For Rent—Lavge front room, furn
ished, kitchen, gas range and cooking
utensils, water on same floor. All for
$8 per week WQ8 Center St., N. Wiley
Mr .Ford, an old veteran soldier
from Oskaloosa, Iowa, was in the
city during the Old Soldiers' reunion.
Mrs. Wm. Smith of Pierre, S. D.,
is in the city at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Price Alexander, who
underwent an operation recently.
Mrs. Jane Robinson of 761 Tenth
has been quite sick for seve-al
days, but is reported as being some
at this writing.
Mr. Wm. Brown of Macon, Mo.,
arrived in our city last Wednesday
to be the guest of his son, Mr. Har
vey Brown, for a few days.
Mrs. John Jackson presented the
wedding cake to the Taylor-Davisi
wedding instead of Mrs. Emma Jack
son, as stated in our last week's is-
Miss Artie Johnson of Chicago is
in the city visiting her niy:le, Mr.
John Jackson, of 1311 Buchanan
street. She will return home next
Mrs. Price, Alexander, who has
been quite ill at the Methodist hos
pital, is so much improved that she
will be removed to her home in a
day or two.
The Draamtic Art club met Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. M. E. Mar
shall and studied Cantos XII of Pur
gatory. They meet next Tuesday
with Mrs. Geo. Patton and study
Cantos XIV and XV.
Dr. A. J. Booker will leave Saturday
morning for Minneapolis to attend the
American Medical Association. From
there he will go to Chicago to attend
the clinics and banquet of his Alma
The (Women's Political Study club
will meet next Thursday evening
from, June 19, with Mrs. J. B. Rush.
Topic for discussion will be "Popu
lar Government and State Schools."
All women interested in politics are
invited to attend.
Prof. William R. Carter, principal
of the Industrial Institute at To
peka, Kan., was a pleasant visitor in
our city this week. He was en route
to Buxton to attend the Baptist as
READ THIS—Do you want a paying
business? If so investigate my plan.
Des Moines has a population of 4000
Negroes and 5 churches with no grocery
store or butcher shop. There are 82000
white people who are not influenced by
nationality or color, but by quality and
price of goods. For further informa
tion address, N. Wiley, 1008 Center St.
Mrs. Mattie Brooks, the district
grand high priestess of Iowa, left
Wednesday afternoon for Mason City
to make her annual visit to the
Daughters of Tabernacle. From Ma
son City to Centerville, from Center-
OUR CITY CHURCH SERVICES.
Corinthian Baptist church ,corner
of Fifteenth and Linden streets. Rev.
T. L. Griffith, pastor.
Morning services at 10:30.
Sunday school at 12 o'clock.
B. Y. P. Union at 6:30 p. m.
Evening services at 7:30 p. m.
Union Congregational church, cor
ner of Tenth and Park streets. Rev.
T. M. Brumfleld, pastor.
Morning services at 10:45.
Subject, "Forfeited Life Restored."
Sunday School 12 m.
Subject, "A Worth While Ambi
Evening service at 8 o'clock.
Asbury Methodist Episcopal church,
777 West Eleventh street. Rev. W. L.
Morning services at 11 o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 10 o'clock a. m.
Epworth League at 7 o'clock p. m.
Preaching services at 8 o'clock p. m.
St. Paul's A. M. E. church, corner
of Second and Center streets. Rev.
B. U. Taylor, pastor.
Morning services at 11 o'clock.
Class meeting immediately after
Sunday school at 3 o'clock p. m.
Allen C. E. at 6:30 o'clock p. m.
Evening services at 8 o'clock p. m.
Maple Street Baptist church, be
tween Eighth and Ninth street on
Maple street. Rev. S. Bates, pastor.
Morning services at 11 o'clock a. m.
Sunday school at 1 o'clock p. m.
B. Y. P. LT. at 6 o'clock p. m.
Prayer meeting at 7 o'clock p. m.
Rooms to Rent—We have go"d room*
to rent, furnished or unfurnished, at
reasonable rates. Call and see us.
Mrs. J. E. Roberts, 1224 Day St.
Mrs. Allen Coleman of Winona,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. E.
L. Morgan of Milwaukee, Wis.
ville to Clarinda, from Clarinda to
Keokuk, from Keokuk to Council
The Knights of Tabor will hold
their annual services at Union Con
gregational church Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock. The order will
march from their hall on Eighth and
Mulberry streets to the church, head
ed by the juvenile concert band jf
Enterprise Rev. S. Bates will
preach the sermon.
Miss Mabel Johnson, the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Johnson of Gravity, Iowa, returned I
home last week, after a week's visit
in the Capital City, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Rush on West Twen
tieth street. She also had visited the
Iowa State Federation of Colored
Women's clubs at Davenport.
Mrs. Fred Halcon gave a grand
music recital of her pupils on Satur
day p. m., June 7th, at her home, 51C
East Walnut street. The pupils were
as follow: James B. Mosely, Adah
Newcomb, Myrtle Simmons, Mrs. G.
A. Garth, Mrs. Anna Reeves Harris,
Mrs. Frank Lewis. All responded to
their parts in a splendid manner.
The guests present were Mr. and
Mrs. Mosley, Mrs. Calvin Simmons,
Mrs. Dalza Hammit, Mrs. Vern Sim
mons and daughter, Lucile. Refresh
ments were served all. All visitors
expressed themselves as having en
joyed the program.
JUDGES FOR CITY CONTESTS.
Elbert R. Hall, chairman of the
City Literary Convention, has an
nounced these persons as judges in
the annual city contests to be held
at St. Paul's A. M. E. church on I
Monday evening, June 30th: Ora
tory, Hon. Harvey Ingham, editor of
the Register and Leader Rev. T. L.
Griffith, pastor Corinthian Baptist
church, and Prof. Frank E. Brown,
College of Oratory, Drake univer
Music: Mrs. William Coalson,
Prof. W. H. Warricks and E. Tracy
Poetry: Mrs. Luella Wilburn,
Frank P. Johnson and Harold W.
Declamation: Mrs. Brice U. Tay
lor, Rev. W. L. Lee, pastor Burns
Chapel, and Geo. H. Mason.
The winners of these contests will
represent Des Moines in the inter
state at Atchison, Kansas, next De
OUR COLLECTOR will be in Cres
ton and Pedford, la Wednesday, June
11 Clarinda, Thursday June 12 Shen
andoah and Red Oak, Friday June 13
Council Bluffs Saturday June 14 Oma
ha Monday June 16, Sioux City Wed
nesday June 18 Ft. Dodge Friday June
20 Boone Saturday June 21
TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION
Of the Iowa State Federation of Col
ored Women's Clubs Held in
Davenport, Iowa, May
(Mrs. Harvey Brown, Editress.)
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the program was the dem
onstration in dressmaking by Madam
Watkins and her assistant, Miss
Percata Coalson, both of Des Moines.
Tuesday afternoon Madam Watkins
demonstrated the street dress which
Miss Coalson wore. On Wednesday
she demonstrated a beautiful evening
gown in which she appeared. The
demonstration was very instructive
and everybody declared it was the
finest they had ever seen and hope to
have Madam Watkins again next
I wish to make a correction on the
arts and craft concerning the china
that was donated by the ladies of the
Federation and presented to Mrs. J.
B. Rush, president, and Mrs. Alice
Thompson, recording secretary, by
Mrs. J. W. Hudson. It has been
stated that the money raised on this
china event went into the sinking
fund, but instead the money was
given to the owner of the china.
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We do all kind of
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prices are reason
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over our large stock
of the latest designs
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AT SIXTH AVE
Mrs. Ellen Johnson is convalescent,
after a severe attack of acute in
Rev. Samuel Johnson of the First
African Baptist church left yester
day morning for Buxton to attend
the Sunday school convention. Mrs.
Elizabeth Gibson will attend also as
The Coleridge Taylor Music club
will have a lawn fete entertainment
on June 19th at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Holmes. All are in
vited to attend.
We were recently informed of the
death of Mr. Isaac Washington,
which occurred a few weeks ago in
Bloomington, 111., to which place de
ceased had gone to reside about one
year ago. His was a familiar figure
upon our streets for several years
and he was quite well thought oi.
Mrs. Washington preceded him in
death about two years ago.
Mrs. Isabelle South left last week
for Canton, III., to visit her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James
The Sewing Circle of the First
African Baptist church has been re
organized. The officers elect are:
President, Miss Annie Marion vice
president, Mrs. Harriet Dade secre
tary, Mrs. Ida Mitchell assistant sec
retary, Mrs. Georgia Caldwell treas
urer, Mrs. J. C. Matthews.
Miss Grace Buckner, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Buckner, of New
Boston will be one among the num
ber of graduates to receive her di
ploma from the Kansas City high
A very pleasant surprise was ten
dered Mr. Ralph Tebeau last Friday
evening by several of his friends. A
most enjoyable evening was spent.
Mr. Tebeau, who is a recent gradu
ate of Western college, Macon, Mo.,
was the recipient of numerous fond
The death of Mr. James Otis Neal,
which occurred last Sunday after
noon, is mourned by relatives and
many friends. He was a young man
of industrious and sober habits and
highly es teemed by all who knew
him. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Jessie Neal, and one son, Berl,
and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bundy.
The Missouri jurisdiction of S. M.
T.'s held their annual election of of
ficers last Thursday. Mrs. J. E.
Phillips was re-elected M. W. P. for
the eighth consecutive year, which
which she is held by the sister]
Mrs. Nannie Jefferson, V. P. Mrs.
Alma Taylor, secretary Mrs. Geor
gia Caldwell, assistant secretary
Mrs. Elizabeth Reed Jones, treasurer.
Miss Florence Wilkinson, who re
cently graduated at Western college,
has returned home, but is indisposed.
We hope for her convalescence soon.
Her sister, Miss Elizabeth Wilkin
son, of Kansas City attended the
graduation exercises at Macon and
is now at home for a visit with her
sisters and father.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Taylor visited
relatives and friends in Quincy last
Last Sunday was quarterly meet
ing day at Bethel. E. Daniels was
present and a good attendance was
out to hear him.
Rev. Wm. H. Van Derzee of Lin
coln, Neb., preached two able ser
mons at Pilgrim's Rest Batist church
last Sunday morning and evening.
Rev. Van Derzee is a visitor at the
home of Mrs. M. Davis.
Miss Ellen Wilkinson attended the
graduation of her sister, Florence, at
Mr. Percy Harris, Archie Boyd,
James Grigsby and Cyrus Boyd visit
ed friends at Canton and Lagrange,
Mo., last week.
Mr. Raymond and Harry Black of
Fort Madison were Keokuk visitors:
7 .ie Missouri jurisdiction of W. B.
F. and S. M. T.'s sermon was preach
ed last Sunday afternoon at Pil
grim's Rest Baptist church by the
paste-, Rev. J. H. Helm.
Mr. James Garnet, Jr., of Macon is
the guest of Mr. Ralph B. Tebeau.
The Grand Court is now in session
in our city. On last evening a re
ception was tendered the delegates
at Masonic hall.
Mr. J. H. Harris, the paperhanger,
is kept quite busy these days. His
son, Percy, is a good assistant.
Mr. Fielding Johnson, who is on
the mail service, has returned to his
duties, after several days' vacation.
Mr. Thomas Mills and Mrs. Susie
Holmes are delegates to the grand
lodge of Odd Fellows and Household
of Ruth, which convenes in Buxton.
We are sorry to learn of the sad
accident which has befallen Mr.
George Smith. A piece of rock from
blasting hitting him in the eye. We
hope that the sight may not be im
Mrs. Lucy Diggs of Omaha is quite
seriously ill. We hope for her con
valescence soon. Mrs. Diggs former
ly resided here for a number of years
and is a member of Wisdom Temple.
Dr. T. H. Phillips has a large li
brary in which he has invested for
the benefit of our young people. We
hope they may take advantage of
reading some of these valuable
The death of Mr. Henry Terry,
which occurred last Monday, reqioves
another of our old residents. Mrs.
Carter of near Sandusky is a sister
of Mr. Terry. His remains were
taken to her home, from which place
funeral will be held.
IOWA STATE BYSTANDER.
VOL. XX NO. DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1913. Price Five Cents.
To the lodge and members of the
G. U. O. of O. F., D. G. L., No. 30,
Iowa Jurisdiction, Greeting:
Whereas on the second day of
June, a letter was received from
Loving Hope Lodge, No. 7066, But
ton, Iowa, stating they could not en
tofore by reasons of unavoidable cir
cumstance they therefore petition
the executive committee to postpone
said meeting until the fourth Tues
day in August, commencing the 26th
28th inclusive. The matter having
been taken into consideration by the
executive board, and by their consent
it is hereby ordered and announced
to all parties concerned that the
meeting is postponed to the above
mentioned dates in Buxton, Iowa, as
aforesaid. Lodges and delegates will
govern themselves accordingly.
Given under our hand and seal this
9th day of June, 1918.
G. O. Terrell, D. G. M.
Dr. E. A. Lee, D. G. S.
ST. JOSEPH, MO.
We were surprised that some peo
ple were displeased because a few
suggestions were made about the en
tertainment that was given at the
Auditorium on the 23rd ult. It is
very likely that the same organiza
tion may give other entertainments
in the future and we thought a few
suggestions might be of some value
to that committee in arranging fu
ture programs, and all people should
remember when you present any
thing to the public you must expect
criticism, and if your feelings are so
tender that they can't endure it,
don't take part in any public pro
grams. The Bystander representa
tive has no apology, to make. When
a good program is gendered wd* will
tell you about it, and if it is not,
good you will read of it. We expect
to tell the truth. What the people
want is their money's worth, and if
they don't get your patronage will
be disappointed. All persons cannot
attend the different entertainments,
and if the newspapers don't give us
that information what is the need of
Dr. W. S. Carrion attended the an
nual meeting of the State Negro
Medical association, which met in
Kansas City last week. From what
the Kansas City papers say his ad
dress before that association was'
Mrs. Green, a hypnotist of Kan
^.XUtt^Kaa«..«ax$ aiMSh^ition of
that science at the New Hope Bap
tist church last uesday. A large
crowd was present to enjoy the
Miss I. Garrett, who teaches the
commercial course at the Bartlett
high school, has returned to her home
at Nashville, Tenn., to spend the
Mr. C.. W. Black of Plattsburg,
deputy district G. M. of the U. B. F.
& S. M. T., spent several days of last
week in this" city. He says the mem
bership continues to increase and
they hope to have 20,000 members in
this state before July 1, 1914. At
present they have more than 18,000.
The annual election of officers of
the Wilkeron lodge, A- F. & A. M.,
was held on the 3d inst'. Dr. O. M.
Ricketts, W. M. Samuel Henson, S.
W. Louie Smith, J. W. John Frank
lin, treasurer V. C. Oliver, secretary.
The latter two were re-elected. The
annual communication of that lodge
will meet here in August and both
the lodges are making extensive
preparations for the meeting.
Miss Callie Wynn, one of our
teachers, left last Sunday night for
Denver to spend her vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Lawrie of 701
Pendleton street entertained a num
ber of their friends last Friday night.
Miss Strickland of Little Rock, Ark.,
was the guest of honor. Whist and
dancjng were enjoyed during the
The Misses Dorothy Watkins, Ruth
Endicott and Lena Mosley, who are
students at the Lincoln Institute, re
turned home last Saturday evening.
Miss Ethylene Gross left last week
for Kansas City. She will spend part)
of her vacation in Kansas and some
time in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver, 1221 N.
Eighth street, gave a farewell party
for Miss Strickland, who has been
the guest of Miss Rose Lawrie for
the past fortnight, last Saturday
night. A number of their friends
were present to enjoy the evening's
Mr. Joseph Perry is assisting John
Owens with his work at the News
The Messrs. Louie Smith and S.
rooks, after a few weeks in Des
Moines, Iowa, have returned to this
Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Hill, 1340 Bu
chanan street, entertained a few of
their friends last Wednesday night.
Mrs. Hill is expecting some of her
young lady friends from Kentucky
to spend part of the summer at her
home and naturally the young men
are pleased to hear such news.
Mrs. H. Regan has returned from
her visit to Sedalia, her former home.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. H. Coleman of
1821 Angelique street will spend
most of their vacation in Colorado
Miss Marguerite Perry is now con
valescent, after a few weeks' sick
Miss Celestial Simms spent part
of last Sunday at Savannah.
During the informal dinner given
by the members of Moila Patrol andj
Shriners, who attended the recent
meeting of the imperial council of
the Shrine at Dallas, Texas, last
Thursday night at the Hotel Metro
pole, the colored concert band ren
dered a few selections.
Miss Olda Anderson, one of the
teachers at the Douglass school, has
returned to her home at Lawrence,
Rev. E. M. Cohrcn was in Musko
gee, Okla., last week attending the
Baptist Sunday school convention.
Among the recent organizations is
the Alumni association, which was
organized by Mrs. Lenora Sheppard,
and held its first meeting last Tues
day evening, June 3, at her residence
on North Grand avenue. Thuse pres
ent and who constitute the organiza
tion are Mrs. Georgia Allen, Mrs.
Lenora Sheppard, Mrs. Belle Hall,
Mrs. Gertrude B. Lewis, Stevens,
Rev. T. B. Stovall, Dr. R. S. Taylor,
Mr. Qliver Richardson and Mr.
George Young. Prof. J. H. Hamil
ton of Chicago was a visitor.
The affair was a brillaint one. The
evening was spent in discussing live
issues of the day. After the guests
partook of a splendid repast, which
had been artistically prepared by the
hostess, Mrs. Sheppard introduced
Mrs. Gertrude Stevens, who acted as
toastmistress, and proved herself an
artist, introducing each speaker in a
most eloquent manner. Mrs. Shep
pard on Education of the Colored
Youth in lines of her own composi
tion. Rev. T. B. Stovall on the Edu
cated Ministry. Mrs. Allen on Char
acter Building. Dr. R. S. Taylor on
Education Successful to Professional
Career. Mrs. Hall on Graduates on
the Increase. Oliver Richardson on
the Advantages of a Higher Educa
tion. George Young on Does Educa
tion Benefit a Community. Prof. J.
H. Hamilton on Educate the Whole
A fair to run fifteen nights start
ed at Bethel A. M. E. church Mon
day evening, June 9, 1913. All lines
of merchandise are represented in
one large country store. The base
ment of the church represents a de
Mr. Bertie E. Bates and Miss
Ethel May Smith were quietly mar
ried at the A. M. E. parsonage on
June 5, 1913, by Rev. T. B. Stovall.
Richard B. Harrison is to be at the
Bethel A. M. E. church for the fourth
time June 30, 1913. Mr. Harrison
will favo* 4hepublic with his latest
and most humorous readings at this!
As ego to press Miss Emma
Beard and Mr. William Brooks of
Davenport are being married at
The Masonic order will observe St.
John's day at the Third Baptist
church on June 22, 1913.
The Boys' Athletic club will meet
the Intellectual club of Clinton,
Iowa, in a debate in the near future.
Subject, "Resolved, "That California
was right in her position toward the
Can't Keep It Secret.
The splendid work of Chamber
lain's Tablets is daily becoming more
widely known. No such grand rem
edy for* stomach and liver troubles
has ever been known. For sale by
SIOUX CITY ITEMS.
Sunday was Children's day at the
A. M. E. church. An interesting pro
gram was rendered by the children.
Mr. Albert Robinson left Monday
for Minneapolis, Minn., to join an
orchestra gotten up in said city.
A memorial service was held at
the A. M. E. church Sunday evening
for the two late deceased bishops of
the A. M. E. conference.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Casen have
moved from our city to take up their
residence in Minneapolis, Minn. We
are sorry to lose such a nice family
and old citizens which they have
been for nearly twenty-six years.
Sioux City's loss is Minneapolis'
Mrs. John Shoves has been con
fined to her home with illness the
The Ladies' Aid society met at the
Mt. Zion Baptist church parlors'
The A. I. P. club met at the home
of Mesdames Mary Knight and Lulu
Webb. A nice two-course luncheon
was served by the hostesses.
Miss Mabel Morgan, one of our
promising young ladies, was among
the graduates that stepped over the
threshold of school life last Friday
Miss Golda Hackley was elected
delegate to go to the Sunday school
convention, which convenes in Des
Moines on June 24th.
There will be a trip around the
world Wednesday evening, June 11th,
given by Mrs. Mayo for the benefit
of Mt. Zion Baptist church. They
will visit the following stations: Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Stubblefield, Japan
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jewell, China
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Morgan, Europe
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilbur Norris, Cali
fornia Mt. Zion Baptist church,
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA.
The trustees of the A. M. E.
church gave a social at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Reid on North
Hamlin street Tuesday evening, June
3, which proved a financial success.
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Mrs. Mitchell and daughter, Miss
Beulah, of Ottumwa were visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Har
Mrs. Mahala Hunt is quite ill at
this writing. Her sister, Mrs.
Knight, of Des Moines Is here with
Mrs. Clay Reed entertained the
Kings Daughters on Friday after
noon, June 6th. Light refreshments
were served and an enjoyable after
noon was spent. Mrs. Julia Bartlett
Hill of Chicago was an especially in
Word has been received from Iowa
City that Miss Hazel Logan is much
better. She was accompanied by her
brother and Mrs. Lowry.
The Kensington met with Mrs. H.
Hedge last Thursday. A very pleas
ant afternoon was spent and delight
ful refreshments served. Mrs. Mitch
ell and daughter of Ottumwa were
especially invited guests.
Mrs. H. P. Smith, Miss Wilma
Brooks and Rev. J. M. Eaves left
Monday for Buxton to the Baptist
Sunday school convention.
Miss Eulah Gay left Monday for
her home in Auxvasse, Mo., after
completing her term in the local high
Miss Fae A. Mosely is to be con
gratulated for her great achievement.
She is the only colored graduate
from the high school this year.
Miss Demaris Reecoe received a
beautiful piano for her eighth birth
Mrs. Lucian Cater is visiting her
husband in Burlington.
Mrs. Howard of Chicago has been
here visiting at the home of Mrs.
NOTICE TO MASTER MASON&
The twenty-sixth annual communi
cation of the Most Worshipful Grand
Lodge of Iowa and Jurisdiction, A.
F. & A. M., will hold their regular
session in Keokuk, Iowa, July 8, 9,
10 and 11. All members of the
Grand Lodge and all Master Masons
are urged to be present by Monday
evening, July 7th, for school of in
struction. Program will be pub
lished later. By order of
John L. Thompson, G. M.,
Des Moines, Iowa.
FORT MADISON NOTES.
Sunday was Children's day at the
A. M. E. church and an excellent pro
gram was rendered at the evening
Miss Ruth Mack and Miss Rachel
Woods of the A. M. E.Sunday school
are delegates to the Sunday school
convention, which convenes in Wash
ington, Iowa, in June.
Mrs. Charles Thomas was called to
Davenport last week to attend the
funeral of a nephew, Mr. John
Mr. Elmer Williams of St. Louis,
Mo., has returned home, after a visit
with his wife and daughter at the
home ol: Mrs. A. L. King.
Rev. arid Mrs. J. W. Bowles spent
Sunday in Keokuk and will go from,
there to Buxton to attend the Sunday
school convention, which will con
vene there this week.
The Willing Workers club will
meet at the home of Mrs. James
Sanders on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Mae Street of Denver, Colo.,
is a guest at the home of Mrs. Lucy
King for a two weeks' stay.
The White Rose club was beauti
fully entertained at the home of Mrs.
Robert Goodwin on Thursday after
noon. After the regular business
session a program was rendered and
the hostess served a three-course
The Second Baptist parsonage is
progressing nicely. The officers hope
to have it completed before fall.
Rev. J. W. Bowles, pastor in charge,
is working to make it a success. Mr.
Ambrose Jackson is overseeing the
Mr. Everett Cain and Miss Robin
son of Davenport were entertained at
dinner at the home of Mr. Charles
Thomas on Sunday. His grand par
Miss Revester Colston of Des
Moines returned home Monday, after
a visit with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Jackson of Chi
with Mrs. Jess Wilder.
Missionary day was observed Sun
day at the Allen Chapel. A f-plendid
program was given by the ladies.
Dr. M. H. Auter and Miss Mabel
Summerfield were quietly united in
marriage Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. Nellie McAtee. They
will make their home on West First
Mr. Geo. Proctor of Harrisburg
spent a few days last week visiting
Miss Marie Dunaway finished her
course in high school Thursday aft
ernoon. The Thimble Circle gave a
reception in honor of Miss Dunaway
on Friday evening at the home of
Mrs. L. C. Carter. A short program
was enjoyed. Mr. and Mrs. Roy An
derson of Monmouth and Miss Nettie
Perry of Burlington were present.
Miss Helen Wilson left last week
for Michillinda, Mich., where she will
spend the summer.
Mrs. W. H. Corn is visiting in Rock
The D. D. W. C. C. met with Mrs.
A. L. Harper on Tuesday. A musi
cale was enjoyed, after which light
refreshments were served.
The Mt. Olive lodge, No. 17, elect
ed the following officers: William
Robinson, W. M.. O. J. Thorpe, S.
W. Geo. W. Ashby, J. W. Thomas
Jackson, treasurer H. A. Home,
Mis* Maude Durran is employed at
a Washington dairy lunch.
Miss Ethel Hudson of Newton is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Watson.
Master Forest IJnrlin won second
prize at the field meet in the 100
yard dash., he prize was a beautiful
silver metal. Good for Forest.
Last year three of our young boysi
entered high school and this year we
record three more, Masters Mayo
Perkins, Forest Martin and Dewey
Allnutt. With much pleasure the
writer speaks of this and we as
mother can do most to encourage
these young boys to stick to the
end. Success awaits you, boys.
Mr. Edward Boyd met witlj an ac
cident which proved to be very pain
ful. We hope for his recovery soon.
Mrs. Horace Flowers was out call
ing last week, much improved in
Mr. Ace Collins' brother of Mober
ly, Mo., is visiting him.
Circle No. 1, of which Mrs. Thorpe
is president, gave an entertainment
at Marshall's restaurant with great
success. Mr. Perkins has at several
times thrown open the doors of hist
restaurant for church entertain
ments. Many thanks i3 extended to
Mrs. Alfred Home is at home
again, after a successful operation at
Morcy hospital. Her many friends
hope to see her out soon.
Mr. Harry Home will spend his
two weeks' vacation in Chicago next
week, the guest of his old friend,
Mr. Wm. McCullers, at about which
time Mr. McCullers and Mr. Egger
son will open up a barber shop in the
new Y. M. C. A.
Mrs. Wm. Fine was visiting her
husband, Mr. W. E. Fine, last week.
MASON CITY, IOWA.
Master Harry, Hawkins is still very
sick at this writing.
Miss Agnes Robinon of Bedford,
Iowa, is in the city for an indelnite
Mrs. Fred Wright, who has been
visiting in Maquoketa and Indiana,
has returned home and reports ai
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Reeves of
Omaha are in the city for a short
visit at the home of Air. and Mrs.
Roy Bates. Mr. Reeves met with a
serious accident during'the cyclone,
but is improving rapidly.
Madam Gibson of St. Paul was a
vjsitor in the city last week on spe
Mr. and Mrs. Lue Tyler enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. R. Fisher for
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mitchell have
moved to Clear Lake, as Mr. Mitchell
has accepted a position as cook at
the Lake Shore hotel.
Master Ester Woodford of Mexico,
Mo., has come to spend the summer
with his uncle, Rev. F. D. Woodford,
of this city.
Mrs. J. A. Durrough returned home
last Tuesday from Cedar Rapids,
where she has been visiting with her
mother ever since March.
Mr. C. Johnson from Cresco, Iowa,
passed through the city last week
en route to Omaha.
Mrs. J. Beverly of East Seventh
street returned home from Fort
Dodge last Sunday.
Perseverence lodge, No. 14, K. of
P., will give an ice cream social on
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eaton return
ed home Thursday from Rochester,
Mrs. Mary Rogers of Des Moines
is in the city visiting with Mrs.
The stork has been very busy tha
past two weeks among our people.
The stork visited the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Cabbell, leaving a
fine baby girl. Mother and child do
Mr. Harry Mitchell is on the s'.ck
list at this writing.
The stork left a baby girl at ths
home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy BaUs.
Both mother and girl doing line.
Miss Nora Williams of E ist Sia.o
street is reported on the sic'K list at
Mrs. Mattie Brooks, the D, G. H.
P. of Des Moines, is expected to visit
Golden Shield Tabernacle on Thurs
The Golden Shield Tabernacle is
making preparations for their an
nual sermon, which will be held S an
day, June 15th, at the Union Memor
ial church at 3 p. m. Rev. F. D.
Woodford will preach the sermon
and a special program is being pre
pared by the daughters. Everyone
Mr. Charley Cecil, who has been
sick all winter with rheumatism, has
returned to the city and is much bet
Children's Day was observed last
Sunday at the church. A special pro
gram was rendered Sunday evening
by the children. The church was
beautifully decorated with both cut
and wild flowers. Much credit is due
the Sunday school teachers for their
earnest and faithful work. Mrs.
Maggie Carter, Mx-s. Ida Smith, Mrs.
Paul Scott and Mr. Johnnie Craw
Mrs. E. Williams will leave Wed
nesday for Omaha to visit her moth
er, who is sick, and to look after
othor business matters.
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