v, 11re r^rifrif-fiffliititfi We present to the Republicans of Iowa the name of Honorable C. T. Jones of Washington, county Iowa, who is a condidate for re-nomination for his second term, as clerk of the su preme Court of Iowa, subject to the republican state convention, lie was born in Kentucky in 1SI17. earn- to Iowa in JS1-J. and in 1S.10 to his present county of Washington. At the early age of twelve he was thrown upon liis own resources: attending school, later he studied law and was admitted to the bar, then he entered the Washington College, but the war broke out and he like mauy a gallant loyal young man offered his service to help save the union, enlisting in Company H, Second Towa Infantry and remaining until he was discharged on account of injuries. In 18(14 he was elected county clerk of Washington county, and served for ten years: later he became a clerk under E. J. Holmes, the clerk of the Supreme Court and in 1894 the convention unanimously nominated Mr. Jones clerk of Suprlme Court, because of his ripe experience and high qualifications, which are very essential to such an of fice. He is a staunch hard working re publican worker, honest, punctual and attends strictly to business, is courteous ann accomodating to all. He has made a model officer and merits the nomi nation this fall for his second term by acclamation, and will no doubt run ahead of the Republican ticket. It was out in Iowa that the inci dent occured. A white man helped to raise a company of colored im munes for the front. As a reward the white man asked the shoulder straps of captains, and the request was almost granted. Then the col ored boys raised a tremendous row. They wanted to be led by a man who had had militery experienc. The white man had never seen a battlefield, and the comyany object ed to being the humble instruments by which he should be taught the art of war. They were willing to be shot, but wanted to have their lives expended with due economy. One of their own race, a popular fellow, had smelled gunpowder in the civil war and knew how to drill the men. They sent word to AVash ing that the colored comrad was their choice, and Washington has bent a listening ear and acquiesced. The white man steps to the rear (because he is not a soldier. The colored man has the shoulder straps because he is a soldier. All of which is just as it should be.—New York Herald. Editor, you have the facts a little wrong, yet your idea and principal is right. The company was raised first by colored men. then they wanted us to accept a white captain, that we did not do. ACQUISITION OF NEW TERRITORY. America's borders is not now confined by the banks of the Atlantic and Pa cific, but Hawaii, the beautiful little Island of the Pacific has been annexed to the United States, and with the con trol of the central part of the Philip pine Islands and probably some more islands adjacent to Cuba we will have acquired quite an addition of territory which is quite productive and very valuable in tropical fruit, sugar, tobae and manila rope. AVe can see no seri ous objections to the annexation of the Hawaiian Island. Senator Tillman of South Carolina, and some of his south ern compatriots seem to oppose its an nexation. simply because most of the inhabitants arc colored people and it would give us more trouble to control them as we have our hands full here. AVe do not agree with the senator from South Carolina, because the colored people of America are more lawabiding more patriotic then the senator and some of his white friends of the south because when it was the law in the scuth to enslave the colored man and to sell him as chattel he submitted and obeyed that cruel law, but when the constitution law made him a freeman and gave him the right of suffrage: you white men did not obey that law, again when you men passed your un just and damable jim crow law you asked him to obey them and he does so, and now when he simply ask the protection of the government you men from the south refuse that. Xow in in all fairness, is this patriotism loyalty? Does it show true manhood or liberal views? Look at yourselves and see how narrow and little you men are. F* tV* -ff'flV ri A LETTER FROM CAMP MERRITT. All the boys are quite well in Camp with the exception of the Iowa and the Tennessee regiments. The general health of the soldier at Camp Merritt is unusually good considering the chilly weather. Iowa has the record for ailments since its aarival in camp, yes terday our sick list for the four weeks has reached the total of 1(520 cases re ported for treatment amoug about 1300 men in the regiment, the epidem ic of colds and stomach troubles which the surgeons attribute to the climate, only six are dangerous, three in the Children's Hospital and three are in the Field hospital. The Iowa boys are well thought of by the California peo ple. On June 2,Sth., we gave a drill all the first battalion Co. H.. Co. A., Co. M. and Co. L., it was a benefit for the Red Cross Society and it was grand. The 4th., we had a grand parade starting from the cornor of Market and Clay and was one of the grandest parade ever witness in San Francisco it was over two miles long. Company II. had fire works of their own there is a number of ladies who visit the camp daily and they think they will get lost if they do not get an officer to show them about the camp, and the ladies of the Children Hospital even do the same the hospital is quite a favor to the army they bring fruits and sit and talk with Col. Loper, he is a favorite among the ladies. The regiment does not object tc be ing encamped along side of a cemetary and in front of thejhospital, but they were somewhat shocked Monday morn ing when it was learned that a skelton had been dug up near one of the tents, it may be strange but the discovery was made in quarters of Captain Steepe of Company C. where some one chanced to dig into the sand and struck a piece of coffin on further search the whole skelton was found. At first they thought it was the bones of a China man, but further investigation it was found it was the bones of a woman. The skelton will be preserved in' the regimental museum and it is confidently expected others will be added too from time to time, "Ching," the colored val et of Captain Washington' Lieutenant Bennett and Baker declares they will not sleep above skulls and crossbones if he knows "hiniseff. "Ching thinks it was once a bnring ground, it is un stood he will take a day off and explore beneath his tent for about ten feet for investigation. There was another »one found and now they are going to ship it to DbsMoines and if you watch the «*v *$» 1 FOR 'f'1" GRAND CLEARING SALE 4 5 DAYS- STRAir IIATS, FANCY UNDERWEAR, SWEATERS and GOLF HOSE 7-3 OFF All fancy 50c sox cut to 3 pair for $ 1.00 Summer goods must go. CHANDLER & LAWYERS Mr. Joseph L. AVoods of Marshalltown, the subject of this sketch is one of the rising young men of our race, who by his own ambition, push and energy worked his way up until he is chief electrician of the SJoldier's Home at Marshalltown. He was born in East Oakland, Cal., in 1874, came to Iowa nine years ago settling in Marshall county after taking a term in the Agricultural College at Ames he entered the electrical department at the Soldier's Home, Marshalltown, where he has been ever since. He was a del egate to the National Electrical Association, held in Chicago last mounth also attended the Xortli AVestern Association, held at Duluth, Mian. He is very intelligent and has a thorough knowledge in electrical science. He is a 33rd degree mason and Deputy Imperial Grand Potentate, A. A. O. N. of the Mystic Shrine of free Masonry of North and South America. AVe are glad to see our men progressing in different lines of trades and works. papers you can see it when itgets thera All the colored men in Camp Merritt are well and Mr, Bird of Knoxville la. is with company D., Arjhie Ferguson is with Col. Loper and takes care of his horses, he is in good health and likes the city. Mr. R. N. Wood is with the 49th., Inf.. and Charles H. Wood is with the 50th., la., they are at Jacksonville Fla., Frank E. Woods is with the 5lst., at San Francisco and Mr. John Clark is also with the 49th. all are from Des Moines. FRANK E. WOOD. Camp Merritt. CALL For Third Annual Ses sion of the Western Negro Press Association. To Tin-: PRESS. Pursuant regular appoiutment under the provisions of its constitution, The Western Xegro Press Association of the United States is hereby called to con vena in its third annual session, in th* city of Omaha, Xebraska, on Monday and Tuesday August 22 and 23, A. D. 1898. All attaches of race publiaations published west of tlie Mississippi river are eligible to membership in the As sociation and are urged to be present. Invitation is hereby likewise extended to all race editors and writers through out the country to be presont and par ticipate in the deliberations of tho con vention. The session of the convention will be held at a place in said city to ba announced later, and the official pro gram will embrace papers and discus sions upon topics of general interest to the fraternity and the public. All of ficers and members of the Association are hereby called upon to exert them selves in the endeavor to make the convention an important race feature attendunt upon the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition. All AVestern railioads have been notified of the date of the convention and request ed ta extend courtesies to publishers and members of the fraternity. AVitness my hand this 5th day of July A. 1). 1898. EDWIX H. HACKLEY, Pres., w*" Denver Colorado] Attest. H. LEWIS DORSEY, Sec'y, Atchison, Kansas. G. F. FRANKLIN, Chairman Ex. Com Omaha, Nebraska -Ax* i^A.] %51 1 si *4 'is ,1- V$ if- I 1