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slid read TMe Bystander C»P"ol XXIV No. 51 A SOLDIER'S FAREWELL. jv James J. Clayton, Corporal Co. 366th Former Student 3h, God above, take care of her, Wherever she may be, -j juide her and protect her, For she is all the world to trie.*». -**. 2 31ess her and keep her from all harm, Dou't let her go astray jeep lier in the straight and narrow path, For I'll come.back to her some day. 51 ess her and keep her, oh, Lord, Till I return again. $ phe is mine and I love her. The flag was, donated by Mr. Isaac Jaelison, the father of Mrs. Helen ['Downey,., the state' president. It was made by the I. B. W. Club of Ottumwa. On Tuesday evening the president de livered her annual address and on [Wednesday evening Atty. Woodson of [Buxton addressed the Federation. The various committee brought in ex I cellent reports on Food Conservation, the Liberty-Loan drives, Thrift Stamps and Red Cross activities. 1 Mrs. Elnora Gresham.of Cedar Rap ids, third-district.chairman, was award ed the medal offered by the Federation to the district raising- .the largest amount of money during the year. Among the tliirigs accomplished was [establishing a scholarship fund, avai^a I nle for worthy Negro boys and girls de I siring to secure a'college education. The newly elected officers were in stalled by Miss Jessie E. Walker of Marshalltown, honorary president. The 1919 meeting will be held in I Marshalltown. I -0 CORRECTION.' Iu last week's issue we published tlie Bradford's Barber Shop n* W. 3H Slntl riKST CLASS WOW meri BATHS Mil•, llSlft: Bradford's Pool Hall M. J. BRADFORD. PROP. A LINE B,£ if*** is&T *V Tuskegee Institute.' Ay'A It's hard to leave you, little wife, perhaps some day I shall return,^ If OF TOBACCO. CIGARS SOFT DRINKS Phone Wal. 1916 757 W 9th St. DES M01NES.II «^OWA, Roy E. Handy .J. W. Bland Handy and Bland tuneral Director Golden -Rule- 5e.reice|||' Qolden Rule Prices Office W«L «MS RmUmcc Si 1" It's mighty hard to say good-bye know it makes you sad and blue, For there is a tear drop in your eye. God takes care of "x-f Ud what a grand reunion" We'll liave, just you and me. Vnd I shall always think of you When I am way over there,. jut, little girl, before I go, 1 '11 say a little prayer. \v' This is my prayer. Amen. 3h, say, little girl, please don't*cry, I know it's hard to say good-bye, Sat tears can't hold m^back, you know, My country' calls and I must go. So good-bye" tilf we ine'fet again, And please now don't you cry, Vnd always remember^ I love you. God bless you, little wife," Good-bye. E3PORT OF THE 17TH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE IOWA FED ERATION OF COLORED- WOMEN'S CLUBS. The report of the Federation pub llishod last week was not the one the •Press Committee desired to be pub lished, but one given to the editor by [some unknown party as it was incom Jplete. The chairman of the Press Com Imittee is having the right report pub I liskocl this week. The*17th- Annual Session of the I. F. IC. W. C. convened May 27-29 at the lUnion Congregational Church, corner re^r-r asjd Park Sts., with -Mrs. Helw 2owiioy president, and Mrs. Jessye E. kcClain, first vice president. I In accordance with the spirit of the (times the meetings were opened with |patriotic demonstrations.*!- "*1 A beautiful service flag^was present led by Mrs. J. B. Bush, honorary presi dent, and accepted by Mrs. S. Joe 1 Brown, honorary president and regi I mental mother of the 366th Infantry. The flag contained 123 stars, is made I of red and white satin the stars are Iblue and each one is embroidered and [represents, a Negro boy of Iowa now in I active service. Red 644* 6oo Elght Street T• v- tnfi iS^ 3#- tTlli.1 ?$*}#% name of Mrs. Mattie Warricks as head of the Department of Health of the State Federation, which was a mistake. The name of the head of that depart ment was l£rs. Mable Robinson of Hock ing, Iowa. NOTICE. You are hereby notified that the Sec ond Annual Convention of the Madam C. J. Walker Agents will meet in the city of Chicago, August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, inclusive, at which time tha win ners in Madam C. J. Walker's great prize contest will be announced and prizes awarded. Agents expecting to attend the con vention are urged to vfrite Mrs. Lucy Simms Bates, 4433 South State street, Chicago, Illinois, President of the Madam C. J. Walker Club of that city, for all information as to place of meet ing, accommodations, etc. Clubs are expected to send one or more delegates to the convention. Sincerely, v'k-'* Madam C. J. Walker.' WESTERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. The Western Baptist Convention will meet with the Calvary baptist Church, Monmouth, 111., Bev. C. Lindell, pastor, Monday evening, July 15th, closing Fri day evening, July 19th. The people of Monmouth are preparing to give a royal welcome to the delegates. Matters of 'vital importance to the denomination will be under consideration. We hope the attendance will be good notwith standing the advance in passenger fares. I Those attending should come for the entire time. The Women's Auxiliary will meet each forenoon, the convention each afternoon. Conventions open jointly on Monday evening, the Wo men's Auxiliary will have Tuesday and Wednesday evening, and the convention Thursday and Friday. We hope for ex cellent contributions for Western Col lege and for foreign missions. T. L. Griffith, D. D., President, To peka, Kans. J. Goins, 3. D., Cort Seel, KansSa City, Mo. N. A.''A. C. P. TO HOLD BIO MEET ING. What promises to be one of the best programs ever rendered in the city will be given on Tuesday evening at the CorMtMair"" PapWst Cliurch, Fifteenth ancT Linden street, in the interest of the Des Moines Branch of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Col ored People. The-exercises, which will be frefe to everybody, will be in charge of a committee of white citizens, headed by A. J. Small, state law librarian. All the numbers on the program Will be given, .by white persons who atfe mem bers of the Des Moines Branch, or Who are interested in the work the National Association is doing. Councilman E. A. Elliott will deliver an address. Among the others who will appear are Miss Ruth Russell, contralto Edward C. Lyt ton, baritone Ralph Mullen, tenor, and John Nordsberg, pianist. The Mary B. Tolbert Club will meet Tuesday, June 18th, with Mrs. -R. N. Hyde. All members are urged to be present. Business of importance. NOTICE. Chicago, 111. Dear Co-Workers: It has been nearly ten months sinee we left Des Moines, Iowa. As your president and as the time is swiftly gliding by and .God has been so good to us all, after passing through a very severely cold winter safe and secure in the arms of Jesus, and with the beautiful incoming spring, new life awakes in my soul a yearning to do more this year than ever before to make our work go. I met the Kansas Board with our Boafd in Kansas City, laid plans for a grerit work, and the women of Kansas, with their- loyal and loving president, Sister Emma Gaines, all in line with our plans, we are depending on Iowa,. Mis souri, Indiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington, Califor nia,. Oregon and Colorado to fall in lino.^'fr^v^i'v/ My de&r co-workers, muc.h depends on you. We can do nothing alone. We received a letter from our field secre tary, Sister Brown, and we hope great things from her. Our secretary, Mrs. I. B. Frazier, is doing her best to get in touch with each £tate. Please don't turn her notices down, but send in your portion. We ask your prayers once a day throughout the West for our woyk this year. I want to say that with the workers we have in Ililnois, she will be on the map, so we beg you again to get ready and meet us in Mon mouth, 111., with your president, your prayers and your money. As Iowa has the state banner for raising the largest amount of money in 1917 we hope 'every vice-president the states will try to carry out the honor of wearing the convention medal which will be awarded at our meeting in Monmouth, 111., July 15, 1918. I am devotedly yours in the work for the Master, *Vf \'j. M'RS l-.r,,4445 "n RjX1rsr Dan't. ^Jrjm-1 M(x of Lan^ev Ave.. yfe Chicago, 111. PAUL BTJDOETARIANi^ think at the switch" t.'W we are dead or "asleep because you have not heard fro^si us. We are very much alive,^e^eping abteast with all things pertaining to the war and otherwise. St. James A. M. E. Church just closed a very successful rally in which they raised almost $1,000, the amount aaked for. The churches of the Twin Cities held a very successful union revival during the last two weeks of May. Nearly 200 conversions and accessions were the results. We had as evangelists Bev. Ellington of Nashville, Tenn., and Rev. Bray of Chicago, who were ably as sisted by our local pastors. The Union Benevolent Association held vtheir Pilgrim Baptist Church Sunday even ing. Rev. D. E. Beasely preached an excellent sermon. The many friends of Rev. B. N. Mur rel, formerly pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church, regretted very much to have to give him up. The Rev. was called by Uncle Sam to do Y. M. C. A. work and will soon be on his way to France. A reception was tendered Mrs. B. N. Murrel Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Henry High, under the auspices of the Literary Aid. Social Club. Mrs. Murrel leaves this week for her home in Peoria, 111., until fall, when she will take a special course at Howard Uni versity. Mrs. Mary B. Talbert of Buffalo, N. Y., president of the N. A. Colored Women, arrived in our city'last weel$ and is a guest of her sister, Mrs. W. R. Hardy, 518 St. Anthony avenue, Sun day^moruing Mrs. Talbert addressed a large and appreciative audience at St. James A. M. E. Church, and Sunday evening at Memorial Baptist Church. Monday afternoon she spoke to the la dies of the Literary and Social Club at the residence of Mrs. Caldwell. Tues day afternoon she was a guest of the Adclphi Club at the home of Mrs. S. Williams. Wednesday evening she ad dressed the club ladies of Minneapolis at St. Peters Church. Thursday even ing she spoke to a largo gathering of ladies at the* home of Mrs. Mattie Wade Hicks, 953 Rondo street. We were very glad to have Mrs. Talbert with us, and will, long remember her visit. She leaves here for Omaha and Buxton, la. Miss Cornelia Gordon has been in disposed the past week, but is better. Miss Alberta Bell, one of our most popular young ladies, left Monday evening for Louisvillo, Ky., where she will be married to Dr. J. S. King of Knoxville, Tenn., after which they will return to Knoxville, where the doctor is a practicing dentist. She carries with her the best wishes of a host of friends. The »State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs will convene in their thirteenth annual session June 26-27, at Memorial Baptist Church, this city. Mrs. Jessie M. Williams of Dulutli.will preside. Mr. and Mrs. Quitman Hicks have moved ^pto their new home recently purchased at 953 Rondo street. The board of managers of the Crispus Attucks Orphanage and Old Folks Home held a meeting at the home Mon day. They arranged to give a picnic and dinner July 4tli on the Home grounds, which are very beautiful and adequate to the occasion. ALBIA NEWS. The little baby of4 Mr. and Mrs. Will Gordon has been very ill for the past ,two weeks. Mrs. Allie Bowman of Muscatine has been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Zoe Hollingsworth, since the illness of the Gordon baby. Miss Edith Harris returned Sunday evening from the District Sunday School Convention in Cedar Rapids and will leave Wednesday for .the Mission ary Convention with Mrs. Mary Harris in Des Moines Wednesday. Mrs. Hattie Bennings and Mrs. G. A. Davis entertained the Mite Missionary Society at the home of Mrs. Bennings on Thursday. SuAday evening was missionary pro gram evening, .conducted by Mrs. Mary Harris. Social by tlie Aid Society at the A. M. E. Church on Monday evening. Mrs. Henry Jones has been ill the past two weeks. Lame Back Relieved. For a lame back apply Chamberlain's Liniment twice a day and massage the muscles of the back over the seat of "pain thoroughly at each application. SCANDIA, IOWA. *, (Special to Bystander.) Service of Mt. Zion Baptist Sunday School began at 7:30 p. m. Excellent sermon delivered by Dr/ G. E. •Green. Text, l»ih Ps. 1st verse. The day was spent in joy. Superintendent, T. J. Thompson comtaittee, Mrs. G. W.Mon tague and Mrs. C. Taylor. 'The Children's Day program of the Mt. Zion Baptist Sunday School was very interesting and each one did his part in a fine, manner and deserves great wedit*'$:^i%^ ROCK ISLAND NEWS. /The high school banquet will be held at a later date. sj.f5 The supper at tli^Baptist' Church Wednesday, June 5, was a, success. Mrs. C. Golden, Sr., is getting along fine. Mrs. J. Slaughter is improving very nicely. Mr. and Mrs. G. Payne weleome a baby girl into their home, Friday, June 7. r'Mrs. «W eighth annual services at I F. Patterson^an4?feaJbg, were to %w%^rriTX^f^': "ju ,*•* '*-1. is v.*.,*1 in v&i &&&>'•, s."t S'v DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1918. Price Five Cents see Mrs. Payne Saturday. A fine program was rendered Sunday evening by the children of the A. M. E. Sunday School. 1^. Henry of Davenport brought a pretty bouquet of flowers over to Mrs. G. Payne Monday evening. The 23d of this month is' St. John Day. The Masons here have extended invitations to Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee and all the surrounding little towns. G. Alnutt of Cedar Rapids is here visiting her sister, Mrs. F. Perkins. Mrs. Mary Pearson is having trouble with onc of her eyes. The Colored Jazz Band will not be out to the Tower this week will be here later on. T. Whitney spent Sunday afternoon at Mrs. G. Payne's home. Mrs.' O. Jackson is not feeling so well this week. B. Edmunds received a card from Cedar Rapids from Mildred Lamb of Muscatine. She was the Sunday School delegate to the convention that met in Cedar Rapids. 1 "V i' HOCKING NEWS. Vl (Special to Bystander.) Those who attended the I. F. C. W. C. from Hocking Were Mrs. Mable* Robin son and daughter Albertha, and Mrs. Eva Roper. The Willing Workers Club gave a so cial at the home of Mrs. Thomas Low rey Saturday. It was a success. Mrs. Emma March of Cedar Rapids has ijiade her homo with her daughter, Mrs. Mable Robinson. Mrs. Nellie Taylor has returned home from Des Moines, where she was called on account of the death of her mother, Mrs. Person.' Mrs, Walter Burns is having great success canvassing The Emerson Com pound Extract Medicine." Mrs. Alice Robinson has returned home from Buxton, wliero she was at tending her sick daughter, Mamie. Miss Albertha Robinson returned home from Des Moines Tuesday, where she was visiting with her auntj Mrs. Clora Davis. Putsy Cat Indicted. American foresters present a very strong argument aguinst our friend, the pussy cat, as being by far the most desi#"lictive of animals, wild or. tame, of the birds, and every forester con siders the birds as the greatest friends of the trftos. Without the destruction wrought by the bii'ds on the insect enemies of the trees there would be after a generation no tree left for the Insects would multiply fearfully and demolish every growing tree and plant —Grit. Indian Raised Cotton and Tobacco. The Indian farmer, especially in the Southwest, carried the cultivation of the American variety of cotton to an advanced state. His culture of tobac co, on which was based a profitable Industry for the early colonies, had been developed to a high state of effi ciency.^',.' V. How to Teach a Dog. Kindness, firmness, and patience are necessary qualities In teaching a dog. Nothing can be done by cruelty, and if you lose your temper you will never teach him anything. It Is very little Mse trying to teach an old dog. Begin when he Is young and do not overtire him. Also do not overfeed him, for most of the lessons have to be taught by a system of small rewards in the shape of tit-bits of food. 8parrows Eaten In England. Sparrows are often eaten by Eng lish country persqns. They are cap tured easily In fine mesh nets stretche4 over the ground and baited with grain, or in nets hung at jiight around their roosting places In ricks, hedges and Ivy-clad walls. Also, the ground can be baited and a crowd of feeding spar rows laid low with a gun, using fine shot for the purpose. Chronic Constipation. _: Perhaps you have never thought of it, but this disorder is due to a lack of moisture in the residual matter of the food. If you will drink an abundance of water, eat raw fruits and take lots of outdoor exercise, you may be able eventually to overcome it entirely. In the meantime u^o the most mild and gentle laxatives. Strong and harsh cathartics take too much water out of the system and make a bad matter worse. Chamberlain '3 Tablets are easy and pleasant to take, and most agree able in effect. Give them a trial. Mrs. E. J. MIX0N Madame Walker's Hair Grower A Scientific and Sanitary treatment of the Scalp and tiair. SI*ANIOURINO AND FACIAL MAS iSAQ£% Phone Walnut 69'$ Residence 840 W. 13th St. $*be^ In''Other Days. Until a New Jersey man tried to corner the potato crop of his neighbor hood the mosquitoi was considered the most undesirable predatory insect pro duced in that section of the country.— Washingtoa Sfar. Don't J. F. DEEMS Food Administrator for Iowa. Wt 1WR8. FftAMCIS E. WHITLEY. Mrs. Francis E. Whitley of Webster City, Iowa, chairman of the Women's •nmmlttee for the United States Food Administration for Io^va. Formerly committee for the United States Food Administration for Iojva. Formerly president of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs. She was In charge of the work of signing up Iowa for the food pledge last fall, in which this state led all the rest. You Neednt Have A Dark Skin lei your beauty be spoiled by a dark or ashy skin. Your com pletion can be nade as fair and soft as velvet by applying 5 0 Dr. Fred Palmer's SKIN WHITENER g|||l^|||SKIN WHrmJER SOAI^^ Whiten or brown temove all blemi»hM and leave die dcio *oft and! leau^fiil AGENTS MAKE BIG MONEY! Mita Mabel A. Jone*. of Crystal Spring Miaa. •itea—"Isold my sackasa out the day 1 received It. snd am -writing for wma mow of Dr. Imer'aShinWhitener.dSnWhitenerSoapandShinWhitenerPowder. Send tnothis at once. "«t'», or lent tfirecl p&7si^whiS^. The price ha* not advanced it ia 25c each. At your ceipt ol price. Manufactured by JACOBS* BHARMAC bdAURKLHU .»f W iW RdvertUInK tnedi* um to rech colored people in tbe west kit. 1 I W I' "2|V i}-ml •Hi #1 & r'» tr 1. 'J WiMm sT'-' 1 j»t'», or sent direct upon rc Ga. 1 CO., Atlanta, 2 $2* i.p -iftf mm "ttm KaIt, •m wr mm sUte S^/^^I.^SocIal Etiquette. 'w Mrs. Fashlonplate—"Poor, dear airs.1 Upperton is tcr be burled today. Are you going to the funeral?" MrS. Etta Quet—"I really can't you know.,' I have just discovered she owed me a call."-'-Los Angeles Times.