(N. B. I you have' relatives or
I friends vtaltlng In the city or going to
make a visit, please inform us we
•oll&t all your local news.-—Ed.)
While In (he olty Mr. Barton of
Washington, J. 0., and Rev. Gaines
were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. U.
N. Hyde at dinner.
The A. B. club met with Mrs. 0.
Potarfisld after the basin ess was over
a very delightful program was render
«d, after which a four course luncheon
aerved, they adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Denny, at 18th and Park
The Polk County Negro Republi
can club will bold its annual meeting
and eleotion of officers Thursday even
ing Nov. 19th., there are other impor
tant matters to come before the club.
All members of the club are urged to
be present. By order of 3. Joe Brown,
presidents J. C. Williams, secretary.
Wednesday was the birthday of Mr,
Geo. Hudson and a real surprise to
him was the birthday dinner sent him
by bis sister of New York. Mrs. Jas.
Hamilton, presented him a hand*
some sofa pillow. In the evening a
small company of friends spent a de
lightful evening, after the serving of
refreshments the guest departed wish
ing Mr. Hudson many happy birth
Mr Charles Comley of Webster City
spent Tuesday eve in our city visiting
his daughter Miss Edyth who is a stud
ent in Drake University.
Little Herold Hughes the son of Mr
and Mrs. W Bughes had an operat
ion preformed this week The little
boy is doing as well as could be expect
Those who are drawn on the Novem
be trerm of our petit jury are Herbert
Jacobs, Walter Humburd and M.
B. Jackson and Mr. Payne They are
•11 good intelligent, reasonable thinking
"The literary and spelling bee that
SBS ija»jnaff» fa ore J^..waefcy isago,
be given at the Union Congregation
's! church by Club No 3 was announced
for the wrong day. It should have been
Tuesday instead of Thursday, so it was
postoned until next Tuesday Nov. 17th
at 8 o, clock Those holding tickets for
loth will be admitted this Tuesday.
Mr Fred Anthony of Boone, la., one
of our young dusin^ssimen was in our
city Tuesday. He ts a clerk in Mr.
Tucker's frocery store where he has
worked for nearly ten years.
Born to Mr. and Mrs Edward Weeks
a bouncing nine pound boy last Thurs
day Both mother and baby doing well
and Edward wears a smile. Its the first
In their life, well here is luck.1
^%r, «T. E. Barton of Washingtsn,
C. who came back here to vote and to
•petid a few weeks visiting old friend
returned heme Monday evening after
havitig a very enjoyable visit.
George Laws was operated on
last week at her home in Highland Park
by Dr. J. H. Williams. She is doing as
well as .could be expected at this writ
Don't forget to attend the literary
and spelling bee next Tuesday eve at the
Union Congregational church.
Clarence Bogan is repairing his house
on east Maple street.
he Kings Daughters desire to
tender their sincere thanks to tho*e
friends of humanity who by contti
taring enabled the Circle to raise the
do'lars necessary to ap
ply on the operation at the Mercy
Hospital, of a very deserving young
man,7 Mr. Sam West. Special praise
is due Mr and Mrs. Mack Bradley,
who nave given the young man a
,home free gratis lip to the time of his
removal "to the hospital, also Mrs.
Jhon fields, who first interested and
assited the King's Daughters in the
undertaking, To the young men at
Kirkwood ho'el who led bv Mr. Louis
Holmes raised a purse of $6,00 and to
each one who contributed, and through
lack of space will not permit us to
mention each one the Circle is truly
By ordor of the King's Daughters,
Mrs.'J. Nv tfcClaiu, Sec.
you come and buy
a pound of Coffee, Tea,
Spices, peppers, e*e., are now in.
n. a. PATTO* Ma**
1010 Ointir STM««r
sM.pfmhm. Orate* by X-Way..
fbe X-ray baa Just been Introduce#
•a the pearl Ushers of Ceylon to show
whether an oystar baa pairla wftlgwl
•IOUX CITY ITEMS.
Suadsy was quarterly meeting at the
A. M. church, and the presiding el*
der M. I. Gordon was present to assist
in the work. He preached to a nloe
slsed congregation thoughoat the day.
Presiding elder Gordon left for
Yankton, 8 D., Wednesday to hold
quarterly meeting at aaid place
Miss Hiatus Crawford returned home
Thursday from Sioux Vails, 8. D.,
where ahehas been viaiiing for several
weeks, she was the gnest of Mts..
Coleman, and reports a nice time.
Miss Bertha Crawford of Chicago
who was called here by the dea'h of
her aister Mrs. Anoa Parker, returned
home Monday, she stopped with her
sister Mrs. E. Urant while in the city.
Miss Pearl Harrison left last Wednes
day for St. Panl, to make it her luture
home, she will live with her annt Mrs.
Mrs. 8adie Norrls gave a reception
to about thirty of her friends in honor
of Mrs Anoa Washington, of Phoenix,
Ariz, who has been visiting in our
city for some time, she will soon leave
to join her husband Rev Jas. Wash
ington, who has a cha.-ge in Mexico.
Mrs. Algus, of Manila, la., at the
Samaritan hospital for treatment.
The dancing club gave one of ita
donees Thursday night at Simeon'a
hall, a nice size crowd was in atten
Mrs. Mary Knight and her little
grand daughter Celia May, returned
home Monday from Clarinda, where
she has been visiting relalivea and
friends for some time.
Miss Yida Clg has been quite ill
with appendicitis, but is a little better
at this writing.
Mrs. Charlotte Lee speat a few daya
in Chicago lust week.
The Tuesday evenirg club gave an
entertainment last Tuesday night
which was a success both socially and
Mrs Cora Harrison left Sunday for
Shelbina, Mo., where she will visit her
mother Mrs. Am Lashly.
The ladies of the A. M. E, church
are planting a f*ir to be held on
Thanksgiving, watch further an
Mr. Arthur Nealy and family have
move to Nebraska to woik on a farm.
The entertainment that was given
last Tuesday evening the 3rd inst., at
the A. M. E., cburch by the trustee
helpers was a success a neat sum was
Mr. Kelly Stokes of Kirbsville, Mo.,
came here last Monday and has ac
cepted a position in a barber shop.
The members of the Twilight club
will give, an oyrster supper Tuesday
evening at the A. E. church for
the bent fit of th club. Rev, W.
Brown the pastor has organized this
club of youngr people recently and they
have b*en doing excellent work.
Mr. David Fiddler who had an op
eration performed about two months
ago at the hospital in Ottumwa in gel
ting along Dicely
Mrs, Alice Coalsoo and children left
Saturday afternoon for Keokuk where
she went to tin hei husband
Mr. Fred Kelly and Miss Myrtle Bur
naugh ^pant Sui.duy afternoon and
evening in Fairfield.
Word was received here Monday of
the death of Mr. Dtniel McUaure who
died Sunday at his home in Lee county
near West Point fie has b*en mar
ried but a little over two months to
Mrs. Jane Thompson, her many friends
will regret to learn of her *ad bereave
ment. The decease I leaves mourn
his loss a wif« and several children.
(Special to Bystander.)
The friehds of Hev A Johnson
very pleasantly surprised him la^t
Fridav evening when a they gathered
at his home. The evening was picas
am ly spent.
Rev. Johnson was appointed on the
board of registration.
Our church Is doing a Bplendid
The Christian EnadMVor S .ciety cf
St Paul AM E chu ch will five a
work in both.the church and Sunday
(Special to Bystander.)
Editor, Iowa State Bystander
Please allow me space
to mention our work here, we a^e re
pairing our church, we are going
r.isMbe building to two stories, On
the 1st inst.. wb had a railv and wer*
successful In raWng f*»#0.13. Tfca
largest smount of money raised at one
time in the history of the church.
Bav. S L. B»t.
How to Treat a Sprain
Sprlrs, swellings and lamenw are
promptlv relieved .by Chamber'aln's
Pain Balm This liniment reduces «n
fitmstion sad sorenevs so that a sprain
m%y be eured In ab ut one third the
required by the u«ual treatment.
VOL. XV, No 24. DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1908.
AFTER THt BATTLE.
In many respects the great vic
tory won by Taft and the Repub
lican party laat week was a nota
ble victory, 1st., because it was
claimed that organised labor was
against Taft 2nd., it was said
that Taft would lose the Colored
vote because of the Brownsville
affair and 3rd.,: they said' that
Taft was a weak candidate and
could not pull his full party
strength. Let us see from the
election returns. It seems that
that organised labor did-not vote
against Secretary Taft, but vo*
ted for him and the party that
has done so much for them, even
in the large labor districts iu In
diana, Illinois and Ohio, also in
the large cities where the labor
vote would have been felt against
us, went for us by an increase.
The Colored man did not desert
the party that he naturally be
longs to, for like the labor vote
In the largest districts of the
cities where there are many Col
ored voters there we find an in
creased Republican vote. At
least their vote was the balancing
power in two Iowa Congressional
districts, and in the
Missouri, Indiana, Ohi', Kansas
aud Illinois their vote alone saved
the Republican party from defeat
and made it possible for Mr.
Taft to be our next president
Tbe Colored man has alway been
relied upon in time of need and
under all circumstances have
proven themselves true to their
friends, and loyal to their coun
try. They have been the savior
of our country both in war and
political battle. Thirdly, Mr.
Taft's fine record, true judical
manhood and sterling qualities
were stronger than the people
had given him credit. We can all
rejoice and /iug *4Praise God
from whom all blessings flow."
COLEAX WHITE AS
On last Monday the country
was shocked to read of the hor
rible assault ot a white brute on
a little 12 jear old girl in Colfax
last Sunday evening- He coaxed
tbe little girl into his automobile
to take a ride and then committed
tbe terrible crime. Tbe girl is
in a critical condition, he left ber
by the road side and a neighbor
lady found her prostrated form
later. This white villian was
caught an hour later and had to
betaken to Ne»ton for fear of
lynching. He was telephone
manager at Prarie City. Tbe
peculiar thing is that all of our
Des Moines evening dailies have
cot had a display headline with
invective adjectives, such as
big burly brut, or writing editor
ials inflaming the people against
ths man, as they would have
done had it been a Colored man,
then censor the who'e race for
the wrong act of one man. Is
that fair? Is that justice? Treat
Mr. George Wallace of this city, who
holds a responsible sit ion with one
of the leading plow conpinis of Kt.
MadUon, It» was iu the city un the
3rd inst, to vote.
ttev George Mason, of Alton, wa*
Wits vii ing his mother and friends
J. Stella Williams has returned
from Ja kt-onvtlle where she wns the
guebtof ber bister Mrs. Amelia Frank
Mrs Mattie Miller of Chisago is
moving her household good here, nbe
iu tends to make thit her future home
Mis B. T. Birdett ami Mrs, S Wat
son and son a ui«-uib*r of the gun and
r*d club, went mt bunting Thursday
add su '.cited in bagging seven •qui r« Is.
A number Of" ftff-uds very e.iHt'rt
ly surprised E IT. Mirdett nd
Nov Sud., st his hotnH 818 S. D. sit.,
the affair was ia hinir ot hi* 29th.,
birthday During the evening a de
licious four course Iquohewtt was served
ami g* *n c.Mier *-.us of a uus-«
m-ut were indu'ged in Bafore leav
ing the guest presented Mr. Birdett
wito a number of rememberauces.
U-'/th ar« making preparation® for
Thanksgiving da.r, the writer wishes
States off dedication of this very building when
Governor E W. Hock lent his presence
and good advice to the occasion, there
also spoke from this very platform
another man, W. B. Siubba, with
words so replete with encouragement
and good will to my race and this par
ticular institution, That man has
lately been elected to fill tbe position
of Governor of the great slate of Kan
sas, and I am sure that under his ad
ministration the woik at the Western
NELSON CREWS AT
Last Thursday *«d Friday Nov. 8th
and 9th., the ehureh snd the State
Board ot trustees oft he Western Uni
versity met to dUeo^s in solemn delib
eration the expanding, growing future
of this institution. Dr. Vernon presi
dent, had a most splendid report to
make of to the extraordinary progress
snd prosperity of tbe school At chap
pel services, Bon. Nelson Crews one
of tbe chqrch trustees was seleoted by
Bishop Abraham .(Grant, president of
the trustee board, to make a speech.
Mr. Crews hsd lately finished a hard
political campaign which brought
the party* and wss in the
best of spirit sad beat of voice. A
mong the maoy good things he said
to the assembled brethren, faculty and
students were as fellows:
You are living ia a day of progress.
The opportunities you enjoy here are
unusual and abundant. Every com
fort and advantage is ffered you here
to gain knowledge and character. £uch
opportunities as these were not offer
ed to these elderly men who grace and
dignify the platform. This beautiful
ly decorated chapel, these splendidly
equipped buildings, this strong corps
of teachers from the leading schools
and this most ltberal state 6f Kansas
whose highest capital ia made up of
the intelligence of ber ciiizens. Jov
unbounded dome to fay heart when I
remember but,three years ago at the
University will be gi^en an impetus
and forward stride characteristic only
of his noble heart and lofty ideals for
With all the bleksiogs, natural ad
vantages, and resources with which
this gr at institution is surrounded all
would count for nauirht, but for the
mind of a great personality to lead
guide and steer the ship in the person
of Hiohop Abraham Grant, a living
engineer whose personality reaches
out and draws the strongest men a
round him, himself one of the foremost
Negroes of this day and time. The
The Western university is unusually.
And in ad( i'ion to this to have
the president of this institution the
Hon. W. T. Vernon, regit-ter of ihe
United States Treasu y. peerless ora
tor and educator, filling the liitrh-st
offli-e within the gift of the Negro
race in America, with credit and
i-r owning sticctss. it is a blessing that
no other institution in America can
You live in a pr gressive age. This
school is destined to grow, and in 20
years will have sti etched out and em
braced not only these hills included
in tbis.campuis but nil of the surround
ing territory. 1 congratulate you Mr.
Pie.sideut and members of the faculty
and members of tbu student body upon
your splendid success."
Tiiis distressing disease results from
a disordered condition of the stomach.
ad can be cured by taking Chamber
liin's Stomach and Liver Tab ets. Get
a free sample at all drug stores aud
CEDAR RAPIDS NOTES.
Miss Mary Crawford has gone to
Clinton to fill the position as hou-e
keeper for Rev. Bir Her presence in
tie church is very treat ly mit-sed.
s. Harry Horn returned two weeks
ao from her hume in Ghitlicuthe, Mo
her mother is much improved
Friends of Prof Lowery are glad to
welcome his retura to tbe city, and
h'ipehe will remain all winter with
Mrs Flarry Fields is able to be out
again after beintf confined to her home
several dava with an injured foot
Little Forest Man in wm unable to
perform his (tuties as alter boy Sunday
because of illness.
Sunday was quarteryty meeting and
every service was alive with spiritual
power. The feature of the morning
service was the presentation to the
church of a beautiful individual com
munion set btr Mrs L»wery, president
or the O.^M. 8. club- The presenta
tion address wa« mude by Dr. Taylor
snd the 'response by presiding elder
Pnillips who also in a very impressive
prayer consecrated the vessels to the
service of the Holy sncrement
Friends of Mi. Uarry On*en will be
Wry learu that he is dangerous ill at
th home of his sister in Toledo. We
hope for his ultimate recovery
Mrs, Marttu-Brioka wai hdstes* of
the J. H. Y., last Wednesday at which
time the following ofBuera were in
stalled president, Mrs. Lowell vice
president, Mrs. Price •rrespoadlnr
secretary,. Mrs. P»*rkio* treasurer,
.ikrfiy. cTWr'ntrM tartetfag will-be
with Mrs. Barry Flelda wbsre the la*
d'es will be take up hardanger work
lathe departmenaof arts and crafts,
under the direction of a special teacher
Mrs. Blllston ot Chicsgo, who bss
been a visitor at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H, Mllllgan for the past two
weeks, died suddenly Isst Friday
morning of heart failure. A short ser
vice wss conducted by Rev. Phillips st
the ui. der taking parlors before the re
main swere shipped home for interment.
Mrs. H. A. Perkins entertained Mrs
W. H. Raspberry at dinner Sunday.
Mrs. W. M. Lovelltentertained a
number of little folks at a Hallow'cen
party Saturcay evening.
The Culture club hsd a very pleas
ant session laat Thursday, and hope
soon to be ready to begin the years
Miss Msbel Price will be hostess of
the club this week.
The barbecue dinner at the hove of
Mra Hawkins on the Slat., ult, was a
Gach stewardess must plsn an en
tertainment of ber own this year. Mra.
Hawkins led out with the barbecue
dinner, watch for the next affair, a
number of pleasant surprises are
promised in this department.
What Would You Do?
In case of a burn or scald what
would you do to relieve the pain? Such
injuries are liable to occur in any fami
ly and everyone ahould be prepared for
them. Ghamberlain'a Salve appled on
a soft cloth will relieve the psin almost
ina'antly, and unlets the injury is a
very severe one, will csuse tbe psrts
to heal without leaving a scar. For
sale by all druggisis.
Mrs, Georgia Alexander is visiting in
Mrs. Viola Bradford died at her
home on the 1st., inst., and was buried
on tbe 3rd., she leaves a husband two
brothers and two children to mourn
her loss. Mrs. Bradford was a lady
beloved by all, and her death leaves a
vacancy that cannot be filled.
Miss Edna Martin, who has been
quite ill is Improving.
Mrs A. B. Terrell fell from a loft
and injured herself Monday.
Bvangalist Wm (Sunday is conduct
ing a series of meetings in our city.
..The local Afro-CouociJl mst^atlhtt
home of Mrs. Grear, Nov. Oth.
Rev. J. H. Bell was in Buxton a
greater part of th!s week assisting Rev.
Lewis with his revival meetings.
Mr. Ed. Butler had a break down
In his moving which caused some dam
ages to his household goods.
Mrs. Bell and daughter Dorcia took
six o'clock lunch at tbe home of Mrs.
i. A. Davis Friday.
The tSupt., Mrs. .1. H. Bell of the A.
M, E Sunday school with hor teach
ers unci help, have commenced to get
the Christmas program ready.
Mr. Heinesman addressed the Sun
day school Sunday afternoon.
MOLINE (ILL (iUEiSTlNGS*
Monday evening the tri City Sunday
school association held its regular
meeting at the St. Paul A. M. E. church
the following officers were elected for
the ensuing year president, Mrs. Wil
liam Taylor vice president, Mr. R. (I.
Pollard secretary. Miss Clara V. Tar
ver treusuier, Mrs. Basset organist
Miss Mabie G. Tarver chorister, Miss
Mayota E. Wood. After the business
session luncheon wasaei vedin the par
lors of the church by the members of
Kt. Paul Sunday school.
Rev. Phillips spent a few days of
this week in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown of Cleve
land, O., have recently come to Moline
to make this their future home.
The Tabernacle Baptist church gave
a mock wedding at the art gallery
a*t Tuesday week, after tbe wedd'ng
a very delightful supper was served.
MUb Estella Bradley of Michigan is
in the city to spend the winter with
der sister Mrs Kufus Pheonix
The members of the Sunday Lecture
elub mill have a debute at the church
Frid iy evening. The sutject is, '-Is a
..oman a greater benefactor in the
advancement of civilization than
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Be as careful as vou cm you will oc
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one that has has an established repu
tation and that is certain to effect a
quick cure. Such a medicine is Cham
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ed a world wide reputation by its re
markable cures of this most common
ailtneut: and can always be depended
upon It acts on nature's plan, relieves
the lungs, aids expectoration, opens
the lecretions and aids nature in re*
storing the system to a healthy con
dition. During the many years in
which it has been in general use we
have yet to learn of a single case of
eoldorattaek of the grip having re
sulted in'pneumonia when tnls remedy
was naed which shows conclusively
that it is a certain preventive of that
dangenous disease. Chsmberlaih's
Cough Remedy, oontalns ao opium or
other narootlo and may be givan as
confilently to a bahy as to an adult.
Foraele by aLldrugglaU
DES MOINES NEGRO LYCEUM.
The Des Moines Negro Lyceum met
Tuesday evening at the home of Mr.
Braham Hyde, at which time the de-
Initiatory contest took place, each con
nestant doing credit to themselves and
to the club The judges Rev J.
Pettigrew, Mrs. U. Hughes and Rev E.
P. Geiger after deliberating for an hour
were unable to decide between Miss
Edyth Comly and Miss D. Mae Lee who
was the winner. The two contestants
then selected Meters U, W. Hughes,
Geo. H. Mason and Dr. J. H. Wi liams
as judges and after reciting their selec
tion, the judged declared Miss Lee aa
the winner. It waa indeed an exciting
contest. Mrs. S. Joe Brown and Miss
Jessie Hell deserve special mention for
the excellent rendition of their select
ion and it was indeed a treat to listen to
the "African Chieftian," by S. Joe
brown though he was not a contestant.
Tuesday evening at the home of Atty.
S Joe Brown the oratorical musical and
poetical contest will be held Musical
contestanta are the Misses Lillian Fields
Pearl Hammit, Florence (iater, Bessie
Reeves, Gertrude Shackelford and Edna
Alexander and Mes&is H. Hughes and
W. v\ arricksand the contestants in the
oratorical contest are Colleen Alexand
er, "Influence of Character", Braham
Hyde, „The American Negro' Pearl
Tolliver, -'Life as a Flower", Jesse
Manual Training and Intellect*
ual Development", Zopeia bocky "Our
Race, and V\m. Warrick and Elbert
Hall who have not announced their
subject. The only one thus far entered
into the poetical
contest is Jura, bughes.
LINCOLN INSTITUTE NOTES.
The very successful summer school
term of Lincoln institute closed Aug
ust 15th and September 1st, after a
vacation of two weeks, ushered in the
opening of the fall term with the full
and regular corps of teachers in hand.
This demonstrates as we have said on
several occasions that Lincoln Insti
tute's approximate continuous session
more nearly than any other school of
its class in the country. If not, let us
hear from the others.
pains to make a success of his school,
to keep its standards high and deserves
much credit for the great work he is
doing for his race. The love and es
teem in which he is held by his facul
ty and students was publicly indicate!
on the occasion of his birthday, Sep
tember 8th, when the former presented
bim with a beautiful silk umbrella,
gold and pearl handle, and the latter
with a gold headed cane.
The moral ideal set by Dr. Allen for
his students is a very high one, and
his timely chapel and Sunday talks to
the young men and women who attend
the institution are bound, sooner or la
ter, to bear excellent fru^t in the fu
ture life of these young people.
The literary and industrial work has
secured gold medals in the great expo
sitions or world fairs, and may be seen
in the office as proof of the estimate
placed upon the work of the institu
tion, and each succceding year brings
with It a higher standard of excel
The true college and athletic spirit
is endorsed by the administration, main
tained by the students and Lincoln in
stitute's prowess on the gridiron and
diamond are acknowledged far and
wide. The most recent victory, that
of October 17th, with the Brownville
team, showed a score of sixty-one to
zero in favor of Lincoln.
The religious and literary bodies
show a spirit of activity that is very
commendable and they materially help
in creating for the institution a healthy
Sunday was quarterly meeting at
A. VI. E church, Presiding elder L.
J. Phillips was. in attenlande part of
the day going to Rock Island tbe lat
ter part of thn day.
l?wa has once more done its part in
assisting in matutaioing the principles
of repub icauism by rolling up big
majorities for the party.
Those io attendance at the funeral
of Claude Daymou were Mesdxmes
Kelle Bryant, Mary Williams, Motile
iymon and Miss Ruth Casey all of
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scriber to the Bystander.
Jas. W. Cooper of Morrison spent
Sunday in Clinton.
The many friends of Claude Daymon
were pained to hear of his death which
took place at the home of his grand
mother, Mrs. Hentietta Brown on llh
Ave., Thursday evening at 6:15, with
whom he had made his houie ever since
three years of age. A littlo over three
weeks ago Claude contracted a severe
cold which developed into Pulmonary
Tuberculosis. After a week of severe
lilnesa he rallied and his friends bad
hopes of an early recovery. Fary last
week he suffered a relapse which later
terminated in his..death. Deceased
had a groat number of friends. At the
time of bis death he was 13 years of
ago He leaves to mourn his loss his
mother Mrs. E»a Daymon of Chicago,
bis fatber A. M. Diyuion and a number
of relatives and a boat of friends. His
funeral took place Sunday morning at
10:30 from llethel A. M. E. church,
Rev. S. .L. Birt officiating,assisted by
Bev. ii. J. PlulUps. The choir render-
Price Five Cents.
iog beautiful music appropriate to tht
occasion. Face to Face was also rend*
edasa voosl solo by A. A, Mush,
ioterment at Sprlogdale. The pall-*
bearers were masters M. 0. O ulberson,
Delight Evans, Howard Mitchell, Curtis
Buah, Carl Culberson and Uuebeft
The colored voters of Clio ton enjiy-^,-^
ed a political love f«ast on the even|ogV\^
0' Oct, Wth wbea Hou. H. tt. Wilghr
addressed them on the issues of the
oampaign. Owing to the iaelemeatv
weather the attendance was not large
but those present were well pleased,
The meetiog wa* presided over by A,*
A. Bush assisted by Messrs Henry Rob*
iuson, Geo Robinson, O. Culberson,
T. G. Dosler, W. A. Richardson, H.
G. Williams aud Chas. Tompson.
As a result of the iiaancUl rally and
basaar given for the building fund of
the A. M.K vhureh. The trustees re
siised nearly tSUO 00 tbe effort waa a"
success in every particular.
The Culture olub spent very pleas*
ant afternoon laat Thursday with Misa
Mabel Price as hostess. Mrs. Perkiaa0
will entertain npst week.
Mr. Moor was au over Sunday visitor
iu the city, tbe guest of his wife Mrs*
Clara Moure and daughter the Misses
Maude and Theo.
Mr. Geo. Martin of Chicago visited
with friends aud relatives in the city
Mra S. Holly 'was hostess laat
Friday of the O. M. E. elub. Tbe dub
ia making preparations now for their
annual bazaar to be held at the church
Dec. 1, 2 and 3rd for the trustee bene
fit. Any article contributed to this
basaar by friends will bit thankfully
received by the olub.
Mrs Beecher of Chicago has been
spending a few days In our city the
guest of her husband who is in tbe em
ploy of the N. W. railroad Co' She
was also a guest of Mrs. M. F. Lowery.
The Christian Endeavor meetiog
next Sunday will be a temperance less
on conducted b/ Mr 8. L. Terry. All,
young people are especially invited to
attend these services.
The opening was unusually large
now at the close of the second month,
about five hundred students have ma
triculated, and every day adds to the
increasing number. Many states are
represented for this famous school has
become very favorably known under
the administration of its noble head,
Dr. B. Allen.
-jaMJUlaBr^paresnelther ~4lma*i»fi£. h«*^tnidr#^
Rev. A. Ford conducted services la
Iowa City Hunday.
Mi. and Mrs. Edwsrds of Dps Moines
have been visitors ot tbe Rapids for
the past gew days, being guests at the
home of Kev. and Mrs A. ford.
Cedar Rapids her home for tbe past«
year has returned permanently to Bur- v*
lington. She will bi sorely missed ia ti
the Rapids as t-he made many warm
friends while in the city-
Mr. and M». W. II. Raspberry were
guebts at a delightful 3 o'ciock dinner
Sunday at the home of Elder and Mrs.
llolly in houorof iho triumphant Taft
The J. S, Y. was cntcr'alned last
Wednesday by Mrs. A, Koyd. The
feature of the afte.noou was a test in
civil government. How our »xecutlve'
cheif is elected. The club also decided
to assist the hut shine Mission this year
by a Thanksgiving donation.
R--V. B. W. Taylor expects in a few
days to be permanently located in
Turkish War Expanses.
Something like three-fourths of tM
annual expenditure of the Turkish
government has of recent years baea
'or arms and munitions of war.
Silent Japanese 8oldl#rs.
Japanese soldiers flght noiselessly,
rtiey have no bands, no drums beat
•evellle or tattoo, and in action thaf
it'er no cheers.
Irrigation Adds Value.
By Means of Irrigation something
ike 1,500,000 seres of land In t^k»
a have been Increased ia value ovsv
Smiths Lead All.
*u the city of Washington there an
.a,000 Browns. 15,000 Smiths. 14,Mt
lohnsoas and 1,000 Joneses.
Average Journey af Freight.
The average journey of a tea
?rel?ht 128 mllea.
Ingenuity in Stealing,
"What's all tbe row about?' tha, -c-1^#1
hungry man queried ts the manager
of the||.clty restaurant was saea to
rush enitedly to the cashier's desk
and detain a departing individual
The waiter explained. For a mouth
past some of the numbered checks
had been missing, and It had been dl»
covered that certain patrons warn?
economizing at the expense of the
management. A man would order II
cents' worth and receive a check, for
the amount Then he would sec rata
the check when the waiter wasat
looking and order a quarter's worth
more of eatables. The waiter would
then giva a check for 40 centa, but
whea it came time to pay the e»a»
tomer would use the 15-cent ticket to
get by the door. "H'm." muttered tha
hungry man "line scheme," and la
tha axcltemant he passed a CaninMai
dime oa tha eaah*er.
Wlaeeaaln Mink Farm.*.}
A recent venture no* yet listed aa
paying or otherwise is a mink farm,
atartpd by a man la northern ,Wla
eoasia, who, noting the popularity^ ot
mink and the scarceness ot good
skins has turned his few acres lnto av
mink farm from which be hopea
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