In 1913, John Kendrick Bangs, author, editor and writer for some of our most popular magazines, gave the second of a series of addresses arranged by the First M.E. brotherhood, to an assemblage that completely filled the auditorium of the First Methodist Episcopal church in Jamestown. The speaker was introduced by L.J. Davey who, among other things, stated that Bangs was once Democratic candidate for mayor of Gompers but in the language of that gentleman, "was returned, by a large majority, to the bosom of his family." Bangs opened his address with the remark that the introduction was one of the most attractive obituary notices of himself that he had ever listened to.