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XXV No. 35 tion. K*. •ut* CftDttol BlAsr Hist V- Boost Pay and read The Xamous New York Negro Regiment, Which Held Trench Three Months, Repulsing Balds Each Night, Returns Decorated by France. (By Associated Press.) The old 15th. New York National Guard Regiment and the -old 8th Illi aois, the only Negro regiment in Amer ica that went over to France with-all colored officers up to colonel,,landed in Chicago last Monday amid the cheers •f millions of her Chicago admirers. Soldiers Wear Many Medal*. It was the Eighth regiment, Illinois lational guard, when they left us, but they came back the Three Hundred and Seventieth infantry of the Fifty-ninth French army division. The Croix due fuerre was in evidence everywhere, while on several uniforms hung distin guished service medals. Col. Frank A, Denison, who led the gallant 8th Illinois to France and who was forced to come home last summer ''Iiast to Quit.** Ninety-five killed, 581 wounded or gassed, 1 captured, and only 1 officer left, is the casualty record of the regi ment. It is their boast that they took few prisoners. "Last to quit'' v:s ,. ••••.•* ._.•., V,. •.. OUR GALLANT HEROES REACH AMERICA Bedecked with Medals Honorably Won in Defense of World Wide Democracy They left us with a Thirty-fifth •treet dialect and came back talking parted company with the One Hundred J-* French/ and Sixty-Hrst French Division on De The Three Hundred and Seventieth cember IS near Eifshein. General Le infantry went through some of the most Bouc pinned the Croix de Guerre on our severe action of' the entire war. They state flags." were brigaded with the French troops,.1 "At one period we were under shell who were given the task of breaking fire for 191 days," he continued. "It the sector held by the crack Death's was hell,, but those boys fought like Head hussars''of thtf German army at tigers. We held one trench for 91 days the Argonne. They did. Again at St.' without relief and were raided every Mihiel they were placed on the offen- night, but we captured large numbers sive with scarcely any artillery protec- of prisoners. Through the magnanimity of the French ours was the first unit of the Allied fighters to reach the Rhine. one of their slo gans, for they were attacking a German supply train on Ni".\ 11 when word of the armistice reached them. They were the first of the a'.'ied forces to enter laon in four years. New York, Feb. 12.—The transport Stockholm arrived here today from Brest with 2,084 American troops. These arrivals included field and staff, headquarters company, medical detach ment and Companies A, B, C'and of the Three Hundred and Sixty-ninth In fantry Regiment, Ninety-third Divis *on the Eight Hundred and Fifty fourth Company Transportation Corps casual companies numbers 219 of Mary jv Jand, 222 of Iowa and 234 of Mississip 'pi, all the foregoing being colored troops. Also on board were more than 400 casual officers and men of various branches of the service and 14 nurses and 18 civilians. Col. "Williaita. Hajrward, commanding ®»e Hundred and Sixty-ninth, which was formerly the old Fifteenth New York National Guard (Negro) Regi ment, said: I am proud of my men. It certainly is a great feeling to be part of an or ganization of fighters which, in addi tion to having 191 of its members cited for valorous deeds performed in ac tion, was also decorated as a unit. Our colored fighters oared less for shell fire than any white man that ever breathed.'' On September 26 we were opposing the strongest point of the Hindenburg line at Champagne,'' said Colonel Hay ward, "but we took it, with heavy losses, however. We then went to the Vosges and advanced until the armis tice was signed, when we were selected by the Freneh to lead their army to the Rhine. We arrived there November 18. We took over the civil administra tion in four towns, and in one of them I occupied the office of the mayor. We tu' 50 on aecount of liis health, was given the greatest ovation Monday by his regi ment when they returned. We went down as an advance guard of the French army of occupation." Lieutenant Rufus B. B. Jackson of Des Moines, Iowa, is with the ,8^b nois/ and received a medal. ',' *.f. r-s'^sJvv!' r, KIRKSVILLE PEOPLE. Much sickness prevails. The following are on the sick list: Mrs. Wm. Martin, Mrs. Maria Barnes and Rev. B. Q. Anderson. Mrs. Sarah Bynum, who the most part of the fall and winter has been conval escing following an operation, is stead ily improving. At one time a sister, Mrs. H. Woods of Glasgow, Mo., was in attendance upon her. The twin babies of Lovera and Virgil Burris died Monday morning at the family residence on S^uth Franklin. Pneumonia was the cause of death. The family^ has the sympathy of the com munity. A revival meeting was conducted at the Second Baptist church one one week by the pastor, Rev. James M. Zachary. Sickness presented a large attndance. Some interest was manifested by the unsaved. Miss Mattie Renfro visited friends in the city and attended the meeting. We are glad to report that the eyes of little Frances E. Johnson, daughter of Prof. C. B. Johnson, are getting bet ter slowly, yet certainly. Rev. C. B. Johnson was called to Edina, Mo., Sunday to preach the fu neral of William Tankston, a deacon of Mt. Calvary Baptist church there. De ceased had been sick a year, but was cheerful and happy and died triumph ant in the faith. Mr. Andrew Pollard is making an ex tended prospecting visit in the west. Mrs. Louise Peyton is spending the winter in Joliet, Illinois, with her son, Dillard Peyton and his wife. Mrs. Marjorie Towles of St. Paul, Minn., wife of Mr. Luther Towles, son of Mrs. W. W. Hoskins, is visiting the latter in Kirksville, Mo. The funeral services of the babies of Mr. and Mrs. Burris was held at the residence on South Franklin, conducted by Rev. C. B. Johnson, Tuesday after noon. "Songs of My Peopl'e," the book of poems by Prof. Clias. Bertram Johnson, continues a ready sale. Many copies have been bought by Iowa people, among whom are Mrs. Bessie V. John son of Burlington, Rev. J. Sterling Moore, Mesdames C. A. Hedge, M. E. Amos of Keokuk, and J^rs. Addie Towles of Davenport. Mrs. Louise" Peyton came in Tuesday morning to atten dtlie funeral of her grandchildren. Mrs. Isabel Stokes arrived in Kirks ville from Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday. NEGRO POET HONORED. Prof. C. Bertram Johnson, author of "Songs of My People," was the sub ject of a critical study of his life and recent book of poems by Miss Car rothers of the senior class of the Kirks ville High School (white). Miss Car rothers is a daughter of Mr. Manville Carrothers of the Kirksville postoffice. GALESBURG, ILL. Rev. Garrison returned home Monday evening from Mt. Pleasant, where he went to give a lecture for the benefit of A. M. E. church there, Mr. J. Watts manager. TJhey had a splendid success, After the program Mr. and Mrs. J. Watts entertained Rev. J. H. .Garrison and Rev. Palmer. Rev. Garrison wa* very delighted with the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Watts. Enroute home he stopped off in Burlington tJ assist Rev. R. C. Ransom with second quarterly meeting. It was one of the greatest meetings lfeld in some years. He was also entertained by Mrs. P. King, mother of Mr. G. King, who is attend ing college in this city, also organist of the A. M. E. choir. Rev. Garrison re ports a grand time. Rec. Garrison is calling on members and friends to respond to the March call. «*SSi' 1 Garrison Ciub was entertained at the home of Mrs. B. E. Richardson Friday the 21st. Stewardess Board will give a Martha Washington party at'the hime of Mrs. Hendrix Feb. 20. Rev. Garrison is very thankful r-IT-: ir- A TCJ T5V 1 "a,, ""V m' 8&* mwm it if# 1857 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 1915 ?t I 1,1 1, DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1919. Price Five Gents v.d 71 r&%?- ft =t toward Mr#. Garrison and Mr. T. King conducting services Sunday evening. Mrs. B. Carey, evangelist of Chicago, will arrive in the eity Saturday to hold a ten days meeting at Allen chapel. Mrs. E. Murphy and daughter Ro berta returned to Monmouth after spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hawkins. A large number attended the dance Friday evening. A large number of Galesburg boys have arrived in New York from France. Fnueral services for Private C. Har vey of the 370th Infantry was held at Horton & Foley's undertaking parlors Thursday afternoon. Services were in charge of Rev. Webster. Mr. Harvey spent six months in active service in France. He was taken ill while there and was brought back to the U. S. A. and sent to Denver for his health, where he passed away.' He left to mourn his death his parents, two sis tercko^e aunt. Pall bearers were boys reYbraed from c&mps and escort of bojs from Knox College who have been in training. The company was led by 1st Lieutenant Lawrence Boyd. Mr. C. McGruder of Clark St. is re ported very ill at this writing. ALBIA NEWS. Mrs. James Godley gave a surprise party at her home on Feb. 4th in honor of her mother's, Mrs. Mary Harris, birthday. Mrs. Smith, the evangelist, has been quite ill at the home of Mrs. H. Jones the past week. Harvey Greater Minstrel was at King's theater on Feb. 14 with all in the latest song^and dances, with fine music and fine costumes and witty say ings. Albia people turned 'out to show their appreciation of such a fine "min strel. Also a number from Hocking and Buxton were over. Rev. J. W. Dowden has accepted a po sition as janitor at the depot. Mr. George Jones, another of the early settlers of Albia, died Sunday night at the home of Mrs. Joe Jameson. Mr. Jones was past 75 years old, had been a cripple for a number of years. He has one brother in Albia, Mr. H. Jonerf, and a daughter in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Oscar Roper is home from Des Moines in Hocking much improved. Was in Albia with Mr. Roper on Fri day. OTTUMWA BRIEFS. Rev. E. R. Edwards returned last Sat urday from Oskaloosa, where he has been assisting Rev. D. H. Brown with a series of revivals. Rev. Edwards re ports an outpouring of the holy ghost and two conversions. He will return to continue his evangelistic work for an other week. Mr. William Thompson, who has been employed at the capitol building in Des Moines during the session of the legis lature, paid an over Sunday visit at home this week. Mrs. Susie Chase and daughter, Miss Mammie, of Battle Creek, are the guests of Mrs. Frank Clark and other relatives. They are enroute for Den ver, Col., where they will live indef initely. Oh Tuesday evening one of the most enjoyable social functions^ of the sea son was a February birthday dinner, given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams. The occasion was to celebrate the birthdays of four mem bers of the family and a friend, Miss Bertha Barnett. Mr. George King left, the city last week for Minneapolis Minn., where he »will be employed in t'ne future. On last Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, at the *K. of P. hall, the local branch of the N. A. A. C.- P. held memorial ex ercises for Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Frederick Douglass. There was a splen did program rendered, both of musical and literary nature. The lives of these most splendid leaders of a nation and a people were eulogized by Dr. B. F. Abner and Miss Margaret E. I^avis. The principal spteaker of the evening ttft. ttfMiVW- ••1Mit|f was Atty. S. Joe Brown of Des Moines. He, too, reviewed tho lives of these noted and worthy men, but the greater portion of his address and lecture was taken up with the work of the N. A. A. C. P. The sad news has been received herQ that Miss Vera May Cason of Clinton, Iowa, passed away Monday, Feb. 1Z. Vera May was born in Ottumwa and for most part was raised here, and her many girl friends will miss her -sadly. Her body will be brought to Ottumwa for burial. Mr Hall of Chicago, 111., has been employed by the government as a chem ist at the Morrell's packing plant. Mr. Hall is a promising young man and in a short address given at the Mt. Zion A. M. E. church last Sunday morning he made a lasting impression upon his hearers. Mrs. Killean and daughter, Mrs. I. Stafford, of Carlisle, 111., have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Camp bell. Mrs. Killean is the mother of Mrs. Campbell. They left Monday, Feb. 17, for their home, but will make a short stop in Oskaloosa, where they will visit Mrs. J. Russell,' another daughter. FOBT DODGE, IOWA. Mr! J. F. Baker of' Buxton spent a few days here last week. Mr. Steppe was called to Sioux City, his father-in-law being very sick*. Mrs. J. F. Guy has been indisposed. The Equal Right Club had some very good speakers on last Tuesday night at the mass meeting. Among them were Rev. Thomas of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Mr. F. E. Coleman was master of cere monies. On Wednesday night the Baptist church had a father and son's banquet which was well attended. Mrs. F. S. Perkins and Mrs. F. E. Coleman entertained at a valentine party to 80 guests. The evening was spent in progressive whist and music by Mr. F. 8. Perkins, after which a four course luncheon was served. All reported a good time. Mrs. L. Raglin, our agent for Black and White ointment and other toilet ar ticles, was called to Mason «t C, *V ,*,r City last -vv 1 -vn. PUT GOD FIRST. This is the likeness of the Rev. Sam uel R. Skelton the recognized leading evangelist of the race, who is stirring the state as never before. He is now conducting a great cam paign at the Bethel A. M. E. church of Davenport for the entire city, and is well defending his well made record as the most famous evangelist of today. It will be remembered tMBt he held the great revival at Buxton that brought 128 souls to' Christ, breaking all previous records of the city, and for his wonderful wprk the good pastors, Revs. J. J. Evans, who must be given the credit for his efforts in getting him to come to the city, and F. B. Woodford and Bolding, and the good people of Buxton made a purse of over $300 for his s*ervices. Leaving this city he went to Peoria, 111., to the St. Paul Baptist church, pastored by the Rev. W. M. Hayes, and held a two weeks meeting, having 89 ftome to the Master. The good people of this church gave him a purse of $250. From here he Went to Clinton, Iowa, as it is his way to go to small towns as well as the large ones. """W ",. "4 if n. .jif It i»V ^5$ ij» *s ftr* rhe Hot advertising medi um to recti colored people in tbe weat week to make a canvas and was very successful. Was callod from thero to Manley, Iowa, to canvas also and was very successful there. MASON CITY NEWS. Two daughters of Mr. John Steven?, son are on the siek list. Mr. John Roberts and family are im proving, except the wife, who is dan gerously sick with pneumonia and has to be removed to a hospital immedi ately. 'It is earnestly hoped that they will all pull through. Mr. J. W. Herndtm of Marceline, Mo., is visiting his brothers here this week. Mrs. Samuel Brown has had a bad case of la grippe and soar throat, but is improving. The "Minute" men of Union Memo rial church will have a program at the church Sunday afternoon, consisting of short talks and readings. These meet ings are proving quite interesting. All cltieens and strangers are invited. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. The First Aid Class who completed their course under Dr. Ajpiea Safely have reoeived their eertifioates. The class was highly complimented by the city press for their effieieaoy in the work. They expect to Wet hone nursing Soon. I Cedar Court No. 10, O. O. CL, gave successful entertainment die 14th ^,'V There was perfeet erdec sal a good time reported. Mr. and Mrs. Robert MagM left Tues day evening for short yiait iS Chi cago. Those on the siok list tfcte week are Mrs. LtUu Home, Mrs. FerA and Miss Crowder. Mrs. Bearey and Mr. C. 'Thomas are much improved at this writing. Don't forget the meeting of the N. A. A. C. P. at Mt. Zion Baptift church the 24th. tome Strategy. Mfcrle Willis (at the beach)—"Kit is tvlte a clever social general." Jane GUlls—"Yes. She went through last season's campaign without the lose of a man."—Life. 'W B' wl -j V.- t- *F j. N A if I Found the town cold in the cause of the Master, without a revival for fifteen years or more. At this place he had 33 come to the Master, and it is said that this was the greatest meeting held I there for 30 years. He is now drawing the people from all parts of the city and souls are coming to the ^faster. This/meeting is looked to and hoped to i' be the greatest in the history of the "v church. The pastor with his great 'army of officers and members at his side is sparing no pains in making this meet ing gO. ,t Rev. Skelton is recognized by the world's greatest preachers, doctors, lawyers and judges of both races and is preaching to more people today than any man of the race. He is .the president of the Interde nominational Evangelistic Bureau of the U. S. A. National office is at Cairo, &rl$ 111. W Hear him, for he .will give yoij. some thing to think of. s» '•"'Sr. s* Moore' Pastor Bethel A. M.. E. Church, Davenport, Iowa. *r.