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Rev. S. B. MOOF«. Presiding Elder
of the Des Melnes District, is in our
city ibis week.
Mr, Sim Jeffries of Buxton, la., was
a Des Moines visitor Wednesday on
Mrs. Ella Lucas of Buxton is in our
city with her sick sister, Mrs. A. C.
Mrs. Price Alexander is reported to
be improving at Mercy hospital this
Mrs. Wm. Burley of Sioux City is in
our city visiting her si«ter, Mrs. A. C.
Fisher, who has been quite sick.
M*s Albert L. Bolien of Indianola,
Iowa called at the Bystander office
Monday enroute to Davenport as a
delegate to the I. S. F.
Mt. Olive Court, No. 4, H. of J.,
will meet June 6th at their hall,
Tenth and Center streets. All mem
bers are asked to be present.
Mrs. Amanda Barquette of Osceola,
Iowa is a visitor in our city, the guest
of Mrs. K. Bershears at 1205 Sampson
street this week.
Remember that the 0. E S. Chapters
will held their annual memorial sermon
Sunday at the Union Congregational
church at 2:30 p. m. Ail O. E. S.
ladies are urged to be preeent.
Mrs. Adah Jones nee Cleggett of
Minneapolis, Minn arrived in our city
this week to visit her mother, Mrs. C.
A. Clegget for a fortnight.
Miss Mabel Johnson of Gravity, Iowa
passed throngh our city Monday morn
ing enroute to Davenport to attend the
I. S. F. of Cjlored Women's Cluhs.
While here she called at the Bystander
Mrs. Luther Abbey formerly of this
city but now of Minneapolis, Minn., is
in our city this week visiting old
fri»n Is and relatives She ia the guest
of Dr. and Mrs. Dulin,
Mr E. S. Morgan, B. J. Hack,
Sumner Wilkerson of this city and
McCallister of Marshalltown and
Mrs. Preston Williams of Chicago at
tended the funeral of Mr. Baldwin at
Creston, Iowa.
Atty. T. W.* Bell of Leavenworth,
Kan., spent a few hours in our city
Thursday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Bell, while en route home
from St. Paul, where he was attend
ing the trial of some cases in the
United States federal court.
The Des Moines Negro Lyceum met
Tuesday evening with Atty. S. Joe
Brown and listened to a very inter
esting address by Mr. Jesse A. Graves
on "The War in Mexico Viewed at
Close Range," as Mr. Graves had re
cently made two visits to the scene
of hostilities in Old Mexico. The
meeting next week will be with Miss
Cleo Smith and Nazerine Ragsdale at
1006 West Thirteenth street.
Mrs. Etta Grant of Sioux City passed
through our city last Friday returi ing
from Buxton where she was a delegate
to the O. E. S. state meeting. She
called at the Bystander office and was
pleased to see such a first class office.
She is our representative'in the north
We have just received a letter from
Prof, Lawrence C. Jones, President of
the Piney Woods College in Braxton,
statipg that they had a good school
yea rand are preparing to come north
and spend the summer in Iowa and St.
Joseph, Mo., his old home. Lawrence
was educated in Iowa.
WANTED—At once a barber at Cedar
Rapids, la., Address J. B. Nelson, 202
N, 1st street.
bout 4 students to art as waiteis dur
ing their vacation, at HyDerion Field
club House. Good opportunity for
young men who have to work their
way thru school. SoAe experience
desired H. C. Brown,
Care Bystander offlc».
Rooms to Rent—We have good rooms
to rent, furnished or unfurnished, at
reasonable rates. Call and see us.
Mrs. J. E.' Roberts, 1224 Day St.
We want a good farm hand at
once. Good wages to the right party.
'Write me at the Iowa Trust and Sav
ings bank or phone Maple 682. B.
I have 12 houses and lots, also some
vacant lots and acreages for sale
reasonable, on easy terms. Call at the
bystander office or see John Thomp
For a burn or scald apply Cham
berlain's Salve. It will allay the pain
almost instantly and quickly heal the
injured parts For sale by all dealers.
We have just received a beautiful
wedding invitation announcement
from Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Fields of
Cameron, Mo., announcing the mar
riage of their only child, their accom
plished daughter, Miss Nina Krowa
Fields, to John Henry Escoe of
Muskogee, Okla., Tuesday at 4 o'clock,
June 10th at their home in Cameron.
The happy couple will be at home in
Muskogee after June 12th. Miss
Fields is well known in our city, as
she was a student at Highland Park
college. Mr. Escoe is the son of a
banker in Muskogee and is a clerk in
the Muskogee Savings bank.
Miss Letta Cary, A. B., a recent
graduate of the State University, has
returned to the city for her summer
vacation from Bishop college at Mar
shall, Texas, where she served the
past year and has been re-elected for
another year as professor of modem
It will doubtless be gratifying to
her many friends throughout the
state' to read the following testimon
ial of her worth recently received by
Atty. S. Joe Brown, who recommend
ed Miss Cary for this distinguished
position. It reads as follows:
Marshall, Texas, May 24, 1913.
Mr. S. Joe Brown, Des Moines, Iowa.
Dear Sir: It will please you, I am
sure, to know that Miss Letta Cary
has done excellent work with us dur
ing the past year and we are asking
her to return.
We regard her not only as a good
teacher, but esteem her as a woman
of fine character, whose influence has
been helpful both in and out of the
classroom. Very truly,
C. H. Maxson.
Braxton, Miss., Under Leadership of
Prof. L. C. Jones, Is Doing a
Great Work.
Among the youngest men in the
professional world, in this state, who
are doing something that is tenable,
we take pleasure in,referring to Prof.
L. C. Jones as one that stands in the
foremost front. He is pushing that
school with marked success. He en
joys the full confidence of all his con
stituents indeed he is doing a great
work. The race and the people gen
erally should be proud of this young
man and the work that he is doing.
Some of the best white people of
the north and east have got their
eyes on him and the school and will
lay their strong financial hands on
him to help in this worthy effort to
filt up his people. Dr. W. T. Vernon,
ex-register U. S. treasury and presi
dent of Campbell college, has just re
turned from the school, where he was
invited by the president and faculty
to speak, and states to the Reporter
man that he is highly pleased with
thfe work that is being done and that
Prof. Jones deserves to be encour
aged and predicts for him and the
school a great future. Such endorse
ment comnig from a man like Dr.
Vernon, a ripe scholar and of deep
experience, means a great deal
Tae Ministers and Deacons' Union
of Iowa and Nebraska will hold their
annual session with the Mt. Zion Bap
tist church at Buxton, Iowa, June 10
and 11, 1913. All ministers and dea
cons of the Iowa and Nebraska asso
ciation are cordially invited to attend
this meeting and help make it one of
much interest. Rev. Dr. T. L. Griffith,
pastor of Corinthian Baptist church
of Des Moines, Iowa, will conduct the
institute lectures this year. These
lectures are very helpful to both min
isters and deacons, as Dr. Griffith is
an ardent expounder of the Holy
Rev. J. W. Evans, President.
Rev. M. J. Burton, Secretary.
Buy Your Wedding or
Graduation Present
for your friends
from a good reliable
firm that will guar
antee all their goods
We do all kind" of"
repair work. Our
prices are reason
able~come and look
over our large stock
of the latest designs
Mrs. Brekker of Hannibal. Mo., is
in the city visiting Mrs. Matilda Ruff
Mr. John Mosby of Springfield, 111.,
s^ent SinrW with his mother, Mrs.
Mary Varisheo.
Mr. C. Allen is visiting in Paris,
IWIUI| ||W«^ iJiliilinpip.W!!, -^^sr
Mo., anfi surrounding cities.
The annual sermon of the U. B. of
F. and S. M. T. was held at Eighth
and Elm street Baptist church on
Sunday afternoon. There was a good
Miss Pearl Ridder of Chicago, 111.,
is visiting her aunts, Mesdames Clerk
and Gates. I
Misses Naomi and Virgie Wallace
of Monroe City, Mo., were in the city
The Current Event club met Tues
day, May 20th, at the home of Madam
R. L. Webb. The following program
was rendered: Trio, Mesdames Rob
inson, Cook and Mundy current
events solo, Madame Hall short
drama, entitled "Michel Loriel's
Cross." This being the last meetinp
of the season each one parted, wish
ing all a happy vacation.
Mr. Morton Mosby of Springfield,
111., is in the city visiting his mother
and other relatives.
The Carnation Embroidery class,
under the supervision of Madam
Belle Clerk, celebrated its first anni
versary at Bethel A. M. E. church on
Thursday night, May 22. Each mem
ber had on exhibition her work and
much interest was manifested by the
guests, which numbered about 200.
Madam Clerk was presented with a
gold bracelet as a token of esteem.
Miss Sophia Russ is indisposed this
Miss Cora Anderson attended the
commencement of Western college of
Macon, Mo., Thursday.
Mr. Cecil Jackson is spending his
vacation with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Jackson.
Mr. C. Jackson is a student of Geo.
R. Smith college of Sedalia, Mo.
The sixth annual session of Electa
Grand Chapter, O. E. S., for the state
of Iowa and jurisdiction met at the
O. E. S. hall in Buxton, Iowa, on
Tuesday, May 20, 1913. At 9 o'clock
the worthy grand matron, Mrs. Ruth
B. Bright, of Davenport, opened the
Grand Chapter in ample form. The
following grand officers were present:
Mrs. Ruth B. Bright, W. G. M. Mrs.
Elizabeth Green, A. G.'M. Mrs. J.
Emma Milligan, W. G. Treas. Mrs.
Mary F. Bland, W. G. Sec. Mrs. Cora
E. Jones, G. Cond. Mrs. Addie John
son, G. A. Cond. Atty. S. Joe Brown,
W. G. patron.
The r&port of the committee on
credentials showed twelve chapters
represented. The G. W. matron then
announced the standing committees.
At the afternoon session the W. G.
M. and the W. G. P. presented their
annual addresses, both of which were
listened to with marked attention,
containing as they did the details of
the work of these officers during the
year and also many suggestions for
the improvement and betterment of
the order. Each was referred to the
proper committee.
Immediately following the reports
of the grand officers the grand matron
turned the meeting over to the Grand
Chapter degree team, composed of
Mrs. A. G. Jackson, ,W. M. J. L.
Brooks, W. P. Lizzie Green, A. M.
Cora Jones, Cond. Addie Johnson, A.
C. Anna Cousin, Adah J. Emma
Milligan, Ruth Mate F. Clark, Esth
er Sue M. Brown, Martha, and Paul
ina King, Electa, by whom the work
was exemplified in a most perfect
manner without the use of rituals.
At the Wednesday morning ses
sion committee reports were received
and other routine business attended
Iowa Grand Chapter 0, E. S», Buxton, Mag 19-22* 1915
The afternoon session was princi
pally devoted to memorial
for those memherS
to their reward during the past year.
The regular ritualistic service was
given by the W. G. patron, assisted,
by the regular officers, and appropri
ate eulogies delivered in memory of
the four members whose names were
added to the death roll this year.
Thursday morning the committees
completed their reports and other
matters of importance were transact
ed. At the afternoon session oc
curred the election of officers, which
resulted as follows: W. G. M., Ruth
B. Bright, Davenport W. G. P., J. L.
Brooks, Burlingto» A. G. M., Ada
Monroe, Buxton A. G. P., R. W.
Franklin, Oskaloosa W. G. ffreas.,
J. Emma Milligan, Cedar Rapids W.
G. Sec., Mary F. Bland, Keokuk con
ductress, Maude M. Wilkerson, Des
Moines associate conductress, Addie
Elliott, Ottumwa.
The grand matron-elect then an
nounced the following appointments:
Grand chaplain, M. E. Dixon, Keokuk
grand marshal, Josephine Fowler, Ot
tumwa grand lecturer, Sue M.-Brown,
Dss Moines grand Adah, Addie Sut-
VOL. XIX NO. 51 DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1913. Price Five Cents.
District grand master's announce
ment of the thirty-first annual ses
sion of Iowa district grand lodge No.
The G. U. O. of Odd Fellows will
meet in Buxton, Iowa, with the Lov
ing Hope lodge, No. 7066, the fourth
Tuesday in June (24th), 1913, at 10
All lodges and delegates will gov
ern themselves accordingly.
Delegates should see to it that the
P. S. sends a copy of their credentials
to the D. G. secretary on or before
the 15th day of June Respectfully
Geo. O. Terrell, D. Master,
Colfax, Iowa.
(Special to Bystander.)
The cornerstone of St. Mark's A.
M. E. church, corner Fifth avenue
East and Sixth street, was laid Sun
day, May 25, 1913, by the Ruth lodge,
No. 3586, Grand United Order of Odd
Fellows, following a special program.
For more than twenty years the
small congregation has struggled for
a house of worship and met with
many adverses.
Rev. Tyler's appeal found spontane
ous answers, not only in encouraging
words, but in liberal offers of finan
cial assistance. Much credit is to be
given Rev. Tyler and his faithful
trustees for their untiring efforts in
securing the money needed to start
the building operations.
Members, friends and visitors prom
ise financial aid to help build a church
where the great Jehovah will not be a
transient guest, but there to dwell
er, Marshalltown grand Ruth, Etta
Grant, Sioux City grand Esther,
Stella Ringold, Oskaloosa grand
Martha, Katie Carter, Buxton grand
Electa, Alice Banks, Des Moines
grand organist, Ella Draine, Keokuk
grand warder, Amelia G. Jackson,
Cedar Rapids grand register, Cora
E. Brooks, Burlington grand senti
nel, John W. Bland, Keokuk grand
correspondent, Mate F. Clark, Ottum
wa. degree team: Worthy Matron
Addie French, Des Moines Worthy
Patron John W. Bland, Keokuk As
sociate Matron Cora E. Jones, Oska
loosa Conductress Luella Franklin,
Oskaloosa Associate Cond. Mary Pet
erson, Buxton Adah, Jenniq. Johnson,
Davenport Ruth, Etta Holland, Des
Moines Esther, Lizzie Greene, Turl
ington Martha, Paulina King, Burl
ington Electa, Addie Johnson, Os
Jewel committee: M. E. Dixon,
Carrie Gordon and R. G: Potter.
On Thursday evening occurred the
public installation of officers, which
was conducted in a very impressive
manner by Past Grand Patron S. Joe
Brown, assisted by Past Patron R. G.
Potter of Buxton.
The next annual communication
will convene with Alpha Chapter, No.
2, at Keokuk, Iowa, the third Tuesday
in May, 1914.
Public Entertainments.
On Monday evening the officers of
the Grand Chapter, upon the special
invitation of Guiding Star Chapter,
No. 11, dedicated the O. E. S. hall,
which recently has been refinished
and refurnished. Grand Patron
Brown, assisted by the grand officers,
conducted the dedication ceremony in
a manner that showed thorough
knowledge of the work, and was some
what of a revelation to many mem
bers of the order present.
On Tuesday evening Guiding Star
Chapter gave a reception to the offi
cers, delegates and visiting members,
at which time the following program
was carried out:
Invocation Rev. J. L. Wharton
Music Mandolin Club
Address Dr. E. A. Carter
Vocal Solo Mrs. Jas. Guy
Address Dr. C. G. Robinson
Music Mandolin Club
On Wednesday evening a banquet
was given at the Elks hall, which was
largely attended. A musical program
was rendered, after which a four
course supper was served. The re
mainder of the evening was spent in
social intercourse and dancing for
those who so desired. The music was
furnished by Prof. Oliver's Colfax or
chestra. I
Thursday evening another recep
tion was given at the Elks hall. The
entire delegatior. of about fifty were
entertained at the new modern Bux
ton hotel.
Luella Franklin,
Official Reporter.
Mr. M. Banks was calling on friends
in our city between trains one day
the past week.
Mrs. Bell Coleman was shopping in
the Capital City one day last week.
Mrs. Johnson, who was visiting
friends in Des Moines, has returned
to Colfax.
Mr. O. Cabbel was in our city visit
ing friends from Carney.
Mr. Owen Redman spent Sunday
in our city, the guest of his aunt and
uncle and many friends from Grin
nell college.
Miss Bessie Brooks from Des
Moines was a guest in our city, visit
ing her sister, Miss Mary Brooks.
Mrs. G. O. Terrell spent all day
Friday at the Capital City, returning
in the evening.
The entertainment that the House
hold of Ruth gave at the hall was a
success financially and the decoration
was good. Our Household of Ruth
have got to be royal entertainers.
Rev. John Gross from Des Moinea
will supply the pulpit until Rev. Mor
ton returns at the Bethel Baptist
The Ladies' Home Mission will
meet at the church Thursday after
noon at 3 p. m.
Anyone who is not a subscriber and
who wishes to tage The Bystander
can leave their money with the corre
spondent, who will send in your name
and the money, which will be $1.50
per year, and see that you get the
paper. Hoping those that are not
taking the paper will give her your
name and address.
Word has been received from Mrs.
Alice Battle, who has been spending
the past eight months with her son.
Dr. Leo Welker, of Nashville, Tenn.,
that she is expected home some time
next month, which will be good news
to her many friends.
Only two more weeks of school and
then comes vacation, which is always
a welcome guest for our boys and
girls. We hope to hear of all of
them making their grades and fitting
themselves for higher grades next
Mr. George White, who has been
unable since last Friday to be at his
work at the garage, being off duty
caused by a severe boil on the side of
his face.
The Iowa-Nebraska Baptist Sunday
School Convention will hold its twen
ty-eighth annual session with the Mt.
Zion Baptist Sunday school, Buxton,
Iowa, June 12, 13,14 and 15, 1913.
Dear Brethren and Co-Workers:
The call is loud and the field is ex
tensive. We urge you to come to
Buxton, not only with determination,
but with money to do great things
for God and His cause. Let us make
this the banner year of the conven
tion. Yours for the cause,
F. B. Woodard,
(Special to Bystander.)
Mrs. C. Farrier left for Davenport
as a delegate to the ladies' State Fed
eration, which meets at that place.
Rev. Mitchell of Maryville, Mo.,
filled the pulpit morning and night at
the Baptist church.
Rev. Morgan is visiting relatives in
Ottumwa. The pulpit was occupied
by Rev. Lane, local pastor, Sunday.
An entertainment was given at
the K. P. hall on Ninth and Garfield
streets Thursday last.
Mr. Seth Bowlen, who has been ab
sent from our city for several years,
is in our midst and has opened up a
neat little barber shop on Tenth and
Garfield streets. We wish him suc
Mr. Gaylord Nash lies very low at
his home with kidney trouble.
Messrs. Will and Joe Pemberton
of Omaha visited their brothers over
Mrs. Lizzie Washington of Coming
and Mrs. Lee Field of Omaha were
called to Omaha on account of illness.
Mrs. F. Dunn was called to Omaha
to attend the funeral of her nephew,
Mr. Clyde Davis, who died in Ogden,
m- 1 ijlliipppav^'M'-iwif.",1 'T" Lpp^i.*
Utah, with consumption.
Little Elnora Arnett was greatly
surprised when about a dozen or more
little ones called on her Saturday,
leaving presents reminding her it was
her birthday. Refreshments were
served by Mrs. Arnett, after which
all departed, wishing her many a
happy birthday.
The Baptists have changed Sunday
school hours from 12 to 3 in the p. m.
There are several strangers in our
The stewardesses will give an en
tertainment May 31st at the ladies'
court hall. All are welcome.
Great June
Clearing Sales
By John L. Thompson.
The Tri-Cities acords many ad
vantages and opportunities that few
other places offer. First, in the three
cities there are more than 150,000
people, of which there is about 5,000
Afro-Americans, but these cities
could well have twice this population
because the exceptional opportunities
is the demand for laborers to work
in the mighty factories and great
work shops, where more than 30,000
people are now employed, and then
two the great United States arsenal
upon the island, employing her thou
sands of men, saying nothing about
the many thousands that are em
ployed in the public city improve
ments. Then, too, there is a good
field for colored men to enter the
business and professional men. Since
we was here last year two doctors
have located here and are doing well,
and the only lawyer died recently.
I shall soon speak of each of them.
In brief I should say that these tri
cities are in need and will support
one good lawyer, one dentist, one un
dertaker, one real estate agent, one
drug store, one first class hotel and
about two doben good farmers. Dav
enport being the largest of the three
cities, we find that colored people are
making a great improvement within
the past five years. They have got
rid of some of those dives and ques
tionable places and as a whole the
people are taking more to church,
club and society work. The A. M. E.
church has just been completed—a
very beautiful and valuable edifice,
costing more than $12,000, nearly all
paid for, which is due to the untiring
efforts of Rev. T. B. Stovall, who has
labored hard, and with the co-opera
tion of the good colored and white
citizens they have pulled through.
The only other church is the Baptist,
which is at present without a pastor.
Rev. Nickolson of Chicago is now here
filling out the contract of Rev. Toom
ey Attorney Wm. G. Mott, who was
one of the leading public men in
Iowa, took suddenly sick with pneu
monia and died. He was just becom
ing to be a very useful man for these
people here, a true Mason, a good
Christian and a worthy citizen and
a personal friend of Ye Editor. Mrs.
C. H. Marshall, our agent, is an ac
tive worker in church and club life of
this city Mrs. Ruth Bright who form
erly lived here, is also active in
church and club and secret society.
Mr. E. H. Haskins, of whom we wrote
about being severely injured in a rail
road wreck on the Rock Island Ry.
Co. while employed there, is improv
ing nicely now. He is not now on
crutches, only using a cane. The com
pany has settled his claim and they
now own a very beautiful modern
home in this city. Eugene Green i»
still driving his express wagon and
doing well. His wife runs a rooming
house. Charles Bates owns the Amer
ican Shining Parlors, the finest and
largest in this city. He has about
a dozen boys working and is doing a
big business This is the way to get
the trade, open a first class business
and the better class of white people
will patronize you Mrs. Francis
Baker is still at their nice home, do
ing well. Mrs. Rose Corbin is still
running her home laundry, employ
ing several of our ladies. She has a
large trade. Scott McGaw is working
at his same trade, doing nicely. Lind
say Pitts has just opened up an ice
cream parlor, cigars, barber shop and
pool hall at 702 Harrison street and
in the
Economy Basement
begin Honday
Thousands of dollars worth
clean, seasonable merchandise
that show wonderful savings,
year's greatest bargain event.
of good,
at prices
It's the
.^"'JTiyvT rTT ^.'njv.'y'-iivi "wv?f '^PI^WW
we hope for him success. Mr. C.
Shepard i« still on the road. Mrs.
Lenora Shepard and husband on
Grand avenue o^n a very beautiful
modern home in the aristocratic dis
trict, as also does Edward Buckner
own a nice home joining Mr. Shep
ard's fine home. Mr. and Mrs. Eu
gene Allen also have bought a nice
modern home out on Davenport ave
nue. Mrs. Allen is a music teacher.
L. Fuqua is working for Mr. Ryan.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lewis are prepar
ing to move to Des Moines next week,
as Mr. Lewis' railway run is from
Des Moines, to St. Paul. Mr. G. H.
Merchant is still running on the road.
Dr. R. SC. Taylor is the new physi
cian. He is a graduate from the
Creighton college in Omaha, Neb. He
has only been here a short time, but
is doing well. He is pleasant to meet.
D. L. Holmes, formerly of Fort Madi
son, is here doing well He is employed
by the city. Mr. John E. Bradford
and Robt. E. Samuels are hustling
men, doing well, also is Benj. H.
Wyatt, who a studious young man
just come here from the southland.
In Rock Island there are two church
es. The A. M. E. is not doing so well
because of serious friction The other
one is the McKinley Baptist church,
pastored by Rev. Joseph W. Whit
field, a bright young man, who is am
bitious to make a success in his pro
fession. Rock Island has a new col
ored doctor named Dr. Colbert S.
Davis, M. D., office 720 Thirteenth
street. He has only been here about
eight months, but is doing well and
is highly respected. He is a gradu
ate of the Northwestern university of
Chicago. His wife is a graduate
nurse and they have hospital rooms
and facilities at their office. They
are coming young race leaders. Mrs.
J. H. Slaughter is quite sick and has
been for many weeks Her husband
still works at the large bank build
ing. He is one of the most highly'
respected citizens in this city, as is
also Mr. Cass Lambert and Mrs. Mor
rison of South Rock Island Those
are our best citizens. If our race
only had more such good citizens we
would soon be a power in America.
Mrs. S. Dangerfield is working at her
trade, hair dressing. She is a repre
sentative woman, owns valuable prop
erty .Mr .and Mrs. Windsor, formerly
of this city, own a beautiful home on
1311 Thirty-sixth street. They have
just remodeled their home, which
makes it completely modern, a credit
to any race. Mr. Windsor is employed
on the railroad Their son is in high
school. Mr. W. H.' Moore is still on
the road. They own a nice home at
1240 Thirty-ninth street. Mr. H. W.
Harding is still working as stenog
rapher for the U. S. government at
the arsenal. Mrs. J. H. Ligons will
represent the Iowa State Bystander
Co. as our agent this year, so we
hope that the friends wilt support her.
In Moline, 111., we found everything
about as usual. The A. M. E.church
is presided over by Rev. A. Boyd, one
of theveteran ministers of the gospel,
doing well. Geo. Gorman is still at
the flour mill. Mr. S. B. Walkup and
Mr. J. A. Tarver are janitors at the
public school. Each are good citizens.
The latter is building some houses
on his lot, which will be fine when
completed. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jones
are doing well, as is J. C. Colquitt.
Mr. H. Wood has been sick. In East
Moline we found Geo. Bland, who lives
in Watertown, but runs a first class
blacksmith shop, doing well. He is
a brother to John Bland of Keokuk.
Mrs .Eliza Lewis still runs the board
ing house, doing well. She owns good
property. G. B. Alexander is work
ing at the shop. He formerly lived
in Des Moines. C. N. McKinnon, H.
Robinson and Mr. Hamilton are new
comers, doing well.
Baldwin Dead.
We are sorry to chronicle the death
of young Sheridan Baldwin of Cres
ton, Iowa, who died last Friday, May
23rd, at 3 o'clock on his farm two
mile9 east of Creston. He was. born
in Union county forty years ago and
had lived with his parents all his life.
The Baldwins are one of the best
known and highly respected farmj
in the county. They farm about 43)
acres of land. The funeral was ha.i
from his mother's home. Rev. Wait
er (white) preached the fune.al
mon. A very large crowd attended
Sunday afternoon. The procession
was fully one-half mile long. He
leaves a loving mother, two brothers,
Charles and Eli, wh live heie two
sisters, Mrs. B. .T. Hack and Mrs.
Mary Wilkinson
Dss Moines, and
one neice, Mrs, Amanda Baker of
Creston, and a host of friends.
Joe Krys.
Joseph Krys, formerly of Keokuk,
died at his home, 315 New York
street, Monday. He had been sick for
about three months. He was an in
dustrious young man. He leaves a
loving wife and one child, with rela
tives, and a host of friends to mourn
his loss. The body was taken to
Keokuk for interment.
Corita Watson Dead.
The little daughter of Mrs. Mollie
Watkins of Albany, Mo., died at her
mother's home in Albany, Mo., last
Saturday, after a lingering illness of
several months. The remains were
taken to Kansas City, Mo., for inter
ment at her request. She was a
sweet little girl of 16 years. She
leaves a loving mother, father and
one sister, Miss Carrie, who is now
in the Kansas City high school, and
a grandfather, Nelson Watkins, sev
eral relatives and a host of friends 1ft .0m

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