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x»V' ,* l^v &•">'•. 'Jflfflm* &v l*& nV 1 HJ W/ I & •*T» hL $PJ 8®K d"'.» rlr qi*a V'' 1®, jfU 1 1 VOL. XV, No 23. [CITY NEWS. (N. B. I you have relatives or Mend* visiting in the city or going to make a visit, please inform us we tolled all your local news.—Eld.) -Mr. Jones of Oinaha is visl.ing in our city.-' Mr. Jesse Graves returned last Thurs day evening from Dallas, S. Dak., and Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Frank Smith of Topeka, Kans., .is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spears, on Des Moines street, Mr. T. E. Barton will leave in a few days for ashinerton, l). c. to hi* duties, after having a very pleasant visit and a needed rest from duty Hiss Revester Coals on who has been in Chicago for some time, arrived in the city this week and will spend two or three months at the parental home. Mrs. Qeo. J. Wilson, 411 Walnut St., entertained'at a theater party Hallo ween, Mrs Frank Smith of Topeka, Kans, Mioses Cassie Spears and Ouve Smith and Mrs. I*. F. Phillips. Mr. Thaddus Ruff has bsen appointed time keeper of a gang of men for the city by John McVicar. We congratu late Mr Ruff and hope that he will fill the responsible position with honor to race and credit to the city and himself. Mias Frances Walker was hostess to the Ioarele club Nov. 1st, at her home on Lyon street. A very interesting program was given, and an enjoyable time was bad by the members. Miss Electa Lewis will entertain the club Nov. 15th. Regular services ut Union Congrega tional Church Sunday Nov. 8ih. Morn ing service Subject "The (Tngifted Workeij'' eveniig bervicts "A Lost Crown." Men's League 3:30 subject, "True Patriotism." St, Paul's A M. E. choir gave its 5th annual hduse picnic at the l^me of Mr. and Mrs. W m. Austin out in Highland Park last Monday evening Nov. 2nd, which prove to be a grand afair. The guest of honor being T. E barton of Washington, C. ETrt8htopersonalIy thank my many faienda, both old and new, who have given BO many receptions and made it ao very pleasant for me while in the city. I am grateful and shall never forget them. I shall soon return to my home. THOMAS E. BARTON. Miss Ida Strothers, age 29 years daughter of Mr. Geo. Strothers, died last Saturday in Omaha, Neb Her ie mains were brought home and the funeral held from the reBidenca of her father Wednesday afternoon conduct ed bv Rev. H. W. Porter assisted by Rev. T. Griffi h. Mr. Elbert R. Hall who has been em ployed BB stenographej at the State Republican Headquarters, during the present presidential campaign, hab ac cepted the position as stenographer for the Berlin Medical lostitute on 5ih and Walnut street. Tho Intellectual Improvement club '"mfet last Friday afternoon with Mrs S. Joe brown. The topic '-Is the Pro fessional Woman a Failure," was d» cusied pro and con by all present which made it very interesting as well as in structive. The club will take up the study of history at the next meeting The club will meet with Mrs Cousin. Club No. 3 of Union Congregational church will give a Literary and Spell ing Bee next Thursday evening. Every body invited. The program will con sist of an instrumental by Miss Ada Cleggett solo, Miss Marie Bell origi nal poem by Mrs.B. Rush recitation by Clifford Williams solo by H. W. Hughes. Mr, and Mrs. R. Graves went to Bnxton last week to look after the re mains of their nephew, Chester Myers, who was sent back to Buxton from Iowa.City hospital where he underwent »n operation from which he never re vived. His remains were sent to his old home at Toshes, Va. One of the most pleasant events of last week was the Hallow'een Mask party given by Miss Volive Bailey at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Ruth Powell, in honor of 22 of her young friends. The evening was sp-nt in games and conversation, after which a lunch was served of apples, and pump kin pie. Clyde Bates carried off the 'j best work. J'* "'The Christian Endeavor of St Paul's A. M. E church will be lead Sunday evening at 7 o'clock by Miss Ida Crews, A splendid program has been arranged. Mr. T. E. Barton of Washington, D. C. will be present and deliver a short ad dress. Miss D. Mae Lee will recite a selection and Miss Crews will sing Calvary. The Christian Endeavor ehoir under tha leadership of Mrs. Ger- »w '»'i «K trade Shackelford, will sing. Every body cordially invited to attend these meetings. Mrs, E Bunks, was a very pleas ant H. 8. 8. R, 0., hostess last Thursday afternoon from 8 to S p. m., Mrs J. B. Hamilton, the piesident was present and held a businei-a meeting The folowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: Mrs, B. Hamilton, president Mrs, Warrick, tecrelarv assistant secretary, Mrs. Wiibuiu critic, Mrs, Ueo. I. Holt reporter, Mrs. F. Jackson Four new members were enrolled, Mesdames J. Woodson, Spaulding, T. Green and 0. B. Woods. A large membership was present and a pleasant meeting held. The next meeting will be with Mrs E. Carr, 778 W. 10th., Btreet, Thursday the 14th., inst. Mrs. Gertrude Shackelford and Miss D. Mae Lee returned from Marshall town early Saturday morning, after having successfully jgiven a vocal and elocutionary recital at the Old Presby terian church. While in the city they were royally entertrined at the home of Mrs. Wheeler, 506 East Bromley street. They will leave in the near future to entertain the people of Grinnell, New ton, Colfax and Buxton. NEW ART CLUB ORGANIZED. A meeting wa* held at the home of Mrs, Ethel Williams Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of organizing a club, k"ow as the D. Y, W. Y, K. Art club, Its object is art and charity work. Tha officers elected are as follows: President, Mrs Berdie Wells Vice President, Sadie Drew Treasurer, Mrs, Grtrude Reeves Rec. Secretary, Mrs. Ethel illiams Cor. Secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Shackelford Chaplain, Mrs, Elizabeth Hughes. Executive com mittee—Mrs Wells, Mrs, Essex and Mrs. Alabama Lewis. DES MOINES NEGRO LYCEUM. The Des Moines Negro Lyceum met Wednesday evening with Dr. and Mrs, H. Williams, 81513th St. Tuesday evening, Nov 10th at the home of Mr: Braham Hyde, 821 13th street the much talked of declamatory contest will be held the winner to repre sent Des Moines and Iowa at the Inter state meetings irt Omaha during'Decem ber. Following is a list of those who will participate and their subjects "The Leper Edyth Comley, "The CfcmvictaS^^ "TousbaintL'bverture," Mrs. S. Jco Brown "African Chieftian," S. Joe Brown "The Colorad Soldier," Mrs. Jlattie Warricks "Welsh Classic," Estella WilbUrn "Ride of Jennie Mc Neal," Frances Walker "Go Flag the Train," Jessie Bell "Last Dream," Mrs. John H. Williams "Clarence Dream," Dr. John H. Williams Flor ence Gaiter will appear in this contest, her subject not having been presented ht the time of going to press. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 17th at the residence of attorney and Mrs. S. Joe Brown, 1054 5th street, the oratori cal, poetical and musical contests will be he d. Everyone is invited to these contests and. -'udginer from the class of contestants represented in these various contests, those attending will be well repaid February 22nd the Lyceum's annual Inter-Society Contest will be held in Des Moines, the Omaha Literary and Historical society being the opposing club. A. E. S. 5. Board Entertains Former Superintendent. On last Wednesday evening the Sun day School Board of St. Paul's A. M. E. church held an informal reception at the residence of the Superintendent, Att'. S. loe Brown and wife in honor of Mr. T. E. Barton of Washington, D. C., formerly Superintendent of the local school. Toasts were responded to on "Our Sunday School" "Its Past," by Mrs. Anna Allen "Its Present" by Mr. H, Gould "Its Future" by Mrs. Lizzie Glass "Its Normal Department" by Mr. Wm. Shackelford and "Its District' by Mrs. S. -'oe Brown, Dist. Supt. Miss Bertha Allen, formerly organist, sang her original composition "Our Sunday School," especially written' by bV her and dedicated to St. Paul's A M. E. S. S., and Prof. W. H. Warricks sang his original arrangement of the 23rd Psalm. Mrs. E. B. Elliaton.also sang one of her beautiiful solos. Mrs, E Haworthgave a toast to "Our Guests" after which Mr. Barton re sponded in his own fatherly manner with some very wholesome advice stat ing that the affair, together with the Meeting of his fi3rt S. S teacher, Mrs. Dr, Jenifer in Washington, D. C. the past summer made this one of the most eventful year of his life. Master Clyde Glass and Miss Ida Crews dispensed soT.e delightful music. Mrs. Brown was assisted in serving by Mrs. Fred D. Jackson and Miss Lorna Wilson. WHYdon't you come and buy a pound of Coffee, Tea, Spices, peppers, c., are now in. ARIETY CO. R. E, P*TTON MG'R. 1010 C»MTER S'R"«5T yfi'ii'r.i'vtt* MIISII mm Pilllip 'IMP' "*3! 'wwjWf'- ,„.<p></p>STATE FRANK H. HITCHCOCK, Chairman of National Committee These are the pictures of of the young men who had the active management of the great Republican party, in National, State and County affairs, and the. party's suc cess is due to their splendid ability—a compliment to the young men of this generation. RfcfUULICANS iWEEP THE COUNTRY OUR STATE AND COUNTY OVERWHELMINGLY Not a Single State or County Of fice Went Democratic. The Republican National tick et sweept the country, even break ing the solid South, carrying k"4 Missouri and Maryland. Taft and Sherman will have 319 elec toral votes to about 160 for Bryan and Kern. Iowa went Republican by about 60,000 plu rality with Governor Cummins carrying the state for Senator against Major Lacey by nearly 50,000 majority. Below will give the name of the state and county officers also the vote by the states according to the latest returns. IOWA'S NFW OFFICIALS. Governor—B. F. Carroll, Bloomfield' Lieutenant Governor—Geo. W. Clark, Adel Secretary of State—W. C. Hay ward, Davenport. Auditor—John L. Bleakley, Ida Grove. Treasurer—W. W. Morrow Af ton. Attorney General—H. W. By ers, Harlan. Supt. Public Instruction—John F. Riggs, Sigourney. Supreme Judges—S. M. Weav er, Iowa Falls. Scott M. Ladd, Sheldon, W. D. Evans, Hamp ton. Clerk Supreme Court,—H. Li Bosq-iest, Pella. Railmad Commissioner—N. S. Ketchum, Marshalltown. W W nv^PHHTC 8*.»" iw CHAS. W. LYON, Manager of Speakers Bureau- POLK COUNTY OFFICERS. State Representatives—Fred D. Hunter and John B. Sullivan. j- Auditor—H. B: Frase treasurer—G. L- Dobson. isp T.V 5/^1 V%^ A •4 School. ,r Clerk—J. P. Maher. Sheriff—B. J, Ness. Recorder—Mrs. Frane Dodson County Attorney—Lawrence DeGraff., County Superintendent—Jen nie S. Huegle. County Surveyor—H. G. Cur tis. Coroner—Iver G. Newlen. COLORED CilRL WINS DISTINC TION—lowo Falls Woman In structor, of flusic in Texas Miss Mae Ricks a daughter of Mr. C. Ricks, of Iowa Falls, has been ten* '.'AviJ dered and accepted the position of teacher of piano music in the Wiley University, at Marshall, Tex. MisB Ricks graduated from the conservatory of music of the college here last June, and is an accomplished musician. The Wiley university is one of the leading educational schools for Colored people in the south and the position tendered Miss Ricks is considered a splendid tribute to ber musical ability. Mr. Ricks was an Alabama slave prior to the war and this is the third of his children to win success for themselves Mr. Rick6* eldest son. W. L. Sicks is a practicing attorney in Louisville, Ky and after graduating from the high school here worked bis way through the University of Minnesota and then through the law school of that insti tution. Another sou Nelson Ricks, took up forestry and landscape garden ing and last spring graduated with honors from these departments of the University of Minnesota, and isnov holding an excellent position in St. Paul. The daughter the third mem ber of the family to complete her educa tional work and go out into the world to fill a position of resposibility after mastering the essentials through edu cational channels and overcoming ob stacles that would have discourage the majority of her race. A Sample of Some of the Letters Received by the Bystander. Chicago, D-iy after Election. Dear Friend: It's all over now. The most roaring farce, the most exuber ant display of idiocy, the grandest exehibitof impudence that was ev paraded befo'e the astonished ftazs of the world has nt last, come to an end and the politisal bunoo man, false ¥*W ,iS""' '. \4^ 'IX CARL F. FRANKE, Chairman of State Central Committee. yf^-siF^Mt DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1908. Price Five Cents. prophet, hnuibug and fakir, has been retired to the background The old flag waves In triumph. The country is safe. We are redeemed. Taft has been elected and all classes can breathe free again. What fearful disasters we have es caped) Misery for the poor disaster fur the well-to do in life. The common RCDSJ of the ooramnn people has averted the calamity. While many were deceived and mis lead, the great bdy was open to rea sm, saw the danger to onr country aud its benign inoii utions and built up an impregnable citadel with their votes, against the enemies of liberty, law and order. With their votes they smashed the most danger JUS conspir acy since the over'.hrow of the alave holders rebellion. Democracy, mobocracy, ballotbox- l&H stutBog-ocracy, Hryan, Parker, Daniels Vardamun, Htflin and Tillman exeunts omnes. (The curtain falls.) You have been an important factor in producing the good resutia. Ac cept congratulations. Yours faithfully, C. F. ADAMS. •Assistant Register (J. 8 Treasurer. REPUBLICAN TRIUMPH. The election is over and the shouting is ended, and Republi canism has triumpth once again, and we can sing with a joyful heart "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." The good sense of the common people has averted democracy and calamity and has retired the boy orator from the Piatt to the relics the past. And again the Grand Old Republican flag waves in triumph. The people spoke in thuudering tones by a large ma jority against the enemies of prosperity, law and order and with their votes they smashed democracy ballot-box stuffing, dis franchment and jim crow carism we hope forever. We congratu late the common people upon their good judgement in thus se lecting a Republican president, and a Republiaan congress to continue our present prosperity and era of good feeling that we may go from achievement to another, and within the next four years we hope that the good peo ple will not have to meet such a combine conspiraty to destroy our prosperity. Thanking those who have labored hard, and rejoicing with them we say HIP HIP HO RAY, for the GRAND OLD PARTY. Our beloved Governor Albert T. Cummins was overwhelming ly elected to be the next U. S. Senator, to succeed the late Wm. B. Allison. He will take his seat on the 7th of December of this year and we predict that he will become an interesting leader in the American congress. He has had a hard fight for nearly twelve years, yet he was elected over his opponent, Major Lacey, by nearly 50,000 majority. We congratulate the Governor, and hope for him continued success How to Treat a Sprain. gprirs, swellings and lameness are promptly .relieved by Chamberlain's Prtin Halm This liniment reduces in flarnatioii and soreness so that a sprain may be cured in ab/ut one third the time required hy the u-ual treatment. For sale by all druggists. IN 111 .,a,4V ^4£* .fflWw^lsn*T MJ*' Swi nm 'vf-1,'' *^,"^"'n^,"* ^re*Tr,5W5a•?*-•*•» '».<p></p>BYSTANDER?, JW*"} W" STATES 1 i. iw .J. N. DIXON, Manager of Na't speakers bureau HURRAH FOR TAFT AND CDMMINS TOO! FOR TAFT New York 180,000 Ohio 60,000 In iana 15,000 Pennsylvania 350,000 West Virginia 10,000 Iowa 60,000 New Hampshire 20,000 Vermont 30,000 Maine 40,000 New .lersey 75,000 Deleware 3,000 Illinois 175,000 Wisconsin 100.000 Michigan 100,000 Minnesota 60,000 North Dakota 3'\0.0 South Dakota 25,* 00 Kansas 28,000 Montana 3,0 0 California 40,(100 Oregon 30,000 Washington 41,000 Idaho 20,900 Connecticut 38,000 Massachusetts It0,( 0 Maryland 150 Rhode Islands 15,000 Colorado 1000 Wyoming 10,000 Missouri 3,0' 0 Utah 20,OH) STATES FOR BRYAN Nebraska 10,000 Alabama 50,000 Florida 15,0(0 Mississippi 50,000 Texas 100,000 Arkansas 22,000 Georgia 30,000 South Carolina 50,000 Nevada 2,0 0 North Carolina 30,€00 Virginia 22,000 Tennessee .... 28,000 Kentucky 12,(H 0 Louisiana 4^,000 Oklahoma 18,0U0 MT. PLEA8ANT NOTES. Mr. Wm. Coalson of Des Molnessp»nt a few days in our city last week visit ing rela'ives while here he met many of his old acquaintances. He returned home Sundav nigh*'. Miss Lilliy Washington of Indianapo lis is herd to spend the winter and has accepted a position ns nurse. Mr. Kraxien Harman and Miss Adda Johnson of Qalesbursr came last Satur day night for a few days visit with Miss Myrtle Btirnauph. Mrs. Milta Morton of Des Moines is in our city for a few days visit. It is rumored that one of our popular wid wers ie about to erhbark on tbat wonderfnll voyage of mttrirnony. Bli .d Hoone and his company gave ore of his fine concerts last id ay night ^e c?Mege,.#a|el it# ''i.jfcSJ i' l"^y!9VJP!ip|3RH|PMR JOE MYERS, Chairman of County Committee.^# fllld house. As ao entertainer an4) Mrs. Marah Trimble entertained at' dinm-r Sunday Kev. W. Brown, Mrt Vs Uraxten Harman, Miss Adda Johnsort of Ualesburg, 111,, and Miss Myrtle Burnaugb. Saturday evening the Taft and Sher« man club held a meeting at the Y. H. C. A. Rev. D. W. brown was intro duced as the chairman of the meeting and Hon. H. Ft. Wright, Amerioan Con su'or to Honduras, was the principal speaker of the evening. His remarks were addressed chit i)/ to the voters of his own race there being quite a num ber to hear him. Mr. L. Harnett of Ftirfield down Tuesday for a dav's visit. On last Monday evening Oot, 10th' Mr. S. L. Tigg, our mail oatrter, through mistake of the dju?g:at was given a bottle of creso instead of the medicine prescribed. Mr. Tigg taken serjipublr^juj after taking the- fo dose and suffered intense agony untlk/i^ he passed away the following eteniiKh^% Tuesday Oct 20th. The two little^ daughters of Mr. Tigg were quartn teened in their home and were unable^ to see their futher duringr his illness( though Mrs. Tigg was ab'e to reach his bedside before death cum". The funera' was held Tuesday the 87th from the A. E, Church, conducted by Rev. W. W. Williams. The Masons Court and Eastern Siar were in attend ance to pay their last respects Mr. Ti?g leaves to mourn his death a widow, two children. Kuth an1 Naoma and one sister, Mrs Lottie Kland. Mrs. Ida Martin of Kansas City was in the city last week to attend the fnneral'of S L. T:gg. Mrs Boston of/ Canton was up to the funeral a'so- The Bazimr held bv the Art Indust ral club last week was a great success. Hon. H. Wright of Marshalltown was in the city Thursday delivering sa addri ss to the Taft and Shermau club. While in the city he was the guest of Mr. J. Trent. Dr. Carey of Chicago also delivered a very able address Fri dav evening. Both genleme'n also snokc for the ladies at the bazaar,''' which was highly appreciated. Mrs Peter .lohnson is quite ill at her home on South Bill a Miss Gertrude Johnson of Des Moines is in the ci'y to make her home with her uncle, Mr. J, W. Mack ay. Miss Ida Palmer and Mias Alice Newton were called to Keokuk last week on acconnt (if the serious illnesa of their niece, Mrs. F. Graham. Sick Headache, This distressing disease results front a disordered condition of the stnmaehv and can be cured bv taking Chamber Iain's StomHch and Liver Tab'ets. a free sample at all drulg stores and try it. CEDAR RAPIDS NOTES. (Special to Bystander.) Miss Mae Ricks, of Iowa Fall, passed throngh the city Monday evening, en route to Marshall, Texas, at which place "he has been tendered a position in the Wiley Unireisity. Miss Rieks is a graduate from the Conservatory of Music at Ellsworth College, located in Iowa Falls and is accomplished musl* clan. Having a few hours in the par* lor city before her departure, she was modestly entertained by Mesdamea w. E. Morgan, Frank Mo-gan and Miss Olive Dicl-son. The former [and latter are cousins. He Is In New York. 'I V| p'anist he cannot be excelled, nod Emma Smith the soprano soloist was recalled many times. While in th«t't|f* city they were the guestB of Mrs. Mel vi a a is 'V: $ ,11 •45 1- w$ii* _____________ BURLINGTON NOTES., (Last Week.) iV 1 r, .t A ii •&*9 'M 1 Get fp|' An Atchison paper asks, "What hat Secome of tlw old-fashioned boy who (ought aaginst wearing his Sunday*' clothes?" He's In Wall street fleecing the lambs, using the same methods *imt he employed to organize a cornet to marbles in the good old day* Hx /jH .'.'svl'