XXV No. 35
•ut* CftDttol BlAsr Hist
and read The
Xamous New York Negro Regiment,
Which Held Trench Three Months,
Repulsing Balds Each Night,
Returns Decorated by
(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
"Last to quit''
••••.•* ._.•., V,. •..
OUR GALLANT HEROES
Bedecked with Medals Honorably Won
in Defense of World Wide
They left us with a Thirty-fifth
•treet dialect and came back talking parted company with the One Hundred
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
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*
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
Garrison Ciub was entertained at the
home of Mrs. B. E. Richardson Friday
Stewardess Board will give a Martha
Washington party at'the hime of Mrs.
Hendrix Feb. 20.
Rev. Garrison is very thankful
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1857 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 1915
DES MOINES, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1919. Price Five Gents
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
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.
Mrs. James Godley gave a surprise
party at her home on Feb. 4th in honor
of her mother's, Mrs. Mary Harris,
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
«t C, *V ,*,r
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.
if n. .jif It
ij» *s ftr*
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
Mrs. Samuel Brown has had a bad
case of la grippe and soar throat, but
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
Mr. and Mrs. Robert MagM left Tues
day evening for short yiait iS Chi
Those on the siok list tfcte week are
Mrs. LtUu Home, Mrs. FerA and Miss
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
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
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$
Hear him, for he .will give yoij. some
thing to think of.
M.. E. Church,
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