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ZZi Revengo will be reproduced
to the benefit of the Y. M. C. A.
evening, Jan. 17.
fh« M. C. club will m®et with Mis3
Ljie Bell next MQnday afternoon,
J-lIri Nora Clemens, one of Keokuk's
lading ladies, is spending the holidays
Hioor city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
hf.T. Buckner, at their beautiful home
'en West 13th St. She reports having
Mrs. Terrie Robinson of OAaha,
Neb., who has been in our city visiting
trith her sister, Mrs. J. W Black 820
W. Grand avenue, during the holidays
returned home this week after having
The revival that is now being con
ducted by the A. M. E. church is doing
well as can be expected considering
the sold weather and deep snow. Sev
cral converts have joined and Rev.
Jffinston is sterring up things there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Green, 1200 Park
St., very pleasantly entertained a few
of their friends at dinner New Year's
Day, in honor of Mrs. Mattie Eisher ol
Kadona, Ohio, and Mr. Scott Wood's
t8t Paul, Minn., and Miss Florena Grif-
A very pleasaut day vaa enjoyed
We have just received word of the
death of Frank Smith of Topeka, Kan
ais He formally lived here and mar
ried Miss Spear. The body will arrive
here today, Friday, for inte ment. He
has a sister living here. Miss Ollie and
•brother William living in S. Dakota.
The Kirk wood Social club will give
their first series of entertainments of
new year at the New Dreamland hall
on the corner of Sixth and Locust Sts.
Kromer's orchestra will furnish the
music, and the lovers of the lighc fan
tantistic will be delighteid to enjoy
Thursday evening, Jan. 11, there.
Mr. and Mrs.
members are urged to be
IOR RENT—A five room cottage,
[(quire at 1040 4th Placo.
The Dramatic Art club met Tuesday
Aft Mrs. Wm. Hammitt, continued
(bestudy of book VI of Paradise Lost
Heat next Tuesdiy with Mrs. C. C.
continue study of book VI.
Satan's Revenge -was played to an
apreciative audience at the Y, C. M.
(. Hali New Years night. It was a
fejeelded success. The play was com
ftgted and staged by Mra J. B. Rush,
^president of the Dramatic Art club,
Ipder whose auspices it was presented.
XVIII, No. 30
I you have relative* or
li* viiUIng In the city or going to
lJ» visit, please lnfom ua we
yt all yonr local news.—Ed.)
Johnson of Keo
kuk, two of Keokuk's society people,
*ho just married last week arrived in
our city to spend their honey-moon, vis
iting Mrs Johnson's sister, Mrs. Stan
ley Johnson. Mrs Emery Johnson was
formerlly Miss Delia Bland. We wish
j| them happiness and success.
1 1 1 1
¥he Messrs. Brown & Davis, who has
just recently organized a partnership
to conduct the Billiard and Pool hall,
229 3d St. It was formally owned by
H. S, Brown, who is still part owner
having taken Jack Davis in the new
firm. The new firm started on Xmas
day by giving free lunch to all Fully
300 people enjoyed the hospitality of
these young men until 12 o'clock at
•.Jiight, They carry a first class line of
cigars, and tobaccos in connection with
their billiard and pool hall. They will
treat all courteously,
Corinthian Church Announce
SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 1911/
'10:30 a. m., Baptielnal Service: Sub
ject, Heavenly and E&rthly Trinities.
12:00 Sunday School. 3:00 p. m. Con
vent meeting, followed by Baptismal
service. 6:30 p. m. B. Y. P. U.
7:30 p. m. Hand of Fellowship to new
members and the Lord's Supper. Sub
ject: The Spirit in the Wheels,
The new baptistry and choir stand
will be completed by Sunday, and the
!,!r,®aPtismal services will be held in the
church. T. L. Griffith, Pastor.
iON SHORT NOTICE
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writes Mrs, Louise
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tobborn and unruly hair and Fold's
Ih^al White Skin Lotion for theeom
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Be mire and get the genuine (Fort's)
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Marrow Company, Ohieago, 111*
C. A. NOTES.
Dr. E. A. Lee, our popular deatist,
addressed the men's meeting at the Y.
C. M. C. rooms last Sunday on the sub
ject of Oral Hygiene and gave many
valuable suggestsons of to how to pre
serve the teeth,'
Next Sunday will be popular meet
ing day, being the first Sunday in the
month as well as in the year, and His
Honor Judge F.L. Van Liew of the City
Police Court has been invited to open
the New Year's series by an address
on the "Police Court and How to Avoid
Ladies especially invited. Program
begins at 4:30 p. m,
DES MOINES NEGRO LYCEUM.
At the first meeting of the Lyceum
for the New Year held at the home of
Miss Hazel Cousin in Lake Park Tues
day evening. The newly elected offi
cers were formally installed, each re
sponding with appropriate remarks.
Mrs. Warricks, the newly elected
president said that we ought to spend
the next six month planning to honor
Mr. Archie Alexander, Miss Lettie
Arts at the State University at Ijswa
City in June'
The definite plan for carrying out
this suggestion will be further discuss
ed at 'he next meeting which will be
with the newly elected secretary. Miss
Iva McClain, 1213 Park street.
Att'y. S. Joe Brown was present and
gave an interesting report of the Inter
State Literary meeting recently held
at Witchita, Kan.
Mr. Howard Griffin and his sister,
Miss Mildred Griffin spent a very pleas
ant evening in Colfax last Thursday,
Thoy were the guests of Miss Eva Bell.
Mrs. W. B. Cottomas and sister, Miss
Rosa May Carter, entertaigjed Wednes
day at the home of the former. Sev
eral lady friends sit down a four-course
dinner in honor of Mrs Geo. Kellis arid
Mrs M, Clemons of Keokuk. The din
ner was strictly a Keokuk affair, as
each lady present having been a former
resident of Keokuk.
INTERSTATE LITERARY ASSOCIA
Held at Wichita, Kansas.*
(Special to the Bystander.)
The twentieth annual session of the
Inter-State Literary Association of Kan
sas and the West, adjourned December
30, 1911, in Wichita, Kansas. The op
ening session was held the evening of
December 27th in the new Forum, and
large number were in tie audience.
The program consisted of welcome ad
dresses by Governor Stubbs of Topeka,
on behalf of the state Mayor W. W,
Minick, behalf of the city, and Rev.
E. T. Fishbackj 'behalf of the citizens.
The feature of the program was the
music of the mammoth chorus of nearly
one hundred voices. They were seated
on the stage which was set with wood
land scenery. They sang several classi
cal numbers, but the feature was tho
singing of the plantation melodies,
which were arranged, with an orches
tra accompaniment by the director,
Capt. N. Clark Smith, of Tuskegee.
All the sessions after the opening
were held in the high school auditor
ium. Thursday afternoon, Dr. H. T.
Kealing delivered an address on the
"Philosophy of the Race Problem"
which was full of good logic. The pa
per that probably caused the most dis
cussion was written by Miss Winifred
Morton, of Lawrence, Kansas, and read
at the Thursday evening session. Miss
Mlorton's subject was "Increasing the
Efficiency of the Church." In suggest
ing ways in which the church might
become more efficient she mentioned
economically and politically. Several
took issue with Miss Morton, but she
defended her paper so ably that they
agreed with her in the end.
Friday morning the association
favored with the best paper read be
for it. The paper was on "American
Social Ethics," and was written 'by
S a a
304. W, GRAND AVIC,
First Class Restaurant. Meals
and Lurches served at all hours
Home cooking. You are invit
ed to give us a call.
Charles Townsend, Prop* ?Bes Molnev la.
That y» wfl be pMfcd to
carry and at pri«» tfcfet you
can afford to buy.
Come in and see the won
derful showing we are mak
watches. If you are think
ing of buying a watch now—
or later, your chance is here
now. You will have no
better opr«rtunity this
Spring. Cmtt in now and
pick it out,
Locust St. '£&
Cary and Miss Adah Hyde, all of whom
are members of the Lyceum ahd will. t0 Miss Eva Jessie of Western Univer
gradu'ate from the College of Liberal
MR. HAMILTONS? PROMO
Mrs. S. Joe BTOWU of Des Moines, la.
It treated on the care and bringing up
of girls and' was full of good thought
and sound advice to mothers.
I Friday afternoon the officers for the
next year were elected and Iowa *was
honored with three offices. The third
vice president, Miss Nelle Letage of
Des Moines recording secretary, Miss
D. Mae Lee of Buxton, and a member
of the executive committee, Mr. E. R,
Hall of Des Moines, Iowa. The other
officers were president, Dr. J. A. Cross
land, St. Joseph, Mo. vice president,
Dr. F. D. Harvey, Lawrence, Kansas
second vice president, Mrs. J. M. Gross,
Newton, Kansas assistant recording
secretary, Mrs. L. Eoundtree, Omaha,
Nebraska corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Q. G. Brown, Wichita, Kansas
treasurer, Dr. A. K. Lawrence, Wichi
ta. The executive committee: Prof.
Fred Boundtree, Topeka Prof. G. F.
Porter, Kansas City, Kansas Miss Al
da Anderson,-St. Joseph, Mo. Prof. \V.
E. Gray, Atchison. Historian, Prof. F.
C. West, Leavenworth/Kansas.
The contests in original poetry and
music, oratory and declamation closed
the session Friday evening. The ora
torical contest was -won by Mr. Am
brose Woodland of Wichita, Mr. C. W.
Frunch of Newton, Kansas, winning the
second prize. In poetry, Mrs. M. L.
€opeland of Wichita, was given first
for a very unique poem, entitled
"Wichita." The second was awarded
Kansas City, Kansas. In the con-
test in original jnusie, Mrs. Ruth Van
Durzee McWilliam« of Nebraska, won
the first prize, and 'Miiss Alma Bass of
Western University, second. A declam
atory contest was held for the first
time, the executive committee deciding
last fall that such a contest would bring
'out talent that heretofore 'had been
tried. This contest was won by Miss
D. Mae Lee of Buxton, Iowa, and the
second prize went to Mrs. Cornelia
Clayton of Wichita.
The Interstate will meet at Topeka,
Kansas in 1912. At the 1911 meeting
there were over one hundred delegates
representing over forty societies from
six states, the largest delegation from
any city coming from Des Moines, who
sent nine delegates.
MR. JOHSON'S RETURN.
John Arthur Johnson, world's cham
pion returned from Europe the other
day, wearing his golden smile. We
welcome him in our midst and hope that
he will not be thrown into the limelight
by reckless automobile driving as has
been the case heretofore. Not because
he wtyj all to blame himself, but he
could have avoided a major part of this
unwholesome notoriety, had he been
disposed to do so. The press reports
as to his physical condition has beeto
60'mpletely shattered' and it is sincerely
hoped that he will always retain that
common sense and good judgment that
characterizes economy and thrift. He
has proven his ability in his line of en
deavor as a pugilist, and he should also
prove his ability as a money saver. We
are riot commiited to the sporting fra
fraternity, but do appreciate his
prowess as a master of his profession.
Sergt. Charles Hamilton of the Min
neapolis- Police Department has been
recently promoted to the rank of Lieu
tenant by the Hon. C. Haynes, May
or of Minneapolis. We congratulate
Mr. Hamilton on the showing he has
made as a police officer. We appreci
ate that broad spirit of fair minded
ness, which his honor of the Mayor has
displayed in recognizing Mr. Hamilton
ability as an efficient officer, rather
than his personality. Other individuals
would do well to follow the example set
him. We hope that Lieut. Hamilton
will more than fill his expectations.
This should stimulate other colored po
jsce to a stricter attention to duty in
order that taey may be deserving of
better things, when the opportunity
the taft veto.
Mr. Taft was right in veto:ng the
statehood bill, which
provided for the recall of judges. His
long years of experience in judicial life,
no doubt made it plain to him that this
distinguished body of men should not
be subjected to the whims and moods
of a disgruntled minority.
There is always a certain amount of
dissatisfaction among the people, which
makes it an easy matter to get the nec
essary amount of signers to a petition
of this kind.
Experience has taught us that the re
call is more likely to be used by design
ing politicians to satisfy some personal
feeling than to correct an existing evil,
Our Judiciary should be free to act
upon the law and facts, rather than to
be influenced by popular opinion which
should not be in a state where tenure
of office depended on how well a Judge
pleased everybody. However there
should be some method by which
Judge could be removed from office for
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Mrs. Hattie ianabort of South Rock
Island, entertained the following guests
in honor of
'husband's birthday an
niversary last Sunday, December 24th.
Broyles and Mrs. Marie Bell of Eock
Island. The dining room was
fully decorated in Christmas
The five course dinner was served -with
The A. M. E. Sunday school held
their Christmas exercises December 24,
and the children enjoyed the. beautiful
tree and presents!. We were glad to
DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 5, 1912.
see so mnny parehts out to hoar tho
children speak. Mrs. Anna Harding
and Mrs. Altheda. Moore were quite
faithful ntraining the children ior
the above exercises. We hope more of
the parents will take interest in the
Mr.' and Mrs. W. H. Moore enter
tained at dinner Wednesday, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Blaclcwell, Mr. and Mrs.
Herlfert Hogan, Mr. C. B. Ilosnwr and
Miss Lillian Palmer of Rock Island.
The home was beautifully decorated
•with Christmas colors and the dinner
was gracefully served by the host and
Mrs. Hattie Lambert gave a surprise
on her husband Wednesday evening.
Quite a number were out and enjoyed
the pleasures and feast of the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. U. Burris gave a sur
prise on Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Blackwell
Thursday evening. Owing to soino mis
understanding the gathering was small
but all spent a pleasant evening with
the happy couple and also enjoyed the
dainty refreshments prepared by the
host and hostess,
Mrs. S. Vann spent Christmas day
with Mr. and Mrs, Britten in Moline.
Mr. and Mirs. Chas. Windsor enter
tained at dinner Monday, January 1,
1912, Mrs. Francis Baker of Davenport.
Mrs. C. A. Burris, who has been vis
iting relatives and friends in Chi
cago for two week-s, has returned and
reports an enjoyable stay.
Mr. J. W. Blaekwell, who has been
spending the Christmas wittf his wife
and friends, left for his business quar
ters in Ohicago Saturday morning.
Happy New Year. Good by old year
of 1911. The arrival of the new year
was welcomed 'at midnight by "the
shooting of guns all over the city. Just
before and just after the
Well, girls, its leap year, let's see if
we can't get some of the stupid men
married off. Is it proper and ladylike
for a girl to take advantage of leap
year to propose marriage to a man is
the question. From an ethical stand
point the idea of a woman proposing
is correct. We talk about the equarllty
of the sexes, and believe that they
should exercise the same privilege, so
why should they not in regard to mar
Mrs. Norah Clemens and Mrs. Inis
Kellis were Des Moines visitors a few
davs last week.
The condition «f Ollie Walker is still
Mrs. F. D. Bland, whp visited a few
days last week in Davenport, has re
turned Bonie "quife ill. Friends iiope
for a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Clemens, who resides at 519
Morgan street, ia recovering slowly aft
er a long and serious attack of illness.
'Mrs. George Bland of WatertoWn,
Dl., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Bland, 1504 Franklin street.
One of the most pleasing events of
the season was -the at home given by
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holt at their
beautilftil home, 923 Franklin street
Uhursday afternoon and evening in the
afternoon. Covers were laid for sixteen
ladies and a daintily appointed four
course luncheon was served by the host
ess, after which whist was indulged in.
Mrs. Geo. Snoddy and Mrs. B. L. An
derson were the prize winners. The
home was tastily decorated in the
usual Christmas decorations. In the
evening, Mr. and Mrs. Holt "were host
and hostess to a number of their lady,
and gentleman friends. A splendid col
lation was served, also games were in
dulged in until a late hour. The guests
departed feeling very much elated over
the royalty shown them by their hos
pitable host and hostess.
Saturday evening, December 23rd,
Mrs. Georgie Coleman very pleasantly
entertained a few of her friends in
honor of her birthday anniversary.
Miss Ella and Margaret Draine
spent the -holidays with their parents
MT. and Mrs. J. W. Draine, and other
Messrs. McKinley Brooks, Chas. Al
den and Cornelius Brooks visited in
Quincy Christmas day.
What promises to be an unique en
tertainment is the leap year party
which will be given at Union lodge hall
Thursday evening, January 4th, by
Union Lodge. A fine time is anticipated.
Prof. W. H. Jones spent Ohristmas
day in Ottumwa with his sister, Mrs.
Gilbert, returning home Tuesday even-
W. H. Jones, 1123 Concert
street, very pleasantly entertained at
Christmas dinner the Rev. and ^trs.
Brewer and a few other friends.
Mrs. Geo. Mott is recovering after a
serious attack of neuralgia.
Tuesday at high noon at the home
of the bride occurred the marriage of
Miss Delia Bland to Mr. Emery John
both of this city. The ceremony
was' performed by Rev. J. BreweT amid
a small company of relatives and
friends. They left on the 2:55 tram
for Des Moines to visit Mrs. Johnson
sister, Mrs. Stanley Johnson. They will
be-gone about a week.
The Pittsburg Courier of last week
contained a most complimentary men
tion of the lectures of Miss Sidney J.
Davis, formerly of this city, on Court
ship and Marriage. Miss Davis is the
daughter of Mrs. M. Davis of tins city,
and lectured before the Central Baptist
church of PittBburg under the auspices
of the young people and the Sunday
struck the hour. The old year slipped
away and the new year came in. with
out any undue excitement. Tha death
of 1911 was «a peaceful %nd quiet one
and came gently. Owing to the fact
that new year's eve cafie on Sunday
this year there were but few watch
parties of social -character in the city.
She las been quite successful
in the mission work for
as a lecturer
the last four years, a fact that her
many acquaintances here will be pleased
Oorbin and son, Eddie Sample of by her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Scott, who will
Rev. and Mrs. R. A. remain for a few days visit with rela
tives.' Miss Scott is teaching at New
Scott spent the holidays
She was accompanied home
We had in our midst for a few days
last week a marvelous prodigy in the
person of Miss L. M. Fitzhugh, of, St.
Louis, Mo., blind dramatic soprana
singer. Miss Fitzhugh addressed the
Young Men club ,at Bethel lost Sun
day afternooi, which was a. rare treat.
Sho is a graduate of the blind school
of Missouri and ie travelling unaccom
panied and says she has toured more
than half of the United States. Sho
possesses a remarkably wonderful tal
ent and there is seemingly no compari
son for her natural instructive ability.
A large crowd attended the wood
sawing contest at Pilgrim Rest church
last Thursday evening. Mrs. Maggie
South exhibited both art and skill as
sawyer and carried away the first prize.
Mrs. Georgia Webster knew something
about handling a saw, capturing the
second prize, while Mrs. Sallie Vaughn,
just to lot theni know that she was in
the race, took the third.
Each of tlie churches held watch meet
ing service last Sunday
Dr. Hhillips is on the w' He
has not beeu able for morV
Mr. Isbm Lewis of Fayette is-attend
ing business college in our city. We
hope more of our young men will do
likewise and climb the ladder of fame.
Mrs. Narcilla Jackson spent the holi
days at her old home in Bloorrington,
111. Miss Mabel Price accompanied her.
I They also visited Peoria, Dixon- and
I Fairbury. Mrs. Jackson returned on
I New Year's eve,, but Miss Mabel re
I mained-for indefinate time.
I Mrs. A. J, Gray is confined to her bed
I with sickness, but we hope for her
Harold Price has accepted a position,
in the Freman piano store and is doing
well. We wish.him success
Mrs. M. Lowery spent part of the
holdings in Dubuque visiting her son,
Rev, W. B. Lowery. She reports a de
The concert given by the Lillies of
the Valley on Christmas was a success
everyway. Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. A.J.
Gray had charge.
From, an old subscriber. Wishing you.
a happy New Year.
RED OAK, IA.
Red Oak Iowa is alive this holidays'
with visitors. Mrs. H. S. Martin and
mother-in-law, Mrs. Martin Brooks, re
turned home from Bedford, Iowa, Sat
urday night after spending a week with
relatives and friends. They report &
lovely time and lots of good things to
Mr. and Mrs, Dunkins entertained
Sunday at 5 o'clock dinner in honor cf
Mrs. Martin Brooks and son Forest of
Cedar Rapids Covers were laid for
laid for twelve. Dinner was served in
2-courses- It could not he.p being
'v- •....,. •. a si ,• ., ft. ,••••..• ftV*le f^rtv-r'A Wvwsft
to treat patients.
MT. Chas. Goins has recovered from
a. period of serious illness and has now
resumed his duties, being prepared to
do all kinds of plastering and kalso
Mr. Asbury Granison is quite promi
nent among the white residents of
Sugar Creek. At asocial given in that
neighborhood recently he sang several
popular songs and was the chief amuse
Little Miss Winifred Brewer has been
suffering with a very serious cold, but
at this writing, is much improved.
wish to correct the address of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dixon that we
gave intlast week's Bystander. It is
1017 Time street.
One of the leading events of the sea
son was a dinner given by Mrs. Mar
tha Sanders and Miss Fannie Smith at
their home, 1721 Exchange street, on
New Year'8 day. The affair was in
honor of Messrs. Geo. Smith and James
South, whose birthdays the many rela
tives met to celebrate.
The Coleridge Taylor musical recital
that was given at Bethel on New
Year's night was a grand success.
About twenty dollars were realized
from the door receipts. Mrs. Anna
Holmes, the president, deserves much
praise for .her successful effort.
It is with a degree of sadness that
we chronicle the death of Mr. A. Gor
don, one of our aged residents whom
we have known and seen upon our
streets for so many years. Decedent
thas no immediate relatives except two
sisters that residei in Mt. Pleasant and
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Buckner will en
tertain a few friends at dinner Wed
nesday at their home, New Boston, in
honor of Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Brew
The New Years dance given by the
dancing master, Mr. Chas. Owens, at
Association Hall, was woll attended.
Dr. Phillips has annexed to his^ well
equipped library a large collection of
volumes he recently purchased the cost
of which aggregate several hundred'
CEDAk rapids news.
Gn last Sunday evening the Bethel A
E. choir gave a delightful sacred
concert which was very much enjoyed
by all present.
that Mr and Mrs! Dunkins understand
the art of entertaining. A good time
was had by all.
Mr. Jewett Alexander came over
from Creston to visit in Red Oak a few
Constipation is the cause of many
ailments and disor^"'*
miserable). Take Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets, Kcet. youi
els regular and you will avoid
diseases. For sale by all dealers,
L. H. S. BROWN JACK DAVIS
Cigars and Tobacco
Billiards and Pool
229 Third St
.- A? •,.•
Lost strayed or stolen from my prem
ises at 22 East 3d street, about Dec. 25.
One eight months old baby colt with
white spot in forehead and whito speck
in left eye. If returned I will pay all
damages. N. C. Cross.
Since Jan. 1909 each New Yearns day
has meant a great deal in a social way
to the boys of Buxton, between the
ages of 10-18 years. On that date they
were given their first New Years re
ception which has been an annual affair
since. Under the management of the
Boys work director of the Y. M. C- A.
with his wife, and Mr, R. G. Potter a
member of the Boys committee, the
parents and friends of the boys gave
them the best reception they have ever
witnessed. While there were only
about 75 or 80 present they enjoyed
themselves immensely. The Misses
Tallie Cox.Lelia Downey, Fannie Wood
ford, Lizzie Price, lone Brank, Leona
Ewing and Georgianna Desleet, who
were waitresses for the occasion, BQme
of whom have served each year prior
to this, were- quite faithful in the dis
charge of their duties. The secretary
desires to thank all those parents and
friends who so nobly assisted in make
ing this a very Happy New Year to the
Mt. Zion Baptist church observed
"watch pieeting" Sunday night?
St, John's A. M. E. church served
New Years dinner in the Y. M. C, A.
bnilding from 11:30 to 4.
A home talent show is booked for
Jan. 6th, in Y. M. C. A. auditorium.
Miss Nellie Calloway was on the sick
list a few days last week.
Misses Lottie Ragsdale and Geneva
James of Des Moines visited in Buxton
Messrs. Louis Garlander, Earl Wat
son and Misses Lucy RhodeB and Thel
ma Shelton returned to Western col
lege, Macon, Mo., after spending the
Xmas with relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. F. Guy visited her father in
Ft. Dodge and her sister in Des Moines
during Christmas. On her return from
Des Moines she was accompanied by
her nice, Miss Ida L. Davis who will
remain during the winter.
Miss Valletta London, who is attend
ing school in Des Moines and will be in
the class of June graduates, was home
to spend the xmas holidays with her
Xmas holidays w(ite her parents and
Mrs. Anna Craddock of Des Moines
Mr. and Mrs John Green.
Mrs. Anna Malone, of Omaha is vis
iting her father and sisters, Mr. R. 7.
Jones and daughters during the .Xmas.
She will remain, about two weeks.
Miss Effie Burns of Hockings who
visited Miss Florence Green during the
Xmas, returned to her home Saturpay.
The Silver Leaf club of K. M. C. A.
with Thos Brown, Robt. Bowles, P.H.
Bolden and Amety Blakey as its offi
cers and Leonard Walker taking the
management given a very swell ban
quet ii) the auditorium of the Y. M. C.
A. Dec. 10th. There were about fev
enty-five guests present among whom
were Misses Virginia and Alka Steele,
and Mary Perkins of Des Moines, Mes
dames L. O. Gregory of Ohio,, and Eva
W. Brookins of Chicago, Misses Sarah
Porter of Kansas City, Kas.
Viola. Turner of Omaha and Effie
Burns of Hockings. The reception
committee, Messrs. E. Toran Floyed
Mayes and and T. B. Carey spared no
pains whatever in making all the guests
feel very glad they were"present. The
evening was spentin roller skating and
grand marches until about 11 o'clock
when all faces were turned toward the
well laden tables with many good
things to eat. To say that each person
enjoyed a*delightful evening is- but a
mild way of expressing it.
Mrs. Ruthi Steale made a very pretty
dinner in honor of her daughter Misses
Virginia and Alka, who are visiting
here during the holidays. Mr. Jones of
Kentucky was the only out of town
Messrs. C. Monroe and Chester Dish
man were visitors in the Steele hems
at No. 10' Junction last Sunday. The
guests of the Misses Steel.
Mrs. Gertrude Lewis ate Christmas
dinner with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Minor Waite of No. Junction.
Mr. Wm. Allen is spending the holi
days in Des Moines with his sisttr, Mrs.
.Mrs, Grant Brown is on the sick list
The Y. P. S. C. E. meeting will be
led by Mr. John Fish next Sunday.
Subject: "The Christian Victors—1st
Coura." A male quartette, composed
of Messrs. Rowlett, Wheels, Newsome
and porter will render a selection and
selection and another will be given by
a mixed quartette. The meeting be
begius at 6:30 sharp. All are welcome.
Mr. John Green entertained a few of
his gentlemen friends at dinner on New
Mrs. Henrietta Jones is still on the
Y3pec!al ta Bystander.)
Mr, and Mrs J. M. Pope entertained
some friends la«t Sunday. The even
ing was spent in musie. Refreshments
was served. Quite a favorable time
was spent. Mrs, Pope leaves Saturday
for Chicago for a few days yisit
l» "l '"T'* t.
Price Five Cents.
Mr. and Mrs. McGregor entertained
Wednesday afternoon, The honored
guests were the Misses Hatchers. She
also entertained in the evening for the
There were never a holiday season
spent more joyous than, the days that
have just passed which ushered in to
us the welcomed 1912. There were
many delightful functions and galaday
fathering. The following is a list of
those who entertained at their homes:
Mr.and Mrs. W. B. Ballard, covers
were laid for fourteen, Friday evening,
Dec. 29th Mr, and Mrs. G. H. Mer
chant, covers were laid for fourteen,
Saturday, Dec. 29th. Mr. and Mrs. C.
B. Lewis entertained Deo. 81st
Mrs. Lowery of Cedar RapidB spent
a few days of Xmas week with her son
Rev. W. B. Lowery.
The Misses Hatchers of Chicago were
visitors in our city during the holidays
being the guests of Mr. and Mrs.. C. C.
The A. M. E. ounday school program
was given Xmas evening. It was late
ly attended and enjoyed by all
Mr. and Mrs' J. S. Martin entertain
tained Rev. W. B, Lowery and mother
at dinner, Sunday, Dec. 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wells entertained
at dinner Xmas day. The guests of
honor were Mrs. Lowery of Cedar Rap
ids and the Misses Hatchers »f Chica
Miss Lavern Maron entertained at
six o'clock dinner Xmas]evening a num
ber of friends in honor of the Misses
Miss Beatrice Martin of 195 Main St.
was hostess at a party Thursday after
noon, in honor of the Misses Hatchers.
Mr. W. Johnson was a Chicago'
visitor during the holidays.
Mra. Henrietta Jones of Rocks street
is ill at thi» writing. We wish her a
Mrs. Anna Parker of Chicago, while
enroute to Galesburg, stopped in Dav
enport over Sunday, and visited the A.
M, E. church, and called on the follow
ing friends: Mr. and Mrs. E. Green,
Mrs. Corbin and others.
Mrs Calaway and daughter of Chica
go stopped off on the way to Washing
ton, Iowa, Sunday, and visited with Mr.
and.Mrs. E. Green, of West 5th St.
Mr- Barnett ©f Streeter, 111., is vis
iting his son, George.
Mrs. Florence Howard went to the
Mercy Hospital for an operation, last
Mrs. Wm. J. O'Neal returned home
from Evanston, 111-, last week.
Mrs. Sarah Bean returned to Crystal
City, Mo.,. Sunday night, where she
will take up school on Tuesday, Jan. 2d
Mr and Mrs. Wm Sheppard visited
in West Liberty, Iowa, during the holi
Rev. Burton, Missionary of the Bap
tist church will preach for the Third
Baptist church people until they get a
Mrs Geo-Maw, Dist. Supt. of W. C.
T. U. will give an address at Bethel A.
M. E. church, Sunday at 3 o'clock* Jan.
1912. This address will he under the
auspices of *V C. T. U. of Bethel A.
Mrs. Mattie Byrd wh.o has been
with a sick sister in Indiana for the
past three months has returned home.
If you want to keep well posted about
wnai the colored are doing take the
Bystander. Its beyond all doubt the
best colored paper in the Northwest.
Why not take it and keep up with the
times this 1912.
The reporter will be pleased to takev
your notes. Call up 2315L.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Jones and Miss Ber
nice Jones spent New Years in Hiteman
with tjhsir daughter, Mrs, Nora Gray
son and son, Mr. Bert Jones.
Mrs. E. Grayson Jeffers returned to
Des Moines after a three days visit in^H
Mr. Burt Jones spent a day this week
Mr. Udell Lewis son John Lewis of
Oskaloosa spent a few days of the
Christmas week at the parental home,
of G. T. Lewis.
Mrs. Bert Allen returned from
Moines, Friday evening.
Mrs. Kate Mose, of Qttumwa tj
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grayson and
Bennis spent Sanday and New Years:
day in Albia.
and Mrs. Bright entertained the Au
tumn Leaf club, Thursday evening
and Mrs. Wm, J. O'Neal entertained
for dinner Saturday, Dec, 32^t.
C. H. Marshall and Mrs. Sarah Bean
laid covers for twelve, WednepMay, Dec.
27th Mr. and Mrsk D. L.
covers for seven, Dec, 31ted
Mrs. Chas Sheppard laid c'
number of friends, Saturday
Mr. anid Mrs Chas. Christis
ed Watch-Night, a number
line,. Jan 1st, on the occasion of
grand,rally at the A. M. E. church. A
large number of Davenportera attended
the rally at Monkay evening.
A few usual gatherings during the
A numb, of strange
the past weak.